Our Top Pick of The Biggest Stories from Around the Globe
1. MOUNT NELSON, CAPE TOWN TO WELCOME ‘EDGE’ RESTAURANT RESIDENCY BY CHEF VUSI NDLOVU
Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel , Cape Town, will host restaurant EDGE for an exclusive pop-up residency to kick off the Southern summer season. EDGE will take over the 60-seat Oasis Bistro, led by Head Chef Vusi Ndlovu and General Manager Absie Pantshwa, inviting guests to explore Africa on a plate. The chef’s origin inspires the ever-changing menu, which focuses on vibrant regional cuisine and lesser-known African produce.
HOW: From December 2022 to April 2023, the restaurant will be open for dinner from Wednesday through Sunday. belmond.com/mounľ-nelson
2. 100 YEARS OF COPACABANA PALACE, RIO DE JANEIRO
Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, will celebrate its centenary year in 2023. The 100 do Copa celebrations will kick off with a traditional ‘White & Gold’ New Year’s Eve party, followed by an iconic, star-studded Copa Ball to mark Rio Carnival in February 2023. A year- long series of events and cultural programming will bring together arts, music and gastronomy – carefully curated to pay homage to the hotel’s history and its timeless traditions.
3. MITICO GOES GLOBAL – BELMOND’S ARTISTIC SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GALLERIA CONTINUA, LAUNCHES IN THE U.K., SPAIN AND BRAZIL, AND MAKES ITS RETURN TO ITALY
Belmond will deepen its connection with the arts community in 2023 with the expansion of MITICO – an artistic series in partnership with Galleria Continua, across the globe. Following the success of the 2022 first edition in Italy, new installations will debut at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, Oxfordshire; La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca; Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro – and return to Belmond properties in Tuscany and Sicily.