Ensemble Travel Group has announced the organization has nearly doubled the number of “Off the Beaten Path” properties in its annual Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection directory.
Introduced in 2014, this year’s offerings are 44 "Off the Beaten Path" hotels, many of which are published in conjunction with a select group of Ensemble On Location partners operating in unique areas around the globe. Among the unique properties in this section: Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the heart of the Galapagos; Tree of Life Resort & Spa in the scenic Aravilla Hills of Jaipur, India; and Dar Ahlam, a 19th century Kasbah in Soura, Morocco.
In all, Ensemble’s “The Art of Luxury” annual directory features more than 600 four- and five-star hotels. In a release, Suzanne Hall, senior director, land supplier partnerships/Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection, said the directory aims to help members deliver emotional and personal travel experiences to their clients.
Additionally, Paradores De Turismo De Espana, S.A. was added as an Ensemble preferred supplier in 2015. This hotel chain has unique properties all over Spain, with many being located in castles, convents, and monasteries. Ensemble members’ clients enjoy special perks when booking, such as breakfast or other amenities. Among those featured in the 2015 Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection: Parador de Carmona in Sevilla, a 14th century Arab fortress; Parador de La Gomera in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a Canary Islands-style mansion; and Parador de Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Alhambra Palace and fortress.
Properties in the hotel program offer Ensemble guests a variety of benefits including upgraded accommodations at check-in, early check-in and late checkout, as available, and Ensemble Exclusive amenities such as complimentary spa sessions, full daily breakfasts, and welcome gift baskets.