Our 2015 Virtuoso Travel Week Top 15 Hotels

Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas showcases the world’s best hotels and hots spots from the Virtuoso collection. From the 300+ properties presented to us at Travel Week 2015, we’ve shortlisted 15 that, for reasons of design, destination or all-round desirability, captured our imagination and left us longing to lodge in.

This luxurious list includes six perfect properties in Europe, two in the Middle East, four in Central and North America and three in Asia.

Amenities listed for each hotel are available when booked through us.


EUROPE: Greece, France, Spain, Italy and Hungary

Canaves Oia Suites
Santorini, Greece

River Pool Suite at Canaves Oia
River Pool Suite at Canaves Oia Suites

Oia-M-G!!  This is what we think of when someone says Santorini. 24 sparkling white cliff-side suites (plus one amazing villa), all with exterior plunge pools. Apparently the marriage proposal to “yes” ratio is exceptional (no wonder). For stays of 4+ nights, Virtuoso amenity is one private catamaran sunset tour for two any day during the stay. And that’s where you pop the question!

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Welcome Amenity – bottle of local Santorinian wine & fresh fruit
  • Euro 80 Food & Beverage credit per room, per stay
  • For stays of 4 or more nights
    • In lieu of the 80 euro Food & Beverage credit, guest may opt for one catamaran sunset tour for two any day during the stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Paris, France

Mosiacs at Prince de Galles Paris
Mosiacs at Prince de Galles Paris

“Fantastique” location – on Georges V between Four Seasons and Champs-Élysées. Reopened in 2013 after a two-year renovation, it retains its classic design but with a contemporary edge; bathroom buffs will adore the shower  in the l’Appartement Parisien duplex suite – brass tapware with glittering gold and white mosaic tiles (pictured).  Michelin-star restaurant La Scene by Chef Stéphanie Le Quellec.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Hotel Belles Rives
Antibes, France

Hotel Belles Rives, French Riviera
Hotel Belles Rives, French Riviera

The place to be seen in the gorgeous town of Juan Les Pins on the French Riviera. Classic design, spacious rooms, glamorous crowd. At their private beach (where, for those not staying at the hotel, a chair costs around 50 Euros for the day!) is an amazing water-sports club, where kids can learn how to waterski, and a very chic beach restaurant and bar.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD Voucher on the Beach Restaurant from April to September; $100 USD Voucher at the Restaurant Bar Fitzgerald from October to March
  • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella
Marbella, Spain

Puente Romano Marbella Pool
Puente Romano Marbella Pool

White-washed beach resort on Marbella’s “Golden Mile”. Amazing facilities, including a Six Senses Spa, 9 restaurants (one of which has a Michelin Star) and 10 tennis courts with serious on-court cred: Novak Djokovic trains there when he stays over Christmas every year!

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Il Borro Estate
Tuscany, Italy

Il Borro Estate Tuscany (Member of Relais & Châteaux)
Il Borro Estate Tuscany (Member of Relais & Châteaux)

Just when you thought the Italian countryside couldn’t get any more charming, enter Salvatore Feraggamo’s grandson, of the same name. The handsome Tuscan estate, at which the famed shoe designer’s equally handsome grandson will greet you, comprises exclusive villas, farmhouses, vineyards, olive groves, shops and a church. While the Virtuoso amenity isn’t a pair of SF shoes, spending time at the Ferragamo family’s stunningly restored village will not disappoint.

AMENITIES

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Budapest, Hungary

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace - Budapest, Hungary
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – Budapest, Hungary

In a restored landmark building (featuring original details) at the foot of the historic Chain Bridge. Close to business district, cultural sites and boutiques. Four Seasons guests have access to nearby Brody House, a private members-only club (think Soho House). Enjoy the studio exhibitions, sensational bar and dining as you rub shoulders with every celebrity currently in town (this is where they all hang!).

