Last week we told you about EliteVoyage becoming the first Belmond Bellini Club member in Central and Eastern Europe.
It means you get upgrades, discounts, extras and a lot more, at every Belmond stay and experience you book through Elite Voyage. This week we’re sharing ideas of where you can use your Bellini Club benefits.
The Orient Express & Other Epic Journeys
Belmond relaunched the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the world’s most iconic train. It’s now coming to Prague once a year!
Like trains? How about the Andean Explorer in Peru, or the Eastern & Oriental Express, a Belmond Train in Southeast Asia? Maybe the British Pullman or Royal Scotsman? Belmond also operate Afloat in France, customisable private charter river journeys that are fully customisable
Belmond Hotels in Southern Europe
Belmond’s collection of hotels in Italy began with the legendary Cipriani in Venice. It now comprises nine iconic retreats set in the country’s most beguiling destinations, complemented by other properties across Europe. Our private consultant Tomas Safarik talks us through seven of his favourites.
Caruso, Amalfi Coast
“Caruso has one of the most beautiful infinity pools in the world. A beautiful Amalfi Coast location. 50 rooms and suites, many of which boast truly remarkable historical design. Dive into that sublime pool and gaze out at the view to end all views.”
“The ideal choice for extremely discerning guests who wish to place a little space between themselves and the old city of Venice. The 16 rooms and suites housed in the 15th Century Palazzo Vendramin annex offer further luxury.”
Villa Sant’Andrea, Taormina Mare, Sicily
“A superb option for anyone looking for the quietude of a beachfront stay without sacrificing the potential to sightsee, shop and enjoy a little nightlife in Sicily. The elegant ambience of the old-world setting will easily charm all who stay here.”
Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany
“A great option for couples in Tuscany. A medieval castle, with a quaint hamlet of farmhouses, encircled by vineyards, woodland and farms. Elegant and refined with so much to explore just on the estate.”
The Cadogan, London
“A super stylish retreat in West London, a place where bohemians and socialites have been hanging out for over a century. It’s modern London living, ideal for a long weekend in the capital city’s most fashionable neighbourhood.”
Reid’s Palace, Madeira (Portugal)
“The finest hotel on the island for luxury and service.Think old world, British-style charm – warm and comforting. It’s suitable for everyone.”
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La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca
“If you’re after the best Mallorca has to show, then the Belmond la Residencia is a fine choice. Wrapped in a beguiling setting between rugged mountains and sea, this is a base where creativity is nurtured.”
Worldwide Belmond Hotels
We love how Belmond makes exotic destinations accessible for our clients. There’s the familiar feeling of European luxury, yet an entirely new world to explore. Not all these destinations have fully reopened after the pandemic, but just for a moment, imagine resting your head in places like this.
Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
Belmond operates the only hotel at Machu Picchu. Sanctuary Lodge is next to the ancient Incan citadel, an extension of the Lost City, with just 31 Inca-inspired suites reflecting the natural surroundings.
La Residence d’Angkor, Cambodia
Surrounded by palm trees, frangipani and bougainvillea, Belmond’s 59 suites carefully mix Khmer culture with contemporary Western design, next to Angkor. Reopening in late 2022 it’s part of why Siem Reap has Asia’s best five-star hotel collection.
Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro
A view of Copacabana beach and the ocean. Period furniture, pastel colours, original artworks. Curtains fluttering in the sea breeze. Two Michelin-starred restaurants. This is Rio at its most luxurious, alongside its most famous place.
Jimbaran Puri, Bali
Hemmed in by the jungle, lulled by Indian Ocean waves, this Balinese property is all about local island spirit. We love the standalone villas, how they provide such peace and privacy beside Bali’s best beach. It’s open now.
Cap Julaca, Anguilla
Reopened in October 2021) after a $121 million renovation by Lauren Rottet, this is a 2020s imagination of Robinson Crusoe island vibes, with life in the open air and without shoes. Sea views from everywhere and a great degree of privacy should you wish, but also four restaurants and a new pool cocktail bar.
Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel, Mexico
A heritage hotel in the Mexican heartlands, Casa de Sierra Nevada rewards explorers who venture away from Mexico’s coastline. San Miguel is a colourdul adventure for all the senses and this hotel is a private sanctuary from which to get off the beaten path.
Belmond Botswana Safaris
Three fabulous safari lodges in the heart of big-game Botswana. These are among the ultimate places to go on real African safari. Eagle Island Lodge is in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Savute Elephant Lodge is all about the vibrant change of seasons, while Khwai River Lodge is as dramatic a setting anyone could imagine. Pure luxury and also pure wildlife immersion.
Enjoy Your Belmond Bellini Club Benefits
Belmond Bellini Club is an exclusive travel club that gives you upgrades, credits and extras for any Belmond hotel or experience. Elite Voyage is a Bellini Club member so you can enjoy all these benefits:
- Complimentary upgrades (upon availability)
- Hotel and resort credits for every stay
- On board credits for trains and cruises
- Premium Bellini Club amenities
- $500 gift voucher for a $5000 booking
So…where will you explore next with Belmond and Elite Voyage?