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Africa & the Middle East 27 PARTNERS OFFERING BENEFITS

Elephant herd in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa


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A N D R E W & M EM B E R

H A R P E R

B E N E FITS

T R AV E L

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Subscriber Benefits, Highlights & More Publishers of the quarterly Andrew Harper Traveler magazine,

C O N T E N T S

the annual Andrew Harper Travel & Member Benefits Directory, and more

Destination Specialists, Yachts, Cruises, Trains & Jets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Villas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hotels:

United States.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Caribbean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Mexico, Central & South America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

159 Europe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Africa & the Middle East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Asia.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Index.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Ireland & Great Britain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

All partners, current at time of printing, are listed at the beginning of each section, with page numbers noted for each Directory participant. For a complete listing of all partners, along with all Harper-recommended hotels, please see the index.

General Manager April McAlister Director, Account Manager Europe Colin Housley CHousley@AndrewHarper.com Account Manager U.S., Canada & Caribbean Heather Eberle HEberle@AndrewHarper.com Account Manager Rest of the World Carol Bacon CBacon@AndrewHarper.com Alliance Coordinator Joyce Jorden JJorden@AndrewHarper.com Alliance Production Coordinator Amanda Mallard AMallard@AndrewHarper.com Senior Art Director David Villarreal Graphic Designer Joellen Randall Associate Editor Scott Turrentine ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE Senior Vice President Becky Powell Vice President Sandi Ferreira (800) 375-4685 U.S. + 1 (630) 734-4610 International Reservations@AndrewHarper.com Client Relations (866) 831-4314 U.S. + 1 (512) 904-7342 International ClientRelations@AndrewHarper.com EDITORIAL Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and The Andrew Harper Collection Editor-in-Chief Andrew Harper Visit us online at AndrewHarper.com.

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GET THE MOST FROM YOUR TRAVELS! Of the 1,000+ Harper-recommended hotels, hideaways, resorts, villas, yachts, cruises, trains and destination specialists, almost 600 partner with Andrew Harper annually, providing exceptional benefits and special recognition to the Harper members. This annual Travel Directory showcases the member benefits, travel tips and highlights, starting rates and other helpful information from hundreds of these partners. All partners, current at time of printing, are listed on the map and index pages at the beginning of each section. Additionally, the complete list of all partners as well as other Harper-recommended properties is located in the index at the back of the book.

• Nearly 600 partners (more than 500 hotels) • All hotels offer complimentary breakfast. More than 80% offer full or buffet breakfast

•M  ore than 40 hotels offer •M  ore than 80 offer complimentary upgrades at the time of booking, transfers to and/or from airports, all others are on arrival ferries, rail stations and more •M  ore than 90% offer complimentary Internet access

• More than 100 include complimentary lunch or dinner

• The average value of Andrew Harper benefits totals more than $1,000

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* Based on a minimum stay of four nights


The Harper Advantage Andrew Harper members have exclusive access to some of the most experienced travel professionals in the business. Here are just a few reasons why you should be taking advantage of our stellar travel services. Avoid Spending Hours Online. From airline tickets to customized trip planning, our travel advisors can ensure each trip is a memorable experience. Avoid multiple calls and confirmation emails — make one phone call for all your travel needs.

Insider Information. Briefed exclusively by Mr. Harper and his team after every trip, our advisors know the first-hand details that make for a singular experience.

Travel Benefits. Andrew Harper provides its travelers with exceptional benefits, including unique experiences not provided through any other affiliations. Additionally, our travel advisors compare our benefits with those offered by Virtuoso and American Express on your behalf to ensure the benefits you receive are best suited for you. Elite benefit programs also are available when booking with us for hotel groups including Peninsula, Rosewood and Starwood.

Peace of Mind. Through our partner Travelex, our members enjoy 24/7 concierge service while traveling, free of charge. This service can assist you with emergencies if our office is closed. If booking a custom trip with us, we have trusted partners around the world who are just a phone call away should you need assistance.

