Virgin Vacations Offers New Deluxe Experience In HIP Hotels

Dépèche transmise le 17 août 2009 par Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virgin Vacations, a leading travel operator to the UK, Europe and South Africa now includes HIP Hotels in its distinguished brand to offer deluxe affordable and personalized escapes to London and beyond. These two iconic brands are a perfect match to define a new chapter in globe trekking. With a reputation as an innovator in travel, Virgin seeks the chicest of boutique properties with HIP Hotels – a collection of Highly Individualized Places (HIP) – for their design, architecture, and style all unique to their setting. Both distinguished brands unite to offer air and hotel packages running the gamut from the best in affordable luxury to extravagant escapades. And, hello gorgeous! You have now arrived and there is an added bonus to this relationship. You’ll receive private roundtrip airport transfers helping complete the great Virgin Vacations and HIP Hotels experience.

“Virgin Vacations and HIP Hotels is a partnership that just makes sense. We’ve always been about the individual, doing it differently and doing it better. And that’s what we’ve made sure our travel experiences look like,” says Nigel Osborne, President, Virgin Vacations. To people with a passion for life and discovery, Virgin Vacations is a company you can trust to make your travel memorable, all offered in US dollar rates. At the ready are dedicated travel gurus who know the HIP hotels at every destination and will breathe life into your experience.

World capitals never take a back seat to exotic destinations and Rome, London and Paris are calling. Take a break and turn your daydreaming into a physical existence, shake out of your daily stupor, and flee from your daily doldrums to find such extraordinary accommodations at HIP Hotels. Virgin has added three London hotels – ranging from uber trendy to groovy grand. Designed by Philippe Stark, The Sanderson is the perfect urban retreat offering a chic yet funky sophistication and great people watching. At One Aldywch, one of the most important Edwardian buildings in London, the piped in music to the pool will help you get your morning laps in with an underwater groove. The Metropolitan reigns supreme on Park Lane with stunning views and some of the city’s best sushi at Nobu, all within a short walk from the glamorous neighborhood of Knightsbridge. London packages begin at $799 per person for three nights, based on double occupancy, and clients can add on additional nights to build perfect HIP Hotels and Virgin Vacations packages.

Boasting unique locations and spectacular settings, just browsing the extraordinary photography will get you packing your bags for unchartered territory and you’re sure to find the perfect escape to suit your wallet and your mood. Explore your options at Hip Hotels – whether you wish to experience the culture landscapes, local life, or if you seek true adventure, you can immerse yourself in an environment far from your everyday routine.

Flying in Comfort on Virgin

Adding air to your package, Virgin Atlantic will get you there in style. If you’re looking at our Upper Class Suites, the seat becomes the longest full body flatbed in any airlines’ business class; allowing you to work, relax or sleep in complete comfort. The Freedom menu services allows you to eat what you want when you want it – yes, you’re literally living the high in Virgin’s Upper Class Suites. Call 866-674-6209 to book your HIP Hotels package with a Virgin Atlantic flight in Upper Class, Premium Economy or our spacious Economy seats which offer at least 31 inches of seat pitch. No sardine can for you – you’ll fly in comfort to your destination no matter what class of service on Virgin Atlantic.

About Virgin Vacations

Virgin Vacations was established in 1994 to provide Virgin Atlantic Airways and customers with inclusive air and land vacation packages to London and beyond. Today, we’ve furthered our reach, as well as our product. Virgin Vacations now offers an expanded travel menu that includes more of Europe and new Virgin Atlantic destinations such as India and Hong Kong. More recently, Virgin Vacations added Africa to the list, with the option of visiting Sir Richard’s private game reserve Ulusaba. For more information about Virgin Vacations travel packages, please call 888-937-8474. For more information on how to book your Virgin Vacation travel package with HIP hotels please call 866-674-6209 or visit hotels.virgin-vacations.com.

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The Metropolitan

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