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A Special Supplement to the Andrew Harper Traveler Magazine

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t Andrew Harper, we know that the most spectacular places in the world can be made even better when shared with those we love. Traveling with the family should be delightful, and many of our Andrew Harper Alliance partners go above and beyond to ensure every guest, no matter the size, receives world-class service and a memorable experience. Inside, discover featured destinations where families are warmly welcomed—from elephant camps in Thailand to private islands and Parisian palaces. Look also for exclusive and limited-time special offers for discounted (and even free!) connecting rooms, complimentary nights and other family-focused packages and amenities.

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Fogo Island Inn FOGO ISLAND, CANADA – Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, at one of the four corners of the Earth. Situated along Iceberg Alley, all 29 suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the most powerful ocean on the planet. Furnished with handmade luxuries, they serve as a refuge from the uniformity of modern times. The island’s still-wild world has caribou to track, hills of berries to forage, nature trails to explore and birds and sea life to behold. Recommended since 2014; Grand Award–2015, Readers’ Choice–2015.

••   Community Host Program ••   100 Percent of Operating Surpluses are Reinvested into the Island ••   Andrew Harper’s 2015 Hideaway of the Year

Andrew Harper Benefits: Preferred rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room • Welcome cocktail • A seasonal, land-based guided outing Standard Inclusions: All gratuities • Morning pastry and beverage tray • Half-day island orientation with a community host • Use of resort facilities • Bicycles • Wi-Fi • Parking

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SPECIAL OFFER: Complimentary Seventh Night Confirm the fullboard “Family Vacation” itinerary for seven nights and pay only for six. also includes: Andrew Harper benefits and standard inclusions. dates: Offer is valid on new reservations only, for travel through Dec. 15, 2016, based on availability. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions.


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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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CHIANG RAI, THAILAND – New accommodations and enhancements to the all-inclusive Discovery Package make elephant adventures at Anantara seamless and unforgettable for the whole family. In addition to the 63 rooms and suites, families may opt for one of the five new Three Country View Family Suites, offering space and amenities for all ages, as well as enchanting views toward the hills of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. For younger guests, exclusive welcome gifts; specialized spa treatments, such as a chocolate body scrub; and children’s menus featuring delicious comfort foods at all three gourmet dining venues ensure they feel at home and pampered throughout their stay. A variety of incredible elephant experiences combines knowledge with fun and wonder, balanced with Thai cooking classes, Mekong riverboat rides and more. Upon departure, children receive a gift such as a family photo or plush elephant to commemorate their trip of a lifetime. Recommended since 2005.

LA BUSSIÈRE-SUR-OUCHE, BURGUNDY, FRANCE – This year, the Cummings family celebrates its 10th anniversary of transforming this former Cistercian abbey into an exceptional hotel. Two new suites were recently added, bringing the total accommodations to 20, each of which offers a view over the park or formal gardens. Ponies roam the 17 acres of bucolic grounds, while ducks and geese populate the ornamental lake. Bicycles are available for cycling the abbey’s lakeshore or exploring the towpaths of the nearby canal.

Flavors of the local terroir are featured in the menus of Le Bistrot des Moines and Michelin-star Le 1131. And of course, wine is integral to the experience both at the abbey and beyond. Located between Beaune and Dijon, the former Hideaway of the Year serves as an ideal base for exploring the vineyards of Burgundy. Recommended since 2007. Andrew Harper Benefits: Best available non-restricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • $100 resort credit per room • Early check-in and late checkout, when available Standard Inclusions: Discovery rates include: All meals and beverages, including house wine, local beer and a selection of cocktails • In-room minibar • One ticket per person to the Opium Museum • Round-trip airport transfers • One daily activity per person

Andrew Harper Benefits: Best available non-restricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • Daily buffet breakfast served at the restaurant or in room • Wine tasting with the head sommelier • Welcome tray • Late checkout, when available Standard Inclusions: Use of hotel bicycles • Wi-Fi • Parking

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Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte hotel FLORENCE, ITALY – Perfectly placed on the Piazza della Repubblica, Hotel Savoy is a beacon of culture and comfort in the heart of the city. A “great hotel in a great location” according to a recent Andrew Harper guest, Hotel Savoy is within walking distance to many of Florence’s most iconic attractions—the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace—as well as a feast of museums and galleries. From here, exploring this historic city is a traveler’s delight. Impeccably designed in a contemporary Italian style, the hotel features a chic bistro and bar serving Tuscan cuisine, a fully equipped fitness center, 88 pristine guest rooms and 14 indulgent suites—two of which feature steam rooms and on-demand spa treatments. Unique in their aesthetic, each suite features curated photography, artwork and sculptures throughout, giving the opulent accommodations more Rocco Forte flair. A family-friendly hotel, the new “Families R Forte” program ensures younger guests are pampered on par with the adults. Centered around Pinocchio, which was written by Florentine writer Carlo Collodi, the program includes everything from Pinocchio-themed gifts to a Teddy Turndown service, specialized cooking lessons, spa treatments and personalized itineraries. Recommended since 2006.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Family Package Experience the Florentine atmosphere and discover our tailor-made package for the whole family. Book an Executive Double Room and receive a second Classic Twin Room at half price, or book an Executive Suite and receive a second Deluxe Double Room free of charge. also includes: A welcome gift for each child on arrival; complimentary meals for children under 6 and a 50 percent discount on meals for children age 7 to 11; special linens and bath amenities in the children’s room; as well as Andrew Harper benefits and standard inclusions. dates: Offer is valid on new reservations only, for families with children age 16 and younger traveling through Dec. 31, 2016, based on availability. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions.

