Belmond has created a new collection that offers guests social distancing through distinctive private escapes across its portfolio of hotels, trains and cruises. The new collection of experiences range from private grand suites aboard a luxury sleeper train and sun-soaked villas on the beaches in the Caribbean to cottages in California gardens, and a family charter of a river barge for a sail along the canals in France. The Exclusive Places collection is designed for families and small groups seeking exclusivity within the world of Belmond.
“We have introduced the collection of Exclusive Places in response to an increased demand from our guests looking for greater privacy, matched with the warmth and personal service they seek from Belmond. With this collection, we can offer them a place to find their world within ours and with such a diverse portfolio we are able to offer a wide choice of experiences whether they are looking for slow journeys by rail, a beach retreat or an adventure in nature,” says Andrea Filippi, vice president, global sales, Belmond.
Privacy in Motion
Belmond’s collection of trains and cruises are perfect for those looking to experience slow travel this summer. Belmond’s trains and river cruises available for private hire this summer include private carriages on board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, entire charters of Belmond Royal Scotsman and the select fleet of river barges in Burgundy.
A private charter aboard one of Belmond Afloat in France’s luxury barges is perfect for multi-generational families, with 6-night charters available from August 16 for six to 12 guests along the picturesque waterways of Burgundy. Fully-inclusive itineraries can be customized to include private wine tastings at some of Burgundy’s most exclusive vineyards, including Romanée Conti and Puligny Montrache. Back on board, linger on deck by the plunge pool and take in the cinematic views. Exclusive charters are available from $34,712 for a 6-night voyage.
Seclusion in the Sun
The coastal collection of Exclusive Places offers the choice of tropical island hideaways in Thailand, Bali, and the Caribbean, plus beachfront city escapes in Brazil and Cape Town to the Mediterranean Island of Sicily and hilltop hideaways in California.
On the island of Anguilla, Belmond Cap Juluca, sits on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The beachfront private villas offer stylish home-from-home living with a fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining areas, and private pools, all steps away from the tranquil beach. Two- to 5-bedroom villas and casitas are available from $4,630 per night, based on a three night minimum stay.
Belmond’s city hotels are located within resting distance of the hustle and bustle—offering the perfect space to enjoy the city without the crowds. The urban collection includes the hilltop location of Fiesole above the renaissance city of Florence, the elegant setting of Giudecca Island in Venice, the foothills of Table Mountain in Cape Town, the grand avenues of St. Petersburg and the serenity of Luang Prabang, Laos.
Located within a 15th century former palace with views overlooking St Mark’s Square, Palazzo Vendramin at Belmond Hotel Cipriani accommodates up to 32 guests for the ultimate family gathering and celebration. Accessed via a flower-lined walkway, the private palazzo has a separate entrance to the hotel and private boat docking bay along with 24 hours private concierge services. The Exclusive Places offer is available now from EUR $18,513 per night based on a 3-night minimum stay.
From the rolling golden hills of Tuscany to the patchwork green fields of Oxfordshire and the rugged hills of California, Belmond’s rural collection offers a choice of escapes enveloped in beautiful natural surroundings.
Hidden away in the hills of the American Riviera, Belmond El Encanto is a secluded sanctuary with views across the Santa Barbara coastline. Characterful cottages are dotted throughout the abundant gardens, full of California charm. Many feature private terraces for movies under the stars and a sitting room with working fireplaces for cozy nights tasting the best local wines. The Exclusive Places offer is priced at $1,575 per night for a 1-bedroom cottage, 3-night minimum stay and exclusive of taxes and services charges.
Full details of the Exclusive Places collection of distinctive private escapes are available on belmondpro.com. Full commissions are payable to travel partners on all Exclusive Offers bookings.