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Couples Delight Package in Miami, Florida

Boasting a private beach along prestigious Brickell Key, the triple Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Miami offers sophisticated serenity. Take in the view from your generous guestroom (each has a terrace or balcony), then choose from four distinctive dining experiences: Peruvian cuisine at La Mar by Gastón Acurio, cocktails with a view at MO Bar + Lounge, sushi and light bites poolside at Oasis Cafe and Modern American and Asian cuisine at the multiple award-winning Azul restaurant. Spend your days at the tri-level, 15,000-square-foot spa, offering everything from yoga to exotic spa treatments to private soaking tubs overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Couples Delight Package

• Two hours of treatment time in a VIP Couples Suite

• Relaxation time in the suite

• Champagne and decadent assortment of chocolate pralines

*Restrictions apply


Perfect as a gift for a loved one or as a personal treat for Valentine’s Day, the Spa is also offering the luxurious Perfect Beauty package sure to leave guests feeling pampered, refreshed and looking their best.


Perfect Beauty

• 80 minute Hydrating Oxygen Facial

• Mandarin Oriental Manicure

Couples seeking an experience to treat the senses at the Spa can enjoy the Couples Connection Journey.


Couples Connection Journey

• Inner Strength Massage in VIP Couples Suite

• Side-by-side Mandarin Pedicures with mimosas

• His and hers perfume from Dossage to take home

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Last Minute European Travel Specials


The Royal Treatment Near Buckingham PalacePerhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of baby Prince George of Cambridge during your stay at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, just steps from the royal residence. Top-notch amenities include butler service; a room upgrade, early check-in and late checkout, if available; full English breakfast for two daily; afternoon tea for two; a 20% spa discount; and more. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available throughout 2013.
Tea Time, Spa Time & Me Time in MayfairA generous dining or spa credit, a room upgrade and breakfast for two daily await Virtuoso guests at Claridge’s, in the heart of London’s Mayfair neighborhood. Widely considered one of the city’s best five-star hotels, this gem offers the best afternoon tea around in the decadent Foyer, champagne and cocktails in the stylish Claridge’s Bar and beautiful designer suites. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available throughout 2014.
Complimentary Night on Paris’ Left BankPerhaps the best pedestrian location in Paris, Hotel Esprit Saint Germain is close to wonderful boutiques and renowned restaurants. Guests are offered a complimentary night’s stay, American breakfast daily, minibar items, Internet access, fresh fruit and flowers daily and wine with assorted French cheeses and crackers served at a moment of their choosing. Virtuoso rates FROM EUR 1,200 (approx. $1,640) per room for four nights. Available until December 26, 2013.
Three Seas Adventure: 2-for-1 Fares!Make the epic 20-night sailing from Dubai to Rome with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. Virtuoso Voyager Club® is your gracious host, complete with a welcome reception and shore event in Aqaba, Jordan. Bonuses include 2-for-1 fares, early booking savings of $8,000 per suite, free luxury hotel package, free unlimited shore excursions and more. Virtuoso fares FROM $11,999 per person. Seven Seas Voyager® departs April 28, 2014; book by December 31, 2013.
Double Room Upgrade on Shores of the BosphorusLose yourself in the spice-scented bazaars of Istanbul, then return to your incredible Deluxe Bosphorus Room (a limited Bosphorus view room) at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, thanks to an exclusive double upgrade for Virtuoso guests. Wander downstairs to Shang Palace, one of the city’s top restaurants, then walk nearby to marvel at the opulant Dolmabahce Palace. Virtuoso rates FROM EUR 350 (approx. $478) per room, per night. Available until February 28, 2014.
Embark on a journey of discovery with VikingSail aboard a state-of-the-art Viking Longship® for 15 magical days from Amsterdam to Budapest. Call today and ask for the 2014 Early Booking Discount to reserve 2-for-1 cruise fares plus $500 off airfare per person. Includes guided tours, all meals, complimentary beverages with lunch and dinner service, visits to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites and more. Virtuoso fares FROM $3,762 per person. Departures throughout 2014; book by December 18, 2013.

