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Lush Experiences Newsletter | May 2018 | Issue 9

 Sandy Lane’s Summer Offers  Calabash Hotel’s Estate Villa Offer  Le Roch Hotel’s Terrace  Myconian Collection Reopens  Myconian Villa Collection’s Flash Sale

Dear Valued Travel Professional,

This month, I am delighted to share with you the latest offerings and news from the Lush Collection as we prepare to welcome the summertime!

Sandy Lane in Barbados is offering a variety of summer packages, perfect for families, golf lovers, sap

enthusiast, and couple alike! At Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, they are offering their guests a variety of events throughout the summer, making it perfect time to take advantage of their Best Available Rate. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel in Grenada is offering a complimentary night in their Estate Villas while Villa La Massa in Florence is offering a stay 4, pay 3 package.

Gstaad Palace prepares for their summer season with the release of their Summer Highlights newsletter. The terrace of Le Roch Hotel & Spa in Paris reopens, providing a perfect location to sample their new cocktails. Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s also offers its guests a truly Parisian experience with decadent rooms and plentiful amenities. In Mykonos, the Myconian Collection reopens for the season, including Preferred Hotels Resorts “Best New Hotel of the Year” winner, Myconian Villa Collection. The Villa Collection also introduced additional Lover’s Suites and is celebrating by offering a GDS-exclusive flash sale through May 31st.

I am readily available for assistance with bookings, general inquires, or to VIP your clients on your behalf at

Best Regards, Giuseppe Di Palma

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Barbados | | Tel. +1 246 444 2000 | GDS: LW | 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.

Summer Packages Food & Beverage Credit During the months of May, June and September, guests will receive a $700 USD Food & Beverage credit per stay, per room when staying 5 nights or more. Inclusive Features •

Complimentary Fast Track upon arrival

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Welcome by Airport Concierge upon arrival

Non-alcoholic drinks in honour bar

Transfers to and from airport in exclusive car

Unlimited use of tennis courts

Welcome fruit cocktail on arrival

Day access to The Treehouse Club

Packing and unpacking services

Complimentary dinner for children 0 to 12 inclusive from the

One outfit pressed per person

Full English breakfast daily

Fitness Center

children’s menu in the Summer •

Unlimited non-motorized water-sports including windsurfing, hobie cat sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Barbados | | Tel. +1 246 444 2000 | GDS: LW | •

Golf Package Inclusions 3 day Golf Pass for stay of 4 - 7 nights

5 day Golf Pass for stay of 8 - 10 nights

One round of golf daily at the Old Nine course.

7 day Golf Pass for stay of 11 nights or more

One Sandy Lane gift per person.

Lunch for two at The Country Club or Spa Café*

One round of golf at the Country Club course per person can be substituted for one round on the Green Monkey course per person at a supplement of US $150 per person.

Romance Package Inclusions • • • • • • • •

A bottle of champagne upon arrival. A candlelight dinner for two people*. A "Romantic Bliss" one hour couple's massage*. One round of golf at the Country Club per person*. A lunch for two. An Afternoon tea for two people. A turtle trip for two including shipwrecks. One Sandy Lane gift per person

*2 when staying 8 nights or more

Spa Package Inclusions • • • • •

A One full cardiovascular fitness assessment per person. One Bajan Scrub per person. One Sandy Lane 60 minute full body massage per person (Can be exchanged for a round of golf on the Country Club course)* One Sandy Lane gift per person. Lunch for two in The Spa Café.*

*2 when staying 8 nights or more

Family Package Inclusions •

One child aged (3 - 14) sharing parents' room will be at US $125 per night.

Up to 3 children aged 16 years and under can share a 2nd room at 50% off adult cost.

Unlimited use of The Treehouse Club.

Complimentary gift in room for each child on arrival.

Complimentary dinner for children aged 3 to 12 inclusive.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Dominican Republic | | Tel. +1 809 469 7469 | GDS: WB | About Eden Roc at Cap Cana Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star resort nestled in Cap Cana, the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Blending the impeccable standards of the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean, Eden Roc at Cap Cana presents 60 glamorous all-suite accommodations with stunning views, 3 Relais & Chateaux restaurants, and a sophisticated oasis at the exclusive Beach Club at Eden Roc.

Summer Offerings Best Available Rate Offer

Summer Events

Through August 31st, guests of Eden Roc at Cap Cana can enjoy a Best Available Rate with no minimum length of stay! The offer is bookable through June 15th. *Offer is subject to change without notice Suites


Daily Rate


May 1-Oct 31

May 15-Sept 30

Mondays “Menu for Change” —Starting May 21st, discover a variety of sustainable dishes and signature recipes featured in all the Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s restaurants, in addition to the regular menus. Tuesdays

Beachfront One Bedroom Suite

1’194 sq. ft.

$ 1’100

$ 695

Heritage Tuesdays—Every Tuesday of Summer, discover the richness

Beachfront Two Bedroom Suite

1’786 sq. ft.

