Borgo Egnazia, a groundbreaking destination located in Puglia, Italy has been recognized as the #1 Top Italian Resort by Travel & Leisure in their World’s Best Awards.
The resort has also been named #4 in the Top 10 European Resort Hotels category, and #43 in the Top 100 Hotels Overall category. The awards honor the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by Travel + Leisure’s audience.
“This is a wonderful recognition for Borgo Egnazia and for Puglia, a region that has grown to become an international travel destination,” said Aldo Melpignano, Owner and Managing Director of San Domenico Hotels, “Twenty years ago, when my parents first decided to invest in tourism in Puglia it was a great challenge for all, now I would like to thank them for their incredible vision and persistence. Today we are extremely proud and honored to be chosen by Travel + Leisure as the best hotel in Italy, one of the top resorts in Europe, as we continue to work on an innovative model for tourism, hospitality and wellbeing deeply rooted in our land. ”
Nestled among ancient olive groves overlooking Italy’s Adriatic Coast, Borgo Egnazia is an innovative destination in Puglia, Italy. Founded in 2010 by Aldo Melpignano and the Melpignano family, one of the primary families responsible for developing luxury tourism in Puglia, Borgo Egnazia represents a new concept of hospitality, and is greatly inspired by the customs, architecture, and traditions of Puglia. Borgo Egnazia is the largest and most luxurious of the San Domenico Hotel properties, and consists of 155 rooms and 28 villas built entirely of the local limestone typical of traditional Puglian towns.
Guests of the five star property can recharge at the resort’s 2,000 square meter (21,528 sq. ft) VAIR Spa which offers highly innovative treatments inspired by the region for both mind and body, lounge poolside at one of the hotel’s three outdoor swimming pools, or play golf at the stunning 18-hole championship San Domenico Golf Course overlooking the Adriatic sea, as well as enjoy local and authentic Puglian cuisine at the resort’s five different restaurants. Borgo Egnazia’s unique philosophy of creating a community for its guests means that each guest is assigned a Local Advisor, someone who is truly immersed in the region, culture, and happenings of Puglia and can arrange for guests to learn how to make fresh pasta with a local “mama”, have a wine tasting at one the area’s local wineries, and arrange day trips in a vintage car to charming nearby towns such as Alberobello (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Ostuni, known as the “White City”, Polignano a Mare, and the baroque city of Lecce.
The World’s Best is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure that showcases the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more and is based on an annual reader survey. This is the 23rd edition of World’s Best, with more than 300,000 respondents submitting ratings in the various categories. The World’s Best Awards will appear in the August 2018 issue of Travel + Leisure. The full list is published online, at: https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best .
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About San Domenico Hotel Group
San Domenico Hotel Group combines a strong Apulian identity with the highest level of tailored service. The group was
founded with Masseria San Domenico, a traditional and timeless historic farmhouse that boasts one of the best
Thalassotherapy spas in Italy. It’s second property Masseria Cimino, is a boutique farmhouse, well-known for its natural and
healthy cuisine, as well as contemporary design. The group’s third property, Borgo Egnazia, is a visionary interpretation of a
typical Apulian village constructed in tufo stone and surrounded my thousand year old olive groves. It is home to Vair Spa.
San Domenico Golf Club links the properties with 18 holes spread out over Mediterranean gardens, olive trees, and
spectacular sea views. The recently opened Masseria Le Carrube is located at the foot of the Ostuni hills and immerses
guests in nature and tradition. Lastly, San Domenico House is a refined townhouse in the heart of Chelsea, London.
About Borgo Egnazia
Borgo Egnazia is inspired by the shapes, materials, and colors of a typical Apulian village. Located in Savelletri di Fasano, it
was conceived to bring a fresh and original feel of authenticity that cannot be found anywhere else, coupled with
impeccable service. Open year-round, Borgo Egnazia has 63 suites, 92 casette (small houses), 28 villas, diverse restaurants,
two beautiful private beach clubs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and the San Domenico Golf Club.
Borgo Egnazia is also home to the award winning Vair Spa. The spa puts an emphasis on inner beauty and wellness as the
cornerstone of all treatments, inspired by ancient traditions. www.borgoegnazia.com
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About the resort . . .
C Mauritius is an exciting new addition to Mauritius from Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf. C Mauritius opened in November 2017 and the resort is on a superb beach on the east coast of Mauritius not far from Constance Belle Mare Plage Golf and Spa Resort. C Mauritius Hotel by Constance is ideally located for guests looking for a smaller, boutique style resort whilst enjoying golf on the Constance Belle Mare Plage’s two Championship golf courses, The Links & The Legend.
