Travelcall Blog, 29 August 2023
Virtuoso Travel Week, Las Vegas, 2023
Last week, the highly acclaimed and prestigious Virtuoso Travel Week took place in Las Vegas.
Six of our dedicated Travel Advisors took part in this remarkable annual event, joining representatives from 105 countries and 2,086 companies. With over 5,000 attendees and a staggering 185,000+ appointments, the gathering represents the very best in the world of luxury travel.
Throughout the week, our Advisors immersed themselves in a world of possibilities, engaging with over 2,000 suppliers. Their mission? To discover exceptional travel experiences that perfectly match each of our clients' aspirations.
But Virtuoso Travel Week isn't just about business. It's a week of growth and inspiration, featuring professional development seminars, innovative technology summits, and thought-provoking sustainability symposiums. Beyond the boardroom, our Advisors explored the vibrant spirit of Las Vegas, culminating in a grand gala dinner celebrating the trailblazers in the travel industry.
TOP TEN CONNECTIONS
Our attending Advisors highlight some of their favourite appointments
Sedona, United States
Discover Mii amo, the ultimate destination spa in Sedona's Boynton Canyon. Embrace the beauty of natural surroundings as this resort rests harmoniously amidst red rocks and pinyon pines. Intimate and secluded, Mii amo beckons those seeking fresh starts and reflective pauses. It's a haven for redirection, and a canvas for transformation. Amidst this setting, personal connections flourish.
Embrace wilderness and wellbeing on Mozambique's stunning Benguerra Island, nestled in the Bazaruto Archipelago's pristine beauty. With personalised hospitality and eco-conscious design, Kisawa is where innovation meets tradition, creating a perfect synergy. With the hands of Benguerra Island's skilled artisans and the marvel of patented 3D sand-printing technology, Kisawa is a true masterpiece.
Maroma, A Belmond Hotel
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Amidst lush jungle and open sea, discover the vibrant pulse of the recently reopened Maroma. Feel the jungle's energy leading to Riviera Maya's heart. This property blends ancient mysteries with modern revelations, balancing exhilaration and peace. Explore pioneering wellness, relish Mexican dining, and embrace authentic experiences for a fresh take on a timeless legend—a place to truly come alive.
Following a €20 million refurbishment, experience the allure of Milan right at your doorstep with a stay at the elegant five-star Park Hyatt Milano. Delight in a cappuccino in Piazza del Duomo, explore Italian leather goods on Via della Spiga, or indulge in the opera at the iconic Teatro alla Scala. And as you return, the hotel offers luxurious accommodations and exquisite dining to complete your experience.
Six Senses Shaharut
Negev Desert, Israel
Steeped in biblical heritage, the ancient Negev Desert captivates with its enchanting and vast landscapes. Nestled upon a dramatic cliff, Six Senses Shaharut becomes part of this extraordinary panorama. Suites and villas offer uninterrupted desert view, many private swimming pools. Meanwhile, dedicated Guest Experience Managers are on hand to arrange all of your on- and off-property needs.
Perched above Agios Ioannis' sun-kissed beach, Katikies Mykonos encapsulates the very essence of elegant coastal living, just steps from the glistening sea. Designed amphitheatrically, with an uninterrupted sea view, this boutique gem perfectly channels the Cycladic spirit and cosmopolitan allure of the island. Island hoppers will love the stunning sister property in Oia, Katikies Santorini.
The Madrid EDITION
Ideally situated near Puerta de Sol, a renowned landmark in the heart of the Spanish capital, the Mardid EDITION features a collection of 200 exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites, some boasting inviting terraces. With five distinctive dining and drinking venues, including a signature restaurant, chic cocktail bar, Pool Bar, and rooftop terrace, the hotel also has an outdoor pool, gym, and serene spa.
Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort
Kailua Kona, United States
Located by the sacred Kahuwai Bay, Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort was one of the most anticipated openings of 2023. A haven for families, these historic grounds hold treasures for all generations. Standalone accommodations range from one to four bedrooms, many with sparkling sea views. Experience the genuine warmth of local hoʻokipa, embracing ancient roots renewed with a modern touch.
Discover The Capra, a luxury boutique wellness hotel nestled in the car-free Swiss haven of Saas-Fee. Set amidst an awe-inspiring natural landscape, this alpine lodge is composed of three interconnected Chalets, boasting an unparalleled view of majestic 4,000 m peaks. Winter sports aficionados will delights in the extended ski season, pristine snow, abundant sunshine, and genuine allure.
Bathed in gentle Mediterranean breezes, Serras is a sophisticated luxury boutique hotel nestled in Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter. Sunny balconies extend from spacious guestrooms, offering seafront vistas of the exclusive Marina Port Vell. Positioned right by the Mediterranean, this distinctive contemporary retreat offers unparalleled personal service, creating an unforgettable experience.
BEST OF THE BEST Congratulations to the 2023 Virtuoso Award Winners
Each year at Virtuoso Travel Week, we proudly honour the network's most esteemed Members and Preferred Partners. These annual awards were held in Las Vegas last week and attended by several Travelcall Advisors.
Best Hotel: San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel (Italy), pictured above
Best New Hotel: The Peninsula Istanbul (Turkey)
Hotelier of the Year: Markos Chaidemenos | Canaces Oia, Luxury Resorts (Greece)
Best On-Site: Southern Crossings (New Zealand)
Best Tour Operator: Tauk (Worldwide)
Best Tourism Board: Switzerland Tourism (Switzerland)
Best Airline: Emirates (Worldwide)
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