Welcoming Le Blanc Resorts in Cancun and Los Cabos

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Welcome Le Blanc Resorts to the Lush Collection

In these uncertain times it is important to look towards the future, and our new Lush Collection Member understands that we will recover as an industry and society. We are proud to welcome Le Blanc Spa Resorts – Adults-Only Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the beautiful destinations of Cancun and Los Cabos. They have come on board during this difficult time because they have complete faith in us, and our friends and colleagues in the travel industry. We hope this bit of positive news brightens your day and curiosity, and we cannot wait to tell you more about these All-Inclusive resorts, and hopefully soon showcase them in person

What to Know About Le Blanc Spa Resorts

At Le Blanc Spa Resorts guests are treated to the ultimate in luxury and a completely unforgettable stay. All guests enjoy the following:

  • Luxurious suites that exude chic comfort, smart design, and the latest in technology
  • Gourmet dining from an international array of cuisines
  • Butler Service
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and unlimited local and long distance calls
  • Premium Liquor

Open the door to even more pampering and indulgence with Blanc Benefits, a curated collection of amenities and services for guests staying three nights or more. The choice is up to you: Soothe yourself at the spa. Challenge yourself on the greens. Recount your day over a romantic dinner for two. Just let your butler know what you prefer, and prepare yourself for one unforgettable experience after the other. 

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun – Nestled near the most pristine beaches and very accessible to local flavor. Surrounded by Caribbean Sea featuring soft coral sands and turquoise waters.

  • AAA Five Diamond Rating for 10 Consecutive Years
  • 260 Luxury Accommodations
  • 6 Restaurants and 5 Bars
  • Fitness Center
  • 3 Pools including 2 Infinity Pools
  • Blanc Spa with 19 Treatment Rooms and Hydrotherapy Facilities
  • $30 million Renovation Completed in 2019
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos – A new oasis of luxury on the Baja Peninsula. Los Cabos is beloved for being where the desert meets the sea, adding an air of luxurious transcendence to the experiences.
  • 373 luxury accommodations
  • 7 Restaurants and 6 Bars offering an array of international cuisine
  • 4 Outdoor Pools including 1 Infinity Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Blanc Spa with 25 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facilities
  • The Residence – a luxury private home within the resort. Featuring 4 ocean-front bedrooms with accommodations for up to 12 guests. 1,400 sq.ft. infinity pool, expansive living room, fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining room.

Celebrating 10 Years of Five Diamond Awards

For 10 years in a row, Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun has been awarded the coveted AAA Five-Diamond rating and they want to celebrate in the most luxurious way.
Make 10 bookings at any Le Blanc Spa Resort for five nights each and earn a five-night vacation at any Le Blanc Spa Resort, staying in a luxury Ocean View Suite, butler service, exquisite dining, premium drinks, and complimentary airport transfers.
Booking Window: Until August 31, 2020.
Travel Window for Guests: Until December 23, 2020
For more information contact Le Blanc Spa Resorts at vipbookingdesk@leblancsparesort.com

Cancellation Policy Lush Members

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Over the past couple weeks we have received many inquires regarding the flexibility of our members cancellation policies. To reassure you and your clients that we are here to support you, we have compiled a list of our Member’s terms. Therefore you can feel comfortable choosing a Lush Collection Member when your clients are ready to travel again.

Denmark:
Hotel d’Angleterre – Copenhagen: Full refund for cancellations by 12:00pm on day of arrival.
Italy:
Privilege Italia: Flexible cancellation policy on a case by case basis and dependent on services booked
Romeo Hotel Napoli: Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours prior to arrival
Villa d’Este: Until May 31, 2020 – Full refunds will be offered up to 48 hours prior to arrival
Villa La Massa: Full refunds will be offered up to 48 hours prior to arrival
Hotel Santa Caterina: For April and May, 7 days prior to arrival for full refund, with no deposit required on new bookings.
Greece:
Myconian Collection: Flexible cancellation and payment policy available. Contact your local
United Kingdom:
Chauffeur Drive Britain: Prior two days of arrival, no penalty. Within 48 hours of arrival 50% of total is payable. Every cancellation is dealt with on a case by case basis.
Caribbean and Mexico:
The Palms and The Shore Club – Turks & Caicos:
  • Arrivals between now and April 30, 2020 will be able to cancel up to 24 hours prior.
  • Reservations between May 1, 2020 and Dec 19, 2020 will require seven (7) days prior notice.
Le Blanc Resorts: 4 days prior to arrival, full refund will be given. If less than 4 days are given, than 1 room night will be charged. (During Holiday Season at least 15 days prior to arrival is required, earlier than 15 days, 3 room nights will be charged).

