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Upgrade at time of booking – Belmond Hotels!

Upgrade at time of booking – Belmond Hotels!

Starting today you receive guaranteed upgrade at time of booking at the following Belmond properties. Bellini Club amenities are included in this promotion ending December 2019!

Bellini Club Rate Includes:
• VIP welcome treats with a local taste
• Buffet or full breakfast for 2 daily
• Complimentary upgrade based on availability at time of check-in
• Up to $200 hotel credit per stay
($200 per stay for select suites; $90 per stay for rooms)
• Complimentary WI-FI access

Available from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2019
Available from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2019
Available from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2019
Available from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2019
Available from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2019
Available from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2019

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

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

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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!  

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

Hotel Chais Monnet Room

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New Year New You New Body


Barcelona W

The turn of each year means renewed resolutions to improve our life, health or fitness level, save more money, travel more … But how many of us give up on those resolutions within days or hours of the New Year? Work takes over and we quickly throw out our good intentions out of the window and return to past unhealthy habits. I know I often do!

Two of the most common resolutions are to exercise more and enjoy life. There is no better way to enjoy life than to travel and explore new places and cultures.  And now you can combine the joy of travel with the resolution to live a more active life as more and more hotels are offering fantastic fitness classes, personal trainers and wellness packages.  You can check off that next destination off your bucket list AND start a new healthy fitness routine.  Here are some of our favorite hotels for fitness:

W Hotel Barcelona

W Barcelona

Barcelona is one of our favorite cities. This vibrant city enchants us with its boundless culture, world class dining, exciting nightlife and of course the world famous architecture by Gaudi.  For fans of the architectural giant, this year is particularly important as it marks the 90th anniversary of his death and the city is be celebrating the life and works of Gaudi by offering an interactive exhibition “Walking with Gaudi” at the Gaudi Exhibition Center. And to stay on top of your “workout more” resolution, the hip sail-shaped and W Barcelona hotel offers a fantastic fitness program to its guests.  The hotel’s 300-square-meter state-of-the-art FIT fitness facility with Technogym equipment overlooking spectacular views over Barcelona’s coastline just begs to work out. And yes, the gym comes with a team of personal trainers lead by Sergio Micó López who is responsible for the GLOBALFITSTYLE program. Not into indoor gym workouts? No problem. The hotel partnered with Nike and offers a weekly session of beachside running with Nike+ Run Club lead by a world-class athlete Nacho Cáceres, a Nike Training Coach. Yoga fans can stay in shape with Strala Yoga, a revolutionary workout created by yoga rebel Tara Stiles. Finally, W Barcelona is also offering fun yet challenging Stand Up Paddle board classes making the Mediterranean your sport ground. Tone up with fantastic & experienced instructor Ely Merino from Pilates SUP & Beach, who will make your body so fabulous you’ll want to show it off.

Parrot Cay by COMO, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay

For a fitness-friendly beach getaway, Parrot Cay by COMO is your go-to hotel.  The stunning ultra-luxurious resort located on its own private island in Turks & Caicos with powdery soft beaches is currently offering a Curry Sisters-led six-night yoga retreat with a focus on embracing strength while learning the art of surrender.  Offered between April 24 and April 30, 2016, the package includes six nights accommodation at Parrot Cay, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner from COMO Shambhala Retreat Wellness Menu (and the restaurants in this resort are fantastic), one 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage (at the resorts divine spa), five days of yoga instruction and roundtrip airport transfers.  Say Namaste to new you!

Golden Door Spa Resort, California


The Japanese-inspired resort and spa tucked away among acres of serene gardens, citrus groves, koi ponds, waterfalls and woodland walkways is offering weeklong packages devoted to recharging body, mind and spirit. Limited to just 40 guests, your stay will include a private room with deck or patio, daily massage, up to four sessions with a personal trainer, fitness classes, spa treatments, meals, cooking class, lectures and more. In addition, this Virtuoso Exclusive experience includes three months of fitness follow up with the guest’s personal trainer and $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay.  Golden Door is known for providing the tools for healthy eating, lasting fitness and inner reflection, helping you create long lasting effects to take away with you when you finally have to leave this top-notch spa and resort.  No breaking resolutions this year!

Chiva-Som International Health Resorts, Hua Hin Thailand


The philosophy behind this world-renowned wellness resort is “learning to live,
enjoy and appreciate every moment, and in so doing, creating a personal path to health and wellness.” Located on the beachfront of the royal resort of Hua Hin, Chiva-Som, meaning Haven of Life, is a beautiful secluded world of its own hidden within 7 acres of lush tropical gardens. The resort is a magnet for A-list celebrities thanks to its mile long list of wellness offerings such as thai massages, body wraps, cleansing, firming and relaxing facials and Oriental foot rituals, Tai Chi, Qi Kong, Pilates, and personal training sessions. Chiva-Som offers treatments for everyone from weight loss and stress reduction to total relaxation and pure pampering.

D-Hotel Maris, Turkey


The D-Hotel Maris, a top secret address among celebrities and Turkish high society, is a real gem! This stunning property boasts breathtaking views over the Aegean Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded by volcanic mountain views.  The backdrop reminds us of islands like Seychelles. In addition to 5 fantastic beaches (they had sand flown in from Egypt for the best fluffy sand feeling!), 6 restaurants and a fabulous spa with Balinese therapists, the D-Hotel Maris also offers a wide range of fitness activities such as paddle boarding, fully equipped gym and hiking trails. It is also the home of the first European Bodyism Clean & Lean. Bodyism, practiced by such celebrities as Lara Stone, Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley and Hugh Grant, believes in creating long, lean, healthy, athletic bodies. The resort has a team of elite personal trainers from London who specialize in creating long, lean, athletic bodies. They will help you strip fat, improve posture and give nutritional advice. The hotel also offers tennis lessons with the world famous Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, known for one of the greatest serves in tennis history.

