South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale

One More Night in The Lap of Luxury

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town - Western Cape
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga - Kwazulu-Natal
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness and Wellness Retreat, Cederberg - Western Cape

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa

South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale with the 2010 FIFA World CupT kicking off in June. With three luxurious Red Carnation Hotels to choose from in South Africa you are invited to enjoy a dreamlike experience where guests stay an extra luxurious night, absolutely free until 30th September 2010!

Each of these unique award-winning hotels offer an extra night on all stays of at least four nights with our compliments when staying before or after the soccer frenzy (a few rooms are still available to book during the tournament too!). With an offer like this you might be tempted to visit them all and enjoy three very different experiences offered by this amazingly rich and diverse destination! Furthermore, Virgin Flying Club members travelling to South Africa and staying at a Red Carnation Hotel are also eligible to earn TRIPLE MILES.

 

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The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa and The Oyster Box have both been nominated for special recognition at the World Travel Awards. If you’ve recently been a guest at either hotel we invite you to use your vote at http://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees.

World Travel Awards

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The Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles
Inside the Twelve Apostles Spa

THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL AND SPA, CAPE TOWN

Cape Town always ranks amongst the world’s most exciting destinations for good reason, and with its unique setting cradled between the plunging mountains and the rolling sea, the recently refurbished Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers the perfect place to stay.

The view from the summit of Table Mountain is an absolute must-see. You can walk there in 2.5 hours – or just take the cable car! Kirstenbosch Gardens are also amazing – one of the great botanical gardens in the world.

The surfing is fantastic, there’s amazing mountain biking and superb sea kayaking. Or, for a real adrenalin rush, go face to face with the Great White Sharks (in a diving cage!) or jump off Lion’s Head with a qualified tandem paraglider pilot.

If you like to take life a little slower you’ll love the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – a buzzing cosmopolitan centre offering a wealth of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. The Western Cape region is also something you cannot afford to miss. A picturesque drive away from the city it boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world and some truly spectacular whale watching trips.
To book, please call +27 (0) 21 437 9000 and quote "RCH MORE", or book online here:

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Stay a little longer at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa… Available for stays before 30 September 2010

Big game. big beaches, big mountains

The President's Suite at The Oyster Box
Relaxing in the Oyster Box spa

THE OYSTER BOX, UMHLANGA ROCKS, NEAR DURBAN

Durban offers a completely different South African experience to Cape Town, but one that’s equally enticing. The Oyster Box makes the perfect base from which to explore the very best of everything in Kwa Zulu Natal. Recently completely rebuilt, it debuted on Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s 2010 list of Hot Hotels and a Hot Spas.

You can explore the staggering natural wilderness of the Drakensberg Mountains, an area richly endowed with diverse fauna and flora. The &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is a premier ‘Big Five’ safari destination where you can see the elusive cheetah, the rare black rhino and lions. With world-class scuba diving and a World Heritage Site nearby, this is a remarkable safari destination with the perfect mix of beach and bush.

For those who enjoy history and heritage you can explore the legendary battlefield of the Boer and Zulu wars, plus discover the amazing way of life enjoyed by the fearsome local tribes.

If venturing a little further afield, Rocktail Bay offers the most unspoilt beaches in the whole of South Africa, including excellent scuba diving and snorkelling over superb coral reefs. It’s also a great place to see the rare Leatherback Turtles.
To book, please call +27 (0) 21 481 1860 and quote "RCH MORE",

Stay a little longer at The Oyster Box… Available for stays before 30 September 2010 Dining outside in the Bush
Relaxing in the gazebo at Bushman's Kloof

 

This ecological oasis will show you yet another side of South Africa. Voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 (Travel + Leisure), Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is the ideal refuge to set your spirit free in an environment where it can be healed and restored by the powerful forces of nature. The mystical energy, breathtaking beauty and timeless tranquillity from the wide open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, will reconnect you with your inner self and life’s true essence.

Recognised as a Natural Heritage Site, the reserve is nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town and is a malaria and predator free sanctuary for abundant flora and fauna, plus home to many ancient San rock art sites.

