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     Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates Fall

     Update 2008

KUALA LUMPUR’S NEWEST LUXURY BOUTIQUE

    HOTEL IS OPEN

    Following an extensive 16-month renovation, The

    Club at The Saujana, Kuala Lumpur is proud to

    announce it has opened September 1st, 2008.

    This marks the welcoming of the city‟s finest and

    most luxurious boutique hotel. The Club at The

    Saujana is nestled amidst lush tropical gardens

    and is surrounded by two 18-hole championship

    golf courses. Strategically located 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city center and 35 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International

    Airport, the resort‟s architecture, interior and outstanding accommodation reflects

    a contemporary Asian style incorporating local design elements.

Rooms range from smartly appointed Executive Club Rooms and Terrace

    Studios to spacious, design-focused Suites reflecting the perfect combination of

    modern style and understated elegance.

    Comprised primarily of terrazzo floors, marble and

    Burmese teak wood, the hotel is unabashedly

    modern, epitomizing contemporary design. Lavish

    and spacious bathrooms overlooking the gardens

    feature terrazzo bathtubs and rain forest showers.

    With the focus on ambient tones, personalized

    service and attention to detail, guests can enjoy

    the five-star service standards beyond their

    expectations.

All rooms include daily buffet breakfast at The Restaurant, complimentary mini-

    bar and WIFI Internet access, concierges club services, and exclusive Anore

    bath products from Italy. For those in the superior, deluxe and executive suites,

    guests also enjoy complimentary two-way airport transfers.

Offering all day dining with an open kitchen concept serving creative European

    and Asian delights, The Restaurant has an adjoining terrace overlooking the

    garden and a water feature which compliments the unique ambiance of the hotel.

    Serving a wide variety of refreshments, cocktails, light snacks and afternoon tea,

    The Lounge is a calm haven to relax where it emphasizes on fine living.

The Club at The Saujana also offers a 39-meter long swimming pool and state-

    of-the-art boardrooms for the exclusive use of guests. The Spa Suite is a haven

for luxurious pampering and optimal relaxation where guests can indulge various

    massage and beauty treatments. In addition, the hotel also offers in-room spa

    treatments on request. A fully equipped fitness center is also conveniently

    located at The Saujana. In addition, two world-class and award-winning golf

    courses designed by Ronald Fream and tennis and squash courts are located

    within the vicinity at The Saujana Golf & Country Club, and next door at The

    Saujana Kuala Lumpur, guests can choose from seven different restaurants.

Locally owned, The Club at The Saujana Kuala Lumpur is managed by

    Singapore-based General Hotel Management (GHM) Limited. GHM, a luxury

    hotel management and development company, is the market leader in

    conceptualizing, developing and operating a selection of exclusive hotels and

    resorts worldwide.

For more information please visit www.ghmhotels.com or to make a reservation,

    please contact Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, L.L.C. via email at

    mail@kurtzahlers.com.

OPENING NOVEMBER 26 CELEBRATE THE

    HOLIDAYS AT THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL,

    NEWPORT BEACH

The Resort at Pelican Hill, which will open Nov. 26, 2008, personifies the ideal

    Italian village, terraced on a verdant hillside overlooking the sea, in harmony with

    the natural environment. Rising on a 504-acre site that is one of the most serene

    and beautiful coastal settings in Southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill

    will blend the principles of Italy‟s most renowned Renaissance architect, Andrea

    Palladio, with chic California casual elegance.

    Boasting inspiring, expansive views of the Pacific

    Ocean and the Newport Beach coast, The Resort

    at Pelican Hill will feature: 128 villas, four luxurious

    and ultra-comfortable bungalow suites; a

    rejuvenating spa with 22 treatment rooms and a

    menu of the world‟s most celebrated therapies;

    world-class restaurants including authentic

    Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum” pool,

    the largest circular pool anywhere, with tiered

    decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf

    Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly

    all with ocean panoramas.

The villas will be the ultimate accommodations with every imaginable ultra-luxury

    appointment, from the finest glassware and china to the gamut in technology.

