Friday, March 25, 2011

March Madness: Final Five Faves!

While hoops fans everywhere are paying close attention to who will make it to the NCAA Final Four, we're paying close attention to which luxury travel companies are offering their version of March Madness deals. Here are Elite Travel Gal's Top FIVE picks of the week:

1) La Costa Resort and Spa: This newly renovated San Diego spa & golf resort offers a free 4th night through June 30, as well as a promo for shorter stays that includes a $50 nightly resort credit for F&B, spa or the kids' club.

2) Montage Beverly Hills: Why book a stay here through a Virtuoso agent? Because only we can get you the 3rd night free on stays through June 15. Our rates include daily continental bfast for two, a $100 spa credit, free wifi and an upgrade if available!

3) Soho Beach House: Now open on Miami Beach, the hip chic Soho Beach House (shown above) offers our clients special "members only" rates inclusive of daily continental breakfast, a 30-min spa treatment and champagne on arrival.

4) Covecastles Anguilla: Book 5 nights or more April 16-Aug 30 and enjoy 10% discount off nightly rate, daily breakfast, a two-day car rental and a half-day island tour with picnic lunch.

5) Four Seasons Marrakech: This gorgeous new resort in the center of the city is now taking reservations for stays from June 15. Our Preferred Partner rates will include daily breakfast for two, a $100 spa credit and priority upgrade status on arrival.

Of course, these are just a few of the fabulous luxury travel offerings that hit our desk this week. Contact us directly 310.979.9036 or for more information on top options worldwide or to book any of the above!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday Faves...Featuring London

After a full week of meetings and hotel inspections here in London, it's only fitting that this week's edition of our Favorite Friday finds includes offers from a few new faves. Stay tuned, too, for upcoming posts about the new and newly renovated hotels now open (or opening soon) London-wide!

Here are ETG's picks of the week:

1) Think it's impossible to visit London during the Royal Wedding? Think again: Brand new (officially opening April 2) and ultra-luxe Corinthia London has rooms available from 450GDP/nt. Many rooms & suites feature London Eye views, the 294-room hotel houses the first ESPA Life Spa concept, a David Rockwell-designed restaurant and we love that rates here include WiFi and spa/gym access.

2) The Metropolitan London: This chic boutique Como Hotel across from Hyde Park offers an incredible 3rd night free deal on select weekends valid for arrivals on Thurs or Friday for stays of three nights. Rates are almost too good to be true (but once booked, are nonrefundable/non-changeable). If do you prefer more flexibility, book our breakfast inclusive rates from 229GDP/nt including breakfast for two, free WiFi and special VIP perks!

3) Four Seasons Park Lane: Officially open for business after a two-year-plus renovation, this Four Seasons clais better than ever. Service is unbelievably flawless and the new rooms and suites are stunning. Our Preferred Partner rates include daily breakfast for two, a $100 spa credit and free WiFi if you book a suite. The hotel's house car--a stylish new Rolls--will also gladly get you around town in style.

4) Parrot Cay: If warm weather, healthy cuisine and spa treatments in a gorgeous island setting is what what you are craving, check out the five-night Como Shambhala package from Parrot Cay. Rates start about $1350/nt in April but do vary by dates and include: breakfast, a healthy three-course lunch and dinner daily; round-trip airport transfers; complimentary yoga and Pilates classes; and six 60-minute spa treatments per room.

5) La Samanna, St. Martin: This classic beach resort by Orient-Express has a terrific "Suite Summer" promo in effect from May through Dec 21st. Book a one-bedroom suite for a minimum of five nights and enjoy breakfast-inclusive rates from $485.

To book or for more details on these and other luxury travel offerings worldwide, email or call us 310.979.9036.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ETG's Luxury Travel Deals of the Week

With so many amazing luxury travel options to choose from, we know it can be a challenge deciding where to go next. That's why every Friday we highlight our favorite FIVE Finds of the week. Here are this week's picks:

1) Rosewood San Miguel del Allende: Rosewood's newest property (sibling to Las Ventanas and Rosewood Mayakoba)in San Miguel del Allende Mexico offers a Grand Opening package through April 20. Rates from $295/night include breakfast, 25% off spa treatments and valet parking.

2) Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering the use of a luxury car rental (Mercedes, Audi, Cadillac, Volvo or convertible Mini Cooper) to our clients who book a One-Bedroom Suite or above. Suite guests will also receive comped valet parking and use of a JAMBOX speaker to use in-room with their iPod, iPad, laptop. Our rates at Four Seasons LA include Preferred Partner perks: daily breakfast for two, $100 spa credit, priority upgrades and free WiFi for suite guests.

3) Bristol Buenaventura: This Leading Hotel of the World offers a great deal for families at Panama's only true five star beach resort. Book 2 rooms and receive 50% off on the 2nd room, 10% off on Spa Treatments, daily breakfast for the family, pay for 2 days Kids Club activities and get one day free plus kids under five eat free through Dec 18.

4) Hotel Le Toiny: Bring the baby to St. Barts with Le Toiny's new Babymoon Package. Includes daily full American breakfast; babysitter for three evenings/days; use of a convertible Mini Cooper equipped with baby seat; and for the parents, a three-course candlelight dinner; a couples massage; Champagne and flowers.

5) Hotel Cipriani: Our favorite Venetian hotel by Orient-Express offers a "Great Affordable" package inclusive of three nights in a lagoon-view room, daily breakfast, round-trip transfers, one poolside lunch and two meals at Cip's Club or the Fortuny Restaurant. Priced from 3800E through end of May, and again Jun 6-Nov 1. Ask us about special family packages and 3rd night free offers over select dates as well.

For more information or to book any of this week's luxury travel deals, email or call 310.979.9036.

Friday, March 4, 2011

TOP 5 Luxe Travel Deals of the Week

Many of you are often calling and emailing us for the inside scoop on the best luxury travel deals. With that in mind, we will be curating the hundreds of offers that hit our inbox each week and posting the EliteTravelGal's FAVE FIVE FINDS every Friday. Below are the offerings we love this week:

1) St. Regis Bora Bora: Book a premier overwater bungalow or above category for stays now through May 31 and our rates will include a FREE 4th night plus breakfast AND dinner daily. '

2) Cruise Europe aboard Windstar this spring/summer and receive $1000 in shipboard credit. Dates/itineraries vary.

3) Four Seasons Florence: Book a 3-night "Romance Package" and combined with our Preferred Partner rates you'll enjoy daily breakfast, a four-course dinner with wines, round-trip transfers, a $100 spa gift certificate plus a 75-minute couples' massage and a 222Euro voucher to spend at the local La Perla boutique in Florence!

4) Bike, eat & drink your way through Bordeaux or Provence this spring with our friends at Duvine Adventures and enjoy a $200 per person savings.

5) Viceroy Anguilla's Hot Nights Cool Rates offers one complimentary night for each night booked for stays June through November. We'll also get you breakfast included at this stunning beach resort (pictured above) as a special Virtuoso perk!

For more details or to book any of this week's FAVE 5 luxury travel deals, email me or call us at 310.979.9036.