Invigorating outdoor activities include game drives, walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, archery, canoeing and swimming in clear, fresh rock pools. Or simply inhale the pure warm air, meditate by the pools, embrace the stillness and enjoy a wilderness journey to wellness with pampering and healing treatments inspired by ancient remedies and nature.
For a detailed and tailored quote for your stay we recommend you telephone direct on 27 (0) 21 481 1860 and quote "RCH MORE"

South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale

One More Night in The Lap of Luxury

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town - Western Cape
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga - Kwazulu-Natal
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness and Wellness Retreat, Cederberg - Western Cape

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa

South Africa is about to take centre stage on a global scale with the 2010 FIFA World CupT kicking off in June. With three luxurious Red Carnation Hotels to choose from in South Africa you are invited to enjoy a dreamlike experience where guests stay an extra luxurious night, absolutely free until 30th September 2010!

Each of these unique award-winning hotels offer an extra night on all stays of at least four nights with our compliments when staying before or after the soccer frenzy (a few rooms are still available to book during the tournament too!). With an offer like this you might be tempted to visit them all and enjoy three very different experiences offered by this amazingly rich and diverse destination! Furthermore, Virgin Flying Club members travelling to South Africa and staying at a Red Carnation Hotel are also eligible to earn TRIPLE MILES.

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CELEBRATE SUMMER ON STATUE CRUISES’ SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

CELEBRATE SUMMER ON STATUE CRUISES’ SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

Guests can savor the long, bright evenings of summer on New York Harbor, when Statue Cruises launches its summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises.

The excursions set out each Thursday evening from June 3-August 26, 2010. Guests are treated to a complimentary glass of wine and assorted cheeses aboard the 125-foot John James Audubon, with additional food and beverages available for purchase. Other highlights include background music, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty.

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

The Sunset Cocktail Cruise takes place on New York Harbor each Thursday from June 3-August 26, 2010. Guests board at 6:15 p.m. at Liberty Landing Marina or at 6:45 p.m. at Battery Park; cruising follows from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets cost $36 per adult, (ages 21 and over are welcome). Guest parking at Liberty Landing Marina is $7 per vehicle. For more details, or to order tickets, visit www.statuecruises.com or call 877-523-9849.

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Statue Cruises is the concessioner authorized by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, to serve the public at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Over 3.5 million annual visitors from around the world visit these two icons of freedom and hope. In addition to providing daily ferry service, Statue Cruises also operates special event cruises, private charters and the narrated Liberty Harbor Cruise – a 75-minute tour of the New York Harbor. For more information visit: www.statuecruises.com/pressroom.

Your Hamptons Beachfront Getaway Awaits You

At The
Panoramic View Resort & Residences

by Distinctive Management

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An oceanfront home in the Hamptons could cost upwards of $15 million—but not at The Panoramic View, the quintessential, luxurious way to experience spectacular oceanfront living in the Hamptons. The Panoramic View Resort & Residences offers homebuyers a surprisingly reasonable luxe second home and weekend East Enders the perfect site for a seaside escape. If waking up to the sounds of crashing waves and stunning ocean views isn’t alluring enough, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, promising the ultimate rest and relaxation experience.

A renowned Hamptons destination for over fifty years, this magnificent property encompasses 10+ oceanfront acres on 1,000-feet of sandy white beach. Perched over the Atlantic Ocean, the Panoramic View Resort & Residences are beautifully nestled within a hillside of fragrant pines, landscaped lawns and lovely flower gardens.

The Panoramic View Residences—Offering hassle-free Hamptons living, residents enjoy such luxurious amenities as private white-sand beach with complimentary towel service, poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. Each residence is outfitted with the finest features, including  Sub-Zero refrigerators, Viking Range appliances, HDMI AV wiring and built-in sound systems, Anderson high impact resistant windows and sliders, granite kitchen countertops, mahogany decking, atmospheric humidity control system, gas fireplaces, hot tubs, Marvel wine coolers, and hardwood wide plank oak floors. Boasting breathtaking views, these spectacular one-to-five bedroom units are available from 1,200-square-feet to 4,500-square-feet, prices from under $2 million to $6 million. 

