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  • 1. Europe 2010
  • 2. Celebrating over 21 years of leadership in luxury travel LUXURY SKI RESERVATIONS 01244 897 333 3
  • 3. THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM | TEL 01244 897 100 | ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK | WWW.ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK Dear Luxury Traveller By opening this brochure, you have taken the first step to giving yourself the luxury holiday you deserve. I would urge you to take one further step and allow us to bring these pages to life by speaking to one of our luxury specialists. We share your passion for travel and there is nothing more we enjoy than hearing your plans and providing you with our insight. It would be our pleasure to prepare for you a personalised itinerary and quotation on any property featured. If you can’t see what you’re looking for then please just ask and we will source it for you – we specialise in bespoke luxury travel. Ideal for all age groups and couples and families alike, Europe remains a popular choice for luxury travellers – it really does offer something for everyone. Its many fascinating cities are perfect for a short get-away and the stylish Mediterranean beach resorts are still amongst the best in the world, despite stiff competition from their long haul counterparts. This year we are delighted to be adding Turkey and Croatia to our portfolio – we know you will enjoy them as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to look through our brochure. We appreciate your time is precious and when you choose to take time away, we know how important that is. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We are proud to be the leaders in luxury travel, but we only maintain that position by being attentive and treating everyone as an individual. Enjoy choosing your next holiday. I sincerely hope you make the decision to travel with Elegant Resorts. Yours faithfully Nathan Philpot Managing Director of Elegant Resorts ELEGANT RESORTS LTD REGISTERED IN UK 2100913 | ATOL PROTECTED 2885 | IATA | ABTA V1712 4
  • 4. Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche 5
  • 5. Contents Welcome Elegant Lifestyles Elegant Travel: Air Essential Information Booking Form pages 4-5 page 10 pages 12-13 pages 136-137 page 141 World of Elegant Resorts Elegant Concierge Elegant Yachting Booking Conditions Virgin Galactic pages 8-9 page 11 pages 14-15 pages 138-139 page 142 Europe Italy & Islands Portugal & Madeira Prague & Budapest Greece Croatia pages 18-49 pages 70-79 pages 96-99 pages 108-123 & Montenegro NEW pages 130-135 Spain & Islands France, Monaco Cyprus Turkey NEW pages 50-69 & Corsica pages 100-107 pages 124-129 pages 80-95 6 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 7. The World of Elegant Resorts We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our brochures feature a personally selected range of the very finest hotels, hideaways and resorts from all corners of the world… Europe – Featuring Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro Sometimes the best things in life are closer than we think. Just a few short hours away from home, Europe’s holiday resorts move into the spotlight during the long summer months. Glamorous capital cities and places such as Marbella, Sardinia, Crete and Cannes become the world’s playgrounds, their luxury hotels attracting the beautiful people; their quaint harbours crammed with designer yachts and trendy restaurants strictly reservations only. Brand new to our portfolio this year are Croatia and Montenegro – both have been attracting an eclectic mixture of visitors to their golden shores for centuries, while the friendly European atmosphere and beach resorts of Turkey make it a popular destination choice. For more information, enquiries and bookings, please call: 01244 897 777 Caribbean, The Americas & Villas – Featuring Latin America and Canada With its sensual tropical scenery and endless white sand beaches the Caribbean has always been special for us. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or a group of friends there’s something for everyone – romantic secluded hideaways, glamorous international resorts and privately owned villas. We’ve added new destinations to our North American programme and are delighted to introduce Latin America and Canada, appearing for the very first time – we’ve also showcased some exciting ideas to start you on your voyage of discovery, but we’d be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary to suit you – please call our Travel Consultants to discuss your requirements. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 999 India & The Indian Ocean – Featuring Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya The Indian Ocean islands – boasting year-round sunshine, white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a choice of world-class hotels – have been attracting couples and families since we introduced them to our portfolio. This year we’re delighted to be featuring Sri Lanka and we’ve showcased some of the country’s highlights to help you make the most of your holiday here. Meanwhile, fantastic diving opportunities, palm- fringed beaches and island hideaways can be found in Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya. In contrast, India is such a land of diversity that you can visit it again and again and again. We’ve presented you with some exciting ideas – but, as always, we’re happy to create your own bespoke itinerary, simply call our Travel Consultants. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 888 Africa & The Middle East – Featuring Jordan, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya North Africa has always ranked high on the list of exotic winter destinations, while any of the states in the Middle East are great to visit at any time of the year, offering beach, urban and event themed entertainment to suit all the family. Brand new to the portfolio is Jordan, with its archaeological wonders, fantastic diving opportunities and cosmopolitan capital, it’s a definite must-see. If you’re in search of adventure, our African portfolio now includes exotic beach locations in Zanzibar and The Funzi Keys, Kenya as well as offering a host of safari experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania – we’ve showcased highlights of these areas to help you get the most out of your safari. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 111 Asia & Australasia – Featuring Laos, Fiji and French Polynesia Captivating, with a way of life unique to this part of the globe, the Far East is legendary for its hospitality and we’re delighted to be featuring Laos this year and charming Luang Prabang, a city dominated by gilded temples. We’re also featuring Fiji and French Polynesia – both present an unbeatable combination of tropical beauty, welcoming people and island-hopping possibilities. It goes without saying that both Australia and New Zealand are countries worth spending a little longer in – we’ve included some of our own ideas on where to go and what to see but you may have your own, in which case please call our Travel Consultants who’ll be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 555 Our Website – www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our site is now more informative, detailed and easy to use with new lifestyle features enabling you to find the right type of holiday – whether it is Golf, Spa, Family, Honeymoon, Sailing or Space travel! Your type of lifestyle can be filtered with your choice of continent or country and the site will also prompt you with other suggested properties that may be relevant to your search. A ‘Quick Quote’ facility allows anyone who doesn’t have the time to spend online to quickly brief our Travel Consultants who will do the research for you. Do register your details on our website as it’s another great way to keep up-to-date with our latest offers and promotions. 8 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 8. Elegant Lifestyles We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Europe brochure, now allow us to help you select the type of holiday you want. Weddings and Honeymoons Couples wishing to get married or honeymoon in Europe have a range of fantastic destinations to choose from that include Greece, Italy, Spain and even Croatia – although to get married here you’ll need to have been a resident for twenty-one days, so you might prefer to opt for a blessing ceremony or your honeymoon. With over three-hundred churches and chapels, the Greek island of Santorini is perfect for a wedding and honeymoon. The Vedema offers a wedding reception in the form of a bonfire dinner on the beach and you’ll find that many of our featured properties in Italy and Spain offer similar services. Do call our Travel Consultants who would be delighted to advise you on locations, service details and pre/post arrangements. Spa Nothing enhances the relaxation of a great holiday like some first-class pampering. If you’re looking for some pure indulgence, or a chance to relax away from everyday stresses, then our fabulous destination and resort spas in central Europe are for you. Alternatively, you might want the latest facial treatment – in which case, combine spa with culture and head to the Four Seasons George V in Paris – the Pearl of Youth Precious Anti-ageing Facial is very popular with the Parisians. Within the brochure we’ve highlighted the properties that feature a full spa and our Travel Consultants would be delighted to help you select a resort and pre-book any treatments. Families At Elegant Resorts we understand that those of you travelling with children might need a little extra help to ensure your holidays are ‘effortlessly stylish’. Our European hotels are ideal for families looking for something close to home, with excellent facilities and a great climate. Best of all, there’s very little time difference ensuring no jet lag. Throughout Europe, children are wonderfully provided for and you’ll find that we’ve highlighted those of our featured properties that include children’s clubs as part of their facilities. Our Travel Consultants will be happy to assist with pre-booking arrangements such as babysitters or nannies, highchairs and cots, and will even advise which airlines are the most child-friendly. Experiences Destinations further afield such as Africa, India and Australasia are perfect for the more adventurous traveller and our Travel Consultants would be happy to create a bespoke itinerary, offering recommendations and suggestions, to ensure you get the most out of your holiday experience. Do call us for more information or alternatively, visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk for full details of our portfolio. Villas If you’re looking for a holiday that combines a unique setting and first-class facilities with total freedom and complete privacy, then a luxury villa is the perfect solution. We’ve a hand-picked selection of privately owned villas in the Caribbean and Europe; some small and intimate, others larger houses ideal for groups with plenty of distractions to occupy guests of all ages. At all of the villas you’ll enjoy stunning surroundings as well as the service of your own staff – a butler, housekeeper and a gardener; perhaps even your own chef – all helping to make your holiday experience an unforgettable one. Our full Villa portfolio can be viewed online at www.elegantresorts.co.uk 10 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 9. Elegant Concierge Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect... We offer a unique and exclusive service to arrange all the extra finishing and special touches you require. No request is too small or too difficult, too mundane or unusual. Whatever you desire for your time away, to make your journey easier Elegant Concierge will make it happen; whether it’s booking a spa treatment, theatre tickets, or a reservation at one of the finest restaurants; help with organising a special occasion or something a little unusual, once we know your personal requirements we’ll do the rest, producing a holiday that’s highly stylish and seamlessly bespoke. Just some of the extras that can be arranged and benefits you can expect from your Elegant Concierge: • Sporting Events and Tickets • Access to Festivals and Local Events • Gifts and Special Extras • Individual Accommodation and Airline Requirements • Restaurant Reservations • Spa Treatments • Children’s Clubs, Babysitting and Nanny Services • Special Occasion Planning • Valet and Chauffeur Services • Pre-delivery of Luggage Courtesy of First Luggage • Special Experiences, Celebrations and Private Excursions • Your Holiday Currency Delivered Straight to Your Door Our commitment to the highest standards doesn’t stop with the planning of your holiday: We provide a 24-hour emergency service to resolve any problem while you are away and have our own offices in Barbados, Dubai and Mauritius. From beginning to end, at Elegant Resorts we do all we can to ensure that you have an effortlessly stylish holiday. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 11
  • 10. Elegant Travel: Air On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets itself the highest standards in everything it does. So whichever cabin you choose, you can be sure your holiday will get off to a flying start. Club Europe • By travelling in Club Europe, you can be assured of an upgraded experience, with responsive and efficient service, ensuring that your individual needs are recognised at all times • Frequent flights to a wide variety of leisure destinations throughout Europe ensure you’ll find a schedule to suit yours • Speed through the airport with Online Check-in and online boarding passes • Relax before your flight in one of the lounges – enjoy complimentary hot and cold snacks and a variety of refreshments, including a wide selection of wines from one of the bars • Premium passengers enjoy a separate check-in area as well as Fast Track security at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and other selected airports across Europe • Enjoy wider, contoured leather seats with extra legroom in the comfort of a separate Club Europe cabin where you’re guaranteed a window or aisle seat One-way upgrades start from £55 p.p. Euro Traveller Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks • Comfortable leather seats and adjustable headrests • Start your journey by checking in online from 24 hours before your flight departs • A warm and attentive service provided by a team of experts and minimise the queues at the airport • Catch up on the latest news with a selection of complimentary newspapers • On selected routes you can pre-select your seat and print your boarding pass • Enjoy complimentary drinks or snacks from the free bar service • If you don’t have online access you can still save time by using a Check-in kiosk* • Breakfast with coffee and tea is served on all European flights at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as • On flights to and from London Heathrow of up to an hour and a half, guests enjoy a Online Check-in complimentary drinks service mid-morning and mid-afternoon • On selected routes you can maximise free time by leaving your baggage at a Bag Drop** allowing you to shop, dine or relax before boarding your flight • Check in from 24 hours up to one hour before departure. For flights from the US, Online Check-in closes two hours before departure *Available on selected routes. **Available at selected airports. In Addition... At certain times of the year our Partners in Air are able to offer excellent upgrade opportunities and reduced rates which can be viewed on our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our Travel Consultants will also discuss these with you at the time of booking. The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2885. 12 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 11. 1 Private Jet Travel The ultimate, effortlessly stylish way to travel… Wherever and whenever you wish to fly, our preferred jet partners provide professional advice and the highest standards of service, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Whether it’s a week-long holiday for the whole family or a birthday celebration with a group of friends, every detail is taken care of – from the moment you book to the moment you return from your trip. As airports get busier and time becomes more precious, private jet travel is becoming increasingly popular amongst our clients and it has never been easier. Not only can 2 you fly to your own personal schedule, but the chances are, you’ll be able to depart from a smaller airport closer to home and land at an airport closer to your destination. 1 Citation Excel 2 Interior of Cessna Sovereign Aircraft are maintained to the highest standards and feature bespoke interiors with all the latest capabilities, while an experienced crew are on-hand to ensure your flight is Private Jet Travel – Prices from: comfortable and relaxed. In addition, private jets ascend quickly and fly above the weather, resulting in a smooth and comfortable flight experience and for those who fly LONDON TO OLBIA (SARDINIA) – £8000 often, or those who fly first class, private jet travel can be extremely cost effective. 2 hours, one way. Citation CJ2 (up to 6 passengers) LONDON TO NICE/CANNES – £7000 A private jet can not only change the way you travel, but it can totally enhance your 1 hour 40 minutes, one way. Citation CJ2 (up to 6 passengers) holiday experience. LONDON TO GENEVA – £5700 1 hour 20 minutes, one way. Citation CJ2 (up to 6 passengers) For more information, or to make a booking, please call our Concierge Team on 01244 897 777. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 13
  • 12. Elegant Travel: Sea A holiday on the French Riviera is always glamorous, but sailing around its stylish resorts aboard an Elegant Yacht has to be the ultimate way to explore these crystal-clear waters and hidden coves… 14 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 13. European Yachting Holidays When you embark on a yachting holiday with Elegant Resorts you can expect the yacht to be your own for the entirety of the cruise, giving you and your guests the freedom to travel wherever you wish on the French Riviera. During your cruise you’ll dine on a tempting array of delicious cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While for those seeking a truly relaxed experience, massages and beauty treatments can be 1 arranged. Each yacht also sports cutting-edge entertainment systems from DVD players to hi-fis and each comes fully-equipped with wi-fi and internet access. Active guests and families will be delighted to know that whichever yacht you select from our portfolio, you’ll find a wide range of watersports to enjoy – everything from water-skiing to snorkelling, and even jet-skis. There’s also a tender to transport guests to and from the shore, so if you’d like dinner in an exclusive restaurant, a browse among the designer boutiques or a simple stroll along a promenade, you can. Yacht charter can often be daunting, which is why we are happy to offer our own expertise. Our dedicated Travel Consultants are on-hand to assist in the planning of your trip; from where to sail, to all of your on-shore and off-shore requirements. Whether booking dinner reservations or securing port arrangements at the destinations of your choice, we’ll deliver an unparalleled level of service, ensuring you 2 have an effortless and memorable cruise that extends well beyond the boat itself. 4 3 5 Main image Ferretti 780 1 Navetta 30 Elegant Cruising Brochure 2010 2 Benetti Tradition – Jazz 3 Benetti Tradition – Jazz in port Brand new for 2010, our Elegant Cruising Brochure showcases a host of luxury cruise 4 Ferretti 780 options covering the globe. Available from November 2009, to pre-order a personal copy 5 Benetti Tradition – Jazz please call 01244 897 200. Alternatively, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 15
  • 14. Europe Italy & Islands Cyprus Spain & Islands Greece Portugal & Madeira Turkey NEW France, Monaco & Corsica Croatia & Montenegro NEW Prague & Budapest Europe Combinations Europe has so much to offer – famous coastal resorts, fast-paced cities and a storybook countryside you can visit time and time again and still want to return to. Any of Europe’s destinations are perfect in their own right, but you can always combine some of them to create a truly memorable holiday experience. Why not consider a city and country combination such as Florence and Tuscany or a combination of different beach locations such as Capri and the Amalfi Coast, even two or three of the Aegean islands at the same time... We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 777 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants.
  • 15. Italy & Islands Italy and her islands offer something for everyone – exclusive beach resorts and sophisticated cities; stunning lakeside hideaways and countryside retreats. Portofino, famous for its idyllic pastel- painted harbour and dotted with stylish yachts, contrasts with the selection of stately resorts of Lake Coma and Lake Garda. For the classic sun-drenched Med there’s the Amalfi Coast (Positano and Ravello) and Sorrento – the centrepiece of Italy’s Adriatic Riveria. Then there are the cities: romantic Venice, lively Rome and elegant Florence – all perfect for weekend breaks, or combining with a coastal or lake holiday. Away from the mainland are the islands: Capri, ‘Playground of the Rich and Famous’, is enchanting, awash with pretty cafés, restaurants and the very best designer boutiques; while the glamorous Costa Smeralda, on Sardinia, is host to some of the world’s most luxurious yachts. And, of course, Sicily – considered one of Italy’s most cosmopolitan destinations and home to a variety of cultural attractions, intriguing towns and dramatic scenery, including Mount Etna. Lake Garda Domestic Airport Lake Como Venice International Airport Portofino Florence Adriatic Sea Corsica Italy Lake Garda Capri Rome Villa Cortine Palace J.K. Place Capri Portofino Capri Palace Hotel & Spa Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare Sicily Ravello Lake Como San Domenico Palace Hotel Sorrento Positano Villa d’Este Verdura Golf Resort & Spa Sardinia Capri Florence Sardinia Villa La Massa Hotel Romazzino Villa San Michele Hotel Pitrizza Hotel Savoy Hotel Cala di Volpe Mediterranean Sea Villa Mangiacane Venice Sorrento Hotel Cipriani Sicily Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Hotel Danieli Hotel Gritti Palace Positano Bauer Il Palazzo Il San Pietro (Venice Simplon-Orient-Express) Le Sirenuse Santa Caterina Rome Hotel De Russie Ravello Hotel Eden Palazzo Sasso St Regis Grand Hotel Hotel Caruso Climate Guide: Italy Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 12 13 15 18 22 26 29 29 26 22 17 13 Rain mm 104 99 86 76 50 33 25 40 81 129 165 122 18
  • 16. Travel Facts GMT: + 1 to 2 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 2 to 3 hours. Flight Information: British Airways from London Gatwick to Verona, Rome, Naples, Venice, and Catania (Sicily); from London Heathrow to Milan, Venice and Rome. Meridiana from London Gatwick to Florence. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £60 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: Summer is hot, especially in the south. Spring and autumn are mild with fine, sunny weather. Winter in the south is much drier and warmer than in northern and central areas. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 19
  • 17. ITALY Villa Cortine Palace Lake Garda, Italy It’s difficult to imagine a more romantic location than that of Villa Cortine Palace – a privately- Prices per person in a Junior Suite, including breakfast, from: owned retreat on Lake Garda’s tiny Sirmione peninsula. The scene is set on the approach: Depart 7 nights Extra nights through the winding, cobbled streets of the historic town, up through the gates and into the 9 Apr-11 Jun 10 £1460 £170 fragrant gardens (among northern Italy’s greatest private parks) dotted with fountains, 12 Jun-13 Sep 10 £2075 £255 mature trees and vibrant blooms. The original villa exudes Neo Classical grandeur, 14 Sep-11 Oct 10 £1460 £170 complemented by beautiful paintings, frescoes and furnishings; in contrast, the more Price includes flights from London with British Airways and contemporary wing boasts its own stylish charm – with many of the guest room balconies private car transfers. enjoying views of the lake that inspired Tennyson and Shelley. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Verona Airport – 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £10 to £20 & Suite £30 to £55. Elegant Facts Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • 54 rooms & suites • SPA: In-room treatments available • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Leisure facilities include a heated pool, private pebbled beach, tennis court and watersports • For dining, choose between gourmet cuisine served on a terrace above the lake and a beach bar featuring seafood barbecues • Offering a truly exceptional view, the majestic gardens and stunning fountains lead guests’ eyes down to the shimmering waters of Lake Garda • The lake jetty is only open for a short period in the summer months • The extreme grandeur and opulence of Villa Cortine Palace may be a little daunting for some guests, but the warm welcome from staff will soon make you feel at home • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The village of Sermione is simple yet complex, young yet old, full of life but also silent and contemplative, the ‘Eldorado’ of watersports and a dreamy village in the twilight.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 20 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 18. ITALY Splendido Mare Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare Portofino, Italy With sixty-four beautiful guest rooms and a guest book that reads like a celebrity ‘who’s Hotel Splendido who’, the elegant Hotel Splendido attracts visitors from far and wide. Over the years it has 7 nights from £2890 per person (2 Apr-17 Jun & 12 Sep-23 Oct 10) & acted like a magnet to a fashionable and celebrated clientele, pictures of whom grace the from £3625 (18 Jun-11 Sep 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Sea walls of its lobby. In addition, pretty pathways lead down from Hotel Splendido to the harbour View Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways of Portofino, where sister hotel, Splendido Mare, sits at the heart of the village. Offering and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Genoa Airport – 45 minutes. sixteen rooms and suites, this is the perfect choice for those looking for an intimate retreat. Guests may also take advantage of all the facilities available at Hotel Splendido and a complimentary scheduled bus service runs between them. Splendido Mare 7 nights from £2320 per person (23 Apr-17 Jun & 12 Sep-16 Oct 10) & Elegant Facts from £2835 (18 Jun-11 Sep 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Sea • 64 rooms & suites at Hotel Splendido and 16 at Splendido Mare View Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways • SPA: The Wellness Centre offers a variety of massages and psychophysical therapies and private car transfers. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Genoa Airport – 45 minutes. • Guests of both hotels can relax by the pool, play tennis or work out at Hotel Splendido’s gym • There are two restaurants at Hotel Splendido and one restaurant at Splendido Mare • Food is fabulous and there’s a dining experience for everyone – Hotel Splendido for old-world glamour, or Splendido Mare’s more relaxed and atmospheric restaurant by the port • Rooms at the Hotel Splendido can vary in size so why not splash out and book a balcony or a divine suite? • Guests at both hotels have use of the Splendido’s seawater pool, and although access is via some steep steps, the view makes it worthwhile • Official Star Rating: 5 Star at Hotel Splendido and 4 Star at Splendido Mare Elegant Opinion “For unique experiences, enjoy a romantic sunset cruise with Champagne, on the hotel's private boat or try the olive oil tasting classes on the terrace.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 21
  • 19. ITALY Villa d’Este Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy Set amid twenty-five acres of Renaissance gardens and wooded parkland, in the village of Prices per person in a Superior Courtyard View Room, Cernobbio, the magnificent Villa d’Este, a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, including breakfast, from: boasts a breathtaking setting alongside the mountain-backed Lake Como. Originally a grand Depart 7 nights Extra nights 16th century private palazzo, it is still home to a plethora of grand salons, tapestried halls 8 Mar-22 Apr 10 £1925 £210 and ceremonial marble staircases. In the baronial bedrooms and suites, and in the more 23 Apr-27 May 10 £2520 £295 intimate trompe l’oeil Queen’s Pavilion, antique furniture, fine artwork and striking statues, 28 May-14 Aug 10 £2580 £305 Como silk furnishings and grand marble bathrooms underscore the magnificent luxury of a 15 Aug-9 Oct 10 £2520 £295 10 Oct-14 Nov 10 £1925 £210 bygone era. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Malpensa Airport – • 152 rooms & suites 50 minutes. • SPA: The Villa D’Este Beauty Centre Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Lakeview £50 • KIDS: The children’s club provides activities all day throughout July and August for to £105, Executive Park/Palatial Lake View Junior Suite £145 to £275 3 to 8-year-olds & Lake View Top Junior Suite £190 to £385. • Facilities include two pools, a kids’ pool and the Sporting Club Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £130. • There are two superb restaurants offering Italian haute cuisine with lake views • The floating swimming pool with built-in Jacuzzi offers guests a wonderful opportunity to Elegant Offer experience Lake Como whilst watching boats leisurely meander by Complimentary Meals • End the day in style by dressing for dinner and enjoying drinks to the sound of the Villa’s Stay 3 nights & receive one complimentary meal. outdoor piano Valid 8 Mar-22 Apr & 10 Oct-14 Nov 10 inclusive. • Not the place for nightlife, but Villa d’Este does offer guests peace, serenity and the opportunity to relax • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “One of Europe’s truly legendary resorts, set on Lake Como, Villa d’Este has been selected by Forbes Traveler 400 as 2009 ‘World’s Best Hotel’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 22 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 20. ITALY Villa La Massa near Florence, Italy A 16th century Medici palazzo on the banks of the Arno River with views out over the Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: legendary Tuscan countryside, Villa La Massa, a member of ‘The Leading Small Hotels of the Depart 3 nights Extra nights World’, is the perfect place to relax or to use as a base for visiting nearby Florence. Set in 26 Mar-7 Apr 10 £1115 £175 twenty-two beautiful acres, Villa La Massa boasts individually-designed rooms in a classic 8-30 Apr 10 £1135 £175 Florentine style, most of them with breathtaking views spread over the original ‘noble’ villa, 1-28 May 10 £1195 £195 the old mill house or the newer, small villa. With its own chapel and the renowned service of 29 May-18 Jul 10 £1250 £215 sister hotel Villa d’Este, this recently refurbished treasure has earned its place on all the right 19 Jul-3 Sep 10 £1195 £195 4-16 Sep 10 £1250 £215 ‘Best Hotel’ lists. 17-26 Sep 10 £1230 £215 27 Sep-17 Oct 10 £1180 £195 Elegant Facts 18 Oct-14 Nov 10 £1115 £175 • 36 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and • SPA: The Treatment Room features a wide selection of treatments and massages private car transfers. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – • Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, tennis nearby, children’s playground 30 minutes. and a complimentary daily shuttle to Florence Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite £15 to • Gourmet Mediterranean and local specialities are served in the restaurant while the wine cellar £60, Suite £65 to £140 & Exclusive Suite £155 to £245. offers regular wine-tastings Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. • Villa La Massa is twenty minutes away from Florence Ponte Vecchio – near enough for guests to explore Florence’s cultural delights, but far enough away to ensure peace and tranquillity • Shuttle buses to the Ponte Vecchio finish early-evening, but guests wishing to explore the nightlife can easily arrange a taxi • While not ideal for guests seeking adventure, this is a true haven for those who wish to relax • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Villa La Massa is a stone’s throw from Florence; a charming, luxurious residence in the peaceful Tuscan countryside.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 23
  • 21. ITALY Villa San Michele near Florence, Italy A 15th century Franciscan monastery with amazing views of Florence and boasting a façade Prices per person in a Superior Room, including breakfast, from: by Michelangelo – there can be no more quintessential Italian experience, especially if you Depart 3 nights Extra nights opt for the Michelangelo Suite, the Old Chapel or the new Garden Suites. Villa San Michele, 1-7 Apr 10 £1415 £325 fully restored by Orient-Express Hotels and voted one of the world’s most beautiful, promises 8-29 Apr 10 £1430 £325 a rare experience indeed. And Chianti, the Medici Villas, San Gimignano, Siena, the 30 Apr-10 Jul 10 £1590 £375 breathtaking Tuscan countryside with its picture-book villages and, of course, the 11 Jul-9 Sep 10 £1430 £325 Renaissance splendour of Florence, with its museums, churches, art galleries and designer 10-16 Sep 10 £1590 £375 17 Sep-2 Oct 10 £1570 £375 shopping, are all on your doorstep. 3 Oct-13 Nov 10 £1415 £325 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and private car transfers. • 46 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – • SPA: For pampering, there’s a selection of in-room massages available 30 minutes. • KIDS: Children welcome Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £35 to • Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, a gym, mountain bikes and nearby golf £40, Superior Junior Suite £125 to £150 & Suite £495 to £575. • Sumptuous Tuscan dishes, the delightful sounds of the grand piano and spectacular views Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. over Florence from the terrace, make dining here an experience not to be missed • Sun-worshippers will adore the third terrace which comes complete with loungers, Elegant Offer breathtaking views and – if it gets too hot – a swimming pool with lush olive trees for shade Complimentary Night • While not located in central Florence, this stunning hillside hotel provides a twelve-minute, Stay 4 for 3. complimentary shuttle bus to the historical city centre Valid 1 Apr-13 Nov 10 inclusive. • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Don’t leave without learning the secrets of Italian cuisine at the hotel’s cookery school, where hands-on lessons are taught by famous chefs.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 24 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 22. ITALY Hotel Savoy Florence, Italy Located on Florence’s historic Piazza della Repubblica, Hotel Savoy is the ideal base from Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: which to enjoy the attractions of this beautiful city. Styled by Olga Polizzi, its elegant décor Depart 3 nights Extra nights combines contemporary Italian with neutral tones, rich fabrics, fashionable sculptures and 5 Jan-28 Feb 10 £955 £145 quirky images of shoes, paying homage to the city’s renowned designers. All rooms are 1 Mar-30 Apr 10 £965 £190 designed for maximum comfort, from deep beds encased in crisp linen, to classic marble 1 May-30 Jun 10 £1055 £220 bathrooms complete with Rocco Forte amenities – while five luxurious suites range from the 1-31 Jul 10 £965 £190 top-floor Suite Brunelleschi complete with its own steam room, to the highly prestigious Suite 1-31 Aug 10 £835 £145 1-12 Sep 10 £965 £190 Repubblica on the original ‘noble floor’. 13 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1055 £220 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £835 £145 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and • 102 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: Two spa suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – • KIDS: Extremely family-friendly, the hotel offers an excellent children’s programme, a range of 20 minutes. equipment for youngsters and even child-friendly menus in the restaurant Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive Room £30 • Facilities include a fitness centre to £35, Studio Room £90 to £110 & Classic Suite £180 To £220. • The restaurant features renowned Tuscan cuisine and alfresco dining in summer Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. • Guests can explore the wonders of Florence during the day, then sit on their private balcony and watch the world go by at night, thanks to the hotel’s prime location Elegant Offer • The L’Incontro Bar offers a range of unforgettable drinks and cocktails which can be enjoyed Complimentary Night overlooking the Piazza della Repubblica Stay 3 for 2. Valid 1 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Jul-12 Sep 10 inclusive. • Perhaps not ideal for adventurous travellers, Florence is, however, a haven for lovers of culture, history and art, and the hotel staff are extremely knowledgeable • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “There is no better place than the outside terrace of L’Incontro Bar & Restaurant to capture Florence’s cosmopolitan atmosphere.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 25
  • 23. ITALY NEW Villa Mangiacane Florence, Italy Nestled on a six-hundred-acre private estate in the stunning winemaking region of Chianti Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: Classico, Villa Mangiacane is the proud producer of four award-winning wines and a Depart 7 nights Extra nights distinctive olive oil of its own. The magnificent property, built by the Machiavelli family in the 12 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1405 £125 15th century, and its beautiful sculpture-filled gardens boast beautiful vistas across the 1 May-30 Sep 10 £1715 £170 Tuscan countryside towards Florence, which is just twelve kilometres away. Steeped in art, 1 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1405 £125 history and culture, the main house is filled with original Renaissance art and has the feel of Price includes flights from London with Meridiana and a private home. All guest rooms are individually designed and are split between the main villa private car transfers. and the exclusive vineyard villa where suites have private plunge pools. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Florence Airport – 25 minutes. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £30 to £45, Junior Suite £150 to £160 & Terrace Suite £230 to £285. • 26 rooms & suites Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £160. • SPA: The Nadushka Spa has three uniquely decorated private treatment rooms • KIDS: Children of all ages welcome • Leisure facilities include three swimming pools, beautiful gardens to relax in and tours of the vineyards • Dinners are served in the Villa Mangiacane Restaurant while lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the Herbal Garden during the summer months • Learn to cook Tuscan fare with the chef and lunch on the dishes with Villa Mangiacane wines • Explore towns and cities of cultural and artistic significance including Florence (there is a complimentary shuttle to and from the villa), San Gimignano, Arezzo and Siena • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “For wine and olive lovers, take a stroll through the vineyards and olive groves and organise a wine-tasting of the Villa Mangiacane wines and olive oil.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 26 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 24. ITALY Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Sorrento, Italy With its cliff-side setting and glorious views across the shimmering Bay of Naples towards Prices per person in a Classic Garden View Room, Mount Vesuvius, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has been owned by the same family since including breakfast, from: 1834. Surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens and a private five-acre citrus grove, it provides Depart 7 nights Extra nights guests with a genuine sense of peace and tranquillity despite its location, just off the main 7 Jan-30 Apr 10 £1185 £125 square of the delightful town of Sorrento where guests may take the public hydrofoil for 1 May-31 Oct 10 £1495 £170 excursions to Capri, Ischia and Naples. Each luxurious guest room or suite has a marble 1 Nov-21 Dec 10 £1185 £125 bathroom, elaborate furnishings and terrace views over either the wonderful bay or the lovely Price includes flights from London with British Airways lush gardens. and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, Elegant Facts 10 minutes. • 98 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Classic Sea View Room £25 to £35, Deluxe Sea View Room £60 to £80 & Suite Degli • SPA: The holistic centre, Boutique Spa La Serra, located in the hotel’s garden, offers a range of Aranci £75 to £105. exquisite rituals and treatments performed by experienced practitioners Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • KIDS: Children welcome • Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, solarium and private park • For dining, guests have real choice, from menus – local delicacies or haute cuisine – to dining venues – the beautiful frescoed ceilings and Art Deco furnishings of the Ristorante Vittoria or the spectacular terrace overlooking the bay in the Terrazza Bousquet • The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria certainly lives up to its name and offers true opulence and splendour throughout its charming historical buildings complete with elaborate furnishings • Although there are some family-friendly facilities, most guests will feel that the peace and romantic ambience of the hotel is better suited to those seeking a quiet and relaxing break • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The most romantic location in town. Don’t miss the spectacular sunset while sipping the ‘Sorrento mon amour’ cocktail on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 27
