KAA News Roundup

Celebrated Living Mag’s Platinum List was released this month, and we are happy to announce Pikaia Lodge and The Beaumont received accolades for “Most Innovative Architecture.” This innovation at Teh Beaumont is detailed by The Telegraph, “The sculpture that is also London’s strangest hotel suite” and by Conde Nast Traveller, “What’s it like to sleep in a sculpture? A first look inside Antony Gormley’s inhabitable ROOM creation at The Beaumont hotel.” The Financial Times How to Spend It writes on The Beaumont as, “A flawless version of the past.”

More from The Telegraph this month for another European gem, La Fiermontina in their article, “What makes Puglia Italy’s hottest new destination? “ La Fiermontina is also a finalist in Jetsetter.com Best of the Best list for “Best Design.”

Over to Milan where The Armani Hotel Milan’s Ristorante was awarded the Best Italian Luxury Restaurant 2016 from the World Luxury Restaurant Awards. Explore the city of Milan in style with their new package on a special Armani branded EA Vespa.

More hotels on Celebrated Living’s Platinum List for “Best Resorts” includes Halekulani, Rajmahal Palace, Finca Cortesin and Faena Miami. Faena Miami was also awarded Best Over-The-Top Luxury by Jetsetter.com. Two great articles this month for the Faena include Introspective Magazine’s “Miami Beach’s Artistic Aspirations” and from The Miami New Times, “Faena Theater in Miami Beach Brings Cabaret to a New Generation.”

Over to California where Haute Living’s list of 25 Great Things to do in Malibu features Malibu Beach Inn & Carbon Beach as #2 and #9.

Up to Vermont where Vogue Magazine includes Twin Farms in their article “5 Perfect East Coast Weekend Escapes to Book Now.”

After a successful Le Miami this month, Fogo Island Inn received some nice press on Le Miami’s website, writing on Zita Cobb as “not your average hotelier, in the same way…Fogo Island Inn, is not your average hotel.”

From Inside Hook, channel your inner Eastwood at these 10 high-end haciendas, including luxury ranch, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch.

New client The Strand Cruise is in demand and in the press. Cruise Critic Gary Buchanan writes, “The most luxurious boat afloat? Quite possibly.” More reviews from Miss Around The World, and the Inquirer.net plus beautiful photos from XO Private and great ideas from Yahoo Finance, “River Cruises That You Can Bring Your Kids On.”

Over to China where WildChina founder Mei Zhang appeared on CNNi Business Traveler, watch the highlights.

Song Saa in Cambodia has a new General Manager. Positive Luxury caught up with Karen Merrick, GM to discuss her life at Song Saa and to discover what ‘treading lightly’ means to her.  A Luxury Travel Blog included Song Saa in their list of “4 of the best private island escapes and Spa Spy for The Telegraph does a full review.

Review of The Lodhi, New Delhi from Travel Executive, “… our new favorite city hotel in India.” South China Morning Post writes on Rajasthan’s Jawai Leopard Camp, “luxury safari, no crowds,” and Forbes describes sister hotel as, “The Most Beautiful New Hotel In India: Sujan Rajmahal Palace.”

Down to The Maldives where Spears Mag writes on Gili Lankanfushi, “a tranquil island in the heart of the Maldives and Telegraph Luxury includes Gili in “The world’s best hotel villas.”

Great news for Costa Rica’s Villa Manzu, Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence - “Best New Villa Worldwide.”

Nicaragua is a hot and emerging destination.  The Toronto Star writes, “Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica?” Get inspired to visit Mukul Resort from these articles, 9 Hidden Hotel Bars You’ll Want To Check Out from Paste Magazine; 15 Family-Friendly Hotels Mom and Dad Will Love Too from Men’s Journal; and from Conde Nast Traveler, “16 Most Over-the-Top Hotel Butler Services.”

The Galapagos is a bucket list trip for most, and Pikaia Lodge brings a luxury element to this eco paradise. From Wonderland Mag, “The Evolution of the Eco Luxury Adventure;” from Jetsetter, “Journey through the Galápagos;” and why Pikaia is a hot new honeymoon spot from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Plan South America website reviews Casa San Agustin, their new favorite hotel in Cartagena and Conde Nast Traveller on where to stay in Cartagena. Get the full down low on Cartagena by The Points Guy, “8 reasons why you should consider vacationing in Cartagena, Colombia.”

