Abama Golf & Spa Resort is a 160 hectare ‘finca’ tucked away in Guía de Isora, a tranquil and little known area of the island of Tenerife. At Abama modernist architecture merges with north African traditions and ancient Chinese principles.
Built by the Spanish Polanco dynasty, the resort is run by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and offers five star luxury, with its own golf course, spa and beach, to the discerning Tenerife traveller.
Ability is a charity committed to providing inclusive, accessible, and diverse leisure opportunities. The charity particularly focuses on the inclusion of people who have special needs arising from a disability, learning difficulty, mental health problem, or long term illness, and those close to them.
Resources provided by Ability include gymnasia, complementary therapies, counselling, nutritional help, arts and craft displays, expeditions, and adventures.
Cristina Colina da Pedra Cafés Especiais is a single-origin coffee, produced near Rock Hill in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil. The region's high altitude and balanced rainfall throughout the year make it ideal for growing the finest coffee. The coffee berries are picked individually by hand in a time honoured fashion, that involves the selection of the berries at the peak of their ripeness. The berries are then processed and roasted with great care to create the unique Café Cristina flavour.
One of the pioneers in premium coffees in Brazil, Café Cristina has won many awards and achieved record prices for the 60Kg bag that went down in the region's history making Café Cristina one of the most valuable coffees in the world.
Daniela Lerchner works as an alternative practitioner in Berlin. With a focus on psychotherapy, Daniela offers courses and seminars ranging from meditation to stress management.
Dr Wolfgang Beuse
Wolfgang Beuse is a GP whose practice combines the treatments of western naturopathy and traditional Chinese acupuncture.
Dr. Dirk Jung
Dr. Dirk Jung is specialist for the operative treatment of shoulders and ellbows. He also treats general sports injuries. In 1982, Dirk Jung became Tae Kwon-Do world champion. He has been responsible for the medical care of the ATP tennis tournament Gerry Weber Open in Halle since 1993.
Dr. Eckhard Löhde
Dr. Eckhard Löhde is consultant for micro-invasive surgery. His core expertise is the operative treatment of hernias and ruptures of the diaphragm.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona in Spain was the first foray into Europe for leading American hotel company Ritz–Carlton. With the building by architect Bruce Graham and a retail complex by Californian architect Frank Gehry, it provides five star accommodation for the city's tourist and business trade.
Michael Peng's Hunan is a little known gem located in the heart of London's Belgravia. The restaurant serves spicy delicacies from the province of Hunan in the south-west of China. It has been the highest rated Chinese restaurant in Harden's Guide, the real foodies' bible to London Restaurants, for a number of years.
In 2010, Hunan was also nominated for 'The Drinking Out Excellence Award' by Harper, Wine & Spirit for its carefully chosen wine list.
Martín Berasategui's M.B
M.B is the signature restaurant of the renowned Basque chef Martín Berasategui at the Ritz-Carlton operated Abama Golf & Spa Resort in Tenerife.
In December 2009 the M.B restaurant was awarded one Michelin Star, making it the only restaurant in the Canary Islands to receive this honour.
Martín’s own restaurant in the basque town of Lasarte-Oria was rewarded three Michelin stars in 2001.
Meoclinic is based in Friedrichstadt (Berlin's equivalent of Harley Street) and is a facility for the practice of high-end medicine. Housed in a luxurious building by IM Pei, the architect responsible for the glass pyramid at the Louvre, it provides the sumptuous surroundings of a luxury hotel – complete with Eileen Grey furniture, highly trained staff and operating theatres with leading-edge equipment which doctors hire as the need arises.
The historic Palazzo Sasso was named after the family who had owned this luxury hotel on Italy's Amalfi coast for many years. Since the Avino family took over the property in 1995 the Palazzo has become a favourite retreat for the most discerning guest. With its beautiful setting, perched on the hills of Ravello, and the splendour of the 12th century architecture fully restored to its former glory, the Palazzo is today the pride and joy of the Avino family. Since Mariella Avino took over as the General Manager of the hotel in 2010, the family decided to revive the century old tradition of naming the Palazzo after its owners.
