Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

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.
The waterpark at Sandos El Greco. (Photo courtesy of Sandos El Greco.)

Sandos Hotels & Resorts Unveils Adults-Only Ibiza Property

Sandos Hotels & Resorts has announced the grand opening of Sandos El Greco Beach Hotel, an adults-only property in Cala de Portinatx, Ibiza.
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.
The pool at the Alila Yangshuo hotel in Guilin, China was transformed from a sugarcane dock.

High-End China Hotels For Your A-List Clientele

This trio of luxury hotel openings in China will make booking your A-list clientele a cinch.
A guestroom at Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik.

Design-Centric Ion City Hotel Debuts in Reykjavik

Cool Nordic design colors the sleek, 18-room Ion City Hotel, which made its debut in Reykjavik with a soft-opening last month.

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.
A rendering of a guestroom at Le Domaine Misincu in Cap Corsica.

A Stay on Corsica’s “Wild” Side

Set to debut this month on 86 acres of natural parks and gardens in the region of Cap Corsica, the five-star Le Domaine Misincu hotel is described as the only five-star rated, environmentally friendly and eco-certified luxury boutique hotel to open in the area.

Meet UNICO 20° 87° Riviera Maya

UNICO 20˚87˚Riviera Maya recently opened its doors to guests, and Recommend had the opportunity to settle in at this all-inclusive resort for a few nights to get a feel of what's in store.
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Globetrotting: UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya

Minutes within arriving at UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya, I sent a text to family and friends saying, “I might not return home; I found heaven.”
Guests can opt for a couples massage at Barcelo properties.

New Honeymoon Packages at All-Inclusives

You don’t need me to tell you that the honeymoon business is one of the pillars of Caribbean tourism.
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.
The resort’s exclusive Paradise Beach Resort Spa.

Gobetrotting: Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

Sure, couples could choose any number of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya for a getaway, but according to...
The pool at Casa Chamaleon Las Cantalinas.

Client-Pleasing Takeaways from Costa Rica’s Expotur

From the close to 300 travel-product stands on the Expotur floor in Costa Rica, we've rounded up a short list of client-pleasing takeaways.
The W Fort Lauderdale’s rooftop WET deck pool.

A Sneak Peak at the W Fort Lauderdale’s Makeover

The W Fort Lauderdale is revealing the first phase of its $55 million-dollar renovation touching every corner of the property

Reservations Are Now Open for Universal Orlando Resort’s Sixth Onsite Hotel

Reservations are now open for Aventura Hotel, Universal Orlando Resort’s sixth onsite property.
Renovated guestroom at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort Undergoes Extensive Renovations

St. Kitts Marriott Resort is currently undergoing multi-million dollar renovations to all of its 389 guestrooms, to be completed by August, and to the lobby, which will be unveiled later this year.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Debuts in Nassau

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar made its debut on Nassau’s Northern Shore along the white-sand beaches of Cable Beach earlier this spring.
Belmond Las Casitas can arrange horseback riding excursions for guests in Colca Canyon.

Eco-Tourism in South America

Designed to bring guests closer to nature, these eco-conscious experiences in Peru and Chile are part of the rapidly expanding eco-tourism movement happening in South America and around the world.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort's unique collection of summer experiences includes a four-course “gypsy dinner” of authentic Mexican dishes  in a beachfront encampment.

Las Ventanas Unveils Summer 2017 Collection of Unique Experiences

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos is rolling out a unique collection of summertime experiences.
Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only.

Experience Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta’s Hot Summer Extravaganza

From July 1 to Aug. 31, 2017, guests of La Coleccion’s Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only property can experience the resort’s Hot Summer Extravaganza.
Accomodations at the Dan Haifa.

Dan Hotels Unveils Renovated Properties in Tel Aviv, Eilat and Haifa

Israel-based luxury hotel chain Dan Hotels has completed renovations to three of its properties in Tel Aviv, Eilat and Haifa.
By the end of 2017, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas will have renovated more than 800 suites, including the Augustus Spa Suites in the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace.

Caesars Entertainment Adds Newly Renovated Suites to Las Vegas Portfolio

Caesars Entertainment has added newly renovated suites to the most exclusive collection of luxury accommodations in its portfolio of Las Vegas resorts.
A beachfront suite at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.A beachfront suite at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Boutique Luxury in the D.R.

This month, at DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exposition, there was more good news about low-volume, high-end resorts.
Bahia Principe Fantasia Castle

Grand Opening of a Bahia Principe Resort And How to Sort Out Its Six...

The 512-room Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection on Bavaro Beach began welcoming guests in November and celebrated its grand opening May 2.

Dominican Republic: The Big Picture

The entire Dominican Republic is hot, and it keeps getting hotter. And we're not just talking temperatures.
Current, a new Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, is opening in Tampa Bay next year.

Tampa Bay Autograph Collection Hotel to Open in 2018

Next year, Current, a new Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, is opening in Tampa Bay.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour's Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience includes a private 5-hour-long fishing excursion in Miami.

South Florida Hotel Offers Catch & Cook Experience

In celebration of its decade in business, Miami’s St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering an over-the-top Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook Experience.
The Pallavi Luxury Spa at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Debuts Pallavi Spa

Following its opening earlier this year, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach has announced the debut of The Pallavi Luxury Spa.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral is offering a new pet menu.

Florida Hotels Unleash Unique Pet, Spa and Cultural Amenities

If the only thing hotels in Florida offered were decent guestrooms, a restaurant and access to a white-sand beach or sparkling pool that would be enough to please most travelers, but these hotels are taking it a step further by offering unique amenities for the pet lover, spa enthusiast and culture buff.
Belmond is offering a 6-night itinerary in Botswana hosted by Alexander McCall Smith, author of the popular The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency book series. (Photo credit: Belmond)

Belmond Launches Expert-Led Journeys Through Africa, Europe and Asia

The latest news from Belmond for spring, summer and fall 2017 includes new product launches, renovations, and itineraries, in addition to the debut of expert-led journeys through Africa, Scotland, and Myanmar.
An aerial view of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.

The Hilton Aruba’s Fresh Approach to Resort Life

Recommend sat down with the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino’s general manager Hans-Georg Roehrbein to find out what’s new with the property following its multi-million dollar renovation.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is Small Luxury Hotels of the World's first Ibizan outpost.

New Island Escapes

Plan the perfect island escape for your clients at one of these new idyllic properties.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah opened this month in the United Arab Emirates.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah Makes Grand Debut in UAE

Earlier this month, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah in the United Arab Emirates.
Pure Lapland's new all-inclusive Loggers Lodge located in the middle of a boreal forest.

Sweden’s Pure Lapland Unveils New All-Inclusive Lodge

An exclusive Swedish Lapland experience awaits your clients at Pure Lapland's new all-inclusive Loggers Lodge located in the middle of a boreal forest.

Hopscotch Around the UK

Let's take a hopscotch tour through the UK in order to better help you tap into these markets. We have...
Valparaiso is known for its citywide street art.

Globetrotting: Santiago, Chile

Once Sleepy, Santiago’s Now Wide Awake
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.

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