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MAKE A MAGIC DASH TO SNOWY ASPEN

Monday, December 18th, 2017

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the villa…

Chef and Butler

Not a creature was stirring…well, except maybe your personal chef, who just might have been whipping up an extraordinary Christmas dinner for you and your family to enjoy. Oh, and your personal butler, if that’s the way you like a Martini. You know, “stirred”.

You see, when you book one of our Aspen luxury home rentals, you and your loved ones are free to sit back and really enjoy one another’s holiday time together, the way it ought to be. We’ll take care of the rest. We mean it.

In fact, if you would like your Villazzo butler to dress up like Santa, it is no dream. And should you need him to run your errands, or even do some last minute holiday shopping on your behalf, this too can be arranged.

Aspen Luxury Home Rentals

Whether it’s business or pleasure, Villazzo suggests you treat yourself, your nearest and your dearest, to a merry little holiday trip. Book one of our wintery-wonderful, luxury Aspen villas, and we’ll deck your halls with boughs of holly, or just about anything on your wish list.

While your impossibly thoughtful butler continues stirring his surprise butternut squash recipe (or whatever it is that he might be concocting with utmost care) and the glazed, sizzling tenderloin scents the air, you’ll be absolutely free to frolic as you wish. There are so many ways to have a jolly ole time in Aspen. It’s a most favorite time of year there, and it would be an utter shame if you did not make the most of it all.

Just think. Your own chef, your own butler, the time you will save, the peace of mind you will have, and the overall merriment you will share could mean an especially relaxing evening spent hand-in-hand with your significant other. Or, perhaps it’s all about that extra time on the slopes and the last skier standing. Either way. Helping to forge your lasting memories is our business. How you decide to spend your precious time is yours.

In case you’re up for some expert guidance, though, Villazzo has compiled the following “hot-list” of vacation activities for you to consider while you stay with us.

12 Days of Aspen

12 DAYS OF ASPEN

From outdoor adventures to more urban, cultural events including local theatre, film screenings, cooking classes, art classes, book readings, and a partridge in a pear tree so to speak, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) offers a rather amazing itinerary of things you can do with the whole family. Here’s an entire twelve-day program of delightful pastimes sure to bring your clan closer together.

ULLR Nights

ULLR NIGHTS

It’s the ultimate in winter wonderland revelry. If you’re looking for that merrymaking shindig for all to enjoy, look no further than Snowmass. Start by taking everyone on an enchanting evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp. Then, get on with your tubing, your snow-biking, your s’mores, the giant bonfire, a little hot chocolate, fantastic live music, dancing, two turtle doves and partridge in a pear tree. Sorry, we couldn’t resist. Hey, this mostly-outdoor festival packs it all in, even a new, thrilling “Breathtaker Alpine Coaster” amusement ride. And, it’s all part of a time-honored homage to the Norse God of Snow, Ullr, if you needed yet another interesting reason to check it all out.

Dog Sledding

DOG SLEDDING

Talk about making memories; this will surely leave you on an extreme Rocky Mountain high. After all, how often do you get to arrive anywhere by actual dogsled? This one is said to be pulled by a large pack of overzealous Alaskan Huskies, eager to get carried away while carrying you with them. You might even catch Santa Claus at an intersection, or at least hear his sleigh bells in the wind. Heck, there’s no better way to explore the Colorado backcountry, or pull up to a nice restaurant, even. Book your dogsled tour in the morning, afternoon or twilight and pair it with corresponding dining reservations at local favorite, Krabloonik. That’s the tradition.

Ice Skating

A TIME TO SHINE ON THE ICE

We can’t be sure, but something tells us you’ll catch a star here – all kinds of stars. In fact, if you decide to go skating at the foot of Aspen Mountain, under the starry night’s sky, you may just wish upon a few. Believe us when we say that this could very well mean the vacation of your dreams. At least we know that the freshly polished ice and tinsel garland dressings make for glittering holiday memories.

Snow Tubing

‘OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO TUBE!

Again, call us Nostradamus but we have visions of sugar-plum- donut-dads and a whole lot of family laughter dancing in our heads. We know the kids will love it. All you have to do is get them the “Activities Pass” tickets and…Poof! They’re off to the tubing slopes for a couple of hours! The tix are also good for the Alpine Coaster ride; the multiple lanes are lift-served and carved into the Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting facilities to illuminate the runs at night during Ullr Nights festivities and on special holidays.

Snow Shoeing

SNOWSHOE TOURS

If you’re one to appreciate nature as was intended, this is happiness.
The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) offers daily snowshoe tours on Aspen and Snowmass. So strap on those mountain-chic kicks and travel along foothill streams and ridgelines while learning about mountain ecology with an ACES Naturalist guide. Tours are offered through a partnership between ACES, Aspen Skiing Company, and the White River National Forest (USFS). Maybe they’ll let you carve your initials in a tree. Maybe they won’t.

One thing is certain. After all the action around town, your cozy Aspen villa along with our professional 5-star services and staff will have you jingling all the way back to your home away from home.

Email villas@villazzo.com to book your Aspen villa today.

