Archive for 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Calls St. Tropez “Paradise” in New Video

Friday, November 25th, 2011
The Iconic Fashion Designer and Rapper Snoop Dogg Appear in Video for Jean-Roch’s VIP Room
The Iconic VIP Room Nightclub in St. Tropez
Photo via worlds-luxury-guide.com

St. Tropez’s bustling nightlife is one of the key reasons that people are drawn to the classic vacation spot again and again. Even as the summer season is drawing to a close, and the well heeled and the famous are departing from their luxury villa rentals and their yachts, we’re reminded that some of the biggest names in the world, who could vacation anywhere they choose, consistently return to St. Tropez. Just take the outspoken Karl Lagerfeld who has made his love for St. Tropez known on countless occasions. Not only does the designer vacation in the town, but has also used it as the site of Chanel Resort fashion shows and videos he’s directed to promote the iconic brand. Now, appearing in a video for the famous St. Tropez nightclub VIP, Lagerfeld once again reaffirms his love for St. Tropez. (more…)

Exclusive Event Planning Comes To Villazzo

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

 

The Villazzo luxury vacation experience has met its match – Villazzo now provides world-class event planning at our vacation villas, and even at your own home!

Since our inception, Villazzo has blazed a new trail in creating luxury vacations that no other company can come close to matching. Through our unparalleled VillaHotels and elite luxury vacation destinations in Saint Tropez, Miami Beach, and Aspen, we’ve brought the best aspects of the 5-star hotel experience to the world’s most exclusive private luxury rentals villas.

Now, in conjunction with an in-house, internationally acclaimed Event Production, Entertainment & Design Team, Villazzo is teaming with the Executive Producer of E Squared Concepts to offer Villazzo customers and Villa guests alike the same level of detail in event planning as they receive from our comprehensive luxury vacation services.

E Squared Concepts is one of the most dynamic & creative teams we have ever had the pleasure to work with – they truly embody the same level of quality and attention to detail that Villazzo employs when planning luxury vacations for our guests.

If you travel to or live in Saint Tropez, Miami, or Aspen, whatever your event needs may be, from an anniversary, Valentine’s day, a special birthday, New Year’s, or just an intimate dinner party – Villazzo and E Squared Concepts will deliver the event of your dreams from concept to completion. From catering & staff, florals & linens, to tents & transportation & of course live bands, DJs & specialty acts to add that wow factor to your event. E Squared Concepts book & produce stars like Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Jaime Fox, Josh Grobin, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Cosby, & Penn & Teller for exclusive events, just to name a few.

If you are interested in learning more about what Villazzo can do for your next big event at home or while on vacation, feel free to drop us a line and we will be happy to schedule a free consultation. And please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions.

The Hot Places to Eat and Drink During Your Miami Vacation

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Everything From Jeff McInnis’ Soon-to-Open Resto to Haute Living’s Top 5 Coffee Spots in Miami
Jeff McInnis via Haute Living

Visitors flock to Miami for many reasons; sun and sand, art and culture, the vibrant nightlife. If you’re planning a Miami luxury villa rental vacation you have the option of eating in your own state-of-the-art kitchen or venturing out to find your meal in one of Miami’s celebrated restaurants. There are classics–Joe’s Stone Crabs, Nobu, Palme d’Or–and trendier locales, not to mention a variety of different cuisines.

Like in most big cities, in Miami new restaurants from big name chefs are cause for a ton of buzz and anticipation. One such chef is Jeff McInnis, who disappointed many Miami diners when he left his post at Gigi’s earlier this year. Miami’s Top Chef has now been tapped for the new Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, which according to its website, is set to open in Fall 2011 at 16th and Lenox on South Beach. If the restaurant stays on schedule (reports have it opening in September), you’ll be able to give it a try if you head to Miami for your luxury villa rental location in the off-season or in time for Art Basel.

