FHxD INSIDER | Fall 2021

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his is an issue of extremes – Extreme Guest Experiences at over 25 incredible hotels and villas in every corner of the world - from Morocco to the Maldives, to Cabo and the Caribbean, with a few stops in Europe, we then head back to the U.S. In this issue, we asked these unique places for trends shaping the world of luxury travel and gained insider information and access to the most extreme, the most extravagant, the most (dare we say) outrageous offerings guests can experience. Experiences to check off your bucket list include intimate culinary experiences, menus created from the wine you order, snow paragliding, a private visit and viewing of the Crown jewels at Kensington Palace, an ice bath in Lake Zurich and romantic bush dinners under the starr y African sky. And… the holiday countdown begins. Peruse the many creative guest holiday offerings for the festive season and what’s happening around town. Arranging fireworks in the BVI? - n o p r o b l e m . N e w Ye a r s E v e t r i b a l c h i c b e a c h par ties? – yeah, we have that . Or perhaps it’s N e w Ye a r ’ s E v e w i t h a n E i f f e l To w e r v i e w . The extraordinary awaits. To n y

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F O U N D E R A N D PA R T N E R FOUR HUNDRED BY DESIGN

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C H E VA L B L A N C S T- B A RT H ISLE DE FRANCE

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C H I L E N O B AY R E S O R T & R E S I D E N C E S , AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

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AXEL ROCKS

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HÔTEL DE CRILLON, A ROSEWOOD HOTEL

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THE PENINSULA HOTELS: B E V E R LY H I L L S , T O K Y O , P A R I S , BANGKOK , CHICAGO AND NEW YORK

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HOTEL JEROME , AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

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BORGO BERNADINI

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JOALI BEING

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JOALI MALDIVES

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LA MAMOUNIA

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LA RÉSERVE EDEN AU LAC ZURICH

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L A R E S E R V E PA R I S H OT E L A N D S PA

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ESPERANZA, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

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MOSKITO ISLAND

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O N E & O N LY P A L M I L L A

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RED CHALET

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ROSEWOOD LONDON

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R OYA L M A L E WA N E

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THE NEWBURY BOSTON

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THE SILO HOTEL

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CHEVAL BLANC S ISLE DE FRANCE


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FLAMANDS BEACH, ST. BARTS


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a c i n g a d a z z l i n g C a r i b b e a n s e a ’s p a n o r a m a , the 7,000 sq. ft. Villa de France offers five generous bedrooms for convivial gatherings and many services such as a dedicated Majordomo to craft each detail, at any hour of the day. This is an exceptional residential experience with dining room for up to 10, a private spa and fitness treatment room, two private infinity edge-pools and direct access to Flamands beach. Guests can also discover the i s l a n d ’s u n d e r w a t e r s i g h t s o n b o a r d a l u x u r i o u s ya c h t o r c a t a m a ra n . A l o n g t h e j o u r n ey, s a vo r a copious Caribbean picnic admiring Petite Anse des Salines beach and a last cocktail facing Colombier ’s white sandbank .


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Let’s celebrate the passage to the year 2022 in the unique festive Caribbean atmosphere. Cheval Blanc’s beach restaurant La Cabane welcomes guests for a feet-in-the-sand New Eve. Bright surprises, culinar y discoveries, a DJ set , and a tribal chic atmosphere will make this last evening of the year unforgettable.


