Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Encantado, an Auberge Resort

Hope you were able to read some tweets from Sarah Warner, our agent who spent the weekend at Encantado, an Auberge Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The Encantado expanses 57 acres of beautiful New Mexico landscape in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are 65 modern casitas with beautiful views, ample space and lots of privacy. These casitas surround the main lodge, which includes the Terra restaurant, bar, concierge, meeting rooms and outdoor fireplace. Beside the lodge is the pool, fitness center, spa and art gallery.

Sarah was able to take advantage of the exceptional services offered by The Spa at Encantado and enjoy a fabulous massage. From the steam rooms and soaking pools, to relaxation areas and deluxe therapy rooms, the Spa has a number of serene and sophisticated facilities for relaxation that you would expect from the first-ever luxury resort spa in Santa Fe. Yoga classes are offered at the fitness center three days a week completing the holistic mind-body relaxation experience.

Encantado's signature restaurant is Terra, a modern indoor-outdoor dining experience offering gorgeous views of the landscape (a great place to watch the sunset) and delicious southwest and American cuisine, prepared by Executive Chef Charles Dale. He masterfully combines organic and local ingredients to create hearty and unique dishes. Don't miss the truffled pomme frites and Lili and Lucien's Cheese Tots (named after Chef Charles' children). The bar is a modern, comfortable environment for watching the game or enjoying a cocktail. Step out on the patio and take in the phenomenal horizon or converse with fellow travelers around the bonfire.

The Encantado Resort is only 10 minutes from Santa Fe's Historic Plaza. The Encantado offers a complimentary Mercedes-Benz shuttle service to take you to and from downtown. There is even a luxurious concierge office in the heart of downtown for you to get expert information, enjoy a cold beverage or get some R & R after shopping all day. Need to rent a car for an afternoon - just make a reservation to use one of the Encantado's Mercedes. They also offer shuttles to and from the Albuquerque International Airport, one-hour away, and the Santa Fe Regional Airport, twenty minutes away.

From the moment you arrive in Santa Fe, throughout your stay and to your departure Encantado staff will take great care of you. They are extremely friendly and welcoming offering you the exceptional service that is the Auberge standard. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Virgin Galactic Space Travel One Step Closer to Reality
First Solo Glide and Landing Brings Virtuoso Clients Closer to Space Flight

History was made on October 10, 2010 when Virgin Galactic’s space ship VSS Enterprise completed her first manned solo glide and landing at Mojave Air and Spaceport in California.

Virgin Galactic is now well on the way to becoming the world’s first commercial space line – and Virtuoso is playing an exclusive role in bringing the wonders of space travel to clients. Virtuoso is the exclusive retail travel group in North and South America currently taking reservations for Virgin Galactic. The Virtuoso ASA team now comprises 75 travel advisors in 12 countries throughout the Americas and Australia.
Of those, 45 members from the USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Chile and Argentina just attended Virgin Galactic’s ASA Forum October 4-8 in New Mexico. The ASAs increased their knowledge of southern New Mexico as a tourist destination and learn more about the area’s historical connection to space exploration.

Any Virtuoso client can book space travel and take advantage of the network’s connection with history. You can book with our Accredited Space Agent Robin Sanders.