Category: Resort

Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort To Open On 1st March 2012

Sandos Hotels & Resorts has recently announced the launch of its first ever Cancun property, the new Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, which was formally managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts prior to Sandos taking over.

The 214-room luxury hotel will re-open its doors to guests on 1st March, 2012 and tourists taking Cancun holidays at the newly renovated resort will be able to enjoy all-inclusive offerings, new gourmet restaurants and culinary programmes.

Jacques De Paep, the director of sales and marketing for the Spanish-owned Sandos Hotels & Resorts, commented: “We are thrilled to open the Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, offering a boutique all-inclusive experience unlike anything currently available in Cancun.

“Our extremely high service standards, expansive culinary programme, and Sandos’ commitment to spectacular resort locations is sure to delight couples looking for a luxurious getaway.”

Sandos can now add Cancun hotels to their portfolio which currently includes two resorts in the Riviera Maya, Mexico: Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa and Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa.

During holidays to Cancun, guests staying in one of Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort’s 74 Premium Level suites will be able to enjoy access to private cabanas at the beach and swimming pool; a private concierge service, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The lobby bar was renovated in December, 2011 and diners can choose from four restaurants at the resort that feature a wide selection of Asian, Caribbean and Avant Garde cuisine.

The “Total Gourmet Experience” offers a fantastic all-inclusive programme that visitors can take advantage of throughout their Cancun holidays at the resort. The package includes all meals and beverages (including imported drinks), evening entertainment and a wide choice of exciting activities such as tennis, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, plus access to the fitness centre and three swimming pools.

Other additional activities are available at an extra charge including lavish spa and beauty treatments, motorised water sports, scuba diving excursions and golf at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club.

The Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort is situated upon a stunning white sand beach, just a short distance from Cancun International Airport and Cancuns tourist attractions, bars, night clubs and shopping areas.

Travellers planning holidays in Cancun from March, 2012 will be able to stay at the luxury all-inclusive Cancun hotel from $383 per night (based on double occupancy).

Invisible Holiday Traditions At Americas Landmark Resort

San Diegos stunningly beautiful Victorian Hotel del Coronado numbers among American historic landmarks. Presidents and royalty have stayed at the Del: and, during the summer and Christmas holidays, families book rooms and meal reservations for years in advance. Eduardo Ramirez, Senior worked at the Hotel del Coronado for more than sixty years, grudgingly retiring from his position as a chef only after his third heart attack made more work physically impossible. Eduardo, Senior worked every Christmas for more than sixty years, preparing sumptuous holiday feats for hundreds of American families while la senora Ramirez made exquisite holiday foods for the family at home.

This year, the tradition persists, but it has evolved. This year, Eduardito, Little Eddie, a full-time student at Harvard, will fly home to take his fathers place in Hotel del Coronados sprawling kitchens. This year, the Ramirez family will dine with the Dels guests, sharing holiday cheer and tidings of great joy. Next year, Little Eddie will attend medical school.

All those years, Eddie says, I resented my father being away from home on Christmas Day. The other kids had their fathers home, and mine had to work. The way I saw it, my father was killing himself to wait on all the rich people. Now, though, I see what has happened because of all mi padres hard work. I feel humbled and very grateful.

Across North America, Europe, and Australia, hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers seize Christmas opportunities to improve their own and their families conditions. Especially in catering and the hospitality industries, as some families travel over the river and through the woods to grandmothers house, many families go to work serving them.

Eddie recites a few staggering statistics about the Hotel del Coronado, implying that they generalize to fine dining facilities around the Christian world. Christmas in hospitality restaurants and catering probably is the equivalent of Black Friday in retail, he says. In our biggest dining room, we have 350 tables; 90% of them will seat twelve people. All of those tables will turn over a dozen times on Christmas Day. That translates to more than 4200 meals. At an average of $75(US) per diner, the Hotel takes-in $315, 000. Computing the decimal points, Eddie shows why he will go to medical school. Servers, therefore, make a cool $50,000 among them.

His breathing issuing through his lips, Eddie concludes, Yeah, I would say its worth it. My education is the proof.

