The Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2016!

Planning your honeymoon but not sure where to start? To help you get underway, we’ve searched high and low for the best honeymoon destination in 2016 based on current travel trends. This year it seems more and more couples are staying further away from the traditional lazy beach days (though there are still plenty of opportunities for that), with many couples looking for more adventurous honeymoons, crafting once in a lifetime trips to countries and experiences they thought they could only dream of.  So what are you waiting for? Here are the best honeymoon destinations right now! We would love to curate the perfect honeymoon for you! Please contact WGY Lifestyle at (888)-WGY-0808 or by email at info@wgylifestyle.com and one of our life stylists will walk you and your spouse through every little detail!

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Serengeti, Tanzania

Going on safari is the journey of a lifetime and as such would have to be one of the most memorable honeymoon destinations on offer. There are plenty of different safaris on offer in the African continent, with each country offering something a little different. For example if you’d like to see meerkats, you’ll need to head further south. If you’re most interested in seeing The Big 5, you can see these in the Kruger National Park or in East Africa – though rhino sightings are becoming more and more rare. One of my favourite safari experiences (having previously been in Kruger twice, Pilanesberg once and now Serengeti once) was my recent visit to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

If you’re looking to splurge for a once in a lifetime experience, Singita have a number of lodges on a private reserve adjacent to Serengeti.

Best time to go: June-October for game watching; January-February for baby season

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

Brooke & Wills | Maldives

Maldives

As iconic as honeymoons come, the Maldives is characterised by crystal clear waters, blue sunny skies, and incredible colours at sunset. Recently my partner and I travelled to the Maldives for a week I will never forget – sun, snorkelling, amazing cuisine, swimming in the ocean right outside our water villa… you get the idea! The Maldives is however an expensive honeymoon choice, particularly in the big international resorts… so if you’re on a budget, it might pay to look elsewhere in Asia – even as close as neighbouring Sri Lanka.

For an impossibly romantic and flawless stay,  we can highly recommend Taj Exotica for your visit to the Maldives.

Best time to go: May-November, though we found March very pleasant with only a couple of light showers.

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

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The Algarve, Portugal

With a year-round warm climate (though cold waters in winter), the Mediterranean is a much loved holiday destination for Europeans and visitors from further abroad. Although it has long been a popular beach holiday destination for the Portuguese for decades, recently the Algarve in Portugal’s south has earned itself the reputation as one of the most romantic locations in the Mediterranean, making it a great choice for honeymooners.

Villa Vita Parc are legendary in the Algarve for offering the most luxurious, authentic Portuguese experience on the coast.

Best time to go: Spring & Summer, though the Algarve is truly a year-round destination

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

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Tasmania, Australia

You might have noticed the little island below mainland Australia getting a lot of traction lately, both on this blog and in other global publications around the world. That is because until the last few years, Tasmania has remained a hidden gem and a well kept secret of those who visited previously. Well now the secret is out! Tasmania is home to fresh farm-to-table produce, pristine white sand beaches, beautiful bays to hike into and explore, as well as a gorgeous capital city, Hobart, idyllically located on the waterfront.

Saffire Freycinet is an all inclusive experience that was named the best boutique hotel in the world and while it doesn’t come cheap, the experience is second to none!

Best time to go: Early December-End February for the best of the summer sunshine

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

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Ireland

Lush greenery, rolling valleys and impressive steep cliffsides… there really is no reason not to fall in love with Ireland. An Irish road trip might not be the first idea that pops into your mind when considering a honeymoon abroad, however with incredibly friendly locals, reasonable prices and the allure of a road trip adventure, you have more than enough reasons to choose Ireland as an idyllic honeymoon away. If it is good enough for Kim and Kanye on their honeymoon, I’m sure its good enough for all of us!

To get the ideas flowing, here are 8 of the most beautiful places to visit on a road trip around Ireland.

Best time to go: Ireland is susceptible to heavy rainfall in the cooler months, so better to stick to the summer season or spring and fall for lower prices but mostly decent weather.