  • 25. ITALY II San Pietro Positano, Italy On a coastline renowned for its dramatic scenery, none can boast a setting quite so dramatic Prices per person in a Standard Room, including breakfast, from: as that of Il San Pietro. Perched atop a rocky Amalfi promontory, this family-owned hotel has Depart 7 nights Extra nights been described as an architectural wonder. With such a setting comes glorious vistas of 1-9 Apr 10 £1810 £215 Praiano, Li Galli, the imposing Lattari mountains and along the coast to Capri – plus the 10-13 Apr 10 £2270 £280 hotel’s world-famous view of Positano. Enjoy the fabulous views from the guest rooms, the 14-23 Apr 10 £1810 £215 dining area and the terraced tropical gardens that cascade down the rocks to the quiet cove 24 Apr-18 Oct 10 £2270 £280 below – which can be accessed in seconds from the lobby via the lift which is carved into 19 Oct-2 Nov 10 £1810 £215 the rocks. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, 20 minutes. • 62 rooms Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £40 to • SPA: The beauty centre and Hammam offers a wide choice of pampering treatments £55, Junior Special £90 to £105 & Premier Special £245 to £380. • KIDS: The hotel welcomes children aged 10 years old and over Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • Facilities include an outdoor pool, private beach, sundeck, fitness centre, spa, tennis, water-skiing, scuba-diving and a 24-hour shuttle service to and from Positano • The Michelin Star restaurant combines traditional southern Italian haute cuisine • Offering some of the finest food in the region, Il San Pietro’s fabulous restaurants are something special • Explore the coast, stop in a secluded cove and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, all courtesy of Il San Pietro’s complimentary two-hour boat trip (June to September daily except on Sunday) • Not for those seeking bars and clubs, Il San Pietro is a quiet hotel, especially in the evenings • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Chef Vanlangenaeker’s dishes are a treat for the eyes. If you regard presentation as one of the important culinary arts, you will be overjoyed at what is brought to your table at Il San Pietro.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 28 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 26. ITALY Le Sirenuse Positano, Italy With its prime position in the heart of Positano, the multi-award-winning Le Sirenuse is the Prices per person in a Partial Sea View Room, perfect place in which to soak up the atmosphere of this famous Amalfi Coast town. including breakfast, from: Originally an 18th century noble’s summer residence, and still privately-owned, this five-star Depart 7 nights Extra nights hotel has retained its luxurious elegance and intimate European charm, with period antiques 28 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1880 £225 and works of art scattered throughout. Decorated in a classic Italian style, all guest rooms 1 May-18 Oct 10 £2595 £325 include a Jacuzzi and most have a balcony from which to enjoy the fabulous views of the 19-31 Oct 10 £1880 £225 sea, the beach, the Baroque village climbing the hillside opposite, and the sinuous profile of Price includes flights from London with British Airways and the Islands of the Sirens on the horizon. private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, Elegant Facts 15 minutes. • 63 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Sea View Room £80 • SPA: The Aveda Concept Spa offers a range of treatments and aromatherapy massages to £105, Superior Junior Suite £135 to £285 & Special Junior Suite £185 to £450. • KIDS: Children under 6 years old are not allowed from May to Spetember. In March, April and Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. October, children under 6 years old are welcome, but are not permitted at the restaurant for dinner or by the pool • Leisure facilities include a heated pool, gym and complimentary excursions on the hotel’s fishing boat • Dining venues offering gourmet cuisine include the alfresco Champagne & Oyster Bar • Guests can relax on the sumptuous sun loungers around the beautiful swimming pool and take in the citrus scent of the perfectly-placed lemon trees • The romantic atmosphere created by over 400 lit candles, the expansive views and the Neapolitan-influenced menu ensure that dining here is a very special experience • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “The secret treasures of Positano are its lovely mountain paths in the hills surrounding the village. Book a guide to take you for a half day excursion along the ‘path of the Gods’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 29
  • 27. ITALY Santa Caterina Amalfi, Italy Nestled amongst dramatic cliffs, Santa Caterina boasts extensive views over this stretch of Prices per person in a Standard Room with Side Sea View, beautiful coastline yet is just a few minutes drive from Amalfi. A number of naturally- including breakfast, from: landscaped terraces step down from the hotel to its private beach, where the cool azure Depart 7 nights Extra nights waters of the Mediterranean lap seductively. Most of the elegantly designed guest rooms and 4 Jan-1 Apr 10 £1150 £120 suites have their own personal balconies and terraces, which combine with antique 2-5 Apr 10 £1480 £165 furnishings and hand-painted tiles to create something very special. It’s perhaps no surprise 6-22 Apr 10 £1150 £120 then that Santa Caterina was included in Travel + Leisure Europe’s ‘Fifty Best Places to Stay’ 23 Apr-20 May 10 £1480 £165 21 May-2 Oct 10 £1725 £195 2007 and Condé Nast Traveler USA’s ‘Gold List’ 2007. 3-23 Oct 10 £1480 £165 24 Oct-29 Dec 10 £1150 £120 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 66 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: The spa and wellness centre offers a range of massages and cosmetic treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally 30 minutes • Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis and a boutique Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Sea View • Superb award-winning cuisine is available at the two restaurants Room £45 to £110, Junior Suite Sea View £80 to £165 & Sea View • Guests may use one of two elevators cut into the rock to access the magical beach club, Executive Junior Suite £140 to £275. where they can soak up the Mediterranean sun or swim in the crystal clear waters Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • Located amongst the fragrant lemon and orange groves, the Chalet Giuletta and Romeo’s picturesque round terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner whilst watching the sun set • Although a few minutes away from the centre of Amalfi, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service so guests can explore • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The charm of the Amalfi Coast is such that it may be appreciated throughout the year, whatever the season.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 30 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 28. ITALY Palazzo Sasso Ravello, Italy When it comes to views, few could vie with Palazzo Sasso’s. Thanks to its extraordinary Prices per person in a King Mountainside Room, position, perched high on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast one thousand feet above the including breakfast, from: Mediterranean, they are omnipresent – from the terrace, from the pool, even from the Depart 5 nights Extra nights alfresco fitness area. Add to this the inherent charm of this historic villa – the original 1-30 Apr 10 £1170 £170 Renaissance features contrasting with the eclectic modern art for sale in the bar; the 1 May-14 Oct 10 £1385 £215 handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets, brass accessories and 19th century furniture complemented by Bvlgari amenities and Frette bed linen in the guest rooms, and the two Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Michelin Star restaurant – and you have one of the Amalfi Coast’s finest hotels. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, 15 minutes. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Mountainside • 43 rooms & suites Room £20 to £25, King Sea View Room £80 to £95 & Superior Junior • SPA: Full service spa Suite with Sea View & Terrace £295 to £370. Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Leisure facilities include a heated pool and alfresco fitness area • The two dining venues serve the very best regional dishes in a candlelit setting or on the fabulous terrace which boasts spectacular views • The pianist at the Caffé dell’Arte adds to the romantic ambience, and with a choice of mouthwatering cocktails and indulgent liqueurs it’s the perfect place to spend an evening • Unwind in one of Palazzo Sasso’s two Jacuzzis and enjoy views across the Amalfi Coast • Not for those seeking nightlife, this hotel is perfect for quieter and more relaxing holidays • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Situated on the clifftop of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is a very important historical and cultural centre. Among the various places of outstanding interest are Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Famous classical music concerts are held on a stage over- hanging the sea from July to October.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 31
  • 29. ITALY Hotel Caruso Ravello, Italy The Amalfi Coast is world-renowned for its spectacular vistas – and the Orient-Express Prices per person in a Village View Room, property, Hotel Caruso in Ravello is no exception as it perches on a clifftop, 1000ft high including breakfast, from: above the Mediterranean. Add in lemon groves, lush vineyards and hanging gardens Depart 5 nights Extra nights plunging down to the sea, and the setting alone explains why its guests have been drawn to 1 Apr-13 May 10 £1530 £245 this 11th century palazzo over the years. Down narrow alleys, past stone lions guarding the 14 May-9 Oct 10 £1840 £305 entrance, you are welcomed by the sight of an enormous fireplace, 18th century frescoes 10 Oct-6 Nov 10 £1530 £245 and a park filled with pergolas. Just forty-eight rooms and suites, many with a sea view and Price includes flights from London with British Airways and garden, maintain a ‘private home’ atmosphere. private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 1 hour, Elegant Facts 30 minutes. • 48 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £75 to £90, Superior Junior Suite £170 to £235 & Superior Suite £345 • SPA: Wellness centre to £450. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • Nestled high in the cliffs and offering fabulous views, the infinity pool is simply spectacular and there’s also an open-air gym Elegant Offer • Guests can dine in either of Hotel Caruso’s restaurants, or else choose to sample the superb menu and wine list from the privacy of their own terrace Complimentary Night • Panoramic views from the spacious living room and bedroom, and access to the tranquillity Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Apr-30 Jun & 1 Sep-7 Nov 10 inclusive. and peace of the terrace and private garden, make paying a little extra for the Exclusive Suite well worth it • Its clifftop location may mean some guests find the journey down to the town of Ravello steep, but a regular shuttle service is available • Although amongst our more expensive hotels, it’s hugely popular with discerning guests who appreciate excellence • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Explore the splendours of the Amalfi Coast with the hotel’s daily complimentary boat excursions and shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 32 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 32. ITALY Capri Palace Hotel & Spa Capri, Italy Forget a room with a view: this is an entire palace with a view, reminiscent of the Prices per person in a Classic Hillside Room, Mediterranean palaces of the 18th century – cool, cream-coloured floors, columns and including breakfast, from: vaulted ceilings, antique artefacts and a fabulous collection of modern art. And every room Depart 7 nights Extra nights and suite (many with private pool and garden) enjoys breathtaking views over the islands of 1-28 Apr 10 £1285 £140 Ischia and Procida and the Gulf of Naples, or the hills of Mount Solaro. It’s well worth 29 Apr-30 Sep 10 £1710 £195 exploring the charming village or surrounding seas on one of the hotel’s yachts. Then head 1-31 Oct 10 £1285 £140 back to the hotel, enjoy a relaxing treatment in the superb spa and take up position as the Price includes flights from London with British Airways, hydrofoil/ferry sun sets over the bay and the lights start to twinkle below. and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 2 hours. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Seaside Room £160 to £210, Seaside Junior Suite £275 to £380 & Art Suite £525 • 78 rooms & suites to £710. • SPA: The Capri Beauty Farm offers a range of soothing treatments Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • KIDS: During the months of June, July and August, children over 10 years of age are allowed • Located in the centre of bustling Anacapri, facilities include a swimming pool and Elegant Offer complimentary access to Il Riccio beach club Complimentary Night • L’Olivo, the only two Michelin Star restaurant on the island, is complemented with over 1000 Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Apr-15 May & 1 Oct-31 Oct 10 inclusive. labels of fine wine • With wonderful works of art and a resident pianist and vocalist, the Artist’s Bar is the perfect place to spend a romantic evening • Enjoy private excursions and explore Capri’s beautiful coastline courtesy of the hotel’s collection of sea craft – from motorboats to a fabulous teak wood sailing boat • While the hotel is located a short drive away from Capri, this does mean it’s tranquil • The Michelin-starred restaurant may be a little formal for some, however the excellent ll Mosaico poolside bar and Il Riccio Restaurant & beach club offer a more casual ambience • Dining can be very expensive here, but it is mouthwatering • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “For total star treatment, stay in the Suite dedicated to Maria Callas, dip into your private pool or sail around the island and enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 35
  • 33. ITALY J.K. Place Capri Capri, Italy With an inspiring location perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, the sister hotel to J.K. Place Prices per person in a JK Classic Room, including breakfast, from: in Florence is another classic-meets-contemporary masterpiece. Salons feature crisp blue Depart 7 nights Extra nights and white décor, with just a hint of a nautical theme accentuated with more modern touches, 10 Apr-3 Oct 10 £1865 £220 while the history of the 19th century building is allowed to breathe. Marble fireplaces and 4-31 Oct 10 £1675 £195 busts blend with oversized vases and contemporary furniture, whilst rooms are fresh, crisp and inviting. And every opportunity is taken to make the most of the amazing views, with Price includes flights from London with British Airways, hydrofoil/ferry and private car transfers. terraces and balconies facing across the courtyard or the Gulf of Naples. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Naples Airport – 2 hours. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £40 to £45, Deluxe Room £75 to £90 & Junior Suite £135 to £155. Elegant Facts Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £80. • 22 rooms & suites • SPA: J.K. Spa • KIDS: Children welcome • Leisure facilities include a fitness centre and an oversized swimming pool • The JKitchen Lounge & Restaurant offers mouthwatering delicacies on the panoramic terrace • Possibly one of the hottest places to stay right now, J.K. Place Capri has been named in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Hot List’ 2008 and is Tatler Travel Guide’s 2008 ‘Hotel of the Year’ • Guests feel like they’ve stayed in an elegant home, thanks to the hotel’s bijou size and excellent service • As Capri is popular with tourists during the day, you may prefer to explore it in the evenings • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Why not allow the Concierge to arrange an unforgettable excursion to the most enchanting locations of the Blue Island and Amalfi Coast or a boat trip around the island to discover all the secrets that Capri has to offer.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 36 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 34. ITALY NEW Verdura Golf & Spa Resort Sicily, Italy The first resort in the Rocco Forte Collection, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort takes the hotel Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: group’s trademark ‘Art of Simple Luxury’ to an exceptional level. The resort enjoys a magical Depart 7 nights Extra nights location dotted with olive trees, flanked by a private 1.8km stretch of coastline and blessed 1 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1620 £160 with views of the sea. Friendly, yet exclusive, with first-class service on tap, this a relaxing 1 May-30 Jun 10 £2135 £230 holiday destination for couples, singles and families alike, with recreational activities available 1-31 Jul 10 £2590 £295 for more active guests. Rooms and suites are housed within either ‘Courtyard’ or 1-31 Aug 10 £2860 £335 ‘Landscape’ buildings and each one offers a terrace and courtyard, sea views and interiors 1-30 Sep 10 £2515 £285 1 Oct-30 Nov 10 £2135 £230 which blend contemporary styling with traditional materials and furniture. 1-20 Dec 10 £1620 £160 Price includes flights from London with British Airways and Elegant Facts private car transfers. • 203 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Catania Airport – 2 hours, • SPA: The extensive spa offers a holistic range of treatments and programmes focusing on 30 minutes. anti-ageing, detoxing, rejuvenation and diet Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite £75 to £85, • KIDS: There is a programme of activities for 4 to 12-year-olds, a children’s pool and a dedicated Classic Suite £95 to £120 & Grand Suite £180 to £190. teenage room Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • Leisure facilities include two championship 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole course with tuition available, a private beach, gym, swimming pool and lap pool, yoga room and a tennis centre, while watersports and diving can be arranged. Beyond the resort, enjoy a visit to the pretty fishing village of Sciacca, the Valley of the Temples or the vineyards • The four restaurants serve Mediterranean, Italian and Sicilian cuisine, and there are also private dining options available • Explore the resort’s grounds by bicycle or along one of the jogging trails • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Verdura is a truly luxurious resort, offering exceptional golf, spa and dining experiences amid superb panoramic views and spectacular design.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 37
  • 35. ITALY San Domenico Palace Hotel Sicily, Italy Built on the site of an original 15th century Dominican monastery and transformed into a Prices per person in a Standard Room, including breakfast, from: hotel in 1896 by descendants of the monastery’s founder, this is probably the most famous Depart 7 nights Extra nights monastery-hotel in the world. In its peaceful corridors you can almost hear the soft steps and 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1085 £110 psalms of the friars that echoed through here for centuries. In the guest rooms and suites, 1-6 Apr 10 £1355 £150 Renaissance architecture and 19th century antiques belie the hotel’s modern comforts. Add 7 Apr-27 May 10 £1275 £140 to this the superb hilltop location above Taormina with views across the spectacular terraces 28 May-10 Oct 10 £1355 £150 and gardens, the Ionian Sea, Mount Etna and ancient ruins, and it’s little wonder this unique 11 Oct-27 Dec 10 £1085 £110 hideaway attracts the world’s serenity-seekers. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Catania Airport – 1 hour. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £25 to • 105 rooms & suites £60, Deluxe Room £35 to £105, Junior Suite £60 to £155 & Garden • SPA: Beauty Corner Wing Suite £130 to £215. • KIDS: Children welcome Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • Facilities include a heated pool in the flower garden, excellent beauty corner and a gym • Three restaurants offer Mediterranean cuisine and Sicilian specialities both indoors and alfresco Elegant Offers • The Principe Cerami gourmet restaurant is a proud bearer of a Michelin Star and offers a dining Complimentary Night experience to treat the senses Stay 4 for 3. Valid 4 Jan-7 Apr & 11 Oct-26 Dec 10 inclusive. • Located centrally in Taormina, hotel guests can explore the town’s rich historical past which was an inspiration to artists and poets alike Complimentary Night • While it doesn’t boast its own nearby beach, staff are happy to make recommendations for Stay 7 for 6. Valid 1 Jul-5 Aug 10 inclusive. local facilities and will even organise transport • Graceful and refined, this hotel may not be best suited to those guests with children as there is not a huge amount for them to do, however this does create a grown-up, calm ambience • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Luxury Elegant Opinion “A fascinating natural and artistic location – a unique setting where history speaks for itself.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 38 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 36. ITALY Hotel Romazzino Sardinia, Italy Surrounded by the rugged allure of turquoise seas, romantic coves and sandy beaches, Prices per person in a Superior Room, including half board, from: Hotel Romazzino encapsulates the beauty of the Mediterranean coastline. Its architecture Depart 7 nights Extra nights emulates the style of a typical Mediterranean village; while inside, beautifully-restored 7-27 May 10 £3115 £375 interiors boast a blend of materials, textures and the colours of Costa Smeralda. Stay in one 28 May-24 Jun 10 £3790 £470 of the Royal Suites for the added luxury of draped canopy beds, exotic wood furnishings, 25 Jun-22 Jul 10 £6265 £825 beautifully-tiled floors and plasma televisions – while the exclusive terraces and floor-to- 23 Jul-21 Aug 10 £7210 £960 ceiling windows throughout are sure to entice you outside to enjoy the beautiful gardens, 22 Aug-4 Sep 10 £6265 £825 5-18 Sep 10 £3790 £470 private beach and world-class recreational facilities. 19 Sep-26 Sep 10 £3115 £375 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Olbia Airport – 40 minutes. • 94 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Premium Room £55 to • SPA: The Wellness Centre is the ideal place to relax and unwind £140 & Deluxe Suite £355 to £570. • KIDS: There’s lots here for little ones, with families able to choose interconnecting rooms and make use of a kids’ club, children’s playground and a babysitting service • For active guests, leisure facilities include a seawater pool, a private beach, fitness facility, tennis and watersports • For dining, Mediterranean specialities, barbecues and a lighter menu can be enjoyed in the two restaurants. Sample delightful regional specialities, excellent wine and breathtaking views from the terrace in the Romazzino Restaurant – and don’t miss the superb lunch buffet • The hotel is located in a quiet area of Costa Smeralda and is a wonderful place to relax • Porto Cervo is the nearest town; the hotel will happily arrange taxis to transport you there • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “With an inviting translucent sea famed for its sailing and diving, Hotel Romazzino is renowned for its endless water-play and immaculate beaches.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 39
  • 37. ITALY Hotel Pitrizza Sardinia, Italy Set on a rocky peninsula, surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, Prices per person in a Superior Room, including half board, from: Hotel Pitrizza is a favourite for those seeking tranquillity. Encapsulating the culture and Depart 7 nights Extra nights architecture of Sardinia, and designed to complement the natural beauty of its surroundings 7-27 May 10 £3195 £380 – right down to the swimming pool carved out of the rock – it offers complete luxury in the 28 May-24 Jun 10 £4120 £520 unequivocally romantic setting of Costa Smeralda’s jagged coast. White, bright and very 25 Jun-22 Jul 10 £6010 £790 light, the spacious guest rooms and suites capture the sun-kissed feel of the island – and 23 Jul-21 Aug 10 £7945 £1065 intricately-carved furniture, Jacuzzis, personal butlers, private patios and picturesque views 22 Aug-4 Sep 10 £6010 £790 5-18 Sep 10 £4120 £520 of Liscia di Vacca provide the delightful finishing touches. 19 Sep-26 Sep 10 £3195 £380 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Olbia Airport – 40 minutes. • 55 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Premium Room £55 to • SPA: Spa and beauty salon £160 & Premium Suite £305 to £595. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Facilities include a seawater pool, private beach, fitness centre and watersports • Mediterranean and International cuisine is served in the excellent restaurant while guests may also sample the excellent restaurants of Hotel Pitrizza’s three sister hotels, courtesy of the ‘Dine-Around’ scheme • The beautiful infinity-edge seawater pool is perfect for those who aren’t fans of chlorine • With its private beach and terraced balconies, Hotel Pitrizza offers a feeling of intimacy and genuine peace and tranquillity • Small but perfectly formed, the beach is exclusively for Hotel Pitrizza’s guests • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Whether taking a dip in the saltwater pool – an aquatic oasis sculpted from the island’s granite, playing a round of golf, island-hopping or indulging in Pitrizza Restaurant’s fresh Mediterranean cuisine, the hotel offers activities enough to fill a lifetime.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 40 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 38. ITALY Hotel Cala di Volpe Sardinia, Italy Hotel Cala di Volpe is an ideal mix of discreet elegance and ultra-glamour. Beautifully Prices per person in a Superior Room, including half board, from: designed to emulate the charm of a local fishing village, the hotel’s colourful towers, terraces, Depart 7 nights Extra nights irregular roofs and porticoes blend in perfectly with the natural landscape of rocky coves, 25 Apr-27 May 10 £2920 £350 softened by rosemary bushes and rock roses. In the spacious, individually-appointed guest 28 May-24 Jun 10 £3865 £485 rooms and suites, a unique selection of traditional furnishings, artwork and ornately coloured 25 Jun-22 Jul 10 £6265 £825 ceramic tiles pay homage to Sardinian history, while impressive balconies and patios 23 Jul-21 Aug 10 £7695 £1030 overlook the delightful vistas of the marina, coastline, mountains and translucent seas – the 22 Aug-4 Sep 10 £6265 £825 5-18 Sep 10 £3865 £485 perfect backdrop for the hotel’s wide range of activities. 19 Sep-26 Sep 10 £2920 £350 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Olbia Airport – 40 minutes. • 124 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £195 to • SPA: Cala di Volpe Beauty Centre offers a range of treatments using AVEDA products £830 & Premium Suite £270 to £1110. • KIDS: Children welcome • Facilities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, a fitness centre, tennis and watersports • The restaurant serves International cuisine. Poolside buffets and barbecues can also be enjoyed • Located in the bay of Cala di Volpe, the hotel’s setting is hard to beat • The big secret here? A team of professional and friendly staff who really go out of their way to ensure that you have a wonderful stay • The hotel can provide motor-boat transfers to the private beach half a kilometre away • The local area is far from bustling, however it is home to a small selection of boutiques – perfect for fashionistas and retail fans alike • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Revel in an extensive selection of outdoor activities, from watersports in the crystal clear bay to swimming in the magnificent outdoor pool. The private white-sand beach and the legendary 18-hole Pevero Golf Club are both just moments away.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 41
  • 39. ITALY Hotel Cipriani Venice, Italy From the moment you arrive, you feel the sense of calm that pervades Hotel Cipriani – a true Prices per person in a Garden View Balcony Room, classic. This mood continues through the gardens (where Casanova once held clandestine including breakfast, from: trysts), where works of art and sculpture are often showcased, onwards into the hotel’s Depart 3 nights Extra nights vineyards and the hotel itself. Interiors are bedecked with delicately-blown glass and 1-30 Apr 10 £1065 £295 precious fabrics, where beautifully-appointed rooms and suites all offer garden or lagoon 1 May-30 Sep 10 £1265 £365 views. Palazzo Vendramin and Palazzetto, reached via an ancient courtyard and flowered 1-30 Oct 10 £1065 £295 passageway, offer additional privacy in butlered rooms and suites, with even more Price includes flights from London with British Airways. spectacular lagoon and Piazza San Marco views. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Venice Airport – 30 minutes (water taxi transfers are payable locally). Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Lagoon View Room • 95 rooms & suites £65 to £80, Garden View Junior Suite with Balcony £260 to £315 & Lagoon View Junior Suite with Balcony £395 to £485. • SPA: The Casanova Beauty & Wellness Centre features health and beauty therapies including Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £90. Maria Galland treatments and massages • KIDS: Children welcome Elegant Offer • Facilities include an Olympic-size pool, fitness room, tennis and a docking pier • For dining, three restaurants offer mouthwatering cuisine indoors or on the terrace Complimentary Night • A free boat service to the hotel’s private landing stage beside St Mark’s Square is available Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • The heated, Olympic-size swimming pool at the hotel is unique in Venice, and is filled with saltwater, which is perfect for those who dislike chlorine • The hotel is located on an island five minutes from Central Venice, which ensures that any hustle and bustle is kept well outside the hotel doors • Hotel Cipriani suits couples and families alike • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “If Venice is a theatre, Hotel Cipriani is the Royal Box. With the elegance of a private club, it’s the perfect base for discerning travellers.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 42 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 40. ITALY Hotel Danieli Venice, Italy A Venetian Gothic landmark, designed in the late 14th century to meet the demands of Prices per person in a Grand Deluxe Room, Europe’s travelling nobility, Hotel Danieli continues to embrace the rich cultural heritage of including breakfast, from: Venice. Within this masterfully-restored palace of Doge Dandolo’s family located just steps Depart 3 nights Extra nights from the Piazza San Marco, precious decorations including delicately woven rugs, Murano 2 Jan-31 Mar 10* £660 £165 glass chandeliers, ornately-carved pink marble columns, stained glass and ceilings 1-30 Apr 10 £680 £170 decorated with gold leaf, lend an opulent air. Antique furnishings enhance the luxurious 1 May-30 Jun 10 £695 £175 comfort of the guest rooms and richly-appointed suites, whose intricately-carved doors open 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £680 £170 1-30 Sep 10 £695 £175 out on to cobblestone streets and boast spectacular canal views. 1-31 Oct 10 £680 £170 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £660 £165 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways. • 232 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Venice Airport – 30 minutes • SPA: Not available (water taxi transfers are payable locally). • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Room supplements from (per person, per night) Lagoon View Room • A complimentary shuttle boat runs between Hotel Danieli and Venice Lido’s beach £60 & Junior Suite with Side View £120. • The main rooftop restaurant features mouthwatering Mediterranean and regional cuisine Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £90. • Request a room with views or a balcony over the lagoon and you can end the day in style, *Rates on request 5-6 Feb & 12-13 Feb 10 inclusive. watching the traffic glide by while sipping a refreshing drink • One of the best places to eat is the stunning rooftop restaurant where the fabulous views of Elegant Offer the Lido, the Grand Canal and the Adriatic Sea are complemented by delicious food and wine Complimentary Night • While the décor may not be to everyone’s taste, the opulent design reflects its palatial heritage Stay 3 for 2 for arrivals on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Valid 1 Nov 09-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “From rooftop drinks at the Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, to indulgent in-room spa treatments; privileged access to the beaches at Venice Lido and walking tours of the city’s sestieri, Hotel Danieli welcomes you to the delights of ‘La Serenissima’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 43
  • 41. ITALY Hotel Gritti Palace Venice, Italy Commissioned in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, and later used Prices per person in a Grand Deluxe Room, as the official residence of the Vatican’s ambassadors to Venice, the Hotel Gritti Palace has including breakfast, from: welcomed kings, queens, prime ministers and presidents over the centuries – and continues Depart 3 nights Extra nights to attract the world’s elite. Described by Ernest Hemingway as “the best hotel in a city of 2 Jan-31 Mar 10* £735 £190 great hotels”, it undoubtedly boasts an extraordinary position overlooking the Grand Canal. 1-30 Apr 10 £760 £195 It also boasts truly luxurious rooms – think inlaid antique furnishings, gilt mirrors, ornate 1 May-30 Jun 10 £775 £205 hand-painted dressers, stuccoed ceilings, box-spring beds set into curtained nooks, and 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £760 £195 1-30 Sep 10 £775 £205 Bang & Olufsen technology. 1-31 Oct 10 £810 £215 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £735 £190 Elegant Facts • 91 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Venice Airport – 30 minutes • SPA: Not available (water taxi transfers are payable locally). • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Room supplements from (per person, per night) Canal View Room £60 • A complimentary shuttle boat runs between Gritti Palace and Venice Lido’s beach & Junior Suite with Side View £170. • Traditional Venetian dishes using local ingredients can be savoured in the excellent restaurant Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £90. • Hotel Gritti Palace is located just a short stroll from St Mark’s Square and the elite designer *Rates on request 5-6 Feb & 12-13 Feb 10 inclusive. shopping district, so is an ideal base for exploring Venice • Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal is a divine experience Elegant Offer • The hotel has become a tourist attraction in its own right, and some guests can tire of the Complimentary Night crowds outside taking photos, but it does create an exclusive atmosphere Stay 3 for 2 for arrivals on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. • While expensive, the hotel offers sumptuous accommodation, excellent service and real charm Valid 1 Nov 9-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “With privileged access to Venice Lido, spice-incrusted sea bass fresh from the lagoon at Club del Doge and a traditional spritz shared at Bar Longhi, Hotel Gritti Palace holds the key to your private exploration of this fascinating city.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 44 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 42. ITALY Bauer II Palazzo Venice, Italy Owned and run by the Bennati family since 1930, the 18th century Bauer Il Palazzo benefits Prices per person in a Palazzo Room, including breakfast, from: from a spectacular vantage point overlooking the Grand Canal, close to St Mark’s Square. Depart 3 nights Extra nights With its stunning Gothic façade, this intimate boutique retreat reflects Venetian opulence at 3 Jan-1 Apr 10* £595 £145 its best, and as you step into the wood-panelled lobby you feel more like you are entering a 2-29 Apr 10 £760 £195 sophisticated home. The feeling continues in the luxurious guest rooms and suites, where 30 Apr-3 Jul 10 £895 £245 the spirit and romance of the hotel’s old-world past is captured in the fine furniture, rich 4 Jul-26 Aug 10 £760 £195 furnishings, marble bathrooms and Murano glass chandeliers, and discreetly combined with 27 Aug-31 Oct 10 £895 £245 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £595 £145 21st century technology and spectacular views. Price includes flights from London with British Airways. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Venice Airport – 40 minutes (water taxi transfers are payable locally). • 82 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite £120 to • SPA: A range of treatments is available at Il Palazzo Fitness & Wellness Centre at Bauer Il £255 & Executive Suite £175 to £375. Palazzo, while a complimentary solar-powered boat allows guests to access the wonderful spa Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £90. attached to the Bauer Palladio on Giudecca Island, with its fabulous treatments and therapies, *Rates on request 5-6 Feb & 12-13 Feb 10 inclusive. and wonderful views of St Mark’s • KIDS: Children welcome Elegant Offers • Recreational facilities include a fitness room and rooftop Jacuzzi Complimentary Night • For dining, there’s a gourmet restaurant with terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and a stylish Stay 3 for 2. Valid 3 Jan-4 Feb, 7-11 Feb & 14 Feb-1 Apr 10 inclusive. cocktail bar with live entertainment, while breakfast in the Settimo Cielo (subject to availability), the 7th floor lounge, is spectacular, with glorious fresh food and wonderful panoramic views of Complimentary Night the city and lagoon Stay 4 for 3. Valid 2 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Do reserve the rooftop Jacuzzi for private use and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of Venice and the lagoon.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 45
