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Lush Experiences Newsletter | June 2018 | Issue 11

 Sandy Lane’s Virtual Tour  Le Roch’s Family Room Rates  Le Fouquet’s Pop-up Experience  Villa La Massa’s Complimentary Night


Dear Valued Travel Professional,

Earlier this month, we celebrated 5 years of operation, coming a long way with our great team and beautiful, privately-owned properties in Europe and the Caribbean! As always, we love to share with you the latest experiences, offers, and news from the Lush Collection.

This month, we are pleased to share the Virtual Tour from Sandy Lane in Barbados, and Family Rates from both Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel in Grenada and Le Roch Hotel & Spa in Paris. Villa d'Este is hosting their annual Summer Festival in Lake Como while guests can receive a complimentary night in Florence at Villa La Massa this summer. Next week, the Gstaad Palace will reopen and host a variety of exciting events while Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's in Paris hosts a pop-up experience in their garden through September 16th .

I am readily available for assistance with bookings, general inquires, or to VIP your clients on your behalf at gdipalma@lushexperiences.com.

Best Regards, Giuseppe Di Palma Owner of Lush Experiences

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Barbados | reservations@sandylane.com | Tel. +1 246 444 2000 | GDS: LW | www.sandylane.com About Sandy Lane A first glimpse of Sandy Lane is something you will not forget. The turquoise ocean sits beyond the marble lobby, beyond the arch of the veranda, silky and aqua, calm and magnificent. Sandy Lane is set in an ancient waterfront mahogany grove on the west coast of Barbados, famous for its pristine beaches. Coral sand and a lazy breeze follow you from the spacious balconies of each room, to the world-famous golf greens, to the superb restaurants, world-class spa, heavenly pools and bars within. Every day the always genuine and engaged staff magically crafts the authentic Barbadian experience.

Virtual Reality Tour More About Sandy Lane From the moment they welcomed the first guests in 1961 and after a complete reconstruction in 2001, Sandy Lane has been considered the premier address in the Caribbean - a haven of tranquility, a luxury romantic retreat or the perfect location for families who

Top Selling Points •

breathtaking Sandy Lane Suite •

3 world-renowned golf courses; 2 of which are Tom Faziodesigned courses

desire the finest holiday experience with endless possibilities for

4 restaurants and 7 bars that celebrate flavors from around the world

recreation.

112 rooms and suites; stunning 5-bedroom private villa; the

The Spa at Sandy Lane features 14 treatment suites; uses Margy's Monte Carlo and Aromatherapy Associates

When staying in one of their luxury accommodations at Sandy Lane, it is like staying in the house of a special and hospitable friend.

The Treehouse Club available for children and teenagers while parents relax

Water-sports available include Windsurfing, Hobie Cat Sailing, Kayaking, and Snorkeling

Click to view the video! (Click and drag to “look around”)

9 tennis courts

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Grenada | reservations@calabashgrenada.com | Tel. +1 473 444 4334 | GDS: WB | www.calabashhotel.com About Calabash Hotel Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel is a Relais & Châteaux property which prides itself on combining five star service and luxury within a relaxed and intimate environment to create the ultimate Caribbean escape. With 30 suites and 5 Estate Villas, every luxury is on offer, starting from breakfast served on your suite's private balcony, or on the beach, to excellent dining at the 2 renowned restaurants. Family is one of life's greatest treasures and this is a philosophy that the whole Calabash family passionately believes in. The team is one large extended family and when you arrive, you'll immediately feel part of it.

Family Package Family Package Family is one of life's greatest treasures and this is a philosophy that the whole Calabash family passionately believes in. The team is one large extended family and when you arrive, you'll immediately feel part of it.

Bed & Breakfast Rate Includes •

Private transfers from Grenada's airport

Welcome cocktail and in suites snacks on arrival

The unique service of breakfast served on your suite's balcony or on the beach

Afternoon tea

Weekly managers cocktail party

Families who book a minimum of 7 nights on the Bed & Breakfast in a

Complimentary Wireless internet facilities

Superior or Deluxe Suite between July 11 and August 11 will receive

Unlimited non-motorized water-sports including: Stand Up Paddle Boards, Hobie Cat Sailing, Kayaking & Snorkeling

the second room complimentary for 2 to 3 family members up to the age of 18. Breakfast charge for family members in the complimentary suite is $30 per night per child under the age of 18.

Unlimited use of tennis courts

Complimentary fitness facility

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Lake Como, Italy | reservations@villadeste.it | Tel. +39 031 348 835 | GDS: LW | www.villadeste.com About Villa d’Este Set on the banks of one of the most romantic lakes in the world and just north of Milan, Villa d'Este, member of Leading Luxury Hotels, was built in 1568 as the summer residence of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. The property comprises 25 acres of gardens, whose statues and landscape have been photographed for centuries. The favorite playground of an Empress, an English queen and aristocrats, it was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1873. Continuously renovated and updated, without sacrificing any of its heritage, Villa d'Este today offers 152 rooms, all different in decor but linked by the superior standards of hospitality.