$ 1’900

$ 1’200

of the Dominican Republic's culture and plunge into a Caribbean

Luxury Pool Junior Suites

824 sq. ft.

$ 750

$ 595

Luxury Pool One Bedroom Suites

1’088 sq. ft

$ 950

$ 760

Luxury Pool Family Suites

1’316 sq. ft.

$ 1’100

$ 880

Two Bedroom Family Residence

1’985 sq. ft.

$ 1’650

$ 990

Three Bedroom Royale Villa

4’025 sq. ft.

$ 2’650

$ 2’120

Four Bedroom Imperial Villa

6’180 sq. ft.

$ 3’400

$ 2’720

holistic and immersive experience. Fridays Spanish or Italian Nights—enjoy unique Italian or Spanish family-style dinners every Friday and discover a gastronomic travel to the origin of those two countries' cuisine and culture.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Dominican Republic | | Tel. +1 809 469 7469 | GDS: WB | About Gianluca Re Fraschini Hailing from the Province of Milan, Chef Gianluca has been involved in the world of food preparation for over 20 years and learned trade secrets from many well-known, globally renouned and skilled chefs. He has been responsible for the openings of many top-notch Italian Restaurants in various international hotel-chains including the distinctive “Carnevale” at Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Resort in Dubai, “La Reserva Rotana” hotel boutique in Spain, “Il Cavallino” in Luxemburg, “Aubergine” Mediterranean Restaurant in Tel Aviv Intercontinental Hotel... He became Executive Chef of Eden Roc at Cap Cana in 2012.

US Culinary Tour The resort’s celebrated chef, Gianluca Re Fraschini, heads up Mediterraneo Restaurant and will embark upon a 6-date gastronomical journey, hosting exquisite dinners in US sister properties within the exclusive hotel collection. Beginning at the luxury country retreat Blantyre in Massachusetts, Re Fraschini will serve up authentic dishes from his home country in the hotel’s Farm & Vine restaurant on June 5th with his Mediterranean Soirée, which will include pre cocktails dinner with canapes, followed by 4 courses set menu. This will be followed by a 2-day residency at Ocean House in Rhode Island, one of only 13 Forbes triple five-star hotels in the world. Here, Re Fraschini will serve up a Nikkei Extravaganza on the beach on June 7th, with a selection of signature classic and Peruvian cocktails and an array of raw food and Nikkei cuisine. All June events will also be supported by Eden Roc Cap Cana’s Alberto García, Sous Chef at Mediterraneo, and Franck Heimburger, Mixologist. The final weekend in August will then see an exciting partnership between Eden Roc and Cap Cana and fellow Caribbean Relais & Châteaux hotel, Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel in Grenada as the summer draws to a close. On August 31st and September 1st, the 2 outstanding hotels will join forces to host a Relais & Châteaux Caribbean Magee Homestead Culinary weekend. Guests at the world-renowned Wyoming Ranch can experience exquisite Caribbean cuisine served family-style in a stunning yurt setting with the Platte Canyon. The last day of the culinary tour will culminate in the highly-anticipated 6 hands dinner, prepared by Magee Homestead’s Chef AJ Buchanio, Calabash’s Chef Mark Banthorpe and Eden Roc Cap Cana’s Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini and will be served at the Rocky Mountain’s Magee Lodge. Both nights will also offer rum and cigar tasting for guests.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Grenada | | Tel. +1 473 444 4334 | GDS: WB | 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.

Estate Villas Complimentary Night Offer Estate Villa


Max. Guests

Size in ft2

Pool House



4,500 ft2




6,865 ft2




10,000 ft2




10,000 ft2




10,645 ft2

The 5 Estate Villas are situated on a beautiful secluded peninsula situated directly to the west of the Calabash Hotel complex. Nestled on the water’s edge where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, it offers one of the most tranquil, inspiring, and secure locations in the Caribbean. Ranging from 2-5 bedrooms and featuring its own infinity edge pool with stunning views over looking the bay, they are perfect for those seeking the intimacy of a private home with all the luxuries of a five star hotel. Valid through October 31st, guests who stay for 7 nights will receive one complimentary night on Bed and Breakfast meal plan. Offer cannot be combined with any other packages or promotions.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Florence, Italy | | Tel. +39 055 62611 | GDS: LW | 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 from June 1st through August 31st.

Friendly staff offering personalized service

Blackout dates include: June 12-15, 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.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Gstaad, Switzerland | | Tel. +41 33 748 50 00 | GDS: LW | 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 Spring has finally arrived, so make the most of your precious time

Top Selling Points •

95 lavishly decorated rooms and suites, each with stunning

during the next summer season! The Gstaad Palace and its

views; Walig Hut provides an authentic alpine hut experience

surroundings provide the perfect setting for many summer activities:

suitable for private lunch, dinner, and overnight stays

hiking, canoeing, climbing, swimming, rafting, paragliding, stand-up

paddling – just to name a few. But don’t forget to include some time for the hotel’s sporting activities, delightful food, and some relaxing

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

spa treatments. And an evening on the balcony, patio or in the

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

garden with a great read can also have a most revitalizing effect.

