Good Living at Belmond is about avoiding the ostentatious and focusing beyond pure wellness to authentic and timeless experiences
Luxury travel company Belmond, a part of the world’s leading luxury group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has unveiled a new set of wellbeing experiences entitled Good Living at Belmond to encourage discovery and enrichment among its guests.
The experiences have been designed with an emphasis on mindfulness and meditation, challenging the physical and mental, cultural immersion and authenticity.
“Good Living at Belmond is about avoiding the ostentatious and focusing beyond pure wellness, on authenticity and timeless experiences,” said Arnaud Champenois, SVP Brand and Marketing, Belmond. “Whether it is mindfulness in Anguilla or trekking in Myanmar; the evocative scent of flowers in Madeira; poetic conversations on a literary terrace in Sicily; or experiences that unlock cultures through music. It is about passion and discovery; and that one-of-a-kind authentic experience with an extra special je ne sais quoi that simply cannot be replicated. Plus, of course, a glass of champagne!”
Belmond has appointed a council of Good Living ‘Experience Makers’ – experts in their field – to curate the one-of-a-kind experiences. The experiences include:
Poetry in Motion
Inspired by Belmond’s literary legacy, Gala and Isabella Macpherson, founders of London-based theatre production company Platform Presents, will curate an anthology of poems inspired by rail travel and will host a special poetry workshop at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily, from the literary terrace where DH Lawrence wrote the novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Self-Care to Travel by
Sisters Nadia and Katia Narain, authors of Self Care for the Real World and Rituals for Every Day, bring their philosophy of taking time to care for the body and mind to ensure balance and space for full enjoyment of life. Nadia and Katia will be hosting a retreat at Belmond Cap Juluca from 5th – 9th July 2020, a place of pure serenity and relaxation, and will curate a Morning Ritual for Belmond guests to help them take time to feel well and enjoy every moment of their holiday.
Music for the Soul
Author of Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Everyday, Clemency Burton-Hill has curated playlists that help those with busy lives to take time to be in the moment and make the most of the time and freedom that travel creates.
A World of Flowers
Florist Simon Lycett will take centre stage at the world-famous flower festival at Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira from 8th – 10th May 2020, where guests will be able to join a workshop to learn his craft and share his passion for floral art. Simon will also share his passion for home-made, hand-picked tea infusions from his garden, developing a floral tea recipe to be served across Belmond properties.
A young woman of serious ambition and curiosity, Raha Moharrak was the youngest Arab woman to summit Mount Everest. Raha will guide guests on a once in a lifetime expedition to Bhamo through the untouched north of mystical Myanmar, hosting a group of intrepid adventurers aboard the pioneering river cruise ship Belmond Road to Mandalay. She will share her knowledge and expertise of summiting the world’s tallest mountains and creating guides for those looking to follow in her footsteps.