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What's an Amenity?

· Travel,Luxury

So I may have jumped the gun just a wee bit with last weeks teaser of a major announcement.

Officially, I am not allowed to name names yet, but I can reveal the following -

Come the start of January we will become a part of the world’s leading leisure and luxury travel network. This invitation-only travel consortia is comprised of elite travel advisors in 22 countries and over 1000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. Membership is limited to the top 1% of travel advisors, vendors, and properties.

The diligence of our host agency, Gifted Travel Network and both their and our commitment to the absolute best for our clients has brought this about and we could not be more thrilled. For the next few months J5Travel will be knee deep in learning all the new opportunities this opens up for our clients and from January you will know exactly what this means for your travel experiences.

You'll see the word "amenity" used a lot, as we transition to our new consortia. It's not a very sexy word in my opinion, and it can cover a lot of different aspects of a trip, but the right amenities can add so much value to your experience and below you'll find a rather random Top 5 sample of exclusive and complimentary amenities (out of thousands) that we will be able to offer come January.

TOP 5 - Amenities You'll Love

1. Address Downtown - Dubai (below)

An award-winning, iconic 5-star flagship hotel and a landmark of luxury situated in the very centre of Downtown Dubai.

The exclusive extras -

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary full breakfast at The Restaurant daily for up to two in-room guests
  • A complimentary lunch of dinner for up to two people per room
  • $35 credit facility per room on Spa treatments
  • Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability 
  • Complimentary Wifi

2. Corinthia Hotel - London
Here's a story. When we ran our small restaurant in the Cotswolds, England back in the mid 1990s, we employed a young, funny and ambitious sous chef by the name of Tom Kerridge (the bald one in the photo above). My brother clearly did a great job training him as he has gone on to earn multiple Michelin Stars. For his first London restaurant, along with Head Chef Nick Beardshaw, he was invited to open Kerridge's Bar and Grill within one of London's finest hotels, The Corinthia (below).
The exclusive extras -

  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $120 Hotel Credit to be utilized during stay
  • Guaranteed flexible check-in/check-out (must advise time of arrival/departure in advance to ensure room availability)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

3. Blackberry Farm - Walland, Tennessee (below)
A gorgeous Relais & Chateau property set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and one of the highest rated hotels in North America. Set on 4,000 acres this intimate property provides a true escape from the frenzy of our modern day lives.
The exclusive extras -

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests, served in restaurant
  • $100 Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

4. El Silencio Lodge and Spa - Costa Rica (below)
The Lodge is one of the most secluded, tranquil and relaxing luxury hotels in the Costa Rican mountains. The eco-resort was created to be a luxury retreat for travelers who seek out authentic experiences and a deep connection to nature. Amongst the complimentary amenities we can offer here is a private coffee tasting experience.
The exclusive extras -

  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests in restaurant
  • A $50 equivalent Spa Services credit per room, per stay
  • One 'Coffee Tasting Experience' for two
  • 250g of gourmet Costa Rican coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

5. Belmond Castello di Casole - Tuscany, Italy (below)
Belmond Castello di Casole is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy. Two grand cypress-lined lanes ascend to the enchanting historic main building, with restored farmhouses dotted among the 4,200-acre estate. It’s a world of sensational food, world-class wine and laidback luxury.
The exclusive extras -

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant
  • A choice of:  a Pizza Making class or Wine Tasting or Language class for two
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

If you'd like to incorporate complimentary amenities in to your next trip, let us know by clicking here so we can get you upgraded!

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