"To most visitors the change will hardly be noticed except when making reservations, or visiting the new website, and the hotel retains its traditional peach, Mediterranean exterior and guests will still be greeted by the two lion statues upon arrival. In fact, the new logo of Palazzo Avino incorporates this theme with a lion’s head. Same great hotel, new name." Larry Olmsted
Penha Longa Resort
Penha Longa means "Long Rock" and ever since Friar Vasco Martins chose to build his original 14th century monastery here, this Portuguese beauty spot has become the favourite retreat for the country's Royalty and foreign dignitaries.
Set amongst the rolling hills of Sintra, close to the hustle and bustle of the capital Lisbon and the Estoril coast, the Ritz-Carlton run resort sports one of Europe's top championship golf courses designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Guest are treated to five star luxury accommodation and a selection of fine dining experiences at Japanese restaurant Midori and at Arola – chef Sergi Arola's take on 'post-modern cuisine'.
Phulay Bay is the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a concept that promises a series of luxurious sanctuaries for the most discerning travellers.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, Phulay Bay typifies the Reserve concept with its beautiful and intimate setting that combines indigenous flavours with the trademark Ritz-Carlton service.
From exquisite cuisine to indulgent spa treatments, the Thai resort's lavishly appointed villas overlooking the Andaman Sea offer every luxury imaginable.
Technogym is a manufacturer of fitness equipment based in the Italian town of Cesena. The company was founded by Nerio Alessandri in 1983 and has grown to become one of the leading players in the international wellness sector.
An official sponsor of the Olympic Games since 2000, Technogym products can be found in luxury hotels like Ritz-Carlton, corporate gyms like Google's headquarters as well as training centres at McLaren, Ferrari and Real Madrid.
The Antonio Citterio designed Technogym Village is the latest expression of the firm's wellness ethos and manifests its position as a trend-setting industry leader.
Terra Flor Aromatherapy
Terra Flor have been passionately promoting the positive effects aromatherapy has on mind, body and spirit for many years.
Based in the Brazilian city of Alto Paraíso – close to the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park best known for its exuberant nature and mysticism – Terra Flor not only produces essential oils and other aromatherapy products, but is also committed to research and education.
The company's lectures and courses encourage healthy habits, nurturing beauty and living a perfectly scented life.
The Benjamin Foundation
The Benjamin Foundation was founded more than 20 years ago and exists to help people in Norfolk deal with many of the challenges that life throws at them; whether ‘everyday’ issues such as childcare or heartbreaking problems like abuse and homelessness.
The charity provides a range of practical services, support and counselling which all aim to empower people and give them back a sense of hope and control.
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Istanbul has long made a name for itself as a buzzing melting pot of European and Asian cultures. Along the beautiful banks of the Bosphorus Strait, East and West, past and present converge to create a thriving metropolis with an Ottoman-inspired splendor that pays homage to the rich traditions of Turkey.
Right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of this fascinating city, The Ritz-Carlton credo of 'Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen' creates a welcoming haven of serene calm for business travellers and tourists alike.
The hotel offers 244 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites but also some of the city's finest restaurants and bars. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul was voted Best International Business Hotel by Condé Nast Travellers Readers' Awards 2009.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is a haven of luxury where the age-old Japanese traditions of refinement, elegance and hospitality merge seamlessly with contemporary Western comforts.
Overlooking the Kamogawa river, in a location favoured by Japanese noblemen since the 17th century, the hotel is an oasis of calm and contemplation offering the best of Japanese culture, cuisine and hospitality under one roof.
Vivité is a web based health document for people who wish to have access to their medical history wherever they are and whenever they need to.
It is Vivité's aim for every person to have their own personal health passport, that contains all relevant medical data, is updated with every check-up and results in an individual health profile that is stored securely online.
The profile is created and continuously maintained by Vivité's medical team and is accessible globally.