Live Auction Packages
Here are the amazing live auction packages that will be available during the 2015 65 Roses Gala. We extend a huge thank you to our generous live auction donors – you have made this the best auction yet!
AQUA MEKONG RIVER CRUISE – 7 Nights
Imagine seven (7) magical nights for two on the ultimate river safari. Float down the iconic Mekong River between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Saigon, Vietnam aboard the pinnacle of luxury cruising: the Aqua Mekong. With only 20 staterooms, the ultra-exclusive Aqua Mekong sports an outdoor plunge pool with private cabanas, elegant spa, outdoor cinema, screening room with theatre-style seating, top deck gym, high speed wireless internet, antique-artisanal boutique and so much more! WATCH the AERIAL TOUR of the Aqua Mekong!!
Relax in your air-conditioned Design Suite featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic views, a sleek dual-sink bathroom with large walk-in shower and a luxurious California king bed. Each day four auxiliary launch boats with experienced river guides depart two to three times to lead guests into the sultry jungle on foot or by bicycle along the riverbanks. Enjoy Aqua’s 5-star cuisine while gazing upon flooded emerald forests, ancient ruins, floating markets and Delta river life. Your Aqua Expeditions river cruise includes all on-board meals with house wine & beer, daily on-shore excursions, laundry services, bike use and free internet. This exciting package also includes 250,000 AAdvantage Miles!
GOLFING IN PARADISE – 3 Nights
You and three of your best buddies will spend four (4) days playing the greatest public course in America and five-time host of the U.S. Open: Pebble Beach! This amazing package for four includes two rounds of golf per person at the renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links and/or the challenging Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The camaraderie continues off the course as you spend three (3) nights luxuriating in your private residence, Chateau Valentine, a one-of-a-kind five bedroom French Chateau centrally located in the heart of the Pebble Beach Community. The quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea awaits you with exquisite shopping and a multitude of restaurants and art galleries to explore.
Compliments of Chris Sullivan
WEEKEND AT THE BILTMORE – 2 Nights
Relax and unwind with a weekend escape for two to the apex of luxury: The Biltmore Hotel Miami-Coral Gables. Enjoy the old-world glamour, tradition and elegance offered by a package that includes: Round-trip stretch limousine service from your home to The Biltmore with champagne flowing; weekend stay (2-nights) in The Biltmore’s famous two-story Everglades “Al Capone” Suite, complete with hand-painted ceilings, baby grand piano, diningroom table and Roman bathtub; day relaxing in your own poolside luxury Cabana; one Couples Massage of Choice (50-minutes); and finally, dinner for two at the Palm d’Or Restaurant (6 course tasting).
Compliments of The Biltmore Hotel and Dr. Zachariah Zachariah
DISCOVER FRANCE – 10 Nights
Fly American Airlines to Paris where you and a guest will spend three (3) incredible nights in a Makassar Suite at the legendary jewel of the Parisian Art Deco movement, the 5-star Prince de Galles. Located on Avenue George V – only a five minute walk from the Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower – your elegant Art Deco suite features a fireplace and 20-25 metres furnished terrace.
Visit the heart of the Cote-d’Or, Beaune. Surrounded by famous wine villages, this walled city in Burgundy is paradise for art lovers, wine lovers and gastronomes. Spend two (2) nights in an idyllic, upscale hotel as you explore the famous Hospices de Beaune, the city’s 15th century wine cellars, medieval chateaus and UNESCO abbey. Complete your visit with a private wine tour and tasting at Maison Joseph Drouhin.
Three (3) nights on the French Riveria awaits you next. Explore Cannes’ renowned beaches, the Old Port, Path of the Stars and the Palais de Festivals before returning to your private studio apartment inside the Palais Miramar on the famous La Croisette Promenade. Return to Paris for two (2) nights at the unparalled Le Bristol Paris, home to triple Michelin-starred Chef Erik Frechon. A chic refuge of discreet luxury and savoir-faire, your deluxe room (485 sq ft) is decorated with original Louis XV and Louis XVI-period furnishings. Daily breakfast included. Join the palace hotel Le Bristol Paris as they celebrate their 90th anniversary on the Rue de Faubourg Sainte-Honore. This package includes 200,000 AAdvantage Miles.
