KAA News Roundup

This month three properties were featured in Vogue “9 Luxurious, Remote Hotels Around the World,” – The Galapagos’ Pikaia Lodge, Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, and Jawai by SUJAN Luxury in Rajasthan.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 are out and we are thrilled Twin Farms in Vermont took the #9 spot IN THE WORLD. Other properties in the Top 100 include Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, and The Brando in Tahiti which was also #1 Resort in the South Pacific. Full list >>

Jawai in India is an exclusive experience with the wilderness at your feet, a tented camp like no other.  Review here from Baroque Lifestyle.

Over to China where Robin Roberts from Good Morning America visited the great wall with Mei from WildChina. Video >>  Travel Expert Wendy Perrin writes on WOW Travel Agents, and includes Mei as a destination specialist and the 5 things she can do that you can’t do for yourself.

In Myanmar, the exciting new Strand Cruise hosted a dinner with the chef from The Strand Hotel in Yangon. A review of the evening from The Myanmar Times.

This review of Gili Lankanfushi is sure to inspire a visit, “This is actually the only resort we have been to in the world that far exceeded our expectations”

Need a dose of wellness travel before summer ends? Why Every New Yorker Needs Ananda in the Himalayas, according to Christa Russo from Absolute Travel. The Daily Express writes “Evoke workout wanderlust like these famous celebs” and includes destination spas Ananda and Chiva-Som in their roundup.

Wellness in Texas? Lake Austin Spa Resort has received some glowing review and great press this month from Dani Austin Blog and Culture Map.  Congrats to Lake Austin Spa and The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu on making the Travel + Leisure list for best spa in the U.S..

Get to know Ranch0 La Puerta, the original destination spa, from this review by Wanderful Soul or this roundup by Luxury Escapes of The World’s Most Relaxing Health Retreats.

Up to California, where the Wine Director and Advanced Sommelier at Malibu Beach Inn received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming makes the Top 10 from Luxury Travel Expert “Most amazing luxury hotels in the USA,” and this list from Just Luxe of destinations that will “Get Your Teen Excited About Family Travel.”

The stunning new Faena Miami Beach is in the news.  The New York Times writes, “How the Faena District Is Transforming Miami’s Mid-Beach” and NUVO mag writes on the hotel and the The Faena District. More from the Miami Herald, restaurant review: Pao! Paul Qui strikes gold at Faena Miami Beach.

From Forbes, The 12 Best Pool Villas to Rent This Summer includes the new Chable Resort in Mexico’s Yucatan and The Brando in Tahiti.

Elite Traveler’s top 100 suites features Casona Don Carlos at Mukul Resort in Nicaragua in their roundup, 10 Biggest Suites, http://www.elitetraveler.com/category/travel/destination-guides/top-100-suites?platform=hootsuite

More press for Mukul from The Telegraph, “Surfing holidays: the world’s best hotels,” and more from Coast Magazine and Prime Living.

Viña Vik made the list from Food & Wine for the best boozy spa treatments, and The Wine Show’s Joe Fattorini talks wine, travel and best trips for wine lovers including Viña Vik, Chile.

Next door in Argentina, Arakur Resort & Spa in Ushuaia, the world’s most southern city, received a nice feature in The Australian.

Up to Colombia, where Brides Magazine features the one and only Cartagena in their list of, “10 Unexpectedly Romantic Cities.” 

Walk through the 7 Wonders of the Galapagos Islands with Wonderland Magazine and understand what it’s like to stay at Pikaia Lodge in the Galapagos from Business Insider.