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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

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

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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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Top 5 luxury weekend getaways at driving distance from NYC!

Classic Travel brings you our top 5 luxury weekend getaways at driving distance from NYC, providing you the ideal environment to relax, unwind and make the most of the beautiful weather by participating in outdoor activities!

Start planning exciting weekend getaways for the summer, beginning with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend!

Delamar Greenwich Harbor

Delamar - Greenwich Harbor, Connecticut

Delamar – Greenwich Harbor, Connecticut

Set overlooking the Greenwich Harbor, this resort offers world-class 5-star luxury services. The recently refined guestrooms offer private balconies with water views, and the suites come with separate private living rooms. Private in-room yoga classes are also offered on request. Continental breakfast, bicycle rentals and seasonal harbor boat cruises come as part of complimentary services. You can go sweat it out at the fitness center and enjoy a delicious glass of wine after at the elegant French restaurant with beautiful water views. Delamar is iconic in its delivery of luxury to its guests.

For 2015, Virtuoso Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests (already included in rates)
• $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

 

Winvian, Morris Connecticut

Winvian - Connecticut

Winvian – Connecticut

Winvian Farm will give you a luxury resort experience that is one of a kind. Offering 18 individually designed resort cottages, with the Hadley Suite being the most exclusive of them all bringing a unique experience of a night in a tree-house, a greenhouse or a musical conservatory. Bikes come with every cottage for you to go on adventures and explore the breathtaking organic gardens.

For 2015, Virtuoso Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

 

Ocean House, Watch Hill Rhode Island

Ocean House - Rhode Island

Ocean House – Rhode Island

Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort that offers a direct access to a 650-foot private white-sand beach with the luxury of cabana beach service. You can also enjoy the outdoor venues for private events, dining, and cocktails as well as beachfront fire pits for delightful evenings. Further, it offers putting green, along with a tournament-level croquet lawn. So get out and enjoy the open-air activities!

For 2015, Virtuoso Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
• $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

 

Twin Farms, Vermont

Twin Farms - Vermont

Twin Farms – Vermont

Located in the romantic countryside, Twin Farms is the only place offering a luxury 5-star experience in all of Vermont! Enjoy an unconventional and quirky private art collection through 20 distinctly designed accommodations. Immerse yourself in a unique experience of gourmet meals, fine wine, outdoor adventures and spa retreats to relax. You will come back inspired!

For 2015, Virtuoso Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests included in rates
• Bottle of Dom Perignon and house made chocolates
• Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

 

Blantyre, Lenox Massachusetts

Blantyre - Lenox Massachusetts

Blantyre – Lenox Massachusetts

This luxury Berkshires resort is set in 117 acres and offers accommodation in a Tudor-style mansion as well as stylish cottages. The aesthetics of the space are astounding flaunting a carriage house and an upscale decor of chandeliers. Amenities include a spa with a sauna and hot tub, tennis courts, an outdoor heated pool, an ice skating rink, hiking trails, a warming hut, and a cross-country ski trail. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this one!

For 2015 Virtuoso Rate Includes:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• For Stays of 2 or more nights: guests also receive a $100 Food & Beverage credit plus $100 spa credit for a two night stay
• Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

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