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DG Amazing Experiences
Insider Travel Briefs For Private Aviation Travelers

Vol 4, No 32
These Seven Suites Have Their Own Fireplaces
Check out our DGAE Library featuring:
Insider reviews of unique experiences from VIP supercar tours of Italy, treks to see the Polar Bears, safaris in Africa, Cuba by private jet and previews of top suites and villas at hotels and resorts across the USA, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brasil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Seychelles, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Tahiti, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam, plus on the high seas aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, Seaboard Encore, Crystal Esprit, Crystal Mozart, Crystal Symphony, Norwegian Breakaway, and Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

Real Fireplaces

Sometimes the best amenity is a working fireplace, particularly when it’s winter or just for those cold evenings, and as a gathering place to catch up after a busy day, have an important conversation or just relax with your beverage of choice. In this issue we attempt to light your fire by going from North America to Europe and Africa to highlight seven suites that include a working fireplace. 

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All the best,

Doug Gollan

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Table of Contents 

A.   Private Aviation Headlines
B.   Before You Buy Reports - Jets, Yachts, Villas
Luxury Suites With Fireplaces
1.    The Lowell, New York 
2.    La Reserve, Paris 
3.    Royal Mansour, Marrakech 
4.    andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Botswana 
5.    Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Botswana 
6.    The Wauwinet, Nantucket 
7.    The Chatwal, New York 
8.    Executive Security Reports
9.    Jet Card Insider Reports
10.  Best Of DG Amazing Experiences Library

A.  Private Aviation Headlines

Built For Flying. Made For Adventure

Whether you’re seeking your next adventure, or you simply want to reinvent the weekend getaway—the ICON A5 makes flying more exciting and more accessible than ever before. Prepare to redefine everything you thought you knew about aviation. Contact an ICON Product Specialist to learn more at adventure@iconaircraft.com or 707.564.4100 or at this link.

Seven Suites That Will Light Your Fire

When it gets cold outside, there’s no better amenity than to return to your suite and sit near a roaring fireplace. In this issue we spotlight seven luxurious accommodations that also enable you to light your fire. Here are to some future stays that burn brightly.

1. The Lowell, New York - The Penthouse Suite


The Lowell’s 2,500 sq. ft. Two Bedroom Penthouse and can be expanded with a third bedroom. Designed by the Michael Smith (Case del Mar, Shutters on the Beach, the offices of both George Stephanopoulos and Brian Grazer) the master bedroom showcases hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper from Italy, there’s Selene Italian Marble in the master bathroom with a deep soaking bathtub, separate stall shower, and two flat screen TVs. Then of course, there is the living room with a wood-burning fireplace; dining room; a gourmet kitchen; four private terraces; fully equipped kitchen, and five landline phones.

2. La Reserve, Paris – Grand Palais Suite

At 2,150 sq. ft. with views of the Eiffel Tower and the glass roof of the neighboring Grand Palais through the 14 floor-to-ceiling windows leading to balconies and the freestanding bathtub in the Carrara marble bathroom, the Grand Palais Suite at La Reserve is one of the best lesser known choices in the City of Light. It is home to one of the historic building’s original fireplaces and is decorated in Napoleon III antiques; There are two bedrooms, two salons, two private bars, a wine cellar, two large dressing rooms, and 2 Carrara marble bathrooms with rainforest shower, freestanding bathtub, and twin vanity sinks. You also get full personal butler service, two private bars with spirits, soft drinks, and snacks included, a wine cellar stocked with Grand Cru wines, and Bluetooth speakers and a tablet uploaded with helpful information.