Five Napkin Turkey Burger – Photo by billwisserphoto.com
via The Miami New Times

Michelle Bernstein is another chef with a high profile on the Miami dining scene. Bernstein’s new offering, Crumb on Parchment, may be laidback but it is attracting well-heeled lunchers and foodies alike. The restaurant on 3930 NE Second Avenue has a café-style vibe, serves all day breakfast and scrumptious options like classic baked goods (delicious chocolate chip cookies) and elevated lunch food (tuna sandwiches served with kimci aioli and spicy pickles). While a luxury villa rental is the perfect place to throw a bash, Crumb is also a site to consider for a private party, especially one where food wrapped in parchment and utensils served up in pails only adds to the charm and ambiance.

Having a cup of coffee brewed in the state of the art kitchen of your luxury villa rental is a great way to the start the day or unwind at night, but where to go for your java fix when you’re out and about in Miami during the day? To answer that question HauteLiving.com has published their picks for the Top Five Coffee Shops in Miami: Café Demetrio, Nespresso, David’s Café, Pasion del Cielo and Versailles. Of the five we’re partial to Demetrio’s gorgeous location and gourmet brews.

And, lastly, if you’re looking for some more casual dining you’ll be happy to know that Miami has been overrun as of late with gourmet burger joints. Take Shake Shack, for instance, which just announced its opening another location in Coral Gables. The Miami New Times recently compared the newly opened Five Napkin Burger (located on Lincoln Road) to BGR the Burger Joint, which is on Miracle Mile. The results? According to the critic Lee Klein, BGR has the better “signature beef burger,” while Five Napkin wins when it comes to turkey burgers. And that’s the beauty of Miami–high or low, luxury or laidback, the city really delivers.

Villa Contenta, seen here, is just one of the gorgeous luxury villa rental options that Villazzo offers for the Miami area. Visit Villazzo.com for information on the different villas available, their unique features, stunning locations and modern amenities.

Enjoy Some Extreme Activities During Your St. Tropez Vacation Rental Experience

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Tony Parker on Water Propelled Jet Pack via TMZ.com
Increase The Fun of Your Luxury Villa Rental vacation in Saint Tropez with Sports and Exclusive Toys

Shopping and clubbing, sun bathing and sailing are all hallmarks of a luxury villa rental vacation in St. Tropez. If you’re interested in something a bit more high energy, however, the exclusive resort town offers several different options you can consider. NBA star Tony Parker was recently seen motoring around the Mediterranean on a futuristic “jet pack,” one of the many grown up toys that you can choose from during your St. Tropez luxury vacation.

The JetLev reportedly costs more than $130,000 to own, and Parker spent about $5,000 to rent one in St. Tropez. So how does this modern answer to parasailing actually work? The JetLev, made by a Canadian company, gets strapped to your back and propels you through the air using water, sucked in through a tube trailing in the ocean, as its fuel. Perhaps not the exact image of the flying jet packs we’ve been promised by movies and science fiction, but definitely a new and unique way to enjoy the sun, sand and sea of St. Tropez. (more…)

Villazzo Vibe – July 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011


Villazzo VIBE

Villazzo News
Villazzo’s July Newsletter

From Christian Jagodzinski, President and Founder of Villazzo

Christian Jagodzinski
Summer is in full swing here in Saint-Tropez, and as we get closer to late July, all indications are that the resort will be super-packed this season unlike any other time in recent memory! Stars, socialites, dignitaries, and the most discerning luxury travellers of the world are descending on Saint-Tropez for July and August . . .

. . . will you be here with us as well?

On your behalf, I have worked tirelessly along with my operations and sales team throughout the winter to hand pick the finest luxury villas in Saint-Tropez and Miami. As you know, Villazzo doesn’t just rent you a villa – in our famous “VillaHotels”, we set up a private five-star hotel just for you before your arrival (and convert it back to owner use after your departure).

The vast majority of our top VillaHotels and “V” Villas in Saint-Tropez were booked solid back in the spring. There are, however, a select few properties with very limited availability during Saint-Tropez’s peak season!

