Friday, April 8, 2016

Select Collection 2016-18. New and simply gorgeous...

The new Select Collection brochure is out – Select Collection 2016-2018.  Reflecting cool and collected privilege, its glossy pages are filled with travel ideas and simply gorgeous hotels.


There is lots of news. To name just a few items...

Unique Journeys


Unique Journeys celebrates adventure and pampered indulgence. Your journey could be on an intimate, beautifully fitted boat cruising up the Amazon or one of the great rivers of South East Asia. Or a cruise on rails in a vintage train glittering with crystal chandeliers and champagne.

Amanikan - intimate adventures in Indonesia where diving is spectacular
 and "dragons" are still abundant on Komodo Island


It could be a journey around the world with enough adventure for one lifetime - soothingly combined with cultural experiences and the ultimate in service and pampering. Price 119000 USD/person for a 25 day journey by private 52 seat retrofitted Boeing 757 staying at Four Seasons properties worldwide.

Or a challenging five day adventure trail in Botswana by foot and canoe, following one of the stunning waterways flowing to the Okavango Delta, and camping in the wilderness among herds of elephant and other game. This is a rare, outrageously privileged and exclusive experience though your shower is a bucket contraption.  

For special offers to launch this new section and some wonderful new hotels, CLICK HERE.

Holiday villas for family bonding

Other news is a section devoted to large villas, with settings as different as the vineyards of Italy, the thyme-scented shores of the Aegean, the carved mountains of Utah, the tropical islands of Thailand, Maldives, Caribbean and Fiji, as well as other exotic destinations like Vietnam, the Philippines, Mexico, Morocco and more.

Amanoi in Vietnam - 5 bedroom villa


At Select Collection we find that the luxury market is more and more interested in villa stays. Very private superbly equipped villas close to hotel facilities give the best of both worlds.  Always your own pool and extensive living areas and often your own butler, cook, spa and gym.

In spacious villas extended families and groups of friends enjoy the chance to bond enjoying shared experiences in enchanting milieu – but can always escape to the resort at large.



Amanzoe's 9 bedroom villa has its own cabana
 down at its private Beach Club on the Peloponnese

Just a peep at some large villas:

Perched in evocative setting in Tuscany – Villa il Borro, an aristocrat’s villa that takes up to 20 people and has 6 master suites.

10 bedroom Villa Il Borro

One of the living rooms in the aristocratic villa


Pool at the Il Borro spa

In the Turks and Caicos: Amanyara Villa lies on a brilliant white beach and accommodates 12 adults and 3 children. Indulgences naturally include pool, gym, butler, chef and housekeeper as well as two golf carts for whizzing around the resort.

At Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, on its own beach: one of many spacious villas is Villa 42 housing 12-16 guests with simply gigantic pool reached by slide, where you can sit on a pool island sipping a fine vintage from your wine cellar.

If overwater living is your passion: your group of 12 will love the Private Reserve at Gili Lankanfushi standing like an island in transparent turquoise lagoon, reached by your private boat. Here 12 guests have their own resort style facilities…and two charming villa hosts.

Crusoe charm over the sea in style at Gili Lankanfushi Private Reserve

Or for extreme exclusivity, the Owner's Villa is your own 1 hectare island for just 8 treasured people, at Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives. Relax on an overwater terrace after a blissful treatment at your own spa…

The five islands of Cheval Blanc Randheli - one entire island just for eight of you
 if you command that sort of budget 

There are dozens more fabulous villas with from 2 to 10 bedrooms in the villa section of Select Collection 2016-2018.

Here is one closer to home.

Spain, in the hills behind Marbella - the spacious living areas of a 7 bedroom villa, Casa Romana.
Heated pools, spa, gym, BBQ, garden, and gorgeous views... 
The sheltered courtyard at Casa Romana
Perched in the Mediterranean hills - Casa Romana
CLICK HERE to order Select Collection 2016-2018.

For special offers to launch new products in the Collection, CLICK HERE.