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We can only say that we are sorry that we did not make use of Andrew Harper sooner! “ We received room upgrades on four occasions and in the other hotels, it appeared as though we had been given the best of the rooms available. We finished our trip with the clear impression that

booking with Andrew Harper had made a world of difference to our experience of the trip.” –an Andrew Harper member

Transforming extraordinary trips into once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


Porthos

Exclusive Wine Concierge Services Dedicated to seizing the finest boutique-production wines in Napa and Sonoma, Porthos is your insider connection to undiscovered treasures and highly rated collector favorites from the world’s most renowned vintners. Specializing in highly personalized service, Porthos founder Hal Oates and his team provide honest, unbiased reviews and ratings for discerning Andrew Harper wine lovers. Contact Porthos President Hal Oates today at hal@porthos.com or (415) 454-2115, extension 1.

Andrew Harper members receive: • $250 wine gift certificate following first purchase!* • Access to a dedicated wine concierge • Sourcing of rare wines, and discounts on select bottles • Complimentary cellar consultation • Insider access to tours and tastings at Napa’s boutique wineries • Free shipping on orders of six bottles or more • Shipping to your holiday destination so you can enjoy your favorite wines while on vacation • Weekly email notification about select wines *First purchase min. $1,000 to qualify. PROMO: AH25017

Book Hotels Online!

Andrew Harper offers convenient online booking, 24/7. Check hotel availability worldwide, view up-to-theminute rates and benefits offered, and more.


Harper Auctions Andrew Harper online auctions offer an opportunity to save on stays at many of Mr. Harper’s favorite travel destinations. Our auction system features enhanced functionality, real-time bidding, an elegant design and more.

North Island,

New Zealand

85 % OFF

Take your bidding to the next level – visit www.andrewharper.com/auctions and: 1 Create an Auctions Profile Log in on the auction page. Create your Harper Auctions Profile. Peruse weekly auctions and find a package perfect for you.

Bazaruto Marine National Park,

Mozambique

2 Place a Bid

70 % OFF

Enter a maximum bid and receive email updates on the status of your auction item. Or, click on the “Buy Now” option and the package will be yours immediately.

Win and Book If you’re the winning bidder, you’ll receive an email notification and information to complete your auction purchase and book your trip!

Learn more at www.andrewharper.com/auctions today! Have questions or need additional support with the new Harper Auction platform? We are ready to assist you in setting up your account to ensure you are ready to bid. Email us at auctions@andrewharper.com. Auctions open and close every Tuesday at 4 p.m. CST. Auctions are subject to terms and conditions, and blackout dates apply.

County Kerry,

Ireland

60 % OFF


Choose from a World of Inspiring Travel Š2016 Abercrombie & Kent, USA, LLC CST #2007274-20

As experts in luxury travel for more than 50 years, Abercrombie & Kent USA offers unforgettable travel experiences in over 100 countries and on all seven continents. From small group journeys and luxury polar expedition cruises to personally customized, privately guided Tailor Made itineraries, all A&K journeys are backed by an unmatched network of 52 local offices around the globe. For more information contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office at 800 375 4685 or reservations@andrewharper.com.

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Museum LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano, Ticino Š Foto Studio Pagi

Savor the dolce vita in Lugano.

Let Lake Lugano be your canvas to practice sweet relaxation and then exercise your mind at the newly opened LAC Museum of Art and Culture. MySwitzerland.com/lugano

Our partner


NEW H A PPEN I NGS BAHAMAS A T O N E & O N LY BAHRAIN CAPE TOWN T H E BA H A M A S

DUBAI

One&Only Ocean Club has re-opened with all new, expanded rooms in the Hartford Wing plus a new shoreline GREAT BARRIER REEF infinity edge pool and grill. This sunny haven is now even more heavenly.

WOLGAN VALLEY LOS CABOS

LOS C A BOS, M E X ICO

MALDIVES

One&Only Palmilla adds even more choice in ultimate accommodation this winter with a second Four-Bedroom MAURITIUS Hilltop Villa featuring beautiful vistas and private pool plus every luxury imaginable. Now there are two MONTE NEGRO Four-Bedroom Villas to choose from.

