KAA News Roundup

Happy Summer!  Big news from London is that The Lanesborough will re-open July 1st after an extensive renovation.The refurbishment included all areas of the hotel; the 93 guest rooms, including 43 suites, and all public areas. Following The Lanesborough’s closure in December 2013, the hotel was taken back to its shell and meticulously transformed by Alberto Pinto, the world renowned interior design studio. Read about their new Chefs Eric Fréchon and his protégé Florian Favario.

Also on July 1st, Six Senses Samui in Thailand will re-open with beautiful refreshed interiors.

srmp7New client SUJÁN Luxury and their four Rajasthan properties have received some great press this month.  Rajmahal Palace in Jaipur is “the most romantic and royal residence in Jaipur” according to Conde Nast Traveller in their article. Architectural Digest featured the palace on their website in a beautiful slideshow. All SUJÁN Luxury hotels were recently visited by Andrew Harper and received glowing reviews.  And The Independent featured a review of Rajmahal, “Sujan Rajmahal Palace, India: In the pink with the Maharajas of Jaipur,” and also featured on Trendland, “ Jaipur’s Most Luxurious Hotel.”

We are delighted to welcome SUJÁN Luxury hotels to the Kurtz-Ahlers family, offering exceptional luxury travel experiences across Rajasthan, India: Rahmahal Palace in Jaipur, Sher Bagh in Ranthambhore, The Serai in Jaisalmer, and JAWAI.

Another new client this month joins our Wellness Travel Collection, the authentic Lake Austin Spa Resort. Lake Austin Spa Resort is an award-winning destination spa nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Lake Austin Spa Resort soothes the soul in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere featuring comfortable public areas, peaceful grounds and nature and wildlife trails at the foot of the cool, blue Lake Austin. Read about the resort in Houstonia Magazine.

More from our Wellness Collection, where VeraVia was featured in the Hollywood Reporter, “Summer Getaways: 5 Luxe Spas to Check out Now,” and in the LA Times “guide to well-rounded wellness vacations.”

Thailand’s beachfront health resort, Chiva-Som, and Rancho La Puerta – the original destination spa – were both featured in a CNN Travel feature on “10 of the world’s best hotel spas.”  Writer Beth Weitzman recounts her 5-night stay at Chiva-Som in article for Modern Luxury entitled, “Thai Tranquility.”

At Nicaragua’s new gem, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, wellness comes along with a dose of surfing, golf, rum tastings and beachfront pool villas. Their wellness packages were featured in Departures Magazine. Too much press this month to mention but here goes:  from Golf Advisor, “From great rum to great golf and surfing, Nicaragua’s Mukul Resort offers a taste of luxury.” From Golf Magazine, “David McLay Kidd’s Tropical Getaway.” From Bloomberg, “Five Reasons You Should Go to Nicaragua Right Now.” From The Dallas Morning News, “Family travel five: When you want more from a beach vacation than the beach.” From Parenting Magazine, “Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families.” Lastly, from Conde Nast, “Under-the-Radar Destinations to Visit in 2015. And, travel to Nicaragua and visit is easier than ever with new non-stop flights from LAX and Dallas.

Down to The Galapagos, where the new Pikaia Lodge is ready to welcome adventurous guests.  Get inspired by this article in A Magazine, “Highly Evolved Adventure, ” or by this Men’s Journal roundup of “Ten Epic, All-Inclusive Adventures.” Martha Stewart Weddings calls Pikaia as one of “Three Best Places to Elope, ” and The Dallas Morning News declares, “Pikaia Lodge brings smart luxury to the Galapagos.”

Let’s head over to Chile, where the new Viña Vik Winery and Hotel in is busy raising the wine bar. Read more in Forbes.

Up to the USA’s mountain west, the perfect place a for a family luxury ranch vacation this summer. Check out The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch for a guy’s trip, or a women’s trip.  The Women’s Orvis Adventure Getaway with Georgia Pellegrini is just for women from September 24-27.

Up to Canada where Fogo Island Inn has received accolades from far and wide.  Harper Travel’s feature on “11 Incredible Luxury Hotels on Stilts: includes the Newfoundland gem, as well as Coastal Living Magazine’s feature, “10 Best Summer Hotels on the Water.” And from the Wall Street Journal, “Five Out-of-the-way Art Spots w/ Out-of-this-world Food.”

