Second Phase of Resort Renovation Introduces New Lobby Bar, Lounge and Game Room
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa,situated on 23 oceanfront acres at iconic Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock) on Ka‘anapali Beach, is undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation of its lobby, slated for completion in November 2019. The second phase of the resort’s renovation, following a complete refresh of all guestrooms last year, will introduce a new lobby bar and café, lounge, and reception area along with the debut of a family game room.
“As one of the most historic resorts on the island, Sheraton Maui has been bringing people together for vacations and celebrations for more than 55 years,” said Tetsuji Yamazaki, general manager. “The reimagined lobby will be the heart of the resort. We look forward to making more memories with our valued guests and our local community in the redesigned space that we think will be west Maui’s new favorite gathering place.”
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s fresh lobby design is a 4,223-square-foot open concept floor plan that brings the outdoors in with an expansive lanai and viewing deck, offering panoramic views of Ka‘anapali Beach. The new lobby bar and café will be the epicenter of the resort’s gathering space featuring locally-infused food and beverage experiences. Guests will enjoy coffee and breakfast bites in the morning and then gather at sunset for evening pupus (appetizers), creative cocktails, craft beers, and wines. The adjacent lobby lounge features communal seating for guests to socialize while enjoying scenic ocean views and nightly live entertainment.
Conceptualized by AHL, formally Architects Hawaii Limited, the transformation highlights Sheraton’s brand focus “where the world comes together” by creating a central gathering place for guests to socialize and relax. The design blends soothing coastal shades of blue, gray and tan with textural accents of wood and rock to create a calm, inviting space that plays off the island’s natural environment.
On the lower lobby level, the resort will introduce a new game room, where guests can watch movies, surf the internet, and play their favorite games. Whether challenging an opponent to a round of foosball or lounging with a book in the cozy bean bag chairs, guests of all ages will enjoy spending time in this fun new space.
In July 2018, Sheraton Maui Resort completed a $26.5 million renovation of its 508 guestrooms and suites, 83 percent of which feature an ocean view. The new guestroom design blends past with present, honoring the history and sense of place found at Pu‘u Keka‘a while modernizing the living and bathroom spaces with timeless furnishings, textiles, décor, and artwork curated by native Hawaii artist Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides. Colors and textures utilized throughout the resort’s six buildings are inspired by the culture and island landscapes of Maui, Lanai and Molokai.
Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore the Loire Valley, when the wine harvest is at its peak and the vibrant foliage surrounding the region’s famous chateaux is at its best. Along with the region’s current celebrations of the 500th Anniversary of the French Renaissance, a number of chateaux throughout the Loire Valley will also be hosting festive seasonal events in honor of the fall season. Below is a selection of some of the top autumnal events taking place this year:
Fall Events at Chateau-hotel de la Bourdaisière
In the fall, tomatoes and dahlias are the stars at Chateau-hotel de la Bourdaisière. Until October, the gardens are lit up by over 5,000 different types of dahlia bulbs. The chateau is also famous for its National Tomato Conservatory, boasting more than 650 varieties of tomatoes, which earned its owner the nickname of “the Gardener Prince.” The chateau’s annual Tomato Festival takes places from September 7-8 this year, celebrating the incredible number of tomatoes grown on the estate. Later in the fall, the chateau will host the “Festival of the Forest & Wood” from October 19-20, which will include wood-sculpting workshops and more for the whole family. Guests can also stay overnight in one of the chateau’s 29 rooms and apartments.
Pumpkin Feast & Autumn Festival at Chateau du Rivau
On September 8, the fairy-tale inspired Chateau du Rivau will host a Pumpkin Feast at which guests can revel in the chateau’s pumpkin gardens, sample pumpkin dishes, see incredible pumpkin sculptures, and enjoy entertainment by jugglers, acrobats, magicians and more. On October 26 and 27, the chateau will host an Autumn Festival, featuring a display of hundreds of stunning chrysanthemum flowers. Guests can now stay overnight in one of the chateau’s seven newly opened guest rooms.
