Archive | May, 2012

Grand Tour of Italy

Our friends at Orient Express are offering a Grand Tour of Italy where you can stay 7 nights in at least 2 of their incredible properties in Italy and pay a flat rate of €3,780 per couple for a double room or €6,566 for a junior suite.  The rates are slightly more in high season (€5,040 and €8,750 respectively) but if you know these hotels then you know they are a steal!

A few combinations that get us ready to pull out our passports are:


There are so many amazing combinations. Planning will be as much fun as traveling!

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Instant Upgrade at the Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is one of our favorite hotels and it is definitely a favorite of our clients as well.

When you book with Classic Travel you get an instant upgrade along with the other fabulous Virtuoso amenities. It’s no wonder this ocean side oasis is one of our top sellers. Try it our for yourself. We bet you will want to go back!

Whether you like golf, tennis, biking, swimming or just relaxing – this is the perfect getaway.

All Virtuoso reservations include the following:

  • Welcome Virtuoso Amenity
  • Daily $50 Breakfast Credit for the Coliseum Grill or In Room Dining.
  • One Time $100 Golf or Spa Credit
  • Upgrade on arrival to next category accommodation, subject to availability
  • Early Arrival and Late Departure, Subject to Resort availability

*Stay dates from May 1 – June 30, 2012. Applicable to Bungalows and new bookings only. Based on availability, Blackout dates apply.

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Best Hotels in Paris

Summer is right around the corner and there is no place better than the “City of Lights” to jaunt off to for a great long weekend.  We love Paris and there are so many great hotels there! Here are just a few of our faves – in case you were wondering…

Le Royal Monceau Raffles – This Philippe Starck hotel is quirky but fabulous – definitely not traditional, but once you stay here you won’t want to go anywhere else.

Shangri-La – This former residence of the grand nephew of Napoleon has been completely restored  into a fantastic 5 star hotel with 2 Michelin rated restaurants – plus the Eiffel Tower views can’t be beat.

Hotel Ritz – Even though they are closing for an unprecedented 2 year renovation  there is still time to stay this summer.

Hotel Le Bristol – Classic French luxury, pure and simple.

Le Esprit St. Germain This great quaint hotel on the Left Bank is like staying at a friend’s house.  You will feel completely at home especially as you are enjoying complimentary wine at happy hour.

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Concierge at Acqualina

Tatiana Echeverrie, Concierge
Acqualina Resort & Spa

I fell in love with Acqualina from the moment I saw it being built. It is a gorgeous, tall, timeless building situated on Miami’s ever-so-famous Collins Avenue directly located on the beach.

I joined the Acqualina staff team five years ago and am still just as in love with my job today as I was then. Acqualina has something very unique about it and that is the genuinely warm and friendly staff. The staff sincerely enjoys working here and it is made obvious to everyone that enters this building. There is no other greater satisfaction than to see a guest’s face light up when we greet them by name after not seeing them for a full year, or when we welcome their little ones with smiles, love, cookies and milk, or make their vacation truly unforgettable by providing them with the royal treatment.

Guests fly in from all over the world and it is an honor when they say that Acqualina has a special place in their heart and is their home away from home.

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