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Belmond Charleston Place, an Orient-Express Hotel, Offers Special Summer Package for Single Parents

June 30, 2014

One of Charleston’s top hotels, Belmond Charleston Place, channels the heart and soul of this South Carolina city and its watery surroundings with a new By Land and By Sea package.  Geared especially well for single parents traveling with their kids, it ensures that every generation is happy both inside and out (and both indoors and outdoors!).

Charleston is most definitely a seaside town. The historic harbor is just blocks from the hotel, and was the scene of the opening shots in the Civil War. For centuries, it has welcomed ships from all over the world and today sports recreational boaters, pods of dolphins and more.

This stay starts with luxury accommodations in a plush guest room, and children eat free with accompanying adult purchase (even in the Four-Diamond Charleston Grill). Families receive a choice of activities for two per night, such as a downtown walking adventure with Bulldog Tours, admission to the South Carolina Aquarium, Palmetto Carriage Ride or Charleston Harbor Tour. (Additional tickets can be purchased for each.)

Tours are booked at time reservation, additional guests pay the standard tour fees. One complimentary meal is provided from the Children’s Menu, per paid adult meal, at the hotel’s Palmetto Café, Thoroughbred Club and Charleston Grill. (In-room dining is not included).

Charleston Place hotel’s family friendly amenities also include an infinity edge pool, a full-service spa with a menu of kid-friendly services, and a special “kids concierge” listing that highlights some of the city’s best offerings for the under-21 set.

Rates start at $314 per night, and the package is available through September 7, 2014.

Consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Belmond Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from its lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier. The staff of the hotel is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.  Guests can enjoy the hotel’s full service European-style spa and horizon-edge swimming pool with retractable glass roof. The hotel is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the city’s delightful shops, galleries and restaurants. To book, please call 800-383-2335, or for more information, visit

Owned and operated by Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., 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 30 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, its unique and distinctive portfolio now embraces 45 hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations.  From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara.  Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and three river cruises. Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. also operates ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.Visit


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Book The Royal Scotsman, UK luxury train, and get free roundtrip flight from US

July 20, 2012

The Royal Scotsman is offering guests who book either a four-night Classic Journey or seven-night Grand North Western journey a complimentary, round-trip economy-class flight from New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, or Chicago into Edinburgh for any 2012 departure date.

Bagpipes, whiskey, Andy Murray – the thought of Scotland conjures a variety of images. There is no better way to see and experience all that the country has to offer than onboard Orient-Express’ The Royal Scotsman, the UK’s only luxury sleeper train. With the feel of a country house party and accommodating just 36 guests per voyage in comfortable, Edwardian-style carriages, it journeys through the heart of the Highlands. The train glides past sweeping glens, towering peaks, and black-mirrored lochs as the welcoming staff serves critically-acclaimed dishes showcasing the finest local ingredients and hand-selected wines.

Now there’s even more incentive to travel on the train: The Royal Scotsman is offering guests who book either a four-night Classic Journey or seven-night Grand North Western journey a complimentary, round-trip economy-class flight from New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, or Chicago into Edinburgh for any 2012 departure date.

For more information on these journeys, please see below. The offer is valid until September 30, 2012. For full details, please visit To book, contact Orient-Express Centre, The Americas, Trains & Cruises at 800-524-2420 or email

The Classic Journey

  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Highlights: In addition to visiting the most celebrated cities and historic sites of the Scottish Highlands, take part in a range of optional outdoor activities that include fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, woodland walks, and boat trips.
  • Price: Rates start at $7,370 per person in a twin cabin.

The Grand “North Western Journey

  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: With magnificent vistas of the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, the Grand North Western Journey boasts some of the most beautiful views in Scotland. Travel through the quaint towns of the Scottish countryside while pausing for tours of historic castles, distilleries, and glens along the way. Places of interest include the Bridge of Orchy, Glen Ord Distillery, Glamis Castle, and the renowned gardens of Ballindalloch Castle.
  • Price: Rates start at $11,890 per person in a twin cabin.

Journeys on The Royal Scotsman

Journeys range from a quick two-night trip to a seven-night grand tour of Scotland. Highlights include visits to distilleries such as Dalwhinnie and to historic sites such as Mount Stuart House (Britain’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic house). Itineraries include The Highland Journey, The Western Journey, The Classic Journey, The Grand West Highland Journey, The Grand North Western Journey, and the Grand Tour of Great Britain.

About Orient-Express:

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination’s authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express brand embraces 46 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 23 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations and the ‘21’ Club, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants and watering holes.

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