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July 2019 Issue

Dear Friends,

Water. Fire. Earth. Air. Of the four elements, we are drawn most to water. And the ocean specifically. We love living near the sea - the smell, the air, its healing properties; and of course love spending time at our by-the-sea JCR hotels too. But the earth, fire and air experiences offered by our collection are intriguing and extraordinary as well.

In this, our July issue, we celebrate the au naturel beauty of our properties. From city hotels with surprisingly lush vegetation to dry deserts and dreamy earthscapes, to private islands ringed by aquamarine waters. We love them all.

Warm Regards,
Jaj and Anthony

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LAUCALA ISLAND NATURALLY IN ITS ELEMENT

Laucala Island

The elements are all integral to Laucala Island's natural beauty. But the two that touch guests most are water - stunning South Pacific Ocean, one-of-a-kind lagoon pool. And air - Fiji pure and so refreshing, causing palm trees to sway. Love.

Laucala Island
Fiji
Reservations: +679 888 0077
reservations@laucala.com

ULTIMATE AIR ADVENTURE AT SALA'S CAMP

The Safari Collection: Sala’s Camp

Sala's Camp guests - opting for a Masai Mara air safari - set off at dawn and ascend gently into the sky. Drifting quietly over vast plains, spotting lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, zebra and (during migration) sprawling herds of wildebeest. Heaven.

The Safari Collection: Sala's Camp
Masai Mara, Kenya
Reservations: +254 731 914 732
info@thesafaricollection.com

VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND SURROUNDED BY WATER ROOTED IN EARTH

Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island is, of course, about the sea and beautiful Indian Ocean. But earth takes center stage as well. With the island's lush vegetation. And villas built from natural materials, signature to the Maldives.

Velaa Private Island
Maldives
Reservations: +960 6565 000
reservations@velaaisland.com

GOLDEN DOOR'S GROUNDING LABYRINTH

Golden Door

While everything about Golden Door is grounding, the most spiritual journey is inward. Walking the labyrinths. One found high on the mountain, a circular path of red-brown dust framed by stones; the other, on property, hidden deep among the live oaks. Planting foot to earth, guests walk silently and at their own pace, journeying inward to the center, then back out the same way. Transformative.

Golden Door
San Marcos, CA
Reservations: (866) 420-6414
reservations@goldendoor.com

ZANNIER DEBUTS SONOP

Zannier Hotels: Sonop

Earth is definitely at the root of Zannier Hotel's newest (opened July 1) hotel: Sonop. Located on the border of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sonop offers spectacular views from its 1920s British colonial-styled tents. Activities are earthy (horseback riding, electric mountain biking, hiking) and airy (hot air ballooning). More to come.

Sonop
Karas region, Namibia
Reservations: +264 (0) 84 0000 888
reservations@sonop.com

TIERRA ATACAMA EARTHY TRANSLATION

Tierra  Atacama Hotel and Spa

Tierra, in Spanish, means earth. And there's nowhere more 'earthy' than Tierra Atacama. With its craggy moonlike scapes. Stunning skies. Spectacular views. And volcano, of course. Surreal yet grounding.

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Reservations: (800) 829-5325
info@tierraatacama.com

BODYHOLIDAY'S SACRED COUBARIL VALLEY

Body Holiday

BodyHoliday's Coubaril Valley is a haven of peace and tranquility - with its winding pathways, Japanese bridge, two small lakes joined by a waterfall - and stepping stones to a meditation temple. Look too for the wooden steps leading to an archery range overlooking the sea. Ommmm.

