Sandos Takes Over Le Meridien Cancun With New Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

Starting 1st March 2012, Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa will be transformed into the new Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort, as the Sandos brand takes over the hotel property to add yet another gem to their luxury collection of Cancun hotels and resort.

The former Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa has been owned and operated by Sandos Hotels & Resorts since 2010 and ever since then it has been upgraded and adapted to be ready to offer the Total Gourmet Experience – a High End All Inclusive Programme by Sandos to all its guests.

In conjunction with the new deluxe all inclusive programme, Sandos has fully renovated the resort’s Lobby Bar, which opened this past December 2011. By March 1st 2012, when the hotel’s full name change takes effect and the re-branding process is completed, the hotel will have added two brand new restaurants to delight the palates of guests with luxury culinary creations and a superior gourmet experience.

These changes will have a positive impact on all stays and as such the resort will be providing a special price to upgrade from European Plan (room only) to Total Gourmet Experience (AI) for those guests who already booked their Cancun holidays at the resort under the former European Plan for dates from March 1st 2012 onwards.

As stated by Mr. Alan Duggan in his recent communication, both companies, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (former owners of Le Meridien Cancun) and Sandos Hotels & Resorts, are fully committed to the smooth transfer of brands and the satisfaction of their guests for better and enhanced luxury experiences during Cancun holidays at the new Sandos Cancun.

Before the takeover, Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa was already a highly successful and acclaimed luxury resort with a Four Diamond restaurant and a distinctly glamorous French touch. Offering the best of Mexican hospitality perfectly complemented by timeless elegance with the finest European-style spa in Cancun, Le Meridien Cancun already had a reputation as one of the top Latin American resorts, as judged by Conde Nast Travellers’ Reader’s Choice Poll. The new takeover by Sandos will only add to the property’s prestige, with renovated interiors, upgraded rooms and a new set of lavish facilities for truly luxurious holiday experiences in Cancun.

Ellen Paderson Recommends The Best Resorts For Gourmet All-inclusive Holidays In The Caribbean

The founder of Smiles and Miles Travel, Ellen Paderson, has recently shared some of her tips on booking an excellent all inclusive holiday for foodie and those concerned about the quality of food on an all inclusive meal plan. Paderson, who has made it her goal to search for the top Caribbean properties offering all inclusive service in recent years, can now enlist the best getaways for experiences the best all inclusive holidays in the Caribbean as well as the advantages of this type of holiday, sometimes rejected by travellers due to predisposition about the food, the activities or the price.

She points out that its much less stressful for guests, and makes it easier for them to relax, knowing that everything has been paid for in advance. By booking an all-inclusive trip, holidaymakers guarantee accommodations, meals, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), recreational service and gratuities. However, Paderson advises travellers to make sure they find out all the details before making a booking, since the concept of all inclusive is not always the same for all resorts.

Travellers should ask their travel consultant to get to the bottom line to avoid surprises, said Ellen Paderson Of course, if you like trying local restaurants, exploring other locales off the resort, touring, etc., the all inclusive option removes much of the spontaneity that can make nice memories too.

Nevertheless, many of these properties offer extras that arent included in the rate such as spa treatments, golf and baby-sitting. Paderson, who has been in the travel industry for over 20 years, has selected as her favourites what she considers to be the best all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean due to their fine culinary options, beautiful surroundings, excellent service and great recreational activities with no extra cost, such as scuba diving. The Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya, the Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma, the Sun Palace, the Beach Palace, El Dorado Seaside Suites, El Dorado Maroma by Karisma and the Beach Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa are in Padersons list of the highest-quality getaways in the region with great meal options for foodies.

