Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London launches a 21 day detox boot camp
Mandara Spa, the Balinese-inspired spa in the heart of South Bank, London, brings an exclusive 21 day detox boot camp plan aimed at re-building your body and mind. Fully qualified nutritional therapist ‘Miss Nutritionist’, Rosie Millen, has teamed up with the spa to offer guests a program that will build the foundations for a healthier lifestyle in 2014, combined with the spa’s exclusive body treatments and use of the spa facilities.
“By improving your diet and lifestyle you are in a better position to achieve anything you want in life. You really are what you eat”, commented Rosie Millen.
Available to book now until 31 March 2014, the 21 day detox boot camp plan includes:
5 45min Boot Camp sessions* with resident fitness expert run on Mondays, Thursdays, Friday and weekends in the Southbank area
5 Personal training sessions held at The Spa’s Gym and fitness centre
2 Guest passes to the use of the spa facilities until 31 March 2014
2 exclusive spa treatments at the spa; back, neck and shoulder massage or skin boosting facial
30 minute talk with expert nutritionist Rosie Millen
Normally priced at £765 for all elements, this combined promotion package is available for £495 per person, and can be used over three months.
*Classes start from 7:00am and available from Sunday to Thursday.
Mandara Spa is based at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – for more information and bookings, please call +44 (0) 207 620 7300 or visit www.mandaraspa.com/London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London is situated in London’s South Bank, within walking distance of the city’s most iconic attractions including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Also, being located within walking distance to the London Eye, London Aquarium and the National Theatre makes Park Plaza the perfect accommodation for both tourists and business guests.
The Contemporary, design-led hotel features spacious guest rooms, including 65 Suites and Penthouses and over 500 Studio Rooms. The hotel’s on-site restaurants include Brasserie Joël by Chef Walter Ishizuka and Ichi Sushi & Sashimi Bar, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie is ideal for afternoon teas and tapas. Enjoy free live music every night at Primo Bar while sipping a cocktail and enjoying light tapas-style dishes. Additionally, the hotel is home to an espressamente illy coffee shop and 24 hour room service.
The 11-casa property is located in the colonial fishing village of Trancoso, in the southeast of Brazil’s subtropical Bahia state, which has long been a haven for artists, hippies, and naturalists who flocked to the area in the 1970s and built a free-spirited culture among colorful antique casas and spectacular beaches. UXUA contains four restored fisherman casas dating from the 1500s plus seven more recent constructions created by hand using reclaimed materials and traditional building methods, including a treehouse and a restored ceramic atelier. The one- to three-bedroom casas have been harmoniously integrated into the town’s historical center without signage. Four casas face Trancoso’s 500-year-old grassy village square, the Quadrado, one of the most picturesque settings in all of South America.
Owner and designer Wilbert Das, formerly the creative director of Italian fashion label Diesel, was inspired to open the property after frequent visits to Trancoso. Drawing on the spirit and ideals of the locals, the Netherlands-born Das worked side-by-side with native artisans and Pataxó Indians to create pieces such as sinks and bathtubs carved from fallen tree trunks found on the property and shower heads shaped from local woods. The hotel, which is an hour and a half flight from both Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, and one hour from Salvador, has two restaurants specializing in home-style local seafood, a spa with custom UXUA cosmetic products, a gym, a swimming pool lined with aventurine crystals thought by locals to have healing qualities, plus a beach annex.
Trancoso’s rustic-chic and authenticity has made it one of the top destinations for global jet-setters looking for something truly different.
New in 2014:
Additional Casa – UXUA recently restored the atelier of famed local ceramic artist Cala, creating a one-bedroom casa called “Terrace of the Sky.” The casa has an open floor plan and handmade furniture and décor (ceramic floor tiles in the shape of tropical fish populating the surrounding sea, colored glass windows, and a sunken bathtub) produced by Das in collaboration with local artisans. The building has a rooftop swimming pool and a pergola offering views of the Quadrado and the Atlantic Ocean.
