Want to know the newest, most deluxe accommodations for your clients? We've scoured the globe to bring you a selection of new hotels, new suites and new spas to suggest to your clients who want to know where to go next.
W Maldives, Fesdu
The new W Maldives is
set on the exotic private
To get to the resort, guests fly into
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
VIPs en route to Hong Kong will want to be among the first
to experience the Mandarin
The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos
& Resorts has made its debut in the
Regent's first move was increasing staff by 20 percent to guarantee a higher staff-to-guest ratio and stellar service. Insiders tell us that every aspect of the resort has been enhanced, from new concierge services and spa renovations to higher-quality bed linens and even new culinary creations.
Sending a valued client to The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos? Recommend a three-bedroom Oceanfront Suite—they provide the most space and privacy available—and be sure to let General Manager Diderik Van Regemorter ([email protected]; 649-946-8666) know that they're en route.
The Dylan, Dublin, Ireland
The Dylan, which just
Concierge Joe Fox ([email protected]) and his staff can arrange private experiences at many of
Mandarin Oriental, Prague, Czech Republic
has also opened a 99-room hotel in
Hotel Okura, Amsterdam
Hotel Okura in
A dramatic glass stairway leads to the unit's second level (the hotel's 18th floor), with two richly decorated bedrooms and two sitting rooms. Collectively, two high-tech bathrooms feature a chromatherapy ever-overflowing bath system, rain showers and flat-screen TVs. Rounding out The Suite's decadent amenities are a fully equipped designated fitness room and a central control system for adjusting the lighting, security options and room temperature.
One of the newest villas on the luxury resort scene can be
found at the Raffles Resort Canouan
Island. If your client wants to experience the ultimate in seclusion, look
no further than this 4,000-square-foot home-away-from-home, which also provides
its own personal chef and butler. Clients will marvel at the private terrace
space—an ideal venue for sipping wine while taking in the tropical views. Ask
the sommelier at La Piazza restaurant to create a special wine-tasting menu for
your client; La Piazza claims to have the largest selection of Italian wines in
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita's new Coral Suite is optimally located at the secluded end of the resort and offers views of Las Manzanillas Beach. With 9,150 square feet of interior living space, the suite allows your clients' entire clan to stretch out in comfort. If they grow tired of watching whales, which can easily be viewed in season from the suite, they can always turn to their own fitness center and spa area for a break. Or, they can turn to the theater-style media room with reclining leather chairs. Another nice touch: The main living area opens to an oversized patio with a wraparound pool. Sending your best clients? Contact Ann Armstrong, director of marketing ([email protected]).
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
The Phoenician, a
member of the Starwood Luxury Collection in
Accommodations here are either one-or two-bedroom suites, ranging in size from 1,100 to 3,500 square feet. Top travelers can choose from two Canyon Presidential Suites, which come with a fully stocked refrigerator, personal chef, signature hors d'oeuvres, a robe and personalized stationery.
All guests of the Canyon Suites enjoy a personal Phoenician
Ambassador, who takes care of their every whim. A chauffeured Mercedes is
always on hand to transport them to the spa, golf course or shopping at
Managing Director Mark Vinciguerra is overseeing the Canyon Suites; however, travel agents sending their VIP clients should contact Joanna Paulsel, director of travel industry sales ([email protected]; 480-423-2723) or Elizabeth Butler, travel industry sales manager ([email protected]; 480-423-2402).
Everything old is new again at the Taj Boston, the "grand dame" of
the city's hotels. Until January 2007, the hotel was The Ritz-Carlton; Taj
reports that it's retained 99.9 percent of the staff. We were taken with the
hotel's antique splendor, and adored the 43 Suites with wood-burning fireplaces.
If those are booked, request accommodations overlooking the
The Presidential Suite has 1,540 square feet of space and includes a master bedroom, a dining area for six, a large kitchen and parlor, a 42-inch plasma television in its sitting area and a connecting bedroom if needed. The hotel also has a Children's Suite, complete with child-size furnishings, toys and games and free passes to the Children's Museum, the New England Aquarium and other fun attractions.
Contact Head Concierge Jennifer George ([email protected]; 617-536-5700,
ext. 6107) to let her know when your VIPs are arriving; she can arrange for
luxury airport transfers, a personal shopper at any fine store (the Chanel
boutique is in the Taj's lobby), sightseeing tours and restaurant reservations.
Guests should not miss having a martini at The Bar, another well-known
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa, CO
The ski-in/ski-out Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa just completed a $20 million hotel improvement plan, $12 million of which went into the renovation of its two-story, 30,000-square-foot Allegria Spa, which has 23 treatment rooms.
During the summer, a Prima Donna program for children ages 5-12 offers nail treatments, hairstyling and "Body Bling" decorating with jeweled fake tattoos. Ask about the Teen Scene package for clients traveling with adolescents in tow. Contact Spa Director Gaye Steinke ([email protected]) to ask about booking treatments for brides and their wedding parties.
The Park Hyatt's most requested premium accommodations are
the Slope View and Village View guest rooms, while the Highlands View rooms are
best for those seeking a quieter location; all offer views of the
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui, HI
Grand Wailea Resort
Hotel & Spa on Maui's
New touches include a freshening of carpeting and televisions, but the main event is the oversized soaking tubs and double sinks in the spacious bathrooms. Guests in the tower also have access to a dedicated concierge staff, who will contact them prior to their visit to fulfill special requests and book dinner reservations and activities. Clients also gain entrance to two private lounges that serve complimentary breakfast and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
When guests tire of the privacy offered in the tower, they can always book a reservation at the Spa Grande. The general manager is Matthew Hart; contact Jasmine Valdez ([email protected]; 808-875-1234, ext. 3165) for tower bookings.
—Dan Butcher, Lindsay Lambert, Debbie Strong,Mackenzie Allison, Ruthanne Terrero