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2014

From the desk of J ENA G ARDNER

Dear Friend, There are so many reasons to travel – to explore, to reconnect, to build, to grow. Whatever the purpose, the result is always the same: discovery. Not just of the destination you reach, but about your own personal journey. The plains of the Serengeti. The shores of Bali. The heights of the Eiffel Tower. The vastness of the Gobi Desert. The members of the JG Black Book Collection offer the opportunity to see the world, and yourself, a little differently. These uncommon places and adventures were hand-picked for the deeply inspiring experiences they offer travelers. Some meaningful journeys, though, begin a little closer to home. That’s what happened the day I chanced upon a gallery in Soho and found the work of Roberto Dutesco. He had of course been discovered years before for his magical photographs of the wild horses that live on Sable Island. We became fast friends, bonding over our mutual quest to share beautiful and unknown places and experiences with others. I’m honored that he agreed to grace the cover of this year’s Directory with his exquisite artwork from “The Wild Horses of Sable Island” Collection. Roberto’s imagery reminds us of the strength and beauty of the animals with which we share our planet. That’s why I’m so thankful he is joining me and the JG Black Book Collection in our support of The Bodhi Tree Foundation’s S.A.F.E. Campaign, which is dedicated to safeguarding a future for another of the world’s treasured animals – the African elephant. You can read more about the campaign and how the Sable Island horses are going to help save the elephants on pages 8-9. I invite you to continue your journey in the pages of this book. I’m certain that you will come away re-inspired by the unforgettable members of the JG Black Book Collection. Best Wishes,

Jena Gardner President and CEO JG Black Book


An exclusive Anthony Haden-Guest interview with Photographer Roberto Dutesco Anthony Haden-Guest About Roberto Dutesco Romanian born, he studied photography in Montreal, where he moved as a teenager. Dutesco soon became a sought-after fashion photographer. With the spirit of a globetrotter, he portrayed prominent personalities of our times, such as Pierre Trudeau, the Dalai Lama and Mikhail Gorbachev. Since the early nineties, he has devoted much of his time to photography, poetry and film. The Sable Island Journey has been Dutesco’s main focus and dedication. Since 1994 his efforts to document and showcase The Wild Horses of Sable Island have played favorably in the conservation and protection of Sable Island. His SoHo gallery (est. 2006), presenting this documentation of Sable Island and its band of Wild Horses, was chosen as one of fifty places one must visit in New York City, by AAD, teNeues, 2010.

How do the wild horses of Sable Island belong in the struggle to save the African elephant? Roberto Dutesco

Jena Gardner just walked into the gallery one day. We connected immediately, talking about the wild horses, about my travels and about how I have never seen a place like Sable in the world. And about how the wild horses and the elephants in Africa were similar but also extreme opposites. That was the spark, the idea that perhaps the wild horses on a tiny little island in the North Atlantic could help elephants in Africa. You could have a conservation movement in which animals are saving other animals around the world.


I remember the environmental movement coming to life. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was a pollution alert. Romain Gary’s Les Racines du Ciel was about the slaughter of African elephants. In The Kon-Tiki Expedition Thor Heyerdahl found a floating island of plastic garbage in the Pacific. Those connections existed already. How did your journey to Sable Island begin? I was a fashion photographer for twenty-five years, shooting for magazines and advertising campaigns. At first through the fashion travels I was able to visit some of the most extraordinary places in the world and stay at some of the most extraordinary hotels. One night in the early ’90s, it must have been close to midnight, I was at home looking through travel, discovery, history channels, which is what I like to watch, and saw a few minutes of a documentary about Sable Island that the Canadian Film Board did in the early ’60s. It was amazing. This desolate place was the opposite of the world of fashion. I wrote a note to myself, lost it and found it three years later. That was the beginning.

Did your arrival on Sable in 1994 change anything for you? It changed everything for me. In the first couple of days I saw the reactions of the wild horses towards me, how curious they were, how open they were, how loving they were—because man has never had a chance to do anything harmful to them. I’ve been to Africa to see the “Big Five”—that’s a term originally used by big game hunters for lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards. And I’ve seen the giraffes, the zebras, the gazelles. They all look at you with very different eyes. Because their collective memory, when it comes down to men, is not exactly a positive memory, those eyes are wary, they are suspicious. When I found Sable, I realized I was documenting something unique. And that uniqueness must be shared with the rest of the world. What was so special about the place aside from horses? You have a place where some five hundred horses, five hundred shipwrecks and five hundred years of known history mingle through the fogbanks of the island, off the great banks of Nova Scotia, Canada. Most ancient transatlantic voyages from Europe sailed past Sable Island. The great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers of many Canadians, and Americans went by Sable Island. Many of the wrecked boats carried horses, and, even though many of the historic details of the shipwrecks are probably irrecoverably lost, it’s clear that the wild horses of Sable Island are a truly great epic of survival.


About Anthony Haden-Guest Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter, cartoonist and sporadic performer. He was born in Paris, grew up in London, has spent lengths of time in Rome, San Francisco and Los Angeles but is now long settled in New York. He won a New York Emmy for writing and narrating a program about the coming of Eurotrash to Manhattan. His books include Bad Dreams, True Colours: The Real Life of the Art World (Grove Atlantic) and The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night (Morrow). His collections of cartoons and rhymes are The Chronicles of Now (Allworth) and In The Mean Time (Freight & Volume). He publishes both on paper and online and is now working on an animated movie, a further book on the art world and a memoir.

The lure of the island was strong enough to draw you from the world of fashion? The decision was quick. The process was longer than I anticipated. Fashion is something I have always loved. And still do. Opening up a studio in New York City had a double intent. One was to continue with the world of fashion, but the other was to bring the world of the wild horses of Sable Island into New York City. I felt that this story belonged in a city with some of the world’s greatest stories. And the story of the wild horses caught on. Thanks to the gallery, the world of fashion became less and less important for me. The wild horses had brought me into the world of art. Sable Island means Île de Sable. Isle of Sand. It’s a sandbank. And the ocean is rising. So the question is: What is the future? Well, since Sable exists at the convergence of the Arctic Stream and the Gulf Stream, the rising level of the ocean could certainly be significant on Sable. However, stronger currents may bring more sand onto the island. If so it will become a larger land mass than it is today. We already know that over time it has changed shapes many times, and, as in the past, the wild horses will continue to thrive. The protocols of Sable are that you cannot interfere with the wild life, even to help it. Does that also mean you cannot interfere with the actual island itself? By constructing basins, for instance? Well, the weather is extreme. The lighthouses that have been built there over time have been destroyed every few years by shifting sands, ocean currents and winds . Would you think of creating an oasis in the Sahara? It’s very unlikely. The desert would simply swallow it up. The same principles apply to Sable Island.


And your experiences on Sable have drawn you into involvement with such issues worldwide? As a microcosm in the middle of a large ocean, Sable is quite similar to the Earth, a small planet in the Milky Way. Thanks to Sable, I’m currently in conversations with the president of Botswana. He is thinking of banning hunting and beefing up tourism. Africa, the cradle of civilization, would be protected for the generations to come. Hunt with a camera and film! It could change the relationship we have built with animals in Africa. What of your work-in-progress, the Mobile Museum? Over time I have often been asked by people all over the world, “When is this show, The Wild Horses of Sable Island, coming to my neck of the woods?” In 2007 we collaborated with Happy Heart Fund to build a school in Indonesia. When I saw the pictures of sixty kids going to the Sable Island Kindergarten, I thought, “How about building schools in other parts of the world?” The Mobile Museum will bring my experience and my photographic documentation to a worldwide audience. Through beauty, conversation, collaboration and conservation, we hope to create a generation committed to the environment. Our programming will teach kids to love the wild, whether it’s horses, elephants, whales or gorillas in the mist. It’s all connected, we are all connected. It’s a softer approach that I think will create a longer-lasting impact. I was lucky enough in my early childhood to look at the world through my grandfather’s eyes as he showed me the forest, hills and river next to our home. It taught me much, and now through my photographic lens I’m doing the same, sending kids and adults on their own journeys of discovery through the natural world. It needs love but it needs to be left alone. We have gone too far. Much too far. We must end the destruction and conserve what is left.

In the ’70s, when a hurricane laid into Malibu, I remember a guy who proposed using oil-rig technology to rebuild on pylons driven into the seabed. This year people in the Hamptons were talking about raising their houses. Could you raise Sable? I don’t think it’s possible to do anything to Sable Island, other than allow it to be the way it is. It is an island that is lost in time. And if you are one of the lucky few that get there you have to be further lucky that the island and yourself are not lost in fog for weeks, or in rain for days at a time. On my last journey in August 2013, I looked everywhere for the wild horses in the center of the island, and they had just vanished. For two days I was looking and they were just gone. The reason was that the main fresh water lake in the center of the island had become salty. Because the ocean rose? It is quite possible. The only water sources on Sable Island are rain and snow and the thin layer of fresh water they create. The wild horses had gone to the extremes of the island to look for it. What is your next destination? Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, waiting to be unearthed, a place unchanged for centuries, a place where most mysteries stay hidden—just like Sable Island—beneath mounds of sand. I would like to photograph the Przewalski’s horse, which is considered by many to be the only other remaining truly wild horse in the world.


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WILD By Roberto Dutesco

adj. living or growing in the natural environment without human aid or care; not tamed or domesticated; uncultivated. Uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure.

Wild. We are familiar with the term, but in truth we have lost the nuance of this word that we so freely use. In the process of discovery we have forgotten what it is and what it means. I have searched for, brought back, fallen in love with that which is wild. Others have tried to tame it, to make it their own. At the beginning of our journey to civilization, the Wild was enormous, awesome, continuously threatening to Man. Even as recently as a couple of generations ago, when the world was a mélange of cities and farms, linked by road, rail, air and sea, we were still surrounded by a formidable, beautiful, often dangerous wilderness. That Wild is shrinking fast. On Sable Island it survives. In my experience, the pursuit of pleasure is also the pursuit of living free, unaware and unafraid. The wild horses of Sable Island fully embody the term Wild, where the rest of the “wild kingdom” of Africa and of the world is very much aware of, and very much restrained by, Man.

My life as a photographer has taken me to such splendid, imperiled places as northeastern Canada, the Carpathian Mountains, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, the northern deserts of the African coast, Asia Minor, and the jungles of Brazil. I have visited the Inca Trail in Peru, the forests of Central America, Belize, Mexico, the American Southwest, Sumatra and Indonesia, and I have seen the greatness of the Himalayan Mountains. Unforgettably, in 1990 I spent some enchanted days photographing the herds of elephants in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Amboseli National Parks. Throughout my many travels, it has always felt like we are the wild and ferocious ones, as the animals are always on the lookout for us. In the world’s wild kingdoms, it is clear that their inhabitants have become all too aware that they are in the palm of mankind’s hand. As much as possible they are in hiding—mostly cautious, unless provoked, guiding their young farther away, safe from man. I can easily imagine the stories that the animals tell each other, drawing on their collective memory. It always begins, Let me tell you about Man!

Throughout my many travels, it has always felt like we are the wild and ferocious ones, as the animals are always on the lookout for us. But Man has had little direct influence on Sable Island in the last hundred years. Indirect influence, yes, though it is hard to be specific, and Sable’s deeper history is shrouded in fog and mist. Going back through five centuries, there are shipwreck stories and tales of pirates, of men in search of treasure, but hard facts are elusive, except for one beautiful, incontrovertible truth: of the wild horses, almost all are descendants of shipwrecked animals, a few of those perhaps deliberately abandoned on shore. Through strange misfortune, they have been returned to nature. Sable is an anomaly, a blessed place that civilization has mostly forgotten. The Wild I have documented for twenty years now, has been full of curiosity, tenderness, playfulness, fury and love—emotions we have thought of as distinguishing humans, but which are universal and exist in nature and wherever life lives free and unafraid. Certainly such emotions exist on Sable Island.

A six-year-old once asked me: “Which is the fastest horse?” I said: “A free horse. It can go far and wide and return without your seeing it has gone. I think the Sable horse is the freest of all the horses, and so the fastest.” We are all connected, and we all learn from each other. Through JG Black Book and The Bodhi Tree Foundation’s S.A.F.E. Campaign, the wild horses and the elephants in Africa can help one another. But this cannot happen without your help, without your kindness and generosity; it cannot happen without your love. So please give, in memory, in celebration of what it is to be truly Wild, knowing that deep down, beneath the layers of civilization, Man also is Wild.


Africa’s elephants are in crisis. The growing demand for ivory is leading to the decimation of one of the world’s most magnificent animals. Over 35,000 elephants are killed annually for their ivory – the elephant population in Africa has been depleted by 90% in the last 50 years alone. Time is running out for these majestic and gentle giants.


Join The S.A.F.E. Campaign It is time for our industry to take action. THE S.A.F.E. CAMPAIGN, a new initiative from The Bodhi Tree Foundation, is dedicated to galvanizing and uniting the tourism industry to help end the dramatic rise in poaching of Africa’s elephants. No other industry is as vested in Africa’s wildlife as the travel and tourism industry. With a powerful, global voice that is already attuned to educating travelers, the travel industry’s united efforts can inform and impact millions to help protect Africa’s elephants.

Learn More. Donate. Get Involved. www.saveafricaselephants.com www.facebook.com/SaveAfricasElephants

Wild Horses Saving Wild Elephants A photograph from cover artist Roberto Dutesco’s “The Wild Horses of Sable Island” Collection will be auctioned off to benefit the S.A.F.E. Campaign in 2014.Look for more information on www.dutescoart.com and www. saveafricaselephants.com.

The Bodhi Tree Foundation, whose mission is to mobilize travelers and travel organizations to aid travel sustainability causes around the world, is proud to spearhead the S.A.F.E. campaign to help protect Africa’s elephants.


Welcome To The World’s Most Inspired Travel Experiences A lodge in the midst of South Africa’s pristine savannahs. An 800-year-old wine estate nestled in the Tuscan hills. An Andean hideaway set deep within Peru’s Sacred Valley. A sublime beachfront oasis hidden away on the coast of Cambodia. The JG Black Book Collection offers discerning travelers a completely captivating experience no matter the destination. The JG Black Book Collection was founded by President and CEO Jena Gardner in 2002 to provide a connection between the finest independent properties and excursions and travelers seeking truly inspired and extraordinary journeys. Today our hand-picked portfolio offers the most celebrated hotels, resorts, villas, tour operators and cruise lines from every corner of the globe.


THE AMERICAS

EUROPE

the Quin

Baglioni Hotel London

The Chedi Muscat

Grace Bay Club

Carlton Hotel Baglioni

Ellerman House

Hotel Taïwana

Castiglion del Bosco

Sankara Nairobi

explora Atacama

Hotel Balzac

Singita Ebony Lodge

explora Patagonia

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik

Singita Boulders Lodge

explora Rapa Nui

Hotel Cala del Porto

Singita Lebombo Lodge

Inca Rail

Hotel de Vigny

Singita Sweni Lodge

Ponta dos Ganchos

Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo

Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Sol & Luna lodge spa

La Villa Gallici

Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Le Saint Paul

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Luna Hotel Baglioni

Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp

Museum Hotel

Singita Serengeti House

Regina Hotel Baglioni

Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Relais Santa Croce

Singita Pamushana Lodge

New York, NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 16 Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. . . . . . . . Page 20 St. Barthélemy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 24 Atacama, Chile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 28 Patagonia, Chile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32 Easter Island, Chile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 36 Lima, Peru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 40 Santa Catarina, Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 44 Urubamba, Cusco, Peru . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 48

London, United Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 52 Milan, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 56 Tuscany, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 60 Paris, France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 64 Dubrovnik, Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 68 Punta Ala, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 72 Paris, France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 76 Monte-Carlo, Monaco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 80 Aix-en-Provence, France . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 84 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France . . . . . . . . . . Page 88 Venice, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 92 Nevsehir, Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 96 Rome, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 100 Florence, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 104

Royal Champagne

Champillon-Epernay, France . . . . . . . . . . Page 108

Villa Agave

Dubrovnik, Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 112

Villa Giuseppina

Lake Como, Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 116

Villa Orsula

Dubrovnik, Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 120

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST Muscat, Oman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 124 Cape Town, South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . Page 128 Nairobi, Kenya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 132 Sabi Sand, South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 136 Sabi Sand, South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 140 Kruger National Park, South Africa . . . Page 144 Kruger National Park, South Africa . . . Page 148 Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . Page 152 Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . Page 156 Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . Page 160 Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . Page 164 Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . Page 168 Lamai Triangle, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 172 Malilangwe, Zimbabwe . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 176


ASIA & ASIA PACIFIC

GLOBAL ADVENTURES

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali

ABOUTAsia

The Legian Bali

Matiana Travel

The Nam Hai Hoi An

Micato India

Bali, Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 180 Bali, Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 184 Hoi An, Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 188

Three Camel Lodge

The Gobi, Mongolia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 192

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam . . . . . . . . . Page 196

ICONS AT-A-GLANCE Adults Exclusively

Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 200 India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 204

Family Programs

Micato Safaris

South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 208

Children Welcome

Nomadic Expeditions

Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan, Siberia, China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 212

Spa

Peirce & Leslie

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka . . . . . Page 216

Quasar Expeditions

Ecuador, the Galapagos, Peru . . . . . . Page 220

Fitness

Volcanoes Safaris

Rwanda, Uganda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 224

Golf

Table of Contents

Swimming Pool

Garage & Parking

Pets Welcome

Meetings

WiFi

24-Hour Room Service


New York, NY

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Take shopping to the next level. Use the speed-dial button on your guest room phone at the Quin to contact your very own personal shopper at New York City’s iconic Bergdorf Goodman.

The Americas

The Quin is New York City’s newest luxury lifestyle hotel. The thoughtfully cultivated urban sanctuary is situated on 57th Street and 6th Avenue, at the geographic and cultural center of Manhattan near Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin welcomes guests to 208 exquisite accommodations, including 28 suites. The hotel’s unique spin on personal service includes their Attachés, lifestyle artisans who curate unforgettable experiences for travelers and an inspiring Quin Arts program. The Quintessential New York hotel, the Quin is a contemporary masterpiece that celebrates its artistic heritage.


Accommodations Guest Rooms Suites

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The Quin’s 208 elegant guest rooms include 13 junior suites, 11 premier suites suites, 3 specialty suites, and a magnificent two-bedroom, twoand-a-half bath triplex penthouse with a terrace overlooking Central Park. All accommodations feature DUX® beds, Sferra® linens, marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers, Frette® bathrobes, and bath amenities by Fresh®. Provisions cabinets are stocked with artisanal snacks and a Nespresso® machine. A touchscreen intelligence panel conveniently controls every aspect of the in-room experience. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Amenities The Attachés, a team of dedicated luxury lifestyle experts, privilege guests with personally curated itineraries and offer insider access to New York’s most elite experiences. Work in the innovative Apple-equipped business center and state-of-the-art executive boardroom, or work out with trainers or yoga instructors, upon request in the 24-hour Technogym® fitness center. Quin Arts is an interactive arts program that celebrates the property’s rich heritage and produces exciting new spaces for contemporary artists. Quin Arts will exhibit a curated collection of rotating mixed media and film on a 20-foot digital Art Wall in the lobby, a rotating featured artist in the gallery, and original artwork throughout the hotel.

Top Attractions + Central Park + Carnegie Hall + Museum of Modern Art + Lincoln Center + Fifth Avenue Couture Shops


Dining The Wayfarer is the hotel’s bi-level 130-seat signature restaurant. Eric Marx and Lisle Richards of Metric Group have partnered with Jimmy Haber of ESquared to create this artisanal American grill. The Wayfarer showcases a diverse selection of fresh regional seafood and offers a variety of dynamic dining experiences, including a dramatic grand parlor, a sophisticated lounge and three intimate private rooms. The Wayfarer is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Twenty-four-hour in-room dining is also available for your convenience.

the Quin

101 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Telephone: +212.245.QUIN(7846) Facsimile: +212.265.QUIN(7846) Email: reservations@theQuinhotel.com Website: www.theQuinhotel.com facebook.com/theQuinHotel twitter.com/theQuinhotel

Activities

Location

The Quin’s unrivaled Midtown location puts travelers in the epicenter of art, culture, and fashion. Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Theater District, and the famous retailers along Fifth Avenue, including Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany’s, are within walking distance. Additionally, the Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA, and Central Park are just a stone’s throw away. With so much to navigate, it’s a good thing the Attachés can offer insider access and thoughtfully curated itineraries.

The Quin, a 17-story pre-War landmark, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, a short block away from Carnegie Hall and Central Park. Guests may fly into three area airports: LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport. Travel time from the airports to the hotel is approximately 30 minutes to an hour. The Quin is also minutes from Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station, New York’s intercity rail hubs.


Hotels

Villas

Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip If the one-of-a-kind infinity bar leads you to overindulge, be sure to try the locals’ hangover remedy at the breakfast buffet – deliciously salty hominy and fish is just what the doctor ordered.

The Americas

Let yourself be lulled into a state of total relaxation by the swaying palms, fragrant jasmine and gentle trade winds as you reward yourself with an unforgettable tailor-made Caribbean experience at the luxurious alloceanfront suites of Grace Bay Club. Set on the exclusive island of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos, the resort overlooks crystal-clear turquoise waters and 11 acres of powder-soft white sand on the “World’s Best Beach.” Guests can enjoy the adult-only areas, create new memories in the family-friendly villas or experience the privacy of the über-luxe Estate. Spend your days relaxing with a spa treatment, or snorkeling and scuba diving in this world-renowned diving destination as the impeccably trained staff caters to your every need. It is easy to see why this jewel of a hotel appears on all the “best” lists year after year.


Accommodations

Personal Concierge

Suites

Redefining service in the Caribbean, Grace Bay Club has refined the traditional butler experience with the introduction of its personal concierge service. Upon check-in, guests will meet their personal concierge and receive a cellular phone, so they may contact them at any time.

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Suites at the Grace Bay Club are spacious, ranging from 600 to 7,000 square feet, all with exquisite ocean views and balconies. The Hotel (adults-only) features 22 suites with private balconies, his and hers bathrooms, featherbeds and personal entertainment systems. The Villas offer 38 family-friendly suites with a home-awayfrom-home ambiance that is equally luxurious. The 22 über-luxe Estate Residences serve as a resort within a resort and enjoy a complete set of exclusive amenities, including a private reception and pool available only for Estate guests. The V.I.K. Kids Town program ensures children will have the time of their lives hiking, biking, snorkeling, diving and enjoying nature.

Activities From cocktail receptions, private island picnics and scuba instruction to sunset cruises, deep-sea fishing, hiking, biking and golf, there is so much to complete your Caribbean experience at Grace Bay Club. The resort can also arrange day excursions to other Turks & Caicos islands, as well as to marine parks and wildlife preserves. Also available is the award-winning Kids Town and Teen Program.

Top Attractions + Conch Shack in Blue Hills + Little Water Cay/Iguana Island Tour + Bonefishing Amidst the Caicos Flats + Middle Caicos Caves and Mudjidin Harbor Adventure

+ Awarded “Best Beach” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine


Dining Voted “Best Beach Bar” by Travel + Leisure magazine, Grace Bay Club’s Infiniti Bar is the world’s first infinity-edge bar, stretching 90 feet to the shore and serving as a sexy and sophisticated dining venue for hotel guests. Anacaona offers the only oceanfront fine dining in Provo, specializing in fresh ingredients, modern presentation and global influence. Guests can also take in the island’s best sunsets from the hip lounge, which offers creative cocktails and tapas, or the casual bistro-style Grill Rouge. And the restaurant Krave, located in the Estates area, is now open to all guests and serves exquisite comfort food in an intimate but casual beachfront setting.

Grace Bay Club

Grace Bay Circle Rd. Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands B.W.I. Telephone: 800.946.5757 Facsimile: 649.946.5758 Email: reservations@gracebayclub.com Website: www.gracebayclub.com facebook.com/GraceBayClubTC twitter.com/GraceBayClub

Philanthropy Grace Bay Resorts is committed to helping the environment and people in its local community. They launched the Grace Bay Resorts Community Foundation outreach program in 2009. The Community Foundation has embarked on four major areas of concentration, including the Roundabout project, the Adopt-a-School Program, the Bight Community Park program and the Grace Bay Resorts Scholarship program.

Amenities Upon arrival, guests are served rum punch and receive chilled towels. How about sorbet and chilled fruit skewers delivered to you on the beach or poolside? There is also afternoon tea by the pool, evening turndown service and oil candles lit in your private suite as night falls. • Personal Concierge • Anani Spa & Fitness Center • Three Freshwater Swimming Pools • Two Lighted Tennis Courts • Water Sports • Bicycles • Hobie Cats, Kayaks, Windsurfers • International Phone Calls from Landlines • Wireless Internet • Bottled Water

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GRACE BAY CLUB, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Grace Bay Club is located on the island of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, only 20 minutes from Tel: +1(649)946.5050 +1(649) 946.5758 Fax: the airport on the award-winning Grace Bay Beach. The Turks & Caicos Islands are approximately Reservation: (800)-946-5757 575 miles south of Miami, Florida. Direct flights are available from Miami, New York, Charlotte, info@ gracebayclub.com Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Nassau, Ottawa and London. www.gracebayclub.com GDS Access Code: LW


St. Barthélemy, French West Indies

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Plan your trip around one of the world-class regattas that take place on the island, when some of the world’s most impressive sailboats, sloops and schooners fill the harbor and the waterfront comes alive with festivities.

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Hidden along one of St. Barth’s most pristine and secluded beaches is a hotel so exclusive and private, it’s a favorite among celebrities and discerning travelers the world over. Taïwana is a magical escape, an enclave of chic bungalows, some with private pools, perched along the white sands of Flamands Beach and just steps from the sea. Incorporating traditional island architecture and modern design, this boutique resort features one of the best restaurants on St. Barth, as well as a fitness center offering personal training, a beachfront pool and a beauty salon by Neville from London. Taïwana impeccably embraces the sophisticated and casual lifestyle of St. Barth.