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CAB O S AN LU CAS, MEXICO

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i t h i t s e n v i a b l e l o c a t i o n o n o n e o f C a b o’s only swimmable beaches and multi-level pools that seem to drop off into the Pacific Ocean, any stay at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences promises to be divine. But a stay at i t s s i x- b e d r o o m b e a c h f r o n t v i l l a B r i s a d e l M a r ? Expect nothing shor t of extreme beachfront living. Enjoy 24,000 square feet of air y indoor/ outdoor space with unobstructed beach views, your very own private beach access, and a personal 24-hour butler to cater to your every whim. Mornings here start with a workout session on your own Peloton or with a personal trainer with a view of the ocean. Then lounge with loved ones around your expansive pool, and enjoy a dinner like no other crafted just for you by your own private chef. Cap it all with a soak in your private outdoor jacuzzi, steps from the crashing waves. T H E P R E S E N T I S F E M A L E : 1 2 D AY S O F M U S I C Make this holiday season more festive, bright—and v i b i n g . At C h i l e n o B a y, t h e t ra d i t i o n a l c o u n t d ow n t o Christmas gets a Cabo-style twist as tur tle doves and French hens are swapped with beats by some of t h e m o s t s o u g h t - a f t e r f e m a l e D J s i n M e x i c o . Ta k e i n the special series, curated by one of the countr y’s most sought-after music producers, while lounging poolside or dancing steps from the lapping waves. T H A N K S G I V I N G C O C K TA I L C L A S S M a s t e r t h e t r i c k s o f t h e t r a d e f r o m C O M A L’ s r e s i d e n t m i x o l o g i s t s O s v a l d o Va z q u e z a n d M i g u e l Va r g a s f o r the gift that keeps on giving. Sample and experiment with small-batch tequilas, mezcals and more, as you learn the unique backstories behind each handcrafted spirit. N E W Y E A R ’ S B L O W O U T Ring in the new year in stunning style. Start with All-Day Bubbles by the pool, then follow with your choice of blowout meal. Dine on a special five-course w i n e - p a i r i n g f e a s t b y C h e f Yv a n M u c h a r r a z a t C h i l e n o Bay’s signature restaurant , COMAL . Or head to our secluded beach with live-cooking stations before dancing into 2022 to live sets by DJ Jordi Rivera. PAG E / 1 3

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elebrate a cherished milestone with a sumptuous amount of fanfare. Start on the terrace of Villa Axel Rocks for a private gourmet dinner curated for you by your private c h e f . A s y o u r m e a l c o m e s t o a n e n d , a n d a f t e rdinner cocktails are served, raise your glass to toast and surprise your loved one with an illuminating 10-minute private fireworks d i s p l a y, j u st b eyo n d t h e v i l l a ove r G u st a v i a’s outer bay.

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AXEL ROCKS


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PAR IS, FRANC E

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HÔTEL DE CRILLON

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’Écrin is the hidden gem of Hôtel de Crillon, nestled in its hear t. Featuring a delicate and refined contemporar y décor, in one of the most beautiful rooms in France, guests are taken on an innovative and unforgettable tasting experience. Wines now set the tone and diners are invited to discover a unique sensory experience: a tailor-made menu created to compliment the characteristics of the chosen wine. Each menu is unique as it will var y according to the wines selected.

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his year,  our Pastr y Chef Matthieu Carlin was inspired by childhood memories to imagine a unique yule log in the shape of a sled transporting epicureans into a snowy winter wonderland. Made with chocolate, touches of crispy hazelnuts, a fresh lemon cream, and a hear t of dulce de leche, The Christmas Sled is a sweet and light creation that will proudly sit on your festive tables. Produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, pre-order available from December 1st.

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THE PENINSULA H

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Y HILLS, TOKYO, PARIS, BANGKOK , CHICAGO & NEW YORK

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A R O L L S R O Y C E W I N C O U N T R Y R O A D T R I E X P E R I E N C E W I T H T H P E N I N S U L A B E V E R L H I L L S

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uests of The Peninsula Beverly Hills staying two or more nights can reser ve a one-day coastal road trip experience through the picturesque Southern California wine country to Pismo Beach for an exhilarating drive on the sand, followed by a vineyard tour a n d l u n c h a t t h e f a m e d To l o s a W i n e r y . After a delicious farm-to-table lunch with wine pairing, guests will leave their Cullinan behind and transfer to the airpor t across the street for a quick 45-minute flight back to Los Angeles, where a driver will be waiting to transfer guests back to the hotel.

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ome for the exquisite dining scene and futuristic cityscape, stay for the cultural sights and the warmth of Japanese hospitality (omotenashi). T h e P e n i n s u l a To k y o i s d e l i g h t e d t o offer “The Best of Japan” experience to discerning guests who are looking for an ultra-luxurious getaway in the hear t o f To k y o . D i s c o v e r a d i f f e r e n t s i d e o f To k y o a t each new turn, from dining experiences, a private tea ceremony to an exclusive tour of the majestic Imperial Palace Gardens, all whilst being pampered in comfor t and luxur y at the hotel’s top Suite, The Peninsula Suite.