Strolling Naples with Romeo Hotel

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Located in the heart of the city, facing the enchanting Bay of Naples, and the imposing Mt. Vesuvius, Romeo Hotel Napoli is within short walking distance to San Carlo Theater, Piazza del Plebiscito, the city’s vibrant historic center, and the world famous Spaccanapoli.

To help you discover this eclectic and charming city, Mr. Romeo, owner of the Romeo Hotel Napoli has created an extensive guide that showcases the culture and heritage of this ancient city. His passion and knowledge is on full display throughout his guide book, Strolling Naples. We look forward to highlighting more of what makes this Hotel and destination so unique.

Romeo hotel is a master of the art of contrasts, a perfect synthesis of modern design, contemporary art and classic “Made in Italy” at its finest. Offering a superb selection of luxury accommodation in the heart of Naples. All featuring the highest level of comfort and style, the hotel includes 79 luxury rooms and suites with spectacular views of the sea and city

Take a dip in the rooftop pool, with the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius as your backdrop. Head for the spa and try an infrared sauna or a bracing snow treatment. Try the traditional Mediterranean cuisine one night, and award-winning gastronomy the next. Or live the high life with cocktails, cigars and a game on the crystal football table.

Deluxe France Creating Exclusive Itineraries Throughout France

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We are excited to share the news that as of February 1, 2020 Deluxe Drivers has officially changed its compnay name to Deluxe France. This rebranding is designed to showcase them being not only experts in VIP transportation and guided tours but also bring attention on them being one of the most innovative and trusted Destination Management Companies. They have prided themselves on their ability to continue to grow and evolve throughout their history with a goal of always being able to meet and exceed all your clients needs.

You can continue to expect the highest quality range of services, deep knowledge, expertise and meticulous attention to detail that you have always experienced from Julien, Moatez and the entire Deluxe team. A new website has launched that better showcases Deluxe France’s extensive knowledge and creativity with hundreds of exclusive itineraries throughout this beautiful country. Visit Deluxefrance.com for more information.

As always you can reach out to owners Julien Pieve at julien@deluxefrance.com and Moatez Khalek at moatez@deluxefrance.com for inquires and assistance.

Enjoy this special video highlighting what Deluxe France can do for you and your clients

Harcourt Suite at Le Fouquet’s Paris

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Just revealed to the public, the Harcourt Suite sits on the top floor of one of the most prestigious locations in Paris, on the Champs-Elysees at the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris. Designed by Jacques Garcia, this stunning 2,200 sq.ft. suite combines the elegance of a Parisian penthouse with the prestige of the famous Studio Harcourt, known world-wide for it’s black and white portraits of celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, and Keanu Reeves.

With its sloping ceilings, the charming bedroom invites you to wake up right next to the Arc de Triomphe and includes a spacious white marble bathroom, walk-in dressing room and private gym. The connecting Junior Suite offers a total capacity of 4 guests within this outstanding Suite. The suite also features magnificent living rooms typical of Haussmannian design with oak parquet flooring, marble fireplaces and original bull’s-eye windows. It boasts a large lounge, a dining room, an office and a spacious 290 sq.ft. terrace overlooking the serene inner courtyard. – Learn More