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Suites 22 (1,2,3 & 4 Bedrooms) Taïwana’s intimate accommodations include 22 units nestled among private gardens, which are situated along the beach and carved into the hills. The individual rooms and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites, all with ocean views, boast stylish décor and spacious interiors, some with plunge pools, a Jacuzzi and terraces. The biggest and most luxurious suite is the penthouse, featuring four master bedrooms with private baths and magnificent indoor/outdoor living areas overlooking the sea. Continental breakfast is included in all room rates.

Top Attractions + Flamands Beach + Strolling Around the Island’s Fabulous Beaches

+ Duty-Free Shopping in Gustavia + Hiking to Colombier Beach + Visiting the Wild Areas of the Island’s Western Coast


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Hotel Taïwana

Taïwana was originally a seaside gourmet restaurant, a mainstay of the island’s foodies, before its transformation into a full-service resort. The dining experience is still spectacular at Le Taïwana, the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, famous for its delectable breakfast and lunch menus featuring fresh local seafood and fresh meats.

Telephone: +59.059.029.8008 Facsimile: +59.059.027.9407

Anse des Flamands St. Barthélemy 97133

Email: reservation@hoteltaiwana.com Website: www.hoteltaiwana.com

This year Taïwana opens an exciting new dining experience with the Casa Flamands restaurant, featuring Mediterranean cuisine with a selection of original dishes and a unique wine list. Twenty-four-hour room service is available and the beachfront bar is an ideal spot for sunset signature cocktails or evening drinks.

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Activities The island of St. Barth, anchored in crystal-clear Caribbean waters, is just eight square miles, so there’s easy access to all activities. Sand and sea lovers can snorkel, dive, surf, sail, kayak or simply laze on sugar-white sands. There are two hiking trails that lead to the beach in Colombier, a pristine cove accessible only by foot or boat. Serious shoppers head to Gustavia, where designer boutiques and French favorites line the quaint streets, a duty-free haven.

Amenities Prepare to be pampered in paradise by Taïwana’s attentive staff that focus on making each guest’s stay unforgettable. There’s a refreshing beachfront pool, complete with covered lounge chairs for afternoon naps. A well-equipped gym is open 24 hours a day and in-room massages are also available. The elegant on-site salon, Neville from London, offers an extensive menu of hair and beauty services. Shop Poupette Boutique for chic, comfortable fashion that embraces tropical living.

Location Taïwana is located on Flamands Beach on St. Barth in the French West Indies, a five-minute ride from Gustaf III Airport in St. Jean. The airport services daily shuttle flights (10 minutes) from St. Martin’s two airports, small commercial flights and charters (under 20 seats) as well as direct US flights from San Juan. Guests may also arrive by boat from St. Martin, a 45-minute ferry ride or by private luxury speed boats.


Atacama, Chile you take in the mysterious beauty of the Atacama Desert, which runs high into the Andes of Chile on the Pacific side of South America. Whether you decide to explore the breathtaking volcanoes and mountains by horseback, or learn about the traditions and folklore of the local villages, you’ll be irrevocably changed after connecting with the profound power of this privileged and remote area.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip With the skies over the Chilean desert among the clearest on earth, don’t miss stargazing at the hotel’s observatory. It is truly out of this world.

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The explora Atacama Hotel de Larache serves as a welcoming home base as


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Rooms 46 Suites 4

Choose from 8 to 10 outing options daily.

explora Atacama is a hacienda-like lodge located in the town of San Pedro, an oasis 8,000 feet above sea level in the highest and driest desert on Earth. The awardwinning architecture features corridors opening onto patios that hover over dramatic views of volcanoes. The 50 luxury rooms, Jacuzzis and modern conveniences make it a most hospitable refuge and base for daily explorations. Children under 12 years old can be accommodated in their parents’ room.

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Trekking High-Mountain Climbing Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Cultural Excursions Stargazing

Top Attractions + explora’s Private Astronomical Observatory + San Pedro de Atacama Village + Puritama Hot Springs + El Tatio Geysers + Valley of the Moon


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explora Atacama

Américo Vespucio Sur 80, Piso 5 Santiago, Chile

explora offers luxury based on details, supplying appropriate food for explorations, and food and wine to stir the senses at the lodge. Local products are mainly used and wines from Chile’s vineyards are served.

Telephone: +56.2.2395.2800 Toll-free: 866.750.6699 Facsimile: +56.2.228.4655 Email: reserve@explora.com Website: www.explora.com facebook.com/exploraexperiences twitter.com/exploratravel

Philanthropy Activities explora Atacama is an all-inclusive experience, providing guests with guided explorations, gourmet food and most importantly, unique moments shared with the staff and the local people. Explorations in Atacama allow guests to become acquainted with the multiple aspects of this region: its geography, history, fauna, geological features, volcanoes and ancient villages. Explorations have been designed to allow for gradual acclimatization to the altitude. Each day explora guests can join a variety of activities, including walking, horseback riding or biking, that have been specifically selected based on the guest’s desires and abilities and the duration of the trip.

Since its origins, explora has always maintained its operations with sustainability, through an important relationship with the community and the environment. In recent years it has become more apparent that these areas deserve proper and sustainable care which has been channeled professionally by “Fundación explora,” an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to care for and promote the development of the natural and cultural heritage in the areas where explora operates. It promotes concrete initiatives that contribute towards conserving the nature, culture and development of local communities.

Location Take a flight to Santiago, Chile, then a two-hour flight to Calama. explora meets and transports guests via comfortable van for the one-hour drive to San Pedro de Atacama and explora’s lodge.


Patagonia, Chile to experience the majestic granite peaks, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. Set on the shore of Lake Pehoe, on the southernmost tip of South America, the refined comfort of explora Patagonia’s Hotel Salto Chico will provide you with a relaxing home base between trips with expert guides on foot, horseback, van or boat as you journey a land of which others only dream.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Enjoy a truly authentic Patagonian experience by exploring the terrain on horseback. explora offers a variety of excursions to choose from whether you’re new to the saddle or a seasoned rider.

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Patagonia is synonymous with exploration, yet few get the opportunity


Accommodations Rooms 43 Suites 6

Conceived as an exploration base site, explora Patagonia was designed with an aura of mystery, showcasing awe-inspiring views. Interiors featuring lenga and cypress woods, handcrafted slate and copper accents offer refined comfort rather than opulence: plenty of hot and cold water, comfortable temperatures in winter and summer, privacy, silence and darkness at night. Conveniences include an indoor heated lap pool, sauna, massage and open-air Jacuzzis.

Excursions Choose from 8 to 10 outing options daily.

Top Attractions + Local Flora and Fauna + Quincho and Traditional

Patagonian-Style Barbecue

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On Foot On Horseback By Van By Boat

+ Paine Towers + Grey Glacier & Lake + Horseback Riding Through the Pampas


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explora Patagonia

Américo Vespucio Sur 80, Piso 5 Santiago, Chile

explora offers luxury based on details, supplying appropriate food for explorations, and food and wine to stir the senses at the lodge. Local products are mainly used and wines from Chile’s vineyards are served.

Telephone: +56.2.2395.2800 Toll-free: 866.750.6699 Facsimile: +56.2.228.4655 Email: reserve@explora.com Website: www.explora.com facebook.com/exploraexperiences twitter.com/exploratravel

Philanthropy Activities explora believes the best way to discover something new about nature, the world and ourselves is by enjoying unexplored beauties first-hand. The unusually shaped peaks of the Paine Mountains make it a mythical place, its legends forged by famous explorers and missionaries. Daily excursions allow guests in small groups of eight to relive the mythical while creating their own unforgettable memories. Of course guests may also choose to enjoy the library, wine bar, hotel shop or dining room with exceptional cuisine. Programs include transfers to and from the local airport, lodging, full board, bar, explorations with bilingual guides, all equipment, horses and vehicles.

Since its origins, explora has always maintained its operations with sustainability, through an important relationship with the community and the environment. In recent years it has become more apparent that these areas deserve proper and sustainable care which has been channeled professionally by “Fundación explora,” an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to care for and promote the development of the natural and cultural heritage in the areas where explora operates. It promotes concrete initiatives that contribute towards conserving the nature, culture and development of local communities.

Location Daily flights are available from Santiago, Chile, to Punta Arenas. explora staff welcomes guests at the airport and transports them in a comfortable van for the five-hour trip to explora Patagonia.


Rapa Nui/Easter Island, Chile is shrouded in speculation about the vanished Rapa Nui culture and the hundreds of ancient moai statues that dot its stunning landscape. For those looking to explore the next frontier, explora Rapa Nui offers a mystical and profound experience, especially when gazing out on the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. In between daily explorations of the black lava-rock coastline, relax in one of the 30 well-appointed rooms of the silver LEED-certified hotel or in the outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the breathtaking horizon.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Easter Island is not only surrounded by mystery but also by the clearest water on Earth. Go snorkeling and marvel at the wonders below sea level.

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Long regarded as the most mysterious island in the world, Easter Island


Accommodations Rooms 26 Suites 4

Approximately 3.5 miles from Hanga Roa, the only town on the island, explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island is a new hotel with 26 guest rooms and four suites offering refined comforts and modern conveniences. Guests in every room awake each morning to a panoramic view of the vast Pacific and all its wonder. The hotel features volcanic rock and wood in its design, which spreads unobtrusively across the landscape from central areas which house reception, living areas, a bar, a kitchen and services.

Excursions explora Rapa Nui serves as a home base for exploring the secrets and beauty of Easter Island. Daily explorations include a variety of half-day walking treks of easy to medium degrees of difficulty, and are planned according to weather conditions and guests’ preferences. Walks are combined with picnics on rocky outcrops or along the shore, always at mesmerizing sites. At the end of your trek, you’ll return to the hotel by van. There is also a half-day bicycle tour — an easy 11-mile ride along a spectacular coastline. Snorkeling and ancient fishing are also popular. Excursions are in small groups of eight or less with bilingual guides, and all equipment and supplies are provided.

Top Attractions + More than 800 Moai Statues + Rano Raraku Volcano, the Moai Quarry + Birdman Crater of Rano Kau Volcano and Orongo Village

+ Snorkeling + Ancestral Sauna at Posada de Mike Rapu


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explora Rapa Nui

Américo Vespucio Sur 80, Piso 5 Santiago, Chile

explora offers luxury based on details, supplying appropriate food for explorations, and food and wine to stir the senses at the lodge. Local products are mainly used and wines from Chile’s vineyards are served.

Telephone: +56.2.2395.2800 Toll-free: 866.750.6699 Facsimile: +56.2.228.4655 Email: reserve@explora.com Website: www.explora.com facebook.com/exploraexperiences twitter.com/exploratravel

Philanthropy Since its origins, explora has always maintained its operations with sustainability, through an important relationship with the community and the environment. In recent years it has become more apparent that these areas deserve proper and sustainable care which has been channeled professionally by “Fundación explora,” an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to care for and promote the development of the natural and cultural heritage in the areas where explora operates. It promotes concrete initiatives that contribute towards conserving the nature, culture and development of local communities.

Activities No special training is needed to participate in the unforgettable explorations of this land of speculation and mystery. Bilingual guides create a spirit of adventure while assuring safety and preserving the natural environment. Easter Island’s ruins are extremely accessible, with archeological sites at every turn. When not exploring, guests can relax on the beach, one of only two on the island, or enjoy the luxuries of the Casa de Baños Hare Taheta, with a pool, massage salon and open-air Jacuzzis. Visitors interested in more adventurous activities can also make their own arrangements for reef diving.

Location explora Rapa Nui is located at Te Miro O’One on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,300 miles from the coast of Chile. International flights fly into Santiago, Chile, where your journey begins. The flight to Easter Island is approximately six hours and explora staff will greet and transport you to explora Rapa Nui.


Lima, Peru

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip For the best photo of Machu Picchu, climb to the high part of the citadel, facing the path to the Inca Bridge, and create your very own postcard moment.

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Winding through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, deep into the heart of Peru’s ancient past, Inca Rail transports travelers in complete comfort and harmony to magnificent Machu Picchu. The Peruvian-owned rail line provides a unique vantage point from which to experience the misty peaks, verdant valleys and meandering rivers of the Andes while journeying to this important archeological site. Offering four levels of service and eight daily trips between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, Inca Rail is a luxurious way to enjoy the 1.5-hour excursion. Spacious seats, panoramic views, UV-protected windows, air conditioning, fine Peruvian cuisine and impeccable service await travelers.


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To pay homage to its Peruvian ancestors, Inca Rail has named each train for an Inca emperor or princess. And travelers will also feel like royalty as they step into train cars that have been lovingly designed by local cabinet makers, artisans and technicians — infused with the textures, flavors, scents and sounds of the Andes. Expect plush seating, convenient dining tables, panoramic windows and natural colors that complement the spectacular scenery. Choose from the Tourist Service, Executive Service, First Class Service or Presidential Service.

In addition to the comfortable Tourist Service, discerning travelers enjoy the amenities of the Executive Service, which include spacious seating and all-natural snacks and beverages. First Class Service welcomes travelers with a special drink and scented towel, while also offering a variety of gourmet dishes and wine. Presidential Service is limited to eight guests, providing unparalleled privacy and comfort. The carriage features images of Peruvian culture, as well as bar service and a fabulous tasting menu.

Top Attractions + Machu Picchu Archeological Site + Hiking + Bird-Watching Tours + Orchid Viewing at Nearby Hotel’s Botanical Gardens

+ Climbing Huayna Picchu Mountain (Strenuous, Not Recommended for Children Under Age 12)


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Inca Rail Av. Portal de Panes 105 Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco- Peru

All-natural Peruvian fare adds to Inca Rail’s onboard experience. Travelers on the Executive Service enjoy a selection of biscuits, dried fruit, artisan chocolates and natural beverages. First Class Service offers gourmet cuisine made primarily using organic ingredients indigenous to the Andes, accompanied by fine wines. Presidential Service is enhanced by a special tasting menu created by chefs of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Lima, as well as regional wines and desserts made with exotic local fruits.

Telephone:

+51.84.581860

Email: reservas1@incarail.com.pe Website: www.incarail.com facebook.com/IncaRail

Philanthropy Inca Rail is a Peruvian-owned company dedicated to preserving the environment, promoting responsible tourism and employing local people. To cut down on waste, the company does not use boxed packages for onboard food or snacks and uses recycled paper for leaflets. All soaps and toiletries are made from natural ingredients and engine additives minimize train emissions. In addition, Inca Rail sponsors and supports activities that promote the cultural heritage and conservation of Peru.

Activities The magical Inca city of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated atop a granite mountain, is simply amazing. Travelers from all over the world come to the Andes to explore this important archeological wonder and its beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss the Temple of the Sun and Intihuatana (sun dial), as well as the Temple of the Condor, all preserved to offer a glimpse into the fascinating Inca civilization. Area hikes, bird-watching and viewing exotic flowers are also popular activities.

Location Inca Rail provides round-trip train service from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, a 1.5-hour trip through the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru’s Cusco region. There are nine railcars: four Tourist Class, three Executive Class, one First Class and one Presidential Service, with a total capacity of 356 seats. Inca Rail offers four departures daily to Machu Picchu and four returning to Ollantaytambo.


Santa Catarina, Brazil

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip In a place this romantic and indulgent, you’ll want to sleep in, but the thought of missing the extravagant ten-course breakfast — tasty, healthy and completely different every day — might dissuade you. Never fear, it can be ordered at any time of the day.

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For those looking for the utmost in privacy and relaxation, Ponta dos Ganchos’ luxurious rustic-chic bungalows on Brazil’s dazzling Emerald Coast will provide you with a memorable experience. With over four staff members per bungalow, Ponta dos Ganchos is consistently selected as one of the most romantic and indulgent getaways by the top travel magazines. Let the unique Brazilian mélange of colors, textures, aromas and sounds wash over you as you luxuriate in the personalized services of this world-class resort that has earned the exclusive Relais & Châteaux seal of excellence.


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Ponta dos Ganchos has made every effort to preserve the natural beauty of the area and electric cars transport guests silently around the resort. Guests have the use of all resort amenities, including a heated indoor pool, a fully equipped fitness room, an oceanfront tennis court, a billiards and game room, kayaks, canoes, ecological trails and a running track — and, of course, its inviting private beach and clear turquoise-green waters for swimming and snorkeling. There is also an on-site cinema with a library of 300 films for viewing.

One of the most romantic settings in the world, Ponta dos Ganchos offers 25 charming bungalows decorated in a lush, rustic-yetrefined style. Choose from six types of bungalows, each with luxury linens, a fireplace and the latest conveniences, including music systems, internet connections and flat-screen TVs. Most have a private Jacuzzi or plunge pool and all have spectacular views of the sparkling waters of the Emerald Coast. All meals are served any hour of the day.

Top Attractions + Dinner for Two on

Ponta dos Ganchos’ Private Island

+ Nightlife in Florianópolis + Happy Hour at the Local Public Market in Florianópolis

+ Helicopter Sightseeing + Arvoredo Island Scuba Diving


Dining Imagine a romantic dinner, served just for two, on your own private island, illuminated by the flickering flames of romantic candles in the gentle breeze. It can be a dream come true, but be sure to request your private dinner early because this extraordinary service is extremely popular. Casual lunches and gourmet evening meals are served in the two-storied Beach Restaurant. You’ll enjoy contemporary, sophisticated cookery featuring different dishes each day with an emphasis on the cuisine of the region, including freshly caught fish, prawns, oysters and mussels. With more than 250 labels on the restaurant’s wine list, diners can choose from French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Argentinian, Chilean, Brazilian, North American, Australian, New Zealand and South African vintages.

Ponta dos Ganchos

Rua Eupidio Alves do Nascimento, 104 Ganchos de Fora, Governador Celso Ramos Santa Catarina 88190 - 000 Brazil Telephone: +55.48.39537000 Facsimile: +55.48.39537046 Email: reservation@pontadosganchos.com Website: www.pontadosganchos.com facebook.com/PontadosGanchosResort twitter.com/PontadosGanchos

Philanthropy Giving back to the community is something that is deeply ingrained in Brazilian culture. At Ponta dos Ganchos that belief led to its guiding philosophy, “Teach a man how to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” In addition to being one of the largest employers in the city of Governador Celso Ramos, the resort purchases its seafood and produce from local vendors. Ponta dos Ganchos also encourages its employees to further their education and learn a second language by paying 70 percent of their school tuition.

Activities Soak up the sun, splash in the sea or nap in a hammock among the palms in this peaceful oasis. You can also indulge in the ultimate relaxation of the oceanside spa, which offers a variety of regenerative treatments. For the adventurous, scuba diving in the Marine Reserve of Arvoredo can be arranged upon request as well as chartered cruises and sailing expeditions.

Location Ponta dos Ganchos is situated in the city of Governador Celso Ramos, Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil. The resort is approximately 38 miles from the Hercilio Luz Airport in Florianópolis (FLN). While most guests choose to arrive by car, access by marine jetty or helicopter is available.


Urubamba, Cusco, Peru the Incas, Sol & Luna lodge spa is an ultra-luxurious, sustainable Andean hideaway that is run and operated by its owners. Stone pathways meander through more than 32 acres of lush gardens and connect 43 freestanding casitas with private terraces, each exquisitely designed using local materials, Peruvian art and the finest amenities. Organic ingredients grown on the property flavor the specialties at the lodge’s restaurant and spa treatments are inspired by the magical locale. It’s an enchanting spot to explore the wondrous Sacred Valley, whether visiting Machu Picchu or paragliding over the Andes.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip The lodge’s Kunata Wasi gift shop is a superb spot to discover and take home high-quality Peruvian art, including works by renowned artist Federico Bauer, traditional Cusco weavings and local handicrafts.

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A storybook village of adobe casitas set deep in Peru’s Sacred Valley of


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Situated on more than 32 pristine acres in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the lodge is an idyllic full-service resort with swimming pool, spa, restaurant, lounge and wine cellar. The flourishing gardens attract 35 varieties of birds in a setting that’s in complete balance with nature. The Yacu Wasi Spa nestled in the gardens, offers treatments, massages, gym facilities and a Jacuzzi, as well as yoga and Tai Chi instruction. And Nina Hall, named after the quecha word for “fire,” offers a fully equipped business center and meeting room for up to 150 guests.

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Surrounded by flower gardens that bloom year-round, the 43 free-standing casitas, all with terracotta-tiled roofs, create a whimsical village built in harmony with the magnificent natural landscape. The size of the casitas varies, accommodating up to five guests, and each features a marble-tiled bath, high-density Peruvian cotton bed linens and breathtaking views of the gardens and mountains from private terraces. Each light-filled casita has its own artistic theme, combining clay murals, cheerful sculptures of local animals and woven Peruvian fabrics to give guests an intimate connection to the Valley, its people and its natural splendor.

Top Attractions + Sightseeing Tours to Archeological Sites in the Land of the Incas

+ Excursions to Picturesque Andean Towns and Remote Communities

+ Visits to World Heritage Monuments such as Cusco City or Machu Picchu

+ Soft-Adventure Activities in Unique

Landscapes (Paragliding, Horseback Riding, Kayaking and More)


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Sol & Luna lodge spa Fundo Huincho Lote A-5 Urubamba, Cusco, Peru

Organic fruits, vegetables and herbs from local farmers enhance the taste sensations at Killa Wasi, the main fine dining restaurant, or the casual Wayra. Earthen fireplaces cast a warm glow on this cozy venue where the internationally renowned Peruvian executive chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino designs seasonal menus combining regional authenticity with European panache. Guests may choose from 100 acclaimed wines in the wine cellar, which is also available for intimate private dinners. And at the Chicha Wasi lounge, try refreshing cocktails prepared using exotic fruits or tasty pisco sours, a local favorite.

Telephone: +51.84.201620 Facsimile: +51.84.201184 Email: reservas@hotelsolyluna.com Website: www.hotelsolyluna.com facebook.com/SolyLunaLodgeSpa

Philanthropy The owners of Sol & Luna lodge spa are dedicated to living in harmony with the environment and giving back to the local community. They established Sol & Luna Association to support educational, cultural and sports programs to stimulate a better quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods. The association has funded art festivals, music events and instructional classes and runs an intercultural school to give the opportunity of quality education to more than 145 local children.

Location Activities Activities completely immerse guests in the unique culture and history of Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas. The lodge is an ideal base to explore renowned archeological sites, including Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray and Machu Picchu. The valley is also an outdoor lover’s dream, and the lodge takes guests on horseback riding, hiking, biking, paragliding, rafting and kayaking excursions. On property, there are cooking, weaving and pottery workshops, as well as traditional performances, seasonal theatre and contemporary circus performances to give guests a true flavor of the region.

Sol & Luna lodge spa is located in Urubamba, one of the most important towns in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, and a short distance from Machu Picchu. It’s about an hour’s drive from the city of Cusco, which is a 60-minute flight from Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport. The lodge can arrange a “meet and greet” airport transfer in Cusco.


London, United Kingdom travelers will find “luxury with an Italian touch” at the stately Baglioni Hotel London. This extension of the famous Italian hotel brand mixes warm Italian hospitality and style with cutting-edge British design. The 67 guestrooms and suites feature classic and contemporary décor while paying homage to Italian culture. From the water feature in the lobby to photographs depicting greats of Italian art, cinema and fashion to Murano-glass candelabras in the acclaimed restaurant to the therapeutic spa, Baglioni Hotel London brings the best of Italy to the UK.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Dinner and a movie is taken to new heights at the Electric Cinema on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. This refurbished 1910 cinema shows mainstream and art-house films in complete comfort: leather armchairs with footstools, trays for food and an open bar. There’s even a brasserie for pre- or post-movie dining.

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Across from Hyde Park and overlooking Kensington Gardens and Palace,


Accommodations Guest Rooms 18 Suites 49

Elegant and refined with unique accents, the 67 guest rooms and suites offer comfortable furnishings, like chenille sofas, and functional amenities, including state-of-the-art sound systems and espresso machines. Some have private terraces. There’s a personal butler on each floor of the suites and that special service is also available in Deluxe and Executive rooms. The Royal Suite features three bedrooms with private baths, two reception rooms, three fireplaces and use of the hotel’s chauffer-driven Jaguar courtesy car.

Amenities Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that each guest enjoys the warmest hospitality and attentive service. And Baglioni Spa by Terrake expands that mission by creating a tranquil urban escape designed to enhance personal wellbeing. It features a full range of treatments like anti-aging facials, hot-stone massages and nourishing wraps using Elemis natural products. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym with personal trainers, meeting and event spaces and wedding planning services.

Top Attractions + National Gallery + Tate Modern + Victoria and Albert Museum + Buckingham Palace + Shopping Savile Row, Bond Street, Notting Hill


Baglioni Hotel London

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60 Hyde Park Gate Kensington, London United Kingdom

Brunello Lounge & Restaurant faces Kensington Gardens but is inspired by Tuscany. Velvet armchairs, Murano-glass candelabras and an impressive fireplace add to its unique ambiance. Many ingredients are direct from Italy and the menu changes seasonally. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, including an impressive vertical collection of Sassicaia wines.

Telephone: +44.207.368.5800 Facsimile: +44.207.855.3777 Email: reservations.london@baglionihotels.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

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Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

London has many facets, each unique and completely absorbing. For art lovers, there’s the National Gallery’s impressive array of Western European paintings or the Tate Modern’s contemporary works. History enthusiasts have a wealth of options, from the gloomy Tower of London to the acclaimed Victoria and Albert Museum to royal Buckingham Palace. And then there’s shopping, whether you prefer department stores like Harrods, bespoke tailoring on Savile Row, made-inUK boutiques along Bond Street or vintage fashions in Notting Hill.

Location Baglioni Hotel London is located across from Hyde Park in central London, approximately 20 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport, which is a major international hub, and 40 minutes from Gatwick Airport. Easy express train service is available from the airports to central London.