Private Residences – Das is constructing several private residences for guests who have fallen in love with Trancoso. A three-bedroom house on the Quadrado, not far from UXUA, is being built for journalist Anderson Cooper, and a 12-bedroom house is now under construction in nearby Espelho for English art dealer Ivor Braca. The residences are designed in the same environmentally friendly style as the hotel.
Artist in Residence Program – UXUA invites international designers to stay at the hotel to collaborate with local artisans on pieces such as lighting fixtures and chairs that are then used to decorate the casas and main lounge area.
The sleepy village of Trancoso, founded by Jesuit missionaries in the 1500s, was for centuries one of the most isolated coastal towns in Brazil, lacking even a road connecting it to the rest of the country. It was not until the late 1970s, when hippies and artists began to arrive from all over the world, that the town became rediscovered and acclaimed for its natural beauty. On a hilltop overlooking the sea and backed by rainforest and mangroves, Trancoso is centered on the historic town square, the Quadrado. It is lined with 50 brightly colored fisherman’s houses and a small 16th century São João Batista church.
Food & Beverage:
UXUA’s kitchens offer traditional Bahian cuisine – a spicy mix of African, Native American, and Portuguese influences. The main kitchen is an open structure with barstools overlooking the kitchen so guests can watch, learn, and sample menu items such as fresh fruits, grilled vegetables, and spicy espetinhos (traditional kebabs). Ingredients include produce from UXUA’s own garden and organic farms in Trancoso, as well as wahoo, Spanish mackerel, and cobia caught using traditional netting techniques.
UXUA’s Almescar Spa draws on the traditions of the Pataxó Indians and rare Atlantic rainforest ingredients for its products. The sap of the indigenous Almescar trees is the key ingredient. The restorative qualities and scent complements other local, organic elements, including coconut oil, pink pepper seeds, and fresh palm oil. The spa features Bahia’s first Vichy Treatment suite, which has five water jets housed in carved eucalyptus tree trunks.
UXUA offers a range of complimentary activities in and around Trancoso: canoeing and kayaking, the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, beach volleyball, dancing lessons, fishing, golfing, trekking, surfing, and horseback riding.
UXUA gained acclaim in Brazil for its progressive employment practices, and for supporting local cultural initiatives incorporated into the luxury hotel’s guest programs. For example, UXUA sponsors Trancoso’s academy of capoeira, a traditional Bahian sport that merges martial arts with dance and musical accompaniment. Local children have studied for free since 2008 under sponsorship of UXUA, and the hotel’s guests often join these classes.
Commercial flights connect major Brazilian cities such as São Paulo or Rio de Janiero with Porto Seguro, a 1-hour drive from Trancoso and UXUA. An airport for private jets and helicopters is located in Trancoso itself, a ten-minute drive from UXUA. UXUA is accessible to cars via a quiet street running behind the Quadrado and there is ample parking.
Rates start at $471 for a Studio Casa.
UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
Telephone: +55 73 3668 2277
The Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is now open for business. It is owned and operated by Singapore-based COMO Hotels and Resorts, which also owns the private island resort Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks & Caicos. Be sure to pay a visit next time you’re in Miami Beach.
Located on Collins Avenue and 24th Street in South Beach, the 74-room hotel occupies an original 1930s Art Deco building. While centrally located, the feel is a true respite from the buzz and beat of South Beach: it’s right on the beach and has a private pool with cabanas and a rooftop COMO Shambhala spa. It even has a private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Rates begin at $499 per night for a Metropolitan Room.
2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33129
P: (305) 695-3588 or (855) 316-2666
Interiors are by the Italian designer Paola Navone, who preserved the hotel’s Art Deco exterior and other features – such as the lobby’s terrazzo floor – and contrasted it with urbane, contemporary interiors in shades of peppermint green and dusky grey, with surfaces of cool white marble and shining chrome.
