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1.) A Caribbean Cruise For 6 People Aboard Gadget, A Luxury Sailing Yacht:
Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing week in the Caribbean! This classic 64’ Hinckley Ketch was recently refurbished and is one of only five ever built. Together with the Captain, you choose the itinerary. This amazing vessel sleeps 7 comfortably in three newly appointed staterooms- one private master suite and two double staterooms.
Travel to England for this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Prince William and his family at The Chakravarty Cup Polo Match, which is to be played between HRH Prince William’s Team and an International Team in Spring or Summer of 2010.
3.) Experience Las Vegas In Style:
This Vegas trip has it all! Private limousine, world renowned spa, private wine tasting, Cirque de Soleil Love Beatles hit show, golf at the Southern Highlands Course, dinner at the James Beard Award Winning restaurant for Best Chef – Bartolotta, and a VIP visit to one of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas: Pure – where you will sip Dom Perignon and dance the night away.
4.) 4-Day Stay at the Il Bottaccio Relais & Chateaux in Italy:
Renowned for exquisite properties throughout the world, this Relais & Chateaux getaway is no exception. You and a guest will enjoy a 4-day stay in a suite at the Il Bottaccio di Montignoso in the Tuscany region of Italy.
5.) Enjoy A Luxurious 2 Bedroom Residence at the Magnificent Ritz Carlton Club, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado:
Hit the slopes with this 1 week stay in January 2010 at a 1400+ square foot, 2-bedroom residence at the Ritz Carlton Club, Bachelor Gulch Premium Ski-In / Ski-Out Resort.
6.) Bonjour! France’s premier 5-star Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Sea View Suite Including Breakfast For 2:
Mingle among the ultra rich in grand yet discreet style, amid some of the most beautiful (and expensive) real estate on earth. The peninsula of Cap-Ferrat, located halfway between Nice and Monaco in the center of the Cote d'Azur, has been a playground for kings, great artists and multi-millionaires for more than a century. And the Grand Hotel, built in 1908 at the apex of the peninsula and now a protected national monument, is Cap-Ferrat's splendid center—17 acres of quiet shoreline and parkland surrounding belle époque architecture, a gourmet restaurant, and luxurious accommodations.
7.) Healing Swiss Vacation at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz:
Discover the timeless elegance and perfection of peace in the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, the true source of being. You will experience the ultimate in luxury relaxation with a three-night vacation for two at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and Spa at the foot of the Pizol Mountains in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley of Eastern Switzerland. Exclusive restaurants and spas are all complimentary as well!
8.) 3 Day Oceanfront Accommodations for Two At Costa d'Este Beach Resort:
Enjoy 3-day, 2-night oceanfront accommodations for 2, including a cooking class from renown Chef David Rodriguez!
9.) A Luxurious 3-Night Getaway in a Corner Suite at the Montage Beverly Hills:
Step into a world of comfort, luxury and beauty as you and a guest check in to a sumptuous corner suite at the Montage Beverly Hills. Your 3-night escape from the everyday will be one you'll never forget. Corner suites offer 875 square feet of living space, and command premium views of Beverly Drive or Canon Drive.
10.) Ciao! 2 Nights at the Villa D'Este Hotel in Italy:
Villa D'Este a former 16th century princely residence, surrounded by a 25 acres park, is more than just a hotel. The luxury and magnificence of a bygone era is maintained intact. Upon emerging from the revolving doors you feel the cares of the modern world slip away and the warm greetings of the staff make you feel at home.
11.) Travel First Class to San Francisco and Stay at the Beautiful Westin St. Francis!:
This incredible package includes two first class tickets on American Airlines from anywhere in the continental U.S. to San Francisco, 3 nights at the The Westin St. Franics, and dinner for 2 at Michael Mina.
12.) Escape for 3 Nights to the Dominican Republic with Airfare from Jetblue!:
Located on the exotic north coast of the Dominican Republic and directly on the water, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa is the ultimate, world-class seaside resort. This tastefully intimate resort, thoughtfully designed by Sarah Garcia, daughter of owner Don Isidro Garcia, features an exceptional fusion of old-world elegance with distinctly contemporary style. The resort sets its colonial chic vibe with sheer curtains, eclectic furnishings, fabric light elements and one-of-a-kind art throughout.