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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!

Patio central

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.

Suite 6

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.


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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The Charming Chanler: A Top Country Retreat

As one of the famous Newport Mansions, including The Breakers, The Elms, and Rosecliff, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, retains its spot as one of the best weekend getaways in Rhode Island. The first mansion turned hotel built on the Cliff Walk, this charming hotel set the precedent for the rest of the Cliff Walk properties as an idyllic country retreat location.


Just a few hours drive away from both New York and Boston, The Chanler at Cliff Walk greets its guests with a lovely display of flowers and greenery. With only 22 rooms, all individually decorated, to create “an intimate setting”The Chanler, is a favorite amongst the best Newport mansions for a relaxing break from big city living. Even in its original inception, as the summer home for Congressman John Winthrop Chanler and his wife Margaret Astor Ward, The Chanler displays a tranquil and cozy ambience that envelopes all of its guests as they stay there.

One of our agents visited this charming mansion recently and found the service at The Chanler to be “great” and a place where they “make a fuss about people”. The personalized attentiveness and care from the staff matches perfectly with the individually decorated rooms available at the property.


At The Chanleryou can choose to stay in a Manor room, an Estate room, a Signature room, an Ocean villa, or a Garden villa. Each one of The Chanler’s rooms are impeccably and uniquely decorated. We highly recommend staying at the English Trellis. One of The Chanler’s Garden Villas, the English Trellis focuses on gorgeous antiques and garden themes and enchants guests “with the double-headed shower, and a Jacuzzi outside & inside the villa”. Our agent and her guest had an absolutely wonderful time relaxing amongst the many pillows on the bed and were sure that the other rooms were just as fantastic.

Do you know what else is fantastic at The Chanler? According to our agent, the food at The Veranda, The Spiced Pear Restaurant and The Cliff Walk Terrace was “absolutely phenomenal. Every meal was superb.” The array of fresh seasonal items and fine wines added an extra breath of elegance to an already enchanting weekend.


Every day our agent awakened to an incredible atmosphere that fully replenished her peace of mind. Paired with the beach shores and the quaint shops of the Newport area, The Chanler  in all its glory is the solution to frayed nerves.

Visit The Chanler at Cliff Walk, one of the best country retreats in Rhode Island.

Click here for information about this fantastic property. 


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Mouth Watering Metropole Masterpieces


For delicious palatable masterpieces, have a meal at the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo. Indulge your epicurean desires at any of their restaurants for a superb culinary experience.

The Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo’s dining establishments are considered to be sensational and their efforts have gotten them nominated to the Virtuoso Best of the Best awards for “Best Culinary Experience”. Chef Joel Robuchon, the most Michelin awarded chef in the world, heads the Hotel Metropole’s three restaurants, Odyssey, Yoshi, and Restaurant Joel Robuchon. Each restaurant has its own type of dining style, but they all retain the same flair expected from this seasoned chef. Odyssey, the hotel’s poolside restaurant, presents alfresco Mediterranean cuisine available for all your lounging lunches.


Yoshi is the hotel’s one Michelin starred restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine complete with a sushi bar and a Japanese inspired garden. It is also Chef Robuchon’s first Japanese restaurant in the world. The restaurant Joel Robuchon is the hotel’s two Michelin starred restaurant and offers Mediterranean cuisine with an open Teppanyaki styled kitchen.

With a variation of meals available to Hotel Metropole guests, all of which are of high-caliber quality, it is no wonder that guests keep coming back.

If you haven’t stayed at the Metropole and you really should remember, Metropole Monte Carlo is an esteemed member of Virtuoso, the by-invitation-only-consortium where members clients receive exclusive benefits. Become a member of classictravel.com and review the exclusive benefits you will receive here.


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New Classic Travel Collection of Boutique Luxury Hotels

We have always been proud members of the exclusive Virtuoso travel network. And our clients love all of the perks they receive by booking special Virtuoso rates online at hundreds of luxury hotels around the world.  Now in addition to these Virtuoso hotels, our tastemakers have been scouring the globe to curate the ultimate collection of stylish and  luxe boutique hotels.  And the best part is these hotels are offering our members rates that include special amenities.  It really is the best of both worlds!

Here are just a few examples of these fabulous hotels and the great perks they are offering classictravel.com members:

Hotel Christopher, St BarthHotel Christopher

• Late check out early check in upon availability
• Upgrade upon availability
• Free WIFI
• Daily Buffet Breakfast in Restaurant
• Bottle of champagne in the room upon arrival
• For stay of 7 nights or more a Romantic dinner for two by the pool, excluding beverages

La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
• Daily Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in the restaurant OR In room service
• Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availabilityCasa Que Canta
• Personalized Card on arrival

Argentario Resort Golf & Spa, Tuscany, Italy

• Free upgrade upon arrival
• Buffet breakfast
• Complimentary Wifi
• Complimentary access to the Spa
• 50% discount on 18-hole green fees
• Parking
• Early check-in and Late check-out, subject to availabilityArfentario


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