  • 43. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express As soon as you step aboard this legendary train, the journey of a lifetime begins… Step back in time to a more gracious and elegant era, when film stars and princes, contessas and spies travelled through Europe in sumptuous luxury on- VENICE TO LONDON: board the most exciting and glamorous train in the world. The style and Day 1: Depart Venice, Santa Lucia Station. Travel through Verona and Innsbruck. ambience of the 1920s has been wonderfully recaptured and expert craftsmen Day 2: Travel through Paris and on to the have revived the gleaming brass and intricate marquetry to recreate the French Coast for the Channel crossing. opulence for which the train was renowned. Journeys from Venice to London Arrive London Victoria Station. and Paris to London are most popular with Elegant Resorts clients – why not 2 nights from £1595 per person PARIS TO LONDON: add your name to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ passenger list that has Prices are based on two adults sharing and This same-day journey departs Paris Gare included Mata Hari, Prince Edward and Mrs Simpson… include all table d’hôte meals and de l’Est station, just before brunch is accommodation on board. served. After the Channel crossing, join the Pullman train for the journey to London This journey is also available in reverse from Victoria Station, arriving late afternoon. London to Venice. For more information, or to make a booking, please call our Travel Consultants on 01244 897 777. Day trip from £480 per person Prices are per person, based on a reserved day car seat and include all table d’hôte meals on board. For more information, or to make a booking, please call our Travel Consultants on 01244 897 777. 46 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 44. ITALY Hotel de Russie Rome, Italy It’s hard to match the romance of Rome – or the romance of the five-star Hotel de Russie, Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: ideally situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo in the heart of the city’s Depart 3 nights Extra nights most fashionable area. This contemporary Rocco Forte hotel offers the ultimate oasis amid 5 Jan-28 Feb 10 £1085 £245 the surrounding bustle – and not just because of its extensive terraced gardens which are 1 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1155 £265 perfect for balmy evenings. All of the rooms, through to the highly individual Picasso, Popolo, 1 May-30 Jun 10 £1260 £295 Vaselli and Nijinsky Suites, are painted and upholstered in restful hues, and outside discover 1-31 Jul 10 £1155 £265 a Secret Garden – home to a rare urban butterfly reserve, created in collaboration with the 1-31 Aug 10 £1085 £245 1-12 Sep 10 £1155 £265 World Wildlife Fund, which has become an elegant meeting place. 13 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1260 £295 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1085 £245 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 122 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: As part of the De Russie Wellness Zone, The Spa offers a range of treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Rome Airport – 40 minutes. • KIDS: Children welcome Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £50 to • Leisure facilities include a health club with hydro-pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish steam bath £65, Studio Room £90 to £115 & Classic Suite £370 to £470. • The restaurant utilises local ingredients to create a classic Italian gastronomic experience Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • For those looking for romance and seclusion, Le Jardin De Russie offers the opportunity to enjoy glorious food, light music, soft candlelight and fabulous views over the Piazzette Valadier Elegant Offer • The hotel’s concierge service is renowned for superb recommendations and the ability to Complimentary Night secure difficult reservations Stay 3 for 2. Valid 1 Jan-28 Feb & 1-31 Aug 10 inclusive. • The Stravinskij Bar is one of the ‘hippest’ bars in Rome so not for the more conservative, however its extensive range of Martini cocktails is divine • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The hotel’s Secret Garden, perfumed with myrtle and bay, is the perfect place in which to enjoy an unforgettable alfresco candlelit dinner.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 48 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 45. ITALY Hotel Eden Rome, Italy Set in the heart of the ‘Eternal City’ overlooking the seven historic hills of Rome, Hotel Eden Elegant Facts provides the perfect cultural ambience in which to immerse yourself as you take in the many • 121 rooms & suites • SPA: In-room massage sights and sounds of this enchanting city. Throughout the decidedly elegant guest rooms • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, and suites, rich fabrics and antique Italian furnishings are complemented by classic paintings payable locally and opulent marble bathrooms, while spacious picture windows frame inspirational views. • Leisure facilities include a well-equipped fitness centre and a Turkish steam bath • The two dining venues offer Mediterranean delights and alfresco dining on the rooftop terrace (one of the restaurants opens only in the summer) • Within walking distance of most of Rome’s major attractions yet located in a quiet tree-lined street, guests can enjoy the city’s hustle and bustle or relax in the tranquillity of the hotel • Views from the interior-facing rooms encompass a beautiful courtyard; if exterior views over Rome are important, then do specify when booking • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “The panoramic Roman sunsets are unforgettable and best enjoyed from the PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £820 (5 Jan-31 Mar & 16 Nov-20 Dec 10), from £925 (1 Apr-15 fabulous roof terrace’s bar and restaurant.” Jul & 1-15 Nov 10), from £885 (16 Jul-6 Sep 10) & from £995 (7 Sep-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Rome Airport – 35 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk St. Regis Grand Hotel Rome, Italy Located in the heart of Rome, the St. Regis Grand Hotel is within walking distance of many Elegant Facts of the city’s most famous sights and is a landmark in its own right. Each of the guest rooms • 161 rooms & suites • SPA: Massages and treatments available in the traditional, Asian-inspired and suites is exquisitely appointed in a combination of Empire, Regency and Louis XV styles, Kami Spa with swathes of richly-coloured damask, Murano glass chandeliers and lamps and original • KIDS: Children welcome hand-painted frescoes. Guests staying in a suite also enjoy complimentary butler service. • Facilities include a fitness centre, sauna and a Pilates room • The two dining venues feature the best in Italian and International cuisine • Surrounded by over six-hundred labels, the di...Vino Private Wine Cellar is the place to enjoy an intimate dinner • Although within walking distance, the hotel’s location may not be ideal for those who wish to be in the heart of Rome’s café culture • Food and wine can be expensive, however the Vivendo restaurant has twice been nominated as the best in Europe by Zagat, so is sure to tantalise your taste buds • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “This lavish hotel has drawn royalty and celebrities throughout its grand history PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £770 (5 Jan-28 Feb, 1-31 Aug & 1-20 Dec 10), from £850 (1 and still leads the way in Rome’s luxury hotel stakes.” Mar-30 Apr & 1-30 Nov 10) & from £935 (1 May-30 Jun & 1 Sep-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Rome Airport – 35 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 49
  • 46. Spain & Islands The appeal of Spain lies not just in its convenience, its sunshine and its beaches, but also in its customs, such as siesta time, which is still an important part of Spanish life. Indeed, you will almost certainly find yourself doing everything just that little bit later. Leisurely breakfasts often last until late morning, whilst sociable dinners can begin at ten and last until midnight. And that means for the whole family – for those of you planning a holiday with children – you’ll be welcomed with open arms in Spain. For glamour and glitz, head for Marbella, while the idyllic Balearic island of Mallorca – a firm favourite – is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Estepona, meanwhile, is awash with Spanish charm and character. For those of you considering a city break, cosmopolitan Barcelona and Madrid are hard to beat, while La Manga is the perfect choice for those seeking a more active holiday. Those in search of some winter sun should head for Tenerife. Bay of Biscay France Barcelona Hotel Arts Madrid Grand Hotel Central Portugal Hotel Urban W Barcelona Hotel Ritz Madrid Mallorca Spain (see below) Mediterranean Sea La Manga Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe Marbella Estepona Marbella Club Hotel, Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona Golf Resort & Spa Hotel Villa Padierna Algeria Morocco International Airport Tenerife Mallorca Puerto de la Cruz Santa Son Vida Cruz ArabellaSheraton Deia Golf Hotel Son Vida La Residencia Castillo Hotel Son VIda Palma • ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort Calvia Hospes Maricel Costa Adeje Palma Nova Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort St. Regis Mardavall Climate Guide: Costa del Sol, Spain Climate Guide: Tenerife Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 16 17 19 21 23 27 29 30 28 23 19 17 Temp °C 21 21 22 23 24 27 29 30 28 26 24 22 Rain mm 64 53 60 39 20 10 1 3 16 56 90 70 Rain mm 35 36 28 15 5 1 0 1 5 18 27 43 50
  • 47. Travel Facts GMT: +1 hour. Flying Time: From London Gatwick to the Costa del Sol, 3 hours. From London Gatwick to Tenerife, 4 hours 30 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Malaga, from London Heathrow to Barcelona and from London Gatwick to Palma (Mallorca). easyJet from London Gatwick to Alicante and Tenerife. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £135 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: Spain has hot, dry summers and mild winters. Rainfall is fairly low. Tenerife enjoys a warm climate year-round. Coastal areas are fairly mild, but inland can get very hot during the day and cold at night. The Puerto de la Cruz area does suffer from some low cloud cover. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 51
  • 48. SPAIN Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe Costa Calida, Spain Nestled in Spain’s Murcian Mountains, La Manga Club is a 1400-acre sporting paradise, Prices per person in a Double Room, including breakfast, from: including Europe’s leading golf resort. At its heart, and a favourite with international sporting Depart 7 nights Extra nights teams, is the La Manga Club – an Andalusian-style hotel that offers luxuries from goose 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £730 £60 down duvets and marble baths to 24-hour concierge service. Take a Club Room to enjoy 1 Apr-23 Jul 10 £880 £80 the additional benefits of the Regency Club, including VIP access to all areas of Spa La 24 Jul-20 Aug 10 £1050 £105 Manga Club – or one of the Suites, for extraordinary space. Whichever accommodation you 21 Aug-31 Oct 10 £880 £80 opt for, glorious views over the fairways, pools and innumerable other leisure facilities are, of 1 Nov-23 Dec 10 £730 £60 course, a given. Price includes flights from London and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Alicante Airport – 1 hour. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Terrace Room £15 to Elegant Facts £20, Royal Club Room £20 to £30 & Suite £90 to £105. • 192 rooms & suites • SPA: 2000m spa 2 Elegant Offers • KIDS: The Junior Club looks after children from 1 to 12 years old • Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, the La Manga Golf Club with three golf courses, Complimentary Nights two fitness centres and a tennis centre with twenty-eight courts, and with superb golf and Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 1 Jan-31 Oct 10 inclusive. tennis academys, the resort is the ideal location in which to learn to play, or brush up on Family Offer your skills Stay 7 nights & receive a 20% reduction on second room for children • Over twenty restaurants and bars feature Mediterranean, rustic Italian, Mexican, Indian and under 18 years old. Valid 1 Jan-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Asian cuisine • With so much to do for all ages, La Manga is the ideal destination for the discerning family • The La Manga resort is vast, however guests can take advantage of the superb shuttle buses available to all guests • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Perfect for the sport-mad family – great facilities, great weather, and all less than three hours from most UK and major European airports.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 52 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 49. SPAIN Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona Estepona, Spain Located just outside the pretty town of Estepona and boasting panoramic views over the Prices per person in a Standard Room, including breakfast, from: Malaga coast, Rock of Gibraltar and African coastline, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona Depart 7 nights Extra nights can lay claim to having two continents on its doorstep. It also has the beautiful Costa del Sol, 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £940 £85 the ‘Sunny Coast’ of Andalusia, with its unique micro climate providing over 320 days of 1 Apr-1 Jul 10 £1190 £120 sunshine each year – all the better to enjoy the hotel’s expansive tropical gardens and 2-22 Jul 10 £1560 £170 picturesque beach. Inside, colourful works of art, ceramic pictures and amphora stamp their 23 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1705 £190 own personality, as do the newly-refurbished rooms and suites, all elegantly decorated and 22 Aug-4 Sep 10 £1560 £170 5 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1190 £120 featuring a private balcony or terrace with stunning sea views. 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £940 £85 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. • 147 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Malaga Airport – 1 hour. • SPA: The Kempinski Spa Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £10 to • KIDS: A very family-friendly hotel, The Kempinini Kids’ Club provides seasonal entertainment for £20, Diamond Room £25 to £40 & Junior Suite £40 to £220. 4 to 12-year-olds including pottery lessons, educational games, excursions and a playground Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £140. • Facilities include three swimming pools, a private beach, tennis and watersports • Four restaurants feature everything from gastronomic Mediterranean cuisine to fine dining, Elegant Offer one of which features organic produce Complimentary Meal • For the ultimate romantic meal à deux, why not indulge and book The Exclusive Tower Table Stay 7 nights & receive a free 3 course dinner per person on night of which comes complete with its own private butler arrival. Valid 1 Jan-1 Jul 10 & 5 Sep-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Over fifty golf courses in the area makes this a golfer’s paradise • Although secluded, the hotel is just a short distance away from a major road with excellent links, and the staff will happily arrange car hire • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Resting on the southern shores of Andalucia and facing the mountains of Africa, this is the perfect place to embrace the spirit of Mediterranean heritage and Moorish tradition.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 53
  • 50. SPAIN Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Marbella, Spain The former residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, the beachfront Marbella Club Hotel, Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: Golf Resort & Spa enjoys a prime location in the heart of the ‘Golden Mile’, between Marbella Depart 7 nights Extra nights and Puerto Banus. Set in lush, fragranced gardens on a long stretch of sandy beach, this 2-6 Jan 10 £1685 £190 ‘Leading Small Hotel of the World’ offers a range of deluxe accommodation including 7 Jan-4 Mar 10 £1355 £140 spacious guest rooms, suites and Andalusian-style two, three and five bedroom villas with 5-31 Mar 10 £1685 £190 private garden and pool. Or take the Grand Beachfront Suite for the ultimate spot in the 1-5 Apr 10 £2180 £260 hotel. And with more than 320 days of sunshine each year, this area is definitely a place to 6 Apr-18 Jun 10 £1685 £190 19 Jun-13 Sep 10 £2180 £260 head to for some fun in the sun close to home. 14 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1685 £190 1 Nov-21 Dec 10 £1355 £140 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 121 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: The Thalasso Spa offers state-of-the-art facilities and twelve treatment rooms, as well as TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Malaga Airport – an indoor seawater pool, Hammams, saunas, relaxation rooms and a range of treatments 35 minutes. • KIDS: Children welcome Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive Room £30 • Facilities include two pools, a beach club and an 18-hole Dave Thomas Golf Course to £45, Superior Suite £70 to £100 & Executive Suite £135 to £185. • The four dining venues serve Mediterranean cuisine and Champagne buffet breakfasts Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £140. • Home to its own heated saltwater pool and beachside sunbathing area, the Beach Club is simply divine – and don’t miss its mouthwatering buffet • The riding stables in Benahavis offer world-class facilities for guests of all abilities • With most villas boasting their own heated pools and gardens, guests can splash out for the ultimate in privacy and indulgence • Although it’s twenty minutes away, the golf course is exclusively for hotel guests and has thirty- minute tee-time intervals • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Lunch at the Beach Club will give you the opportunity to understand why the Marbella Club has been ‘the place’ for over fifty years.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 54 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 51. SPAIN NEW Hotel Villa Padierna Marbella, Spain Nestled in the hills of Flamingos Golf Club, Hotel Villa Padierna offers fantastic views of the Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: golf courses, the Mediterranean and on a clear day, the African coastline. Managed by The Depart 7 nights Extra nights Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, it has all the luxury amenities you’d expect and has been 4 Jan-30 Mar 10 £975 £90 designed in the style of a traditional Tuscan villa. Interiors feature cosy fireplaces and a 31 Mar-5 Apr 10 £1165 £115 carefully integrated selection of art from a private collection. Guest rooms have views of the 6 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1095 £105 golf course and mountains, and a new collection of exclusive villas and suites feature large 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1225 £125 terraces with private pools and during summer, guests of these can also enjoy a 24-hour 22 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1095 £105 1 Nov-22 Dec 10 £975 £90 butler service and VIP lounge. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and Elegant Facts private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Malaga Airport – • 118 rooms & suites & 11 villas 50 minutes. • SPA: The Thermae Spa offers ESPA treatments and products, as well as steam baths and Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £10, saunas, a relaxation room and an indoor heated pool with water massage jets Deluxe Room £20 & Deluxe Suite £60 to £120. • KIDS: During the Easter holiday and July and August, there are kids’ club facilities for 4 to Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £140. 12-year-olds. Babysitting is also available • Two 18-hole golf courses: Los Flamingos (par 71) and Alferini (par 73) and a Racquet Club with Elegant Offers six paddle courts and two tennis courts Complimentary Night • The three restaurants serve International, Andalucian and Mediterranean cuisine Stay 7 for 6 & receive 2 complimentary Thermal Spa Circuits at the • The hotel’s partnership with Puro Beach grants guests a 20% discount on sun beds. The Thermae Spa per room, per stay. beach is accessible by shuttle service from the hotel Valid 6-30 Jun 10 & 22 Aug-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Elegant Puerto Banus is just a ten-minute drive away, while the Old Town of Marbella, where Family Offer you can watch the Flamenco Show Ana Maria, is just twenty-five minutes away Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second room for children • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Grand Lux (valid for Junior Suite or Penthouse Suites only). Valid 4 Jan-22 Dec 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Marvel at the hotel’s collection of art, pamper yourself at the Thermae Spa or enliven your senses at the Roman amphitheatre.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 55
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  • 53. SPAIN Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain Guggenheim meets the Gherkin at the Hotel Arts, with its futuristic, glass-fronted façade and Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: striking modern sculptures dominating the Barcelona coastline. Enjoying a spectacular Depart 3 nights Extra nights beachfront setting on the shores of the Mediterranean, overlooking the Port Olimpic, this 4 Jan-5 Apr 10 £695 £145 contemporary Ritz-Carlton Hotel changed the face of the city’s hotels when it opened. The 6 Apr-31 Oct 10 £790 £175 modern theme – and the panoramic sea and city views – continues throughout the guest 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £695 £145 rooms, whether in one of the Corner Suites; the Club Floor with its exclusive Club Lounge Price includes flights from London with British Airways and offering five food presentations daily; or one of the twenty-eight Duplex Luxury Apartments private car transfers. on the top ten floors, with butler service around-the-clock. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barcelona Airport – 20 minutes. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Club Room £15 to £45 & Executive Suite £80 to £110. • 483 rooms & suites Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £135. • SPA: Six Senses Spa • KIDS: Children welcome • Leisure facilities include a pool and a seafront walking/jogging trail • There are five restaurants, including two that serve Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by over five-hundred international wines • The Enoteca restaurant’s menu is designed by Michelin Star award-winning chef, Paco Perez • From the marble and polished granite bathrooms, to the mood lighting and hi-tech amenities, the high-rise suites are fabulous, with glorious views of the sea or city through the floor-to- ceiling windows • Although a short walk from Las Ramblas, the historic centre of Barcelona, it is near to the Gothic Quarter and Parc de la Ciutadella • With bustling bars and a casino nearby, the area does get busy in the evening • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Enjoy the height of luxury – opulence and personal pampering in unbeatable surroundings.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 57
  • 54. SPAIN Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Spain This hotel boasts a fabulous location next to Barcelona’s cathedral, in the heart of the ultra- Elegant Facts fashionable El Born district with its narrow streets and expansive plazas. Rooms are modern • 147 rooms & suites • SPA: Not available with wood floors, high ceilings and large windows giving a loft-style feel. Master Suites • KIDS: Children welcome assure additional space, while Loft Rooms ensure the best views – surpassed only by those • For more active guests, there’s a pool and fitness centre, plus personal enjoyed from the rooftop terrace, overlooking the Gothic district and the ancient city walls. shopping experiences around fashionable stores • Mediterranean and fine Catalan cuisine is served in the main restaurant • For the ultimate breathtaking views, dive into the Grand Hotel Central’s fabulous rooftop infinity pool and swim above the Barcelona skyline • Guests are spoilt for choice thanks to the hotel’s superb location and the excellent concierges will happily make any arrangements, recommendations or reservations you wish • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Superior Elegant Opinion “The opulent décor combined with spacious dimensions and sumptuous furnishings creates a real sense of drama.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £480 (3-31 Jan & 1-20 Dec 10), from £520 (1 Feb-31 Mar, 1 Jul- 31 Aug & 1-30 Nov 10) & from £540 (1 Apr-30 Jun & 1 Sep-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, sharing a Central Room and includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Meals extra. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barcelona Airport – 30 minutes. NEW W Barcelona Barcelona, Spain A landmark, Avant-garde building rising above a stunning seafront, W Barcelona is the Elegant Facts ultimate in contemporary urban living inspired by the city’s vibrant arts, fashion and dining • 473 rooms & suites including 3 WOW Suites • SPA: Spain’s first Bliss® Spa and Sweat® fitness facilities scene. Guest rooms feature the signature W bed, a fabulous entertainment system including • KIDS: Children welcome in-room movies, wireless high speed internet access and a ‘Munchie Box’ full of food treats. • Located on the ‘Nova Bocana’, which connects the historic centre to the Connecting rooms, 24-hour room service and in-room dining are also available. Mediterranean, the hotel is near to restaurants, beaches, shops and nightlife • Gastronomic restaurant, four bars (including a rooftop bar) and a lounge • Inspired by the sail of a ship, the hotel affords unprecedented sea and city views from virtually every guest room • The hotel is the only property in Barcelona with direct access to the beach • For a real taste of Catalonia, the Lounge serves authentic Spanish tapas • W’s Whatever/Whenever® service, endeavours to make all your requests a reality, from a private chartered yacht excursion to arranging a special dinner • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Grande Lux Elegant Opinion “Start your Barcelona escapade along the world-famous boardwalk of La Barceloneta, enjoying the Mediterranean Sea breeze as you make your way to PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £1190 (4 Jan-20 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Puerto Olímpico and the trendy clubs and restaurants overlooking the sea.” Wonderful Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barcelona Airport – 30 minutes. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 58 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 55. SPAIN Hotel Urban Madrid, Spain Hotel Urban is unequivocally different. Downstairs, a luminescent reception desk and Elegant Facts staircase, and walls clad in gold mosaics vie for attention with 18th century Chinese portraits • 102 rooms & suites • SPA: Not available and original 3rd century BC Egyptian artefacts. Take a glass elevator up to the individual • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, rooms and suites, where contemporary comforts include futuristic lighting and stand-alone payable locally bath tubs tucked behind glass walls. • Facilities include a rooftop pool, gym, solarium and sundeck with city views, as well as the hotel’s own Egyptian Museum • For dining, there’s a gourmet Mediterranean restaurant, oyster bar, rooftop restaurant (open in the summer) and also a cocktail bar • Rooms and suites at the Hotel Urban are like works of art, and with their cool, contemporary style and hi-tech amenities they’re also a haven from the bustling city streets • The hotel’s Glass Bar and La Terraza del Urban are two of the best venues in the city • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Grand Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Perfect for those who love luxury and shy away from conventionality.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £630 (3 Jan-28 Mar; 12 Jul-5 Sep & 1 Nov-20 Dec 10) & from £665 (29 Mar-11 Jul & 6 Sep-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing an Urban GL Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Madrid Barajas Airport – 30 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk NEW Hotel Ritz Madrid Madrid, Spain The Ritz is a prestigious hotel housed within a Baroque palace and as an Orient-Express Elegant Facts Hotel, it has all the style you’d expect. It is set on a leafy boulevard next to the Retiro Park, • 137 rooms & 30 suites • SPA: The hotel Wellness Centre offers an extensive range of massages and close to exclusive shops, museums and theatres, yet within walking distance of the financial beauty treatments, plus a sauna area district. Each room and suite is elegantly furnished with antique furniture and embroidered • KIDS: Interconnecting family rooms are available and children’s amenities bedding; has a television and internet access; and room service is available 24 hours a day. include bathrobes and a DVD library • Leisure facilities include a small gymnasium • Enjoy gourmet Spanish food at the main restaurant, or dine alfresco on the terrace (spring and summer) • The bar offers authentic Spanish tapas in an informal setting, while the Lobby Lounge serves its speciality – afternoon tea • Major museums, the Prado, the Thyssen Bornemisza and Centro de Arte Moderno Reina Sofia, are nearby • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Grand Deluxe Elegant Opinion “During the summer, the Hotel Ritz Madrid Terrace & Gardens are one of the very few places in the city where you can dine outside in style.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £750 (3 Jan-25 Mar; 1-16 Jul & 1-30 Nov 10), from £675 (26 Mar- 4 Apr; 17 Jul-5 Sep & 1-20 Dec 10) & from £805 (5 Apr-30 Jun & 6 Sep-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Classic Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, private car transfers. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Madrid Barajas Airport – 30 minutes. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 59
  • 56. SPAIN The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort Mallorca, Spain With the smooth mirror of the Mediterranean Sea stretching out in front, and the craggy Prices per person in a Grand Deluxe Garden Room, peaks of the Tramuntana Mountains towering behind, The St. Regis Mardavall is perfectly including breakfast, from: positioned to enjoy the natural beauty of Mallorca’s contrasts. Whichever of the spacious Depart 7 nights Extra nights rooms or suites you wake up in, the first sight to greet you as you look across your private 16 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1435 £175 terrace will be the sea. Indeed, days here are invariably centred round it, with a choice of 1-4 Apr 10 £2095 £270 excellent beaches, and the Puerto Portals yacht harbour just a stroll away. Just want to 5-29 Apr 10 £1880 £235 relax? With everything from optional luxury butler service to the Balearics’ first Thalasso Spa 30 Apr-22 Jul 10 £2095 £270 23 Jul-21 Aug 10 £2560 £335 & Wellness Centre, The St. Regis Mardavall is just the place. 22 Aug-2 Oct 10 £2095 £270 3 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1435 £175 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Midland and • 133 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: The Arabella Spa boasts a whole host of facilities including thirteen treatment rooms, a TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Palma Airport – 20 minutes. Jacuzzi, jet showers and a stunning Egyptian saltwater pool Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite Garden • KIDS: The Kids’ Club takes care of younger guests aged 3 to 12 years old and youngsters are View £50 to £80, Junior Suite Sea View £70 to £115 & Junior Suite treated to a kids’ pool and excursions to the local La Granja, Marineland and Aqualand Sea View with Butler £110 to £155. • Facilities include two outdoor pools, a fitness club, tennis courts and a beach fifteen minute’s walk away Elegant Offer • There are two restaurants to choose from serving Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a pool bar Complimentary Night • For a cool break from the heat of the day, relax in the beautiful three-tiered swimming pool Stay 7 for 6. Valid 1-4 Apr, 30 Apr-22 Jul & 22 Aug-2 Oct 10 inclusive. • While the golfing facilities are located outside the resort, there are four courses available • Due to its secluded location, the hotel is better suited to those seeking peace, however guests may borrow one of the hotel’s luxury cars to explore the island • Although there are only two – admittedly divine – restaurants, the hotel’s ‘Dine-Around’ option allows you to experience the culinary delights of other nearby hotels • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Unique to Mallorca, the Arabella Spa’s Traditional Chinese Medicine, features Chinese experts applying their healing powers to melt away tension and stress.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 60 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 59. SPAIN La Residencia Mallorca, Spain Located in the mountain village of Deià, surrounded by countryside that has inspired poets Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: and artists, and just a stone’s throw from the clear blue Mediterranean, La Residencia is Depart 7 nights Extra nights Mallorca at its most charming. Its two, characterful 16th and 17th century manor houses are 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1095 £120 individually furnished in traditional Mallorcan style, with guest rooms offering a haven of calm 1 Apr-31 May 10 £1855 £230 natural tones, crisp white bed linen and curtains that float in the breeze, while shuttered 1 Jun-30 Sep 10 £2185 £275 windows overlook the lush herb, fruit and flower gardens of the hotel. Some suites have the 1-31 Oct 10 £1855 £230 added bonus of a private pool or garden – or stay in the new Tramuntana Suites which have 1 Nov-21 Dec 10 £1095 £120 private gardens and terraces. Price includes flights from London with British Midland and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Palma Airport – 40 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £40 to • 67 rooms & suites £80, Junior Suite £90 to £165 & Tramuntana Suite £140 to £320. • SPA: Superb spa with six treatment rooms, three with outdoor massage areas • KIDS: Children under the age of 10 years old are welcome: 1 July to 31 August, 21-31 October Elegant Offers and Christmas and New Year Complimentary Night • Excellent location in Deià close to great restaurants and local boutiques Stay 3 for 2. Valid 29 Jan-31 Mar 10 inclusive. • Leisure facilities include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room • Two excellent restaurants serve mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine Complimentary Night • With a backdrop of the stunning hotel and the Sierra Tramuntana, and views down the valley Stay 7 for 6. Valid 1-31 May & 1-31 Oct 10 inclusive. to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the two outdoor swimming pools are simply glorious • La Residencia has some of the best tennis facilities in Mallorca including two courts, a shop and a coach • A spectacular art collection includes work from over eighty-five artists, all of whom have worked or lived in the north of the island in the last thirty years • Reservations are essential at the El Olivio restaurant, but the refurbished 16th century olive press offers exquisite food and wine • Although located above the spa, the elegant new Tramuntana Suites boast two lifts for ease of access • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “La Residencia is the perfect destination for a relaxing break during the winter, allowing you to discover Mallorca when it is not crowded.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 63
  • 60. SPAIN ArabellaSheraton Golf Hotel Son Vida Mallorca, Spain Set among Mediterranean-style gardens and the fairways of the prestigious Son Vida golf Prices per person in a Deluxe Garden Room, course, ArabellaSheraton Golf Hotel Son Vida effectively unites outstanding golfing with including breakfast, from: impressive grandeur. In-keeping with the style of a Spanish mansion, sand-hued walls, Depart 7 nights Extra nights terracotta roofs, beamed ceilings and intimate lighting all contribute towards a homely 3 Jan-18 Feb 10 £1185 £135 atmosphere – including in the guest rooms and suites, where the Mallorcan country-house 19 Feb-31 Mar 10 £1285 £145 charm manifests itself in a soothing harmony of warm hues, fine furnishings and natural 1-4 Apr 10 £1555 £185 materials such as jute and linen. An excellent choice of room types makes this resort ideal 5 Apr-31 Oct 10 £1395 £165 1-21 Nov 10 £1285 £145 for couples and families alike – as do the world-class facilities, perfect for outdoor fun. 22 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1190 £135 Price includes flights from London with British Midland and Elegant Facts private car transfers. • 93 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Palma Airport – 20 minutes. • SPA: The Arabella Spa Room supplements from (per person, per night) Grand Deluxe Room • KIDS: The Kids’ Club provides a range of activities for 3 to 8-year-olds with Balcony £20 to £40, Junior Suite Garden View £50 to £65 & • Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness club, four company-owned golf courses Junior Suite Pool View £65 to £90. within two kilometres, tennis and beach volleyball • There’s a gastronomic restaurant and another serving traditional local specialities Elegant Offers • The resort is a peaceful haven set above Palma, yet it’s only a fifteen-minute drive for those Complimentary Night wanting to enjoy the city’s bustling boutiques and restaurants Stay 7 for 6. Valid 5 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Don’t miss the fabulous and well-stocked breakfast buffet, which even boasts Champagne Family Offer • The hotel’s restaurants are very popular and reservations are recommended, however there’s Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on the second Deluxe Room for also a ‘Dine-Around’ programme to tempt the taste buds, where guests may sample the up to 2 children aged up to 12 years old. Valid 27 Jul-2 Sep 10 inclusive. restaurants of the sister hotels • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “A stay at ArabellaSheraton Golf Hotel Son Vida includes green fees – with no restrictions – at the Arabella golf courses.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 64 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 61. SPAIN Hospes Maricel Mallorca, Spain Perched over the Mediterranean, the Hospes Maricel is an oasis of sophistication. This Elegant Facts imposing residence retains a traditional 16th century Balearic elegance, with high ceilings, • 51 rooms & suites • SPA: Guests at the Bodyna spa can enjoy a fully-equipped gym, Pilates statuesque archways and pillars of marble and local sandstone. Inside, comfort, space and room, pools, sauna, steam bath and top floor solarium light converge to create a serene atmosphere – throughout the guest rooms, where parquet • KIDS: Children under 12 years old are not accepted at the hotel between floors, dark wood accents and colour schemes create a unique warmth. 15 May and 15 October, however this does ensure an adult-only atmosphere which appeals to many guests • Leisure facilities include an infinity pool, nearby beach and a health club • Mallorcan, regional and International specialities can be savoured in the superb gourmet restaurant • Although there’s no natural beach area at the hotel, a short swim leads to a small sandy cove nearby • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Enjoy the ‘best breakfast in the world’, voted by food critics at the second Madrid Fusion Summit of Culinary Arts to be a ‘totally innovative culinary experience’.” PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £880 (3 Jan-31 Mar & 1 Nov-22 Dec 10), from £1385 (1 Apr-30 May & 16-31 Oct 10) & from £1765 (1 Jun-15 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Mountain View Room and includes flights from London with British Midland & private car transfers. Meals extra. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Palma Airport – 30 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk NEW Castillo Hotel Son Vida Mallorca, Spain Castillo Hotel Son Vida is a turreted 13th century castle-style building surrounded by Elegant Facts subtropical parks and four golf courses (the Son Muntaner, Son Vida, Son Quint and Sin • 148 rooms & 12 suites • SPA: The spa offers Jacuzzis, saunas and a range of massages, facials and Quint executive course). Precious antiques and valuable paintings by significant artists therapies including acupuncture, Reiki and aromatherapy embellish the walls of the hotel corridors, as well as each room and suite where it sits • KIDS: There is a children’s club programme available alongside modern technology, DVD player and internet access, and pretty park or bay views. • Swimming pool, fitness room, tennis courts, golf and golf lessons available • Two restaurants and bars serving snacks through to gourmet cuisine inspired by Spain and the Mediterranean, as well as a cigar lounge • Butler service is available in some of the suites • There are beaches nearby and the capital city of Palma, with its many attractions, is just five minutes away by car • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Grand Deluxe Elegant Opinion “The Loewe Suite stands out for its room layout and décor. This suite is very much in-keeping with the inimitable Loewe style. Its interior design is simple and unadorned.” PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £1295 (3 Jan-18 Feb 10), from £1375 (19 Feb-31 Mar & 3 Oct- 20 Dec 10), from £1565 (1-4 Apr & 30 Apr-2 Oct 10) & from £1450 (5-29 Apr 10). Price based on 2 For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, adults sharing a Classic Park Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Midland & please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Palma Airport – 20 minutes. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 65
