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.
You'll find us in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Just some of our remarkable locations include the entrance to Machu Picchu, the national park surrounding Brazil's Iguassu Falls and beside Rio's Copacabana beach.
Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and three river cruises.
All our hotels, trains and river cruisers have their own distinct personalities and are managed by dedicated teams who are encouraged to participate and contribute new ideas. Our staff combine expertise and enthusiasm to create a truly memorable travel experience. Their aim is to add delight and inspiration to every celebratory occasion from discreet dining to takeovers of entire hotels.
Belmond offers exceptional venues for every gathering from grand conferences to intimate retreats. Our unrivalled expertise makes us the specialists of choice among event planners worldwide.
Let us introduce you to some of our best venues for events:
Grandeur in the Old World
For more than a century the Grand Hotel Europe has stood at the centre of St. Petersburg's social, cultural and business life. Situated in the heart of the city's main shopping district, the hotel, which evokes the elegance of the tsars, is a renowned venue for high profile events. With its sumptuous art-nouveau style and outstanding event planning services, Grand Hotel Europe represents one of the "old world's" most unique locations for meetings, conferences, banquets and receptions.
Journeys to remember Offering unforgettable day trips to some of Great Britain's most enchanting destinations, the British Pullman and the Northern Belle trains make the perfect venue for a moveable feast. Flexibility is the key: the train can come to you and fit in with your timetable as departures are nationwide and the schedule all-year round. Groups from 16 people to charters of up to 252 are welcomed and entertained aboard, with each passenger made to feel a guest of honour. Gala dinners, product launches, Christmas parties and spectacularly tailored charter trips: the trains are ideal for many prestigious corporate events.
The Carioca icon The most renowned hotel in Rio de Janeiro is located right in front of the ocean: the Copacabana Palace. The hotel, which can boast a long history of illustrious guests, is an impressive location for social events and corporate functions, from intimate meetings to glamorous receptions. Counting on stunning décor, vivacious entertainment and a dedicated team of professionals, the Copacabana Palace delivers all year long the same spectacular swing Rio is known for at New Year and Carnival.
Beneath the great African sky The landscaped gardens of the Mount Nelson Hotel are a spectacular place to host an event: mature trees and flowering plants from around the globe create an idyllic environment, overlooked by Cape Town's most famous landmark: Table Mountain. The combination of grace, excellent service, modern facilities and exceptional location allows the hotel to cater for a range of functions both large and small within easy access of the international airport and the business centre of Cape Town.
Other hotels, trains and cruises in the world of Orient-Express could be just the perfect choice for your corporate programme
ExCeL London offers 100,000m2 of multi-purpose, flexible event space, including the Capital's only International Convention Centre - ICC London. From exhibitions, conferences and association meetings to gala dinners, products launches and AGMs, we offer the right space for any type of event.
At ExCeL London we offer everything you need to ensure a seamless, stylish and effortless event - from highly responsive and advanced audio visual, to state-of-the-art IT solutions and first-class catering.
5,000 seats which can rival any of its European counterparts. There's also London's largest banqueting hall for up to 3,000 guests and a conference suite comprising 17 individual meeting rooms, suitable for anything from 50 to 1,200 delegates, with fabulous reception and registration...
4,603m2 hall space
Working alongside our dedicated on-site technical team, the ICC Auditorium gives limitless scope to your presentational and creative ideas. Adjacent to the ICC Auditorium is London's largest banqueting facility and easy access...
Meeting space for up to 2,500 delegates
High spec, flexible event space
With the flexibility to host events for 50-1,200 delegates. There are large lobby areas, ample natural daylight and a private terrace with views towards the Dock. The Capital Suite is a self-contained 'venue-within-a-venue', so particularly useful for 'security paramount' meetings...
The ICC Capital Hall can accommodate 3,000 diners for a banquet and up to 5,000 guests for a reception. In addition, the ICC Capital Hall offers adaptable space with scope for impressive exhibitions, poster sessions and large parallel events.
The ICC London Suite provides an additional 6 meeting rooms with a total capacity for just under 400 delegates in a self contained area of the ICC.
87,328m2 column free space (divided into North & South Event Halls)
4,518m2 Level 0 hall space in the North East Hall (ICC Capital Hall)
4,603m2 Level 0 hall space in the South East Hall (ICC Auditorium)
Offering a totally blank canvas, unrestricted by pillars or awkward corners, ideal for anything from exhibitions and conferences to AGMs, gala dinners, product launches and association meetings.
