These three resorts, located in Chile, Mexico, and Geneva are offering your clients unique experiences during their stay including private plane transfers, as well as private helicopter or limousine transfers.

Nayara Alto Atacama in Chile’s Atacama Desert launched a new private plane transfer service for guests. With this new travel option, up to eight people can depart from Santiago and fly directly to the San Pedro de Atacama aerodrome in just an hour and 50 minutes. The trip by private plane can be purchased together with any of the Nayara Alto Atacama programs, which include accommodation in adobe rooms and spacious suites with panoramic views of the Cordillera de la Sal and the oasis in which the hotel is located.

This new service allows travelers to get from Santiago to Nayara Alto Atacama in just over two hours. Ordinarily, guests fly two hours to Calama and then have an hour and 20-minute drive to the Nayara Alto Atacama.

“We wanted to implement this new travel alternative to facilitate the comfort of tourists who wish to visit the hotel, saving travel hours and the great congestion of airports,” says Eustaquio Martinez, manager of Nayara Alto Atacama.

Offering guests entrée into the fascinating landscape of the Atacama Desert, with its crystal-clear night sky and unbeatable stargazing, its salt mountains and lake, and its vastness, the 42-room Nayara Alto Atacama is the only hotel in the area in the San Pedro River valley. (Other hotels are in the flatlands near the village.) Surrounded by local shepherds and family orchards, guests have direct access to the river and nearby hikes. Being outside of the village’s glow means the stargazing is unparalleled. It is located in a dark sky reserve and its open-air observation deck provides a crystal-clear view of the most important constellations for the people of the Atacama: the Yacana Llama that runs along the Great River (Milky Way) and the Chacana Cross (Inca Cross) pointing south.

Rate for private jet: $13,350 each way (for up to eight passengers).

For more information, visit nayarasprings.com.

Stay One Degree, is now offering a new experience with Mandarin Oriental—the Alpine Escape Experience, which allows guests to enjoy a 1-night stay at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva followed by a week in one of Stay One Degree’s chalets in Verbier.

While at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, travelers will receive a resort credit to use at the property’s Yakumanka restaurant, the MO Bar, and the beauty and wellness area by Bellefontaine, while taking in views of the River Rhone. Upon their departure from Geneva, guests will take a helicopter or limousine transfer to Verbier for a 7-night all-inclusive ski experience at a one of Stay One Degree’s chalets. During their stay in Verbier, guests will receive catering, a premium beverage selection, 24-hour in-resort driving, in-chalet ski equipment fitting, concierge service, and access to ski partners to arrange additional activities such as paragliding and private ski guiding.

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Views from the Royal Penhouse Suite at Mandarin Oriental Geneva.

The Alpine Escape Experience, which can be booked through Stay One Degree by e-mailing enquiries@stayonedegree.com, starts at $3,700 pp for an 8-guest chalet. Pricing is dependent to chalet and transfer preferences, group size, and availability.

For more information, visit stayonedegree.com.

Paradero Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico is offering guests a choice of amenities plus a special rate when booking a stay of two nights or more this winter. The offer’s value-added perks include either one 30-minute neck massage per person, per stay or one dinner for two, per stay (three-course chef´s menu, a welcome cocktail and non-alcoholic drinks included). A complimentary on-the-go Mexican breakfast per person, per day that includes a variety of burritos, fruit, coffee, tea, and orange juice, is also included.

Opened in February 2021, Paradero Todos Santos is a 35-suite experience-inclusive property with activities like hiking, mountain biking, learning to garden, and art tours offered as part of the weekly schedule. Less than 50 miles from San Jose del Cabo airport, the landscape offers five distinct ecosystems: the desert with 200-year-old Cardon Cacti, the Sierra La Laguna Mountain range, miles of virgin beaches along the Pacific coast, an oasis with 5,000 palm trees, and farmland.

Other activities for guests include relaxing in a suspended ‘star net’ offering high-altitude views of the surrounding landscape or indulging in a traditional temazcal ceremony at the spa. The resort features an on-site 100,000-sq.ft. botanical garden with 60 endemic species and artisan-made furniture from Mexico. Chef Eduardo Rios, a Pujol alumni, is at the helm at the open-fire kitchen restaurant that utilizes a traditional Oaxacan clay oven.

The anniversary offer is valid for new bookings between Jan. 8 – March 31, 2022. Rates start at $550 per night and a minimum 2-night stay is required. Blackout dates may apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other packages.

For more information, visit paraderohotels.com.

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