Milan, Italy street, is Carlton Hotel Baglioni, an intimate, stylish boutique hotel. This favorite of the international jet set is acclaimed for its enviable location, five-star amenities, unique holistic spa and world-famous restaurant. The elegant interiors feature large rooms and suites, decorated in a delightful blend of contemporary, classic and art deco design. At the crossroads of the city’s shopping, business and cultural centers, the hotel is an ideal base for corporate and pleasure travel. And guests benefit from Baglioni Hotels’ “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Feel like a local and rent a Ferrari to tour Milan and Lake Como. Carlton Hotel Baglioni and Red Travel will create a personalized itinerary for you, a luxurious way to experience the Italian way of life.

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On Via della Spiga in Milan, the fashion capital’s most celebrated shopping


Accommodations Guest Rooms 68 Suites 19

With just 87 guest rooms and suites, Carlton Hotel Baglioni is an intimate boutique property that offers the highest level of service and privacy. Choose from rooms with traditional décor or the new-concept Grand Deluxe Room, designed using contemporary furnishings. Deluxe rooms boast a private solarium and gazebo and some of the suites have balconies overlooking Via della Spiga — ideal for outdoor relaxation. All accommodations are sound-proof and feature marble bathrooms. The Leonardo Suite even has an adjacent conference room for small meetings.

Amenities Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that each guest enjoys the warmest hospitality and attentive service. With the addition of the new Spiga 8 Spa, created in collaboration with spa pioneer Laura Elos, Carlton Hotel Baglioni is now considered a wellness retreat. The Elos method aims to preserve, enhance and restore one’s natural beauty through holistic facial and body treatments. The hotel also offers an anti-aging nutritional program and personal fitness trainers.

Top Attractions + Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie to View The Last Supper

+ Duomo di Milano + Teatro alla Scala + Shopping Along Via della Spiga and Via Montenapoleone

+ Spiga 8 Spa


Carlton Hotel Baglioni

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Carlton Hotel Baglioni 20121 Milan, Italy

Il Baretto restaurant is a legendary and historic Milan eatery that has hosted politicians, journalists, artists and fashionistas from around the world. It now calls Carlton Hotel Baglioni its home and Il Baretto al Baglioni continues to delight the most discerning diners with light Milanese cuisine. The décor is warm and cozy, like a turn-of-the-twentieth-century English club. Caffe Baglioni is another local favorite, serving cocktails, appetizers and lighter fare, and featuring a charming library for relaxation and conversation.

Telephone: +39.02.366.61960 Facsimile: +39.02.936.64277 Email: reservations.carltonmilano@baglionihotels.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities In the world’s fashion capital, shopping is a preferred pastime. Carlton Hotel Baglioni’s location right on Via della Spiga and near Via Montenapoleone puts guests in the stylish center. Check out Amaranto Boutique at the hotel, which showcases designer fashions that are genuine artisan products. The city is also famous for its art, history and culture: Don’t miss Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie or a performance at Teatro alla Scala, the famed opera house.

Location Carlton Hotel Baglioni is located on Milan’s most fashionable shopping street, Via della Spiga, in the city’s central shopping, business and cultural district. Milano Linate International Airport, which services airlines from around the world, is several miles away.


Montalcino, Italy the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino winemaking region, Castiglion del Bosco is a 4,200-acre country estate privately owned by Massimo Ferragamo. Today, Castiglion del Bosco is a unique combination: It’s one of Tuscany’s largest private estates; it’s an elegant Tuscan home away from home with a range of elegant and spacious suites and villas; and it’s a superb culinary destination, an exclusive private golf club and a leading Brunello di Montalcino winery.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Take part in a memorable truffle hunt accompanied by local experts. Enjoy a healthy walk through typical woods, searching for truffles with a special expert guide, who will teach you how to find truffles with his highly trained dogs. At the end of the tour, a mouthwatering truffle tasting awaits you.

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Situated within the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park and in


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In its 23 suites and 9 villas, Castiglion del Bosco combines all the authenticity of Tuscan rural life in a series of traditional stone farm buildings that have been an integral part of estate life for centuries, with contemporary amenities and exquisite décor. Ranging in size from 538 square feet to 1,974 square feet (from 50 square meters to 183 square meters), the spacious suites offer lovely master bedrooms, airy bathrooms with sensual soaking tubs, inviting sitting rooms warmed by the Tuscan sun and private terraces with panoramic views of the countryside.

Top Attractions Each of the estate’s nine magnificent villas, ranging in size from 3,000 square feet to 6,000 square feet (280 square meters to 560 square meters), is set in its own grounds with landscaped gardens, outdoor seating areas and heated, stone-clad swimming pools and offers all the services available in Il Borgo’s Suites. Their elegant country-style interiors are the fruit of meticulous research, combining antiques and bespoke pieces made by local craftsmen with richly hued fabrics and natural fibers.

+ The Palio Horse Race + September Grape Harvest + November Olive Harvest + Pasta Fresca Cooking Lesson + Brunello di Montalcino Winery + Kids Club & Activities + Under the Tuscan Stars – CdB Wines & Wishes


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Castiglion del Bosco

Our flagship restaurant, Ristorante Campo del Drago, offers an elegant but informal full immersion into Tuscan food culture in a setting of rare beauty, while Osteria La Canonica is our reliable, all-day standby – an updated but still genuine version of the classic Italian village trattoria, also featuring a cooking school. Castiglion del Bosco’s sustainable food network also comprises La Bottega, offering artisanal specialities, many of them made directly on the estate, and an organic Orto or kitchen garden.

Località Castiglion del Bosco 53024 Montalcino, Italy Telephone: +39.0577.1913001 Facsimile: +39.0577.80.86.21 Email: reservation@castigliondelbosco.com Website: www.castigliondelbosco.com twitter.com/CastiglionBosco

Activities Castiglion del Bosco aims to help its guests ground themselves in the fascinating lifestyle and traditions of Tuscany. Within easy driving distance of Castiglion del Bosco, there are a host of medieval and Renaissance hill towns to explore. Wine and food activities include tasting tours of Castiglion del Bosco’s winery, cooking lessons and guided autumn truffle hunts. Sport and outdoor enthusiasts can hike or cycle on or off the estate on a network of well-marked trails. Horseback riding, hot-air balloon tours and night safaris can also be arranged. A landscape of cornfields, vineyards, cypress trees, country villas and forests can be visited independently or with one of our recommended tour guides. A Kids Club and children’s activities are also available.

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Amenities La Canonica, at the center of Il Borgo, is central to the estate’s communal spirit. It houses the Osteria, enoteca, bar, La Bottega and Cooking School. Il Negozio, the traditional store, offers unique and bespoke items, including antiques, refined textiles and clothing. The CdB Spa is a haven of serenity specializing in restorative treatments. Designed by the legendary Tom Weiskopf, the 18-hole private course of Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club spreads out across the rolling northeast corner of the estate and the Kids Club, located in the center of Il Borgo, makes Castiglion del Bosco the perfect family destination.

Located in the Val d’Orcia Natural Park, a UNESCO-protected nature preserve in southern Tuscany, Castiglion del Bosco is just 15 minutes’ drive from the hilltop town of Montalcino, 30 minutes from Siena, 1.5 hours from Florence, 2 hours from Pisa and 2.5 hours from Rome. Private airstrips in Grosseto and Siena are all within easy driving distance. Castiglion del Bosco also provides a helipad for direct airportto-estate transfer.


Paris, France Champs-Elysées. This 19th-century townhouse, which has been completely refurbished, is a chic and elegant luxury hotel. Its central location on a quiet street offers travelers a discreet haven near the city’s most famous landmarks. With stunning interiors, superior service, views of the Eiffel Tower, a Royal Suite featuring a private roof terrace and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Balzac truly embraces the French “art de vivre.”

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Book the Royal Suite, call room service and feast on your private terrace overlooking the Paris rooftops and Eiffel Tower, one of the world’s most romantic dining experiences.

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Hotel Balzac is the quintessential Parisian luxury hideaway overlooking the


Accommodations Guest Rooms 57 13 Suites The landmark Hotel Balzac features interiors that are artistically mixed with neoclassical style and contemporary elements, reaching new heights of Parisian chic. There are 57 guest rooms and 13 suites — many with Eiffel Tower views — and all equipped with state-ofthe-art technologies and luxurious marble bathrooms. The penthouse floor is home to the Presidential Suite, a sumptuous space with its own living and dining room, and the magnificent Royal Suite, renowned for its roof terrace boasting panoramic views of the skyline and Eiffel Tower.

Top Attractions + Musée du Louvre + Musée d’Orsay + Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris + Eiffel Tower + Shopping Along Champs-Elysées


Hotel Balzac

Dining

6, Rue Balzac 75008 Paris, France

Pierre Gagnaire, the eponymous restaurant of the three-Michelin-star chef, presents the most inventive French cuisine — taste sensations that are truly beyond compare. Expect seasonal menus and an intimate atmosphere. In addition to the gourmet restaurant, the Hotel Balzac offers the Lounge Bar, a warm, cozy spot to enjoy cocktails and conversation.

Telephone: +33.1.44.35.18.17 Facsimile: +33.1.44.35.18.05 Email: reservation-balzac@jjwhotels.com Website: www.hotelbalzac.com twitter.com/HotelBalzac

Activities The neighborhood is steeped in history and worthy of exploration. The Arc de Triomphe and legendary Champs-Elysées, with its designer shops and world-famous cafés, are just moments away. Nearby metro stations offer travelers a gateway to major Paris attractions, from all of the major museums over to the Latin Quarter and to the Eiffel Tower. The city’s financial district is also within easy reach of the hotel.

Amenities Led by a staff of hospitality professionals, including several “Golden Key” concierges, service at Hotel Balzac is enlightened — it’s warm, genuine and imaginative. Business travelers will find three VIP conference and meeting rooms, which accommodate 6 to 10 guests, and feature WiFi, flat-screen TVs and conference-call capabilities.

Location Hotel Balzac is located on a quiet street in the heart of Paris overlooking the Champs-Elysées, a 40-minute drive from Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport and a short walk from George V or Charles de GaulleEtoile metro stations, which provide easy access to city attractions.


Dubrovnik, Croatia historic Old Town, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik is true refinement by the sea. The interiors of this five-star luxury property are inspired by the city’s yachting lifestyle and maritime heritage, mixing sleek design, a soothing sea-infused color palette and original Croatian art. Named one of “Europe’s coolest new hotels” by The Sunday Times of the UK, Hotel Bellevue features 91 rooms and suites, all with sea views, two exceptional restaurants and a magnificent spa. The property is owned by Adriatic Luxury Hotels, a diverse collection of the finest seaside hotels and villas in Croatia.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Ride the cable car to the top of Srd Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the sea and the red-tiled rooftops of storybook Dubrovnik. There’s a restaurant at the peak that serves a nice selection of Dalmatian foods and drinks.

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Carved into a cliff overlooking the Adriatic and just 10 minutes from


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Guest Rooms 77 14 Suites

The soothing atmosphere of Hotel Bellevue begins to work its magic as soon as guests arrive. There’s a small secluded beach for sunbathing and swimming, as well as a spectacular indoor infinity pool perched on the cliffs. A luxury Energy Clinic Wellness & Spa Center features relaxation and detoxifying treatments, including massages and facials, as well as a gym. Three state-of-the-art conference rooms can accommodate up to 250 people.

Each of Hotel Bellevue’s 91 rooms and suites looks out over the deep blue waters of Miramare Bay and the Adriatic’s rocky coastline, offering awe-inspiring views day or night. The sea-glass blue walls, gleaming wooden floors, chic furnishings and luxurious baths perfectly complement the views, creating a sumptuous cliff-top hideaway. Decorated with lithographs and pastels by top Croatian artists, the spaces are stylish and welcoming. For a real treat, book Lovor, the presidential suite featuring a bedroom, two bathrooms and a living room.

Top Attractions + Old Town + St. Blaise + Rector’s Palace + Sponza Palace + Adriatic Water Sports, including Yachting and Scuba Diving

+ City Walls and Fortresses


Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik Pera Cingrije 7 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dining Mediterranean and Croatian-inspired cuisine with breathtaking Adriatic views. That’s what’s on the menu at Hotel Bellevue’s two delightful restaurants. Vapor, set on the cliffs overlooking the sea and featuring a stunning terrace, serves international dishes, fine wines and select Dalmatian specialties. At Nevera on the beach, the vibe is more casual, and guests enjoy grilled fish and Mediterranean-style cooking with Asian and Pacific influences, as well as Croatia’s best wines. Cocktails are savored at the Spice Lounge Bar.

Telephone: +385.20.430.830 Facsimile: +385.20.430.835 Email: reservations@alh.hr Website: www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com facebook.com/ALHhotels twitter.com/ALHhotels

Activities Dubrovnik’s Old Town, just 10 minutes from Hotel Bellevue, is recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its historical significance. Charming cobblestone streets and impressive ramparts give way to a rove of architectural gems, making it a walker’s dream destination. The church of St. Blaise, a Baroque wonder, Rector’s Palace and Sponza Palace are all must-sees. The hotel can also arrange special-interest activities, from scuba diving and art tours to horseback riding and yacht charters.

Location Hotel Bellevue is located in the heart of Dubrovnik on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea, just 10 minutes from historic Old Town. Travelers fly into Dubrovnik Airport, which services major European carriers, and is situated 35 minutes from the hotel.


Punta Ala, Italy the island of Elba is the elegant Hotel Cala del Porto, a seaside haven in the charming village of Punta Ala. This majestic resort, with its spacious terraces and panoramic vistas, is a relaxing retreat in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma. Featuring a pool with unrivaled views, private beach and nearby golf, as well as access to Tuscany’s endless delights, Hotel Cala del Porto is a favorite of families, outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of art and history. The property is managed by Baglioni Hotels, renowned for its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Lago di Burano National Nature Reserve, protected by the World Wildlife Fund, is a spectacular coastal salt pond with sand dunes, lush vegetation and native mammals including the rare European polecat. It’s a unique landscape and nice spot for birding.

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On a wooded hillside overlooking the deep-blue Mediterranean and


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Guest Rooms 26 11 Suites

Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that each guest enjoys the warmest hospitality and attentive service. The pool, perched on a terrace overlooking the island of Elba, is a delightful spot. A private sandy beach, Bagno Alleluja, is a short shuttle ride away and features cabanas and lounge chairs. There’s a fitness center, and massages and facials are offered at the hotel or on the beach. Golf at the acclaimed Punta Ala Golf Club is also available.

With uninterrupted views of the sea, garden or marina, each room and suite is designed to celebrate the rich landscape of the Maremma. Sumptuous fabrics in warm colors, elegant furnishings, tile accents and marble baths make each space a comfortable and luxurious Tuscan escape. The roomy suites offer separate bedroom and lounge areas, each with terrace access. Guests in the suites enjoy a host of additional amenities, including a complimentary newspaper each morning as well as unpacking and packing service.

Top Attractions + Castiglione della Pescaia (Ancient Village) + Etruscan Ruins of Vetulonia + Pisa, Siena and Lucca + Chianti Wine Region + Punta Ala Golf Club


Hotel Cala del Porto

Dining

Via del Pozzo 58040 Punta Ala, Italy

The hotel offers two restaurants: Belvedere Restaurant, a chic and refined indoor restaurant with an enchanting view of the Tuscan archipelago, and La Spiaggia Restaurant located on the beach. Their menus offer both regional, Tuscan and Italian cuisine, offering a range of dishes including grilled fish and seafood. An indoor bar and a poolside bar enable guests to enjoy drinks and cocktails while cooling off from the Tuscan summer sun.

Telephone: +39.0564.760200 Facsimile: +39.0564.744547 Email: reservations.calapuntaala@baglionihotels.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities Tuscany’s year-round pleasant climate and the natural wonders of the Maremma and Mediterranean provide many opportunities for outdoor adventure. Sailing, diving, horseback riding, nature walks at area reserves and golf are favorite activities. There are important historic and archeological sites nearby like the ancient villages of Castiglione della Pescaia and Massa Marittima, and the Etruscan ruins of Vetulonia. The beloved tourist cities of Pisa and Siena, as well as the Chianti wine region, are within driving distance.

Location Hotel Cala del Porto is located in the charming seaside resort of Punta Ala in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma on the Mediterranean coast. The closest airport is the SEAM Grosseto Airport (50 minutes), the International Airport G. Galilei in Pisa (1.25 hours) and the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome (2.5 hours). Airport transfers are available upon request.


Paris, France Parisian townhouse situated on a quiet, more private street on top of the Champs-Elysées and near the Arc de Triomphe. Hotel de Vigny, recently registered as a five-star hotel, feels like your personal pied á terre, a warm and welcoming sanctuary from which to explore the City of Light. The cozy boutique property, named for French poet Alfred de Vigny, who lived in the neighborhood during the Romantic Era, exudes retro charm and cosmopolitan flair — it’s uniquely Parisian.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Try to book the hotel’s split-level suite, a magnificent space that features a lounge area capped by a clear dome that opens to the Parisian sky in dramatic fashion.

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Hotel de Vigny is your stylish residence in the heart of Paris, a classic


Accommodations Guest Rooms 26 11 Suites The discreet, five-story Hotel de Vigny features just 26 guest rooms and 11 suites, retaining the authentic charms of this townhouse property. To reflect the romantic era in Paris, many of the rooms and suites were individually conceived by famed designer Nina Campbell, whose exuberant style combines antique furnishings with joyful fabrics and wall coverings. Lavish marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs (in some suites) and a host of state-of-the-art updates add to the hotel’s allure.

Top Attractions + Musée du Louvre + Musée d’Orsay + Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris + Eiffel Tower + Shopping Along Champs-Elysées


Hotel de Vigny

9/11, Rue Balzac 75008 Paris, France Telephone: +33.1.42.99.80.80 Facsimile: +33.1.42.99.80.40

Dining Le Baretto Restaurant & Bar, a favorite of in-the-know Parisians, features refined, traditional French cuisine complemented by savory international dishes. The comfortable Art Deco interiors were designed by Adam Tihany, who created the atmosphere for Le Cirque in New York.

Email: reservation-vigny@jjwhotels.com Website: www.hoteldevigny.com twitter.com/hoteldevigny

Activities Paris is a walker’s dream — and within steps of Hotel de Vigny is the chic Champs-Elysées with its exquisite shops and restaurants and the magnificent Arc de Triomphe. Nearby metro stations offer travelers a direct line to major attractions, from the Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy unforgettable opera, high fashion, stunning gardens, sidewalk cafés … the delights are endless.

Amenities For the business and leisure traveler, Hotel de Vigny provides a host of amenities. Its intimate size ensures the highest caliber of personalized services, including a web corner, 24-hour concierge, multilingual staff, babysitting and laundry service. The Library, a cozy and private space, is at the guests’ disposal for small meetings of up to six people.

Location Hotel de Vigny is located on a quiet street in the heart of Paris, overlooking the Champs-Elysées. It’s a 40-minute drive from Roissy Charles de Gaulle International Airport and a short walk from George V or Charles de GaulleEtoile metro stations, which provide easy access to city attractions.


Monte-Carlo, Monaco the rich, famous and fashionable in Monaco. And the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, in the center of this Riviera paradise, is the destination of choice for in-the-know jet-setters. Hosting celebrities and royalty since 1889, this five-star gem blends classic architecture, modern design, stateof-the-art amenities and beyond-compare service, all in a breathtaking garden setting. Step through the magnificent living “arc de triomphe” off of Casino Square into a private palazzo and a world of unparalleled romance and grandeur at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Karl Lagerfeld has been invited by the Metropole, to redesign its outdoor premises including the pool, terrace, gardens and a new restaurant with Joël Robuchon called restaurant ODYSSEY. One word – unbelievable.

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Glamour meets the sea in Monte-Carlo, the legendary playground of


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Rooms 69 Suites 64

Famed architectural and interior designer Jacques Garcia was responsible for the hotel’s latest refurbishment, reinterpreting the historic space with a combination of Zen minimalism, neoGothicism, Egyptian revivalism and Napoleon III extravagance. The 133 rooms, including 64 suites and a magnificent 1,302-square-foot penthouse, are decorated with rich woods, cool colors and sumptuous fabrics. All are equipped with grand bathrooms, Internet access, interactive TVs and safe deposit boxes, and some feature terraces. The penthouse, Carré d’Or, is a one- or two-bedroom (optional) suite with an expansive terrace that easily holds 50 party guests and provides unforgettable Mediterranean views.

Amenities Hotel Metropole’s unmatched amenities are fit for royalty. The entire staff, which has been specially trained in all aspects of luxury hospitality, exceeds the expectations of the hotel’s sophisticated clientele. For the ultimate in pampering, visit the Spa by ESPA and enjoy the new rejuvenating signature treatments, saunas, steam baths, fitness center and two VIP suites. Or take a dip in the chic new heated seawater pool redesigned by Karl Lagerfeld, which is bustling all year round, day and night. And then there are the gardens, designed to feel like a Mediterranean villa, complete with a cypress-lined pathway, lush ferns, aromatic flowers and stately palm trees.

Top Attractions + Monte-Carlo Grand Casino and Gardens

+ Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix + Monte-Carlo Opera + Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium + Place du Palais


Dining Under the guidance of Master Chef Joël Robuchon, one of France’s most celebrated Michelin-starred chefs, the dining options at Hotel Metropole are divine. Robuchon and his protégé, Christophe Cussac, have designed a menu that blends contemporary flavors and Mediterranean cooking styles for the hotel’s main restaurant, honored with two Michelin stars. The restaurant features an open kitchen for unique gourmet experiences. The famed chef’s first Japanese restaurant, YOSHI, boasts modern and healthy cuisine and was rewarded in 2010 with its first Michelin star. As of spring 2013, hotel guests are able to experience a third Joël Robuchon restaurant at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. Restaurant ODYSSEY designed by Karl Lagerfeld offers a new culinary concept. This incredible duo, each at the top of their trade, have come together to reflect the hotel’s philosophy: a true symbol of luxury and elegance in the 21st century.

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo 4, Avenue de la Madone BP 19 - MC98007 Monaco Cedex

Telephone: +377.93.15.15.15 Facsimile: +377.93.25.24.44 Email: metropole@metropole.com Website: www.metropole.com facebook.com/HotelMetropoleMonteCarlo twitter.com/metropolemonaco

Philanthropy Hotel Metropole is committed to raising funds for NAMASTE, an association devoted to improving the lives of Nepal’s people, particularly in the areas of education and healthcare. An event the hotel co-hosted in June 2009 raised enough funds to construct a primary school in the village of Rigaon, northwest of Kathmandu. Previous years events allowed Hotel Metropole to raise enough to purchase all the equipment and furniture required for the opening of the school in 2012.

Location Activities The hotel’s “Just for You” program is an ideal way to get to know Monaco and the surrounding region through bespoke experiences that will be personalized to your specific interests. Take a helicopter tour or a spin in a race car. Enjoy a day at a French winery or a seat at the chef’s table. From the relaxing to the unexpected, these activities will enrich your stay. Water sports, golf, tennis and walking tours of the picturesque old town are also favored activities. And the world-famous Grand Casino, with its voluptuous gardens, is just steps away from the hotel.

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco on the legendary Côte d’Azur overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and Monte-Carlo’s world-famous Casino Square. To reach the hotel from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, guests may enjoy a 45-minute car ride or 7-minute helicopter ride.


Aix-en-Provence, France garden, La Villa Gallici in Provence is a five-star boutique hotel on the edge of Aix-en-Provence, the region’s charming capital city. This 18thcentury country house, known for its light-filled rooms, large terraces, fine restaurant and impeccable grounds, is located at the foot of Sainte Victoire, a stunning mountain ridge frequently featured in the works of famed artist Paul Cézanne. Travelers, too, are inspired by the region’s stunning scenery and wealth of activities — as well as the “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy of Baglioni Hotels, manager of the property.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Plan your journey in July and experience the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence — the International Festival of Lyric Art — when Aix-en-Provence comes alive with opera performances, many staged in outdoor venues around the city.

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Shaded by centuries-old cypress trees and nestled in an aromatic secret


Accommodations Guest Rooms 12 Suites 10

Featuring 12 guest rooms and 10 suites, La Villa Gallici is an intimate, tranquil escape. No two accommodations are alike as each room has been individually decorated in elegant Provencal style. Rich fabrics, period furnishings, striking wall coverings and lovely accents are the perfect complement to the lavender-fragranced gardens outside. Most of the guest rooms and suites have a private garden or terrace and all include modern comforts, from grand bathrooms with soaking tubs to flat-screen televisions.

Amenities Property manager Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that guests enjoy warm hospitality and attentive service. At La Villa Gallici, the staff impeccably maintains the lavender-scented gardens and places fresh roses in the fountain each day, adding a touch of beauty and perfume. The swimming pool, nestled among the seven-acre garden, is an alluring retreat. At night, a thousand candles light up the hotel, creating a romantic, magical ambiance — an ideal spot for intimate weddings and family reunions.

Top Attractions + Granet Museum + Cathedral Saint Sauveur + Arles + Avignon + Marseille (Cassis)


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La Villa Gallici

Avenue de la Violette, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

The renowned restaurant at La Villa Gallici is a haven for foodies who appreciate the finest in Provencal cuisine. Chef Christophe Gavot blends flavors to create traditional dishes with exotic zest, using seasonal ingredients and products from local markets. Guests feast in the cozy dining room or on the terrace under a canopy of trees, illuminated at night by candles. The hotel’s sommelier will recommend the best wine to accompany any dish.

Telephone: +33.442.232.923 Facsimile: +33.442.963.045 Email: reservation@villagallici.com Website: www.villagallici.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities La Villa Gallici is in the heart of Provence, between the French Riviera and the Luberon, providing easy access to the best of the region. In Aix-en-Provence, travelers can follow in the footsteps of Cézanne, visiting the great artist’s studio and seeing his works at the Granet Museum. The landmark Cathedral Saint Sauveur is also a must-see. Within driving distance is historic Arles, an inspiration to Van Gogh; Avignon, home to the Pope’s Palace; and Marseille, the famous port town.