If travellers are interested in going for high-end all inclusive holidays in Cancun at a truly luxurious venue, the Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya is a wonderful choice. Located just five minutes away from downtown Playa del Carmen, the hotel offers 5-star dining at any of its 15 restaurants and an excellent 24-hour butler concierge service. The Sun Palace and the Beach Palace in Cancun, Mexico, are also gems among luxury all inclusive hotels in the Caribbean. Guests at the Sun Palace will enjoy a stocked minibar and a liquor dispenser with brand-name label whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka in their rooms, as well as the privilege to use the amenities at other nearby Palace resorts, meanwhile at the Beach Palace, guests will have a stunning view of Nichupte Lagoon and will be able indulge in the Jacuzzi tubs that can be found in all the hotels rooms.

The two Karisma properties earlier mentioned, have excellent seafood choices in their restaurants as well as great service. The Azul Beach Hotel with a popcorn room service for guests who want to stay in with a movie is more suitable for families, while El Dorado Maroma, with its excellent cuisine and beautiful white-sand beach, will be ideal for holidaymakers looking to relax. El Dorado Seaside Suites adults-only resort is a perfect getaway for honeymooners, which includes two swim-up bars and offers great spa treatments such as the Beachfront Sky Massage. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, on the other hand, has excellent options for children such as scuba diving lessons, and a great waterpark. The hotel specialises in offering great food for guests who have certain allergies as well as vegans and vegetarians.

New Campaign Promotes Destination Weddings In Mexico

The Mexico Tourism Board has launched a new campaign that will promote the countrys most romantic resorts as wedding venues.

The new Love Mexico campaign is being pushed in cities across Mexico and the United States to encourage couples to book destination weddings at the countrys resorts and hotels.

The Tourism Board, a Mexico-based government agency, is running a series of events in Dallas, New York and the Riviera Maya where resorts, wedding suppliers, wedding planners and wedding travel specialists will be able to showcase their offerings.

We were delighted with the response to this years Love Mexico events; all of the vendors and buyers that I spoke to had great feedback, explained Eduardo Chaillo, the Executive Meetings Unit Director for Mexico Tourism Board.

With its combination of natural beauty, rich culture, world-class hotels and resorts and outstanding service, Mexico is the ultimate destination for weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways. As the destination weddings market grows and changes Mexico will continue to develop its offering.

The number of couples planning weddings abroad is on the rise and Mexico is a popular destination for engaged couples from all over the world.

Mexico weddings are chosen by many couples from the United States due to the countrys beautiful landscapes, close proximity to the U.S, reliably warm weather, and the array of resorts that offer incredible value for money.

Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexicos leading wedding destinations and the city is located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. It boasts beautiful sandy beaches, world-class scuba diving sites and upscale hotels and resorts.

Beach weddings are a favourite for many couples and Mexico has plenty of beautiful sandy beaches that create the perfect setting for a romantic ceremony surrounded by family and friends.

Cancun is located on the Yucatan channel which separates Mexico from the Caribbean island of Cuba and it is a fantastic region for idyllic ceremonies. After weddings in Cancun, newlyweds can extend the celebrations with fun-packed honeymoons where they can enjoy water activities in the Nichupte Lagoon or explore historic Mayan archaeological sites such as Kinichna, Dzibanche and Tulum.

Mexico is also expected to become a hotspot for gay and lesbian destination weddings and according to the U.S business magazine, Forbes, this could lead to a USD9.5 billion increase to Mexicos economy each year.

Top Dominican Republic Beach Resort Gets Rave Reviews

Top DR Beach Resort Receives Top Reviews

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has received top reviews as the Top Dominican Republic beach Resort. Visitors to the resort have given feedback on both categories of customer service and customer satisfaction. The experienced staff of Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club was the greatest asset to achieving the highest levels of overall resort experience.ce.

The achievement of being named as Best Dominican Republic Beach Resort came from guests who have experienced the resorts firsthand. By initiating a customer service and satisfaction survey, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club members were able to speak out about the great times that they have had literally on location. The Club actually comprises of three separate resort properties. Hacienda Tropical, Hacienda Suites & Villas and Lifestyle Crown Villas are all noted for their luxurious resorts and casually elegant atmospheres.