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit

MIDDLE EAST: Israel and UAE

Mamilla Hotel
Jerusalem, Israel

Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
The Lobby at Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem

Designed by Moshe Safdi, arguably one of the world’s most significant modern-day architects, and designer of Yad Vashem Children’s Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, in conjunction with equally renowned Piero Lissoni. Exceptional design on an extraordinary scale; from the huge black staircase in the middle of the hotel entrance, to the volumes of stone used throughout.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding Suites)
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests, served in the Ballroom
  • $100 USD lunch or dinner credit for up to two people per room, at Mamilla Cafe
  • Bottled mineral water and sundried fruits in room upon arrival
  • 10% reduction on treatments at the Akasha Well-being center, hotel, restaurants and bars
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Al Maha
Dubai, UAE

Bedouin Suite at Al Maha Resort Dubai
Bedouin Suite at Al Maha Resort Dubai

For those who want to break up their layover in Dubai with a difference, opt for this desert oasis just one hour’s drive from Dubai International Airport. Every one of Al Maha’s canvas-roofed suites has its own private swimming pool. Virtuoso amenity for stays of 2+ nights is private airport transfers. Europe can wait a couple of days…

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • For 1 night stay: $45 USD Spa & $45 USD Food & Beverage credit per room
  • For stays of 2 nights or more: Private Round trip airport transfer
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA: California, New York and Mexico

Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, California, US

Post Ranch Inn Bug Sur
Post Ranch Inn Bug Sur

Big Sur splendour. Every room features stunning ocean and mountain views, a fireplace, spa tub and deck. There are three heated infinity pools and a seriously amazing restaurant (Sierra Mar) for when you do feel like venturing out of your private cliff side sanctuary. Or you could always get room service!

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

The Ranch at Live Oak
Malibu, US

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu
The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

A week long health and wellness retreat designed to help you reach your detox or weight loss goals with nutritional and fitness programs. A “luxury” bootcamp with serious PR cred – we’ve read so many articles in Harpers Bazaar, Conde Nast, Vogue Living etc – and impressive results to back it up. If a ‘detox retreat’ is your thing, this is pretty much as good as it gets.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Choice of one complimentary spa treatment
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Trump International Hotel And Tower New York
New York, US

Trump International Hotel New York
Trump International Hotel New York

A great option for clients wanting to stay ON Central Park. Where Midtown meets the Upper West side, meaning some of the best access to Broadway, museums, shopping (Bergdorfs is a 15-min walk to the opposite lower corner of Central Park), Times Square (8 blocks) and more… not to mention spectacular views. 90% of rooms have full kitchens, so perfect for anyone spending a bit more time in the city. Jean Georges dining throughout (including to your room!) and a beautiful rooftop restaurant and bar designed by Philippe Stark.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary continental breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • Guests choice of $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit or $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit
  • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability

Las Alamandas Resort
Costalegre, Mexico

Las Alamandas Resort
Las Alamandas Resort

A gorgeous beachside estate with just 17 private villas, all designed and furnished in their own colour. This is a beautiful retreat for couples/families who want to relax and not move. Great food, very private villas and also some lovely communal spaces around the expansive grounds. A good add on for anyone spending time in Puerto Vallarta – it’s a 2.5 hours drive.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit
  • Welcome Margaritas upon arrival
  • Tropical Fresh Fruit Platter Daily and Lemonades
  • Welcome bottle of wine
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

ASIA: Thailand and Cambodia

Banyan Tree Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

Banyan Tree Phuket Pool Villa Bath
Banyan Tree Phuket Pool Villa Bath

Following renovations, back in operation as of 1st November with refurbished Banyan Pool Villas (all with private pool and outdoor bath), two new restaurants by Spanish chef Alfonso De La Dahesa.

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant or Double Pool Villa
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
    • Set lunch at Banyan or Set dinner at Watercourt or Saffron
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pool at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor Siem Reap, Cambodia

The perfect mix of local love and Belmond bliss at this tropical oasis in the heart of Siem Reap. Clients will love the two great restaurants and a bar headed up by Mexican Chef Saul and tranquil Kong Kea spa… a stay here spoils all the senses.

AMENITIES

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage
    • for up to two people, per room, once during stay
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Chiang Saen, Thailand

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Five new family suites: this property is brilliant for kids, who will love impromptu visits from elephants at mealtimes and the chance to visit the camp. Rates include airport transfers, all meals, house wine and beer, minibar, plus your choice of daily activity (spa treatment, tour of elephant camp, cooking class etc).

AMENITIES

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability from 3 Country Deluxe Room to 3 Country Suite
    • (During peak holiday period Dec. 16 – Jan. 6, Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability applies)
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests and up to four guests in Family Suite
  • $100 USD Equivalent Resort or Hotel credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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