  • 62. SPAIN ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort Tenerife Its clifftop setting, with panoramic ocean views, is not the only reason that ABAMA boasts Prices per person in a Citadel Deluxe Room, an elevated status. Managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group, this west coast resort, with its including breakfast, from: secluded golden sandy beach, is not one to do things by halves. Opting for an Ethnic look, Depart 7 nights Extra nights clever architecture designed to bring the outside in, combines nature and nurture particularly 4 Jan-28 Mar 10 £1455 £145 well in the Villa Rooms and Suites which come complete with their own gardens, terraces 29 Mar-4 Apr 10 £1655 £175 and shared pools, providing a wide choice for families and couples alike. The three-hundred 5-30 Apr 10 £1455 £145 rooms in the main building keep the Ethnic theme going with terracotta-tiled floors strewn 1 May-30 Sep 10 £1150 £105 1 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1275 £120 with rugs, exotic plants and dark wood furnishings. Price includes flights from London and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tenerife South Airport – Elegant Facts 25 minutes. • 478 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Citadel Ocean View • SPA: Large Spa and Wellness Centre Deluxe Room £25 to £30, Citadel Junior Suite £40 to £45 & Citadel • KIDS: The Children’s Centre offers supervised activities for 3 to 12-year-olds with a whole host One Bedroom Suite £75. of exciting and educational activities, workshops and even themed evenings available • Superb leisure facilities include an 18-hole golf course, seven pools, tennis and a beach club Elegant Offers • Eight dining venues serve everything from Japanese to Argentinean and classic Italian cuisine, Complimentary Nights all supervised by a Three Michelin Star chef Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 7-31 Jan, 5 Apr-31 Jul, 1-30 Sep, • A sheltered cove offers the perfect setting for romantic candlelit dinners on the sand at night 1-30 Nov & 9-26 Dec 10 inclusive. • With five different themed bars including a cocktail bar, sports bar and a jazz club, there’s sure Family Offer to be one to suit every guest Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on the second room for up to • Though the sea can be a little cold, there are nine swimming pools available to enjoy 3 children aged up to 11 years old. Valid 6 Jan-28 Mar & 5 Apr-26 Dec • Extremely popular, Abama books up quickly and is often full which ensures the bustling 10 inclusive. atmosphere many guests love • This Ritz-Carlton-managed hotel offers exceptional accommodation, faultless service and fabulous facilities • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “You must try some of the complimentary ABAMA experiences during your stay such as the wine-tasting and gourmet or tapas cooking classes.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 66 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 65. SPAIN Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort Tenerife Located by the beautiful Costa Adeje beach in fabulously diverse tropical gardens, Gran Prices per person in a Standard Room, including breakfast, from: Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort offers a natural haven in which to enjoy Tenerife’s perennial Depart 7 nights Extra nights sunshine. Set against this spectacular botanical backdrop, its impressive architectural style 7 Jan-25 Mar 10 £1605 £170 combines early 20th century Canary Islands, Victorian and Venetian influences; inside, the 26 Mar-5 Apr 10 £2055 £230 Baroque-style rooms and suites are light and fresh, with Moroccan-influenced ochre and 6-30 Apr 10 £1605 £170 sienna tones. Thanks to the hotel’s hillside position, all of them also have wonderful views of 1 May-31 Jul 10 £1350 £130 the beach, sea or nearby isle of La Gomera – and of the five extraordinary fresh and saltwater 1-21 Aug 10 £1555 £160 22 Aug-30 Sep 10 £1250 £130 pools, tumbling down among the volcanic rocks to the entrance-side lake. 1-31 Oct 10 £1645 £175 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1605 £170 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London and private car transfers. • 357 rooms & suites and 40 villas TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tenerife South Airport – • SPA: Spread across three indoor and outdoor levels, the fabulous new spa – developed in 15 minutes. collaboration with ESPA – offers a relaxation area, saltwater pools, a spa café, and a range of Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Seaview Room delightful treatments and wellness programmes £30 to £40, Junior Suite £100 & One Bedroom Suite £145 to £150. • KIDS: The Mini Club, with children’s playground, provides activities for 3 to 12-year-olds • Facilities include five swimming pools (including two heated and two saltwater), a fitness Elegant Offers centre, tennis, two paddle tennis courts and squash Complimentary Nights • Eight restaurants include seven à la carte, a buffet-style restaurant with show-cooking service Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12; 21 for 18. and Las Aguas Restaurant, which serves fine cuisine in the new villa area of the resort Valid 1 Jun-15 Jul & 22 Aug-30 Sep 10 inclusive. • For those seeking privacy and seclusion, villas are perfect and come complete with their own Family Offer terrace, gardens and pools Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second room for children • Ideal for families, the hotel hosts a great variety of activities, offers dedicated menus in the bars aged 3 to12 years old. Valid 1 May-31 Jul & 22 Aug-31 Oct 10 inclusive. and restaurants, Family Suites and interconnecting rooms • With over 350 rooms and suites and such large grounds the hotel is vast, however the clever design ensures a boutique-like atmosphere • With so much on offer, it may be difficult to leave this excellent resort • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Luxe Elegant Opinion “An absolute must is the Banana Leaf ritual in the new, open-air Thalasso Spa by ESPA – a fairytale, tranquil oasis carved in natural, cream-coloured rock.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 69
  • 66. Portugal & Madeira The lovely climate and world-class beaches of Portugal attract both families and couples of all ages, especially in the summer. If you choose to visit off-season, golf is probably the main attraction. Indeed, Portugal and golf are synonymous – the Algarve alone boasts some 252 holes of championship play! Most courses have been designed by experts such as Henry Cotton, Frank Pennink and Robert Trent Jones, with manicured fairways, velvet greens and superb clubhouses. Whilst there are no beaches to speak of on Madeira, visitors are treated to splendid botanical gardens and stunning mountain and coastal scenery. In the past, a rather gentle image endowed it with the reputation of a haunt for the more mature holidaymaker, but this is not necessarily the case today. Recent developments, including the arrival of nightclubs, bars and a casino in Funchal, have given it more appeal to the younger set. Lisbon Spain Atlantic Ocean Portugal Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa •• • Hotel Quinta do Lago Sheraton Algarve Faro Mediterranean Sea Madeira Funchal •Reid’s Palace Choupana Hills International Airport Resort & Spa Climate Guide: Portugal Climate Guide: Madeira Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 15 16 18 20 22 25 28 28 26 22 19 16 Temp °C 19 18 19 19 21 22 24 24 24 23 22 19 Rain mm 70 52 72 31 21 5 1 1 17 51 65 67 Rain mm 64 74 79 33 18 5 0 0 25 76 89 84 70
  • 67. Travel Facts GMT: + 1 hour. Flying Time: From London Gatwick to Faro, 2 hours 45 minutes. From London Gatwick to Funchal, 3 hours 45 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Gatwick to Faro. TAP Air Portugal from London Gatwick to Funchal. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £60 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: The Algarve boasts long, sunny days year-round with little rainfall. April to October is the hottest time. Madeira is sub-tropical – summer temperatures reach 22-26ºC while mild winters reach 17-22ºC. Rainfall is moderate. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Elegant Concierge variations etc. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Visit the Algarve Motor Park to see the FIA/FIM-certified race-track for Formula 1, Superbikes and a go-karting race track. Visit natural protected areas in the Costa Vicentina and Ria Formosa. Visit a craft shop to see the artisans painting local pottery. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 71
  • 68. PORTUGAL VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa Porches, Portugal Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, near to the traditional village of Porches, Prices per person in a Garden View Room, VILA VITA Parc’s position alone commands attention. So does its design, reflective of the including breakfast, from: Moorish style so characteristic of the Algarve coastline, and set in sub-tropical landscaped Depart 7 nights Extra nights gardens. Unusually, the rooms and suites are housed in a wide variety of dwellings, linked by 5 Jan-11 Apr 10 £1335 £135 cobbled paths that wind delightfully through the gardens: in addition to the main building, 12 Apr-31 May 10 £2090 £245 Residence, Oasis Parc and two luxury villas, the resort also offers the opulent Vila Vita Vital 1-30 Jun 10 £2345 £280 Suites – ideal for dedicated sybarites, as they are located directly above the spa. 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £3025 £380 1-30 Sep 10 £2345 £280 1-31 Oct 10 £2090 £245 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1335 £135 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 164 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: VILA VITA Vital Spa offers an extensive range of indulgent treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Faro Airport – 45 minutes. • KIDS: Children’s facilities include Nathalie’s Crèche for infants and Annabella’s Kids’ Park – both Room supplements from (per person, per night) Sea View Room open year-round £35 to £50 & Ocean Front Suite £60 to £90. • Facilities include three swimming pools (and a heated indoor pool in the health club), two Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. beaches, health club, gym, a fabulous snow-covered ice grotto, tennis and an 18-hole mini- golf course Elegant Offer • There are five seasonal restaurants serving a range of Portuguese and International cuisine Room Rate Reduction • For the ultimate in romance, take a Sunset Cruise on VILA VITA Parc’s yacht and watch the Stay 7 nights & receive a reduced room rate. Valid 1 Jan-31 Oct 10 sun set whilst sipping Champagne inclusive. Book 60 days prior to arrival. • Dining in the Cave de Vinhos wine cellar is truly unique and offers the opportunity to sample some of the 11,000 bottles • During the evening there are limited facilities for youngsters, however the excellent crèche and Kids’ Park are sure to keep them entertained during the day • The complex is vast which can mean a short walk to the hotel’s facilities, however this ensures it never feels crowded • Although the two outdoor pools can get cold during certain months, the heated indoor pool allows guests to enjoy bathing year-round • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “An enduring passion for perfection drives the staff to excel in the art of hospitality.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 72 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 71. PORTUGAL Sheraton Algarve Albufeira, Portugal Set upon a spectacular clifftop overlooking miles of unspoilt beaches, bordered on each side Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: by rich red cliffs and clear blue seas, the Sheraton Algarve boasts a most alluring position. Depart 7 nights Extra nights Influenced by Portugal’s Arabic heritage, the resort’s architecture creates a charming 5 Jan-30 Apr 10 £775 £60 combination of light and airy interiors, open patios, intimate spaces and lush gardens while, 1 May-2 Jul 10 £1150 £110 spread throughout the grounds, guest rooms and suites assure an utterly luxurious 3-23 Jul 10 £1380 £145 experience. Their traditional Arabic décor includes lavish fabrics, pretty potted plants, 24 Jul-20 Aug 10 £1605 £175 intricately-carved headboards, and exotic tiled walls, while private terraces boast 21 Aug-10 Sep 10 £1380 £145 11 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1150 £110 inspirational views of either the sparkling ocean, gardens or golf course. 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £775 £60 Price includes flights from London with British Airways and Elegant Facts private car transfers. • 215 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Faro Airport – 30 minutes. • SPA: Limited spa treatments available Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Ocean View • KIDS: Porto Pirata provides activities for children aged 6 months to 8 years old and the Junior Room £15 to £30, Luxury Suite £45 to £55 & Luxury Ocean View Suite Club is for 8 to 12-year-olds between March and October £65 to £80. • Leisure facilities include four outdoor swimming pools, a beach, fitness centre, tennis, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. watersports (seasonal) and a 9-hole golf course • Eleven restaurants and three bars feature mouthwatering Portuguese, International and Elegant Offers seafood dishes (some restaurants and bars are seasonal) Complimentary Nights • The spectacular 9-hole Pine Cliffs golf course is well worth visiting, even if you aren’t a golf Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 11. Valid 1 Jan-23 Mar 10 inclusive. enthusiast, as it offers breathtaking views over the sandstone cliffs to the ocean Room Rate Reduction • Located away from the bustling main resorts, the nearby villages offer an authentic flavour of Stay 7 nights & receive a reduced room rate. the Algarve Valid 1 Apr-24 Oct 10 inclusive. Book by 1 Mar 10. • Don’t miss the delicious ‘cold cuts’ buffet lunch at the beach club – you can even take advantage of a takeaway service to enjoy casual beach dining • The boardwalk down to the white sandy beach is quite long and has many steps • Guests staying at Sheraton Algarve can be assured of five-star quality and service • While the Pool Bar’s location near the children’s pool is great for parents, those seeking a quiet drink may prefer to sample one of the numerous other bars • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Porto Pirata is the ultimate children’s village with two full size multi-functional pirate ships and many activities for the family to spend quality time together.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 75
  • 72. PORTUGAL Hotel Quinta do Lago Almancil, Portugal Set amid almost two-thousand acres of rolling hills, scented pine forests and flower- Prices per person in a Golf Side Room, including breakfast, from: bordered lakes overlooking the tranquil estuary of the Ria Formosa on Portugal’s Algarve Depart 7 nights Extra nights coast, Hotel Quinta do Lago offers year-round sunshine and seclusion. It also offers a wealth 16 Jan-28 Feb 10 £945 £85 of sporting activities including golf on some of Europe’s best courses that regularly host the 1-31 Mar 10 £1110 £110 Portuguese Open. All of the well-appointed rooms and suites capture the style of authentic 1 Apr-31 May 10 £1310 £135 Algarvian life and include balconies or terraces from which the views of the Atlantic, the 1-30 Jun 10 £1355 £145 gardens that run down to the golden sands of the beach, the resort’s saltwater lake and the 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £1675 £190 1-30 Sep 10 £1355 £145 championship golf courses, cannot fail to inspire you. 1-31 Oct 10 £1310 £135 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £945 £85 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 141 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: The spa offers a variety of treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Faro Airport – 25 minutes. • KIDS: A programme of activities is available for children over 3 years old during the Easter and Room supplements from (per person, per night) Golf Side Sea View Summer holidays Room £5, Premium Golf Side Room £50 to £65 & Deluxe Suite £210 • Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a beach, health club and tennis to £505. • Italian gastronomy, Portuguese and International specialities can be savoured in the Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. hotel’s restaurants • The white sand beach is about ten minutes away on foot and accessed via a walk through the Elegant Offer resort’s gardens and over a bridge Room Rate Reduction • Guests can enjoy a range of activities including horse-riding, golf and sea or lagoon-based Stay 7 nights & receive a reduced room rate. Valid 1 Jan-14 Jun & watersports; or relax with a visit to the Ria Formosa Natural Park 1-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Book 90 days prior to arrival. • All four of the beautiful golf courses require players to have a handicap, however for the less experienced golfer there is a golf academy • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The hotel enjoys a privileged location with pedestrian access to the beach, golf courses on the doorstep, magnificent views and relaxing walks along nature trails.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 76 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 73. MADEIRA NEW The Choupana Hills Resort & Spa Madeira, Portugal Set on a verdant hillside, this luxurious resort overlooks the bustling town of Funchal and the Prices per person in a Deluxe Garden View Room, Atlantic Ocean beyond. Raised bungalows are built on pillars, each one featuring a spacious including breakfast, from: verandah with breathtaking views of the gardens or Bay of Funchal. There are four unique Depart 7 nights Extra nights suites boasting heated outdoor Jacuzzis – set apart for total privacy. The Xopana restaurant 4-31 Jan 10 £1105 £110 offers casual all-day dining while, the Bastalt Bar sits suspended above it. Afternoon tea is 1 Feb-28 Mar 10 £1170 £120 served daily in the comfortable lounge. Recreational facilities include a stunning spa, an 29 Mar-4 Apr 10 £1310 £140 authentic Turkish Hammam and sauna, as well as an indoor pool with counter jet streams. 5 Apr-31 May 10 £1170 £120 1-30 Jun 10 £1105 £110 1 Jul-31 Oct 10 £1170 £120 1 Nov-22 Dec 10 £1105 £110 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with TAP Air Portugal and • 60 rooms & suites and 2 family bungalows private car transfers. • SPA: At the spa you can choose from an eclectic menu of massage and beauty treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Funchal Airport – such as skin oxygenation, Moroccan mud body peeling or the ambiguous Oriental ceremony 25 minutes. • KIDS: Children welcome Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Seaview Room • There are two heated pools, one indoors and the outdoor pool – delightfully complemented by £15 to £20, Suite £125 to £160 & Family Bungalow £310 to £395. the soothing sounds of a magnificent waterfall Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £355. • The elegant library and living room make for a quiet respite, perfect for relaxing with a good book or afternoon tea • Don’t worry about the steep paths because you’ll be chauffeured around by golf buggy • Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the 18-hole Palheiro Golf Course is only ten minutes away and the more challenging twenty-seven holes at the Golf Course of Santo da Serra is within easy reach • Do make use of the Sommelier’s formidable knowledge – particularly of local wines • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Set within the sub-tropical gardens, the wooden bungalows – with Asian and African influences – feature spacious verandahs with breathtaking views.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 77
  • 74. MADEIRA Reid’s Palace Madeira, Portugal Set on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic, Reid’s Palace has been a Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: standard-bearer for excellence on Madeira for over a century. Its roll call of celebrities began Depart 7 nights Extra nights with Empress Elisabeth I of Austria – and in its timeless atmosphere, you still almost expect 5 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1505 £165 to spot Winston Churchill taking afternoon tea on the terrace, or George Bernard Shaw 1 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1565 £175 mastering the tango on the lawn. The lush gardens, where hanging vines merge with glorious 1 Jul-31 Oct 10 £1630 £185 geraniums, hibiscus and salvias, invite you to bask in the island’s sub-tropical climate, while 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1470 £160 in many of the rooms and suites, delicate pastel tones, original Anglo-Portuguese Price includes flights from London with TAP Air Portugal and furnishings, and carved wood antiques, reinforce the traditional ambience. private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Funchal Airport – Elegant Facts 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite £190 to • 163 rooms & suites £210 & Superior Suite £285 to £325. • SPA: The Spa at Reid’s Palace offers indulgent treatments by La Prairie, YTSARA, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Business Class £355. Aromatherapy Associates and LaStone, and breathtaking views from the terraces • KIDS: Both the Fun@Reid’s for 3 to 9-year-olds and Fun@Reid’s Teenagers Club, provide Elegant Offer year-round entertainment Complimentary Night • Facilities include three swimming pools, a fitness room, aqua-gym, tennis and watersports Stay 7 for 5. Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Book by 30 Apr 10. • A selection of terraces, bars, lounges and six restaurants (some seasonal) serve mouthwatering cuisine and Champagne gala buffets • One of the hotel’s pools is built into the cliff face at sea level, with direct access to the ocean • Don’t miss afternoon tea on the terrace complete with delicate sandwiches and a selection of mouthwatering cakes • Splash out on one of the Presidential Suites and enjoy luxury on a grand scale, with hand- painted wallpaper, silk curtains and private verandahs with stunning ocean views • The dress code is generally smart-casual, except in the main dining room where a jacket and tie for gentlemen and elegant dress for ladies is required, so do bear this in mind when you’re packing • While not cutting-edge, the hotel does offer a beautifully-crafted blend of modern luxury and historic elegance • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Reid’s Palace is the perfect place for a family holiday, a unique oasis, where parents and children can spend quality time together and enjoy a magical holiday.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 78 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 76. France, Monaco & Corsica Our love affair with France is passionate and enduring and it really does have something for everyone, at all times of the year. Its Riviera remains a glamorous escape from the British climate, while Paris needs little introduction and is a popular choice for a city break at any time. Highlights include a stroll along Les Champs Elysées, a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower and a potter around Montmartre on a Sunday morning. On the Côte d’Azur, beautiful bays of azure blue waters provide the backdrop for the attractive seaside resorts which compete for attention with hidden medieval villages. Meanwhile, the independent principality of Monaco benefits from an excellent year-round climate and its capital, the glamorous Monte-Carlo, is famous for its luxury yacht-studded harbour. An exquisite emerald set amidst soaring cliffs dropping down to bays of azure-blue waters, medieval villages and the ski trails of the Alps, Monaco adores the arts, culture, cuisine and rather more high adrenaline activities such as the Formula One Grand Prix and casino gaming. One of the best-kept secrets of the Mediterranean, however, is the enchanting island of Corsica which is affectionately known as the ‘Isle of Beauty’. Its rocky coastline is punctuated by spectacular beaches, picturesque fishing villages, rocky coves, Genoese watchtowers and mysterious sea-grottoes hidden below white cliffs. Inland, mountain peaks soar, but on the lower slopes, ‘maquis’ – the island’s famously scented undergrowth – infuses the air with its delicate perfume. Belgium Tourrettes Monte-Carlo Four Seasons Resort Provence Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel Germany at Terre Blanche Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort Cannes Hôtel de Paris Paris Le Mas Candille Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel Martinez Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Évian Évian Royal Resort Switzerland Hotel Royal Riviera Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat Èze France Évian Saint-Tropez Château de la Chèvre d’Or Domestic Airport Italy Byblos Saint-Tropez Paris Corsica Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris International Airport Casadelmar Hôtel Plaza Athénée Tourrettes Èze Monte-Carlo Nice Cannes Climate Guide: Côte d’Azur St Tropez Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Corsica Temp °C 12 13 14 16 19 23 26 26 24 20 16 14 Spain Mediterranean Rain mm 61 58 71 65 64 33 21 22 66 113 123 99 Sea Climate Guide: Paris Climate Guide: Corsica Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 6 7 12 16 20 23 25 24 21 16 10 7 Temp °C 13 14 16 18 21 25 27 28 26 22 18 15 Rain mm 56 54 35 42 57 54 59 64 21 16 10 7 Rain mm 76 65 53 48 50 21 10 16 50 88 97 98 80
  • 77. Images courtesy of Château de la Chèvre d’Or and Monte-Carlo Resorts Travel Facts GMT: + 1 to 2 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick to Paris – 1 hour 15 minutes. London Gatwick to Monaco – 2 hours. London Gatwick to Ajaccio (Corsica) – 2 hours. London Gatwick to Geneva – 1 hour 40 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Gatwick and London Heathrow to Geneva; from London Heathrow to Paris and Nice. easyJet from London Gatwick to Ajaccio (Corsica). UK regional departures also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £65 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: France is a large country and its climate varies by region. The south enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, while central and northern areas are cooler year-round with increased rainfall. The high mountain regions experience snowfall in winter. Corsica enjoys long, hot summers from May to October. The best time to visit is from June to September Elegant Concierge when the average temperature is 27ºC. If you want to get out and about, why not consider this option Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. from our Concierge Team... Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be Art Tour advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Visit the numerous museums of the French Riviera: Chagall and Matisse in Nice, Renoir variations etc. in Cagnes sur Mer, the Maeght Foundation in St Paul de Vence, or the local art galleries in Fayence and Seillans. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 81
  • 78. FRANCE Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche Tourrettes, France Surrounded by rolling valleys and mountains, this beautiful resort brings Four Seasons’ style Prices per person in a Superior Four Seasons Suite, to the gorgeous region of Provence. With a palette inspired by sunshine and flowers and including breakfast, from: complemented by natural wood and stone, the generously-sized suites and villas capture the Depart 7 nights Extra nights local spirit – and offer a separate living room, bedroom and terrace with tranquil views. With 2 Jan-7 Mar 10 £1615 £170 one of nature’s most soothing ingredients, lavender, growing all around, this is the place to 8 Mar-30 Apr 10 £2080 £235 relax – but for the more active, there are the region’s villages and mountains, the Côte d’Azur 1 May-9 Jul 10 £2390 £280 (just thirty minutes away) and the nearby Gorges du Verdon providing a dramatic setting for 10 Jul-21 Aug 10 £3160 £390 22 Aug-11 Sep 10 £2390 £280 outdoor activities among its spectacular limestone cliffs. 12 Sep-31 Oct 10 £2080 £235 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1615 £170 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 114 suites & villas private car transfers. • SPA: Spa treatments are superb here, and the dual-level facility is home to an ice fountain, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 45 minutes. steam room and two VIP Couples’ Suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Four Seasons • KIDS: A ‘Kids’ For All Seasons’ Programme is available for children between 2 and 12 years old Suite £20 to £45, Premier Four Seasons Suite £45 to £95 & Deluxe • Facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre, two tennis courts, David Leadbetter Golf One Bedroom Villa £185 to £430. Academy and two championship golf courses Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. • Fine dining and Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed in five restaurants • In the Michelin-starred Faventia restaurant, guests are able to sample a mouthwatering Mediterranean menu inspired by local produce • Golfers of all abilities can take a golf lesson accompanied by a pro, however a maximum handicap of thirty-five is required to play on the two golf courses • For the ultimate indulgence, why not upgrade to the spectacular hillside Villa Terre Blanche, which boasts its own library, private bar, terrace, swimming pool and whirlpool • Popular with families during the summer holidays, term-time may be a better option for those guests seeking a more ‘grown-up’ environment • Perhaps not best suited to guests seeking a vibrant nightlife, the hotel’s location ensures genuine peace and quiet • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Indulge yourself Four Seasons style in the heart of Provence; enjoy the private terrace of your spacious suite, a game of petanque with your family or just relax in the 3000m² spa.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 82 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 80. FRANCE Le Mas Candille Mougins, France An 18th century winery overlooking the medieval village of Mougins, Le Mas Candille offers Prices per person in a Classic Room, including breakfast, from: an oasis of calm among the stunning perfumed hills of Provence, yet lies just seven Depart 7 nights Extra nights kilometres from Cannes. Set in acres of parkland and olive groves, its two farmhouses have 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1195 £110 been lovingly restored in-keeping with their unique heritage. Guest rooms combining 1 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1350 £130 antiques and opulent furnishings with the latest technology offer mesmerising views of the 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £1655 £175 village, the Mougins Valley and the French Prealps. Long a refuge for the royal, rich and 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1350 £130 famous (even Napoleon), privacy and relaxation are of the essence here – complemented by 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1195 £110 the luxury of its Michelin Star restaurant and Europe’s first Shiseido Spa. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 40 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £20, • 46 rooms & suites Classic Room with View £45 & Deluxe Room with View £90 to £115. • SPA: Sample the Shiseido Qi treatment range in the Zen-inspired spa, and take advantage of Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. the private garden, relaxation area, sauna and hydrotherapy pool • KIDS: Children welcome • Facilities include three outdoor swimming pools and a fitness centre • Two restaurants include Le Candille – a Michelin Star restaurant serving delicious Italian and Provençale cuisine • A stroll through some of the 40,000m2 of lushly-planted parkland surrounding the hotel is simply divine, and with so many hideaways, it’s the perfect romantic spot • Rooms may be far from cutting-edge, but it’s the delightful antique furnishings and opulent décor which are part of the hotel’s renowned charm • Perhaps not best suited to active youngsters, the hotel is a wonderful haven of peace and tranquillity • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “From the panoramic terraces of the new suites, enjoy a unique ‘provençale’ sunset as depicted by some of the world’s most famous painters: Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 84 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 81. FRANCE Byblos Saint-Tropez Saint-Tropez, France Tucked just behind the main square, yet minutes away from the beaches and the port of Prices per person in a Classic Room, meals extra, from: Saint-Tropez, the newly-renovated Byblos offers a lavender-scented oasis in the heart of this Depart 7 nights Extra nights famous Riviera village. Its gorgeous multi-coloured façade emulates a little Mediterranean 9 Apr-25 Jun 10 £2285 £245 hamlet while all around this, the region’s famous soft light filters through the iron balustrades, 26 Jun-16 Jul 10 £2675 £295 century-old olive trees and giant bougainvillea that grace its network of patios and terraces. 17 Jul-9 Aug 10 £2895 £330 In-keeping with its village feel, each of the bright and airy rooms and suites has its own 10-30 Aug 10 £2675 £295 personality and charm, with warm fabrics and blond wood furnishings imparting tranquillity 31 Aug-24 Sep 10 £1690 £160 25 Sep-4 Oct 10 £2285 £245 and elegance, reflective of fine Provençale living. 5-24 Oct 10 £1690 £160 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. • 94 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 1 hour, • SPA: The spa features Sisley Cosmetics 30 minutes. • KIDS: Families with young children are made very welcome at Byblos Saint-Tropez Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £25 to • Facilities include an outdoor heated pool and a fitness centre £50, Junior Suite £180 to £305 & Suite £410 to £635. • Two restaurants and a nightclub provide superb dining and entertainment as the sun sets Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. • Book the Saint-Tropez Suite to enjoy luxurious and elegant furnishings and a beautiful view • Favourite of the A-List and one of Saint-Tropez’s funkiest clubs, Les Caves du Roy, is located in the hotel • Its central location may mean guests are spoilt for choice when planning their day, but the hotel team are happy to make recommendations and reservations • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Luxe Elegant Opinion “Take time to visit the typical Provençale markets which offer a colourful atmosphere and a huge range of local products, or follow the Route de Vins around the peninsula and taste some outstanding Côte de Provence wines.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 85
  • 82. FRANCE Hotel Martinez Cannes, France Ideally located on Promenade de la Croisette, facing the Bay of Cannes and just blocks from Prices per person in a Superior Room, including breakfast, from: the Palais des Festivals, Hotel Martinez stands at the very centre of the Côte d’Azur. Long a Depart 7 nights Extra nights meeting place for the stars, its recent renovations have preserved the elegance of the 2 Jan-1 Apr 10 £1020 £85 ‘Roaring Twenties’ and has confirmed it as one of the Riviera’s grandest hotels. The 2 Apr-31 May 10 £1250 £115 atmosphere in its famous two Michelin Star restaurant, La Palme d’Or, says it all – think Art 1 Jun-9 Jul 10 £1290 £120 Deco decoration, movie star portraits, ceiling mirrors, bronze and gold contrasts, and sun- 10-16 Jul 10 £1365 £135 drenched palm tree and sea views – while the seventh floor, with its Penthouse Apartments 17 Jul-1 Aug 10 £1890 £205 2-29 Aug 10 £1365 £135 of 1000m and Junior Suites, offers truly spectacular vistas of the coast. 2 30 Aug-18 Oct 10 £1250 £115 19 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1020 £85 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 412 rooms & suites private car transfers. • SPA: Martinez Spa featuring Lancaster and Sothys products TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. • KIDS: A programme of events operates for younger guests in July and August Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £10 to • Active guests will love the heated pool, solarium, private beach and fitness centre £20 Executive Room £30 to £110 & Prestige Room £85 to £165. • Gourmet award-winning cuisine is served in the three stunning restaurants Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. • Hotel Martinez has one of the largest private beaches on La Croisette (access to which incurs an extra charge) and a stunning wooden pontoon stretching out from the beach into the bay Elegant Offer • The Prestige Rooms are delightful – full of space and light, and furnished in spectacular Complimentary Night Art Deco style, they come complete with magnificent marble bathrooms Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Jan-31 Apr 10 inclusive. • Parking at the hotel can be costly, but cars aren’t essential as the hotel will arrange transport as required • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Dine in ultimate luxury and style at La Palme d’Or, the most glamorous address in Cannes, in its grandest hotel and the only two Michelin Star restaurant.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 86 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 83. FRANCE Hotel Royal Riviera Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France The Hotel Royal Riviera is a stellar revision of an old classic – a palatial Belle Époque beauty Prices per person in a Superior Garden & Sea View Room, imbued with clean lines and open spaces, muted colours and rich earth-toned leather including breakfast, from: furnishings, with the occasional fresco or column adding an ancient Hellenic touch. Depart 7 nights Extra nights Surrounded by parkland on the Cap-Ferrat peninsula, the hotel overlooks the sea and its 18 Jan-30 Apr 10 £1555 £160 small private beach – which, in-keeping with its grand style, is regularly re-stocked with 1 May-30 Jun 10* £2445 £285 shipments of sand. Opt for the secluded L’Orangerie Villa, set amid the Renaissance 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £2755 £330 gardens, for larger rooms and sweeping terraces on which to soak up the Riviera sun and 1-30 Sep 10 £2445 £285 1 Oct-30 Nov 10 £1555 £160 enjoy an apéritif before dinner. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 40 minutes. • 94 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Garden & • SPA: The full-service Wellness Centre offers massages and beauty treatments Sea View Room £40 to £90 & Seaview Junior Suite £120 to £335. • KIDS: Children welcome Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. • Facilities include an outdoor pool, small private sandy beach, a fitness centre and watersports *Rates on request 20-23 May 10 inclusive. • The two restaurants feature mouthwatering cuisine with a Provençale flair • Unwind in style on the hotel’s beautiful decking area, set amongst the lush gardens • Enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes and sea views in the La Pergola restaurant • Local beaches are very compacted, however Hotel Royal Riviera regularly tops its private beach up with fine white sand – and there’s no charge to guests for using it • While guests seeking an adventure may find the hotel a little too quiet, most will appreciate its tranquillity • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “For a unique place to have a romantic dinner, book your table on the Panorama Restaurant terrace facing the Villa Kerylos and the ‘Baie des Fourmis’.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 87
