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  1. 1. | DESTINATIONS FALL 2012
  2. 2. World Wide Properties worldwide propertiesAfrica Micato Safaris, Destination Specialist New Zealand The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay Websites Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa www.mukulresort.com The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay The AddressCaribbean Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown Hotels & Resorts Musha Cay Gansevoort Turks & Caicos www.theaddress.com www.mushacay.com Musha Cay Nicaragua Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa Ananda — Palazzo VictoriaChile In the Himalayas www.palazzovictoria.com Dos Lagos Lodge, Patagonia Oman www.anandaspa.com Six Senses Zighy Bay Peirce & LeslieChina Armani Hotels www.peirceandleslie.com WildChina, Destination Specialist Panama www.armanihotels.com The Bristol, Panama City Pikaia LodgeDubai, United Arab Emirates Bristol Buenaventura, Pacific Coast Bristol Hotels www.pikaialodgegalapagos.com Armani Hotel Dubai www.thebristol.com The Address Downtown Dubai Spain The Ranch at The Palace – The Old Town SHA Wellness Clinic, Albir Chiva-Som Live Oak Malibu The Address Dubai Marina www.chivasom.com www.theranchmalibu.com The Address Montgomerie Dubai Thailand The Address Dubai Mall The Siam, Bangkok Christina O Rancho La Puerta Chiva-Som, Hua Hin www.mychristinao.com www.rancholapuerta.comEcuador Six Senses Yao Noi Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Archipelago Six Senses Samui Dos Lagos Lodge Sea Song www.doslagoslodge.com www.seasong.comIndia Turkey Ananda — In the Himalayas Sea Song, Destination Specialist The Farm at Cape Kidnappers SHA Wellness Clinic www.capekidnappers.com www.shawellnessclinic.com Peirce & Leslie, Destination Specialist United States Gansevoort Hotel Group The SiamItaly The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, California www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com Il Salviatino, Florence Wailea Beach Villas, Maui www.thesiamhotel.com Armani Hotel Milano Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York Il Salviatino Six Senses Resorts & Spas Palazzo Victoria, Verona Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York www.salviatino.com www.sixsenses.com Twin Farms, VermontJordan Imanta Twin Farms Evason Ma’In Hot Springs Uruguay www.imantaresorts.com www.twinfarms.com Estancia Vik José IgnacioMaldives Playa Vik José Ignacio The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs Vik Retreats Six Senses Laamu www.kauricliffs.com www.vikretreats.com VietnamMediterranean Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Matakauri Lodge Wailea Beach Villas Christina O Six Senses Con Dao www.matakaurilodge.com www.waileabeachvillas.com Evason Ana Mandara Nha TrangMexico Micato Safaris WildChina Rancho La Puerta, Tecate www.micato.com www.wildchina.com Imanta, Punta de Mita
