Thursday, May 17, 2012

Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico



Hidden in a small village along the pearlescent sands of the Riviera Maya, Viceroy is a seaside escape extending deep into the Maya tropical forest. The 41-villa resort and stunning spa present the ultimate beach luxury. 

The Riviera Maya resort's design accentuates the pristine qualities of its dramatic jungle and seaside setting. Intimate and serene features blend seamlessly into the dense tropical foliage, dining is available both indoors and outdoors, and yoga classes and spa treatments overlook the coast. 

Guests are personally welcomed upon arrival and led through the tropical forest paths to their villa. The palapa-roofed villas are decorated with the sophisticated simplicity of Maya aesthetics, utilizing natural materials throughout. Bath areas are especially spacious with indoor and outdoor showers and his-and-hers sinks and closets.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Alila Villas Soori's Wedding Packages



Alila Villas Soori in Bali, is one of the world’s most idyllic wedding destinations, and with two newly designed packages – The Opulent Soori Wedding and the Beachfront Wedding Celebration, couples can choose from a ceremony at their own luxurious and spacious villa or a simple beach wedding.
 
The Alila Villas Soori is a blissful location to embark on a new life. Situated on the southwest coast of Bali, this luxurious beachfront resort can cater to all the requirements of such a special event. Both packages include a dedicated wedding concierge to take care of all the finer details, meaning bride and groom can concentrate on exploring the local area, relaxing by the pool or enjoying the treatments at Spa Alila.
 
The Opulent Soori Wedding includes the use of Bali’s only ten-bedroom villa set on over five thousand square metres. A perfect option for those looking for space but want to be with their family and friends under the one roof.
 
The package includes:
· ceremony and one night stay in decorated 10 bedroom villa (capacity for 20 overnight guests)
· marriage celebrant and commemorative ceremonial certificate
· daily a la carte breakfast in the villa or Cotta Restaurant
· round trip airport transfers
· dedicated wedding concierge
· bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
· flower shower
· acoustic guitar accompaniment and a
· welcome drink, wedding liturgy and chair decoration (up to 20 chairs).
From US$13,900, including tax and service charges. Capacity for160 guests for the ceremony.
 
The Beachfront Wedding Celebration package includes:
· ceremony at decorated beachfront venue
· marriage celebrant and commemorative ceremonial certificate
· daily a la carte breakfast in villa or Cotta Restaurant
· round trip airport transfers
· dedicated wedding concierge
· bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere
· flower shower
· balinese Rindik entertainment
· two-night honeymoon in Ocean Pool Villa, and a
· welcome drink, wedding liturgy and chair decoration (up to 20 chairs).
From US$3,630, including tax and service charges. Capacity for 80 guests.
 
The personal wedding concierge is on hand to help the bride and groom to finalise all the details including the flowers, music and the food and beverage package. The award-winning, Spa Alila, caters for every pampering need to ensure guests are feeling and looking their best for the special day. To keep the more adventurous guests entertained; Journeys by Alila offer unique experiences from horse riding along the beach to learning the intricacies of rice farming.
 
For more information, contact the wedding concierge at soori@alilahotels.com. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lesic Dimitri Palace, Croatia



Hidden within the walls of the charming medieval town of Korcula, with its winding alleyways, terracotta-tiled houses and tiny churches, is Lesic Dimitri Palace, next door to the house of Marco Polo and only a stone’s throw from the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.  

The hotel occupies an 18th century bishop’s palace and five medieval cottages, offering luxurious accommodation in six residences, complete with five-star services, a spa and a restaurant overlooking the breathtaking Dalmatian archipelago.  

Each of the residences at Lesic Dimitri Palace has been beautifully restored and the interiors are subtly influenced by regions along Marco Polo's Silk Road travels. They encompass original features and are finished with exquisite detailing and handcrafted furniture. The small number of residences guarantees guests an intimate and highly personalised stay with service steeped in local charm. 

Discover delightful vineyards, charming villages, secluded beaches and historic buildings. Courtesy of the Palace’s private motor and sailing yachts, guests can also explore the surrounding islands.