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Captivating views from our room at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

Multi-Gen Staycation in Sunny Isles

I packed up my Jeep with my parents in tow, as my brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew led the way to our destination— a staycation at Newport Beach Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isles.
The 1-bedroom suite at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne’s Latest Re-imagination

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami recently debuted its latest multi-phase re-imagination, which included newly designed guestrooms and a new signature dining venue.
Kennedy Space Center's NASA Now attraction. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy Space Center.)

Kennedy Space Center’s NASA Now Attraction: A Must-See for Space Fans

Space fans won't want to miss Kennedy Space Center's NASA Now attraction, which allows guests to get an up-close look at vehicles that have traveled in space.
Guests can enjoy this pool and ocean views at B Ocean Resort for just $1 on their birthday. (Photo courtesy of B Hotels and Resorts.)

Go Virgo, It’s Your Birthday with $1 Stays

Agents, start picking up your phones and sending out those happy birthday e-mails to clients on your roster whose birthdays are from Aug. 22 - Sept. 22.
The Flagler King guestroom at The Julia. (Photo courtesy of The Julia.)

South Beach’s Newest Adults-Only Boutique Hotel

South Beach's newest boutique hotel, The Julia, opened earlier this month as an adults-only property in the South of Fifth, "SoFi," neighborhood. 
Guests staying at The Perry Hotel Key West have access to the onsite Stock Island Marina, which makes it easy to enjoy a plethora of water activities.

Eye on the World: The Perry Hotel Key West

The Perry Hotel Key West is the Keys' latest opening, located on Stock Island—an area known for its fishing community with an artsy vibe—just a 15-minute drive to Key West's popular Duval Street.
Save on winter escapes to The Sebastian-Vail in Vail Village. (Photo courtesy of The Sebastian-Vail.)

Winter Getaway Savings

For your clients thinking of their winter getaway, The Sebastian-Vail is offering a Book Winter and Save up to 40 Percent offer.
Hotel Beaux Arts Autograph Collection

Hotel Beaux Arts Wows

The Autograph Collection Hotels knows a pretty thing when it sees it, so it’s no surprise to yours truly that the fabulous Hotel Beaux Arts recently joined the Autograph Collection.
The Norwegian Bliss will feature the largest competitive racetrack at sea.

Norwegian Bliss To Debut Many Firsts at Sea

Featuring the largest competitive racetrack at sea, original new dining concepts, and heart-racing waterslides that round the side of the ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s sixteenth ship, the Norwegian Bliss, is already making quite the splash ahead of its spring 2018 debut.
Ponant is offering up to 30 percent off select Arctic expeditions in 2019. (Photo credit: Ponant/Lorraine Turc)

Ponant Offers Up To 30 Percent Off Arctic Expedition

Ponant is offering up to 30 percent off select Arctic expeditions in 2019.

Sail Through History with American Cruise Lines

Featuring several new ports of call in Washington D.C., Chestertown, Maryland, and Mt. Vernon, Virgina, American Cruise Lines’ new 11-day American Revolution Cruise visits some the nation’s most historically significant ports along the Chesapeake Bay.
Exterior rendering of the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.

Pechanga Rising

When the entire $285 million expansion project is complete this December, Pechanga Resort & Casino will become the largest resort/casino on the West Coast.

Sin City Update

This summer we’ve got our eyes set on the expansion of a Las Vegas original as well as some unbelievably “suite” deals for clients looking to book a last-minute summer rendezvous to Sin City.
Beginning next March, skiers and snowboarders will find the best of Tordrillo Mountain Lodge’s legendary heli-ski adventures at Winterlake Lodge. (Photo credit: Within the Wild Adventure Co/Tyrone Potgieter)

Heli-Ski in 2018

For winter sports enthusiasts who are always looking for the next mountain to conquer, 2018 will be the year they can check heli-skiing off of their travel to-do list.
The Commodore Suite.

Globetrotting: The Perry Hotel Key West

Key West’s latest property opening, The Perry Hotel Key West, brings a chic vibe to Stock Island, an area known for its fishing and artist community.
Poolside at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.

Head Over Heels

Romance blooms just as profusely here in the U.S.
The Four Seasons At The Surf Club opening in March.