Villazzo Offers Kosher Services

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

As the end of Yom Kippur opens the door to everything that is good and pleasant for you and your loved ones, Villazzo Operations Director, David Siauvaud opens his doors with outstanding Kosher services for all to enjoy.

Villazzo is always one step ahead, consistently aligning its services with its clientele’s preferences. And, Kosher Food service has been a frequent request since Villazzo graciously established its first clients in 2002. Fortunately, Mr. Siauvaud comes with nearly a decade of relevant professional experience, and when he speaks about his current role at Villazzo, it is clear that he is a competent leader and a man who understands what Kosher food preparation is all about.

We asked Mr. Siauvaud a handful of questions regarding Villazzo’s Kosher services. It is our pleasure to share with you his answers, delivered in the most charming and characteristic French accent.

What exactly does Villazzo’s Kosher food preparation entail?

“Well, when a ‘Kosher’ experience is requested, we work meticulously to accommodate our community when and where appropriate, from A to Z, really. We certify that the foods are Kosher – properly prepared in accordance with the Jewish dietary laws. Even our champagne aces the test.

The origins, significance and principals associated with “kashruth” – Jewish dietary laws – are complex. Our special behind-the-scenes preparations are rather extensive but it all happens in a convenient and timely manner.

As per enduring traditions, any contact between meat and dairy products is avoided at all cost, and the food is invariably treated according to specific laws. Should any meat be served, it is procured with a minimum of pain to the animal, for example. And, the food served will never contain those ingredients considered to be inherently unsuitable or unorthodox, like pork or shellfish.”

Are the food and kitchen inspected by a rabbi?

“Our Kosher food suppliers are the best. Actually, quality control begins before the food is even introduced into the equation, with our selection of the villa and its amenities. Because meat and dairy are never to touch, the villa comes equipped with two refrigerators, two kitchen sinks, two dish washers, and all of the appropriate dishware, glassware, silver, etc. Before our guests arrive, a rabbi pays the villa a special visit to say his prayers and give everything his final blessing.

The inspecting rabbi examines not only the instruments and appliances used to prepare the meals but also the process by which our food is made and served.

Our aim is to ensure adequate supervision of purity, quality and overall compliance by our Kosher sources, suppliers and appointed staff.”

What about the staff? Who prepares and serves the food?

“The experience does not only adhere to Kosher customs, it is tailored to personal preferences and persuasions. In fact, you may request a male or female chef and/or butler. If there are women guests present at your villa, and everyone would feel more comfortable with a female butler, for instance, we would make certain that this is the case. That way the wives and moms can enjoy the pool and relax.”

Anything else you would like your guests to know?

Yes, you don’t have to be Jewish to request Kosher! It can be enjoyed be everyone!

Also, I would like larger families to know that we can help with transportation to and from the airport, if need be. This part of the trip can get a bit complicated for some and I encourage it. Our team is here to help in every way we can. I want our guests to be absolutely happy with every aspect of their stay.

Fortunately, Mr. Siauvaud and his Villazzo team are readily available to you for any further questions or special needs you may have. So, don’t hesitate to reach out and toast to life with them!

L’chaim!
The Villazzo Team

LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Villazzo Launches Kids Program – March 3, 2016


Villazzo announces the launch of the new Villazzo Kids Program rolling out at our 30 VillaHotels located in Miami Beach, St Tropez and Aspen. In response to the growing global demand of family travel and their evolving needs, the program redefines family experiences within the VillaHotel and introduces more meaningful branded amenities for young travelers. (more…)

Discover a world of culinary options with Villazzo

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Chef

Sit back, relax and let us do the work for you. When you rent one of Villazzo’s exclusive luxury villas in Miami, Aspen or St Tropez, we convert it into a 5-star hotel mansion to the finest detail, including the most extravagant in-house dining experiences you can dream of. Villazzo can customize your personal epicurean journey with a “Restaurant at Home” service to cater the most sumptuous breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menus.

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Service options at your home luxury rental include our “a la carte” service, which offers our guests a full team to use for specific occasions, such as a private dinner party or an unexpected business luncheon. If you prefer for your luxury vacation to be an everyday culinary indulgence, booking a 5-star service level will allow to have your kitchen eight hours a day led by your own full-time professional private chef, who can produce an array of signature dishes – gastronome’s delights incorporating only the best-cut meats, fresh ingredients and seasonal produce.

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If your choice of vacation destination during this month of August and September is Miami, you could skip the popular Miami Spice promotion and luxuriate instead in your own private three-course meal . Villazzo Chef Jason’s personal table is a globally inspired cuisine that will wow you every time with the most sophisticated and intricate dishes. Among current starters is the delicate Florida baby heirloom tomato salad with olive oil pan fried croutons, baby burrata cheese shallots, Brazil pepper chimichurri and minis 8 sherry vinegar. For a main course, delight your senses with entrees such as the fragrant pan seared Hudson valley duck breast with confit fingerling potatoes and broccolini, and a honey ginger gastric. A refined dessert of macha green tea soufflé with lemongrass cream anglaise is also a highlight of this Chef’s original fare.