    They will offer the most comprehensive, innovative and ground-breaking program

of special amenities, services, personalized options,

    pampering and individual attention of any resort in

    the world from a butler to see to your every need

    to the personalization of every detail, from the type

    of bed sheets to the aromatherapy scent.

    Exceptionally spacious, offering two, three and four

    bedrooms, the villas range in size from 2,193

    square feet to 3,581 square feet and will feature

    hand-hewn, wood-beam ceilings, limestone

    fireplaces, sumptuous beds with European-style

    linens, luxurious baths with marble walk-in showers

    and deep soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens, private one- or two-car garages, and spectacular ocean and coastal views. A separate clubhouse and pool will be for villa guests only.

    For the upcoming holiday season, Pelican Hill is offering “Togethering Experiences” designed to offer families an opportunity to share the ultimate

    quality time together. The Chanukah and Christmas Togethering Experience include exclusive villa accommodations, a travel designer to customize your stay in advance of your arrival, butler service, exclusive access to the Villa Clubhouse including the villa pool and cabanas, the villa fitness center; dining facilities and access to house vehicles. The rate for both Holiday “Togethering” Experiences is $1,750 per night, with a two-night minimum stay for family of four (two adults, two children) in a two bedroom villa. Each additional child is $50. Upgrades to three and four bedroom villas may also be arranged. (subject to availability).

    To book the Holiday Togethering Experiences, which are offered Dec. 21-30, 2008, please call 800-820-6800 or book through GDS rate code LW, Leading Hotels of the World. For more information on Pelican Hill, please go to www.pelicanhill.com or call Mark Phillips at 949-720-3272 or via email at mphillips@pelicanhill.com.

WAITING FOR THE WHALES IN PATAGONIA

Along with the arrival of the spring

    in the Southern Hemisphere, The

    Cliffs Preserve at Patagonia, Chile

    is prepared to receive some of their

    most impressive visitors; “The

    Whales” - mainly humpbacks and

    blue whales, that every year are

    make their journey from the

    equatorial region towards the

    Straits of Magellan.

All along the coast of the preserve these wondrous mammals share the waters

    with Austral and Chilean Dolphins, Sea Lions and innumerable Humboldt and

    Magellan Penguins, becoming one of the major attractions for those who visit this

    time of the year.

    The Cliffs Preserve is a luxury eco-resort

    located on the Pacific Coast of Northern

    Patagonia. Situated on 8,000 pristine acres

    of temperate rainforest, it offers activities that

    include mountain biking, sea kayaking,

    fishing and many miles of trails that enable

    you to commune with nature on foot or on

    horseback.

Six private oceanfront villas offer every amenity and gourmet meals with

    ingredients from the Preserve's organic farm are accompanied by an extensive

    collection of Chilean wines. The perfect spot for families, or those seeking

    privacy and adventure, this special resort provides memories that will last a

    lifetime.

For more information please visit www.cliffspreserve.com or to make a

    reservation, please contact Suzanne Collins at reservations@cliffspreserve.cl, or

    contact Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, L.L.C. via email at mail@kurtzahlers.com.

OBEROI’S OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO

    Luxury as a unique, memorable and

    personal experience is core to the Oberoi

    philosophy. It encompasses every element

    of a guest‟s stay at the Oberoi hotels that

    creatively combine breathtaking locations,

    luxurious environs and the best of modern

    amenities with personalized and warm

    service delivered with genuine care. This

    may be the fundamental factor in Oberoi

    Hotels & Resorts receiving innumerable

    awards and being ranked among the finest worldwide. Recently three Oberoi hotels were rated among the six best in the

    world by the readers in Travel + Leisure World‟s Best Awards 2008.

This is acknowledged among the most revered rankings in the international travel

    industry. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur and The

    Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra were ranked 2nd, 4th and 6th respectively. In the same

    readers‟ poll, The Oberoi Rajvilas, The Oberoi Udaivilas and The Oberoi

    Amarvilas were rated 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in Asia.

With several new projects underway Oberoi

    Hotels & Resorts is expanding its current

    network, which includes hotels and luxury

    cruisers in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia

    and Saudi Arabia. The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury

    Nile Cruiser was launched in October 2007.