Discover Miami Beach’s Up-and-Coming Town of Surfside

From the newly opened Four Seasons At The Surf Club to a range of local events, there's a lot to discover in Miami's uptown destination of Surfside.
Guests can get up-close and personal with five species of shark at Discovery Cove in Orlando. 

Swim with the Sharks at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is known for its dolphin interactions, but now guests can get up-close and personal with five species of shark.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced special Riptide Music Festival hotel packages.

Rockin’ Savings at Fort Lauderdale’s Riptide Music Festival

To celebrate the kick off of pre-sale tickets for the Dec. 2-3 Riptide Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced special Riptide Music Festival hotel packages.
Guests of The Edgewater will now receive complimentary shoe rentals through Seattle-based Brooks Running Company to explore the city.

The Edgewater Hotel Launches Active Program with Brooks Running Company

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel situated on the Seattle waterfront, announced a new fitness program in collaboration with Seattle-based Brooks Running Company.
AKA has created an exclusive Penthouse Collection at its landmarked AKA Times Square property.

AKA Times Square Redesigns Hotel Penthouse

AKA, which offers properties throughout the United States and London, has created an exclusive Penthouse Collection at its landmarked AKA Times Square property featuring 12 redesigned penthouse suites.
Abercrombie & Kent's Imperial Russia itinerary visits the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum. (Photo credit: Justin Weiler)

Abercrombie & Kent Announces New Luxury Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its 2018 Luxury Small Group Journeys portfolio to include five new journeys.
Westin Nashville is hosting a Solar Eclipse 2017 Watch Party at its rooftop bar.

5 Places to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

From Nashville to Wyoming, we’ve found six of the best places to watch the August 21 total solar eclipse.
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Editors’ B-Roll: A Glimpse of Pandora—the Land of Avatar

Take a virtual journey to Pandora—the World of Avatar—at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Among the new experiences at Walt Disney World Resort is a Minnie Van transportation service.

9 New Experiences Coming to Disney Parks and Resorts

At the D23 Expo 2017 last weekend in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced a line-up of brand-new attractions and experiences coming to Disney parks and resorts across the globe.
The 175-passenger American Constitution has been successfully launched. 

American Cruise Lines Successfully Launches American Constitution

American Cruise Lines has successfully launched the 175-passenger American Constitution.
Guests who book W Hotels' Heat Wave package receive this playful, limited edition pool float.

W Hotels’ Summer Offerings

W Hotels across the country are celebrating the summer season with a line-up of new offerings.
Pandora—The World of Avatar.

Onsite Review: New Openings in Central Florida

For the start of summer 2017, two of Central Florida’s theme parks—Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Universal Orlando Resort—enticed crowds with new fun-filled offerings: Disney opened the enchanting Pandora—The World of Avatar, and at Universal, the high-adrenaline Volcano Bay water theme park made its debut.
Hiking near Canyon Ranch Tucson.

Nourish Your Soul

“I think it’s fair to say that wellness is no longer a trend among today’s luxury travel segment; it’s really a lifestyle that is here to stay, particularly in a market like Los Angeles,” says Zachary Lapidus, director of rooms at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
JW Marriott Nashville will accommodate weddings ranging from intimate affairs to large-scale ceremonies.

JW Marriott Nashville’s Customized Weddings

JW Marriott Nashville will offer couples a one-one-kind wedding experience meticulously tailored to their individual tastes when it opens next year.
The adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is offering a new romance package.

Wedding Bands and Sun Tans: Beach Nuptials

Sunsets and white-sand beaches are the backdrop for these beach weddings.
Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach hosts small beach gatherings as well as lavish affairs. 

Specialty Wedding Options

Make your clients’ special day that much more memorable by providing them specialty wedding options unique to the couple.
The well bar at The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens.

Charlestowne Hotels is Opening 5 Historic Reuse Properties

Hospitality management company Charlestowne Hotels is opening five boutique hotels repurposed from historic structures and landmarks within the next year.
Walt Disney World is saluting Independence Day with fireworks displays and more at each of its park.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Display at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is saluting Independence Day with fireworks displays and more at each of its park.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa's Funky Fish Ocean Camp ocean adventure program includes sports activities like snorkeling, skim boarding and boogie boarding.

Under the Sea Adventures in Florida

These under the sea adventures in Florida take explorers below the ocean's surface where a world of discovery awaits.
An aerial view of the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach.