Vegetable Garden Days at Chateau du Villandry
The Chateau du Villandry is thought of as a real gem of the Renaissance age thanks to its famous gardens with a distinctly French charm. On September 28 and 29, visitors can celebrate the local produce and plants during the chateau’s Vegetable Garden Days, which include regional products and local crafts. Even more, From September 14 through November 11 guests can view an exhibit of nature-inspired paintings by Marie-Laurence Gaudrat.
Autumn Splendors at the Regional Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire
Taking place from October 19 to November 23, The Autumn Splendors festival celebrates the fall season with incredible flower arrangements, collections of colorful squash, displays of seasonal vegetables and more. This is also the last opportunity for travelers to visit the International Garden Festival for the year.
Autumn Festival at Chateau du Cheverny
The second edition of Chateau du Cheverny’s Autumn Festival takes place on November 16 and 17, during which the Orangery will transform into a Magical Forest. Guests will be transported to an autumnal wonderland, including fall colors and crafts, as well as a soup-tasting bar, and an exhibition of sculptures and paintings. Also offered will be horse-drawn carriage rides and a pop-up miniature farm for kids. Even more, from October 18 through November 30, more than 2,500 chrysanthemums will be in bloom in the gardens.
Below are some of the many ongoing events happening in the Loire Valley this year in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the French Renaissance that shouldn’t be missed:
• Renaissance Sound and Light Show in Tours (until September 7)
• A spectacular sound and light show will feature the anniversary of the French Renaissance.
• Folies Mélodiques Exhibit at Chateau de Bouges (until September 29)
• Guests can visit Cécile Le Talec’s sculpture garden, which aims to represent 18th-century livestock farming through her artworks as well as recorded sounds that play throughout the exhibit.
• Dance to the Renaissance at Chateau de Langeais (until September 30)
• During the entire month of September, the Château de Langeais invites guests to explore 16th-century music and dance inside the castle’s two ‘Renaissance Rooms.’
• Rinascenza Exhibit at Chateau du Chateaudun (until October 13)
• An exceptional photography exhibit from French visual artist Sabine Pigalle, which brings together 30 photographs on display throughout the castle, inspired by works from the Renaissance and more.
• The Extended Concert at Noirlac Abbey (until October 15)
A unique virtual sound installation highlighting the relationship between space and sound, in which listeners will gently drift through a multi-sensory musical concert experience.
A recent move by the federal government to expand the environmental review of the first major offshore wind farm in the U.S., Vineyard Wind, and the “cumulative impact” of offshore wind projects off the Atlantic Coast has left some in the Great Lakes asking why Lake Erie’s proposed Icebreaker Wind project was not included. According to the agency tasked with completing the enhanced environmental review, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the new effort is a result of “comments received from stakeholders and cooperating agencies request a more robust cumulative analysis,” and comes in response to concerns from anglers, the fishing industry, and coastal communities.
BOEM’s Vineyard Wind website reports, “Considering such comments, and taking into account recent state offshore wind procurement announcements, BOEM is expanding its cumulative analysis of projects within its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Because BOEM has determined that a greater build out of offshore wind capacity is more reasonably foreseeable than was analyzed in the initial draft EIS, BOEM has decided to supplement the draft EIS and solicit comments on its revised cumulative impacts analysis.” The agency, which is part of the Department of Interior, further acknowledges that there will be an opportunity to comment on the supplemental EIS, which it expects to complete by no later than early 2020.
The fate of Icebreaker, to be located 8 miles from downtown Cleveland, is currently in the hands of the Ohio Power Siting Board and in the last stages of a multi-year decision-making process.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, says it’s puzzled as to why the first project planned for freshwaters of North America that would initially site six turbines with backers planning for hundreds more did not garner the same consideration as other wind projects including Massachusetts’ 84-turbine Vineyard Wind and others in planning stages off the Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina coasts.