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

Arosa Kulm Spa

Arosa, Switzerland

After learning that the English royal family holidayed here on a ski trip, I figured Arosa must be something spectacular worth seeing – and right I was! Arosa is a gorgeous little ski village in the Swiss Alps, not too long a train journey from Zurich, one of Switzerland’s most scenic towns. If you’re a couple who prefer to stay active then there’s plenty of snow activities to keep you busy in the winter time, although summer is equally pleasant and a much quieter experience as the crowds have died down. Impossibly romantic and incredibly scenic – Arosa is one of Switzerland’s little known gems.

Check yourself in to the Arosa Kulm for the ultimate Swiss Alps experience.

Best time to go: There really is no bad time to visit Arosa – expect a quiet summer escape in the warmer months and an exciting ski trip in the winter with plenty of time to unwind in the spa.

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

Positano Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Coastal mountains, picturesque towns, island hopping by ferry… shall I go on? There is no denying that the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most romantic destinations and thus most loved and visited. Honeymooners can rest assured there are favourable times to visit to escape the crowds, as long as you’re happy to sacrifice the steamy hot summer temperatures. Crowds aside, the Amalfi Coast is impossible charming, full of great seaside cuisine, and a much loved favourite by locals and visitors alike.

Check yourself in to Le Sirenuse for the ultimate honeymoon experience in the Amalfi Coast.

Best time to go: Contrary to popular belief, the best time to visit Amalfi is not in summer, as the crowds become too much to bear. The best times to visit are May-June & September-October.

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Located northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia is one of the world’s most talked about honeymoon destinations; Bora Bora. This small island offers crystal clear waters with great conditions for snorkelling and diving, as well as gorgeous, pristine beaches that you thought were only real in your dreams. Its that perfect!

Best time to go: November and April are shoulder seasons with great weather and lower prices.

Place to Stay: The St. Regis Bora Bora  (Contact WGY Lifestyle for Luxury Privileges at the St. Regis Bora Bora)

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Sumba Island, Indonesia

Right next door to Bali, just a 1 hour flight away, is as little known but large island known as Sumba, with minimal development and an incredibly authentic experience on offer. Although the island hasn’t opened up to masses of tourism yet it is only a matter of time – with the beaches much more beautiful than anywhere I have been in Bali, beautiful sunsets, and very welcome hospitality from the locals.

Nihiwatu Resort is a honeymoon haven – offering an inclusive experience so you can arrive and unwind immediately.

Best time to go: May, June & July are generally considered to be the best months to visit.

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

Tulum Mexico | World of Wanderlust

Tulum, Mexico

A resort town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, Tulum is regarded as one of Mexico’s top spots to visit for travellers in search of great weather, beaches, and a plethora of resorts to choose from. There’s also plenty to see and do here – including a Mayan archaeological site from the 13th Century and a range of water activities to soak up the sunshine.

Best time to go: Between October and December.

Contact WGY Lifestyle for booking inquiries.

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Provence, France

Lavender fields, sunflower fields and delicious vineyards are all key characteristics of the southeastern region of France; Province. Spring and summer are fantastic times of year to visit, however with scenery this beautiful you really can’t go too wrong year-round!

Best time to go: Contrary to popular belief, the best time to visit France is in fact outside of summer – both to beat the crowds and see more locals (many of the French take their holidays throughout August). Though if you’re looking to see the iconic lavender fields in full bloom, summer is the time to go!

                                                                                       Happy Honeymooning!

Please contact WGY Lifestyle for any customized honeymoon booking inquiries.

ULTRA Brasil Announces Ticketing Information For 2016 Edition

Just a few weeks on from the announcement that ULTRA Brasil will take place this October 14-15, 2016, at the magnificent Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro, the festival now reveals the all-important information regarding tickets for this year’s event.
Pre-Sale (half-price) General Admission tickets, priced from just R$ 264.50*, will be in very limited supply on April 12 from 12pm EST, and will be available exclusively to fans that have registered at www.ultrabrasil.com before 12:01am on April 11. For all those who have registered, they will receive a purchase code via email upon the pre-sale going live.
 
Brazilian law stipulates certain members of society are granted half-priced tickets to events. Half-priced tickets are only available to Brazilian citizens who fall under one of the following categories: (i) under the age of 21; (ii) a teacher; (iii) a student; (iv) over the age of 59; (v) the disabled. Full priced General Admission tickets will cost R$ 529.00 and give attendees access across both days of the festival.

