Your perfect place to stay: Belmond

The Belmond group is more than just a hotel brand – its a guarantee for quality, luxury and some of the most iconic properties on Earth. As partners of the illustrious Travel Experts, Bella Vita Travels can offer our clients some very special benefits when booking Belmond properties with us.

This month on the travel blog, we are highlighting some of our favorite hotel brands. These are companies that are the best in the world. They set the bar for hospitality and an amazing stay, and they are always unforgettable experiences. This week, we focus on “the art of Belmond”, and what we can arrange for you through this illustrious company.

About Belmond

Belmond has been at the forefront of luxury travel for 46 years, offering unique experiences in inspirational places worldwide.

Belmond acquired the renowned Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976. Since then, it has remained committed to delivering unforgettable travel experiences to discriminating travelers worldwide. The company has 50 properties in 24 countries. To start, the renowned Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train,. Or perhaps the iconic Cap Juluca in Anguilla, Splendido in Portofino, and Hotel das Cataratas in Brazil’s Iguazu National Park. From trains to river barges, safari lodges to hotels, each unique facility provides an unparalleled experience.

Each unique property provides an unforgettable experience with its own tale to tell. Belmond’s core values are legacy, workmanship, and honest service. The company regards itself as a protector of timeless legacy, committed to protecting its treasures via delicate restoration initiatives. Belmond is part of the world’s top luxury business, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Our personal favorite picks

Belmond Splendido, Portofino, Italy

A unique getaway on the Ligurian Coast, the Splendido is linked to sister property Splendido Mare via a lovely walking route and a shuttle service. The majority of the nicely decorated rooms and suites provide spectacular views of Portofino Bay. Guests may unwind by the heated saltwater swimming pool. Alternatively, they can have an open-air massage in a quiet nook of the hotel’s tropical garden. Or, perhaps enjoy the iconic Bagni Fiore beach at nearby Paraggi. This year, the Belmond has strengthened its connection with Dior. Two Dior spa gazebos will be placed in calm tiered gardens overlooking the glittering Portofino Bay. Here, they provide skincare treatments and specifically created procedures.

Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madiera, Portugal

Belmond Reid’s Palace is a Madeira institution since 1891. A Scotsman named William Reid had founded the hotel. Sir Winston Churchill painted and penned his war memoirs here, while George Bernard Shaw perfected the tango there. Today, this one-of-a-kind hotel continues to welcome and treat the most discerning tourists. This living piece of history spans 10 acres of subtropical gardens, with over 500 different varieties of rare plants and flowers. All rooms and suites have balconies overlooking the sea and gardens, providing stunning and distinctive views.

Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy

Belmond Hotel Caruso is an eleventh-century Moorish-influenced palace. In 2005 following a comprehensive renovation it reopened. It provides a historic location to stay in Ravello with a sumptuous modern appearance in the old world. Over the years, it has drawn luminaries such as Jackie Kennedy, Virginia Wolf, and a host of other celebrities.

The Hotel’s elevation above sea level provides wonderful views of the Amalfi Coast. Its world-famous infinity pool is consistently ranked among the most stunning in the world. The whole sensation is described as “being suspended between sea and sky”.

There are also terraced gardens and historic interiors that have been maintained to perfection. Also, a free shuttle service, a spa and wellness center, a fitness center, and a boutique shop. The rooms and suites include views of the garden.

To top it off, a complimentary daily boat excursion aboard the Hotel’s classic wooden boat Ercole. It is a thrilling ride along the Amalfi Coast makes it difficult to contemplate leaving.

Belmond Luxury Barges – Discover the French Rivers

Glide along in one of their seven opulent boats. Relax in luxurious comfort and eat on delectable food as you cruise down scenic riverbanks, then moor for tailor-made excursions. Our customized itineraries include truffle hunting, go-karting, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding. Each member of the fleet has distinct accommodations, yet they all share a greater feeling of elegance and luxury.

The Bella Vita Travels Difference

We are thrilled to offer our clients some very special perks that could include some of the following:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant (already included in property rates)
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Belmond, with Bella Vita

We can arrange so many special experiences for you with the Belmond group as the perfect place to stay. Contact us today to learn more about these special properties and experiences. From the Orient Express to luxurious rooms in some of the world’s most exclusive destinations, this is an unforgettable experience – it is, truly, the art of Belmond.

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