    This all-suite cruiser, with the most spacious

    accommodation among boats on the Nile, a

    full-service spa and a leisurely seven-night

    itinerary, which includes private docking in

    most ports allowing an almost exclusive

    viewing of the magnificent sites, has been

    lauded as redefining the paradigm of luxury on

    the Nile.

New hotels are under construction and development in Dubai; Al Raha and Al

    Yas Island in Abu Dhabi; Muscat and Gurgaon (Delhi National Capital Region),

    Hyderabad, Goa and Bangalore in India. For more information or to make a

    reservation please call Oberoi toll-free at 800-562-3764, or contact Kurtz-Ahlers

    & Associates, L.L.C. via email at mail@kurtzahlers.com.

SIX SENSES LAUNCHES NEW GDS CODE, TOLL-FREE

    SERVICE & SIX SENSES HIDEAWAY SAMUI WINS

    PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

    Since its beginning in 1994, Six Senses Resorts & Spas has

    earned its position as the benchmark for environmental

    responsibility in the hospitality sector. It seems only right then

    that the GDS code GR was reserved for Six Senses private

    label. Not only does it stand for the pioneering green

    commitment that has been in place since day one, but it also

    refers to the grace in which the hosts greet guests; the group‟s

    grand plan to move from carbon neutral to carbon free and eventually carbon positive.

The introduction of the toll free lines and new GDS code - GR - will simplify the

    booking process for consumers as well as travel agents. Three new toll free

    telephone numbers for reservations from South China, Hong Kong and the

    United States were launched on August 1, 2008. The new numbers will increase

    the range of reservations options available and support Six Senses business

    growth in these emerging local markets.

The new toll free numbers offer guests in these regions an immediate voice

    reservation and assistance service for Six Senses Resorts managed under the

    brand names Soneva, Six Senses Hideaways, Six Senses Latitudes and Evason,

    plus Six Senses Destination Spas. For the United States, the number is 1-800-

591-7480, and the hours of operation are 8am-6pm EST, Monday to Friday and

    8am-12am EST, Saturday and Sunday.

In other news, Conde Nast Traveller UK

    awarded Six Senses Hideaway Samui

    their top honors, with the resort winning

    best hotel in Asia and number one in the

    Best of The Best Top 100. To be placed

    in the number one position is an

    overwhelming endorsement of excellence,

    where Six Senses Hideaway Samui

    achieved the near perfect score of 96.45,

    and more than one full point ahead of its

    nearest contender.

Not only did Six Senses Hideaway Samui walk away with the ultimate award, it

    was also top in the Best Overseas Hotels category. Referring to the voting

    readers, Conde Nast Traveller stated: “Every one of you who stayed there raved

    about its sophisticated ambience/décor (93.75), environmental friendliness

    (97.50), lovely location (97) and extensive leisure facilities (96.25)”.

For more information please visit www.sixsenses.com or contact Kurtz-Ahlers &

    Associates, L.L.C. via email at mail@kurtzahlers.com.

JUMEIRAH SHANGHAI HOTEL TO OPEN THIS YEAR

    AND NEWS FROM JUMEIRAH LOWNDES LONDON

    Be the first to experience Jumeirah HanTang

    Xintiandi with a special opening offer starting from

    just RMB 2,700 (approx US $397) valid from

    February 1-28, in a spacious 485 square foot

    Deluxe Room. Package includes American

    breakfast for two, one way limousine transfer,

    welcome drink for two at the Tang Princess House,

    welcome amenity, early check-in, and 3p.m. late

    check-out.

    Scheduled to open late 2008, Jumeirah HanTang

    Xintiandi is located in the heart of the most vibrant

    area of Shanghai, as the perfect mixture of east and west, Shanghai is one of China‟s most beloved destinations. Mixing modernity

    and traditions, Xintiandi is comprised of “Shikumen”, the traditional stone-gate

    houses of old Shanghai and surrounded by chic bars & restaurants,

    entertainment and retail outlets.

