Located in areas of outstanding natural beauty and cultural importance, Belmond has mastered the art of creating timeless memories and iconic travel experiences, no matter what the occasion. From Italy to Brazil to South-East Asia, Belmond offers guests the opportunity to create memorable celebrations for any milestone.
For the ultimate in elegant christenings, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Peru offers a religious ceremony at Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel, only a stone throw away on Cuzco’s main square. The chapel provides an intimate and inviting space for family and friends to celebrate the occasion. A choir made up of a soprano, violins and piano can be arranged along with decorations with flowers and candles. Parents can then host a celebratory lunch at Senzo Bar back at the hotel, consisting of a three-course meal, a fine selection of homemade breads and soft drinks. To enliven the event, a resident DJ can play a selection of music that will get grandparents, godparents and parents dancing through the evening. A Junior Suite at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is priced at US$440 per night.
Future brides looking for a wedding that marries both party destination with meaningful ceremony, can opt for Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, located at the heart of Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. The wedding can be arranged to take place in a chapel on Corcovado, just below the iconic Chris the Redeemer, with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding city and seascape. Guests can then be ferried down to Belmond Copacabana Palace for a sophisticated cocktail party and dining poolside at Pérgula Restaurant followed by dinner late night dancing to a Bossa-Nova or Samba band at the famous Copacabana Palace Piano Bar. A room at Belmond Copacabana Palace starts at US$548 per night.
For newlyweds looking for the perfect place for a honeymoon, Belmond Jimbaran Puri in Bali offers a romantic sanctuary with impeccable service. Guests can enjoy complete privacy in a luxurious villa featuring its own walled garden, private pool and terrace. Shared spa treatments are especially designed on the spa terraces for couples to relax and relish. In the evenings, guests can take romantic sunset walks along the beach. For US$95 per person, pairs can enjoy a decadent butler-served four-course dinner Jimbaran’s white sands or choose to dine deep in the resort’s flower filled gardens. Each moonlight romantic dinner table is surrounded by a ring of lanterns for a sensual ambience. A Garden View Cottage Suite at Jimbaran Puri Bali is priced at US$ 295 per night.
For a milestone birthday, be it a 40th or a 50th or beyond, Belmond’s trains and cruises offer guests the opportunity to create timeless memories. The Eastern & Oriental Express offers a way to celebrate in total luxury while experiencing the beauty and grandeur of South-East Asia. Guests can choose from a number of different Journeys, ranging from a two night ‘Ancient Kingdom of Lanna’ Journey across Northern Thailand to a sixnight‘Fables of the Peninsula’ Journey from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and up into the Cameron Highlands. Celebrate with friends and family on-board with famed Chef Yannis Martineau, who is on-hand to cook guests a special dinner served in the Restaurant Car. The party can then move to the Bar Car, to sip on cocktails and have a sing-along to the ballads belted out by the in-train pianist Peter Consigliere, who knows how to keep a party going late into the night. The Ancient Kingdom of Lanna Journey is priced at US$2,600 per person for the whole journey and the Fables of the Peninsula Journey at US$7,900 per person for the whole journey.
For a special anniversary of any kind, Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers the ultimate in glamour, romance and culture. Book out the whole terrace at the Gabbiano Bar and dance by the pool under the moonlight reflected in Venice’s canals; order Aperol Spritz and Veneto wine from Walter the Bar Man and enjoy the perfect romance of a place that has seen so many famous faces and parties. Continue the romance by taking your loved one beyond Venice’s usual sights with Belmond Hotel Cipriani’s ‘Hidden Vineyard Tour,’ which uncovers some of Venice’s secret wineries and sails you through the lagoon to lesser known islands to taste delicious local wines and discover foodie hidden gems. A room at Belmond Hotel Cipriani is priced at US$997 per night. The Hidden Vineyard Tour is priced at US$ 2,066 for two persons.