Why not celebrate July 4th in the southern hemisphere? Great feature from The New York Times on July 4th packages in South America including a package at Viña Vik.

From Luxury Travel Magazine, The Brando is the Winner of Best Overseas Resort 2016: Tahiti’s luxurious and eco-friendly The Brando wins this category for the second time just two years since it opened – an impressive feat for an impressive resort. Read more about The Brando from Destinology.

More luxury hotel news – Six Senses in the Seychelles is opening soon!

Big news in wellness travel, where Aja Malibu is opening this August.  Read about it in the LA Times.

Lots of news from Texas where Lake Austin Spa press includes this blog from The Simple Sol, a review from Adventure Girl, Sharp Heels. Well and Good NYC included Lake Austin Spa in their roundup of “The 11 best healthy retreats this summer,”and it was also included on Celebrated Living Mag’s Platinum List for wellness along with Chiva-Som in Thailand.

Prana Journeys “Our Favorite Destination Spas,” featured Lake Austin Spa along with the famed Rancho La Puerta. Yahoo’s article, “10 Underrated Self-Discovery Trip Ideas” features Rancho La Puerta, along with Mukul and Twin Farms.

Finally, read this great piece on Ananda Spa by National Geographic Traveller India.

 

 

 

 

Heaven on Earth? A Sandbar at Musha Cay

Musha Cay may be the top place in the Bahamas to have a magical vacation with your significant other – or 23 of favorite friends – but don’t be surprised if you see more than you expect of that magic you are seeking.

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This is David Copperfield’s idea of what a vacation should look like and the illusions may be real. The co-producer of the hit film, “Now You See Me 2” that is just out in theaters now, has a thing or two to say about what happens when fantasy meets reality.
“My particular contribution to magic is to combine magic with story,” Copperfield recently told a reporter for the L.A. Times. And there is plenty of story for everyone in a stay at Musha Cay.
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Copperfield performs 15 times a week at the MGM Resort in Las Vegas to packed crowds anxious to parse the mechanics of the magician’s famed disappearing and teleportation acts. One can only imagine how he might be teleporting himself nightly to the magnificent surrounds of Musha Cay where 12 rooms spread amid five expansive houses and bungalows open to 700 acres of undisturbed tropical foliage and pristine shore lines on this for real private island.

 

Copperfield purchased this private island for $50 million and in the ensuing years put in just about as much into building and remodeling. He also purchased ten more islands to keep Musha Cay company. The holdings now extend to some 40 beaches (you would have to stay weeks to visit them all!) in these calm Caribbean waters of the Exuma Cay islands south of Nassau.

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On arrival guests head to their quarters, likely a large, lumbering bedroom suite in a house that might be described as English colonial with tropical flourishes containing high ceilings and mahogany wood terraces and South Asian design treatments.

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All meals and most amenities are included in this adventure and guests wander from fresh seafood course pairings on the 2,200 square-foot Balinese Beach Pavilion to various customized and catered beach settings where only torchlight and moonlight illuminate the moment. A pinch, a sleight of hand and suddenly you remember this is not your average private island.

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There is a 3-mile-long sandbar that David Copperfield calls “Heaven on Earth” to explore. There are other earthly pleasures to consider: a movie in a beach lounger under the stars at Dave’s Drive-in; bicycles for taking bike paths around the island; a 28-foot catamaran to head out to the other islands and beaches; a 23-foot jet-boat, jet skis, paddle boards, Boston Whalers and sailboats… just ask and watch it manifest.

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“When I acquired these islands a few years ago, I made a personal commitment to transform an already perfect place into the most magical vacation destination in the world. Everything truly magical that I’ve ever experienced, everything that has created wonder for me has been re-created at the Islands of Copperfield Bay,” Copperfield told a reporter for the Las Vegas Sun in 2011.

And word traveled. And keeps traveling. Judge Judy vacations there with her family. Such notables as Johnny Deep, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and John Travolta have stayed on the island. Javier Bardem married Penelope Cruz there.

Time Magazine reported Musha Cay to be the number 2 most pinned location on Pinterest last year.