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ANDREW HARPER ALLIANCE MEMBERS, OFFERING EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS.

OTHER ONE&ONLY RESORTS


PALACE HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA

SUIRAN KYOTO, JAPAN

TAMBO DEL INKA SACRED VALLEY, PERU

H O T E L S T H AT D E F I N E T H E D E S T I N AT I O N ™ Experience the true essence of each destination at The Luxury Collection, a curated ensemble of the world’s most iconic hotels. Book hotels in the Harper Alliance with Andrew Harper Travel for exclusive benefits such as daily complimentary breakfast for two, upgrades at check-in,* late checkout* and special amenities upon arrival. FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT THE ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE AT 800 375 4685 OR RESERVATIONS@ANDREWHARPER.COM

HOTEL ALFONSO XIII SEVILLE, SPAIN

©2016 Marriott International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Preferred Guest, SPG, The Luxury Collection and their logos are the trademarks of Marriott International, Inc., or its affiliates. *Based on availability.


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Culture and gastronomy in Basel.

Get a taste of Basel’s rich cultural and art scenes and treat your taste buds to an exceptional meal in one of the city’s gourmet temples, like the Cheval Blanc. MySwitzerland.com/basel

Our partner


Let the Stories Begin. Whether your plans call for a romantic retreat, a family adventure,

Where the memories you make last infinitely longer.

or an urban escape, we invite you to experience our collection of extraordinary destinations. From the legendary shores of Hawaii to the charm of the South Carolina coast, Montage Hotels & Resorts provides the perfect backdrop to create memories that can be cherished long after you return home.

For Reservations contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office at (800) 375-4685 or Reservations@AndrewHarper.com

On Location at Montage Laguna Beach


henry family

Take trips. Not chances.

For Members Bob and Pat Henry, unplugging means investing in time together. Shared experiences with family and friends that strengthen bonds and leave lasting memories. Let Exclusive Resorts help curate your traditions in the making.

Be a Collector of Moments, Not Things

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W W W . E X C L U S I V E R E S O R T S . C O M • 844.536.3299 Terms and conditions apply. See www.exclusiveresorts.com for more information. Create Your Next Remember When and Be a Collector are service marks of Exclusive Resorts, LLC. Exclusive Resorts and the Exclusive Resorts flower logo are registered trademarks of Exclusive Resorts, LLC. Š2016. Exclusive Resorts, LLC. All rights reserved.


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It’s a belief rooted in service, peace and comfort. It’s knowing needs, names, tastes.

It’s a calm breath. A warm smile. An unexpected courtesy. It’s your reason for flying. Becoming our reason for flying.

It’s where. It’s why. It’s Sentient.

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This rates legend is based on nightly rack rates and serves only as a guideline for travel-planning purposes. The rates may vary based on season, currency exchange and other factors. The latest rates, including preferred Andrew Harper rates, are available to our members booking online, directly with the hotels or through the Andrew Harper Travel Office. When booking directly, always provide your Andrew Harper member number. Booking with the Andrew Harper Travel Office ensures receipt of benefits and any applicable special offers. Member benefits typically are available only in conjunction with Andrew Harper rates.

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MOROCCO Destination Specialists, Yacht, Cruise, Train, Jet and Villa Partners Also Serving Africa & the Middle East:

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• Abercrombie & Kent Kenya

• Lakani World Tours

• Abercrombie & Kent Southern Africa

• Nubia Tours

• Abercrombie & Kent Tanzania

• PONANT Cultural Cruises & Expeditions

• All Yachts Worldwide

• Premier Golf, LLC

• AMAWaterways

• Seabourn Cruises

• andBeyond

• SeaDream Yacht Club

• Aqua Expeditions

• Silversea

• Butterfield & Robinson

• TCS World Travel

• Crystal Cruises

• Thousand Hills

KENYA

TANZANIA

• Cuvée

• Wilderness Safaris

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• Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

NAIROBI 6 7

TANZANIA

Elsa’s Kopje

SEYCHELLES

MERU NATIONAL PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 295

Mara Plains Camp

• The Peninsula Hotels

• Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

• Preferred Hotels & Resorts

• The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts

• Starwood’s The Luxury Collection and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Contact the Travel Office to take advantage of your additional amenities and VIP status at these participating hotels.

