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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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$100 USD Spa Services credit at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach #travel

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and is a recipient of the coveted 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, 2013 AAA Five Diamond Award for four consecutive years.

 

A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residencies with breathtaking views of Atlantic Ocean. Step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious boardrooms, and AcquaMarine, an innovative marine biology-based children’s program.

 

A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering eleven multi-functional treatment rooms, four spa treatment rooms, and an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall – all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

All 2015 Traveline Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary spa access to the thermal heat areas
    • (including the Crystal Steam Rooms and Finnish Saunas)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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Travel Peru with Rhiannon

peruRhiannon just returned from Peru! Here is her inside info from her experience:

After getting such an awesome deal on flights from Miami to Peru with the tour group, I was able to talk my best friend and photographer into coming on this adventure to South America for the first time. I will say it wasn’t what I was expecting. We arrived at the airport at around 8:00 pm and was greeted by the tour manager. Which was a very good thing because after seeing how they drive I wouldn’t risk getting into a taxi let alone operating a vehicle down there. We were escorted to the hotel by bus and was provided with some details on what would be happening the next day and about the extreme hot water in the shower at the hotel (Hotel San Agustin Exclusive). The tour manager also reminded us where we can get the day sheet so we know when we had to be on the bus for the city tour of Lima in the morning.

water fountainAfter a good night’s rest we headed down to breakfast that was provided and then off to the bus. We drove through the Miraflores District in Lima and did a drive around of the Huaca Pucllana (a pre-Inca ruin) that was right in the middle of the city. There was some workers that where restoring the site brick by brick. Next stop was the Plaza Mayor in Lima where you were able to see the Government Plaza, Cathedral of Lima and even the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. We disembarked the bus and spent some time walking around the square. I was luckily enough to find sock monkey before taking the journey so he was back to his photo bombing ways. Afterwards we walked over to Monastery of San Francisco and was able to go  down into the catacombs. Little weird because they had bones and skulls laying around. We took the bus back to the hotel where we had the afternoon on our own. Tami and I headed close to the water front and decided to have a late lunch at Mangos. Tami decided to try the signature drink of Peru – Pisco Sour and loved it. I was not much of a fan but had a frozen purple refresh which was made with purple corn in ginger, pretty good in my opinion. The food was great however the service was a little lacking but we were told to expect that however we were kind shocked that when leaving the tip the waiter stopped and asked for cash rather than putting it on the card. Afterwards we just walked up and down the foot paths over the cliff to the Pacific Ocean and stopped by Parque de Amour or Lovers’ Park for some people watching.

We did have to be back to the hotel for a meeting to go over what was going to happen at the airport and once we were in Cuzco. We were able to get to know the other travelers and talk to them about their past travel experience. After a short flight we were in Cuzco. Now the altitude didn’t bother me too much but I had been taking the pills like the doctor told me to. You can buy a can of air at the airport for $10 USD for those that were have some issues. The airport was weirdly situated in the middle of town so we were at the hotel and rather to explore the city before you knew it.

QurikanchaWe stopped by the Qurikancha which was just across the street from our hotel (Hotel Los Portales) and took some pictures before heading out to lunch. I decided to be a little adventurous and ordered the Alpaca shish kabob at FUSI Chicken and Grill. It was amazing! Tasted like bison meat and was really lean; the dipping sauces it came with were wonderful. Afterwards we headed over to the Plaza de Armas and looked into some of the shops. Tami had broken her sunglasses so we need to get some more for her and an umbrella before going up to Machu Picchu the next day. We did find a Starbucks and McDonalds at the square and had a good laugh over that. Next, we headed up to the water fountain to take some pictures and stopped by the grocery store to pick up some snacks for the train ride the next day.

Machu PicchuWe had an early start with a 2 hour bus ride followed by an hour and half train ride then another 30 minute bus ride but we made it. We had stepped into the Incan City of Machu Picchu. It was breathtaking and worth the journey that it took to get here. The tour manager provided us so much history and detail of the sight that I was just overwhelmed with the entire experience. Did get yelled at for doing my jump picture but was worth it. We even got to see a rainbow over the site that just had me stop where I was standing, and take in the moment. Really shows how blessed I am to be able to have this experience that not everyone can take.

ChuyDue to construction at the hotel we were supposed to stay at the tour company upgraded us to stay at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu which was an eco-friendly hotel. We had dinner as a group where I stepped out of the comfort zone and embraced the local cuisine and tried Cuy, which is guinea pig and part of their traditional cuisine.  Shocked again that it tasted pretty good as well. The next day we had some time before we needed to get the train back to Cuzco and decided to try the hot springs. Well we got lost and never made it there but from what we heard from the other people it wasn’t really worth the trouble. Did get the chance to walk the local markets and bargain for some souvenirs to bring home to the cat sitter and mom. DogWhile walking around we saw the strangest dog I have ever seen! It had no hair and was wearing a sweater. Then we noticed that it was just one; there was a bunch like that! Apparently they do well at the high altitude.

