Virtuoso Life May 2018 7 Hotels Where Kids and Adults Can Learn

7 Hotels Where Kids and Adults Can Learn

The best part about the educational activities and hands-on lessons at these hotels “classrooms” – no, there will not be a quiz. 
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Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
The 349-room Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes' complimentary Studio by Petit VIP program lets aspiring Spielbergs and Coppolas (ages 4 through 12) dive into filmmaking. Kids work as screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, and actors while creating a short movie that premieres, in true Cannes fashion, in the hotel’s private screening room.
Lights, camera, action at Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes.
Lights, camera, action at Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes.
2
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Nature in its most pristine form – secluded beaches, quiet hikes, reef-rich snorkeling – is what the tiny Hawaiian island of Lanai is all about. At the 213-room Four Seasons Resort Lanai, kids’ club activities emphasize conservation via guided adventures to the lava-rock tide pools at Hulopoe Bay, where mini marine biologists learn how to identify sea stars, hermit crabs, moray eels, and more.
Hulopoe Bay adventures at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
Hulopoe Bay adventures at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
3
Ocean House
While parents lounge on the private beach or sip Pimm’s Cups on the croquet lawn at Rhode Island’s genteel Ocean House, kids hit the herb garden with the 67-room hotel’s resident food forager to learn about seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table dining. The outing is part of the property’s Center for Wine & Culinary Arts programming, along with kid-friendly baking, chocolate, and pizza-making lessons.
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Hotel Hassler
Kids’ field trips at the 91-room Hotel Hassler in Rome include Vatican visits, gelato-tasting adventures, and a journey to the Gruppo Storico Romano gladiator school, where they don tunics and parry with wooden swords in a sandy arena while learning about the competition’s 2,000-year-old history.
A friendly spar in Rome.
A friendly spar in Rome.
5
Casa Angelina
At the 43-room Casa Angelina on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, sign up for a session with local potters from Ceramiche Parlato to decorate and glaze your own ceramic tiles, a signature of this region.
At Casa Angelina, lessons in ceramics <em>and</em> living la dolce vita.
At Casa Angelina, lessons in ceramics and living la dolce vita.
6
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
A timeless souvenir from Peru: your new go-to happy hour recipe. At Cuzco’s 122-room Belmond Hotel Monasterio, bartenders teach guests how to make the country’s beloved pisco sour during lessons available on request.
 
A bartender-turned-teacher at Belmond Hotel Monasterio.
A bartender-turned-teacher at Belmond Hotel Monasterio.
7
Hamilton Princess and Beach Club
You may not be able to beat the pro sailors who compete off Bermuda’s coast, but now you can train like them. A beachfront fitness class at the 410- room Hamilton Princess and Beach Club covers upper-body circuit training, jogging, swimming, and more. Post-lesson, congratulate yourself on a workout well done with a Dark n’ Stormy at the Beach Club.
 

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