Richard Branson likes to do things in style. After creating uproar in the skies with the Virgin Atlantic and the soon to be launched Virgin Galactic, he has also wooed earthlings with everything from mobiles to megastores and producing music. If that was not enough the Virgin giant now offers escapades that are the epitomes of luxury and style. Never to miss an opportunity to enthrall his guests the Virgin Limited Edition is Sir Richards Branson’s medley of luxury retreats and is a part of the Virgin Hotel Group’s Limited. The Virgin group’s website has gone a long way in explaining as to why it has been named the Virgin Limited Edition. The website claims “when you refer to something that’s ‘limited edition’, it normally implies a kind of extraordinary, rare quality, usually offering something better, exclusive or more desirable.” True enough for the Virgin Limited Edition does offer its guests a plethora of choices. Ranging from private islands, submarines, mountain lodges, Kasbahs, wild life safaris, game reserves and a private member’s club Sir Richard’s fine and luxurious collection of retreats can make your holiday an experience of a lifetime.
One has reason enough to be eclectic for all retreats claim to be very different from each other and are gems that endeavour to provide you with the best hospitality services. A unique feature of the Virgin Limited Edition super luxury retreats is that they are not only a holiday destination where you can celebrate with your family and friends but also a business hub which can used for organizing official gatherings.
The Virgin Limited Edition’s Ulusaba Safari Lodge and private game reserve is a new entrant in the Virgin Limited Edition group. The Safari lodge created quite a stir in the world of luxury traveling after it provided IPad concierge for its guests at the lodge. Read on to know more about the lodge and the concierge iPad.
The Ulusaba Safari Lodge and Private Game Reserve
Nestled in the Sabi Sands Reserve of the Kruger National park in South Africa, the reserve comprises of two lodges below a canopy of trees. The lodge may not boast of providing its guests with state of the art amenities but they have been done up elegantly and have been designed keeping in mind the wild and natural environs that surround this game reserve. The rooms offer a breathtaking view of the Drakensburg Mountains and while at the lodge you will find yourself blending with the wilderness around, thus making the lodge an ideal place for game viewing.
Despite being a safari lodge, the game reserve also offers a variety of urban enjoyments which includes a tennis court, a gym facility and a spa. Personalised safari drives and home cooked sumptuous meals are also provided for by the gracious and attentive team at the lodge.
The iPad Concierge
Technology has also made a foray in this land of the wild. Keeping in mind Sir Branson’s penchant for gizmos and gadgets, the safari has provided its guests with an IPad Conciereg. Developed by Gourmet Pixels for Virgin Limited Edition the IPad comes with a bespoke application. “This bespoke iPad app is a fantastic way for our guests to gain a full overview of what services Ulusaba offers in an easy and engaging format. We hope that our guests will enjoy using the app”, states Janet Hoolohan, Sales & Marketing Director for Virgin Limited Edition. The IPad has been installed in selected room and suites and provides the guests with relevant information regarding the reserve, rangers, trackers and also some interactive game for the kids.
The iPad also assists the guests in planning their stay at the lodge and also by making dinner reservations for them. They can make most of the trip by using the IPad concierge who will also fix their spa appointments and suggest them what to wear during a safari. When lost in wilderness, the iPad will keep you connected with your family and friends since it can also be used for sending emails and postcards.