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Guests, whether famous or not, have choices. They may want their own private 10,000-square-foot villa on the crest of a hill. They may opt for a thatched-roof beach house far from sight and sound of other guests. They may choose a guest villa with two bedrooms, private outdoor Jacuzzis, and beaches, or they may go for a five-bedroom beachside villa. Naturally, there is air-conditioning throughout, satellite television, and international phone service.

Musha Cay Accommodations at a Glance:


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10,000 square feet, two-bedroom main house high on a hill overlooking the 700-acre resort island

Pier House: 3,200 square feet, two-bedroom beach house

Blue Point: 3,200 square feet, two-bedroom beach house

Palm Terrace: 4,500 square feet, five-bedroom beach house

Beach House: a one-bedroom beach cottage with open-air living room and bathroom

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A Stay at Musha Cay

Getting to Musha Cay can be accommodated by air and sea. Guests fly into Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT) and transfer to a 45-minute boat ride to Musha Cay’s dock. Guests may also choose to take a 15-minute charter flight or helicopter flight to Musha’s 2,200-foot private runway.

Staying at Musha Cay is best managed as a buy-out by 24 fun, close friends and relatives where rates run $39,000 to $59,000 per night, four-night minimum. This booking concept insures that “private” is kept in the “private island” promise. And those rates, though all-inclusive, do not include transfers, international telephone calls, massage, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, special entertainment — such as fireworks, musical groups, and custom-designed treasure hunts – or gratuities.

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Contact:

Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay
Exumas, Bahamas
(208) 309-1106
mushacay@kurtzahlers.com

www.mushacay.com

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Vermont Summers Immortalized at Twin Farms

While autumn is a sublime time to take in the rolling hills of Vermont, the quaint Green Mountain State becomes a bounty of old fashioned fun in the summertime too. And that’s when Twin Farms is alive and sizzling with explorations and activities that can bond couples and families in memories that cannot be made anywhere else.

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Perhaps you prefer a morning mountain bike ride trek or a comfortable cruiser for the scenic, 10-mile downhill ride to Woodstock. Ok, not a fan of 10-mile up-hill slogs? Twin Farms staff will pick you up.

Summer in Style at Twin Farms

Twin Farms celebrates the warm long days of summer in style. The resort’s 20 rooms and suites are just places of blessed retreat at the end of a full day of New England activities: ice cream tastings at amazing creameries, beer sampling at award-winning craft breweries, checking out the Holsteins at the county fair, hiking the northern climbs of the Appalachian Trail. In Vermont, sky is the limit and in summer it is likely to be blue with a smattering of clouds casting blobby shadows over shimmering carpets of green.

13422335_10157040461170088_8103351733348693408_oTwin Farms is perfectly located in the center of the Green Mountain State, in easy reach of Burlington and its airport 90 minutes away and pretty much less than two hours from any far points. The town of Barnard holds fewer than 1000 souls as residents but was made famous none-the-less when, in 1928, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis bought two farm settings there with 300 acres surrounding. He named the property Twin Farms and kept it as his favorite vacation and writing hideout during the 1930s and 1940s, enjoying it with his wife Dorothy Thompson.

13344613_10157040453415088_1726019528783816501_nTime and new owners moved the stead into its current state as a luxury resort offering an antidote to civilization needed by ready populations of urban sophisticates in Boston and New York. Guests can unplug as much as they choose, to soak and spa in quiet cathedral corners of the resort; to enjoy the hand-picked interior designs and wall art that characterize the accommodations and to sip fine wines and farm-to-table foods prepared throughout the day by Twin Farms’ passionate culinary team.

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While privacy, and quiet intimacy may be mantras at Twin Farms, if you are looking for social connection and warmth you will find it there. Accommodations are, indeed, spacious and many come as their own cottages, but the resort also offers comfortable shared spaces, roaring fires in the cold months, family style dining for meals (of course, you can enjoy a meal anywhere at Twin Farms – on your porch, at the pond, on a hill, on a trail … your choice), and there is brew, music and billiards to be shared at the pub.


What you won’t find is stress. Your needs are managed within a fully-inclusive philosophy at the Farm, which seeks to keep wallets far from reach while keeping clients comfortable in whatever they may need or want. From bicycles to canoes, to croquet set-ups to fly-fishing gear, to picnics to puzzles to the healing moments to be had in the spa’s Japanese furo – it’s all on the table at Twin Farms and without charge.