Another out of the way gem is Song Saa resort in Cambodia. Read, “10 Secret Spots Where the Stars Go Off the Grid” from Pop Sugar, or this article by co-founder Melita Hunter featured on Yahoo “I Bought an Island in Cambodia and Changed My Life.” More press from The Australian, “Song Saa resort, Cambodia, is Rory and Melita Hunter’s community project,”and from the Ego Tripper, “Honestly, I’ve been to a few luxury resorts in my life but this one tops it all,”  a nice article here from Trendesign, and lastly, Song Saa made the list from Traveller AU, “Our 15 top places in the world right now.”

To Tahiti where The Brando makes the list from Robb Report, Best of the Best in the Hotels & Resorts 2015. The Province agrees in their article here.

Down to New Zealand, where the challenging Cape Kidnappers Golf Course was featured in Denver Life Magazine. The lodge is also ideal for weddings, as featured in Passport Magazine, “23 Over-the-top Wedding Venues.”

In Dubai at The Armani Hotel, congratulations to Chef Alessandro Salvatico won the Head Chef of the Year at the Caterer Awards 2015!

Phew!  Time for a glass of Rosé.

For the Love of Cod at Fogo Island Inn

BvVlL61CYAAGNnI Fish in Newfoundland means Cod – the humble fish that changed the world. From a nimble but sturdy skiff guests of all ages will have the rare opportunity to Jig for Cod on the North Atlantic.

The For the Love of Cod two-night package is a marine experience that invites visitors to connect with Fogo Island’s roots and participate in a fishery that has shaped lives and culture.  The dates for the much-awaited 2015 recreational fishery are July 18 to August 9, 2015 and September 19 to September 27, 2015.

Fogo Island Inn is a high comfort base from which to orient to old ways and new ways – through the fishery, art, architecture, design and food. The For the Love of Cod two-night package is a marine experience that invites visitors to connect with Fogo Island’s roots and participate in a fishery that has shaped lives and culture.

FogoMainLThe full board, two night minimum package rate begins at $1,525 per night, exclusive of taxes, is based on two persons (solo travelers deduct $200 off base rate per night for food and beverage and $125 for the marine excursion) and includes: a community host island orientation, a half day fishing expedition with a lesson on cod fishing and full use of the Inn’s facilities. Family suites are available.

Click here for more information about this For the Love of Cod package.

To secure your booking, please call: 709-658-3444 or toll free in North America at 855-268-9277 or email reservations@fogoislandinn.ca

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Bonus Night at Condado Vanderbilt, Puerto Rico

Explore old San Juan this summer with a stay at the new Condado Vanderbilt, stay two nights and get the third night complimentary.

Condado Vanderbilt is comprised of the main historic building and two towers, with 212 rooms and 107 suites –most with ocean views– featuring comfortably elegant furnishings, luxurious marble bathrooms and the latest technology, as well as the finest linens and toiletries. Above all is our commitment to service. Butlers cater to our guest’s every need and all at the Condado Vanderbilt are unwaveringly focused in their enjoyment and comfort. The Condado Vanderbilt provides a resort ambiance minutes from the airport, Old San Juan, luxury shopping, and the business district. Puerto Rico, a US territory, is a short flight from most major US cities and no passport is required to visit.

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Special “Summer Package” is subject to availability and black-out dates. Cannot be combined with other promotions, Contact Dominique Myatt for reservations or more information – dmyatt@condadovanderbilt.com

 

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Ski Season Special at Arakur Ushuaia

Time for adventure at Arakur Ushuaia. Ski 2015 rates from $225 per person per night include breakfast, Wi-Fi, city shuttle, airport transfers, transportation to Cerro Castor ski area, free minibar, early check-in/late check-out, and guided trekking in the Nature Reserve. Hotel only rates start at $180 per person per night and Family Plan rates offer 20% off of the second room.

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Located in Tierra del Fuego, 20 minutes from the National Park and within Cerro Alarkén Natural Reserve, Arakur Ushuaia overlooks its stunningly beautiful locale from atop an outcrop just outside the city surrounded by stunning panoramic views, native forests, and natural terraces harmoniously integrated into the environment.