The BodyHoliday
St. Lucia
Reservations: (800) 544-2883
u.s.reservations@sunsweptresorts.com

CLAYOQUOT ABUNDANT WITH WATERFALLS

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

No need to go chasing waterfalls at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - there is an abundance of beautiful waterfalls located on property. Including the magnificent Penny Falls - one of Clayoquot's most challenging (and popular) hikes. The trail follows Penny Creek past a variety of incredible viewpoints: a historic gold mine (recently discovered), swimming holes and waterfalls. The crystal clear pools at the top of the falls offer the perfect spot to take a refreshing dip after the hike. Fun.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reservations: (888) 333-5405
info@wildretreat.com

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE AT HOTEL LE TOINY

Hotel Le Toiny

Water is an important element at Hotel Le Toiny. Where every suite comes with its own private plunge pool. And the two 'communal' pools offer stunning sea views - the infinity pool near the front lobby, of Le Toiny cove; the newest pool, hidden into palms, of the beach. Beautiful.

Hotel Le Toiny
St. Barthelemy
Reservations: (800) 680-0832
reservations@letoiny.com

KATIKIES ARCHITECTURE ROOTED IN SURVIVAL

Katikies Santorini

The architectural design of Katikies Santorini is actually rooted in survival. The 'charming and picturesque' buildings so loved today were originally designed to shield from the climate's natural elements. Caves provided protection from the sun. Terraces were shaped for the collection of rainwater. While aerodynamic shapes worked to reduce the wind.

Katikies Resorts: Santorini
Santorini, Greece
Reservations: +30 21089 94822
reservations@katikies.com

THE GREENWICH HOTEL COVERS THE ELEMENTS

Greenwich Hotel

At The Greenwich Hotel, guests' private spaces cover every element. The greenery of the courtyard (earth). Swimming pool in the hotel's Japanese-inspired Shibui spa (water). The French doors opening onto the courtyard (air). And cozy seating around the Drawing Room's wood-burning fireplace (fire).

The Greenwich Hotel
New York City, NY
Reservations: (212) 941-8900
reservations@thegreenwichhotel.com

SHEEN FALLS LODGE WARMED BY FIRE

Sheen Falls

The lobby fireplace at Sheen Falls Lodge burns year round, regardless of weather - creating an atmosphere of warmth. Other welcoming fireplaces are found within the hotel, the Sheen Lounge restaurant and library. Including open fireplaces in three of the hotel's suites. Nothing more comforting than a cup of tea or glass of wine fireside before bed.

Sheen Falls Lodge
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Reservations: +353 64 6641600
info@sheenfallslodge.ie

HOTEL ESPRIT SAINT GERMAIN CLOSE TO RIVER SEINE

Esprit Germain

The river, La Seine, is just a few minutes' walk from Hotel Esprit Saint Germain. Making it easy for guests to take long walks by the water. Cruise via riverboat. Or rent a small private boat for a romantic rendezvous. Magnifique.

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Paris, France
Reservations: +33 1 5310 5555
contact@espritsaintgermain.com

LAYAN RESIDENCES PUTS ON WATER TO SKY SHOW

Layan Residences by Anantara

Layan Residences by Anantara is all about the sea. And sky. Which, when combined, offer a most memorable sunset show. Guests end their day in the cool waters of their private pool, watching the mesmerizing pink, orange, purple colors of the sky.

Layan Residences by Anantara
Phuket, Thailand
Reservations: +66 76 317 250
phuketlayan@anantara.com

WIND A HIGHLIGHT OF EUSTATIA ISLAND

Eustatia Island

It's difficult to pinpoint an island where wind is more loved. While the private island is perfect for tranquility and relax, water sport aficionados look to Eustatia Island specifically for its windsurfing, including a tandem board (two people, two sails on one board). And kiteboarding, Eustatia's flagship sport. Fun.

Eustatia Island
British Virgin Islands
Reservations: (646) 760-4340
stay@eustatia.com

BALLYFIN'S FIREPIT FOR TWO

Ballyfin

There are many fireplaces at Ballyfin - including matching pairs dating from the original 1820 house. But General Manager Damien Bastiat's favorite is the outdoor fire pit, located by the picnic house. "There is something very special and romantic about sitting by the fire pit with your partner on a summer's evening and taking in the beautiful views of the Laois country side," says Damien. Bliss.

Ballyfin
Co. Laois, Ireland
Reservations: +353 57 875 5866
info@ballyfin.com

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