  • 84. FRANCE Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat Cap-Ferrat, France Located at the tip of the Cap-Ferrat peninsula, with its regal grand façade facing out to the Prices per person in a Superior Pine Forest View Room, magnificent Mediterranean Sea, it’s easy to understand why so many members of Europe’s meals extra, from: royal families and international elite have clamoured to stay here in the past. Nestled in its Depart 7 nights Extra nights own private seventeen-acre wood of fragrant pine trees, the hotel has maintained an 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1110 £95 ambience of refined elegance, whilst a seventy-million Euro refurbishment in 2008 has 1-18 May 10 £1515 £155 ensured that guests have access to every modern amenity. Sumptuous furnishings, marble 19 May-24 Sep 10* £2060 £230 bathrooms and soft lighting in the rooms and suites help to create a truly romantic and 25 Sep-27 Oct 10 £1515 £155 28 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1110 £95 peaceful haven. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 40 minutes. • 73 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Pine Forest • SPA: The 8000ft spa has its own gardens 2 View Room £25 to £95, Superior Sea View Room £50 to £230 & • KIDS: Children welcome Deluxe Sea View Room £110 to £495. • Facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, an indoor pool, two tennis courts and Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. extensive gardens *Rates on request 18-24 May 10 inclusive. • There are three restaurants and a bar. The hotel’s Michelin Star gourmet restaurant, with spectacular wine from the Chateau d’Yquem and Château Lafite Rothschild collections, serves delicious cuisine sourced from the very best local suppliers • A member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ • Splash out on the Roof Top Suite and enjoy a large terrace with spectacular views of the sea • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Elegant Opinion “A magical ‘son et lumière’ takes place over the water and amongst the trees, in the grounds of Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, the only hotel on the French Riviera to have its own complimentary fireworks display once a week during the summer season.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 88 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 85. FRANCE Château de la Chèvre d’Or Èze, France Château de la Chèvre d’Or boasts an extraordinary location in the heart of the medieval Prices per person in a Standard Room, meals extra, from: hilltop village of Èze – and is also spread out amongst it. Originally the home of the famous Depart 7 nights Extra nights musician Balokovic, who rebuilt the château in 1924, it is now one of the French Riviera’s 19 Mar-30 Apr 10* £1440 £155 most unique hotels, with many of its guest rooms and suites scattered among the narrow 1 May-14 Oct 10* £1480 £160 cobblestone streets and turreted houses – and as such offering a truly authentic charm. 15-31 Oct 10 £1440 £155 Whichever you opt for, you are at most a delightful walk from reception, the two fabulous Price includes flights from London with British Airways and restaurants or the swimming pool, boasting some of the most beautiful views imaginable, private car transfers. right along the Côte d’Azur. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite £210 to £320, Barlow Suite £370 to £475 & Cocteau Suite £370 to £475. Elegant Facts Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £95. • 36 rooms & suites *Rates on request 20-24 May 10 inclusive. • SPA: Massage room featuring a range of treatments • KIDS: Children welcome • Beautiful gardens wind around the hills and ruins of the Château of Èze to create a sensory haven and although small, the hillside swimming pool offers simply breathtaking views • There are several dining options to choose from, all boasting stunning designs. The four restaurants include a gourmet restaurant with two Michelin Stars and three terrace restaurants • Offering a marvellous choice of rare and aged drinks including Champagne, ports and an 1881 Colheita Martinho, a visit to the bar is a must • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Elegant Opinion “In this blissful setting, you can’t help but recharge your batteries. The Jardins de la Chèvre d’Or are the ideal place to relax and practice yoga.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 89
  • 86. Monte-Carlo Resorts, France Upon arrival at Hôtel de Paris, Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, guests receive a ‘Carte d’Or’, which includes complimentary shuttles around the Resorts, admission to the Monte-Carlo Casinos and discounts for the Monte-Carlo Country Club, with its twenty-three tennis courts and the Monte-Carlo Golf Club. Guests of Hôtel de Paris and Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel also benefit from complimentary admission to the Beach Club (private beach facilities) and the Aqua-Fitness Complex at Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo. Guests at the Monte-Carlo Bay also receive complimentary admission to the hotel’s indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, lagoon and fitness centre. Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel Monaco Although a little further away from the centre of Monte-Carlo, guests will enjoy the wide Elegant Facts choice of watersports and the Olympic-size heated swimming pool at Monte-Carlo Beach • 40 rooms & suites • SPA: The Montecarlospa Beach offers a range of pampering treatments Hotel, as well as the opportunity to sunbathe on the private beach. The hotel provides a during July and August. Guests also have access to Les Thermes Marins range of cuisine from contemporary dishes to formal dining, not to mention the trendy Sea • KIDS: For little ones, there’s the Marmorata Children’s Club (available in July Lounge for an evening of fabulous original cocktails and spectacular sea views. and August) and a babysitting service is also available • Leisure facilities include an excellent swimming pool, a private beach and a range of watersports • There are four restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine. Seafood lovers will adore La Vigie bar and grill restaurant – located on the peninsula; it’s accessible by boat during the day and specialises in fish and grilled crayfish • The hotel is a twenty-minute stroll from Monte-Carlo, but with the wide range of on-site activities you may find it hard to tear yourself away • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Elegant Opinion “Resting on the water’s edge, this hotel has been entirely redesigned to offer a decidedly modern experience, blending the spirit of the 1930s with the PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £795 (3 Jan-31 Mar & 10 Oct-20 Dec 10), from £1095 (1 Apr-17 carefully preserved intimacy of a luxury residence.” Jun* & 29 Aug-9 Oct 10) & from £1615 (18 Jun-28 Aug 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing an Exclusive Sea View Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, *Rates on request 20-23 May 10 inclusive. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 90 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 87. MONACO Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort Monaco This is the Principality’s ultimate ‘all-in-one’ destination, complete with a spa, restaurants, Elegant Facts casinos, shows, a nightclub and a magnificent lagoon with cascades. The hotel revives the • 334 rooms & suites • SPA: For pampering, there’s the Cinq Mondes Spa legendary splendour of the 1930s, from its Neo Classical architecture to its relaxed interiors. • KIDS: Children welcome Modern rooms and Duplex Suites are inspired by the colours of Morocco and all offer views • Facilities include indoor/outdoor pools, casinos and a private lagoon of Monaco, the mountains, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the sea. • There are three superb restaurants and two bars • With twelve rooms and a glorious menu of treatments, the Cinq Mondes Spa offers relaxation and rejuvenation in spectacular surroundings • For the ultimate in romance, guests should hire ‘love seats’ at the lagoon, where they can enjoy ice-cream, cool drinks and Champagne à deux • The hotel can get very busy and during the school holidays it’s particularly popular, but there are numerous adult-only areas in the resort for those seeking some quiet time • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Elegant Opinion “With its sand-bottomed lagoon, swimming pool, spa, casino, gardens, bars and restaurants, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is dedicated to leisure.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £760 (3 Jan-31 Mar & 10 Oct-20 Dec 10), from £845 (1 Apr-17 Jun & 29 Aug-9 Oct 10) & from £1170 (18 Jun-28 Aug 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior City View Room, meals extra, and includes flights from London with British Airways and For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, private car transfers. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monaco Created in 1864, this truly legendary hotel, situated on Monte-Carlo’s most famous square, Elegant Facts Place du Casino, continues to offer some of the city’s most exclusive experiences – whether • 182 rooms & suites • SPA: Guests have access to Les Thermes Marins in the Belle Epoque and modern-Empire style rooms and suites or the Michelin Star rooftop • KIDS: Children welcome restaurant, ‘Le Grill’ with retractable roof, guests enjoy front-row seats for the views of the • Excellent central location square, the city and the yacht harbour below. • There are three stunning restaurants and a bar • From its fabulous location to its classic maple doors and impressive architecture, every inch of the Hôtel de Paris exudes exclusivity • With the largest hotel cellar in the world, Le Bar Américain offers mouthwatering cocktails served to the smooth sound of jazz • Hôtel de Paris’ celebrated status has turned it into a tourist attraction in its own right, but staff ensure that as soon as guests step past the lobby, genuine serenity reigns • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Built in 1864, this legendary ‘palace’ is acclaimed for its gourmet dining, boasting three restaurants including Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £940 (9 Jan-31 Mar & 10 Oct-20 Dec 10), from £1045 (1 Apr-15 Jul & 16 Aug-9 Oct 10) & from £1405 (16 Jul-15 Aug 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing Superior Inside Courtyard View Room, meals extra, and includes flights from London with British Airways For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, and private car transfers. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 91
  • 88. MONACO Fairmont Monte Carlo Monte-Carlo, Monaco Boasting an enviable seafront location, this lavish hotel is one of the largest in Europe. Its Elegant Facts décor is impeccable while chic touches abound – guests are also treated to state-of-the-art • 602 rooms & suites • SPA: Re-discover your energy at the Willow Steam Spa business amenities and a well-appointed health club. The spectacular guest rooms and • KIDS: Children welcome suites are all sumptuously decorated and boast marble bathrooms and private balconies or • Leisure facilities include a casino, shops and a health club terraces, complete with seating – perfect for dining alfresco and taking in the glorious views. • The two restaurants serve Mediterranean and Neo Classical cuisine, while the cutting-edge Saphir Bar is open 24-hours a day for drinks and snacks • For breathtaking panoramic views, don’t miss Fairmont Monte Carlo’s heated rooftop swimming pool – closed during the winter • The Monaco Grand Prix runs past the hotel and viewing the famous hairpin from the hotel’s roof balcony is an extremely memorable experience • Fairmont Monte Carlo’s fitness centre offers state-of-the-art equipment and a wide variety of classes including yoga, step and body sculpting • There are no less than five beaches within a few minutes of Fairmont Monte Carlo, and a shuttle beach service is available for guests • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Deluxe PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £780 (3 Jan-31 Mar 10), from £825 (1 Apr-15 Jul & 29 Aug-31 Elegant Opinion “Glamour, sun, pool, jet set, beach ... it’s all here.” Oct 10), from £960 (16 Jul-28 Aug 10) & from £765 (1 Nov-20 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Fairmont Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk NEW Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo Monte-Carlo, Monaco A member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ and located steps from Casino Square, the Elegant Facts Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo – once owned by Pope Leo XIII – has a Belle Époque exterior • 141 rooms & suites • SPA: The ESPA spa features ten treatment rooms including two VIP Suites, and a sense of prestigious elegance inside. Jacques Garcia, nicknamed the ‘magician of the Heat experience and heated seawater swimming pool, and offers a atmospheres’, has used timeless furniture and floral fabrics to give Rooms, Suites, Junior range of day spa rituals and relaxing experiences Suites and Signature Suites a rich, yet fresh look. • KIDS: Children welcome • French Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed at the two Michelin Star Joël Robuchon restaurant – ‘La Table’ allows eight guests to be entertained at a table beside the chef as he creates their dishes; Yoshi, the first Japanese restaurant created by Joël Robuchon; and poolside dining • Activities including jet-skiing, helicopter flights and Formula 1 driving experiences can be arranged by the Concierge and the ‘Just For You’ programme will tailor a series of activities for your complete enjoyment • Official Star Rating: 4 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Guests with a Metropole Lifestyle Card enjoy a number of benefits including complimentary access to the Monte-Carlo Casino and priority access and PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £840 (4 Jan-31 Mar 10), from £940 (1 Apr-14 Oct 10*) & from transfer to a private beach in Monaco.” £850 (15 Oct-20 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nice Airport – 30 minutes. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, *Rates on request 2-5 Apr & 20-24 May 10 inclusive. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 92 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 89. CORSICA Casadelmar Corsica With the rare organic quality that makes you feel it could have grown naturally from the Prices per person in a Superior Room, including breakfast, from: pristine Corsican coastline, Casadelmar offers breathtaking views over the bay of Porto- Depart 7 nights Extra nights Vecchio. Its ultra-sleek design – fresh, bright and crisp with splashes of hot Mediterranean 2-25 Apr 10 £1755 £165 colour throughout its interiors – reflects the awe-inspiring beauty of the hotel’s surroundings, 26 Apr-13 Jun 10 £2310 £245 made the most of by sweeping architectural dimensions, and combining the region’s history, 14 Jun-5 Sep 10 £3020 £345 art, colours and nature. Each of the thirty-one rooms and suites are simply elegant with no 6 Sep-3 Oct 10 £2310 £245 more than two colour tones used and impressive design details scattered throughout. An 4 Oct-1 Nov 10 £1755 £165 exceptional hotel in an outstanding location. Price includes flights from London to Ajaccio and private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Ajaccio Airport – 2 hours, Elegant Facts 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Junior Suite • 34 rooms, suites & villas from £95 to £140, Superior Suite £120 to £185 & Deluxe Suite £245 • SPA: Carita & Décleor Spa to £450. • KIDS: Children welcome • Facilities include an infinity pool, private beach, jet-skiing and scuba-diving • Two restaurants serve gastronomic and Mediterranean cuisine and beachside grills • A real treat for the taste buds, the hotel’s Michelin Star restaurant is superb and offers sublime Mediterranean cuisine crafted from the very best ingredients • Set on the hillside, the heated infinity-edge pool is a work of art and is beautifully lit at night • While not ideal for guests seeking nightlife or adventure, Casadelmar’s intimate size ensures a peaceful atmosphere which encourages guests to return again and again • The beach is both sheltered and private, with extremely comfortable sun loungers • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Corsica has one of the finest climates in the Mediterranean, in and out of season. Casadelmar takes full advantage of this in the design of the beaches and gardens surrounding the hotel.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 93
  • 90. FRANCE Évian Royal Resort Évian, France Located in the historic French town of Évian, set in a glorious forty-two acre parkland estate Prices per person in a Sejour Parkview Room, meals extra, from: on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Évian Royal Resort is home to two beautiful hotels. The Depart 7 nights Extra nights grander of the two, built by King Edward VlI himself in 1909, the Hotel Royal is an elegant 3 Jan-1 Apr 10 £1070 £115 Edwardian-style hotel originally designed to welcome Europe’s royalty and dignitaries drawn 2-4 Apr 10 £1650 £190 by Évian’s spa waters. Today, it combines old-world grace and charm – from the 5 Apr-12 May 10 £1310 £140 omnipresent frescoes and sweeping terraces, to the harmonious rooms, reflecting all the 13-15 May 10 £1650 £190 elegance of the French Belle Époque period and offering glorious alpine or lake views – with 16-20 May 10 £1310 £140 21-23 May 10 £1650 £190 fabulous leisure facilities, including the world-class Spa Évian Source. 24 May-1 Jul 10 £1310 £140 2 Jul-28 Aug 10 £1650 £190 Elegant Facts 29 Aug-11 Nov 10 £1310 £140 • 153 rooms & suites at Hotel Royal and 91 at Ermitage Hotel 12 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1650 £190 • SPA: Following a ‘time to re-energise’ concept, the Spa Evian Source offers a range of Price includes flights from London with British Airways and tempting treatments private car transfers. • KIDS: The resort features care for babies (from 3 to 36 months old), a complimentary Kids’ TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Geneva Airport – 1 hour. Resort (for 3 to 12-year-olds) and The Ryder’s Club (for 13 to 17-year-olds) Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite Parkview • Facilities include swimming pools, a fitness centre and a championship golf course £50 to £75, Lakeview Residence £70 to £135 & Junior Suite Lakeview • Eleven restaurants offer a wide range of dining options from refined dinners to buffet-style £100 to £175. lunches and poolside barbecues Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £65. • Guests may struggle to explore the forty-two acres of mature woodland, spectacular gardens Elegant Offer and peaceful lake, but their presence ensures an air of privacy • Official Star Rating: 5 Star (this is the first hotel in France to recieve this honour) Complimentary Night Stay 5 nights for 4 and receive a VIP welcome of wine, flowers Elegant Opinion and chocolates. Valid 3 Jan-26 Jul & 22 Aug-23 Dec 10 inclusive. “Where else can you find the most legendary water in the world, an historical palace, an exceptional spa, a Kids’ Resort, a casino, a championship golf course and a concept of health- bestowing gastronomy all in one place?” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 94 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 91. FRANCE Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Paris, France Steps away from Les Champs-Elysées, the Four Seasons Hotel George V is a landmark in Elegant Facts its own right. Inside, are lovingly restored 18th century Flemish tapestries, 19th century • 245 rooms & suites • SPA: With a range of divine therapies and a beautiful swimming pool paintings and furniture, alongside exquisite objets d’art and original 1930s architecture. surrounded by ‘trompe l’oeil’ gardens, the spa is a haven of pampering Unequivocally luxurious, guest rooms and suites are furnished in the style of Louis XVI, • KIDS: Children welcome complete with marble-lined bathrooms. • Facilities include an indoor pool and a fitness room • Two dining venues include Le Cinq – the two Michelin Star restaurant offering mouthwatering classic French cuisine • There are few places better suited to sipping a cocktail than La Galerie, with its live pianist, delicate tapestries and antique furniture • While centrally located, the George V Paris is near many exclusive boutiques so beware the dent in your wallet if you choose to explore • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The best way to experience the city is on foot and at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, you are perfectly placed to do exactly that. Here, you are a stroll away from the River Seine, Les Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £1395 (2 Jan-31 Mar 10), from £1475 (1 Apr-31 Oct 10) & from and the Eiffel Tower.” £1385 (1 Nov-20 Dec 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room, meals extra, and includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport – 1 hour. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, France Having charmed an international clientele for almost a century, today it mingles glamorous Elegant Facts tradition with 21st century technology. Apartment-style rooms and suites with views over the • 191 rooms & suites • SPA: Dior Institut at the Plaza Athénée chic Avenue Montaigne, the Eiffel Tower or the courtyard, come in a variety of styles – the • KIDS: Family-friendly with interconnecting rooms, babysitting and special classic Louis XVI and Regency style of the lower floors are a striking contrast to the Art Deco treats available for children style of the upper, including highly individual suites such as the Duplex Art Deco Suite. • Facilities include a fitness centre featuring steam rooms and saunas • There are five restaurants including Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and a unique and contemporary bar • Located in one of Paris’ most chic designer shopping areas, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is within walking distance of some of the city’s famous sights • If you wish to visit the Three Michelin Star Alain Ducasse restaurant, do book well in advance as reservations are incredibly sought-after • A favourite of the A-List, some guests may tire of the resultant entourages, while others will enjoy the opportunity to mingle with the stars • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “After a romantic private cruise on the Seine River, pamper yourselves in the PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £1495 (3 Jan-29 Apr, 14 Jul-5 Sep & 23 Oct-20 Dec 10) & from exclusive double VIP cabin at the Dior Institut.” £1755 (30 Apr-13 Jul & 6 Sep-22 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing Superior Inside Courtyard View Room, meals extra, and includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport – 1 hour. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 95
  • 92. Prague & Budapest Located in the heart of Europe and designed and built by the continent’s finest craftsmen over a period of more than nine- hundred years, the historically-rich capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is renowned for its beauty and charm. For centuries it has played host to many famous personalities including Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Today, Prague attracts visitors from near and far, keen to discover its architectural wonders, as well as its lively café culture. Dubbed the ‘Paris of Central Europe’, Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, boasts its own array of beautiful architecture, impressive museums, classical concerts and opera, historic sites, leafy parks – focal points for its summer entertainment scene – and, thanks to its scenic setting, romantic bridges and dreamy riverside walks. Add to this a disproportionate level of summer sunshine, azure winter skies and a generous helping of thermal spas, and it is ideal for a relaxing break pretty much year-round. Prague Josefov • Prague Royal Castle • Staronová Synagoga • The Augustine Chrám Matky Bozi St Nicholas • Pred Tynem Church • Prasná • • Staré • Orloj Brána Charles Bridge Mesto • Malá Strana National Theatre • Betlémská Kaple • Mandarin Oriental Prague Národní Divadlo • Novomestská Radnice Vltava • Budapest • Parliament Széchenyi rkp. River Danube Alkotás • Castle Hill • •Opera House Chain Bridge • • Four Seasons Hotel Royal Palace Gresham Palace Budapest • City Hall • •Synagogue •Károlyi Kert Elizabeth Bridge • • Rudas • Historical Museum (Turkish Thermal Baths) • Ráday Street Gellért Hill • • Independence Bridge • Old Market Hall Climate Guide: Prague Climate Guide: Budapest Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 0 1 7 12 18 21 23 22 18 12 5 1 Temp °C 0 5 10 18 21 25 26 25 21 18 10 5 Rain mm 18 18 18 27 48 24 68 55 31 33 20 21 Rain mm 38 42 38 42 70 68 55 44 30 56 67 43 96
  • 93. Images courtesy of Czech Tourism and Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Travel Facts GMT: + 1 to 2 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow to Prague, 2 hours. From London Heathrow to Budapest, 2 hours 30 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Heathrow to Prague and Budapest. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £55 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: May to July and September to October are the best times to visit Prague. November to February is very cold. Budapest has a fairly temperate continental climate. The hottest months are July and August which average 26°C. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Elegant Concierge variations etc. If you want to get out and about, why not consider this option from our Concierge Team... Beer-Tasting in The Brewery Bar The Brewery Bar is  housed in the cellar of the former St. Thomas’s Brewery. The renowned St Thomas beer will be accompanied by Czech-style tapas and speciality microbrews. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 97
  • 94. PRAGUE & BUDAPEST Mandarin Oriental Prague Prague, Czech Republic Acclaimed as ‘a hip, tranquil spot’ just yards away from the cobbled streets that link the Elegant Facts castle and Charles Bridge, Mandarin Oriental captures the essence of this historic city in • 99 rooms & suites • SPA: Housed in a former chapel, Mandarin Oriental’s spa is certainly divine luxurious style. Reflecting the hotel’s origins as a 14th century monastery, individual features and offers seven treatment suites, a relaxation area, a beauty treatment room in the rooms and suites include vaulted ceilings, Baroque arches, tall windows through which and a vitality pool shafts of light pour, and original parquet flooring. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Leisure facilities include a fitness centre • The main restaurant serves authentic Asian and modern European cuisine • Enjoy mouthwatering pastries and refreshing tea in the palatial Monastery Lounge, and be assured of an unforgettable experience • Although centrally located, the city’s layout does mean guests may still face a walk to some of the major attractions – of course the hotel would be happy to arrange a taxi • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Enjoy an holistic sensory journey that will transform your body, mind and spirit PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £665 (3 Jan-31 Mar 10), from £710 (1 Apr-1 May, 4 Jul-30 Aug & in the only spa in the world located in a former Renaissance chapel.” 1 Nov-20 Dec 10) & from £855 (2 May-3 Jul & 31 Aug-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Prague Airport – 15 minutes. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Budapest, Hungary Soaring winter gardens, sweeping staircases and luminous mosaics all contribute to the Elegant Facts grandeur of the wonderfully restored Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. Its famous Art • 179 rooms & suites • SPA: The Spa features a range of Elemis treatments and Vichy showers Nouveau style is reflected in all of its spacious rooms and suites, many of which have • KIDS: Complimentary children’s amenities are available and use of toys and balconies offering sensational views over the city, and the fine dining restaurant, Pava, games is provided overlooks the Danube and the Chain Bridge. • Recreational facilities include an indoor pool, located on the top floor • Beautiful architecture, a breathtaking glass and stone lobby, and superb location create a fabulous first impression of the hotel • A stunning Italian menu, complemented by fabulous views, and a truly luxurious dining room ensures dining at Pava, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, is a very special experience • Not all rooms boast exceptional views so if this is important to you, do specify when making a booking • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The renaissance of an Art Nouveau landmark exquisitely transformed with ultra-modern comforts, Four Seasons combines luxury and intuitive service PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £730 (3 Jan-31 Mar 10), from £785 (1-30 Apr, 1 Jul-30 Aug & 1 with panoramic vistas of the Danube and the hills of Buda.” Nov-20 Dec 10) & from £920 (1 May-30 Jun & 1 Sep-31 Oct 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room, including breakfast, flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Budapest Airport – 15 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 98 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 95. PRAGUE The Augustine Prague, Czech Republic Located in the heart of the city, close to Prague Castle – the largest in the world and home Prices per person in a Classic Queen Room, to the Czech Crown Jewels – this Rocco Forte Hotel is a true work of art. The Augustine including breakfast, from: consists of seven buildings, including St Thomas’ Monastery – which dates from the 1400s, Depart 3 nights Extra nights and careful design has ensured that many of the historic architectural features of the old 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £655 £115 buildings, including cloistered terraces, wooden beams and stone arches, have been 1-30 Apr 10 £695 £125 restored to their former glory. Other features, such as three courtyards and elegant garden 1 May-29 Jul 10 £835 £175 squares have been graciously designed, allowing guests a sanctuary away from the bustle 30 Jul-30 Aug 10 £695 £125 31 Aug-27 Oct 10 £835 £175 of the city. 28 Oct-20 Dec 10 £695 £125 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. • 101 rooms & 16 suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Prague Airport – • SPA: The Augustine Spa reflects the ancient wisdom of the Augustinian monks 30 minutes. • KIDS: Children welcome Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive King Room • Leisure facilities include a fully-equipped gym, four treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, £85 to £105, Superior Deluxe Castleview Room £145 to £180 & Junior Hammam and relaxation area Suite King £215 to £275. • Dining and drinks can be enjoyed at the Monastery restaurant, Tom’s Bar and the Brewery Bar Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £55. • Covering three floors and featuring a living area, bathroom and top-floor bedroom with magnificent city views, the Tower Suite is certainly impressive • Located in the barrel-vaulted refectory and offering outside seating on the cloister terrace, Tom’s Bar is spectacular • Choosing the best room or suite may be difficult, as all are stunning and have great views covering the courtyards, St Thomas’ Church and the city or Prague Castle • St Thomas’ Church and part of the monastery are still used by the practising Augustine monks • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Enjoy an exclusive tour to the private library of The Augustinian Monastery which holds over 35,000 books, some of which date back to the 13th century.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 99
  • 96. Cyprus Birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. Alongside its enchanting sleepy villages you’ll find a modern country with cosmopolitan towns. Alluring beaches sweep its coastline, while fragrant mountain peaks and the Troodos Mountains, vineyards studded with olive trees and ancient ruins, cover its interior. Cyprus has something for everyone, whether you’re planning a summer holiday with family and friends, or a quiet winter escape, à deux. Paphos, a thriving resort with pavement tavernas, nightclubs and cocktail bars, is close to the birthplace of Aphrodite with its famous rock formation and the Hellenistic Tombs of the Kings. Meanwhile, Polis on the north coast is another popular destination – its attractive restored village centre features many pleasant cafés and restaurants, whilst Limassol is the place to go for nightlife and shopping – its turn-of-the-century streets contain some of the island’s finest stores. Mediterranean Sea Nicosia Polis Anassa Cyprus Larnaca Paphos Domestic Airport Almyra The Annabelle Limassol International Airport Pissouri Four Seasons Hotel Beach Resort Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort Climate Guide: Cyprus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 16 17 19 22 26 30 33 33 31 27 23 18 Rain mm 117 79 60 20 13 2 0 0 5 37 68 133 100
  • 97. Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: + 2 to 3 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 4 hours 20 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Heathrow to Larnaca and from London With Cairo just a fifty-minute flight from Paphos, Aeolos offers holidaymakers in Cyprus Gatwick to Paphos. Cyprus Airways from London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham to an irresistible opportunity to fly to the land of the Pharaohs and return on the same day. Paphos and Larnaca. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Enjoy a day relaxing in the sun on a Supercat VIP cruise. VIP service will enhance your Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £60 (British Airways) per person, each sailing experience. way. More details appear on page 12. For thirty-three years it was impossible to cross over the border into Northern Cyprus but Best Time to Visit: During the summer, high daytime temperatures are tempered by cooling now you can join an exclusive excursion into the untouched north. sea breezes. The rainy season lasts from December to February. Escape from civilisation, join a snorkelling experience and capture the beauty and magic Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. of the underwater realm.  Beneath Cyprus’ Mediterranean Sea lies a world of reefs, Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be wrecks, rocks, caves and an abundance of marine life. advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 101
  • 98. CYPRUS Anassa Polis, Cyprus Queen by name (in classical Greek), queen by nature, the Anassa is a veritable palace of Prices per person in a Studio Suite, including breakfast, from: marble looking across one of Cyprus’ finest beaches to the Akamas Peninsula and the Baths Depart 7 nights Extra nights of Aphrodite. Classic interiors reflect the island’s legendary history through Roman mosaics 3 Jan-25 Mar 10 £1655 £185 and Venetian frescoes – you’ll always see something to intrigue you around this stunning 26 Mar-30 Apr 10 £2035 £235 resort. Meanwhile gorgeous gardens and cool courtyards complete the mood. Take up 1 May-24 Jul 10 £1960 £225 residence in its Byzantine ‘village’, combining traditional architecture and complete privacy – 25 Jul-30 Aug 10 £2035 £235 perhaps in a guest villa with panoramic sea views, or in a romantic suite, many with private 1 Sep-8 Nov 10 £1960 £225 9 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1420 £150 plunge pools on sea-facing terraces. Price includes flights from London with British Airways and private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paphos Airport – • 177 rooms & suites 45 minutes. • SPA: Designed in a palatial Roman style, the Thalasso Spa offers a range of treatments, Room supplements from (per person, per night) Garden Studio Suite therapies and healthy cuisine £20 to £60, Garden Studio Suite with Private Pool £65 to £100 & • KIDS: There’s a crèche and children’s club which provides activities for 4 to 11-year-olds, Junior Suite £95 to £125. and a ‘Baby Go Lightly’ pre-ordering service Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • Facilities include sailing, watersports, PADI diving centre and tennis • There are four restaurants plus beach barbecues (some seasonal) including a gourmet Elegant Offers restaurant which serves Cypriot cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients Family Offer • Located in an arched stone cavern and offering a menu of mouthwatering new-Cypriot cuisine, First Child sharing with parents stays free. guests at Basiliko are assured a fabulous dining experience Valid 1 Jan-2 Nov 10 inclusive. • While in a remote location near the Akamas Peninsula, Anassa is only a short drive away from Complimentary Meals Paphos and the hotel would be happy to arrange car hire Children booked on bed and breakfast will receive complimentary • Its generous grounds may be difficult for less mobile guests to explore, but they do maintain upgrade to parents’ meal plan. Valid 1 Jan-2 Nov 10 inclusive. guests’ privacy and an air of tranquillity • Although the beach is both sandy and pebbly, it is the ideal place to enjoy the weekly beach barbecues and the plethora of watersports available • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The sandy beach on Chrysochou Bay, which Anassa leads down to, is one of the best on the island.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 102 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 100. CYPRUS Almyra Paphos, Cyprus Sister hotel to the Anassa, Almyra is set within eight acres of gardens overlooking a beautiful Prices per person in a Superior Sea View Room, sandy beachfront, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Redesigned and enlarged, all rooms including breakfast, from: offer wonderfully fresh spaces, including the new and fully-refurbished Aethon Rooms – Depart 7 nights Extra nights culminating in the Kyma Suites with their own shared rooftop terrace, candlelit at night and 4 Jan-28 Feb 10 £825 £70 enjoying breathtaking views of Paphos and the harbour. Combine this space with its 1-25 Mar 10 £905 £80 excellent location within walking distance of the town, and Almyra is ideal for families. 26 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1270 £135 Indeed, they are an integral part of its philosophy – right down to the impressive extra-mile 1 May-24 Jul 10 £1230 £125 25 Jul-30 Aug 10 £1305 £140 ‘Baby Go Lightly’ service, for pre-ordering everything for your little one. 31 Aug-30 Sep 10 £1230 £125 1-31 Oct 10 £1310 £140 Elegant Facts 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £830 £70 • 158 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • SPA: The Almyra Spa offers the luxurious ‘JUST PURE’ philosophy and signature therapies private car transfers. • KIDS: The children’s club provides activities for 4 to 11-year-olds and there’s a crèche for TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paphos Airport – children from 6 months to 4 years old 15 minutes. • Leisure facilities include three restaurants, two freshwater pools, tennis, watersports Room supplements from (per person, per night) Veranda Sea View and scuba-diving Room £5 to £10, Junior Suite £40 to £60 & One Bedroom Suite £45 • For spectacular sea views from your own private seafront or rooftop terrace, upgrade to the to £105. Kyma Suites – perfect for romantics and those seeking peace and quiet Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • During school holidays the Almyra can get very busy, but with the exceptional range of activities available for youngsters it’s easy to understand its popularity Elegant Offers • While the hotel is quiet at night, the vibrant town of Paphos is just a short walk away Complimentary Night • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Stay 7 for 6. Valid 1 Apr-29 May 10 Inclusive. Elegant Opinion Early Bird Offer “There are spas and there are super-spas, and if you don’t know the difference, the wonderfully Children booked on bed and breakfast will receive complimentary upgrade to parents’ meal plan. Valid 1 Jan-31 Oct 10 inclusive. therapeutic Almyra hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, will definitely clear things up.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 104 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 101. CYPRUS Annabelle Paphos, Cyprus Overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour and old fort of Paphos, the elegant and Prices per person in a Terrace Garden View Room, luxurious Annabelle enjoys a wonderful setting and is surrounded by lush gardens, including breakfast, from: interwoven by waterfalls and freeform pools. Rooms and suites are decorated in a light Depart 7 nights Extra nights palette to make the most of the sense of space, and elegant furnishings combine with 4 Jan-28 Feb 10 £765 £60 touches such as marble bathrooms and individual balconies (with fabulous views) to create 1-25 Mar 10 £920 £85 a very special property. Accommodation is varied, from Sea and Pool Facing Rooms, to 26 Mar-30 Apr 10 £1150 £115 Family Studios, or the indulgent Presidential Suite complete with oversized balcony and 1 May-31 Jul 10 £1115 £110 1 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1270 £135 glass-roofed bathroom – there’s something to perfectly suit every guest. 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £770 £60 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 218 rooms private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paphos Airport – • SPA: For pampering, there’s a beauty centre with whirlpool, steam bath and sauna 25 minutes. • KIDS: The Kids’ Club and crèche are located at Annabelle’s sister hotel, Almyra, adjacent to Room supplements from (per person, per night) Family Studio £10 to the Annabelle £30, Sea View Room £30 to £35 & Deluxe Sea Facing Room £50 • Facilities include two swimming pools, a floodlit tennis court, squash court, a gym to £75. and watersports Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £60. • There are four restaurants and four bars, plus live nightly entertainment • For extra space, splash out on a divine Garden Studio Suite complete with open-plan living Elegant Offers area, marble bathrooms and two private patios – and for romantic evenings, some even have a Complimentary Meals working fireplace Stay 5 nights & receive complimentary upgrade to half board. • The Annabelle’s central location offers easy access to Paphos Valid 1 Apr-31 Jul & 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 Inclusive. • While Annabelle does not boast its own golf course, three superb championship 18-hole Complimentary Meals courses are all within easy reach, and the hotel will even arrange transport Children booked on bed and breakfast will receive complimentary • Official Star Rating: 5 Star upgrade to parents’ meal plan. Valid 1 Jan-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “A creative re-interpretation of some of the more interesting, traditional and healthy Cypriot dishes are all served at Annabelle’s four restaurants and prepared by Executive Chef, Mr Demetriou.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 105
