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A Variety of Unique Packages and Magical Festivities Spice Up the Holidays

Thurnher's Alpenhof

With more than 450 hotels around the world, The Leading Hotels of the World can satisfy every vacationer's end-of-year holiday wish. From beach combing to heli-skiing, city slicking to Christmas caroling by a roaring fire, there is something to inspire every independent-minded traveler. Following is a smattering of seasonal offerings to wrap up the year.

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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Wolmar, Mauritius
Located on 27 scenic acres overlooking the serene blue waters of Tamarin Bay, Maradiva exudes privacy. The resort's "Festive Escape" offer, from EUR 1,700 per night based on double occupancy in a luxury suite villa, includes daily breakfast, New Year's Eve Gala Dinner (exclusive of beverages), roundtrip airport transfers in resort's BMW, early check-in and late check-out, VIP amenities in villa upon arrival, one-hour Maradiva Spa Treatment per person, and 15% VAT and other applicable charges. Package is valid for reservations made by October 31 for travel between December 27 and January 5, 2010. A five-night minimum stay is required.
To reserve: Mention Code PW

Enchantment Resort & Mii amo Spa, Sedona, AZ
Purchase three consecutive nights between Thursday, November 26 and Friday, December 25, and Enchantment Resort will include an additional two nights at no charge! In addition to enjoying a five-night stay for the price of three, guests are also offered complimentary transportation to Tlaquepaque, one of Sedona's premier shopping destinations offering boutiques, galleries, restaurants and holiday festivities. Nightly rates for this package start from USD 350 based on double occupancy.
To reserve: Mention Code SB

Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Relax amidst the white sands of South Florida and experience the personalized service of Trump International Beach Resort within this tropical oasis. Determined to spread true holiday cheer to travelers, the hotel is welcoming guests checking in on December 25 with a rate of USD 25 on any room category, including suites. The offer is based on a minimum stay of seven consecutive nights, beginning December 25, with nightly rates starting from USD 399 for the remaining nights.
To reserve: Mention Code S4

Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay, Anguilla
The seven-night Julucan Christmas Celebration is available for arrivals on December 18, 19 or 20, and includes daily breakfast; special Christmas Eve Dinner celebration; two additional dinners for two at Pimms, Spice or Blue; choice of complimentary water sports like wind surfing, water skiing and sailing; as well as 10% occupancy tax and service charges. Rates for the above seven-night escape start at USD 13,718 for a luxury room based on double occupancy. Eight- and nine-night versions are also available with arrivals taking place December 15 and 17.
To reserve: Mention Code P7

Sensation on the Slopes

Thurnher's Alpenhof, Zurs Am Arlberg, Austria
Thurnher's Alpenhof is offering a seven-night package available for arrivals December 18 or 19 starting from EUR 2,660 per person, inclusive of all taxes and service charges. Rate includes buffet breakfast, exclusive five to seven course menu in the hotel's gourmet restaurant, gala dinner on Christmas Eve, six-day Arlberg ski pass, horse-drawn sleigh ride with punch and cookies, and airport transfer from Zurich, Innsbruck or Friedrichshafen.
To reserve: Mention Code PX

Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Undeniably one of the most chic ski destinations in the world, the historic Carlton Hotel is a masterpiece in the heart of the Alps. From November 27 to December 18, the Carlton Hotel is offering a two-night package in a Junior Suite starting from CHF 2,310, based on double occupancy. The package includes a breakfast buffet, two dinners for two, one relaxing massage per person, one-day ski pass per person, butler service, complimentary access to the Carlton Spa and shuttle service to the valley station of Corviglia ski area.
To reserve: Mention Code PS

Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Located within the private estate Domaine de Rochegrise, Chalet RoyAlp Hotel is the quintessential, modern chalet. Created especially for the ski enthusiast, the hotel is offering a holiday package from December 19, 2009, to January 10, 2010. The seven-night program, starting at CHF 8,785 in an Executive Room, includes breakfast daily, three-course dinner nightly, six day-ski passes for two, a welcome cocktail or glass of Champagne, and free access to the Spa by RoyAlp.
To reserve: Mention Code PT

A Very Merry Christmas

Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg - known as the city of Mozart - is the perfect winter getaway for the culturally inclined. Surrounded by beautiful nature and the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market, Hotel Sacher is a luxuriously warm haven during the holidays. Starting November 23, guests can enjoy Hotel Sacher's "Magic of Advent" package, which consists of a two-night stay for two and starts at EUR 278 per night. The package includes a welcome gift, homemade pralines, buffet breakfast, traditional Advent snacks with hot spiced wine, and an original Sacher-Torte as a farewell gift.    
To reserve: Mention Code SA

Hotel Königshof, Munich, Germany
Just a 10-minute walk to the world-famous Marienplatz, home to Munich's prettiest and largest Christmas market, the Königshof is located in close proximity of the most famous sights and museums of the city. Starting at EUR 360 per person, and available from November 27 to December 24, the "Christkindl Package" includes two nights in a luxurious double room, champagne breakfast at the Michelin-rated Gourmet Restaurant Königshof, daily newspaper, a seasonal welcome gift, hot wine and Christmas pastries in the lobby, as well as exclusive shopping discounts at Ludwig Beck, Antike Uhren Eder, Karstadt Hauptbahnhof and Schlichting Kindermoden. Complimentary access to the wellness area with sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi and fitness center is also included.
To reserve: Mention Code PS

