Belmond (company)

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Belmond Ltd.
Traded as NYSEBEL
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, cruises 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] and on 1 July 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 Irrawaddy 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]

South America[edit]







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