3. Royal Mansour, Marrakech - Grand Riad 


The 19,375 sq. ft. – yes that’s a 19 – Grand Riad at Royal Mansour is spread over three floors with a center courtyard, private entrance, wrought iron elevator, private garden, fountains, and trees under a retractable glass roof controlled through a touch panel. On the lower level is an office, library, dining room, Moroccan lounge, bar, professional kitchen, spacious living room overlooking private pool in garden, and guest dressing room. On the first floor are four bedrooms each with a dressing room and bathroom, then on the top floor is a split-level terrace including a fitness center, hammam, home cinema, dining room, living room, and swimming pool. Amenities include a private staff with butler, cook, housekeepers, and watch man. Included is a daily selection of chocolate, fruits, champagne, and Moroccan pastries. Children staying receive a personalized cake. You can also utilize the hotel’s Bentley.
4. andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Botswana – Family Suite


Set in a forest canopy of wild palms and fig trees andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge looks out over the Okavango Delta. Situated on a private concession, Sandibe has exclusive traversing rights over 55,600 acres of wildlife land adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. In the Family Suite, there are two bathrooms, two bedrooms, two entryways with private plunge pools, fireplaces, and of course why you are there – viewing twice daily of game drives.
5. Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Botswana – Khwai River Suite
Housed on raised wooden platforms under a traditional thatch roof the Khwai River Suites feature a secluded deck with a heated pool and open-air bathroom, complete with double showers and a copper-framed Victorian bath. Situated on the banks of Khwai River and Hippo Pool, you will be well positioned to watch the passing game;
6. The Wauwinet, Nantucket – the Anchorage House
Local interior design Donna Elle brings coastal inspired elements with driftwood-like finishes and a palette of sunrise corals, sunset blues, and golden sands. Anchorage House mirrors a classic Nantucket cottage with wooden shingles and white trim and is steps away from two beaches – one on the Atlantic and one on the Bay. There are three bedrooms (one king, one queen, two twin beds), three bathrooms and you ask get keys to a 2017 BMW for use while a guest. 
7. The Chatwal, New York - Producer Suite

Located on penthouse floor the 700 sq. ft. Producer Suite designed by Thierry Despoint features glass spiral staircase to a rooftop deck and terrace with views overlooking 44th Street and Times Square. There’s a living room with fireplace, adjacent dining area with outdoor access and the bathroom features a heated floor and jacuzzi with granite countertops. Furniture is custom designed by Despont. Amenities include butler service, including complimentary steaming, pressing, and shoe shine, complimentary use of infinity saltwater lap pool, plunge Jacuzzi, and 24-hour access fitness center at the Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden, plus chauffeur service in the Mercedes-Benz house car.

8. Executive Security Reports

9. Jet Card Insider Program Reviews

10. Our Most Popular Special Reports

If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration, check out some of our most popular Special Reports below...
Cuba with your own private jet

From driving classic cars to cigars, nightlife, nature and the arts, Cuba has so much to do. Johnny Considine, the Irish owner of Cuba Private Travel, who has been living in Havana for 15 years, has been featured in the likes of the Financial Times, Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler and The Telegraph. He recently told How To Spend It, “The quality of experience that you can have now in Cuba is top-notch. He can also arrange a tour of the island nation using your own private jet. Read more..

Seven hot superyachts for charter this Winter

We checked in with Northrop & Johnson’s top brokers to find out which superyachts are hot for the charter market this winter, and in our report are seven picks arranged by pricing, high to low. For each super yacht, you’ll find a summary of length, builder, launch and renovation dates, capacity for guests, number of cabins, range of rates, where each boat will be based for the winter season, minimum charter length, captain as well as list of toys.

Crystal Esprit is perfect for groups up to 64

Crystal Esprit sits in the wide gap between chartering a super yacht and even the smaller luxury cruise ships that take 200-300 passengers. There are 91 crew and 62 guests, and the passenger areas are spread across four decks. 

Explore hidden harbors and out of the way island beaches, swim to shore, splash out on wave runners, water toys and your own private submarine. Crystal Esprit is a 5-star floating resort for just 62 guests. You even can charter the entire yacht for celebrations or meetings. Read more

Tour Italy Like a VVIP By Super Car

1000 All’Ora combines its insider auto industry connections with the best of Italian luxury experiences. They arrange everything from hotels to restaurant reservations, sourcing the specific super car types you want and accompany your group providing VVIP service. 