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

Sirikoi

4 Singita Mara River Tented Camp SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

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LAIKIPIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 294

SEYCHELLES

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Singita Sabora Tented Camp SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVES

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Fregate Island Private FREGATE ISLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 298

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Singita Faru Faru Lodge SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVES

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE. . pg. 295

The Andrew Harper Travel Office is Preferred Partners with the following luxury hotel companies:

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KENYA

UGANDA

North Island NORTH ISLAND

CONTACT THE ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE AT (800) 375-4685 OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@ANDREWHARPER.COM

Singita Sasakwa Lodge SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVES


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Singita Lebombo Lodge

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VICTORIA FALLS

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KALAHARI DESERT

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Singita Boulders Lodge SABI SAND RESERVE

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FRANSCHHOEK

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One&Only Cape Town CAPE TOWN

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The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa JOHANNESBURG

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IRAN

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Persian Gulf

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OMAN

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Selinda Selinda Reserve, Reserve,Botswana Botswana

Laikipia, Kenya

Zarafa Zarafa Camp Camp

Sirikoi

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Readers’ Readers’Choice–2014 Choice–2014

Starting StartingRates Rates $$$$$ $$$$$

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umptuous property with elegantly Andrew Harper appointed tents, a two-bedroom Benefits c o t t a g e a n d a s e l f - c o n t a i n e d • Best available three-bedroom house within a private non-restricted rates 100-square-mile conservancy on Lewa • One 30-minute massage per person Downs, with clear-day views of snowy Mount Kenya. Luxury Tented Rooms, • Romantic turndown service with bottle of mounted on wooden decks, provide firewine and flower places and spacious baths with showers petals and freestanding tubs. Cottage includes two bedrooms with baths, shared central living area and small kitchen, as well as a spacious deck. Three-bedroom private home comes with vehicles, guides, chef and household staff. Large swimming pool. Natural water hole attracts abundant wildlife. Activities include ATV excursions, helicopter flights to Mount Kenya and visits to the Lewa rhino sanctuary, where guests are able to walk in the bush with baby rhinos and their handlers. –Andrew Harper

Readers’ Choice–2014, 2015

Recommended since 2014 sirikoi.com

Recommended Recommendedsince since2010 2010 greatplainsconservation.com greatplainsconservation.com

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CONTACT THE ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE AT (800) 375-4685 OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@ANDREWHARPER.COM

Starting Rates $$$$

Inclusions • All meals and beverages • Game drives • Sundowner excursions and picnics • Round-trip airstrip transfers • Laundry • Wi-Fi

Accommodations Four luxury tents, one cottage and one house

Getting There One hour from Wilson Airport (WIL) by car


© SILVERLESS - ELSA’S KOPJE

Meru National Park, Kenya

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya

Elsa’s Kopje

Mara Plains Camp

• Romance and elegance • Rhino sanctuary • Exclusive wilderness • Spectacular views • Complete privacy

• Award-winning safari camp • Outstanding guides • Exclusive private conservancy • Leader in responsible travel • Incredible density of big cats

