Industry Update
Appointment13 September 2016

Arnaud Champenois

Appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand
At LVMH Hotel Management in Paris, France

Arnaud ChampenoisBelmond Ltd. (NYSE: BEL) (the “Company” or “Belmond”) today announced the appointment of Arnaud Champenois as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand, effective immediately. Mr. Champenois has over 20-years of experience in marketing and communications in the luxury goods and services sector. He joins Belmond from Starwood Hotels and Resorts where he has held the position of Vice President, Brand Director for Asia Pacific since 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Champenois was Regional ASEAN Brand Director for various brands such as Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent at L’Oreal Luxury Products Division. Before moving to Singapore in 2009, he was Marketing Director for L’Oreal Travel Retail for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier roles also include working for Cartier in London for three years. Mr. Roeland Vos, President and CEO of Belmond noted: “Arnaud’s experience in building high-performance teams to drive fast growth and brand awareness in developed and emerging markets means he will be a fantastic asset to Belmond and help us to be better, special and different.” Coming back to Europe after eight years in Asia, Mr. Champenois commented: “It is a great honor to pursue my career in a global role and join Belmond and its iconic portfolio of hotels, trains, cruises and safaris, based out of London, one of my favorite cities in the world. I am excited to become part of Belmond at this exciting juncture in the company’s history and to help accelerate its growth and strengthen the brand equity and global awareness.” Mr. Champenois is a French national and graduate from Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, with a degree in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Luxury Marketing and Communication. He is passionate about the arts, design, gastronomy and enjoys trekking and diving around the world.

LVMH Hotel Management

French luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), announced in December 2018, the acquisition of London-based luxury hotel group Belmond. LVMH, the parent company of fashion houses including Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy as well as premium spirits, cosmetics and more, is looking to expand its empire in the hospitality business, which currently includes the Bulgari hotel brand, as well as Cheval Blanc.
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