Archive for March, 2013

Hot New St. Tropez Restaurants to Try on Your 2013 Luxury Villa Rental Vacation

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Summer may seem far off for many of us, but if you’re planning a getaway to a popular destination like St. Tropez it wouldn’t be remiss to start planning now. Not only where to stay–exclusive luxury villa rentals with all the amenities of five star hotels book up quickly!–but what to do during your vacation in the South of France. To that end there are a few new restaurants opening in St. Tropez that you’ll want to keep in mind for your visit including new Alain Ducasse and Georges Blanc hot spots.

Rivea – Celebrated chef Alain Ducasse’s latest restaurant creation is Rivea, which is located at the Byblos Saint Tropez and is slated to open in mid-April. The menu created by Chef Ducasse is very Mediterranean, focusing on local products and heavily influenced by both Italian and French cuisine. The venue itself was designed by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, who have made quite the splash with their vision for the Bulgari Hotel in London, and features everything from coral fabrics to local woods and flickering lanterns for centerpieces. The new Rivea will be replacing the Spoon restaurant at the Byblos.

 

Le Suffren Café – The historic St. Tropez hotel, Hotel de Paris, is set to reopen again this year to much fanfare after a two year renovation. The historical Hotel de Paris is one of the most storied hotels in St. Tropez–it has been around since the 1930s and was the “it” spot in the 1960s and 1970s–and is also in a great location, within walking distance from both the Citadelle and the harbor. While the hotel offers several bars and lounges, the new Le Suffren is what is drawing the most attention. With Georges Blanc as consulting chef the new café is set to offer some top notch French cuisine in a traditional bistro-like setting along with a picturesque landscaped patio.

In other exciting St. Tropez culinary news, Michelin recently gave a third star to Chef Arnaud Donckele’s La Vague d’Or. Trained by the likes of Alain Ducasse, Donckele arrived on the St. Tropez scene in 2004 and received his second star in 2010. Michael Ellis, the international director of the Michelin guides, said in a press release regarding the award:

“Arnaud Donckele’s cuisine
provides diners with a unique, unforgettable experience. His fish dishes are highly original and he has personally sought out local
producers to find the highest quality ingredients.”

If you are hoping to enjoy the summer sun in St. Tropez while dining at hot restaurants like the ones named above, think about a luxury villa rental for your vacation. Villazzo’s VillaHotel options marry the privacy and luxury of a private home with the personalized service and amenities of any five-star hotel.

Villazzo Vibe – March 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


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When Art Meets Music: Villazzo Is Your Gateway To Fun, Fashion & Music In March

Looking to inject some fun into these final few weeks of winter? If so, Villazzo has some spectacular deals on luxury villas that will put you right in the middle of fun, fashion, and music in Aspen and Miami!

Aspen

Herald The Coming Of Spring In Aspen With Fashion Week In March!


As winter begins to draw to a close, Aspen is ramping up for its annual Aspen Fashion Week, which runs from March 10-13. This year’s Fashion Week will take place throughout the city in three different venues, featuring a who’s who of the world’s most relevant and celebrated fashion designers. The city will be alive with celebrities, the fashion media, and fashion enthusiasts – it’s definitely a can’t miss event!

Now is the perfect time to book your trip to Aspen with Villazzo, and experience the Fashion Week in the comfort and luxury of your very own private hotel. We’re very proud to offer two exclusive Aspen properties, Chantal and Rose. For a limited time, book Villa Chantal for just $11,500 a night, instead of its usual $14,500 Peak rate, or Villa Rose for $4,900 a night, instead of the $6,100 Peak rate. Both offers require a minimum stay of one week.

What better way to experience the pageantry of Fashion Week in Aspen by staying in one of these amazing Aspen villas? Be sure to contact Villazzo today – time is running out!


Miami


Miami Heats Up In March With Music & Fashion!

Aspen isn’t the only exclusive vacation destination featuring exciting events in March. In addition to hosting its own Fashion Week, which runs from March 20-24, Miami will also play host to its popular Winter Music Conference from March 15-24, and the 15th Annual Ultra Music Festival, which takes place over the two weekends from March 15-24.

Miami’s version of the Fashion Week includes an invigorating look at the world’s emerging stars in fashion, as well as a peek into what’s new for the upcoming trends and seasons. Much like the event in Aspen, Miami will feature the world’s top influencers in fashion.

And if Fashion Week is not enough, why not mix in a little music with two of the world’s most influential music festivals, all of which takes place in the final two weeks of March. Both the Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival herald the newest sounds coming out of the dance, techno, and electronic music genres. This combination of music and fashion makes for an experience in Miami that you simply cannot miss!


Villazzo can put you right in the middle of the music and fashion scene in Miami with an incredible promotion. For the remainder of March, book any Villazzo property in Miami for a 1-week minimum and save 30% off! Be sure to act quickly: this offer expires March 24th!


Can’t decide on Aspen or Miami? Why not visit both? This year’s Fashion Weeks in both cities are perfectly scheduled so that you can attend both, plus get to experience the two Miami music festivals as well. Contact Villazzo today on how we can make March a month to remember!