    The luxury hotel has been meticulously designed by New York based Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and is the first hotel entirely designed by Japanese interior design firm Super Potato. The 309 deluxe rooms, suites and villas are equipped with state-of-the-art technology including personalized lighting moods, curtains, 52 inch plasma screen TV, Nespresso Cube coffee machines and sensors that anticipate your every need. Solid wood materials create a sense of style and elegance juxtaposing with the beautiful authentic Tang Dynasty patterned fabric featured around the room.

Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi

    features 32 Executive Suites,

    an exclusive Honeymoon Suite,

    12 Spa Villas and the

    Chairman‟s Suite which at over

    1000 square meters in size, is

    one of the biggest suites in Asia.

Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi

    offers business guests the convenience of location as well as all the facilities a business traveller would expect including extensive state-of-the-art conference and banqueting facilities. And with the hotel positioned in the heart of the most vibrant area of Shanghai, leisure guests will have a multitude of exceptional food, beverage and entertainment options including the hotel‟s prestigious contemporary Chinese restaurant and the city hottest spot, Tang Princess House in which to enjoy and entertain.

    To wind down after a hectic day, the business traveler can appreciate the luxurious Talise Wellness Spa, Jumeirah‟s global spa brand delivering an integrated and luxurious well-being experience.

    Embracing the Jumeirah philosophy to STAY DIFFERENT ?, the window seals in each room are specially designed with unique shapes to show a different view of the glorious city. What‟s more, the unique attractions and historical elements from the Tang dynasty make this groundbreaking architecture distinctive and magnificent. Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi is destined to redefine the meaning of luxury, creating a brand new and unforgettable experience for every guest.

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, London‟s best kept secret, offers a guaranteed US

    dollar rate until February 2009. Set against the serene backdrop of a leafy London square, yet just yards from Knightsbridge's most fashionable stores, this chic, contemporary retreat offers sumptuous Modern European dining, a vibrant, welcoming bar, and a collection of superbly appointed bedrooms and suites, featuring many special touches.

    Available from Monday to Sunday inclusive, this offer applies to Guest and Deluxe Room categories and a valid US address is needed at time of booking. Rates for the Guaranteed US Dollar package are as follows*:

Guest Room at ?150 x 1.96 = $295

    Deluxe Room at ?165 x 1.96 = $324

*Subject to VAT 17.5% and a 5% discretionary service charge. Full payment in

    advance is required. Only applicable to those credit card that handle USD

    through our PDQ. Offer subject to availability. Booking non-changeable and non-

    refundable.

For more information please visit www.jumeirah.com or to make a reservation,

    please contact Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, L.L.C. at mail@kurtzahlers.com.

NEW TIBETAN TREATMENTS AT ANANDA IN THE

    HIMALAYAS

    Sowa Rigpa‟ is Tibetan for the Tibetan

    science of healing, and according to

    Tibetan texts the human body is based

    on the 5 cosmic elements - Earth -

    solidity, Water - fluidity, Fire heat, Air -

    motility, and Space openness. These

    5 elements need to be in harmony for

    good health. Kundalini, Manipuri,

    Tibetan Massage and Tibetan Ritual are

    some of the new treatments offered at

    Ananda to assist each individual in

    attaining their spiritual goals using

    traditional Tibetan practices.

The 120 minute Tibetan Ritual is a personalized ritual created to balance and

    restore harmony of the elements. Purification of the elements is offered with a

    Tibetan prayer and followed by a Himalayan salt scrub to cleanse the lymphatic

    system in preparation for the massage and healing. The massage is created with

    custom oils to rebalance specific imbalances and includes acupressure, hot

    stones, cupping and meridian massage. A soothing face massage completes this

    ancient healing ritual.

The 75 minute Tibetan Massage

    invokes Ku Nye, the ancient form of

    Tibetan massage dating back 5,000

    years, and is based around

    balancing the five elements within

    restoring harmony and free flow of

    energy. Five organic, wild grown

    blends of essential oils resonating

    with each of the elements; jatamansi,

    geranium, lemongrass, lavender and

Tulasi are used in conjunction with acupressure, hot stones, cupping and

    meridian massage. A soothing head massage completes this experience

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, close to the spiritual town of

    Rishikesh, and surrounded by graceful Sal forests lies India‟s finest Luxury

    Destination Spa, Ananda In The Himalayas. Located 160 miles north of New

    Delhi and easily accessible by rail, road and air, Ananda is built around the 100-

    acre palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal.

