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First look at Belmond Grand Hibernian’s luxury carriages

First look at Belmond Grand Hibernian’s luxury carriages

The first images of Belmond Grand Hibernian’s carriages are released as the transformation into 20 luxury en-suite cabins, two dining cars and an observation car gets under way in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A team of 40 multi-skilled craftsman at specialist outfitters Mivan Marine, will undertake 35,000 hours of work at the world-class production facility in County Antrim preparing the train for its inaugural journey from Dublin in August 2016.

Kuhn to head communications department at Belmond

Kuhn to head communications department at Belmond

Belmond has appointed Maria Kuhn as corporate director of communications. Kuhn will be responsible for developing the global communications strategy, guiding and supervising the global PR team, and building Belmond’s brand reputation worldwide. She will oversee targeted PR campaigns for the upcoming launches of Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s first luxury touring train; and Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge, the company’s first London hotel.

New leadership for Belmond as expansion continues

New leadership for Belmond as expansion continues

3 August 2015 Hotel News

Belmond has the appointed Philippe Cassis to the roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Cassis most recently served as chief executive at Sun Resorts, where he oversaw the successful growth of the company’s portfolio of luxury destination resorts. “We are delighted to welcome Philippe, an experienced business leader with strong organisational, strategic and business development skills,” said John Scott, president and chief executive and Belmond.

Belmond Afloat launches luxury wine academy in France

Belmond Afloat launches luxury wine academy in France

20 February 2015 Cruise News

Luxury travel operator Belmond is launching a Wine Academy, exclusive for guests travelling aboard its Belmond Afloat in France fleet of luxury barges in Burgundy. The Wine Academy can be added to a bespoke itinerary and the activities are led by a local expert who can tailor the Academy’s ‘education des vins’ activities accordingly, from introductory level to those who are budding wine collectors.