Onsite Reviews

Bali beds on the Heaven side offer stunning views of the surroundings.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Rock Royalty Only

Experience a taste of the rock star lifestyle at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, no Grammy necessary.
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Discovery Cove offers a relaxing environment.

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Escape to Discovery Cove

While visiting the Discovery Cove all-inclusive day resort on a recent press trip in Orlando, I underwent a digital detox as a result of a depleted phone battery and MIA portable solar charger.
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Palace restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onsite Review: Dining Through the Holy Land

It’s just after Sukkot, the 7-day Jewish harvest holiday, and the hooks holding the traditional tents are still hanging from the atrium of Jerusalem’s newest five-star hotel. Strolling through the courtyard at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem feels just as if you’re walking through the Old City, the lamps and Ottoman-style arches bringing elements of Jerusalem’s streets indoors.
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Valencia’s Central Market is open daily.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onsite Review: Lovely Valencia

Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, after Barcelona and Madrid, has plenty of cultural and family-friendly activities, as well as great eats.
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The Tres CerveZa’s microbrewery.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

Onsite Review: Hyatt Ziva Cancun

In the rapidly expanding world of all-inclusive resorts Hyatt Ziva Cancun is finding new ways to up the all-inclusive ante.
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The Butler Village Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Sanctuary One Bedroom Villa Suite with Private Pool.

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Onsite Review: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort

Almost every time a staffer in a golf cart passed me while I was walking to/from my butler suite at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, he or she offered me a lift. Why? (a) The resort covers a lot of ground. (b) The employees really know how to provide service. (c) I looked incapable of walking without adult supervision. Class, your job is to pick the two correct answers.
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Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska is building a new dock and Welcome Center for the upcoming cruise season.

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Onsite Review: Icy Strait Point, Hoonah

What can a town with no stop lights, two gas stations, one public school from pre-K to 12th grade, a total population of 765, one combined volunteer fire and police station, and a clinic with one doctor who comes to town a few times a month offer your clients? A whole lotta charm.
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A premium oceanview guestroom.

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Viva Ziva!

Symbolizing rebirth after Hurricane Odile’s wrath forced the shuttering of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in September 2014, a single surviving palm continues to sprout fresh fronds. One year and one day after Category 3 winds battered the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip, the Playa Hotels & Resorts-owned beachfront property emerged as a re-imagined playground more deeply infused with the area’s rich spirit.
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A Maasai community welcome is warm and colorful. (Carla Hunt)

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Kenya, Wildly Appealing

Kenya cares. And had you joined our press trip last November, you would have learned that an extensive private-public sector commitment is underway to conserve Kenya’s wild heritage and enhance the well-being of this country’s local communities.
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Spa relaxation area.

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Onsite Review: Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection

The Bahia Principe resort in Riviera Maya, a huge, 4-complex property complete with a casino, a marketplace, a nightclub, spas, and more than enough places for kicking back and relaxing, is made for clients who might want to venture offsite to explore the area, but are perfectly content staying put and enjoying all the amenities an all-inclusive resort of this magnitude offers.
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