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
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.
• 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.
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.
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).
Receive up to $300 Instant Savings and Special Hotel Offers
Though the holiday season may feel a long way off, now is the time to nab the best deals for travel during winter holidays and even just after the New Year. With a wide selection of hotels and flights still available, don’t wait to get the best hotel and flight options at the best prices at up to 30% off. You’ll also find special inclusions like kids stay free, resort credits and free nights. And because your vacation will be unforgettable, you can give the gift of lasting memories this holiday season! Book your holiday season travel now to get the best offers, great inclusions and the biggest savings!
Disclaimer: Promocode is valid for air/hotel vacations at specified, participating resorts for bookings 8/10 – 9/6/12 and departures 12/21/12 – 2/5/13. Valid on all airlines with Funjet Vacations. Qualifying reservations will automatically display the appropriate discount at time of booking. Minimum 3 night stay required. Promocode is non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash. If changes are made to the reservation after the promotion has ended, the reservation will no longer be eligible to receive the discount. Hotel special inclusions and offers are subject to change with or without notice; blackout dates and other restrictions apply.
International visitor arrivals in Asia-Pacific destinations – a group that includes Mexico, the United States, Australia and India – increased by 10% year on year in March 2012, according to new figures.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) released statistics showing that all sub-regions posted strong gains in visitor numbers.
Japan staged a recovery from the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 with a 92% year-on-year rise in arrivals, while Nepal and Sri Lanka recorded growth of 37% and 21% respectively.
Ongoing increases in travel to Canada (+9%) and the US (+14%) helped North America achieve an 11% upturn in inbound tourism from overseas.
Pata also released figures relating to source markets for the Asia-Pacific countries, with the UK and Germany showing ‘outstanding gains’ of about 30% in March following years of sluggish performance.
Martin Craigs, the association’s chief executive officer, said: ‘Even under the constraints of the current global economy, the Asia-Pacific region continues to produce strong performances in international travel flows.’
Bird’s-Eye View of Beijing When you arrive for your stay at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing, as a Virtuoso guest, receive complimentary roundtrip airport transfers. The hotel is located on the 64th floor and above of the China World Trade Centre, placing you in the center of the city’s action. Don’t miss Atmosphere, the highest bar in the city. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates (consecutive two-night min. stay). Available through October 3, 2012.
Fourth Night Complimentary in Sydney Stay longer, experience more … more of The Rocks, one of the most desirable areas of Sydney, and more of your home away from home, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Dine on exquisite modern Australian cuisine at Kable’s, indulge at The Spa with a lime and ginger body scrub, or relax by the city’s largest outdoor heated hotel pool. Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for best available rates. Available through September 30, 2012.
Cultural Performance at Royal India Palace The presence of Nizams and enchanting Begums echo around you at Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India. As a VIP Virtuoso guest, enjoy a champagne tour of the historic palace, an evening sufi dance performance, a room upgrade, if available, and more. Be sure to visit the Palace Library, a replica of the one at Windsor Castle and home to the rarest manuscripts and books. Virtuoso rates FROM INR 19,500 (approx. $342) per room. Available throughout 2012.