Almost all the guests who have experienced the hospitality of Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club have gone on to rave about the great vacation and lasting memories they had. Being considered the top dr resort by guests is a testament to the outstanding attention to detail and dedication to true customer service is shown by all there staff from landscaper to head chef. As stated by Shirley Pennell, -The staff at these resorts wins you over everytime with their great smiles and welcoming attitudes. The pride they have in the resort really shines through and they really try to make each person’s stay the best vacation ever.-

Another reason Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is rated one of the best Dominican Republic beach resortThe top DR Beach resort is the amenities that are offered on site. Located on sunny sandy beaches, the resorts offer all the activities vacationers have come to expect. These grand resorts offer not only beaches, but multiple pools, fishing excursions, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures.

Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club is designed as a full service vacation resort. For those of us that simply want to kick back and enjoy the fine beaches the resort offers plenty of lounge and relaxation and sun tanning areas , large decks and gourmet eateries that are sure to satisfy the most discerning guest. For the more active traveler there are tennis courts and top ranked golf course, not to mention an our world reknown white sandy beaches with that crystal clear water. For the holiday seeker just looking for fun in the sun, our happy and courteous locals are more than happy to share their intimate knowledge of island history and the local surroundings.

Visitors toLifestyle Holiday Vacation Club who responded to the customer service survey all agreed that it was the staff and the resort itself combined that made for the exceptional enjoyment of their vacations. The grounds of the resorts are so meticulously maintained and well designed that even repeating patrons have noted that they often new seating and viewing areas which makes a walk of the property always new and interesting.

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If you need more information about Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club,
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club
P.O. Box 608

Columbus Plaza, Torre 1
Playa Cofresi

57000 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 970-7777

Fax (809) 970-7465

J Susan Pol has been a travel and leisure writer for the past 25 years. She has traveled extensively around the world.Susan is grand mother and an avid dog lover.

Pelican Hills Resort Brand New Vacation Condos

Pelican Hills St. George – It’s a Southern Utah luxury resort, just as you pictured it – blue skies, towering palm trees and a landscape exploding with color. And it’s all here at the lush 44-acre vacation resort of Pelican Hills Resort in Green Valley Saint George. It is recognized as a recreational haven by guests and locals alike, and is the perfect escape to either relax or plan an exciting Utah vacation adventure. Watch a Broadway musical at the famous Tuacahn Amphitheater or play a round of golf on one the eleven beautiful St. George golf courses. Its all available at the Pelican Hills Resort St. George.

Points of Attraction at Pelican Hills Resort:

-Brand New 2 Bedroom condominiums
-Heated Pools
– Hot Tub
– Exercise Room
– Theater
– Tennis Court
– Basketball Court
– Volleyball
– Private Garage
– Hi-Definition LCD TV

Location :
Pelican Hills Resort is located within minutes from the St. George Boulevard and just a short drive from the world-famous Zion National Park making it the perfect selection to host a Utah family vacation.

Maintenance :
All Units are fully furnished, extremely clean and well kept. We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee as to the cleanliness of our condos.

Condominium & Resort Amenities:
Each condo unit is equipped with a large kitchen, living room, walk-in closet, furniture, LCD TV, DVD player, etc. All kitchens have utensils and cookware. There is also a laundry room in each unit for your convenience.

Nearby Attractions :
One of the greatest things about Southern Utah is the number of State & National Parks nearby such as Zions National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park as well as a number of local State parks. There are numerous golf courses and spas.

Slow Tourism The Concept Of Away Resorts

What is slow tourism?
The underlying concept of Slow Tourism is to reduce the “volume” of experiences on a vacation, and instead focus on the “quality” of experiences. It is about slowing the pace of a holiday down so you have the opportunity to interact with the people and places you experience, instead of just trying see and do as much as possible in the amount of time available.

The opportunity to interact and “connect” with people on a deeper level is much more rewarding and memorable than just taking a million pictures of well known land marks. By slowing down you have the chance to explore beyond the normal scenes, and scratch beneath the tourist faade that plasters the world.
More and more people want to have a unique story of their vacation, and this is not possible on typical holiday itinerary. Slow tourism allows holiday goers the chance to not only have a relaxing and stress free vacation, but also one that is a deeper and more rewarding experience.