Eden Roc Cap Cana Culinary Week

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Adriano Venturini, Culinary Director of Eden Roc Cap Cana, will be joined by Michelin-starred Executive Chef of the Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi, Giuseppe Stanzione, for a special series of events.
After cooking at two events in New York City, the team from Italy will head to Eden Roc Cap Cana to headline a culinary week that will bring together the best of the Amalfi Coast at its Oceanside restaurant – La Palapa.
Special Events will include:
  • Jan 30 -Eden Roc Cap Cana welcomes Amalfi with a Cocktail under the Stars on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean; 

  • Jan 31 -Feb 7: Amalfi Menu in La Palapa Restaurant of Eden Roc and Two Special Amalfi Dishes in Eden Roc’s Fine Dining Mediterraneo; 

  • Feb 1 -Gala Dinner Amalfi in Cap Cana. A four hands dinner by Chefs Giuseppe Stanzione and Adriano Venturini; 

  • Feb 6 -Final Amalfi Dinner under the stars on the Beach of Eden Roc Cap Cana; 

Calabash’s Leo Garbutt Named 2020 Hotelier of the Year

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Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association honors Leo Garbutt, owner of Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Associations has named respected Grenada hotelier Leo Garbutt it’s 2020  Caribbean Hotelier of the Year. The owner of Calabash in Grenada received the coveted honor during the opening of Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Nassau last night as recognition of exceptional contributions to Grenada and the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry over the past 30 years. – Full Article

 

Bespoke Experiences Throughout Italy with Privilege Italia

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Privilege Italia is a destination service provider that specializes in Concierge Services that deliver the most exclusive Italian experiences to visitors who are looking for a unique tailor-made journey in the “Bel Paese”…We craft our experiences with the following in mind:
  • Be Local: Discover Italy as if you have lived there your whole life. Become immersed into discovering the most hidden gems of each region, places that you would only know about if you had lived their all your life.
  • Behind the Scenes: Go behind the landmarks and let us open the door and show you the secrets behind the expert craftsmanship, exquisite cuisine, and heritage that has enchanted generations.
  • Exclusive Opening: Make the most of your time in Italy with our a level of exclusivity that will allow you to experience the iconic Italian sites in a new way, whether its your first or one of many visits.

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Festive Season in London

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Festive Season in London

For last minute trips to London this Holiday Season the Fleming’s Mayfair has prepared a guidebook for guests to ensure they make the most of their festive getaway. Including Shopping Package at Harrods, and a New Year’s Even Dinner at the acclaimed Ormer Mayfair by Shaun Rankin – Learn More

Back from Maternity Leave

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Back from Maternity Leave

I wanted to reach out with the news that I’m back from maternity leave. I agave birth to a baby girl, Liberty June Daflos, back in May. She’s our third child and first girl! Our family is over-the-moon and couldn’t love her any more.

I’ve been asked about her name a lot, and as our industry is such a wonderful – and worldly group, I thought I’d share the history here.

Liberty is named after her paternal great-grandmother who was born in Queens, New York, to Greek immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island. When they arrived, they said that the Statue of Liberty was the most beautiful sight they had ever seen. With that powerful memory forever in their minds, they chose to name their baby girl Liberty. My husband and  I knew if we were to have a little girl, this would be the name and now she’s here! We celebrate our new daughter and memorialize her grandmother who passed away just a month shy of her birth at the age of 100.

Thank you so much for the many warm wishes I’ve already received upon my return. I’m happy to be back and look forward to connecting with each of you very soon.

Christina Willett
cwillett@lushexperiences.com

Flemings Mayfair – “The Place to Be” in London

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Flemings Mayfair – The “Place to Be” in London

London hotel Flemings Mayfair has established itself as the home for high-profile film and theatre actors, authors and other celebrated artists. This fall, the hotel discretely played host to a myriad of distinguished guests, from Rocketman lead-actor Taron Egerton, to former first lady and acclaimed author Hillary Clinton, Richard Madden from the Bodyguard and the iconic Matthew Broderick to name a few.

