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Enchanting Group consists of two major divisions: our Hotels Division and our Online Division. Our Hotels Division includes EcoTulum Resorts & Spa, our group of eco hotels in the Riviera Maya, and …

Enchanting Group consists of two major divisions: our Hotels Division and our Online Division. Our Hotels Division includes EcoTulum Resorts & Spa, our group of eco hotels in the Riviera Maya, and Ulaa Patagonia, our natural adventure refuge in the Chilean Patagonia. EcoTulum Resorts and Spa is comprised of three boutique eco hotels Cabañas Copal, Azulik, and Zahra and our Maya Spa, offering holistic spa treatments based on Mayan traditions, all located in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico. These Hotels were our first incursion into the concept of business management with a deeply rooted respect for our environment.

Our online endeavors to instill a change in awareness currently consist of www.EcoTrotters.com, an online eco travel community, and www.Ombai.com, an online community which promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing worldwide. We are also due to launch www.Greenicious.com, an online eco hotel reservations site.

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  • 1. website | www.enchanting-group.com mail | info@enchanting-group.com tel: +54 11 5918 6400 Enchanting Group: Who we are Enchanting Group: Our story Enchanting Group is an organization committed to Enchanting Group first began in Spring 1998 in making a change in human awareness and under- Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico with the opening of boutique hotel Cabañas Copal. In January 2003, we standing that will lead to a significant improvement of added Maya Spa, our unique holistic spa that started the world we live in. Our goal is to foster personal and ecological awareness by helping each individual find at Cabañas Copal. In that same year, we added two additional boutique hotels to our group: Azulik and and maintain a state of harmony with oneself, with Zahra. Maya Spa then expanded to provide its holistic others, and with the environment. We strongly believe that through harmony we can achieve genuine reflec- spa services at all three hotels, including in-room treat- tion and understanding of the needs and changes our ments at Azulik. Two years later, we expanded our world is facing. horizons to South America, purchasing a 550 acre lot of pristine land deep in the Chilean Patagonia. Also, Our endeavors are expressed in the activities we we opened our central reservations, marketing, and PR office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2008, we develop, both in the ecotourism industry through our hotels, as well as in our Web communities, the ideal launched our first two major web developments: www.EcoTrotters.com, an online eco travel commu- environment to promote and instill a change. Our nity, and www.Ombai.com, an online community mission, to enchant and charm, is what makes us unique - that's why we call ourselves the charmers, or grouping individuals and establishments concerned 'encantadores'. with alternative therapies and wellbeing. In 2009 we added www.Greenicious.com, an effec- tive system for eco hotel reservations online. OUR MISSION To enchant and offer our guests harmony. To grow as a tribe, in harmony with the environment, as OUR VISION global leaders in enchantment. OUR VALUES Love, Passion, Audacity, Optimism, Sincerity, and Justice. Companies Enchanting Group consists of two major divisions: our Hotels Division and our Online Division. Our Hotels Division includes EcoTulum Resorts & Spa, our group of eco hotels in the Riviera Maya, and Ulaa Patagonia, our natural adventure refuge in the Chilean Patagonia. EcoTulum Resorts and Spa is comprised of three boutique eco hotels Cabañas Copal, Azulik, and Zahra and our Maya Spa, offering holistic spa treatments based on Mayan traditions, all located in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico. These Hotels were our first incursion into the concept of business management with a deeply rooted respect for our environment.
  • 2. Our online endeavors to instill a change in awareness currently consist of www.EcoTrotters.com, an online eco travel community, and www.Ombai.com, an online community which promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing world- wide. We are also due to launch www.Greenicious.com, an online eco hotel reservations site. Our idea of “change” is based on participation and open source, key concepts when considering a true transformation in human behavior. With this concept in mind, our sites make use of web 2.0 methods such as blogs and forums so that community members may take part in designing the products and services offered as well as provide an added value to our projects, from a social, ecological, and philanthropic point of view. Cabañas Copal, Azulik, Zahra and Maya Spa in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico Cancun International Airport (CUN) Barefoot luxury resorts and spa, nestled in the jungle overlooking the Caribbean Sea EcoTulum Resorts & Spa gets travelers off the beaten track for a truly alternative vacation experience in our seaside eco-hotels. Guests can spend their days filled with adventure, exploring an underwater world, hiking in the tropical jungle, or discovering ancient Mayan culture. Or not… those in need of a relaxing vacation can pamper themselves with our spa treatments or sunbathe on our pristine beaches. Couples, wedding groups, school groups, gay and lesbian travelers, families, and single travelers can all fall in love with the area and lay back at any of our three properties. Cabañas Copal consists of 47 eco-rustic, clothing optional cabañas by the sea, ideal for the traveler who enjoys a natural and ecological hotel in a pristine environment. The hotel also includes its own restaurant, beach bar, seaside deck, beachside wedding cove, yoga palapa, open air meeting space, and holistic spa with massage palapas. Azulik, also clothing optional, is comprised of 15 luxury hardwood villas with a spectacular view of the sea, perfect for honey- mooners and couples seeking a relaxing, romantic vacation. In-room massage services and breakfast and dinner room service available. Zahra offers 22 rooms and cabañas nestled between two private beaches. It is the ideal place for travelers seeking less of a rustic jungle experience, while still being able to enjoy the natural beauty of Tulum. Zahra also has its own authentic Mexican restau- rant, meeting space with air conditioning, internet café, and easy access to two pristine beaches. Yoga Palapa. Free hatha yoga classes are given daily at 8:00 a.m. in our yoga palapa in the jungle. The Maya Spa is located at Cabañas Copal, providing services to all EcoTulum Resorts. Our Maya Spa specializes in the mysti- cal Mayan experience: Temazcal (Indian sweat lodge), Mayan clay massage, Mayan healing massage, Mayan crystal therapy, and cosmic wedding ceremonies. There is also a dry floatation tank in the jungle for relaxation, healing, and de-stress. We also offer Tai Chi classes, Natal Chart readings, Reiki, and esthetic treatments to pamper yourself. For more information, please visit our websites www.ecotulum.com, www.cabanascopal.com, www.azulik.com, www.zahra.com, and www.maya-spa.com or contact us at info@ecotulum.com
