April 01, 2003
> Meetings & Conventions: Out There April 2003

April 2003

Far-flung and fabulous

Southern vintage. A new wine-tasting tour offered by LanChile Vacations takes oenophiles way, way down South to sample the vintages of Chile and Argentina. The seven day itineraries include stops in the Maipo Valley in Chile and Argentina’s Mendoza region. (877) 219-0345;

Executive sweets. The new Chocoholics Bar at the Hyatt Regency Washington is bringing some much-needed sweetness to D.C. The venue offers such to-die-for treats as white chocolate raspberry rose cake, chocolate raspberry tort and chocolate pistachio pâté. (202) 783-2582;
Celtic Getaway
The Knight of Glin and his wife, Madam Fitzgerald, are on hand to provide guests a warm Irish failte (“welcome”) to their ancestral home of Glin Castle. The historic venue, on the River Shannon in County Limerick, has 15 guest rooms and is open from March through December. (011) 353-68-34173;
Very Venice. The new 205-room San Clemente Palace provides stunning views of St. Mark’s Square from its very own island vantage point. Ferry service takes guests to other nearby islands and attractions. (011) 39-041-241-3484;  

Name That Dune Mountain Travel Sobek offers small group (up to 20) tours of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a remote land of sand, elephants and nomads. (800) 282-8747; -->

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