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With 250 acres of natural reserve with native forests, flora and fauna and more than a half mile of river bank along Arroyo Grande, Arakur Ushuaia was thought for those who enjoy life outdoors all the year round and in any season, offering multiple alternatives to experience nature intensely. During the winter season, guests can practice ski or snowboard on the 25 graded ski runs of Cerro Castor and enjoy Husky sled rides, snowcat, snow polo tournaments and snowshoe hikes.

 

Contact reservas@arakur.com

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Nordic Luxury: Travel through Scandinavia’s Shadows and Light

Travel around Scandinavia requires a few caveats: Always bring a sweater; keep you sun glasses handy at all hours; and be prepared to taste. The Nordic scenery is wild and extreme and is best savored with some intense dining and sipping. Nordic Luxury is a master of it all.

2The boutique tour operator located in Reykjavik, Iceland, is the titan of the tailor-made travel experience in Scandinavia, whether that is travel to Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark or Sweden. Deep and local in its roots, Nordic Luxury delivers the bespoke experience that moves way beyond the Blue Lagoon. But in the harsh and unforgiving lands of the far north, such experiences come with bragging rights – Viking-sized memories of a life taken off-course and then righted again.

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Nordic Luxury in Iceland

Take Iceland. On a mid-summer’s eve the sky is aglow with clouds and dimming blue skies reflected on glaciers and undulating green and brown moraines. The population of Iceland is smaller than the city of Santa Ana, CA on a landmass the size of Virginia. Edging the Arctic Circle between the U.S. and Europe, you won’t find the snow here. Only 10 percent of Iceland peaks white all year. Rather, prepare to jump into hot springs and immerse in the land of fire and ice.

CP4V6825Nordic Luxury takes super jeeps across the wide plateaus and brings guests beyond the reach of light or air pollution to waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and a land that seems to exist without time. The Nordic travel specialist whisks guests to remote locations in helicopters to land next to a restaurant reached only by true intention, for celebratory meals of humar, the local lobster. Sleep can be in a tented camp on a pure and glistening glacier. Meditations are best managed by a remote glacial lagoon as icebergs pass in the slow, long day.

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Finding Greenland through Nordic Luxury

Guests looking for a true treat on an exotic Scandinavian vacation will want to head to Greenland. Rumors over the origins of the Iceland and Greenland official names often reach back to settlers who wanted to ward off the masses by giving temperate Iceland its frozen name, while Greenland, covered in snow year ‘round, was given the spring meadow moniker to attract wayward populations.

gr-9Frozen Greenland is the size of Europe with only 55,000 inhabitants who mostly live on the island nation’s unfrozen edges. This is a land few people see at altitudes under 28,000 feet and presents itself up close in dots of fishing villages, stunning fjords, frozen waterfalls, living Inuit populations and possibly one of the last places of purity open for discovery.

6V2A4148Nordic Luxury may be one of the few tour operators offering a customized immersion in Greenland, land of icebergs and midnight sun in summer. Stand on the Arctic ice cap at the top of the world. Sail along Greenland’s shores to unreachable native villages. Lock in the colors. Bathe in the simplicity.

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Denmark brings the glam as bespoke trips through Nordic Luxury summon stories of Danish royalty, present and past, with magical castles, a changing of the guard to rival Buckingham Palace (but without the crowds), odes to Hans Christian Andersen everywhere (and yes, Tivoli Gardens still stands and delights, as it has been doing since 1843). And then there is the food.

dk-12New Nordic cuisine is a calling in Copenhagen and can be tasted in medieval castle towers (in particular, Restaurant Taarnet in the tower of the Christiansborg Palace that is now home of the Danish Parliament), outdoor farmer’s markets (Saturday mornings in the meat-packing district are a must), bohemian walking street cafes and cafes such as Manfred’s, and super up-and-comers making the food scene pop, such as Restaurant Kul. The genre ranges from exotic twists on traditional open-faced sandwiches to Nordic “tapas,” such as sauced white asparagus with sea brill complemented by a trio of Sealand oysters laced in vodka. Danish brews are always on tap. Not to forget, Copenhagen’s double-Michelin-starred Noma has had the best restaurant in the world, according to Restaurant magazine, for years.