Location La Villa Gallici is located in Aix-enProvence, between the French Riviera and the Luberon, in the heart of Provence. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Marseille Provence Airport, which services direct flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, London and Madrid. Shuttles to and from the airport are available every 20 minutes. The Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, an international hub, is 1.5 hours away.


Côte d’Azur, France many splendors, Le Saint Paul hotel is located in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a medieval hilltop village 30 minutes from Nice. The town is a favorite of artists and poets who have found a potent muse in its winding cobblestone lanes, ancient ramparts and breathtaking Mediterranean views. At Le Saint Paul, the only hotel within the city’s walls, guests enjoy luxurious accommodations and fine dining in an historic 16th-century building. The property is managed by Baglioni Hotels, renowned for its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Bring home something unique and beautiful — bubble glass from Biot, a lovely town just 20 minutes from the hotel. Many of the glassmakers’ workshops are open to the public so visitors can watch the masters craft exquisite creations.

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Away from the hustle and bustle of the Riviera yet close to the Côte d’Azur’s


Accommodations Guest Rooms 3 Suites 13

The building dates back to 1511 and has had many incarnations before its transformation into a luxury boutique hotel. Baglioni Hotels has added a unique stamp on the 3 guest rooms and 13 suites, each individually decorated and featuring period reproductions created by expert craftspeople, comfortable furnishings, fine French fabrics and travertine marble bathrooms. Guests may choose from a view of the village or of the valley, and enjoy modern conveniences like Internet access as well as cable and satellite television.

Amenities Property manager Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that guests enjoy warm hospitality and attentive service. Upon arrival, visitors are welcomed with fresh flowers and a cake prepared by the hotel’s chef. Le Saint Paul’s unique setting is ideal for weddings and special events — the outdoor terrace and three indoor dining rooms are intimate and romantic. There’s also a conference room nearby for small corporate meetings.

Top Attractions + Maeght Foundation + Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer + Rosaire Chapel (Matisse Chapel in Vence) + Nice + Monaco


Le Saint Paul

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86 Rue Grande 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence Côte d’Azur, France

The restaurant at Le Saint Paul consists of three adjoining dining venues featuring a vaulted stone ceiling and stunning frescoes, as well as a 17th-century fountain. There’s also an outdoor terrace with tables accented by a natural pergola of hibiscus and bougainvillea. The spectacular setting is enhanced by a seasonal menu of contemporary cuisine. Chef Laurent Paccini, who has traveled the world and studied different foods and cultures, transforms simple ingredients and local flavors into high culinary art.

Telephone: +33.493.326.525 Facsimile: +33.493.325.294 Email: reservation@hotel-saint-paul.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities Strolling along the enchanting cobblestone lanes of Saint-Paul-de-Vence is an unforgettable experience. It’s one of the most picturesque villages in all of France and has inspired many artists, including Marc Chagall. The Maeght Foundation, a renowned museum in the village, showcases contemporary works integrated into the building and grounds. Nearby are the cities of Cagnes-sur-Mer, home to a great Renoir museum, and Nice, with its beautiful old town and flower market. Magnificent Monaco is just 45 minutes away.

Location Le Saint Paul is the only hotel within the city walls of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 30 minutes from Nice and 45 minutes from Monaco. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, which services international carriers.


Venice, Italy that once gave shelter to the Knights Templar and features frescoes painted by pupils of Gianbattista Tiepolo. Luna Hotel Baglioni, situated just steps from Piazza San Marco, is still making history today as one of the city’s finest hotels. With lavish guestrooms and suites, many with views of the San Marco Basin and picturesque island of San Giorgio, the hotel retains its original elegance while offering up-to-the-minute technologies. It’s a jewel in the crown of Baglioni Hotels, renowned for its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Among the centuries-old art of Venice is a modern gem: the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, housed in the famous art patron’s palazzo on the Grand Canal. It features important 20th-century works by the likes of Picasso, Dali and Pollock — a collection definitely worth seeing.

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Imagine arriving by gondola or water taxi to a 12th-century Venetian palace


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The 93 guest rooms and suites, each updated with all of the conveniences for today’s traveler, are spacious and grand, featuring silk wall coverings, antiques, traditional damask fabrics, luxurious marble bathrooms and intricate Venetian-glass chandeliers. The most exclusive suites have large terraces with spectacular water views. The Giorgione Suite (or Presidential Suite) is two floors of sheer bliss, with a typical Venetian wooden terrace that is ideal for romantic dinners and gazing out at the city and lagoon.

Amenities Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that each guest enjoys the warmest hospitality and attentive service. In fact, generations of families return year after year to Luna Hotel Baglioni. The hotel’s museum-quality art includes 18th-century frescoes painted by pupils of the Tiepolo School that adorn the Salone Marco Polo, an unmatched venue for banquets, weddings, meetings and receptions. Event planners are available to arrange all aspects of a corporate retreat or dream wedding.

Top Attractions + St. Mark’s Basilica + Doge’s Palace + Rialto Bridge + Peggy Guggenheim Collection + Island of Murano


Luna Hotel Baglioni

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San Marco, 1243 30124 Venice, Italy

The award-winning Canova Restaurant is an intimate space, where Venetian culinary traditions are celebrated and enhanced. Chef Cosimo Giampaolo is inspired by the sea and embraces the healthy, wholesome qualities of Mediterranean cooking. Try his light and delectable frittella, a Venetian dessert, as the recipe was handed down from one of his former teachers to only him, with the promise that he will pass it along to only one worthy chef. For casual fare, enjoy charming Caffe Baglioni, overlooking a small canal.

Telephone: +39.041.965.5930 Facsimile: +39.041.810.6708 Email: reservations.lunavenezia@baglionihotels.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities Venice is a dizzying array of streets, one more fascinating than the other. That’s why UNESCO has declared the entire city and its lagoons a World Heritage Site. In Piazza San Marco, just steps from the hotel, the gleaming basilica, with its domes and spires, is breathtaking. Don’t miss the gothic Doge’s Palace, the famous Rialto Bridge and scores of churches, each unique and significant. For a fascinating excursion, head to the nearby island of Murano to watch the famed glassmakers at work.

Location Luna Hotel Baglioni is centrally located just minutes from Piazza San Marco in Venice, overlooking the San Marco Basin. It’s just a few miles from Venice Marco Polo Airport, which services international carriers. A private jetty at the hotel entrance allows motorboats and gondolas to moor.


Nevsehir, Turkey hotels in the world. Museum Hotel in Cappadocia is built in restored caves and stone houses that are thousands of years old — all spacious and offering breathtaking views. These hand-sculpted structures have been transformed into 30 luxurious rooms and suites, each filled with antiques and original art. Cappadocia’s mesmerizing landscape, history and activities make it a must-see. And Museum Hotel, the only property in Turkey to achieve prestigious Relais & Châteaux distinction, features a renowned restaurant, spectacular infinity pool and wellness services — making it the ideal spot to discover Cappadocia’s distinctive charms.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip You can tee off in the midst of Cappadocia’s rock formations and beautiful scenery when you play Cross Golf. This variation on the game uses nets instead of holes to preserve the environment, allowing golfers to play in a UNESCO World Heritage area.

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Experience Turkey like its early inhabitants in one of the most unique


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Meticulously restored and adorned with antiquities registered at the Museum of Nevsehir, the hotel’s 30 rooms and suites are each an exotic retreat. The original structures have been preserved, including their unique elements — from dovecotes to stone columns to secret tunnels — all worked into the exquisite designs. Roomy and spacious, accommodations feature amazing views, as well as luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzis, high-speed WiFi and HD flat-screen TVs. The Sultan’s Cave Suite even has a private wine cellar stocked with local vintages.

Amenities Museum Hotel’s intimate size assures personal attention from its dynamic staff, which includes an expert concierge, who will arrange unforgettable private excursions. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a magnificent infinity pool overlooking the valley and an organic garden yielding produce used in the hotel’s restaurant. Wellness massages are available in-room or on the massage terrace. The meeting hall, which is available for conferences, is also a gallery showcasing local art, and can accommodate weddings and business services.

Top Attractions + Goreme Open-Air Museum + Horseback Riding in the Valleys + Hiking Through Canyons + Ballooning + Whirling Dervish Ceremony


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Museum Hotel

Tekelli mah. No.1 Uchisar 50240 Nevsehir, Turkey

At the hotel’s Lil’a, the premier restaurant in the region, guests enjoy a delectable menu of signature Cappadocian dishes and a variety of modern and classic Turkish favorites. The restaurant’s award-winning chefs use ingredients grown in the hotel’s garden to enhance their creations. The cozy dining room features a centerpiece fireplace and panoramic views of the valley. For cocktails, Indigo Sunset Bar certainly lives up to its name and is a wonderful spot to enjoy drinks at dusk.

Telephone: +90.384.219.2220 Facsimile: +90.384.219.2444 Email: info@museumhotel.com.tr Website: www.museumhotel.com.tr facebook.com/museumhotelcappadocia twitter.com/museumhoteltr

Philanthropy Museum Hotel and its parent company, the Indigo Group of Companies, are at the forefront of responsible tourism in Cappadocia and Turkey. The building of the hotel saved the destruction of caves and stone houses that are an important part of the region’s history, and the hotel also protects other precious sites and artifacts. For the environment, Museum Hotel uses thermal heating, solar power and low-energy lamps and has introduced an organic kitchen garden, as well as Cross Golf, a nature-friendly way to enjoy the game. In addition, the company supports local projects and organizations, including a group that aids children and orphans.

Activities Cappadocia, with its otherworldly landscape of rock spires, deep canyons and picturesque valleys, provides a wealth of activities for every traveler. Private tours arranged by the hotel highlight the culture, art and geography of the area. See the amazing sights on foot, horseback or even hot-air balloon. Explore the Goreme Open-Air Museum’s cave churches and beautiful frescoes; watch artisans at work creating pottery; or experience a whirling dervish ceremony. Museum Hotel also offers cooking classes with the property’s head chef.

Location Museum Hotel, an enclave of restored caves and stone houses, is located in the village of Uchisar in the center of Cappadocia in Turkey. Cappadocia is a one-hour flight from Istanbul and private transfers are available from Kayseri Airport (50 minutes) or Nevsehir Airport (30 minutes). The hotel is a four-hour drive from Ankara (Esenboga) Airport.


Venice, Italy in the world — is where you’ll find Regina Hotel Baglioni, built in 1904 and a masterpiece of Liberty and art deco styles. The hotel is five-star luxury at its best, featuring grand rooms and spectacular suites, some with private Jacuzzis on marble terraces overlooking the Eternal City. With an award-winning restaurant, rejuvenating spa and proximity to Rome’s most desired sights, Regina Hotel Baglioni is a true treasure from Baglioni Hotels, renowned for its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip From May to September, the Belvedere Terrace atop the Regina Hotel Baglioni becomes a wine-tasting mecca, where the finest Italian and international vintages may be sampled while drinking in wondrous views of Rome. Look for weekly wine and champagne events led by sommeliers and other experts.

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Rome’s famed Via Veneto — regarded as one of the most glamorous streets


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Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that both business and pleasure travelers enjoy the warmest hospitality and attentive service. The Tempio della Salute wellness area offers a variety of spa packages that feature massages, facials and anti-aging treatments. There is a large meeting room (capacity of 80) for conferences. And the hotel’s wedding planning service can handle everything for the bride-to-be, from flowers and photography to hair styling and make-up.

Pristine marble floors. Lavish bathrooms with fine Italian toiletries. Wide balconies overlooking Rome. Rooms designed with classic damask fabrics and antique furniture or in rich art deco style. Accommodations at Regina Hotel Baglioni are extraordinary and fully equipped for today’s traveler. The Penthouse Panoramic Suite features a wide outdoor terrace with wrought-iron gazebo and Jacuzzi. The new apartment-like Ludovisi Suite sleeps six and has its own private elevator, as well as personal butler service. Aromatic plants on the terrace create a Mediterranean garden ambiance.

Top Attractions + Villa Borghese Gardens + Vatican City + Colosseum + Piazza Navona + Via Condotti Designer Shopping Street


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Regina Hotel Baglioni Via Veneto, 72 00187 Rome, Italy

The Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, directly on the Via Veneto, is a wonderful mix of traditional Italian elegance and contemporary design. Chef Luciano Sarzi Sartori, who has cooked for celebrities and world leaders, brings a passion for authentic Mediterranean-style cuisine to the table, while adding his own original zest. The menu features an array of fish and meat selections as well as traditional favorites. At Caffè Baglioni, a warm and welcoming spot complete with fireplace, guests enjoy breakfast and light fare until midday.

Telephone: +39.06.454.03300 Facsimile: +39.06.233.26966 Email: reservations.reginaroma@baglionihotels.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities Where to begin? The city of Rome is a work of art — simply meandering along its ancient streets is an unforgettable experience. The hotel is within walking distance of Villa Borghese Gardens, Piazza di Spagna, the fashionable Via Condotti, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. In addition to popular attractions like St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum, visitors don’t want to miss the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini in Piazza Navona or the archeological wonders at Palatine Hill.

Location Regina Hotel Baglioni is located on the famed Via Veneto in the heart of Rome, within walking distance of Piazza di Spagna and the Via Condotti designer shopping street. It’s approximately 30 minutes from Leonardo da VinciFiumicino Airport, which services flights from all over the world. Limousine transfers are available upon request.


Florence, Italy Basilica of Santa Croce and the Duomo — is your private Italian hideaway when you stay at Relais Santa Croce. Housed in the exquisite Ciofi-Jacometti Palace, this elegant hotel has retained many of its original details, including wall and ceiling frescoes and magnificent wooden trusses that adorn the main lounge. It’s an intimate retreat featuring 24 rooms and suites that overlook the colorful rooftops of Florence, each beautifully furnished with antique and modern elements. The property is managed by Baglioni Hotels, renowned for its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Known for fine leather goods and footwear, Florence is a shopper’s paradise. Meander off the beaten path and browse the Oltrarno quarter across the Arno, where you’ll find small workshops selling fabulous handmade products.

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Guests are welcomed in their rooms with a special cake created by Relais Santa Croce’s chef. And it’s those unexpected delights that add to the extraordinary hotel experience. Each room and suite is a unique work of art, incorporating the palace’s original details, from ancient arches to stately fireplaces to 18th-century frescoes. Luxuriously appointed with antiques, contemporary accents, marble bathrooms and the latest technologies, accommodations are impeccable. The da Verrazzano Royal Suite — three graceful rooms — even has its own gym.

Amenities Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that each guest enjoys the warmest hospitality and attentive service. And the five-star experience at Relais Santa Croce also includes unpacking and packing service, as well as a multilingual concierge. There are three meeting rooms — fully outfitted with the latest technologies — that accommodate up to 100 people and the entire palazzo may be reserved for weddings. The hotel’s experienced event planners will ensure that every celebration is unforgettable.

Top Attractions + Uffizi Gallery + Piazza della Signoria + Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) + Ponte Vecchio + Shopping Along Via de’ Tornabuoni


Dining Mixing ancient cooking traditions with the flavors of today, Guelfi e Ghibellini restaurant serves Tuscan favorites transformed into exciting new gourmet sensations. The restaurant’s young culinary stars cook everything from scratch and create a seasonal menu, updated quarterly, enhanced with daily produce from local markets. Enoteca Pinchoiorri, a three-star Michelin restaurant, is also in the hotel’s building. For aperitifs and afternoon snacks, guests enjoy the Bar and Sala della Musica. There’s also the Fumoir for those who wish to indulge in a cigar.

Relais Santa Croce Via Ghibellina 87 50122 Florence, Italy

Telephone: +39.055.094.9960 Facsimile: +39.055.390.9975 Email: reservations.santacrocefirenze@baglionihotels.com

Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities Florence is one of the world’s most beloved destinations, always at the top of travelers’ must-see lists. With its priceless works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael and Titian, there’s always a reason to go back. It’s a walker’s paradise and the hotel is within 15 minutes of the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Boboli Gardens. It’s also a fashion capital, home to top designers Ferragamo, Gucci and Cavalli, to name a few, and scores of fabulous shops.

Location Relais Santa Croce is located in the historic center of Florence near the famous Basilica of Santa Croce and a short walk to major tourist sites. Guests may fly into Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport, a short ride to the hotel.


Champillon-Epernay, France Champagne continues to host the most discerning travelers in its remarkable location overlooking the vineyards of France’s enchanting Champagne region. This 17th-century building, originally a mail relay station and then an inn, even has an ancient Roman road beneath its cellars. The historic charm remains today, enhanced by deluxe accommodations and a worldclass restaurant and wine cellar — all with panoramic views of the vineyards and Marne Valley. The property is managed by Baglioni Hotels, renowned for its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip When in Reims, visit the magnificent Cathedral of Notre-Dame, a masterpiece of Gothic design and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s where the kings of France were crowned and is known for its statues, including the famous “smiling angel” on the façade.

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A favorite stopover of Napoleon and his generals on the road to Reims, Royal


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With just 28 guest accommodations, including four suites, the hotel is intimate and homey. The rooms have been refurbished in the last five years and redecorated using lush fabrics, period furnishings and unique accents; some have terraces and all offer commanding views of the Marne Valley and vineyards. The spacious suites blend Belle Epoch and contemporary design, creating a soothing haven from which to enjoy the scenery.

Amenities Property manager Baglioni Hotels has perfected its “luxury with an Italian touch” philosophy, ensuring that guests enjoy warm hospitality and attentive service. Royal Champagne certainly lives up to its name by housing almost 300 different types of bubbly produced in the region in its wine cellar. Enjoy tastings on the terrace — an ideal venue for celebratory events. In addition, the entire property may be reserved for conferences, weddings or other private gatherings.

Top Attractions + Avenue de Champagne, Epernay + Moët & Chandon Cellar Tour + Mercier Cellar Tour + Abbey of Hautvillers (Dom Pérignon) + Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims


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Royal Champagne

Royal Champagne’s delightful restaurant celebrates the hotel’s important historic connection to the region by featuring an authentic menu of traditional favorites. Chef Franck Fuchs has worked in fine restaurants from Chamonix to Bora Bora and brings his creativity to time-honored dishes like foie gras. Whether dining indoors or out, the views are spectacular — and the choices of champagne and wine from the hotel’s celebrated cellar create perfect pairings with Chef Fuchs’ inspired menu.

Bellevue - 51160 Champillon-Epernay, France Telephone: +33.326.528.711 Facsimile: +33.326.528.969 Email: reservation@royalchampagne.com Website: www.baglionihotels.com facebook.com/baglionihotels twitter.com/Baglioni_Hotels

Philanthropy Baglioni Hotels is committed to social responsibility and plays an active role in fundraising for two important causes: orphans in Africa and cancer research. The hotel’s “Before Leaving Look at Us” program actively includes guests by donating one euro for each night’s stay. The money collected has supported OrphanAid Africa, which helps needy children in Ghana, and Grazia Focacci, a foundation that finances new cancer therapies and supports patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Activities Discover the world of Champagne — quite literally — on cellar tours and tastings in the area. Epernay is home to Avenue de Champagne with its beautiful Renaissance homes and champagne cellars, where guests learn how champagne is produced and enjoy tastings. On popular tours for Moët & Chandon and Mercier, visitors explore a labyrinth of subterranean cellars, which have been dug out of chalk. In Hautvillers, a favorite sight is the medieval abbey of Dom Pérignon, where the famous monk is believed to have invented champagne.

Location Royal Champagne is located in the Marne Valley in France’s Champagne region. There’s a small airport in Reims, about 30 minutes from the hotel. Guests may also fly into Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport or Paris-Orly Airport, about a 1.5-hour drive away.


Dubrovnik, Croatia The former residence of famed British archeologist Sir Arthur Evans, historic private home, built into a cliff overlooking the Adriatic and just five minutes from Old Town, the city’s historic walled center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site features three luxurious bedrooms, living room with fireplace, dining room, five terraces, outdoor pool, outdoor kitchen, private beach and heavenly views. Guests enjoy butler service, daily breakfast and all of the services of the iconic Hotel Excelsior next door. The property is owned by Adriatic Luxury Hotels, a diverse collection of the finest seaside hotels and villas in Croatia.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Marvel at the exotic plants and 500-year-old plane trees at Trsteno Arboretum, a Renaissance garden about 20 minutes from Dubrovnik. This summer residence from the 15th century also features an exquisite fountain of Neptune nestled in the trees.

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Villa Agave is the perfect base for exploring the Dalmatian coast. This


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Guests enjoy the services of a private butler who handles all day-to-day requests. A sumptuous breakfast is served daily and, if desired, a personal chef is available to prepare meals. In-villa massages and beauty treatments, private luxury car service and boat charters can also be arranged. Guests have exclusive access to the Hotel Excelsior next door, a luxury property renowned for its rejuvenating spa and four restaurants. And travelers are transported to and from the airport in a stylish luxury car.

Swing in a hammock on the terrace. Play chess with the walled city of Dubrovnik in view. Cool off in your private pool. Villa Agave is sheer seaside splendor. There are three luxurious bedrooms, a huge living room with fireplace, a dining room that seats eight and five amazing open terraces. Rustic wood floors, beamed ceilings, antiques and original works by Croatian artists create a casual and chic ambiance. The 13th-century chapel of St. Lazarus on the property is an ideal meditation space.

Top Attractions + Old Town + St. Blaise + Rector’s Palace + Sponza Palace + Adriatic Water Sports, including Yachting and Scuba Diving


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Dining At Villa Agave, guests wake up to a hearty breakfast served each day in the privacy of their residence and may choose the convenience of a personal chef to prepare all other meals. There are many exciting dining experiences throughout Dubrovnik, notably the Hotel Excelsior next door, where restaurant options include Prora Restaurant for fine dining, Satu for sushi and Salin restaurant for traditional Mediterranean meals and harbor views.

Frana Supila 12 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Telephone: +385.20.430.834 Facsimile: +385.20.430.835 Email: villas@alh.hr Website: www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com facebook.com/ALHhotels twitter.com/ALHhotels

Activities For travelers in search of old-world Europe and spectacular natural beauty, Dubrovnik is the ideal getaway. Old Town, the historic walled center and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a mere five-minute stroll from the villa. There, the church of St. Blaise, Rector’s Palace and Sponza Palace are must-sees. Nature lovers head to the wooded island of Lokrum, where a botanical garden awaits. Adventurers may choose to scuba dive to centuries-old shipwrecks or glide over crystal waters in kayaks, sailboats or rafts.

Location Villa Agave, a private residence, is located on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic between Dubrovnik’s Old Town and the picturesque island of Lokrum. Travelers fly into Dubrovnik Airport, which services major European carriers, and is situated 30 minutes from the villa.


VI LLA GI USEPPINA 5 minute drive

Como, Italy With magnificent Lake Como and the storybook city of Bellagio as an waters, surrounded by picturesque peaks and gardens. This private, sevenbedroom mansion is one of northern Italy’s grandest retreats, hosting VIPs and royalty, and offering unsurpassed services. An in-house concierge, chef, butler, chauffeur, housekeeper and speedboat driver are on-site to make each journey unique and unforgettable. Guests also enjoy the fabulous lake-view infinity pool, a spa, a fully equipped gym and a helipad for easy transport. Within driving distance of Milan, Villa Giuseppina is ideally situated for exploring the wonders of Italy’s Lombardy region.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is as beautiful as it is historically significant. Complementing the landscape and known for its chapels and stucco and terracotta statues, it’s worth a trip just to see the amazing views of Comacina Island.

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awe-inspiring tableau, Villa Giuseppina overlooks the lake’s majestic


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Villa Giuseppina offers resort-caliber amenities in a private setting. Facilities include a spectacular infinity pool overlooking the water, wine cellar, private gardens, a fully equipped gym, indoor heated pool, steam room and sauna, plus terraces for outdoor dining and parties. Luxurious spa treatments can be arranged on-site at the Villa by professionals from nearby spas. The on-site concierge, butler and housekeeper attend to every request, and a personal chef prepares meals and suggests pairings from the extensive wine collection. For easy touring of the region, a chauffeur and speedboat driver are on call 24/7.

Decorated in neutral tones with pops of color, Villa Giuseppina lets the scenery take center stage. Expansive windows and terraces offer breathtaking views at every turn. The mansion, which accommodates up to 14 people, has recently undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation and features impeccable classiccontemporary interiors by designers from the Milan fashion-house Etro. There are seven bedrooms: six doubles with private baths and one twin. A library, reception areas, family room and two dining rooms make Villa Giuseppina the perfect setting for group getaways.

Top Attractions + Bellagio + Villa Carlotta + Water Sports on Lake Como + Brunate Cable Car + Private Shopping Trips to Milan + Trips to Lugano + Hiking and Biking in the Como Area


Dining Imagine hosting an elegant dinner party in the garden or on the private lakeside terrace with views of fairytale Bellagio. Villa Giuseppina’s chef is available to prepare all meals in this magical setting. The mansion’s celebrated wine cellar includes top-rated vintages from around the world. Guests may also be interested in dining out in one of the numerous restaurants in the area. Continental breakfast and soft drinks are included.

Villa Giuseppina

Via Statale Regina 69 Griante, Como 22011, Italy Telephone: +212.967.5895 Facsimile: +212.967.9723 Email: info@villagiuseppina.com Website: www.villagiuseppina.com

Activities Rich in history and beauty, Lake Como is a playground for Milan fashionistas and international jetsetters. In addition to water sports like sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and boating, the region is ideal for mountain biking, hiking, skiing, golfing and tennis. Explore Bellagio, “the pearl of the lake,” stately homes like Villa Carlotta with its splendid gardens and Como’s impressive cathedral. See the panoramic sights from Brunate’s cable car or a seaplane. Or enjoy a private shopping tour of Milan. Villa Giuseppina will arrange all excursions.