After that it was the train and bus ride back to the hotel in Cuzco, where we decided to do some laundry in the shower and dry the close with the hair dryer. Not the best idea but you do what you need to do. Headed back to FUSI for dinner then off to bed. Next we were heading home to Lima, however the flight was delayed and we needed to be put on another flight out of Cuzco. We were told that they were in the process of building another airport outside the city but did not have a date of completion or a breaking ground date yet. Back to Lima where we had a farewell dinner with the group, knocked back some drinks, and exchanged contact information to keep in touch. Had an early day to catch the 10:00 am flight back to Miami. We just made it to boarding and apparently unless you ask, they will not sit you together with the person at the counter with you. We were lucky enough that as a group we rearranged ourselves so that we can sit with the people we wanted. The flight wasn’t that full to begin with so it was not a big deal.

All in all, it was an amazing trip and I am glad I experienced it.

Machu Picchu Rainbow

 

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Four Seasons Private Jet Tour – Rediscover the Americas – 2014

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Explore beaches, rainforests, river deltas and more on this extraordinary journey around the Americas aboard the private jet. Customize your journey by taking advantage of the many optional excursions at each destination, including whale watching, ziplining and horseback riding. Sample local flavors and indulge in international delicacies at acclaimed restaurants along the way. Travel with a small group, fly direct, avoid layovers and land near destinations for a seamless, hassle-free flight experience.

This trip includes the following enhancements:

  • In-flight Internet
  • Fewer passengers – 56 passengers (down from 78 on previous trips)
  • Concierge office on the jet
  • Four Seasons Guest Services Consultant – traveling with guests and available before departure to accommodate personalized excursions and requests

 

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    Miami

    Feb. 24. Arrive in vibrant Miami and meet your fellow travelers, concierge and expedition leaders this evening at a festive welcome dinner at your bayside hotel.

    Accommodations: Rising in a glittering glass and stone tower above the brilliant blue waters of Biscayne Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Miami welcomes you with a blend of European polish and Latin American verve. Savor spacious accommodations with views of the bay. Tired from your flight? Unwind in the serenity of the spa or relax on the expansive pool terrace— swimming a few laps, soaking in the whirlpool or just sipping a cocktail in the sun.

     

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    Nevis

    Feb. 25-27. Begin your journey through the natural beauty of the Americas with a hop across the sparkling waters of the Caribbean to the tiny island of St. Kitts, half of the two-island state of St. Kitts and Nevis. Upon arrival in St. Kitts, you’ll be met and escorted by boat to Nevis. Discovered by Christopher Columbus on his 1492 voyage, Nevis boasts small-town charm and world-class beaches.

    From your home base on the saffron-colored sands of Pinney’s Beach, customize your time on this idyllic island. Board a catamaran and sail to a remote beach for a picnic lunch and some snorkeling, keeping your eyes open for turtles gliding lazily through the clear waters. Or get to know Nevis as you visit colorful gingerbread houses, sprawling sugar plantations and the massive Brimstone Hill Fortress. Then indulge your sporting side with a game of cricket on the beach.

    Accommodations: Storybook cottages cluster around the golden sands of the island’s most famous beach at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Step out onto the patio of your guest room to watch the setting sun turn the Caribbean waters a glowing ruby red. Dine on traditional West Indian cuisine and fresh fish at the open-air restaurant. There’s even a Robert Trent Jones II–designed golf course on the grounds.

     

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    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Feb. 28 and March 1-2. Fly south to ebullient Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango and home to some of the continent’s best food and wine. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away to your home for the next three nights in the elegant Recoleta neighborhood.

    Accommodations: Occupying a grand Belle-Époque mansion and a modern high-rise, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires offers a harmonious union of classic and contemporary. From your well-appointed guest room, look out onto the city’s twinkling lights. Relax by the Roman-style pool and stroll through the fragrant gardens. If you visit the spa, don’t miss the signature Porteño Tango treatment, which combines a hot-stone massage with tango rhythms.

     

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    Carmelo, Uruguay

    March 3-5. Board a high-speed ferry for the crossing to Uruguay and arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento, founded by the Portuguese in 1860. Be sure to take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and colonnades of this gorgeous old city. Then it’s onward to your magical riverside resort surrounded by verdant vineyards and eucalyptus.

    Accommodations: Relax and recharge in the bucolic retreat of Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, set amid fragrant pines in the heart of the peaceful countryside. The resort’s distinctive guest rooms showcase the craftsmanship of native artisans with hand-finished floors, Uruguayan art and local textiles. Sit poolside among the gently swaying pampas grass, play the magnificent 18-hole course that winds its way through the fertile countryside, or indulge in a pampering spa treatment that employs the powerful antioxidant effects of native Uruguayan grapes.

     

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    Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

    March 6-8. From Montevideo, Uruguay, fly to Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste, home to Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Extending like an outstretched arm into the deep blue waters of the Pacific, the peninsula offers golden beaches, rugged coastline and soothing maritime breezes.

