Archive | September, 2019

Hotel Chais Monnet – Pure France, distilled.

Hotel Chais Monnet

Hotel Chais Monnet is a new gem in what we call La France Profonde, the deepest, most authentic heart of Europe’s most spectacular country. It was built in an antic Cognac warehouse, just few steps from the most prestigious Cognac Houses

Hotel Chais Monnet‘s cuisine is French country cooking, their style is le savoir-faire Français, almost everything, from their wines to their linen and their spa products, are created in France.

Hotel Chais Monnet lies by the Charente river, at the countryside of the Aquitaine, and is located near one of France’s most celebrated luxury product, Cognac.

The region of Cognac offers a wide variety of activities and experiences for holidaymakers and visitors. These include tours and tastings at legendary Cognac houses, an 18 hole, par 72 golf course, visits to the medieval Old Town of Cognac, strolls through idyllic countryside leading to the Atlantic Ocean, riding along the Charente river and visiting Roman ruins.

We look forward to bidding you Bienvenue – welcome, French style – and sharing this all with you.

For 2019, Virtuoso Rate Includes:

• Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
• Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two daily
• Guest choice of a $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit OR $100 USD Spa credit to be utilized during stay, valid on food, beverage, and spa services (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Complimentary Cognac Cocktail at the bar, for up to two people per room, once during stay
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• Complimentary Wi-FI

As a member of, be sure to view the gold labeled Virtuoso rates when checking availability. Enjoy the benefits of Virtuoso and booking with!  

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Hotel Chais Monnet Room

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Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa

HACIENDA ZORITA WINE HOTEL & SPA. For the past 600 years the medieval Spanish city of Salamanca –designated in 1988 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – has been enchanting travelers from across the globe.

Today, the HACIENDA ZORITA WINE HOTEL & SPA, just 10 miles down the road and housed in a former monastery, offers guests a vacation as vibrant as the area’s past.

As the name suggests, the spa specializes in vinotherapy – using the pulp of the grape for skin rejuvenation and healing – a process said to have anti-aging benefits.

All this, plus a Michelin-starred restaurant, an oak barreled wine cellar dating from 1366, an exquisite setting in the Douro Valley overlooking the River Tormes, and its proximity to one of Europe’s most interesting and historic cities, make the Hacienda Zorita a perfect choice for your European holiday.

Classic Travel Rate Includes:  

  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Upgrade at time of arrival, if available
  • Early check-in-late check-out if available
  •  Bottle of wine in room on arrival
  •  Wine tasting for 2 once per stay

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Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Agency Program: WithIN – LAUNCHED!

Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Agency Program: WithIN

Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Agency Program: “WithIN” is now available on for our members. This recently launched program provides a hand-picked selection of some of the “very best travel agencies in the world” access to the best available rates, along with value added amenities such as breakfast and upgrades at over 200 Small Luxury Properties.

SLH WithIN benefits include:

  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two people
  • Room upgrade to next room category (subject to availability at the time of check-in)
  • Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability at the time of check-in)
  • A credit worth minimum $50 per room, per stay to be spent on non-accommodation extras such as food & beverage and spa on property
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

What do we love about SLH? Not everyone loves a big hotel. Each and everyone of the these gems is owned by either a family or small groups. There is something extra special about small hotels and the unique intimate touch they provide. It could be lashings of luxury at a palatial mansion or barefoot bliss on a desert island and everything from treehouses, to ranches, to overwater bungalows.

“With the launch of SLH ‘withIN, we are making this partnership approach bigger and better, so that selected travel agencies working with us benefit from even more opportunities to promote and sell our participating SLH hotels regardless of luxury network affiliation”. said Carsten Lima, Vice President of Sales for Small Luxury Hotels of the World (EMEA). members can now access rates for SLH WithIN online. Sign up today if you are not already a member and start benefiting from these exclusive rates is excited to be part of this inaugural partnership with Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Agency Program: WithIN . We look forward to helping book your next SLH property.

All the best,

Classic Travel Team.

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Shangri-La Luxury Circle Program joins

Shangri-La Luxury Circle Program is now part of Collection. As a handpicked agency, Members can now access Shangri-La Luxury Circle rates online when booking through

What does this mean for you as a member? As a Member, you will have access to Shangri-La’s Luxury Circle Program that includes exclusive benefits and amenities at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts around the world.

Shangri- La Luxury Circle Member Benefits​:

  • Upgrade to the next category at the time of booking, subject to availability
  • ​Hotel credit of USD50 / USD100 or 10% of average daily room rate, whichever is higher (once per stay) **​
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two, including in-room dining​
  • A VIP Welcome Amenity​
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability​
  • A strict-no walk policy and a priority wait-list clearance in sold out hotels​
  • Dedicated concierge personnel to handle all requests​

As a member, a dedicated Virtuoso Advisor will work closely with hotel management to ensure that you receive personalized service and VIP status.

What we love best about this program? Breakfast can be served in the room as well as the dining room. Our clients love this option!

Insider tip: Did you know 40% of the rooms at Shangri-La Paris have an Eiffel Tower View?

Classic Travel is proud to be a preferred partner agency for Shangri La Hotel & Resorts.

Sign up to be a Member of and VIP your next Shangri La stay!

We look forward to planning your next Shangri-La Experience.

All the best,

Classic Travel Team.

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