Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

Palace Resorts is now offering Certified Angus Beef at all of its properties throughout Mexico.

The Culinary Scene

Mexico knows how to create a wondrous culinary spread. In this country, which has given the world mole, tacos al pastor and guacamole, among a long list of other menu superstars, sitting down for a meal is an experience to be savored, as well as a savory experience.
Hot air balloon festival at Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Vermont.

A View from the Top

Beyond stunning bird’s-eye views, crisp air, and outdoor adventures, mountain vacations offer a bevy of experiential activities, as well, including hot air ballooning, Western adventures and visits to whisky distilleries.
The resort’s Sunset Cafe.

Globetrotting: Grand Case Beach Club

The reaction to my Facebook photo of a waiter at Grand Case Beach Club’s Sunset Cafe surprised me—all those “likes” by people I’d never even heard of. But I shouldn’t have been surprised. The likers were regulars at this St. Martin resort, a small hotel with an outsize repeat rate.
Chairman Suite accommodations.

Globetrotting: MGM National Harbor

Last November, the Washington metropolitan area stood on the precipice of a monumental new beginning…and I’m not talking about the election.

Grenada’s Latest 4-1-1

Grenada is a perfect spot for those who enjoy the great outdoors, said Patricia Maher, CEO for the Grenada Tourism Authority, during a quick interview Recommend conducted with her at Seatrade.
Modern sculpture at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. (Photo credit: Discover The Palm Beaches)

What’s New in The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches—a collection of 39 cities and towns located in South Florida—wants to entice your clients to book their next getaway in this little slice of paradise with new hotels, attractions and wellness offerings.
The glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach has made updates to its Versailles Tower suites.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Debuts Redesigned Suites and Cabanas

The glamorous Fontainebleau Miami Beach has received a few updates to the resort’s historic Versailles Tower, as well as renovations to the property’s existing poolside cabanas.

The Quin is Quintessenial NYC

How does early morning yoga in Central Park sound? Or a chat with an artist in residence? How about a direct line to Tiffany & Co. from your guestroom to get that someone special that just-perfect gift? At The Quin, these quintessential New York City experiences are the norm rather than the exception.
A rendering of the Baha Mar complex Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo credit: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism)

Rosewood Baha Mar to Open in Nassau Spring 2018

Rosewood Baha Mar is scheduled to open spring 2018 on the white-sand beaches of Nassau, Bahamas’ Cable Beach within the Baha Mar Resort complex.
Ackergill Tower Hotel is a luxury historic hotel that sits on the shoreline of Sinclair Bay in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland/Paul Tomkins)

Unusual Places to Stay in Scotland

From five-star eco-pods to medieval castles or even Europe's largest tree house, we've rounded up some of the more out-of-the-ordinary places to stay in Scotland.
Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana

Globetrotting: Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort

The flavors of the Dominican Republic took center stage when Recommend recently visited the Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort in Punta Cana during its annual culinary week.
Luxury Junior Suite Swim Out accommodations.

Globetrotting: Royalton Blue Waters

Royalton Blue Waters is just one of Blue Diamond Resorts’ recent additions in the Caribbean. Although the company only launched in 2011, it has already grown to 23 resorts in eight countries.
Ukulele lessons at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island, Hawaii.

Family Focus Across the U.S.

These properties across the U.S. are not only packed with fun for the kiddos, but offer parents spas, lots of dining, and some adventure too.
Opposite page: Rendering of the pool at the Club Med Samoens, which will open this December in the French Alps.

Travel Talk: Updates in the Hotel Landscape

The hotel landscape around the globe is ever-evolving, with top brands adding and refurbishing properties from the Maldives to the French Al
Signature Eco Junior Suite accommodations at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Riviera Maya.

Five Fun-Inclusives

It’s fiercely competitive in Mexico’s resort landscape. If a hotel company isn’t building a new resort, they are renovating or upping the ante in terms of onsite amenities. And when it comes to their family-friendly properties, hotel companies are constantly adding offerings to please each member of the family.
Glad Live Gangnam is the latest property in the Seoul’s Gangnam District to join Design Hotels’ portfolio.

