Spend Spring in the Sunshine State
by, 04-01-2013 at 05:18 PM (1618 Views)
By Scott McGowan
Luxury Link Concierge ●
No matter where you are or where you’re from, the images of spring and sunshine go hand in hand. For travelers looking to get a jump-start on the warm weather there’s no better lace to start than Florida. Just look at its official nickname - The Sunshine State offers the best vitamin-D enriching activities from near-tropical beaches and exciting nightlife in Miami to the countless attractions of Orlando. Of course, there might even be some “magic” in the form of “kingdoms”, or professional sports to enjoy along the way…
The city of Orlando and surrounding Orange County offers all the luxury and comfort of a major metropolis: fabulous nightlife, excellent dining, and top tier accommodations. Grand Bohemian Hotel is Orlando’s premiere boutique hotel and serves as a central, cultural hub for the city.
When guests arrive they are greeted by an excellent staff and an expansive art collection. The hotel features an on-site gallery so the moment guests enter the property they find themselves enveloped in a sophisticated world of sight and sound. Most nights feature live entertainment and the Grand Bohemian is noted for its Jazz Sunday Brunch.
The Concierge Level guest rooms are located on the 14th and 15th floors, giving you fantastic views of downtown Orlando. Rooms on this level feature custom Java wood furniture and access to the Concierge Lounge. The Lounge provides continental breakfast and hors d’oeuvres in the evening.
When asked how travelers should spend their first 24 hours in Orlando when staying at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Monika Morrobel, Regional Revenue Manager offers the perfect insights.
“After check-in, take in some Florida sun on the rooftop pool deck, before enjoying a leisurely dinner at the award-winning Boheme Restaurant,” she said. “Attend an Orlando Magic basketball game, a music concert or theater performance blocks away at the new Amway Center, before returning for some late-night drinks and music at the Bosendorfer Lounge. In the morning, don’t miss the Orlando Museum of Art or take a stroll around downtown’s Lake Eola park with a popular farmer’s market held on Sundays.”
If you’re so inclined, you’re only minutes from all of Orlando’s famous amusement and theme parks, and of course, Orlando’s world-class golfing. There’s a reason so many PGA Tour professionals call the Orlando area home…
After experiencing the Bohemian lifestyle in Orlando, it’ll be time to get some much-needed rest and relaxation on South Florida’s famous coastline. White-sand beaches, warm water and unapologetic pampering create the perfect landing spot for travelers looking to recharge and get re-energize.
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach – in Sunny Isles, just north of Miami – is a dream spot for anyone looking for pure luxury located right on the coast. Guests can walk out of the resort and on to the sand at Acqualina’s own private beach lined with iconic red lounge chairs that look out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
While you’re only 20 minutes from South Beach and the melting-pot of Miami, travelers can expect to feel as though they’ve entered a Mediterranean Villa. Acqualina is a AAA Five-Diamond Resort with rooms featuring imported marble, double sinks in the bathroom and glass-enclosed showers.
Besides the natural beauty that surrounds the resort guests can expect service levels that rival any resort domestically or internationally. Director of Sales Ann Palmer classifies the level of service – and staff connection to their guests – as familial.
“[We] offer impeccable service throughout the length of the guest’s stay. From the moment the guest walks through the door, every detail is personalized to make the experience more memorable and relaxing. The resort feels like a second home to many and the staff becomes a part of the family,” Palmer said.
Ultimate relaxation can be found at the acclaimed 20,000-square foot ESPA oceanfront spa. Guests would be hard-pressed to find a treatment the facility can’t provide. It features a private spa pool, heated jet pool with Roman waterfall, crystal steam rooms, ice fountains, Finnish saunas, experience showers and relaxation rooms. Your Luxury Link vacation experience includes $40 in daily spa credits, per person, good towards facials or body treatments.
After you’ve been rejuvenated there is no better way to end your day than with a romantic
beachfront dinner. Against the backdrop candlelit table and the sounds of the sea, Executive Chef Christopher Blum showcases his inventive cuisine. A top choice is the fresh Mediterranean snapper, seasoned with paprika and lemon served with sautéed fennel. In addition to the beachfront dining option, there are three on-site restaurants.
Whether a cultural city experience or beachfront breeze, Florida offers everything you could want in a vacation experience. No matter which you choose, Luxury Link will gladly accommodate a stay at either Orlando’s Grand Bohemian Hotel or Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach near Miami, and rest assured you’ll get plenty of vitamin D from the warm rays of the Sunshine State.