  3. 3. destinations in europe Swedenceland Norway Finland Europe R u s s i a Italy Il Salviatino, Florence Estonia Armani Hotel Milano Palazzo Victoria, Verona United Kingdom Latvia Spain Denmark Lithuania SHA Wellness Clinic, Albir Neth. Poland Belarus Germany Ireland Bel. Lux. Czech Rep. Slovakia Ukraine France Austria Mold. Kazakhstan Switz. Hungary ARMANI HOTEL MILANO PALAZZO VICTORIA SloveniaRomania Croatia Mongol Bos. & Herz. Serb. IL SALVIATINO Mont. Kos. Bulgaria Georgia Spain Italy Albania Mace. Kyrgyzstan Portugal Armenia Azerb. Uzbekistan Greece Turkmenistan Tajikistan C h i n a SHA WELLNESS Turkey CLINIC Malta Cyprus Syria Lebanon Iran Tunisia Israel Afghanistan Morocco Iraq Jordan Algeria Kuwait Nepal BhutanSahara Libya Pakistan Egypt Qatar BangladeshMorocco) U.A.E. Florence, Italy - FLR, Milan, Italy – MXP, Verona, Italy – VRN, Saudi Arabia Myanmar Mali Valencia, Spain - VLC, Alicante, Spain - ALC India Laos Mauritania (Burma) Oman Yemenenegal Niger Chad Thailand Eritrea ambia Caa-Bissau Burkina Faso Nigeria Sudan Djibouti Benin Guinea 3 Cote Togoerra Leone dIvoire
  4. 4. Europe Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy A restored Renaissance villa nestled on the hillside of Fiesole in a park-like setting with panoramic views of Florence, just 12 minutes away, 15 minutes from the airport. Recently restored into a luxurious and modern 45 room property, the hotel features gourmet Tuscan cuisine, luxury spa, outdoor pool, complimentary shuttle to the city center, and a dedicated service ambassador for every guest. Armani Hotel Milano, Italy Armani Hotel Milano is situated in the prestigious Manzoni 31 building in Milano, Italy, anchoring the world-famous couture district, known as the quadrilatero della moda, just 40 minutes from Malpensa Airport. Personally designed by Giorgio Armani, the hotel www.kurtzahlers.com features 95 elegantly appointed Guestrooms and Suites, resonating the simplicity and elegance of the Armani style. Extensive food and beverage experiences, Armani/SPA, and a well-equipped business center. Palazzo Victoria, Verona, Italy Centrally located on Corso Porta Borsari with 71 rooms and suites, Palazzo Victoria introduces a new type of luxury to Verona. Opened in March, 2012, the hotel is located within the Roman walls of Verona in a historic building, easy walking distance to many cultural attractions and just 25 minutes from the airport. Extensively refurbished, the hotel features historic roman ruins as well as frescoes in many rooms. Meeting and conference space, plus a Champagne bar, fitness center, and restaurant. SHA Wellness Clinic, Albir, Spain SHA is a world-class pioneering wellness clinic dedicated to the improvement of well- being through the fusion of antique Oriental disciplines and revolutionary Western techniques. Located in Albir, overlooking the Mediterranean on Spain’s eastern coast, SHA can be reached in 80 minutes by car from Valencia, and 40 minutes by car from Alicante. Features 93 modern Suites with sea views and terraces, an acclaimed macrobiotic restaurant, 14,000 square-foot spa and clinic which offers world-leading alternative health practices, natural therapies, healthy aging treatments, genetics and medical wellness, as well as aesthetic medicine.
  5. 5. Latviaenmark Lithuania R u s s i aNeth. Poland destinations in Eurasia & asia Belarus Germany Bel. Lux. Czech Rep. Slovakia Ukraine Austria Mold. Kazakhstan Switz. Hungary Slovenia Romania Italy Croatia Mongoliaance Eurasia & Asia Bos. & Herz. Serb. Mont. Kos. Bulgaria Albania Mace. Georgia Kyrgyzstan SEA S ONG N. Kore Armenia Azerb. Uzbekistan Greece Turkmenistan Tajikistan Turkey i C h n a Turkey Sea Song, Destination Specialist S. Koreakhstan Malta Cyprus Syria Lebanon Iran China & Tibet Tunisia Israel Mongolia Afghanistan WildChina, Destination Specialist Iraq Jordan Maldiveseria Kyrgyzstan Kuwait N. Korea Nepal Six Senses Laamu*tan