Property Name: Vedema Resort Santorini

Property Web Site: www.vedema.gr

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Exquisitely furnished, perfectly situated on a magical Aegean isle, and elegantly equipped to meet all needs of the body and soul, Vedema Resort may simply be an exclusive hideaway resort, which will feel like your private paradise.

Picture 2: Presidential Villa Private pool, Picture 3: Olympian Villa patio

 

Property Description:

Vedema Resort is Santorini’s deluxe hotel that is a world into itself surrounded by a wall like a fortified town. The Resort’s buildings are designed around a beautiful 15th-century winery. A member of “The Luxury Collection” of Starwood Hotels & Resort, that provides every Luxury and an impeccable quality of service. The old vaulted dining room “Vinsanto” is the most exclusive restaurant of the island and the “Canava” wine bar is worth exploration and enjoyment, through daily wine-tastings.

 

Insider Tips:

Vedema Resort’s refined dining options range from a 400-year-old atmospheric wine cellar to the signature Vinsanto Gourmet Restaurant, located inside a wine cave! Visit the unique Wine Canava Cellar and participate to our ceremonial wine tasting and get introduced to different kinds of selected white and red wines from Santorini.

Experience creative Mediterranean cuisine in one of the 3 restaurants of the resort, ‘Pergola’, ‘Vinsanto’ or ‘Prive’ prepared by our awarded Chef.

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:
For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Champagne Buffet Breakfast served in the Pergola Pool Restaurant from 8-10:30 am, included in rates
  • Welcome amenity of Wine and fruit upon arrival
  • One $100 USD Food & Beverage credit per room, per stay
  • 4pm Late check out subject to availability

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Pergola Pool Restaurant from 8-10:30 am
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Greek journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

Property Name: The Opposite House

Property Web Site: www.theoppositehouse.com

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Enjoy your workout at the gym fully equipped with free weights and Technogym equipment, and 22m stainless steel swimming pool offers a different experience when you do your laps-a dramatic interaction of light and metal as you glide through the water.

 

Property Description:

The Opposite House takes its name from the guest house which sits on the opposite side of a traditional courtyard style home. It’s also a name that suggests a place of contrast. So at The Opposite House you will find an extraordinary mix of old and new. The design and styling is unlike anything you will have seen.

 

Insider Tips:

Order off the menu at Mesh for those in the know: “Cobain’s Signature” a refreshing take on the Chinese traditional blend of whiskey and green tea.

– Room 620 has a sleek counter top that runs the length of the room with amazing views of Sanlitun’s tree-lined Embassy District.

– Night Swimming: Gaze upwards at the fiber optic lighting above the 22 meter (72ft) stainless steel pool for a starry night effect (backstroke highly recommended)

– Sunrise stroll to Liangma Canal to glimpse fisherman, Tai Chi Masters, and others out for a morning mosey with caged songbirds – a century’s old practice.

 

Designer:

Kengo Kuma:  www.kkaa.co.jp

The architect of the hotel also designed the rooms, bathtubs, pool and shower. The 22 meter pool is made with stainless steel and our oversized bathtubs oak.

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:

For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One complimentary set three-course luncheon for two in Village Cafe or Sureno, once during stay (excluding alcoholic beverages, taxes & gratuities)

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Chinese journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

Property Name: Trisara

Property Web Site: www.trisara.com

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Enjoy the magnificent pools at Trisara located directly above the beach. You will touch the luxury and absolute privacy that Trisara offers you.

Property Description:

Trisara, in Sanskrit meaning the “Third Garden in Heaven” is South East Asia’s most intimate and exclusive resort & spa. Trisara offers a unique collection of stunning 1 to 5 bedroom pool villas, suites and residences, all of which embrace beautiful sea views from the private pool decks.

 

Insider Tips:

Pool villa 408, perched about 8 metres above the beach and sea. It’s a haven of privacy with the entire villa designed to embrace the sea view, and a magnificent old ficus tree framing the sunset each evening. There are no other buildings in sight, and guests can sleep with the doors open and hear the waves lapping on the beach below. The villa has 240 square metres of space with a large bedroom, infinity pool, teak dining and sun decks, an outdoor shower and tropical garden. It feels totally private, yet it’s only a few steps from the resort restaurants and bar.

