Top 10 Luxury Destinations for Canadians!

Posted by Liz · Jan 18 · about Awesome Travel Stuff

At North South Travel we are a proud member of Virtuoso®, the world's leader international luxury travel network! Specializing in luxury and experiential travel, Virtuoso is a by-invitation only organization that includes more than 380 travel agency members and a roster of more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries throughout the world.

Virtuoso has released its predictions for top destinations for Canadian travelers. Based on future bookings, these are the top spots where Canadians will be heading:


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We have already started booking a number of our clients on wonderful vacations to the above destinations!

Luxury Hotel Stays

With preferred relationships at 1,700 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, North South Travel can provide our clientele with exclusive amenities and privileged access. By booking with directly with us, you can secure extra perks on their next getaway. Need some ideas?

Here are a few of our preferred luxury accommodations in Virtuoso’s top getaway spots:

Hotel Castello di Casole, Italy

The Hotel Castello di Casole is situated on 4,200-acrs, one of Italy’s largest private estates. This 10th-century castle has been carefully restored as a fine boutique hotel. Stay in one of 41 stylish suites, many of which include a private garden or terrace. Sip champagne while listening to an open-air concert in the amphitheater, taste the estate’s private vintage and enjoy homemade Tuscan specialties in one of two restaurants. On-site activities include language lessons and tours of the olive groves, the grape vineyards and the wildlife-rich estate, designated a Model Game Reserve

Coworth Park, United Kingdom

Enjoy the pastoral tranquility of a unique country house, hotel and spa, located just a short drive from central London and Heathrow Airport. Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park is situated on 240 acres of picturesque parkland, along the border of Windsor Great Park. Blending the warmth and comfort of a traditional country house hotel with a modern, eccentric spirit, the hotel includes an Equestrian Centre and two polo fields and sits adjacent to Wentworth Club golf course. Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, France With its coveted location along the Promenade de La Croisette and its rich history, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez exudes an old-world cinematic charm. All 409 art deco rooms feature French balconies, perfect for lounging while taking in the stunning views over the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea. Dine at La Palme d’Or restaurant, with its two-Michelin-star fare and a film-themed décor, or do lunch under a parasol at Zplage, on the Croisette’s largest private sandy beach.

St. Regis Mexico City, Mexico

Rising nearly 500 feet above famed thoroughfare Paseo de la Reforma, The St. Regis Mexico City is a stunning jewel in Mexico City’s central zone. A dedicated St. Regis Butler welcomes you to one of 189 exquisitely appointed guestrooms and suites envisioned by the acclaimed design studio Yabu Pushelberg. Indulge yourself with an Aztec Ritual Treatment in the 10,000-square-foot Remède Spa, work out in the St. Regis exercise room or swim laps in the 15th-floor indoor pool. Head to Diana Restaurant for contemporary Mexican cuisine or enjoy the breathtaking view from the King Cole Bar. And be sure to try the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Sangrita Maria, a classic Bloody Mary prepared with mezcal and Mexican spices.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, Israel

Experience contemporary style in the heart of the ancient city at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Discover all of Jerusalem's famed historical sites while enjoying outstanding service, luxurious rooms, courtyard refreshments and fine dining. Designed in an elegant, late 1920s style, the 10-story property is located at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mammilla Streets, mere minutes from the Jaffa Gate. Two restaurants serve delicious Mediterranean cuisine in sophisticated surroundings.

Langham, Sydney, Australia

With its premium harbour side location in the heart of Sydney's most historic district, the Langham, Sydney is within walking distance of Sydney's iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Exclusive boutiques, famed restaurants and renowned visitor attractions are also nearby. Every room has been newly refurbished with plush, bespoke furnishings, soft panelled walls, high ceilings, and opening windows and/or furnished balconies accented by views of the iconic Sydney cityscape or bustling Western Harbour.

Parador de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

In the Plaza do Obradoiro, Parador Santiago de Compostela continues the tradition it started in 1499 of offering shelter to pilgrims making their way to Santiago. Originally a hostel and a hospital, many now consider the property the oldest hotel in the world. Enjoy a serene inner courtyard, four beautiful cloisters and gracious living rooms that conjure the elegance of Spain’s golden age. Guestrooms feature Spanish antiques of carved wood, graceful stone arches, four-poster beds and brocade upholstery. A luxurious dining room serves delicious Galician fare.

Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Germany

Historic charm and luxury characterize the globally renowned Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, which is located on the Inner Alster Lake in the heart of Hamburg, close to shopping and all major sightseeing. The hotel perfectly harmonizes tradition and history, which is reflected in the decor of the guestrooms — many offer breathtaking views of the Inner Alster Lake. An eclectic selection of restaurants is available, ranging from the two-Michelin-starred Haerlin to the Euro-Asian Doc Cheng’s.

Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing, China

The Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing, which sits atop the city’s landmark 330-metre-tall China World Tower, features floor-to-ceiling windows with unblocked, unmatched views of China’s capital city. Here, well-appointed guestrooms rely upon classic decor, rich woods and Asian accents. Find refuge in the lifestyle sanctuary, featuring a full gym, infinity swimming pool and the serene CHI, The Spa. Or select from a variety of dining venues, including Japan’s Nadaman and Seventh Son, a Hong Kong institution.

GoldenEye Hotel and Resort, Jamaica

At GoldenEye Hotel and Resort, expect a sophisticated, James Bond-worthy adventure. It was here that Ian Fleming dreamed up his famous character. Today, the 52-acre haute hideaway features 28 airy rooms among 19 villas and cottages, each adorned with custom furnishings, deep-soaking clawfoot tubs and high-end sound systems. Kayak or swim to the open-air spa for a salt scrub or meditation session, then head to the treehouse-style Gazebo for grilled lobster tail and glorious sunsets. Playful excursions include everything from sunrise fishing to twilight yoga and garden walks to Jet Ski safaris.

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