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Belmond Reopens Inns in Italy, Showcases Glory in Film by Francesco Carrozzini

  • 30th Jun 2020
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Belmond Reopens Inns in Italy, Showcases Glory in Film by Francesco Carrozzini

Belmond Reopens inns in Italy and grandstands the nation's magnificence in short film by Francesco Carrozzini.

Belmond Ltd. (previously Orient-Express Hotels Ltd) is a luxury hospitality and leisure organization that operates lavish hotels, train administrations and waterway travels worldwide. In 2015, the organization had 35 deluxe hotels, 7 visitor trains, 3 stream cruises and luxury fine dining restaurants in 22 nations.

The organization was established in 1976 by the American business visionary James Sherwood with the acquisition of the Hotel Cipriani in Venice from the Guinness family for £900,000. James Sherwood at that point purchased what was left of the amazing Orient Express train to reestablish it and offer rides from Paris and London to his hotel in Venice to affluent clients, in this  the previous name of the organization. A great part of the historical backdrop of the organization is recorded in James Sherwood's diary ‘Orient Express: A Personal Journey’.

On 10 March 2014, Orient-Express Hotels Ltd was renamed Belmond, and on 1 July 2014, Belmond's holding organization was likewise renamed Belmond Ltd.

In April 2015, Belmond Limited cooperated with Irish Rail to dispatch the luxury train Belmond Grand Hibernian in Ireland. In July 2016, Indian Hotels Company Limited sold its 5.1% stake in Belmond, holding just 0.44% of Belmond after the sale.

In December 2018, the organization consented to be acquired by LVMH in a $3.2billion exchange which closed in April 2019, in this way delisting the organization from the NYSE and making it 100% exclusive. The declaration of the deal drove Belmond's offer to increment by 40% in a solitary trading day.

Belmont has a very special relation with Italy, as they have six hotel properties in their best destinations including Venice and Portofino.

After a several-weeks hiatus, these magnificent destinations are ready to welcome their guests once again.

To mark the reopening of Belmond's Italian hotels in June and July and deify the ties that predicament Belmond to the bel paese, Italian chief Francesco Carrozzini has made a short film that gives proper respect to his local land. 'My Love Letter to Italy' was composed, directed and narrated by the Emmy-nominated director and photographer. His film credits include music videos for artists including Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

The film is an individual reflection by Francesco Carrozzini on what makes his nation of origin so uncommon. With a trace of wistfulness as he revives affectionate recollections, the film welcomes watchers to begin to look all starry eyed again with the excellent perspectives, awesome food and endearing atmosphere that Italy offers. Obviously, guests from around the globe additionally come to Italy over and over for the liberality and cordiality of the Italian individuals, which the director features in his film. The Italian director affectionately catches those basic snapshots of everyday life he misses most at whatever point he's away from Italy for a really long time.

He feels ‘My Love Letter to Italy’ is an invitation to rediscover the simplicity in the Italian culture.


A luxury enthusiast who is presently pursuing Masters in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management from MIP Politecnico Di Milano and SP Jain School of Global Management. Shaurjyadeep is deeply influenced by the way Europeans perceive luxury. He is a  proud alumnus of Don Bosco School who hai... read more


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