  • 102. CYPRUS Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort Limassol, Cyprus The luxurious ‘residents only’ Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort is situated amongst Prices per person in a Royal Spa Pool & Sea View Room, 100,000m2 of landscaped gardens, and is the island’s only five-star international chain hotel including breakfast, from: on the beach. The hotel is renowned for its award-winning spa, delicious range of dining Depart 7 nights Extra nights options, unrivalled children’s facilities – including Penguin Village and Leisure Land – and its 6 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1185 £110 impeccable service and warm hospitality. The guest rooms (the largest on the island) are 1-30 Apr 10 £1480 £150 luxuriously furnished with parquet floors and spacious balconies, while the suites are even 1 May-23 Jul 10 £1960 £220 bigger. Garden Villas, meanwhile, offer a high level of privacy – and all accommodation offers 24 Jul-27 Aug 10 £2090 £240 28 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1995 £225 gorgeous views of the ocean or the verdant countryside. 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1185 £110 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • 329 rooms & suites private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paphos Airport – • SPA: La Spa is the only indoor and outdoor Thalassotherapy Spa in the Eastern Mediterranean 45 minutes. boasting thirty-four treatment rooms and over 120 treatments Room supplements from (per person, per night) Jacuzzi Cabana Pool • KIDS: The children’s club provides entertainment for 3 to 12-year-olds; there’s also Leisure Land & Sea View Room £35 to £45, Citrus Studio Garden Suite £5 to £125 for teenagers and a crèche for the under 3-year-olds (charges apply, payable locally) & Palm Court Studio Suite £120 to £215. • Excellent facilities include four outdoor seawater swimming pools and three indoor seawater Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £130. swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis and mini-football. Bowling and watersports available at an extra charge. The Entertainment Piazza with live shows is available from June to October Elegant Offers • A bar and a range of eight restaurants offer delicious Cypriot meat specialities, Mediterranean Complimentary Night and seafood choices Stay 7 or 6. Valid 1 May-31 Jul & 25 Aug-31 Oct 10 Inclusive. • Although the resort is popular with family groups, if you’re looking for peace and quiet, Book by 31 May 10. do consider The Royal Spa Wing – an adult-only area within the hotel Complimentary Meals • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Stay 5 nights & receive complimentary upgrade to half board. Elegant Opinion Valid 1 May-31 Jul & 25 Aug-31 Oct 10 Inclusive. Book by 31 May 10. “While staying at this magnificent resort you must not miss the opportunity to visit Le Spa and try the Supervised Thalassotherapy Program. Truly unique.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 106 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 103. CYPRUS Four Seasons Hotel Beach Resort Limassol, Cyprus Located on a sandy Blue Flag beach, this independently-owned and operated hotel offers Prices per person in a Superior Sea View Room, world-class luxury. Its elegantly-appointed guest rooms, in subtle terracotta and green hues including breakfast, from: and natural materials, create a perfect balance between fine living and homely familiarity. Depart 7 nights Extra nights After a multi-million-pound facelift, the spacious standard rooms come with Jacuzzis and 8 Jan-31 Mar 10 £985 £80 rain showers, while additional accommodation includes individually-designed suites with 1-7 Apr 10 £1320 £130 separate living areas and beautiful Garden Studios with outdoor Jacuzzis tucked away on 8-30 Apr 10 £1140 £105 the edge of the grounds in an area reserved, somewhat unusually, for adults to ensure the 1 May-22 Jul 10 £1380 £140 23 Jul-28 Aug 10 £1535 £160 ultimate in peace and privacy. 29 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1380 £140 1-30 Nov 10 £1055 £90 Elegant Facts 1-20 Dec 10 £985 £80 • 304 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways and • SPA: The exclusive Shiseido Spa does get booked up very quickly, but with the exquisite range private car transfers. of treatments and therapies available, it’s easy to see why TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Paphos Airport – • KIDS: A supervised kindergarten and kids’ club provides activities for 3 to 13-year-olds 45 minutes. • Facilities include outdoor and indoor pools and a fitness centre Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beach Family Studio • Five dining venues feature Greek, Italian, Chinese and International cuisine, and also Sea View £15 to £20, Garden Studio £50 & Junior Family Suite £70 mouthwatering seafood to £165. • Voted the ‘Best Ethnic Restaurant in Cyprus’ by Time Out, The Seasons Oriental Chinese Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £130. offers some truly mouthwatering delicacies • Enjoy live entertainment and fabulous cocktails at the Vista Bar • The hotel is located just outside Limassol, executive coaches are available for explorers • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The key to this hotel is the unparalleled quality of the staff and, therefore, the service. Here, everything is really never too much trouble.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 107
  • 104. Greece Once described as the ‘cradle of Western civilisation’, the ancient land of Greece is home to mythical legends, unique cultures, dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches. It’s made up of a vast chunk of mainland and over 1400 islands all filled with traditional villages, delightful seafront tavernas and bars, and many opportunities to join in with some plate smashing and Greek dancing. Crete is the largest of the islands, and if you’re staying in Elounda do hire a car and visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Santorini is famous for its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and beaches – that include both a black pebble and a red beach. The lovely sandy beaches and sheltered bays of Halkidiki dot the coastline while inland sit pine-clad hills and Mount Athos, where legend has it, the giant Athos lies buried. The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos offers the full Greek complement of well-preserved windmills and hundreds of tiny red-roofed churches and Mykonos Town with its Cycladic architecture hides a wealth of stylish shops, bars and restaurants, ready for exploration. Bulgaria Macedonia Thessaloniki Halkidiki Sani Asterias Suites Greece Aegean Sea Athens Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel Attica Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort Mykonos Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort Myconian Ambassador Thalasso Spa Center Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort Santorini Mystique Sea Of Crete Vedema Resort Mediterranean Sea Heraklion Amirandes, Grecotel Exclusive Resort • Crete Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites Climate Guide: Greece Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 17 17 17 20 27 30 31 31 28 27 23 18 Rain mm 48 41 41 23 18 7 5 8 10 53 55 62 108
  • 105. Travel Facts GMT: + 2 to 3 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 3 hours 40 minutes (to Athens). Flight Information: British Airways from London Heathrow to Athens with onward connecting flights to Crete, Mykonos and Santorini with Olympic Airways or Aegean Airlines: from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki and Halkidiki (via Thessaloniki). UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £180 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Elegant Concierge Best Time to Visit: The most pleasant months to visit are June and September. During winter If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... and early spring, it can be quite showery and windy. The hottest months are July and August when temperatures soar. Athens Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Attend a performance at the world-famous Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the ancient Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be amphitheatre located beneath the Acropolis annually hosts the summer-long Festival. advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Halkidiki variations etc. Visit the internationally-renowned UNESCO World Heritage site and burial grounds of the Macedon kings and Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great. Hire A Private Luxury Motor Yacht With a full crew at your disposal, travel in style between Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete (minimum charter three days). EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 109
  • 106. GREECE Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel Athens, Greece Although over 140 years old, this beautiful hotel has recently been treated to a multi-million Prices per person in a Classic Room, meals extra, from: Euro restoration which has seen a complete modernisation of all of the facilities, while Depart 3 nights Extra nights maintaining the elegance and classic style for which Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury 2 Jan-20 Dec 10 £1010 £305 Collection Hotel, is rightly famed. Guests can enjoy impressive views across to the Acropolis, Parthenon and original Olympic stadium and, thanks to a superb location, can access the Price includes accommodation & private car transfers. Flights extra. major attractions of Athens with ease. Accommodation is exquisite and sees opulent TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Athens Airport – 40 minutes. furnishings, delicate antiques and stylish artwork and tapestries combine to pay homage to Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £55, Greek culture – the result is a glorious and lavish hotel worthy of the world’s elite. Junior Suite £205 & Grand Deluxe Suite £1825. Elegant Offers Elegant Facts • 321 rooms & suites Complimentary Night • SPA: The GB Spa offers Ayurvedic treatments and ESPA, Valmont and Algoane products Stay 4 for 3. Valid 1 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 Inclusive. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Early Booking Offer • Leisure facilities include two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a hairdresser and a gym Book 6 weeks prior to travel & receive a free room upgrade. • There are four dining areas serving Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and steaks, and three bars Valid 1 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 inclusive. • With a breathtaking 18th century tapestry of Alexander the Great as the focal point, the Alexander Bar is a wonderful place to enjoy a quiet cocktail, post-dinner liqueur or glass of wine • Undeniably, Hotel Grande Bretagne is very popular and this can mean that at certain times of the year public areas do get busy, however clever design ensures there are quiet areas to escape the bustle • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Escape from the hectic pace of modern-day life and indulge your senses in a place where east meets west and contemporary meets classic – the GB Spa.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 110 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 107. GREECE Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort Attica, Greece The Temple of Poseidon – the god of the sea in Greek mythology – towers impressively Prices per person in a Bungalow Seaview Room, above Cape Sounio and its elegance and beauty is reflected in this stunning resort curved including breakfast, from: around the bay below. Nestled between the blue Aegean Sea, the white sandy beaches and Depart 7 nights Extra nights the lush Sounio National Park, the resort’s terracotta bungalows blend beautifully into the 1 Apr-15 May 10 £1395 £155 seventy-five-acre estate. Decorated in a style which draws inspiration from the natural 16 May-10 Jul 10 £1475 £165 surroundings, Cape Sounio combines this with contemporary design to create luxuriously 11 Jul-15 Sep 10 £1595 £180 elegant properties which would be worthy of Poseidon himself. 16-30 Sep 10 £1475 £165 1 Oct-30 Nov 10 £1395 £155 Price includes flights from London with British Airways and Elegant Facts private car transfers. • 153 bungalows & villas TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Athens Airport – 30 minutes. • SPA: The octagon-shaped spa boasts glass exterior walls to create the illusion of being Room supplements from (per person, per night) Family Bungalow £60 outdoors, and is filled with scented candles, chakra-balancing music and five glorious to £70 & Villa with Garden £250 to £275. individually-decorated treatment rooms Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £180. • KIDS: Grecotel Mini Club is available free-of-charge for youngsters from 3 to 12 years old and offers a range of adventures, handicrafts, art, and competitions – there’s also a children’s pool and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s ‘Ambassadors of the Environment’ programme (which incurs a charge) • Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a fitness centre, an indoor and outdoor pool and a small football field • The six restaurants and dining areas serve Greek, International and Asian cuisine, and seafood • The private beach is not closed off to locals and other tourists, however the excellent facilities are only complimentary to hotel guests and staff ensure they remain immaculate • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “An experience of mythical wonder: The Temple of Poseidon is in clear view of the villas set amongst the pine and olive trees.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 111
  • 108. GREECE Sani Asterias Suites Halkidiki, Greece Overlooking the golden sand beach, crystal clear waters of the private marina, a thousand Prices per person in a Junior Suite Marinafront, meals extra, from: acres of green forest and a private contemporary ecological reserve are the Sani Asterias Depart 7 nights Extra nights Suites. Boasting luxury accommodation and offering a wonderful haven of peace and 29 Apr-13 May 10 £890 £110 tranquillity, Sani Asterias Suites enjoy the facilities of the wider Sani Resort. Architecturally 14 May-10 Jun 10 £1330 £170 inspired by modern Greece, each suite is home to a blend of hand-crafted stone, wood and 11 Jun-8 Jul 10 £1735 £230 marble, which sets off the elegant linens and stylish furnishings to dazzling effect. Guests 9 Jul-26 Aug 10 £2455 £335 hoping to relax and unwind can enjoy private landscaped gardens or terraces, while the 27 Aug-16 Sep 10 £1735 £230 17-30 Sep 10 £1330 £170 more active can take part in a wide range of activities across the resort. 1-31 Oct 10 £890 £110 Elegant Facts Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Thessaloniki Airport – • 50 suites 1 hour. • SPA: The Spa Suite at the Porto Sani Village offers a wide range of treatments Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite • KIDS: From complimentary cookies and milk on turn-down, to three dedicated kids’ clubs Beachfront £10, Standard Suite Beachfront £65 & Deluxe Suite offering fun-packed activities, and a UK managed créche (charges apply), both adults and Marinafront £140. youngsters will love it here • Leisure facilities include a private beach, pool and a variety of landsports and watersports Elegant Offer • There’s a restaurant and bar on-site, and fifteen other restaurants and bars within the Early Booking Offer Sani Resort Book by 28 Feb 10 & receive a special reduced rate. • Guests can enjoy the delights of the private beach in style, thanks to dedicated sun loungers Valid 29 Apr-8 Jul & 27 Aug-31 Oct 10 inclusive. and umbrellas, changing cabins and showers, and a continual beverage service • A large resort, it can be difficult to get around so do make use of the suite buggies • While not the idyllic adult-only resort that some guests may be seeking, Sani Asterias Suites does offer a range of family-friendly facilities and simply superb activities • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Open from 1 June to 15 September, the open-air cinema is a great place to catch a movie on a warm evening under the star-studded Mediterranean skies.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 112 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 109. GREECE Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort Psarou Bay, Mykonos Set above tranquil Psarou Bay, Mykonos Blu offers a haven of peace within easy proximity Prices per person in an Island Bungalow with Side Sea View, of the pulsating nightlife of this stylish Mediterranean island. Inspired by the cubist lines of including breakfast, from: the Cyclades and boasting everything from one of the country’s finest restaurants to majestic Depart 7 nights Extra nights views, it is perfect for jet-setters and romantics alike. Choose from double rooms clustered 1-21 May 10 £795 £105 throughout the gardens; bungalows with their traditional white walls, simple blue frames 22 May-4 Jun 10 £980 £130 revealing vistas of aquamarine waters and azure sky, and voile bed drapes; or suites with 5-30 Jun 10 £1295 £175 Aegean-inspired décor (wooden furniture, crisp cotton and canopied beds), terraces and 1 Jul-29 Aug 10 £1655 £230 30 Aug-19 Sep 10 £1295 £175 private pools with panoramic views. 20 Sep-30 Oct 10 £795 £105 Elegant Facts Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. • 101 bungalows & suites & 10 villas TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Mykonos Airport – 10 minutes. • SPA: The Spa at the Elixir Fitness Gallery is a true sanctuary for the senses Room supplements from (per person, per night) Waterfront Bungalow • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally £35 to £65, Executive Seaview Bungalow £60 to £105 & Luxury Island • Facilities include a swimming pool and various beauty treatments Bungalow with Private Pool £195 to £290. • Delicious Greek and seafood specialities are served in the two convivial restaurants • Located above the world-renowned Psarou Beach, guests are assured a prime position thanks to dedicated loungers • Villas are supremely luxurious with extravagant touches such as polished stone bathtubs, a sensory shower, state-of-the-art LCD TVs, Bang & Olufsen CD/DVD systems and Jacuzzis as standard • Located a short distance from Mykonos Town, the hotel is happy to arrange transportation • The hotel is a haven for beach worshippers and those looking to relax • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Fashionable luxury living in absolute white and blue, with Psarou Beach at your fingertips, always a favourite resort for jet-setters in Mykonos.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 113
  • 110. GREECE Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort Ayios Yiannis, Mykonos Mykonos Grand is situated on Ayios Yiannis beach – one of the world’s most cosmopolitan Prices per person in a Garden View Room, resorts. Opposite is the sacred island of Delos, said to be one of the sunniest areas in the including breakfast, from: world – and, according to Greek mythology, the birthplace of Apollo. All around is the island’s Depart 7 nights Extra nights natural beauty: picturesque sands, crystalline seas, azure skies and the earthen-coloured 25 Apr-11 May 10 £590 £75 landscape bathed in the unique Aegean light. An impressive setting indeed – one with which 12 May-4 Jun 10 £710 £95 the Mykonos Grand harmonises perfectly. Choose from rooms boasting an Aegean-inspired 5 Jun-16 Jul 10 £865 £115 ambience and garden or sea views; Superior Rooms with spa bathrooms; or beautiful suites, 17 Jul-27 Aug 10 £1175 £160 28 Aug-20 Sep 10 £865 £115 many with private pool. 21 Sep-10 Oct 10 £710 £95 11-25 Oct 10 £590 £75 Elegant Facts • 110 rooms & suites Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Mykonos Airport – • SPA: The Althea Spa Center offers a wonderful sensory experience specialising in all-natural 15 minutes. tailor-made day packages – and don’t miss the heavenly sea pavilion terrace Room supplements from (per person, per night) Sea View Room £20, • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Suite £75 to £120 & Executive Suite £190 to £425. • Facilities include the seawater pool, beach, a fitness centre, tennis, squash, complimentary wi-fi throughout the resort, a DVD library and iPod rental • Dining options includes two restaurants serving traditional and modern Greek cuisine and candlelit dinners on the beach • A member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ • Although Mykonos Town is four kilometres away, a regular bus service and taxis ensure you can explore with ease • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Enjoy inspirational exercise at the spectacular stone-built amphitheatre, a unique spot for inspiring yoga and Pilates sessions.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 114 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 111. GREECE Myconian Ambassador Thalasso Spa Center Platis Gialos, Mykonos Situated above Mykonos on a picturesque coastline dotted with harbours, inlets and coves, Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: the Myconian Ambassador, a member of Relais & Châteaux, overlooks Platis Gialos, the Depart 7 nights Extra nights most famous beach on Mykonos island. This exclusive five-star family-owned hotel offers an 24 Apr-29 May 10 £495 £65 outstanding choice of spacious, individually-designed accommodation, from the Deluxe 30 May-26 Jun 10 £595 £80 Rooms (with a choice of Arabian, Myconian or Asian styles), some with outdoor spa Jacuzzi, 27 Jun-24 Jul 10 £740 £100 to the Executive Suites with private pool. All boast a private balcony or terrace with superb 25 Jul-31 Aug 10 £1060 £145 views of the Aegean Sea, perfect for watching the region’s famed fiery red sunsets. 1-14 Sep 10 £740 £100 15 Sep-5 Oct 10 £595 £80 6-31 Oct 10 £420 £50 Elegant Facts Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Mykonos Airport – • 71 rooms & suites 15 minutes. • SPA: The Ambassador’s Thalassotherapy Spa boasts four pools, each one with a different Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £35 to temperature and salinity level, plus a range of divine treatments £75 & Executive Suite with Private Pool £180 to £270. • KIDS: Children welcome • Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, watersports and a PADI dive centre • The two dining venues offer a mouthwatering choice of Mediterranean cuisine and Greek specialities • Choose an Executive Suite and you can relax in your own private pool or Jacuzzi, before soaking up the sun on a spacious terrace • Although the hotel doesn’t have its own private beach, guests may use the sun loungers on the beautiful Platis Gialos Beach • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “The sunlight in Mykonos is unlike any other: from crystal-clear blue skies to fiery-red sunsets, the proudest feature of Mykonos is its breathtaking natural beauty.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 115
  • 112. GREECE Mystique Santorini, Greece Nestled on the famous cliffs of Oia and enjoying breathtaking views over the magical blue Prices per person in a Vibrant Suite, including breakfast, from: waters of the Aegean Sea and across the Aegean Caldera, Mystique of Santorini is an oasis Depart 7 nights Extra nights of peace and tranquillity where guests can while away their days doing as much or as little 15 Apr-15 Jun 10 £1615 £225 as they desire. Suites and villas are lovingly hand-crafted from local stone, wood and glass, £315 16 Jun-15 Sep 10 £2235 and combine antique and modern elements to stunning effect – while the outdoors is 16 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1615 £225 effortlessly brought in thanks to open dining areas and spacious sea-facing private terraces, Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. which even come complete with sumptuous daybeds for relaxing in style. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Santorini Airport – 25 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Allure Suite £95, Spiritual Suite & Spa £180 to £185 & Air of Secrecy Villa £315 to £475. Elegant Facts • 16 suites & 2 villas • SPA: Massages can be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite • KIDS: Youngsters under 14 years old aren’t accepted at the hotel, however this does help to create a secluded, quiet haven which is perfect for a romantic break • Facilities include an outdoor infinity-edge pool • There are two dining venues, a wine cave and a pool bar • Wine buffs will be in heaven in the ‘secret’ wine cave featuring a rare wine selection • Just a short drive away on the other side of the island is Mystique’s sister-hotel, Vedema Resort, where guests of Mystique can access facilities including a lovely beach and a spa • Due to its unique location the views are truly amazing, however do expect to walk up and down lots of steep steps • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Book a sailing boat for a tour around the island and enjoy some spectacular views.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 116 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 113. GREECE Vedema Resort Santorini, Greece The dazzling whitewashed houses and buildings of Vedema Resort sit harmoniously within Prices per person in a Dorian Suite, including breakfast, from: the unspoilt medieval village of Megalohori, and overlook lush green vineyards which sweep Depart 7 nights Extra nights down to the glorious sandy beaches and sparkling Aegean Sea beyond. Beautiful lava 1-31 May 10 £1195 £165 cobblestoned walkways and exotic courtyards link the resort, and its world-class facilities 1-30 Jun 10 £1555 £215 centre around the 15th century former winery. From the dazzling swimming pool and 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £1925 £270 spectacular Cycladic-style spa, to the delightful old vaulted dining room and fresh 1-30 Sep 10 £1555 £215 minimalism of the spacious villa interiors, this is a true masterpiece of luxury and style. 1-15 Oct 10 £1195 £165 Price includes accommodation & private car transfers. Flights extra. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Santorini Airport – 15 minutes. Elegant Facts Room supplements from (per person, per night) Athenian Suite £75 to • 45 villas £80, Aegean Suite £105 to £115 & Olympian Villa £245 to £270. • SPA: The minimalist Cycladic-style spa offers holistic treatments • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally • Leisure facilities include a private beach (reached by complimentary hotel shuttle), outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam pool • There are six dining venues and bars, including a Mediterranean gourmet restaurant, pool restaurant, a 400-year-old wine cellar where wine-tastings take place, a private dining area, the Jacuzzi Bar and the Pool Bar • Boasting a fabulous location on the roof of the old winery, the Vinsanto Lounge Bar offers an impressive selection of wines and mouthwatering cocktails as well as stunning views • Although situated a little inland, Vedema Resort does have its own private black sand beach and offers guests a daily shuttle service, plus complimentary towels, umbrellas, sunbeds and a bar service • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Participate in the ceremonial wine-tastings that take place in a 400-year-old winery at the heart of Vedema Resort.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 117
  • 114. GREECE Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas Elounda, Crete Situated in peaceful gardens close to the traditional fishing village of Elounda, the five-star Prices per person in a Luxury Seaview Room, Elounda Beach Hotel boasts one of Greece’s most enchanting settings. It also offers an including breakfast, from: extraordinary choice of accommodation, from Luxury Rooms or Waterfront Suites with Depart 7 nights Extra nights private pool, to the fabulous Island and Hideaway Villas whose gardens are lapped by the 27 Mar-14 May 10 £1165 £145 clear waters of the Gulf of Mirabello. All boast Greek-influenced décor, handmade furniture 15 May-25 Jun 10 £1285 £165 and luxurious marble bathrooms – plus a private terrace overlooking the natural 26 Jun-9 Jul 10 £1460 £190 kaleidoscope of colours, with magnificent views across Mirabello Bay to the small 10-30 Jul 10 £1750 £230 31 Jul-20 Aug 10 £2245 £300 neighbouring island of Spinalonga. 21-27 Aug 10 £1750 £230 28 Aug-10 Sep 10 £1460 £190 Elegant Facts 11 Sep-1 Oct 10 £1285 £165 • 245 rooms & suites 2-31 Oct 10 £1165 £145 • SPA: Offering the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, the Elounda Beach Thalaspa Chenot Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. offers treatment experiences in its fifteen elegant treatment rooms TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Heraklion Airport – 1 hour. • KIDS: Supervised children’s progamme available for families Room supplements from (per person, per night) Luxury Sea View • Facilities include an outdoor seawater pool (heated in low season), two beaches, a fitness Room sharing a heated long pool £70 to £180 & Island Bungalow on centre, tennis, watersports and a PADI diving school the Waters Edge £110 to £195. • The five excellent restaurants feature Greek, Polynesian and seafood cuisine, complemented by an extensive wine list, while serving delicious à la carte Mediterranean specialities and Elegant Offer boasting a fabulous wine cellar, the Dionyssos restaurant is widely acknowledged as one of the Early Booking Offer best in Crete Book by 31 Mar 10 & receive a special reduced rate. • Included in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Gold List’ 2007, it’s perhaps no surprise that Valid 27 Mar-31 Oct 10 inclusive. accommodation here is so fabulous – upgrade to an Exclusive Suite and you can also enjoy a private garden or waterfront location • Activities at the hotel can be expensive, so do budget extra for the likes of watersports • Although they are a little compact, there are two white sand beaches for guests to use • While it’s a good walk to the centre of Elounda, the hotel is happy to arrange taxis • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “A stylish haven for unsurpassed luxury and meticulous attention to detail that continues to surprise and excite the discerning guest.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 118 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
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  • 117. GREECE Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Elounda, Crete From its soaring arched lobby to its understated décor, blending the island’s multi-layered Prices per person in a Superior Seaview Bungalow, Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Venetian heritage, the Blue Palace is quintessential Crete – including breakfast, from: terracotta-coloured stone walls, mature palm and olive trees, and endless blues mirroring the Depart 7 nights Extra nights waters of the Cretan Pelagos. Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and the 23-30 Apr 10 £1145 £145 small fishing village of Plaka, its spacious and secluded bungalows, suites and villas (four of 1-31 May 10 £1345 £175 which definitely merit ‘über-luxury’ status) blend into the sun-drenched hillside. All have 1-21 Jun 10 £1575 £210 balconies or terraces, most with sea views, and many boast their own infinity pools which 22 Jun-14 Jul 10 £1730 £230 15 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1955 £260 merge effortlessly with Mirabello Bay below. 22 Aug-30 Sep 10 £1730 £230 1-14 Oct 10 £1345 £175 Elegant Facts 15-31 Oct 10 £1145 £145 • 251 rooms, suites & private villas Price includes accommodation & private car transfers. Flights extra. • SPA: A superb Thalgo Thalassotherapy Spa with stunning views to Spinalonga TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Heraklion Airport – 1 hour. • KIDS: The Kids’ Club is the perfect choice for 3 to 12-year-olds Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Seaview • Leisure facilities include tennis, a gym, scuba-diving and a selection of watersports Bungalow with Private Pool £35 to £70 & Junior Suite with Heated • An all-encompassing range of cuisine including fresh seafood, Italian, Mediterranean gourmet Pool £115 to £150. and Asian-fusion dishes are available in the five restaurants • Take a trip on the resort’s traditional Caique fishing boat and enjoy the fabulous sunset as you Elegant Offer sip a glass of Champagne Early Booking Offer • While L’Orangerie always offers fantastic food, its weekly Lobster Evenings are simply divine Book by 31 May 10 & receive a special reduced rate. and shouldn’t be missed Valid 23 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • For the ultimate hideaway, book one of the four Private Villas – perched above the sea they offer elegant décor, private terraces with swimming pools and superb views • The resort is a water-lover’s dream and boasts three magnificent main swimming pools, 142 private pools and the beautiful cobalt waters of the Aegean Sea • The resort is vast, and the beach is accessed by funicular – buggies are also available • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Gaze out to sea from one of the 142 private infinity pools and watch the cobalt sea merge with the azure sky over the isle of Spinalonga.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 121
  • 118. GREECE Amirandes, Grecotel Exclusive Resort Heraklion, Crete This exclusive beachside resort is based on the elements and styled after the sprawling Prices per person in a Superior Guest Room with Seaview, palaces of Minoan kings. Lagoons swirl through the 70,000m2 of landscaped grounds and including breakfast, from: guests are treated to an Olympic-size seawater pool, over sixty private swimming pools and Depart 7 nights Extra nights an indoor pool at the spa. Accommodation is varied but always luxurious, with twenty 1 Apr-8 May 10 £725 £85 different types available to suit each guest – highlights include spectacular sea views, private 9 May-12 Jun 10 £1025 £130 gyms and home cinemas. Featured in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Hot List’ 2008, this property 13 Jun-17 Jul 10 £1385 £180 is exceptional, and with its warm hospitality, refined and considerate service, and excellent 18 Jul-7 Aug 10 £1990 £265 8-21 Aug 10 £2130 £285 cuisine, it’s becoming a firm favourite with discerning travellers. 22 Aug-11 Sep 10 £1385 £180 12 Sep-2 Oct 10 £1025 £130 Elegant Facts 3-31 Oct 10 £725 £85 • 212 rooms, bungalows, suites & villas Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. • SPA: The Elixir Spa is fantastic and offers the 5000-year-old Indian healing system, Ayurveda, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Heraklion Airport – which aims to balance body, mind and spirit 20 minutes. • KIDS: A family-friendly resort, Grecoland Children’s Club for 3 to 12-year-olds is a fairytale land Room supplements from (per person, per night) Family Suite Garden of costumes, games and activities that children will love View £150 to £320, Junior Sunset Suite Side Seaview £160 to £345 & • Leisure facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, nearby golf course and tennis courts Amirandes Family Suite Garden View £245 to £450. • There are five restaurants, a poolside brasserie and a lobby bar • Dining is an impressive experience here, but do also take advantage of special options like a romantic dinner aboard your own private yacht, a family beach banquet or a private barbecue • Because of the hotel’s location in northern Crete, guests who wish to explore this historical island would need to hire a car or chauffeur, however the hotel would be delighted to make all of the arrangements • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Considerate service mirrors the resort’s meticulous attention to detail and Cretan warmth.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 122 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 119. GREECE Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites Elounda, Crete Located on the hillsides of northeast Crete, these majestic villas offer breathtaking views Prices per property in a Two Bedroom Elounda Seaview Villa with across the Gulf of Mirabello to Spinalonga. Each villa has been individually designed and Private Pool, including breakfast, from: stylishly decorated with Italian fabrics and wonderful antiques, and boasts refreshing Depart 7 nights Extra nights seawater Jacuzzi pools. Kitchens are luxurious and include touches such as toasters and 1 May-6 Jul 10 £5930 £830 juicers, while guests are also treated to wi-fi, flat-screen televisions and even a pillow menu. 7 Jul-27 Aug 10 £8090 £1140 Spa Villas have their own pool, sauna, gym room and Turkish bath, while for the ultimate 28 Aug-28 Sep 10 £5930 £830 indulgence, guests can stay in the self-contained Royal Spa Villa which boasts over 350m2 29 Sep-31 Oct 10 £3825 £530 of space, and bedrooms that could best be described as Junior Suites. Prices based on 4 persons sharing, accommodation and transfers included. Flights extra. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Heraklion Airport – • 18 villas & 10 suites 45 minutes. Villa supplements from (per villa, per night) Three Bedroom Aegean • SPA: The Elixir Spa Gallery offers a range of massage treatments Seaview Villa with Private Pool £135 to £185 (6 persons) & Three • KIDS: Children welcome Bedroom Mediterranean Seaview Villa with Private Pool • Leisure facilities include a pool and a children’s paddling pool, Jacuzzi and a spa gallery (6 persons) £265. • For dining there are two à la carte restaurants serving International and Mediterranean cuisine • A member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ and winner of Greece’s Leading Villa Award • Family-owned and run, staying in one of the Elounda Gulf Villas feels like home – they’ll even stock the refrigerator according to your personal tastes • Enjoy Greek mezze evenings in the Argo restaurant • Its clifftop location may disappoint some beach lovers, but guests can enjoy fabulous views and still access the lovely sandy beach in nearby Elounda village, just a kilometre away • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Deluxe Elegant Opinion “Reserve a Spa Villa and enjoy your own private infinity pool, your own private spa plus an In-Villa Spa therapist.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 123