Consuelita Rodriguez, a UCLA undergraduate and a third-generation Del worker, wholeheartedly agrees. Pointing to the skating pond, Christmas carolers in their Victorian garb, and seventy-degree sunshine bathing the Pacific Ocean, Isnt it the best of all worlds? she asks rhetorically. I will bring my family for Christmas, she declares, changing a queen-sized bed in record time. My grandmother and mother did this so that I could have UCLA. I do it, in part, for my daughters yet to come. Pausing a moment, she adds, It just would not be Christmas if I were not here. Holding a healthy bundle of bills, Suela says wistfully, These tips represent my futureand my familys, she emphasizes.

Pelican Hills Resort Brand New Vacation Condos

Pelican Hills St. George – It’s a Southern Utah luxury resort, just as you pictured it – blue skies, towering palm trees and a landscape exploding with color. And it’s all here at the lush 44-acre vacation resort of Pelican Hills Resort in Green Valley Saint George. It is recognized as a recreational haven by guests and locals alike, and is the perfect escape to either relax or plan an exciting Utah vacation adventure. Watch a Broadway musical at the famous Tuacahn Amphitheater or play a round of golf on one the eleven beautiful St. George golf courses. Its all available at the Pelican Hills Resort St. George.

Points of Attraction at Pelican Hills Resort:

-Brand New 2 Bedroom condominiums
-Heated Pools
– Hot Tub
– Exercise Room
– Theater
– Tennis Court
– Basketball Court
– Volleyball
– Private Garage
– Hi-Definition LCD TV

Location :
Pelican Hills Resort is located within minutes from the St. George Boulevard and just a short drive from the world-famous Zion National Park making it the perfect selection to host a Utah family vacation.

Maintenance :
All Units are fully furnished, extremely clean and well kept. We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee as to the cleanliness of our condos.

Condominium & Resort Amenities:
Each condo unit is equipped with a large kitchen, living room, walk-in closet, furniture, LCD TV, DVD player, etc. All kitchens have utensils and cookware. There is also a laundry room in each unit for your convenience.

Nearby Attractions :
One of the greatest things about Southern Utah is the number of State & National Parks nearby such as Zions National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park as well as a number of local State parks. There are numerous golf courses and spas.

Oasis Hotels And Resorts In Cancun Offer Complimentary Smart Car To Guests

For guests treating themselves to hot and sunny Cancun holidays this winter season, the Oasis group is bringing them with a special winter warmer by offering them with a great new special gift to help them get about and about during their stay at Oasis selection of Cancun hotels.
Oasis Hotels & Resorts are now offering guests the ultimate facility to reward tourists choosing to stay at their group of hotels in Cancun: complimentary use of a Smart Car!

The new offer has been launched in order to entice more travellers to take holidays in Cancun this winter season and the new range of Smart cars featuring the logo Oasis Loves U has been designed as the ultimate treat for guests.

“Our goal is to provide more value to guests when they come to stay with us. While guests at our all-inclusive resorts want for little as everything is included, we feel the ultimate amenity is to offer them use of a complimentary Smart Car so they have the freedom to explore beyond the resort…to go shopping, dining, sightseeing, and more”, were the words from Enrique Klein, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for TravAmerica, the exclusive sales and marketing representation company for Oasis Hotels & Resorts in North America.

The car will also prove convenient for guests enjoying Cancun holidays at newly renovated Oasis Sense del Mar hotel and who choose to take advantage of the Oasis Runaway Program, where guests of the Grand Oasis Cancun, Sens Del Mar, and Grand Oasis Palm are free to avail themselves of the facilities at any of the other resorts including dining, entertainment, and more.

After investing $7 million in renovating the newly revamped Oasis Sens Del Mar, which reopened to guests last December 2011, along with the refurbishment plans, the Oasis group acquired a fleet of Smart Cars to make available to guests for free and thus enhance the holiday experience they offered to guests staying at their collection of resorts.

