November 22, 2010 | By Merri Lou Martin
I just spent an incredible weekend at the St. Regis Deer Crest with 28 Andavo Travel advisors from California, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The energy among the advisors accelerated each day as we shared best practices, met with 20 preferred suppliers on an individual basis, and listened to presentations on social media, the newly created website for Andavo Travel and Virtuoso, our luxury travel affiliate.
St. Regis was a perfect setting for our weekend event. It is ideally situated in lower Deer Valley. The plush guest rooms are complete with a fireplace and stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains.
The highlight of the weekend was the dinner party hosted by Casa Nova, the premier estate at Deer Valley and Jenni Haines, estate manager. A fabulous dinner was prepared by Chef Meryl van der Merwe. The Casa Nova estate is a luxury ski in/ski out home just outside the ski lounge on the 7th floor. It is a perfect getaway for a week of skiing in the winter and water activities on the Jordanelle Reservoir in the summer.
After an energetic weekend of networking, sharing and bonding we returned home with new ideas and renewed enthusiasm to be the best of the best vacation travel advisors.