Bhutan Libya Pakistan C Egypt h i n a Qatar Thailand Tajikistan U.A.E. Japan Bangladesh Saudi Arabia The Siam, Bangkok S. Korea Myanmar India PACIFIC Chiva-Som, Hua Hin Six (Burma) Yao Laos Senses Noi* Omantan Yemen Six Senses Samui* Niger Chad Thailand Vietnam Eritrea THE SIAM Philippines Vietnam Nepal Cambodia Six Senses Ninh Van Bay*stan Nigeria Sudan Bhutan Djiboutinin Bangladesh C Six Senses Con Dao* HIVA OM -S Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang* Ethiopia Sri Lanka Palau Cameroon Central African Republic Myanmar Somalia Brunei India (Burma) Laos Malaysiaorial Guinea Principe Uganda Kenya Thailand Vietnam INDIAN Congo Philippines Gabon Dem. Rep. Rwanda THE SIAM of Congo Burundi Cambodia O C EI An Nd *see page 23 for Six Senses listing o n e s i a CHIVA-SOM Tanzania Sri Lanka Palau Timor Leste (East Tim Angola Brunei MalaysiaDIAN Zambia Malawi Namibia Zimbabwe Mauritius Mozambique I n d o Beijing, China - PEK, Shanghai, China - PVG, Bangkok, Thailand - BKK, Chiang Mai, n e s i a Papua Botswana Phuket, Thailand – HKT, Krabi, Thailand - KBV, Koh Samui, Thailnd - USM, Danang, New Guinea Solomon Islands Nha Trang, Vietnam - CXR, Istanbul, Turkey - IST Madagascar Timor Leste (East Timor) Swaziland A 5 s t r a u Somoa Lesotho Vanuatu
  6. 6. Sea Song, Destination Specialist Turkey Established by Karen Fedorko in 2001, Sea Song provides unique customized journeys to Turkey, providing luxury adventures for couples, families, and groups. Itineraries can be created to experience archaeology, culture, art, religious heritage, adventure, cuisine and more. Karen has been named Top Travel Specialist for Turkey by Conde Nast Magazine. WildChina, Destination Specialist China WildChina is a premium, sustainable travel company based in Beijing. Started in 2000 by Mei Zhang, a native of Yunnan Province and a Harvard MBA, WildChina offers distinctive, ecologically sensitive journeys to all corners of China. Experience China Differently… Customize a private trip or join an exclusive, small-group departure. Discover hidden www.kurtzahlers.com corners of the Forbidden City, walk on the winding Great Wall and witness the daily lives of local families. At WildChina, adventure and luxury are synonymous, where distinctive programs feature insider access to sites, superior customer service, and attention to detail. The Siam, Bangkok Thailand Situated on 2.8 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Praya River, nestled amongst Bangkok’s historical palaces, temples and museums, find Bangkok’s newest boutique gem, The Siam. The 39-suite luxury retreat features individually designed rooms and some pool villas with lofty ceilings, original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiques, and dedicated butlers. Facilities include a fully equipped gym with Thai boxing ring, outdoor yoga terrace, luxury spa, riverside infinity pool, and private pier for river excursions. Dining options include an authentic Thai restaurant complete with cooking school, chic Deco Bar and Restaurant, as well as a traditional Thai Coffee room and a Tea garden. Chiva-Som, Hua Hin Beachfront Destination Spa dedicated to revitalizing mind, body, and spirit for total well being and vitality. The 57-room Chiva-Som offers extensive fitness, spa, and holistic health facilities over seven acres of lush tropical gardens less than three hours by car south of Bangkok in the royal city of Hua Hin.