Recently refurbished and part of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Flemings Mayfair offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all lavishly decorated and complete with a fully equipped kitchen, making it the ideal accommodation in the heart of Mayfair. The stylish Penthouse offers direct lift access and a private roof terrace to enjoy London’s skyline on a sunny day. The Townhouse, a unique 7-bedroom private residence with its own separate entrance is the ideal set-up for a private stay for distinguished guests looking for anonymity while visiting London.

Flemings Mayfair is also home to the award-winning restaurant Ormer Mayfair by Michelin-awarded chef Shaun Rankin. Ormer was voted London’s 5th best restaurant in the Harden’s Guide Book and recently won the award for ‘Best Luxury Restaurant in London’.

Lush Experiences Welcomes The Nautilus Maldives

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Throughout the Nautilus, the concept of Freedom is held paramount amongst all else. A true celebration of the individual spirit. They look to provide each guest the space to make The Nautilus their own, and to be yourself in every way. A true escape from everyday life.

This ideal is shown throughout the design of the Resort, each suite’s design is inspired by the shell that the Resort takes its name from. No straight lines or angles, but a truly open space for guests to relax in sublime comfort and the soothing rhythm of nature.

Their dining concept is not bound by time or restrictions. Eat when you’re hungry, have breakfast for dinner, or drink champagne in bed. There are no set opening times, no fixed breakfast hours, and no dress codes. They welcome guests to come as you are.

Throughout the coming months we look forward to visiting with you and introducing you to this highly personalized, immensely private retreat where every moment is tailored to you.

Reaching our Shores

Immersed in the raw beauty of Baa Atoll in the middle of the UNESCO World Biosphere. There are several easy ways to reach The Nautilus:

  • 30 minute from Male – Velana International Airport via Seaplane. Allow the Nautilus team to handle all aspects of your transfer. From check-in, luggage handling, customs, all while your clients unwind in the lounge. Please note this flight is only available during the day.
  • 20 minute domestic flight from Male to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport, then a 20 minute speedboat to our shores.

A Space to Call Your Own

The Nautilus Maldives offers 26 ultra-private beach and over water houses, each a world unto itself with spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, separate living room, wide sundeck and private pool. One bedroom suites begin at 3,000 sq.ft. with The Nautilus Retreat covering over 9,000 sq.ft. Steps from azure seas, these bohemian, suite-style sanctuaries each come with private butler service. Whole-island bookings offer the ultimate in exclusivity.

Unscripted Dining

Anywhere, Anytime, The Nautilus’ three restaurants and two bars revel in the spontaneous, crafting bespoke culinary journeys tailored to each taste. Explore Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine at Zeytoun Restaurant, Latin-American and Japanese delights grilled to perfect at Ocaso, international choices at Thyme, free-flow canapes from Naiboli Poolside Bar. Private in-residence or around-the-island dining by request.

Wellness and Diversions

The over-water Solasta Spa has three glass-floored treatment pavilions where tailored wellness programs are supported by the natural and organic product lines. Each day is another opportunity to breath, with unlimited complimentary scheduled yoga and meditation classes.

Explore Baa Atoll – The Nautilus sets you free to enjoy individualized experiences. The onside AquaNautica PADI dive center offers access to more than 30 world-class sites, fishing expeditions, and sunset sailing are just some of the ways guests enjoy the beautiful waters of Baa Atoll.

Villa La Massa Launches the Limonaia Villa

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This September, VIlla La Massa inaugurates a new villa on its grounds, the Limonaia, which features 10 brand new luxury accommodations which includes 8 Prestige Double Rooms and 2 Suites. Taking it’s name from the fact that the villa was converted from a former greenhouse which stored lemon trees during winter. Consisting of two floors, the rooms feature an elegant Tuscan decor, large windows with either a private garden or wonderful terrace overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany.

Flying to Napoli is Now Easier Than Ever…

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The Romeo Hotel Napoli is pleased to celebrate the new United Airlines Newark to Naples daily non-stop service! From its commencement on May 23, and until August 31 , guest checking in at the Romeo Hotel with a UA boarding pass receive a complimentary aperitive at the Beluga Bistrot & Terrace overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples.

Contact reservations@romeohotel.it for more information. More information about the United Airlines Flight.