Oasis Hotels & Resorts purchased 200 Smart Cars for guests embarking on holidays to Cancun and staying at any of the above-mentioned participating Cancun hotels. As part of the new complimentary offer Oasis resorts will assess a nominal daily insurance charge for those who use the cars. Guests staying in the “Sens” category of accommodation at the Grand Oasis Cancun and all guests staying at the Sens Del Mar enjoy complimentary use of the Smart Cars.

Elite Island Resorts Adds Morgan Bay Beach Resort In St Lucia To Its Collection

As the temperatures in the UK begin to plummet even further, there is no better time to escape the cold weather and head to the Caribbean for sun, relaxation and luxury.

Elite Island Resorts are now providing luxury St Lucia holidays after the hotel group acquired the islands former Almond Morgan Bay resort, previously managed by the Almond Resorts group.

The property, which has been renamed Morgan Bay Beach Resort, St Lucia, joins the hotel groups impressive collection of upscale resorts and hotels across the Caribbean in destinations that include Antigua, Grenada, Tortola and St. Vincent, Nevis, and the Grenadines.

Situated on the north-west coast of the island, three miles from its harbour capital Castries, Morgan Bay Beach Resort is tucked into a secluded cove and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

The beachfront resort offers 345 stylish guestrooms and suites with ocean and tropical garden views with great facilities that make the hotel perfect for family holidays in St Lucia or romantic breaks.

The all inclusive programme enables guests to take advantage of a wide range of products, facilities and activities such as premium beverages, delectable meals, snacks and refreshments, live music and entertainment shows, plus other entertainment activities including windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling, and table tennis.

During holidays to St Lucia at the newly renamed Morgan Bay Beach Resort, visitors can take a refreshing dip in any of the four freshwater swimming pools; play tennis at any of the resorts four courts; leave the children in an adult-supervised Kids Club; enjoy an energetic work out in the fully equipped fitness centre; or indulge in a pampering treatment at the full-service spa.

Speaking about the acquirement of one of the leading luxury St Lucia hotels, Elite Island Resorts President, Steven Heydt, commented:The purchase of Morgan Bay presented a unique opportunity for us to expand our destinations and was the obvious next step for our ever-growing collection.

Our understanding of marketing the Caribbean will help re-launch this all-inclusive resort to a greater audience of travellers. Further, Elites management expertise in creating an unparalleled all-inclusive vacation will enhance the guest experience on every level.”

Additionally, the resorts wealth of offerings and breathtaking surroundings are ideal for our family and value vacation markets. We are confident that we can deliver a superior vacation in St. Lucia while providing excellent value during these challenging times.

Unwind At Golf Vacation Resorts

Golf vacation resorts were introduced with the aim of providing players with rich golfing experience and an ultimate luxurious experience. It is not surprising, therefore, to learn that these vacation resorts are becoming the preferred choice of golfers all over the world. However, to enjoy a dream vacation a golfer must do some careful planning and consider few important tips.

Tips to select golf resort: Choosing the perfect golfing destination while going on a vacation represents the most important step for relishing a memorable holiday. Some love the energy of a big city like Las Vegas while others love golfing in a peaceful countryside. In addition to the destination, don’t forget to research about the prevailing weather conditions. A bad weather can be the biggest threat to a good golfing experience. It is advisable to visit golf courses in peak times. However, all those who are looking for cheap golf can visit private golf courses in slow times such as winter. Most golf resorts provide discount tee times during the off-season.

The various golf vacation packages: One needs to decide whether to opt for a golf vacation package or go without it. Many believe that vacation packages are ideal for those who have a high budget. This is a wrong conception; golf vacation packages do not necessarily have to be expensive and people looking for some cheap golf can also opt for them. These golf packages usually include the cost of staying in the hotel rooms, discount tee times, and carts. In most golf packages there are facilities for luxurious rooms at low rates, guaranteed tee times, discount green fees, and in some cases, even the drinks and entertainment. Another advantage of booking vacation package is that golfers can play at less crowded private golf courses. However, golfers might be required to adhere to certain tee times restrictions and the discount tee times are not available throughout the season.

Golfers must consider the fact that golf vacation packages are available for people with different tastes and budgets, so it is better to shop around for a fancy deal rather than choosing anything on an impulse.

