Romantic Hideaways for weddings, honeymoons, and other passionate interludes

June 21, 2009

Romantic tradition smiles on flowers and chocolates. But when you are fortunate enough to have found a special someone, why not celebrate it in a country renowned for its warmth? Mexico Boutique Hotels offers novel experiences meant to be shared, along with the intimacy you crave.

Catch a Movie of Your Lives Together
The historic Hacienda de los Santos in the world heritage site of Alamos has a comfy private theater where you can set up her favorite movie, plan a romantic snack, and kick back together on butter-soft leather sofas. If married, you might surprise your bride by screening your wedding video, or perhaps the first movie you saw as a couple, while hotel staff wait on you hand and foot.

Romance in Alamos, Sonora

Romance in Alamos, Sonora

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MBH Welcomes World Travelers Back To Mexico

May 25, 2009

 

Select Properties Offer Premier Packages For Summer Getaways
“Mexico has had a difficult year,” says Sylvie Laitre, Director of Mexico Boutique Hotels, “but there’s no doubt in our minds the sophisticated traveler will know exactly how to separate the panic-stricken headlines from reality. The truth is–barring some troubled border cities–travel to Mexico continues to be safe, and any precautions that need to be taken are exactly the same as those you would take to any foreign country.” That includes health hazards: as of May 15, 2009, the U.S. Department of State called off its travel alert relating to the 2009-H1N1 influenza outbreak. “We should also note that, by virtue of their extraordinarily high standards in every respect, our member hotels are and always have been secure havens for their guests,” continues Laitre.
Because Mexico Boutique Hotels caters to those in the know, savvier travelers will be able to take advantage of some great package specials offered by a select group of member hotels offering everything from barefoot elegance by the beach to a marvelous glimpse of elegant colonial living. Multi-course dinners with a view, signature spa treatments and guided tours to gorgeously restored archaeological sites are just part of the many wonders awaiting guests of some of Mexico’s most unique properties.
Hacienda Sepúlveda (Lagos de Moreno – Closest gateways: Leon or Guadalajara)
 
Once one of the most prosperous haciendas in the Lagos de Moreno area, Hacienda Sepúlveda has evolved into one of the area’s finest accommodations. Experience Mexico through its traditional regional cuisine or a horseback ride around the vast property. Don’t forget to follow it up with a visit to the spa–try the temazcal, a three-hour ancient Toltec steam ritual performed by a local shaman.
 
Hacienda Life Experience
4 days | 3 nights
Package rates for two: $1,380 USD
 
Four days and three nights in a Master Suite
Breakfast served daily in varying areas throughout the propertyA carriage ride and picnic for two
Lunch with “El Patrón” at the Hacienda La Labor (arriving on horseback)
A traditional Hacienda lunch at Sepulveda
A selection of regional snacks served by a bonfire late in the evening
Dinner for two at “La Rinconada” restaurant located in Lagos de Moreno´s historic city center
One candlelit dinner for two on the Hacienda grounds
One signature Spa treatment per guest
One tour of Lagos de Moreno
Tax and services not included
Valid through July 31, 2009
Click here for more information on the hotel, rates, services and image gallery.
 
La Quinta Luna (Cholula – Closest gateways: Puebla or Mexico City)
Enjoy a stay in a beautiful 17th-century mansion that originally belonged to pre-Hispanic indigenous nobility. Today, the thick adobe walls and high-beamed ceilings serve as a backdrop for modern furnishings and colorful artwork.
Culture + Cuisine
5 days | 4 nights
Package rates for two starts at $679 USD for a Standard Room
 
4 nights’ accommodation with upgrade (subject to availability on arrival)
Daily a la carte breakfast
Welcome cocktail
Guided tour to the ethnobotanical garden of Cholula
A 3-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine
A Mexican cooking class for two
Two guided tours to choose from: Puebla, Tlaxcala or Cholula
Rates subject to changes without prior notice
17% taxes included
Valid through August 31, 2009
 
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Hotel des Artistes (Punta Mita – Closest gateway: Puerto Vallarta)
 
Less than an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, this sleek all-suite beachfront luxury apartment-hotel delivers a lavish vacation lifestyle. The restaurant offers diners the opportunity to sample the artistry of Chef Thierry Blouet, recognized for his touch of genius in the kitchen. 
 
