Virtuoso: The five latest travel trends for 2018 and the 19 best Greek hotels

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NEW YORK (January 4, 2018) – To discover what’s trending in 2018, travelers need only to browse

through Virtuoso®’s newly released 2018 Best of the Best catalog of the world’s best hotels and experiences.

The largest edition to date, featuring 1,250 hotels, resorts, villas and private island retreats in 108 countries

alongside 54 one-of-a-kind experiences, Best of the Best showcases Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program, a

hallmark of this renowned global luxury travel network. New this year: a record-setting addition of 110

properties, courtesy of unprecedented expansion.

Virtuoso’s curated collection of hotels boasts diversity in both size and feel, with properties ranging from

four to 4,004 rooms. The portfolio’s impressive breadth spans hotels, resorts, lodges, tents, camps, private

islands, villas and apartments. More than 550 of the featured hotels work exclusively with Virtuoso, choosing

not to associate with other travel organizations. Almost half of Virtuoso’s hotels are under 100 rooms, and

a similar number are independent properties not affiliated with a collection or brand.

Here are the most significant trends observed among the new additions to the industry-leading collection:

The Cool Factor: Stunning design, on-point amenities and unique character define a new breed of Virtuoso

lifestyle hotels and resorts, which deliver a cutting-edge experience unlike traditional properties.

• Trusted luxury brands grew their Virtuoso presence with Pendry San Diego, Thompson Seattle,

Andaz Scottsdale and The London EDITION.

• NUO Beijing offers a dynamic atmosphere where Ming Dynasty tradition meets hip modernity.

• Sao Paulo’s innovative Hotel Unique is where architecture, design, gastronomy and service intersect.

Adventure Abounds: With its wide appeal to all travelers, the allure of adventure remains hot, with

experiences ranging from soft adventure to nature immersion all the way to the extreme.

• Guests at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka can discover the area by bicycle, go

whale watching and explore national parks.

• Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge in Alaska offer activities such as deep-sea and freshwater

fishing, river rafting, bear viewing, glacier trekking, ocean kayaking and hiking.

Cities Rule: Virtuoso stayed ahead of the curve by adding an array of properties in the world’s most alluring

cities. Shopping, spa treatments, art and architecture, and culinary wonders abound at these urban retreats.

• European grande dames steeped in history are what define properties such as Hotel Kamp in

Helsinki, the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich and the Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris.

• Understated elegance reigns at properties including London’s The Langham and Four Seasons New

York Downtown.

• Indulge passions such as art at The First Hotel Roma and cultural immersion at Hoshinoya Tokyo.

Exotic Glamping: Demand for luxury camping thrives as interest in authentic, off-the-beaten-path

experiences grows.

• Minor Hotel’s tented camps in Kenya and Tanzania provide valuable perks for Virtuoso clients. At

Loisaba Tented Camp, guests learn about preserving the local wilderness, then enjoy a private

sundowner with cocktails and canapes. The Manor at Ngorongoro offers a coffee tour of the estate

and private gourmet picnic with sparkling wine.

• The Ultimate Travelling Camp offers unprecedented access to India’s mountains, deserts, jungles

and festivals. These deluxe camps include spacious tents, complete with a private butler.

Family Fun: The 2018 Virtuoso Luxe Report identified family travel as a dominant niche, bolstered by the

network’s portfolio of family-friendly properties.

• Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania houses a Wildlife Academy with animals from all over

the globe to educate and entertain guests.

• Switzerland’s Kulm Hotel St. Moritz offers a variety of perks as part of its Very Important Kids

program, including free hot chocolate and ice cream.

• VILA VITA Parc Resort in Portugal provides an array of children’s activities including an adventure

playground, painting and baking.

Best of the Best is currently being distributed to the homes of 150,000 of Virtuoso’s best clients worldwide, as

selected by their advisor. To view the directory online, click here.

Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts is the longest running and most prestigious program of its kind, with more fivestar

properties than any other. Virtuoso provides guests with exclusive benefits valued at up to $450 per stay

such as spa treatments, golf and dining experiences. Now travelers can reserve luxury properties either

through a Virtuoso advisor or online via the network’s website at www.virtuoso.com/hotels.

The 19 best Greek hotels according to Virtuoso's catalogue are as follows:

1. Grande Bretagne

2. King George

3. The Romanos, Costa Navarino

4. Amirandes Grecotel

5. Blue Palace

6. Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites

7. Amanzoe

8. Belvedere Hotel

9. Bill and Coo Hotels Mykonos

10. Kivotos

11. Myconian Villa Collection

12. Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort

13. Santa Marina

14. Grace Santorini

15. Vedema

16. Canaves Oia Hotel

17. Canaves Oia Suites

18. Canaves Oia Sunday Suites

19. Mystique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Virtuoso

Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This byinvitation-only

organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in

over 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the

Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines,

airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities,

rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a

powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com. 

RELATED TOPICS: GreeceGreek tourism newsTourism in GreeceGreek islandsHotels in GreeceTravel to GreeceGreek destinations Greek travel marketGreek tourism statisticsGreek tourism report

 

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