Belmond Ltd.

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Belmond Ltd.
Type Public
Traded as NYSEOEH
Industry Hotels, Restaurants, Trains, Cruises
Headquarters London, United Kingdom[1]
Key people John Scott, CEO
Revenue $594.1 million USD (2013)[2]

Belmond Ltd., formerly Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, is a hotel and leisure company that operates high end hotels, cruise and train services around the world. In 2014 it had 45 individual deluxe hotels, one stand-alone restaurant, six tourist trains and three river cruise businesses in 25 countries worldwide. On 10 March, 2014 this global collection was renamed Belmond,[3][4][5][6][7] on July 1 the parent company itself was renamed Belmond Ltd.[8]


The company was founded in 1976 with the acquisition of Hotel Cipriani in Venice. The company derived its original name from the Orient Express. It operates the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express which operates overnight service between London and Venice.[1] It also operates other trains including the Belmond Royal Scotsman train service and has a 50 percent interest in PeruRail.

It operates two river cruisers on the Ayeyarwady River in Central Burma (Myanmar) and Belmond Afloat in France (five canal and river barges).

Among the European hotels it owns is Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice and Belmond Reid's Palace in Madeira. It also owns and operates the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro.

Properties, Trains and Restaurants[edit]

Products owned or managed by Belmond Ltd. include:



North America[edit]

  • Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Belmond Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Maryland
  • Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California
  • Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin, French West Indies
  • Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

South America[edit]

  • Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu Falls, Brazil
  • Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima, Peru
  • Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco, Peru
  • Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru


  • Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali, Indonesia
  • Belmond Napasai, Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Belmond Governor's Residence, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia


  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, Chobe, Botswana
  • Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Moremi, Botswana
  • Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana


  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Europe
  • Belmond British Pullman, England
  • Belmond Northern Belle, United Kingdom
  • Belmond Royal Scotsman, Scotland
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham, Peru 
  • Eastern & Oriental Express, Southeast Asia


  • Belmond Afloat in France,France
  • Belmond Road to Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Belmond Orcaella, Myanmar



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