“Regardless of how you feel about wind energy, all wind turbine projects must be treated equally, regardless of siting, in salt and freshwaters,” said BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy. “We have BoatUS members on both sides of this issue, but what unites them is the need to ensure an environmental review process that doesn’t arbitrarily treat projects differently.” BoatUS has more than 104,000 dues-paying members in the four states bordering Lake Erie.
Lake Erie Marine Trades Association President Michelle Burke has previously raised concerns about Icebreaker’s environmental assessment shortcomings. Said Burke recently in Soundings Trade Only’s Dealer Outlook blog, “… This (Icebreaker) would be the first such (wind farm) installation on fresh water, the source of drinking water for 12 million people.” Burke and others are concerned about stirring up contaminated Cuyahoga River dredging spoils that were dumped years ago into the lake, potentially in areas of future turbine sites.
Michigan Boating Industries Association Executive Director Nicki Polan added, “While the (environmental) reviews will initially focus on the East Coast, we will immediately urge BOEM to put the proposed project on Lake Erie on their radar, too.” Polan says a full Environmental Impact Statement on Icebreaker is required before any construction is permitted.
Ireland’s Galway in February will become even more globally prominent. This city has been dubbed the 2020 European Capital of Culture.
An award-winning tour operator, Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland, is already preparing to fold Galway into as many of its 2020 tours as possible. This company will also offer opportunities for guests to sample a variety of world-class events that make travel to Ireland in 2020 a must.
The national event lineup for next year includes but is not limited to:
• April 2020: The 50th anniversary of the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin.
• June 15, 19, 26, 2020: European Soccer Championships 2020 Group Stage Matches at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. The senior men’s soccer tournament games (UEFA European Championships) are being held for the first time in Dublin.
In addition to this calendar of one-off crowd-pleasers, Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland asked its guides to tally up past-guest surveys of what their alumni thought were the most outstanding experiences in Ireland. Following is the result of their research, a perfect mix of hidden gems, historical events, challenging hikes and stunning destinations that create the ultimate Ireland bucket list of amazing things to do on the Emerald Isle in 2020 and beyond.
• Visiting Skellig Michael, an island with puffins, 600 steep stone steps and a 6th century monastic settlement that was featured in Star Wars The Last Jedi (Episode VIII).
• Biking two brand-new greenways opening in 2020. One, a section of the Royal Canal Greenway, will be Ireland’s longest dedicated cycle path, leading from the outskirts of Dublin to Longford in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. When it launches in the second half of 2020, the Carlingford Lough Greenway will be Ireland’s first cross-border cycle trail, linking Newry in Northern Ireland to Louth in the Republic.
• Booking a Black Cab Tour to explore the history of Belfast that is contested by two tribes that are Catholic and Protestant, Republican and Unionist, Green and Orange.
• Downing a quaff in a hardware store.
• Watching a hurling match, the world’s fastest field sport.
• Soaking aching muscles in a kelp bath.
• Crawling inside Ireland’s myth-laden and highest passage tomb – in Armagh.
• Hiking from clifftop to waterline on Giant’s Causeway.
• Partaking of Listowel Writers Week in quiet north Kerry May 27-31, 2020.
Vagabond’s 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure and the 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland itineraries embrace most of these experiences. All of the company’s tours begin in and end in Dublin. Guests are encouraged to schedule in optional Dublin events as they arrive or depart the city.
The 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour is a two-time winner of Best Adventure Experience at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards in 2017 and 2015. The per person double rate is €2,899 (single supplement €490). This is Ireland’s ultimate guided adventure tour, journeying over mountain passes, riding horses on deserted beaches and exploring the Wild Atlantic Way.
The slower-paced, less active 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland itinerary is €2,749 per person double (single supplement €469). Guests discover Ireland from coast to coast through immersion in history, culture, music and crafts.
On all of its tours, Vagabond staff curate locally owned accommodations, pubs and restaurants that help serve their goal of authenticity. In the end the mission is to have guests “love Ireland as much as we do.” Transport is in a custom Mercedes-Benz Drifter or 4×4 Vagatron that allows access beyond where regular tour buses go.