The resort has been designed to be elegant but yet casual and relaxed with a rustic beach-house style. C Mauritius provides a superb all-inclusive offering with a fine selection of foods and refreshments at welcoming outlets where you can relax. Enjoy the warm ambience created by raw materials, local furniture and crafts. Let the senses take over and provide unforgettable moments, whilst enjoying one of the delicious signatory Constance cocktails. C Mauritius is ideally placed for you to enjoy golf on two amazing Mauritian golf courses; the Links Golf Course and the Legend Golf Course at Constance Belle Mare Plage. Guests can also play the nearby courses of Ile Aux Cerfs, Anahita & Avalon.
C Mauritius Hotel by Constance has been designed with nature in mind, with a vibrancy that epitomises island life. A fine selection of foods and beverages are on offer, with a choice of locations to rest and relax. Relish the present and seek the future in a social and vivid atmosphere.
From December 15th 2018 golfers will be charged approx. £15 for 18 holes and this will be payable at the golf courses
The Buenaventura Golf and Beach Resort joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection
The luxury resort on Panama’s Pacific Coast becomes the destination’s second Autograph Collection Hotel
Rio Hato, Panama – The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, the centerpiece of the destination’s family-friendly Buenaventura resort community, joins Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of one-of-a-kind Autograph Collection Hotels. The announcement comes as the resort completes a renovation to enhance its guestrooms, restaurants and meeting spaces, as well as the addition of the Buenaventura Zoo.
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrate the independence and individually of each location, incorporating the personality of the destination. The Buenaventura fits perfectly into the collection with its bold design and warm Panamanian hospitality. Built around a majestic 100 year old Corotu tree, the Buenaventura incorporates classic Panamanian elements into its modern design through art, cuisine, and activities, enriching guests with meaningful experiences throughout their stay.
“Being an Autograph Collection Hotel is an honor,” said Víctor Concepción Perén, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort general manager. “Panama is the epicenter of Latin America where so many of the region’s cultural treasures come together, giving the destination a colorful personality that we explore throughout our property. We’re perfectly positioned to represent the Autograph Collection with our independent take on an authentic Panamanian vacation experience.”
To meet the demands of today’s discerning explorer, the Buenaventura’s unique design includes carefully curated décor accents meant to serve as conversation starters and foster a connection to the destination’s culture. The renovation enhances that important element of the Buenaventura experience with a refresh to its 118 guestrooms, suites and villas with a stylish makeover including new handcrafted pillows and handwoven traditional chunga baskets influenced by the country’s central provinces.
The resort’s five main restaurants were upgraded to bring a current look to the culinary offerings as well as the menus. As a destination resort, Buenaventura features numerous dining options so guests never have to dine at the same restaurant twice. Guests can start their day with a traditional breakfast buffet in Criollo Restaurant, enjoy fresh seafood and prime cuts at Asa’o & Pesca’o or indulge in a handcrafted cocktail at Palapa Bar.
A destination setting for group events, the resort recently added two new meeting spaces for a total of 2,056 square feet of functional space. Created as an extension of the meetings facilities, the new rooms feature floor to ceiling windows to bring the outside in and can accommodate a maximum of 150 people.
Also new with the conversion is the addition of the Buenaventura Zoo, which debuted this fall, bringing an added amenity to the long list of activities the resort offers guests. Home to monkeys, parrots, deer and much more, the zoo is a conservation and rehabilitation center that offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience for families.
Unique to the resort are custom-curated tours and activities created to immerse guests in the destination’s ecosystem, cultural sites and gastronomic offerings including bird watching at Valle de Anton, discovering archeological sites at El Caño and Sitio Conte, rum tasting at Hacienda San Isidro, rainforest canopy tours as well as on-site art and cooking classes. Meanwhile, it’s The Buenaventura’s private golf course that is the main guest attraction. Developed by the Nicklaus Design team and managed by the world’s largest golf management company, Troon, the 18-hole, 72 par championship golf course is designed around hundreds of mature Corotu trees and features vast fairways, beach bunkers and a lush native landscape.
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About Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort
Located in the heart of Panama in Rio Hato, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort is surrounded by tropical gardens and lagoons and just walking distance from Buenaventura Beach. The family-friendly resort is just 80 minutes from Panama City by car, but provides a sense of exclusivity beyond the walls of its main entrance. Within the community of Buenaventura, guests can enjoy on-site water sports such as kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, Jet skiing and boating as well as land sports like tennis, volleyball, biking, jogging on the fitness trail, and horseback riding throughout the property’s nature trails. The 118-key resort provides guests with nine restaurants and bars, the Corotu Spa, seven swimming pools and two Jacuzzis, four plunge pools, a kids and teen club, 11 event spaces, the Buenaventura Zoo, and a Nicklaus Design, 18-hole championship golf course.