Located across three levels, the self-contained Platinum Suite is ideal for conferences, meetings, gala dinners, product launches, weddings and award ceremonies. This hi-spec, fully integrated facility can be combined with the Event Halls and additional meeting rooms as part of a large-scale event.
Access via the Event Halls or dockside
With spectacular views over Royal Victoria Dock. All rooms benefit from natural daylight, with floor to ceiling windows, and access to private waterfront terraces. The Gallery Rooms are also an ideal complement to events taking place in the Halls and Platinum Suite.
ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre, is the host venue for a variety of events from award winning exhibitions and conferences to international association meetings, product launches, banquets, award ceremonies, sporting events and great days out.
We are a communications agency, and that means we work with, and for, people. Whether it's live events, exhibitions, digital, video or print - we always provide the right medium, for the right message and deliver it with unrivalled engagement, innovation and results.
Our facilities in the Midlands, the North & London include 4.2 acres of production facilities, 8 fully equipped edit suites, 2 state-of-the-art studios, digital innovation labs, a dedicated print facility, 3D projection cinema, construction centre and contemporary design suite.
From the very beginning of any project, we make one simple promise to our clients-anything's possible. It's a promise which ensures that our work engages, inspires and excites your audience no matter their sensibility, size or seniority. We've been delivering communications experiences for 35 years. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the results you need.
PSAV provides the technological knowhow and experience to make any event a great success. Our team of specialist experts will offer in depth advice, as you start the planning of any event, we are very flexible and we have understood over the years every client is different but they all want the same result - a great event, hassle free and within your budgets.
PSAV provide all the core services of an event technology company; Video, projection, lighting, sound and set build. We also have some very exciting new technologies such as iPad events, Virtual conferencing, mobile apps.
We call ourselves a Glocal company - Global coverage - local knowledge. We have a highly motivated and fully trained staff, who ambition is to make your events a special experience.
St. Ermin's understands that a hotel is more than just a bedroom, it is a place where people meet, do business, celebrate, relax and eat and drink with friends and colleagues. Guests are spoilt for choice at St. Ermin's, with the three Caxton environments, the welcoming Lobby, the antique book-lined Library, all make ideal places to stop for coffee, take The St. Ermin's Classic Afternoon Tea, or have a full meal. The hotel is a focal point for meetings and celebrations, it has 15 bright and airy meetings and events spaces, each with its own individual character and design, making St. Ermin's the ideal venue for weddings, private dining, - in fact any occasion worth marking. Guests staying in one of our spacious suites have exclusive use of our Club Lounge, where a buffet breakfast and complimentary newspapers are served in the morning and cocktails and mouth-watering canapés are on offer in the evening.
As guests walk up St. Ermin's Hotel's tree-line courtyard, they are not just entering a luxury hotel they are revisiting history. St Ermin's is built upon the site of a 15th century chapel dedicated to St. Ermin (a derivation of St. Armel.) In mid to late 19th century, Westminster underwent great changes and expansion, resulting in the creation of St. Ermin's Mansions by E.T. Hall in 1889, the building that now forms the basis of St. Ermin's Hotel. In 1899, the mansion blocks were finally converted into a hotel, the new owners embarked on a major refurbishment, involving the redesign of the interiors. This work was undertaken by the famous Victorian theatre designer J.P. Briggs, who created a dramatic collection of reception rooms with rich plasterwork. Like the present St. Ermin's, the previous owners understood that modern technology enhanced the guest experience, they mention the installation of telephones in all bedrooms, rather than an antiquated bell system.
In 1940 Winston Churchill, held a historic meeting at St. Ermin's Hotel. He asked a group of remarkable people to join him in ‘Setting Europe Ablaze' - this elite set, were to become the founding members of the SOE (Special Operations Executive). The unit carried out covert operations during WW2, from their headquarters - an entire floor of St. Ermin's Hotel, whilst MI6 were stationed two floors above. In the 1950's the spy Guy Burgess (part of the infamous Cambridge five) handed over secret papers to his Russian counterpart in the Caxton Bar. St. Ermin's continues to play an important part in London's history, as it is rumoured that a tunnel runs from underneath the grand staircase in the Lobby all the way to the houses of Westminster.
Rooms and Suites
Relax, sip a cup of freshly brewed coffee or catch up on work. The hotel's 331 spacious rooms and suites have all been designed to make guests feel at home. The spacious accommodations draw upon a global, textural influence that engenders a sense of calm and repose. No luxury has been overlooked, crisp bed linens, sumptuous soft furnishings and inviting bathrooms with indulgent White Company products encourage guests to slip on a fluffy bathrobe and pamper themselves. The local bustling streets of London's West End will seem miles away.