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With Villazzo’s “Restaurant at Home” you will wine and dine the best of Miami flavor fusion, with a backdrop of the most breathtaking views of the Magic city. To make your stay even more memorable, Villazzo offers you the option to have your bar fully stocked with your own cultivated list of wine and spirits.

 

Villazzo Video Tours

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Villazzo is exceptionally proud of each and every one of our luxury properties. We specifically hand pick the most elegant and decorative villas in St. Tropez, Aspen, and Miami and stand by our decisions. When we place a client with a property we are positive that they will be staying in a level or sophistication unmatched anywhere else. Our amenities, décor, and tranquil locations cater to virtually every personality, we promise only the best and we aim to deliver. Also, with the help of Villazzo Living (our luxury property maintenance team) we can guarantee that if there are any problems or changes that need to be made, Villazzo Living will attend to your needs with the utmost precision and care. Everything you want is just a call away. This month Villazzo would like to highlight four unique and utterly beautiful villas right in the heart of Miami and provide you with a breathtaking video tour for your viewing pleasure.

Villa Stella

The best word to describe Villa Stella is captivating…upon entering Villa Stella your senses ignite, the smell of rich polished mahogany contrasts perfectly with the soft and tranquil scent of Biscayne Bay. Marvelous views both indoors and outdoors mixed with lovely Mediterranean architecture truly captures the timeless beauty of Miami. Villa Stella is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Villa Jasmine

Next we have Villa Jasmine, this enormous villa is surrounded by lush tropical foliage providing an intimate level of privacy for both you and your family. The distinctive and vibrant colors of Villa Jasmine pair nicely with several elevated views of the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay. The outdoor patio is wonderful for entertaining guests and comes equipped with a sizeable swimming pool, hot tub, dining area, and a spectacular outdoor cooking station that is every grill master’s dream.

Villa Denise

Villa Denise is designed to impress, its soft whites and deep blacks give Villa Denise a very modern feel. Upon entering Villa Denise you find yourself standing directly in front of an impressive winding staircase that takes you throughout the entire chateaux. Spacious rooms layered with floor to ceiling glass windows give way to an extravagant outdoor patio that will simply take your breath away.

Villa Helena

Last but certainly not least is Villa Helena— another uniquely designed modern marvel. Soft white furniture mixes with elegantly crafted wooden designs and superb touches of expertly manicured foliage to create yet another pristine Villazzo villa. While watching these videos put your imagination to good use, picture yourself as the newest guest of one of the most sought after villas Miami has to offer.

Villazzo Living—Making Your Life Easier

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

“No job is too big or too small,” says Jeannette Brandt, Director of Villazzo Living. Villazzo Living caters to every single detail of a luxury property or modest home by offering ultimate hands-on services that no other company can. Whether your kitchen needs remodeling or your stove won’t start, Villazzo Living will have a qualified technician at your door in no time. Need to completely revamp your backyard for an upcoming soiree? Villazzo Living can do that too. Want to spice up your home or villa with a new paint-job? Not to worry, Villazzo Living has top-of-the-line painters standing by. Maybe you want something a bit more specific? Perhaps a stylish rocking chair for your patio or a one-of-a-kind baby crib for the newest addition to the family? Villazzo Living can get it done with the utmost care and professionalism.

The name Villazzo Living says it all, their highly trained team of architects, engineers, groundskeepers, decorators, painters, and handy men provide every aspect of affordable elegance so that you can live comfortably. Your home and even your home away from home requires constant upkeep , Villazzo Living eliminates the need and worry of calling multiple companies to fix or refurbish whatever you require. “It is hard to find a trustworthy contractor in Miami Beach, “ explains Jeannette. She goes on to tell a horror story about a woman who hired someone to paint her home while she was out of town. When she returned, her residence was entirely the wrong color! The woman contacted the company and they refused to come back to correct their mistake. Not only did this woman pay someone to do a job incorrectly, she then had to hire someone new to fix the disastrous error. This is something that should never take place, but unfortunately it happens all the time. Jeannette and the rest of the Villazzo Living team have created a company that guarantees perfection.

Jeannette Brandt has worked with major developers on condominiums such as the Trump Palace and the luxurious Icon in South Beach to ensure the kind of chic sophistication that people would expect from these top-notch buildings. As the head of Villazzo Living Jeannette is here to provide that same prestigious quality to every client. “Our job is to make sure that everything is perfect.”

The Butler Effect

Monday, October 14th, 2013
A Villazzo butler offers cigars

The butler is Villazzo’s most popular service

Booking a vacation should be an easy decision, but we know that isn’t always the case. Holidays require you to take time away from your busy schedule: work, meetings, clients and all your responsibilities. That’s why, once you’ve made the choice to reward yourself with time off, you need to spend that time wisely. Because of this, Villazzo created one of its most popular services to date: The butler.

“Guests often come to me with lots of stress,” says Operations Director Hanna Talaie, “but when they leave, I can notice the difference – they’re relaxed. The butler has a lot to do with this.”

The Villazzo butler is an extended concierge service offered in all VillaHotels and Villas – essentially a personal assistant. Hanna described to me the type of services they provide:

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