Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & 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.
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.

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