Escape to… Hotel El Convento | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, imagine a destination as grand and storied as the “Isle of Enchantment” itself for your memorable San Juan, Puerto Rico vacation. Old world charm and elegance meet contemporary comfort in this Small Luxury Hotel of the World.

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Just outside the lobby of Hotel El Convento, you can wander the streets of colorful Old San Juan to experience the finest museums and attractions including stunning cathedrals and world-renowned historic forts.

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Queen Vista Room

Location:  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Distance from Airport: San Juan International Airport approx. 21 mins. away
Distance from Cruise Terminal:  San Juan Cruise Ship Terminal -approx. 8 mins. away
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Pool

A former Carmelite convent built three and a half centuries ago, El Convento has gone through many incarnations before a complete refurbishment carefully restored this historic hotel with special attention paid to the preservation of the original structure. No expense or imagination has been spared in giving El Convento a fine blend of originality and classic quality.

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Gloria Vanderbilt Suite

Area Attractions:

  • Pablo Casals Museum – walking distance
  • San Felipe del Morro Fortress – walking distance
  • San Cristobal Fortress – walking distance
  • Galeria Nacional – walking distance
  • San Juan Nautical Club -2 miles
  • The Cathedral, which houses Ponce De Leon’s remains – Across the street

Ready to plan your “Old San Juan, PR” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

 

Escape to… Hilton Reykjavik Nordica | Reykjavik, Iceland

Set in central Reykjavik, the stylish Hilton Reykjavik Nordica hotel is one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists, business travelers and locals alike. Enjoy Hilton style, service, and quality, with the comfort and amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve. Our central location provides a great base from which to discover the capital and makes it easy to travel further afield and explore Iceland’s unspoiled natural landscapes.

 

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Lobby Bar

 

With a stay at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica in Reykjavik (Laugardalur), you’ll be minutes from Asmundarsafn and close to Hallgrimskirkja. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Laugardalsholl and Laugardalsvollur.

Local Attractions

  • Icelandic Parliament
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Kringlan shopping center
  • Laugardalur
  • Reykjavik Harbor

 

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Queen Executive Room Plus

 

Location:  Reykjavik, Iceland
Distance from Airport:  RKV – Reykjavik Airport approx. 10 mins. away

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The Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel is situated just a short journey from the city center via city bus and provides a great base to explore the capital city. Take a leisurely stroll through the Botanic Gardens or discover the fantastic shops at the nearby Kringlan shopping center. Play a round of golf at one of the several excellent golf courses in and around Reykjavik. The Icelandic summer offers 24-hours of daylight, and a round of golf under the midnight sun is an unforgettable experience. Discover a city rich in art and culture – from the Icelandic Sagas to contemporary art, Reykjavik has a buzzing cultural scene. Enjoy a constant flow of innovative music, theatrical performances and cultural events available all year round. The hotel is within easy walking distance to attractions like Laugardalur, where you can find Reykjavik zoo and the Laugardalslaug, Iceland’s biggest geothermal swimming pool, and sports center, as well as scenic walking and jogging paths.

Ready to plan your “Reykjavik, Iceland” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

Escape to… Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa |Singer Island Rivera Beach, FL

Discover the tropical touches that set Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa apart from other hotels. In addition to our beach-inspired amenities and oceanfront location in the heart of the action, our resort in Palm Beach, FL, is just steps from the area’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Contemporary condominium-style suites allow for work and play in equal measure, with fully equipped kitchens and deluxe bedding. A washer/dryer in each hotel suite provides convenience and flexibility, and flat-panel TVs and state-of-the-art Bose speakers allow you to create your own personal sanctuary. Soak up the sun at one of our two outdoor pools, or spend the day in tropical tranquility at our full-service spa. With the ocean virtually at our hotel doorstep, you’re perfectly placed to enjoy all of the adventures the Gold Coast has to offer.

 

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One Bedroom King Suite

 

Location:  Singer Island Rivera Beach, FL
Distance from Airport:  Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) approx. 20 mins. away| Fort Lauderdale Intl. Airport (FLL) approx. 1hr 20 mins. away
Distance from Train Station: West Palm Beach Amtrak Station  (WPB) -approx. 18 mins. away

 

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Outdoor Patio

 

Local attractions include Palm Beach Zoo, Manatee Lagoon, City Place, Downtown at the Gardens, Scuba-Adventures (scuba diving, deep sea fishing and more), Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Lion Country Safari, Rapids Waterpark and Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Ready to plan your “Singer Island, Florida” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

Escape to… Retro Suites Hotel | Chatham-Kent, Ontario Canada

A turn of the century hotel transformed into a modern luxury boutique hotel that delivers an incredible experience.  The Retro Suites Hotel located in Chatham-Kent Ontario is the area’s first upscale hotel.  A unique experience that meets the distinct needs of both corporate and leisure guests with special services, unparalleled amenities, and 45 individually styled guest rooms.

