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New Year New You New Body

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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La Sivoliere, Courchevel 1850… The best kept Secret!

 

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It’s that time of the year… winter is here and it’s time to head to the mountains!

Perfectly located at the base of the Dou du Midi slope, La Sivolière, Courchevel 1850  is the place to stay when visiting Courchevel. This well-known skiing destination attracts hundreds of tourists every winter and La Sivolière, Courchevel 1850   is situated only five minutes away from downtown.

Featuring gorgeous mountain views, their own ski shop and their own team of professionals, La Sivolière, Courchevel 1850 will take care of every guests needs from head to toe, making sure every guest has an unforgettable experience.

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la Sivolière Courchevel 1850 is a combination of both alpine tradition and contemporary design. The moment you walk in, their very cheerful staff will welcome you with a big smile in a way that will make you feel right at home! One thing they pride themselves on is service and warmth they offer their guest… that defines la Sivolière!

Classic Travel Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival subject to availability
• Complimentary breakfast
• A free day of ski and boot rental
• An offered drink and a Gourmet Tasting Dinner for two at the “1850” restaurant

Elevate your winter experience this year with Classic Travel’s Preferred Rates at ClassicTravel.com.

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Fall Into Your Favorite City

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Rise to the occasion and fall into your favorite city this September!

The world has a plethora of cities that are perfect for the autumn season! Some of the best destinations for the fall are located throughout the northern hemisphere. Classic Travel has some exciting recommendations for your fall trip!

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Spend your autumn in the United States this September. A visitor favorite is definitely the Big Apple. Easily stroll through New York’s famous Central Park when you unwind in the Plaza Hotel. Enjoy New York’s beauty with the breezy fall foliage all around you and all the best stores available at your fingertips. Not to be outdone, Chicago boasts one of the best experiences for any visitor’s fall vacation. The Four Seasons Chicago sports gorgeous views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago Skyline, which is the perfect way to enjoy the city in the autumn.

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The United States is not the only place to access the enjoyable fall weather. Take a trip across the pond and unwind in the European autumn.

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Elevate your fall vacation with a stay at London’s Café Royal Hotel. Combine the splendor of the hotel with the proximity to some of the world’s best red, orange, and golden leafed parks this autumn for an unforgettable fall experience. Over in the mainland, slip into the beautiful Viennese autumn with the DO & CO Hotel Vienna. Right outside your door is the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral, available to remind you that you are spending a glorious fall day in Vienna.

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Take a trip down south of Austria and spend an Italian autumn with the Hotel Brunelleschi. Immerse yourself in the crisp air with the beauty of Florence’s city center from your elegant room to really fall in love with the Florentine autumn. photogallery-hotel-florencerooms463_8

Pick your favorite city to fall into with ClassicTravel.com.

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Casa Pestagua Hotel – Luxury in the Walled City

At Classic Travel, we like to keep our clients up to date with all the new hot destinations and it is no news that Cartagena is the place to visit. The moment you arrive in this colonial city, it immediately transports you to a different world; a world full of history where every wall and every corner has a story to tell. The key is always finding the best place to stay!

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Casa Pestagua Hotel sits right in the heart of the Walled City at Plaza Santo Domingo and it is perhaps one of the most beautiful houses in Cartagena. It is the only hotel in Cartagena where you will find yourself living in the luxury of the seventeenth century, only four hundred years later but with the latest technology and exquisite taste.

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Casa Pestagua Hotel belonged to the Count of Pestagua, a distinguished business man and thanks to his foresight, the hotel is able to offer its visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Casa Pestagua’s architectural beauty reflects the magnificence of a time like no other. It allows guests to get a glance back in time and feel part of the history of this beautiful city.

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Its majestic size, proximity to the Walled City’s main attractions, shops and restaurants, 11 unique rooms, dazzling swimming pool and dreamy courtyard, makes this mansion the perfect choice for travelers looking for a unique experience. Casa Pestagua Hotel is the ideal choice for a destination wedding!

For 2015, Classic Travel Rate Includes:
• A la Carte full breakfast for two
• Upgrade on arrival if available
• Early check-in/late check-out if available
• Complimentary 30 min Massage once during stay

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