Romance in Punta Mita
8 days | 7 nights
Package rate for two: $2,800 USD
Beach Club Suite accommodation with magnificent ocean views
Round-trip airport transfers Suite montage with rose petals upon arrival
A bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne in your Suite upon arrival
“In Lobby” continental breakfast
A romantic 3 course dinner (Bistro Menu) at the beach in the 5-star Café des Artistes del Mar restaurant including a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne (Dinner valid Tuesday to Sunday)
2:30 hrs. private boat tour to Lover’s Beach on Marietas Island (departure from hotel beach)
Three 50-minute massages per person per stay to choose from: Therapeutic, Relaxing or Deep tissue
Extra night: $295 USD
Tax and service not included
Valid through November 14, 2009  
 
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Casasandra (Isla Holbox – Closest gateway: Cancun)
Owned by Sandra Pérez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player Pablo Milanes’ muse and co-author, CasaSandra is a reflection of her passion for the arts. By infusing the hotel with her unique sensibilities and an artistic touch, she has created a getaway that is both refreshing and exquisite.
Return of the Whale Shark
5 days | 4 nights
Package rate for two: $2,509 USD, includes taxes
 
Five days and four nights in deluxe ocean view accommodations
Daily continental breakfast
Roundtrip airport transfers
A bottle of wine in your room
A six-hour whale shark tour
Your choice of lunch or dinner daily at the best gourmet restaurant of the island (special menu, beverages not included)
Valid from June 1 through September 30, 2009
 
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The Tides Zihuatanejo (Zihuatanejo – Closest gateway: Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo)
 
Included on Travel + Leisure 500 List and named “Most Outstanding Hotel” by Condé Nast Johansens, The Tides Zihuatanejo hotel blends the casual romance of beachfront lifestyle with the coveted seclusion of a lush garden retreat.
 
Seaside Seclusion
5 days | 4 nights
Package rates for two begin at $2,200 USD
 
Four nights’ accommodations
Full American Breakfast for two each morning
Dinner for two each evening (Sundays include a “Sense of the Night” gourmet tasting)
One tequila tasting for two
Private margarita-making lesson with a take-home recipe and keepsake glasses
One 60-minute “Couples Massage”
Round trip airport transfers
Valid from June 1 through October 31, 2009
23% tax and service charge not included
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To experience these or any of Mexico Boutique Hotels’ stylish properties, call 1-800-728-9098 (US and Canada) or visit http://www.mexicoboutiquehotels.com.Select Properties Offer Premier Packages For Summer Getaways
Mexico has had a difficult year, but there’s no doubt in our minds the sophisticated traveler will know exactly how to separate the panic-stricken headlines from reality. The truth is–barring some troubled border cities–travel to Mexico continues to be safe, and any precautions that need to be taken are exactly the same as those you would take to any foreign country.” That includes health hazards: as of May 15, 2009, the U.S. Department of State called off its travel alert relating to the 2009-H1N1 influenza outbreak. We should also note that, by virtue of their extraordinarily high standards in every respect, our member hotels are and always have been secure havens for their guests.
Because Mexico Boutique Hotels caters to those in the know, savvier travelers will be able to take advantage of some great package specials offered by a select group of member hotels offering everything from barefoot elegance by the beach to a marvelous glimpse of elegant colonial living. Multi-course dinners with a view, signature spa treatments and guided tours to gorgeously restored archaeological sites are just part of the many wonders awaiting guests of some of Mexico’s most unique properties.
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Mexico Boutique Hotels: 10 Years Of Bringing You Mexico’s Crème de la Crème

April 27, 2009

Acapulco, MEXICO (April 27, 2009) – As he made his rounds in the air-conditioned bustle of the Acapulco Convention Center during 1999’s Tianguis Marketplace, John Youden found himself in a very unique situation. An avid traveler and entrepreneur, the publisher of travel and lifestyle magazines and websites, John had long been on a quest to find unique boutique accommodations for himself and his wife, Florence, during their frequent trips through Mexico. He eschewed chain hotels, preferring those that held themselves to their very own high standards of service, providing guests with a sense of intimacy that translated into unforgettable getaways. Word of his “vacation research” got out, and during this Tianguis, the biggest gathering of travel service providers in Mexico, he suddenly realized he had become a sort of middleman between great boutique hotels and travel agents looking for the best place to send their clients. Hotels that, in fact, had mentioned at one point the desire to pool their money together and market themselves as a group. “See a need, fill a need” came to mind, and Mexico Boutique Hotels was born. 