  7. 7. tonia Latviania destinations in india & middle east Belarus Ukrainemania Mold. Kazakhstan Mongolia India & ulgaria Georgia Kyrgyzstan Middle East N. Korea Armenia Azerb. Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan C h i n a Dubai, United Arab Emirates Turkey Japan ArmaniS. Korea Dubai Hotel Cyprus Syria Iran Afghanistan The Address Downtown Dubai PACIFIC Lebanon ANANDA - The Palace – The Old Town Israel Iraq IN THE HIMALAYAS The Address Dubai Marina Jordan The Address Montgomerie Dubai Kuwait ARMANI HOTEL Nepal Saudi Arabia DUBAI Pakistan Bhutan The Address Dubai Mall Egypt Qatar Bangladesh U.A.E. PEIRCE & LESLIE Oman THE ADDRESS Myanmar Six Senses Zighy Bay* HOTELS & RESORTS India (Burma) Laos Yemen Oman India Vietnam Eritrea Thailand Philippines — In the Himalayas Ananda Peirce & Leslie, Destination Specialist Sudan Djibouti Cambodia OC Jordan Evason Ma’in Hot Springs* Ethiopia Sri Lanka Palau lic Somalia Brunei Malaysia Uganda Kenya INDIAN Rwanda *see page 23 for Six Senses listing Burundi I n d o n e s i a Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Tanzania Timor Leste (East Timor) Malawimbia Vanuat Dubai, UAE - DXB, Muscat, Oman - MCT, Delhi, India - DEL, Dehradun, India - DED Zimbabwe Amman, Jordan - AMM Mauritius Mozambiquewana Madagascar Swaziland A u s t r a l i a Lesotho rica 7 OCEAN
  8. 8. United Arab Emirates Armani Hotel Dubai With 160 rooms and suites exclusively housed in the distinctive Burj Khalifa Tower, the world’s tallest building, The Armani Hotel Dubai is a place where every element is a statement and embodiment of the Armani vision. Defined by its unique location, highest standards of aesthetic and excellence service, The Armani Hotel Dubai is the most exclusive destination in the city. The Address Downtown Dubai Located in the happening heart of Downtown Dubai, The Address Downtown Dubai is a new destination where cool meets warmth and sophistication with the world’s tallest tower - Burj Khalifa - and the world’s largest mall - The Dubai Mall - at its doorstep. www.kurtzahlers.com Located 15 minutes from the Dubai airport, the hotel features 196 rooms and suites and an array of amenities that appeal to both business and leisure travelers. The Palace – The Old Town, Dubai Located on the Old Town Island, The Palace is a resort within the city, a harmonious blend of Middle Eastern heritage and contemporary Dubai, with 242 guest rooms, including 81 magnificent suites all featuring balconies with either The Dubai Fountain, Burj Lake or Old Town views. Ideally situated in the Downtown Dubai area close to all major business and leisure attractions, The Palace is directly connected with the Souk Al Bahar, facing The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa , the world’s tallest tower and just a step away from The Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping center in the world. The Address Dubai Marina Standing tall in the heart of one of Dubai’s most vibrant neighborhoods, where crystal waters shimmer against modern architecture and luxury yachts moor alongside trendsetting restaurants, just 20 minutes from the Dubai Airport. The hotels features 200 luxurious rooms, four superb restaurants and lounges, a relaxing spa, spectacular infinity pool and state of the art meeting and event facilities.
  9. 9. The Address Montgomerie Dubai The Championship 18-hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie is the main draw for most travelers, with extensive clubhouse facilities, two golf shops, vast locker rooms, 9-hole par 3 floodlit Academy course, and a Golf Academy, all just 20 minutes from the airport. In addition there are 21 stylish and contemporary boutique guest rooms, modern fitness center, outdoor pool, and indoor and outdoor meeting facilities. The dramatic 265 acre, 7,396 yard links-style course managed by Troon Golf, it was recently awarded “Middle East’s Leading Golf Course”. The Address Dubai Mall Located at the heart of trendy Downtown Dubai, overlooking the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, and attached to the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations in the world, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai is always in vogue. With 244 signature rooms and suites offering five upbeat restaurants and lounges, a luxurious spa and wellness facilities, innovative shopping services and convenient business amenities, The Address Dubai Mall offers a quintessential luxurious experience, just 15 minutes from www.kurtzahlers.com the