Rebranded in 2014, from Orient-Express hotels, Belmond or ‘beautiful world’ offers an exclusive collection of luxury hotels, trains and river cruises in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Each property has its own distinct identity and offers exceptional service and facilities, often in a unique, historic setting. A well-respected brand, Belmond provides a cultural flavour with its portfolio of hotels and journeys – all of which pay homage to a bygone era of luxury travel.
Formerly known as Orient-Express Hotels, Belmond has a new and exciting identity, built upon decades of history. Offering luxury hotels, trains and river cruises, Belmond is dedicated to making not just destinations, but also journeys, extra special. They offer dedicated teams of professionals, including sommeliers and butlers, to provide a bespoke service, as well as fine dining restaurants, cookery classes and dedicated children’s clubs.
Located in a range of thrilling destinations, all of Belmond’s properties exude an air of elegance, yet are relaxed and unpretentious, with classic décor and charming furnishings. Many are within beautifully restored historic buildings, including monasteries, aristocratic manor houses and palaces. The combination of colourful gardens, candle-lit alfresco terraces and spectacular sea views creates a truly memorable holiday. Travelling on one of Belmond’s luxury trains or river cruises provides the opportunity to see captivating destinations, such as Burma (Myanmar) and Peru, from a different perspective.
Perhaps the ultimate in luxury journeys can be found by combining Belmond experiences. Guests can, for example, take the elegant Eastern & Oriental Express train from Singapore to Bangkok, before venturing on to Yangon in Burma. Here, visitors can stay at the impressive Governor’s Residence before boarding a fascinating cruise along the Irrawaddy River. Belmond know exactly how to create a memorable journey, in classic style, with fascinating cultural excursions built in.