Food & Beverage
The hotel has two restaurants, including The Traymore, showcasing Floridian seafood such as stone crab, Key West pink shrimp and yellow tail snapper. At the poolside restaurant – open only to hotel guests – diners can enjoy pizzas from the brick oven or graze on crudo while relaxing in a cabana. The Traymore Bar will have over 30 artisanal gins.
The rooftop COMO Shambhala Urban Escape has four treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool and juice bar with views of the ocean. Therapies include the company’s signature COMO Shambhala Massage as well as the COMO Shambhala Sun Soother. Each morning complimentary yoga is offered on the spa terrace overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
Morocco Retreats with their Retreat Team and ecological advisors have produced the FIRST ECO LUXURY CAMP IN THE SAHARA. This camp will be used for Morocco Retreats in the Sahara and on the Moroccan Coast. We have carefully chosen the retreat dates with the climate in mind. The coast, mountains and Sahara enjoy very different temperatures and seasons. Our camp has been created with the environment in mind, the local community and local artisans who recycle.
The launch of our Eco Camp
After many years of Luxury Morocco Retreats in the Sahara we have decided it is high time to make our own luxury camp with all the important additions, such as Spa tents, special catering tent, yoga tent, total ecology throughout. We want to enjoy the Sahara and the beach and leave not a trace behind. We very much want to contribute to the Sahara community so as well as employing the beautiful Berber nomads of the South, we will in stage 2 set up a programme of permaculture in Mhamid and also provide the local community with our fertiliser for their crops.
The launch of our own camp will happen in March with our own ‘The Source’ Retreat. The weather will be stunning in March and the drive down through the spectacular Draa Valley is a trip you will never forget. Our Excellent Spa Team look after your every need on these retreats and you will be pampered through a selection of Massage and Spa Treatments whilst being able to relax in the silence of Zamzam and the dunes whilst enjoying delicious food created in partnership with our Nutritionalist and Chef.
What makes our Retreats unique?
Over 4 years we have searched the globe for our Retreat Family, not only looking for excellence in their field, but a deep profound love and understanding for what Morocco Retreats wants to achieve. Emma Joyston-Bechal, who grew up in Nigeria and has also spent 1 year doing an overland trip from London to Harare, sleeping in tents and cooking outdoors has a vaste experience and love for this type of holiday experience. Daisy Booth, our beautiful yoga teacher and reflexolgist always manages to appeal to any level of yogi. The Retreats have a grown up level of comfort, nurturing and holistic experience and through the carefully selected partners and Retreat Team we have have created and delivered a healing experience never to be forgotten.
Our team are as follows:
Nutritionalist – grew up on the spiritual festival scene, loves the outdoor and connecting with people.
Logistics and comfort – grew up in Nigeria visiting remote places with her parents, loves food, earth energy and people.
Spa Team – love meeting people, exchanging ideas, nurturing and sharing their country.
Camp Manager – Born in the desert and working in fine dining in the UK – high level of expectations.
Yoga Teacher – able to make the yoga fun for all levels or experience, a kindred soul who loves the outdoors.
To view more information on our retreats for 2014 please visit: www.moroccoretreats.com
Franschhoek, South Africa – February 2014 – Le Quartier Français introduces a day spa with a difference.
The pillars of food, art and wine have long been a part of our offering at Le Quartier Français and now we’ve added beauty to the mix. Looking out over our tranquil Herb and Sculpture Garden is our latest offering,
It’s a day spa with a difference. Sit back and relax with a glass of Môreson Méthode Cap Classique or a fresh fruit cocktail, while we spoil you.
Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or indeed both. We offer all the traditional treatments including Gelish for your nails, which lasts for up to two weeks with no chipping or fading as well as nail art!
We also have a simple wash-and-blow dry service for your hair (so you don’t need to worry about cheating on your hairdresser), though we can promise an excellent head massage.
b.gorgeous is also an emporium for small, unique gifts for yourself or others; from beauty products, accessories, jewelery and more. Some of the items include beautifully beaded So Cape Sandals, and innovative Wrist-to-Hair bracelets that can be used to tie up your hair.