For details on all of Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland itineraries, availability and for 2019-2020 reservations, please visit http://vagabondtoursofireland.com/. Call toll free (from the US) 1.833-230-0288; in Ireland 00353 (0) 1 5634358; or email: email@example.com.
About Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland
Since 2002 Vagabond Adventure Tours has been creating opportunities for visitors to embrace Ireland by walking, biking, horseback riding and kayaking its lands and waters, imbibing history and culture along the way. In 2013 the company was honored by National Geographic Traveler with a Top 50 Tour of a Lifetime distinction. In 2015 and 2017 Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland was named the “Best Adventure Experience” at the Irish Tourism Awards. In 2017, Vagabond became Ireland’s first tour operator to achieve Ecotourism Gold Level Certification and in 2018, Vagabond Tours won The Green Tourism & Entertainment category in Ireland’s most prestigious Green (business) Awards. In February 2019, the company won two top Irish Tourism Industry Awards for the Best Ireland Ancient East Tourism Experience and Best Environmental Tourism Innovation.
GHOST ZENITH COLLECTION THE PINNACLE OF A TIMELESS MASTERPIECE
Zenith: The highest or most successful point of anything —Oxford English Dictionary
Ingot made from 2009 Ghost concept 200EX commemorated in Ghost Zenith’s interior
Blueprint inspired artwork depicting technical data of 200EX engraved on centre console
Illuminated door pockets accent architectural elegance of interior
Contemporary complex marquetry celebrates Ghost’s dual passenger and driver nature
Collection limited to only 50 examples
Very rarely, there is a chance forcollectors of luxury to obtain anitemthatis truly atitsapex.In the context of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, these rare moments present themselvesapproximatelyonceevery 10 years.At Rolls-Royce,we celebrate ultimate craftsmanship and perfection, and when better to do sothanwhen celebrating the success and global adorationthat has been lavished on one of ourmotor carsduring itslife.
It is in this vein that, as Ghost approaches the end of its remarkable ten yeartenure,the marqueoffersto collectorsan extremely limited Zenith Collector’s Edition of Rolls-Royce Ghost.The Collectionof just 50 Zenithswill celebrate the timeless elegance of anameplatethat has become the cornerstone of contemporary Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.In true keeping with its name,the Ghost Zenith Collection will feature the highest levels of Bespoke ever seen on a Ghost Collection car.
The onlypreviousoccasionon which discerning collectors around the world have been afforded thisprivilegewaswhenan equallylimited number of Phantom VII Zeniths werecreatedin 2016to celebrate the end of itsextraordinarilylong andsuccessfulreign. These motor cars immediately became highlycollectable andsought after, re-setting the barof luxuryand in doing so, creating a modern legend.
Ghost is aluxury iconthat carrieswith itarich andextraordinary past.FromtheSilver Ghost, the motor car that established the moniker of ‘The Best Car in the World’over one hundred years ago, to200EX, theexperimentalcar thatintroducedthe concept ofa contemporary expression of this nameplateat the Geneva Motor Show in 2008,Ghosthas offeredpatrons of the marque amodern, lithe anddriver–focused Rolls-Royce. Whenproduction ofGhost beganin 2009,patronsacross the world were drawn to its elegant lines and dynamic offering and itquickly became,and remainsto this day,the most successful Rolls-Roycemotor carever to be built, attractinganew groupof young entrepreneurs to the marque.Indeed, the reduction in average age ofaRolls-Royce customer to around 43 is in part testamentto Ghost’sglobalsuccess.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented,“TheGhost ZenithCollectionpresents an entirely forward-looking study of the unique characteristics that haveseen Ghost ascend to the status of the most progressive super-luxury saloon ever conceived.This unique Collection provides patrons of the marque witha rareopportunity to own amotor cartrulyevocative of our time. Ghost is the most successfulRolls-Royce ever created and theZenithCollection marks an important milestone in ourmodernhistory.”
