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Wilderness Scotland – New Winter Itineraries 2022

Wilderness Scotland Announces New Winter Itineraries for 2022 

Scotland’s #1 adventure travel company is inviting eager travelers to experience stunning scenery, fresh crisp days, cozy nights, and a slower pace.

Crisp fall days and winter frost are around the corner, and travelers are already planning their seasonal getaways. Winter trips are invigorating, spacious, and wild; they awaken a true sense of discovery. Wilderness Scotland has the perfect set of new winter holidays to inspire slow winter travel to help guests disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with nature.

Boasting spectacular views of the moody Orkney Islands, breathtaking drives through the Cairngorms National Park, skiing in secret places favoured by locals, and wildlife sightings in the Abernethy National Nature Reserve; Wilderness Scotland unveils these carefully curated experiences for travelers to enjoy within the vast and expansive landscape, where fresh air and space compliment exciting adventures. Days are spent soaking in the expanse of Scotland’s natural, idyllic vistas, and evenings melt away at a dreamy pace in cozy pubs, sitting next to crackling fires with a warm drink or glass of Royal Lochnagar whisky.

Wilderness Scotland’s small group and private departures layout an unparalleled path to discovering the tranquility and beauty of a Scottish winter while being warmed by the country’s exuberant spirit and affectionate hospitality.

Here is a sampling of Wilderness Scotland’s winter departures:

Ski The Scottish Highlands

While it may not be the first destination that comes to mind, you can ski in Scotland and when it’s good, it’s really good. While Scotland makes no claim to compete with the Alps, it can offer a fantastic winter experience both on and off the mountain. If you have a sense of adventure, are flexible and simply enjoy being in the mountains you will be delighted by winter skiing in Scotland.

Trip Highlights:

Ski multiple Scottish resorts

Ski the secret places favored by locals

Relax and enjoy as your hosts take care of all the details

Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Highlands

Winter in the Orkney Isles 

Winter is a spectacular and invigorating time to visit Orkney. Moody skies, crashing waves against stoic cliffs and salty gusts carrying the taste of the sea through this ancient landscape. Winter is the perfect time to escape and be recharged by the unbridled power and majesty of nature. Outside the traditional tourist season, you’ll enjoy the company of locals – hardy wildlife and welcoming people.

Trip Highlights:

Invigorating wild weather walks with sweeping coastal views

Experience the natural and cultural heritage of these special islands

Enjoy Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce

Winter Highland Cosy Cairngorms

Imagine snuggling up together with a warming dram, the crackling fire chasing the last of the icy outdoor air away. After a day outside exploring the charms of a Highland winter, you have definitely earned this. Embrace the stillness of the winter landscapes, the rich smell of the evergreen pine forests, the sparkle of ice crystals, and cracking of frozen puddles under your feet. As you explore the Cairngorms National Park you may catch rewarding glimpses of the local wildlife wearing their winter coats and see the star-strewn skies that seem to go on forever.

Trip Highlights:

Hiking in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park with an expert guide

Relax in luxurious 5-star hotels

Gaze at the endless stars in the clear winter night skies

Enjoy rejuvenating treatments in the spa

Customize the itinerary to create your perfect trip

For information on price, inclusions, and available dates, click here.

Images are available here: Winter Walking & Winter Highland Cosy Cairngorms.

For more information on Wilderness Scotland’s reopening, experiences, and booking policies, please visit wildernessscotland.com or call 1-844-235-6240.

For details on Wilderness Scotland’s Travel Planning and Advice in response to Covid-19, please click here

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Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting The Spa at Four Season Hotel New York Downtown with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spa award.  

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, which first received the Forbes Five Star Award in 2018, is once again being celebrated for outstanding service in New York City. Recognised by Forbes Travel Guide for going beyond the Five Star Award, and achieving a total of ten stars across The Spa and the Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now one of onlythreehotels in New York City that holds this enviable ranking.  

Located in the heart of Tribeca, The Spa has been the ultimate urban sanctuary of wellness and pampering since first opening its doors in September 2016. Led by Senior Spa Director Tara Cruz, the Health & Wellness floor features seven treatment rooms, eucalyptus steam room, outdoor terrace, purpose-built Fitness Center and 75 foot (23 metre) indoor heated lap pool. Adored by locals and revered by Hotel guests, The Spa has reached far beyond tradition and has reinvented itself as a renowned healing temple in the bustling city that never sleeps.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be joining such an exclusive group of Five Star Spas in New York City. We have worked extremely hard to curate and cultivate experiences that go far beyond traditional spa treatments, so that we can create an environment that allows our guests to reach new heights of health, wellness and spiritual healing. Much like the colourful city we reside in, we unite influential cultures and remedies from around the world to create a haven of beauty and wellness. The Spa offers an unparalleled level of luxury and pampering in Manhattan and we’re overjoyed that our local community, Hotel guests and residents are embracing it. This award is a testament to our incredible team who work tirelessly to create memorable moments and experiences for our guests,” says Cruz.