Andrew Harper Benefits: Best available non-restricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • Daily continental breakfast served at Irene • 85 EUR food and beverage credit per room • 4 p.m. late checkout, when available Standard Inclusions: Wi-Fi


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Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal PARIS, FRANCE – Ideally located near the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens and the Royal Palace Gardens, your family will have quintessential Paris right at its doorstep at this beautifully restored 18th-century hotel. Explore the nearby gardens or stroll among the artists and performers along the Seine, where you also can catch a family-friendly boat cruise. Many of the 68 rooms and suites, designed by French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, feature private balconies and postcard-worthy views of the City of Light. Connecting rooms and suites provide the space your family needs, and little ones are treated with special care— upon arrival, children are offered sweet treats; find custom-made bath amenities and kid-size bathrobes and slippers in room; and toy boxes and strollers are always available. Enjoy classic French cuisine by sunlight or candlelight in Le Lulli, the winter garden-inspired restaurant. After a day on the town, unwind at Carita Spa or the large Turkish bath, or settle in at the Lounge Bar’s marble counter and sample one of the hotel’s 30 Champagnes. Recommended since 2014.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Connecting Room Discount Bringing the family to Paris is now even easier at the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. In addition to our exclusive children’s amenities, safe location and attentive service, Andrew Harper subscribers will receive a 50 percent discount on their second room when booking connecting rooms. also includes: Andrew Harper benefits and standard inclusions. dates: Offer is valid on new reservations only, for travel through Dec. 31, 2016, based on availability. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions.

Andrew Harper Benefits: Best available non-restricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • Daily full breakfast for two served at the restaurant or in room • VIP welcome amenity • $50 food and beverage credit per room Standard Inclusions: Access to spa and fitness facilities • Wi-Fi

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National Parks Revealed U.S. NATIONAL PARKS – National Parks Revealed handpicks the best guides and top accommodations to craft exclusive customized journeys in the National Parks and other attractions throughout the western U.S., Alaska and southern Florida. The company is particularly inspired to encourage children and families to unplug and instead connect with both the ample bounty and beauty of nature as well as each other. Recommended since 2010.

••   Explore the Stunning, Remote Canyons of the Southwest ••   “Flightsee” Over Denali National Park at 20,000 Feet ••   Combine the Majestic Wilds of California with City Tours and VIP Access

Andrew Harper Benefits: Customized for each itinerary based on guests’ interests

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Le Bristol

Le Bristol

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough & Le Bristol Paris

SPECIAL OFFER: Complimentary Night, Connecting Rooms and More The Oetker Collection welcomes your family with special perks and discounts: For a limited time at The Lanesborough, book an Executive Double or higher room category and receive a connecting room for free, as well as complimentary children’s breakfast and welcome amenities. At Le Bristol, book four consecutive nights in a Deluxe Junior Suite or lower room category and pay only for three. Contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office for full details, or view online at AndrewHarper.com.

PARIS, FRANCE AND LONDON, ENGLAND – Located in two of Europe’s premiere family destinations, the duo of properties from the Oetker Collection offer unparalleled charm as well as the warmest of welcomes toward young travelers. In London, The Lanesborough’s 93 distinguished guest rooms include 43 Regency-styled suites, featuring artisan touches such as ornate plasterwork and gold-leaf accents. The elegant décor is balanced by modern conveniences such as 24-hour butler service, in-room tablets and interactive entertainment systems, as well as an enviable Knightsbridge location with panoramic views of Hyde Park. Le Bristol Paris enchants with 188 harmonious rooms and suites, a superlative spa, a constellation of Michelin-star cuisine and, above all, a passionate and devoted staff. Children enjoy personalized welcome packages, VIP amenities and even an enthralling treasure hunt through the hotel, all themed around Hippolyte, a garden rabbit named after the hotel’s founder, Hippolyte Jammet. Les Amis d’Hippolyte kids’ club ensures they have a place of their own while parents enjoy a spa treatment or dine at one of the hotel’s exquisite restaurants. The two hotels also share some of the world’s top culinary talent: The Lanesborough’s magnificent restaurant, Céleste, is helmed by Florian Favario, protege of Le Bristol’s Michelin-star chef, Eric Frechon. At either destination, travelers of all ages will leave with lifetime memories of exceptional service and pristine surroundings. Recommended since 1988 (Le Bristol) and 1996 (The Laneborough); LE BRISTOL: Readers’