airport. India Ananda — In the Himalayas Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, the birthplace of the ancient arts of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, Ananda is a retreat dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy creating an unforgettable wellbeing experience. With 80 rooms, suites, and villas, the property is set amongst 100 acres of virgin forest around the majestic palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan foothills, the valley of the holy town of Rishikesh, reached via a 45-minute drive from Dehradun Airport. Peirce & Leslie, Destination Specialist Peirce and Leslie, India’s premier luxury travel specialists, bring years of meticulous planning and constant discovery to the business of luxury travel. Creating tailor made itineraries to suit any individual client’s need, their bespoke trips are creative and uniquely memorable and go beyond India into off the beaten path places throughout Bhutan, The Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. 9
  10. 10. destinations in australia, new zealand & south africanes OCEAN Palau New Zealand & Africa New Zealand i a Papua The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay New Guinea Solomon Islands The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay Matakauri Lodge, Queenstownr Leste (East Timor) Somoa Vanuatu Africa Fiji Micato Safaris, Destination Specialist Tonga s t r a l i a THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS New Zealand THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS MATAKAURI LODGE Aukland, New Zealand - AKL, Kerikeri, New Zealand - KKE, Napier, New Zealand - NPE, Queenstown, New Zealand - ZQN
  11. 11. New Zealand The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay Set on 6,000 scenic acres in the Bay of Islands on the North Island, this 22-suite property enjoys panoramic ocean views and a world-renowned golf course. Luxurious accommodations include fireplaces and private decks, plus an outdoor infinity pool, remarkable restaurant, two tennis courts, three private beaches, nature trails, luxury spa in a Totora Forest, yoga, and gym with a myriad of outdoor pursuits nearby. 4 hour drive or 45 minute flight from Auckland to Kerikeri. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay www.kurtzahlers.com Located on the North Island’s dramatic east coast atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land with the look and feel of a working farm, The Farm features 22 cottage suites all with large porches overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A sister property to Kauri Cliffs, the resort is ideally located to explore the area’s numerous wineries and outdoor activities. Also features an award-winning golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities, gourmet restaurant, 50-foot heated pool, fitness center, library, and wine cellar tasting room. 6 hour drive or 55 minute flight from Auckland to Napier. Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown Matakauri Lodge is a private hideaway minutes from the heart of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu with just 11 suites each with private terraces with dramatic lake and mountain views, 20 minutes from the airport. In the adventure capital of New Zealand, options include white water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, jet boating and heli-skiing, just to name a few. Thankfully, a luxury Spa facility, infinity swimming pool and sauna with a modern fitness center are also on-site. Matakauri Lodge is the sister property of two other award winning luxury lodges; Kauri Cliffs and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. 11
  12. 12. Africa Micato Safaris, Destination Specialist Safari. The very word evokes a flurry of imagination. Majestic mountains, stunning savannahs, breathtaking vistas and wildlife beyond your imagination. Micato sojourns are deliberately luxurious. Safari lodges enchant with such unadulterated luxuries as private plunge pools and personal butlers. Itineraries offer an irresistible array of experiences from the sophisticated pleasures of Cape Town to the celebrated savannahs of the Serengeti and the near spiritual beauty of the Kalahari. Journeys to Africa include Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Victoria Falls, Rwanda, and Zanzibar. www.kurtzahlers.com
