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'Live Like A World Leader', For Only $10,000, at Ritz-Carltons in DC

September 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Everyone's a critic when it comes to politics, so the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. and The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown have created the "Live Like a World Leader" package where guests can see what it's like to be a heavy decision maker and the perks that go along with it.

For a mere $10,000 you can play president, ambassador, governor or chief of your country of choice for two days at either location, and get serious red carpet treatment.

Here's some of what you can expect:

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Six Senses Zighy Bay Brings the Beats with DJ Retreats

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  Site Where: Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, Oman
September 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Over the last 20 years electronic music has spread from the underground to the hip clubs to the mainstream to absolutely-friggin-everywhere – and when we say everywhere, we mean 5-star resorts in the Middle East. If there’s a less likely environment for DJ culture to thrive, we can’t think what it might be.

And yet, for the first time ever in the Middle East, coming up September 20-27 and then again December 6-13, the DJ Dispensary (a collective of luxury travel and 12-inch vinyl experts) will be at Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman, hosting well-heeled, spa-loving Tiestos-in-training for uber-exclusive “DJ retreats.”

Drop the beat, yo. Sound the alarm.

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Necker Island's Great House to Reopen For a Bargain Rate of $60,000 Per Night

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  Site Where: Necker Island, Virgin Islands, British
August 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

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Does anyone else remember when Richard Branson’s private island got struck by lightning and his magnificent mogul-worthy Great House burned to charred cinders? And how Branson told the papers that he “ran naked” to rescue his guests, but then admitted it was actually legendary British stage/screen goddess Kate Winslet who carried Branson’s 90-year-old mum out of the inferno in her arms?

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Do Dallas With The Ritz-Carlton's Sparkly Surprise

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  Site Where: 2121 McKinney Avenue [map], Dallas, TX, United States, 75201
July 19, 2013 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Well folks, once again it’s Fantasy Friday and you know what that means. It’s time to steal a few moments to mentally check out of work (we know you are doing it anyway, it is Friday after all) while you momentarily imagine yourself enjoying a little slice of heaven.

For your daydreaming pleasure today, we bring you a package that has been put together by the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. As we all know they don’t do things on the small scale down in Texas, unless of course that less-than-large something turns out to be very expensive… in which case exceptions shall be made. So despite the immediate mental image of over-the-top extravagance that Fantasy Friday usually conjures up, this week we are highlighting a simple, $399 package – that can have you walking away with a very expensive little gift.

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Gstaad Palace Offers "Palace Style Bootcamp" in the Alps

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  Site Where: Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland, 3780
July 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

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You’d think staying at a palace would mean getting the royal treatment—being fanned off and fed grapes all day by a glistening pool. Not at Gstaad Palace. This summer, participating in their ‘Palace-Style Boot Camp’ might mean eating grapes, but only if you can lift an arm to your mouth after pushing your body beyond its physical limits. At least this butt kicking takes place in the Swiss Alps, right?

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The Ultimate James Bond Experience Package in Jamaica

June 21, 2013 at 5:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Assuming you have no objection to flying in private jets or riding in helicopters, we are pretty sure this week's Fantasy Friday post will have you seriously contemplating cashing in your savings. Island Outpost Resorts we have learned, has partnered up with Magellan Jets to offer a package worthy of 007 himself, minus the flying bullets and explosions.

Forking out the big bucks will send you flying via private jet to Jamaica, where guests will stay at two different resorts over a five day stretch (although we are certain if you would like to stay longer the resorts would be happy to take your money).

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Drive a Bentley Up the California Coast Courtesy of St. Regis

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  Site Where: 1 Monarch Beach Resort N [map], Dana Point, California, United States, 92629
June 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Just waiting for the financing to come through on your new Bentley? Aren’t we all. Well in the meantime, allow this Fantasy Friday post to guide you one step closer to being behind the wheel of this ultimate luxury car, and out on the open road. But where to take this baller-status vehicle? Well, since it belongs to St. Regis as part of their “Grand Tour Aficionado Package," we’d say wherever they allow. Lucky for you, it’s on a road trip along the gorgeous California coast!

During the next couple months, St. Regis Monarch Beach and St. Regis San Francisco are pairing up to offer a roadie adventure featuring a two-night stay at each end of the drive (in a 900+ square foot suite), a Grand Tourista Bag created by fashion designer Jason Wu, a Bentley key chain (to flash around after and convince people of your potential ownership) and of course, access to your very own 2013 Bentley GT, Bentley GTC, or Bentley Mulsanne for the 10-hour drive between destinations.

You can start your road trip at either of the two properties, with the drive winding up or down the Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur, Surf City USA, Santa Monica, Malibu and Santa Barbara. We suggest letting Magellan ride shotgun if you’re directionally challenged.

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Fantasy Friday: Trump NYC's $14,000 Great Gatsby Package

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  Site Where: One Central Park West [map], New York, New York, United States, 10023
May 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

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We've already given you a taste of some choice hotels and packages available for The Great Gatsby movie, which opens today. My, it seems everyone's been bitten by the Gatsby bug.