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Last Minute Travel Specials in Asia

Thailand by Elephant-Back: Guaranteed Suite Upgrade

Guests at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp are indulged from start to finish, with a guaranteed upgrade to a suite, all meals daily, a spa treatment, an Elephant Camp experience, a country tour, a cooking class and more. Ask about the VIP Regal Elephant Arrival to put the finishing touch on your unforgettable Thailand adventure. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available until December 21, 2013; book by March 31, 2013.

Virtuoso Voyager Club® Sails China: Save $1,500!

Make your plans by February 28, 2013 and save $1,500 per person on Crystal Cruises‘ 13-night in-depth China cruise, which features Virtuoso Voyager Club® benefits, a complimentary three-night land program in Beijing and all-inclusive amenities including complimentary alcoholic beverages and pre-paid gratuities. Stops include Xiamen, Dalian and two nights in Shanghai. Virtuoso fares FROM $4,620 per person. Crystal Symphony departs March 23, 2013; book by February 28, 2013.

Guaranteed Room Upgrade in Hong Kong

Virtuoso guests are guaranteed an upgrade to a Harbour View room when booking their stay at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. The spectacular Victoria Harbour views and spacious accommodations are rivaled only by the decadent dining options and five-star personal service. And the hotel’s unbeatable location makes it perfect for exploring the city’s many attractions. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available until February 28, 2013.

Free Airfare to Hong Kong for Asian Empires Cruise

See the historic treasures of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China and South Korea with Oceania Cruises. Your in-depth, 21-day exploration of the storied empires and dynasties of Asia includes pre-paid gratuities and the warmth and five-star service for which Oceania Cruises is known. Overnights are included in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Kyoto, Shanghai and Beijing. Virtuoso fares FROM $5,763 per person. Nautica departs February 21, 2013.

All Oceanviews, from Hong Kong to Singapore

Yours is a room with a mesmerizing view as you sail with Silversea from Hong Kong to Vietnam to Singapore this spring. You’ll be in the company of Virtuoso Voyager Club® hosts, who offer an onboard reception and an exclusive shore event. In its trademark style, Silversea cossets guests with butler service, complimentary beverages, open-seating dining, concert-style entertainment and more. Virtuoso Vista Suite fares FROM $4,050 per person. Silver Shadow departs April 2, 2013.

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Last Minute USA & Canada Travel Specials