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MexicoPremiere.com, Mexico Boutique Hotels and Aeromexico Announce the Winner of the 2009 Nick Gallo Award

April 27, 2009

Acapulco, MEXICO (April 27, 2009) – In October 2007, freelance writer, husband, father, son, and friend, Nick Gallo, died while on assignment in Greece. It was the blow felt around the world—Nick had friends in high and low places, had garnered the respect of his colleagues and the many publications he wrote for and was welcome pretty much anywhere he laid his backpack. He had many more trips left to take and many, many great articles left to write. In his honor, the folks at MexicoPremiere.com decided to create the Nick Gallo Award, a recognition of freelance journalism specifically connected with one of Nick’s favorite countries: Mexico. “Now that the Pluma de Plata no longer exists, we’re hoping journalists who share Nick’s passion for Mexico will find themselves recognized for their efforts through this new award,” said Lisa Coleman, co-founder of MexicoPremiere.com. 

As the idea evolved, MexicoPremiere.com partner, Mexico Boutique Hotels (MBH) was asked to come on board, “and we immediately accepted, and gladly,” says Sylvie Laitre, Director of MBH. “Nick really knew how to capture the spirit of Mexico on paper—without a doubt, I can say he was one of our favorite writers.” The award was announced at the 2008 Tianguis in Acapulco, a call went out on MexicoPremiere.com, and the entries began to pour in. One year later, they’ve reunited once again in Acapulco—together with Aeromexico, the airline sponsor—to announce the winner. 

Congratulations, Dan Millington, for your fantastic article highlighting the best of Loreto, titled “The Lure of Loreto,” published in Horizon Air Magazine. Millington, a Southern California native, has provided creative writing and photography to the publishing, advertising, and travel industries for more than 15 years. As a writer/photographer Dan has contributed to many publications such as, Moon’s Baja Handbook, AAA’s Mexico TravelBook, Fodor’s Yucatán Gold Guide, Departures Magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine, Orange County Magazine, and Horizon Air Magazine. His photography of Mexico and Africa has also been featured in a variety of newspapers. 

For the past 12 months, MexicoPremiere.com editors sifted through dozens of published articles sent in by freelance journalists in North America, chose three top articles, deleted the author names and sent them to a panel of judges: John Youden (Director General, Mexico Boutique Hotels), Thelma Goucher (Aeromexico District Manager, Phoenix), Jorge Gamboa (Director, Mexico Tourism Board/Los Angeles) and Greg Custer (Owner, Destination Ventures). Their vote was unanimous. According to John Youden, “…the author makes good use of his allotted space, and the images go with it very well. It captured my attention and made me want to go back! As well, it is well documented with the important information a traveler would need if so desiring to make the trip.” In the words of Thelma Goucher, “the one that ‘took me there’ was The Lure of Loreto. The style of the writer is such that it transports you there. He captures the reader’s imagination by creating a story to describe the sites, sounds, history and people of Loreto. Quite frankly I’ve never thought of it as a place to vacation, now; it is in my to do list for 2009!” 

The award was presented at the Grand Hotel during the April 27th Mazatlán destination breakfast, an event that highlights one of Gallo’s favorite seaside towns. “I had the good fortune of knowing Nick personally and enjoyed his outstanding work throughout the many years that I’ve been in the business, including his articles on Mazatlan,” said Javier Páez, Marketing and PR Manager for the Mazatlán Hotel Association. “We’re very honored to have been chosen as the event to present this award, and look forward to its continued progress in the years to come.” 

Dan Millington received a handmade linotype created by Nick’s widow, artist Laurie Gallo-Brown, plus a three-night stay for two in Punta Mita’s Hotel des Artistes and two roundtrip tickets from Aeromexico. 

On May 1, 2009, the contest officially opens once again to welcome entries from freelance journalists based in Canada and the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.MexicoPremiere.com 

About Nick Gallo

Nick Gallo, two-time winner of the Mexico Tourism Board’s prestigious Pluma de Plata award, regular contributor to such prestigious titles as Travel & Leisure, Alaska Airlines Magazine, United Airlines Hemispheres, Private Clubs, Northwest Airlines WorldTraveler, father, husband and matchless colleague, died in October 2007 while on assignment in Greece. 

