Belmond appoints GM of Mount Nelson in Cape Town
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Belmond appoints GM of landmark Cape Town hotel

SA: Tiago Sarmento has been named general manager of Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, in Cape Town, South Africa. Sarmento brings nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to the role. He first joined Belmond in 2016 as general manager of Hotel das Cataratas where he led the hotel to a

MD appointed at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice
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Belmond appoints MD at Venice hotel

Italy: Marco Novella has been appointed as managing director of Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice, effective Monday 28 June. Novella brings 25 years of experience in luxury hospitality to the role. He previously worked with Belmond at Villa San Michelle in Florence for four years as general manager. Most recently,

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Belmond hires global head of development

Worldwide: Karl Bieberach has been named as senior vice president of global development for Belmond, effective 22 March 2021. Bieberach will be responsible for the expansion of Belmond’s portfolio which spans hotels, trains, river barges and safaris. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the role and has

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Belmond El Encanto appoints general manager

US: Janis Clapoff has been appointed as general manager of Belmond El Encanto located in the Santa Barbara Hills, and will oversee its 92 cottages and suites. Clapoff brings over 30 years of luxury. Hotel experience to her role, having held leadership positions at the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara,


Belmond considers sale to boost shareholder value

UK: The board of Belmond, which owns Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Hotel Cipriani, is considering putting the company up for sale. The company, formerly known as Orient Express Hotels, is considering putting its 46 hotels, restaurants, train and river cruise properties on the market, as the board looks into


Belmond to reopen the Cadogan Hotel in Q4 2018

UK: Belmond is to reopen the Cadogan Hotel in London later this year after a four-year, multi-million pound refurbishment. The 54-key property is owned by the Cadogan Family Estate, which bought it for ÂŁ15.4 million in 2011. It closed for refurbishment in 2014. Belmond says the property’s interior design, by


Belmond to manage London’s Cadogan Hotel

UK: Belmond has signed a management agreement with Cadogan Estates to operate The Cadogan, a 64-key hotel on Sloane Street in London’s Chelsea. UK: Belmond has signed a management agreement with Cadogan Estates to operate The Cadogan, a 64-key hotel on Sloane Street in London’s Chelsea. The 127-year old hotel


Orient-Express rebrands hotel portfolio as Belmond

Orient-Express will spend $15 million rebranding its hotels under the new name Belmond. The company says the new name is “designed to increase brand recognition in order to drive growth by attracting new guests and stimulating visits from existing customers across the breadth of iconic hotel and travel collection”. It