Summer Festival 2018 Summer Festival

Events

The deep-rooted link between Villa d’Este and music goes back to

Wednesday, June 27th at 9:15pm

the 1800’s, when the Grand Hotel has hosted the most important Italian and foreign musicians: Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Franz Liszt, to mention a few.

Antonio Faraò Saturday, July 14th at 7:00pm Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre

This Summer, the Villa hosts a series of concerts once again

Wednesday, August 15th at 7:00pm

organised in partnership with the Circolo Vincenzo Bellini. Music will

Alfredo Matera Big Band

also accompany the Villa d'Este Summer parties, featuring gala dinners and shows in the magnificent setting of its gardens and concluded by stunning fireworks on the lake.

Wednesday, August 29th at 9:15pm Daniel Lozakovich and Alexander Romanovsky

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Florence, Italy | reservations@villalamassa.it | Tel. +39 055 62611 | GDS: LW | www.villalamassa.com About Villa La Massa Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Villa La Massa is the exquisite jewel of the Villa d'Este Group. The 16th Century estate sits on the banks of the Arno River, on 22 acres full of lemon trees and olive groves that surround the property. With its three ochre and pink colored villas and their 37 rooms and suites, each superbly furnished in the traditional Florentine style, Villa La Massa is the perfect place to rest after a long day of touring in Florence, linked by the hotel’s private shuttle which runs daily to and from Ponte Vecchio. Landscapes mold around the river with an abundance of olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees as far as the eye can see.

One More Night Package Just a stone's throw away from Florence, Villa La Massa sits on the

Top Selling Poiints •

Boutique hotel with 37 rooms and suites, each superbly furnished in the traditional Florentine style with outstanding views of the Arno and the countryside

Gourmet Restaurant “II Verrocchio” with a unique terrace offering the best in Tuscan cuisine

XV century cellar for wine and oil tastings

Beautiful heated outdoor swimming pool

Arno Spa and fitness room in an original Tuscan atmosphere

banks of the Arno River, surrounded by 22 acres full of lemon trees and olive groves. This summer, experience the Tuscan charm and beauty with a complimentary night when staying 4 nights. This offer is valid through August 31st.

Friendly staff offering personalized service

Blackout dates include: June 21-24 and July 1-9.

Only 6 miles from the historic center of Florence

Applicable room categories start from Double Prestige, offer is

Courtesy shuttle service throughout the day to/from Ponte Vecchio (15 minutes)

Private chapel for weddings

subject to availability.

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Gstaad, Switzerland | reservations@palace.ch | Tel. +41 33 748 50 00 | GDS: LW | www.palace.ch About Gstaad Palace Owned by the third generation of the Scherz family and one of Europe’s last family-run hotels, the illustrious five-star Gstaad Palace provides a first-class culture of elegance and hospitality. The Leading Hotels of the World member occupies a privileged location overlooking the Bernese and Valais Alps, creating a spectacular view from each of their 95-contemporary glamorous and alpine cozy suites. Their 5 renowned restaurants each feature their own unique cuisine and specialties and were awarded 16 Millau points, while the massive 19,375 sq. ft. Palace Spa will pamper every sense and exceed all expectations. They reopen for summer on June 23rd.

Summer Highlights Summer Time at Gstaad Palace Reopening for the summer season on June 23rd, Gstaad Palace in

Top Selling Points •

95 lavishly decorated rooms and suites, each with stunning

Switzerland has a variety of exciting events, activities, and offers for

views; Walig Hut provides an authentic alpine hut experience

their guests.

suitable for private lunch, dinner, and overnight stays

This summer, enjoy all that Gstaad Palace has to offer with their offer

packages, perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, and one-of-a-kind experiences. The latest issue of their “Summer

5 unique restaurants with their own cuisine, 2 bars with live music, and the stylish, GreenGo nightclub

Exclusive Palace Spa spans over 19,000 ft2 and features 8

Highlights” is complete with many summer activities, delightful food,

treatment rooms, steam bath, Jacuzzi, saunas, indoor pool,

relaxing spa treatments, and new programs like the VIP Prince/

Olympic-sized outdoor pool

Princess program. Some of the events taking place this summer include Bergkönig, the Hublot Polo Cup Gstaad, and the Gstaad

Summer Activities: hiking, biking, golf at the Gstaad-Saanenland Golf Course, excursions, paragliding, and more

Palace Challenge.

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Paris, France | reservations@leroch-hotel.com | Tel. +33 170 83 00 00| GDS: DS | www.leroch-hotel.com About Le Roch Hotel & Spa As refined as it is welcoming, as chic as it is casual, Le Roch Hotel & Spa maintains a rare balance between the comfortable feel of a home and the world-class services of a 5 star establishment. This 37 room boutique hotel, ideally located between the Place de l'Opéra and the Place Vendôme, is a place apart within the capital. A place with an unmistakably Parisian ambience, where guests can discover the charming hospitality of a remarkably committed team and where the level of comfort and amenities are distinctly upscale. A place with a courtyard garden and a sunny terrace, a spa and a swimming pool bathed in daylight.