About MexicoPremiere.com

Founded by freelance travel writers David Simmonds, Lisa Coleman and Lydia Gregory—and now home to a cadre of even more award-winning talent—MexicoPremiere.com has become a meeting place for those looking to read and write about every aspect of everything Mexico. From tourism and gastronomy to bullfighting and politics (not necessarily in the same sentence), visitors to this one-of-a-kind blog will find unvarnished commentary and differing points of view. In the spirit of tooting their own horn, the folks at MP would like you to know that travel king Arthur Frommer himself gave them kudos http://www.frommers.com/blog/2007/10/if-youre-mexicophile-youll-want-to.html.

About Mexico Boutique Hotels:

Established in 1999, MBH is a collection of 46 upscale, independent member properties (located in over 26 destinations throughout Mexico) handpicked for their intimacy, high level of service and outstanding attributes. Some are housed in exquisitely restored buildings, others are paeans to Mexican cuisine, still others showcase the sleekly modern–but they each encourage guests to savor the many fascinating traditions of this vast country, and all offer guests a unique travel experience. Typically less than 30 rooms in size, they are often destinations unto themselves. Based in Puerto Vallarta, MBH is staffed by an experienced team of multicultural—and multilingual—travel and hospitality professionals who both live and work in Mexico. 

About Aeromexico:

AeroMexico and its subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect, currently operate more than 600 daily flights through the airline’s new Terminal 2 at its Mexico City International Airport hub to 40 destinations in Mexico, 16 U.S. locations in 11 states as well as major cities that include Tokyo, Paris and Buenos Aires in 12 other countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia. U.S. cities served are Los Angeles, Ontario (Ca.), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Orlando and Miami. Service will be added to Toronto, Canada, on March 3, and Montreal on April 2. AeroMexico Vacations provides customized vacation travel packages throughout this network. The airline also offers connecting service to other international destinations through its SkyTeam global airline alliance with 11 full member carriers and three associate carriers. AeroMexico has been recognized for its award-winning style of personalized in-flight service, one of the world?s best on-time flight records, the highest safety and quality standards ratings, outstanding reliability and baggage handling performance, and exceptional value based on its competitive fares and superior service. Additional information is available at 1-800-237-6639.


Mexico Boutique Hotels Welcomes Four New Properties To Its Exclusive Group

April 27, 2009

Mexico Boutique Hotels has discovered four more properties to add to its roster: El Chante (Chapala), Hotel des Artistes (Punta Mita), Sitio Sagrado (Tepoztlán) and La Siranda (Pátzcuaro). 


One of our greatest pleasures is bringing together discerning travelers and fantastic properties. These four hotels all represent the best of Mexico, running the gamut of destinations from the colonial town to the countryside, lakefront and the seashore. They’re a terrific addition to our group and we know our guests will agree.

 

 

El Chante Spa Hotel overlooking lake Chapala

El Chante Spa Hotel overlooking lake Chapala

 

EL CHANTE – Lake Chapala

With a world-class spa, matchless views of Lake Chapala and charming accommodations, El Chante elevates rest and relaxation to new heights. Its 19 rooms—most with lakefront views—are spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated with locally made furnishings and the vibrant artwork of well-known Mexican artists. Double lounge beds and hand-woven hammocks surround the hotel swimming pool; al fresco dining is a delight under a large pergola. Spa spaces are designed and decorated according to the origin of a particular treatment. The professional Spa staff—all of whom undergo continual training—offers excellent service and the latest in renewal treatments. Its proximity to Guadalajara—the second largest city in Mexico and a captivating colonial destination—gives guests the option of a combined rural/metropolitan vacation. 

 

 

Hotel des Artistes; beachfront in Punta de Mita

Hotel des Artistes; beachfront in Punta de Mita

HOTEL DES ARTISTES – Punta de Mita

Upscale accommodations—including two- and three-bedroom suites with marble floors, LCS TVs, WiFi and spacious ocean view—coupled with the tantalizing gourmet delicacies of renowned chef Thierry Blouet at the on-site Café des Artistes del Mar make the Hotel des Artistes a unique beachfront luxury property in Punta Mita. Stylish, fully equipped kitchens allow guests to create their own feasts with fresh local ingredients. Perfect for couples or families looking for a spectacular getaway in one of Mexico’s premium beach destinations, just 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta.


