Wimberly Interiors has unveiled the design of three ultra-luxurious private Grand Suites aboard the seminal Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Adorned with opulent marquetry, the sumptuous suites offer guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to be transported to the golden era of travel in suitably contemporary luxury, from March 2018.
Belmond has announced three new private Grand Suites will debut aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in March 2018.
Belmond has signed agreements to acquire Cap Juluca, a luxury beach resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, British West Indies. The addition of the elegant, 96-room resort marks an important milestone in the strategic development of the Belmond brand, which is committed to doubling the size of its portfolio by 2020.
Belmond announced the appointment of David Grossniklaus as senior director of development Middle East, Africa and India. Based in Belmond’s newly-opened development office in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre, in the United Arab Emirates, Grossniklaus will focus on growing Belmond’s footprint across the region with new hotel developments and conversion opportunities.
Belmond has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hatton as senior vice president, global development. He will take up the role on January 23rd, 2017. Hatton has over 18 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and global hotel-related transactions.
Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Cambodia reopens as an all-suite hotel following a full refurbishment. Newly designed interiors inspired by the classical Khmer era juxtaposed with contemporary Cambodian art connect the past with the present. Nestled within lush landscaped gardens and surrounding a cooling saltwater swimming pool, the hotel offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city.
Belmond has announced the appointment of Arnaud Champenois to the role of senior vice president, marketing and brand, effective immediately. Champenois has over 20-years of experience in leading brands, marketing and communication in the luxury goods and services sector.
Belmond Grand Hibernian started a new chapter in history earlier as the first luxury sleeper train to travel throughout Ireland. The inaugural journey departed Heuston Station at 14:20 taking 40 guests on a six-night grand tour of Ireland. The train’s contemporary interiors are elegant yet relaxed, evoking the sense of travelling in an Irish country house on wheels, with genuine and warm service provided by the train’s crew.
For many, a trip to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience. The Belmond Hiram Bingham assures a magical journey, never to be forgotten. Here cameramen Anjjelo San Buenaventura and Mark Hakansson take a ride for Breaking Travel News.
Belmond has revealed it will launch South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru. The new train, expected to launch May 2017, is set to travel along one of the highest rail routes on earth traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two night journeys.