The Oberoi Group is a hotel company with its head office in Delhi. Founded in 1934, the company owns and/or operates 30+ luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in six countries, primarily under its Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Hotels brands.
Belmond Ltd. is a hotel and leisure company that operates luxury hotels, train services and river cruises around the world. In 2015, the company had 35 deluxe hotels, 7 tourist trains, 3 river cruises and restaurants in 22 countries. The company was formerly known as Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.
When Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group publicly launched the company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the mid 1980s, there was a desire to create a symbol that embodied the hotel group's luxurious and elegant image yet was still reflective of each hotel's local charm.