Orient-Express rebrands to Belmond

I am delighted to share with you the news that Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. has today embarked on an exciting new chapter in our journey. From 10 March 2014, we will be marketing our exceptional collection under a new brand name – Belmond.

Belmond was selected, after careful consideration, as a name that resonates with our celebrated collection of hotels, river cruises and trains. We fully expect to heighten the awareness of our luxury travel experiences amongst existing and potential new guests, and enable our valued travel partners to sell our portfolio with confidence. Continue reading

LGTNetwork welcomes VICEROY New York to our exclusive list of Hotel partners

LGTNetwork welcomes VICEROY New York to our exclusive list of Hotel partners. Midtown Oasis with Downtown Alluer. Viceroy New York redefines midtown by combining the pulse of the city’s heart with the cosmopolitan spirit of uptown, providing guests with exceptional New York City views, superbly tailored accommodations and distinctive service. The building’s innovative design, luxe amenities and groundbreaking culinary offerings make Viceroy New York an unparalleled choice for stylish travelers and savvy professionals. Continue reading

LGTNetwork welcomes Le Negresco Hotel Nice to our selected list of Hotels

20140217-125430.jpgLGTNetwork is honored and proud to welcome Le Negresco Hotel Nice to our selected list of Hotels as a CENTURION Member. Le Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted a brilliant international clientele, Kings of the old and the new world. Jeanne Augier is the guardian of this myth. Owner of the Palace since 1957, this great lady – with deeply-rooted convictions – has devoted her life to the preservation and the development of this unique heritage. Facing the Mediterranean Sea on the famous Promenade des Anglais, the hotel is a few minutes’ walk away from Nice old town. The perfect combination of historic and contemporary is Negresco’s trademark. Equipped and personalized with exceptional period furniture, each one of the 96 rooms and 21 suites draws its inspiration from the most remarkable French art periods. Read More LGTNetwork

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LGTNetwork welcomes Hotel Raphael as a Hotel Member

LGTNetwork welcomes Hotel Raphael as a Hotel MemberLGTNetwork is proud and honored to welcome Hotel Raphael member of The Leading Hotels of the World and MJL Select Hotels, to our exclusive list of luxury hotels worldwide. The Hotel Raphael is still privately owned & managed by the same French family for four generations. The Hotel Raphael has a perfect central location in Paris few steps away from the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the main shopping area, corporate office and embassies. New since April 2012: The brand new gourmet restaurant is now run by the young and talented Chef Amandine Chaignot, one of the very few women to have taken the reigns of a Top Parisian restaurant. 13 Classic Rooms (30 m2 – 322 sqft), 34 Deluxe Rooms (40 m2 – 430 sqft), 20 Junior Suites (60 m2 – 645 sqft), 12 Junior Suites Deluxe (73 m2 – 785 sqft), Tour Eiffel Suite (60 m2 – 646 sqft / 70m2 – 753 sqft Terrace), State Suite (180 m2 – 1 935 sqft) , Raphael Suite (170 m2 – 1 830 sqft) and the Ephemeral Baccarat  Suite (73 m2 – 785 sqft / 60m2 – 646 sqft Terrace). Raphael-The Terrace, on the roof top, is a unique Parisian place with a private garden-terrace. It offers magnificent 360 degree panoramic views over the capital’s skyline. A top notch place for a summer time drink or for a delicious meal.

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LGTNetwork welcomes El Encanto as a Hotel Member

20140206-180542.jpgLGTNetwork is proud and honored to welcome El Encanto by Orient-Express to our exclusive list of luxury hotels worldwide. One of the 11 Orient-Express properties to join LGTNetwork in 2014. This iconic hotel has been meticulously restored to capture all the original romance and glamour that endeared it to both the Santa Barbara community and vacationers in search of seclusion and charm. Original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and beautiful boutique spa.Learn more on them at www.elencanto.comLGTNetwork

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LGTNetwork welcomes Copacabana Palace as a Hotel Member

LGTNetwork welcomes Copacabana Palace as a Hotel MemberLGTNetwork is proud and honored to welcome Copacabana Palace Hotel by Orient-Express to our exclusive list of luxury hotels worldwide.  One of the 11 Orient-Express properties to join LGTNetwork in 2014. Positioned adjacent to the celebrated beach, Copacabana Palace is South America’s most famous hotel. Known for its glamorous clientele since the Roaring Twenties, its art deco façade invites guests to enter a world of elegance and style. Fabulous suites with a black marble private pool sit high on the 6th floor. Chandelier-hung ballrooms host the city’s most exciting parties. And a splendid swimming pool with the adjacent ice-cool Bar do Copa sets the scene for A-list socialites to soak up the sun.Learn more on them at www.copacabanapalace.com. You may also read the review on this property, by our Founding member Carlos Melia, upon his stay, at CarlosMeliaBlogLGTNetwork

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