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Contact: Gail Richard
603-430-4433, ext. 112


Top 10 Most Romantic Hideaways for 2011 Reveals Sexy & Secret Sanctuaries
Even Cupid Hasn't Heard Of

Portsmouth, New Hampshire--(February 2011)--"Cupid may have wings, but he hasn't been everywhere yet," says Mike Thiel, Founder and President of Hideaways InternationalTM, Inc., ( Mike and his team scour the globe in search of secret retreats with that special something, far from the madding crowds. "We look for pleasing design, great but not obtrusive service, and unique attributes that are anything but cookie-cutter," says Mike. "And occasionally we uncover a hidden gem that captures the very essence of passion."'s Top 10 Most Romantic Hideaways for 2011

1. Glenmere Mansion (Chester, New York)--Escape to this cozy country estate (once owned by a real tycoon) and stroll hand-in-hand in the formal gardens, dance to "your song" played on the grand piano, and retreat to your elegant suite with classic decor and all the modern conveniences.

2. Little Palm Island (Florida Keys)--Reachable only by boat, this idyllic hideaway has just 28 stilted, thatched-roof bungalows (where no TVs or phones can interrupt the mood), tempting hammocks under swaying palms, a Zen Garden, and superb cuisine served right on the beach.

3. Moonlight Camp - Paws Up (Greenough, Montana)--This luxury riverside tent camp, for adults only, offers a romantic taste of the Old West and a near-nature experience, with no hint of roughing it. Dine on gourmet cuisine, and enjoy a sore-muscle-melting massage in the Spa Tent. A "camping butler" is near at hand to grant your every wish.'s Top 10 Most Romantic Hideaways for 2011
1. Glenmere Mansion (Chester, New York)
2. Little Palm Island (Florida Keys)
3. Moonlight Camp - Paws Up (Greenough, Montana)
4. Jamaica Inn (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)
5. Blue Palace Resort & Spa (Crete, Greece)
6. Villa & Palazzo Aminta (Stresa, Italy)
7. The Salt Hotel (Uyuni, Bolivia)
8. Turtle Inn (Placencia, Belize)
9. The Sarojin (Khao Lak, Thailand)
10. Silversea Cruises (Worldwide)

4. Jamaica Inn (Ocho Rios, Jamaica)--This one's all about enjoying traditional British civility and service in an intimate beach setting with a 6-acre gardened estate, a 700-foot private beach, and a collection of enticing suites and elegant cottages. Hideaways' favorite: Cottage #3 on a rocky bluff, very private and elegant, with an intimate hot tub overlooking the azure Caribbean.

5. Blue Palace Resort & Spa (Crete, Greece)--Foster a little romance while sharing an open-air meal by candlelight overlooking Mirabello Bay, then restore your libido with a sensual steam bath and picture an indefinite future together while relaxing in your room's own (swimsuit-optional) infinity pool.

6. Villa & Palazzo Aminta (Stresa, Italy)--Enjoy old-world Italian luxury and life's most civilized pleasures here, whether you're relaxing in a chaise by Lake Maggiore, jetting from one alluring island to another (easily reachable from the hotel's dock), or sharing a divine meal.

7. The Salt Hotel (Uyuni, Bolivia)--When it's time to add a little spice to your daily routine, consider adding some salt, literally, at this boutique hotel. Almost everything, including your bed, is made of salt from the Uyuni Salt Flats, the world's largest, highest, and most dramatic expanse of salt.

8. Turtle Inn (Placencia, Belize)--Built by film director Francis Ford Coppola, this archetypical beach hideout (just perfect for you "castaway couple" types) is perhaps best described as rustically elegant, with its thatched-roof cottages, well-manicured grounds, and Bali-meets-Belize decor.

9. The Sarojin (Khao Lak, Thailand)--At this modern Asian oasis of restoration, each of the spacious one-bedroom "guest residences" is set among serene gardens and benefits from little luxuries like a couple's bath. The in-house "Imagineer" (the ultimate personal concierge) can organize all manner of romantic escapes, like a private champagne picnic by a hidden waterfall.

10. Silversea Cruises (Worldwide)--This is the epitome of luxurious cruising, with intimate, all-oceanview-suite ships, six-star level of quality and service, fewer guests, more room, and an all-inclusive price tag that covers food, beverages, and a selection of well-organized excursions.

"This Valentine's Day, think outside the box of chocolates," says Mike. "Surprise your loved one with a most romantic gesture: Plan a trip-for-two to a clandestine hideout. Spending time in a passionate place is a great way to reignite the spark and keep romance alive any time of year."

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Hideaways International, Inc., which operates the Hideaways Aficionado® Club, has been seeking the best-of-kind and the out-of-the-ordinary for its savvy, discerning, and well-traveled members for more than three decades. Members, who hail from around the world, range from notable celebrities, musicians, publishers, authors, captains of industry, and politicians to ordinary folks with extraordinary taste. All are part of this lively community with a passion for travel away from the madding crowds.

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