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Executive Edge Art of Travel

The buzz continues from LE Miami's groundbreaking trade show in June which united the worlds of art, fashion, film, media and travel to unleash the next generation of contemporary travel for the luxury consumer. As one of the hottest travel designers in the Australian market, Executive Edge was invited to be part of this cutting edge collective. In our post-LE Miami showcase, Edge's carefully curated list of 10 favourite hotels presented at LE Miami cover the globe from Zanzibar to Mexico , from Switzerland to India, from Chicago to Brazil to Italy , from Cape Town to Amsterdam and back to Miami. Ranging from urban hotels to luxury beach pads to art and design hotels to snowy retreats, these properties are raising the bar on trendsetting, innovation, creativity and service. Now you too are part of the conversation and the movement that is LE Miami. Welcome to the Contemporary Revolution of Travel.



The Alphen Boutique Hotel The Park Hotel

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The Alphen Boutique Hotel

The Alphen Boutique Hotel is nestled on an 11.5 acre property in the leafy Constantia Valley near Cape Town. Contemporary opulence perfectly combines with the rich history of a bygone era… a complete marriage of old and new. Not your typical 5-star hotel, a modern and playful twist defines the décor and design while still preserving tradition in this historical Cape Dutch establishment. 5 Rooms Restaurant presents cosmopolitan cuisine while The Rose Bar is a moonlit wonderland overlooking the expansive landscaped gardens and cascading pool.

Special offer - R1800.00 per room per night for 2 guests includes breakfast, complimentary airport transfer and a bottle of “local bubbles” in your suite upon arrival. (valid August-October 31, 2013 for minimum 3 night stay)

HYDERABAD, INDIA

The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel at Hyderabad is a modern palace in the city's heart. Its contemporary design immediately captivates with its breathtaking façade reminiscent of the Nizam’s legendary jewelry collections. In fact, the unique perforated metal exterior has been inspired by the ‘Jalis’ of old Indian palaces. This 270 room sleek, ultra-modern property offers exceptional spaces from the varied range of rooms and suites to the pulsating nightclubs and lounges, inventive restaurants and award-winning spa.

Special Offer – USD 255 + taxes per night includes upgrade to a Suite, welcome amenities, daily breakfast for 2

OR Stay 4, Pay 3
PLUS USD 75 Aura Spa credit

Essque Zalu, Zanzibar Nira Alpina

ZANZIBAR, AFRICA

Essque Zalu

Take a deep breath of fresh Indian Ocean air. Off the coast of Tanzania, and a perfect beach destination to combine with an African safari, relax and unwind in barefoot luxury at Essque Zalu Zanzibar. This exotic hideaway on the northern tip of Zanzibar has 40 suites ideal for couples and 9 villas with three and four bedrooms perfectly suited for families. At your leisure, stroll the tumbling streets of Swahili and inhale the lingering fragrance of the spice plantations.

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Edge Exclusive - Stay 5, Pay 4* or Stay 7, Pay 5* includes upgrade to Full Board Meal Plan, complimentary lesson on Swahili cuisine, 30 minutes couple's massage and 10% off all Wellness Centre products (booking until Nov 30 for travel Sept 1 - Dec 15, 2013) *extra free nights are Half Board Meal Plans.

ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

Nira Alpina

Everyone knows St. Moritz but this design hotel gem is on the other side of that mountain connected to the Corvatsch cable car station via a private walkway. Nira Alpina is a cool, quirky summer or winter hotel with a buzzy ambience, bordering on Bohemian. For independent, nomadic travellers Nira Alpina offers an alternative authentic experience, putting pleasure before protocol and fun before formality. When the snow turns St. Moritz white, Nira Alpina's ski-in ski-out access is second to none. Service is efficient and relaxed, delivered with unfussy charm. The panoramic view from their rooftop bar may be pure Swiss but the food is totally global for the internationally jet set.

Skiing, Biking and Pampering Packages

Edge Exclusive - apres-ski cocktail for 2 at Pichalain

Conservatorium Hotel Public

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Conservatorium Hotel

In the heart of Amsterdam’s famous museum district, the Dutch Golden Age meets contemporary Italian design at the neo-gothic Conservatorium Hotel, standing on the former site of the Sweelinck music conservatory. The Conservatorium is a luxury lifestyle design hotel offering guests unrivaled proximity to the capital's local cultural scene. Amsterdam is currently undergoing a palpable arts-led renaissance feeding the appetites of the fashion and art community locally and internationally and The Conservatorium's unique essence blends perfectly with these city themes. Visitors can expect great food and attentive service at The Conservatorium’s Brasserie which is housed in a stunning glass and steel courtyard.