Seoul’s Glad Live Gangnam Joins Design Hotels

Glad Live Gangnam is the latest property in the Seoul’s Gangnam District to join Design Hotels’ portfolio of design-driven luxury hotels.
Amenities at the new Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown in California include a sky bar.

Hotel Indigo Debuts in La La Land

This month, the 350-room Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown is set to debut in La La Land, marking the brand’s entry into the booming L.A. hotel market.

Onsite Review: Exploring EAST, Miami and Brickell

Recommend took a few days recently to play tourist in our own backyard, checking out EAST, Miami, a Swire Hotels and a Preferred Hotels and Resorts property, and its surrounding area, including the neighborhood of Wynwood, the Perez Art Museum in Downtown Miami, and the recently opened and Brickell City Centre, which is connected to the hotel.
A suite at the new Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina.

Key West Welcomes New Luxury Hotel

One of Key West’s newest properties, Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, opened last month on Stock Island, marking multiple milestones along the way.
Altamer Resort's Antilles Pearl villa in Shoal Bay, Anguilla.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Savings: Anguilla Getaway

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Altamer Resort—a beachside retreat located in Shoal Bay, Anguilla—is offering a complimentary night for families who book a week-long stay over Valentine’s Day week.
Over-the-water suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica.

Resorts within Resorts

Thanks to its combination of exclusivity and access to the amenities of the whole Melia property, this resort within a resort represents a smart trend in the Caribbean. Here’s a quick guide to some hotels that do it right.
Newly revamped accommodations at W South Beach.

Lavish Stays for the Luxe Traveler

From an interactive chatbot, VIP Insider services, personal golf lessons and breathtaking suites, these lavish stays are sure to suit your most luxe traveler.
Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya in Turkey.

Hotels Spiff Up

In luxury hotels, Europe doesn’t disappoint.
The Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico, offers a unique dining in the dark experience.

Dine in the Dark at Grand Oasis Sens

If you can’t tell if it looks good, should you still eat it? That’s the question your clients will have to answer while dining in the dark at the Black Hole restaurant inside the all-inclusive Grand Oasis Sens.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package includes a rum tasting and cooking lesson.

Savor St. Kitts Package

Experience the best of Kittitian cuisine with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino’s Savor St. Kitts package.
Guests of the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Florida can sip champagne and discuss artwork during the new Art & Bubbles social.

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Introduces Art & Bubbles Social

The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach in Florida has introduced an Art & Bubbles social featuring Krug Champagne and contemporary artwork.
Guests of The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Central Florida can treat their canine Valentine to the new Puppy Love package this February.

Pup-Friendly Valentine’s Getaway

This February, guests can treat their favorite four-legged companion to pet-friendly goodies at Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection member The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Central Florida.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Makes Its Coastal Debut

Reservations are now open for the 343-room Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in Central Florida.
In Palm Beach, Florida, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is offering up to $500 in resort credits with the Discover Boca offer, which can be used towards the spa, tennis, golf, or fine dining. The Blue restaurant (pictured). 

Discover Boca Raton Florida

Luxury seekers can Discover Boca—a city in Palm Beach, Florida known for its elegance, beaches and golf courses—with an offer from Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.

Palm Beach Indulgence at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Indulge, Palm Beach-style, at the five-diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida, where sumptuous accommodations, fine dining and a glamorous spa are just the beginning.

The Confidante Miami Beach Launches Signature Wellness Program

Multi-talented husband-and-wife team Chris and Tracie Vlaun, founders of the V Art of Wellness health and wellness group, have...
Pool views at UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya. (Photo courtesy of UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya.)

Discover UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya

Recommend recently attended a pop-up for UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya, where we were able to discover what makes this property unique.
Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire.

