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Belmond hires Karl Bieberach to lead global development

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Karl Bieberach, who joins from Rosewood Hotel Group, brings 25 years of experience from senior roles hospitality brands including Starwood, Marriott and HVS International
Belmond appointed Karl Bieberach as SVP global development, responsible for expanding the company's portfolio which spans hotels, trains, river barges and safaris.

Bieberach, who most recently served as chief development officer at Rosewood Hotel Group, will join March 22. 

Transacted nearly 500 deals globally

He brings 25 years of experience from senior roles at renowned hospitality brands including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International and HVS International. Having worked extensively in almost all corners of the world, he has evaluated or transacted nearly 500 deals globally.  

'Already at the forefront of luxury, Belmond has a renewed and ambitious strategy that will position us as the leading provider of incomparable genuine travel experiences. Part of this strategy is our commitment to finding unique assets in remarkable locations that will further expand our collection of one-of-a-kind offerings to today’s discerning travelers,' President & CEO Roeland Vos said.

'Karl has an excellent track record and proven ability to grow well-respected hospitality brands. With his wealth of industry knowledge and expertise, he will play an instrumental role in strategically growing the company’s footprint through property acquisitions and new management agreements.'

Alongside its strategic expansion plans, Belmond, part of luxury group LVMH, continues to invest in restoration including the introduction of new Grand Suites aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the renovation of Splendido Mare in Portofino, set to reopen in April.

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