Belmond is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established over 40 years ago with the acquisition of Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Belmond offers a curated portfolio that includes luxury hotel, tourist train, river cruise, safari and restaurant experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated locales. While still owning a large proportion of its branded estate, it has been transforming from its pure owner-operator model to being both owner and third-party operator, having developed a management and distribution platform that is tailor-made for its distinguished, global luxury segment. With its development team based around the world, Belmond has set out its intent to add further, remarkable destinations to the company’s portfolio. Prior to his role with Belmond, Kenneth had responsibility for portfolio asset management for Hyatt outside the Americas and, earlier his career, worked as M&A and hotel counsel in New York and Europe. He holds an LL.B. from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from each of Columbia Business School and London Business School.
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