Belmond today mourns the death of its founder, Jim Sherwood, at the age of 86. What do we all remember him for? The fax machines he always considered a necessity of each of his hotel suites, and those properties’ style, gardens, food, drinks, service, SO much. He epitomised the luxury hospitality world.
He would smile at the fact that Belmond is launching an initiative right now. It says welcome to its luxury hotels and resorts – see the bed, above, awaiting the gal on her last visit to Belmond Maroma, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Now Belmond, company-wide, introduces a new era of adventures with the launch of ‘Tomorrow Time’ – an invitation to look ahead to the future tomorrow’s and to re-imagine a world of travel opportunities. With no expiration date and topped up by Belmond, the ‘Tomorrow Time Travel Pass’ offers an extra incentive to start planning the most desired travel experiences. From simple pleasures and cherished luxuries to explorations in nature and celebrating those special moments, all enveloped in the reassuring luxury of Belmond.
We are looking forward to the moment when we can welcome back our guests from around the world with true Belmond hospitality – showing them the warmth and care that they desire and adding a little magic to their lives. Until then, we will keep the dream alive and nourish the desire for travel and adventure. We believe there will be a craving for cherished luxuries that they have missed during this time – such as that perfect moment at sunset sipping a perfectly chilled aperitivo overlooking Portofino from the terrace at Splendido.
We will create the space and privacy for our guests to enjoy these moments, from private balcony banquets to Good Living experiences in our gardens – and of course, we will add sparkle to their experience with our Champagne moments.’ comments Arnaud Champenois, SVP Brand & Marketing.
When the world of travel is open again, Belmond will be ready to offer a world of experiences – whether seeking the simple pleasures of walking barefoot in the sand across the pristine white sands of Anguilla at Cap Juluca or exploring the wilderness of the Okavango Delta; celebrating life’s special moments with loved ones in a private villa in Koh Samui or looking forward to the warm welcome of the characters of Belmond.
The expansive private beach at Belmond Cap Juluca offers a secluded sanctuary for complete escapism. The perfect location to enjoy a swim in the cleansing turquoise waters before breakfast and a private yoga class on the platform overlooking the bay.
The intimate gardens at Belmond La Residencia, Deia are the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two – The Art of Gastronomy dinner serves up seasonal island ingredients alongside musical and poetry recitals surrounded by the sweet aroma of orange blossom – food for the mind, body and soul.
During this time of stillness, nature has been growing stronger – take a helicopter ride above the Okavango Delta from Belmond Eagle Island Lodge and witness a bird’s eye view of the Delta at its highest level for 50 years and experience the wildlife enjoying nature’s bounty.
Experience the healing power of nature on a dawn walk at Belmond Hotel Cataratas in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, on a First Light experience in partnership with Leica – feel the force of the falls without anyone around; as the birds and wildlife of the national park celebrate the start of a new day.
A private charter of Belmond Royal Scotsman train is the perfect setting for a milestone celebration – a house party on wheels, the luxury sleeper train tours the remote highlands and islands of Scotland offering a secluded setting for private celebrations. The train is available for exclusive use, with bespoke itineraries and experiences available.
For the ultimate in slow travel, Belmond’s fleet of private barges, Afloat in France offering total seclusion for intimate family gatherings – as the barges meander along the canals of France; in Champagne, Burgundy and Provence – the barges provide space and sanctuary for enjoying long, indulgent lunches and dinners whilst feeling far away from it all.
Belmond’s people are at the heart and soul of the guest experience – from Mexico to Cape Town – our teams will be ready with a warm welcome – from La Tia at Belmond Maroma, Riviera Maya – who serves up the perfect breakfast tortilla each day; to Anne Marie, Head Gardener at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons who is ready to share the fruits of her labour and Walter Bolzanella, Head Barman at Belmond Hotel Ciprianiwho is preparing the perfect Bellini.
The Tomorrow Time Travel pass is available to purchase with no expiration date and can be purchased as a gift or simply to ‘bank’ future travel plans. Belmond will top up the value of each purchase – for example:
Spend £500, and receive a voucher to the value of £100
Spend £1000 or more, and receive a voucher to the value of £200
Can you afford NOT to go travelling, with Belmond?