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traditional lodge in Meru National Andrew Harper Park, named for the lioness featured Benefits in “Born Free.” (Joy and George • Preferred rates Adamson lived nearby.) Lodgings spaced • Room upgrade, when across the craggy hillside comprise six available at check-in cottages, three Honeymoon Suites, a • One complimentary two-bedroom Family Cottage and the massage per room spacious two-bedroom Private House, • Exclusive use of vehicle for one or with its own infinity pool. Excellent more game drives, cuisine served in open-sided dining area when available covered with a thatched roof and appointed with Oriental rugs, hardwood furnishings and tribal art. Stone-walled Accommodations cottages, three suites cottages provide exhilarating views, spa- Six and two two-bedroom cious baths with rainfall showers, and private homes outdoor tubs. Horizon pool with new Getting There deck area. Elsa’s Kopje is suitable for 45 minutes from Kinna more adventurous and experienced safari Meru Airport (JJM) or five minutes from private travelers. –Andrew Harper

Readers’ Choice–2015, 2016

Recommended since 2011 elewanacollection.com/elsa-skopje-meru/at-a-glance

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airstrip by car. Scheduled one-hour flights to Kinna from Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL).

Starting Rates $$

Inclusions • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages • Beer, house wines and selected spirits • Safari activities • Round-trip airstrip transfers • Limited laundry services • VAT • Taxes • Wi-Fi

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mall camp in the 35,000-acre Olare Andrew Harper Motorogi Conservancy adjacent to Benefits the Maasai Mara National Reserve, • Best available with lavish tents set on a raised deck non-restricted rates screened by trees and commanding a • One private dinner per room spellbinding view of the plains. Lounge decorated with leather sofas, Oriental • Additional gift item rugs and African artifacts contains a library; atmospheric dining room is cenAccommodations tered on a massive wooden table and is Five luxury tents and one illuminated by oil lamps and a brass two-tent suite chandelier, with electric lighting providGetting There ed by solar panels. Tents come with cano40 minutes from the pied canvas ceilings, wood floors, brass airstrip by car accents, private verandas and spacious baths appointed with glamorous copper soaking tubs. Daily events tailored to guests’ preferences. Excellent food and charming service. Children age 8 and older welcome. –Andrew Harper

Starting Rates $$$$

Inclusions • All meals and beverages (excluding Champagne) • Scheduled activities in Olare Motorogi, Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara Reserve • Park fees • Complimentary use of Swarovski binoculars and professional Canon camera • Round-trip airstrip transfers • Laundry • Wi-Fi

Grand Award–2015

Recommended since 2014 greatplainsconservation.com

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Fes Medina, Morocco

Palais Amani • Refined, understated beauty • Steeped in history • Impeccably restored palace • Pure relaxation • Traditional hammam • Luxurious central garden • Exquisite dining at Eden • Rooftop bar • Breathtaking views of city • Unhurried ambiance

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alais Amani is a stately palace within the walls of the ancient medina, composed of rooms and suites with carefully restored mosaics, stained glass, plaster carvings and woodwork. Spacious guest accommodations include exquisitely tiled floors, luxurious furnishings and modern comforts with either baths or showers. An elegant dining room serves authentic French and Moroccan cuisine; expansive rooftop terrace bar features panoramic views of Fes and offers aperitifs and a light tapas menu. Lush garden surrounds a spectacular mosaic fountain; also a spa with traditional hammam, relaxation area and massage rooms. Other activities include cooking and calligraphy classes. –Andrew Harper

Andrew Harper Benefits • Best available non-restricted rates

• 20 percent savings on spa treatments for two

• Room upgrade, when available at check-in

• 50 percent savings on group cooking classes with souk visit and tasting lunch for two

Recommended since 2011 palaisamani.com

Accommodations

Starting Rates $

15 rooms, including nine suites

Inclusions

Getting There

• Daily traditional Moroccan breakfast

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Bazaruto Marine National Park, Mozambique

Quilálea Private Island, Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Quilalea Private Island

• Luxury beach villas • Private pool for every villa • Pristine tropical marine life • Sail a traditional dhow • Varied dining locations

• Private uninhabited island • Snorkel and dive from the beach • Baobab trees cover the island • Pristine tropical marine life • Picnics on deserted beaches

