October 2019

Club Traveler

Save on Luxurious Italian Getaway With Villas of Distinction

For Members with Elite status, HGV’s partnership with Villas of Distinction grants you access to a portfolio of thousands of luxury villas to rent. Members can venture to the Villas of Distinction website and take their pick of properties ranging from one-bedroom houses to huge estates in more than 50 countries.

That, of course, includes the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany, known for its world-class cuisine, vast countryside and beautiful cities including Florence and Pisa. And now is the perfect time to book this popular tourist destination, because Villas of Distinction is offering specials at select properties in Tuscany.

Villa Adorna

Special: Book this villa—conveniently located 25 minutes from Florence—by Dec. 21, 2019, and you’ll get 15% off regular villa rates if you schedule your arrival within 30 days of your booking.

The two-floor villa is a combination of Italian tradition and modern ingenuity, mixing 14th-century touches with contemporary amenities and functional spaces. Inside, sit by the decorative fireplace in the lounge, head upstairs to relax in the library or enjoy a meal prepared by the villa cook in the formal dining room.

Outside, take in views of the Tuscan landscape from the terrace, relax in the gazebo or take a dip in the private swimming pool surrounded by 400-year-old trees. Villa Adorna features seven bedrooms and bathrooms, comfortable living areas and a fully equipped kitchen.

Villa Palazzo

Special: Book by Dec. 15, 2019 to get 25% off regular villa rates.

Stay in Villa Palazzo and you’ll be situated right in the Chianti Valley, close to three famous Tuscan cities: Florence, Pisa and Siena. The villa itself is a popular destination, as it’s been featured in magazines for its décor. Actress Julia Roberts was among the first guests to stay at the villa since it was renovated.

Though restored, the building keeps its historic charm and traditional architectural characteristics. Each room in this six-bedroom villa is unique in color, décor and furnishings. While you’re there, take in the surrounding Chianti Valley, as Villa Palazzo looks out over the area’s vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests.

Villa Simonetta

Special: Book by Dec. 17, 2019 and get 10% off regular villa rates.

Built in 1800, Villa Simonetta in Calenzano offers charm and elegance throughout. The open floor plan and high ceilings leave plenty of room for all 10 guests to sit by the villa’s two fireplaces or unwind in the living room.

You’ll marvel at the original details of this five-bedroom villa, including antiques, hardwood floors and an open-well central staircase. Meanwhile, the private swimming pool in the villa’s enclosed garden, along with the portico complete with a dining table for friends and family to gather for meals al fresco, provides the perfect excuse to step outside and enjoy the Tuscan countryside.

Ready to book? You can use any combination of ClubPoints, Bonus Points and cash toward Villas of Distinction reservations. Rates vary by villa size, season and location, with pricing starting from 1,800 ClubPoints or Bonus Points per night. For more information, go to hgvc.villasofdistinction.com.

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