Everything’s Coming Up Rosy at Florida’s Pink Palace

In honor of #NationalPinkDay tomorrow (June 23), the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach, known as Florida’s Pink Palace, is celebrating with a limited-time package for those who can’t get enough pink.
SeaWorld Orlando's new virtual reality roller coaster, Kraken Unleashed, is now open.

SeaWorld Orlando Debuts Kraken Virtual Reality Experience

Just in time for family summer vacation, SeaWorld Orlando has debuted its first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller coaster, Kraken Unleashed.
The Hidden Lake bike trail at Grande Lakes Orlando offers guests 13 and older a 2-mile mountain bike route.

Grande Lakes Orlando Expands Adventure Program

Grande Lakes Orlando, comprised of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott properties, is expanding its adventure program at a new hub for all things adventure on property: Grande Lakes Sports.
Kayaking at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in North Florida.

Work Your Core at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Now through Dec. 31, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in North Florida is offering a Coastal Core package.
Views of Espanola Way from a balcony at El Paseo Hotel.

Miami Beach’s Española Way Reopens

Española Way, one of the most historic lanes on Miami Beach, reopened last month after the completion of the City of Miami Beach's $2.5 million restoration project.
San Antonio River Walk

What’s New in San Antonio

There’s more to San Antonio than The Alamo and great tacos. Through the end of 2017 and into 2018, this fast-growing city will see a host of new offerings, from restaurant openings and site renovations to hotel developments.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach features two Asian restaurants and a tropical beer garden from celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Splashes Onto the Scene

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is set to splash onto the Honolulu hotel scene this fall on the site of the current Pacific Beach Hotel.
The Hotel Marques de Riscal in Elciego, Spain is part of Marriott International's  Luxury Collection.

Marriott International’s Ever-Expanding Luxury Portfolio

During Marriott International's showcase presentation in New York last week, the press had a chance to examine the luxury, boutique sector of the brand's portfolio.
Le Meridien Denver Downtown's open-air rooftop bar is said to be the highest in the city.

Denver Hotels Debut This Summer

Le Meridien Denver Downtown opens this summer and we’ve got your sneak peek of this property.
The Spa Internazionale at the exclusive Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort in Miami Beach.

Reset & Refresh at the Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort

When in need of some much-needed R&R, send your clients to the exclusive Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort, located off the tip of South Beach, to unplug in one of the Florida’s most luxurious resort destinations.
A guestroom at The Laylow, an Autograph Collection hotel in Waikiki. 

Oahu Receives First Autograph Collection Hotel

Oahu recently received its first Autograph Collection hotel with last month’s opening of The Laylow on Waikiki’s revitalized Kuhio Avenue.
A proposal at OUE Skyspace LA overlooking the LA skyline. (Photo credit Szuszanik Hovakimyan.)

A Wedding Over LA

Many destination weddings take place by a beach, but equally as breathtaking is OUE Skyspace LA—it even hosted a dinner during the last season of ABC’s "The Bachelor."
Guestrooms and suites at Hotel 50 Bowery in NYC feature distressed oak floors and luxe linens and a color palette of traditional chinaware colors of blue and white.

Red, White & New: 7 U.S. Hotel Openings

With so many hotel openings happening across the country in the coming months, we decided to make an amendment to our previous “5 Hotel Openings in the U.S.” article with these eight additions.

Zota Beach Resort Opens On Longboat Key, Florida

This month, the new Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key, Florida opens featuring 187 guestrooms and suites.
Telluride Ski Resort offers several wedding venues.

Weddings With a View

For clients who want to make a grand entrance on their wedding day—and who doesn’t—we’ve handpicked three venues with dramatic views.
Glamping at Collective Yellowstone in Montana.

Active Honeymoons

Today’s honeymooners are looking for more than just lounging by the resort pool with mai tai in hand. Nowadays it’s about exploring a destination and packing in some outdoor adventure, and these three resorts are made for those active-laden honeymoons (although a little bit of downtime for cuddling is also in the picture).
The Ocean Course.

Globetrotting: Hammock Beach Resort

For Hammock Beach Resort—a Salamander Resorts property and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts hugging the Atlantic shoreline in Palm Coast, Florida—damage caused by Hurricane Matthew last October presented the opportunity for the team to “redefine the Hammock Beach experience,” says Jason Kern, the resort’s director of sales and marketing.