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:

For 2012:

  • Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in the restaurant
  • Late check-out, subject to availability
  • A US $100 spa credit per room once per stay

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
    (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Thai journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

Property Name:  Hotel Le Bristol

Property Web Site: www.lebristolparis.com

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At the Hotel Le Bristol in Paris, enjoy the wonderful full marbled bathroom and the pool you can find on top of the building. Made of teak and glass like the most magnificent 19th century yachts, the swimming pool opens onto a vast solarium taking in all of Paris.

 

Property Description:

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris is a top ranked hotel in Paris known for great service.

With a large “à la française” garden, true oasis of peace in the city, Hotel Le Bristol is ideally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, one of Paris’ most distinguished shopping streets.

188 rooms and suites filled with rich fabrics and refined woodwork. Large terraces adjoin many of the suites.

The Gastronomic Restaurant Epicure offers exceptional and innovative cuisine by 3 Michelin star Chef Eric Frechon with a fantastic view on the magnificent garden.
The “114 Faubourg”, the hotel’s luxury brasserie, located on two open levels linked by a spiral staircase made of wrought iron.  At the helm of the 93-seat restaurant is Eric Desbordes, a young Chef who was mentored by Eric Frechon.

Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie is a favorite.

 

Insider Tips:

Upon arrival, experience the special jetlag therapy at the Anne Semonin Spa, designed to release tension and combat tight muscles. Ideal for recovering from a long trip!


DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:

For 2012:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (Book as normal & upon receipt of booking hotel will upgrade)
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • VIP welcome
  • Fruit and mineral water on arrival
  • Complimentary parking for duration of stay
  • For a minimum 3 night stay guests will also receive: A one way airport transfer in a first-class limousine equipped with personalized Le Bristol luxuries

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your French  journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

Property Name: Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives

Property Web Site:

http://www.tajhotels.com/Luxury/Exotica-Resort-And-Spa/Taj-Exotica-Resort-And-Spa-Maldives/Overview.html

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Each of the resorts luxuriously designed Villas are furnished in natural tones and textures, the warmth of wood, the fragrance of flowers. Experience the expansive views and soothing breeze, and relax the senses.

Picture 2: Presidential Suite Sun Deck, Picture 3: Beach Villa Suite bathrooms

 

Property Description:

Set in one of the largest lagoons in Maldives, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is a paradise on an exclusive island. Clients love the Jiva Grande Spa, for its authentic Indian wellness experience with yoga and meditation; eclectic gourmet dining options (in every atmosphere, from casual to formal); and the myriad watersports, including scuba diving, sea kayaking and catamaran sailing.

Each of the 64 villas has warm wood accents, floral scents, soft lamplight and expansive ocean views — as well as modern touches, of course, including a DVD/CD player, satellite television and Wi-Fi access.

The Ocean Pavilion Restaurant was voted as one of the most unusual dining spots in the whole of Maldives in the year 2009 is a standalone wooden deck suspended at the edge of the resort’s large lagoon, around a mile away from shore and only accessible by boat.

The pavilion is decorated with comfortable cushions, candles, lanterns and flowers, which all serve to make the venue that little bit more romantic.   The hotel has also planted a few corals around the Ocean Pavilion so that the view is made even more spectacular when one can see the rich marine life of the Maldives while sitting in a comfortable setting with their loved one as the sunset creates a magical exhibit of different colors in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

One must try this at least once during their stay at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives for the quintessential romantic dining experiences.

 

Insider Tips:

Alepa – Signature treatment at the award winning Jiva Grande Spa is a must do for every couple to experience closeness to each other and the nature. This experience is drawn from the sacred and ceremonial time-honored Indian bathing rituals. You may apply the paste on yourself or on each other, for an interactive, engaging and bonding experience.

