Belmond is an iconic name in the travel industry, with a worldwide collection of 46 iconic hotels, trains, and river cruises, in 22 countries, all of which brings together some of the world’s most most thrilling journeys and destinations. With the launch of ‘Belmond Invitations’, the brand brings to the online public a virtual theatre of programmes designed to bring entertaining experiences into people’s homes whilst the world of travel is on pause.
Curated using Belmond’s wellbeing philosophy of Good Living, these experiences are designed to enrich the mind, body and soul through poetry and music. From cleansing mindfulness rituals and nourishing nutrition to uplifting floral inspirations, the experiences aim to soothe the senses as we all adjust to a time of unprecedented stillness.
The live events are broadcast on Instagram IGTV, and will then be added to @Belmond IGTV after the live telecast. The series debuted with pianist Joe Stilgoe hosting a special concert to bring a touch of 1920s glamour into people;s homes, and was widely praised.
Upcoming live events include:
Friday, April 10th – Easter Botanical Workshop with Simon Lycett (11am)
Saturday, April 11th – Culinary Masterclass by Raymond Blanc (11am)
Friday, April 17th – Poetry Reading with Gala Gordon and Isabella MacPherson (7pm)
Friday, April 24th – Home Baking Delights by Clodagh McKenna (11am)
*All times are BST – British Summer Time (for Thailand subtract 6 hours)
In addition to a series of livestream videos and performances, Belmond and its Experience Makers have created a ‘Digital Care Package’ to offer Belmond’s remedies to ease tension and feed the mind. From its website to Instagram and Facebook , friends of Belmond can follow along on a ‘Good Living’ journey that features curated and uplifting content to inspire and keep the dreams alive. Friends of Belmond are reminded to start the day with a Good Morning calming meditations by wellness experts Nadia Narain and Katia Narain-Philipps, or access recipes for make-at-home spa therapies. Friends can also be inspired by Belmond’s exceptional destinations through sensational classical music playlists created by broadcaster and musician Clemency Burton-Hill.