From its inception, The Spa has been at the forefront of innovative offerings and elevated treatments.  In 2018, Cruz introduced the Resident Healers Program featuring three dynamic women–Deganit Nuur, Rashia Bell and Snow Shimazu–all internationally recognized leaders in their field. In celebration of International Women’s Day in 2019, Michelle Pirret, International Sonic Alchemist joined the program; with the latest addition, Mama Medicine (Deborah Hanekamp), specialising in a unique health and wellness offering known as Medicine Readings. 

In addition to the Resident Healers Program and under the leadership of Tara Cruz, The Spa recently launched Next-Gen Wellness Workshops to cater to the next generation of wellness advocates; a dedicated Aromatherapy Blend Bar and Bespoke Aromatherapy Experience in partnership with leading organic skin-care line Soveral; the Sleep Well, Live Well Experience to aid in achieving the best night’s sleep; an in-room Soak Service Menu offering a multitude of heavenly bath experiences, a partnership with HATCH Mama as the ultimate pre-natal experience for expectant mothers; and the Haute Couture Treatment by Dr Burgener.  

In addition to a variety of experiential treatments, The Spa also boasts proud and exclusive partnerships with iconic global skin-care brands including Soveral, Omorovicza and Dr Burgener.

Forbes Travel Guide is recognised for creating the original concept of Five-Star service, and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is the latest addition to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

“We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service. We congratulate them all.”

Known as the iconic luxury lifestyle hotel in Lower Manhattan, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the launch of The Streets Are A Gallery, the ultimate downtown street art and graffiti tour for guests of the hotel.

Hosted by renowned New York City photographer Joe Thomas, this three-hour walking tour of Lower Manhattan covers some of the best street art in the city. Explore some of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the New York, from the Lower East Side to Little Italy and Nolita, and learn about the many world-famous artists who have created murals in these areas. Guests will also be introduced to areas not regularly seen by tourists and pass by some of New York’s most iconic establishments including Katz Delicatessen, Russ & Daughters, and Prince Street Pizza.

Joe Thomas is a travel and architecture photographer based in New York City. With a passion for exploration, curiosity has led Joe to create work across all seven continents for some of the world’s leading brands. Joe’s work is marked by his ability to capture details that show new perspectives of both lesser known and iconic locations. His work has been recognized in publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, and Boston Globe.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes:

  • Three-hour walking tour hosted by Joe Thomas, renowned New York City photographer
  • Professional tips on lighting, composition, camera settings, lenses and more
  • Sony A7III mirrorless camera can be loaned upon request (optional)
  • SD card to capture all images so guests can take them home after the tour
  • Autographed print by Joe Thomas as a special take-home memento

The Streets Are A Gallery is only available to guests of the Hotel and is available for $1,995 USD with a maximum of five people per tour.

More Experiences at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

The Streets Are A Gallery is just the latest experiential offering from the iconic luxury lifestyle Hotel.  

The Life + Longevity Experience

Earlier this year, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announced the launch of a wellness experience with the Princeton Longevity Center, the world-renowned leader in preventive medicine and longevity.  Representing the ultimate peace of mind, this experience has been designed for discerning individuals who wish to focus proactively on their health while immersing themselves in luxury.

The Life + Longevity Experience includes a Comprehensive Exam at the Princeton Longevity Center, the newly opened next-generation medical facility at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Combining the latest technology with leading preventive medicine experts, the Princeton Longevity Center’s approach to illness and premature ageing helps its clients create a personalized program to improve overall health and maintain an active lifestyle.

In addition to the Comprehensive Exam, the wellness package also includes three nights’ accommodation in an Oculus Suite at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, daily In-Room Dining breakfast and a variety of on-premise wellness experiences, including a Soveral Signature Treatment (60 minutes); Therapeutic Awakening Massage (60 minutes); and Re-mineralizing Crystal Detox (60 minutes). Daily fitness, yoga, and meditation are also included.

The Life + Longevity Experience is available for bookings throughout the year, with rates starting at $7,700 USD for one person and $13,200 USD for two people.

The Empire Suite Experience

Previously, the Hotel launched the Empire Suite Experience, the ultimate New York City lifestyle experience, available from January 1 this year. Situated on the 24th floor of the Hotel, the Empire Suite offers sweeping 180-degree panoramic views over Downtown and towards Midtown. Heralded as the ultimate residential experience in Lower Manhattan, it is the perfect backdrop to the city that never sleeps and has become an urban sanctuary for musicians, fashion designers, celebrities and royal families.

The Empire Suite Experience includes a host of VIP inclusions and experiences to make the most of a night in New York City including:

  • Roundtrip helicopter transfers from all three major airports (JFK, La Guardia and Newark) for two
  • Limousine transfers from Wall Street Heliport (or airport if preferred) for two
  • Daily In-Room Dining breakfast for two
  • Personal Spa Retreat for two including a couple’s massage, soak service and choice of Resident Healer experience
  • Choice of personalized silk pajamas by Olivia Von Halle Pajamas and/or personalized Duke + Dexter loafers for two

The Empire Suite Experience is available for bookings throughout the year from $25,000 USD per night.

Reservations for each Hotel Experience and Package are essential and can be made by calling the Reservations team on 646-880-1985 or by emailing res.newyorkdowntown@fourseasons.com