Time Out for a Celebration in the Mountains at Twin Farms

Summer in Vermont often means weddings, occasions, family reunions, any excuse to scoop up the kids and head to the cool mountains. At Twin Farms, weddings and celebrations are an art form. They are created from the tempting confluence of wish and imagination and they are molded into action by a knowing, can-do team. Friends and families can buy out the farm and create a twinkling fantasy of five-star experiences as they envision. Or, with 300 acres to play in, friends can pull together and have their own special party in the large, airy and private meadows around the resort. Corporate retreats, too, can move into full swing setting up a variety of activities and focus time with associates in most inspiring settings.

13419118_10157040453545088_7080483013726844204_nPrivate retreats mean coming back to accommodations that can be as intimate as the 600-square-foot Lodge Rooms with private fireplaces and romantic reading corners or be as rustic as the cottages that range just under 1000 square feet on two levels and offer fireplace, stone hot tub, woodstove, cathedral ceilings and plenty of country atmosphere. No room is like the other. At Twin Farms, a Relais & Chateaux resort, you customize your stay in every way.

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Still, no man can vacation by farm alone. Vermont is a destination with plenty of quirky attractions to keep a romance pumped in laughs and any family steeped in did-you-know historical curiosities.

 

Things to do on a Vermont Summer Day

Head to a farmer’s market to taste some of the freshest food on the planet. Ever had fried cattails? How about some real Ben & Jerry’s right from the factory?

Go antiquing. Vermont practically invented antiques and they can be had here for a song if you check out a local auction.

Photograph covered bridges. No they don’t just happen in Madison County. Rare and preserved, step into the shadows of another place and time.

Go for a swim. This is lake country. But Silver Lake near Barnard is pretty special for some natural dipping.

Go to a County Fair. This is the real thing. Expect to see award-winning farm animals, horse competitions, and probably some wacky races as well. Eat corn on the cob. Dance to some vigorous fiddling. Share a homemade ice cream cone. The Vermont State Fair in nearby Rutland runs August 16-20 and offers all the activity and atmosphere one could wish for without transporting into an Elia Kazan movie.

Contact:

Twin Farms
P.O. Box 115
Barnard, VT 05031
(800) 894-6327
info@twinfarms.com
www.twinfarms.com

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Matakauri Lodge Stay Four, Pay Three

Experience fabulous Queenstown from May to September 2016. Pay three nights and the fourth night is complimentary.

Matakauri Lodge enjoys spectacular mountain views and a personalized concierge service. Superbly located just seven minutes’ drive from Queenstown, it is within easy reach of several ski fields, charming vineyards, and all the adventure sports and outdoor activities the town is famous for.

This special offer includes; accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities (excluding spa treatments).

Valid 1 May – 30 September, 2016

Offers are subject to availability & change

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Fall Into Spring Special at Kauri Cliffs & Cape Kidnappers

Autumn, Winter and Spring are wonderful times to visit New Zealand! This summer and fall explore the North and South Island of New Zealand – Book two nights at each Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers until November 14th and receive an additional night.

By simply reserving two nights each at Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers in our deluxe category of suite you will receive a fifth night complimentary to extend your stay at the lodge of your choice.

This five night North Island package affords guests ample time to enjoy more of the truly memorable lodge experiences that await. For example, a complimentary tour of the 6000 acre working sheep and cattle station at Cape Kidnappers, and a land based fishing excursion from one of three private beaches at Kauri Cliffs are included in this offering.

The package is all inclusive of daily pre dinner drinks and canapés, dinner, full breakfast and a complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar.

Valid:  April 1– 14 November 2016 NZ$7,120.00 + 15% GST based on twin or double occupancy

Package is subject to availability and change.

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Twin Farms Wellness Weekend

This July 8-10 come to Vermont to focus on the mind, body and soul. The weekend includes healthy cooking demonstrations, yoga and meditation classes, skin consultations by Tata Harper’s team and more. Learn more >>

Twin Farms is an intimate, all-inclusive country hideaway secluded amid 300 acres of meadows and woodlands in an unspoiled valley, 10 miles north of Woodstock. Steeped in romance and folklore, Twin Farms is Vermont’s only luxury, five-star experience. Hand painted murals, rich maple and pine woodwork, American folk art and museum-quality contemporary oils adorn the 20 uniquely-designed accommodations and common areas, which include the Dining Room, Barn Room, Pub, Cabana, and Fitness Center. A 20,000-bottle wine cellar complements the farm to table cuisine. Twin Farms is also a proud member of Relais & Châteaux.

