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Booking the right hotel room in exactly the right location is the most critical decision when designing a trip.  That is why our travel advisors spend so much time listening to our clients and understanding their needs.  And when we’ve selected the perfect hotel our clients will enjoy preferred rates, room upgrades, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out and special VIP amenities at more than 1,000 Virtuoso properties. In addition, Santa Barbara Travel is a preferred partner with many of the world’s leading hotel companies, which allows us to provide our clients with extra amenities at thousands of additional hotels around the world.

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In a fast-paced world, we invite you to slow down and discover the joy in every indulgent detail. A warm Caribbean breeze beneath a palm-shaded cabana. The shadows cast by candlelight amid the cloisters of a former monastery. The lively hum of a crowd at an elegant bar as you sip a signature drink. Celebrating local tradition, community and cuisine across the globe, Belmond creates luxury experiences that are as authentic as they are unique. It is impossible not to be carried away by the magic of it all.

Belmond Trains

Belmond whisks you into the golden age of travel. Slide back your compartment door to cabins draped in plush fabrics. Crisp white tablecloths set the scene for evenings of exquisite fine dining. Crystal glassware catches the light as you toast your adventure in the bar. Spreading across South America, Europe and Asia, our celebrated trains spirit you to some of the world’s most exciting destinations in unforgettable style.

Belmond River Cruises

There’s nothing so romantic as a river cruise. A Burgundy boat trip calls for stops at sun-soaked vineyards, ancient chateaux and picture-postcard villages. Marvel at gold-tipped temples topping the emerald banks of the Ayeyarwady River as you glide through Myanmar. Whatever you chose, sleek design, warm-hearted service and bespoke cuisine are the order of the day.

Belmond Safaris

Answer the call of the wild with an unforgettable African adventure. Elephants parade across the plains against the Botswana sunrise. Predators kick up plumes of dust. Birds flock against approaching thunderstorms. The setting sun brings startling pink skies. With indulgent and elegant rooms, feasts of local delicacies and camps perfectly positioned for game spotting, Belmond safaris sizzle with savannah magic.

Belmond Restaurants

With a focus on transforming locally-sourced produce into creative masterpieces, our restaurants brim with personality. Dine on sun-splashed terraces, above the clouds of mist-tipped mountains or under the chandeliered ceiling of a golden dining room. From iconic institutions like ‘21’ to Michelin-star feasts dreamt up by celebrity chefs, Belmond restaurants romance all the senses.

Aman Resorts, Hotels and Residences

Aman destinations are renowned for space and seclusion and are set in locations of unsurpassed beauty. Infused with tranquillity, Aman resorts offer a host of unparalleled opportunities for private exploration, personal discovery, and reinvigorating wellness immersions. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites, pristine white sand beaches, ancient wisdom, and cultural heritage.

Across the globe, Aman’s approach to wellness is focused on personalization, privacy and seclusion. Local spa rituals paired with indigenous ingredients, offer a profoundly therapeutic touch, and a gentle sense of joy and discovery. Aman believes that reconnecting with your environment and the purity of Nature offers a means to rediscover the universe inside the Self. Whether enjoying the hot springs of Japan or a lunar ritual in the Dominica Republic, Aman Wellness offers a journey of reawakening.

Aman Villas

  • Unparalleled privacy and seclusion with beautiful views
  • Award-winning design by world-renowned architects
  • Seamless personal service including a private chef, housekeeper and concierge
  • Expansive private pool and outdoor living and dining areas
  • Unlimited access to resort facilities including all restaurants, spa and entertainment venues
  • Close to the globe’s finest beaches, golf courses and culture heritage sites

Aman Private Adventures

From the Himalayan peaks of Bhutan to the vividly colourful reefs surrounding Indonesia’s fabled Spice Islands, Aman delivers exceptionally private adventures. Individually curated expeditions and extraordinary experiences feature amongst the most remote of the world’s marvels. Venture beyond the ordinary and discover multiple destinations in a single trip with customised itineraries via private jet or yacht.

