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Exclusive Resorts' Collection Features Over 20 of Travel + Leisure's 2016 World's Best Award Winners

In 2016, over 20 properties and destinations in Exclusive Resorts' Vacation Collection were recognized by Travel + Leisure's esteemed World's Best Awards, an annual reader survey which rates the best hotels, cruises, islands and cities around the globe.

"For over a decade, we have offered our Members access to the most sought after destinations and resorts," said Cathy Ross, CEO of Exclusive Resorts. "We congratulate our incredible partners for being recognized by this leading travel authority for their superior accommodations, impeccable service and world-class amenities-- all traits that made them a perfect fit for our portfolio."

According to a release, Exclusive Resorts' Residence Collection includes five four-bedroom villas at Hotel Castello di Casole voted the "#1 Resort Hotel in Europe," along with 16 four-bedroom cottages at The Cloister Sea at Island, ranked 73rd on the "100 Best Hotels in the World" list.

Members also enjoy access to two- and three-bedroom residences at the Montage Laguna Beach and Deer Valley--both ranked within the "Top 10 Best Resorts in California and the West." Additionally, six, two-bedroom apartments at the Trump International Hotel & Tower top the magazine's "Best Hotels in Chicago" list.

As part of the Club's new Hotel Collection, Members also enjoy access to luxurious suites at The Peninsula Shanghai named the "#1 Best City Hotel in Asia," and superb accommodations at La Reserve Paris, ranked 3rd on the "Best City Hotels in Europe" list. For those looking to explore the United States, the Club's Experience Collection also offers stays at the XV Beacon in Boston, recently named the "#2 Best City Hotel in the Continental U.S." alongside the more exotic Singita Sabi Sand, Sabi Sand Game Reserve ranked the "#2 Best Safari Lodge in Africa."

In addition to hotels and resorts, a number of travel destinations found within Exclusive Resorts' Vacation Collection were honored by Travel + Leisure. Destinations featured on the "Best Cities in the World" list included: Bangkok, Barcelona, Charleston, Florence, Kyoto, New Orleans, Rome and San Miguel de Allende.

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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."



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