 

 

 

Sitio Sagrado

Sitio Sagrado

SITIO SAGRADO – Tepoztlan

“Sitio Sagrado” translates into “sacred site,” an apt name for this 23-suite haven. Inspired by simple pleasures of life, Sitio Sagrado draws on the natural beauty of the land surrounding Tepoztlan. Decorated in soothing earth tones and boasting magnificent views, the suites are located around an inviting central area, complete with a heated pool, decadent daybeds and bar service with snacks. A hydro-spa is tucked away in the picturesque terrain, offering guests unique treatments that blend ancient indigenous therapies with cutting edge techniques. The restaurant tempts the palate with a fusion of fine French and Mexican cuisine prepared with organic ingredients.

 

 

La Siranda

La Siranda

 

LA SIRANDA – Patzcuaro

A private, exclusive gem located just steps from main square of Patzcuaro, La Siranda hides five splendid suites behind richly hued walls. Interior designer and owner Isabel Lange redesigned an 18th century home, filling it with antiques gathered from around the globe. At La Siranda, Old World style meets 21st century technology; fine dining and a stupendous wine cellar tantalize the senses; and the service is truly exceptional. Outside, the charms of the colonial town of Patzcuaro await the curious traveler with cobblestone streets, well-restored period buildings and shady squares. 


Mexico Boutique Hotels Reveals Upgrades and Updates for ’09

February 20, 2009

Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO (February 20, 2009) – Mexico Boutique Hotels, the country’s coolest collection of hot properties in some of Mexico’s most exciting destinations, announced exciting additions and changes to its already stellar service.

 

New Looks

We’re debuting a fabulous new website and a directory to match. Log onto http://www.MexicoBoutiqueHotels.com and you’ll see how we’ve made it easier for guests to find what they’re looking for, whether it’s a great Deal of the Week, information on a destination or a superb package to indulge their passion for life, love, learning or fabulous food. Both tools are now a better reflection of who we are: a one-stop shop for an unforgettable vacation experience coupled with impeccable customer service. 

 

New Perks 

We’ve brought together a series of great value-added extras only available to guests who book through Mexico Boutique Hotels. Each of our hoteliers knows what their guests love the best, so they’re making sure they pamper them with special touches. Think a complimentary spa treatment; a silky Mexican rebozo to ward off the chill during an evening stroll; a scrumptious full breakfast served en suite; food and beverage vouchers to enjoy treats prepared by the chef and more.

 

New Gift Certificates

Now anyone can give the gift of travel to the Mexico lovers in their life. Our new gift certificates are good for unforgettable nights at any of our 46 properties. Guests can browse our newly minted pages and pick out a new experience for someone or share one they’ve already had. The lucky recipient will receive a certificate by email or a paper certificate by post (with a copy of the directory). There’s always a great excuse to order one (or several) and they make excellent corporate gifts!

 

About Mexico Boutique Hotels:

Established in 1999, Mexico Boutique Hotels is a collection of 46 upscale, independent member properties handpicked for their intimacy, high level of service and outstanding attributes. Membership cannot be bought, it must be earned. Some are housed in exquisitely restored architectural gems, others are paeans to Mexican cuisine, still others showcase the sleekly modern—but they each encourage guests to savor the many fascinating traditions of this vast country and all offer guests a unique travel experience. Typically less than 30 rooms in size, they are often destinations unto themselves. Based in Puerto Vallarta, MBH is staffed by an experienced team of travel and hospitality professionals who both live and work in Mexico.


Mexico Boutique Hotels: Story Lines

January 31, 2009

MEXICO BOUTIQUE HOTELS: INSPIRING MORE THAN GREAT VACATIONS

Mexico Boutique Hotel members offer top-notch service and fabulous accommodations in amazing destinations, and the many writers who have visited them have found they also serve as inspiration for some really terrific articles. Here’s a list of ideas:

A TOUR DE FORCE
With 46 hotels in 26 destinations, it’s easy for us to help travelers create a unique itinerary that spans different cities and different hotels. Focus on a tour through Mexico’s colonial gems (Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Morelia, Pátzcuaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara, Querétaro) with stays at historic mansions and architectural treasures. Or highlight a trip down the wonders of the Pacific Coast (Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and Costalegre) on a luxurious beachside adventure.