In order to make a Villazzo Summer vacation a reality for you, we are offering an exclusive 10% off promotion on the remaining summer dates for one of our top Saint-Tropez VillaHotels! In addition, we have a recently added “V” Villa offering, as well as some availability at one of our top properties. Be sure to read below for all of the details.

These last-minute offerings are perfect reasons to finally book your summer Saint-Tropez vacation with Villazzo at one of our exclusive VillaHotels and “V” Villas, and get a great deal in the process!

And don’t forget: while Saint-Tropez is buzzing, it’s the low season in Miami Beach. If you love Miami in the summer, we have some absolutely incredible deals that you simply cannot pass up!

Be sure to read about our highlighted VillaHotels and “V” Villas in both Saint-Tropez and Miami below, and contact us if you have any questions about the properties and available Summer dates for your vacation plans.

Thank you as always for choosing Villazzo – we look forward to giving you the luxury vacation of a lifetime!

My warmest regards,

Christian Jagodzinski
President and Founder
Villazzo LLC


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Saint-Tropez

A Few Spots at Select Saint-Tropez VillaHotels Still Available For Summer!

We have an amazing deal on our “V” Villa Sogno di Luce that you simply cannot pass up! Villazzo is offering over 10% discount on Sogno di Luce if you book a vacation between August 1st and 12th – the peak of Saint-Tropez’s summer season. This reduces the weekly booking rate from 46,200 € to 39,999 €! This magnificent 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa is perched atop a high hill with a commanding seaside view, and puts you close to all of the action.
Now is the time to take advantage of this great deal on one of our finest “V” Villas in Saint-Tropez!

Sogno di Luce

Another available option in Saint-Tropez this summer is newly-added “V” Villa Kim. Located in the coveted Domain de Sinopolis near “V” Villa Sogno di Luce , “V” Villa Kim gives luxury vacationers a spectacular, hilltop view of the sea! Its 4 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms are surrounded by beautifully decorated living and dining areas, as well as a garden-rich exterior, complete with teak terraces, swimming pool, and outdoor Jacuzzi.
For this property Villazzo offers a special last minute rate of 13,100 € for a week, hurry up to get this amazing deal!

Kim

“V” Villa Solea is also still available for the start of peak season in Saint-Tropez – we have availability from July 15th through the 31st. Solea features a unique floor plan that really brings the sun and warmth of Saint-Tropez in summer into the villa experience. And with 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, it has ample room as well.

Solea

Finally, we have some exciting, late-breaking news on Villazzo in Saint-Tropez: we are just about to add a phenomenal new property — similar in style to “V” Villa Kim — that will have full availability for the remainder of Saint-Tropez’s peak season! This brand new, 4 bedroom beauty is close to Tahiti Beach, and very nice. Contact us if you’d like to hear more about it!

Don’t get left out of the 2011 summer season in Saint-Tropez! Contact us now to book your vacation!


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Miami

Villazzo Miami VillaHotels Are A Great Deal in the Summer – Take a look!

Even though the Summer months are considered the “low season” for Miami, Villazzo’s luxurious VillaHotels and “V” Villas remain the hottest properties around. We are currently offering incredible rates and promotions on several of our properties:

Miami Beach’s Palm Island can be described as nothing less than “luxury on luxury” – an ultra-exclusive community of the finest properties in all of Miami. VillaHotel Contenta is truly one of the finest luxury villas of Palm Island, with 11,000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms with spa-inspired en suite bathrooms, spectacular views across Biscayne Bay towards South Beach, and a magnificent pool, terrace area, and plenty of privacy and luxury amenities that, along with Villazzo’s 5 star hotel-inspired VillaHotel services, make VillaHotel Contenta the luxury villa of choice in Palm Island.

VillaHotel Contenta features an amazing low season rate of 50% off peak season, at just $8500 a night for a weekly booking. Some dates are still available for summer – please enquire.

