Robert Duncan, Virtuoso

By Robert Duncan
Senior Manager, Print Marketing
Virtuoso

Looking for inspiration for your 2015 travels (or even beyond)? You can find it in the all-new 2015 Virtuoso Best of the Best. It’s a wide-ranging hotel guide of the world’s most gorgeous luxury properties.

Leaf through its pages (in hard copy or online). Discover useful information about each hotel, including insiders’ tips and the complimentary benefits you’ll receive at them if you book with a Virtuoso advisor. Get advice from experts on where to stay and what to do. Learn which hotels were deemed Virtuoso’s best in the past year. And see the kinds of exceptional experiences you can have in each destination around the globe.

Hotel Guide: 2015 Virtuoso Best of the BestHere are 10 reasons why Virtuoso Best of the Best is the ultimate hotel guide:

  1. Bigger and Better Hotel Guide

The print version of the 2015 Best of the Best, sent to Virtuoso clients, weighs in at 576 pages. It’s by far Virtuoso’s largest hotel guide yet. You’ll enjoy more hotel descriptions, more experiences and more incredible images to inspire your travels. Everything is easy to find, using either the table of contents or the alphabetical index.

  1. 1,000 Hotels and Counting

Virtuoso offers its clients more than 1,000 properties worldwide. All provide exclusive amenities you can’t get if you book on your own. Each Best of the Best property features at least one special amenity that adds significant value to your stay.

  1. Hotel Guide: see properties from 100 countries including Croatia
    View properties from more than 100 countries, including red-hot Croatia

    More than 100 Countries

If you have a destination in mind, there’s a good chance it has a property in the comprehensive Best of the Best hotel guide. Top destinations include Croatia, French Polynesia, Maldives, Milan, South Africa, Myanmar, Paris, Costa Rica, Napa Valley and New Zealand – all chosen by Virtuoso advisors and all featured in the January/February edition of Virtuoso Life.

  1. Can’t-Miss New Hotels

You’ll find descriptions of more than 50 hotels and resorts added to the Virtuoso network last year, including the network’s first properties in Avignon, Bologna, Cappadocia, Davos, Kolkata, Newfoundland and Labrador, Normandy, Nuevo Vallarta, and the eye-catching cover hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei.

  1. Cruise Suites Shine

    Hotel Guide: suite bathroom aboard Celebrity Reflection
    Discover how gorgeous lodging can be aboard a cruise ship, such as the Celebrity Reflection

Extraordinary travel isn’t just on dry land. This new feature on Top Cruise Suites shows you how luxury travel is better than ever at sea.

  1. Expanded Experiences

The popular Exceptional Experiences return with 71 pages full of interesting adventures you won’t forget. Interested in spending a day at a family-run winery in France? Or tour Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with a conservation expert? Those are just two of the 228 adventures around the world you can experience. You can jump directly to each experience using the index at the bottom of the table of contents.

  1. Your First Look at New Hotels

Virtuoso’s Preview program gives advisors and their clients the inside track on the world’s most exciting new luxury properties. Meet five Virtuoso Preview hotels making their first appearance in the Best of the Best hotel guide. These hotels have either just opened or have planned openings for 2015. They also offer exclusive amenities to Virtuoso guests.

  1. Award Winners, Take a Bow

    Hotel guide: Bulgari London spa
    Check out award winners in Best of the Best, like Bulgari London’s spa

Every year Virtuoso honors the 10 finest properties for everything from best family program to best culinary experience. Meet this year’s Best of the Best Award Winners and see the acclaimed experiences they offer.

  1. Virtuoso Advisors Tell

Virtuoso advisors share their expertise to help you get the most from your travel experience. Look for these tips at the beginning of every geographical section and accompanying hotel descriptions throughout Best of the Best.

      1. hotel guide: advisor photo of giraffe in Africa
        Stunning photography by Virtuoso advisors is featured throughout Best of the Best

        Virtuoso Advisors Show

Best of the Best also features compelling images from Virtuoso’s annual advisor photography contest. You’ll find an award-winning photo included with the advisor tips at the beginning of each geographical section in the hotel guide.

Have you stayed at any of these exceptional Best of the Best properties? Please share your experiences if so.

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