Celebrate Twenty Years of Life at Vienna’s Life Ball
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - Steele Luxury Travel recently announced that it will be the exclusive USA-base tour operator for the Life Ball for the fourth year in a row. This glittering event is Europe’s biggest HIV/AIDS benefit gala, one of the largest in the world, and by far the most fantastical.
Held in the ancient imperial capital of Vienna, the Life Ball is a dazzling, once-in-lifetime experience where some of the world’s greatest fighters and luminaries come together in the battle against HIV/AIDS. Bill Clinton, Janet Jackson, Sharon Stone and Brooke Shields are rich supporters in the cause and past attendees. In 2011, the Life Ball raised €1.9 million in one single night.
Founded in 1993, every Life Ball carries a theme and motto; starting in 2009, a cycle of the four alchemic elements began: Water ("Let Love Flow"), Earth ("Sow the Seeds of Solidarity"), Air ("Spread the Wings of Tolerance!"), and now, on May 19th, 2012, the primordial power of divine Fire takes the stage with "Fight the Flames of Ignorance!"
The Life Ball transforms the historic Viennese city hall into a phantasmagoria of light and sound, music and dance. Steele Luxury Travel guests will witness up close and personal the 2-hour-opening extravaganza on City Hall Square, before moving the celebration inside the gracefully gothic city hall. The grand chambers and yards of this historical building open up for guests in full costume or black tie dress, indulging them with an iridescent show comprising of live concerts by international stars exciting performances and culinary surprises until sunrise.
The audience can expect glitter and opulence on a mind-boggling scale, culminating in the grand finale fashion show - Donatella Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Roberto Cavalli, Gianfranco Ferré, Missoni, Moschino, Agent Provocateur, DSQUARED2, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, the Blonds for Patricia Field among others have presented their creations at the Life Ball.
Having assisted you in securing your Business or Economy Class seats to Vienna, Steele Luxury Travel will welcome to you Austria before you before whisking you off to the casual luxury of Vienna’s Ring Hotel, your home base for the festivities. Those festivities, however, will for you continue long after the Life Ball itself: An exclusive tour of the Demel confectionary house and a grand post-Life Ball Sunday brunch await you.
And then there is Prague. Immediately following your Life Ball 2012 Experience, it is on to the capital of the Czech Republic, the gorgeous "City of a Hundred Spires" (today’s count is 500).
Spending two nights at the luxurious 5-star Roccoforte Augustine Prague, Steele Travelers will be treated to three unforgettable days in this fairy tale of a city, taking in historic sites such as the majestic Prague Castle, the Wallenstein Garden, and the famous Charles Bridge, before sitting down to the fine Czech culinary traditions unique to Central Europe. Following Prague, Steele Luxury Travel can assist in arranging further travel extensions, or guests can return home.
Please contact Steele Luxury Travel for more details on your flight arrangements and a full schedule of Life Ball 2012 events.
Roundtrip airport transfers are also provided for Steele Travelers on the Austrian Airlines group flight.
• Land Only: $2,950 Double Occupancy
• Single Supplement: $1300
• Prices do not include international or domestic airfare.
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