The top luxury hotels realize that your arrival sets the tone for your stay, and rather than have you arrive potentially stressed from dealing with your luggage and possibly a different taxi culture than you're used to, these luxury hotels provide a complimentary private airport transfer, included in your room or suite rate.
For some hotels, you'll need to book with TravelSort or other Virtuoso luxury travel advisor to obtain the complimentary airport transfer benefit.
1. Amanjiwo, Borobudur, Indonesia
Amanjiwo is a bucket list must, if you're seeking that perfect combination of a remote luxury boutique resort in South East Asia, a lush scenic setting, and rich culture. The resort, which has only 36 free standing suites, is within view of Borobudur, one of the greatest Buddhist temples in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Included in the room tariff is a complimentary roundtrip private airport transfer in a WiFi equipped vehicle with an Aman driver. Ours was both friendly and much more than a driver, since he was happy to talk with us at length about Indonesia, Borobudur, and the sights we were seeing. Decadent housemade brownies and cookies were delicious and quintessentially Aman. The roundtrip airport transfer is included for all guests, but as a TravelSort Client you could also enjoy an upgrade on arrival if available, complimentary breakfast for two daily, and one complimentary lunch or dinner for two during your stay (excluding beverages).
2. Amankila, Bali, Indonesia
Amankila is my favorite of the three Aman resorts on Bali, with its dramatic tiered pools, beach club, regular cultural performances, and delicious Balinese and Western dining options, but all three–Amankila, Amandari and Amanusa–offer complimentary roundtrip private airport transfers in similar vehicles to Amanjiwo, with Wi-Fi, a knowledgeable driver, and usually some yummy Aman-made treats to snack on. The welcome begins with a cool towel, always a great way to refresh in warm and humid Bali.
3. Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai, UAE
Al Maha is a beautiful desert spa resort, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Wildlife include Arabian Oryx and gazelles, and a variety of activites are on offer, including wildlife drives, horse riding, camel trekking, archery and falconry. Given that it's nearly a 90 minute drive to the resort, the private roundtrip airport transfer is a great amenity via select advisors (for stays of 2 nights or more). Other Virtuoso benefits that you can enjoy are an upgrade on arrival if available and daily full breakfast for two.
4. Amanruya, Bodrum, Turkey
Amanruya is a hidden gem, and arguably the best boutique resort in Turkey. Set on a peaceful bay on the Bodrum Peninsula, Amanruya's 36 Pool Terrace Cottages are high-ceilinged, elegant and timeless, with underfloor heating, fireplaces, and heated pools for the cooler months. Amenities include dining pavilions with panoramic views of the Aegean, a beautiful 50 meter infinity pool, and the private beach club. Complimentary roundtrip airport transfers for all guests are included in the rates, and Virtuoso perks include an upgrade on arrival if available, breakfast for two daily, and one complimentary lunch for two during your stay.
5. Amangiri, Utah, U.S.
Amangiri is an experience you'll never forget. One of my clients, who stayed here in the Girijaala Suite, wrote me “Everything worked out perfect! This is AMAZING….i want to stay here forever!”
Set in southern Utah near the Arizona border and three hours from the Grand Canyon, Amangiri's 34 modern and airy suites are designed to take maximum advantage of the spectacular desert and mesa views. Picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, with the desert bathed in golden and rosy hues, then later, after a superb meal, seeing the stars overhead in a clear night sky. Roundtrip private airport transfers are included for all guests, and TravelSort Clients also enjoy an upgrade on arrival if available, daily breakfast for two, and a choice of a 30 minute scalp massage or a neck and shoulder massage.
6. Trisara, Phuket, Thailand
Trisara offers gorgeous sea views from many of its well-appointed and spacious villas, but what you'll probably remember just as much, if not more, is the hospitable, friendly staff. It's no wonder that many guests return year after year, and come to feel as though they're returning home. All guests enjoy complimentary roundtrip airport transfers, and Virtuoso guests additionally receive an upgrade on arrival if available, daily breakfast for two, and a $100 food and beverage credit for use during their stay.
7. Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
What's not to like about Relais & Chateaux resort Eden Roc at Cap Cana, which offers a beautiful white sand beach with beach club and airy suites and private villas that each boast their own swimming pool, outdoor shower and spa area? All guests enjoy complimentary roundtrip airport transfers and daily breakfast, and Virtuoso guess also enjoy an upgrade on arrival if available and a $100 food and beverage credit for use during their stay.
8. Portrait Roma, Rome, Italy
Portrait Roma is one of the most popular hotels in Rome, and for good reason: it's centrally located, near the Spanish Steps and sights, yet a truly personalized boutique hotel, with just 14 elegant studios and suites. Virtuoso guests enjoy a complimentary one-way private airport transfer for two to the airport or the train station, an upgrade on arrival if available, and daily continental breakfast for two via room service.
8. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
The Island Shangri-La Hong Kong offers traditional elegance in the heart of Hong Kong, connected to the Pacific Place shopping center and MTR station, and just a short walk to Hong Kong Park and to a tram taking you up to Victoria Peak. Virtuoso guests can enjoy a complimentary one-way private airport transfer from the hotel to Hong Kong Airport (roundtrip transfers in the hotel limousine if booking an Executive Suite), as well as an upgrade based on availability, and daily breakfast for two at Restaurant Petrus.
9. Villa Magna, Madrid, Spain
If you prefer modern luxury, Villa Magna should be your first choice in Madrid. Treat yourself to an Executive Suite, and as a TravelSort Client you'll receive roundtrip airport transfers, an upgrade on arrival if available, a special welcome gift, daily breakfast for two in Restaurante Villa Magna, gourmet tapas and wine for two in the hotel lounge once during your stay, and complimentary Internet access.
10. Park Hyatt New York, NYC, U.S.
The brand new Park Hyatt New York is sleek and modern, and most of the young, good looking staff are eager to provide exceptional service. While you won't get any views here as the hotel is on lower floors (try the Mandarin Oriental New York, Ritz-Carlton Central Park or Trump Central Park for great Central Park views) the midtown location is convenient and it's one of the few NYC hotels to offer an indoor heated swimming pool. Book a Park Executive Suite or higher category as a TravelSort Client to enjoy roundtrip sedan airport transfer from any of the three NYC airports (JFK, LGA or EWR). Additional Virtuoso amenities include upgrade if available, daily full breakfast for two, and a $100 hotel credit (for dining or spa treatments) for use during your stay.
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