Consider the budges: All those who are planning to go on a vacation without opting for any package must prepare in details their budget and the estimated expenses that are likely to occur in different fields such as transport, accommodation, and costs for booking tee times etc. It is recommended that golfers take special care while booking online tee times. Those who want to save a few dollars while booking tee times can opt for golf networking sites that offer discount green fees. Generally, the paid members of the golf networking sites can book tee times by just paying the green fees.

Some finds golf packages better suited to their needs while others prefer going on a trip without opting for any kind of packages. No matter what kind of option one chooses, it is crucial to consider the tastes and requirements of people who are traveling along with the golfer. This means that one should choose a resort that has entertainment facilities for the non-golfers or one that is nearby to some fun places and entertainment parks.

Planning A Wedding Abroad With Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Weddings, moving house and divorces are meant to be the most stressful things to go through in life and as more brides and grooms are opting to tie the knot abroad, the stress levels are likely to increase.

However, help is available for couples planning weddings abroad via Faith Wishnie, the director of wedding services for Karisma Hotels & Resorts.

According to Wishnie, the rising number of destination weddings is down to the changes in todays modern society.

“Awareness of destination (wedding) options has really jumped. This is because of family and friends being spread across the world, people are travelling more now, and the Internet has played a big part because it’s easy to do the research,” she explained.

Beach weddings are a popular option for loved-up couples who are seeking romance and a picturesque setting. Destinations such as the Caribbean are among the favourites due to the large number of all inclusive resorts, tailor-made wedding packages and considerably lower costs compared to weddings in the United Kingdom.

Many of the resorts offer free wedding planners who can take care of all of the details, from the marriage licence and legal documents, to the flowers, photographer, music and catering.

“The trend is (for brides) who want to have the planning simplified and have everything taken care of,” added Wishnie.

Karisma Hotels and Resorts has 12 wedding planners who can help brides and grooms plan their dream Cancun weddings via email and over the phone, plus 15 onsite wedding coordinators who are available at the hotel groups seven properties across Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

The resorts also offer a separate groom’s room, so the bride and groom can both get ready in privacy before the ceremony.
Wishnie offers a couple of tips for couples so they can enjoy stress-free weddings abroad:

Don’t check-in anything that you’ll absolutely need or want for the big day. Carry your dress with you and/or buy anything there that you definitely want for the wedding, she said.

Don’t bring party favours with you. We can work with you to get favours or flowers and decorations cheaper (onsite).”

The Embodiment Of Absolute Pleasure Hedonism 2 Resorts

The world today is full of people who yearn for the chance to have a good time. A good time connotes to many things but one of the most predictable things is having a good time full of absolute pleasure.

Hedonism resorts all over the world have been able to bestow this aspect of pleasure in the most realistic form feasible. The ultimate synonym for the word pleasure is now turning out to be hedonism 2.

The location of these resorts have spanned countries and borders and have, therefore, taken the aspect of global aspects of utopian ecstasy. Utopia is a word that is given the illustrative aspect of reality in the activities that one can do in hedonism resorts. Hence, one can play pool on the swimming pool with the pool table floating on the water. One can take a sip of an exotic cocktail while watching the expertise of the ‘fire handler’.

Hedonism 2 resorts give many features that one can never think off. A wedding chapel on the beach with the cool breeze wafting over the area is one of the features. Another one is the infinite expanse of the ocean in the form of scuba diving and snorkelling. Hence, one can take a shore dive at the Breezes Curacao resort Spa & Casino. The underlying tenet of hedonism is, therefore, given the hallowed form of perfection in the form of these resorts.

Infinite reaches in the feature of information about these resorts is also one of the realities residing in the form of numerous websites that deal with the activity of providing information about these resorts. One of the good examples of such websites is shoesonlytravel.com and the reason for this website being a good one lies in its features, its structure and also in its versatility.

Listening to attractive features naturally inclines the mind to the yearning to undergo one such feature. This yearning is given the face of reality in the facility of resort reservations being given on this website. Hence, the person who wants to take the fun a hedonism type vacation can go to this website.

He can, therefore, check out the information that is provided about the various types of resorts and can also make a reservation for him and his beloved for a vacation on any one of the resorts.