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Nordic Luxury Explorations of Sweden

Sweden, just across the five-mile-long Oresund Bridge from Copenhagen, offers its own charms and many of them come with the lifestyle. There is “fika” or the art of enjoying coffee with friends – a tradition so sacred here they even game it a name. Stockholm provides plenty of places to explore and Nordic Luxury curates them – art districts, music houses, design centers and fashion showcases. Beyond the cities are places to trek, ski and explore with cozy inns for hiding away. The Aurora Borealis lies just beyond, peeking over the Lapland horizons and providing an unparalleled immersion in nature for those lucky enough to catch it.

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The Koster Islands, for instance, provide a marine national park of 12,000 different species, below and above the water surface. Try snorkeling in Rörvik. Have a fika at Kosters Trädgårdar (Koster Gardens). Kayak around Upplevelsebolaget and Nautopp. Take a Shellfish Safari. Walk the many nature trails.

The Weather Islands in the Skagerrak have one of Sweden’s warmest and windiest climates and a large colony of Bohuslän’s seals. Take a sauna, bird watch, seal watch and walk among the shoreline rocks.

Marstrand is one of the most well known islands along Sweden’s West Coast with a large supply of shopping, accommodations and restaurants. The fort on the island dates from 1860 (after taking 200 years to be built by prisoners). Strandverket gallery offers eclectic Nordic art. A night at Marstrand’s Havshotell with time in their spa and a meal at Grand Hotel Marstrand tops it off.

Styrsö is an island destination for swimming, tasting and ambling amid beautiful villas or quaint archipelago housing. There are four small villages there, each with its own quaint and centuries-old character dating back the mid 1700s.

 

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Finland and Norway, too, are on the menu with Nordic Luxury: ice hotels, chic urban design communities, private yachts to UNESCO-protected island, skiing from summit to fjord in Norwegian-style Alps.

Take the northlands at their most extreme. Take them at their quiet beauty. But take them. Nordic Luxury is all that’s required.

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Ehf, P.O. Box 3
Reykjavik, Iceland
(+ 011 354) 777-0077
info@nordicluxury.is
www.nordicluxury.is

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Visiting Newfoundland? Step into the Magic of Fogo Island

If you are visiting Newfoundland, chances are you are ready to enjoy the solitude of a more remote location. But just a little farther east on the watery brink of North America there is one more exploration worth making. It will put you pretty much at the edge of the earth.

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Visitors to Newfoundland can wander toward the coastal communities of central Newfoundland and discover the specter of what is fondly known as Iceberg Alley. There is no better place to enjoy the site of ghostly white peaks of ice floating by, interrupted only by the occasional breaching whale, than from the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the Fogo Island Inn in the community of Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island.

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Fogo Island is the largest island on Newfoundland’s vast chain, settled by fisherman in the 1500s and attracting fortune hunters through the years that followed with trading in seal skins, lumber, fur-bearing animals, salmon and, naturally, cod.

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The island is rough and wind torn, bearing a bleak beauty that comes from hard living in harsh places. Such extreme qualities make this journey so rewarding. Much today is as it was yesterday, if not the 19th century, and the people of this island tell the stories of it that go back multiple generations. Travelers seeking authenticity will find it on Fogo Island.

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Fogo Island Inn at the Edge

 

Fogo Island Inn is the vision of entrepreneur Zita Cobb who left corporate life to return to her ancestral home and create something of her own, from the ground up. It would become an icon of the island.

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The Inn was a celebrated finalist last year on the National Geographic World Legacy Awards list (for “excellence in enhancing sense of place and authenticity”). While draping its guests in quiet luxuries and fine regional food experiences, the Fogo Island Inn takes progressive actions to preserve the pristine environment of the island while pushing ahead on energy conservation innovations and aesthetic design endeavors. The inn established the Fogo Island Agricultural Co-op and keeps organic and seasonal ingredients at the forefront of most dishes.

 

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The property uses locally-made wood furnishings, as well as wood burning stoves, to keep in the traditions of the island in motion. Recycling and use of solar energy add to these practices, as does the use rain caches for its laundry and myriad of water uses.