Compliments of American Airlines; Prince de Galles Hotel Paris; Dreyfus, Ashby & Co; Teodora Bulmer and Le Bristol Paris
CALIFORNIA WINE VACATION – 7 Nights
Fly in style to San Francisco with your 130,000 AAdvantage Miles where you and a guest will spend two (2) incredible nights at The Westin St. Francis. Located in historic Union Square, this landmark is steps away from upscale shopping and incredible dining options. When you’re tired of city life head to Napa Valley for five (5) nights in riverfront accommodations at the River Terrace Inn (3-nights) and the Westin Verasa (2-nights). You are now within walking distance to more than 15 Napa Valley tasting rooms, artisan boutiques and numerous restaurants.
Fill your days with amazing wine experiences compliments of Premier Beverage. Your personalized line-up includes: Cave tour, tasting and vineyard tour at Pine Ridge Vineyards; Lunch, tasting and estate tour at the legendary Freemark Abbey Winery (home to a wine library that’s the envy of the Valley); and finally, a cave tour and wine tasting at Rombauer Vineyards. Watch the sunset and experience fine dining service aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train as you savour a gourmet dinner in a faithfully restored antique Pullman car.
Enjoy the River Terrace Inn’s complimentary evening wine hour, heated pool, courtesy cruiser bicycles and state-of-the-art fitness center. The Westin Verasa offers the ultimate in relaxation with a heated saltwater pool, hot tub and poolside cabana massages. It is also home to Michelin Star-awarded Chef Ken Frank and his renowned La Toque restaurant!!
Compliments of The Westin St. Francis, Premier Beverage, The Westin Verasa, River Terrace Inn, Napa Valley Wine Train and American Airlines
COLORADO SKI VACATION – 7 Nights
Two Ski Trips/One Package.
1st Trip: Telluride. Spend four (4) nights in a Luxe King Room for two at the Madeline Hotel & Residences. Consistently voted a “Top 5 Hotels in the West” property by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, the Madeline offers a great Mountain Village location next to the skating rink within easy walking distance of local restaurants and bars. Sporting a fully indoor pool and Jacuzzi, on-site spa, two restaurants, fitness center and easy accesss to the slopes, this luxurious property offers an idyllic escape. Choose your vacation date and get ready with a $200 Gift Certificate from Peter Glenn Ski & Sports.
2nd Trip: Vail. You and a guest will ski with the biggest names in TV, Film, Sports and Music at the American Airlines Celebrity Ski March 3-6, 2016. This ski package for two incliudes: Round-trip airfare on American Airlines; Round-trip ground transportation; three (3) nights at the beautifiul Vail Cascade Resort & Spa; ALL meals; nightly cocktail reception & entertainment; Private Concert with one of today’s biggest artists (think Daughtry); Lift tickets for three (3) days; Race clinic with former World Freestyle Champion Wayne Wong; Race slot on a Celebrity Ski Team; and Gift Bag that includes K2 Super Sidecut skis, Marker bindings, ski travel bag, Maui Jim sunglasses, ski jacket and MORE!
Compliments of Madeline Hotel and Residences, Peter Glenn Ski & Sports, American Airlines/CFF
LITTLE PALM ISLAND SCAPE – 3 Nights
Find paradise with three (3) exquisite nights in an Elegance Suite at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. Just emerging from a multimillion-dollar renovation, this romantic island sanctuary has perfected pampering. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, let Little Palm greet you with a welcome cocktail and chilled champagne waiting in your bungalow.
With just 30 suites, Little Palm is a sanctuary that cacoons guests in tranquility. Your thatched-rood bungalow offers a private deck with ocean view and an outdoor shower encompassed by bamboo. Sink into your king size canopy bed, unwind in the separate living area and refresh in the luxurious bathroom appointed with mother-of-pearl tiles, separate shower, crystal sconces, and boudoir tub.
Hammocks beckon from the trees, lounge chairs tempt you from the beach, and spa therapists make your body forget the rest of the world. Dip into the still waters of the Lagoon-style pool or stroll one of the best beaches in the Keys. If you seek adventure, fill your days with sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing (backwater or deep sea), skydiving, or dolphin encounter. Personalized dining services can transform any space into the ultimate dinner setting. Request a romantic picnic, sunset beach dinner, decadent in-room dining on your private deck, or a formal table on the Sunset Dock. Package includes daily breakfast and one dinner for two. This is your paradise – enjoy!