Contenta

With architectural details that conjure the splendor of Alhambra Palace, VillaHotel Jasmine offers Miami Beach vacationers a Moorish-style luxury villa experience on an exclusive waterfront property. The 8,500 sq ft, 6 bedroom, 6 en-suite bathroom mansion features a modern, open floor plan with chic Indian and Moroccan-style furnishings throughout. Outside, an ultra-private terrace, garden, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi make VillaHotel Jasmine the perfect choice to luxury travellers.

We have an exclusive summer promotion for VillaHotel Jasmine: in addition to Jasmine’s low season rate of $7300 a night, we’ll add an additional 20% for any weekly summer booking. Take a look!

Jasmine

We also have a host of other stunning Miami properties available throughout the remainder of the summer, such as VillaHotels Valentina and Catia. You can take a look at all of our Miami properties here.

If you’re ready to make plans for your summer vacation experience, don’t delay! These incredible deals are going fast, and summer will be over before you know it! Contact us to check on availability for all of these fine Villazzo properties.


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AUTOS & VIAJES – RESIDENCIAS DE LUJO PARA UNAS VACACIONES EXTRAVAGANTES

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

En una cálida y amena charla con Christian Jagodzinski en su exclusiva villa La Contenta ubicada en Palm Island en Miami Beach, conversamos sobre como comenzó con este nuevo y novedoso emprendimento hotelero.

Christian nos cuenta, que uno de sus grandes placeres son los viajes de lujo. Decidía vender su empresa de internet y viajar por el mundo, a lo largo de esos viajes nunca pudo encontrar una experiencia hotelera a la altura de sus expectativas. Los hoteles 5 estrellas eran menos personalizados de lo que esperaba y los pequeños boutiques de lujo carecían de calidad y constancia en sus servicios. (more…)

What’s Hot in Travel for 2011? Classic Destinations

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Villazzo’s “V” Villa Sogno di Luce in Classic St. Tropez
While many magazines, newspapers and tour operators are constantly touting the hot new thing and far-flung destinations as the epitome of luxury travel, it seems that the trend is now going in the opposite direction. While the lure of the new and undiscovered will always hold some appeal, it seems that the well-heeled are constantly being drawn back to their tried and true vacation haunts like St. Tropez and Ibiza, and exclusive accommodations like luxury villa rentals. Or so claims Nota Bene, the bespoke, membership-only travel management service.
Villazzo’s VillaHotel Nathalie, St. Tropez
In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Nota Bene’s Anthony Lassman expounds on what he sees as the true trends where luxury travel is concerned. Namely that everything old is new again. “Why are the media so focused on the new? Why do upmarket weekend supplements assume we are no longer interested in the traditional ‘watering holes’; ready to forsake them for new pastures, new hotels and the so-called ‘hot’ destinations?” Lassman asks. “How much of this is true and what are the current most popular vacation choices of the international cognoscenti?”
Villazzo’s “V” Villa Pompea, Capri
The answer, it seems, is the same naturally beautiful, exclusive places that have drawn the wealthy for decades. Places like St. Tropez and Capri in the summer, and Aspen during the winter, will never lack visitors. And while there will always be a market for so-called experimental travel (like “Mongolia’s Gobi Desert [or] Norway’s remote terrains” according to Lassman), not much beats landing a luxury villa in St. Tropez during the peak months. If your luxury villa rental also happens to have VillaHotel Service–basically the advantages of a five-star hotel in the privacy of your own “home”–then so much the better.
Of luxury travelers Lassman writes: “They still want to ski in Aspen, St Moritz, Gstaad and Courchevel over New Years…have summers in the Hamptons, St. Tropez, Ibiza, Capri and Mykonos. One year Ibiza may have more pull over Mykonos; Gstaad may be more popular than Courchevel…but, in overall terms, the jet set locations will continue to attract the same audiences over the holidays, in peak periods and for key sporting events” Lassman writes. “So, while the undiscovered is exciting, it is unlikely to replace the old.”
The pull of the classics like St. Tropez and Ibiza is strong, so booking your luxury villa rental early is definitely recommended if you’re looking forward to a summer getaway in 2011. Visit https://www.villazzo.com/ for more information about top notch, stunning vacation villas. Choose between Villazzo’s VillaHotels, with their five-star amenities and private butler services, and the “V” Villas that offer more flexibility and independence for your luxury European vacation.

