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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

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

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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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Anantara Medjumbe Resort: An eco-friendly paradise

"VFMLID=62783802"Anantara Medjumbe Resort recently announced their full renovation expected to be completed by November 2015 and we could not be more ready! Located on the glittering Quirimbas Archipelago, Anantara Medjumbe Resort is a small private Mozambique island only 1km long and 350 meters wide, perfect for romantic getaways! The island is known for its colorful coral reefs and breath taking ocean views.

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With only 12 beach chalets, Anantara Medjumbe Resort is a true castaway paradise! The 4-month renovations will cover all 12 villas. Large splash pools will replace the plunge pools; and the central main building will receive a brighter and lighter look. The bar will also receive new lighting to create a more intimate environment.

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One of the biggest changes of the new Anantara Medjumbe Resort is the implementation of a 400 kWp Solar PV plant. This system will allow the resort to operate with almost 0 pollution and will contribute to the resort’s eco-friendly paradise approach.

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We truly can’t wait to see all of these amazing changes in the new and eco-friendly Anantara Medjumbe Resort!

Classic Travel Service Amenities

• All Inclusive: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft drinks, Bottled water, House wine, Local beer and Selected House spirits, Tea/coffee, Mini-bar, Non-motorised activities/equipment and Emergency medical evacuation
• A complimentary Sunset Cruise by Dhow for 2 Pax but not exclusive, Once per stay
• A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
• Early check-in & late check-out, based on availability

 

 

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Pelican Hill’s Best: Golf and Spa Vacation

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Tee off with a newly invigorated you when you stay at Pelican Hill.  Pelican Hill is a well-known gorgeous luxury property located on the sunny blue waters of Southern California. Known for its beautiful location on the California hillsides and for their wonderful bungalow suites, the resort is an absolute California gem. However, some of the best parts of the property are its golf and spa facilities. Golf at Pelican Hill is widely regarded as a relaxing and fantastic experience. The golf facilities are perfect for everyone. The resort is perfect for beginners thanks to the amazing golf school facilities ranging from half day to two day programs.  It is also perfect for advanced players with the property’s challenging and gorgeous many acre property. The five star luxury hotel features thirty six holes featured on the gorgeous Pacific coast for a challenging yet fun tee time perfect for all golf enthusiasts.

Spa Pelican HillAfter some rounds of fantastic play, reinvigorate your body at the relaxing luxurious spa at Pelican Hill. The spa at Pelican Hill is absolutely fantastic. Offering a wide range of services including California Sugar Glow, the Tramanto [Sunset] Massage, and three delicately aromatic baths, the spa calls out to all of those in need of a bit of replenishment. This is fantastic considering that the goal of the spa at Pelican Hill serves to replenish, invigorate, and relax their guests. Soak all of your troubles away. Bask in the knowledge that you get to receive this luxurious experience in the fabulous Southern California coast.

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The Takeaway: The Resort at Pelican Hill is a wondrous five star luxury property. With the combination of the incredible California atmosphere with a delightful menu of golf and spa activities, it is perfect for anyone in need of relaxation. Additionally, with Virtuoso you get access to the following at the Resort at Pelican Hill:

Virtuoso Amenities:

• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily Continental Breakfast for up to two in-room guests
• A $100 USD equivalent Golf or Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid toward retail, not valid on room rate, no cash)
• Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

Access the best of California at Pelican Hill‘s amazing Golf and Spa facilities!

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