When shown at Geneva in 2008,200EX introduced aconceptthat was both driver and passenger focused. The Ghost Zenith Collection draws many references from 200EX, with perhaps the mostsignificant being the inclusion of acommemorativeingot, made from the original 200EX Spirit of Ecstasy, melted down and set intothe centre consoleof each of the 50Zeniths. Engraved with thethreekeydesignlines of Ghost,theplaque details its significant origins.The Collection’s own Spirit of Ecstasyand clock areengraved with the name of this highly anticipated collection.
Furthermore, 200EX isimmortalizedin acomplexengraving on the centre consoleof Ghost Zenith.A blueprint inspired artworkenlarged to apoint of abstraction has beendivided into 50distinct parts,allowing each GhostZenithcustomer theirown personaland individualwork of art, while at the same time uniting the collection as a group homage to Ghost.
One’seye is naturally drawn to theinterior of theCollection’s doors,owing to theilluminated door pockets.Ambient light emits throughperforated leatherenhancingthe architectural elegance of Ghost’s interior.One will also encounter a complex piece of marquetry, created by the master craftsmen and women in the marque’s legendarywood shop.Availablein eitherwood, Technicalfibre or piano finished veneer, the door marquetrytransitionsfromthe driver’ssuiteto passengersuite, emphasizing the dual nature to Ghost.
Members of the Bespoke Collective from the Home of Rolls-Royce’sleather shoptoo have beenperfectingtheir art. The rear seatsfeatureembroiderythattakes its inspiration from the seatdetails of the original1907Silver Ghost.This embroidery elegantly transitions from the rear to the front of the cabin, and inthe case of the Extended WheelbaseZenith, the headliner thrustspurposefully forward into the poised silhouette of the Spirit of Ecstasy.The seats themselves are accentuated in a contrasting leather,accenting Ghost as the ultimate four seat limousine.
Occupants of the Ghost Zenith StandardWheelbase will experience an extraordinary phenomenon.The famed starlight headliner is presented in a unique ShootingStar configuration. Shooting starsfireat randomacross the cabinroof, adding an extraordinary sense of theatre. This surprise and delight feature consists of over 1,340 individually mapped and hand-woven fibre optic lights.
Reminiscent of its Phantom counterpart, The Ghost Zenith Collection’s exterior styling takesona new interpretation of its own–aspecialtwo-tone application with a gloss–contrast paint finish. Patrons mayselectthreedifferent colour-ways, Iguazu Blue with Andalusian White, Premiere Silver with Arctic White or a daring Bohemian Red with Black Diamond, with multiplevariantsavailable highlighting the flexibility of the model. The Silver Satinbonnet was first seen on 200EX.
Theseextraordinary motor cars, which represent the final opportunity to acquire thislandmark,transformative luxury product,are currently beinghand-crafted at The Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, an establishment recognised asthe world’s premiereGlobal Centre ofLuxuryManufacturing Excellence. The order books for this seminal Collection will close imminently.
With the heat waves roasting Texas and all lower states recently, what better way to spend your weekend than going to a water park?
Schlitterbahn, recently acquired by Cedar Fair LP, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. From a small family owner resort on the banks of the spring-fed natural Comal river to a large scale company with three resorts and seven waterparks across Texas and Kansas, Schlitterbahn is a place rich in history and potential for adventures. We got to spend a weekend there, and here is why it should be your next destination this summer.
With over 15 new attractions, Schlitterbahn is an all time multigenerational crowd pleaser. From family reunions to team building outings, the park is the perfect getaway for every need. Sensation seekers will be thrilled to try the Dark Knight, a breathtaking pitch dark rollercoaster where tubes are completely blacked out. For those of you looking for a challenge, you will love the famous Boogie Bahn, an artificial wave ridden by world known professional surfers that will make you enter history. If you’re not about that hyper life, relax in the slow-flowing Congo River while you admire the mesmerizing underground mine, wild animals and thundering waterfalls.
