LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
March 11, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment is an educational program dedicated to engaging people of all ages with their natural and cultural environment. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman can enjoy activities designed to deepen their appreciation for nature. Throughout these unique Caribbean eco-tours, the islands’ ecological resources become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having fun at the same time. Each Grand Cayman Ambassadors of the Environment adventure begins upon arrival at Heritage House, a traditional island cottage showcasing Caymanian culture. The Ambassadors Naturalists can customize tours for groups of any size. There are customizable options geared towards kids, teens, adults, and the whole family.
Available Activities Include:
-Coral reef presentations
-Mangrove kayak adventures
-Sunset mangrove kayaks
-Underwater photography snorkels
-Underwater videography snorkel
-Fish frenzy snorkel
-Reef discovery snorkel
-Cayman snorkel odyssey
-Private guided telescope observations
-Seafloor submarine adventure
The Villas of Grand Cypress has newly Club Suites. Decor by Orlando-based interior designer Lori Rapport is a tranquil balance of contemporary and classic styles through thoughtful details and custom-made furnishings. Surrounded by calming natural elements like rich Zebrano wood and stacked stone, the roomy master bedroom comes with a choice of either one king bed or two double beds and separate sitting area. Enjoy views of the undulating green hills of the larger Grand Cypress resort and the peaceful property lakes from a private balcony or patio. The 650 square foot Club Suite offers a bathing experience beginning with a glass-surrounded shower including a European shower tower complete with body jets, hand held shower, and rain shower head. The bathroom also features a sculptural, deep-walled bathing vessel and custom quartz counters with double sinks, polished chrome Kohler faucets, and an illuminated mirror integrated with a 19" television.
Special Five Star Alliance Rate Includes:
-$100 Resort Credit valid for food and beverage
Two-night minimum stay available, rates subject to availability.
Rates start at $359 per night.
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New to Five Star Alliance! Thompson Playa del Carmen brings not one, but two properties to this popular Mexican vacation spot.
This is the only Playa del Carmen hotel with locations on Quinta Avenida and the beach. Choose from a more classic luxury style
at the downtown location, or enjoy the intimate bohemian vibe at the Beach House.
Take advantage of opening offers including the Opening Deal Getaway featuring 20% off the best available rates.
Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge – Blanket Bay. In 1861, a mob of sheep owned by Mr William Gilbert Rees were sheared on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in a bay just south of where the small town of Glenorchy is situated. This bay was to be named Blanket Bay after blankets used to create the shed and shelters used to protect the eight Maori shearers and the wool from the elements.
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Guests of Belmond Villa San Michele enjoy magnificent views across the Arno Valley and Florence
from the panoramic heated swimming pool. It is situated on a grassy plateau above the gardens,
reached by a winding path, with a pool snack bar.
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What better time to say "I Do" than Spring? And what better place than NYC? Lovebirds of all kinds should head to Manhattan and take advantage of the "Mr. + Mr." or "Mrs. + Mrs" package. The offer, which is available at Gansevoort Park Avenue and Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC.
Gansevoort's "Mr. + Mr." or "Mrs. + Mrs" package includes:
-Two couples one-hour Fusion Massage at Exhale Spa
-Taxi to city hall
-Champagne upon arrival
-Rose Petals in room
-Suit Press or Dress Steaming
Prices starting at $642.00*
Package is subject to availability and pricing is exclusive of tax and based on double occupancy.
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort offers al fresco dining at Water's Edge restaurant. Serving Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, Water's Edge is perfect place to cozy up with a bottle of wine and watch the ocean.
Guests of Four Seasons Hotel George V can learn how to arrange flowers from the best. Jeff Leatham, the hotel's acclaimed Artistic Director, is renowned worldwide for his floral creations. Now he's sharing his secrets in a free workshop open to guests of the hotel.
The 2-hour lesson takes place in one of the Hotel's salons and begins with a floral art demonstration followed by the opportunity to put the demonstration into practice and create a bouquet. Reservations are required, and can be made with the Concierge.
Located in exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, and made up of four distinct areas, the all-inclusive Beaches Turks & Caicos offers the seaside garden paradise of the Caribbean Village, the sophisticated style of the French Village, the monumental surroundings of the Italian Village, along with the Key West Village which features 3 & 4 bedroom Villas.
Here, there are almost enough pools for each day of the week, and the last day should be reserved for the largest pool of all, the clear turquoise sea bordered by a 12-mile stretch of beach.
Through a unique partnership with Sesame Street, kids can enjoy a week of exclusive adventures with Cookie Monster, Super Grover 2.0, Zoe, Bert & Ernie, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Family Suites with Kid Rooms offer mahogany bunk beds with a trundle; a 27' flat screen TV with a state-of-the-art XBOX; a multi-function game table; a built-in, nautical, mahogany storage wall unit; its own closet; and a vanity unit with basin and mirror.
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March 6, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance
Danai Beach Resort And Villas is a luxurious hideaway perched on the bluffs of the Aegean Peninsula in Northern Greece,
surrounded by the flawless beauty of Mediterranean pine trees, lush gardens, white sandy beaches, clean turquoise waters,
and azure skies. While there are private pools available in some suites and villas, everyone can enjoy the main swimming pool.
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