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Tours: Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera

A full tour (in 4K UHD) of Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel (French Riviera). Located between Nice and Monaco, on the tip of the famous Cap Ferrat peninsula, the iconic hotel offers top-notch facilities, including Michelin-starred cuisine and a fabulous beach club.

Video chapters: 0:00 Intro 3:20 Lobby 11:03 Suite 16:14 Gardens 21:17 Beach Club 30:32 Lunch 32:02 Pool 35:16 Dinner 39:50 Breakfast 41:46 Spa 45:17 Cap Ferrat Peninsula

Tours: The Banff Springs Hotel – Alberta, Canada

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies,” has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 130 years.

Tours: Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano, Switzerland (Video)

Set on the shores of Lake Lugano, this magnificent 5-star resort is a property of immense charm, nestled within a private, subtropical park. Once the home of a noble Russian family, the impressive mansion was transformed into a hotel in 1885.

Vacation Views: ‘Miramar Boutique Hotel, Corsica’

Perfectly located between Ajaccio and Bonifacio in the region of Propriano-Sartene-Campomoro, the Miramar Corsica, surrounded by a two-acre garden, is only  minutes away from the unspoiled sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Southern Corsica, its charming villages and fishing harbors.

Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean island, presents a mix of stylish coastal towns, dense forest and craggy peaks (Monte Cinto is the highest). Nearly half the island falls within a park whose hiking trails include the challenging GR 20. Its beaches range from busy Pietracorbara to remote Saleccia and Rondinara. It’s been part of France since 1768, but retains a distinct Italian culture.

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Rainforest Views: ‘Hotel Das Cataratas’ At Iguassu Falls In Brazil (HD Video)

Restored to its original 1950s charm, Hotel Das Cataratas hacienda-style exterior is matched by its warm, inviting interior design. Step outside and explore the sprawling, sculpted grounds. Spot a kaleidoscopic array of tropical flowers as howler monkeys call in the distance. Nestled in the center is an elegantly designed pool. Flanked by orchids, it’s the perfect spot for a refreshing dip after a day full of adventure.

Iguazú National Park covers an area of subtropical rainforest in Argentina’s Misiones province, on the border with Brazil. Within the park on the Iguazú River, the renowned Iguazú Falls encompasses many separate cascades, including the iconic Garganta del Diablo or “Devil’s Throat.” The surrounding park features diverse wildlife including coatis, jaguars and toucans, plus trails and viewing platforms. 

Views: ‘Octola Lodge & Private Wilderness’ In Lapland, Finland (Video)

The Most Exclusive Lodge In Lapland

Having hunted for the right place to accommodate the discerning guests of our Luxury Action travel company, I eventually realized the the right property did not exists in the right location. That’s when I decided the only option was to build our very own log chalet. Traditionally, we have managed or rented private chalets in various locations around Lapland, then refurnished them to meet the individual standards of our guests.

As fun and instructive this concept has been, implementing interior design on a one-by-one basis is costly and time consuming. In addition, regardless of our efforts to upgrade the existing chalets in Lapland, although of excellent quality, tend to have very small rooms and only a few properties have en-suite bedrooms with shower and toilet. I felt it was time for a revolutionary change to provide exclusive accommodation in the Arctic that meets the needs of our experiential guests.

Top Hotel Tours: ‘The St. Regis Venice’, Italy On The Grand Canal (Video)

The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views across some of Venice’s most iconic monuments. Avant-garde in outlook and revolutionary in design, the hotel is an expression of the cultural curiosity of Venice and the innovation of modern-day against a pedigreed backdrop.

Top Hotel Tours: ‘Forestis Dolomites’ In Italy (Video)

Join me on a full tour of Forestis, an incredibly stylish and uber-luxurious 5-star hotel in the Italian Alps. Cool, tranquil and connected to its stunning setting, Forestis is a ski-in/ski-out, adults-only sanctuary in the Dolomites’ spectacular mountainscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hideaway

FORESTIS is located in a densely wooded area, 1,800 m above sea-level, with a view of the Dolomites. The area’s unique and outstanding natural character had already prompted the Austrian monarchy to establish a tuberculosis sanatorium at precisely this special site.

Architecture

The architecture of FORESTIS is inspired by the same natural features that were once decisive in establishing a sanatorium. The excellent water, air, sun and climate are reflected here in equally authentic materials. Stone, from which the spring emerges, glass, as clear as the air, warm materials that warm like the sun, and the wood that grows best in this climate. Outside and inside, these natural materials are in harmony with each other, just like nature itself.

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Hotel Tours: ‘Lefay Resort & Spa, Lake Garda, Italy’

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is located in Gargnano in the heart of the spectacular and renowned “Riviera dei Limoni”. 11 hectares of natural park, surrounded by gentle hills and natural terraces rich in woods and olive groves overlooking a spectacular view of the lake.

Lake Garda, in northern Italy, is known for its crystal clear water. At the south end, the town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbor views. The nearby Grotte di Catullo archaeological site includes a Roman villa. On the lake’s western shore, in Gardone Riviera, is Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, former home of poet d’Annunzio. The Dolomites frame Riva del Garda, a resort in the north. 

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Top Hotel Video Tour: ‘Abaton Island Resort & Spa’ In Crete, Greece (2020)

Bask in the chic surroundings of this Cycladic-style resort. Located on Crete’s northern coastline, Abaton offers elegant accommodation and panoramic sea views. Indulge mind, body and soul at the best Elemis spa together with a collection of restaurants offering Greek and international cuisine.

Crete, Greece’s largest island, is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mt. Ida, the tallest of the range, is home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artifacts, and Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement.