SANTA CLAUS IS THE LATEST
"I NEED A HIDEAWAY" AWARD
PORTSMOUTH, NH (December 10, 2008) — In
recognition of his tireless commitment to making dreams come true
for children around the world, Santa Claus has been named this
season's recipient of the "I Need a Hideaway" Award by Hideaways
InternationalTM, the 30-year-old company catering to
discerning, passionate travelers.
As the winner, Santa is
now a privileged member of the Hideaways Aficionado®
Rather than return to the frozen tundra of the
North Pole after a laborious Christmas Eve this year,
Hideaways' Founder and President Mike Thiel invites Jolly
Old St. Nick to swap his red suit for a fluffy white robe when he
visits any of the following premier spa resorts, which are just a
few of the international hide-outs where Hideaways Aficionado
Club members receive complimentary spa
? The Sarojin (Phang Nga,
Thailand). "This contemporary Asian oasis of restoration and harmony is the place for an
on-the-go man like Santa to unwind," said Thiel. "He and Mrs.
Claus will find their spacious and contemporary one-bedroom
residence tucked among serene gardens, and just a stroll from a
nearly seven-mile-long stretch of beach along the Andaman Sea. The
two of them will enjoy spending time reconnecting in their Thai
sala, or ?place of rest,' which is a decadent and private outdoor
pavilion. I'm sure they'll also love their member perk of a
complimentary 60-minute traditional Thai massage for
? Ladera Resort (Soufriere, St. Lucia).
"Santa is a kid at heart, and I'm sure he'll enjoy
Ladera's treehouse-style villas," said Thiel. "He and the Mrs.
will be perched 1,000 feet above the coast, between St. Lucia's
Pitons, where they can take in the amazing views from their
three-walled villa — where the fourth wall might be expected, your
room is wide open to sky, sea views, and cool breezes. Their villa
will even have a private swimming pool and kitchen, and they can
enjoy their member perk of a complimentary couples' massage during
? Turtle Inn (Placencia, Belize).
"I hope Santa has a red bathing suit, because he'll need it at Turtle Inn, where he and
the Mrs. Claus will surely be tempted to frolic in the sparkling
turquoise ocean," said Thiel. "Their thatched-roof bungalow will
be nestled under waving palms, with a panoramic beach view, and a
private garden with outdoor shower. They can soothe away the
holiday-induced stress with their member perk of a complimentary
Thai massage for two."
"Santa has a very demanding job,"
said Thiel. "And even with his magic, he must be ready for a
vacation after 12 months spent helping his elves make gifts, and
then delivering all those presents in one night. Next year, Santa
should make things easier by giving gift memberships in the
Hideaways Aficionado Club to all those travelers on his
About the "I Need a Hideaway"
This special honor is bestowed on public figures
who've earned a well-deserved break by overcoming adversity, or
who need to escape the limelight they've earned through incredible
misdeeds. Past winners of the "I Need a Hideaway" Award include
ex-Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer, Al Gore, President Bill
Clinton, "OJ" Simpson, and Mayor Rudolph
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