The Best of Travel for 2016
1. The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Beach, CA
Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, The Resort at Pelican Hill is set apart as a world unto itself. Whether you’re visiting as a couple, traveling with children, or hosting a family getaway, you’ll experience unparalleled luxury and service at this sophisticated, award-winning retreat. With expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Palladian-inspired architecture from Northern Italy, the resort features 204 exquisite bungalow guest rooms and 128 breathtaking villas that give guests the feeling of the ultimate “home away from home.” Tom Fazio brings to life 36 holes of world-class, championship golf that weave their way through stunning terrain and inspiring vistas. The Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Spa at Pelican Hill features a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies and seasonal treatments allowing guests to experience unsurpassed comfort, service and pampering. Royal Travel clients receive upgraded room if available, complimentary continental breakfast for two daily, $100 golf or spa credit to be used once during their stay and a welcome amenity.
2. Four Seasons George V – Paris, France
The Four Seasons Hotel George V defines ultimate luxury, elegance and service for the discerning traveler. Located near the Champs Elysee in the heart of Paris, the George V is a beautiful 1928 landmark building offering 244 luxury guest rooms and suites with Louis XIV flair and character and some offering private balconies. The hotel offers multiple dining options, though the dining highlight is certainly a visit to the world-renown Le Cinq restaurant, which was recently awarded its third Michelin star. Guests staying at the George V have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive experiences such as joining an award-winning sommelier in the legendary George V wine cellar for an intimate wine tasting, participate in a one-hour cocktail class with the hotel’s head barman, embark on a cultural jogging tour of Paris with members of the George V team and learn the art of floral arranging with Jeff Lantham, the hotel’s acclaimed artistic director. Royal Travel clients receive upgraded room if available, complimentary daily breakfast for two.
3. Rosewood Mayakoba – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Surrounded by emerald jungle and pristine white beaches, Rosewood Mayakoba is a Riviera Maya resort that defines a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty. Inspired by Mayan traditions, this 1600-acre resort enclave sits along a mileï¿½]long arc of white Caribbean sand, nestled just north of the picturesque waterfront town of Playa del Carmen. Designed to blend harmony with natural landscapes, Rosewood Mayakoba is an oasis of luxury offering 130 suites with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers, individual docks and the finest modern design and details. Royal Travel clients receive upgraded room if available, complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily, welcome tequila, $100 SENSE Spa credit per room per stay, and wireless high-speed Internet access.
4. MIRAVAL RESORT & SPA – TUCSON, ARIZONA
Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, AZ, on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a top-rated all-inclusive destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guests live life in the moment. Since 1995 the property has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destination spas by Travel + Leisure, SpaFinder and Condé Nast Traveler. Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned wellbeing specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts. In 2012, the resort unveiled the Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins, a state-of-the-art oasis designed to transform guests both physically and emotionally. Royal Travel clients will receive exclusive, complimentary $100 resort credit, per guest, per stay as well as a Miraval cap. Royal Travel clients receive an upgrade to the next room category, an early check-in and late check-out.