Gregory Kiep

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Beat the cold with one of these warm escapes...

The weather has been cold and brutal throughout most of the US and nothing sounds better than spending a few days in the sun. Whether it is a few days at an all-inclusive resort or a cruise to an exotic place, you deserve a little break. Here are a few deals happening right now to help you beat the winter blues. (Not what you are looking for? Zap me an email and let me put something together just for you!)

Sail Beyond with Celebrity Cruises!

Book now and enjoy savings for everyone, plus the first two guests get TWO free perks, like complimentary Wi-Fi and a beverage package.*

Perks include:

  • Classic Beverage Package

  • Prepaid Tips

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi

  • $150 to spend on board

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St. Regis Bora Bora

Stay 4 nights but only pay for 3!

The St. Regis Bora Bora features Overwater Villas starting at 1,550 square feet, entirely air-conditioned, with large glass floor panels to reveal the translucent lagoon beneath, as well as spacious outdoor living. Suspended overwater is the Lagoon Restaurant, with views of Mount Otemanu, while Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s menu offers the finest dining experience. The St. Regis Butler service offers packing and unpacking, coffee and tea delivery with wake-up calls, champagne sabering and more. The Miri Miri Spa by Clarins, on its own private island and offering Tahitian- and Pacific Rim-inspired treatments, is a defining feature.

Includes:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily buffet breakfast at Te Pahu Restaurant for up to 2 guests

  • Complimentary round-trip boat transfers (to/from airport) for up to 2 guests

  • 20% Discount on spa services , excluding spa packages, yoga classes and beauty products

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Hotel Fasano - Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro is the result of a collaboration between the Fasano family (of restaurant fame) and Philippe Starck (of design fame). Sitting pretty on Ipanema Beach, the hotel is, of course, home to a renowned restaurant, Fasano al Mare. This casually elegant hideaway offers 89 rooms and suites with private terraces, Wi-Fi and plasma televisions; a rooftop infinity swimming pool; spa treatments; beach service; and a decidedly sexy ambience, thanks to Starck’s and Fasano’s thoughtfully chosen furnishings.

Includes:

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant

  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • 4PM Late check out guaranteed

  • Early check-in subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

850 Hotel - Los Angeles

Book 3 nights and stay a 4th night free!

Beautiful new property! The newest addition to hotelier and restaurateur Jeff Klein’s JK Hotel Group, 850 is a new hotel concept inspired by European residential-style properties where the comforts and accoutrements of home blend seamlessly with the luxury and service of a contemporary hotel. Nestled on a beautiful street in West Hollywood, the historic building’s circa 1918 bungalow façade leads to a newly designed property developed by architect Marc Appleton and designer Rita Konig in partnership with Klein.

Includes:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Expanded Continental breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay

  • Picnic Lunch for two served on roof deck, 24 hour notice requested

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

NIZUC Resort & Spa - Cancun

4th Night Free!

The stars are aligned at NIZUC, a stunning resort set along the Yucatán Peninsula, where ancient Mayan astronomers studied clear night skies. The 274 airy, artfully designed suites offer breathtaking vistas, with walls of windows and private plunge pools. Six signature restaurants serve a range of authentic cuisine, from Peruvian tiraditos to Far East fusion. Claim a rope hammock on two exclusive beaches, or play tennis on two courts staffed with Peter Burwash International professionals. Watersports abound, with the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef — the world’s second largest — just off shore.

Includes:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two served at Cafe de la Playa Restaurant

  • One-way airport transfer (valid on arrivals only)

  • Hydrotherapy session for two, once during stay

  • Welcome Amenity in suite: a bottle of tequila and dried fruit

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Mandarin Oriental - Canouan

Extend your Caribbean holiday with a complimentary 5th night in a luxury suite or villa!

Canouan Island is a remote island hideaway fast becoming one of the world's most sought-after luxury destinations. Mandarin Oriental’s latest is an island gem with just 26 elegant colonial-style suites, six Lagoon Villas, and seven chic, Italian-design Patio Villas. Nestled along Godahl Beach, a stretch of white powder sand, the resort was created with impeccable attention to detail, offering a collection of atmospheric restaurants with a variety of culinary delights and stunning ocean views. In keeping with Mandarin Oriental’s reputation, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan doesn’t disappoint with charming hillside treatment palapas and therapists meticulously trained to relax, sooth and decompress. Immaculate beaches, a championship Fazio-designed golf course and a luxury super-yacht marina are just some of the island treasures that can now be enjoyed with Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service. Mandarin Oriental, Canouan redefines the idyllic tropical island getaway.

Includes:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast for two daily (including tax & service charge) for duration of stay, redeemable in Lagoon Cafe or Asianne

  • $200 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-FI

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