They will also video your experience, including filming by drones, providing you with a memorable look back at your adventure. They arrange factory tours and behind the scenes visits to wineries, ateliers and museums. Below is a sample four-day itinerary, but at the end they will do whatever you want, wherever you want in Italy. Read more…

Takeovers in The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Panama

Sometimes you want to takeover the entire place. In this issue we look at three private resorts, visiting The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Panama. Each provides the privacy and personalized service that comes with your own residence, but offer more than a typical villa, and are perfect for friends, family and special events such as wedding and even corporate retreats. Read more


A billionaire’s private island resort in Fiji

Laucala Island in Fiji was once the playground of publishing mogul Malcolm Forbes. Now owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, it is a private island resort with just 25 oversized villas bringing together high luxury and South Pacific romance in a playground of soft adventure, and even an 18-hole golf course. Each villa is different, designed with an eye to traditional Fijian style and all come with private pools set amidst the palms of coconut plantations, white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and lush green mountains. Read more…

Sponsored:  Why You Should Buy An Airplane Now!
With the new tax laws, if you fly more than 50 hours per year it makes sense to explore ownership options. Ventura Air Services’ CEO Nik Tarascio has authored, “Own Your Own Airplane: It Costs Less Than You Think.”

You can schedule a free consultation with Ventura. They’ll handle everything from arranging a test flight to signing on the dotted line. For a copy of Nik’s book and to start the conversation, click here.

Why Waikiki is back as a luxury destination

Waikiki is back as a destination for luxury travelers. The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach has joined the Halekulani, Royal Hawaiian and Trump International as 5-star options. But the real change is that both Waikiki and Honolulu have become a destination fit for foodies, adding to the increasing quotient of luxury shopping. Most importantly, and often overlooked, a quick drive to the other side of Oahu and you will find deserted beaches, hiking, biking and all sorts of soft adventure on par with Hawaii’s outer islands.  Read more...

Montage Los Cabos is Mexico’s newest star

With luxury hotels and resorts popping up around the world like Starbucks, it says something that the lead travel story in the South China Morning Post’s luxury magazine was recently about a resort on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean, in this case the Montage Los Cabos, which opened in May. Conde Nast Traveler already put the resort on its list of “New Hotels and Spas Worth Traveling For” with the headline, “You Can Finally Swim in Cabo,” a reference to its location on one of the destination’s few swimmable beaches. In this Special Report we give you a detailed, inside look at its suites, villas and residences and all the amenities and facilities. Read more

Sponsored: Icon Aviation Puts You In The Pilot’s Seat

Whether you’re seeking your next adventure, or you simply want to reinvent the weekend getaway—the ICON A5 makes flying more exciting and more accessible than ever before. Prepare to redefine everything you thought you knew about aviation. Contact an ICON Product Specialist to learn more at adventure@iconaircraft.com or 707.564.4100 or at this link.

Luxury on the Bund in Shanghai

If you are visiting on leisure or have extra time, or this is your first time coming to Shanghai, The Peninsula should be at the top your consideration set. It also has a board meeting room with stunning views of The Bund on the west bank Huangpu River. The area is notable for its beautiful waterfront buildings, many of which have been restored. If you are doing a product launch, there is some nice rooftop space, indoors and outside. Read more…
Views of the lake in Geneva

In the center of Geneva, convenient to private banks and the United Nations, Hotel D'Angleterre is hotel with a view of Lake Leman, both from its top suites and fine dining restaurant. Part of the Red Carnation group of boutique luxury hotels, each suite and room has its own unique decor. Don’t forget to check out its new cigar lounge. Read more...

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My name is Doug Gollan. I am a strong advocate of the private aviation industry.  You can read my frequent coverage of private jets and luxury travel at Forbes.com.
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Credit: Photos in the fireplaces story provided by each hotel

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