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The 40,000 square foot, four-story Inn has 29 suites spread out through an imposing structure inspired by a “stage,”a traditional fishing house that is a common sight on these islands.  These stilted waterfronts have been the platform from where fishermen through the years and centuries would deposit the day’s bounty. At Fogo Island Inn, those stilts are 50 feet high with bores that go 30 feet into the earth. The structure above is an architectural dream.

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Fogo Island and an Eye on Design and Culture

 

The Inn opened in May 2013, the work of NFLD born and internationally based architect Todd Saunders. The Newfoundland and Labrador native now lives in Norway and brought a distinctive design to the Fogo Island Inn that was enough of a statement to put a little inn in a very remote place in the spotlight of global luxury and travel. The hotel offers two floors of guest suites – each with its own design and distinct positioning – plus a dining area that juts out over the granite outcrops above the Atlantic. There is a contemporary art gallery, a bar, a library, a cinema and windows everywhere to capture the light and the changing hues of the endless sky.  A wood-fired sauna and rooftop hot tubs complement the inn’s gym facilities. And, of course, there is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

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Fogo Island Inn is part of a multifaceted social enterprise construct created with a registered charity of Canada called Shorefast Foundation to ensure preservation of island traditions and support art on the island through four artist studios built by Saunders in some of the island’s most scenic spots.  Fogo Islands Arts’ studios are self-sustaining and give context to the beauty that filters through the many textures of the island’s light. International artists are invited to take residency for periods of time and keep the island’s artistic edge at a sharpened threshold.

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Meanwhile, guests of the Inn may get a chance to mingle with artists or they can simply cast their interests toward communing with island life. Fogo Island Inn offers island tours guided by community host neighbors and friends of the inn, who know that island well and bring a familiar accent to the tour.  And there are small-scale museums to visit and local cafes to explore. Fogo Island is but 90 square miles long with 11 villages to meander. The island’s 2,700 or so people are part and parcel of the destination experience.

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Swing by the Old School House, the Bleak House Museum and the Marconi Site on bikes offered to guests for just such journeys. There is the Fogo Island Marine Interpretation Centre in the village of Seldom; the Brett House Museum in Joe Batt’s Arm; the Lane House Museum and Old Post Office in Tilting, each offering a precious piece of the island’s lore as a gritty and tough seafaring community and wealthy merchant’s hold. Guests can visit and speak with the island’s quilters or make bakeapple jam with anyone who happens to be canning at the time. Fogo Island time runs slow, and there is much to do.

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Getting to Fogo Island
 is as much a part of the trip as the inn itself.

 

Best to fly into St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland (YYT) or Gander International Airport (YQX), where you will b picked up from the Inn’s transfer service or where you can pick up a charter flight to the island (Fogo Island Inn can arrange). Or visitors can take one of the ferries from Farewell dock to the island on a 45-minute trip that also carries cars. The inn provides a meet and greet guide to bring guests in from Gander.

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The seven seasons on Fogo Island run from cool — with strong breezes–, to sweet and mild. Average temperatures in July, for instance, run 52 to 69 degrees F. However, winter can also be an adventure. The ocean keeps things tempered at those latitudes and Fogo Island Inn offers packages and experiences that make the destination worth the journey in every season.

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Room rates vary and generally start at $875 CAD per couple per night through October. Rates come with options for full board for an added fee of $200 CAD per person per day.

 

Contact:

Fogo Island Inn
210 Main Road Joe Batt’s Arm
NL A0G 2X0 Canada
(709) 658-3444
(855) 268-9277
www.fogoislandinn.ca

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KAA News Roundup

Fogo Island Inn starts the roundup today with a big congratulations on turning two this month!  We are so proud to represent this Newfoundland gem off the beaten path.  Hurry to visit this June for Iceberg season! Click here for a beautiful slideshow from Luxpresso, and their article entitled, “Wanderlust: Fogo Island Inn—A Globetrotter’s Best Kept Secret.”

From one master of experiential travel to another, the award winning Micato Safaris was reviewed by USA Today Travel, stating, “Micato is the most detail-oriented travel company I’ve encountered.”

In Kenya there lies a ranch that is striving to help save the black Rhino as well as taking the lead to fight wildlife crimes.  Ol Jogi is a special place, and is listed by Men’s Journal, “Best African Safaris.” The luxe private Ol Jogi Ranch is available for just one group at a time.