The Panoramic View Resort— The spectacular seascape is the focus of every Resort guestroom, suite and beach cottage.  Guests are treated to magnificent views from huge picture windows in every resort unit and the opportunity to lounge on their own private balconies or terraces. Daily housekeeping, plush king size beds, outdoor heated pool with cabanas, fitness center, business center, quiet beach with beach attendants all combine to make your stay truly relaxing and memorable. 

About Distinctive Management LLC: As the preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts unparalleled expertise in the high-end real estate market, including hotels, resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For further information, please visit www.panoramicview.com and www.distinctiveventures.com.

CELEBRATE SUMMER ON STATUE CRUISES’ SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

CELEBRATE SUMMER ON STATUE CRUISES’ SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

Guests can savor the long, bright evenings of summer on New York Harbor, when Statue Cruises launches its summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises.

The excursions set out each Thursday evening from June 3-August 26, 2010. Guests are treated to a complimentary glass of wine and assorted cheeses aboard the 125-foot John James Audubon, with additional food and beverages available for purchase. Other highlights include background music, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty.

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

The Sunset Cocktail Cruise takes place on New York Harbor each Thursday from June 3-August 26, 2010. Guests board at 6:15 p.m. at Liberty Landing Marina or at 6:45 p.m. at Battery Park; cruising follows from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets cost $36 per adult, (ages 21 and over are welcome). Guest parking at Liberty Landing Marina is $7 per vehicle. For more details, or to order tickets, visit www.statuecruises.com or call 877-523-9849.

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Statue Cruises is the concessioner authorized by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, to serve the public at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Over 3.5 million annual visitors from around the world visit these two icons of freedom and hope. In addition to providing daily ferry service, Statue Cruises also operates special event cruises, private charters and the narrated Liberty Harbor Cruise – a 75-minute tour of the New York Harbor. For more information visit: www.statuecruises.com/pressroom.

Your Hamptons Beachfront Getaway Awaits You

At The
Panoramic View Resort & Residences

by Distinctive Management

 hamptons1 !cid_image002_jpg@01CAE2E8 hamptons 2!cid_image001_jpg@01CAE2E8

An oceanfront home in the Hamptons could cost upwards of $15 million—but not at The Panoramic View, the quintessential, luxurious way to experience spectacular oceanfront living in the Hamptons. The Panoramic View Resort & Residences offers homebuyers a surprisingly reasonable luxe second home and weekend East Enders the perfect site for a seaside escape. If waking up to the sounds of crashing waves and stunning ocean views isn’t alluring enough, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, promising the ultimate rest and relaxation experience.

A renowned Hamptons destination for over fifty years, this magnificent property encompasses 10+ oceanfront acres on 1,000-feet of sandy white beach. Perched over the Atlantic Ocean, the Panoramic View Resort & Residences are beautifully nestled within a hillside of fragrant pines, landscaped lawns and lovely flower gardens.

The Panoramic View Residences—Offering hassle-free Hamptons living, residents enjoy such luxurious amenities as private white-sand beach with complimentary towel service, poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. Each residence is outfitted with the finest features, including  Sub-Zero refrigerators, Viking Range appliances, HDMI AV wiring and built-in sound systems, Anderson high impact resistant windows and sliders, granite kitchen countertops, mahogany decking, atmospheric humidity control system, gas fireplaces, hot tubs, Marvel wine coolers, and hardwood wide plank oak floors. Boasting breathtaking views, these spectacular one-to-five bedroom units are available from 1,200-square-feet to 4,500-square-feet, prices from under $2 million to $6 million. 

The Panoramic View Resort— The spectacular seascape is the focus of every Resort guestroom, suite and beach cottage.  Guests are treated to magnificent views from huge picture windows in every resort unit and the opportunity to lounge on their own private balconies or terraces. Daily housekeeping, plush king size beds, outdoor heated pool with cabanas, fitness center, business center, quiet beach with beach attendants all combine to make your stay truly relaxing and memorable. 

About Distinctive Management LLC: As the preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts unparalleled expertise in the high-end real estate market, including hotels, resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For further information, please visit www.panoramicview.com and www.distinctiveventures.com.