The couple’s treatment room in the Alepa suite was also voted as one of the 7 spots in whole of Asia for Skinny dips by CNNgo.com

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:
For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • One private dinner with a bottle of wine
  • 12 Noon early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4 pm late check-out, subject to availability

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Maldives journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

 

Property Name: SixSensesHideawayZighy Bay

Property Web Site: www.sixsenses.com/SixSensesZighyBay

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Picture 1:  Private Reserve Master Bathroom

Picture 2:  Pool villa

Enjoy a blend of the surrounding traditional Omani, indigenous village style with modern amenities which provide luxury amidst local cultural themes.

The villas offer a spacious, personal environment with rustic chic décor to reflect the brand’s positioning of redefining experiences.

 

Property Description:

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman.

The setting of the indigenous village style accommodations and private marina is dramatic, with mountains on one side and a 1.6-kilometer sandy beach at Zighy Bay, on the other.

 

Insider Tips:

“Dinner in the Dark”.

The idea is being blind folded while dining and to stimulate all the five senses. It is an experience that you will never forget.

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:

For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • One 50-minute spa treatment for two, once per stay
  • Late check-out, subject to availability

 

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage, for up to two people, per room, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Oman journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

 

Property Name: One&Only Ocean Club Bahamas

Property Web Site: http://oceanclub.oneandonlyresorts.com

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Enjoy the Luxury Beachfront Room’s showers and private infinity pools, at residential-style villas (One&Only Ocean Club Villa) perched above the beach at  One&Only Ocean Club Bahamas.

 

Property Description:

One&Only Ocean Club is legendary in its reputation for entertaining the world’s elite for more than 45 years. Here, service is elevated to a fine art form by a gracious staff welcoming you into their colonial plantation home.

Warm and inviting accommodation and residential-style villas are ideal for couples and families alike. The dining options at One&Only Ocean Club are renowned and unforgettable featuring the imaginative cuisine of chef Jean-George Vongerichten.

 

Insider Tips:

-Don’t miss the complimentary Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room every afternoon. Enjoy this amenity on your balcony overlooking the turquoise waters.

-Create your own 007 Villa Moment by staying in one of the resorts exclusive and private villas from the movie Casino Royale.

-The romantic gardens, inspired by the grandeur of Versailles, is the perfect location for life’s celebrations.

-Experience the “Hartford Afternoon Tea” served in the Library Lounge, located in the One&Only Ocean Club’s stately reception hall. The Library offers the warm and comfortable ambiance of a Colonial plantation home. Named after Huntington Hartford II, heir to the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, this “Hartford Afternoon Tea” delight is a unique experience.

 

Interior designer for the Bathtub and Shower:

Bob Barry, Barry Design Associates: www.barrydesign.com/index.php

 

Designer of the Pools:

Versailles pool was in existence when One&Only bought the property, though it has been refinished on interior since.  Newer family pool was design by EDSA, Landscape Architects.

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:
For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full American Breakfast for two, in-room dining or at Dune
  • US$50 food & beverage credit to be used during your stay

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Bahamas journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

 

Property Name:  Mateya Safari Lodge

Property Web Site:  www.mateyasafari.com

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Go to the jungle and enjoy the African wildlife that the Mateya Safari lodge offers. Enjoy the wonderfully designed showers and bathtubs!

 

Property description:

If you’re searching for that Malaria Free, and unforgettable safari experience, offering a luxurious destination within breathtaking natural surroundings, then welcome to Mateya.

Located in the spectacular 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, Mateya is the ultimate compliment of exquisite architectural design and comfort enhanced by the splendor of a pristine African setting.

 

Insider Tips:

Every month follow the chef’s recipe and try to do it at home as the chef publishes his secret online. Don’t miss this month’s recipe.