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30% & 50% Off Cruises in Myanmar

Enjoy 50% off rates for The Strand Cruise in Myanmar this July and 30% off select dates in October, November, and December. Getting there is now easier than ever – Yangon and Mandalay can be reached by daily flights from Bangkok.

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles Now Accepting Reservations

Starting on October 1st visitors can experience the new Six Senses on the island of Félicité, a private island with granite rocks and white sand beaches home to 30 pool villas encircled by the Indian Ocean.

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Culture & Romance in Cartagena at Casa San Agustin

A vibrant city and a luxury hotel set the stage for a getaway to remember. Special offers include a cultural package with a tour of the walled city or a Romance package with a massage, wine and strawberries.

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Culture in Cartagena Package

 

Relive the rich history of Cartagena in the cobbled stone streets and squares of the historic walled city center.

 

Includes:

Accommodation for 2 nights / 3 days.

Breakfast a-la-carte at Alma Restaurant from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Transfer Rafael Nuñez airport – Hotel – Rafael Nuñez airport (round trip), previous coordination

2-Hour walking tour* into the walled city, previous coordination

 

Romance in Cartagena Package

 

Let the romance of Cartagena set the stage for a magical wedding night or any evening that calls for romantic memories.

 

Includes:

Accommodation for 3 nights / 4 days.

Breakfast a-la-carte served at Alma Restaurant from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or at the room with previous coordination

Transfer Rafael Nuñez airport – Hotel – Rafael Nuñez airport (round trip), previous coordination

Welcome Gift

1-Hour relaxing massage per person with a glass of sparkling wine (House´s Selection) and strawberries, previous coordination

Romantic set up on the room ( bouquet of roses, and bed-veils)

Late Check Out 3 p.m., subject to availability

 

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Moorish Delights, Andalusian Nights with Finca Cortesin Luxury Stays in Spain

Thoughts of Spain may whip up whirlwind images of Jet-Set lifestyles, heady spy thriller backdrops along precipitous cliffs leading to medieval strongholds, or the easy romance of a sun-drenched afternoon on the Costa del Sol. But not far from these fairytale moments is fantasy found: Finca Cortesin.

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Located on the Costa del Sol near Malaga, perhaps the first thing that washes over the senses at Finca Cortesin is the shock of white against rolling hills and wandering vineyards. It’s a dance of Moorish design and Andalusian flow sweeping through a sprawling six-acre estate overlooking the bright sands and sugar-cubed houses along this stretch of the Iberian coast. The atmosphere here is contemporary yet rooted in the past, using travertine marble in the flooring, along with stones and doors rescued from 18th century nunneries and Andalusian convents.

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Amid the 67 suites, guests find four salt-water swimming pools – three outside and one that is an impressive 50 meters in length, plus a delicious beach club by the powder white sand.

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Feeling Like Bond in the Finca Cortesin Bar

No lounging option is ever far from a cocktail at Finca Cortesin. A martini sipped in the Moroccan Lounge, a dizzying mélange of red velvet chairs, zellij floor tiles, cascading greenery and deep rich woods, conjures images of Sean Connery who may easily have done the same. And the sangria ordered here has won awards.

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From there it is to the Michelin-starred Kabuki Raw, which takes the fruits of the nearby Straits and serves up a symphony of sensations in sushi with organic vegetables from the hotel garden. Casual dining takes place at El Jardin, on the terrace shaded by century-old olive trees with views to the sea. But it would not be Spain without a tapas bar and The Bar offers these creative small plates along with cocktails and conversation.

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Exclusive Suite Arrangements at Finca Cortesin

Accommodations at this exclusive enclave come in four sizes and all have 12-foot ceilings. The Junior Suite measures 560 square feet with a king bed and an enclosed private garden or a terrace with golf, garden or mountain views. The Executive Suite can be as small as 825 square feet or as large at 1,075 square feet with a separate lounge area, a guest bathroom, and panoramic views, many facing the Sea.