And to really blow your hair back, we’re inviting talented local tattoo artists to make cameo appearances for all your skin art needs. Dates and times will be available on our web page shortly.
b.gorgeous compliments the Treatment Room which offers a mosaic of treatments including facials, massage and reflexology.
For an appointment call us on: 021-876 8458
For further information please contact Robyn on 021-876 8452 or email@example.com
Realising that one of the greatest obstacles to wellness is simply the reluctance to carve out time for oneself, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach has introduced two new mini health packages, ideal for couples. Following on from the tremendous success of its existing Mini-Health Experiences, the two new packages are focused on couples and are designed for guests who live a fast-paced lifestyle and who are in need of more time to develop healthier relationships. The new packages will also benefit couples who are expecting a baby and who need to focus on this life changing event and embrace their time together before coming parents.
The two new packages include:
• Couples Mini Intimacy Experience: Intimacy is brought to an entirely new level with this package. Experience the Royal Body Ceremony, a 125-minute ritual inspired by a traditional purifying ceremony given to Indonesian royalty, in which both partners will experience full body scrubs, followed by a Javanese massage and completed with a Rasul ceremony that gives couples the opportunity to self-apply purifying muds to each other and relax surrounded by intermittent herbal steam.
This package also includes a 50-minute couple’s session with Canyon Ranch’s sex, passion and intimacy therapist, life altering energy work (50-minutes), and a 50-minute consultation to assess hormone levels with the resort’s medical expert.
• Couples Mini Babymoon: For couples expecting a baby, a special experience is available. This package focuses on relaxing and becoming centered and includes an 80-minute prenatal massage for the expectant mother and a Canyon Ranch 80-minute signature massage for their partner as well as a 50-minute breathing and meditation session, 50-minute nutrition consultation and a 50-minute life management session with a Canyon Ranch expert to help navigate through this major life transition. A Babymoon Gift Basket with gifts for the expectant couple and new baby is also included.
They join the five existing packages:
• Mini Stress-Buster: This package combines massage, acupuncture and meditation to halt stress and reset the mind. It includes a 50-minute acupuncture session to immediately create calm, 50-minute healing energy to deepen that state of relaxation, 50-minute MINDLINK massage treatment, 50-minute 1:1 meditation to learn strategies to create calm and a CD of selected meditations to use at home.
• Mini Bone Health: Designed for those concerned about their bone health but lacking direction on how to improve their strength, this package focuses on natural improvement and includes a bone density scan, 50-minute exercise physiologist consultation, 50-minute nutrition consultation and 25-minute consultation with integrative physician.
• Mini Shed the Weight: Designed to demystify the process of losing weight, this package includes body composition, Metabolic Exercise Assessment (2 sessions), 50-minute Fitness consultation, 50-minute nutrition consultation and 50-minute Integrative physician visit.
• Mini Energizer Retreat: Cranky and less creative? This package inspires meaningful change through a 30-minute guided meditation session, 50-minute acupuncture or healing energy session, 50-minute nutrition consultation to create an energizing diet, and a 50-minute Abhyanga session.
• Mini Detox: Designed to clear out the toxins and help restore vitality, this package includes a 50-minute integrative physician consultation, 50-minute nutrition consultation, two detoxifying drinks per day, 140-minute ayurvedic herbal purification and a 50-minute detox wrap.
Located on fashionable Collins Avenue, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach is the nation’s first luxury boutique hotel dedicated to wellness. Situated on the six-acre site once occupied by Miami Beach’s historic Carillon Hotel, the magnificently restored beachfront property opened in November 2008 offers luxury hotel suites and condominium residences. At 70,000-square-feet the property’s Spa and Wellness facility is the largest of its kind in Florida. Its lobby, suites, 54 treatment rooms and Canyon Ranch Grill were designed by David Rockwell.
Anchored in Canyon Ranch’s renowned wellness principles, the two-night mini-health experiences range in price from £440 to £750 per person, which includes a room upgrade and 15% discount for all international guests. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways both offer daily flights from London to Miami.