In addition to all the unique attractions, there’s a bunch of delicious food options to enjoy during your trip. Bahn Burgers, 1/2lb. foot-long chili cheese dog, tacos, salads and freshly made funnel cakes: possibilities are endless! Because Schlitterbahn aims to fit all budgets, they also offer a variety of cheap options to get food on site, such as the Basic and Deluxe Meal Bands, or Catered Picnic for large groups. Oh and of course, wouldn’t be a party without their famous hand crafted cocktails. But the best thing? You are also allowed to bring your own picnic, and the free BBQ stations will give you some Sunday home BBQ vibes. Like having one of the world biggest water parks in your backyard.
Enjoy the bank of Schlitterbahn’s natural river without breaking it! Their budget-friendly policies go hand in hand with their tickets pricing. Regular tickets cost $54.99, or $41.99 for ages 3-11 and 55+. But come from Monday to Thursday and you can save $7 on each ticket! Family of 4? You can opt for the Family Fun and Food Pack for a total of $199.99. Travelling from far? Save up to $47 with the Two-Day Tickets, and enjoy a stay at one of the unique resorts located right next to the park. Schlitterbahn has a variety of options and packages to cater everyone’s needs! And if you’re really impatient for the never ending fun, you can get the Blast Pass to skip all the lines and make the most out of it.
We spent a magical weekend with a close family friend and her two kids. We got to experience a wonderful stay in one of the riverbend cabins, with a really authentic cottage-style interior design, wooden floors and walls and a gorgeous view on the Comal River. Sipping on brew, snacking on pizza and braiding each others’ hair… Couldn’t think of a better way to relax and break our busy routines. We also had fun exploring the miniature downtown area that was a walking distance to our cabin, brimming with an array of eclectic bars, restaurants and street murals.
Our team had a blast at Schlitterbahn, and we’re sure you will too. So go and make memories this summer!
The web-head’s favorite redhead (and ours!) is spinning out of the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and into her own, all-new ongoing series! Coming this October, Mary Jane Watson will take on the Marvel Universe with her characteristic style, sass, grit and glamour! All of which is captured in a new Artgerm variant, featuring MJ as a Femme Fatale screen siren!
Take a look at this gorgeous cover now and stay tuned for more amazing variants!
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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
Caribbean Jewel Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Special Reopening Offer
Travelers seeking to practice liming or “the art of doing nothing” can do just that when The Liming, Bequia reopens in November. Nestled among St Vincent and the Grenadines, the tiny island’s newest luxury resort reopens on November 9th, celebrating their one-year anniversary with a special offer that promises to delight jetsetters from near and far.
Opened in December 2018, The Liming, Bequia is a boutique hideaway refreshingly located off the beaten track on the idyllic island of Bequia (Bek-way), the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. Launched by the Caribbean hotel management company The Liming Management, The Liming, Bequia offers guests a space to reflect and live the authentic island life of the Caribbean where channeling escapism is front and center. Influenced by the serenity of the local way of life, guests can reset and recharge in one of The Liming, Bequia’s 11 spacious and stylish private villas, each offering exquisite ocean vistas while retaining the utmost privacy and intimacy. With lush gardens, a private marina and views towards Canouan and Mayreau, The Liming, Bequia instantly rewards guests for going that bit further. The Liming, Bequia is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).
Reopening after the off-season on November 9th, The Liming, Bequia is offering a special offer for travelers to entice guests to enjoy liming for even longer. The “Stay for 7 nights, Pay only for 5” offer is valid for bed and breakfast stays from November 9th – December 16th, 2019 and March 1st – April 30th, 2020. This offer must be booked by September 30th, 2019. Guests receive a $50USD credit for dinner per person per week. Rates start at $550USD per night in double occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis.