THE UNIVERSAL CONCIERGE
This is a story of service raised to a whole new level. While concierge service isn’t a new concept, what’s novel about MBH’s approach is the fact that the company offers assistance across separate hotels in multiple destinations with only one point of contact for the guest. Our concierge does it all, from weather reports to recommended packing lists to special requests sent via Blackberry from a guest’s hotel room (true story.) If you’re doing research for an article on the definition of true five-star service, look no further.

A TRUE SENSE OF PLACE
Say you’re writing about accommodations representing the best of Mexico: the sights, the sounds, the aromas that swirl together in a soul-stirring fusion. You’ve come to the right place: MBH members have been thoroughly inspected inside and out to ensure they offer their guests a “sense of place,” which means you need look no further than our list of hotels to find the highlight of your piece.

LOVE = AMOR
With a narrow street named Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss, in Guanajuato) where you can stand on one balcony and get bussed from the one across the way, “Mexico” and “romance” are nearly synonymous. And we’re not even counting the ultra-private picnics on the beach by starlight (fully attended by a personal butler, of course), the delectable massages à deux, the “no-need-to-leave-your-room” service and more. We also take special requests for truly unforgettable proposals, honeymoons, renewals… You get the idea.

LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT
Mexico’s cuisine is a savory blend that mixes ancient cultures, European influences and modern global flavors. Sweet, spicy, salty, exciting, surprising—never boring. There are plenty of stories here, whether you’re tracing Mayan ingredients as they pop up in award-winning modern dishes, watching fresh local ingredients transformed into mouth-watering delicacies or learning the ropes during one of our famous cooking lessons.

GREENS BY THE BLUE
Mexico is one of the premiere golfing destinations on the planet and no less than 14 of our hotels are attached to—or minutes away from—world-class greens. El Tamarindo on the Pacific Coast, for example, boasts a signature 18-hole golf course by David Fleming with spectacular views and challenges for the advanced and novice golfer alike. From one coast to the other—and the colonial heart in between—you’ll be able to recommend championship games with après-green stays in exceptional accommodations with spa services, gourmet dining, superior service and more.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE
This is a country that lives and breathes history, from the ancient Aztec, Olmec and Mayan civilizations to the conquering Spaniards to the über modern sophistication of the 21st century—and it’s all captured in Mexico’s myriad architectural expressions. Trace a story of colonial Mexico through a stay in a gorgeously restored hacienda. Write a study of gardens as living spaces. Follow the steps of cutting-edge design in the big city. Or entrance your readers with a look at how a thoroughly modern interior can be brought to life within the walls of a historic colonial building. We’ve got them all in our collection.

ECO-MEXICO
Mexico has been on the green wagon for years and many of our members have been right in the driver’s seat. Whether it’s a penchant for slow food, using only natural products in spa treatments and in-room or introducing guests first-hand to the bounties of nature (leaving only footprints and taking only pictures, of course), there’s plenty to write about on environmental subjects. In fact, one of our hotels has the recycling market cornered—and it’s anything but basic!

WANDERWOMEN
MBH as a company happens to have a high ratio of women to men—and between all of us we’ve visited every single hotel on our list. So we can say with confidence: “Ladies, you will feel right at home!” You can recommend cooking classes or antique shopping excursions with a best friend. Suggest a complete beach hotel take-over by a group of friends (easy to do with a tiny property!) or let us give you ideas on the best solo trips ever. Sometimes, we all just really need to get away from it all.

FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY: TRAVEL AGENTS LOVE US. THEY REALLY DO
Four words: specials, rates, concierge and commissions. We constantly offer fantastic specials—just check our site! Agents are invited to visit any of our member hotels at great agent rates (or through individual agent FAM trips). We offer both agents and their clients amazing concierge assistance across separate hotels in multiple destinations. And we guarantee their commission. Let us set up an interview for you with our owner or the director. We make it easy for you to talk with the top brass and find out what’s new for agents. It makes for a great industry story every time.