  • 120. Turkey Combining a friendly European atmosphere with the charms of exotic Asia, Turkey is wonderfully cosmopolitan. Catch a glimpse of what it was the gods saw here when you indulge yourself in a Hammam (practically a Turkish institution); enjoy hours of archaeological pottering; relax alongside the warm waters of the Mediterranean in the Turkish Riviera; wonder at Nemrut Dagi National Park or enjoy browsing amongst the markets and bars of Istanbul. Antalya’s irregular coastline filled with long stretches of golden beaches and rocky coves are perfectly complemented by the Toros (Taurus) mountains, forming a wonderfully rugged backdrop to the city’s palm-fringed boulevards and Roman harbour. The picturesque old quarter, Kaleici, with its narrow winding streets and charming wooden houses, offers an enchanting alternative to the beach and watersports. A short distance from Antalya is Belek. This popular resort was specifically designed to cater for both families and couples who like to combine quiet time with periods of activity. Here, you’ll find world- class golf courses, tennis, watersports and historical sites alongside beautiful sandy beaches. Bodrum is one of those truly picturesque resorts with its imperious 15th century castle and sugar-white houses, tumbling down the hillside toward a lively harbour. Bustling bazaars, historic treasures, a maze-like old town and shop-lined marina compete against a coastline of sandy bays and pine scented inlets to make this a popular destination choice. Bulgaria Black Sea Georgia Istanbul Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus Çıragan Palace Kempinski Ankara Turkey Bodrum Kempinski Hotel Antalya Barbaros Bay Mardan Palace Mediterranean International Airport Sea Climate Guide: Turkey Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 4 6 11 17 23 26 30 31 26 21 14 6 Rain mm 33 31 33 33 48 25 12 9 18 22 30 48 124
  • 121. Small image courtesy of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Travel Facts GMT: + 2 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 3 hours 45 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Heathrow to Istanbul and from London Gatwick to Antalya. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £115 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: Summers are generally hot and sunny, with little rainfall. Winters can become cold and rainfall becomes more frequent. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 125
  • 122. TURKEY NEW Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus Istanbul, Turkey A former 19th century palace set upon the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, this Four Seasons Prices per person in a Superior Room, meals extra, from: hotel with its prime waterside location, has a chic urban feel. Guests can admire the views Depart 3 nights Extra nights and passing yachts from the comfort of the hotel, or immerse themselves in the vibrant 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £545 £145 scene of this neighbourhood where designer shops and jazz clubs are on the doorstep. 1 Apr-31 Oct 10 £730 £205 Guest rooms and suites are light and airy, featuring a style that combines Ottoman design 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £545 £145 details and contemporary furnishings, with views over either the strait, the gardens or the city Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. of Istanbul. All rooms feature a television and stereo system, a fully-stocked private bar and TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Istanbul Ataturk Airport – internet access. 45 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Garden Room £15 to £30 & Deluxe Room £70 to £75. Elegant Facts • 145 rooms & 25 suites • SPA: The Wellness Centre offers a variety of massages and physio physical therapies • KIDS: Children receive a welcome gift, complimentary bathrobes, toiletries, bedtime milk and cookies, and special menus are available • A skylit indoor pool (in the spa), outdoor pool, fitness centre and personal training on request, as well as golf and tennis nearby • The main restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian and Turkish specialities, and the Pool Bar and Grill offers snacks • The Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a snack or drink whilst admiring views over the strait and listening to live piano music • Architectural, artistic and cultural delights await in Istanbul, as do restaurants and nightlife • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus reflects the changing face of modern Istanbul, infusing a 19th century Ottoman palace with the contemporary elegance of its waterfront setting.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 126 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 123. TURKEY NEW Çıragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Turkey A former Imperial Palace which hosted Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, çiragan Palace Prices per person in a Parkview Room, meals extra, from: Kempinski has been transformed into a luxury hotel by the Bosphorus River with all the Depart 3 nights Extra nights modern comforts you could imagine. Period interior detailing creates some grand features 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £865 £195 and the hotel is the first member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ in Turkey. Guest rooms 1 Apr-31 Oct 10 £950 £220 are of a very high standard, each one featuring video and music on demand and internet 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £865 £195 access, as well as a complimentary daily newspaper and a choice of pillow from the special Price includes flights from London with British Airways and ‘pillow menu’ while most have a balcony. There are various room types with views of the park private car transfers. or the Bosphorus, including the premiere range of exquisite Palace Suites. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Istanbul Ataturk Airport – 45 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Bosphorus Elegant Facts Room £25. • 280 rooms & 33 suites Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £180. • SPA: Sanitas SPA offers a range of massages and beauty treatments, as well as Turkish baths • KIDS: The ‘Prince and Princess’ programme offers children amenities including a teddy bear welcome gift, a crown, a back-pack and complimentary bedtime milk • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, art gallery and a shopping arcade featuring traditional Turkish gift shops, as well as boutiques such as Escada • Three restaurants feature classical Turkish and Ottoman cuisine and fish dishes, and there is a barbecue and pool restaurant open during the summer • Three private cabanas are available to hire, offering complimentary bottled water and fruits • The hotel offers private guided city tours in the comfort of a limousine • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “After an exciting day discovering the magic of Istanbul, guests can enjoy a swim in the infinity pool or relax in the authentic Turkish Hammam, as the Sultans once did.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 127
  • 124. TURKEY NEW Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum, Turkey Perched upon the clifftop of Barbaros Bay, this Kempinski hotel offers a place of relaxation Prices per person in a Standard Room, meals extra, from: away from the busy city centre of Bodrum, fourteen kilometres away. Guests may wish to Depart 7 nights Extra nights arrive on their own yacht and can moor at the hotel’s private marina, which offers the 2 Jan-20 Dec 10 £1175 £150 flexibility to sail to a secluded bay or diving location at will. There is a real emphasis on leisure time and there are plenty of options including spa pampering or exploring by mountain bike. Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. When it comes to resting, every room and suite has its own balcony or terrace to enjoy the TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bodrum Airport – 45 minutes. magnificent view of the Aegean Sea, along with the modern conveniences of video on Room supplements from (per person, per night) Grand Deluxe Room demand, satellite television and free wi-fi. Interconnecting rooms are available on request. £85 & Junior Suite £140. Elegant Offer Elegant Facts • 148 rooms & 25 suites Complimentary Nights • SPA: The spa by Six Senses offers massages and features Hammams and a couples’ spa suite Stay 4 for 3; 7 for 6; 10 for 8; 14 for 11. with steam room and sauna Valid 1 Apr-30 Jun & 1 Sep-21 Dec 10 inclusive. • KIDS: The Kempi Kids’ Club offers supervised activities such as painting, cartoon watching and discos for children from May to September • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, volleyball and basketball, watersports and boating, mountain-biking and trekking • There are four restaurants, a bar and a lounge which offer a range of cuisine from Italian and Mediterranean, to Turkish and Asian fusion • The unique open-air ‘chill out’ area is furnished with comfy chairs and daybeds to relax upon • Bodrum has plenty to see and do including visiting St Peter’s Castle and taking a traditional gullet trip • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “At this heavenly hideaway resort you can savour peaceful tranquillity and experience new levels of luxury.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 128 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 125. TURKEY NEW Mardan Palace Antalya, Turkey Mardan Palace is a lavish hotel where guests are welcomed by waterfalls and fountains that Prices per person in a Premium Room, meals extra, from: ‘perform’ a nightly show to music and light effects. At the hotel’s heart is a vast swimming Depart 7 nights Extra nights pool spanned by the ‘Da Vinci Bridge’ – the design of which is taken from a plan by 5 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1265 £135 Leonardo Da Vinci – and a boat ferries guests across. The hotel is full of surprises and four 1 Apr-31 Oct 10 £1420 £155 themed display fish tanks create interesting focal points. Sumptuous rooms and suites each 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 £1265 £135 feature multi-media systems, flatscreen televisions and internet access, and many have Price includes flights from London with British Airways and exquisite additions such as a heated marble platform and Jacuzzi in the Grand Haman Suite, private car transfers. while guests of some of the luxury suites will enjoy butler service. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antalya Airport – 15 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Dolmabahce Deluxe Elegant Facts Studio Suite £90 to £115, Junior Suite £155 to £160 & Royal Suite • 546 rooms & suites £5655 to £5710. • SPA: The spa’s treatments are inspired by Oriental, Ayurvedic, European, Balinese and Turkish Flight supplements from (per person, each way) Club Europe £115. practices, and there is also a Thalassotherapy pool • KIDS: Entertainment for children includes a children’s club, pool and gym, as well as a dedicated club and cinema • For leisure there is a variety of swimming pools, a gym, bowling alley, tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, snooker, squash and concerts at the nine-hundred-seat amphitheatre • Eight restaurants and ten bars and cafés – including one nightclub – offer cuisine from across the globe and a setting to suit all styles • An aquarium is sunk into the swimming pool – the resulting swim reef allows visitors to swim amongst the fish in a controlled environment • Guests have access to the world-class football facilities of Mardan Sports Hotel located six kilometres away • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “The ancient city of Antalya is a must-see. Famous for rugs, leather goods and antiques, you’ll be able to pick up some great bargains at the markets and boutiques around Ataturk Avenue.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 129
  • 126. Croatia & Montenegro The awe-inspiring natural beauty and strategic location of Croatia – poised on the edge of Europe’s cultural frontier with the East – has been attracting an eclectic mixture of visitors for centuries. Today’s guests are still indulging themselves in the sandy beaches, crystal- clear waters, island-hopping and mountain hiking opportunities as well as delving into the country’s cultural history. In the south, you’ll find the historic port of Dubrovnik, described by Byron as the “pearl of the Adriatic”. The famous walled city is reminiscent of Venice, with its arresting architecture, cobbled streets, churches, palaces and fountains, and is perfect for exploration or contemplation. Part beach resort, part picture-postcard, part historical town, Dubrovnik’s a little bit of everything making it a great all-round destination. With its steep mountains, deep canyons, a coastline edged with beaches and coves set against a backdrop of lush interiors, you might at first mistake Montenegro for a lost Caribbean island but investigate its towns and villages and you’ll find that you are definitely in the Balkans. One of Montenegro’s most iconic images is Sveti Stefan. Back in the 15th century this small islet, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, was a medieval fishing village and by the 1950s it had become a high-profile destination for celebrities from the world of cinema and fashion. Today, it’s enjoying a renaissance courtesy of Amanresorts who have meticulously restored this glamorous hotspot to its former glory. Hungary Slovenia Istria Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Croatia Hotel Monte Mulini • Bosnia & Herzegovina Serbia Hotel Adriana, Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa • Dubrovnik Adriatic Hotel Bellevue Sea Montenegro Sveti Stefan Villa Milocer – Aman Sveti Stefan International Airport Albania Climate Guide: Dubrovnik, Croatia Climate Guide: Podgorica, Montenegro Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 12 13 14 17 21 25 29 28 25 21 17 14 Temp °C 9 11 14 19 24 29 33 33 27 21 15 12 Rain mm 140 125 105 105 75 45 25 35 100 160 190 175 Rain mm 160 180 140 95 100 60 40 50 110 225 215 220 130
  • 127. Travel Facts GMT: + 1 hour. Flying Time: From London Stansted to Trieste 2 hours; London Gatwick to Dubrovnik 2 hours 50 minutes; London Gatwick to Split 2 hours 30 minutes; London Gatwick to Pula 2 hours 10 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik; Ryanair from London Stansted to Trieste and Pula; Easyjet from Gatwick to Split. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £95 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on page 12. Best Time to Visit: Summers are warm and sunny, and winters are generally mild. Rainfall becomes heavier and more frequent in the winter, but is low during the summer months. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Pricing: Some prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 131
  • 128. CROATIA NEW Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria, Croatia Croatia’s first five-star beachside golf and spa resort, guests can make use of the heli-pad Prices per person in a Standard Room, meals extra, from: to arrive in ultimate style, and the resort’s beautiful surroundings take in the private beach, Depart 7 nights Extra nights green landscapes – including Kempinski’s golf course – and views towards Slovenia, Italy 2 Jan-20 Dec 10 £1160 £140 and the Austrian Alps. A Mediterranean flair is apparent inside the guest areas with a warm décor throughout the 165 rooms which each feature a terrace or balcony, the nineteen suites Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. with private terrace and two Presidential Suites with their own outdoor Jacuzzi. All TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Pula Airport – 1 hour. accommodation comes with a Bang & Olufsen television, state-of-the-art music system, Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Room £25, Deluxe Room £35 & Junior Suite £170. internet access and an integrated bathroom television/mirror.  Elegant Facts • 165 rooms & 21 suites (3 of which are particularly suitable for physically impaired guests) • SPA: The 3000m² Carolea Spa spread over two floors features a range of treatments and treatment areas including a floatation tank, a salt cabin, steam bath, Roman bath, relaxation areas Kneipp bench and walk, and an ice cabin • KIDS: The Kempi Kids’ Club is housed in a purpose-built villa and there is a dedicated playground and pool • Leisure facilities include a private beach, one indoor and two outdoor pools, four tennis courts, a gymnasium, and a championship 18-hole golf course and Club House • There are three restaurants serving Istrian and light Mediterranean cuisine, grilled specialities and a variety of fresh salads • The resort has its own chapel which is available for intimate wedding ceremonies • Visit The Brioni islands National Park, the amphitheatre in Pula, or take a boat trip to Venice • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “This brand-new, unique property combines culinary highlights, sports activities, state-of-the-art technology and boasts superb service.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 132 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 129. CROATIA NEW Hotel Monte Mulini Rovinj, Croatia Making a bold architectural statement, Hotel Monte Mulini stands in contrast to the narrow Prices per person in a Premium Room, meals extra, from: lanes and brightly-painted houses that characterise the Old Town of Rovinj – just a short walk Depart 7 nights Extra nights away. Set into the hillside the hotel is spread over four levels; the lower levels consist of 2 Jan-27 Mar 10 £1450 £180 spacious terraced areas perfect for fine dining and relaxation on warm days, while a 28 Mar-23 Apr 10 £1605 £200 traditionally-styled wine vault can be found on the very lowest level. The hotel’s panoramic 24 Apr-11 Jun 10 £1450 £180 glass walls offer uninterrupted views out to the Adriatic Sea and all rooms are sea-facing, 12 Jun-2 Jul 10 £1605 £200 featuring balconies and contemporary furnishings. Rovinj is in the heart of gastronomic 3 Jul-27 Aug 10 £1760 £220 28 Aug-17 Sep 10 £1605 £200 Croatia, and gourmet lovers will enjoy the local seafood. 18 Sep-29 Oct 10 £1450 £180 30 Oct-20 Dec 10 £1140 £135 Elegant Facts Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. • 99 rooms & 14 suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Pula Airport – 45 minutes. • SPA: Spa treatments include caviar and gold-leaf therapies, massages using Adriatic Sea Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive Room £20, stones and there is also a relaxing floatation room Deluxe Room £45 & Family Room £420 to £530. • KIDS: A children’s club and a dedicated play area is available next door at Hotel Eden • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness facilities, indoor tennis courts, basketball court Elegant Offer and a bowling alley Early Booking Offer • There are two fine dining restaurants, serving national, Mediterranean, Lebanese and North Book by 15 Feb 10 & receive a special reduced rate. African cuisine, as well as a lounge bar and pool bar Valid 28 Mar-23 Dec 10 inclusive. • The beach is rocky, but very pretty and is part of the Zlatni rt – Punta Corrente Park Forest • Visit the town of Pula and its Roman amphitheatre, the hilltop town of Motovun, or the nature reserve of Lim Fjord where you can kayak • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Hotel Monte Mulini is defined by its contemporary style and comfort – a fabulously luxurious getaway surrounded by stunning nature and views of the crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 133
  • 130. CROATIA NEW Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Croatia Situated on top of a cliff overlooking the Adriatic, but within walking distance of the Old Town, Prices per person in a Standard Seaview Room, the Bellevue has been designed to make you feel as if you’re onboard an ocean liner; meals extra, from: billowing muslin and soft marine tones have been used to great effect accentuating the Depart 7 nights Extra nights eclectic mix of organic materials that include olive-wood furniture and granite and marble 1-31 Mar 10 £905 £95 bathrooms; all rooms overlook the gorgeous teal waters of Miramare Bay. The Bellevue is a 1 Apr-12 May 10 £1175 £135 design-conscious retreat – guests can enjoy a private beach and a spa, as well as one of 13 May-7 Jul 10 £1560 £190 Croatia’s finest restaurants, Vapor, serving traditional Dalmation dishes and seafood 8 Jul-30 Sep 10 £1755 £215 1-25 Oct 10 £1560 £190 specialities alongside an International menu. 26 Oct-15 Nov 10 £1175 £135 16 Nov-20 Dec 10 £905 £95 Elegant Facts • 81 rooms & 12 suites Price includes accommodation and private car transfers. Flights extra. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Dubrovnik Airport – • SPA: The Spa and Wellness Centre has magnificent views over the sea and offers a range of 25 minutes. relaxing treatments Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior Seaview • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Room £35 to £75. • Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, hairdresser, Jacuzzi and sauna • Guests can dine at Vapor, the à la carte restaurant, or the beach restaurant, Nevera, which serve dishes infused with Dalmatian and International flavours • There is secure parking at the hotel for those who wish to hire a car and explore the beautiful surroundings at leisure • Just eight-hundred metres away is the Old Town and its bustling cobbled streets, pavement cafés and gorgeous shops • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “A heaven for the senses, Hotel Bellevue combines modern elegance with charming Mediterranean traditions.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 134 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 131. CROATIA & MONTENEGRO NEW Hotel Adriana, Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa Hvar, Croatia Hotel Adriana, Croatia’s first and only member of ‘The Leading Small Hotels of the World’, is Elegant Facts truly design-conscious and located in a stunning resort that attracts the jet-set crowd. • 50 rooms & 9 suites • SPA: The spa offers therapeutic and beauty treatments, as well as a range Breathtaking views – which are best enjoyed from the wrap-around rooftop terrace – capture of massages the old city with its cathedral, Venetian piazza, yachting harbour, bay and the Paklinski • KIDS: Children welcome, although there are no dedicated children’s facilities Islands. Contemporary rooms come with wi-fi, while nine spa suites have a whirlpool bath. • A range of activities including yoga classes and nature excursions from the hotel are available • The terrace restaurant overlooks the marina and serves delicious Mediterranean dishes which use local produce • There is a stylish rooftop terrace with sky bar/lounge/nightclub and a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Perched on the promenade, facing the old city centre, this hotel is as diverse as its view, ensuring it is a perfect place for you to relax and recharge.” PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £905 (1-31 Mar & 16 Nov-20 Dec 10), from £1175 (1 Apr-12 May For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, & 26 Oct-15 Nov 10), from £1560 (13 May-7 Jul & 1-25 Oct 10) & from £1755 (8 Jul-30 Sep 10). please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Price based on 2 adults sharing a Standard Sea View Room, meals extra. Flights & transfers available on request.  TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Split Airport – 2 hours. NEW Villa Milocer – Aman Sveti Stefan Sveti Stefan, Montenegro Áman Sveti Stefan is Amanresorts’ beautiful restoration of the historic 15th century island of Elegant Facts Sveti Stefan, and across the bay, Villa Milocer. Villa Milocer features just eight indulgent Sea • 8 suites • SPA: There are no spa facilities at the resort View, Garden View and Queen Marija Suites, which recapture the regal grandeur of old • KIDS: Children welcome Europe – think grand fireplaces, parquet floors, leather chairs, silk furnishings and Juliet • A library with wireless internet access is available balconies – yet have modern comforts including wireless internet access. • For leisure, there is mountain climbing, cycling, bird-watching and watersports such as sailing, diving and fishing • There are three exclusive dining venues at Villa Milocer • Áman Sveti Stefan offers personalised guided tours to nearby places of interest including the old town of Budva, the Bay of Kotor and Skadar Lake • Villa Milocer is surrounded by woodland and fronted by pink sand making it conducive to relaxation • Official Star Rating: 5 Star Elegant Opinion “Built in 1934, Villa Milocer is a former royal summer residence of Queen Marija Karadordevic.” PRICES: 7 nights from (per person) £1680 (2 Jan-31 Mar & 15 Sep-20 Dec 10) & from £2050 (1 Apr- 14 Sep 10).  Price based on 2 adults sharing a Milocer Garden View Suite, meals extra. Includes For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, private car transfers, flights available on request. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tivat Airport – 30 minutes. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 135
  • 132. Essential Information Elegant Resorts (part of the Thomas Cook Group) is a member of Single Travellers & Children’s Prices DISABLED TRAVELLERS ABTA and a fully bonded tour operator with a licence granted by the Please call 01244 897 777 for a tailor-made price. Overseas Accommodation & Overseas Civil Aviation Authority. We specialise in deluxe and individual Transport Arrangements holidays around the world and, thanks to our knowledgeable and Groups & Conventions It is important, if you have any disability, that the appropriate friendly travel team, have achieved a reputation for offering our Some of the larger hotels play host to groups and conventions and enquiries are made about the suitability of particular overseas clients a service and commitment that is second to none. Like you, we shall do our utmost to let you know at enquiry stage if any of accommodation, resorts, overseas transport and services, and that we don’t compromise our standards. 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If your passport is in its final year of validity, you are advised throughout this brochure include the following: If you are visiting a European Union (EU) country you should obtain to check the requirements of the destination before you make your a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and take it with you when final travel plans. • All international and internal flights (where applicable and you travel. The EHIC can be obtained free of charge by completing excluding UK regional flights) Names: At the time of booking, please ensure you supply your first an application form available from main Post Offices and from www.dh.gov.uk/travellers name and surname, (as they appear on your passport), as both of • Accommodation (grade as shown) based on two persons sharing these must be stated on your flight ticket. This will reduce confusion • Private transfers (shared for some destinations) We would also like to draw your attention to DVT (Deep Vein and delays at check-in, especially when travelling to the USA. It is Thrombosis) and ask that for further details you consult with your anticipated that clients could face more queries and delays as more • Meals as shown (where applicable)* doctor before travelling. Alternatively, visit the Government’s website countries introduce Advance Passenger Information systems. You www.dh.gov.uk/dvt may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid if the name • ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) on your passport and travel documents don’t match. If, after Travel Advice • Taxes & Charges booking a holiday but before travelling, any member of your party The Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit issues and changes their name, e.g. as a result of getting married, we must be • Air Passenger Duty & Security frequently updates advice for those travelling outside the UK. The notified immediately so that we can make the necessary changes to advice includes general warnings and specific information for the • Aviation Fuel Costs your holiday documentation. benefit of travellers. Ask your travel agent for details of any current advice for the country or countries which you plan to visit when you Children: Children are required to have their own passport. *Restrictions may apply at hotel restaurants – e.g. when a price is book your holiday. You are also advised to check this information based on half or full board basis and there is more than one Important Information For All Passengers: From 2009, the UK before you go by accessing the latest Travel Advice on restaurant at the hotel, some of the restaurants may levy an Government will implement its requirement for Advanced Passenger www.fco.gov.uk additional supplement or give a credit towards a meal in another Information from all passengers travelling internationally into and out restaurant. Unless otherwise stated, all extras will be at a charge. Alternatively, e-mail traveladvicepublicenquiries@fco.gov.uk or of the UK. Advance Passenger Information means your telephone the Foreign Office Travel Advice Unit on 0845 850 2829. passport/identity card details and, in some instances, your contact information, are provided to the authorities before you travel. The 136 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 133. Airlines will only provide each country’s Customs and Immigration priority and we ask that you are fully aware of security, health & or telephone to update you about great offers, products and Authorities with the required relevant information. Some safety whilst overseas. Petty crime, robberies and muggings can services. Should you not wish to receive such information, please governments also require airlines to provide them with direct access occur anywhere in the world, although the chances of anything advise one of our Travel Consultants. to airline passenger bookings, which may contain other passenger unpleasant happening will be considerably reduced if you take a few data. It is important that the information provided is accurate so you simple precautions. Whilst out and about, try not to carry a lot of ABTA – The Travel Association pass through Immigration on arrival without delay. You must provide cash with you and always leave your passport, unnecessary Elegant Resorts Ltd are members of ABTA with the membership this information when you check in and we strongly recommend that travellers cheques and any expensive jewellery in a secure place. number V1712. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to you do so in advance of going to the airport. get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go Electricity according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of HOW TO CONTACT THE PASSPORT SERVICE Depending on your location, there may be blackouts. Please be service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information General passport enquiries should be directed to the Identity and patient whilst the hotel rectifies the situation. about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme Passport Service. Please visit their website: www.ips.gov.uk or available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park telephone: 0870 521 0410. Local Information Local events, religious festivities and public holidays are likely to Street, London SE1 9EQ Tel: 020 3117 0500 or look at their website Apply early: If you need to apply for a passport or renew an expired influence the provision of services and facilities within the hotels and www.abta.com passport, you should do so well in advance of travel and at least four around holiday resorts at certain times. Your Financial Protection weeks before. (If you are 16 or over and have never had a passport When you buy an ATOL protected air package or flight from us you in your own name, you should apply for one at least six weeks If you are concerned about the possible impact of holidays and events or would like to know more, please contact the appropriate will receive a confirmation invoice from us (or via the authorised before your holiday. The UK passport service has to confirm your agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend tourist board. and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number an interview in order to protect your identity). Visit www.ips.gov.uk Smoking 2885 (Elegant Resorts Ltd). In the unlikely event of our insolvency, At the time of going to print, a visa is needed for entry into Turkey Restrictive legislation against smoking is increasingly common in the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will and UK passport holders can obtain it upon entry into the country. destinations worldwide. You may find that your hotel or areas within arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance your hotel and holiday resort operate enforced smoking restrictions. booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at Please always verify visa requirements at the time of booking Fines may be imposed for breaching regulations. To find out more www.atol.org.uk particularly if you are planning a stay of more than 14 nights. visit the FCO website www.fco.gov.uk The price of your holiday includes the amount of £2.50 per person Overseas Safety Standards Driving as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the Although the accommodation featured does operate to its own Laws, licensing requirements and age limits vary throughout the CAA. Where you book a package holiday from our brochure, which country’s standards, regrettably the safety standards and regulations world. We recommend you check with your travel agent, or the does not include a flight, or where you book accommodation only, overseas may not be of the same level that we enjoy in the UK. For relevant embassy or consulate. we provide security by way of a bond held by ABTA. instance, the design and height of balconies may differ. The setting and enforcement of local regulations is a matter for the authorities of Telephone Calls the country and the foreign supplier of the services concerned. We GENERAL INFORMATION To ensure we consistently deliver excellent customer service, are working to improve standards wherever possible. You should Data Protection telephone calls to Elegant Resorts UK offices are recorded. familiarise yourself with fire procedures, including emergency exits in To comply with the Data Protection Act we would like to advise you your accommodation, the swimming pool(s) area. If in doubt, ask that in order to provide you with the products or services you your representative or an appropriate member of staff. require, the personal information you supply to us will be passed to relevant trusted partners or suppliers. This may involve sending your Security, Health & Safety Overseas details to countries that do not have an equal level of privacy Health & safety is a prime subject for everyone who travels the world legislation to that in the UK. Your details may also be used for today and we would ask that you observe good housekeeping improving our customer service, analysis and occasionally, for the habits and a common sense approach. Your personal welfare is our prevention of crime. We may also occasionally contact you by post EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 137