Over to Asia where the recently opened Reverie Saigon has received two thorough reviews by The LA Times and The Australian. The Reverie Saigon can also be found on Singapore Tatler’s list of Three Best New Hotels in Asia.

Down to Cambodia where the private island resort of Song Saa is a ‘holiday with a heart’ according to Destinations of the World. Town & Country Magazine UK included the resort in their A List, and they are #1 on this list of the “8 Sexiest Island Getaways for Couples.” Learn more about Song Saa’s sustainable practices from co-founder Rory Hunter in this interview from Aspire.

Down to Bangkok where a recent visit by a detailed travel agent resulted in this blog. The Siam is also mentioned in this wonderful “Guide to 72 hours in Bangkok’s Old Town.”

One last island escape in Asia is the overwater villa enclave of Gili Lankanfushi, reviewed by Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

In the Bahamas, Musha Cay was featured in Town & Country, “7 Legendary Private Homes That You Can Rent For Your Wedding.”

Down to the South Pacific where new client The Brando in Tahiti is coined “The Godfather of all islands” by Conde Nast Traveller and The Telegraph writers a nice article here.

Continuing south, Queenstown New Zealand’s Matakauri Lodge “strikes a pitch-perfect balance between a comfortable lodge and a stylish showstopper,” from Indagare.  Amanda Jones article in The LA Times, “In New Zealand, taking the time for timeless natural beauty” is worth a read as is Becca Hensley’s journey of wine tasting on New Zealand’s South Island.

Mukul in Nicaragua is hot right now and has received a ton of press this month including this great piece from Australian Financial Review on Mukul “bringing luxury to Nicaragua.” The Holiday Place states that Mukul is the missing piece of Nicaragua’s tourism puzzle in their article here, and “Travel Like a Rockstar: Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa” is a great read by Wander and Lash.

Down to Uruguay’s Jose Ignacio, where Conde Nast Traveler asks, “Bahia Vik: The Coolest New Hotel in Uruguay?” Gwen Books review sister property Estancia Vik writing, “A delightful combination of urban chic interiors & rustic outdoor adventure.” Down in Chile’s Millahue Valley, Vina Vik is the newest addition to Vik Retreats. The property’s winery is an architectural marvel, as described in the LA Times article, “Winery by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic channels nature’s raw power.”

Wellness travel is always on our minds, and it is something that be enjoyed alone or with friends.  Check out this article from SpaFinder, “Why You Should Consider Going Solo When Planning Your Next Wellness Vacation,” featuring VeraVia and The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu.

Happy Birthday to The Armani Hotel Dubai, celebrating 5 years! A nice award was received this month as well – Leading Hotel in the UAE’ – from the World Travel Awards. Congratulations and may the great success continue.

Expo 2015 Milan Special Package with Armani

Catch this unique occasion to live an unforgettable lifestyle experience in the purest Armani style. Whether you will be in Milan for business or leisure, the Armani Hotel Milano will welcome you in a world of sophisticated beauty and comfort. Our Lifestyle Managers and attentive personnel will guarantee a home-away-from-home experience, ensuring you get the most out of your stay. Discover our Treatments at the Armani/SPA, featuring a different seasonal fruit each month, our gourmet Menus at the Armani/Ristorante, dedicated events at the Armani/Bamboo Bar, and all other exclusive services offered.

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Celebrate with us Expo 2015 Opening Ceremony: Giorgio Armani, named Special Ambassador for the occasion, will lead the opening event. After all…who better than him? For EXPO Milan 2015, Stay with Armani!

 

The package includes:

• Accommodation starting from Armani Deluxe Room with American breakfast at the Armani/Ristorante
• One aperitivo at the Armani/Lounge, per person per stay
• One Fruit Fantasy Treatment at the Armani/SPA, -50 minutes- per person/per stay
• One entry ticket to Expo Milan 2015 per person
• Welcome amenity upon arrival
• Complimentary room upgrade to the superior room category subject to availability
• Complimentary late check-out upon availability

Our Lifestyle Managers will be happy to help you buying additional tickets to Expo Milan 2015 or booking complementary services.

Starting from Euro €709.00 per stay, VAT included, city tax excluded.

