Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

After a two-year renovation process, El Embajador still stays true to its 1950's origins in some ways.

El Embajador Hotel Reveals New, Fully Remodeled Look

El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, has unveiled the results of its $40 million renovation that combines the glitz and glam of its past with the enhancements and amenities expected of a luxury hotel today.
The 1,000-strand chandelier in the Dolphin lobby is just one of many changes made to The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort Completes Major Transformation

The Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort has completed the largest transformation in the resort's history.
The lobby at Royalton Negril Resort & Spa brings beach vibes indoors with blue decor and water views.

Report from JAPEX, Part 3: New in Negril and the Hills

In the final post of this three-part report on JAPEX, Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler focuses on resort properties in Negril and beyond.
The family-friendly Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa opened its doors to new visitors last week.

New All-Inclusive Resort Opens in Montego Bay

On a private cove between the Caribbean Sea and the rolling hills of Jamaica, sits the island's newest oceanfront all-inclusive resort: Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa. 
Accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar.

VIP Wellness Stays

These all-inclusive resorts in Mexico cater to VIP clients who can’t tear themselves away from their wellness-focused lifestyle.
Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen. (Erik Kabik)

VEGAS: What’s New, What’s Hot

Here's what's hot and new in Las Vegas that your clients sure won't want to miss out on.
Cap Maison’s The Cliff at Cap restaurant in Saint Lucia.

9 Top Resorts with All-Inclusive Packages

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Longitude 131° is a luxurious wilderness camp in Australia.

Exotic Travel: Captivating Stays…

Across the globe wellness has been synonymous with luxury, and these captivaiting stays offer clients pampering experiences, as well as high-end treats your upscale clientele will want to take dive into.
Bird’s-eye view of the pool area at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen.

Globetrotting: Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

Sipping coconut water straight from the source while wading around an infinity pool overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, I thought to myself, “this is the life.”
Beachside at The Buccaneer.

Globetrotting: The Buccaneer, USVI

Although hurricanes Irma and Maria did enormous damage in several Leeward Islands, including St. Croix, The Buccaneer came through in unusually good shape.
Some guestroom terraces at the TRS Coral Hotel will overlook the ocean and have a private pool.

Palladium Hotel Group Announces Two New Cancun Properties

The Palladium Hotel Group is bringing the best of both worlds to Cancun's northernmost point with its latest project featuring two new properties: the family-friendly Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and the adults-only TRS Coral Hotel.
Accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar.

How Do Your Clients Define Luxury?

Luxury travel. What does that term mean in today’s world? In the travel industry, it’s been the topic of conversation for quite some time and has been an ever-evolving concept.
Artist renderings show the future of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts new London property.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Expands European Offerings

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is welcoming a new member to its family of six European properties. The newest addition will be a luxury hotel located in London's prestigious Mayfair district.
AMRewards' new booking engine makes it easier than ever for agents to book a stay at an AMResort.

AMRewards Debuts New Online Booking Engine

Members of AMRewards can add another perk to the list of benefits that come with being part of the AMResorts travel agent loyalty program: a new online booking engine. 
Guests can't help but feel like royalty inside The Don CeSar.

Get the Royal Treatment on a Romantic Getaway

At The Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete, Florida, your clients can feel like royalty on their romantic getaway when booking the hotel's new Queen of Her Castle package.
Artwork can be found around every corner at Hotel Beaux Arts Miami

Get Artsy with Hotel Beaux Arts

South Florida is making a name for itself in the art scene, and with Hotel Beaux Arts Miami teaming up with Wynwood Walls to show guests around Miami's Arts District, your art-loving clients will be glad you booked them on the new and unique Wynwood Walls Walking Tour Package. 
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach opens the doors of its nautical-themed property in October.

Fort Lauderdale Welcomes New Luxury Resort

South Florida's luxury hotel scene is set to welcome its newest member next month: the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Clients can celebrate the holidays with stunning views like this at Sugar Beach in St. Lucia.

Celebrate the Holidays at St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach Resort

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia, is offering a wide array of activities that will keep guests in the holiday spirits while they enjoy their Caribbean home away from home.
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club will be Belize's first luxury resort from a luxury brand.

Belize Welcomes Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club on Ambergris Caye

Belize will be stepping up its luxury vacations profile with the December debut of the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio—A Collection by Hilton on Ambergris Caye, occupying a beautiful 60-acre grove of tropical foliage.
The Flavor By Loews Hotels program is serving up local favorites in heaps and mounds.