The Ananda experience consists of a delicate blend of the mind, body, and spirit

    involving all the five senses. From diet and exercise, to beauty, health and

    cuisine, each aspect of ones being is taken into complete consideration while

    implementing a personalized Spa program which is designed to meet individual

    needs and health goals.

For more information please visit www.anandaspa.com or to make a reservation,

    please contact Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates via email at mail@kurtzahlers.com.

ULTIMATE ESCAPE SPECIAL AT THE CHEDI UBUD,

    BALI

    The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah,

    Ubud, Bali, is secluded within a

    private estate in a breathtaking

    rural setting just three kilometers

    from the centre of Ubud. The

    estate, known as Tanah Gajah,

    takes its name from the nearby

    Goa Gajah elephant temple and is

    located on the fertile stretch of

    land between the Petanu and

    Pakrisan rivers.

October 22 until December 21, 2008 take advantage of Ultimate Escape special

    rates which include breakfast, butler and Club service, and limousine service for

    $280 for a One-bedroom Suite. A stay in a One-bedroom Spa Villa is $460 and

    also includes a 90 minute spa treatment per day.

The accommodation comprises twenty self-contained suites and villas leisurely

    spread throughout 12 acres of magical gardens, encompassed by an infinite vista

    of rice fields. There are three splendid One-Bedroom Spa Villas and nine One-

    Bedroom Pool Villas, in addition to the stunning Two-Bedroom Estate Villa and

    seven One-Bedroom Suites. The interiors cleverly blend contemporary

    sophisticated elegance with the traditions, romance and ambience of Bali. Each

    is thoughtfully decorated and furnished with artistic flair, graceful furniture and

    local artifacts from the Hadiprana collection.

Serenaded by bird song and the breezes that whisper through its columns, The

    Bird Lounge is a tranquil pavilion next to an aviary. The nearby Club Lounge and

    Restaurant appears to almost float on the gently swaying fields of rice against a

    backdrop of lush coconut palms and the mighty volcano, Gunung Agung. The

    menu at The Restaurant is offering a harmonious balance of delectable Western

    and Indonesian cuisine utilising the best and freshest ingredients harvested from

    the resort‟s own bountiful herb and vegetable gardens.

Meanwhile, guests at the dedicated Spa are

    able to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view

    while undergoing a wide range of soothing

    therapies and body treatments or practicing

    yoga in the meditation studio. Other facilities

    include the 35-meter main pool, a state-of-

    the-art gym, a tennis court and an open air

    amphitheatre showcasing cultural

    performances of Hindu dance epics.

For details on the ultimate escape, visit

    http://kurtzahlers.com/exclusive_offers.php. For more information please visit

    www.ghmhotels.com or to make a reservation, please contact Kurtz-Ahlers &

    Associates, L.L.C. via email at mail@kurtzahlers.com.

EXPERIENCE EUROPE’S LARGEST SPA AND WORLD-

    CLASS GOLF IN IDYLLIC MALLORCA, SPAIN

    Explore Mallorca, an island in the Mediterranean

    featuring a diverse array of activities, from shopping

    and dining in Palma to hiking in the Tramuntana

    Mountains, golfing on one of over 20 championship

    courses to driving along the rough east coast or just

    exploring one of the numerous hidden art galleries

    in downtown Palma. The city of Palma also features

    a large selection of museums including Fundación

    Miró where Joan Miró has created numerous pieces

    of art and the Es Baluard museum. Also not to be

    missed is the La Seu Cathedral which is known for

    an altar elaborated by Gaudi.

The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort and the Castillo Hotel Son Vida

    members of the Luxury Collection and Leading Hotels of the World have a

    range of attractive packages, from the ultimate “Spa Experience” with daily spa

    credits for your ultimate flexibility to an “Unlimited Golf”‟ package on three golf

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