Location Villa Giuseppina is located at the midpoint of Lake Como across the water from Bellagio in Italy’s Lombardy region, 15 minutes by helicopter and 75 minutes by car from Milan. Guests fly into Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate international airports, a 75-minute drive to the villa. Lugano Airport is a 45-minute drive and services regional carriers and private planes. There’s a helipad on the property for easy access and airport transfers are available.


Dubrovnik, Croatia With mesmerizing views of Dubrovnik’s walled Old Town, the sparkling retreat. Recently reopened following an extensive renovation, this property was built in 1939 as a private residence and was regarded as one of the most beautiful villas in Croatia. Today it remains a special place, nestled among cascading gardens and offering 11 guest rooms, two suites and a wealth of amenities, including access to spa facilities and a saltwater pool. The property is owned by Adriatic Luxury Hotels, a diverse collection of the finest seaside hotels and villas in Croatia.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip If you’re visiting in July or August, don’t miss the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, when the streets of Old Town come alive with classical music, theater, opera and dance for over 45 days. This unforgettable event, which takes place in 70 open-air venues throughout the city, has been charming travelers and locals alike since 1950.

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waters of the Adriatic and lush Lokrum Island, Villa Orsula is an elegant


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The recent renovation successfully preserved the classic Mediterranean style of the 1939 stone villa. Each of the 11 rooms and two suites is designed to accent the original features with modern, minimalist furnishings, creating a peaceful sanctuary for guests. From interactive TVs to complimentary WiFi, accommodations have been upgraded to meet the needs of today’s travelers. For the utmost in privacy and luxury, book the Royal Suite, which features a separate bedroom, spacious living area and huge balcony overlooking the city and sea.

Amenities Small, intimate and welcoming, Villa Orsula prides itself on unmatched personalized services. The concierge is on call to arrange activities and tours, creating a seamless vacation experience. There’s access to a private beach and magnificent saltwater swimming pool, as well as a spa and wellness center at the Hotel Excelsior next door that offers an array of invigorating massages, skincare treatments, manicures, pedicures and more.

Top Attractions + Old Town + St. Blaise + Rector’s Palace + Sponza Palace + Adriatic Water Sports, including Yachting and Scuba Diving


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Dining Guests enjoy breakfast daily as well as fine dining at the Victoria Restaurant & Bar, which features a combination of Mediterranean and international fare plus an impressive wine list. The restaurant’s celebrated executive chef, Thierry Caruel, was selected to cook for guests at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He brings that same distinguished palate to the menu offerings at this classic Dubrovnik eatery.

Frana Supila 14 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Telephone: +385.20.430.830 Facsimile: +385.20.430.835 Email: reservations@alh.hr Website: www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com facebook.com/ALHhotels twitter.com/ALHhotels

Activities Five minutes from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Villa Orsula provides easy access to one of the most picturesque European locales. Named “the pearl of the Adriatic,” this walled city with its red roofs and charming cobblestone lanes, is fascinating to explore. Don’t miss the church of St. Blaise, the Rector’s Palace and Sponza Palace. Outdoor enthusiasts will find nature at every turn, whether hiking, horseback riding or exploring the Adriatic’s mysteries while scuba diving or boating.

Location Villa Orsula is located just five minutes from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, set among beautiful gardens with views of the Adriatic and the historic city. Travelers fly into Dubrovnik Airport, which services major European carriers, and is situated 30 minutes from the villa.


Muscat, The Sultanate of Oman The first contemporary hotel to open in The Sultanate of Oman, The architecture and Asian Zen style. This elegant retreat, with its symmetrical gardens, manicured hedges and soothing pools, sits on a private beach overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains. The hotel’s minimalistic design and Omani accents create an aura of simplicity and peace — an idyllic haven for business and leisure travelers. The property is conceived and operated by General Hotel Management (GHM), a worldwide leader in creating distinctive hotel concepts inspired by the landscape, architecture and culture of a destination.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip The awe-inspiring Jebel Shams is the highest peak in the Arabian Peninsula at 3,004 meters above sea level. Come and discover the “Grand Canyon” of the Middle East only in Oman.

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Chedi Muscat is a five-star beach resort that imaginatively fuses Omani


Accommodations Rooms 120 Suites 38 Featuring 158 rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the water gardens, Hajar Mountains or Gulf of Oman, the hotel offers a range of accommodations for travelers. Each room is decorated with understated elegance — soft, muted tones and minimalistic design are enhanced by unique lighting accents. The Chedi Club Suites are individual villas that offer extra amenities, including access to the The Club Lounge for complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés. Rooms are further accentuated with Bose sound systems, lavish bathrooms and a complimentary minibar (water, soft drinks and beer only in Serai and Deluxe Rooms, alcohol included in Deluxe Club Rooms and Chedi Club Suites).

Amenities A host of Zen-inspired amenities awaits guests. In addition to a private beach, there are three pools: the adults-only infinity Chedi Pool and Long Pool, and the family-friendly Serai Pool, where the lounge chairs seem to float on water. The Spa’s treatments – including the signature Chedi Oriental Ritual — draw from a range of wellness traditions and feature rejuvenating natural ingredients such as Himalayan cedar, Morrocan rhassoul mud, rosehip seeds and grapefruit. At the Health Club, guests revel in the group classes, personal training and state-of-the-art equipment. There are also conference facilities, ideal for small corporate meetings and private events.

Top Attractions + The Grand Mosque + Traditional Souks + Touring Old Muscat and the Forts + Wahiba Sands Desert Safari & Trip to a Wadi (Valley)

+ Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing and Dolphin Watching

+ The Royal Opera House Muscat + Turtle Watching


Dining Adjacent to the lobby with beach views and indoor and outdoor seating, The Restaurant is known for its fine Middle Eastern, European, Indian and Asian cuisine. Watch the chefs at work in four open display kitchens — a moveable feast, indeed. For fresh seafood and crustaceans, The Beach Restaurant is a delicious choice. And the Arabian Courtyard delights the palate with an exotic menu of grilled meat and fish. Lighter fare is available poolside at The Serai, The Chedi and The Long Pool Cabanas, as well as in The Lobby Lounge.

The Chedi Muscat

P.O. Box 964 133 Al Khuwair Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman Telephone: +968.24.52.4400 Facsimile: +968.24.49.3485 Email: chedimuscat@ghmhotels.com Website: www.GHMhotels.com facebook.com/TheChediMuscat twitter.com/GHMhotels

Activities With the sea, mountains, desert and enchanting Muscat within visiting distance, guests enjoy a range of diverse activities. Water sports including snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, dolphin-watching and turtle reserve trips in the clear-blue Gulf can all be arranged through the concierge. In the desert, take a four-wheel drive excursion over majestic sand dunes. Or simply explore Muscat, a city where traditional souks, the spectacular Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House provide an irresistible mix of old and new.

Location Located in Muscat, the capital of The Sultanate Oman, at Al Ghubra, The Chedi Muscat is an exclusive beach resort. The Chedi Muscat is a mere 15-minute drive from Muscat International Airport.


Cape Town, South Africa At the southern tip of Africa in the iconic city of Cape Town, guests of a luxury hotel at Ellerman House. This elegant mansion, with its commanding views of the Atlantic, is the epitome of refined simplicity. Located in exclusive Bantry Bay near beautiful beaches and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Ellerman House completely immerses guests in South Africa’s captivating culture and hospitality. With eleven rooms and two suites, two three-bedroom villas, a superb restaurant and wine cellar and renowned South African art collection, it’s a sophisticated haven in one of the world’s most fascinating regions.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip The Ellerman House art collection leaves guests breathless. Make sure to take a tour of the House and gallery during your stay.

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experience all the comforts of a private residence and the amenities


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The rich visual history of South Africa surrounds guests at Ellerman House. Tour the hotel’s art collection, featuring works by South African masters and the Ellerman House Contemporary Gallery, which showcases upand-coming talent. Other amenities include: refreshing pool (overlooking the sea); fullservice spa (don’t miss the blissful 2.5-hour Ellerman House Ritual); hand-finished laundry; complimentary teas, coffees, spirits and beer; fully stocked in-room bar with luxury brands; guest pantry with wide selection of snacks; sunset cocktails and canapés.

Each of the eleven guestrooms and two suites is individually appointed and decorated with original works by South African artists. With private balconies (all but one offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic), luxurious bathrooms, original architectural details and fine furnishings, guest retreats are comfortable and welcoming. The contemporary Ellerman Villas, next to the main house and serviced by a private chef and hospitality team, have their own entrance and can accommodate larger groups with a three- or five-bedroom layout.

Top Attractions + Table Mountain Cable Car + Cape Town City Tour + Peninsula Tour + Cape Winelands + Golf


Dining An unforgettable dining experience awaits guests in the Ellerman House restaurant. Magical views of the sea paired with a changing menu of culinary classics incorporating fresh local ingredients excite the palate. The restaurant’s talented team of chefs will also prepare a guest’s favorite dish upon request. Meals are enhanced by the hotel’s extensive collection of South African wines featuring the best vintages from established wines, estates and emerging boutique vineyards. The newly built Ellerman House Wine Gallery interactively showcases this spectacular collection and shares the best of the wine industry with guests staying at Ellerman House.

Ellerman House

180 Kloof Road Bantry Bay, 8005 Cape Town, South Africa Telephone: +27.21.430.3200 Facsimile: +27.21.430.3215 Email: info@ellerman.co.za Website: www.ellerman.co.za facebook.com/EllermanHouse twitter.com/ellermanhotel

Philanthropy Ellerman House is committed to the people and environments of South Africa and especially Cape Town. They’ve launched numerous green initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and established The Click Foundation, to assist the education crisis in South Africa. Yearly, the Ellerman House ArtAngels event raises money to support this foundation and its work in the struggling neighborhoods in Cape Town. The hotel is also a partner hotel with Great Plains Conservation, which seeks to fund threatened environments through low-impact tourism.

Activities Just ten minutes from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and near pristine beaches, Ellerman House offers travelers myriad options — and the hotel’s staff loves to share favorite Cape Town experiences or create personalized itineraries. Private transfers, within nine miles of the hotel, are available. Shop for African folk art in the city’s Greenmarket Square or take a revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Go on a wine safari, learn to surf, try shark cage diving, hike along Cape Point or golf — it’s all possible.

Location Ellerman House, a luxury hotel that was once the home of a shipping magnate, is located in Cape Town, South Africa, in the posh neighborhood of Bantry Bay. Overlooking the Atlantic and just 10 minutes from the city’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the hotel is about a 30-minute ride from Cape Town International Airport, which services international flights. Guests are greeted at the airport by an Ellerman House representative and enjoy private, chauffeur-driven airport transfers in air-conditioned courtesy cars.


Nairobi, Kenya A sanctuary within the bustling metropolis of Nairobi, Kenya, awardcombines contemporary style and signature regional references with warmth and distinction. This luxury property, which is ideal for business or leisure travelers, offers five-star service, state-of-the-art amenities, spacious guest rooms, a relaxing spa, world-class restaurants and a spectacular rooftop pool — all infused with the authentic flavors of Africa. Incorporating original works by African artists and sleek, modern accents, Sankara is a soothing, stylish haven in the Westlands, the city’s commercial, retail and entertainment quarter near Nairobi’s most popular attractions.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip See eye-to-eye with a giraffe at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Center, a breeding place for endangered Rothschild giraffes, where you can also feed the gentle creatures from elevated platforms.

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winning Sankara Nairobi, the first hotel by Sankara Hotels & Resorts,


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Sankara Nairobi’s service is effortless, personal and genuine. At turndown, a soapstone animal figurine is left for guests to collect and enjoy. The 33 club rooms offer private lounge access, butler service, gourmet breakfast, complimentary beverages, evening canapés and more. All guests revel in the awardwinning Angsana Spa by Banyan Tree, with its bespoke treatments, plus a gym and stunning rooftop pool overlooking the city. For business travelers, there are three meeting rooms, a boardroom and a business center. Original Kenyan handicrafts are available at Sankara Boutique.

The 156 rooms and suites, each designed for comfort and convenience, include 33 club rooms that provide exclusive access to the Club Lounge, where guests enjoy a host of personalized services. All accommodations feature luxurious down duvets, marble bathrooms with separate tubs, rain showers, fine toiletries and large desks with ergonomic chairs. The state-of-the-art plug-and-play panel allows for easy connection to all in-room devices, including flat-screen TV, DVD player and surround-sound system. There’s also complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Top Attractions + Nairobi National Park + Karen Blixen Museum + Nairobi National Museum + Nairobi Snake Park + Fourteen Falls in Thika


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Sankara Nairobi

Woodvale Grove, Westlands P.O. Box 1638 – 00606 Nairobi, Kenya

At Artisan, the intimate setting complements fabulous international fare, created using organic and seasonal ingredients. Muhibbah features a contemporary mix of Southeast Asian cuisine and a lively open kitchen. The wine selection at Gallery has earned awards from Wine Spectator and is a great spot to savor the finest vintages and a lighter menu. Sarabi Pool & Supper Club offers amazing views, healthy alfresco dining and a buzzing social scene at night. Or sip bubbly at the Champagne Bar, which also serves singlemalt whiskies.

Telephone: +254.20.420.8000/249.0210 Facsimile: +254.20.420.8888 Email: connect@nairobi.sankara.com Website: www.sankara.com facebook.com/SankaraNairobi twitter.com/SankaraNairobi

Philanthropy Sankara Nairobi is committed to supporting Kenyan artisans and preserving traditional handicrafts through its Sankara Boutique. The one-of-a-kind pieces sold are an important source of income and employment for many craftspeople and their communities. Soapstone animal figurines, given to guests at turndown, have spawned a small industry in Kisii. And the hotel’s Christmas tree will be adorned with 1,000 crocheted toy animals made by a church group in Baba Dogo, an initiative that will help fund new classrooms and desks and chairs for the school.

Activities Nairobi is a cosmopolitan city that also offers safari-style adventure nearby. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum, home of the famed Danish author who chronicled her life in Out of Africa, or Fourteen Falls to see the magnificent waterfalls. Nairobi National Park, a reserve for wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions and buffalo, is ideal for game viewing. Learn about Kenya’s history, culture and art at the Nairobi National Museum and don’t miss the adjacent Nairobi Snake Park for some slithering good fun.

Location Sankara Nairobi is located in the Westlands, the commercial, retail and entertainment quarter of Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel is 30 minutes (traffic permitting) from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which services direct flights from Europe, the Middle East, Far East and Africa, and from smaller Wilson Airport. Airport transfers and limousine services are available.


Singita Ebony Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, South Africa of pristine savannah renowned for its concentration of big game, Singita Ebony Lodge is a traditional stone and thatch lodge that evokes an intense feeling of familiarity. The original Singita lodge, it is the epitome of elegant comfort and inviting warmth. The soulful combination of rich colors, textures and layers invites a sense of authentic charm and comfort. Each private suite has its own plunge pool overlooking dazzling views of the Sand River and, of course, the animals that make a safari experience one of the most incredible visual events in the world.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip A stay at Singita will change not just your life, but the lives of the area residents. Visit the local schools in Justicia to see how your visit is benefitting the community’s children.

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When you return from adventures in the bushveld, a most civilized setting awaits you, complete with an open boma, gymnasium, health spa, library, wine cellar and swimming pools. Restore your body’s natural balance and soothe away stresses at the Singita Spa, offering body and skin-care treatments in the tranquility of the therapy rooms or the privacy of your suite. In the Singita Boutique & Gallery, fine art, sculpture, jewelry and fashions by African artists and craftsmen make beautiful keepsakes of your journey to the continent. WiFi is available.

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Languishing in the shade of Jackalberry trees on the bank of the Sand River, the suites at Ebony Lodge are quiet sanctuaries of luxurious simplicity and refined comfort. Each of the lodge’s 12 double suites features an en suite bathroom and shower, outdoor shower, private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace, private lounge and game-viewing deck. The entire lodge may be booked for groups or families. Children of all ages are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit to the Local Community + Singita Boutique & Gallery + Guided Bush Walk + Singita Spa


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Singita Ebony Lodge

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve South Africa

South Africa’s diverse cultures and cosmopolitan influences inspire the unique culinary experience at Singita Lodges. Breakfasts and luncheons are enjoyed on the deck overlooking the Sand River and African savannah. Whether you choose a gourmet meal in the dining room or a romantic dinner in your suite, you’ll find a fusion of venison, fresh fish, pastas, soups and vegetables. Dining around a fire in the boma under a starlit sky while a Shangaan choir sings is the perfect setting for haute cuisine African style. Menus are tailored to your desires and Ebony’s comprehensive wine cellar offers hundreds of vintages to complement your choices.

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy The Singita Community Development Trust has, since 2009, been working together with the READ Educational Trust, a non-profit organization, to introduce and increase effective and constructive teaching methodologies into the preschools that serve the Justicia and Lillydale villages, communities situated on the boundary of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Support provided is holistic and ranges from guidance in the running and management of a preschool; to formal training courses, focusing on the effective development of children’s literacy and numeracy skills; and the provision of educational materials. Parent workshops are also conducted to encourage a more developmental home life for the learners. This is planned as a four-year program and, once complete, Singita will offer the same support to a further 10 preschools in the area. MOZAMBIQUE

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Singita Kruger National Park Singita Sabi Sand Nelspruit

Pretoria

Activities The sound of creatures awakening to a new day will stir your senses, as nature’s primal story unfolds on the grandest of all stages. Guided by experienced rangers and game trackers, guests are invited to participate in early morning and evening spot-lit game drives in open Land Rovers. Wildlife is abundant at the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, where herds of buffalo and elephant, large prides of lion, majestic leopards, antelope by the thousands, birdlife and smaller animals can be seen. Guided bush walks and community visits can also be arranged.

NAMIBIA

Johannesburg

SWAZILAND

Kimberley

Bloemfontein Maseru

Durban

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Indian Ocean George

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Atlantic Ocean

Location Ebony Lodge is part of Singita Sabi Sand in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It is approximately 1.25 hours by air from Johannesburg to both Skukuza and Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, and about 5.5 hours driving from Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sand.


Singita Boulders Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, South Africa a sundeck of Singita Boulders Lodge as they watch wild animals roam free across the pristine 45,000-acre sanctuary in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Carved out of the earth, the 12 suites are magnificently appointed, nestled along the Sand River. Their organic texture, colors and open fluidity harmonize perfectly with the outdoors, and natural elements are reflected in the simple yet luxurious leather and linen throughout the lodge. 

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip The rare and wonderful discoveries at Singita Boulders extend beyond the wildlife. The wine cellar is stocked with a private selection of hard-to-find wines from its owner. Fall in love with a particular vintage and they can ship it home for you.

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While your days may be spent in wilderness adventure, you’ll return to a serene and tranquil environment complete with a gymnasium, health spa, library, wine cellar and swimming pools. And be sure to indulge in the Singita Spa’s body and skin care treatments in therapy rooms with spectacular views of the bushveld or in the comfort of your private suite. Visitors will also find superb shopping at the Singita Boutique & Gallery. WiFi is available.

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Singita Boulders Lodge’s modern magnificence stands in awe of Africa. Its dozen contemporary suites are places of quiet reflection, featuring sensual stone bedrooms and bathrooms that enfold you in the finest luxuries while you enjoy panoramic views of the African bush. Each of the lodge’s suites features an en suite bathroom and shower, private swimming pool, fireplace, private lounge and game-viewing deck. The entire lodge may be booked for groups or families. Children of all ages are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit to the Local Community + Singita Boutique & Gallery + Guided Bush Walk + Singita Spa


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Singita Boulders Lodge

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve South Africa

The modern, contemporary African spirit of Boulders Lodge is reflected in the diverse cuisine inspired by South Africa’s cosmopolitan influences. Beautifully prepared dishes are presented in truly inspirational surroundings. On a balmy evening, delight the palette with a chilled watermelon and red pepper gazpacho followed by chermoulamarinated tiger prawns with avocado salsa. The fusion of Asian, pan-African and modern European flavors and textures is as memorable as the awe-inspiring views. Menus are tailored to your taste and a comprehensive wine cellar offers pairings of perfection.

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy The Singita Community Development Trust has, since 2009, been working together with the READ Educational Trust, a non-profit organization, to introduce and increase effective and constructive teaching methodologies into the preschools that serve the Justicia and Lillydale villages, communities situated on the boundary of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Support provided is holistic and ranges from guidance in the running and management of a preschool; to formal training courses, focusing on the effective development of children’s literacy and numeracy skills; and the provision of educational materials. Parent workshops are also conducted to encourage a more developmental home life for the learners. This is planned as a four-year program and, once complete, Singita will offer the same support to a further 10 preschools in the area. MOZAMBIQUE

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Singita Kruger National Park

Activities The days at Singita start early. Your ranger and tracker greet you in the main lodge with a warm beverage and light snack before you head out on the morning expedition. Then return to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast. The afternoon is spent at your leisure, as you anticipate the excitement of the evening safari drive. Herds of impala, antelope, buffalo and elephant, prides of lion and a leopard beginning the night’s hunt — just a few of the wonders that await you in the sanctuary of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Guided bush walks and community visits can also be arranged.

Singita Sabi Sand Nelspruit

Pretoria

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Johannesburg

SWAZILAND

Kimberley

Bloemfontein Maseru

Durban

LESOTHO

Indian Ocean George

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Atlantic Ocean

Location Boulders Lodge is part of Singita Sabi Sand in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It is approximately 1.25 hours by air from Johannesburg to both Skukuza and Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, and about 5.5 hours driving from Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sand.


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Singita Lebombo Lodge Kruger National Park, South Africa walled suites of Singita Lebombo Lodge provide guests with some of the most dramatic scenery and pristine wilderness in all of wildest Africa. Considered an architectural masterpiece with a cutting-edge steel, glass and wood design that enhances the natural surroundings, guests can revel in the lodge’s understated elegance and world-class hospitality during this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip There’s no better way to connect with nature than to sleep under open sky on your private viewing deck. If you find it hard to fall asleep, just try counting the thousands of stars overhead.

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While every aspect of the lodge’s design was defined by the intensity of the environment and reduced to the most simplistic equation of form and function, you’ll find that nothing has been overlooked when it comes to creature comforts and rejuvenation of the spirit. Lebombo’s modern facilities include a fully equipped gym, a library, a stellar wine cellar and a swimming pool. The Singita Spa is a haven for you to unwind and feel restored, offering a range of massages, skin care and spa body treatments. WiFi is available.

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Built on stilts, the lofts at Singita Lebombo Lodge mimic the nest of the birds of prey that reside in the rocky cliffside. High above the confluence of the Sweni and N’wanetsi Rivers, with 180-degree views that stretch for miles towards the Lebombo Range, the 15 suites are quiet and meditative spaces. Each features an en suite bathroom and shower, private lounge and lookout deck. The entire camp may be booked for groups or families. Children over the age of 10 are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit the Singita School of Cooking + Singita Boutique & Gallery + Guided Bush Walk + Exclusive Concession


Singita Lebombo Lodge

Dining Guests at Lebombo encounter original cuisine inspired by African flavors and guided by Western culinary tradition. Here, the dining experience is light and rustic with local ingredients enriching the flavors. In summer, warm days are complemented with chilled fruity soups, refreshing sorbets and iced yogurt smoothies before setting out on safari. Cooler winter evenings are warmed with delights such as African peanut butter and butternut soup. Imagine dining under the stars in the glow of a boma fire, while an array of grilling meats and vegetables scent the air. Menus cater to both adventurous and more conservative tastes, and Lebombo’s exquisite silo cellar offers rare and sought-after vintages.

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Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy The Singita School of Cooking community project was launched in 2007 by the Singita Sweni head chef at the time, with the support of one of his sous chefs. They created a chef-training concept focused on unemployed young people from the local communities. The project has been extremely successful and with over 300 young people interviewed each year, only 8 candidates are accepted. As vocational skills training is very much lacking within rural communities in South Africa, Singita and the community place great value on this particular project. The training provides skills that will not only impact a student’s future but also that of their dependents and communities. MOZAMBIQUE

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Singita Kruger National Park Singita Sabi Sand Nelspruit

Pretoria

NAMIBIA

Johannesburg

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Activities Singita Lebombo Lodge was created as a transient witness to the land, when Singita was granted the rights to a concession in the southeast corner of Kruger National Park. Rangers say the park holds some of the highest concentrations of game on the continent. Every morning and evening, Land Rover safaris offer new excitement, from large prides of lion to abundant herds of buffalo or a solitary rhino, all seen against a backdrop of rivers, cliffs and an incredible diversity of flora. Guided bush walks and a visit to the Singita School of Cooking can also be arranged. The on-site Singita Boutique & Gallery offers art, sculpture, ethnic crafts, jewelry and safari fashions.

Kimberley

Bloemfontein Maseru

Durban

LESOTHO

Indian Ocean George

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Atlantic Ocean

Location Lebombo is located in Singita’s private concession on the border of Mozambique in southeastern Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It’s approximately 45 minutes to Satara by air from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, and approximately 1.5 hours from Johannesburg. The lodge is about an eighthour drive from Johannesburg, and two to three hours from Hoedspruit and Skukuza.


Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger National Park, South Africa National Park on the border of Mozambique, and nestled in the shade of the banks of the Sweni River, Sweni Lodge follows the Singita philosophy of “touching the earth lightly.” Built on stilts with decks of dark timber, Sweni is the smallest of the Singita lodges, with six luxurious hideaways tucked among the trees, offering time for peaceful reflection as well as the opportunity to see the Big Five and other game and bird life.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip No trip to Singita Sweni is complete without spending time on your viewing terrace watching the colony of hippopotamuses frolic below. The banks of the Sweni River are a regular playground for these massive and amusing creatures.

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Sweni Lodge’s luxurious comfort offers a revitalizing retreat after the rush of an early morning or evening expedition in the wild. Guests can enjoy a fully equipped gym, open boma, library, ample wine cellar, cool swimming pool and, of course, the ultimate relaxation — the Singita Spa. Unwind with treatments from massages to reflexology, manicures, facials, aromatherapy and other uplifting therapies while you gaze at the pristine beauty of the African bush. WiFi is available.

