Vacations Under One Roof
May 13, 2015
Anyone who’s ever traveled with a close friend or family member and spent the trip arguing about when to wake up, when to hit the city and when to relax knows that there are as many types of travelers as there are destinations. For some, sleeping is for plane rides only: There are sights to see, activities in which to partake, and nightlife to enjoy. For others, though, the chance to go elsewhere is also the chance to relax, to kick off shoes and grab a drink by a pool, or enjoy a five-star meal and only have to waddle back to a hotel room.
For the latter, Mitch-Stuart, Inc., can help. While we love sending your non-profit fundraising auction winners to major events like the Kentucky Derby or the Tony’s, and we love sending donors to far-flung destinations like Bali for once-in-a-lifetime adventures, we also get that sometimes, vacation is just a chance to sit in one place for an extended period of time, maybe get a nice spa treatment, eat (and drink) well and sit by a pool.
For those travelers who get to a destination and don’t want to leave the hotel, we’ve got a great selection of charity auction travel packages:
Want a view of three different countries, all from one rooftop? The Fairmont Monte Carlo (home base for our “A Royal Retreat” and “Bask in the Glory of the French Riviera” trips) affords sights of France, Italy and Monaco, all without leaving the hotel. And once “sightseeing” is done for the day, it also has its own Nobu restaurant on premises, and the Willow Stream Spa offers treatments for pairs (with two couples experience suites) and singles alike.
Some hotels double as historical sites, meaning that staying there is like seeing a city’s past. The Savoy Hotel of London (“Stay at the Most Iconic London Hotel”) has more than 125 years of history, including being the home of performances by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Bette Midler. It’s also one of the original centers of cocktail culture; “The Savoy Cocktail Book” has been republished and updated multiple times since its 1930 debut. Today, the Savoy also is home to Savoy Grill, Gordon Ramsay’s ode to glamorous and opulent fine dining. On this side of the pond, the Plaza in New York (“Exquisite New York Dazzles Like Never Before” and “Perfect Moments at the Plaza”) covers food and drinks as well, with its stunning Champagne Bar overlooking the historic Grand Army Plaza and Pulitzer Fountain.
Of course, for travelers who like heading outdoors as long as they don’t have to travel too far to get there, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (“All Inclusive Fun Under the Sun – Island Style!” and “Escape to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Sun, Sand and Sea”) has its own cove on St. Thomas, with access to some of the most beautiful sand available to the Caribbean traveler – right there on property. And for when your donors get thirsty, Bolongo Bay also has Iggies, which has been voted “Caribbean’s Best Beach Bar” by a local publication multiple times. Dinner, drinks, sun and sand – who needs to explore?