The philosophy behind The Liming, Bequia embodies the local liming approach to Caribbean life or “the art of doing nothing”. At The Liming, Bequia, this leisurely way to pass the time comes with added luxury enhanced by The Liming Management’s worldwide luxury expertise. Guests can choose from an array of spacious and modern one to five-bedroom villas and Junior Suite. The Gingerlilly Mansion is a five-suite bedroom house that sits majestically on the ridgeline above The Liming. With a plunge pool on one end and a freshwater swimming pool on the other, The Gingerlilly Mansion is perfect for friends and families vacationing together with its large dining room, media room, lounge, state-0f-the-art kitchen, living room, five well-appointed bedrooms with sea and ocean views and more. The ridgetop villa is ideal for entertaining with its own gazebo and lush gardens and spectacular views overlooking Mustique and St Vincent islands. All villas feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, 40-inch Smart TVs, Bluetooth Bose speakers and mini-bars. The one and tw0-bedroom villas feature private infinity pools. For travelers looking for the ultimate privacy, the exclusive one-bedroom Junior Suite has its own private terrace which enhances the suite’s airy, open-plan setting. With a private hot tub and breathtaking ocean views, the Junior Suite is ideal for that romantic getaway.
Boasting a tantalizing choice of locally sourced ingredients and a menu that changes seasonally including fresh island picked fruit, aromatic vegetables and ocean to table seafood served in bespoke ice troughs, The Liming Restaurant offers the finest of Bequia’s rich flavors. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Liming Restaurant can also arrange meals including a BBQ for hotel guests in the privacy of their villas or suite. Passing yachts also have the opportunity to experience the hotel’s restaurant by mooring at the resort’s all-purpose marina. The Liming, Bequia offers picnics for island hopping, private beach barbecues and can arrange the chef to cook for private dinners and gatherings. The Liming Restaurant offers an extensive cocktail list and a wine list with a hand-picked selection of fine wines from around the world .
Internationally recognized and certified yoga instructor with over 30 years of experience, Patricia Healey practices yoga worldwide primarily in Bequia, Canada and India. From November through May, she teaches weekly classes in Bequia and is available for private classes at The Liming, Bequia with advance notice. The resort can also arrange in-villa/suite massages and spa treatments for guests. Massage treatments include aromatherapy, hot stone, Swedish and deep tissue, all with 30, 60 and 90-minute durations. Spa treatments offered include spa manicures and pedicures.
With its sweeping ocean views and lush landscaping, The Liming, Bequia is the ideal venue for destination weddings and offers an array of tailored-made wedding packages. Whether it’s a small, intimate wedding for just up to ten guests or larger parties looking for exclusive use of the entire resort, The Liming, Bequia can accommodate up to 40 guests in its villas on a bed and breakfast basis. For that perfect wedding breakfast, The Liming Restaurant can accommodate up to 80 guests for breakfast through exclusive use of the resort. The restaurant can cater smaller parties with the private hire of the Gingerlilly Mansion for a maximum of ten guests.
With fewer than 6000 inhabitants, Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines at just 7-square miles. The island’s unique magical charm lies in the friendliness of the locals and the easy-going pace of life that is the spirit of Bequians. The Liming, Bequia can arrange island explorations for guests. Those with a thirst for adventure can board a hand-built schooner for a day trip to Mustique, or head into Port Elizabeth, with its colorful wooden houses and bustling produce markets. Learn about local conservation work at the Turtle Sanctuary or take a day trip to Tobago Cays. Enjoy the secluded beaches including Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay which can be reached on foot by the new Belmont Walkway from Port Elizabeth. To experience the panoramic view atop Mount Peggy, Bequia’s highest point with beautiful, unobstructed views, hotel guests can walk from The Liming Bequia towards La Pompe, learning about the history of the whaling industry on the island. Trek through different vegetation zones, including traversing open pastures, dry scrub bush and dry tropical forest to reach the spectacular view at the summit, known as Peggy’s Rock.
Getting to Bequia
Air Canada, American Airlines and Caribbean Airlines fly direct to St Vincent. Other international flights fly to Barbados. SVG AIR is a scheduled shuttle flight service that makes regular stops to the islands throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines. The most common way to get to Bequia from St Vincent is by a 60-minute ferry.