Meetings and Events
Flexible meeting and event venues giving you multiple options and an abundance of natural light in every room. St. Ermin's is a modern-day conference centre hotel in the heart of central London, near St. James's Park. The hotel's 15 meeting and event spaces are all designed with state-of-the-art technology to meet today's demanding standards. St. Ermin's considered food packages, served in the stylish break-out areas, are as flexible and innovative as the spaces. Guests can design their own menu with the hotel's Chef, or take advantage of the healthy conference lunches, that ensure everyone is inspired and alert in the afternoon. The hotel's prime location in Westminster, not to mention the division bell, makes St. Ermin's highly attractive to government bodies and think-tanks. To discuss your meetings and event needs please contact the dedicated team by e-mail [email protected] or you can call 0207 227 4817.
Restaurant & Bar
St. Ermin's signature restaurant The Caxton Grill serves modern European food in relaxed and genial surroundings. With the installation of the innovative Josper Grill, The Caxton Grill will be leading the way in this new exciting method of grilling meat and fish. Breakfast can be an unhurried full-English or Continental, or for those who need to get up and go there is 'Wake & Take' - a cup of freshly brewed coffee and artisan muffin, served as a take away from the lobby. For drinks and light meals, The Caxton Bar and The Caxton Terrace, with views overlooking our lush courtyard make ideal places to meet. St. Ermin's Lobby and Library are the perfect havens from the bustling London streets to drop in and have a cup of freshly brewed coffee, a glass of wine, or for a special treat The St. Ermin's classic Afternoon Tea.
Tom Walsh - Director of Sales Tel: +44 (0) 207 227 4816 Mob:+44 (0) 7834 335579 [email protected]
"Having worked with YEP on a number occasions I've always found them super professional, organised and highly creative. They take our ideas and conceptualise into something spectacular. I would most definitely recommend."... Daisy from The Proposers
Boutique wedding and events planning company offering a range of planning, coordination, and styling services.
Once the YEP team are engaged as your planners, you can be certain that if required, we will fully take charge of planning and coordinating to ensure that the necessary deadlines are met. We will work side by side with you to make your dream event a reality as we enjoy all aspects of planning and styling – from conceptualising to designing to implementation – you can leave all the planning and organising stress to us.
At YEP, we enjoy learning the intricacies of every individual’s personality and aspire to plan and style an event that best reflect your taste and preference. As your planning partner, we will recruit vendors that meet your requirements, provide expert advice and orchestrate all your logistical needs.
We are happy to provide guidance where required, to help plan the event, or if need be, to mastermind the entire occasion. We tailor our services to fit the requirements of each and every one of our clients. With our experience and attention to detail, as well as believing that “if it is special to you, we will plan it for you”, we specialise in bespoke projects and we pride ourselves in anticipating your needs and wants.
"We have all praises for YEP and Joleen! Joleen assisted us on our wedding event last summer, and it was absolutely beautiful! She was able to capture the essence of what we liked and didn't, what we imagined, details that we didn't even think of, and most importantly, she simply understood what was "us". Our whole event set-up fitted the theme we developed with Joleen perfectly, and every corner were photo-worthy, filled with gems and ideas that represented me and my partner. Joleen's enthusiastic yet efficient nature also meant that working with her was always easy, positive and encouraging. While allowing us to have fun planning our event, Joleen also knew how to keep us on schedule, and to make sure everything was organised despite our very busy schedule during the planning of our wedding party. Truly recommend working with Joleen and YEP, she made our event all the more special...even our family and friends appreciated her special touch ♥"...Nadhira Bridal client
We firmly believe in attention to detail and enjoy making our events truly unique and personal for our clients. We are firm believers in going the extra mile to ensure that an exceptional level of service is provided, with a lot of thought and effort emphasised on the quality of the service that we provide.
YEP is committed to working alongside each and every client to ensure a successful and memorable event.
Hand crafted and tailor made, we reflect our client’s personality, passions, and ideals in every aspect of their event.
We look forward to planning, styling, and executing an event that best represents your vision, in order to create memories that will last a lifetime.
We organize events, provide staff and create promotional activities. We also design and deliver training for the corporate, leisure, PR, attractions and retail sectors.
We procure unique client hospitality solutions for event teams, design bespoke luxury children's parties for private clients, create themed parties and award ceremonies for corporates, work with visitor attractions to help them improve their customer experience and provide promotional staff and creative ideas for marketing campaigns.
We also make things, beautiful things in our cavernous production studio in Wimbledon. Bespoke bars, creative table centers, stage sets, stands and photo opportunities – even a pirate ship, we have a multitude of props and sets to delight and impress.