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Ensemble Expands ‘Unique Properties’ Portfolio


Ensemble Travel Group has nearly doubled the number of “Off the Beaten Path” properties in its newly released annual Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection directory.

According to officials, the sampling of lesser-known hotel “jewels” appeals to Ensemble members’ clients who are seeking unusual accommodations as part of the experiential travel adventure.

Introduced in 2014, this year’s unique offerings feature 44 Off the Beaten Path standouts, many of which are published in conjunction with a select group of Ensemble On Location partners operating in unique areas around the globe. Among the unique properties in this special section: Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the heart of the Galapagos; Tree of Life Resort & Spa in the scenic Aravilla Hills of Jaipur, India; and Dar Ahlam, a 19th-century Kasbah in Soura, Morocco.

In all, Ensemble’s “The Art of Luxury” annual directory features more than 600 four- and five-star hotels located in some of the most desirable destinations in the world.

“The properties we’ve selected for our program offer much more than a place to spend the night. Whether it’s the unique architecture, connection with the local culture and surroundings, critically acclaimed dining, or over-the-top guest suites, we partner with individual properties and hotel groups that can really deliver that meaningful experience,” said Suzanne Hall, senior director, land supplier partnerships/Ensemble Hotel & Resort Collection, who welcomed a number of new lodging partners to the 2015 program, including an expanded presence with Shangri La Hotels & Resorts, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, and Anatara Hotels & Resorts.