October 2012

The Kaya Kalp spa at ITC Mughal in Agra

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

The Best of India at ITC Hotels

We finally make it to India, a patient country with patient people, and it’s emotional and inspiring and overwhelming for the naturally impatient. But after a couple of days, we know to look for the namaste-inspired logo of ITC Hotels to soothe and pamper our edgy selves while we try to mix business with pleasure, as so many of their clients do.


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The Remede Spa at The St. Regis Punta Mita

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

St. Regis Offers City Sophistication & Barefoot Luxury in Mexico

In Mexico, beauty, luxury and unforgettable high-end service are presented in one fabulous pair—there’s the formal, black tie elegance of the sophisticated St. Regis Mexico City mingling with the barefoot luxury of the AAA five-diamond beach property in Riviera Nayarit, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.


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Mayan Fertility House at Viceroy Riviera Maya

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Mexico Boutique Hotels’ Steller Collection

Recently, we had a chance to chat with Sylvie Laitre, director for Mexico Boutique Hotels, a collection of more than 30 properties that provide one-of-a-kind experiences in some of Mexico’s most alluring destinations.


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One of Guana Island's Sea View Pool Cottages

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Four World-Class Private Island Resorts

Seclusion is a luxury, but even a secluded getaway still has to offer enough stimulation—activities, dramatic surroundings, delicious food, snappy service, some other select escapists for companionship—so people don’t feel merely isolated or bored.


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The newly refurbished Petit St. Vincent

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

More on Luxury Private Island Resorts

The reason Recommend’s November 2011 article about five single-island resorts is still so useful is that when resorts are this successful, owners think twice before making radical changes.


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Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort a Relais & Chateaux property

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

In Santa Catarina, The Surf’s up for Luxury Travel

USTOA members were here for their out-of-country-meeting in 2008 and TravelMart Latin America (TMLA) was here with 250 international tour operators and specialist agents last fall.


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The resort is encircled by white sand beaches and clear waters

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Postcard From Mozambique

Don’t tell the world, but we’ve found the precise spot where the striped, multicolored and glow-in-the-dark fish you’ve seen in the best aquariums all mingle.


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