This blend of the facilities (provided by hedonism 2 resorts) and the overall accessibilities given by the websites with one of them mentioned in the above paragraph is a reality. The result has been pure magic in the form of more and more number of people taking a holiday in a resort of their choice.

Coveted Palm Cove Resorts

The wonderful region of Palm Cove is situated just 20 minutes to the north of Cairns. This place is regarded as being the beach capital of Australia and falls within tropical North Queensland. Palm Cove is a majestic beachside village that has two World Heritage sites on its either sides including the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. This is what creates a magnificent environment for Palm Cove resorts which give tourists the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent natural wonders of the region.

Some of the top-rated Palm Cove resorts are mentioned below:

Grand Mercure Rockford Esplande

This wonderful property features and on-site pool and offers magnificent views of the neighboring mountains packed with rainforest. You will also have the opportunity to access the nearby beach in a matter of minutes. Each resort apartment on the property gives you a fascinating view of the Palm Cove Beach from its attached balcony or pergola. One of the unique elements that add aesthetic value to this property is the mature paper bark trees situated in the vicinity. The free form pool helps to complete the natural environment that the architect has attempted to create on this luxury resort.

Novotel Rockford Palm Cove Resort

This is one of the most popular family resorts of the region. It serves as the ideal getaway for travelers to Palm Cove as it is surrounded by spell bounding landscaped greenery and offers a very relaxing environment. Guests will enjoy a fabulous view of the surrounding region from their own attached balcony or terrace along with which the property has a number of different pools and gardens to enjoy. There is a dedicated place for children to enjoy along with which you have access to an on-site tennis court and a bike riding area. The luxury and fun filled features combined make the Novotel Rockford resort a top choice for families.

Ocean Edge Resort

This is one of the latest resorts to have cropped up in the area. It is regarded as being one of the most exquisitely furnished tropical luxury resorts of Palm Cove. The unique aspect that distinguishes this particular resort is the open plan leisure living experience that it has to offer. The property is located amidst the native rainforest territory and visitors are obliged to walk over timber boardwalks and walkways that have been especially constructed to integrate the different sections of the property. This helps to maintain the pristine environment and adds value to the aesthetic sensibilities of the resort. The property also connects the guests with the palm fringed beach and the village Esplanade thereby making it an excellent place to stay during your holiday.

Above mentioned are just some of the fine Palm Cove resorts that you will be able to stay in during your trip to the region. As you can see the different kinds of resorts cater to different groups of people and you will have the opportunity to choose one according to the kind of living experience you are looking for.

The Services and Fulfillments offered at Spa Resorts

People today usually get bored of their uptight lifestyle; this is why many of them are now looking for opportunities to invigorate and relax themselves. Thus, many of such people have lacking knowledge as regards to treatments as of natural therapy assortment that could answer their necessity.

Spa resort is on demand nowadays. This type of business has been renowned for thousand of years now because of what it offers to both clients and owners. It has become a luxury nowadays but can be afforded. Before only wealthy people usually access in spas but not anymore, seeing that the more clients are incoming, the more establishments are providing too. On its effect, this becomes the customary venue of a group of people who want to relax plus see beautiful sceneries nearby.

Intended for relaxation and leisure, spa resorts are commonly located at far-off areas where clients can sense the tranquility of the ambiance. Similar to spa center establishments in the city locale, fulfilling spa treatments are the services they provide. Most type of treatments offered is by using natural therapies and essences. And in order to give the clients full immersion of spa experience, a spa resort proprietor and staffs themselves generally facilitate and adhere to firm decisive factors regarding to the accommodations, outstanding spa services, extraordinary ambiance, and even standard staff-to-guest relation.

What more, one excellent way why spa resorts one of the best destination for a vacation and relaxation is that, you can stay in for a couple of days you want; wake up in the morning in which impressive outside environment of the spa resort where you’re in tenders, naturally or artificial view. Then it is not simply about therapies and treatments, hence, they also offer open-air activities such as mountain climbing, horse riding, trekking to the nearby mountains, water sports and more, as often time, is part of the package.