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Marriott and Quintessentially reveal exclusive roadtrips

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Through its portfolio of high-end hotels including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and W Hotels, Marriott International has recently unveiled an exclusive collection of bespoke adventures curated in partnership with luxury concierge company Quintessentially.

The two premium businesses have put forth a selection of curated itineraries across the US and Europe, which are now open for booking – for a limited time.

The trips feature destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Bal Harbour and Venice, offering luxurious accommodation, high-end service, captivating landscapes and scenery, as well as fine dining and outdoor adventures.

"During this time, we know that many of our guests are choosing to travel in different ways," said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand and Marketing Officer and Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International, in a statement.

"They might be staying closer to home or seeking the personal space that driving between destinations affords."

Produced by Quintessentially, and available for two adults, each trip includes a selection of diversified, luxury experiences that are specific to the destination.

Quintessentially Global CEO Annastasia Seebohm adds that the business is the authority when it comes to creating one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experiences.

"With this collection of roadtrips, we are excited to bring these different destinations to life in a unique way and can further tailor the packages to guests’ personal preferences.

"Marriott International’s unparalleled luxury portfolio allows for a seamless experience as guests move between properties and explore at their own pace."

Some of the experiences travellers will enjoy include a Champagne toast in a private seaplane overlooking San Francisco Bay, mountain biking with a local professional in Santa Barbara, a surf lesson with a world-competitor surfer in Half Moon Bay and a private tour of the exclusive Palazzo Corsini or Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Additionally, guests also have the option to drive in style with access to vintage cars, such as a 1960s Ford Mustang Convertible.

"With this series of exclusive roadtrips, and with the expertise of Quintessentially, we are thrilled to be able to offer our guests access to unparalleled, luxury-focused experiences that meet the moment," Tina says.

Quintessentially curated roadtrips

Best of the Sunshine State

Hotels: The Miami Beach EDITION; The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; and The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Guests go deep into the Everglades aboard an airboat, enjoy a private seaplane experience from Miami to Key West and tour three fine art galleries in downtown Naples with a local art expert.

The six-night trip, starting from US$23,510 for two, also includes a sunset sail in Naples and a luxury yacht experience along the coast of Sarasota.

The Classic

Hotels: The St. Regis San Francisco; The Ritz-Carlton, Santa Barbara; and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

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On this journey, travellers partake in a sunset sailboat cruise around the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy a Champagne toast in a private seaplane overlooking San Francisco Bay.

Further, this six-night offering, starting from US$14,425 for two, includes a private kayaking experience in the Channel Islands, the chance to surf the Laguna Niguel coast with a world-competitor surfer and explore the art community of Laguna Niguel.

The Rockies

Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver; The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch; and W Aspen.

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From driving a supercar down the canyons of Denver to fly fishing in Vail Valley’s Eagle River, this six-night trip is perfect for adventure seekers.

Starting from US$$23,799 for two, the experience also includes a private hike through the Boulder Flatirons and the backcountry of Vail Valley with a llama. For relaxation, guests enjoy mountaintop yoga in Aspen and supper beneath the stars on Snowmass Mountain.

From Country to Coastal California

Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; and The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

The six-night trip, starting from US$25,660 for two, begins against the backdrop of Lake Tahoe, before exploring the city of San Francisco in a private cable car with a local guide.

Guests are treated to Champagne in a private seaplane overlooking San Francisco at sunset and a horseriding experience with a private photo-shoot session on the beach at Half Moon Bay.

From Rancho Mirage to the Sonoran Desert

Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage; The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale; and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

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Starting from US$11,526 for two, guests go horseriding along the historic Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, mountain biking in Palm Springs and take part in a classic cattle drive in Scottsdale.

This six-night trip also includes a graffiti tour and lesson with a local mural artist in Tucson.

From Deep South to Music City

Hotels: Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah; The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte; and The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville.

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This six-night trip, starting from US$13,285 for two, teaches travellers how to barbecue meat from a pitmaster and build a guitar in Nashville.

Guests will also learn the story of Jack Daniel and his famous whisky, and kayak through Savannah’s Ebenezer Creek.

From the Dolomites to Lake Geneva

Hotels: Cristallo, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa; Cortina d’Ampezzo; Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg; and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva.

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The unique six-night itinerary, starting from US$13,975 for two, includes a private yoga lesson in the mountains, a bike tour of Salzburg and a private boat ride on Lake Geneva.

Travellers also get the chance to visit the Patek Philippe Museum with a private guide.

Classic Italy

Hotels: The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice; The St. Regis Florence; and The St. Regis Rome.

Starting from US$25,965, two travellers get to experience a private boat trip on the Venice lagoon and visit Murano glassblowing factories.

The six-night trip also includes a tour of the exclusive Palazzo Corsini in Rome followed by a visit to the Villa Torrigiani – Europe’s most extensive private garden.

Gastronomy of the Basque Region

Hotels: Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian; and Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego.

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On this bespoke four-night adventure, starting from US$10,430 for two, travellers are treated to a private meal in one of San Sebastian’s members-only cooking clubs and learn how to cook traditional Basque dishes under the guidance of a personal chef.

The trip also features a bike ride through the Rioja wine region and a tour of Europe’s finest Rolls-Royce collection, housed in a medieval tower.

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