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With distinct African style, Sweni reveals another face of the glorious N’wanetsi Concession. Where Lebombo Lodge stands in awe of the great wide open, Sweni delights in peace and intimacy beside an African river. Warmth and contentment are central to the Sweni experience with smooth textures and cool serenity the focus of the six intimate suites. Each features an en suite bathroom and shower, and a private view of the river. The entire lodge may be booked out for a group or family, affording up to 12 guests total privacy and completely customized itineraries. Children of all ages are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit the Singita School of Cooking + Singita Boutique & Gallery + Guided Bush Walk + Exclusive Concession


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Singita Sweni Lodge Kruger National Park South Africa

The menus at Sweni Lodge are as enticing as the exotic setting in which they are served. Imaginative dishes such as Springbok fillets with a fresh papino, dill and ginger relish are sublime. Scoop indigenous peppadews onto a green salad. Dunk homemade breads into African aubergine pâté. Relish South African cheeses with a glass of crisp Cape wine. Snack on roasted corn nuts and venison biltong while on a game drive. Breakfast, lunches, packed picnics and dinner fare are all made with fresh local ingredients and tailored to your taste. Connoisseurs of fine wines will want to peruse the outstanding array in Lebombo’s beautiful silo cellar.

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy The Singita School of Cooking community project was launched in 2007 by the Singita Sweni head chef at the time, with the support of one of his sous chefs. They created a chef training concept focused on unemployed young people from the local communities. The project has been extremely successful and with over 300 young people interviewed each year, only 8 candidates are accepted. As vocational skills training is very much lacking within rural communities in South Africa, Singita and the community place great value on this particular project. The training provides skills that will not only impact a student’s future but also that of their dependents and communities. MOZAMBIQUE

BOTSWANA Kruger Park

Singita Kruger National Park

Activities The immense scale and echoing silence of Africa’s endless wilderness is something seldom experienced by modern man. Each new day at Sweni provides early morning and evening Land Rover safaris where you’ll explore the sweeping valleys and breathtaking splendor of the untamed wilderness with experienced rangers and game trackers. Rangers say the park holds some of the highest concentrations of game on the continent. Near the lodge you’ll spot smaller creatures in the shadows of the forest and enjoy the melody of songbirds. Guided bush walks and a visit to the Singita School of Cooking can also be arranged. The nearby Singita Boutique & Gallery offers art, sculpture, ethnic crafts, jewelry and safari fashions.

Singita Sabi Sand Nelspruit

Pretoria

NAMIBIA

Johannesburg

SWAZILAND

Kimberley

Bloemfontein Maseru

Durban

LESOTHO

Indian Ocean George

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Atlantic Ocean

Location Sweni is located in Singita’s private concession on the border of Mozambique in southeastern Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It’s approximately 45 minutes to Satara by air from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, and approximately 1.5 hours from Johannesburg. The lodge is about an eighthour drive from Johannesburg, and two to three hours from Hoedspruit and Skukuza.


Singita Sasakwa Lodge Singita Grumeti, Tanzania of staying at Singita Grumeti engraves itself on the soul of every visitor. This exclusive area of the Serengeti is open only to guests of the Reserve’s lodges. Built in the style of a turn-of-the-century East African ranch house, the sumptuous main lodge of Sasakwa offers guests breathtaking views, delicious cuisine and memories that will last a lifetime.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip For a unique twist on the traditional safari, check out the private equestrian center and go horseback riding on the Serengeti Plains.

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With such a vast array of wildlife riches on its 350,000 acres, the experience


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Sasakwa will quickly feel like home with its dining room, lounge and bar, garden room, TV and playroom, reading library, billiards room, wine cellar and the Singita Boutique & Gallery. Guests enjoy the fitness center, mountain biking, archery range and worldclass tennis and equestrian facilities. The spa features a steam room, relaxation area, hydrotherapy tub, gym, yoga room and therapy rooms for treatments. Many treatments can also be conducted in guest cottages. A heated infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi are located alongside the spa. WiFi is available.

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Luxurious air-conditioned guest cottages amid landscaped gardens epitomize the ease and style of a bygone age. Sasakwa Lodge has 10 spacious cottages ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Every cottage features a lounge and fireplace, veranda with Swarovski spotting scope, dressing area, en suite bathroom, heated infinity plunge pool overlooking the endless space and colors of the Serengeti, wireless Internet access and satellite TV. The entire lodge may be booked for groups or families. Children of all ages are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit to the Environmental Education Centre

+ The Serengeti + Annual Migration + World-Class Equestrian Center


Dining In keeping with the concept of a manor home experience, elegant dining takes place in the dining room, the verandas, the front lawn, the garden room, the library, the tennis pavilion and the equestrian center. Menu items are based on modern international cuisine, prepared with fresh, local ingredients, herbs and spices and presented with great creativity and flair. Fresh dishes feature succulent range-fed beef, lamb, chicken, pork and daily variations of vegetarian fare, and seafood is flown in from the Indian Ocean, as well as Lake Victoria daily. And in true manor house style, a wide selection of wines, champagnes and sparkling wines from the Old World and New World wine regions are available.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge Singita Grumeti Tanzania

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Grumeti plays an active role in conserving the wildlife that make this part of the Serengeti home. Environmental education has been identified as a top priority in helping the country address the effects of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. The Environmental Education Centre was opened on the reserve to educate young school children and to ensure that local communities experience the benefits of preserving the wildlife and natural environment of the reserves that they border, and are so encouraged to play a role in their preservation. They’ve also taken the lead in creating programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects including vegetable gardens, bee keeping, fish farming, a piggery and a sunflower oil initiative. The Grumeti Fund Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities. DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

UGANDA

Lake Victoria

Musoma

RWANDA Mwanza

MARA

Singita Lamai

Masai Mara National Reserve

Singita Grumeti

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area

BURUNDI

Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport

PEMBA

ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA

Activities The Serengeti is well known for the annual wildebeest migration when two million animals move around this 17,763-squarekilometer ecosystem in search of grazing and water. The predators follow the wildebeest and zebra closely and a Serengeti safari is an ideal opportunity to view lions and other big cats. Professionally guided activities include game drives in open vehicles and walks. No matter the time of year, guests can always enjoy the reserve’s teeming wildlife, including impalas, warthogs, topi, gazelles, hyenas, lions, leopards, cheetahs and caracals.

Dar Es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

Indian Ocean

Location ZAMBIA

Singita Sasakwa is located in Singita Grumeti in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). The closest airport to Singita Grumeti is Kilimanjaro International Airport, about 60 miles from Arusha, where most visitors overnight before continuing by scheduled plane to Singita Grumeti. From Kilimanjaro or Nairobi, local charter companies can also provide short flights to Singita Grumeti. MALAWI Lake Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE


10 & Over

Singita Sabora Tented Camp Singita Grumeti, Tanzania camp, designed in the spirit of 1920s safaris, is a serene oasis on the vast Sabora plains with wraparound views of the unspoiled Serengeti. Hosting just 18 pampered guests at a time, each of the tents is decorated in European finery, offering the epitome of gracious living in the midst of natural splendor.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Whether you’re a skilled player or a novice, take time to play a few rounds of tennis in the middle of the Serengeti on the camp’s unique court, made of flattened termite mounds. You’re sure to have some colorful animal spectators.

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Evoking thoughts of Hemingway and Out of Africa, this luxury tented


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The dining tent, observation deck and main living room at Sabora are the center of daily life, where guests may relax and take in the view when they return from morning and evening game drives. Spend bright afternoons languishing behind curtains of silk in the shade of your private tent. A satellite TV and a collection of DVDs can be found in the main tent’s library. WiFi is available.

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This sumptuous, safari camp offers the finest in 21st-century services on the edge of the vast, game-rich savannah of the famous Serengeti — a World Heritage Site. Air-conditioned tents, bedrooms, lounges and libraries are all decorated with rich fabrics, glorious antiques, Persian rugs, wind-up gramophones and campaign furnishings. Fresh-cut roses in silver vases perfume the air. The entire camp may be booked for groups or families. Children over age 10 are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Singita Boutique & Gallery + The Serengeti + Annual Migration + Tennis Court on the Plains of the Serengeti


Singita Sabora Tented Camp Singita Grumeti Tanzania

Dining Attentive waiters serve hearty, healthy, wellbalanced meals — from fresh range-fed beef, lamb, chicken and pork to vegetarian and African-influenced dishes — beneath elegant awnings, your table set with crisp, white Irish linen, the finest porcelain, crystal glassware and silver. World-class wines are available from the vast Singita cellars and a fine Havana cigar after dinner will complete the Serengeti dining experience in grand Out of Africa style.

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Grumeti plays an active role in conserving the wildlife that make this part of the Serengeti home. Environmental education has been identified as a top priority in helping the country address the effects of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. The Environmental Education Centre was opened on the reserve to educate young school children and to ensure that local communities experience the benefits of preserving the wildlife and natural environment of the reserves that they border, and are so encouraged to play a role in their preservation. They’ve also taken the lead in creating programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects including vegetable gardens, bee keeping, fish farming, a piggery and a sunflower oil initiative. The Grumeti Fund Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities. DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

UGANDA

Lake Victoria

Musoma

RWANDA Mwanza

MARA

Singita Lamai

Masai Mara National Reserve

Singita Grumeti

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area

BURUNDI

Arusha

Activities The main attractions of each day are the wildlife drives in open Land Rovers led by experienced guides. Every time you leave the camp, you’re sure to see wildlife beyond numbering. During June and July, guests can enjoy the annual wildebeest migration that passes right through Singita Grumeti. No matter the time of year, guests can always enjoy the reserve’s teeming wildlife, including wildebeests, zebras, impalas, warthogs, topi, gazelles, hyenas, lions, leopards and cheetahs. In the evenings, enjoy quiet pursuits such as reading, writing, chess, stargazing or trading stories around the campfire as you listen to the call of jackals or the distant roll of thunder.

Kilimanjaro International Airport

PEMBA

ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA Dar Es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

Location

Indian Ocean

Singita Sabora is located in Singita Grumeti in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). The closest airport to Singita Grumeti is Kilimanjaro International Airport, about 60 miles from Arusha, where most visitors overnight before continuing by scheduled plane to Singita Grumeti. From Kilimanjaro or Nairobi, local charter companies can also provide short flights to Singita Grumeti. ZAMBIA

MALAWI Lake Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE


Singita Faru Faru Lodge Singita Grumeti, Tanzania offers guests the opportunity to experience an ever-changing show of congregating wildlife without leaving the lodge’s contemporary viewing decks. Thousands of wildebeest and zebra pass through this part of the Serengeti during the migration season, drinking from the water holes in front of the lodge. Guests can also enjoy this quintessential walking safari destination on foot, trekking the dry sand river bed below canopies of tamarind, wild fig and acacia trees in search of exotic flora and fauna.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Take some time out to put your feet up at our Swahili-inspired beach and enjoy uninterrupted views of the waterhole and animals that gather daily. You may even hear the distinctive call of the rare Colobus monkey who frequents this area.

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Set on the banks of the Grumeti River, Singita Faru Faru Lodge


Accommodations Suites 2 Bedroom Suite

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Nestled under a canopy of trees on a gently sloping hill, Faru Faru is reminiscent of a botanist’s camp of old, quietly blending into the undisturbed landscape. The lodge’s breathtaking surroundings inspire its contemporary, light-filled spaces, making for an informally elegant atmosphere. The eight suites and two-bedroom suite offer guests total relaxation and comfort with neutral tones, stone and canvas that bring the outdoors in. Huge picture windows and private decks with Swarovski spotting scopes allow for optimal

viewing of the wildlife visiting the watering holes and rivers throughout the day and night. Children of all ages are welcome.

Amenities Guests of Singita Faru Faru Lodge can enjoy game drives, wildlife walks, archery and mountain biking. Or you may choose to be pampered in the elegant spa or relax in the heated infinity pool. The main lodge offers an airy dining room, lounge, bar, shaded riversand beach, viewing decks and the Singita Boutique & Gallery. WiFi and direct US telephone connections are available to guests.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit to the Local Communities + Singita Boutique & Gallery + The Serengeti + World-Class Equestrian Center


Dining

Singita Faru Faru Lodge Singita Grumeti Tanzania

Whether you dine indoors or under the majestic canopy of trees arching over the Grumeti River, you’ll enjoy gourmet offerings and fine wines from the Singita cellars in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. As with the rest of the lodge, Faru Faru’s steel cutlery, beautiful recycled glassware and textured linen tablecloths take their cues from the spectacular surroundings, perfectly blending natural and modern elements.

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Grumeti plays an active role in conserving the wildlife that make this part of the Serengeti home. Environmental education has been identified as a top priority in helping the country address the effects of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. The Environmental Education Centre was opened on the reserve to educate young school children and to ensure that local communities experience the benefits of preserving the wildlife and natural environment of the reserves that they border, and are so encouraged to play a role in their preservation. They’ve also taken the lead in creating programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects including vegetable gardens, bee keeping, fish farming, a piggery and a sunflower oil initiative. The Grumeti Fund Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities. DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

UGANDA

Lake Victoria

Musoma

RWANDA Mwanza

MARA

Singita Lamai

Masai Mara National Reserve

Singita Grumeti

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti National Park

Activities Guided open-air Land Rover wildlife safaris along the Grumeti River or out on the plains are an excellent way to experience the Serengeti. Guests are often surprised by the wonderful sounds that come to life in the bush — a raucous rush of baboons or the rare Colobus monkeys, an elephant ambling through a grove of trees or the windswept sigh of tall grass as a herd of zebra make their way across the plains. During June and July, guests can enjoy the annual wildebeest migration that passes right through Singita Grumeti.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

BURUNDI

Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport

PEMBA

ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA Dar Es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

Location

Indian Ocean

Singita Faru Faru is located in Singita Grumeti in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). The closest airport to Singita Grumeti is Kilimanjaro International Airport, about 60 miles from Arusha, where most visitors overnight before continuing by scheduled plane to Singita Grumeti. From Kilimanjaro or Nairobi, local charter companies can also provide short flights to Singita Grumeti. ZAMBIA

MALAWI Lake Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE


Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp Singita Grumeti, Tanzania Explore, a mobile tented camp that allows travelers to discover the true essence of life in the bush. Singita, the award-winning luxury safari company, has created an African adventure that harkens back to the early days of safari travel. The mobile camps are set up in remote sections of Singita Grumeti in Tanzania, providing unprecedented opportunities for animal viewing within its 350,000 private acres. Stylish canvas tents, exquisitely furnished, and the excitement of your own exclusive piece of untamed wilderness make each excursion unforgettable.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip See the Serengeti in a unique way — on horseback. Singita Explore offers four- to seven-day excursions between Sasakwa Lodge and Faru Faru Lodge, where you’ll ride six hours per day across the majestic plains.

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Experience the mesmerizing Serengeti in total privacy with Singita


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Retreat to your own private canvas tent and be lulled to sleep by the sweet rhythms of the African night. With comfortable beds, crisp linens, stylish folding furniture, natural fabrics, soft lamp lighting and en suite facilities, each space has been thoughtfully designed. It’s luxurious and uncomplicated, functional and fabulous — with appointments that meet the high standards set by Singita. And when guests roll up their window and door flaps, the views of the Serengeti are completely breathtaking.

The flexibility, exclusivity and mobility of Singita Explore ensures that guests enjoy the best wildlife viewing with all the luxuries of a Singita safari. Itineraries are tailored to guests’ interests. The small groups are hosted by a private guide, camp host, chef and camp staff that will arrange each move. Singita Explore excursions can be built into a stay at one of Singita’s two lodges or the tented camp in the Grumeti Reserves, where swimming pools, tennis, gym facilities and spa services are available.

Top Attractions + Luxurious Wilderness Camp + The Serengeti + Annual Migration + Private Game Drives + Nights Under Canvas and the Stars


Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp

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An open fire. A mess tent. A chef skilled in the art of preparing gourmet meals in the bush. Dining on a Singita Explore excursion is deliciously exotic. It’s a time to socialize and to reflect on the day’s activities. A personal chef at each camp site creates a variety of flavorful dishes. Surrounded by the beauty and sheer magnificence of the Serengeti, travelers enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as daily teas and coffees. All drinks, including wines, spirits and liqueurs, are provided.

Singita Grumeti Tanzania

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Grumeti plays an active role in conserving wildlife in the Serengeti. Environmental education is a necessity to help Tanzania address the effects of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. The Environmental Education Centre was opened to educate school children on the benefits of preserving wildlife and the natural environment. Singita Grumeti has also created programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects. In addition, the Grumeti Fund Scholarship provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities. DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

UGANDA

Lake Victoria

Musoma

RWANDA Mwanza

MARA

Singita Lamai

Masai Mara National Reserve

Singita Grumeti

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area

BURUNDI

Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport

PEMBA

Activities Singita Grumeti is located in the Serengeti, a vast, diverse habitat where lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles and monkeys, to name a few, roam free. Private game drives provide myriad opportunities for viewing wildlife and the annual great migration. Guests can also explore on horseback, cantering across the wide open plains on a riding safari. Star-gazing, archery, swimming, mountain biking and tennis are available at Singita’s outposts in the Grumeti Reserves.

ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA Dar Es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

Indian Ocean

ZAMBIA

MALAWI Lake Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE

Location Singita Explore is located in Singita Grumeti in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). The closest airport to Singita Grumeti is Kilimanjaro International Airport, about 60 miles from Arusha, where most visitors overnight before continuing by scheduled plane to Singita Grumeti. From Kilimanjaro or Nairobi, local charter companies can also provide short flights to Singita Grumeti.


Singita Serengeti House Singita Grumeti, Tanzania Africa, the exclusive-use Singita Serengeti House is the ultimate experience. Located in Tanzania’s 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserves, this four-bedroom private home owned and managed by the award-winning safari company sits on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill overlooking the Serengeti plains. Amenities include a lap pool, a tennis court, outdoor patios and full-service staff, and the home’s spacious lounge areas are ideal for relaxing with family and friends. Itineraries and game drives are tailored to individual groups, allowing guests to discover the endless wonders of the Serengeti at their own pace.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Soar over the Serengeti plains and see this magnificent landscape like one of its resident birds in a hot-air balloon. Singita Serengeti House will arrange an hour-long balloon ride at dawn followed by a lavish breakfast, truly a memorable adventure.

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For families and small groups looking for adventure and luxury in the wilds of


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Suites

At Singita Serengeti House, all requests are handled by on-site experts, including house host, safari guide, chef and dedicated housekeeping staff. Meals are prepared in the home’s kitchen by the resident chef, and activities are planned and coordinated based on individual interests. A private vehicle will be at your disposal for game drives or other excursions. There’s a tennis court and 25-meter lap pool, plus mountain biking and spa treatments are available.

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Singita Serengeti House is designed for maximum interaction with family and friends, while offering individual privacy in en suite accommodations. There are two suites located in the main house and two separate suites flanking the home — all with private baths and decks. The large dining and lounge areas are ideal for group gatherings, as is the covered outdoor patio. With interiors by Cécile & Boyd’s, the home blends European country house design with an exotic African flair, creating a comfortable and stylish haven.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Singita Boutique & Gallery + The Serengeti + Annual Migration + Tennis Court on the Plains of the Serengeti


Singita Serengeti House Singita Grumeti Tanzania

Dining Throughout your stay, you will enjoy the services of a private chef who will discuss your food preferences and prepare all meals. This skilled master will dazzle your palate with made-to-order creations using locally sourced and healthy ingredients, served family style on your schedule. Savor everything from fresh lobster barbecue to gourmet picnic lunches to homemade banana bread. And the resident chef encourages guests to come into the kitchen and join in the food-prep fun. All beverages are included (excluding connoisseur wines and French Champagne).

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Grumeti plays an active role in conserving wildlife in the region. Environmental education is a necessity to help Tanzania address the effects of climate change and the destruction of biodiversity. The Environmental Education Centre was opened to educate school children on the benefits of preserving wildlife and the natural environment. Singita Grumeti has also created programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects. In addition, the Grumeti Fund Scholarship provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities.

Activities Singita Serengeti House offers uninterrupted views of the plains and many opportunities for wildlife viewing. There’s a waterhole outside the home that attracts elephants as well as plains game. Private game drives into the Singita Grumeti Reserves (at your discretion and schedule) provide opportunities to see lions, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, jackals and monkeys, to name a few. Guests may also enjoy cooking classes with a personal chef, mountain biking, horseback safaris, guided walks or relaxation time by the pool.

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

UGANDA

Location

Lake Victoria

Musoma

RWANDA Mwanza

MARA

Singita Lamai

Masai Mara National Reserve

Singita Grumeti

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area

BURUNDI

Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport

PEMBA

ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA Dar Es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

Indian Ocean

ZAMBIA

MALAWI Lake Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE

Singita Serengeti House is located in Singita Grumeti in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). The closest airport to Singita Grumeti is Kilimanjaro International Airport, about 60 miles from Arusha, where most visitors overnight before continuing by scheduled plane to Singita Grumeti. From Kilimanjaro or Nairobi, local charter companies can also provide short flights to Singita Grumeti.


Singita Mara River Tented Camp Lamai Triangle, Tanzania wildlife areas. Singita Mara River Tented Camp, an eco-retreat developed by the award-winning safari company, sits in the Lamai triangle on the Mara River, where wildebeest, big cats, elephants and hippos roam. The six bohemian-chic luxury tents are designed using solar power and recycled and natural materials, minimally impacting the surroundings. Each tent has an en suite bathroom with shower, as well as a private open-air tub overlooking the river. There’s a communal lounge, dining area, bar and splash pool with sundeck, bringing resort-style comforts to this untouched wilderness.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip In this remote area, the sky is the star at night. Enjoy an evening of stargazing with a glass of wine or a cup of hot chocolate and watch the heavens come ablaze in a sea of twinkling lights.

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Travel completely off the grid in one of Serengeti National Park’s most active


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Tents

Singita is world renowned for bringing luxury and impeccable service to the planet’s most remote locales so guests can comfortably experience rugged environments. At Singita Mara River Tented Camp, the attentive staff oversees all aspects of your stay, including daily game drives with expert guides and gourmet meals. At camp, there’s a covered lounge, dining area and bar, where WiFi service is available. Guests also enjoy a screened splash pool and sundeck with uninterrupted views.

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Connect with the outdoors from your private tent, exquisitely conceived by acclaimed interior design firm Cécile & Boyd’s using natural and recycled materials. The boho-chic furnishings include comfortable sofas and beds, retro travel chests and contemporary African art. There are four tents that accommodate two guests and two family tents that sleep four. Inroom amenities include full bathroom with shower, hot water and private outdoor tub; solar-powered fan and hair-dryer; chilled weekender bags with beverages; and wooden decks for nature viewing.

Top Attractions + Daily Game Drives to See Big Cats, Elephants, Hippos

+ Annual Wildebeest Migration + Walking Safaris + Night Drives + Relaxing at Camp


Singita Mara River Tented Camp Lamai Triangle Tanzania

Dining The dining experience at Singita Mara River Tented Camp is anything but rugged. Enjoy made-to-order breakfasts, lunches and dinners — all prepared by chefs skilled in the fine art of cooking in remote locations. Due to the hot climate, the offerings are light, refreshing and healthy, including crisp salads and dishes made using organic ingredients. Savor fresh fruit smoothies, homemade ice cream and iced Fair Trade coffees and teas while watching the meandering river and spotting wildlife along its shores. Wines and spirits are included except for connoisseur wines and French Champagne.

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Mara River Tented Camp is designed using recycled and natural materials and powered by solar energy and rechargeable LED lamps to minimize impact to the environment. In addition, Singita Grumeti in Tanzania plays an active role in protecting the Serengeti. The Environmental Education Centre was opened to educate school children on the benefits of preserving wildlife and the natural environment. Singita Grumeti has also created programs to support the local community, establishing a number of sustainable agricultural projects. In addition, the Grumeti Fund Scholarship provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged individuals in neighboring communities. DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

UGANDA

Lake Victoria

Musoma

RWANDA Mwanza

MARA

Singita Lamai

Masai Mara National Reserve

Singita Grumeti

Nairobi

KENYA

Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area

BURUNDI

Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport

PEMBA

ZANZIBAR

TANZANIA Dar Es Salaam

Lake Tanganyika

Activities The Lamai triangle in Serengeti National Park encompasses 98,000 acres of pristine wilderness and has one of the highest yearround concentrations of wildlife due to its soil composition. The camp’s enviable location provides a front-row seat to the annual wildebeest migration, which crosses the Mara River. In addition, populations of big cats, elephants, crocodiles and hippos make daily game drives and walking safaris completely enthralling. The camp also provides myriad spots to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty.

DEM.REP OF THE CONGO

Location

Indian Ocean

Singita Mara River Tented Camp is located in the Lamai Triangle in the northern tip of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, on the northern banks of the Mara River bordering Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. The camp is a 45-minute game drive from Serengeti Lamai airstrip, on the north side of the river, which is accessed by a short flight from Singita Grumeti. The best route from the US is to Nairobi via Europe, then to Kilimanjaro (KLM flies this route daily through Amsterdam). Guests may also arrive through Dar es Salaam or Arusha and continue to Singita Grumeti. ZAMBIA

MALAWI Lake Malawi

MOZAMBIQUE


Singita Pamushana Lodge Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe Reserve, which allows no more than 24 visitors at one time on its 130,000 acres of protected wilderness. The intimate Singita Pamushana Lodge, located on a hilltop with just six guest suites and one villa, looks out on the exquisite panorama of the African continent. Whether from the Swarovski telescope on the viewing deck, or during one of your day and night safaris, your view of the Big Five will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Fall under Pamushana’s spell with a cruise on the Malilangwe Dam followed by spectacular sunset cocktails overlooking the water on the lodge’s deck.

