Luxury

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.
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.

Central and South America Resorts Head Into High Season

Winter is quickly approaching in North America; however, in Central and South America, resorts are preparing for high season with warm weather that will beckon travelers from around the country.

Fontainebleau’s NYE VIP Experience with Justin Bieber

This New Year’s Eve, VIP guests of the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach can party in celebrity fashion alongside Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Marshmello during a lavish poolside performance complete with special perks.

Hotel Key West Preps for Winter 2017 Opening

At Stock Island Marina Village in Key West, Florida, a $38 million new build beauty is prepping for its winter 2017 opening.

Stay for Breakfast at the Stanton South Beach

The Stanton South Beach is inviting guests to linger a little longer at the upscale Miami Beach property with its Stay For Breakfast package, starting at $219 per night when using the promo code S4B.

Eye on the World: Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Recommend attended the grand opening for the Playa Largo Resort & Spa, an Autograph Collection property in Key Largo. Check out the goodies in these pictures taken during our stay.

Eye on Monaco

We’ve got our eyes on the 126-room Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco’s Golden Square for its upscale accommodations, clever packages and unique programming.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Debuts North Florida Resort

Next month, The Henderson Beach Resort, one of two new properties for the Salamander Collection, will debut in the city of Destin along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Launches Luxury Seaplane Service

Nestled on a 5.5-acre private island in Little Torch Key, Florida, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, has announced a new seaplane service in partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways.

Florida Hotels Hit the Refresh Button

Here is a small sampling of a few Florida staples that are hitting the refresh button on everything from guestrooms and lobbies to dining venues and one championship golf course.

Miami Resort Introduces First-Ever ESPA Health and Wellness Series

Acqualina Spa by ESPA, at the five-star, five-diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, has introduced the first-ever monthly health and wellness series titled, Extraordinary Themes for Everyday Health.

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Unveils One-of-a-Kind Japanese Suite

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, the five-star, flagship property from leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko, has completed the third phase of its renovations with plans to complete the refurbishment of 241 of its 267 guestrooms and suites by 2017.

Morocco’s Dar Ahlam Joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Morocco’s iconic hotel Dar Ahlam has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) portfolio.

Corinthia Hotel Budapest Offers Early Bird Rates

The grand Corinthia Hotel Budapest is offering an Early Bird promotion with up to 20 percent off room rates.

Hot Luxury Travel Destinations for 2017

Find out what's hot in luxury travel for 2017.

Waldorf Astoria Resorts Launches Puerto Rico All-Inclusive Package

El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Puerto Rico, are now offering an all-inclusive package.

Capture the Canyon with Kessler

Kessler Collection is offering the Capture the Canyon buyout program that invites guests to have exclusive use of the private luxury ranch Kessler Canyon.

Palazzo Victoria in Verona Offers 20 Percent Discount

Situated in the heart of Verona, Italy the opulent Palazzo Victoria is offering a 20 percent fall discount on its best available rates.

W Las Vegas Debuts This December

There's a hottie coming to Las Vegas, and she's making her debut this December.

Eye on the World: Opal Sands Resort

From sunrise to enchanting sunset, my days spent on a recent press trip at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater, Florida featured a bit of sun, a bit of art/art-making and a whole lot of grouper!

Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

If you are selling Destination Weddings or Honeymoons throughout the state of Florida, or are interested in delving into this market, this is the course for you.

Excellence Group Unveils Newest Caribbean Gem

Nestled along a stretch of golden-sand beach where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, the all-inclusive, adults-only Excellence El Carmen resort opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2016 in Playas de Uvero Alto C Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort will open early next year.

An Escape From the Ordinary

Tell your clients to travel far and wide to explore exotic destinations, where the landscapes are mesmerizing and “off the beaten path” is the norm.
Spring Villa at Nayara Springs Resort in Costa Rica.

Craving a Sweet Suite?

Latin America offers show-stopping suites to urban-loving guests and excels in the sweetest of suite accommodations in mountain and jungle lodges.
The equestrian monument of Johann Wellem II and City Hall in Old Town. (DUsseldorf marketing & tourismus gmbh - photo u.otte)

Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is trendy, culturally engaging and friendly...
Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts offer unique wellness options.

Wellness: At All-Inclusives That Get It

Thomas Edison’s lightbulb heralded modern times in 1879, but it took another century for the first modern wellness resort to appear in the Caribbean.
Seabourn offers Spa Suite accommodations.

Stay Active & Get Pampered

Cruise lines are listening: Health-conscious travelers want to stay fit, stick to their wellness routine, and, of course, book a few spa treatments while sailing the world.
Poolside at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort.

Swanky Sojourns

Looking to recommend a swanky sojourn without having to include long-haul flights to Asia or Europe in the booking process? We’ve got a handful of options across the United States that your clients will relish—whether it be a chic ski resort or a renovated luxury property in a trendy destination.
Two-story beachfront Casita accommodations.

Falling for The Beloved Hotel

First-hand look at The Beloved Hotel in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.
The chicly designed The Spa at Aria.

Spotlight on Vegas

Offering everything from a new chocolate experience 550 ft. in the air to indulgent spa experiences and high-end suites, Las Vegas knows how to roll out the red carpet for your clients.
In Japan, visitors can opt for a visit to a traditional onset. ( Japan national tourism organization)

Travel Advisor Corner: The Best Treatment

There are fabulous spa destinations and there are destinations that have fabulous spas. But there’s another category as well—the carefully selected, perfectly timed spa treatment recommended by a knowledgeable travel advisor.
The eco-conscious Treehouse accommodations at Playa Viva.

The Best of All Worlds

Here’s a handful of escapes in Mexico—from a South Pacific-style retreat to a fitness-infused getaway.

The Luxury Travel Buzz at SOTIC

Here are a few post-conference takeaways Recommend’s Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gathered from the Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Travel Industry Conference in Barbados.

Third Update: Florida’s 2016 Hotel Forecast

The year is winding down and fall is upon us, yet Florida’s hotel scene shows no signs of cooling down. Here are a few additional properties that have recently opened, or will open before the year’s end.

Villas of Distinction Adds Orlando to its Portfolio

If you're looking for a spacious family-friendly property in the heart of Central Florida to book your multigenerational families, family reunions and groups of friends, consider one of the luxury properties in Reunion Resort and Encore Club Resort that Villas of Distinction has added to its new Orlando portfolio.

Cheers to the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

I had the opportunity to dine at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami to check out their Miami Spice menu offerings, but there's more going on at the resort than a delicious meal.

Rancho La Puerta Provides a Heavenly Stay For Bleisure Travelers

For some, vacation is no time to skimp on work and fitness commitments, which is why Rancho La Puerta—a luxury destination spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico—offers bleisure travelers the opportunity to fulfill both.

Enjoy the 7th Night Free at Beach Enclave North Shore

Agents, if you book 6-nights at the luxurious Beach Enclave North Shore in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands by Oct. 31, your clients will receive the seventh night complimentary.

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Offers FAM Rates

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas—a new adults-only all-inclusive in Nassau—is offering special FAM rates beginning Sept. 28, 2016, during the resort’s soft opening.

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