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The Retro Suites Hotel offers plenty of complimentary amenities with the rental of your suite which include complimentary WiFi, bottle of water, long distance calling to North America, use of GoodLife Fitness and Shakti Yoga and 18 Holes of Golf at Willow Ridge Golf Course in Blenheim (seasonal)

 

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Game Time Room

 

Location:  Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Distance from Airport:  London International Airport (YXU) approx.  1hr 25mins| Toronto International Airport (YYZ) approx. 2hrs 49 mins away

 

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Blue Bayou Room

 

Local attractions include:

 

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Paris Room

 

Ready to plan your “Ontario, Canada” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

P.S.  This hotel boost other themed suites such as Cowboy, Pop, Palm, Sahara, Midtown, Royale Plantation, Cottage, Wild Wild West and many more!

 

Escape to… Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations | Waikoloa, HI

Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations is set in the heart of Waikoloa, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel to the stunning Akaka Falls and swim beneath cascading water, visit the Macadamia Nut Farm, or admire the breathtaking scenery of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Reminiscent of a lush, Hawaiian plantation, and nestled among championship golf courses and the beauty and serenity of the Kohala Coast, Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations is the perfect setting for your vacation in the South Pacific. Enjoy access to the abundant facilities and amenities at the nearby Hilton Waikoloa Village hotel, including sparkling swimming pools, a lagoon beach, restaurants, boutiques and spa facilities.

 

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One Bedroom Deluxe Resort View King Suite with Sofa Bed

 

Location:  Waikoloa, HI (Big Island)
Distance from Airport:  Keahole-Kona International Airport (KOA) approx. 22 mins. away | Hilo International Airport (ITO) approx. 1hr 25mins away

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  • All-suite hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Free shuttle service every 30 minutes (7:00 am – 9:30 pm)
  • Beautiful recreation/pool area
  • Complimentary fitness center
  • Great Lawn for outdoor events
  • Easy access to Anaeho’omalu Beach
  • Five distinct pools and whirlpool tubs
  • Golf at Waikoloa Beach Resort
  • Kings Land Bistro & Lounge and Kings Land Pool Bar with TVs
  • Activity center with game tables, video game systems, and movies
  • Free shuttle to area shops and facilities at Hilton Waikoloa Village

Local Attractions

  • Akaka Falls
  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • Waikoloa Beach Resort
  • Macadamia Nut Farm
  • Waimea

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Ready to plan your “Waikoloa, HI” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

Escape to…JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa| Venice, Italy

Plan your escape to a private Island, and feel the stresses of everyday life melt away. Located on Italy’s Isola delle Rose, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa offers a luxury getaway for couples and families.

 

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Hotel Entrance

 

Choose between five different accommodation styles: the Hotel, La Residenza, La Maisonette, L’Uliveto, and Villa Rose (our most magnificent accommodation). You’ll be spoiled for choice with dining at the resort; we offer four different restaurants including the Michelin-starred Dopolavoro Dining Room, as well as four bars and the Sapori Cooking Academy. Refresh your body and spirit at GOCO, the largest spa in Venice, or relax on the rooftop pool deck, with its dramatic 360-degree view over the city and the Lagoon. Meetings and events are unforgettable in our elegant venues, including a stunning 19th-century church. And our fantastic location puts the best of Venice within your reach.

 

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La Residenza Pool Deluxe Room

 

Location:  Venice, Italy
Distance from Airport:  Venice Airport (VCE) approx. 25 mins. away

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Terrace- Venice View

Enjoy easy access to the Rialto Bridge and other famous Venice attractions from this tranquil hotel. Explore St. Mark’s Square via complimentary shuttle service from the hotel. Perfect your swing at Circolo Golf Venezia, one of Italy’s top courses, or visit the Royal Gardens.

 

Ready to plan your “Venice, Italy” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

 

 

Escape to…Alexandra Resort | Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Alexandra Resort invites you to enjoy the best resort value on world acclaimed Grace Bay Beach. Of all the Turks and Caicos resorts located on exclusive Providenciales, few offer the perfect combination of a beachfront address, spacious suites, a wide range of amenities and services, and affordable prices.

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With its expansive, lush grounds, the 90-suite Alexandra Resort is one of the larger Turks and Caicos resorts located directly on Grace Bay Beach, and customer service is paramount to us. Here you will enjoy receiving personal service from attentive and friendly staff who strive to make every guest feel welcome.

