BELMOND WELCOMES NEW BARGES IN CHAMPAGNE AND ALSACE
Belmond introduces Pivoine and Lilas, two new luxury boats joining Belmond
Afloat in France. Scheduled to launch in summer 2017, the barges will cruise along the picturesque canals and rivers throughout Alsace and Champagne. Six-night itineraries feature private visits to family- owned vineyards and spectacular Châteaux. The designs are inspired by Biophilia, a design approach which connects with nature by bringing the outside world into the interior space. Both feature open decks evoking the sense of being in a secret floating garden, with handmade furniture and a swimming pool. Accommodating eight guests in four en-suite cabins, the barges offer an intimate and unique experience with exclusive personal service and a space to take time and reconnect with things that
BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA CELEBRATES SPANISH ARTIST MIRO
Belmond La Residencia has launched an immersive experience of visual arts and culinary delights dedicated to famed Spanish artist and adopted Mallorcan, Joan Miró. An exclusive exhibition of 33 original Miró artworks is exhibited in Café Miró, the hotel’s bistro named in the artist’s honour, and will be on view until September 2020. This is the largest exhibition of Miró paintings on display in a hotel anywhere in the world, and to mark the event a gourmet menu is available for September at El Olivo restaurant, which translates the artist’s appreciation of local produce as expressed in his writings. As an additional flourish, ‘Tea with Miró’ will serve artistically created Miro-themed pastries for an afternoon tea on a bespoke limited-edition Villeroy & Boch porcelain, decorated with Miró artworks, and available for purchase in the hotel’s boutique.
BELMOND GRAND HIBERNIAN TAKES TO THE RAILS
On 30 August 2016, Belmond Grand Hibernian started a new chapter in history as the first luxury sleeper train to travel throughout the Island of Ireland. The train offers two, four and six-night itineraries that will carry up to 40 guests through magnificent open countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and fascinating cities of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The train’s contemporary interiors are elegant yet relaxed, with a genuine and warm service provided by the train’s crew. Head Chef, Alan Woods, has created mouth-watering dishes showcasing the best of Irish produce with a contemporary twist to ensure guests experience the best of Irish cuisine. The train’s 2016 seasons runs until 18th October 2016 and the 2017 season will begin on 18 April.
BELMOND VILLA SAN MICHELE BRINGS DAN BROWN’S ‘INFERNO’ TO LIFE IN FLORENCE
Ahead of the release of ‘Inferno’ this October, the next motion picture from the Dan Brown series starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, Belmond Villa San Michele is launching an immersive insider tour of the city in which the film is set. Guests are invited to take part in their own mystery thriller as they follow in the footsteps of characters Robert Langdon and Sienna Brooks; through palazzi, galleries and landmarks featured in the book and film, including Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and Badia Fiorentina. The three hour guided tour costs €350per person, with museum entrance tickets excluded.
AN ENCHANTING JOURNEY ON THE BELMOND NORTHERN BELLE THIS CHRISTMAS
Families travelling aboard Belmond Northern Belle, can expect a captivating journey of festive fun. While touring the British countryside in the beautiful 1930s-styled carriages, highlights of the journey sure to capture imaginations include a visit by Father Christmas and his elves who come bearing gifts, a special edition “Station Masters” lunch menu of railway themed seasonal favorites, and a special gift with certificate of travel signed by the Train Manager to take home. The festive round trip departs from several cities including Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff, between 5th -21st December 2016.
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