Villazzo CEO Christian Jagodzinski: “VillaHotel Nathalie is the Most Impressive Villa I’ve seen in Saint-Tropez Since 2010”

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
villazzo villahotel saint-tropez

Villazzo's Founder & CEO Christian Jagodzinski

When it comes to luxury travel, it takes a lot to impress me.

That, after all, is what inspired me to start Villazzo in the first place: I wanted to create a luxury villa rental company that offered exclusive world travelers the finest luxury villas in the world’s top vacation destinations, complete with five-star luxury hotel service. This is what my VillaHotel Concept is all about.

Through my travels, I’ve been able to ascertain what I believe to be the world’s top luxury resorts, and they are the destinations that Villazzo currently focuses on: Miami Beach, Aspen, Saint-Tropez, and Capri. To be sure, there are other destinations that could be added to our selection (and maybe will someday), but currently these specific destinations are the ones that have a sufficient crop of luxury villas that meet Villazzo’s strict standards.

The next step is always to find the most exquisite, private, luxury villas in these destinations that can then be transformed into VillaHotels.

In a place like Saint-Tropez, that’s harder than you think: there are hundreds of houses in and around Saint-Tropez whose owners would like to think are considered “luxury villas.” But in order to determine if a house is truly deserving of the VillaHotel treatment, my team and I have to personally search and inspect the entire villa market in every destination. Most of the villas we see fail to impress.

But I recently came upon a new luxury villa in Saint-Tropez that might be the finest I’ve ever come across in Saint-Tropez!

VillaHotel Nathalie

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Villazzo Vibe – March 2011

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011


Villazzo VIBE
Villazzo’s March Newsletter
From Christian Jagodzinski, President and Founder of Villazzo
Christian Jagodzinski
As the vacation season comes into full swing in 2011, Villazzo has been busy adding breathtaking, new VillaHotels and “V” Villas to our roster of luxury properties in order to meet our personal goal of offering five select VillaHotels and 10 “V” Villas for each Villazzo destination.

Looking ahead to summer, we’ve also expanded our selection of luxury villa rentals for Saint-Tropez, which will be a major focus for us heading into the warm weather.

In the off-season, my team and I personally analyzed the entire luxury villa market of more than 200 villas in Saint-Tropez and discovered three of the best properties there. VillaHotels Nathalie, Nicole, and Isabelle are by all standards the top three luxury villas in all of Saint-Tropez for their size, décor, privacy, and amenities.

We also discovered “V” Villa Janina for this season as well, which offers one of the best values in all of Saint-Tropez based on its affordable weekly rate.

In addition, Villazzo has added exciting new properties to both the Miami and Aspen destinations. Since we are currently in the midst of the Aspen ski season, we’ve focused specifically throughout the winter on adding three stunning Aspen properties, all of which capture the charm, comfort, and luxury that Aspen is famous for.

Please take some time to read about our new VillaHotels and “V” Villas below, and plan to book your luxury vacation for the summer before it is too late!

Thank you for choosing Villazzo.

My warmest regards,

Christian Jagodzinski
President and Founder
Villazzo LLC

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Saint-Tropez


Want To Be In Saint-Tropez For the Peak Season? Then NOW is the Time To Book Your Villazzo VillaHotel!

As you know, summer is upon us – and Saint-Tropez is gearing up for another season of exclusive fun and relaxation. If you’re planning on vacationing in Saint-Tropez for the peak summer season between July 15th and August 15th, then there’s no time to delay – all of the top luxury villas are being booked now and are going fast!