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:

For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast already included in rates, on outside deck or in dining room
  • Private dinner in the Mateya wine cellar once during stay
  • Mateya Safari Lodge cap
  • 12 Noon early check-in/4 PM late check-out, subject to availability
  • A bottle of South African Champagne on arrival
  • A complementary neck and back massage per guest, once during stay

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage for up to two people, per room, once during stay
  • Private dinner in the Mateya wine cellar once during stay
  • Mateya Safari Lodge cap
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast already included in rates, on outside deck or in dining room

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your South African journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199         Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

Property Name: Mistique

Property Web Site: http://www.mystique.gr

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Enjoy the airy bathroom opening onto the ocean. The infinity-edge swimming pool with a sun deck and ‘Aura’ bar open to breathtaking views to the Volcano and the Aegean Caldera. The pool is a magical provocation and has a dedicated service.

 

Property Description:

With a typical island-style design that preserves the nature in a climate of unabashed luxury, Mystique, a Luxury Collection hotel, is built in the world’s most beautiful scenery, Santorini.

Mistique  is located on Oia’s most famous cliffs with dazzling views of clear blue equatorial waters towards the volcano and the Aegean Caldera.

Eighteen suites and villas in a landscape of more than 2000 square meters provide a sensorial experience of Santorini in surroundings of understated elegance.

 

Insider Tips:

-Mountain bikes provided by the hotel are free of charge for daily excursions around the island.

Visit ‘Charisma Restaurant’, the unique cellar and participate to our ceremonial wine tasting and get introduced to indigenous wine varieties from Santorini. Guests dine upon delectable regional specialties served in a splendidly beautiful open-air setting, ‘Charisma Restaurant’ masterfully prepared by our awarded Chef.

Prior to dinner, we recommend experiencing a fantastic wine-tasting experience in the “Secret” Wine Cave.

 

Interior Designer:

Interior decoration is made by French designer, Frank Lefebvre of Bleu Nature. All accommodation is lovingly handcrafted from wood and local stone. Mother Nature and the designer create a language in which to explore the nature of luxury and harness the elegance of simplicity.

Frank Lefebvre, a nature-inspired designer, has diversified its collections of crafted items and furniture, exclusively for Mystique and incorporated more complex materials and created interiors of effervescent style where nature-inspired design meets in harmony with traditional architecture and the most up-to-date technology.

URL: www.bleunature.com/us/accueil/home.html

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:

For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • A la carte or room service breakfast daily (already included in rates)
  • One wine tasting for two at Secret Wine Cave per stay and 1 bottle of Santorini wine (total value up to 120 Euro)
  • Welcome amenity: Bottle of local liquor and traditional sweets
  • 4pm late check-out, subject to availability

For 2013:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One wine tasting for two at Secret Wine Cave per stay
  • 1 bottle of Santorini wine (total value up to 120 Euro)

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your Greek journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

 

 

 

Property Name: Ladera Resort

Property Web Site: http://www.ladera.com

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Enjoy the lunge private pools outside overlooking the Caribbean Sea that Ladera Resort offers you. Each, deliberately without a fourth wall, invites the spectacular sunsets and astonishing views right inside, to be a part of your very private, very special retreat.

 

Property Description:

Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière’s oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. In 1982 it was transformed into the unique resort it is today. Taking full advantage of its natural surroundings, Ladera offers a unique design in guest accommodations. The 9 villas and 23 suites all have an “open wall” – the west side of each unit is left open to expose the breathtaking view, and the orientation of the buildings maintains complete privacy.

 

Insider Tips:

Two special things about Ladera are the cocoa tea and Chef Orlando’s banana bread, which is outstanding. Cocoa tea is traditional spiced breakfast drink it is steep bay leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg and grated cocoa sticks.

 

Designer of the bathrooms with tile works: John DiPol

 

DavidTravel clients will receive these (or similar) DavidTravel VIP extras *:
For 2012:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast included in rates
  • A complimentary 30-minute Swedish massage for two in our new spa, TiKaye Pose
  • 12 Noon early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4 PM late check-out, subject to availability

 

Please contact DavidTravel to book this property, to design your St. Lucia journey, and for all of your travels.
Tel: 949.427.0199      Request@DavidTravel.com    www.DavidTravel.com

*DavidTravel is an Independent Contractor with Montecito Village Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.