Experience a Kohler Escape in Wisconsin
With its pastoral location in the village of Kohler, Wisconsin, The American Club Resort is a world-class escape. Indulge at the Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa or take a tour of the Kohler Design Center. Virtuoso guests receive Wisconsin cheese and wine, a $100 resort credit, access to the Sports Core Health & Racquet Club, breakfast daily, and much more. Virtuoso rates FROM $169 per room, per night. Available until February 6, 2013; book by December 31, 2012.
$100 Dining Credit at Iconic Boca Raton Resort & Club
With its fresh sense of style and seemingly infinite array of amenities, Boca Raton Resort & Club is a true tradition in southern Florida. Receive a $100 food and beverage credit for use during your stay, as well as a room upgrade, if available and breakfast for two daily. Be sure to try Morimoto, created by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and Serendipity, New York City’s iconic dessert eatery. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available throughout 2012.
The Beach, the Spa, Your Perfect Getaway
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach combines boutique flair with world-class spa amenities. Check in to your spacious suite, then decide how to use your $100 spa allowance at the 70,000-square-foot Wellness Spa. In the morning, dine on a healthy gourmet breakfast for two before enjoying amazing spa treatments – perhaps a Deep-Tissue Thermal Therapy? Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available until December 31, 2012.
A Gracious Invitation to Charleston
Virtuoso guests are gifted with an instant room upgrade when booking a stay at Charleston Place Hotel. Set in the very heart of this lovely and hospitable city, the esteemed hotel boasts Southern charm at its finest. Renowned amenities include The Club, a private concierge level on the hotel’s top two floors and the award-winning Charleston Grill. Virtuoso rates FROM $240 per room, per night, double occupancy. Available November 25, 2012 – January 31, 2013.
Fun in the Sun, with Every 5th Night at No Charge
The Big Island is calling your name, offering ample reasons to jet off to The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii with Classic Vacations. Every fifth night is complimentary at this 32-acre retreat, plus our guests receive a room upgrade upon arrival, if available, a $250 air credit, a $75 Fun & Sun Activity Pass (Ocean View and above rooms) and more. Virtuoso rates FROM $899 per person for five nights. Available until December 20, 2012; book by December 15, 2012.
Get Your Family on Ice, in the Desert
The family that stays together … well, you know the rest. Get out and play – on the ice – at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where two adults and up to three children can enjoy ice skating on the resort’s rink, half-day passes for the kid’s clubhouse and hot cocoa and holiday cookies at the Princess Shop. It’s a magical holiday wonderland in the midst of the Sonoran Desert! Virtuoso rates FROM $279 per room, per night. Available November 27, 2012 – January 6, 2013.
Enjoy a Free Night in Northern California
Receive your fourth night complimentary and enjoy 10% off the best available room rates at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in the mineral hot springs region of Sonoma Valley, or choose to stay at The Fairmont San Francisco, where Virtuoso guests receive their third night free including breakfast daily and up to $100 in dining credit. Virtuoso rates FROM $225 per room, per night. Available until March 2013 (Sonoma) and throughout 2012 (San Francisco).
4th Night Complimentary at Palm Beach Favorite
At the intimate Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, you’re invited to stay longer. With your fourth night complimentary, enjoy even more lounging on the expansive beach, breakfasts on your balcony, relaxing at the Spa, time with the tennis pro or surf lessons on the Atlantic. You’ll also receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, one lunch for two and room upgrade, if available. Virtuoso Ocean View rates FROM $439 per room per night. Available until December 20, 2012.
Find a New Happy Place — In Miami!
With vibrant neighborhoods, stunning beaches and cosmopolitan eateries, Greater Miami and the Beaches is ripe for discovery. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor about the ten hotels in the area: Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach; Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach; Four Seasons Hotel Miami; Mandarin Oriental, Miami; SLS Hotel South Beach; The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami; The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach; The Setai, Miami Beach; Turnberry Isle Miami; and W South Beach.
Fall into Winter on the Big Island
Make the transition to the cool-weather months a bit easier with a quick getaway to Hawaii’s Big Island and the renowned Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. You’ll receive breakfast for two daily, a room upgrade upon arrival, if available, and complimentary self or valet parking throughout your stay. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for exclusive room rates, available for a limited time only. Virtuoso rates FROM $299 per room, per night. Available until December 17, 2012.
25% Off Malibu Fitness & Wellness Retreat
The Ranch at Live Oak/Malibu in Southern California offers guests the chance to recalibrate their lifestyle through intensive physical activity and a healthful diet. Includes daily massage, a full fitness program, all meals and a spa treatment. Virtuoso rates FROM $4,200 for a week-long stay. Available until January 13, 2013; book by December 24, 2012. Temporarily located at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village, right over the hill from The Ranch through November 2012.
A Sophisticate’s Stay in Montreal
In a manner befitting its status as one of North America’s premier hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Montréal has been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award® just four months after reopening. When you check-in, here in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, you’ll receive a room upgrade, if available, a CAD 100 dining credit, breakfast for two daily and more. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available room rates. Available throughout 2012.
Shopping Spree & Dining Credit with Taj Hotels
As a special thank-you to Virtuoso guests, the Taj Campton Place in San Francisco’s Union Square is offering a $75 gift card to Bloomingdale’s upon arrival. On the opposite coast, guests at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York will receive a $100 dining credit and a room upgrade at time of booking, if available. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for rates. Available until February 5, 2013 (San Francisco) and throughout 2013 (New York).

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Last Minute Specials in Europe

Europe is, by convention, one of the world’s seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally ‘divided’ from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term “continent” can incorporate cultural and political elements.

Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth’s surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe’s approximately 50 states, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while the Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world’s population.

Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 15th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. Both World Wars were largely focused upon Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence.[5] During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the west and the Warsaw Pact in the east. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Europe lies mainly in the temperate climate zones, being subjected to prevailing westerlies.

The climate is milder in comparison to other areas of the same latitude around the globe due to the influence of the Gulf Stream.[130] The Gulf Stream is nicknamed “Europe’s central heating”, because it makes Europe’s climate warmer and wetter than it would otherwise be. The Gulf Stream not only carries warm water to Europe’s coast but also warms up the prevailing westerly winds that blow across the continent from the Atlantic Ocean.