Andrew Harper Benefits: THE LANESBOROUGH: Best available nonrestricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room • Welcome bottle of Champagne • When staying three nights or longer, a one-way transfer from Heathrow or Gatwick airport • LE BRISTOL: Best available non-restricted rates • Guaranteed room upgrade, when available at time of booking • Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant • Welcome bottle of wine per room • For stays of three nights or longer, a 140 EUR spa credit per room • For stays of three nights or longer in a suite, a one-way airport transfer

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Standard Inclusions: LANESBOROUGH: VAT • 24-hour butler service • Access to fitness facilities • Daily fresh fruit • Complimentary phone calls to the U.S. and Europe • Personalized stationery • Tea or coffee on arrival • Packing and unpacking service • Wi-Fi

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Travel Is the Only Thing You Buy That Makes You Richer. This year, invest in new stories and shared adventures on the family vacation of a lifetime at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana. Whether it’s a special trip for just you and your child or a gathering that spans generations, our luxury ranch homes, glamorous campsites and Montana-sized menu of activities make The Resort at Paws Up the perfect place to enjoy being a family. The dividends are paid out in smiles, hugs and unforgettable memories. ®

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Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway KRÜN, GERMANY – Perched at the edge of the Wetterstein Mountains 60 miles south of Munich, Schloss Elmau offers guests a retreat to the natural beauty, culture and history of the Bavarian countryside. Most of the 162 rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies or terraces with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Visit nearby Alpine lakes, medieval towns and fairytale castles such as Neuschwanstein and Linderhoff Palace. At the resort, explore the Alpine forest on one of the hotel’s mountain bikes, go rowing on Lake Ferchensee or take a guided mountain tour. After sunset, try archery by torchlight or tell stories by the campfire. A full calendar of kid- and teen-only activities allows younger travelers to explore local trails, participate in soccer camps, discover their surroundings with the Science Lab and hone their photography skills; the Kids Creative program inspires children ages 3 to 5 with games, arts and crafts, and experiments, and a complimentary all-day day care is available for children ages 1 to 5. The spa includes a family area with indoor pool, and spa treatments tailored for all ages. Several restaurants offer fare for all tastes: Dine in the Michelin-star Luce d’Oro, Fidelio Italian kitchen, Summit for authentic Thai cuisine, Kaminstüberl fondue restaurant or, on sunny days, enjoy Bavarian classics and panoramic views at Elmauer Alm, which sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Recommended since 2013; Grand Award–2014.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Fairytale Package Star in your own fairytale with this subscriber-exclusive package, which includes a horse-drawn carriage ride to enchanting Ferchensee Lake, as well as entry tickets and round-trip transfers to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Bavaria’s “Fairytale King” Ludwig II and the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella Castle. also includes: Andrew Harper benefits and standard inclusions. dates: Offer is valid on new reservations only, for travel through Dec. 31, 2016, based on availability. A minimum stay of three nights is required. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions.

Andrew Harper Benefits: Best available non-restricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • 100 EUR spa credit per room • Culinary amenity Standard Inclusions: VAT • Daily buffet breakfast served at the restaurant • 50 EUR dinner credit per person • Cultural events • Access to spa facilities • Wi-Fi

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Petit St. Vincent Resort PETIT ST. VINCENT PRIVATE ISLAND, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES – Balancing elegance with Caribbean charm, Petit St. Vincent is a 115-acre private island that inspires the imagination. The 22 secluded cottages and villas sprawl from the beach to the bluff and hillsides for unparalleled privacy. The island caters to those longing for relaxation as well as those seeking adventure. Partake in wellness at the Balinese-inspired Hillside Spa or charter a boat to sail or snorkel. The island also is home to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Center, which shares with guests the beauty and fragility of coral reefs. Whether feasting on lobster at a beach barbecue or dining within the property’s 4,500-bottle wine cellar, travelers to Petit St. Vincent leave with an appetite to return. Recommended since 1980; Readers’ Choice–2015. SPECIAL OFFER: $50 Spa Credit Book a minimum of seven nights and receive a $50 credit for use at the spa. also includes: Andrew Harper benefits and standard inclusions. dates: Offer is valid on new reservations only, booked by May 30 for travel though Aug. 15, 2016, based on availability. Not applicable for Andrew Harper auction packages. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions.

Andrew Harper Benefits: Best available non-restricted rates • Room upgrade, when available at check-in • $50 credit for use at Beach Bar • Half pound of Neuhaus chocolates per room Standard Inclusions: All meals • Use of all resort facilities • Wi-Fi available at reception area

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Look for our next special supplement in the upcoming July/August/September 2016 issue of the Andrew Harper Traveler magazine. The Peninsula Suite terrace at The Peninsula Chicago PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PENINSULA CHICAGO

2016 Andrew Harper Family Travel Guide  
2016 Andrew Harper Family Travel Guide  

Family-friendly travel guide and vacation ideas from Andrew Harper Traveler