  • 134. Booking Conditions Please read the following booking conditions carefully as they set out the terms and A5. Cancellation By Us taking action against the person(s) responsible providing you request this within 90 days conditions of the contract between you and Elegant Resorts Limited (‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’). We can cancel your Package and any other Package we operate. On rare occasions we of the incident in question. All assistance (financial or otherwise) is subject to our Your contract will be governed by English law and any disputes will be dealt with in the may need to cancel your Package if there is insufficient demand for your particular reasonable discretion and a maximum total cost to ourselves of £5000 per booking form. courts of England and Wales. If you live in Northern Ireland or Scotland, the courts of Package. If we have to cancel a Package for any particular reason, we will tell you as If you are entitled to have any costs and expenses arising from such an incident met by Northern Ireland or Scotland (as appropriate) can deal with any disputes. soon as reasonably possible. In these circumstances we will, if we are able to do so, offer or from any insurance policy or if you obtain a costs order against anyone in relation to Our obligations to you will vary depending upon whether or not what you book with us you an alternative Package of equivalent or closely similar standard and price at no extra the incident, you must repay to us the costs and expenses we spend in assisting you. is a package holiday (‘Package’) as defined by the Package Travel, Package Holidays cost, or a less expensive Package, in which case we will refund the difference in price. If (viii) Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these booking and Package Tours Regulations 1992. Section A below details the booking conditions you do not wish to take the alternative we offer you, you can choose another offered for conditions, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss, damage, which apply particularly to such a booking. Where you book only a ‘Flight’ or a ‘Hotel’ sale by us and pay, or receive a full refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you personal injury or death which you suffer arising directly or indirectly from any aspect the terms which particularly apply to such a booking are detailed in Section B under the can receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us, except for any amendment of your Package. heading ‘Single Components’. There are certain terms which apply to any type of charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can booking and these are detailed in Section C. show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. However, we will not cancel B. Single Components your Package within 8 weeks of departure except if we are forced to do so because of The terms set out below, together with the terms set out in section C, apply when you A. Package Holiday unusual circumstances we could not have foreseen, where we could not avoid the results book individual travel components such as only a ‘Flight’ or only a ‘Hotel’. They apply The information in our brochure and on our website, along with the terms set out below of those circumstances even after taking all reasonable care (see ‘Circumstances whether you book one component or more than one component. Booking more than and the terms set out in section C, apply when you book a Package. Beyond Our Control’ below). No compensation will be payable in these circumstances, one component does not create a Package. A1. Your Contract/Financial Protection whenever they happen, and we will only have to offer you the above choices. We can B1. Price Changes The financial bonding requirements of the Travel Association (ABTA) and the Civil Aviation also cancel if you fail to make payment for your booking on time. Price increases may occur any time prior to departure, you will be liable to pay any such Authority (CAA) have been observed by us in relation to the provision of all our Packages. Our CAA ATOL number is 2885 (and our ABTA membership number V1712). A6. Circumstances Beyond Our Control increases in full. If, before you book, we know of circumstances that may cause an Except where we say differently elsewhere in these conditions, we will not pay any increase in the price of your booking after you have paid, we will endeavour to provide These arrangements ensure that payments made by you for your Package would be compensation, reimburse expenses, or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept details to you. refunded and/or you would be repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency. responsibility if we have to change your Package after departure, or we, or our suppliers, B2. Transfer of Bookings A2. Price Policy cannot supply your Package, as we, or they, had agreed, or you suffer any loss or In the case of a scheduled flight only booking, transfer to another person will involve Elegant Resorts makes the following Price Policy on all our holidays: We reserve the right damage of any description as a result of circumstances beyond our control. When we cancelling the original booking, thereby incurring any relevant cancellation charges and to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochures. You will be advised of refer to circumstances beyond our control we mean any event that we, or the supplier in then making a new booking, which will be subject to availability and any additional price the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. question, could not foresee or avoid, even after taking all reasonable care. Such increase. Transfer of any other type of booking is subject to the supplier’s own terms and The price of your travel arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the circumstances will usually include, but are not limited to, war, terrorist activity, civil unrest, conditions and the applicable amendment or cancellation charges as stated in section ‘Financial Times Guide to World Currencies’. industrial dispute, bad weather (actual or threatened) and significant building work C. ongoing outside of your accommodation, which is not known to us in advance of your i) PRICE GUARANTEED IF YOU PAY IN FULL WHEN YOU BOOK. Ask your travel agent departure date and building work from a third party (such as resort development). B3. Our Liability To You or Elegant Resorts for a confirmation of the current price at the time you make your Our responsibility is to make arrangements for the provision by the relevant suppliers booking. When full payment of the price is received by Elegant Resorts within seven days A7. Changes Made After Travel (including air carrier of air transport, accommodation owner/supplier, car hire provider) of of the date shown on our Confirmation Invoice, we will guarantee your holiday price will If, after your departure, a significant part of your pre-booked Package arrangements the components you book, but we do not have any responsibility for the operation of the not change. cannot be provided you will be offered a suitable alternative if possible. If appropriate, we component itself. will also pay you compensation in accordance with the table in the section entitled OR ‘Changes Made By Us Before Travel’ unless the reason for the change is due to We have no liability to you for any dissatisfaction, loss of enjoyment, loss, injury or circumstances beyond our control (see section entitled ‘Circumstances Beyond Our damage which results from your use of the single component unless we have negligently ii) PAYMENT OF DEPOSIT ONLY. Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of Control’). If it is not possible to offer you a suitable alternative or, for good reasons, you failed to select a normally competent provider of the relevant component. Further, we fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or do not accept the alternative arrangements, you will have the right to cancel your have no liability to you in any event for any consequential loss which you may suffer in disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your booking. In this event you will have the right to be returned by the same means of relation to any arrangements which you book to coincide with the single component you Package may change after you have booked. However, there will be no change within transport to your original departure point at no extra cost provided that transport is have booked with us. 30 days of your departure. available. This does not impose an obligation on us to make specific transport C. All Bookings We will absorb, and you will not be charged for, any increase equivalent to 2% of the arrangements for you if none are available. Before you book please discuss your choice of destination, accommodation and price of your Package, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment A8. Flight Delays transport with our Travel Consultants to make sure it will be suitable for you and the charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration Delays sometimes occur. We work closely with the airlines and overseas offices to make people you will be traveling with. Some travel and accommodation arrangements are charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this sure any delay is as short as possible. When a delay occurs we will try to make sure only available on a request basis – where this is the case you will be advised at the time means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your Package, refreshments or meals are provided when appropriate. We will not do this ourselves as you make your enquiry and details of the arrangements on request will be shown on any you will have the option of accepting a change to another Package if we are able to offer such arrangements will normally be the responsibility of the airline. If you have taken out documentation we issue. Any arrangements that we advise you are on request are not one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of our recommended travel insurance or a comparable policy you should have cover confirmed or guaranteed and are subject to change until we receive confirmation from lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or canceling and receiving a full against delays. our supplier. refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. You must cancel within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. A9. Our Liability To You C1. Your Holiday Booking (i) Our obligations, and those of our suppliers providing any service or facility involved The person who signs the booking form or completes the booking online or by telephone We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that in any of your Package, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the is the ‘lead name’. He or she must be 18 years of age or over and is responsible for you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your Package go provision of such services and facilities and, where we or our supplier is actually payment of the total booking price, including any insurance premiums and subsequent down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your Package cost, providing the service or facility, to provide them with reasonable skill and care. cancellation or amendment charges that may be payable. He or she also agrees to then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that Packages are not Compliance with any applicable regulatory requirements (such as, for example, those provide accurate and full information to the remainder of the travelling party in relation to always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the of the Civil Aviation Authority) will be proper performance of our, and our suppliers’, the booking, including any changes thereto and confirms that all the other members of price of your Package due to contractual and other protection in place. obligations. You must show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you the party, including any that may be added at a later date, agree to be bound by these A3. Changes Made By Us Before Travel conditions, and all other information in the relevant brochure and on our website (as wish to make any claim. From time to time we may have to change details of the package you have booked. If applicable). any change will have a significant effect on your package, we will tell you about it before (ii) For claims which do not involve death or personal injury, we accept liability, subject to paragraph (i) above and (iv) below, should any part of your Package not be as For all bookings as described in Section A and/or Section B above, a contract will exist you travel, if there is time. Changes we will tell you about include: described in this Guide or elsewhere by us before you leave the UK. If we have between you and us when we issue a confirmation invoice/receipt/e-mail. • Change of your UK departure airport liability,we will, subject to clause C9 and clause C12 below, pay you reasonable C2. Payment Terms • Significant change of your destination compensation. However, the maximum we will pay you in any circumstances is twice If your booking is made more than 8 weeks before the intended departure date, you must the price of the Package. This maximum will only be payable when every aspect of pay either: • A change of more than 6 hours to the time you leave the UK or your destination on your Package has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit from your breaks of 4 nights or less, or a change of more than 12 hours for all other longer (i) the full fare (depending on the carrier’s conditions for the travel arrangements in Package. Any sums received by you from suppliers, will be deducted from any sum holiday durations question), or paid to you as compensation by us. If you do not want to accept a significant change, which we tell you about before you (ii) a deposit as required by us and/or the supplier of the services for the arrangements (iii) For claims which involve death or personal injury as a result of an activity forming part depart, we will, if we are able to do so, offer you an alternative package of equivalent or in question, the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking. of your Package (excluding Resort Booked Excursions – see section C5 closely similar standard and price at no extra cost, or a less expensive package, in which ‘Excursions’),we have liability subject to paragraph (i) above and (iv) below. If we You will be advised at the time of booking what payment is required for your particular case we will refund the difference in price. If you do not wish to take the alternative we accept liability, we will, subject to paragraphs (v) and (vi) and clause C9 below, pay arrangements. The balance of the cost of your travel arrangements must be paid within offer you, you can choose a different package offered for sale by us and pay, or receive you reasonable compensation. 8 weeks before the departure date. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of your a refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you can cancel your Package and intended departure date, the total cost of your travel arrangements must be paid at the receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us, except for any amendment (iv) We accept liability in accordance with paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) above and subject to time of booking. charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can paragraphs (v) and (vi) and clause C9 below except where the cause of the failure in show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. your Package or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault PLEASE NOTE: FAILURE TO PAY ON TIME WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION. on our part or that of our servants, agents or suppliers, and is either attributable to We will offer you compensation for changes which have to be made to your package If you are purchasing a travel insurance policy through us, the premium for this will also you, or attributable to someone unconnected with the Package and is unforeseeable before you travel, unless the change is as a result of the sort of circumstances listed in be payable at time of booking. or unavoidable, or due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our the paragraph below headed ‘Circumstances Beyond our Control’ or unless the change control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care Credit Card Charges is made more than 55 days before departure. If you have not accepted the change but had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our servants, agents or Prices advertised in this brochure apply to payment by cash or debit card. A charge will have accepted an alternative holiday, the compensation we will pay you will be nominal suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled. apply to payments made by credit card – please ask for details. and will be to compensate you for the inconvenience of having to make alternative arrangements but otherwise we will have no liability to pay you compensation. If you have (v) You are obliged to assist us in recovering from any third party any sum which may C3. Special Requests accepted the change, again, the compensation will be nominal unless, upon your return, compensate us for any sums we pay you. In particular, you are obliged to assign to If you have a special request for anything that is not automatically part of the travel you can justify to us that the change significantly diluted your holiday. If you have not us any rights that you may have against any other person whose acts or omissions arrangements you book through us, please advise us when you book and we will pass accepted the change and have accepted a refund of your holiday cost, the have caused or contributed to our legal liability to pay you compensation. You must this information on to the companies we work with. Our note of your request on your compensation will be a nominal sum designed to compensate you for your also provide us with all assistance we may reasonably require. Finally, you must invoice/receipt confirms we have received it and does not guarantee that we, or the inconvenience of arranging the refund and making any alternative arrangements you follow the procedures for the notification of complaints set out in the clause below relevant supplier, can meet your request. Where possible they will try to help you, but we subsequently make but otherwise we will have no liability to pay you compensation. entitled ‘If you have a complaint’. cannot guarantee any request unless it is noted on your invoice/receipt and we also confirm the request separately in writing. We must emphasise that verbal confirmations A4. Minor Changes By Us Before Travel (vi) Should you become ill while on your Package you must, in addition to reporting your of special requests cannot be taken as a guarantee that they will be met e.g. special meal Any change which we do not consider significant is a minor change. We will endeavour illness to your accommodation provider, consult a local doctor and also consult your types on flights. to tell you about a minor change before you travel but we are not obliged to do so and GP upon your return to the UK. Should you then wish to make a claim against us as we will not pay compensation. It may not be possible at the time of booking to specify a result of that illness, you must provide us with details of both the local doctor whom C4. Insurance the airline or type of aircraft. Please note that two airlines may share the same services, you saw and your GP, together with written authority for us to obtain a medical report You must take out adequate travel insurance suitable for your needs before you travel. therefore a flight may not be operated by the airline whose designated code is shown on from both those doctors. We cannot be responsible for any costs you incur as a result of you failing to do so. For your itinerary and ticket. We are required to inform you of the identity of the airline your own peace of mind the insurance should cover you if you have to cancel your (vii) If you or any member of your party suffers illness, injury or death, through operating your flight. Any changes to the operating airline will be notified to you in all arrangements or for any emergencies such as illness or injury that arise while you are misadventure, as a result of any activity which does not form part of your contracted cases at check in or at the boarding gate. We reserve the right to change airlines or away. If you have not already purchased travel insurance, please call Elegant Resorts for Package arrangements, we will provide you with all reasonable assistance. This aircraft types at any time and changes of this type will not constitute a significant change. a no obligation quote. assistance may include our making a contribution towards your initial legal costs in 138 EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777
  • 135. C5. Excursions a result of the provision of those services or facilities, our liability to pay you C16. Personal Information Excursions include, but are not restricted to, any sightseeing trips, concerts, events or compensation and/or the amount (if any) of compensation payable to you by us will be To comply with the Data Protection Act we would like to advise you that in order to other tours attended in resort for which additional payment is required. Excursions can limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to that provided for by the provide you with the products or services you require, the personal information you either be booked and/or paid for in resort (‘Resort Booked Excursions’) or pre-booked international convention concerned (in each case including in respect of the conditions supply to us will be passed to relevant trusted partners or suppliers. This may involve and paid for when you book your Holiday (‘Pre-booked Excursions’). All excursions are of liability, the time for bringing any claim and the type and amount of any damages that sending your details to countries that do not have an equal level of privacy legislation to supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to the clause C8. We accept, subject to can be awarded). International Conventions which may apply include: in respect of that in the UK. Your details may also be used for improving our customer service, analysis clauses A9 and C8 entitled ‘Suppliers’ Conditions’ and ‘Our Liability To You’ below, international air travel, the Warsaw Convention 1929 (including as amended by the and occasionally, for the prevention of crime. responsibility for Pre-booked Excursions. However, Resort Booked Excursions do not Hague Protocol of 1955 and by any of the additional Montreal Protocol of 1975 or the We may also occasionally contact you by post or telephone to update you about great form part of your Package and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday Montreal Convention 1999); in respect of rail travel, the COTIF Convention concerning offers, products and services. Should you not wish to receive such information, please and Package Tours Regulations 1992. We do not have any responsibility or liability international carriage by rail 1980 (as amended); in respect of carriage by sea, the Athens advise one of our Travel Consultants. whatsoever for anything which may go wrong on a Resort Booked Excursion. We, our Convention 1974; in respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973; and, in servants, employees or agents are acting, depending upon the actual Resort Booked respect of hotels, the Paris Convention 1962. For the avoidance of doubt, this means C17. Your Responsibility Excursion, either as agents for the relevant Resort Booked Excursion supplier or as agent that we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitations of compensation We want all our clients to have an enjoyable, carefree holiday. But you must remember for you. In any event the contract for any Resort Booked Excursion is between you and contained in any of these conventions or any other international conventions applicable that you are responsible for your actions and the effect they may have on others. If we, the Resort Booked Excursion provider. It is your responsibility to note carefully any to your travel arrangements. or another person in authority, believe: conditions of contract contained in any Resort Booked Excursion, literature, ticket or C10. Baggage • your actions could upset, annoy or disturb other customers, our suppliers or our own receipt you are given. For Resort Booked Excursions you may be subject to the laws of The amount of compensation we will pay for any loss or damage to luggage is limited in staff, or put them in any risk or danger, or damage property; or the country in which you take your excursion and may be required to bring any disputes accordance with the conventions listed in the above section. For claims for missing or or claims before the Courts of that country also. • you are unfit to travel; damaged baggage you must follow the rules on the back or your ticket or contained C6. Changes You Make Before Travel within the carrier’s conditions of carriage. Please note time limits apply within which to we may end your holiday and terminate your contract. You and your travelling party will If you want to change the arrangements you have booked in any way, we will try to help notify us or the carrier and make a claim. We will not accept liability for high-value items be prevented from using your booked accommodation, transport and any other Travel you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this as changes are which you should insure for the appropriate amount. Arrangements forming part of your booking, and we will not be liable for any refund, subject to availability at the time and to the transport providers terms and conditions. compensation or any other costs you have to pay. Alternatively, at our discretion, you C11. Flight and Other Travel Timings may be permitted to continue with your holiday but may have additional terms of carriage Please note that typically changes to scheduled flight tickets, and Eurostar tickets are Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air Traffic Control restrictions. All very restrictive. Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation imposed upon you. means of transportation are subject to weather conditions and the need for constant has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to maintenance and the ability of passengers to check in on time. There is no guarantee C18. Your Financial Protection 100% of that part of the arrangement. For example, some of the transport providers we that transport will depart at the times stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us use do not permit name changes for any reason. Such changes are likely to result in your All timings are estimates only, and we do not have any liability to you for any delay, which to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from our being charged the full cost of the service and may be subject to space being available may arise, or for any schedule alterations. brochure/website and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. Where your for a new reservation. In addition, you will have to pay any extra costs the carrier may booking includes a flight, we provide this security by way of a bond held by the Civil pass on to us. See the Exception in the section ‘Cancellation By You’ below. Where we C12. Denied Boarding Aviation Authority under ATOL number 2885. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the can make a change we will charge for any additional services, facilities, or other items Where a flight ticket is downgraded or a flight cancelled, delayed, or boarding is denied CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money changed, at the price which applies on the day the change is made. In addition, we will by any carrier in circumstances which would entitle you to compensation under the you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL also apply administration charges of £25 for each person on the booking and for each Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, then you are obliged to claim the appropriate sums website at www.atol.org.uk item you want to change. Any booking discount you may have received at the time the pursuant to those Regulations from the carrier. Any sums received by you in this respect original booking was made, may be altered or reduced whenever changes are made. constitute the full amount of your entitlement to compensation for all matters flowing from Where you book a package holiday from our brochure which does not include a flight, or the carrier’s actions and which fall within the scope of the Denied Boarding Regulations. where you book accommodation only, we provide security by way of a bond held by If any booked person is prevented from travelling for reasons beyond your control and If, for any reason, you do not claim against the carrier and make a claim for ABTA. Our ABTA number is V1712. not simply from a change of mind, we will agree to that person’s booking being compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package, Elegant Resorts Ltd, The Old Palace, Chester, CH1 1RB. Registered in England No. make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the carrier in relation 2100913. Brochure published October 2009. Written and designed by the Design Studio subject to both persons accepting joint and several liability for full payment of the to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment. package price and our charge for confirming the transfer and any additional costs arising at Elegant Resorts. Photography by Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche; from the transfer. We must be given reasonable notice of the transfer request – at least C13. Complaints Portugal Tourist Board; Tenerife Tourist Board; Czech Tourism; Peter Island; Shangri La’s 14 days prior to departure. We aim to provide the best holiday possible. However, if you are not satisfied please Villingili Resort & Spa; Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora; ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort; Villa complain as soon as possible to the relevant person (for example, the accommodation Padierna; Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort; Venice Simplon-Orient-Express; C7. Cancellation By You management or transport supplier). If they cannot help you must tell your holiday Hotel Splendido; Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa; Château de la Chèvre d’Or; Monte-Carlo The lead name on the booking must give notice to cancel in writing and the charges Representative or our Local Agent and we will do everything reasonably possible to sort Resorts; Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest; Neil Emmerson; Mark Mawson shown below apply from the date we receive the notice at our offices or the travel agent the problem out. If this does not solve the problem, please telephone us on +44 1244 and Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay. Printed by Pindar Graphics, Preston. activates the cancellation. 897 000 reversing the costs of the call, or call our 24-hour helpline as detailed in your In order to cover our expected losses from the cancellation of the booking there is a set itinerary. In the unlikely event that matters cannot be resolved to your satisfaction in the scale of charges which must be paid by you if you, or anyone travelling with you, cancels. resort please notify the Client Services Department in writing within 28 days of your Also note the ‘Exception’ described below which may apply in addition to the scale of return. If you have special needs that prevent you from writing to us then, where possible, charges. we will accept details of your complaint over the telephone. For complaints arising from scheduled airlines, we will act as a liaison between you and the airline to try to assist in Time we receive your notice to cancel Cancellation charge resolving the problem. If we cannot help and you wish to take matters further, you must before departure contact the airline directly. More than 55 days Loss of deposit The address to send your letter to is: Client Services Department, Elegant Resorts Ltd, 55-43 days 50% cost of holiday The Old Palace, Chester, CH1 1RB 42-22 days 70% cost of holiday We would point out that failure to follow the above procedures during your holiday, 21-10 days 90% cost of holiday and/or failure to complain within 28 days of your return, may reduce or extinguish any rights you have to claim compensation from us, or from any relevant supplier. Any such 9 days or less 100% cost of holiday rights will be reduced or extinguished if, had you followed the above procedures during If any member of the booking cancels and you cannot fill that person’s place, you may your holiday, you or we could have taken steps to reduce any loss or damage suffered have to pay additional supplements for your accommodation. For example, you may or entirely preventing it from being suffered. have to pay single or under-occupancy supplements. If you do cancel, you must still pay It is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to properly investigate a complaint if we are not any insurance premiums and amendment charges which arose before the cancellation told about it reasonably quickly once the holiday is over. Your right to claim compensation and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services. may also be reduced or extinguished should any delay in your complaint being notified ‘Exception’ Cancellation of certain transport arrangements, typically Scheduled airline during or after your holiday, preventing us from carrying out a proper investigation. and Eurostar tickets, can result in up to 100% cancellation charges regardless of the We aim to resolve all complaints ourselves, but if this is not possible your complaint can notice period given to us. We reserve the right to pass on these charges which will apply be considered under a scheme devised by ABTA and administered by IDRS Ltd. We will to the transport element of your booking and the cancellation charges in the scale above give you details of this scheme if you ask. The scheme does not apply to claims over will apply to the other elements of your booking (e.g. accommodation, optional extras). £25,000 in total or more than £5000 a person, or to claims mainly about illness or injury. Similarly, name changes (including initial changes), destination and date changes can be To take advantage of the scheme you must contact the IDRS Ltd within 9 months of treated by such suppliers as a cancellation and re-booking, regardless of the period of returning from your Holiday. notice given to us. If the supplier treats the change as a cancellation and re-booking we will pass on to you the cost imposed by the supplier, which could be up to 100% of the C14. Travel Documents and Health Advice transport element of your booking and you must also pay the charge listed in the section It is your responsibility to have valid travel documents. If we or your carrier are fined as a ‘Changes You Make Before Travel’ above. Also note that the transport provider may result of you holding incorrect documents, you will have to pay us the full amount. For refuse to issue replacement tickets for lost or stolen tickets and new tickets may have to up-to-date UK Government health & travel advice please visit www.fco.gov.uk, be purchased by you. The cost of the new ticket may be greater than the cost of the www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org and contact your GP. See our Holiday original ticket. Information pages and website for further information. The above cancellation charges may vary to reflect the terms and conditions of our C15. Information Accuracy suppliers and deposits may be non-refundable for cancellations of all holidays occuring We publish brochure and website information many months in advance and, as far as we over the following periods – Christmas, New Year, Easter and other school holidays. know, all information is correct at the time of publication. However, things may still change after publication and we check regularly to see if we need to update or correct C8. Suppliers’ Conditions any information or prices. If there are any significant information changes or we find any Our third party suppliers have their own booking conditions and conditions of carriage mistakes, we will put details on our computer reservation system or website so you will and you will be bound by these, so far as the relevant supplier is concerned. Our receive the latest information when you make your booking. suppliers’ conditions will also apply to your contract with us, and in the event of any conflict between the suppliers’ conditions and our conditions, the suppliers’ conditions Descriptions of accommodation, facilities and services we provide are based on will prevail, save to the extent that any term in the suppliers’ conditions is deemed to be information obtained from our suppliers. Sometimes the facilities described will be invalid or unenforceable, in which event our conditions will prevail. Some of our suppliers’ withdrawn for reasons such as maintenance, bad weather or lack of demand from conditions may limit or exclude liability on the part of the relevant supplier, and, by virtue guests. Where our suppliers advise us about significant changes to descriptions or about of their application to your contract with us, may also limit or exclude our liability to you, the withdrawal of any significant facility, we will tell you as soon as possible. Some and they are often subject to international conventions. Where relevant, copies of such activities or facilities, watersports for example, may not be available all year round. There conditions may be available for inspection at the office of the relevant supplier. may be a charge for some facilities. In some places during high season (and even at other times) there is a possibility you will be disturbed by noise from less considerate C9. International Conventions groups, so please bear this in mind when choosing your destination and If any International Convention applies to or governs any of the services or facilities accommodation. Any transfer times we quote for travel between airport and resort are arranged or provided by us, or provided by any of our suppliers, and you make a claim approximate and, depending on circumstances, the journey time to your own chosen against us of any nature arising out of death, injury, loss or damage suffered during or as property may be longer. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 139
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  • 137. Booking Your Holiday – call 01244 897 777 We’re delighted you’ve chosen to book your European holiday with us. In order to complete the booking, your Travel Consultant will need a few more details which are outlined below. To make it easier, you may want to jot some of the necessary information down as follows: NAME/ADDRESS OF PERSON BOOKING OR AGENT’S DETAILS TRAVEL DETAILS Agent Number of Nights Departure Date Mr/Mrs/Miss Departure Airport Address Class of Travel Outward Inward Airline Membership Card No UK connecting flight from Telephone (Day) Date Telephone (Evening) Seating Preference (if possible) Mobile Agent reference Email Elegant Resorts reference NAMES OF ALL PERSONS TRAVELLING (as per their passports) Mr/Mrs/Miss Forename Surname Date of Birth DESTINATION DETAILS Destination Property Room Grade (if applicable) LATE BOOKINGS CAR HIRE (if applicable) Bookings made less than eight weeks before departure date must be accompanied by the Please inform your Travel Consultant of the car you require, date required, drop off point, car full holiday charge as quoted at the time of booking. group and driver’s name. TRAVEL INSURANCE IMPORTANT: ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION Travel insurance is essential. Please provide details of your insurance policy to your travel In accordance with customs and immigration authorities we will require the following consultant (including your policy number). Advance Passenger Information for EACH passenger: Full name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Passport Number, Place of Passport Issue, Travel Insurance Company Passport Date Issue and Passport Expiry Date. Policy Number SPECIAL REQUESTS (subject to availability and not guaranteed) Please inform your Travel Consultant of any flight, hotel, dietary etc requests you may have To help us in the event of any emergency whilst you are on holiday, please provide us with prior to travel. the following details: DECLARATION Contact Telephone Number Please ensure that you have read and agree to our Booking Conditions, and that your booking is made subject to these conditions. Name CREDIT CARD PAYMENT If paying by credit card, please have your card and 3 digit security number to hand before you call. HOTEL DEPOSIT 10% of the total holiday cost (minimum £250 p.p.) is payable at the time Please note: A charge will apply to payments made by credit card. of booking. Higher deposits may be requested if pre-payments to suppliers are necessary. EUROPE RESERVATIONS 01244 897 777 141
  • 138. View the world from a New Perspective With the ongoing test flights of WhiteKnightTwo, the recent groundbreaking events for New Mexico’s Spaceport, and with, at time of going to print, SpaceShipTwo due to be completed by the end of 2009, things at Virgin Galactic are really hotting up. If you’ve already done every earthly experience known to man, why not let our Space Experiences whet your appetite before VSS Enterprise launches in 2011? Virgin Galactic Sub-Orbital ZERO-G Parabolic Flights Space Flights Why not follow in the feet of all astronauts, who train for spaceflight on the specially modified Boeing 727? A ZERO-G Experience is the only one of its The Virgin Galactic experience consists of 3 days’ training at Spaceport kind and the ultimate opportunity to experience true weightlessness. During America, emphasising the procedures involved in space travel, with full G- the flight, 12-15 parabolic arcs are performed mid-air to create a weightless force acclimatisation, plus safety and medical training to ensure all environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space. astronauts are in top shape for the journey. On flight day, passengers will board SpaceShipTwo for their 2-hour sub-orbital experience, and launched The ZERO-G Parabolic Experience is available with Elegant Resorts, at 50,000ft by WhiteKnightTwo. After accelerating to Mach 3.3 in 30 from $5,445 per person*. seconds in a vertical ascent, SS2 will slow to reach 110km into space where you can leave your seat to float in zero gravity and enjoy views of the Earth below. Elegant Resorts is extremely proud to be Virgin Galactic’s only Accredited The Virgin Galactic Experience costs US$200,000 p.p.* with deposits Space Agent for the UK. To book your Virgin Galactic, NASTAR or ZERO- starting at US$20,000, and is planned to commence in 2-3 years. G experience, and for further information about Space Travel with Virgin In the meantime, why not try one of the following experiences? Galactic, please contact the Elegant Resorts Space Team on 01244 897 003 or space@elegantresorts.co.uk National Aerospace Training & Research Centre Sub-Orbital Space Flight Introduction, Philadelphia Join the elite few, including members of our own Space Team, who have experienced the real sensations of space flight at NASTAR in Philadelphia. Learn the dynamics of space, the effects of G forces and practice comprehensive techniques used by real NASA astronauts to physically and mentally prepare you to handle the physical stresses that affect your body during space travel. Then, take your seat in the centre’s high-performance human centrifuge and enjoy the Virgin Galactic sub-orbital space flight simulation experience! The 1 day NASTAR Sub-Orbital Space Flight Introduction Programme with Elegant Resorts costs from $3,000 per person*. Other unique experiences are also available at NASTAR. Please call 01244 897 003 for further details. *All prices are exclusive of flights, transfers and accommodation.
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