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The Pool Suites have similar dimensions but with a large living room and 650 square feet of outdoor living space that open to a private pool. For super special affairs, however, it is the Cortesin Suite that should be booked. It spreads over some 2,000 square feet, and features gardens and Mediterranean views, two large bedrooms with capacious en suite baths, an enormous entertaining lounge with two separate living areas, plus a study, and kitchenette, all filled antiques and fine fabrics.

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For families, groups or parties, the four-bedroom villas offer perfection within a 4,500 square foot spread. Each bedroom is given an en suite bath and king bed, while common areas bring a living room with fireplace, a large dining room, a fully furnished kitchen equipped with gourmet appliances, several outdoor living porches, a flowing garden and private swimming pool.

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Awash in Amenities at Finca Cortesin

• Daily A la Carte breakfast in our El Jardin Restaurant

• Welcome drink and authentic Spanish tapas upon arrival overlooking our picturesque gardens.

• Seasonal fresh fruit bowl and premium water in the room.

• Fresh hand-cut countryside flowers placed in the room upon arrival.

• Complimentary high speed wireless Internet and wired Internet connection.

• IPod station and DVD player, available upon request.

• Complimentary valet parking service.

• Complimentary entrance and shuttle service to the Beach Club.

 

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The days belong to exploring: the Beach Club offers its teak wood details, Balinese beds and sun lounges, and quiet gardens between the beach and 35-meter infinity pool. The restaurant, directly on the beach, serves fresh Mediterranean seafood and cuisine.

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At the Finca Cortesin Spa, it is possible to immerse in a snow cave (the only such cave in Spain) and swab warm, sun-drenched skin with glistening snow balls, just the fun of it. More serious spa-goers will enjoy the fact that it is a dedicated spa, not a resort after thought. The spa measures some 24,000 square feet with 11 treatment rooms where guests find under-floor heating and heated massage beds, and experience rare beauty and rejuvenation technologies with a wide range of therapies created by leading French specialist Biologique Recherche. Couples enjoy a suite with a Roman bath and all guests can indulge in their choice from three thermal areas: one female, one male and one unisex for a sauna, Turkish bath and simple relaxation. Naturally there is a plunge pool available for quick dips to counter the thermal dynamics.

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Golf on the Costa del Sol

The choice may be more about golf than spa and for such moments, Finca Cortesin is ready. The hotel grounds meander amid the fairways of a world championship par 72, 18-hole golf course designed by Cabell Robinson. Opened in 2006, it is considered one of the best golf courses in Spain. At nearly 7,500 yards, it is one of the longest golf courses in Europe and also houses a Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy. Finca Cortesin hosted “The Volvo World Match Play Championship” in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Facilities are world class, offering golf club valet and cleaning, a buggy bar for ice cold drinks on the course, and a large and impressive Clubhouse with golf shop, bar, restaurant, terrace and striking views of the fairways and Sea.

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Explorations at Finca Cortesin need not be limited to improving one’s swing or luxuriating sessions in resort pampering. Malaga brings a layered 2,800-year history and a museum dedicated to the works of Picasso, who was born in Malaga.

The city features a fabulous walk to Gibralfaro castle for panoramic views over the land. Adjacent to the castle find Alcazaba, the old Muslim palace, and other odd attractions surrounding: a Roman Theatre, the old Jewish quarter, the Church of Santiago, even the Paseo del Parque for a lovely amble down to the harbor and ending in the main commercial street of the city.

Other at-a-Glance activities at Finca Cortesin:

• Tour Andalusia’s white villages, whitewashed in the Moorish tradition

• Colorful weekend markets

• Sailing lessons, dolphin watching tours, or sunset sailing

• Scuba Diving

• Visit traditional Jerez wine cellars

• Private Flamenco show

• Iberian ham and sherry tasting

• Andalusian Horse Dance show, an equestrian ballet accompanied by Spanish music and 18th Century costumes

• Hiking or skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

• Ascari Race Resort one hour away

Rates in the summer high season run from around $770 to $5,500 per night.

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Contact:

Finca Cortesin
Carretera de Casares
Km 2, E 29690, Casares
Malaga, Spain
(844) 733-4190
(+34 952) 93 78 00
reservas@hotelcortesin.com
www.fincacortesin.com

 

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