heard at Virtuoso Travel Week

Here, in no apparent order, are news items (and rumors) I've heard at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas:

1. Le Crillon, a palace hotel in Paris right on the Place de la Concorde, will apparently be managed by Rosewood Hotels when its current renovations are complete.

2. Four Seasons Park Lane has a third night free promotion from January - March, 2014, and Preferred Partner bookings will apparently receive a guaranteed upgrade at booking over those dates.

3. Old Edwards Inn & Spa is a boutique 68 room inn that opened in 1878. Located in the scenic North Carolina town of Highlands, it has a top-rated Conde Nast spa. The inn looks absolutely lovely. A mountain resort set 5,000 feet above sea level, it's a good choice for a romantic summer getaway.

4. I'm told that Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes offers complimentary transportation to all Orlando area theme parks, saving guests the not inconsiderable daily parking fees as well as the hassle of driving.

5. Half Moon Resort in Jamaica is offering an all-inclusive package starting at just $449+ for stays through December 12.

6. Fairmont Mayakoba has renovated its guest rooms, adding a splash of color to the d├ęcor, and also has an all-inclusive package called "Appetite for Luxury."

7. Tip for visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii: fly into Hilo to begin your visit, seeing the Volcanoes National Park before continuing on your way to your resort on the Kona side of the island. There are direct flights to Hilo from LAX, or fly to Hilo after an initial stay on one of the other islands.

8. Stay three nights at Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires and receive two complimentary tickets to the Rojo Tango show, normally a $500 value. Offer valid through September 30, 2013.

9. Four Seasons Costa Rica is announcing an unique package with two other Costa Rica resorts, El Silencio (in the cloud forest) and Punta Islita (a secluded beach resort).

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