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About Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa
Founded by Mel and Enid Zuckerman, the Canyon Ranch brand has been offering healthy, active vacations for more than 30 years. Canyon Ranch in Tucson, a year-round luxury vacation destination dedicated to life enhancement and their first project opened in 1979 and is located on 150 lush desert acres in the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains. A second health resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, opened in 1989.
Canyon Ranch introduced Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach and Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach, the nation’s first luxury wellness hotel and residential community, in 2008. This unique property offers inspiring healthy living opportunities in a stunning luxury hotel setting. It encompasses the healthy choices and serene elegance of acclaimed Canyon Ranch health resorts, while providing easy access to everything an exciting city like Miami has to offer. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa has been voted Best Spa in the Best of the Best Hotel Awards from Virtuoso Travel Network and was named Favourite Resort + Hotel Spas – Southeast in Spa Magazine. Additionally, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa has placed 9th in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey.
It’s cold outdoors but Cornwall’s finest country house hotel is keeping cosy with a clean conscience as it’s green and lovely facilities just turned even greener. Biomass boilers have replaced the Budock Vean’s old oil-burning system, creating renewable heat from pellets made from waste wood just down the road in Redruth.
And while roaring logs fires keep the sitting-rooms toasty, it is now biomass which heats the entire 57 bedroom hotel, leisure facilities including the Natural Health Spa and swimming pool and a select cluster of luxury holiday homes being built in the hotel’s 65 acres of grounds and sub-tropical gardens running down to the Helford River.
“Our new biomass boilers are a big investment for ourselves and the environment,” says the Budock Vean’s owner Martin Barlow, “and it’s great to know they’re using a completely renewable source material to heat all our facilities, instead of having to rely on fossil fuels.”
That organic source material comes in the form of pellets made from all sorts of waste wood including sawdust, off-cuts and trimmings from trees and hedgerows by Cornish firm Mi-Generation – which also installs the biomass boilers and looks after them thereafter.
Mi-Generation’s John Black explains, “A biomass boiler used to replace a fossil fuel boiler – Liquid Petroleum Gas or heating oil – burns the wood pellets to heat the water that in turn heats the building or comes out of the taps – or in the case of the Budock Vean even heats the swimming pool! The great news all round is that it is far cheaper, greener and carbon neutral – and we don’t even have to travel far to deliver the pellets.”
Installation of the biomass boilers is backed by the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive and guaranteed for 20 years which made the Budock Vean’s decision to invest an easy one and which adds renewable energy to a long list of “green” initiatives since the Barlow family bought the hotel 25 years ago.
The grounds are all organically managed and over the last ten years the gardening team has successfully used a granular organic fertiliser combined with mycorrizal fungi to feed the gardens and even the golf course – making it one of the first of its kind in the UK.
The gardens and golf course will never cause a drain on Cornwall’s water supply either, thanks to a clever UV de-clorination system whereby every three weeks 10,000 litres of waste water from the hotel’s pool and the hot tub are recycled and used to irrigate the grounds.
And for those who think only raw vegetable matter can be composted, the chefs and gardeners did a deal of research and found a way of reducing kitchen waste by a third. Now 12,000kg a year of vegetable and fruit peelings, egg shells, tea bags and lettuce leaves are being magically turned into fine, rich soil to help fertilise the gardens and parkland – instead of being sent to landfill.
Now that the biomass boilers are up and running Martin and the team are looking ever forward – with the next plan to put photovoltaic panels on the south-facing roof of the hotel to harness the energy of the sun as well.
Notes to editors:-
The multi award winning Budock Vean Hotel is a family run, luxury four star hotel with outstanding leisure facilities including a spectacular indoor swimming pool with log fire, sauna, outdoor hot tub, 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, private foreshore and award winning restaurant with Cornish seafood specialities and a Natural Health Spa.