But this is Fantasy Friday and you know we like to dream a little dream, so we bring you a lavish $14,000 package on offer over at the Trump International Hotel & Tower that they've oh so creatively named The Great Gatsby Package.

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Fantasy Friday: Flatiron Hotel's $8,000 Birthday "Pimping" Package

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  Site Where: 9 West 26th Street [map], New York, New York, United States, 10010
May 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Whoever came up with that little motto “It’s the thought that counts” for special-occasion gifting is a more spiritually evolved creature than we (or Kristen Stewart …or Johnny Depp’s new piece) will ever be. Loving thoughts are appreciated, but if you really want to make our next birthday memorable, please book us the VIP birthday package at the Flatiron Hotel.

Specifically, the one that comes with a private sushi chef, a classic Cadillac Deville ’65 with chauffeur, four tickets to the New York Giants, and all-day spa treatments for all the friends who are staying with us in the 4000-square-foot Toshi’s Penthouse. Plus a few more little things we haven’t detailed (full package details after the jump). It’s $8000 per person, plus tax and tip, but if you love someone, money’s a small price to pay, right?

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Fantasy Friday: The $175K Golf Special and Other Bachelor Party Options

April 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

We recently listed 5 Elopement Packages for those wanting a low-fuss wedding, but that doesn't mean one has to skip out on the time-honored tradition of The Bachelor Party. Of course, today is Fantasy Friday, so we've got to go a little over-the-top with the options, and boy have we found some. But don't worry, we've got some sensible back-up plans as well.

For Golf Lovers
Rosewood Mayakoba's $175,000 Ultimate Golf Experience is completely insane!During the week of November 11-17, 2013, the resort's El Camaleón Golf Club will host the OHL Classic, when the world’s top PGA Tour players will compete on the Greg Norman designed, 7,000-yard, 18-hole championship course. To celebrate this high profile tournament (and golf-nuts everywhere) the resort created an extravagant package that's a bachelor's ultimate last-hurrah.The groom and two of his besties will get a private lesson with world famous golf instructor Jim McLean, a round of golf with legend Greg Norman at Playa Mujeres (you'll take a private helicopter to and fro) as well as receive three positions in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba Pro-Am. Oh, and though this is already an all-suite resort, you'll stay in the 6,272 square-foot Presidential Lagoon Suite. Evenings mean sipping cocktails with the PGA Tour players (!), an invite to a private BBQ on the beach, and a tequila tasting of some of the country's best labels. This package is only available for November 12-19, 2013. Book via Rosewood.com

Not In Your Price Range?
Alternative: Head to Ponte Vedra and The Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa where from May 6 to 12, they'll be the host hotel for annual THE PLAYERS Championship at the world-famous TPC Sawgrass. Your group of guys can bask in the Florida sun in the place where some of PGA's greats like Vijay Singh, Fred Couples, and Matt Kuchar have played. This spring you'll see who'll be battling it out for a beaucoup cash purse ($9 million!) on the 18-hole, Pete Dye-designed course. Tickets start at just $15! When you're not playing yourself, feel free to spend time in the ornate Club House (we recommend indulging in the ridiculous brunch spread) where you can see Tiger Woods' 2001 tournament locker, have a few post-play cocktails, and generally feel like royalty before settling into the domestic life. Packages start at $349 per night, which includes daily breakfast, a round on THE PLAYERS Course, and other perks. In this special season and you'll generally feel like royalty before settling into the domestic life. Book through Sawgrass Marriott's special page.

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Fantasy Friday: Four Seasons Adds Americas To 2014 Private-Jet Trips

April 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yep, it's Friday and time for a little fantasy travel...this one's so very, very exceptional...

Remember when we dreamt about that little Four Seasons private jet trip last year? The September 2013 journey might already be sold out, but two new itineraries have just been announced for next year. In addition to a slightly different selection of destinations for the round-the-world version, Four Seasons is adding a “Rediscover the Americas” option for spring.

The basics remain the same: private jet travel, dedicated staff along the way, and of course Four Seasons hotels in every location. The size of the group has decreased to 56 passengers however, and while inflight you’ll be able to Instagram and Vine away, courtesy of on-board internet.

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Fantasy Friday: Le Meridien Serves World's Most Expensive Omelette

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  Site Where: 118 W 57th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
March 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've said it many a time, we're a dreamy lot here at HotelChatter, and part of our job is to help you escape daily life with a bit of travel fantasy. Today's enticing entry might be a bit do-able, though, something you could re-create at home! Ok, that's a stretch, but read on anyway!

Perfect for this weekend's breakfast and brunch plans, we've got The Most Expensive Omelette in the World, courtesy of Norma's restaurant at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. It's called the "Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata" and it costs a cool $1,000. The restaurant's tag line for this eggy-goodness is, "Norma dares you to expense this." Yep, for real. Now why does it cost so much? Simple, it's filled to the brim with a whole lobster and topped with 10 ounces of caviar. That's over $500 worth of fish eggs right there. The rest of the cost is for the lobster, eggs, cream, and herbs.

Obviously this omelette is mostly for show as the restaurant only sells about a dozen of them a year.

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