VIP tickets follow the same protocol, and will be available from R$ 799.50 at half-price and R$ 1599.00 at full cost. Those who purchase VIP tickets will have exclusive access to their very own VIP, catering and bathroom areas, access to the bar and most importantly, the best views of the ULTRA Main Stage.
Situated on one of the most beautiful and iconic stretches of coastline in the world, Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro, was handpicked by ULTRA Worldwide due to its stark similarity to Bayfront Park – the home of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, Miami. With its incredible oceanfront location, views of Sugarloaf mountain, ‘Christ The Redeemer’ and other unique landmarks, ULTRA Brasil will feature multiple state of the art stages, complete with the world-class production for which ULTRA has become so famed. ULTRA Brasil also recently dropped the huge news that Dutch prodigy, Martin Garrix and ULTRA legend Carl Cox will be performing exclusively at the festival in October 2016. This of course means that ULTRA Brasil will be the only festival you will catch the pair playing in Brasil in 2016.
With more names to be announced in the near future and a host of exciting new announcements still to make, fans are truly in for a treat come this October. Please register to avoid disappointment. For further details and ticket information, head to ultrabrasil.com
Prices:
Pre-Sale Half-Price Tickets** (Registration Only) – R$ 264.50
Pre-Sale Tickets (Registration Only) – R$ 529.00
VIP Pre-Sale Half-Price Tickets** (Registration Only) – R$ 799.50
VIP Pre-Sale Tickets (Registration Only) – R$ 1599.00
* All half-price ticket attendees will have to present their ID upon entering the festival
**Half priced tickets are only available to Brazilian citizens who fall under one of the following categories: (i) under the age of 21; (ii) a teacher; (iii) a student; (iv) over the age of 59; (v) the disabled.
AboutULTRA WORLDWIDE™
ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ is the global edition of the World’s Premier Electronic Music event, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
The ULTRA brand was founded in 1997 by Executive Producer, President & CEO Russell Faibisch, and began producing electronic music events in South Florida, which led to the inaugural Ultra Music Festival in 1999 on the sands of Miami Beach.
The internationally renowned festival, which has taken place every March since its inception, celebrated its eighteenth anniversary from March 18-20, 2016 by bringing over 165,000 music enthusiasts to the sold out waterfront event in the heart of the City of Miami. Ultra Music Festival returns to Bayfront Park for its nineteenth annual edition, 24-26 March 2017.
Choosing to follow a unique, creative vision and a wholly organic growth focused around a true love for music, artists and fans alike, the ULTRA and ULTRA Worldwide™ brands represent not only the world’s biggest and most successful remaining INDEPENDENT electronic music festival brand, they are now the most international of any festival brand in the world by far. The event organizers continue to transport the unrivalled experience from the Miami flagship festival to an ever-growing number of destinations and fans all over the globe.
Over the past eighteen years, literally thousands of the world’s most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have mesmerized audiences with awe-inspiring sets at ULTRA festivals in ARGENTINA, BALI, BRAZIL, CHILE, CROATIA, IBIZA, JAPAN, KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA and of course MIAMI, as well as ROAD TO ULTRA® events in BOLIVIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, MACAU, PARAGUAY, PERU, THE PHILIPPINES, PUERTO RICO, SEOUL, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, THAILAND, TOKYO and the USA. Each and every new global edition is founded on the same successful recipe that has been perfected over eighteen years in Miami, combining the most diverse electronic talent with the most technologically advanced, large-scale festival productions in the world.
In addition, the ULTRA brands pioneered the live stream experience, ‘ULTRA LIVE’ (whereby the festival is brought online to over 20 million unique viewers globally) and the audio broadcasting platform ‘UMF RADIO’ (syndicated to FM Radio in over 77 countries and reaching more than 22 million listeners weekly). Also UMF FILMS’ collaboration with FINAL KID has seen some of the most visually breathtaking festival aftermovies in the music space, including a feature-length documentary exploring the explosion of dance music, entitled CAN U FEEL IT, which premiered at the Ultra Music Festival, Miami 2012 and was exhibited in over 500 theaters across the Unites States.
2016 will see the ULTRA and ULTRA WORLDWIDE™ brands continue to push the boundaries even further, bringing an unparalleled combination of cutting edge productions and the world’s best electronic acts back to previous strongholds and new frontiers across the globe. With a brand new edition of ULTRA Brasil confirmed to take place in Rio de Janeiro on 14-15 October 2016, ULTRA Singapore becoming a full scale two-day festival on 9-10 September and with ROAD TO ULTRA® entering Hong Kong later this year, the ULTRA brand has now united TWENTY COUNTRIES across FIVE CONTINENTS worldwide. For full details on all ULTRA Worldwide events, go to ultramusicfestival.com
For Booking Inquiries and Discounted flight packages, please contact WGY Lifestyle, 888-949-0808 or info@wgylifestyle.com