About The Liming, Bequia
Opened in December 2018, The Liming, Bequia is a luxury resort launched by the Caribbean hotel management company The Liming Management. Offering 11 spacious and stylish one to five-bedroom villas and Junior Suite, guests can practice “the art of doing nothing” or liming in privacy while enjoying sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and nearby islands. Rates start at $550USD per person double occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis which includes air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, 40-inch Smart TVs, Bluetooth Bose speakers and mini-bars. The resort can arrange non-motorized water sports, bespoke boat trips, diving and snorkeling, in-villa/suite massages and spa treatments, private yoga, culinary demos, private beach barbecues and more at an additional cost and based on availability. The Liming Restaurant offers authentic island cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Liming, Bequia is available for weddings and special occasions with the option of exclusive use of the entire resort. The resort offers a Day Pass for $50USD per person which includes a welcome drink, two-course lunch and use of facilities from 11:00am until 5:00pm. For more information, visit www.thelimingbequia.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Liming Management
Founded in 2018, The Liming Management is a Caribbean hotel management group launched by world-renowned and multi-award winning Inverlochy Castle Management Company and partners. A partnership of highly experienced hotel operators, managers, developers and Caribbean entrepreneurs, The Liming Management’s portfolio consists of luxury properties around the world, including Inverlochy Castle, Cromlix and The Liming, Bequia. Services range from consultancy to full management including new hotel developments (including design and construction), hotel takeovers (including funding and business planning support), exit strategies (including hotel sales and succession planning) and receiverships. For more information, visit http://theliming.com/.
About Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) matches independently minded guests with independently spirited hotels. The diverse collection of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world includes everything from cutting edge design hotels and city centre sanctuaries to historic country mansions and remote private islands – all SLH hotels are consistently different, however, they are all united by the fact that they offer the best locations, highest quality, personalised service and a truly authentic way to discover a destination. Guests can join SLH’s loyalty programme, INVITED, to receive Small Luxuries from their very first visit. For more information, visit www.slh.com.
Kicks off its Eighth Year of Films, Food & Culture
Elected Officials Join Festival Founder, Renowned Filmmakers and Charitable Partners
*Photo, Video & Interview Opportunities*
Thursday, July 25th at 11:00am – Allegria Hotel, 80 W Broadway, Long Beach
Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive
Craig Weintraub Founder, LBIFF
Harry Coghlan, CEO, Nassau IDA
Judy Griffin, New York State Assembly
Rick Eberle, LBIFF Director of Live Music
Nicki & Sami Saatchi, SVS Fine Jewelry
Chris Cassidy, Emmy award-winning cinematographer and photographer
Marc Brissett, filmmaker of Suicide Files, documentary film making its World Premiere at LBIFF
John Maffei, Executive Chef, Allegria Hotel
DJ CHEF, the only entertainer to cook & deejay simultaneously
Join us as we kickoff the 8th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) celebrating film, food, arts and culture on the shores of Long Beach, and celebrate the success of LBIFF on Long Island, some of New York’s own award-winning filmmakers, culinary & musical talent, as well as the liveliness of the filmmaking industry in Nassau County.
Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 AM
Media Call Time: 10:45 AM
80 W Broadway, Long Beach
ABOUT LBIFF 2019:
During its four-day run, July 31 – August 3, the festival will screen an international slate of more than 50 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, short and animated movies open for all ages. In addition, the festival will feature array of nightly special events, including red carpet premieres, gourmet food events, Chefs & Shorts, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q&As, and musical performances. The Opening Night Film (to be announced) will screen at the Regal Lynbrook 13 Theater at 5 p.m., immediately followed by Taste on the Plaza. This red-carpet event will feature interview opportunities accompanied by the “Tastes” of over 30 Restaurants, Wines, Beers and Spirits on Long Beach Plaza with Live Musical Performances celebrating filmmakers and artists. The festival will conclude on Saturday, August 3, with a FREE Concert on the Beach followed by FREE Shorts on the Beach, which offers movie screenings right on the shores of Long Beach beginning at sunset. For more information visit www.longbeachfilm.com.
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