Loews Hotels Add More Than Local Flavors to the Menu

The farm-to-table movement has taken the U.S. by storm with restaurants highlighting native ingredients on their menus, but Loews Hotels is taking things to the next level with their new food and beverage experience rolling out nationally this year: Flavor By Loews Hotels. 
Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano peeks out through the trees at Nayara Springs.

Language Learning Meets Resort Vacation At Nayara Springs

Boutique hotel Nayara Springs is serving up language learning with a side of Costa Rican culture and poolside relaxation with its new Spanish Immersion Package.
Sailing lessons at Bitter End Yacht Club in BVI.

8 Resorts Whose Kids Programs Teach Real Skills

“I don’t care what they do; just keep my kids busy,” said no parent—ever. The following, therefore, are resorts whose camps and other programs don’t just keep children out of their parents’ hair, but actually impart knowledge and/or
The front deck at the new Bron-Yr-Aur property. (Photo courtesy of Touch of Spice.)

Touch of Spice Expands in New Zealand

Touch of Spice, a luxury operator that launched its Residence Collection in early 2017, is expanding in New Zealand.

First Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Property in China Opens

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts opened its first property in China this week.

Let’s Talk Sandos Hotels & Resorts in Mexico

Let's talk about the Sandos brand, new initiatives at Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort, and big news for travel agents.
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.
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. 
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.

Marriott International Exec. Talks Puerto Rico and Marriott’s Millennial Appeal

In this interview, we caught up with Steve Contos, senior v.p. – Caribbean & Luxury Portfolio Latin America, Marriott International, to talk Puerto Rico, Marriott's Millennial appeal and the company's expansion plans. 
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Master Suite bedroom.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort to Debut This December

The Solmar Group is expanding its footprint in Los Cabos, Mexico with the opening of a new luxury resort on the region's Pacific coast.
Excellence Oyster Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Excellence Oyster Bay Ready for Bookings

Excellence Oyster Bay is set to open its doors on June 1, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Couples can enjoy a variety of watersports at Secrets Cap Cana.

Just the Two of Us: New Couples-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

“Adults-only” isn’t good enough for some who seek a romantic getaway.
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.
Villa accommodations at Xantari Resort & Spa.

Globetrotting: In Costa Rica: Diary of a Not-So-Mad Press Tripper

From rainforests and wildlife-rich national parks to beautiful beaches, Costa Rica’s cup runneth over with natural wonders.
Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can set sail to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations on a private yacht charter. (Photo courtesy of Harmony Yacht Vacations.)

Sail from Key West to Cuba

Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can take a private yacht charter to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations.
Swim-up rooms at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall.

Globetrotting: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

I barely recognized the expanded, re-branded, and re-imagined all-inclusive resort with a bigger beachfront and an island vibe.
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.
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.
Travelers can take a trip to Uncle Qu’s home to find priceless ceramic treasures through the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing's Family First Program.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing Invites Families to Explore Chinese Culture

With the Family First Program at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, guests can choose from a variety of family-friendly activities that give a glimpse into the Chinese culture.
The lobby at Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Rome.

Curio Collection by Hilton Opens First Hotel in Rome

Curio Collection by Hilton has acquired the newly renovated Aleph Rome Hotel—an elegant property in the heart of Rome.
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.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is embarking on a $35 million re-imagination.

Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo Embarks on Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

Peninsula Papagayo is embarking on a more than $100 million transformation featuring the $35 million re-imagination of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica.
Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece

Grecian Luxury Joins Small Luxury Hotels

Small Luxury Hotels has welcomed three new hotels to its portfolio, including Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece.
A rendering of The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon.

Marriott International’s EDITION Brand to Debut in Japan

Expected to open in 2020, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza and The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon, will mark the debut of Marriott International’s EDITION brand in Japan.
THE LEVEL villas at Melia Coco Beach.

Melia Hotels & Resorts Rebrands Puerto Rico Retreat

Melia Hotels & Resorts has announced that its Puerto Rico retreat will be rebranded as Melia Coco Beach.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa unveils overwater villas. (Photo courtesy of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.)

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils Overwater Villas

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, which is located on Motu Piti Aau with views of Bora Bora's Mount Otemanu, recently announced the unveiling of its 10 Pool Overwater Villas.
The Palacio de la Cultura in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo credit: Medellin.travel)

48 Hours in Medellin, Colombia

If you have clients who are pressed for time, but still want to make the most out of their vacation, we have highlighted what to see, taste and experience with just 48 hours in Medellin, Colombia.