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WhatVirtuoso has released its 2019 Best of the Best directory — the largest yet — which names more than 1,300 top luxury properties in 103 countries, as well as hotel trends. Top luxury hotel trends for 2019 include Private Retreats, Rural Rewards, Wellness Wows, Recovery and Revitalization and Quick Escapes.
Why It MattersThe extensive directory, to which Virtuoso added 94 properties for 2019, can be a vital resource for advisors looking to add value to a client’s stay: Special benefits at each property are valued in excess of $500 per night. Additionally, 44 percent of the properties listed only provide these enhanced benefits to Virtuoso travelers.
Fast Facts - As part of Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program, each featured property is thoroughly vetted through the renowned global luxury travel network and its force of expert travel advisors.
- Properties include hotels, resorts, lodges, tents, camps, private islands, villas and apartments. Ranging from one to 4,004 rooms, almost half (48 percent) are under 100 rooms, and the same number are unaffiliated with a collection or brand.
- The 700-page directory also features 52 pages of exceptional experiences. This year’s printing includes a limited number of hardcover copies for Virtuoso travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada to display to clients as a coffee-table book.
- Best of the Best is distributed to the homes of 150,000 of Virtuoso’s clients around the globe.