Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

The Time Out Market Miami is one of many attractions coming soon to South Florida.

What’s New in Miami: Hotels and Attractions

In a city with an ever-changing landscape of hotels, restaurants, visitors and even some transient locals, here's just a sampling of what's new and upcoming in Miami.
The Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens with upgrades after Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort.)

The Naples Grande Beach Resort Re-Opens After Irma

After a three and a half month closure due to Hurricane Irma, the Naples Grande Beach Resort re-opens on Dec. 15 with a refreshed look and upgraded guestrooms.

Eye On The World: Il Salviatino, A Florentine Villa

Contributing writer Regina Baraban traveled to Florence, Italy last month for a visit to Il Salviatino, a gorgeously restored 15th century villa that has hosted many weddings and a guest list of such luminaries as the Dali Lama.
The 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando is set to open in late 2018.

Orlando to Welcome New Margaritaville Resort

A new accommodations option will be joining the ranks of Orlando's resorts as the Margaritaville Resort Orlando sets to open in late 2018.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit takes guests on an exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila. (Photo courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.)

Exclusive Tequila Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Luxe travelers will want to get in on this one. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has a new exclusive tequila experience that includes a private plane to Tequila.

Villas with Fabulous Vistas

With vistas like these, your clients will never want to leave these gorgeous villas.
Moms and daughters watch as their dolls get a makeover at The American Girl doll store.

A Miami Mother-Daughter Getaway with American Girl Doll

Looking to book your clients on a mother-daughter getaway? Set their eyes on south Florida with an American Girl Doll-themed vacation package exclusive to the Kimpton EPIC Miami. 
Hawks Cay Resort plans to reopen in 2018 after major renovations.

Florida Keys Resort Plans Major Renovations Post Hurricane Irma

Hawks Cay Resort, a 60-acre property located in The Florida Keys, is launching a renovation aimed at enhancing the overall look and feel of the resort after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma. 
The Watergate Scandal Room 214 allows guests a closer look at the infamous scandal that took place there.

Stay in a Scandalous Room at the Watergate Hotel

For your clients who live for political drama or for those who just love a good scandal, the iconic Watergate...
Poolside at the Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort.

Globetrotting: Finding Your Rhythm at Sandos Cancun

A jewel-box in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone, the 213-room Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort offers an all-inclusive experience tailored for those who want a luxurious getaway with plenty of action.
Artist renderings reveal big plans for the Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos set to open in early 2018.

Palace Resorts’ Plans For Expansion

Travel agents, tour operators and industry insiders gathered at Moon Palace Jamaica for Palace Resort's fourth annual Palace Experience Global Conference where executives shared some big news on the brand's plans for expansion.

Eye on the World: Unfiltered Cancun

Whether your clients are foodies, spa-lovers, or like to relax in luxury, there's something here to fit their needs. Take a glimpse of our unfiltered images for a peek of what Cancun has to offer.
The renovation of Caesars Palace's largest tower includes ten luxurious villas.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Completes $100 Million Renovation

Known for bringing luxury with a hint of aristocratic elegance to the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace Las Vegas has completed a $100 million renovation of its Palace Tower. 
The Resort at Squaw Creek is offering 20 percent discounts to guests who book early for winter stays.

Getaways for Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Whether your clients are looking to spend some time on the slopes or enjoy other snow-filled activities, these properties and tour companies around the world are offering a variety of experiences fit for wintertime fun.
Symphony of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship and feature new additions like the two-level Ultimate Family Suite.

Royal Caribbean Set to Debut World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean is adding a 25th ship to its fleet, and the cruise line is going big for the momentous...
Now your clients can extend their winter vacations with Baha Mar's latest promotion.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Offers Sunshine on Sale Promotion

The Bahama's new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is enticing guests to visit this winter with its Sunshine on Sale promotion.
Mariner's Resort Villas & Marina in Key Largo is one of many Florida Keys properties offering special rates.

Special Rates for Florida Keys Travel

About one month after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, the island chain officially reopened to visitors on Oct. 1, 2017 with several resorts offering discounted rates to encourage guests to visit the Keys.
Bulgari Hotel Shanghai in China

Virtuoso Unveils the Hottest Soon-to-Debut Luxury Hotels

According to Virtuoso, here are some of the hottest hotels around the globe opening this fall and beyond.

Be a VIP With Oasis’ Special Agent Rates

Oasis is giving travel agents the VIP treatment with special rates and more for stays in Mexico.
Four Seasons Resorts & NetJet have teamed up to offer luxury clients unique and private experiences. (Photo courtesy of: Four Seasons Resorts.)

Unique Experiences for the Luxury Guests at Four Seasons Resorts

Four Seasons Resorts has teamed with NetJets—a private aviation company—to offer luxury guests unique, private, bespoke experiences at select destinations.
The Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is Latvia's first five-star Kempinski hotel and one of many new luxury properties around the world.

Luxury and Lifestyle: New Hotels Around the World

Whether your clients are looking to check out a different hotel in one of their favorite destinations or want to shake things up in an entirely new setting, here are some of the latest hotel openings to expand your offerings.
After a long day of training, participants in the Two Years to the Top package will be happy to return to a comfortable resort to relax and go to the spa.

Adventure-Seeking Thrills at Salamander Resort & Spa

Start calling your most ambitious adventure-seeking, goal-setting clients. The Salamander Resort & Spa is partnering with extreme adventurer and 8-time world record holder Sean Burch to bring clients on two exclusive journeys that are not for the faint of heart.
Suites at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach often offer views of the ocean and/or intracoastal waterway.

Sneak Peek of the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

South Florida's luxury travel scene has a new contender coming to town, and it's ready to compete with the best of the best. Before its Oct. 10, 2017 grand opening, Recommend had the chance to catch a sneak peek of what the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has to offer.
The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort has reopened post Hurricane Irma.

Marco Island Resort Asks Visitors to ‘Return to Paradise’ Post Hurricane Irma

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort reopened its doors and is eagerly accepting guests with resort amenities, rooms, beaches, and the spa all open for business. 
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

Save this story; Google says you won’t find an article like it anywhere else, despite the fact that it bundles information travel agents really need.
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.