LuxeGetaways Magazine – Spring 2017 | This collection of our favorite travel experiences, events and hotel packages offer some of the best opportunities for travelers looking for unique getaways this spring and summer.
Cape San Blas, Florida
Natural Retreats has an alternative to the flashier beach cities in Florida: Cape San Blas. Bring the entire family, even the dog. Located on the Florida Panhandle, this little beach town is all about peace and quiet. Natural Retreats has many homes to rent, but we recommend the “Ooh La La”, a 5-bedroom, 4-bath beachfront home with pool, which sleeps 14. You also receive a credit of $250 to rent beach toys, chairs umbrellas and even a wagon.
Charleston, South Carolina
The trend of solo traveling is ever growing, and the HarbourView Inn is embracing this concept with their “Solo Southern Retreat Program.” Live like a local by giving back to the community and rejuvenating your soul. Spend a day working at One80 Place feeding the hungry, enjoying dinner at Hank’s Seafood Restaurant at their communal table while dining with the locals, and wondering the streets of Charleston on foot, or with the complimentary bicycle.
Continental USA, UK, Europe, Hawaii and Seychelles
The “Leisure Escapes Package” by Hilton provides a credit of 50 dollars, 50 pounds or 50 euros (depending on the local currency) for every night of your stay. The on-property credit can be used for dining, shopping or simply relaxing. Notable beach properties offering this promotion include Hilton San Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, and Hilton Evian-les-Bains France.
Be one of the first to experience Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay when it opens in June. This luxury five-star resort is a member of the globally recognized Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), and situated on the shores of Talamanca Bay. Ibiza Bay brings the first Six Senses Spa to the island – offering signature journeys, anti-aging treatments, innovative fitness workouts and top-notch manicures at the healthy juice and nail bar. Take advantage of this opening this summer!
For a complete getaway from everything, consider visiting Shore Lodge, just a two-hour scenic drive from Boise. A variety of activities are sure to keep all the guests content — water sports, golf, hiking, biking and simply relaxing and enjoying the fresh, crisp air. In addition to the luxury spa and gourmet dining, the resort will debut an entirely new culinary concept in May with three new dining outlets. Check it out!
For those looking for the ultimate spa getaway, a must-experience this season is the completely new âme Spa & Wellness Collective at Turnberry Isle. This sets a new standard in luxury spa and wellness destinations. Curated by a collective comprising forward-thinking global practitioners, âme is at the vanguard of both Eastern and Western modalities, offering integrated strategies that allow clients to manage stress, encourage strength and flexibility, lose weight, cultivate equanimity, look and feel younger, and create new patterns that can last a lifetime — all within a supportive community.
New York City
Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Chatwal Hotel is offering “The Great Comet of 1812 Package,” which includes a stay in a Junior Suite (or higher categories), a gourmet pre-theatre dining experience for two curated by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at The Chatwal’s iconic Lambs Club, and two premium experience tickets to the musical. A Playbill, exclusively signed by the cast of the production is also included as a VIP welcome gift. The offer is valid for stays through September 4th, 2017. Enjoy this exclusive Broadway getaway!
New York City
Generally New York City is avoided during the crowded summer, but sometimes it is the only time a family can travel. To keep the kids interested, the Lotte New York Palace has partnered with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” Broadway show to offer “The School of Rock Package.” Hotel guests will receive ticket discounts up to 35%, Playbills signed by the cast and more. Parents will appreciate the luxurious stay, and the entire family will love the show!
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand in Santa Rosa Beach, The WaterColor® Inn is surrounded by 1,400 linear feet of beachfront and pine forests alongside Western Lake. The 60-room Inn offers deluxe accommodations designed by David Rockwell, and a “Tee-Rific Golf Getaway Package” that includes rounds at either the Tom Fazio designed Camp Creek Golf Club, or the Greg Norman designed Shark’s Tooth Golf Club. A great place to tee it up this season!
Jordan Vineyard & Winery takes its love of all things French very seriously. Founders Tom and Sally Jordan built a grand chateau and created Burgundy and Bordeaux styled wines that make visitors feel as if they have traveled to France without leaving America. Spring at Jordan (May 13, 2017) is a great time to visit for this themed affair when they unveil the first-ever Jordan Cuvée Champagne by AR Lenoble, as well as Jordan’s new releases of Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A visit to Jordan Vineyard & Winery is ideal for anyone who simply loves wine, or enjoys a spectacular winery experience!
The inspiring hotel Iconic Santorini is having a flash sale on their unique cave accommodations. This is for stays between April 28 and June 18, 2017 only. “Early Bird Booking” rates vary by suite, and there are only 19 suites sculpted into the cliffs a thousand feet above the sea. Use code ICO-10 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask about the “Special Romance Packages” too that include sightseeing, champagne, dinners and extras at great value-added rates.
Thailand and The Maldives
Soneva invites guests to “Stay for Good” and support the brand’s efforts to preserve the environment and enrich the communities in which the resorts are based, in exchange for complimentary bonus nights at its luxury properties in Thailand and the Maldives. A minimum stay of five nights at Soneva Fushi and three nights at Soneva Kiri is required, and at least one paying guest per villa needs to participate. To book this offer, contact email@example.com and mention booking code “ECOPKG17.” A great way to give back while on vacation!
The Palace Hotel Tokyo commands some of the city’s most exclusive real estate. As heir to a legacy going back more than half a century as one of the city’s most iconic properties, the hotel remains committed to offering Japanese hospitality at its finest. We recommend the “Best of Tokyo Package” to fully capture the essence of Tokyo with this one-of-a-kind experience that brings together the best of Japan’s arts, gastronomy and natural wonders while staying in their grandest suite for five-nights, or more. A fantastic package to showcase the best of Tokyo!
As the weather begins to warm, Vail is a magical destination, and the Sonnanalp is an iconic hotel in the heart of Vail Village. An extensive spa menu is available for guests while also enjoying the heated indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpools, wet lounges, steam room, sauna, relaxation cove, Oxygen Bar and more while taking advantage of the “Spa Retreat Package.” For families, they also have a complimentary recreation program for kids with exclusive activities arranged weekly. There is so much to love about this hotel!
The Arena of Verona was built in the 1st century AD, and is impressive on its own; so during the summer months when a series of operas and concerts can be enjoyed in this magnificent location, it is simply magical. “The Opera Festival” at the Arena of Verona is an event that must be experienced by anyone interested in opera, theater, music, or simply culture and history. Hotel Europa and Hotel Colomba D’Oro are great options very close to the Arena. Take advantage of experiencing this awe-inspiring venue in a grand way!