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our evening star ts with a private, romantic city tour by limousine with champagne bubbles included. S t o p a t Tr o c a d e r o , t ê t e à t ê t e w i t h t h e E i f f e l To w e r , t h e Pont Alexandre with the majestic Place des Invalides and Le Grand Palais in the background, continue along the Seine to stop at the Place de la Concorde for a k e e p s a k e p h o t o , e n d a t t h e A r c d e Tr i o m p h e a n d r e t u r n to the hotel for a wonder ful evening. After your aperitif j o u r n e y , a n e x q u i s i t e d i n n e r w i l l b e s e r v e d a t L’ O i s e a u Blanc restaurant, at the most remarkable table, with a b re a t h - t a k i n g v i ew. Co n c l u d e yo u r eve n i n g by re t u r n i n g to your Rooftop Garden Suite, with a picture-per fect v i e w o f t h e E i f f e l To w e r .



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iewing Bangkok from a helicopter truly gives you a unique perspective on the epic size of this incredible urban metropolis and its many contrasts. Ta k e t o t h e s k i e s a t s u n r i s e , s u n s e t o r a n y t i m e ! T h e Peninsula Bangkok is in the enviable position of having a rooftop helipad with 24-hour landing rights. Return in style to the Duplex Suite which rises spectacularly through the 36th and 37th floors. Private landscaped terraces on each floor are replete with whirlpool for the ultimate in relaxation. Indulge in a P r i v a t e We s t e r n g a l a d i n n e r i n y o u r s u i t e , i n c l u d i n g free-flow Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne or the En-suite Peninsula Champagne breakfast.

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our wedding will be the inaugural event i n T h e P e n i n s u l a S u i t e . Yo u r e x p e r i e n c e includes a dedicated wedding planner and culinary team to assist with your plans including a custom wedding menu, cocktail reception, and the wedding cake of your dreams. The Peninsula Suite can accommodate up to 30 attendees for your event with special pricing for a wedding block for your guests. The private outdoor terrace is an ideal setting for cocktail reception and dinner with sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the majestic J o h n H a n c o c k t o w e r . Yo u ’ l l h a v e a c c e s s t o the hotel’s private 1946 vintage Packard for wedding photos in classic Chicago locations. H O L LY J O L LY N E W Y O R K H O L I D AY PAC KAG E W I T H T H E P E N I N S U LA N E W Y O R K

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n j o y a l l t h e h o l i d a y m a g i c o f N e w Yo r k C i t y f r o m Fifth Avenue to Brooklyn with our Holly Jolly New Yo r k H o l i d a y p a c k a g e , p r o v i d i n g a r a n g e o f V I P h o l i d a y experiences only found in the Big Apple. Let The Peninsula take care of all the details for the per fect N YC h o l i d a y g e t a w a y, i n c l u d i n g a H o l i d a y w i n d o w d i s p l a y w a l k i n g t o u r , V I P a d m i s s i o n t o To p o f t h e Rock and a trip to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights to view the famous holiday lights display.

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D I S C O V E R B A N G K O K F R O M T H E T O P W I T H T H E P E N I N S U L A B A N G K O K

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HOTEL JEROME

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ASPE N, COLORADO

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our next visit to Hotel Jerome will leave your heart pounding and your desire for adrenaline satiated as you Paraglide off the side of Ajax and take in the views of sprawling white capped mountains and untouched Colorado backcountr y. Reaching heights as high as 18,000ft., this one-of-akind experience is wor thy of checking off your bucket list. T H E AT R E A S P E N AT J E R O M E T H E AT E R

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n celebration of the holiday season, the Grand Ballroom transforms into a true per formance venue designed to host a series of festive programming in partnership with Theatre Aspen. Stars include Broadway per formers, après ski family showcases, holiday cabaret performances, and mini theater workshops for the littlest stars. December 18th - 23rd.

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his holiday season the Garden Lobby becomes a Holiday Village which will be the epicenter of festive activities and programming with daily/weekly activities for kids to enjoy après ski while parents indulge in a cocktail in the Living Room. December 18 - December 25th

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evel in an evening of hand-crafted cocktails and winter games at the newly debuted curling court in The Winter Garden at Hotel Jerome. Reserve a time with friends to enjoy some friendly competition paired with a festive menu.