    Accommodations: Venture into the exotic landscapes of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. As you gaze out from your guest room toward the lush forest or the foamy breakers of the Pacific, balmy breezes carry the scent of salt air and sweet hibiscus. Luxuriate in one of the pools, laze away on two sun-kissed beaches, or let expert therapists at the spa massage away all your cares. If you’re feeling adventurous, test your skill on the Arnold Palmer–designed course.

     

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    Punta Mita, Mexico

    March 9-11. The Mexican Riviera has enchanted visitors ever since Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor jetted in for him to film Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana. Avoid the paparazzi at the secluded Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, which juts out from the mainland on a spectacular rocky outcrop.

    Your arrival coincides with the visit of the humpback whales on their annual migration. With an expert oceanographer, head out into the Pacific to get acquainted with these gentle giants and keep your eyes open for the playful calves slapping their tails on the surface of the water. Then it’s time to embark on a snorkeling or scuba-diving adventure in the Marietas Islands, so beloved by Jacques Cousteau. In the warm, clear waters, swim with hundreds of colorful tropical fish. On your final evening in paradise, celebrate the journey with a gala dinner at a nearby mansion perched on a cliff overlooking Banderas Bay.

    Accommodations: At Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a tropical romance. Enjoy an afternoon at one of the three pools or two private beaches, bliss out at the spa, or rise to the challenge of two Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses, featuring the world’s only natural island green.

     

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    Los Angeles / Home

    March 12-13. Bid farewell to Mexico and fly north to the City of Angels. Spend a leisurely afternoon in your glamorous Four Seasons hideaway. This evening, toast your traveling companions at a festive farewell dinner. After a final night in Four Seasons comfort, head to the airport for your independent flight home.

    Accommodations: Set like a gem in a quiet residential area near Beverly Hills, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles pampers you with bright and spacious guest rooms, lavish marble bathrooms and step-out balconies with views of the city lights. At the tranquil spa, whisk away the cares of the world with the signature Ku Nye treatment, a blend of Nepali poultices and Tibetan massage. Then spend some time poolside, hit the open-air fitness center and rub elbows with celebrities at the chic Windows Lounge.

     

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“DISCOVER WYNWOOD” AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MIAMI

Special package with guided tours lets guests discover Miami’s thriving arts community

Mandarin Oriental, Miami presents the “Discover Wynwood” package offering an insider’s guide to Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood District, home to the city’s top contemporary art galleries, vibrant street art, eclectic shopping and innovative restaurants and cafés.  Located in close proximity to Wynwood, Mandarin Oriental, Miami provides the ideal location to explore this popular and emerging neighborhood and offers luxury accommodations, high-energy dining experiences and award-winning spa services.

 

Miami lifestyle expert Rebecca Kleinman will take guests on a guided tour starting in the Wynwood Arts District with visits to several unique art galleries including a stroll through the popular Wynwood Walls, an outdoor street project that showcases the most cutting-edge street art in the country. After, Ms. Kleinman will introduce guests to the Wynwood Fashion District exploring designer boutiques and vintage furniture stores. A stop at “Plant the Future,” an art and design gallery where living plants are the stars, is a notable highlight. The tour will conclude with coffee or cocktails at one of the neighborhood restaurants. Ms. Kleinman will customize each trip according to guest’s preferences and interests.

The “Discover Wynwood” package includes:

  • Accommodations for two nights
  • Daily American breakfast for two
  • Half-day guided tour of Wynwood with expert Rebecca Kleinman and chauffeured transportation from Aventura Worldwide
  • Art fan vase amenity provided in-room upon arrival

For guests who book during the monthly Wynwood Art Walk, a celebration of Miami’s vibrant arts community, Ms. Kleinman will provide a guided tour with her top picks of the best galleries and restaurants. Wynwood Art Walk takes place the second Saturday of the month from 7pm to 11pm.

 

About Wynwood

Wynwood is a historic and centrally located neighborhood in Miami between 20thand 36th streets. It includes two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Arts District and the Wynwood Fashion District, and has become the epicenter of arts in Greater Miami.


About Rebecca Kleinman

Rebecca Kleinman has been a freelance writer specializing in fashion and general lifestyle since 1992. In addition to contributing to a range of national and regional publications including Departures, Veranda, and InStyle, she has been the Florida correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily, the premier publication for fashion, beauty and retail news, since 2000. She also edits the Miami edition of Luxe City Guides, now in its third edition. In 2009, she founded Little Bird, a tour company focusing on niche itineraries throughout Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach and the Florida Keys.

 

About Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites – offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline.  Amenities include two high-energy restaurants, M-Bar – a dynamic cocktail lounge and martini bar, an award-winning tri-level spa, Oasis Beach Club, the luxury boutique Shanghai Tang and extensive meeting and business facilities.

 

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 28 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 13 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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