Pampering guests is an art that has reached bench marked dimensions within the premises of some of the finest retreats for travelers looking for everything that money can buy. These exotic locations for the rich and famous are defined with their glitz, world class services, best amenities and yes, their grandeur of interiors and exteriors alike. Take a look at places that matter the most and are based in some of the most coveted regions of the world.
Connoisseurs Scotland properties are more often than not in the news for hosting month-long, countrywide celebrations named as “Whisky Month.” If you are looking for luxury steeped experiences during your next vacation, then try to time your visit to the Emerald Isles in time with “Homecoming Scotland 2014.” Gear up to enjoy hundreds of events countrywide– Connoisseurs Scotland members will wait to showcase their whisky offerings and ultimate luxury accommodations alike. (image by tayljo69).
You may choose to board The Royal Scotsman train , which takes you on a five-day, four-night exquisite Whisky Journey. Experience the delights of private distillery tours, go in for whisky tastings at the distilleries of Tullibardine, Glenlivet and Glen Ord or simply look forward entering the vaults of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, situated in Leith.
Whisky aficionados can also proceed to the Road Hole Bar located at the famous The Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews and try out its selection of over 300 whiskies or spend some nights at the 144-bedroom plush luxury resort– bordering the 17th “Road Hole” of one of the most famous golf courses in the world. In the evenings, guests can savor the delights of “whisky turndown”-along with shortbread, Old Course Hotel whisky and chocolate!
With the best whisky-producing distilleries to its credit, Scotland lures tourists to its picturesque Speyside region-which in turn transforms Boath House into a central luxury accommodation for all its visitors. Along with its 20 acres of gardens as well as Michelin-star dining facilities, this haven for luxury travelers features an intimate library-where overnight guests may sample a selection of some of the finest and rarest malt whiskies!
Boath House, along with The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa and Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux, are important staying facilities built close Glenmorangie Distillery-a must visit for its guided tours and private tastings.
A hot favorite with tourists wishing to experience the best of Italian delights, Trapani is located on the West Coast of Sicily and ranks high on the list of luxury destinations in the world. Boasting of numerous classy resorts in Segesta, Erice and Egadi islands; this region is all about a lovely atmosphere, friendly people, unforgettable easy styles of living and yes, heights of luxury. (image by Giulia Scarpaleggia).
This gateway to Egadi Islands is known for its fishing opportunities, baroque style historic buildings, grape producing areas, excellent Marsala wine and a lot more- though not quite in the same order. Take a walk through its old city, gaze upon the marble statue of Madonna at Madonna di Trapani’, admire its many churches with Sicilian Baroque architectural style or tantalize your taste buds with some of the most delicious regional cuisines in the world.
While in Trapani, book your luxury stay at Villa AtalayaVilla Atalaya-the best way of spending quality time in Sicilian country sides. The perfect ambience and feel of this exquisitely rustic villa is magnified with its magnificent fireplaces, large sprawling spaces, fine dining opportunities and other amenities-a must visit indeed!
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