The Complete Guide to the Belmond Bellini Club

Belmond is the complete travel package, not only do they operate some of the best hotels and resorts in the world but they also offer luxury safaris, trains, and river cruises. There is something for everyone.

The Belmond hotel and resort collection spans the whole world from Caribbean beaches to high up in the Peruvian mountains. These stunning locations is what makes Belmond such a special and memorable experience.

The best way to book Belmond is with a Belmond Bellini Club travel agent such as Clements Travel. The benefits from this program can work out to saving you a lot of money on your next Belmond reservation.

What Are the benefits for the invitation only Bellini club (2022)?

As a Belmond Bellini Club agency we are able to give our clients access to generous benefits such as:

  • Upgrade at check-in, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Fully flexible hotel or resort credit up to $200 per stay (USD)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A $500 gift voucher when you spend at least $5,000+, applicable towards a future Belmond experience of $2,500+
  • VIP recognition by property management and staff
  • Waitlist priority for high demand properties
  • A welcome amenity

If you are new to hotel benefit programs, such as the Belmond Bellini Club then check out the real life working example. Here we compare booking through three different outlets – Belmond directly, Expedia and Clements Travel (a Belmond Bellini Club partner).

In this example we will use the hotel Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice. (Did you know that the world famous ‘bellini cocktail’ was invented in the 1930s at Harry’s Bar which is in located in this hotel?)

Hotel: Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice – 29th of  March 2023 For One Night – Superior Room with Private Patio

  Booking On The Belmond Website Booking on Expedia Booking with Clements Travel (a Belmond Bellini Club travel agent)
Hotel Total Cost 945EUR 1550EUR 945EUR
Breakfast Included? Yes Yes Yes
How to Book Online or by phone Online Email or phone
How to Pay Pay hotel when you check-in Pay Expedia when booking Pay hotel when you check-in
Belmond Bellini Club benefits None None
  • Upgrade at check-in, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Fully flexible hotel or resort credit up to $200 per stay (USD)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • VIP recognition by property management and staff
  • Waitlist priority for high-demand properties
  • A welcome amenity

As you can see in the above example its a lot better booking through Clements Travel – A Belmond Bellini Club partner.

*The above benefits are not accessible to other agencies unless they are part of the Belmond Bellini Club.

BELMOND PACKAGES AND TOURS

Further your luxury travel experience with a Belmond experience.

Each experience can be done individually at your own pace or on one of Belmonds regular travel group departures. Some Belmond experiences that we have booked for clients in the past include:

  • Machu Picchu at first light
  • Taking part in a dawn ritual with buddhas in Laos
  • Sampling with west coast vineyards in Santa Barbara
  • Unlock the secrets of a Michelin menu in Oxfordshire, England

As a Belmond Bellini Club member we can offer you the following benefit when booking accommodation and an experience:

  • A $500 gift voucher when you spend at least $5,000+, applicable towards a future Belmond experience of $2,500+
Further benefits when booking a Belmond train journey or river cruise:

The following benefits are available when booking a Belmond train journey or river cruise:

  • Upgrade at check-in, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • A credit of $45-100 per person per journey
  • A $500 gift voucher when you spend at least $5,000+, applicable towards a future Belmond experience of $2,500+
  • VIP welcome treats and a welcome letter from the Belmond sales team

Our best selling Belmond train journeys:

  • Venice Simplon Orient Express – the most famous luxury rail journey in the world that goes between London and Venice
  • British Pullman – a grand old train that offers journeys through the English countryside
  • Royal Scotsman – similar to the British Pullman but in Scotland

Our most popular Belmond river cruises:

  • Afloat in France – a number of small capacity river barges that explore the rivers of France
  • Road to Mandalay – a once in a life time journey through Myanmar (Burma). The service has being paused for a while but get in touch with us and we can notify you when it resumes.
is there a fee when making a belmond bellini club booking?

While many other travel agencies charge a fee for making hotel bookings, Clements Travel does not charge any sort of fee.

In fact we don’t take any payment from you as you pay the hotel directly for your Belmond booking.

Isa minimum stay for Belmond Bellini club reservations?

At present Belmond doesn’t require a minimum stay for Belmond Bellini club reservations. You can get all benefits listed above even for a reservation of one-night.

Belmond Bellini Club vs Virtuoso vs American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (Amex FHR)

You may have seen that many Belmond properties are also part of the Virtuoso network plus Amex FHR. Many clients ask us what program is better to book with. We find that most of the time Belmond Bellini Club program works out to be the best value but we will always check this for you during during the quotation stage.

Its worth noting:

  • Belmond will be more likely to prioritize upgrades for Belmond Bellini Club bookings.
  • Belmond Bellini Club has a larger hotel credit
  • the $500.00 gift voucher for booking experience is only available with Belmond Bellini Club agents
I already have a booking and i want to add Belmond Bellini Club benefits

This could very well be possible. Send a copy of the reservation ro hello@clements.travel and we will see what we can do for you.

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BELMOND

Due to our Bellini Club membership, we have had a lot of clients trust us over the years with their Belmond reservations.

Working with all these reservations has helped us build a relationship with each hotel. In turn this has allowed us to get to know general managers, sales teams and key staff.

This sort of relationship with the teams and key contacts allows our clients have the most memorable stay possible. For example if a client was celebrating a birthday or anniversary then we know exactly who to speak to at each hotel to make sure this is recognized and is a special occasion for them.

how to book hotel, resort, train journey or river cruise using belmond bellini benefits.

Booking through a Belmond preferred partner such as Clements Travel is easy. Simply get in touch with us on our contact page.

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