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Fall in Florence at the Hotel Brunelleschi

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Trying to find the best way to finish out the fall season? Check out a recent feature written by Forbes Travel Guide on the Hotel Brunelleschi which “captures the best of Florentine architecture in a labyrinth of Renaissance-era palaces and medieval towers” as Forbes stated here. Pair this with the Hotel Brunelleschi’s unique 3 x 2 Offer which includes three nights for the price of two in one of our elegant signature Suites to make the best of the fall in Florence.

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Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa Re-Opens in 2018

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Following the hotel’s recent closure due to Hurricane Irma, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa which opened last fall as this destination’s newest hotel, announces its plans to re-open as soon as possible in 2018.

“This time last year we were diligently preparing for the grand opening of Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, but damage to the hotel in the wake Hurricane Irma is unfortunately forcing the hotel to remain shuttered this winter season,” said Marc Dobbels, general manager, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa. “We are terribly disappointed but determined to bring our beloved hotel back for the 2018 season,” said Dobbels.

According to Dobbels, renovation plans for the award-winning hotel are well underway and while designers have been instructed to return the hotel to its original splendor, there may be a few surprises.

“Le Barthélemy captured the essence of St. Barths with its understated, chic style that made our guests feel so at home and we know they look forward to returning,” said Dobbels. “Irma has presented a challenge, but she did not damper our spirits nor our resilience. Our staff, family and friends are well and now we turn our attention to the work at hand: bringing Le Barthélemy back for the 2018 season better than ever.”

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Enjoy the Holidays with Velas Resorts – Festive Availability

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Make this holiday season special with a stay at one of the “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts! Availability is limited:

Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Zen Grand Suite, Zen Grand Pool Suite, Ambassador Suite, Grand Class Suite
December 15th – January 5th, 2018
No minimum stay checking in from December 15-25th
Arrivals between December, 26-28th minimum stay of 7 nights
Arrivals between December 29-31st minimum stay of 3 nights
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Ambassador Suite Ocean View, Ambassador Pool Suite Ocean View, Grand Class Suite Ocean Front, Governer Suite Ocean View
November 16th-26th, December 15th-25th, December 26th-27th, December 28th, December 29th-30th
Casa Velas
All categories available from Dec 20th, 2017 – Jan 4th, 2018
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Availability only from Dec 20 – 25th, 2017  and from Jan 1 – 4th, 2018

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The Shore Club makes Departures Top 100

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We are excited to announce that The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach has just made the Departures 100: The Luxury Hotels to Book in 2017 List. Located on the serene Long Bay Beach, The Shore Club is the place to relax and unwind. Walk up to 2 miles out into the water or gaze out onto the crystal blue waters. Check out more here under the “Where to Beach” section


Statement from The Palms Turks & Caicos and The Shore Club

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Statement from Hartling Group Resorts; The Palms Turks & Caicos, and The Shore Club Long Bay Beach

Hurricane Irma passed through the Turks & Caicos Islands as a storm of epic proportions, and so we are pleased to report that our staff and guests safely weathered the storm without injury. We express our deep appreciation to our resort operations teams, and for the efforts of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, local police, emergency responders and other officials who worked tirelessly before, during and after the storm to mitigate damages and ensure the safety of everyone.

After careful assessments, The Palms and the Shore Club resorts sustained no major structural damages during the storm, only extensive landscaping and some water damage. To this end, our properties will close to allow time to complete the necessary repairs and clean-up. We also take this opportunity to embark on some enhancement projects which will add to the overall guest experience. The Palms and The Shore Club will reopen on September 30th.

We have fully resumed administrative office functions at all resorts, including reservations. We are contacting guests and travel professionals who are booked to arrive over the period of closure to reschedule their stays. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge many of our staff and members in the community lost their homes and their belongings due to flooding and wind damages. We are committed to assisting those persons as we all work together to restore this great community. We also wish to extend our concern and best wishes to our neighbors in the region who were also impacted by the storm.

We will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available. For the most up-to-date information and for information regarding reservations, please call toll-free our reservations department (866) 877-7256, or email us at;