Often it is the unplanned that is more memorable then the planned. Slow Tourism allows a flexible program of travel that is more akin to exploring. This facilitates unplanned experiences, which are usually unique and also provide truer insights into the local culture.

Our time is ruled by speed, all interactions have to happen quicker and quicker, in real time: high speed internet connections, high speed trains, fast food..but this constant rushing provokes stress, an unknown disease 50 years ago, and today in most of the Third World countries.

In this hectic panorama, the need for slowness is becoming stronger and stronger and more people choose to slow down to spend quality free time rediscovering the natural rhythm of things, listening and observing small treasures off the beaten tracks, trying to understand the spirit of places and the fragile balance with their people.

Slow Tourist philosophy and mission; as a Brand, we aim to promote this area and a different way of being a tourist. Travel slow, live the places, not consume them.

Slow is not a synonym of lazy, and that is why we offer many different options for active holidays, the best way to appreciate local food and culture and nature; various possibilities for your holidays in the mountains or seaside, away from the stress and the noise of the city, to regenerate the body and the spirit, whether you are a sporty person or simply somebody who knows how to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Country Vacations India Holiday Once And Enjoy Their Very Homely Resorts

Leisure means no work, taking time off from your daily routine, a time in which you can unwind yourself from the day to day busy life. It means time to relax with the near and dear ones and some free time to refresh and regenerate yourself. It takes a great deal of time to think about the place and hotel, the budget and many such things when people think of planning their holidays which is very tiresome sometimes. Well, country Vacations India is a company that saves you from all these hassles.

Country vacations is the synonym of ultimate pleasure trip. It is a well known establishment for its unmatched quality and network of homely resorts and clubs spread all across India, Srilanka and Dubai. Country Vacations will help you spend your holidays like never before with the best and wide range of Country Vacation options. Country Vacations promotes point based holiday club which gives people, who have the Country Vacation Membership, access to all the Country Vacation India properties, its alliance properties and also the affiliated properties. Country vacations India is a division of Country Club India and has office all across India.

People who own a country vacation membership are very proud of it. Being a member of country vacations enables one for great discounts boarding, lodging and dining. Being the proud member of Country vacations India, a member is entitled to avail all the facilities of other resort companies by paying a very nominal utility fee. Country vacation Membership allows its members to have access to all the country club India limited properties across India which is an additional benefit with Country vacation Membership. Country vacations India is a sister concern of country club. All those who have the country vacation memberships are also entitled to enjoy the access to all the country clubs across the country and a direct membership to their wildlife resorts at Bushbetta, Bandipur and Karnataka. Anyone who is a resident or a non resident of India can avail the country vacation membership.

Country vacations India is exceptional in delivering presentation and offers its members, many a visual and flavorful delights. Country vacations Indias membership offers plenty of harmony as well as enthusiasm. Great food, great people make it an ideal and a homely resort destination. The facilities like A.C. luxurious suites, health spa, gym, swimming pool, banquet hall, conference hall, beauty salon and many indoor games and many more under one roof is truly impressive. Country vacations India provides many fun activities for their guests making it one of the best and homely resort destinations. The people at Country vacations India always take care of the travel schedule and inform their members and guests well in advance about the travel itineraries and also about the upcoming activities. The Country vacations India plays an extraordinary host for your most treasured holiday trips. Country vacations India gives its members the opportunity to celebrate the fun and joy of being together with their families. One must try Country vacations India holiday once and enjoy their very homely resorts.

The Swinger Resorts Of Spain

Holiday resorts for swingers have made swinging holidays highly popular. As the concept of living the swingers lifestyle is gaining social acceptance and respectability with the popularity of Swinger resorts is also increasing day by day.
For more than two decades, the Hedonism Resorts in Jamaica are providing a swinging experience to lots of enthusiastic couples. Recently, several Swinger resorts have been establishing themselves as popular holiday spots in Spain for the British and other European swingers.