Happy New Year from WGY – Enjoy up to 40% on Business/First Class Flights

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Happy New Year!

The WGY Team

These are the 10 Best Restaurants in the World

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What’s the greatest restaurant in the world? Top chefs and those who fork over their fortunes to eat their food are fascinated with the question. Now a new ranking has emerged to provide some extra fodder to the debate.

According to La Liste, a group convened by the France’s Foreign Minister and supported by the country’s tourism board, the top restaurant in the world is the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland. New York City’s Per Se has grabbed the number two spot, according to the new ranking. Tokyo’s Kyo Aji comes in third.

The ranking’s creators shared their global top 10 and top 100 American restaurants with TIME.

Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World

RANK LA LISTE SCORE RESTAURANT LOCATION
1 82.35 Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Switzerland, Crissier
2 82.30 Per Se United States, New York
3 82.00 Kyo Aji Japan, Tokyo
4 81.44 Guy Savoy France, Paris
5 81.37 Schauenstein Switzerland, Fürstenau
6 81.17 El Celler de Can Roca Spain, Girona
7 79.88 Kyubey Japan, Tokyo
8 79.81 Maison Troisgros France, Roanne
9 79.80 Auberge du Vieux Puits France, Fontjoncouse
10 79.77 Joël Robuchon Japan, Yebisu Garden Place

