The captivating sites of Jordan have lured visitors throughout history. From the spectacular lost city of Petra to the Wadi Rum desert playground and the healing waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan beckons with its heady mix of historical and natural wonders.
If there’s one attraction you can’t miss while in Jordan, it is Petra, a bucket-list sight bound to sweep you off your feet. Surrounded by imposing mountains, this Nabataean city is carved out of rose-red rock cliffs. Get a private guide to show you the highlights, like the iconic Treasury, and the hidden nooks and crannies of this vast ancient city.
The dazzling desert landscape of Wadi Rum calls for exploration; head out into its wilderness in a 4WD or see it from above while riding in a hot-air balloon. Consider staying overnight to take in star-sprinkled night skies from your Bedouin-style luxury camp. The six tented suites at the Bespoke Hideaways Desert Camp have all the bells and whistles of an upscale hotel, including copper sinks in the bathrooms.
Now there are even more reasons to visit Jordan, the Middle East’s most peaceful destination. A clutch of luxury hotels is in the works, and a new five-star, the Fairmont Amman, just opened in the capital’s glitziest neighborhood. A contemporary hideaway featuring vistas of the Amman hills, it showcases the signature Willow Stream Spa, a luxe retreat with six treatments rooms, a Dead Sea pool and mud treatments and a top-rated hammam.
To get a glimpse into Jordan’s heart and soul, don’t skip a wander around the colorful Souq of Amman. Another way to take in the vibrant new Jordan is a stroll down Rainbow Street, lined with cafes, bookstores, galleries and bars. To sample fine organic wine produced in Jordan, check out the Zumot Winery headquarters.
Reasons to visit Jordan abound. The country is on the rise as an adventure travel hotspot. Unveiled in spring 2017, the epic Jordan Trail is a 650-kilometre route that spans the entire country, from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba on the Red Sea in the south. You can catch a glimpse of this great walk by hiking one of its smaller portions, such as the trail from Dana to Petra that drops from dramatic mountain plateaus to bucolic valleys.
There’s no sweeter way to wrap up your stay in Jordan than with a spa retreat. With its natural hot springs and mineral-rich mud, Jordan has been a magnet for kings and queens since the time of Cleopatra. For a fine finale that features a float in its curative salty waters, book a couple of days on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, also known for the medicinal powers of the minerals right from its muddy floor. Five-star resorts that line the Dead Sea, such as Kempinski Hotel Ishtar and the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea, showcase top-notch spas.
Another appealing alternative is a relaxing sojourn at the Evason Ma’In Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa Resort, a gorgeous oasis in the midst of striking mountain landscapes to the southwest of Amman. At this delightful retreat, guests can enjoy unwinding treatments and therapeutic benefits of hot spring waterfalls. Just the right way to end your Jordan journey.
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Renshaw Travel is a proud member of the industry's leading luxury travel network Virtuoso. Therefor our aim is to give our guests the opportunity to experience quality service, which is embodied in the knowledge of our travel specialists, so they eventually enjoy the luxury holiday they dreamed of. The unique aspect about the affiliation of Renshaw and Virtuoso are exclusive amenities and perks our customer receive when booking with us. Our advisors have access to the best hotels in the world!
To demonstrate, this article serves to present you three iconic hotels that are featured in our Virtuoso network. Read on and start dreaming.
Four Seasons George V in Paris
Located steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, lovingly restored 18th-century tapestries and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light. The eight-storey landmark 1928 building is not only home to 244 Paris luxury hotel guest rooms and suites, but also to the finest, most luxurious hotel spa in Paris - a true retreat in the vibrant heart of the city, just off the Champs-Elysées. With boasting beautiful views of the Hotel's courtyard, the three-Michelin-star restaurant Le Cinq is an exquisite dining room, dressed in grey and gold. The tablecloths, china and silver were all created specifically for this legendary Hotel. At Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, you are also perfectly placed to immerse yourself in culture, art and commerce, all within a delightful walk.
The Peninsula New York
The Peninsula in New York is Fifth Avenue's most glamorous address. The hotel is within walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, excellent restaurants, historic museums and exciting Broadway theatres. The richly appointed suites feature an elegant, residential-style blended with thoughtful technology and exquisite service, offering the perfect retreat to stretch out and unwind after a hectic day. Therefor the Peninsula Suite is the ultimate premier accommodation in New York, comprising six luxurious rooms with stunning cityscape views. Dining venues combine the comfort of tradition with modern elegance for guests to experience sophisticated dining at any time of the day and the award-winning Peninsula Spa is an urban oasis high above the city.
The Lanesborough London
Moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, The Lanesborough is a luxuriously transformed, Regency-style grand residence. With a stunning selection of ornately designed suites and bedrooms, the hotel combines country house elegance with the vibrancy of the capital. Renowned for classically British service, The Lanesborough exudes personality, charm and heritage. Furthermore it is is clearly a landmark within the European hospitality landscape with an exceptional heritage and a strong and unique identity, fitting perfectly in our Collection of Oetker Collection Masterpiece Hotels. Unwind and feel at home in the comfortable luxury suites or dine heavenly at Michelin-starred restaurant Céleste.
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Traveling is about expressing your passion. To live in the moment and take on the world. What better way to do this then taking an adventure in the Great Canadian Outdoors! Rocky Mountaineer is a Train with 65 unique experiences to visit the iconic natural spots of Canada, such as the world renowned Rocky Mountains in Alberta. This adventurous journey will take you into rich natural wonders of lakes, forests and more. Immersed in majestic mountains with wildlife all around you, you will feel like you have entered the true outdoors. Not only does this rail system have the most stunning views in stops like Jasper or travelling the exhilarating Hells Gate but it can all be done in luxury style. The Goldleaf Service aboard will ensure nightly stays at deluxe accommodation, gourmet food and glass domed coaches but it's all done with exceptional service. Enjoying panoramic views of Yoho National Park or the Columbia Icefields will give you an experience like no other. The natural parks of Canada are filled with history and character guaranteeing you will fall in love with what you are seeing. This trip isn't complete without a stop to the well known Lake Louise, the crystal blue waters and dense West Coast forests cannot be fully captured by pictures as the relaxing and rejuvenating feeling of being there is truly a Canadian Gem.
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Of course you can plan your own vacation through the internet but what happens when flights are cancelled or other unforseen events alter your vacation? The person who hold the keys to 'making it right' is your travel advisor. They know the industry and the right contacts to not only create a seemless experience but to go above and beyond for you. Checkout the 5 reasons below and see if they resonate with you!
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The latest addition to the collection of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.
Light, fresh and airy, the guest rooms and suites at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach set the tone for a sophisticated resort experience. Relax into a sanctuary blending subtle Arabic details with comfortable, contemporary furnishings in seaside colour palettes of blues and greens.
The Canadian Rockies are the easternmost part of the Canadian Cordillera, the collective name for the mountains of Western Canada. there are five national parks within the Canadian Rockies, four of which make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. These four parks are Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. The fifth national park, Waterton, combined with three British Columbia (BC) provincial parks, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for their unique mountain landscapes.
“Aurora borealis” and “Aurora australis”, the magical dancing lights seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres, are actually collisions between charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The Canadian northern lights, “Aurora borealis”, can be best seen in the northwestern parts of Canada, specially the Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest territories. Although the Aurora Borealis is always present at the northern pole, we can’t always see them because of daylight hours getting in the way during the summer months at such extreme latitudes. Therefore the best time to try and see this beautiful phenomenon is anytime between late August to early April when the hours of darkness are longer. Good periods to see the lights are between late September and late March; statistically there are more Aurora display in proximity of the two equinoxes, that is around late September and late March.