Six Senses Luxury Hotels, Resorts and Spas

Reconnect and reinvigorate your senses in places of incredible natural beauty, with meaningful experiences, empathetic hospitality and pioneering wellness woven into the fabric of every Six Senses property.

We believe we can design and build sublime experiences without diminishing the natural world. Each of our properties has a distinctive and diverse personality that makes use of the natural land topography. Nothing shouts. The aim is for guests to want for nothing and remember everything.T he concept of Six Senses Spas is built on a layered approach to wellness that unites a pioneering spirit with treatments that go beyond the ordinary.

It’s about natural beauty that stops you in your tracks. Far flung, yet accessible locations. A sense of community with sustainability at its heart. A level of service that doesn’t just do the right thing, but that does it well, and with wellness in mind, so you feel the difference in your mind, body and soul.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

1 day, 1 hour or even 1 minute, every moment is an opportunity to form deeper connections in the comfort of a space you can call home, complemented by legendary Four Seasons service and amenities. When you rent a home with Four Seasons, you can take your time with friends and family to discover new experiences and make lasting memories. Stay in the world’s finest collection of designer Villas and Residences and experience a different side to Four Seasons.

Four Seasons Private Residences

At Four Seasons Private Residences, enriching experiences are the essence of everyday life. Inspiring spaces where every element has been carefully considered so you can lead the lifestyle you deserve, a dedicated team welcomes you home and looks after everything while you’re away. Combining the best of Four Seasons service and outstanding amenities, discover just how effortless life can be, when you live it with us, in the world’s most sought-after destinations.

The Ritz-Carlton: Luxury Hotels and Resorts

100 years of history. Countless rewards. With an unshakeable credo and corporate philosophy of un-wavering commitment to service, both in our hotels and in our communities, The Ritz-Carlton has been recognized with numerous awards for being the gold standard of hospitality.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2021. Most voyages range from seven to ten nights, offering many overnight calls and uniquely curated experiences ashore. Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. The yachts are also available for private charter.

Mandarin Oriental

Our Mission – to completely delight and satisfy our guests. We are committed to continual improvement, to making a difference every day and to being the best.

Stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and beyond, Asia is steeped in spirituality and Oriental hospitality. From the temples and Buddhas of Thailand to the cherry blossom of Japan, the sights never fail to delight. And traditional lifestyles meld with the modern in the bustling cities.

For world-class dining, entertainment, shopping and service, North America is unsurpassed. Experience the buzz of New York or the New England charm of Boston and Washington D.C., epicentres of history and politics, respectively. If beaches and warmth beckon, think Miami or Canouan. Visit Santiago for views of the soaring Andes and to explore Chilean wine country.

The countries of Europe form a tight patchwork of neighbours all with fascinating cities. London, Paris and Milan are hotbeds of fashion and design; Prague enchants with its art riches, as do Barcelona and Madrid. For Alpine adventure, head to Geneva or Munich, or dip your toes into the Middle East and North Africa at our relaxing resorts.

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

Established in 1979 Rosewood is a distinctive collection of highly individual, luxurious, residential-style hotels inspired by the culture, history and geography of each locale. Led by a team of seasoned industry veterans Rosewood’s acclaimed attention to detail, proactive approach to environmental sustainability and dedication to Relationship Hospitality has earned numerous awards and accolades.

We believe that true hospitality is found in the nurturing and building of strong relationships with each other, our guests and our communities. We do this by recognizing and valuing each other, understanding individuality and respecting differences. We do this by recognizing that hospitality is not only about buildings, products and design, standards and efficiencies – it is about people. We do this by recognizing our guests’ individual needs and engaging them with warm and genuine service, delivered with passion and dedication every day. We do this by recognizing that true wealth originates from our relationships with our guests, our colleagues and our communities.

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*All images and language courtesy of Belmond Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood, Manadrin Oriental The Hotel Group, Aman Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Six Senses Hotels, Resorts, and Spas.