This past week saw the long-awaited release of the new digital version of Virtuoso's "Best of the Best".
Click on this link if you haven't already seen it!:
This is what the page looks like when you click on the link. Pretty cool, don't you think?
One of my very good clients plans to do some driving this summer around some of our beautiful states out west. She inquired as to whether they would receive the great amenities if they booked through me with this link and they would and you can too!
The amenities that you receive when booking through a Virtuoso Travel Advisor (I am one) for these stunning Virtuoso properties include the following:
Preferred rates and availability
Room upgrades (if available)
Breakfast daily for two
Dining, resort, or hotel credits
Early check-in and late checkout (if available)
Exclusive amenities and experiences
Let me share some examples of these wonderful properties here in the U.S., Canada and overseas. They really are "The Best of the Best".
The photo above is of Post Ranch Inn located high above the cliffs of Big Sur, California. Here "you’ll find a luxurious, romantic escape known for its award-winning organic architecture. Choose one of the 40 secluded guest rooms, suites, and private houses that blend rustic elegance and comfort with ocean and mountain views. Each room features a wood-burning fireplace, private deck, and complimentary minibar. Enjoy activities like morning yoga, rejuvenating spa treatments, swimming in the heated pool, and ocean-view basking pools, hiking, and nightly stargazing. The celebrated Sierra Mar restaurant, recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, serves organic seasonal fare."
Pictured above is Sonora Resort on Sonora Island in British Columbia, Canada. "Less than an hour by air from Vancouver is a wilderness of bears, orcas, bald eagles, vast forests, and dramatic seascapes." A member of Relais & Châteaux, "guests can kayak, fly-fish, fish for salmon, soak in warm outdoor mineral-water pools, tour by helicopter to experience mountain glaciers, and view coastal grizzlies in their natural habitat. Spacious mountain lodges house 88 guest rooms, offering goose-down duvets and rock fireplaces. Enjoy treatments inspired by the refreshing sea in the Island Currents Spa, then toast the day’s adventures over West Coast cuisine in the waterfront restaurant."
The lovely Le Sirenuse, Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Rene and I stayed here a few years ago and absolutely LOVED it! "Many travelers have fallen in love with this family-run villa’s romantic arches, vaulted ceilings, and handmade floor tiles. Spend afternoons on the sunny terrace taking in views of Positano, Capri, and Li Galli. Enjoy an evening cocktail at Aldo’s Champagne Bar, followed by dinner in the sea-view restaurant, La Sponda. An Aveda beauty center and spa facilities provide a tempting diversion."
The perfect place to stay in Sydney, Australia! "The waterfront Park Hyatt offers a spectacular location on one of the world’s most beautiful harbors. Its 155 guest rooms have a soft, residential feel, with neutral tones, mood lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take full advantage of the views over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The spa transports you straight to dream time with luxurious treatments and steam rooms, as well as native spa products from the Blue Mountains. Relax in a cabana by the rooftop pool, then nosh on light fare in The Living Room before exploring Sydney Harbour."
Another one that Rene and I have had the pleasure of staying at... "On a private quay between Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront and the tranquil marina, soak in the natural splendor of Cape Grace. Elegance and warmth are the hallmarks of every detail, from the welcome reception to the mountain-facing rooms. Tales of the Cape’s storied past present themselves in rare fabrics, artifacts, and antiques. Local paintings and sculptures lend a contemporary flair, while bright bursts of proteas enrich each room. Share in tailor-made experiences such as sumptuous meals, rare whiskey pairings, restorative spa treatments, and indulgent afternoon teas – all thoughtfully curated to enhance your journey."
Booking through a Virtuoso Travel Advisor gives you so much more than even the amenities mentioned above with the very special "Best of the Best"! We can also give you the following:
- Personalized Planning
- VIP access around the globe
- Insider knowledge
- Peace of mind
And first and foremost, we CARE! We want every journey you take to be 'a trip of a lifetime'! One you'll NEVER forget, for all the right reasons!