BELMOND

PROFILE & PHILOSOPHY
 

The ultimate travel curator and connoisseur, Belmond creates exceptional experiences worldwide.

Our global collection of 45 iconic hotels, trains and river cruises brings together some of the world’s most thrilling journeys and destinations. Masters of the art of hospitality, we bring exceptional expertise to great journeys, celebratory occasions and business meetings of every kind.

BELMOND TODAY
 

Iconic hotels, luxury trains, river cruises, safaris: Belmond’s remarkable portfolio embraces 46 of the world’s most celebrated destinations, thrilling adventures and inspiring retreats. Spread across four continents, these diverse experiences span great city landmarks and pioneering journeys.
Belmond is the glamour of Venice’s Belmond Hotel Cipriani and champagne in the bar car of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. It is dawn beside the temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and sunset over Botswana’s Okavango Delta and the rivers of Myanmar. Whether an evening in an exceptional restaurant or a romantic rail journey from Machu Picchu through the Peruvian Andes, all reveal each location in an authentic and exceptional way.

HISTORY IN TEN DATES

1976
When James B Sherwood, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, acquired the legendary Belmond Hotel Cipriani.

1976
Purchase of a collection of 1920s and 1930s Wagons-Lits sleeper carriages with original features including Lalique glass and marquetry panels. All were meticulously restored.

1982
Relaunch as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). The legendary train’s main route was established between London, Paris and Venice, with Istanbul and other European cities subsequently added.

1982
Cape Town’s Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel joins the collection.

1989
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is acquired.

1992
Three safari lodges in Botswana join the collection from Belmond. All strongly support their local community and wildlife.

1995
Belmond Road to Mandalay is launched on the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar (Burma), with a regular route between Mandalay and Bagan.

2005
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Russia. Located close to the city’s top cultural attractions, it boasts a fascinating past.

2012
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, a former convent, opens in June in Cuzco, Peru. This historic building has been beautifully restored and enlivened by contemporary touches to make it one of the country’s most exciting new hotels.

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, USA, open its doors after a careful restoration to its original glamour and splendor.

2017
Belmond launches the first luxury sleeper train in South America, Belmond Andean Explorer. The journey takes the guests from Cusco to Arequipa through the majestic Andes and with a stop at Lake Titicaca
 
2018
Following extensive renovations, Belmond reopens two Caribbean jewels: Belmond Cap Juluca in Anguilla and Belmond La Samanna in St Martin
 
2019
Belmond opens the newest address in London, Belmond Cadogan Hotel, in the heart of the British capital.
 



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HEAD OFFICE

Belmond (UK) Limited
Shackleton House
4 Battle Bridge Lane
London SE1 2HP


MORE ABOUT BELMOND ORIENTATION

 

Journeys
Belmond is proud to offer some of the greatest journeys in the world. Whether travelling on an iconic train or moving between landmark hotels, we bring together great destinations and exceptional sights.

Celebrations
Whatever the occasion, Belmond ensures that you mark it in great style. You may be planning a lavish wedding or simply seeking a discreet table for two. Let our experts create special moments that you will never forget.

Meetings
Belmond offers outstanding venues for every gathering, from grand conferences to intimate retreats. Affording unrivalled expertise, we are the specialists of choice among event planners worldwide.