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HOTEL JEROME

AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION


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dmire a postcard landscape unique in the world with a private helicopter tour for an exciting vision of beautiful hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, chestnut woods, ancient villages and hamlets. E n j o y Tu s c a n y f r o m a d i f f e r e n t a n d f a s c i n a t i n g p e r s p e c t i v e . F l y o v e r t h e Tu s c a n h i l l s i n comfor t, style and safety on board of luxury helicopters. Get your comfor table and flexible heli-transfer ser vice, whose advantage is not just going anywhere anytime, but also enjoying the unmatched luxury of a private flight. D i s c o v e r t h e p e a r l s o f Tu s c a n y , F l o r e n c e a n d San Gimignano with its wine and a view from t h e s k y . We h a v e c r e a t e d t h i s e x p e r i e n c e t o give a unique service to those who want to d i s c o v e r Tu s c a n y a n d t h e b e a u t i e s o f t h e region thanks to a helicopter flight that will depar t from Florence, giving a 360° view of the beautiful monuments, hills and cities. Enjoy a sky-high bird’s eye view of the Chianti region with its vineyards and color ful medieval towns such as San Gimignano and Florence.

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BORGO BERNADINI


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BORGO BERNADINI PAG E / 3 3

TUSCANY


BODUFUSHI, MALDIVES PAG E / 3 4

JOALI BEING

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JOALI BEING

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esiding on the secluded natural island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, JOALI BEING is the first nature immersive wellbeing retreat of its kind in the Maldives and is home to a total of 68 private exquisite beach and water villas and residences. The most luxurious of all is o u r i n c r e d i b l e F o u r- B e d r o o m We l l b e i n g P r i v a t e Ocean Residence, an exclusive fully equipped o v e r-w a t e r a c c o m m o d a t i o n w h i c h c o m e s w i t h a 188 sqm infinity pool and uninterrupted ocean v i e w . A p a r t f r o m p e r s o n a l b u t l e r o r “J a d u g a r ” (meaning ‘skilled magician’ in Dhivehi), this spacious 503 sqm villa offers a private kitchen, fitness zone, sauna, treatment room, Aqua Moon shower, and an expansive sunbathing deck . Lounge in style at our unique over-water residence haven which offers unparalleled wellbeing retreat experience for up to ten guests.


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fabulous way to explore Hanifaru Bay is by private char ter on JOALI Maldives’ l u x u r y ya c h t . J u st a n h o u r a wa y, t h i s U N ES CO Wo r l d B i o s p h e r e R e s e r v e i s a v i t a l f e e d i n g and breeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks. Here you will have the oppor tunity to swim alongside these awe-inspiring creatures. The best time to see mantas is from May to November while whale sharks, also known as gentle giants, can be spotted year-round. Yo u c a n s w i m a l o n g s i d e a h u n d r e d m a n t a r a y s during the manta season, which will make this one of the most memorable trips you will ever experience. J O A L I P H A N TA S M A G O R I A Y E A R ’ S E V E D I N N E R

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night of silver celebration, lit by moonshine and an endless array of stars. Dramatic plate settings. S p a r k l i n g g l a s s e s. A g l i t t e r i n g fa n t a sy. A l a v i s h fe a st of international dishes and artistic surprises by our team of Chefs. Joy and laughter flowing all night long. It all adds up to a fantastical setting for an u n f o r g e t t a b l e N e w Ye a r ’ s E v e c e l e b r a t i o n . T h e n t h e hush, it’s about to be midnight . The ball drops and the cheers resound. Fireworks and dancing. Drama a n d w o n d e r . C h a m p a g n e a n d k i s s e s . We l c o m e 2 0 2 2 !


MURAVANDHOO, MALDIVES PAG E / 3 7

JOALI MALDIVES

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MARRAKECH, MOROCCO PAG E / 3 8

LA MAMOUNIA

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LA MAMOUNIA

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njoy an intensely pleasurable moment in our n e w w i n e c e l l a r , L’ O e n o t h è q u e , l o c a t e d a t the lower floor of the hotel. This exceptional place celebrates hedonism and the art of living. Designed to accommodate 12 guests, the wine bar offers a tailored gastronomic e x p e r i e n c e . Ta k e y o u r p i c k f r o m t a s t i n g m e n u s proposed by our Executive Chef, accompanied by a selection of grand cru wines. The setting is both intimate and convivial, and the wine bar can be conver ted into a private dining room where careful attention is paid to ever y detail. Handmade dinner ware, ar tisanal glassware, and a sommelier at your disposal – this extraordinary dinner is a fabulous encounter where food and wine combinations range from surprising to outstanding.