Olympic-sized outdoor pool

Discover which news and activities the Gstaad Palace has in store and what kind of events will take place in Gstaad in the new

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

issue of their “Summer Highlights”. Click the photo below.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Paris, France | | Tel. +33 170 83 00 00| GDS: DS | 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.

Private Terrace Terrace

Signature Drinks

Possessing a chic and confidential address, decorated like a Parisian home by the talented designer Sarah Lavoine, Le Roch Hotel & Spa has become a Parisian favorite.

My Little Provence Infused lavender gin, syrup honey-blueberries, yellow lemon juice,

The terrace is the perfect place for one-on-one meetings, whether

topped with sparkling water

for business or pleasure. In a warm and welcoming atmosphere,


come discover the new cocktails menu imagined by Chief Bartender,

Tequila blanca, green lemon, mash ratatouille, bitter celery, syrup

Aleksander Limburski. Similar to a suspended garden, the terrace is a

cane sugar, salt

luscious oasis in the heart of Le Roch Hotel & Spa, bringing a sense of

Mäis Bon!

calmness and serenity. Under the large parasol, far from the noise of the street, it’s ideal for enjoying a cocktail (from 16€) or something

Vodka infused with Shizo, corn syrup, yellow lemon juice, bitter lemon, egg white

to eat (from 12€).

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Paris, France | | Tel. +33 0970 809 111| GDS: LW | 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.

Parisian Experience Live as a Parisian Ideally located on the Champs-Elysées, only steps from the most

Top Selling Points •

-alcoholic beverages

iconic landmarks and boutiques, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris welcomes guests into an elegant, contemporary and lush

unique experiences

Le Joy, opening out onto a haven of greenery. Indulge into a

hustle and bustle of the capital.

2 restaurants including legendary Fouquet’s and Le Joy opening up onto inner garden; 3 bars offering different atmospheres and

the most beautiful avenue in the world. Share a delicious cocktail at

parenthesis of relaxation at Spa Diane Barrière, insulated from the

Located on the Champs-Elysées, only steps from Paris’ most iconic landmarks

a fully renovated room designed by Jacques Garcia, enjoy French cuisine on the terrace of the iconic brasserie Fouquet’s, alongside

Additional rooms and Signature suites, some with views of the Arc de Triomphe, will open by the end of 2018

décor. Whether seeking a stay, fine dining, or just to relax, the venue offers many options to experience “French art de vivre.” Wake up in

81 rooms and suites with complimentary mini-bar filled with non

Spa Diane Barrière is an oasis dedicated to beauty and relaxation

Personalized service “a la francaise,” including 24/7 butler and concierge service

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Mykonos | About Myconian Collection They are a family-owned group of nine leading luxury hotels on Mykonos, including 5 in Elia Beach, 3 in Mykonos Town, and 1 in Platis Gialos. They offer guests a choice of the most spectacular locations and spacious design interiors. Their gourmet restaurants, state-of-the-art Thalasso spa centers and superb terrace bars set the stage for unbeatable vacations, exceptional events and the most glamorous weddings in the Mediterranean. They are also internationally renowned for their supreme service standards.





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Ambassador Platis Gialos | GDS: WB

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

Elia Beach, Greece | | Tel. +30 2289 076000 | GDS: PH | About Myconian Villa Collection The Myconian Villa Collection is an exquisite luxury resort on the island of Mykonos offering elegantly appointed in-house guestrooms and unique private villas for travelers seeking an indulgent getaway with personalized service. The property offers an alluring pool deck, 3 restaurants with delicious Mediterranean flavors with locally sourced organic ingredients, a world-class spa with lavish thalassotherapy treatments, a complimentary shuttle service to Mykonos Town, access to the Myconian Beach Club at Elia Beach, and more.

Flash Sale GDS Exclusive Offer

About the Lover’s Suite

The Myconian Villa Collection is adding 5 new Lover's Suites with

The Lovers’ Suite captures all the luxurious ease, charm and romance

Private Pool to its extensive choice of exceptionally spacious

that newlyweds could possibly desire from an idyllic honeymoon

accommodations, offering awe inspiring views over the azure waters

haven. Situated just above Elia beach, the luxurious interiors and an

of the Aegean Sea. To celebrate, the Villa Collection is offering a flash

inviting outdoor terrace with private infinity pool look out across the

sale of 30% discount price when staying in the Lover's Suites for a

fabled Aegean. A spacious bedroom, en-suite bathroom with

minimum of 3 nights.

oversized bathtub, and an adjacent open plan living area combine to

The rate includes breakfast and shared shuttle transfer. This sale is

offer a unique sense of intimacy. Complemented by discreet 5-star

bookable exclusively through GDS and until May 31st. Travel is good

service that extends to couples treatments in the dappled shade of

for the months June, July, and August. Offer cannot be combined

your terrace, or romantic catered dinners under the stars of your

with any other offers or packages.

private piece of heaven, this is what memories are made of.

Lush Experiences | | Tel: 973-368-3380 |

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


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

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