February 2016

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Luxury & Spa Travel

In this Issue:

  • Tres Chic: New Hotels in Europe
  • On the Green & in the [Steam] Room
  • Sailing With the Stars
  • Onsite Review: Viva Ziva!
  • Luxe Escapes in the South Pacific
  • Latin America: The Luxury is in the Experience
  • Onsite Review: Kenya, Wildly Appealing
A premium oceanview guestroom.

Onsite Review: Viva Ziva!

Symbolizing rebirth after Hurricane Odile’s wrath forced the shuttering of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in September 2014, a single surviving palm continues to sprout fresh fronds. One year and one day after Category 3 winds battered the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip, the Playa Hotels & Resorts-owned beachfront property emerged as a re-imagined playground more deeply infused with the area’s rich spirit.
A Maasai community welcome is warm and colorful. (Carla Hunt)

Onsite Review: Kenya, Wildly Appealing

Kenya cares. And had you joined our press trip last November, you would have learned that an extensive private-public sector commitment is underway to conserve Kenya’s wild heritage and enhance the well-being of this country’s local communities.
Journese is now offering packages to Ireland.

Tour Talk: Upscale Bookings

Book your clients on one of these ultra upscale tours.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa.

Tres Chic

Star-studded runway show of new European hotels
Grand Class Suite Terrace at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Hotel Desk: Spoil Your Clients

Pamper your clients with the decadent offerings at these properties.
Spa relaxation area.

Onsite Review: Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection

The Bahia Principe resort in Riviera Maya, a huge, 4-complex property complete with a casino, a marketplace, a nightclub, spas, and more than enough places for kicking back and relaxing, is made for clients who might want to venture offsite to explore the area, but are perfectly content staying put and enjoying all the amenities an all-inclusive resort of this magnitude offers.
Avanti Destinations includes a stay at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal.

The Luxury is in the Experience

Luxury travel is being re-defined all over the world, Central America included. Today, new ingredients—adventurous activities, authentic experiences, unique destinations, and personal discovery—are all part of the recipe for customer-perfect leisure travel. Always in the mix, of course, are luxury accommodations, perfectly matched to different tastes. Have a look at a sampling of products out there.
Spa treatment room at the Condado Vanderbilt in Puerto Rico.

Different Visions of Luxury for Fast Escapes

The following five resorts present different visions of vacations, but they all have these two things in common: An ambiance that bespeaks luxury and nonstop flights from the mainland.
The Crystal Esprit is an all-suite, 62-guest vessel.

Sailing With the Stars

How do we love luxury cruising? Let us count the ways.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is included in Tahiti Legends’ vacation packages.

Luxe Escapes

These sought-after destinations offer luxury, picturesque views, and quite a bit of relaxation (with a little added adventure, too).
Superior Premium Room at Turnberry Isle Miami.

On the Green & in the [Steam] Room

Upscale North American resorts