SOURCE: Capricorne Villas

January 22, 2008 14:53 ET

Capricorne Villas Adds 12 Ultra-Luxurious Villas in Maui, HI and Park City, UT to Its Dynamic Collection

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Capturing a new generation of affluent and luxury-oriented travelers, Capricorne Villas now offers an additional 12 villas in Maui, HI and Park City, UT to its members, bringing them a total of 70 villas worldwide to select from in the most desirable destinations.

Through a revolutionary new concept developed by founders Lars-Henrik Friis Molin and Marcus Haglid, Capricorne Villas was born from the traditional private destination club design where members pay a fee to have exclusive access to villas. However, with Capricorne Villas' groundbreaking model, members are not required to pay a heavy deposit to join the club, yet are still offered flexibility, service and three different levels of membership (Globetrotter, Jet Setter, Voyager) to suit their individual travel needs. Capricorne Villas members pay a nominal membership fee and then only pay for the nights they utilize the villa.

The Pleasures of Capricorne Villas Membership

Each membership includes superior service with its highly trained concierge providers and travel planners, and members are able to access a group of handpicked villas from the Capricorne Villas collection. Each villa is carefully selected for the smart, luxury focused, but time-crunched members who still covet the act of "togethering" in a private setting but who expect a seamless experience from start to finish.

With the seclusion of a private home, each villa offers a level of comfort and service generally found only in five-star hotels. Villas come with full housekeeping services and their own in-residence concierge. A personal planner attends to all pre-trip details, making the visit relaxingly hassle-free, and will advise about private chef, butler and chauffeur services. A personal destination host ensures that visitors have full access to all the most desirable features of their selected region for maximum enjoyment.

Daily activities can be planned and booked in advance, including tennis or golf, sailing, deep-sea fishing, extreme sports, a session with a personal trainer, meditation, yoga, Pilates and spa treatments. For unforgettable evenings, the options are exciting and diverse: sunset cruises, dancing by starlight, wine and whiskey tastings, restaurant reservations, theater and movie tickets, casino visits, even poker with a pro can be arranged.

Below is a small sampling of the villas and rates in Maui and Park City:

Maui: Villa Aiwa

Access to the world famous Ka'anapali Beach is just steps from this 4,000 square-foot house and beachside pool. Facing the west, this villa sleeps six and has five bathrooms, serving up scarlet sunsets and dazzling moonsets along with some of the island's best whale watching during the winter season. Each of the three bedrooms, featuring plush beds, has its own private en-suite bathroom and entertainment system. The swimming pool reflects graceful palm trees that frame the garden -- perfect for a swim under the stars, with light from the tiki torches. The Great Room features cathedral ceilings and the kitchen has just been re-stocked with brand new supplies and appliances commensurate with luxury standards.

A working visit at Villa Aiwa is easy as it features a convenient office nook with a large desk and iMac computer ready for guest use. This single level design provides very comfortable living for guests with limited movement. Activity options are just a hop and skip away where there is a beachfront kiosk which rents ocean sports equipment including surf boards, boogie boards, skim boards and snorkel sets. On days when guests prefer not to cook, they can take a short walk to the casual beachfront café, "The Castaway."

Member rates start at $2,000 per night.

Maui: Villa Kapalua

This 5,700 square-foot location features four bedrooms with 180-degree ocean views from every room and poolside. It sleeps eight and is perfect for avid golfers or golf spectators as all bedrooms have a magnificent view of the Plantation Golf Course and the beautiful West Maui mountains. Also as stunning on the inside as the outside, Villa Kapalau features tiger wood doors that open to a marble tiled foyer and etched glass panels created by a local Maui artist. The beauty continues up the glass spiral staircase to the Master bedroom and office/bedroom connected by a glass catwalk. The Great Room has 20-foot high ceilings and glass floors that disappear into the walls to create a 20-foot wide panoramic view of the ocean and Molokai. To fulfill cooking and eating needs, there is a fabulous chef's kitchen and two Dacor ovens with a six burner gas range. All bedrooms are equipped with a TV and DVD, their own washing facilities and king or queen sized beds.

Member rates start at $1,700 per night.

Park City: Villa Canyons

Villa Canyons offers tranquillity with breathtaking mountain views and is one of the few mountain side, single-family residences available for non-owners in Park City. Nestled in a grove of aspens in one of the premier private neighbourhoods, this luxurious 5,500 square-foot estate offers a unique combination of a tranquil setting with restaurants, shopping and nightlife just minutes away. Featuring six bedrooms and convertibles, each with private bathroom, the three-level home can sleep up to 14 people with unique public and private spaces. Inside the home, guests will appreciate its warm interior wood detailing and antiques as well as a great room of natural stone, with a soaring two-level ceiling, gas fireplace and large windows facing uphill.

Perfect for skiers of all levels, Villa Canyons features a ski prep room, ski-in and ski-out access, and base lifts just four miles away (free shuttle bus service available). Guests can warm up outdoors in the five-person outdoor spa, outdoor wood-burning fireplace or inside, in the six-person hot tub or their personal jetted tub. In the summer, hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails are just out the door. The Park City area boasts several championship quality public golf courses. Activities include world-renowned white-water rafting and fly fishing, a leisurely hot-air balloon flight or shopping in the nearby outlets or gallery hopping on Main Street.

Member rates start at $4,500 per week.

Park City: Villa Sue

The views from almost every room in Villa Sue will have guests never wanting to leave this 5,000 square-foot six-bedroom ski home. Located in the Bear Hollow Village area of Park City, Utah, Villa Sue is as beautiful on the inside as outside. Designed by award winning interior designers, the villas' exquisite décor includes three stone fireplaces and stone floors in main areas, a gourmet kitchen and a dining room with a conferred ceiling and leather seating for at least ten. Decks offer magnificent mountain views, a hot tub for eight and a gas grill. There are eight bathrooms and the main level has a powder bath. Convenience is key at this villa, which includes wireless and broadband Internet, and is near The Lespri Club, a casual bistro, 24 hour concierge service, spa facilities and golf.

Member rates start at $700 per night

For more information on becoming a member of Capricorne Villas, please visit www.capricornevillas.com or call 858.952.0795.

About Capricorne Villas

Founded in 2005, Capricorne Villas is a private membership club dedicated to providing exquisitely appointed, private luxury villas and superlative services in the world's most desirable locations. The company offers luxury living in elegant villas at a price performance better than that of most luxury hotels, with low financial risk to members and unparalleled personal travel planning attention.

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