Hotel Info

Virtuoso amenities - room upgrade upon arrival if available, USD 100 spa credit and daily buffet breakfast for 2

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Public

Ian Schrager, the uber-famous hotelier who has revolutionized the way we sleep away from home, has created a premier hotel in Chicago's Gold Coast which will define a new class of hotels. Schrager has taken the best of the boutique luxury segment and created a new genre where everything has been rethought and every original idea updated. Result? Service matters most - out with the superfluous services guests don't use and focus on the services which are key. PUBLIC Chicago reveals a complete transformation of the guest experience in the reinvented hotel and its world-famous Pump Room restaurant with menus by the award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Autumn (US) nightly 'flexible' rates start from USD 260 + taxes

Shop Public Style Package - nightly rates from USD 705 include USD 100 gift card for The Shops at 900 North Michigan Ave, private car service for 4 hours, brunch for 2 in the Pump Room, 2 cocktails in The Library Bar, free room upgrade and late checkout if available. (Friday - Saturday nights only)

PLUS Edge Exclusive - USD 50 food & beverage credit at the hotel

Casa Angelina

AMALFI COAST, ITALY

Casa Angelina

A little peace of heaven perched on a cliff edge on the Amalfi Coast in Priano between Positano and Amalfi, find style and serenity at Casa Angelina in a way only Italians can deliver. Casa Angelina is the only contemporary boutique hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Glistening white interiors are juxtaposed with a collection of colourful, vibrant modern artwork. Extraordinary vistas at every turn complete the aesthetic. Embrace the Casa Angelina lifestyle where relaxation is effortless, design is a given, and style and elegance omnipresent.

Special Offers

Edge Exclusive - bottle of Casa Angelina Champagne and in-season fruit platter in your room upon arrival, romantic bath with rose petals, essential oils and candles, 10% discount on all food & beverage consumptions taken at the hotel premises, and extended booking period until September 15th on Autumn Early Bird Special

Downtown Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Downtown

Located on the cobblestone streets of a UNESCO World Heritage site, DOWNTOWN integrates local Mexican indigenous culture and colonial 17th century grandeur with a raw industrial edge. In the Centro Historico borough of Mexico City, DOWNTOWN was previously a residence and lovingly renovated to maintain authentic Mexican colonial style. Its 17 rooms and suites possess a stripped-back, bohemian elegance with exposed concrete walls and vaulted brick ceilings. From the rooftop terrace's sun-soaked perch, guests can pear over the historic buildings while cooling off in the pool or sipping a drink from the bar.

Edge Exclusive - ALL YEAR 15% discount on the rack rate from Sunday to Thursday and for Friday and Saturday a 10% discount on food and beverages.

Soho Beach House

MIAMI, FLORIDA

Soho Beach House

Soho House was originally founded in London as a private, members-only club for the 'in-crowd' of the film, media and creative industries. Soho Beach House in Miami operates as not only a private members club but also a hotel and spa located on the historic site of the Sovereign Hotel overlooking the ocean. Full service private beach area that is exclusive to guests, an expansive Cowshed Spa and gym, two pools and indoor and outdoor dining complete the oh-so chic scene.

A night on the house! Stay 4, Pay 3
(restriction dates apply)

PLUS Edge Exclusive - daily American breakfast for 2

Etihad Special

Fly in style with the world's best - Etihad Airways' Diamond First Class

Voted the world's best*, Etihad Airways' Diamond First Class offers the ultimate luxury travel experience to popular European destinations including London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Geneva.

Guests will enjoy the luxury and comfort of their own suite which features a 5'7” high privacy screen and Poltrona Frau leather seats (the same leather used in Ferraris) that convert to a spacious, fully flat bed for a restful sleep inflight. Guaranteed on all long haul flights, Diamond First Class private suites have a 23”LCD screen, a minibar, a personal wardrobe, and a table large enough for guests to dine with a companion.

Guests are offered an extensive choice of international a la carte dishes, a special Taste of Arabia selection and a dine-on-demand Kitchen Anytime option – all prepared onboard by a professional chef from a fully stocked larder of fresh produce and organic ingredients. A selection of fine wines and other beverages are offered by gracious international hosts to enhance the dining experience.

On the ground, Etihad Airways offers complimentary door-to-door chauffer services at selected locations and the services of exclusive lounges - some of which offer complimentary Six Senses Spa treatments.

* SkyTrax Best First Class – 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Etihad First Class
Executive Edge Travel + Events
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242 Hawthorn Rd
Caulfield VIC 3162

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