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            NEWSLETTER

 2019

The future looks bright for travellers seeking the best that money can buy. There is a healthy on going investment in hotels offering the high end facilities demanded by a growing, discerning clientele.

Hotel Groups are responding with the provision of luxury facilities notwithstanding major challenges from influences beyond their control - for example global warming and terrorism.

Destinations offering security and peace of mind to visitors will be high on the list of most luxury seeking travellers.

A sense of security is essential from start to finish and this includes airports, ports, cities, and transfers.

I know many people are uncomfortable when they encounter heavily armed police at airports etc, but for my part it gives me an assurance that someone is not only concerned about my safety, but are also prepared to take whatever measures are needed to guarantee it.

Most countries have a financial reliance on tourism and they should invest in ensuring this lucrative income stream is not adversely affected by sloppy, or sometimes non- existent security. I agree that measures can often appear over zealous - and a pain in the backside – but I will take them every day, rather than have my well being endangered by extremist morons.

Heaven only knows the cost to Paris in particular -and France in general- of the antics of the “gilets juanes”. It must have frustrated all those who benefit from the attractions of the “city of light”. Similar anti –social or terrorist behaviour around the globe will be equally damaging to regional and national economies despite Monsieur Macrons comments to the contrary. However I believe France in all its glory will weather this storm. It deserves to and the french are to warm   and resilient a people to be spoiled by a minority hooligan element.Vive la France.

No one wants an experience where they feel trapped in a compound for the duration of their holiday. A stroll along silver sands, trip to the local shopping centre/bazaar, coffee on the terrace of a chic bar whilst people watching, admiring famous landmarks or works of art etc etc should all be fundamental activities to be enjoyed without fear or prejudice to ones safety.

The onus lies with the respective governments and local authorities to protect their heritage and most of all to foster a feeling of total safety for free spending visitors. Although www.centenaryclub.com provides help and ideas for the luxury traveller we feel it is the responsibility of all destinations to offer adequate and effective security to all visitors

Promoting conservation among entrepreneurial and institutional leaders in Peru, green business platform L+1 granted its 2018 award to the Sustainable Machu Picchu initiative. The public-private alliance between Inkaterra, the Machu Picchu Town Hall, Alimenta and Peruvian beverage multinational AJE Group aims to turn the iconic destination into a global sustainability model.

For more information visit www.inkaterra.com

The Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa announce their new SHANTI VILLA,- a3 bedroom Family villa full details available on www.shantimaurice.com

Please be aware that up to date info may be found by browsing the entries on www.centenaryclub.com pages. Most of the facilities we recommend have Newsletters on their own sites that can be readily accessed from their individual entry.

Our own Newsletter merely supplements this and from time to time expresses an opinion which we hope will prove helpful to our readers and the luxury market as a whole.

 
David C Kilgarriff (aka Sir David)
Centenaryclub.com Founder

Welcome to 2019 :-

 With well in excess of 800 partners now featured on our pages-and a waiting list of dozens more-our advice to our members is to use the search engine (shown top right of the page). By entering a destination country, or city you can focus your search and save yourself time. As you will realise at www.centenaryclub.com we are not a booking engine we are a referral site allowing you quick access to the websites of our partners. This not only allows you to get a feel for the facility you seek but also offers up to date information on seasonal offers and rates and affords you the opportunity to deal direct with the facility without going through an agent. There is no commission involved which often enables the facility to offer more attractive rates to you the consumer.

At the moment, other than better rates by booking direct,  free advice and an independent reliable guide to all things luxury, there are no obvious benefits to being a  member of www.centenaryclub.com However negotiations with a major premium credit card provider are under way which will open a whole new raft of attractive consumer benefits. So please stay patient and in the meantime enjoy browsing this unique luxury site. 

Your Valued Opinion

Most of our members are familiar with the www.centenaryclub.com rating system("World Class" - "Exceptional" - "Excellent" - "Awaited").

Ratings are awarded on the knowledge of travel experts and through client feedback. Members can play a significant part in the rating system by putting their views in an e-mail to dck@centenaryclub.com. This would be very helpful in ensuring we give accurate and helpful advice to people visiting our site.

Welcome to a New Year which hopefully will bring a host of enjoyable experiences for you but most of all we wish you good health-the greatest gift of all-and probably the one most people take for granted. 

Carpe Diem is our sincere recommendation.

It is so important to enjoy yourself whilst on the relative short journey of life, and the optimum enjoyment to be derived from any experience is invariably linked to your well being.

So please don't hesitate- make your decisions-and bookings -today.When you browse our site, please be aware that all our partners,and ourselves,will be only too happy to provide  more information and help you in any way we can. You will find an ongoing list of new entries every year so its worth visiting -and revisiting- the Centenaryclub site.

David C Kilgarriff

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Centenary Club Classics(CCC)
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What our consumer members and the luxury industry leaders are saying about www.centenaryclub.com

Consumer Comments

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" Truly inspirational and so easy to use." Cornelius, Dublin,Ireland
 
" For me this is the numero uno Luxury Travelogue!" Roderiquez, Brazil

Luxury Industry Comments

" It looks wonderful and so glad we can be included" The Coco Collection
  
"Thanks for the insertion of -its great!!!! - L'Albereta & L'Andana, Italy"

"Its amazing news(to be selected)" - Hotel Metropol , Moscow
  
“The landing looks elegant and attractive” - Four Seasons

“Possibly the best luxury branding platform available"- Brights of Nettlebed

“Thank you for the page and link, which are perfect” - Dorchester Collection

“Great!!”  - Kempinski Geneva

 It looks fantastic -Trump International .

Centenary Club Classics (CCC)

The Magna Pars Suites Milan - Italy

Magna Pars Suites Milano  - a love of perfumes, art and hospitality has brought the Martone family to transform a former perfume factory into the five-star Hotel Magna Pars Suites Milano.
Magna Pars is the first “Hotel à Parfum”, a distillate of Italian excellence to be savored through a unique sensorial experience involving all five senses.
Its 39 olfactory ingredients – woods, flowers and fruits – and a hidden garden create a magical place near the lively Via Tortona, the hub of fashion and design.

www.magnapars-suitesmilano.it



Le Mas Candille- Mougins -France

Le Mas Candille  - a petite paradise on the Cote d'Azur, set in a 4.5 hectare park just a stones throw from the medieval village of Mougins and just 7kms from Cannes. There is a variety of luxury furnished suites and elegant rooms, some with huge terraces. Le Candille restaurant boasts a star in the Michelin guide, and the Pergola restaurant, located beside the infinity pool, is ideal for breakfast and light meals. Try the unique Shiseido Spa for relaxation.



www.lemascondille.com

  The Fairmont  -               Banff Springs 

Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur of the Fairmont Banff Springs resort. For more than a century this “Castle in the Rockies ” has provided a unique blend of luxurious comfort, individualised service and timeless beauty for the most discerning traveller. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle , the hotel is located in the heart of Banff National Park , a UNESCO world heritage sight. There are championship golf courses and skiing within minutes and all surrounded by stunning vistas.


www.fairmont.com/banffsprings

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