Do not wait another year to make your resolution a reality, book your fitness friendly getaway right now!

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Find the True Meaning of Relaxation


Holidays can be a very stressful time, taking its toll on our bodies and minds, making the beginning of the new year the perfect time to get away, destress and get pampered. There is nothing like a week or even a weekend at a destination spa resort to get the mind primed, the chi pumped, and the beauty rebooted. Retreat to these resorts in the new year to invigorate your mind, body and soul:

Alila Ubud


Bali has been a popular wellness and spirituality destination for quite a while now and continues to wow us with organic treatments and holistic massages. Alila Ubud Hotel‘s spellbinding location on the edge of the breathtaking Ayung River Valley will immediately impress you with its zen-like atmosphere. As will their emerald infinity pool overlooking the valley. Alila’s signature treatment is the Moonlight Remedy, offered twice a month on the 1st and 15th day of the lunar month. The treatment is performed in the resort’s outdoor garden and draws on the energy of the moon to promote healing and spiritual growth.

Brenners Park Hotel & Spa


Brenners Park, located in the Black Forest and close to the city of Baden Baden, is one of the best spas in Europe. Full of elegance and glam and with a Michelin-starred restaurant, Brenners Park is a favorite of many celebrities. It has been known to host Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, Heidi Klum and Victoria Beckham. These A-list celebrities flock there for the top-of-the-line spa treatments designed to pamper and rejuvenate. The hotel’s five floor, 5,000 square meter spa is the largest one in Germany, and includes two health and beauty spas and a medical spa that offers everything from dermatology to dentistry. For the ultimate day of pampering, we recommend booking the Spa Suite which comes with its own whirlpool, terrace, Japanese blossom steam bath and a spa butler.

Ananda in the Himalayas


This stunning property, housed in former palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, allows us an opportunity to combine a wellness getaway with a trip of a lifetime to the foothills of the Himalayas. As Oprah described this special resort “Going to Ananda is more like a pilgrimage than a visit, with every moment designed to cultivate presence.” Ananda offers two, three and five-night spa packages designed to balance the five senses through the wisdom of the Vedas. Our favorite is the Ananda Detox-Starter. The four-night program targets toxins that constantly build up in the body due to pollution and other environmental factors and lead to lack of energy, weight gain and low mood. The program integrates the essential elements of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, Yogic Kriyas, Meditation and Personal Fitness – and all with a dosha-based customized diet that leaves you refreshed, toned, glowing and energized for the new year.

Calistoga Ranch Auberge Resort


For a pampering getaway easier to get to, we recommend the remarkable Calistoga Ranch Auberge Resort located in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon (side trips to wineries anyone?!). The resort stays true to its motto of “responsible luxury” by integrating elements of nature into its opulent lodges offering an unforgettable sensory experience. This motto is also translated into the use of the healing waters of Calistoga in the resort’s fabulous spa. You can sink into Calistoga’s heated mineral pool surrounded by woodlands and private Lake Lommel. The soothing pools will relax your body and mind, making it the perfect prelude to a treatment in the Spa. Our favorites is the Calistoga Cure, an invigorating and therapeutic body scrub followed by a private outdoor mud or mineral salt bath. Rest quietly while receiving an energy balancing session, and finish with the resort’s Classic Ranch Massage.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives


Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Gili Lankanfushi is a five-star barefoot luxury resort offering exquisite food, immaculate service and some of the best beaches in the world. It is not just a resort, it’s a sanctuary on water – a place where you can escape the all the pressures of day-to-day life! Only problem – once you get there you may never want to leave! The resort’s Meera Spa, our favorite part of the resort, is a member of the prestigious Healing Hotels of the World. As with all of the villas, the spa is located overwater and in addition to offering a long list of massages, it also offers Holistic therapies such as Reiki, Yoga, meditation, Tibetan Singing Bowls and several advanced well being services with the “Masters in Residence” program. This program, offered throughout the year, is conducted by visiting holistic practitioners and renowned healers to provide additional wellbeing services. All specialists have their own gifts to offer and some of these include sound therapy, crystal therapy and Craniosacral therapy, among many other alternative healing methods.

Borgo Egnazia Luxury Resort, Puglia, Italy


Borzo Egnazia has been on everyone’s radar ever since Justin Timberlake celebrated his wedding with Jessica Biel here. We promise you that this sudden fame does not take away from the resort’s service, luxury and attention to detail. This architectural gem recreates a traditional Apulian village amid olive groves and lemon trees and is surrounded by deep blue shimmering ocean. The beautiful resort is a place of stone and sky, sea and history and words and silences. Borzo Egnazia is also close to the town of UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello for some exploration. And then of course there is the resort’s enormous Vair Spa offering three to five night packages. We recommend the 5-day Nghiane Package, a life-changing treatment program designed to get you back in touch with yourself, be more open with others and get in sync with your body and your life. It includes sessions with artists’therapists, deep massage treatments, private Yoga lesson, Roman bath ritual and and a relaxing massage for a complete mind and body makeover. A perfect way to start the New Year!

Contact Classic Travel for your ultimate “pamper yourself” package.

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