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avish, ecologically sensitive lodge on Andrew Harper Benguerra Island in the marine Benefits reserve of Bazaruto National Park. • Preferred rates Spacious and stylishly furnished villas • Room upgrade, built on low stilts over the sand provide when available at check-in private plunge pools, beachfront lounging salas, cedar decks and outdoor • One full body massage per showers. Large dressing rooms lead to person expansive baths with open showers, ex• A bottle of tra-long tubs and twin marble vanities. sparkling wine on New Royal Beach Villas feature separate arrival lounges, two baths and large private landscaped gardens, Jacuzzis and daybeds. Accommodations Guests gather for drinks in the Star Bar, 20 villas while delicious dinners are served in different locations each evening. Small spa Getting There and superb array of activities, including 10 minutes from Vilankulo Airport scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and (VNX) by helicopter sailing in the protected marine reserve. –Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice–2015

Recommended since 2014 azura-retreats.com

Starting Rates $$$$$

Inclusions • All meals • Non-alcoholic beverages, local beers, spirits and selected house wines • Sunset cocktail of the day • Butler service • Land Rover island drive • Sunset Dhow cruise • Snorkeling equipment, kayaks and paddleboards • Special honeymoon amenities • Children’s activities • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

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ustic-chic resort with nine seafront Andrew Harper villas spaced along two sandy Benefits beaches on an 86-acre island in • Preferred rates northeastern Mozambique. Thatch• Room upgrade, when roofed villas built of coral stone feature available at check-in four-poster beds, sitting/dining areas, ex- • A guided snorkel tended private decks furnished with sun excursion loungers and a daybed, and baths with • A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival free-form tubs and separate handmade mosaic showers; open-air windows with reed shutters for privacy. Dining venues Accommodations at Azura Quilalea vary from villa to Nine villas seaside, and feature seafood and local seasonal produce. Snorkeling, kayaking, Getting There 25 minutes from walks on four private beaches and sea Pemba Airport (POL) turtle-watching in season; also central by helicopter swimming pool and spa treatments seaside or in a small clifftop spa. –Andrew Harper

Recommended since 2014 azura-retreats.com

Starting Rates $$$$$

Inclusions • All meals • Non-alcoholic beverages, local beers, spirits and selected house wines • Sunset cocktail of the day • Host service • Use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment • Special honeymoon amenities • Children’s activities • Emergency medical evacuation insurance • Wi-Fi (in public areas only)

• Wi-Fi in public areas

CONTACT THE ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE AT (800) 375-4685 OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@ANDREWHARPER.COM

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Fregate Island, Seychelles

North Island, Seychelles

Fregate Island Private

North Island

• A jewel of conservation • Beautifully crafted residences • Wildlife sanctuary • Life-affirming adventures • Honeymoon hideaway

• Unabashed luxury • Exclusive private island • 11 spacious villas • Indian Ocean getaway • All-inclusive offering

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ideaway resort on a lush 740-acre Andrew Harper private island, a 15-minute helicop- Benefits ter/plane ride from Seychelles • Best available airport. Thatched residences come with non-restricted rates separate living, sleeping and dining pavil- • 85 EUR spa credit per room ions. Spacious baths provide soaking tubs and indoor/outdoor showers. Steps lead • One-hour snorkeling excursion down to gazebos with daybeds, pools and Jacuzzis. Secluded three-villa Banyan • One-hour sunset cruise Hill Estate perched on a hilltop includes a personal butler, housekeeper and chef. International and Creole cuisine uses Inclusions produce from the island’s own organic • All meals and nonbeverages, garden. Seven beautiful white-sand alcoholic as well as a selection beaches, freshwater infinity pool, lap of wines and local pool, clifftop spa, kids’ club and yacht beers club. Fregate Island is a bird sanctuary • Private butler service and a conservation area devoted to pro- • 60-minute introductory scuba tecting endangered hawksbill turtles. lesson in the pool –Andrew Harper

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• 60-minute welcome massage • Access to fitness center and sporting equipment

