at Reid's Palace, which opened last year on the Portuguese
island of Madeira, introduced a family spa menu. Therapies incorporate plant and mineral ingredients
found on the subtropical island, such as basalt, rose, banana and
include the Nangfa "Angel Bliss" for children, an acupressure
treatment designed to boost immune functions and help kids sleep;
the Chumyen After Sun Cooling Wrap, in which cooling white clay,
cucumber and mint are applied to the body; and LaStone Therapy, a
70-minute treatment that combines deep massage with and application
of heated basalt stones.
offers packages such as Sparadise: four nights in a superior room,
daily buffet breakfast, one dinner, a four-hour Botanical
Indulgence treatment and a 50-minute massage. It's priced from about $1,657, based on two sharing,
through Dec. 20.
For more info,
call (011) 35-129 171 7171 or visit www.reidspalace.com. To book, call (800) 237-1236 or
Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, Fla., is also
getting in on the family travel act, offering ecological education
programs in conjunction with a preservation group, the Conservancy
of Southwest Florida.
Randy Belanger takes families staying at the property on field
trips to the Conservancy Nature Center. One of the adventures is a
45-minute boat tour on the mangrove-lined Gordon River.
Other programs at
the 450-room hotel are a three-hour, guided tour on a 28-foot
sailboat to see birds, fish, dolphin and manatees; a daily evening
lecture series about alligators, sea turtles and other Florida
wildlife; and a guided nature walk.
The grounds of
the Ritz-Carlton, Naples are home to protected mangroves. Employees
work with authorities to protect the beach in front of the resort
during sea turtle nesting season.
information, call (239) 589-3300. To book, go to www.ritzcarlton.com or call (800) 241-3333.
Dylan, a 44-room boutique hotel, has
opened on the site of the former Hibernian Hotel in Dublin after
$32.5 million in renovations by the owner, Fylan
Rooms have memory
foam beds with Frette linens, lavender-scented linen spray,
plasma-screen TVs, iPods, free wireless Internet and high-end bath
amenities by Etro. There's also a pillow menu.
Dylan is home to
Still, a restaurant that serves contemporary Irish cuisine. Rates
start at approximately $515 per night.
Visit www.dylan.ie or call
(011) 353-1 660-3000.
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