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Elegance Beyond Compare

These luxe properties have something for everyone and are out to exceed all expectations with their impeccable service and sophistication. Here are some suggestions for your next stay. . .


The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is loaded with world-class amenities, two championship golf courses, the award-winning Six Senses Spa, a pool complex, fantastic dining options, and an eco-reserve. All aspects of this 15,000-acre resort are world class, from hotels, golf courses and restaurants, to airline travel and activities. The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is one of three hotels on this resort compound, and guests staying here have access and reciprocal agreements at all facilities within the resort. The resort’s 200 rooms overlook the central pool complex with floor-to-ceiling windows and views towards the sea. Room balconies provide a private perch for tropical sunsets.

SHA Wellness Clinic - Alicante, Spain
A luxury spa resort, SHA Wellness Clinic overlooks the Costa Blanca coastline of Spain. Guest accommodations include 93 spacious suites offering minimalist style, parquet floors, free Internet access and balconies. A 43,000-square-foot wellness area features a multi-level hydrotherapy circuit with two indoor swimming pools, numerous treatment rooms, a treatment suite for couples, and more. SHA specializes in anti-aging, weight loss, beauty and detox treatments. Guest can take part in activities such as yoga, tai chi, cooking lessons, and town visits. The clinic's wide range of services include water treatments, massages, body treatments, and much more. The hotel’s award-winning SHAMADI Restaurant offers healthy, therapeutic food adapted for even the most discerning of palates.

Viceroy Zihuatanejo - Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Hugging the white sands of Zihuatanejo Bay's serene Playa La Ropa, Viceroy Zihuatanejo, is a romantic hideaway reclining along one of Mexico's most beautiful beaches. The resort’s terracotta-tiled villas and thatched palapa cabanas merge with the green sea of rustling coconut palms, tropical gardens and gentle waterfalls. 11 luxurious guestrooms and 35 suites are housed in one and two-story, adobe-inspired casitas tastefully decorated with local Mexican art and clad in vibrant colors. For the ultimate in relaxation and fun, Viceroy Zihuatanejo features an intimate spa, fitness center, and two gourmet restaurants featuring authentic local and European cuisine, and many beachfront activities and watersports.

Villa Cortine Palace Hotel - Sirmione, Italy
A five-star luxury boutique hotel in Northern Italy, Villa Cortine Palace Hotel is known for its relaxing atmosphere, high standard of service and comfort. Located on a secluded 10 acre hillside garden overlooking Lake Garda and Sirmione Old Town, the hotel is just a five minute walk from the town's historic quarter and Scaliger Castle. 54 rooms and suits are exquisitely appointed with Murano glass chandeliers, precious carpets and parquet floors graced by antique furniture and period artwork. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, air conditioning and satellite TV, and bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower. At the hotel's elegant Le Gardenie Restaurant, guests enjoy beautifully presented Italian and international cuisine paired with an excellent wine selection.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville - Asheville, North Carolina
Tucked within Asheville, North Carolina’s historic Biltmore Village, the award-winning Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville – a famed Kessler Collection boutique property – is just steps away from the famous Biltmore Estate. This European lodge-inspired boutique hideaway reflects the eclectic, edgy artistry of Asheville, along with the richness of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Tudor-inspired hotel boasts 104 luxe guestrooms and spacious suites. Flavors of the region are showcased throughout the hotel, including locally farmed cuisine at Red Stag Grill, convenient access to historic and cultural sites, local artwork in the Grand Bohemian Gallery, and naturopathic spa treatments at Poseidon Spa.

Kessler Canyon - DeBeque, Colorado
Kessler Canyon is a striking 23,000 acre property featuring luxurious accommodations and outdoor adventures like outstanding big game and upland bird hunting and spectacular fishing. Kessler Canyon’s 15 intimate guest rooms and suites have a contemporary western flair and are divided among a collection of guesthouses and a singular homestead. The art collection at the hotel's Grand Bohemian Gallery features the work of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. Delectable cuisine incorporates ingredients harvested on site or in the local community. In addition to hunting and fishing, outdoor activities include archery, sport shooting, hiking, and a shooting academy with a state-of-the-art, eight-station shooting pavilion. 

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando - Orlando, Florida
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando is located moments away from downtown Orlando's cultural gems, sports and entertainment venues and area theme parks. The hotel’s standard guestrooms feature lush velvet drapes and custom Java wood furniture, 37” flat-panel HDTVs with cable & movies on demand, Bose CD radios, a refreshment center and in-room Starbucks® coffee. Suites feature added amenities, including more square footage, a separate living/dining area with a second television and a sofa bed. Additional hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, fitness center, privileges at adjacent Citrus Athletic Club (nominal fee), nearby championship golf and tennis, one-of-a-kind art gallery, sumptuous dining, and soothing on-site spa services at Poseidon Spa. 

Mansion on Forsyth Park - SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
Overlooking Savannah's largest and most historic square, the luxurious Mansion on Forsyth Park, a Kessler Collection boutique property, is the city’s most recognized, iconic hotel. This momentous 125-room Victorian Romanesque mansion in the historic district offers an authentic taste of Hostess City hospitality. Extraordinary treatments at the classically elegant, full-service Poseidon Spa include aromatherapy massage, expert skin care, specialty nail services and body treatments. The hotel’s 700 Drayton Restaurant and cocktail lounge serves edgy Savannah coastal cuisine, while the 700 Kitchen Cooking School offers engaging cooking classes for individuals and groups of up to 15. The Mansion is also home to the Grand Bohemian Gallery, featuring local, regional and internationally recognized artists.

Bohemian Hotel Celebration - Celebration, Florida
Within the charming town that Disney built rests a delightful escape from the ordinary, Bohemian Hotel Celebration. Bohemian Hotel Celebration enables guests to experience Orlando’s wonders while providing an elegant, intimate escape of 115 guest rooms as a break from the bustling city. The tucked away location evades traffic and noise, inviting visitors to unwind and genuinely enjoy their much-anticipated vacation. Captivating lakeside views invite guests to walk alongside the water for a stroll in the “unexpected Orlando,” and to take a swim in the lakeside-view pool. The hotel’s Lakeside Bar and Grill offers a menu full of American tradition, inviting guests and locals to relax in a comfortable atmosphere of tranquility.

As a historic landmark centered in the nation’s oldest city, Casa Monica is St. Augustine’s renowned hotel. The rich history of the iconic landmark shines through with impressive fortress-like architecture as it majestically overlooks the downtown district and Matanzas Bay. 138 timeless guestrooms and suites transport visitors back to an era of old world charm among Spanish-style romanticism, with custom designed interiors, including classical furnishings with gold accents and plush red velvet tufted headboards. Guests looking for a dining experience celebrated as an art form are drawn in by the elegant allure of 95 Cordova Restaurant, where a seasonally inspired new world and eclectic menu provide flavors that are sure to please.

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