 

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Studio Garden View Room

 

Location:  Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Distance from Airport:  (PLS) – Providenciales International Airport approx. 15 mins. away
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All suites have furnished balconies or patios, kitchens or kitchenettes (studios), CD/DVD players, laptop size safes, flat screen TVs and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Attractions include 600 linear feet of the world acclaimed Grace Bay beach, exercise room, lighted tennis court, a beachfront restaurant, Pelican Kids’ Club, Caicos Dream Tours excursions desk and Spa Sanay.

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With a stay at Alexandra Resort in Providenciales (Grace Bay), you’ll be convenient to Salt Mills Plaza and Grace Bay Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of The Regent Village Shopping Mall and Coral Gardens Reef.

*This resort stay can be made into an All Inclusive experience.

Ready to plan your “Grace Bay, TC” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

Escape to… The Scotsman Hotel | Edinburgh, Scotland

Named for the ground-breaking national newspaper who took up residence in these beautiful Baroque buildings, The Scotsman of today is a luxury hotel which retains many original features, including luxurious floor to ceiling wood paneled rooms, grandiose marble staircase, and stained glass windows.

 

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Lobby

 

Set across several floors, many of the character bedrooms offer truly unrivaled views of Edinburgh Castle, The Mound, Carlton Hill and The Princes Street Gardens.

 

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Writer’s Room

 

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance from Airport:  Edinburgh Airport (EDI) approx. 30 mins. away

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Although our hotel is steeped in history and known for its classical luxe feel, we reflect the dynamic and forward thinking city in which we operate, so you can expect an extensive list of offbeat signature amenities, such as our wee nip of Whisky on arrival to perk you up, specially selected White Company toiletries, personally chosen reading recommendations, a lazy breakfast in bed (just say the word) and a whole lot more.

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Known as ‘the gateway to the old and new town’, The Scotsman cuts an imposing figure as it rests at the top of North Bridge. One of the highest resident points in the city, it offers truly unrivaled views of the Castle, Princes Street Gardens, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Calton Hill and the bustling Waverley Station.

Ready to plan your “Edinburgh, Scotland” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

 

Escape to… THE THIEF an Ascend Hotel Collection Member | Oslo, Norway

Promising to “steal you away from everyday life,” The Thief, an Ascend Hotel Collection® member is conveniently situated in Oslo’s newest district, offering easy access to a bevy of galleries, restaurants and beautiful vistas. This water-front Oslo, Norway hotel is also convenient to Asterup Fearnely MuseumVigelandsparken Sculpture Park and The Norwegian Opera & Ballet.the thief

All spacious guest rooms offer a flat-screen television with cable, desk, mini-bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, and ironing board. Some rooms feature kitchen facilities.  Guests of The Thief, an Ascend Collection hotel are invited to dine in their on-site restaurant or grab a drink in the hotel bar. A massage therapist and coffee shop are also available, as well as 5 meeting rooms, with the hotel able to accommodate 110 people for banquets.

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Location:  Oslo, Norway
Distance from Airport:  Oslo Intl. Airport (OSL) approx. 45 mins. away

 

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Lobby

 

Other amenities include Free WiFi, Free daily newspaper, Afternoon Tea, and Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast.

The Thief is a non-smoking hotel and pet-friendly.

Ready to plan your “Oslo, Norway” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!

 

Escape to… Hotel Henri | New York, NY

Take an unbeatable location in the heart of Chelsea, add buzz-worthy regional cuisine at Shay & Ivy and fold in a fresh boutique lifestyle vibe and easy access to top-rated restaurants. This is Henri, a New York City newcomer designed for globe-trotting guests in search of contemporary style, eco-friendly features and all the creature comforts of home.

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Hotel Henri is steps from Madison Square Park, the Flatiron Building, the Empire State Building and the 23rd Street station. Plus, NYC’s top-rated restaurants are just minutes away, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Eleven Madison Park.

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Premium King with a Balcony

Location:  New York, NY
Distance from Airport:  JFK Intl Airport (JFK) approx. 41 mins. away| LaGuardia Intl. Airport (LGA) approx. 26 mins. away | Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) approx. 30 mins. away
Distance from Train Station: Penn Station Amtrak (NYC) -approx. 8 mins. away

 

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Shay & Ivy Restaurant

Hotel Henri enjoys a central location at 37 West 24th Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway) in Manhattan’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, in the heart of Manhattan’s beloved Midtown area. Links to public transport are a couple of minutes’ walk away and the property is just walking distance from exciting New York City attractions and landmarks, such as the Flatiron Building, Union Square, the Empire State Building, Macy’s, Fifth Avenue shopping and Madison Square Park.

Ready to plan your “New York, NY” escape?  Contact me at karen.holmes@mei-travel.com for special deals, packages and a no obligation quote!