LuxuryLuxury travel operator scoops major award.

Belmond – here’s to the best of British

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The Governor’s Residence, Yangon.
The Governor’s Residence, Yangon.

Over the course of its 40-year history, Belmond has established itself as a leader in the luxury travel space.

Belmond has been crowned British Luxury Brand of the Year at the Walpole British Luxury Awards – becoming the first hospitality brand to achieve the accolade.

Over the course of its 40-year history, Belmond has established itself as a leader in the luxury travel space.

The award for Belmond, in its 40th year, marks an important landmark in the company’s brand journey.  “It transcends the sector confines of leading luxury travel brand, and is recognised as a leader in the wider luxury space,” Belmond said.

In Asia, Belmond is represented by Belmond La Residence D’Angkor Wat in Cambodia; Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali; Belmond La Residence Phou Vau, Laos; Belmond Napasai, Thailand, the Governor’s Residence, Yangon, Myanmar, and the Eastern and Oriental Express.

Roeland Vos, president and CEO of Belmond, said, “Authentic and inspiring luxury experiences characterised by unique design and skilled craftsmanship are at the heart of Belmond’s brand DNA.” 

Belmond’s  ‘The Art of Belmond’ – the first major marketing campaign under senior vice president brand and marketing, Arnaud Champenois  - shone a light on Belmond’s celebration of the art of living well – the ‘Art of Savoir-Vivre’ – and the extraordinary characters and inspiring locations at the heart of the Belmond brand. 

Commenting on choosing Belmond as British Luxury Brand of the Year, Helen Brocklebank, CEO of luxury promoter Walpole, said, “An entrepreneur’s passion for reviving the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has grown exponentially into one of the world’s most luxurious travel businesses. Belmond deserves to be recognised as the brilliant British luxury success story that it is.”


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