  • 3. Location acres of pristine land surrounded by a mountainous scene and the glorious waters of lake Lago Las Rocas, in the Tenth Region of Chile’s Lake District. Access San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, Argentina (BRC) Concept A natural adventure refuge nestled in the deep of the Chilean Patagonia, for travelers over 15. We chose Chile’s Patagonia as the ideal place to forge a special connection with the Earth, where the unique combination of indigenous Mapuche wisdom and natural treasures allows us to share with our guests a constant learning environment where adventure and magical experiences abound. At Ulaa we believe that it is important for guests to involve themselves in their surroundings and with the locals in order to learn about the flora, fauna, local folk tales, anecdotes, and customs of the area’s pioneers and settlers. In view of this goal, we work hard to reduce negative environmental impact, protect the area’s unique biodiversity, and foster the cultural values and traditions of locals. Ulaa offers its guests an ideal place to experience mountain life and green vacations full of adventures. We offer cozy cabins to rest through the night, a main lodge where our organic and aboriginal cuisine may be enjoyed, organic farming and Mapuche weaving workshops, horse rides, boating, photo safaris, and the possibility to explore the famous Alerces Milenarios, a forest of native thousand-year-old giants. For more information, please visit our site www.ulaapatagonia.com or contact us at reservas@ecotulum.com Ombai is a space where all those committed to a change in human consciousness may come together. In different languages, through various beliefs, and from diverse viewpoints, Ombai offers its users the spaces and ways to exchange information related to a change in consciousness and alternative paths towards wellbeing. Ombai’s White Section includes: A Directory of Alternative Medicine Therapists and Researchers, Centers, Groups, Associations, and NGOs involved in alternative health and a change in consciousness. Therapists and centers can register completely free of charge to promote their alternative techniques, share their own insightful articles on alternative ways to heal, and upload videos of their therapies, as well as offer professional advice. Other registered users can search for alternative treatments and therapists in their neighborhood, express their concerns and desires in our forums and surveys, share articles with friends, and upload and share videos of alternative ways to achieve wellbeing. Ombai’s Yellow Section includes: A Directory of Alternative Medicine Products and Services, Courses, Classes, Forums, and Conferences. For more information please visit our website at www.ombai.com Media interested in writing or working with our website can contact our PR & Media Department at media@ombai.com
  • 4. EcoTrotters began development in late 2007 to help travel- Through Greenicious we are able to provide an eco hotel ers make more informed decisions when booking an ecoho- reservations system to facilitate green travel both for the hotel tel. With this goal in mind, the website provides travelers with and the guest. Here, we have the opportunity once again to reliable eco hotel recommendations written by other site achieve a positive change in the Hotel industry itself, by users who share similar tastes and preferences and are promoting green hospitality, activities and helping hotels interested in merging ecology and travel. realize the value of becoming “green” and of their role in this What sets EcoTrotters apart from other Travel 2.0 sites is its process towards global environmental improvement. commitment to ecotourism. Its aim is to create a trustworthy Greenicious includes a list of eco hotels worldwide from ecotourism rating system, whereby a hotel’s environmental which users can choose their accommodations through 4 responsibility is rated based on a list of eco guidelines. For a simple steps. hotel to be included in the website as an ecohotel, it must Free hotel participation comply with at least 12 of the 35 points included in our eco guidelines. Green hotels with a GDS system can register free of charge and start enjoying greater exposure that may lead to higher Free Hotel Participation earnings and occupancy rate. Registered hotels can show their hotel profile for all potential hotel guests to see. This This community’s main goal is to share our “going green” includes the hotel name, hotel photo and photo gallery, ideal not only with the travel community in general, but with address, facilities description, and average rate. the Hotel Industry itself. Hotels can register free of charge and show their profile for all travelers to see, share hotel Registered users pictures and videos, send online newsletters and tell commu- Users can find useful information about a hotel, including nity members what’s new, participate in forums and commu- check-in and check-out times, availability, room type, rates, nicate with guests to answer questions or comments and address, directions, photos, and geographic location via suggestions, and make use of our Post check-out surveys Google. Once they’ve decided on the green hotel of their and statistics to find out what guests had to say about their choice, users simply need to follow a 4-step process to book hotel experience. their hotel and start enjoying their ideal green vacation. How to take part as a registered user Community members can search for eco destinations and ideas as well as share eco experiences by posting comments PFor more information, please visit our site at on green hotels and destinations and sharing green photos www.greenicious.com or and videos. Members can also participate in surveys, contact us at information@greenicious.com contests, and forums to discuss all eco issues, gain greater insight from our green articles and newsletters, and join us in our social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Delicious, Digg). Every time you contribute to the site, your score will increase! For more information please visit our website at www.ecotrotters.com. Media interested in writing or working with our website can contact our PR & Media Department at media@ecotrotters.com