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 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
When James B Sherwood, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, acquired the legendary Belmond Hotel Cipriani.
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.
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.
Cape Town’s Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel joins the collection.
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is acquired.
Three safari lodges in Botswana join the collection from Belmond. All strongly support their local community and wildlife.
Belmond Road to Mandalay is launched on the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar (Burma), with a regular route between Mandalay and Bagan.
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Russia. Located close to the city’s top cultural attractions, it boasts a fascinating past.
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.
Belmond opens the newest address in London, Belmond Cadogan Hotel, in the heart of the British capital.
TRAVELLER MADE HOTEL PARTNERS
- Belmond Castello di Casole
- Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
- Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence
- Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello
- Villa Sant-Andrea, Taormina
- Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice
- Belmond Hotel Splendido
TRAVELLER MADE LUXURY TRAIN PARTNERS
TRAVELLER MADE BOAT PARTNERS
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MORE ABOUT BELMOND ORIENTATION
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.
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.
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.