American Restaurants Ranked

U.S. RANK RANK LA LISTE LA LISTE SCORE RESTAURANT CITY STATE
1 2 82.30 Per Se New York NY
2 20 77.44 Le Bernardin New York NY
3 51 74.53 Jean-Georges New York NY
4 241 68.83 Eleven Madison Park New York NY
5 268 68.29 Joël Robuchon Las Vegas NV
6 275 68.17 Saison San Francisco CA
7 282 68.05 The Restaurant at Meadowood St Helena CA
8 307 67.37 Atera New York NY
9 312 67.31 The French Laundry Yountville CA
10 322 67.12 Daniel New York NY
11 333 66.95 Grace Chicago IL
12 343 66.76 Alinea Chicago IL
13 373 66.12 42 Grams Chicago GA
14 402 65.47 Benu San Francisco CA
15 435 64.78 Manresa Los Gatos CA
16 447 64.50 Melisse Santa Monica CA
17 459 64.24 Ichimura New York NY
18 464 64.15 Blanca New York NY
19 474 63.74 Momofuku Ko New York NY
20 507 62.82 Masa New York NY
21 511 62.68 Del Posto New York NY
22 533 62.21 Guy Savoy Las Vegas NV
23 535 62.19 NAOE Miami FL
24 553 61.74 Kyo Ya New York NY
25 554 61.73 Studio Laguna Beach CA
26 555 61.58 The Inn at Little Washington Dining Room Washington VA
27 559 61.50 Sushi Nakazawa New York NY
28 560 61.47 Sushi Yasuda New York NY
29 563 61.42 Cafe Boulud New York NY
30 566 61.33 The Modern New York NY
31 583 60.84 Jungsik New York NY
32 585 60.77 Aquavit New York NY
33 601 60.26 Sixteen Chicago IL
34 604 60.22 Coi San Francisco CA
35 614 60.03 Quince San Francisco CA
36 620 59.81 Boulevard San Francisco CA
37 622 59.79 Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Las Vegas NV
38 630 59.63 Bouley New York NY
39 633 59.56 Menton Boston MA
40 638 59.52 Acquerello San Francisco AL
41 644 59.39 Chef’s Table Brooklyn Fare New York NY
42 659 58.94 Babbo New York NY
43 676 58.59 Marea New York NY
44 681 58.49 Blue Hill New York NY
45 685 58.41 Ai Fiori New York NY
46 688 58.37 Dovetail New York NY
47 694 58.27 Betony New York NY
48 695 58.27 Gramercy Tavern New York NY
49 721 57.77 Baumé San Francisco CA
50 724 57.65 Picasso Las Vegas NV
51 732 57.47 Fiola Washington DC
52 733 57.46 Nomad New York NY
53 735 57.40 Gary Danko San Francisco CA
54 742 57.22 Atelier Crenn San Francisco CA
55 770 56.40 Cosme New York NY
56 775 56.33 Gotham Bar and Grill New York NY
57 795 56.06 Frasca Food and Wine Boulder CO
58 805 55.83 Auberge du Soleil Restaurant Rutherford CA
59 812 55.63 Chef Mavro Honolulu
60 814 55.61 Carbone New York NY
61 815 55.58 August New Orleans LA
62 821 55.47 Husk Charleston SC
63 824 55.43 Annisa New York NY
64 826 55.42 Everest Chicago IL
65 832 55.30 Craft New York NY
66 833 55.28 L’Espalier Boston MA
67 843 55.16 Tru Chicago IL
68 848 55.01 Blue Hill at Stone Barns Tarrytown NY
69 853 54.91 Michael Mina San Francisco CA
70 854 54.88 Providence Los Angeles CA
71 866 54.34 Bâtard New York NY
72 868 54.28 L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas NV
73 875 54.17 Bacchanalia Atlanta GA
74 879 54.08 Clio Boston MA
75 886 54.00 Chez Panisse Berkeley CA
76 887 53.98 Victoria & Albert’s Orlando FL
77 893 53.76 Esca New York NY
78 894 53.75 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Dallas TX
79 901 53.61 Patina Los Angeles CA
80 902 53.57 Colicchio & Sons New York NY
81 903 53.56 Brushstroke New York NY
82 909 53.47 minibar by José Andres Washington DC
83 912 53.40 Le Cirque New York NY
84 914 53.35 La Belle Vie Minneapolis MN
85 920 53.18 Soto New York NY
86 930 52.79 Le Cirque Las Vegas NV
87 933 52.75 Chefs Club by Food & Wine Aspen CO
88 935 52.60 Fore Street Portland ME
89 939 52.50 Dining Room at Blantyre Lenox MA
90 949 52.35 Alizé Las Vegas NV
91 951 52.30 Campton Place Restaurant San Francisco CA
92 957 52.17 Commander’s Palace New Orleans LA
93 962 51.94 Cut by Wolfgang Puck (Beverly Hills) Beverly Hills CA
94 963 51.85 Wallse New York NY
95 979 50.83 Ame restaurant San Francisco CA
96 982 50.73 Fearing’s Dallas TX
97 984 50.36 Cafe Boulud Palm Beach Palm Beach FL
98 987 50.13 Blackbird Chicago IL
99 989 49.74 Andrea’s Las Vegas NV
100 993 49.45 Geronimo Santa Fe NM
101 1,000 48.95 Lemaire Richmond VA

Devoted five-star diners will note that only one restaurant in La Liste’s top 10 can be found on the current leading ranking of top restaurants, the World’s 50 Best list. And there’s good reason. No French restaurant has broken into the top 10 of that list, sponsored by water-maker San Pellegrino, in the last four years. La Liste featured three French restaurants in its top ten. France’s exclusion from the upper rungs of the World’s 50 Best has angered leading French cultural figures proud of their country’s culinary tradition. Partly in response to this disappointment, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius launched the new initiative to promote French tourism and fine dining.

“The angle was not to promote French [restaurants] per se,” says La Liste’s Antoine Ribaut, “but to be objective, because we trust we have the good fine dining.” Ribaut says the World’s 50 Best list is not objective. Several media outlets have pointed out that the lack of transparency does raise questions about how that list, sponsored by San Pellegrino, is decided. (Ribaut has consulted for Time Inc. His father Jean-Claude, the long-time food critic for Le Monde, contributed to the project.)