The Spanish Swinger resorts are quite popular when compared to the Caribbean ones. Most of the British swingers don’t see this as a disadvantage, rather, they prefer to avoid the pre-organized events, which on the other hand are very much popular with the swingers of USA, who prefer the resorts present in the Caribbean. In Spain, the Swinger resorts are often no bigger than a large villa which is at least suitable for accommodating as few as four couples per holiday.
Around twenty minutes away from Spain’s Costa Blanca (the white coast), there is one such resort that consists of four luxury villas. These villas are located in a very beautiful valley and offer seclusion and natural beauty for all those who want to enjoy a quiet but still a highly erotic holiday.

Swinger couples who are renting these villas share naked sunbathing around a lovely swimming pool. The only time the holiday becomes a bit more organized is on Saturday nights when the swinger parties are held. Most of the people there are the visitors who may be staying at the Swinger resorts in that area and also there are some local swingers as well.

In Spain there is a swinger holiday hotel consisting of eighty rooms and three suites for swinger groups. The hotel is located on the Costa Del Sol very near to Malaga. Further east along the coast another similar villa offers swinger holidays with regular parties.

On the Canary Islands there are popular swinger resort, on Fuerteventura and Tenerife. On Gran Canaria there is a popular swinger party venue where one can find something going on any night of the week.

The Swinger resorts referred to above are just a few examples from the various resorts that are growing up in Spain. The ones which are described above are located in the coastal region but if one does not mind being an hour or so from the nearest beach then there are some very good resorts to be found further inland.

Some stunning facts about the Destination Hotels & Resorts

Today, the beaches and sea-shores all over the world have become the most frequently visited spots by the tourists. And nothing is wrong in that! After all, who doesn’t love spending time in the serene and peaceful atmosphere around the sea shores? The beautiful hotels and resorts that are built around these areas add up the excitement. So, if you are planning a quick getaway to some of the best beach resorts and hotels this article may interest you. >

We are, specifically, talking about the Destination Hotels & Resorts. This is a well-flourished lodging industry bigwig. It has a chain of a number of high-end and independent hotels and resorts under its brand name and stands at the fifth position in the list of the biggest hospitality induced companies in the United States. The company has its headquarters in Englewood, Colorado and is home numerous golf-courses, spas and guest rooms. Destination Hotels & Resorts was formed in 1973 with the establishment of the condominium resorts and there on, successfully attained the status of one of the county’s top hospitality and management enterprises.

This hotel group name gives top priority to the preferences of its guests, partners, investors and all others who are related to the brand name in some or the o0ther way. Known for its commendable hospitality and satisfaction rate, this company is owned by the Lowe Enterprises and employs thousands of staffers and workers. The wide range of resorts and hotel rooms that are looked after by the company are all well-equipped with the latest amenities. They are all well-furnished and designed keeping the suitability of all types of guests in mind. Be it California, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, Hawaii or New York, Destination Hotels& Resorts has an array of luxury and comfortable stay facilities in almost every location in the US. Whether a coastal destination or a rocky area or a plain surface, all the accommodations promise incomparable service that garner large crowds.

Along with indoor facilities, these lodges also associated with the attractive tourist spots that surround them. As a result, they have lucrative packages that include stay as well as sight-seeing which makes it easy for the tourists to enjoy the trip hassle free. In addition to the family trips, these resorts are the most sought after places by honeymoon seekers due to the romantic and loving ambience that these resorts feature. Not only a stay, but these accommodations also host many meetings and events that guarantee a pleasure filled experience too. Several weekend packages and special vacation discounts are an added attraction. This results in more and more tourists booking their accommodations in large numbers. Also, the rates applicable are 100% genuine and affordable. Miscellaneous facilities like travel bookings, pick up and drop services, travel guides and vehicles, etc. are also included in some of the packages so that the customers don’t have to bear any extra hidden costs. Hurry up folks!

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