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n exquisite 462-acre hideaway, 15 Andrew Harper m i n u t e s b y h e l i c o p t e r f r o m Benefits Seychelles International Airport. • Best available The resort comprises 11 air-conditioned non-restricted rates two-bedroom villas, each a self-con- • Room upgrade, when available at check-in tained world (served by a dedicated butler) with a lounge, dining area, kitch- • A private dinner for two on a secluded enette and small library. Lavish baths beach come with soaking tubs and indoor/ outdoor showers; also private deck, p l u n g e p o o l a n d re l a x a t i o n s a l a . Accommodations Delicious cuisine is supported by an ex- 11 villas tensive wine list. The resort offers a pool Getting There carved from a granite outcrop, plus four 15 minutes from white-sand beaches. Activities include Seychelles International (SEZ) by scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and kay- Airport helicopter aking; the spa features an extensive treatment menu. The island is a conservation area, and rare indigenous species are being reintroduced. –Andrew Harper

• For stays of three nights or longer, a three-hour deep-sea fishing excursion

Recommended since 2007 wilderness-safaris.com/camps/ north-island

Starting Rates $$$$$

Accommodations 17 private residences

Getting There 15 minutes from Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) by helicopter

• Introductory yoga session • Guided nature walks • Non-motorized watersports • Personal laundry • Use of island buggy

CONTACT THE ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE AT (800) 375-4685 OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@ANDREWHARPER.COM

Starting Rates $$$$$

Inclusions • All meals and beverages • 30-minute spa treatment on arrival • Diving activities and courses • All on-island activities • Half-day fishing excursions • Non-motorized water sports • Use of resort facilities • Use of private golf cart • Wi-Fi


VACAT I O N I D E A Cape Town, South Africa

FROM THE TRAVEL OFFICE

Ellerman House

Namibia Safari Adventure 12-Day Luxury African Safari Itinerary TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

12 days at the best Namibian lodges • Experience unparalleled “Big Five” game viewing in Etosha National Park • Stopover on the desolate Skeleton Coast For more information on this itinerary, contact us at 1 (800) 375-4685 or visit andrewharper.com/itinerary.

• Spectacular views • Exceptional location • Extensive wine collection • Modern European cuisine • Unique art collection

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istinguished mansion oasis overlookAndrew Harper ing the sea in upscale Bantry Bay, Benefits transformed into a gracious hotel. • Best available Most of the accommodations open onto non-restricted rates private verandas with views of the sea. • Room upgrade, when available at check-in Art and antiques decorate the parlor and library, while the bar is trimmed in • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés served rich leather and polished woods. on one evening per Delicious Cape and European cuisine stay served in a formal dining room. Gym, spa • Art tour of Ellerman facilities, heated pool and new high-end House and Ellerman Contemporary jewelry boutique. Children 14 and older Gallery welcome; age restrictions do not apply in the adjacent Villa One, featuring a deck and pool, private chef, study, steam room Accommodations and Travertine marble bath. Three- 13 rooms and two villas bedroom Villa Two also boasts a cinema, Getting There living and dining spaces, private infinity 25 minutes from Cape pool, spacious terrace and a wine cellar. Town International Airport (CPT) by car –Andrew Harper

Recommended since 1996 Book online at andrewharper.com. ellerman.co.za

CONTACT THE ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL OFFICE AT (800) 375-4685 OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@ANDREWHARPER.COM

Starting Rates $$$

Inclusions • VAT • Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room • All beverages (excluding wine and Champagne) and snacks • Sunset cocktails and canapés • Fully stocked in-room minibar • Round-trip airport transfers • Access to spa and fitness facilities • All laundry • Wi-Fi • Parking

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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Mateya Safari Lodge • “Big Five” wildlife viewing • Game drives • Malaria-free area • Only four guests per game drive • Majestic views • Bush walks • Meals in unique settings • Photographic safaris • 8,000-bottle wine cellar • Individualized experiences

