Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 12
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In 1958, Giuseppe Cipriani transformed a barren
strip of land on Giudecca Island - a five-minute
boat ride from Venice's Saint Mark's Square - into a
jet-setter's paradise. Sixty years later, the 96-room
Belmond Hotel Cipriani is throwing a yearlong anniversary party. Guests can expect a special cocktail
menu from legendary bartender Walter Bolzonella
(try the vodka-based Hidden Liquid) and exclusive
excursions exploring behind-the-scenes Venice.
Of course, there are party favors: Limited-edition
gifts range from socks by Italian designer Gallo to
Merchant of Venice perfumes. Where do we RSVP?
Doubles from $1,512; Virtuoso travelers receive
breakfast daily and a $100 dining credit.
5 REASONS TO LOVE:
LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO
LET'S GO TO CABO
One of NYC-based Virtuoso travel advisor
Amy Stein's favorite sunny escapes is Los
Cabos, Mexico, and the 84-room Las Ventanas
al Paraíso. "There are many aspects that make
a good hotel a great hotel," Stein says. "Las
Ventanas hits them all in a major way."
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. "Las Ventanas appeals to
many different types of travelers, especially people
who enjoy luxury but want that 'sense of place' feeling too."
WATER WORLD. "My fiancé and I spent much of our
time at the new Oasis pool, a lovely refuge from the
main resort area. On some nights, you can see fireworks over the pool around 9 pm."
STYLISH DINING. "The resort's new Arbol restaurant is
beyond gorgeous, with a lounge vibe beneath beautifully lit trees."
BREATHING ROOM. "The Oceanview Rooftop Terrace
Junior Suite features plenty of indoor and outdoor
space without feeling too big for a couple. There's a
terrace off the bedroom and stairs leading to a rooftop sundeck with shaded seating."
LITTLE DETAILS. "The service is on another level: Our
butler professionally cleaned our sunglasses when
they got wet. I loved the special touches in the room,
from an aromatherapy menu to a sewing kit customHotel havens (from left): Belmond Hotel Cipriani, the lazy river flows
through Las Ventanas al Paraíso's new Oasis pool, a beachfront pad
at Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, and a private overwater swimming
platform at Gansevoort Turks + Caicos.
T R AV E L E R
designed for the clothes hanging in the closet."
GO: Doubles from $660; Virtuoso travelers receive
breakfast daily and a $100 spa credit.