For more information visit http://www.budockvean.co.uk / or call 01326 252101.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Sets New Beauty Standards With A New Guerlain Spa
New luxury hotel to feature boutique Guerlain spa
LONDON – (24 February 2014) – Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with luxurious French beauty brand Guerlain. From the moment guests step into the peaceful new spa at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, unforgettable experiences await with the exclusive personalised treatments created using Guerlain’s unrivalled expertise and heritage. The luxury boutique spa will be the first Guerlain spa in the Benelux and will be welcoming guests to experience the following the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam in Spring 2014.
The three treatment room spa sanctuary invites guests and locals alike to enjoy the stylish and sophisticated World Of Guerlain in the heart of this cultural city. Set alongside Amsterdam’s most famous canal, the Herengracht, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is renowned for its location on one of the finest canal-side addresses in the city in one of the most beautiful settings. In this outstanding new boutique spa, Amsterdam’s regular spa patrons will find an unparalleled indulgent, sensorial spa experience twinned with cutting edge treatments, while experiencing Waldorf Astoria’s legendary service.
Louise Moore, director of spa operations and development, Hilton Worldwide, said: “Founded in 1828, Guerlain’s heritage teams perfectly with Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam’s long and interesting past. We are delighted that this will be the fifth Guerlain Spa within a Waldorf Astoria hotel or resort, further building the partnership between the two brands that are both synonymous with luxury heritage and personalized experiences.”
Louis de Vilmorin, International Spa Director of Guerlain, added: “Guerlain is proud to be the face of the new exclusive spa at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, where guests will experience the genuine and original services of the flagship House of Guerlain in Paris, where the standards are nothing short of excellent.”
On arrival, guests will make their way through the worldly and historical rooms of the converted patrician houses property to the peaceful space on the garden level of the most historical building number 556 where the spa lies, which has direct access to the tranquil gardens. Soothing neutral colours inspired by Amsterdam’s artistic heritage will be used throughout the spa space and its treatment rooms. Each treatment will be transformed into a unique and personal occasion by highly skilled beauty therapists who will ensure a bespoke and boutique experience that will really reflect the Waldorf Astoria and Guerlain essence.
At Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Guerlain will create a haven of total relaxation and a journey of personal transformation, starting with a detailed diagnosis before leading on to the fully personalised treatment completely bespoke to the guests’ needs and expectations.
The treatment menu at the Guerlain spa will reflect the luxury feel of the elegant Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam with a collection of indulgent treatments. All therapies will respect the origins of Guerlain’s signature massage from 1939, when the brand opened its first ‘Institut de Beauté’ in Paris. Available treatments will include a Guerlain Signature Face & Body Treatment, a Signature Exclusive Treatment and the famous Guerlain Facials, which create a natural glowing effect on the skin. When each treatment ends, subtle make up can be applied, enabling guests to leave feeling revived and looking refreshed. Transforming half and full day spa experiences including ‘Blissful Radiance’ and ‘Sublime Deluxe’ will also be available to those wishing to unwind for longer.
As part of the spa experience, guests are invited to make use of the spa’s sophisticated relaxation areas overlooking the property’s extensive private gardens, or enjoy a relaxing pre or post therapy swim in the spa’s heated indoor pool.
Roberto Payer, general manager of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, said, “We are thrilled to be featuring Guerlain as our exclusive spa partner at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. With luxurious and indulgent treatments, we felt that this was the perfect match for such a historical, elegant and lovingly restored property in this beautiful city. We hope that both local residents and guests alike will enjoy the treatments at this peaceful canal side sanctuary.”
The Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be a gem in the heart of the city and an intimate sanctuary for international and local visitors. Treatments will start from €110 for face and body treatments.
Featuring 93 luxury guestrooms and suites, the new elegant and sophisticated Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a perfect addition to the city’s luxury offerings. Steeped in history, the property is set on the banks of Amsterdam’s grandest canal, the Herengracht, built during the Golden Age. Boasting a historical exterior comprising six original patrician houses of the 17th and 18th century, it is the only top luxury hotel within the monumental canal side, from which to explore the vibrant city.