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You’ll find the heart of Africa in Zimbabwe’s stunning Malilangwe Wildlife


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In addition to your suite’s private plunge pool, Pamushana’s main lodge has two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and spa facilities. Visitors make themselves at home in the lounge and bar, library and wine cellar. Although earlymorning and later afternoon activities are offered every day, there is no rigid program, and activities are planned to fit your individual wishes. In addition to game drives, you may choose from activities such as fishing, boat safaris, walks, mountain biking, tennis, bird watching and visits to see Bushman paintings in the sandstone hills. WiFi is available.

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Bushmen who gathered on this very hilltop on sacred days named it Pamushana — “a place in the sun.” Today, the high elevation affords Singita Pamushana Lodge’s spacious suites and villa spectacular views. Built with handhewn stonework, and adorned with exotic works of art and richly textured materials, each suite and villa is air-conditioned, with indoor and outdoor showers and all modern amenities. Walls of sliding glass lead from your bedroom onto a teak game-viewing deck with a private plunge pool and Swarovski telescope. The entire camp may be booked for groups or families. Children of all ages are welcome.

Top Attractions + Game Viewing + Visit to the Local Community + One of the Highest Concentrations of Black Rhino in Africa

+ Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites + Malilangwe Dam


Dining Fabulous cuisine is prepared in Pamushana’s state-of-the-art kitchen and served to the standards of great European restaurants. Imaginative lunch menus feature delights such as chilled fresh pear and yogurt soup, panfried bream fillets with crumbed potatoes and vanilla crème crêpes with port wine grapes. Evening meals are equally enticing with grilled medallions of pork, rack of lamb, smoked salmon on potato blinis or grilled ostrich steaks for adventurous diners. Dishes can be paired with wines from a well-chosen list, and followed with confections such as passion fruit crème brulée, pear tart renversée or softcentered chocolate puddings.

Singita Pamushana Lodge Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve Zimbabwe

Telephone: +27.21.683.3424 Facsimile: +27.21.671.6776 Email: reservations@singita.com Website: www.singita.com facebook.com/singita.gamereserves twitter.com/singita_

Philanthropy Singita Pamushana Lodge is highly involved in the conservation of the reserve and the enrichment of local communities through various development initiatives spearheaded by the Malilangwe Trust. The trust feeds 19,000 children every day, sponsors over 300 college scholarships a year and funds small-scale irrigation projects to promote self-sufficient and sustainable community enrichment.

Activities With only six game drive vehicles on 130,000 private acres, safaris on Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve offer the greatest opportunities to see the “Big Five” — lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros — as well as other great game animals and rare species. The reserve is home to more than 400 species of birds, with the highest concentration of raptors in the world. Walks with licensed professional guides are a highlight of the Malilangwe experience. A system of hides and blinds and waterholes has been developed for special close encounters where absolutely anything may appear to thrill the hidden guest. Fishing for large mouth bass and clay court tennis are a few of the other activities to be enjoyed.

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Location Pamushana is situated in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in the southeast Lowveld region of Zimbabwe. Guests can fly to Johannesburg or Harare, where private charters fly into Buffalo Range International Airport — an international entry/exit point with customs and immigration. Malilangwe personnel will meet you and drive you to the lodge. There is a private airstrip for guests arriving by private plane.


Bali, Indonesia in Ubud, Bali, is a magical retreat. This one-of-a-kind boutique resort of 20 villas and suites is situated on a private estate in one of Bali’s most pristine locales, providing a unique taste of rural life in this island paradise. The resort is perfectly situated three kilometers from the center of Ubud, a renowned cultural center and haven for artists. The property is conceived and operated by General Hotel Management (GHM), a worldwide leader in creating distinctive hotel concepts inspired by the landscape, architecture and culture of a destination.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Let your butler lead the way and enjoy a 60- to 90-minute trek through the rice fields, a great way to experience the unique beauty of this bucolic region of Bali.

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Set in a field of lush, verdant rice paddies, The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah


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The resort’s traditional Balinese architecture embraces nature with semi-outdoor bathrooms, private courtyard entrances and terraces overlooking the beguiling landscape, creating an ambiance of complete serenity. There are seven one-bedroom suites with semi-outdoor showers; nine one-bedroom pool villas with outdoor bath tubs and private pools; and three one-bedroom spa villas with spacious living rooms, massage rooms, saunas, cold plunge tubs and terraces with day beds. The Hadiprana Villa has two bedrooms, each with private bath, and a living room, dining room and pool.

Amenities Guests enjoy gracious Balinese hospitality throughout their stay, as well as a personal butler and 24-hour concierge service. The main pool, with its intricate tile work and crystal waters, is a soothing place to relax. The Spa features private treatment suites overlooking the rice paddies and offers a menu of signature therapies incorporating organic ingredients like volcanic mud, pumice and herbs. There’s also a health club and tennis court, as well as scheduled morning yoga and private meditation instruction.

Top Attractions + Trekking in Rice Fields + Art Galleries of Ubud + Dance and Musical Performances in Ubud + Bicycle Tours of Balinese Villages + Balinese Temples and Archeological Sites + Kecak Dance Performance at the Resort, Available on Tuesday and Friday Evenings


The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud Jalan Goa Gajah Tengkulak Kaja Ubud, Bali 80571 Indonesia

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Guests feel as if they are floating on the paddy fields while dining on Western and Indonesian cuisine at The Restaurant and The Club Lounge, where fresh vegetables and herbs from the resort’s own gardens infuse each dish with unforgettable flavor. At the Bird Lounge, cocktails and cigars are savored along with the sweet songs of birds from the adjacent Tanah Gajah Aviary.

Telephone: +62.361.975.685 Facsimile: +62.361.975.686 Email: chediclububud@ghmhotels.com Website: www.GHMhotels.com facebook.com/TheChediClubUbud twitter.com/GHMhotels

Location The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is located in a private estate among rice paddies in Ubud, Bali, an hour’s drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which services direct flights from many international cities.

Activities There’s a world of exploration right outside your door. Experience the resort’s own herb and vegetable garden as well as the hotel’s surrounding rice fields. Trek in the magnificent rice paddies or take a cycling excursion through local farming communities. Venture into Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart, and see the myriad creations of artists and craftspeople that live and work in the region. Tours to archeological sites like Goa Gajah elephant cave can also be arranged. Or let the concierge plan day trips to a golf course or to Bali’s beautiful waters for a snorkeling adventure. Guests can also delight in local cuisine with cooking classes led by a resort chef.


Bali, Indonesia travelers who enjoy a tropical vacation that is rich in history and culture. This all-suite Indonesian hideaway is situated among impeccable gardens along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world — and near Bali’s famous shopping and nightlife. Featuring 67 tastefully designed suites and a three-bedroom Beach House, The Legian offers an intimate hotel experience and the highest standards of service. The property is conceived and operated by General Hotel Management (GHM), a worldwide leader in creating distinctive hotel concepts inspired by the landscape, architecture and culture of a destination.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Couples will adore the hotel’s “Intimate Dining Affair,” a custom gourmet dinner with wine or sparkling wine in a romantic, secluded Balinese pavilion overlooking the sea.

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Profoundly beautiful and quietly luxurious, The Legian Bali is a haven for


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The all-suite accommodations reflect the Balinese aesthetic of living in harmony with nature. Expansive balconies, rich merbau wood floors, soft-hued fabrics and handcrafted art pieces create an elegantly tropical ambiance. Modern touches include large soaking tubs and separate showers, state-of-the-art entertainment systems and WiFi. There are studios and one-and two-bedroom suites, as well as three specialty suites that come with personal butlers and chauffeured private car service upon request. The very private threebedroom Beach House features a magnificent pool and personal chef on call. Adjacent to The Legian, The Club at The Legian Bali features 11 private

villas in a separate compound. Guests enjoy every amenity imaginable, from private car services to The Club’s private lounge and 28-meter lap pool as well as personal butler service.

Top Attractions + Shopping at Boutiques on Jalan Oberoi + Sunset at Ocean Bar or Day Trip to Kintamani + Uluwatu and Tanah Lot Temples


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The Legian Bali Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach Bali 80361 Indonesia

Contemporary European and Asian cuisine is on the menu at The Restaurant that opens onto a sweeping terrace overlooking the water. Breakfast is also served in this delightful setting. For lunch and afternoon snacks, as well as pre- and post-dinner cocktails, The Lobby Lounge, Pool or Ocean Bars are great places to relax or witness the brilliant sunsets – the perfect vantage points to watch day turn into night.

Telephone: Facsimile:

+62.361.730.622 +62.361.730.623

Email: legian@ghmhotels.com Website: www.GHMhotels.com facebook.com/TheLegianBali twitter.com/GHMhotels

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In the spirit of community and driven by a desire to make a difference, the staff of The Legian created Team 8, a social committee that raises money and organizes charity projects. The group has already provided water access to the school and surrounding community, stationery supplies, uniforms and sandals to children and scholarships to secondary school students, and plans to make other improvements including increasing the scholarship program to incorporate more students and guarantee continuing education.

With the refreshing Indian Ocean just steps away, water sports are a preferred pastime. Grab a boogie board and hit the waves. Cycle through traditional Balinese villages or hop on a horse and gallop along the beach at sunset or explore lush rice terraces. Excursions to area sights, including Uluwatu and Tanah Lot temples, Goa Gajah elephant cave and Mount Batur volcano, can be arranged by the concierge.

Amenities A warm Balinese welcome awaits travelers at The Legian, where a 24-hour concierge attends to guests’ every request. The threetiered infinity pool, which flows down to the beach, is a favorite place to lounge. The newly renovated spa offers a menu of signature experiences derived from ancient Indonesian curative techniques, as well as a health club and manicure and pedicure lounge. Morning yoga classes are also available four days per week. For private events, The Beach House is a spectacular venue that accommodates up to 60 people dining or 80 people cocktail-style.

Location The Legian Bali is located on Bali’s southwestern coast in the district of Seminyak, a 9-mile drive north from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which services direct flights from many international cities.


Quang Nam Province, Vietnam blissfully pristine Ha My Beach, is an oasis of five-star luxury. The Nam Hai, an all-villa beachfront resort, celebrates the best in true Vietnamese hospitality, offering guests an authentic, unrivaled experience. Individual villas, some with private pools, provide a tranquil haven to enjoy this unspoiled paradise and the many fascinations of Hoi An, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The property is conceived and operated by General Hotel Management (GHM), a worldwide leader in creating distinctive hotel concepts inspired by the landscape, architecture and culture of a destination.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip For a true taste of Vietnam, visit the Central Market in Hoi An, where the locals go for their food, vegetables, spices and household items.

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Guests enjoy warm Vietnamese hospitality throughout their stay. The property features three pools — the main swimming area is a magnificent palm-fringed infinity pool overlooking the beach; its horizon line blends seamlessly into the sea. Recreational facilities include tennis, badminton and basketball courts, a health club and nearby golf. The Spa dramatically surrounds a lagoon, offering indulgent massages, romantic bathing ceremonies, steam showers and tranquility areas. And there’s a Kids Activity Villa, where children ages 4 to 12 are entertained daily.

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Built to be in harmony with the spectacular setting, the 60 one-bedroom villas and 40 pool villas (up to five bedrooms) offer unobstructed sea views and indoor/outdoor living. The focal points of the villa bedrooms are elegant, raised-platform beds bordered by lounge areas and lavish bathrooms with outdoor showers. The pool villas also feature living and dining areas, kitchens and private pools, and offer butler service, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks at the villa, laundry service and more.

Top Attractions + Ancient City of Hoi An + Marble Mountains + My Son Sanctuary + Imperial City of Hue + Cham Islands for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

+ Two Championship Golf Courses Nearby


The Nam Hai Hoi An Hamlet 1, Dien Duong Village Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province Vietnam

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The resort’s healthy fare is prepared with ingredients from its own organic vegetable and herb garden. Overlooking the water gardens and ocean, The Restaurant serves Western and Asian cuisine. The rich woods, beamed ceilings and candle accents create a romantic ambiance. At the Beach Restaurant, dine on fresh seafood and local specialties under a canopy of palms just steps from the sand. The upper-level Bar offers a bird’s-eye view of the water and serves a variety of cocktails and refreshments.

Telephone: Facsimile:

+84.510.3940.000 +84.510.3940.999

Email: namhai@ghmhotels.com Website: www.GHMhotels.com facebook.com/TheNamHai.HoiAn twitter.com/GHMhotels

Philanthropy The Nam Hai’s charity fund, Sympathetic Hearts, strives to bring material and spiritual support to indigent members of the community and to assist parents in educating children by funding tuitions. Through guest donations, the fund has been able to send children to schools, provide books and supplies, offer essential provisions and medical assistance to local families, launch environmental programs and facilitate other community projects.

Activities Whether guests explore on property or off, The Nam Hai staff will arrange a host of activities. From tennis to classes exploring yoga, Vietnamese cooking, lantern making, kite making and traditional embroidery, there is a full menu of on-site options. Tours to ancient Hoi An, the stunning Marble Mountains, My Son Sanctuary (one of the best-preserved Cham Empire sites in Vietnam), the Imperial City of Hue and the coral-ringed Cham Islands, known for snorkeling and scuba diving, are recommended.

Location The Nam Hai is located in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province, 30 minutes by car from Danang International Airport, which services flights from major carriers. The resort is 15 minutes from the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Umnogobi Province, Mongolia sand dunes, caravans, nomads and abundant exotic wildlife beckon to adventurous travelers. Called the “land of the endless blue sky,” Mongolia is home to an unbelievably diverse ecosystem that includes oceanic grasslands, vast steppes and evergreen mountains, where herds of gazelles and wild camels roam, and dinosaur bones await discovery. Three Camel Lodge invites you to experience an award-winning blend of adventure and sophistication, where you’ll be welcomed with warm hospitality and superb service. This worldrenowned ecolodge’s beautiful Buddhist architecture was crafted without a single nail. The camp, which also serves as a base for scientific research and wildlife monitoring, is powered entirely by solar and wind energy.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip At the Flaming Cliffs, visitors can search for dinosaur fossils under the guidance of a paleontologist from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

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The centerpiece of Three Camel Lodge is Dino House, built in Mongolian temple style from unprocessed desert stone and roof tiles handmade of Gobi sand. Each guest ger connects to Dino House via paved pathways. In this main lodge, guests will find the restaurant, a small library and the Lodge Shop, which carries refreshments, snacks and locally crafted gifts. On-site laundry service is available as well as massage services.

Three Camel Lodge offers the finest accommodations in the Gobi. The 50 guest rooms are traditional Mongolian ger tents made with layers of felt and canvas over a handmade wood lattice structure. Each is simply, yet comfortably furnished with handmade wood-framed beds and handpainted furnishings. The 25 deluxe gers feature a private bathroom with toilet and sink, and indulgences such as felt slippers and cashmere blankets. In nomadic tradition, all doors face south with unobstructed views of the vast desert and mountains. When you decide to leave the dazzling display of stars in the night sky, you’ll step inside to the delicious warmth of a wood stove.

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Top Attractions + Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag + Singing Sands of the Hongoryn Els Sand Dunes

+ Ancient Petroglyphs + Yolyn Am Valley and Ice Field + Camel Trekking


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The Gobi Oasis Restaurant is a vibrant gathering place where guests enjoy a modern blend of regional dishes and traditional Mongolian cuisine. Chefs use locally grown organic fruits and vegetables and organic meat from free-range livestock, and all dairy products are produced by nomadic families. After dinner, enjoy indigenous entertainment by local dancers and musicians, or relax by the fireplace. The geo-cooled Thirsty Camel Bar below the Dino House offers beer, wine and other spirits. Gastronomes can even enjoy Mongolian cuisine cooking classes by the lodge’s chefs.

Three Camel Lodge Mt. Bulagtai, Bulgan County Umnogobi Province, Mongolia Telephone: Facsimile:

+976.11.313.396 +976.11.321.311

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Philanthropy Three Camel Lodge and its parent company, Nomadic Expeditions, are leaders in the sustainable tourism industry, planting 6,000 native plants and trees on the property, prohibiting hunting within a 12-mile radius of the lodge and actively fighting against poaching. They are supporters of the Ongii River Movement and sponsors of the Thousand Camel Festival, organized to protect the endangered Bactrian camel. They’ve launched programs such as No Plastic Bags in the Gobi and The Kids Who Love Nature Association. Three Camel Lodge is a Pack for a Purpose destination, encouraging visitors to bring needed supplies for local communities.

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Activities Three Camel Lodge is an ideal base for exploration, which begins right outside your door. Desert wildlife can be seen near the lodge and there’s a nature log for guests to record their sightings. Or you may enjoy a visit with passing herdsmen and their families who bring livestock to the camp’s well. It’s just a short walk to a rocky outcrop that reveals ancient petroglyphs of sheep, ibex and antelope. For those who wish to venture further, tours led by professional guides, proficient in many languages, are available to accompany you on camel treks across dunes and saxual forests, four-wheeler excursions to remote canyons and valleys, horse treks to mountain springs, bike trips or hikes in the foothills and canyons of the Gobi-Altai Mountains. Overnight field explorations are also available.

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Three Camel Lodge is in Gurvansaikhan National Park on the northern edge of the Gobi Desert in the Umnogobi Province of Mongolia. There are three airlines that fly within Mongolia: Eznis, Hunnu and AeroMongolia airlines. Fly from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad Airport, which is approximately 70 miles from the lodge. Transportation to the lodge can be arranged through Nomadic Expeditions.


Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam crowds. Journey by boat, ox-cart or on foot to the heart of subsistence rice farming and fishing communities before relaxing in handpicked, sumptuous accommodations along Southeast Asia’s sun-kissed coastlines. Condé Nast’s “Top Travel Specialist” dedicated to Cambodia, based just three miles from Angkor Wat, combines innovative research and unparalleled insider knowledge to create inspirational vacations. Savor lychee martinis and sumptuous Khmer dining at either ABOUTAsia’s countryside villa or on its VIP boat. Donating all profits to local children’s education, ABOUTAsia aims to change the lives of their guests and the communities they visit.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Enjoy sunset drinks on an ancient Angkorian waterway or watch the sunrise over the temples to the sound of cicadas, not other people’s cameras. With an unrivaled focus on research and tourist crowd avoidance, ABOUTAsia’s excursions are the best way to experience the serenity and magic of the Angkor temples.

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Discover the ancient stone temples of Angkor Wat away from the tourist


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ABOUTAsia is committed to up-close and personalized luxury travel to Cambodia and the region without unnecessary ostentation. Visit iconic sites like Angkor Wat by uncommon routes developed by their team of Oxford scientists and authentic stilted fishing villages instead of touristy floating ones. Gain exclusive access to ABOUTAsia’s beautiful countryside retreat and VIP boat, then elephant trek along the Mekong River in Laos. Experience a Khmer water blessing by Buddhist monks in a thousandyear-old temple, lunch with a Cambodian princess and accompany leading archeologists on a remote jungle dig. ABOUTAsia is in the memory-making business.

ABOUTAsia takes the concept of responsible travel to a whole new level, donating all of their profits to local communities through education programs. ABOUTAsia was founded for this purpose, in the belief that luxury travel could simultaneously change the lives of the world’s most and least fortunate. To date, ABOUTAsia Schools supports over 53,000 Cambodian children through 108 schools in the shadow of Angkor Wat, a non-profit supplying classroom materials and school uniforms, and employing and training teachers. Travel with ABOUTAsia and know you are helping.

Top Attractions + Angkor Without Crowds + Helicopter Safari to Remote Ancient Temples + Kayaking to Prek Toal Bird Reserve on the Great Tonle Sap Lake

+ Elephant Trekking in the Woods of Mondulkiri

+ Learn Exciting New Skills: Cooking,

Dancing, Photography, Carving, Pottery, Care for a Bear — Return from Your Vacation with New Talents


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Local Intelligence The temples of Angkor attract over two million tourists annually. The resulting tourist overconcentration can leave visitors feeling herded through the 80-square-mile templestudded forest. Seeking to re-introduce the magic of visiting the temples without the crowds, ABOUTAsia initiated their Guiding Research Center, where specialist guides develop improved routings while furthering their knowledge of Khmer history, culture, environment and other areas of interest to visitors. Research combined with deep local knowledge enables the company to offer uniquely memorable and insightful journeys.

Telephone: +914.595.6949 Facsimile: +855.97.899.2221 Email: cambodia@aboutasiatravel.com Website: www.aboutasiatravel.com facebook.com/ABOUTAsia twitter.com/WithoutCrowds

Philanthropy Funding education through tourism is at the heart of ABOUTAsia. Founded by former London banker and Oxford-educated scientist Andy Booth, ABOUTAsia works to better the lives of the people of Cambodia. All profits go directly to sustainably support the progressive charity ABOUTAsia Schools, which helps the neediest Cambodian children around Siem Reap. More than 53,000 children already benefit from additional classroom supplies, supplementary and voluntary teachers, school uniforms and building maintenance programs.

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Lychee martinis and a dozen dishes of sumptuous Khmer cuisine served in a pavilion in the emerald-green rice paddies makes for a memorable evening at ABOUTAsia’s villa. Perhaps you might prefer to dine on the VIP boat watching the sun dip into the largest lake in southeast Asia or take cocktails on a handpropelled boat on an ancient Angkorian waterway. Whether you desire to stay at the most luxurious beach resort on a new private island or a heritage hotel of impressive colonial grandeur, every detail of your ABOUTAsia journey is carefully selected.

Location ABOUTAsia is based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, just three miles from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat. Travelers may fly into Phnom Penh or Siem Reap airport, both offering connections to the major Asian hubs. Flights from the US commonly route through Tokyo, Seoul or Hong Kong and flights through Europe connect directly through Singapore, Bangkok or Qatar. Connections between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are plentiful and convenient. Increasing numbers of visitors also explore Cambodia from ocean or river cruises either as shore excursions or as an extension at the end of the cruise.


Turkey unique fusion of European, Middle Eastern and Asian influences. And Matiana Travel, a luxury boutique tour company based in Turkey, designs customized vacations, using its deep local knowledge to create the most interesting bespoke itineraries. From the oldest temples in the world to Aegean seaside resorts, from Istanbul’s minarets to Cappadocia’s cave churches, from cooking classes to ballooning, Matiana Travel’s far-reaching resources assure an enriching and authentic Turkish experience. The company’s strong regional connections offer guests access to the best rooms in hotels, special tables at gourmet restaurants and 24/7 concierge services.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Watch the sun rise over Mount Nemrut — the best time to venture to this magnificent mountaintop tomb-sanctuary of King Antiochus I with its iconic statue-head remains. Matiana Travel will arrange for your early-morning tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Turkey is a cultural wellspring, overflowing with fascinations born of its


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Matiana Travel’s travel advisors match accommodations to an individual’s style, selecting architecturally interesting boutique hotels, luxury resorts or historic properties — all authentic and unique. Options include Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace, a magnificent Ottoman gem and Amanruya in Bodrum, surrounded by olive trees and the Aegean Sea. In Cappadocia, Museum Hotel’s suites are fashioned in spacious caves, a one-of-a-kind experience. Guests may even choose to stay aboard a luxury gulet or in a glamorous tent by the bay. Expect the best rooms, as well as upgrades when possible.

Your journey starts with a detailed questionnaire. And from there, an expert Matiana Travel advisor is assigned to design a customized vacation based on individual style, taste and preferences, booking air flights, hotels, restaurants and private excursions. In Turkey, guests are personally greeted and a concierge is available 24/7 to handle all requests. Recognizing that “each guest is special and different,” Matiana Travel’s vetted experiences reveal Turkey’s multifaceted character in a unique and personal way for every traveler.

Top Attractions + Hagia Sophia + Blue Mosque + Grand Bazaar + Bosphorus Cruise + Ballooning in Cappadocia


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Barbaros Bulv. Eser Apt. No: 78/16 Balmumcu, Istanbul

The many flavors of Turkey will excite any palate, whether savoring traditional fare like kebabs, eggplant and rice or Aegean seafood sensations. Matiana Travel knows all the top places to dine — hot new restaurants, hidden local favorites, historic venues — and will reserve the best tables. In addition, specialized culinary tours give travelers a taste of the Turkish lifestyle while sampling street food, homemade wines and other specialties. Several cooking classes are also offered, including one aboard a luxury gulet.

Telephone: +90.212.288.1171 Facsimile: +90.212.288.1363 Email: dmc@matiana.com.tr Website: www.matiana.com.tr facebook.com/MatianaTravel twitter.com/MatianaTravel

Philanthropy Matiana Travel’s parent company, the Indigo Group of Companies, strives to retain Turkey’s unique character through a variety of programs. It sponsored the renovation of a church in the Goreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The company also supports an organization that provides job opportunities to needy women by purchasing handicrafts made by women artisans, which are given to guests. Each year, Indigo Group donates a trip to the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation to offer as a fundraising incentive. In addition, one tree is planted in Turkey for each guest of Matiana Travel.

Activities Matiana Travel’s insider tours, led by expert guides, cover the breadth of Turkish history, culture and lifestyle. Take a walking tour of Istanbul’s Old City; explore Ottoman palaces; peruse the Grand Bazaar and discover the beauty of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Savor the picturesque Bosphorus from a private boat or helicopter. Experience nature’s bounty along the Black Sea. Soar over Cappadocia in a balloon or play cross-golf among mesmerizing rock spires. Watch a whirling dervish ceremony — it’s all part of Turkey’s magic.

Location Matiana Travel, part of the Indigo Group of Companies, creates customized tours that reach every corner of Turkey. The main office is located in Istanbul, and there’s a branch office in Cappadocia, which is a one-hour flight from Istanbul. Travelers visiting Turkey typically fly into Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, which services major international carriers.


India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the sight of tussling tigers in teak jungles, Micato India is a magical land. The evocative northern hill stations of Mashobra and Simla – once hideaways of Colonial-era British officers and their families – offer “Jewel in the Crown” luxury, while Southern India’s lush shores beckon with dreamy houseboats on serene backwaters. Micato’s roots in India run deep, and the paradisiacal euphoria that they offer here is therefore unparalleled. This is only natural for a company named “World’s Best Safari Outfitter” by Travel + Leisure magazine an unprecedented nine times.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Give Indian art a closer look. From colorful Rajasthani art to the unique miniatures to famous artists known around the world, buying a piece of Indian art is a great investment.