Hotel Métropole, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere of Monaco in winter and experience the theme "A Christmas Ballet" from November 27, 2009, to January 7, 2010, as interpreted by the hotel's Artistic Director, Maud Lesur. With a magical Christmas in mind, Maud commemorates the centenary year of the Ballets Russes and pays tribute to their creator Serge Diaghilev, by sprinkling the spectacular hotel with touches of the magic of the ballet. To ring in the New Year, the Hotel Métropole is offering a package starting either December 30 or 31. Rates are from EUR 530 per night for a minimum six-night stay (upgrade guaranteed). Three-night and four-night packages are also available for EUR 590 and EUR 560 per night respectively. All rates include breakfast.
To reserve: Mention Code S2

The Grove, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
This year, The Grove - just 18 miles from Central London - has created a "Classic British White Christmas," inspired by The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Perfect for families with children, the offer includes a visit from Father Christmas on Christmas Day, a full traditional Christmas lunch and dinner, and everything from football, games and treasure hunts for all the young - and young at heart. Two-night packages, available from December 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010, start at GBP 815 per adult sharing a double room, and GBP 395 per child sharing an adjoining twin room. Rates are inclusive of VAT, the Christmas Eve reception, daily breakfast, Christmas Day lunch and dinner, child care and all entertainment.
To reserve: Mention Code PS

Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA
Boston's Beacon Hill area is one of the most magical places to spend the winter holidays. Just steps away from the adorable boutiques of Charles Street, the historic Liberty Hotel - a repurposed jailhouse from the 1800's, is offering a "Winter Wonderland Package" from December 1 to February 28, 2010. The package includes a custom walking map from Beacon Hill to Boston Common, two VIP passes tickets to Boston Common's Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink, two hot chocolates or hot toddies in The Liberty Bar, complimentary in-room movie, breakfast for two in CLINK. Rates start at USD 375 per night based on double occupancy.
To reserve: Mention Code L12

Unique Places to Wrap up the Decade

Amphitryon Hotel, Nafplion, Peloponnese, Greece
Close to Athens International Airport, Amphitryon Hotel is located on the waterfront in Greece's first capital, Nafplion. A winter visit affords guests the opportunity to visit the small private wineries of the Nemea region for tastings, and to take pleasant strolls around the narrow streets of Nafplion to discover museums, the lively squares and the promenade. Starting at EUR 342 per night, Amphitryon's holiday package offers breakfast daily, complimentary arrival transfer from Athens Airport, and the chance to win free stays at other Helios properties in Greece. A three-night minimum stay is required and all guests will receive an automatic room upgrade at the time of booking. In addition, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners are being offered at EUR 120 and EUR 140 per person respectively.
To reserve: Mention Code PR

Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, Tavarnelle, Florence, Italy
The fully restored 12th-century castle, situated in the Tuscan hills not far from Florence and Siena, is the region's first exclusive destination spa designed by global spa specialist, ESPA. Starting at EUR 1,947, Castello del Nero is offering a package for two that includes a three-night stay; buffet breakfast at the restaurant; New Year's Eve gala, including a welcome drink, live music, six-course gourmet dinner, traditional Italian good omen of lentils and "cotechino" after midnight); New Year's Day brunch; daily newspaper; complimentary shuttle to Florence; tennis and use of the fitness center. The package is valid from December 29, 2009, to January 2, 2010.    
To reserve: Mention Code PS

L'Andana, Castiglione Della Pescaia, Tuscany, Italy
Celebrate New Year's in a Tuscan mansion surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. L'Andana, Alain Ducasse's Italian hideaway and the former hunting residence of the Duke of Tuscany in the 15th century, is offering a three-night New Year's package for two from EUR 1,848 (five- and seven-night stays are also available). The rate includes daily buffet breakfast, a New Year's Eve gala dinner for two with selected wines at Ducasse's Trattoria Toscana, brunch on New Year's Day, one 50-minute spa treatment per person and 10% tax. The package is valid from December 27 2009, to January 10, 2010.
To reserve: Mention Code PV for the three-night package; PX for the five-night package; PT for the seven-night package

Reid's Palace, Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
Set on cliff tops overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic, Reid's Palace is a prime spot from which to view the breathtaking and world-famous Funchal fireworks. Starting at EUR 715 per night, Reid's Palace is offering a New Year's package (seven-night minimum) that includes daily buffet breakfast for two, a bottle of Champagne, one afternoon tea service on the Tea Terrace, and admission to the black-tie New Year's Eve six-course gala dinner inclusive of wines. Complimentary soft drinks from the mini-bars, high-speed Internet access, use of the tennis courts, fitness center, sauna, steam room, table tennis, swimming pools, and the scheduled courtesy bus service to the city center complete the guest experience.
To reserve: Mention Code PU

Please note that all programs and packages listed above are subject to availability. Reservations can be made by visiting http://www.lhw.com or calling our Reservations Center and mentioning the corresponding package code. Discounts and special offers cannot be combined. Local taxes and service charges are additional. Certain restrictions may apply.

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the prestigious luxury hospitality organization representing more than 450 of the world's finest hotels, resorts and spas, and is the operator of http://www.lhw.com and http://www.lhwspas.com - the online sources for your luxury lifestyle. As the largest international luxury hotel brand, the firm maintains offices in 22 major markets across the globe.

Since 1928, the company's reputation for excellence derives from the exacting levels of quality it demands of its members, each of which must pass a rigorous, anonymous inspection covering hundreds of meticulous criteria spanning from product to behavioral standards. This set of standards is the most stringent in the industry.

For reservations and information, visit http://www.lhw.com or telephone toll-free from the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, (800) 223-6800.

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