For information and reservations, please contact: reservations.milan@armanihotels.com

 

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Terms & Conditions:

• Upon request and availability
• Rates do not include Milan’s City Tax of € 5,00 per day per person (adults of 18 years or above)
• Based on single/double occupancy. For additional guests a supplement may apply
•Conditions for stays longer than 1 night are to be confirmed with the Best Available Rate
• You may cancel or modify your reservation for no charge until 16.00 hours local time a day prior to your arrival date. In the unfortunate event of non-arrival, cancellation after the time or an early departure, a fee of one night of your room charge plus tax and service charge would apply. Any additional services that were confirmed and guaranteed by your credit card will also be charged in case of cancellation, no show or if not utilized
• The package will be available from April 30th to November 1st 2015 (not valid on September 4th to 6th and September 23rd to 29th)
• Additional restrictions may apply

 

 

 

 

A Perfect Indian Summer Journey

Enjoy a unique journey through India, combining some time in Delhi, a 7 night journey to Ladakh and a Yoga & Ayurvedic break at Ananda in The Himalayas to complete your holiday. The 12 night itinerary begins in Delhi with a stay at The Lodhi Hotel - an art filled contemporary boutique hotel with private plunge pools en suite – which is the perfect base from which to discover the sights and sounds of this fascinating city. Our expert guides will transform the Delhi experience and focus on personal interests, sightseeing, shopping or cuisine related.

Lodhi Image-3After 2 nights in Delhi, fly one hour north to Ladakh for 7 nights with Shakti Himalaya for an off the beaten track village experience, into the heart of Ladakhi culture. Stay privately in beautifully refurbished, authentic and comfortable village houses and spend the days exploring lesser-visited monasteries & villages, journeying on foot, raft, motor vehicle or bicycle. Unforgettable picnics in beautiful locations and dining in cozy Ladakhi kitchens or, weather permitting, under the stars at night. The Shakti journeys are always private enabling every journey to be tailored to each individual – perfect for single travelers, families with children as young as 8 years or couples.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAComplete this Himalayan journey at Ananda Spa with 3 days of Yoga, Ayurvedic massage and relaxation. Banyan Tours has brought together The Lodhi, Shakti Ladakh and the Ananda to create this iconic Indian summer journey.

Contact Banyan Tours for more details on the itinerary, availability & prices – info@banyantours.com

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Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation & More in Bangkok at The Siam

Energize your mind, body and spirit at The Siam with a new range of programs tailored to guests specific needs by their new in-house, internationally renowned wellness trainer, Dr. Adrish Brahmadatta. Offering a refreshingly tranquil Bangkok setting, The Siam provides the perfect environment for a unique health and well being center focusing on Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation and Reiki classes. With sessions available for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, classes will leave you with a renewed sense of spiritual health, help to improve your natural fitness, and impart new skills to continue your wellness journey at home.


YOGA PROGRAM

Classes include Asana & Pranayama (to understand the postures of Hatha Yoga and the importance of breathing), Surya Namaskar (a morning ritual to energise your body), Asthanga Vinyasa (for advanced students looking for additional strength, stamina and flexibility), among many others.


MEDITATION PROGRAM

Choose from four classes offering Yoga Nidra, Antar Mauna, Kyasthairayam and Trataka meditation to aid relaxation, prepare, purify and calm your mind, enhancing memory and concentration.

 

AYURVEDA
Dr Adrish is available for individual consultations, beginning with diagnosis to determine the appropriate Ayurvedic treatments required, including medicine, Panchakarma (detox), diet and lifestyle changes.

 

REIKI & MARMA MASSAGE
Enjoy the healing power of expert touch therapy to help reduce stress, bring balance and increase wellbeing.

 

ABOUT DR ADRISH BRAHMADATTA
With multiple degrees in Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, Dr Adrish is a globally renowned wellness expert. In addition to being a Reiki practitioner and meditation teacher, he is also a qualified trainer for Yogic cooking, Marma massage and Mantra Chanting & Kirtans. Dr Adrish has conducted workshops, retreats and training courses across the world.

 

All programs are available for individuals, groups or wellness teachers wishing to attain a higher level of experience. To make a booking, please contact Opium Spa via spa@thesiamhotel.comor calling +66 (0) 2206-6999. More information>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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