Belmond names new chief operating officer

Belmond Ltd. (NYSE: BEL) said it has appointed Philippe Cassis as executive vice president, chief operating officer.

Cassis most recently served as CEO at Sun Resorts Ltd., where he oversaw the successful growth of the company´s portfolio of luxury destination resorts.

Prior to his role at Sun Resorts Ltd., Cassis spent 28 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he held various executive positions including Senior Vice President, Operations South America and Global Initiatives Latin America, a position in which he managed a portfolio of 37 properties across Columbia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

Belmond is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world´s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the company owns and operates 46 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world´s most celebrated destinations.