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ateya Safari Lodge is a strikingly designed enclave offering majestic views from a rocky outcrop in the Madikwe Game Reserve, an hour by light aircraft northwest of Johannesburg. The lodge incorporates indigenous materials and comprises a glass-walled dining room, bar/lounge, library and wine cellar, and contains a vast collection of African art. Gourmet meals are served on the deck or by the fire pit. Luxurious, air-conditioned thatched suites have sundecks with infinity pools and uninterrupted views of the waterhole and plains, fireplaces and mahogany furniture. Baths feature indoor showers, tubs with views, and open-air showers. Gym, Jacuzzi and spa treatments complement dawn and dusk game drives and bush walks. The reserve’s large mammal species include buffalo, cheetah, elephant, leopard, lion, black/white rhino and wild dog; also more than 350 bird species. Children 9 and older welcome. –Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice–2015

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Accommodations Five suites

Getting There One hour from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) by plane and road transfer

Starting Rates $$$$$

• A private dinner in the wine cellar

Recommended since 2010 mateyasafari.com

Inclusions • All meals, coffees, teas, local beverages and house wines

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• Landing fees

• Game drives

• Round-trip ground transfers from Madikwe Airstrip

• Bush walks

• Access to fitness facilities

• Laundry

• Wi-Fi

• Reserve and gate entrance fees

300

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• Head and neck massage for two per room


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Johannesburg, South Africa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Villa Residence & Spa

One&Only Royal Mirage

• Award-winning Balinese spa • All-suite hotel • Beautifully landscaped gardens • Individually decorated rooms • Award-winning wine list

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istinguished neoclassical villa Andrew Harper converted to an all-suite hotel, Benefits surrounded by tranquil, park-like • Best available grounds that sweep down to a lovely non-restricted rates swimming pool. Guest accommodations, • Guaranteed room upgrade, when individually decorated in traditional available at time of E u ro p e a n s tyl e, c o m e w i t h l a rg e booking windows, high corniced ceilings, • In-room bottle of working fireplaces, furnished balconies wine on arrival and marble baths with heated floors, • Choice of a separate showers and soaking tubs. 30-minute massage per person or a Public spaces in a two-story wing include one-way airport a library and a stylish restaurant with an transfer per room outdoor dining terrace and an international menu. Also Champagne bar, tea lounge, outdoor swimming pool and evocative Balinese garden spa with private couples’ villa, fully equipped gym, steam room and sauna. Friendly and attentive staff. –Andrew Harper

Recommended since 2013 fairlawns.co.za

Book online at andrewharper.com.

Starting Rates $$

Inclusions • Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room • Wi-Fi

Accommodations 41 suites

Getting There 30 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) by car

• Romance of Old Arabia • Three distinct environments • 65 lush acres • More than half a mile of private beach • Eight restaurants

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xotically designed oceanfront resort Andrew Harper built to resemble an Arabian palace, Benefits situated on a kilometer of private • Best available coastline nestled in 65 acres of immacunon-restricted rates late gardens overlooking Palm Island Bay. • Daily full breakfast for two served at Guest quarters are divided among The Olives or The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Rotisserie, as well Spa. All suites are assigned private as The Dining Room for Residence & Spa cabanas by the outdoor swimming pools. guests The more secluded Residence & Spa • Welcome drink offers a restaurant and lounge reserved for the exclusive use of guests. One&Only • When staying three nights or longer, one Royal Mirage has several dining options complimentary dinner for two per and bars. Other amenities include a room, excluding health club/spa with 12 treatment rooms, alcohol fitness room and traditional oriental hammam, three floodlit tennis courts, four pools (one is adults-only), a private half-mile white-sand beach and a variety of water sports, plus championship golf at the adjacent Emirates Golf Club. –Andrew Harper

Starting Rates $$

Inclusions • Wi-Fi

Accommodations 451 rooms, including 61 suites; one villa

Getting There 35 minutes from Dubai International Airport (DXB) by car

Recommended since 2002 oneandonlyroyalmirage.com

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2017 Andrew Harper Travel & Member Benefits Directory: Africa & the Middle East  
2017 Andrew Harper Travel & Member Benefits Directory: Africa & the Middle East