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Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Welcomes Families This Summer with Luxury Family Holiday Package

Located in a district renowned for its arts and crafts, intricately carved temples and natural beauty, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites families to indulge in the magic of Bali during their next holiday retreat with the property’s new Luxury Family Holiday package. Featuring spacious accommodations, in-villa dining and a variety of immersive on and off-property experiences, this exciting new offering provides families with the opportunity to experience a luxurious getaway in the intimate and tranquil surroundings of Mandapa. Parents can let their little ones discover the resort’s Mandapa Camp, featuring the highly acclaimed Mini Explorers program. Here children are welcomed to learn new skills, make new friends, and take part in a wide range of creative activities. While the kids are off exploring, parents can enjoy a 90-minute Mepijet Massage at Mandapa Spa, a signature treatment that targets tight, sore muscles – ideal after travel to revitalize both body and mind.

Create Japanese Zen Gardens This Season at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Located on the serene banks of the Kamogawa river surrounded by tranquil gardens embodying the natural world of Japan, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto invites guests to create a retreat of their own with the latest addition to their collection of locally-inspired guest activities – Your Own Zen Garden. First developed during the 8th century mimicking the gardens of China’s Song Dynasty, Japanese Zen gardens combine the basic elements of moss, rocks, and white stones, representing the pure beauty of Japan and a place of quiet contemplation. Led by master gardener at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, guests will discover the art of miniature Zen garden-making and allow their creativity to draw the lines of their own personal landscape. Available daily/upon request for 4,000 JPY (approximately USD $34) per person.

Enjoy a Family Summer Escape at Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Antigua’s luxury all-inclusive Blue Waters Resort & Spa invites families to spend their summer in Caribbean bliss with its Family Summer Escape offering. Combined with savings of up to 40% on other summer offers, the Family Summer Escape allows one child to stay free on the same board basis as parents in all room types, when sharing a room. Up to two children stay free for Cove Suites & Luxury Suites bookings. In each instance, the child enjoys the same meal plan as their parents. Coupled with an abundance of family-friendly amenities, including the Blue Waters Kids Club, and family excursions around Antigua, an exciting vacation awaits at Blue Waters. The Family Summer Escape offer is bookable now for stays through December 19, 2017 and applies to children 11 years and younger. Children must share the same room as their parents to qualify for the offer.

Experience the New Cultivator’s Club Lounge and Chic Private Wine Tasting Loft at Liana Estates

Liana Estates – the modern and experience-focused winery from sisters Lisa and Ariana Peju – is proud to announce the opening of its Cultivator’s Club Lounge and private wine tasting loft. Led by Bay Area-based Lauren Pique Designs, both spaces feature an industrial yet natural aesthetic that captures the beauty of the surrounding San Pablo Bay and Carneros Valley indoors. These two new spaces mark the completion of the winery – who opened the gates to its 100-acre estate in October 2016 along with its main tasting room and on-property barn. The Cultivator’s Club Lounge – a dedicated space for Liana Estates’ exclusive wine club members – provides a sophisticated yet relaxed setting to enjoy Liana wines of the moment via private concierge service, along with seasonal bites from Chef Alex Espinoza. The third-floor loft – available exclusively for private wine tastings and events – boasts the finest views of the winery and surrounding San Pablo Bay and Carneros Valley. A built-in dumbwaiter brings culinary bites up from the kitchen, right onto the custom live-edge table made from fallen trees on the Peju family’s property.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Introduces “Experience Dorado” Package

Situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve welcomes guests to enjoy their luxury sanctuary with a complimentary fourth night, daily breakfast for two at Mi Casa by José Andrés, a $100 resort credit, and a discounted treatment at Spa Botánico through their Experience Dorado package. Beautifully blending the indoors and outdoors in an elegant Caribbean style, each lavish suite features spectacular ocean vistas, a spacious terrace, deep soaking tub, and indoor and outdoor rainforest showers. Wellness seekers who utilize their 20% value at Spa Botánico will achieve a blissful state of post-holiday relaxation at this five acre spa sanctuary, set within a fragrant pineapple garden and lush natural landscaping. Blackout dates including U.S. national holidays apply. Starting at $1,299 USD per night.

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