LIVE LA DOLCE VITA AT THE HOTEL HASSLER ROMA THIS EASTER

imagoeasterEaster is perhaps one of the most anticipated events in the Eternal City. From the procession on Good Friday to the Pope’s Easter Sunday mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, the holiday excitement runs throughout the city. This year, the Hotel Hassler Roma is offering a special Roman pasqua (Easter) for guests looking for an extraordinary Easter in Rome. The package includes:

  • Three nights in luxury accommodations
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the Hassler’s Salone Eva 
  • Special Easter Sunday Brunch created by Chef Francesco Apreda at the Hassler’s panoramic Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant
  • Spumante (Italian sparkling wine) and two bottles of mineral water upon arrival
  • Easter surprise from the hotel’s pastry chef
  • Sauna and steam bath

Guests may also relax with an optional massage in-room or at the hotel’s Amorvero SPA (at additional charge). 
Priced from €1,800 to €2,100 (approximately US$2,430 to US$2,840) based on double occupancy, the package is valid for arrivals on April 22 or 23, 2011.
To know more about Hotel Hassler Roma, visit www.hotelhasslerroma.com.

ABOUT HOTEL HASSLER ROMA:
Set atop the Spanish Steps and featuring a panoramic view of the entire city, Hotel Hassler Roma, owned and managed by Roberto E. Wirth, has been Rome’s five-star lodging of choice for the world’s elite for more than a century. Each of the 95 rooms (of which 13 are suites) are individually designed and adorned in authentic Italian accents. Highlights include the Michelin-starred panoramic restaurant, Imàgo, and the neighboring, Hassler-owned Il Palazzetto (www.ilpalazzettoroma.com), a charming 16-century, five-story palazzo that offers a restaurant and wine bar with panoramic terraces and four guest rooms

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Amankora Paro lodge Offers Yoga and Beauty

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From March 14 through May 1, 2011, guests at Amanresorts’ extraordinary circuit of five luxury lodges in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan can experience the ultimate escape with private yoga lessons with internationally renowned yoga teacher, Jonas Westring (pictured, below).

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Based at the Amankora Paro lodge (pictured, above right) for eight weeks this spring, Westring will be available for one-on-one and private group yoga sessions at any of Amanresorts’ five lodges in Bhutan (Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang), upon guest request.  Nestled in high mountain valleys between China and northern India, Bhutan is one of the most isolated and serene locales on earth–the ideal blissed-out yoga destination.

Guests at Amankora can now spend days exploring the region’s many sacred temples and mountaintop monasteries and hiking through remote villages, followed by a private yoga class with Westring, who can tailor classes to all skill levels from beginners to advanced practitioners to guests seeking the therapeutic benefits of yoga.

A certified yoga instructor for the past 30 years, Jonas Westring is also a yoga therapist, therapeutic bodyworker and certified teacher of Anusara Yoga, a system of Hatha Yoga that blends the ancient art of yoga with the science of biomechanics.  Westring is also a licensed physiotherapist in Sweden and the US, and currently directs the Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Private 60-minute yoga sessions are priced from $130 per person (or $190 for two people) and 90-minute sessions from $160 per person (or $240 for two people).  Suites at Amankora are priced from $1,400 per night, based on double occupancy.  For more information, please visit: www.amanresorts.com/amankora/home.aspx.

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Panama offers free medical insurance for tourists

During the first thirty days of their stay, tourists will have emergency medical insurance

In 2011, Panama begins a new program; reinforcing tourists are a top priority for the country. All tourists as well as Panamanians living abroad will receive medical insurance with top level coverage in case of emergency during the first thirty days of their stay. 

This initiative, which is only offered by very few countries in the region, become official on January 17th for all visitors arriving in Panama through Tocumen International Airport.

The process for this health insurance is very simple. Once the person arrives at the airport in Panama City, they must go to the tourist information centers located in the area of immigration and they will be handed a brochure with all the necessary information, along with a user card. If the person requires medical attention, they will only need to present this card along with its passport at any health center.
The insurance policy will cover accidental death (up to $20,000 dollars), hospitalization and medical expenses for injuries due to accidents or in case of contracting a disease in Panama (up to $7,000 dollars), expenses for dental emergency (up to $ 2,000 dollars), administrative legal assistance by accident (up to $ 3,500), and lost or stolen documents, among others. The policy does not however cover incidents caused by negligence, those related to alcohol and drugs ", such as those caused by extreme sports.
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Health insurance is an incentive for tourists visiting Panama as well as all other attractions of the country as a tourist destination. Those who take advantage of the health services in the country will see that Panama is an ideal place for medical tourism with highly trained physicians and hospitals , said Minister of Tourism of Panama and Director of the ATP, Solomon Shamah.
The insurance company, Assicurazioni Generali, will be responsible for issuing the insurance policy, and their contract is valid with the country for the next two years. Read phonetically

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