Bonaire Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott

With non-stop flights out of Newark, Houston and Atlanta, there are plenty of ways to get your clients to the new Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire, which is also the first international hotel brand to have a presence on the island.
A rendering of the Camellia’s Ladies Bar at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Charmer: Hotel Bennett To Open on Iconic King Street

Hotel Bennett, Charleston, South Carolina’s new luxury hotel, is set to debut this fall on the iconic King Street...
Avanti offers bike tours in several destinations.

Travel Talk: Wellness

Here's what's new for hotels and tours. This month we're focusing on hotels with a wellness perk and biking tours.
The new entrance to El San Juan Hotel, re-opening February 2017.

El San Juan Hotel Re-Opens

El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico is scheduled to re-open in February 2017 after undergoing a property-wide renovation.

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Ups the Ante

Gansevort Turks + Caicos, a full-service luxury resort on Providenciales, is offering a few enhancements to up the ante on it's Penthouses or Suites stay experiences.
Guestroom at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. (Photo courtesy of Hotel Colonnade.)

The Revamped Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

The Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, recently joined Starwood Hotel & Resorts' portfolio and completed an $18 million renovation.

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina Opens

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, located about five miles from Duval Street, opens Jan. 12, 2017 in Stock Island in the Florida Keys.
Miramonte Resort & Spa becomes a Curio by Hilton property. (Photo courtesy of Miramonte Resort & Spa)

Curio by Hilton Adds Miramonte Resort & Spa

Curio-A Collection by Hilton announced the addition of Miramonte Resort & Spa to it's portfolio.
Poolside at the renovated Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo couresty of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa)

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa Debuts in January

January 2017 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa debuts with 310 guestrooms and suites. After completing a $40 million renovation,
Poolside at the Palapa Royal Service Restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Paradisus Los Cabos.)

Paradisus Los Cabos Opens

Paradisus Los Cabos, an all-inclusive resort, is set to open December 23, 2016. The 350-guestroom property, formerly Melia Cabo Real, recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation to transform it into a Paradisus by Melia hotel.
Sandals' Over-the-Water Suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. (Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.)

Sandals Debuts Over-the-Water Bungalows

Sandals debuted it's first Over-the-Water Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay earlier this month. In addition, Sandals announced it's plans for the development of additional Over-the-Water Suites at new locations throughout the Caribbean.
The Reef by CuisinArt's lobby staircase.

The Reef by CuisinArt Opens in Anguilla

The Reef by CuisinArt, Anguilla’s newest luxury beachfront destination, is now open.
Dream Hotel Group, A rendering of Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa)

Dream Hotel Group Expands into Vietnam

Dream Hotel Group has signed its first hotel in Vietnam with locally owned Beegreen Group to develop Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Long Hai.
Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great. (Carla Hunt)

Onsite Review: Estonia, A Baltic Beauty

The Baltic Sea is the cool new European cruising ground.
Coral Reef Club in Barbados.

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, and the D.R.

Why Are They So Popular Now?
Old Bahama Bay Resort And Yacht Marina in Grand Bahama Island. (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler)

Bahamas Update: Openings, Re-Openings and Events

During an exclusive interview in New York City with Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler, Jeannie Gibson, the communications manager for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, and Valery Brown-Alice, senior director of global marketing, shared some of the news from the Bahamas.
John in London with his grandchildren.

Coffee Time with Industry Vets: John Issa

Think you know John Issa, chairman of SuperClubs, think again….

Celebrations and Libations at 5 Holiday Destinations

Get into the holiday spirit with a booze-cation to one of the following destinations.
Amtrak Vacations is offering new tours throughout the U.S.

2017 Brings New Travel Options at Home

Next year is bringing with it lots of new travel options for clients looking to vacation in their own backyard, including new hotels, new tours and theme park fun
The chic lobby at Playa Largo Resort & Spa.

Onsite Review: High-End Comes to Key Largo

The property opened its doors in October and we were there to partake in the grand opening celebration, as well as check out all this stunning property has on offer.

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