North South & Central America
First-time visitors will be astounded by the overwhelming diversity of cultures, landscapes and history that makes the Americas the most fascinating array of destinations on earth.
Only here will you find all of America’s delights – the diversity, the culture, the style – intensified in such an intriguing way. And only here will you experience those sublime moments that New York City is famous for… the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park. On top there's the Broadway shows, cuisine from around the globe and of course Fifth Avenue, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world.
Florida has sandy beaches, the unique Everglades Wetlands and in Orlando, the greatest concentration of spectacular theme parks. Follow the Gulf to Naples, home to elegant hotels, sophisticated restaurants, golf courses and a stretch of pristine white sand. On the Atlantic coast, a similar lifestyle will be found at Palm Beach, where opulent mansions vie for attention with grand hotels, stylish boutiques and challenging golf courses.
Home to the natural wonders, Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, Arizona is the land of native American, Apache and Navajo tribes. Twelve miles north-east of Phoenix lies the exclusive suburb of Scottsdale. Within the tree-lined centre are fashionable restaurants, bars, antique shops and galleries. Famed for its luxury hotels and world-class golf courses, Scottsdale boasts several designer malls. A day visit to the Grand Canyon can be easily arranged.
From the vineyards of the Spanish Mission via the magnificent scenery of Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, along the Pacific Highway to historic Monterey, the spectacular Big Sur and the beaches of Santa Barbara and San Diego, your holiday choices are boundless.The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are highlights of San Francisco, while the famous Sunset Boulevard and opulent Beverly Hills residences are must-sees in Los Angeles.
The legendary Nevada city of Las Vegas is famous for its neon lights, busy casinos and the Las Vegas Boulevard, but there is much more to Las Vegas than just nightlife and wedding chapels.
There is no shortage of daytime attractions: visit one of the city’s many museums, enjoy a helicopter tour with glass of champagne in hand or relax with a round of golf at one of the 50 nearby courses. Day trips to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon can be easily arranged.
New England is dripping with colonial history and spectacular scenery. History buffs will be fascinated by Boston, the birthplace of American independence. The mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont offer hiking, biking and skiing and are at their most beautiful in the fall. Water babies will find lakes, ponds beaches in abundance, from Rhode Island, the ‘ocean State’ with 400 miles of coastline, to the summer celebrity getaways of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Mexico is a country that has it all, bursting with colourful colonial towns, white sand beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, plunging gorges, ancient ruins, and tropical jungle. Whale watch off Baja California, scuba dive in the turquoise Caribbean waters of the Yucatan, stroll along the cobbled streets of picturesque colonial towns, barter for beautifully hand woven textiles at bustling Indian markets, hike through breathtaking jungle and mountain scenery and indulge in a range of heavenly spa treatments. Famed for its stylish haciendas, rustic cabanas and chic boutique hotels, Mexico promises the holiday of a lifetime.
Costa Rica straddles the heart of Central America with a Caribbean and Pacific coastline. Known as the ’Rich Coast’ it is a land of mist shrouded cloud forests, meandering rivers, wild beaches, exotic wildlife and majestic volcanoes. The jewel of Central America is at the forefront of eco and adventure tourism and is home to endangered sea turtles, hundreds of species of birds, mischievous monkeys and jungle cats.
Peru is one of the most enthralling countries in South America home to beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures and well-preserved vestiges from ancient civilisations. Peru's top attraction is the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, perched high in the Andes in a mist-shrouded cloud forest. Other spectacular sites are the colonial treasure of Cuzco, the breathtaking landscapes of the Colca Canyon and the Cordillera Blanca, Lake Titicaca, the pristine Amazon rainforest and the baffling drawings in the desert at Nazca. Peru draws you in like no other place on earth.
Argentina is a land of extremes and one of the most popular destinations in Latin America. From majestic glaciers in Patagonia, vast grassy plains of the Pampas, cascading waterfalls of Iguassu to the slick cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires. Argentina is a truly unique country, which conjures up images of fiery tango displays, elegant architecture, gauchos on horseback, polo and mouth-watering steak.
1. Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada
This sleek and luxurious deluxe resort combines a central spot in the city with, incredibly, an 18-hole pro golf course designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn in its grounds. Rooms are superbly designed and offer some of the best facilities in Las Vegas. Each offer airconditioning, floor to ceiling windows, flat-screen television, telephone, minibar and bathroom with separate bath and shower
Accommodation: 2716 Rooms & Suites
2. The Ritz-Carlton - Central Park, New York
Offering the ultimate cosmopolitan city experience – The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue’s finest shops, boutiques and cultural attractions, the Ritz-Carlton offers traditional AAA Five Diamond luxury with a multi-million dollar art collection.
Accommodation: 259 Rooms and Suites
3. The Resort at Pelican Hill, California
On the coast of Newport Beach in Southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill sits upon 504 acres of sundrenched hillsides. Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the resort village features expansive hotel accommodations with views of the Pacific. Here, golf, spa and gourmet dining find exquisite expression.
Accommodation: 332 Bungalows and Villas
4. Four Seasons Papagayo, Costa Rica
Exemplary luxury and service in a beautiful setting on the northern coast of Costa Rica. A haven for both adventure seekers and those wishing to relax and unwind. Four Seasons Papagayo is set on a hillside surrounded by lush tropical forest and golden sandy beaches. The guest rooms and suites are all sumptuously decorated with indigenous woods and stone finishes. Each has a furnished balcony or terrace affording fabulous views. There are 3 swimming pools and a spa, offering many treatments unique to Costa Rica. The hotel is perfect for relaxing or enjoying activities such golf at the Four Seasons Arnold Palmer designed course, horse riding along secluded beaches, and forest walks.
Accommodation : 163 guest rooms & suites
5. Mountain Lodges of Peru - Cuzco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Spectacular collection of luxury lodges along the Salkantay Trail, allowing you to trek to Machu Picchu while experiencing an authentically unspoilt area of Peru. Mountain Lodges of Peru is a 6-night lodge-to-lodge trek that culminates at the sacred city of Machu Picchu. You will cross high Andean pastures and rocky passes, walk along Inca staircases and through cloudforest in the shadow of snow-capped peaks, and have the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife from hummingbirds to condors. You will also pass through remote Andean communities, providing a unique opportunity for interactions. The route lies far from civilisation, which means that the people you meet are interested in welcoming you into their way of life and making sure your experience is wonderful. One of the route’s highlights is the recently restored Inca citadel of Llactapata, which affords rarely glimpsed views of Machu Picchu.