Ensemble Travel Group has released its 2017 Hotel & Resort Collection gallery, showcasing nearly 700 four- and five-star global properties to help members boost their luxury travel bookings.
The 2017 Art of Luxury directory reflects an increase of ‘purposeful partnerships’ with brands such as Two Roads Hospitality and its Cliff House in Cape Neddick, Maine, and La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
“We have purposely forged deeper relationships with several partners that focus on a total immersion into their surroundings,” said Suzanne Hall, senior director, supplier partnerships, land/Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection. “Whether from a single brand like Two Roads Hospitality or a niche within a larger presence such as Omni’s Grove Park Inn and its Bedford Springs Resort & Spa, guests seamlessly connect with the local culture and people for that highly coveted experience.”
Ensemble’s 2017 collection also features a strategic increase of hotels and resorts in the South Pacific to serve the organization’s membership growth in Australia and New Zealand. Newcomers include The Byron at Byron (Byron Bay, Australia), Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney, Australia) and Azur Lodge (Queenstown, New Zealand).
The 2017 directory also features a section called ‘Off the Beaten Path,’ an offering of lesser-known hotels for clients who are seeking unusual accommodation as part of an experiential adventure. Newcomers to the 2017 program include The Kayotei Ryokan in Japan, &Beyond Vamizi Island in Mozambique, and The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal in Costa Rica.
The Art of Luxury is available in both print and digital versions.