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I C E B O R N E X P E R I E N C E W I T H “ S O U L S C O U T ” J A N P E K A R E K

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he moment has come, it’s time to star t something new! The power of habit is the hardest glue in the world. Nothing constricts us as much as habits. In this 2-hour workshop you will experience how you can optimize your body and mind through breathing techniques, exposure in the cold Lake Zurich under professional guidance of Jan Pekarek. It is suitable for anyone who would like to improve their mental or physical per formance, or simply enjoy an ice bath in Lake Zurich. No previous experience is necessar y. W I N T E R E - T U C K T U C K T O U R T H R O U G H T H E O L D T O W N O F Z U R I C H

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njoy a tour on an electronic tuck tuck, passing the historic city center, Grossmuenster Church, P a r a d e p l a t z , R i v e r L i m m a t , B a h n h o f -S t r a s s e , d i f f e r e n t g u i l d h o u s e s , o r w h e re v e r y o u ’d l i ke t o g o.

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LA RÉSERVE EDEN AU LAC ZURICH


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LA RÉSERVE EDEN AU LAC ZURICH PAG E / 4 1

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND


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LA RÉSERVE PARIS HOTEL AND SPA

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till the same yet so different. Three menus for lunch and dinner, an informal and cheer ful atmosphere, a whole new way of enjoying the cuisine at La Réser ve Paris’ signature restaurant. The up-to-the-minute Le Gabriel is driven by the passionate energy of the two Michelin-starred chef Jérôme Banctel. In a world where everything has changed and where the desire to treat oneself has never been so compelling, Le Gabriel offers new gourmet experiences. Through three different menus, the chef invites you to take a journey through his culinary inspiration. Simply unforgettable. F O R

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ain access to urban mansions generally inaccessible to the public and experience the splendors of yester year, accompanied by a guide ready to tell a thousand fascinating stories... E n t e r t h e p e r s o n a l w o r l d o f Yv e s S a i n t L a u r e n t d u r i n g a p r i v a t e v i s i t t o t h e a r t i s t ’s s t u d i o . To e n s u r e a b e t t e r immersion into the atmosphere, guests will be taken there in the designer ’s Jaguar. PAG E / 4 3

LA RÉSERVE PARIS HOTEL AND SPA


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CAB O S A N LUCAS, M EXI CO

AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION

ESPERANZA

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os Cabos is home to some of the biggest fishing tournaments in the world—and for good reason. The southern tip of Baja California is a renowned fishing paradise, famed for its prized catch including tuna, mahi-mahi, dorado, swordfish, and grouper. After a day on the waters tr ying your hand, Esperanza Executive Chef Alexis Palacios and his culinar y team will prepare your fresh catch any way you wish for an extreme sea-to-table dining experience like no other. Choose from traditional cold preparations such as ceviche, sashimi and crudo, to the full gamut of cooking techniques including grilled, roasted, and blackened. FIRE & BUBBLES: A PRE-DINNER T O A S T

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ead over to Esperanza’s famed oceanfront fire sculpture and raise a toast to send 2021 out in a b l a z e o f g l o r y. S i p o n a f e s t i v e s e l e c t i o n o f c h a m p a g n e s and sparkling wines chosen from top producers, then h e a d o f f t o y o u r c h o i c e o f t w o o c e a n f r o n t N e w Ye a r ’ s E v e d i n n e r o p t i o n s . S e l e c t b e t w e e n t h e i n d u l g e n t s i xcourse dinner at Esperanza’s signature restaurant , Cocina del Mar, the Fin do Año Fiesta with its livecooking stations of authentic, family-style Mexican dishes, or an intimate in-villa feast. A dazzling firework display over the moonlit sea rings in the new year at midnight.

