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Respect the environment even as you travel. Executive Edge Travel & Events is proud to partner with the hotels in this issue each renowned for their admirable eco-conscious endeavors. These hotels actively minimise the negative impacts of conventional tourism on the environment through promoting conservation, energy efficiency and Green awareness as well as educating and supporting local communities. Voyage to the Maldives, Chile, Arizona, Jamaica, Malaysia, England, Indonesia, Botswana, United Arab Emirates or South Africa and embrace ecotourism…

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Cocoa Island, Maldives Coworth Park

REEF CLEAN PRISTINE

Cocoa Island, Maldives

Cocoa Island hovers over one of the most pristine lagoons in the Maldives, in part due to its own valiant conservation efforts. Partnering with Project AWARE, founded by a group of professional divers, Cocoa Island actively works to protect its underwater habitats to keep reefs bristling with marine life. Staff and guests participate in Reef Cleaning - expedition days eliminating and tracking the build-up of ocean debris. Scuba divers from across the globe relish Cocoa Island’s rich marine life and unspoilt nature. For barefoot chic private island luxury, Cocoa Island represents an easy going, foot-in-the-sand experience amongst the world’s best white beaches, rainbow coral snorkeling and deep sea diving. Every morning wake up to an empty horizon from your overwater bungalow. Free Nights Offer

ENGLISH COUNTRY RETREAT

Coworth Park, Berkshire
(outside London)

Dorchester Collection has reinvented the country house manor with laudable Green credentials. (cover photo) Set on 240 acres of private parkland near Windsor Castle 45 minutes outside London and 20 minutes from Heathrow, Coworth Park’s hotel, spa and equestrian centre is intimate and refined with a healthy dose of wit. UK’s first hotel to grow its own carbon-neutral fuel supply “willow” and house a groundbreaking luxury eco-spa. You’ll find unbridled passion from Chef John Campbell for locally grown seasonal ingredients in its mouthwatering restaurants. So pull on your riding boots and pay homage to genteel rural pursuits. Special Town & Country Offer - 1 night in London combined with 1 night at Coworth Park, breakfast and transfer inclusive

Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa

TRUE CHARM

Cape Grace Hotel -
Cape Town, South Africa

Centered within Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on a private quay, this iconic hotel has its own in-house Planet Committee to address energy conservation initiatives. In fact, Cape Grace just became a member of the Heritage Environmental Management Company attaining a prestigious gold classification from its approach to sustainable operations. Cape Grace’s 120 elegant guest rooms and suites bring the charm of Cape Town to life. In addition to Virtuoso benefits, Cape Grace will offer Edge clients staying 3 nights or more a complimentary tapas for 2 with a glass of Cape Wine at Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail Bar.

BALI’S GREENEST

Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa

Anantara, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning ‘without end,’ symbolises the heartfelt hospitality you’ll find during every Anantara experience. Recognised as the first hotel in Bali to be awarded Green Globe Certification, this elegant all-suite boutique retreat in prime beachfront Seminyak features an infinity pool and Indonesian designed modern rooms with jacuzzi terrazzos for two on every ocean view balcony. From its rooftop lounge SOS Supper Club indulge in seafood tapas and cocktails while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. Discover Anantara Seminyak’s passion for preserving natural and cultural beauty. Click here for special offers

Awasi, Atacama Desert Chile Zarafa Camp, Botswana

NATIVE ART

Awasi - Atacama Desert, Chile

At ecoluxury Relais & Chateaux Awasi, you’ll find pure nature in its most powerful expression. Your home to explore the Atacama Desert, each of its 8 cottages has a jeep and guide at your disposal so that excursions are private and customised minimising the impact on the environment and disturbance to the local communities. Discover volcanoes, dry salt lakes and ponds emerging from the desert floor and llamas abound. Fully committed to sustainable tourism since opening in 2006 offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions, Awasi is also defined by Giving Back programs which support and promote cultural traditions and local education. Exclusive offer of one complimentary massage per guest and upgrade upon availability.

1920’s SAFARI

Zarafa Camp, Botswana

Channeling Meryl Streep’s Out of Africa, Zarafa Camp’s 4 spacious 100 square metre marquis style tents evoke the atmosphere of an original 1920’s safari. Located on Botswana’s Selinda Reserve, Zarafa represents authenticity and simplicity while blending sustainable operations making it Africa’s leading environmentally friendly luxury camp. The best wildlife experiences fully inclusive of three daily game drives, all meals, guided wildlife walks, pontooning on Zibadianja Lagoon, bush breakfasts and complementary use of a professional Canon and lenses for each guest. Read more


Rockhouse Hotel - Negril, Jamaica

CARIBBEAN CABANA

Rockhouse Hotel - Negril, Jamaica

The ultimate exotic Caribbean escape, Rockhouse fittingly perches along 60-foot cliffs of Pristine Cove in Negril, Jamaica to capture the setting sun. Its thatched roof villas are nestled along 8 acres of tropical lush gardens with its spa, pool and restaurant all suspended directly over the warm turquoise water. To celebrate making 2011’s Travel & Leisure World’s Best list, Rockhouse is offering 4th night free package. For bookings made before December 31st Executive Edge clients will receive a complimentary couples spa treatment. We applaud your Green Globe Certification and Rockhouse Foundation, a non-profit funding $1 million for local education.

Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

SWANKY ESCAPES

Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

Swanky Escapes’ 8 days 7 nights special (2 nights free!) at Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly getaway for the environmentally conscious traveller. Rest your mind and rejuvenate your body during this luxurious package of pure pampering and personalised service at one of the first eco-resorts in Malaysia. Begin your journey with a private car to the airport and arrive to the haven you’ve always dreamed of, your every whim catered to throughout your stay amongst swaying coconut trees and one of the best beaches in the world…

The Boulders

BEST OF GOLF & SPA

The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona

Featured in New York Times’s bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, The Boulders’ eco-conscious adobe design is a visually spectacular outdoor museum set amongst untouched 12 million year old boulders. In Scottsdale, Arizona, renowned magnet for golf and spa enthusiasts, The Boulders shines as a nature lover’s paradise. As stewards of the land, the resort has become one of the first ‘organic friendly’ luxury resorts using native grasses and only organic chemicals on their 36-hole championship golf course, a huge organic garden for the resort’s kitchens and spa treatments, and low lighting at night to enjoy the twinkling stars and not disturb the nocturnal desert creatures. Specials from US $129 a night (includes breakfast and $100 recreational credit) or golf and/or spa packages from US $254

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

DESERT GUARDIAN

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

A majestic Arabic desert environment tucked away between blue skies and caramel dunes 45 minutes from Dubai airport, this secluded sanctuary has been winning awards for its conservation efforts from National Geographic and Conservation International 10 years before ‘green’ became a buzzword. Residing within a legendary oasis, Al Maha tailors all the hotel’s activities around minimising impact on the desert’s fragile ecosystem. Take a nature walk or wildlife drive with a personal field guide and spot herds of Arabian Oryx wandering the reserve. Stay in this luxurious Bedouin encampment with 42 suites each with its own pool at 20% off minimum 2 night stays between 1st October to 30th November 2011 (conditions apply).

Edge News

Virtuoso Membership

Executive Edge is now a part of Virtuoso’s exclusive club providing added value and exclusive benefits to our clients from complimentary privileges to preferred rates.

Awards

Singapore Airlines Award

Congrats to Executive Edge – our agency has received the prestigious 2010-2011 Top Producing Agency Award for Victoria & Tasmania.

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