Belmond Introduces ‘Exclusive Places’ A collection of distinctive private escapes

Press release

22 July, 2020
Belmond introduces a collection of distinctive private escapes across its portfolio of hotels, trains and cruises. The diverse collection of experiences range from private grand suites aboard a luxury sleeper train to sun soaked villas on the best beach in the Caribbean, characterful cottages in California gardens and a family charter of a river barge for a slow meander along the canals in France. The Exclusive Places collection is designed for families and small groups seeking exclusivity within the world of Belmond.  Privacy in Motion Belmond’s collection of trains and cruises are perfect for those looking to experience the best of ‘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, a Belmond train, Europe, entire charters of Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train, Scotland and the select fleet of river barges in Burgundy. A private charter aboard one of Afloat in France’s luxury barges is perfect for multi-generational families, with six-night charters available from 16 August for six to twelve guests along the picturesque waterways of Burgundy. Fully inclusive, itineraries can be customised to include private wine tastings some of Burgundy’s most exclusive vineyards including Puligny Montrachet or on board linger on deck by the plunge pool and take in the cinematic views. Exclusive charters available from EUR 30,000 for a six-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 and beachfront city escapes in Brazil and Cape Town to the Mediterranean Island of Sicily and hilltop hideaways in California. On the island of Anguilla, Cap Juluca, a Belmond hotel, Anguilla, sits wrapped around one of the best beaches in the Caribbean; a true sanctuary on the shore with pristine white sand lapped by turquoise waters. 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. With two to five-bedroom villas and casitas available from USD 4,630 per night based on a three night minimum stay. Urban Escapes 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 Cipriani,a Belmond hotel, Venice 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 16,000 per night based on a three-night minimum stay.  Rural Retreats 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, El Encanto, a Belmond hotel, Santa Barbara 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 cosy nights tasting the best local wines. The Exclusive Places offer is priced at $1,575 per night for a one-bedroom cottage, three-night minimum stay and exclusive of taxes and services charges Full details of the Exclusive Places collection of distinctive private escapes are available on or contact a representative of Belmond’s Global Sales team at Full commissions are payable to our travel partners on all Exclusive Offers bookings.

Press Contact


Beatrice Meda

Divisional Communications Manager, Trains & Cruises

Belmond Ltd

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