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ESPERANZA

AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION



MOSKITO ISLAND, BVI PAG E / 4 8

MOSKITO ISLAND

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MOSKITO ISLAND

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he newest jewel in the Caribbean, Moskito Island is situated in the beautiful and unspoiled British Virgin Islands. Arrange and treat your nearest and dearest to a lavish firework display on the world’s newest and m o s t e x c l u s i v e C a r i b b e a n p r i v a t e i s l a n d . Yo u and your guests can soak up 5-minutes of explosive enter tainment before your ver y eyes. Wa t c h f r o m t h e c o m f o r t o f y o u r p r i v a t e e s t a t e where you will be wined and dined on tailormade menus created by your ver y own chef. S P E CTAC U LA R B E A C H

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he perfect combination of holiday revelry and relaxation in the Caribbean sun, celebrating the festive season on Moskito Island is a truly magical affair. Gather your friends and family around a spectacular bonfire on the beach while listening to carol singers, open gifts over a lavish brunch on your estate, take to the open waters on your private boat for a day spent exploring the British Virgin Islands or take on other guests during a tennis tournament – the island really makes for a great choice for memorable festive get togethers.


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S AN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO PAG E / 5 1

MILLA

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elebrate your romance in the most romantic style of all. Arrive by horse-drawn carriage to One&Only Palmilla’s historic Mexican chapel for an intimate night of romance as the chapel walls illuminate in a magical glow. Here, among the stone chapel’s t i m e l e s s b e a u t y, yo u a n d yo u r l ove w i l l be serenaded with live angelic music, as you embark on a five-course culinary adventure, created by our renowned chef, exclusively for you. The moment is captured in time with a special photography session to commemorate the occasion. D I A

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oin us for our annual One&Only Palmilla Day of the Dead festivities, as we pay homage to our ancestors in authentic Mexican style. This year, in addition to building our colour ful Dia de los Muer tos altar and donning traditional La Catrinas costumes, enjoy a full day of festive eve n t s fo r t h e w h o l e fa m i l y, c u l m i n a t i n g w i t h our gala Mexico Mágico celebration.

HOLIDAY TREAT

OVER-THE-TOP EXPERIENCE

H I S T O R I C M E X I C A N C H A P E L R O M A N C E

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ONE&ONLY PALMILLA


RED CHALET

PORTU GAL

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ortugal is home to several bone chapels, one of which is a shor t drive from the Red Chalet and found behind a church in the small village of Alcantarilha. The Capela dos Ossos was created when a church and its graveyard were disturbed or relocated for some reason, and rather than bury them again, a chamber of the excavated bones would be built inside the new church. The bone chapel in Alcantarilha is one of the more difficult to find, hidden away at the rear of the church, it is a dark chamber with an entrance so small you could easily walk right past it. However, venturing inside the 16th century chapel, the remains of over 5,000 skeletons have been built into the walls, altar, and even the ceiling of the chamber. What makes this par ticular example so unique is that its chamber is so small you will usually have it all to yourself, making for an intimate, if not altogether macabre, experience!

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RED CHALET


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ROSEWOOD LON


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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM


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or those looking for a taste of Scotland, discover the ultimate whisky experience in collaboration with The Macallan, complete with a bottle of ultra-exclusive The Macallan London-Edition Single Cask whisky that is exclusively available as par t of this package, unable to buy anywhere in the world. Per fect for whisky lovers and aficionados alike, guests can enjoy a private tasting from the comfor t of their own signature suite and discover the Macallan story with The Macallan Ambassador. In the evening, enjoy dinner in


ROSEWOOD LONDON PAG E / 6 1

the Macallan Manor House & terrace experience within Rosewood London’s iconic cour tyard.

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What’s Included: Overnight stay in the Manor House or Lincoln House, Full English Breakfast, Exclusive bottle of The Macallan LondonEdition Single Cask Whisky, Private whisky tasting with The Macallan Ambassador, Lunch or Dinner at The Macallan Manor House, and Personalized butler ser vice. CHILDREN’S PIE MASTERCLASSES

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nter tain your little ones with a Pie Masterclass e x p e r i e n c e i n T h e P i e R o o m . Yo u r b u d d i n g c h e f s , equipped with a personalized apron, hat and mini rolling pin, will learn how to make one sweet and one savor y treat that they can take home, in a 2-hour immersive masterclass with our pastry exper ts.


ROYAL MALEWAN


THE GREATER KRUGER , THORNY BUSH RESERVE , SOUTH AFRICA PAG E / 6 3

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ecades of heavy hooves and busy feet have formed ancient walking paths throughout Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. These unique walking trails offer guests the opportunity to interact with the finer details of nature in a way that is not always possible from the comfor t of a safari vehicle.

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W A L K A M O N G T H E B I G 5 W I T H T H E W O R L D ’ S M O S T Q U A L I F I E D R A N G E R S A N D T R A C K E R S

Royal Malewane is proud to have the most q u a l i f i e d a n d ex p e r i e n c e d g u i d i n g t e a m i n Af r i c a including three of only seven living Master Tr a c k e r s i n t h e w o r l d . T h e s e q u a l i f i c a t i o n s ensure guests enjoy an unrivalled and tailored wildlife experience – not only while on a game drive, but also on foot. Royal Malewane’s guides have carefully designed several walking trails that cater to ever y level of fitness, covering varied habitats and offering great potential to view wildlife on foot.

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ROYAL MALEWANE


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BOSTON , MASS AC HUSETTS

THE NEWBURY BOSTON

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ook yourself a private and personalized tour of Boston’s cultural institutions, galleries, and burgeoning ar t districts with a luxurious stay at The Newbur y – the city’s most celebrated address and premier luxury hotel. In partnership with acclaimed art c o n s u l t a n t , K a r e n D e Te m p l e , w h o b r i n g s years of experience from institutions such as Boston’s ICA and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Ar t, The Newbury Boston will arrange a private consultation, customized itinerar y, and private car for you and your guide to explore Boston for a day of ar tistic d i s c o v e r y - t o p p e d o f f w i t h k e y s t o t h e h o t e l ’s signature Grand Suite overlooking The Public Garden. S I P A N D S A V O R N E W B U R Y B O S T O N

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eet friends or make new ones this holiday season at The Newbur y Boston. A cozy corner awaits at T h e S t r e e t B a r , B o s t o n ’s c o n s u m m a t e g a t h e r i n g p l a c e , where festive cocktails and sophisticated bites pair with a roaring fireplace set against rich wood paneling and comfor table jewel toned seating. Before the night is over, warm up on Nor thern Italian cuisine crafted by Major Food Group at Contessa, The Newbur y’s rooftop restaurant, and soak in panoramic views of the city skyline. For a more intimate winter escape, enjoy a personalized dining experience in a luxurious suite with views of Boston’s Back Bay and a fire crackling in your ver y own wood burning fireplace.

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THE NEWBURY BOSTON



THE SILO HOTEL


CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA PAG E / 7 1

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idely recognized as one of the best ar t hotels in the world (by the likes of Forbes a n d T h e Te l e g r a p h ) , T h e S i l o H o t e l h o u s e s a remarkable private ar t collection of over 300 pieces of art meticulously selected by owner Liz Biden. Vibrant colours shine through as the contemporary African artwork and eclectic style and design contrast with the industrial architecture.

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The Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. I r e n e B o a v e n t u r a , T h e S i l o H o t e l ’s r e s i d e n t A r t Concierge, has created several private tours as she loves nothing more than to share some of her insights into the incredible ar tists and t h e i r w o r k . Ve n t u r e a r o u n d t h e h o t e l , d i s c o v e r t h e b e s t o f C a p e To w n ’ s a r t g a l l e r i e s a n d exhibitions and tour Zeitz MOCAA alongside Irene.

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THE SILO HOTEL


BARBADOS PAG E / 7 4

ELSEWHERE

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ELSEWHERE

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H O L I D A Y S H O P P I N G A T L I M E G R O V E L I F E S T Y L E C E N T R E

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he next time you are in Barbados, Holetown is a must! There you can find the most luxurious amenities, including chic shopping boutiques, internationally rated fine dining restaurants, indulgent spas and more. For a sensational shopping experience, head to Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, a Christmas delight during the holidays. At Limegrove, you can find the best gifts for your loved ones. There are plenty of designer stores and boutique shops selling clothes, jewelr y, accessories, and much more. When your feet have had enough, take refuge in one of the many restaurants where your taste buds can be excited by your choice of the various cuisine on offer.



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