“Given that this list is based on personal experiences it can never be definitive, but we believe it is an honourable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe,” the World’s 50 Best says on the organization’s web site.

“The thing with 50 Best is that the French were underrepresented, for sure,” Antoine Ribaut says, “but the reason why they were underrepresented was because there was a murky financial pressure for restaurants.” The funding for La Liste, it should be noted, came largely from private French cultural institutions. Swiss food giant Nestle is also a supporter.

Unlike the World’s 50 Best list, which is drawn from private surveys of chefs and those who frequent leading restaurants, La Liste is sourced from publicly available data, aggregating scores from 200 food guides and online review sites to produce what it hopes will be seen as an accurate, unbiased report of the best in the world.

The ranking is based on scores and reviews from a wide range of international sources: Michelin stars, yes, but also New York Times and Washington Post reviews, Zagat and Yelp ratings, Forbes and AAA travel guides and James Beard awards in the U.S., plus the cultural equivalents of these institutions in other countries (with help from foreign advisers).

Ribaut and his team then created an algorithm to assign these scores a value on a scale of 100; food factored in as 80% of the score, while ambiance, décor and wine combined factored in as 20%. If there was a positive review that didn’t include a numeric score, Ribaut counted it as a small bonus.

For Restaurant Bookings, please contact WGY at (888) 949-0808 or info@wgylifestyle.com

Starwood Luxury Privilege hotels offering complimentary nights when booked through WGY

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We are so excited to share the list below of the Starwood Luxury Privilege hotels that are offering complimentary nights and luxury privileges when booked through WGY.

If you would like to reserve any of the below hotels with the added benefits listed, please contact WGY reservations at (888)-WGY-0808 or email us at request@wgylifestyle.com

EUROPE & THE MIDDLE EAST:

Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris • Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.  Black-out dates:  December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily buffet breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.

 

Black-out dates:  December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

W Paris – Opera • Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.  Black-out dates:  December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit, per room, per stay
• Daily breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.

 

Black-out dates:  December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi • Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD spa services credit per room, per stay
• Daily buffet breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The St. Regis Istanbul • Complimentary fourth night for bookings through March 31, 2016. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for bookings through March 31, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

     
     

 

NORTH AMERICA:

The St. Regis New York • Complimentary third night for bookings made through September 4, 2016 for stays from December 20, 2015 to September 6, 2016.  Black-out dates:  December 30, 31, 2015; May 16-19, 2016.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.  Travel professionals must enter the comment “Third Night Free” in GDS SI field, in the comments on the web and when making a reservation via the toll-free number
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily continental breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary third night for bookings made through September 4, 2016 for stays from December 20, 2015 to September 6, 2016.

 

Black-out dates:  December 30, 31, 2015; May 16-19, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

 

Travel professionals must enter the comment “Third Night Free” in GDS SI field, in the comments on the web and when making a reservation via the toll-free number

The St. Regis Washington, D.C. • Complimentary third night for stays to December 31, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary third night for stays to December 31, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort • Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 17. 2016.  Black-out dates:  December 24-31, 2015; January 29, February 12, 14, 24, 27, 2016. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily 66 USD breakfast credit
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 17. 2016.

 

Black-out dates:  December 24-31, 2015; January 29, February 12, 14, 24, 27, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco • Complimentary fourth night for stays through January 31, 2016.  Black-out dates:  November 9, 10; December 31, 2015; January 11, 12, 2016. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily buffet breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through January 31, 2016.

 

Black-out dates: November 9, 10; December 31, 2015; January 11, 12, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego • Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.  Black-out dates: February 9, 10, 13; April 11, 26, 27, 2016. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 30, 2016.

 

Black-out dates: February 9, 10, 13; April 11, 26, 27, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico • Complimentary fourth night for bookings made through January 15, 2016 and stays through January 31, 2016. Black-out dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015; January 1, 2016.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for bookings made through January 15, 2016 and stays through January 31, 2016.

 

Black-out dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015; January 1, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island • Complimentary fourth night for bookings made through February 15, 2016 and stays through February 29, 2016, 2016. Black-out dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015; January 1, 2016.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for bookings made through February 15, 2016 and stays through February 29, 2016, 2016.