Therefore the average temperature throughout the year of Naples is 16 °C (60.8 °F), while it is only 12 °C (53.6 °F) in New York City which is almost on the same latitude. Berlin, Germany; Calgary, Canada; and Irkutsk, in the Asian part of Russia, lie on around the same latitude; January temperatures in Berlin average around 8 °C (15 °F) higher than those in Calgary, and they are almost 22 °C (40 °F) higher than average temperatures in Irkutsk.

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The Essence of the Eternal City with 10% Savings
For the most enlightening experience of Rome, use an expert, English-speaking tour guide from Carey Italy, backed by 80 years of service and reliability. Virtuoso guests are entitled to a 10% discount on any vehicle for this personal eight-hour exploration of the Eternal City; drivers greet you at your hotel in Rome and attend to every detail of your trip. Virtuoso rates FROM EUR 1,240 (approx. $1,597) per vehicle. Available until December 31, 2012.
A Suite Swiss Ski Break with Complimentary Night
A St. Moritz icon since 1913, with a grand reopening in 2007, the Carlton Hotel is an alpine jewel. Stay four nights for the price of three, giving you ample time to indulge in your suite accommodations, savor the views of the lake of St. Moritz and the Upper Engadine, ski the powdery runs of Corviglia and dine at Restaurant Romanoff. Virtuoso Junior Suite rates FROM CHF 1,200 (approx. $1,278) per person for four nights, double occupancy. Available December 14 – 20, 2012.
Art Deco Jewel in Mayfair
Step through the revolving doors at Claridge’s and enter a world of stunning Art Deco design and flawless service unmatched anywhere else in London. As a Virtuoso guest, receive a room upgrade upon arrival, if available; breakfast for two daily; and a GBP 60 credit to be used in one of the hotel bars or restaurants or in the spa. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available room rates. Available throughout 2012.
A Parisian Palace for the 21st Century
Indulge in an ambience fit for royalty at Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris. Your escape includes a EUR 100 spa credit with spa access, breakfast for two daily, one very special dinner or lunch for two at Fouquet’s restaurant, complimentary mini bar beverages and more. Plus, receive a one-way hotel transfer when staying three or more nights. Virtuoso Deluxe Junior Suite rates FROM EUR 1,470 (approx. $1,893) per room, per night. Available until December 27, 2012.
Elegance Defined in Paris
Michelin-starred dining at Epicure, magnificent gardens, the new trendy Bar du Bristol and a sought-after location on the elegant rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore – the stage is set for your stay at Le Bristol Paris, one of the City of Light’s most historic and adored hideaways. Virtuoso guests receive a guaranteed room upgrade upon arrival; American breakfast for two daily; and more. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available room rates. Available throughout 2012.
Prime Room Rates in Paris
Now’s the perfect time to visit Le Meurice. Room rates are starting at EUR 790 (approx. $1,018) and include a room upgrade upon arrival, if available; breakfast daily; a EUR 85 dining credit and more. Each of the seven floors has its own distinct style, and outside the Tuileries Garden and the Musée du Louvre vie for your attention. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor to book your stay. Available throughout 2013.
Magic Winter in Prague: 4th Night Complimentary
Spend an extra evening on the house, enjoying Mandarin Oriental, Prague‘s quiet location on the romantic, cobblestone Mala Strana. At this historic hotel, Virtuoso guests are offered a room upgrade on arrival, if available, breakfast daily, a $100 credit and more. Winter is a magical time to visit; the snow sets the mood for cozy evenings by the fireplace. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available room rates. Available January 4 – March 28, 2013.
Marvels of the Aegean: $2,000 in Bonus Savings
Sail to the sun with Oceania Cruises as the distinctive Marina makes her way from Istanbul to Athens for seven nights this fall. Virtuoso guests receive complimentary airfare and pre-paid gratuities, as well as 2-for-1 cruise fares and bonus savings of $2,000 per stateroom. Shipboard amenities include wine and food pairings by Wine Spectator, art classes and the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Virtuoso fares FROM $1,611 per person. Departs November 1, 2012.