  13. 13. Estonia C a n a d a United Kingdom Latvia Denmark Lithuania Neth. Poland destinations in latin america Belarus Germany Bel. Ireland Lux. Czech Rep. Slovakia Ukraine Austria Mold. Kazakhsta Switz. Hungary Slovenia Croatia Romania France Italy Bos. & Herz. Serb. Mont. Kos. Bulgaria Spain Latin America Albania Mace. Georgia Portugal Armenia Azerb. Uzbekistan United States Greece Turkmenistan Taj Turkey ATLANTIC Morocco & Caribbean Tunisia Malta Cyprus Lebanon Israel Syria Iraq Iran Afghanistan RANCHO LA PUERTA Jordan Algeria Kuwait Mexico MUSHA CAY Western Sahara Mexico Libya Egypt Qatar Pakistan Bahamas (Occupied by Morocco) Rancho La Puerta, Tecate U.A.E. GANSEVOORT TURKS & CAICOS Imanta, Punta de Mita Saudi Arabia Cuba Mali IMANTA Dom. Rep. Mauritania Oman Jamaica Haiti Yemen Belize Niger Chad Honduras Cape Verde SenegalPACIFIC Guatemala El Salvador Nicaragua Gambia Caribbean Eritrea MUKUL Rica Guinea-Bissau Gansevoort Turks & Caicos Burkina Faso Nigeria Sudan Djibouti Costa BRISTOL Trinidad & Tobago Guinea Benin PANAMA Venezuela Cote Togo Musha Cay OCEAN BRISTOL Panama Guyana Sierra Leone dIvoire Ghana Ethiopia BUENAVENTURA French Guiana Liberia Cameroon Central African Republic Somalia Suriname Colombia Panama Equatorial Guinea Uganda Kenya INDIA Sao Tome & Principe Congo The Bristol, Panama City Rwanda Ecuador Gabon PIKAIA LODGE Dem. Rep. Bristol Buenaventura, Pacific Coast Burundi of Congo Peru Tanzania B r a z i l OCEAN Nicaragua Angola Mukul Luxury Resort & Zambia Spa Malawi Bolivia Namibia Zimbabwe Mauritius Chile Botswana Mozambique Paraguay Dos Lagos Lodge, Patagonia Chile Madagascar Swaziland Ecuador South Africa Lesotho Uruguay Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Archipelago Argentina ESTANCIA VIK PLAYA VIK Uruguay Estancia Vik, José Ignacio DOS LAGOS Playa Vik, José Ignacio LODGE Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - PVR, San Deigo, California - SAN, Panama City, Panama - PTY, Punta del Este, Uruguay - PDP, Montevideo, Uruguay - MVD, Georgetown, Great Exuma - GGT, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - PLS, Managua, Nicaragua - MGA, Quito Ecuador - UIO, Baltra, Santa Cruz Island - GPS, Coyhaique, Chile - BBA, Santaigo, Chile - SCL 13
  14. 14. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate Mexico The original fitness resort and spa founded in 1940, Rancho La Puerta welcomes 100 guests each week amongst 87 guest rooms on over 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows. Only an hour’s drive from San Diego, California located in tranquil Tecate, Baja California, The Ranch is located at 1,700 feet and enjoys an ideal year-round climate. Weeklong packages include accommodations, gourmet organic meals, a wide array of fitness classes, use of all facilities, daily learning workshops and seminars, nightly entertainment, and roundtrip transportation to/from San Diego airport. Imanta, Punta de Mita Intimate oceanfront resort 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta with just 13 villas, many with private pools on 250 acres adjacent to a vast ecological reserve. Endless activities include guided hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking. Serving fresh organic gourmet cuisine in three locations, spa services, and yoga, this undiscovered gem is one-of-a-kind. Perfect for weddings, Imanta is available for takeovers on an exclusive basis. www.kurtzahlers.com Caribbean Gansevoort Turks & Caicos Located on Grace Bay, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, this boutique beachfront hotel is unlike any other in Turks + Caicos, featuring 91 modern guestrooms, including 32 suites and 4 penthouses. The hotel oozes a hip and sensual island vibe, especially at the 7,000 square foot infinity edge pool, Exhale Spa, and Stelle and Beach Bar. Just 4.5 miles from the Provo airport, guests enjoy some of the best scuba and free diving on the world‘s third longest barrier reef, plus a modern fitness center, water sports, horseback riding , eco tours, and nearby golf, tennis, and shopping. Musha Cay Hidden among the out islands of the Exumas, in the Bahamas, eleven private islands - not just one - are yours to explore, and the only other guests are selected by you. Five spectacular guest houses - each with its own private beach. Over 700 acres of lush natural beauty belong to you and 24 of your guests alone - privacy redefined. Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay - endless amenities and adventures that you can experience nowhere else on earth. Fly to Georgetown Airport on the island of Great Exuma, then board a 15-minute charter flight or a scenic boat ride -- which we will arrange -- to Musha Cay.