 

Black-out dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015; January 1, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills • Complimentary fourth night for stays through June 30, 2016. Black-out dates: November 17, 18, 2015; February 13, 14; April 14; June 14, 15, 2016. Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD spa service credit per room, per stay
• Daily buffet breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for bookings made through January 15, 2016 and stays through January 31, 2016.

 

Black-out dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015; January 1, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston • Complimentary fourth night for stays through December 30, 2015.  Black-out dates: September 26, October 6, 14, 20, 27, 29; November 11, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through December 30, 2015.

 

Black-out dates: September 26, October 6, 14, 20, 27, 29; November 11, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City • Complimentary fourth night for stays through December 28, 2015.  Black-out dates: November 27, 28; December 1,2,3,4 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 28.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD spa services credit per room, per stay
• Daily continental breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through December 28, 2015.

 

Black-out dates: November 27, 28; December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 28.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

W New Orleans – French Quarter • Complimentary fourth night for stays through March 31, 2016.  Black-out dates:  October 31, November 7, December 5, 6, 31, 2015; January 1; February 5, 6, 7, 13, 2016.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay
• Daily full breakfast for two guests in Restaurant
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through March 31, 2016.

 

Black-out dates:  October 31, November 7, December 5, 6, 31, 2015; January 1; February 5, 6, 7, 13, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

 

LATIN AMERICA:

Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon • Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay (valid in the Hacienda Restaurant only and excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Jose • Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay (valid in the Hacienda Restaurant only and excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur • Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay (valid in the Hacienda Restaurant only and excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

Hacienda Santa Rosa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santa Rosa • Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay (valid in the Hacienda Restaurant only and excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Campeche • Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD food and beverage credit per room, per stay (valid in the Hacienda Restaurant only and excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays to December 18, 2015.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

The St. Regis Mexico City • Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 1, 2016.  Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.
• Complimentary standard in-room internet access
• One 100 USD hotel credit per room, per stay (valid for spa services and food and beverage at Diana Restaurant, J&G Restaurant and room service)
• Daily full breakfast for two guests
• VIP Treatment
• Upgrade on arrival, early check-in and late check-out which are all subject to availability
• Complimentary fourth night for stays through April 1, 2016.

 

Complimentary night will be adjusted at check-out.

 

 

Flights to South America On the Rise

 

The number of passengers between the U.S. and Brazil has nearly doubled in the last five years.

Air travel to South America is booming with American, Azul, JetBlue, and LATAM launching new routes and nonstop services from U.S. gateways to points in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

In fact, the number of passengers between the U.S. and Brazil has nearly doubled in the last five years, according to the Department of Transportation, with 5.45 million total passengers in 2014, up from 2.89 million in 2009. Colombia’s business is up 50 percent, to 3 million last year, and Chile and Peru both showed strong growth. Venezuela is the only country showing a decline—not surprising given the country’s souring relations with the U.S.

The latest player in the field is Azul, the low-fare Brazilian line started by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, who just announced his airline will be adding nonstop flights between Orlando and Belo Horizonte in November. Azul, which is mainly a domestic carrier, already has nonstop flights to São Paulo from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and it plans to start flying to New York City nonstop from São Paulo early next year. All of its long-haul flights are on Airbus A330 jets with business, economy plus, and economy class services.

The five-year-old Azul has grown to be the third-largest carrier in Brazil after GOL and TAM. To encourage more U.S. travelers to try the upstart line, Neeleman told Condé Nast Travelerhe plans to launch a “See Brazil” air pass, giving visitors a chance to fly around the country on Azul flights for one fixed price. While he’s hoping to debut the deal soon—well in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio—he couldn’t give an exact price for the pass, but estimated that it would probably be around $300 for unlimited travel over a ten-day or two-week period.

Other new flights that are bringing South America that much closer:

  • American, already a dominant player in the market, will launch daily service in November between Dallas Fort Worth and Quito.
  • JetBlue is also launching daily flights to Quito from Fort Lauderdale in the first quarter of 2016. That’s on top of other new flights to the region, including nonstops from Florida to Lima.
  • Brazil’s TAM recently started daily service from Orlando to Brasilia. As of June 20, LAN Peru is flying daily from Orlando to Lima, in addition to the daily flights it already offers from New York.

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