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africa/middle east Indulgent Experiences Treat your clients to sublime vacations. paloma villaverde de rico suites with a view in south africa The picturesque village of Franschhoek in South Africa is home to 40 wine estates, colonial architecture, numerous gourmet restaurants, art galleries and curio shops. Clients who like to soak in the surroundings, so to speak, will want to opt for one of the area's most lavish accommodations, The Vineyard Suites at La Residence. These fanciful suites are part of Cox & Kings' accommodation offerings in South Africa and are a feast for the eyes. They are ornately done up with such eclectic decor details as pistachio-green or plum-colored couches, black-and-white harlequin-patterned vanity cabinets, curtains of shimmering gold silk, antique Chinese cabinets, and brightly painted octagonal tables and couches in "mouth-watering" tangerine and raspberry velvet. There are five Vineyard Suites in all, ranging from the exotic Tibetan Suite with its Oriental antiques and rich orange tones to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu with its Provencal antiques, velvets and silks. Although each suite offers its own unique character, they all have one thing in common-views of the stunning surroundings, which practically spill indoors through a proliferation of French doors. According to Robert Veden, senior destination manager, 48 october 2015 Africa & Middle East, Cox & Kings, The Americas, "We can work with the agent to create a seamless tour experience incorporating the Vineyard Suites at La Residence as well as all private transportation and expertly guided private sightseeing experiences. Typically this is part of a larger South Africa journey also incorporating Cape Town, safari, and possibly more (such as Victoria Falls). The Vineyard Suites are great for honeymooners looking for exclusivity (one of the villas is 1-bedroom), families with children (four of the suites offer 2-3 bedrooms), friends traveling together (two of the 2-bedroom suites are ideal for this), or multi-generational journeys-all 5 villas can be booked in conjunction sleeping 20 guests with some public areas they can share exclusively." bird's-eye view of dubai with waldorf astoria The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah sets the stage for a royal stay with a Waldorf Astoria Unforgettable Experience, which, incidentally, are offered at all 25 of Waldorf Astoria's properties. In Dubai, the Unforgettable Experience includes a 3-night stay with breakfast; couples' Waldorf Astoria Spa experience; a hot air balloon ride; a camel ride to a desert dinner for two; a Bentley

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2015

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Starwood’s The Luxury Collection
Tour Talk: Defining Luxury
The Butler Did It
The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
Spa Wars
Raising the Bar in Mexico
Spa Treats
Chic Stays
Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Course
Stay Well at MGM Grand
Southbound, by Design
Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe
Indulgent Experiences
New Asian Beauties

Recommend October 2015