  15. 15. The Bristol, Panama City Panama Recognized as the best hotel in Panama City, the 119 rooms and suites of the Bristol Panama are set in the heart of the bustling financial city center, a few minutes from world class shopping, cultural attractions, and golf courses, and is an ideal locale for exploring the nearby Panama Canal. New Tower completed in 2012 houses a modern fitness center, lap pool, and lounge. Complimentary shuttle from the airport just 12 miles away. Bristol Buenaventura, Pacific Coast A tranquil and enchanting enclave with white sand beaches and the deep-blue waters of the Pacific, Bristol Buenaventura offers a connection to nature with a myriad of pleasures including water sports, sailing, horseback riding, tennis, and eco activities. The resort’s 118 accommodations include 109 guestrooms, 5 suites, and 4 lagoon villas, all with spectacular vistas. 80-minute drive from Panama City. Nicaragua www.kurtzahlers.com Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa The Mayan word for secret, Mukul will be unveiled January, 2013. Located 1 hour 45 minutes from the Managua Airport on a four-mile white sand beach on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. Mukul will feature 39 spacious free-standing accommodations, each with an ocean view, pool and private staff, plus a unique six-room Spa Mukul, beach club, swimming pool, nature trails, an 18-hole Guacalito Golf Course, and cultural attractions nearby. Dos Lagos Lodge, Patagonia Chile A peaceful, exclusive retreat deep in the heart of southern Chile’s mythical Patagonia, Dos Lagos Lodge is surrounded by an incredibly varied landscape of awe-inspiring beauty. The intimate Lodge and Cottages can be booked only on a whole-house, full service basis, thus ensuring total privacy for groups of friends or families, up to 28 people. Dos Lagos is reached via Coyhaique Airport in Balmaceda and there are 2-5 flights daily from Santiago. Rates include all meals, beverages, fishing, guides, use of equipment, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, jet boating, UTV’s, airport transfers, laundry, and WiFi. Cuisine is by Giancarlo Mazzarelli, among Chile’s most renowned chefs. 15
  16. 16. Ecuador Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Archipelago With the first carbon neutral accommodation in the Galapagos and one of the most advanced green lodges built in the world, Pikaia is a stunning new alternative for exploring the “Last paradise on Earth” in a truly sustainable, yet luxurious way. Opening in 2013, The Lodge features 14 rooms and suites, restaurant, bar/lounge, wellness center, and infinity pool. Guests experience quality guided land tours in small groups, or marine tours by yacht. For leisure, guests can enjoy kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking and exploring Pikaia’s private Tortoise Reserve. Located on Santa Cruz Island on one of the islands finest beaches just a short drive from the airport at Baltra. Uruguay www.kurtzahlers.com Estancia Vik, José Ignacio Estancia Vik is a 50,000 square foot Spanish Colonial Style estancia hotel with 12 suites on 4,000 acres of oceanfront rolling land in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, a vibrant and idyllic coastal area. Merging exceptional design, flawless personalized service, environmentally minded practices and an unparalleled collection of contemporary Uruguayan and international art, Estancia Vik is a singularly remarkable property set in a magical backdrop where Marlboro country meets a virgin San Tropez. Playa Vik, José Ignacio A truly remarkable private retreat on the beach in the village of José Ignacio, Playa Vik opened in December 2010 and features 19 suites all uniquely decorated with contemporary Uruguayan and international art. Located 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este, José Ignacio and 30 minutes from the airport, the area is renowned for its pristine beaches, rugged landscape, exceptional sunset and relaxed, luxurious bohemian style. Just 5 miles from Estancia Vik and 1.5 hours from Montevideo Airport.