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From opulent golden palaces and turbaned, polo-playing maharajas to the


Accommodations Oberoi Amarvilas, Taj Rambagh Palace, Ananda, The Imperial — the names alone evoke images of stunning grandeur, and yet they scarcely do justice to the sublime levels of luxury travelers experience here. With Micato India, guests receive the choicest room selection, service well beyond the call of duty and myriad frills and extra comforts. In renowned palace hotels, stroll the terraced lawns, and stop for tea in ornate pavilions that hark back to the era of emperors; in a hidden jewel of a hotel, frequented by those in the know, wake in your antique four-poster bed to the sound of birds chirping in the nearby banyan trees, and step out on your terrace for an unparalleled view. Wherever you stay with Micato, the experience is bound to astonish and delight.

Top Attractions + Tracking Tigers and Leopards in the Teak

Jungle that Inspired Kipling’s Jungle Book

+ Strolling the Palaces of Udaipur + Meandering by Rickshaw Bicycle Through the Winding Streets of Varanasi

+ The Emerald Backwaters, Swaying Palms and Floating Houseboats of Kumarakon

+ Pachyderm Polo in Jaipur, the “Pink City”


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Imagine the Indian Police Marching Band welcoming your arrival to town. As evening falls, relax poolside and watch a private performance of classical Indian dances, with the Taj Mahal a shimmering, surrealistic backdrop. Travelers visit the splendid highlights and secret treasures of each city, the experience always enriched with the Micato difference … perhaps traveling by vintage car one day, or with a former ambassador as their private guide the next.

Telephone: 212.545.7111 Facsimile: 212.545.8297 Email: inquiries@micato.com Website: www.micato.com facebook.com/MicatoSafaris

Traditional curries are so much more delectable when made in a cooking class led by a popular Indian actress in her home. Touring villages and marketplaces by rickshaw or visiting landmarks on elephant back is always preferable to a motor vehicle. In Rajasthan, the Micato reputation of treating guests like family is in full force, as old-world royalty welcome Micato travelers into their palace, and home, with gin fizzes and dinner. As they reminisce about old India, guests are spellbound.

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Only with Micato India Care to dine in private palaces with celebrated Indian maharanis? Play a round of golf at the prestigious (and very private) Delhi Golf Club, heli-ski in the Himalayas or attend a Bollywood movie shoot with a renowned film director? Then you’ve come to India with the right people. In a country where friends and associations make all the difference, Micato and its owners are venerated insiders, affording stunning access unavailable with anyone else.

The colorful mosaic of an Indian shopping spree is not to be missed — the sights and sounds of an old-world bazaar are made even more fabulous by the company of a renowned jewelry designer, whose designs are featured at Saks Fifth Avenue; or a visit with the fifth-generation descendants of the House of Kohinoor, once jewelers to the Moguls, viewing their collection of elegant heirlooms and massive uncut gems from the period. And that’s only the beginning ….

All of India, and Its Neighbors Micato’s exclusive arrangements can not only be found in every corner of the Indian subcontinent, but also within India’s neighboring countries: from the Kingdom of Nepal — where dinner with Kathmandu’s Rana royal family is a favorite — to the exclusive Bhutan, exotic Sri Lanka and even the sunny Maldives.


Africa African journey with Micato Safaris. Unrivaled luxury is just one of the reasons that Micato has been named “World’s Best Safari Outfitter” by Travel + Leisure magazine a record nine times. Safari lodges enchant guests with such extravagances as private plunge pools and personal butlers. Africa’s best safari guides educate and amuse, their conversation as refreshing as the drinks they mix. A revolutionary “no tipping” policy permits ultimate relaxation, while a wealth of itineraries offer irresistible experiences from the celebrated savannahs of the Serengeti to the elegant delights of the Cape winelands and the ethereal beauty of the Kalahari.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Safari vests aren’t just for looking the part. Those multitudes of pockets are wonderfully useful in the bush and on flights, providing convenient access to items like camera lenses, sunglasses and more without having to carry a bag.

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Accommodations Each lodge and camp is selected as much for its evocative beauty as for its breathtaking scenery. From the classic safari decadence of the tented camps to the elegantly appointed lodges, it’s difficult to reconcile such luxury with the bush setting. Picture it: secluded tents replete with gleaming antiques and mahogany four-poster beds, with private verandas overlooking watering holes full of wildlife; or spacious domed lodge rooms, lovingly kitted out in native wood and stone, with double-faced fireplaces for cool nights and private plunge pools for hot afternoons. There are even stunning views from the clawfooted bathtubs!

Top Attractions + Tracking Elephants by Helicopter in Botswana + Sundowner Cocktails Overlooking the Vast Plains of the Serengeti

+ A Culinary Tour of South Africa’s Cape Winelands

+ Game Viewing from a Hot-Air Balloon Floating Over the Maasai Mara

+ An Exhilarating “Flight of the Angels” Over Victoria Falls

+ Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro or Simply Admiring It from Below


Micato Safaris

Only with Micato

15 West 26th Street New York, NY 10010

A safari with Micato is a sumptuous adventure, sparked by wanderlust and the lure of the exotic and authentic. The fact that these safaris surpass all expectations is not surprising, considering that Micato is the nine-time winner of Travel + Leisure magazine’s coveted “World’s Best Safari Outfitter” award. T+L states, “Micato’s edge is personal warmth. The Pinto family runs their show as though entertaining well-loved, outof-town relatives.” Micato’s policy of eliminating all tipping on trips — even gratuities to tour guides, safari directors, and drivers — leaves guests with more time to savor their journeys. The Pinto’s insider access also makes impossibly exclusive experiences possible, whether it’s a private plane safari with renowned guide Mark C. Ross, dinner on the Presidential Estate in Cape Town, an archeological dig with the Leakeys, or running with Kenyan marathoners. It can all be arranged with ease. And it is not just travelers whose lives are changed — travelers visit children whose lives are changing for the better through AmericaShare, Micato’s nonprofit arm that sends AIDS-orphaned children to school through the generosity of visitors of the region. Spend a few hours at a project and sponsor a child. The child’s life — as well as yours — will never be the same.

Telephone: 212.545.7111 Facsimile: 212.545.8297 Email: inquiries@micato.com Website: www.micato.com facebook.com/MicatoSafaris twitter.com/MicatoSafaris

Philanthropy More than 25 years ago, Micato Safaris established its award-winning nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, which has made a significant difference in the lives of impoverished African families by sending thousands of African children to school and providing sustained community outreach. Micato is the only tour operator to win five Condé Nast Traveler “World Savers” Awards, three for Education and two for Doing it All. Initiatives include their One for One Commitment: For every safari sold, they send a child to school. As stewards of Africa’s neediest families, they also operate a school sponsorship program for orphaned and vulnerable children, in addition to building libraries, classrooms, a life-changing freshwater well and establishing other dynamic projects.

Custom-Crafted Safaris Micato’s superb “Bespoke Collection” offers the option for travelers to custom-design their own safaris, with the guidance of an expert safari specialist. There are myriad choices: private ranches, upcountry estates and intimate camps — the owners are guests’ personal hosts. Intrepid travelers might consider Micato’s camel-back and walking safaris. And starbeds! Dreams are sure to be extraordinary when sleeping in safe seclusion beneath the sky. Family safaris are meticulously designed with an eye for every generation; idyllic honeymoons are crafted with love; private jet safaris are arranged for those on the cutting edge of luxe. Micato even weaves epic adventures to farflung regions for those seeking total seclusion. A customized safari can be anything and everything you’ve ever dreamed. And Micato’s Bespoke team makes it even better …

East Africa and Southern Africa Micato invites each traveler to be a part of the family — it’s a pleasure and a hallmark. East African travelers are all invited for a meal at the home of the Pintos in Nairobi, while travelers in Southern Africa dine with the Pintos’ good friends in Cape Town. Indeed, a Micato safari is exceptionally personalized in all of their areas of expertise: Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda and Zambia’s Victoria Falls.


NOMADIC EXPEDITIONS

Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan, China and Siberia From the astounding landscapes of the vast Gobi desert to the crystalclear lakes and evergreen mountains of the northern forests, Mongolia is together an unparalleled collection of expeditions for travelers with a truly adventurous spirit. Nomadic Expeditions offers the chance to explore the unspoiled diversity of central Asia and to experience the thrill of discovery and genuine cultural interaction. Travel through lands of timeless natural beauty and share unforgettable adventures in Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan, China and Siberia. A pioneer in sustainable tourism, Nomadic Expeditions is dedicated to the conservation of these unspoiled lands and cultures, as well as the preservation of the ecosystems and abundant wildlife.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip One of the most exciting events in Mongolia is the annual Golden Eagle Festival. This two-day festival takes place in early October in the Altai Mountains where local Kazakh golden eagle hunters, who have kept this ancient tradition intact for centuries, compete with their eagles’ speed and agility.

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NOMADIC EXPEDITIONS

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Accommodations

Itineraries

Most itineraries include a stay at Nomadic Expeditions’ renowned ecolodge, Three Camel Lodge, an ideal base for exploring the region. Built amidst the awe-inspiring landscape of Gurvansaikhan National Park, the lodge is the first and only true luxury accommodation in the Gobi Desert. Though accommodations vary with each itinerary, they generally include a combination of nights at Three Camel Lodge, in comfortable local hotels and in traditional nomadic tents, or gers, made with layers of felt and canvas over a handmade wood lattice structure.

Nomadic Expeditions offers a virtually endless number of itineraries, from group departures that include popular favorites and delightful hidden secrets to completely customized private journeys for individuals, families or special interest groups. They are happy to design a unique expedition or study program based on your preferences and activity level. For all expeditions, you can count on the knowledgeable staff to plan and organize every detail of your travels, including transportation, logistics and accommodations, as well as translation and interpreting services, so you can relax and enjoy in the company of the guides who are natives of and experts on each of their destinations.

Top Attractions + Mongolia’s Gobi Desert + The Great Wall of China + Tibet’s Jokhang Temple Monastery + Lake Baikal on the Trans-Siberian Railway + Hiking the Himalayas in Bhutan


Excursions

Dining

From birding trips to family adventures and signature journeys that reflect the trip leader’s area of expertise, Nomadic Expeditions offers excursions for every curious traveler, whether you’re searching for tranquility or thrills. Active adventure journeys include true outdoor adventure such as biking, kayaking, horseback or camel trekking and hiking.

All meals are included in your travels. Dining venues include local hotels, lodges and tent camps, depending on the itinerary you have chosen. Whether you’re dining at Three Camel Lodge’s Gobi Oasis Restaurant, picnicking near a mountain stream or sharing a meal around a campfire, expedition chefs use locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, organic meats and local dairy products in regional dishes prepared to your taste.

Camel Trek: Adventure Mongolia, Gobi Trek

Multisport: From Yak to Kayak, Adventure Mongolia Horseback Riding: Northern Mongolia on Horseback, Horse Trek to Hagiin Har Lake, Golden Eagles of the Kazakhs

Telephone: 609.860.9008 Toll-Free for US: 800.998.6634 Facsimile: 609.860.9608 Email: info@nomadicexpeditions.com Website: www.nomadicexpeditions.com

Classic Cultural Journeys: Mongolian Vistas, Epic Mongolian Overland Adventure, From Mystical Tibet to Nomadic Mongolia, Ultimate Gobi Festivals: Adventure Mongolia, Bhutan: Gangtey Trek, Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon, Classic Mongolian Odyssey: The Naadam Festival, Golden Eagle Festival, Hidden Treasures of Tibet, Winter Festivals of Mongolia, In Search of Dragons and Eagles

Nomadic Expeditions 1095 Cranbury-South River Road Suite 20A Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

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Philanthropy Responsible travel, both culturally and environmentally, is at the heart of Nomadic Expeditions’ philosophy. The company is committed to giving back to the people whose homelands they visit. Nomadic Expeditions takes a leading role in preserving the wonders of its destinations through philanthropic efforts, environmental education, community development initiatives, wildlife conservation and support of traditional arts. Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi Desert is Nomadic Expeditions’ award-winning ecolodge. Powered entirely by wind and sun, it is a model of sustainable travel.

Overland Expedition: Western Mongolia Expedition, Epic Mongolian Overland Adventure Signature Series 2014: Across Mongolian Plains: In the Footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews

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Location

Trekking: Adventure Trekking in the Altai Mountains, Bhutan: Gangtey Trek, Temples and Trekking in Tibet

Nomadic Expeditions offers a diverse selection of trips throughout Central Asia — including journeys to Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan, Siberia and China.

Cross-Border Journeys: From Mystical Tibet to Nomadic Mongolia, Ancient Empires of the Khans, Explorer’s Mongolia and Siberia, The Gobi and North to Siberia Special Interest: Archaeological Treasures of Mongolia, Natural History and Birding Tour of Mongolia Credit: G. Gan-Ulzii

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India, Nepal, Bhutan & Sri Lanka Peirce & Leslie delves beneath the surface and unveils the real India, Nepal, transformative experiences. The company traces its lineage to 19th-century British adventurers Robert Peirce and Patrick Leslie, who set up a travel division to cater to the needs of their tea plantation employees, and, later, to other clients in India. Today, Peirce & Leslie builds on that legacy, creating bespoke journeys that exceed the expectations of leisure and business travelers. With handpicked guides and tour managers, access to beguiling private and public venues and a commitment to sustainable tourism, Peirce & Leslie offers itineraries that reveal the Indian subcontinent’s true spirit.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine by spending time with a housewife in her kitchen rather than with a professional chef, a unique way to get a glimpse into the life of the locals. Peirce & Leslie offers myriad opportunities for unscripted conversations and spontaneous interactions — all the ingredients to completely engage travelers in the local lifestyle and culture.

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Accommodations

Expertise

Like every aspect of your Peirce & Leslie journey, accommodations are tailored specifically to each traveler’s taste and budget. The company’s longstanding relationships with hoteliers and far-reaching local connections provide a wealth of choices, from luxury resorts to boutique properties, from residential palaces and forts to houseboats and from desert camps to Himalayan lodges. Your Peirce & Leslie travel experts have scoured the land to bring you an extraordinary selection of hotels that offer not just accommodations but a destination experience.

The Peirce & Leslie team has traveled extensively in the Indian subcontinent, developing deep roots and building an extensive network of top guides and escorts. Even before you arrive, your personal travel expert will get to know you so that your journey can be meticulously planned and yet spontaneously adapted to deliver the most enriching experience. The company’s attention to detail is unparalleled. Peirce & Leslie’s hospitality embodies the Sanskrit saying, “Atithi Devo” or “the Guest is God.”

Top Attractions + The Taj Mahal, Especially Under a Full Moon

+ UNESCO World Heritage Caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Dating Back to 200 BC

+ Varanasi, the Oldest Living and Holiest Hindu City in the World

+ Meenakshi Temples of Madurai, a Stunning Architectural Triumph

+ A Day with the Children of India (walk with the rehabilitated street children of Delhi, learn the ancient art form of street dancing, plus other memorable experiences)


Peirce & Leslie Travel Private Ltd.

208, Vipul Square 2nd floor, Block B Sushant Lok 1 Gurgaon 122 009, Haryana, India Telephone: +91.124.4049361 Facsimile: +91.124.4049365 Email: meeta@peirceandleslie.com Website: www.peirceandleslie.com facebook.com/PeirceandLeslie

Dining

Philanthropy

Your travel expert will design gastronomical experiences to suit individual dining preferences, whether travelers want to sample street food or international fare at Michelinstar restaurants. Peirce & Leslie’s carefully selected dining connections immerse guests in the local customs and cuisine, indulging the senses. Dine in a private home or explore markets with a chef and learn to cook a regional favorite. Dine under the stars in the desert, enjoy cocktails on a houseboat or even sit down to dinner with royalty in a palace.

Peirce & Leslie’s enduring connection to the Indian subcontinent has fueled its commitment to sustainable tourism. The company actively participates in programs that support children’s education, women’s needs and non-governmental organizations that preserve nature and cultural heritage. For example, part of the fee for the Jaipur Heritage Walk is donated to safeguarding the architecture and culture of the Old City, and a visit to the Chennai performing art school helps fund continuing education for local children.

Activities

Location

Each custom itinerary takes travelers beyond tourist sites and deep into the region’s soul. Explore ancient temples and participate in actual ceremonies. Practice yoga with skilled masters. Learn to cook in an Indian home. Trek tea trails in Sri Lanka, visit Buddhist centers in Kathmandu, hike to a monastery in Bhutan, see tigers in their natural habitat. Take an elephant, horse or camel safari. Mingle with royalty in Rajasthan. Gaze in reverence at the Taj Mahal and Mount Everest. Shop, play golf or learn Bollywood dancing. It’s all possible. Especially the impossible!

Based in India, Peirce & Leslie crafts custom itineraries for India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka for discerning travelers. International visitors typically fly into Delhi or Mumbai to begin their journey. India has an extensive air network, so domestic travel between regions is readily available. Train travel on select routes, whilst modest, can be convenient and comfortable, with all seats and berths reserved in advance. Chauffeured sedans, supplied with mineral water, snacks and beverages, may also be arranged, as may private plane transport.


Galápagos – Ecuador – Peru The Galápagos Islands are a kaleidoscope of nature’s most unspoiled treasures – perfectly preserved since the days of Charles Darwin’s first explorations. And now travelers may discover the Galapagos much the way Darwin did aboard Quasar and the M/V Evolution have a similar exclusive allure to them, where guests enjoy the same level of personalized service, delicious gastronomy (local and international), top – rated naturalists, ample cabins and spacious social areas. For the trip of a lifetime, combine our cruises with unique tailor-made experiences throughout Ecuador and Peru. Discover these two Andean countries with our exclusive programs, including a one of a kind 7-night gastronomic experience in the land of the Incas.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Snorkeling in the Galapagos is an otherworldly experience where you’ll encounter sea lions, marine iguanas, green sea turtles and even Galapagos penguins – the only species of penguin found north of the equator – as you glide past reefs teeming with tropical fish.

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Expeditions’ two luxurious, yet environmentally conscious yachts. Both the M/Y Grace


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Accommodations M/Y Grace M/V Evolution

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Though they give guests the feel, personalized attention and high-end comforts of a classic, private yachts M/Y Grace and M/V Evolution have an informal, relaxed charm to them. The elegant M/V Evolution, which received a full cabin upgrade in 2012, accommodates up to 32 passengers in three suites, nine premium staterooms and four deluxe staterooms. The glamorous M/Y Grace, once owned by Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, accommodates up to 18 passengers in four suites and five premium staterooms. Both yachts boast spacious cabins with private bathrooms and luxurious amenities.

Top Attractions Amenities With an impressive crew-to-guest ratio, the M/V Evolution and M/Y Grace both provide personalized, attentive service. Naturalist guides are experts on the Galápagos and will tailor journeys based on guests’ interests or will spontaneously change course to ensure wildlife encounters. Outdoor spaces are expansive, including alfresco dining, bar and lounge areas, Jacuzzis and deck chairs for sunbathing — all prime spots to take in the breathtaking views. At the Kids Club, children enjoy learning activities, board games, movie nights and star-gazing programs.

+ Tortoise-Rearing Center on Santa Cruz

Island and Isabela Island + Snorkeling with Penguins on Tagus Cove and Bartolome Island + Marine Iguanas on Fernandina Island and Hood Island + Sunsets at Kicker Rock and Pinnacle Rock + Sea Kayaking on Tower Island’s Submerged Crater and on the Uplifted Coral of Urvina Bay


Quasar Expeditions Headquarters: Jose Jussieu N41-28 y Alonso de Torres Quito, Ecuador

Dining

A host of gastronomical treats awaits guests at mealtime. Both vessels provide buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepared by specially trained chefs who incorporate Ecuador’s exotic fruits, fresh vegetables and delectable fish and seafood. Dine inside or alfresco and enjoy the company of other guests who share your passion for nature and adventure.

Telephone: 800.247.2925 Facsimile: +1.305.592.7060 Email: sales@quasarex.com Website: www.quasarex.com facebook.com/QuasarExpeditions

Activities Small-group travel ensures a more intimate interaction with the Galapagos wildlife, much like the way Darwin experienced the islands. Our itineraries keep guests away from large ships and crowds. Go sea kayaking in rich mangroves or snorkeling in quiet coves; play with sea lions on pristine beaches or hike to inland lagoons in search of flamingoes. Marvel at sculpted lava flows. Watch birds, turtles, penguins and iguanas up close. Tailor-made excursions in Ecuador and Peru add a whole other dimension to your South America Experience.

Trip Extensions in Ecuador and Peru Extending your stay in Ecuador or nearby Peru for even a short time can render rich rewards in a region that is home to thriving indigenous cultures, ancient Incan temples, fine examples of Spanish Colonial architecture, the spectacular Andean mountain range and the western edge of the Amazon basin. Our new gastronomic experiences in Peru add a whole new dimension to the already popular Galapagos & Machu Picchu tour combination.

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Philanthropy Quasar Expeditions is fully aware of how important it is to apply sustainable tourism practices. Both the M/V Evolution and M/Y Grace have complete waste and water treatment plants and stateof-the-art water filtering systems (no plastic bottles on board). Quasar Expeditions trains and employs local staff at each of our destinations. We also support various charitable causes such as: Ecuador’s SUYANA through which local indigenous communities create and sell beautiful handmade scarves which in turn provide education, medical and other necessities to the Ecuadorian people; Scouts of Galapagos; The Carbon Fund, Tread Lightly; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, and more.

Location Quasar Expeditions operates small ship cruises to the Galapagos Islands, located 600 miles-west of the Ecuadorian Mainland in the Pacific Ocean, as well as land excursions in Ecuador and nearby Peru.


12 & over

Available at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Uganda and Rwanda into the fascinating world of the great apes with Volcanoes Safaris. Specializing in mountain gorilla and chimpanzee safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, this award-winning pioneer in ecotourism ensures that safaris respect the culture of local communities, the fragility of the environment and the need to use resources in a sustainable way. It’s also the only safari company to have signed the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Great Apes. Led by outstanding guides and staying at intimate ecolodges near the gorilla and chimpanzee parks, guests are assured a truly unforgettable experience with Volcanoes Safaris.

JG’s “Can’t Miss” Tip Visit the gravesites of famed naturalist Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas she studied that were the inspiration for her book and the awardwinning film, Gorillas in the Mist.

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Journey into the misty forests of Africa and enjoy privileged insights


Accommodations

Amenities

Bwindi Lodge 8 Jungle gorilla lodge in Uganda 8 Virunga Lodge Luxury gorilla lodge in Rwanda Mount Gahinga Lodge 8 Hiking and culture lodge in Uganda Kyambura Gorge Lodge 8 Contemporary chimpanzee and wildlife lodge in Uganda

Volcanoes Safaris specializes in sensitive tourism related to mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates and wildlife in the national parks that are near its lodges. Volcanoes’ guides are all Ugandan and Rwandan nationals and know their countries intimately; they maximize animalviewing opportunities, while providing insight into local cultural perspectives. At the lodges, there are cozy sitting areas, outdoor terraces and dining rooms that offer plenty of space to relax, take in the stunning views and enjoy the company of fellow adventurers. Complimentary massages are also available at each lodge.

Volcanoes Safaris is the only company to own lodges at both the major mountain gorilla parks and a chimpanzee park. Each property is a cluster of individual bandas that blend seamlessly into the landscape, with minimal environmental impact. Elegant furnishings, roomy sitting areas and private bathrooms are unexpected and welcome comforts in this rugged wilderness.

Top Attractions + Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes

National Park and Bwindi Forest

+ Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kibale Forest

+ Climbing Volcanoes + Boat Tour of the Kazinga Channel + Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park


Dining

Volcanoes Safaris 27 Lumumba Avenue Nakasero Hill

Informal gatherings in the lodges’ charming dining rooms are ideal times to savor homecooked meals and swap stories of the day’s activities. Menus are thoughtfully conceived and dishes are prepared using delectable local ingredients and served with fine wine, beer and spirits from around the globe. Enjoy lunch or a sundowner on the terrace overlooking the volcanoes at Virunga Lodge and Mount Gahinga Lodge, the forest at Bwindi Lodge and the sweeping savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth from Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Telephone: +44.0.870.870.8480 Toll-free for US: 866.599.2737 Facsimile: +44.0.870.870.8481 Email: salesug@volcanoessafaris.com Website: www.volcanoessafaris.com facebook.com/VolcanoesSafaris twitter.com/VolcanoesSafari

Philanthropy Volcanoes Safaris has developed a responsible and sensitive ecotourism vision. The company believes that carefully controlled ecotourism is essential to the survival of the great apes and the conservation of their habitats; local people need to earn a livelihood if they are to appreciate the importance of protecting both man’s nearest cousins and their habitats. The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust, a separate non-profit entity, works to support communities and conservation projects in Uganda and Rwanda. A portion of the proceeds from each safari is donated to the Trust, so that tourism contributes to this vital work.

Activities Enjoy mesmerizing 4- to 12-day journeys through the Great Western Rift Valley in Uganda and Rwanda, where the locals welcome travelers and share their rich culture. Tracking mountain gorillas requires patience and stamina, but seeing them is awe-inspiring. Track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where Dian Fossey lived and studied. View wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park; climb the densely forested Virunga Volcanoes; or track chimpanzees in the hidden Kyambura Gorge. The region is free of mass tourism, allowing travelers to experience the animals in their natural habitat.

Location Virunga Lodge is a 3-hour drive or 30-minute helicopter ride from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda; Bwindi Lodge is in a remote jungle approximately 10 hours via car from Kampala, the capital of Uganda, 5 hours from Kigali or 1 hour by charter or scheduled flight from Kampala; Mount Gahinga Lodge is a 6-hour journey from Kigali; and Kyambura Gorge Lodge is 45 minutes by charter or scheduled flight from Kampala or 6 hours by car.

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