"As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” — Winnie the Pooh
It snowed at last in New York City last night, putting an exclamation point on the fact that I'm no longer walking around Tulum in these sandals, modeling my colorful muumuu collection. I hope you enjoyed seeing and reading about my travels both here and on the Nine Muses Facebook and Instagram pages where you'll find photos of our trips to Chichen Itza, Vallavolid, an otherworldly cenote, archaeological ruins of Tulum, mural walking tour of Tulum, hotel tours, and more!
Back in winter, this morning I went to Manhattan's Lower East Side at Nine Orchard hotel to attend a breakfast meeting organized by Index Select, the U.S. sales and marketing reps for excellent hotels and tour operators around the world - some of which were there to meet with me and a handful of other advisors. Nine Orchard is Index Select's first and only U.S. based hotel in their portfolio, and I had a fantastic tour and marvelous time meeting with their General Manager and head of Sales. Check out Nine Muses Travel's YouTube channel to see a tour of their private rooftop event space! Nine Orchard received the prestigious Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from the The New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2021 for the work of historians, artisans and world-class architects who restored the century-old Jarmulowsky Bank to its former Neo-Renaissance splendor. Nine Orchard offers 116 residential-inspired guest rooms with original moldings and large windows, a collection of commissioned artworks from local artists, plus a bar, restaurants and in-room dining led by Michelin star chef Ignacio Mattos.
This is a busy week full of tasty business breakfasts! Tomorrow I'm having breakfast with friends from a Greek tour operator I've worked with before and who treats my clients exceptionally well, and on Friday I've got breakfast planned with the Sales Director of Dominique Debay Collection, another marketing rep company, as well.
On the client-side of things, my latest request is for Australia - an Adelaide in Autumn romantic adventure. I'm happy to FINALLY be able to recommend Kangaroo Island (a manageable drive and car ferry journey from Adelaide) to someone with enough time to explore it. A very popular request I receive is for hotels in the Virtuoso network which offers my clients access to VIP treatment and benefits, and if you'd like to book hotels on your own and receive special amenities too, simply use my Nine Muses Travel link to find - and book! - any of these hotels on your own. The site will recognize you as my client, so you still be assured of the personal touches, working with Nine Muses Travel!
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