To learn more about Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com/amsterdam . For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or http://news.waldorfastoria.com
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa’s most exciting news this winter was the arrival of new Executive Chef, Jasper Schneider at the end of 2013, to take the already food-centric resort to the next level. With two new restaurants opened in the past year including Anguilla’s first Japanese restaurant,
Tokyo Bay, and the gourmet Italia, the resort offers no less than five restaurants with a range of cuisines to satiate any palate! ‘Jasper will take our culinary product to new heights, capitalizing on his passion for local, fresh products to reinvigorate our seafood offerings with the ocean in his backyard and our resort-grown produce at his fingertips.’ said Stephane Zaharia, General Manager, referring of course to the hotel’s own hydroponic farm. ‘He brings a combination of city and island experience that will perfectly suit our discerning guests.’
After attending the French Culinary Institute and then working in the culinary mecca that is New York City, Schneider’s experience in the Caribbean and the USA includes Ritz Carlton and Sushi Samba.
He says ‘Joining CuisinArt Resort as Executive Chef is a culinary dream come true. Between the hydroponic farm, Chef’s Table, five different restaurants, and a wine cellar so extensive it can complement any and every flavor – I feel like a kid in a candy shop.’
Winter ‘Suite Escapes’ – Guests save 20% on stays until 31 March 2014
Stay a minimum of 5 nights and receive 20% discount off the daily rate. Valid: until 31 March 2014
Our hotels’ guests love …
“… the tastiest organic produce from the resort’s hydropnic farm.”
CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA, Anguilla
“… complimentary Champagne every night in the bar before dinner.”
EAST WINDS INN, St Lucia
“… the banana bread at breakfast and the wine tasting in the largest wine cellar in the Caribbean.”
CURTAIN BLUFF, Antigua
For more information please contact the Essential Hotel Collection www.essentialhotelcollection.co.uk
The Essential Hotel Collection is the official UK sales and booking office for a boutique collection of handpicked luxury hotels spanning the Caribbean. Their team have intimate first-hand knowledge of each destination and resort.
as well as the best available prices and offers. The 13 hotels in the collection comprise of Little Good Harbour and The Atlantis Hotel, Barbados; Calabash, Grenada, Curtain Bluff, Antigua; Round Hill Hotel & Villas and Jamaica Inn, Jamaica; Bequia Beach Hotel and Young Island, The Grenadines; Cap Maison and East Winds Inn, St. Lucia; CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla and Montpelier Plantation & Beach, St Kitts & Nevis.
Sri panwa, Phuket’s all villa island resort, will be giving guests the chance to experience ‘full moon yoga’ from May 2014. Sri panwa are offering a tranquil alternative to the all-night partying normally associated with Thailand’s full moon. The exclusive yoga classes will be taught privately by experienced instructors on Sri panwa’s special floating yoga deck under the full moon each month, with spectacular views of the Andaman Ocean.
The full moon is said to heighten the activity of the mind, which can awaken spirituality, making it particularly beneficial to participate in meditation and yoga during this time. The full moon yoga classes will take place at Sri panwa’s stunning floating deck on May 14th, June 13th, July 12th, August 10th, September 9th and October 8th.
Set high atop Cape Panwa, commanding breathtaking views of the South-Eastern tip of Phuket, Sri panwa offers outstanding facilities and the utmost luxury and service. The resort sits 40-60 metres above sea level eastern and western ridges and at the very tip of the cape, covering the peninsula in its entirety. The beautiful seaside location and lush greenery of the tropical forest and mountainous slopes offset breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque islands on the horizon.
Best at Travel offers seven nights at Sri Panwa with breakfast in a 1 Bedroom Pool Suite Room (Ocean Front View) based on 2 adults sharing with return private transfers and return flights on Cathay Pacific Airways via Hong Kong from £2949 per person. To book please visit www.bestattravel.co.uk.
For further information on Sri panwa please visit www.sripanwa.com
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