Isabella


We’ve just added several brand-new VillaHotels and “V” Villas to our wide-ranging selection of properties in Saint-Tropez. VillaHotel Isabelle (starting at €10,000/night) is a luxury villa designed to bring the sunny St. Tropez summer right to you both inside and out. The villa features an impressive nine bedroom, nine bathroom design amidst traditional Mediterranean architecture.


Nicole


VillaHotel Nicole (starting at €7,300/night) features plenty of outdoor amenities to entertain yourself or guests, such as an impressive swimming pool, lush gardens, and sunny terraces, while the six bedrooms and bathrooms, along with a comfortable, roomy interior offers comfort and luxury at its finest.

Nathalie

Last but not least, VillaHotel Nathalie (starting at €7,300/night) is perhaps the most spectacular luxury villa we have come across in Saint-Tropez to date, and is by far our premiere VillaHotel. This spacious 5-bedroom luxury villa features an incredibly private surrounding with helicopter pad, large swimming pool, and terraces with breathtaking views of the sea and beach, while the interior offers guests a level of elegance and comfort that is simply unmatched in Saint-Tropez.

Clara

Villazzo also has a new “V” Villa in Saint-Tropez as well. “V” Villa Janina (starting at €11,400/week) is a four bedroom, four bathroom luxury villa that features sunny terraces, beautiful views, an inviting swimming pool, and more. We believe it to be one of the best values in all of Saint-Tropez. Along with the new “V” Villa Clara (starting at €23,400/week), we now have a wide selection of affordable “V” Villas to choose from.
Here at Villazzo, we’ve already booked VillaHotel Nathalie for July. The good news, however, is that peak season vacation slots for our other top-notch VillaHotels, Isabelle and Nicole, are still available.
But time is running out, and all of our best properties will be completely booked for summer very soon!
Don’t get left out of the 2011 summer season in Saint-Tropez! Contact us now to book your vacation!

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Miami


March in Miami With Villazzo Means Music, Sun, and Fun!

Valentina


While the world seems to be snow and ice covered, balmy Miami beckons to us all, with its abundant sun, salty breeze, and luxury living. Because Villazzo is headquartered in the heart of Miami Beach, we have our finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not for each season.
And speaking of pulses, hearts will be racing to the beat of two of the world’s top music festivals, the Winter Music Conference and the Ultra Music Festival. The Ultra Music Festival runs from March 25th to 27th and features the world’s top electronic, house, and dance musicians on one stage, including Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, Moby, and New Wave progenitors Duran Duran.
Luckily for you, Villazzo has a wide range of VillaHotels and “V” Villas available for you to book for Ultra, or just getting away from the miserable end of winter!
We’re particularly excited to announce a new addition to our roster – VillaHotel Valentina(starting at $7,300/night). When you think of Miami luxury, you imagine a contemporary luxury villa with clean lines, panoramic windows, a stunning view, and amenities inside and out that satisfy your every desire. VillaHotel Valentina delivers all of this and more.
As an added bonus, we managed to negotiate special introductory pricing for VillaHotel Valentina that is well below its true market value and should normally rent for much more. Take advantage of our incredibly low rates on VillaHotel Valentina now!

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Aspen


Villazzo Explodes Onto the Winter Vacation Scene in Aspen!

Rose

As we begin to see an end to the winter season, now is the last chance to book your exclusive luxury Aspen vacation with Villazzo! For a limited time, we are offering a 20% off promotion for VillaHotel Rose ($4,300/night instead of $5400/night). The sprawling, 7-bedroom layout, rustic décor, and private views of Aspen’s mountain vistas make VillaHotel Rose one of our favorite Aspen properties.
The 2011 ski season is quickly coming to an end in Aspen, so be sure to book your final ski vacation with Villazzo at VillaHotel Rose! Contact us for more information.

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ZDF – HALLO DEUTSCHLAND

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Miami Mondaen – Reich und schoen in Florida – Mar 1, 2011