Family in Paris Family Room Decorated like a Parisian home by the talented designer Sarah Lavoine, Le Roch Hotel & Spa has become a Parisian favorite.

Top Selling Points • •

Whether traveling with family or friends, everyone can enjoy the luxurious amenities of Le Roch's Family Room.

Comprised of a connecting Superior and Deluxe Room, the room

includes complimentary Wi-Fi, access to the gym, tea & coffee facilities, Codage amenities, and breakfast. The Family Room rates are now available both on their website and through GDS.

• • •

Unique location in the heart of Paris’ culture, fashion, and gastronomic district 32 elegant and spacious rooms from 215 ft2 for a Cosy room to 333 ft2 for a Prestige; 4 Indulgence Suites all equipped with a private hammam steam bath The Saint-Roch rooftop Suite with its own private terrace adjoins to a Deluxe Indulgence Room to become a charming Parisian apartment taking up the entire 6th floor First 5-star hotel ever to be decorated by famous French designer Sarah Lavoine Restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Rémy Bererd, with its terrace and indoor garden Spa by Codage, a French brand offering made-to-measure skin care, and indoor pool Youngest Clefs d’Or Concierge in the world

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Paris, France | reservations.fouquets@groupebarriere.com | Tel. +33 0970 809 111| GDS: LW | www.lefouquets-paris.com About Le Fouquet’s Completely renovated, legendary Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s is just a short distance from the Arc de Triomphe, between Avenue George V and the Champs-Elysées, and provides the perfect setting for a quintessential Parisian experience. Unwind in the intimacy of a charming garden. Treat yourself to an energizing treatment or dive into the clear waters of the indoor pool, sample flavors at legendary tables, and enjoy delicate fabrics and precious leathers, vast dressing rooms and spacious bathrooms characterize the small Parisian apartments and spectacular suites on the Champs-Elysées.

Private Garden Le Jardin du Joy Nestled at the heart of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris, Le Jardin du Joy private garden is causing quite a sensation this summer. From June 7th to September 16th, just a few meters away from the Champs-Elysees, Le Joy restaurant is transforming its terrace into a

Duo Picnic Basket Rustic pate, dry sausage, sardines in olive oil Heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella, seasonal gazpacho soup, fresh goat cheese Melon and watermelon, white chocolate mousse with red berries Duo of apricot and peach with fresh herbs 85 Euro (excluding drinks) for 2 people

luxurious Parisian garden in association with Maison Veuve Clicquot. Nature and Colourtherapy Cocktail Synonymous with sharing and conviviality, this pop-up experience offers gourmet delights and fresh ingredients with a selection of seasonal produce. There are 2 set menus to discover and enjoy as a family or with friends: Duo Picnic Basket or Nature and Colourtherapy Cocktail.

Crunchy vegetable sharing assortment Dips (tapenade, chive cream, cocktail sauce) 40 Euro (excluding drinks) for 2 people For refreshments throughout the day, Le Jardin du Joy will offer a selection of Maison Geronimi ice creams and sorbets in exclusive flavors: fresh herbs, black olive, and tomato and basil

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Villa d’Este Lake Como, Italy

Villa La Massa Florence, Italy

Gstaad Palace Gstaad, Switzerland

Le Roch Hotel & Spa Paris, France

Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris, France

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes Cannes, France

Myconian Ambassador Platis Gialos, Greece

Myconian Avaton Elia Beach, Greece

Myconian Imperial Elia Beach, Greece

Royal Myconian Mykonos Town, Greece

Myconian Utopia Elia Beach, Greece

Myconian Villa Collection Elia Beach, Greece

Myconian Korali Mykonos Town, Greece

Myconian Kyma Mykonos Town, Greece

Myconian Naia Mykonos Town, Greece

Sandy Lane Barbados

Eden Roc at Cap Cana Dominican Republic

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel Grenada


Private Villas at Villa d’Este Lake Como, Italy

The Villino at Villa La Massa Florence, Italy

VILLANOCETTA Rome, Italy

Villa La Culla degli Angeli Amalfi, Italy

The Villa at Sandy Lane Barbados

Eden Roc at Cap Cana—Villas Dominican Republic

Estate Villas at Calabash Grenada

Luxury Residences in Cabo Cabo, Mexico

ITM Journeys Italy, France, Portugal, Spain

Giuseppe Di Palma

Christina Willett

Angel Mejia

Founder & Owner

Director of Sales—Western Region

Director of Sales

Cell. +1-646-209-6391

Cell. +1-312-927-3062

Direct. +1-718-676-7704

gdipalma@lushexperiences.com

cwillett@lushexperiences.com

amejia@lushexperiences.com

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