Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

Renderings of the new pool design at Club Med Turkoise.

Club Med Turkoise Unveils Renovations and Service Enhancements

Club Med has announced plans to transition Club Med Turkoise, an adults-only all-inclusive on Turks and Caicos' Grace Bay Beach, from a "3 Trident" resort to a "4 Trident" resort starting May 1, 2018.
The Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Swim Out Ocean Front accommodations.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

Although I attended Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa’s grand opening in 2017,  I wanted to take a closer look, so I recently checked back in.
Beaches Turks & Caicos caters to families with an array of kid- and adult-friendly activities.

What’s New in Family-Friendly All-Inclusives

The unofficial focus in much of the Caribbean is still on families, so here’s a look at what’s new at family resorts in the islands.
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Get Your Om on in Beverly Hills

Tell your clients to de-stress, eat right and seek out Nirvana at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ new wellness-themed guestrooms and suites.
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal

Spotlight on Your Clients at Hard Rock

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando’s newly redesigned Future Rock Star Suites are designed to capture the excitement of being on tour.
Virtuoso members will now enjoy additional benefits at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Ritz-Carlton Property Joins Virtuoso

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe in California has been added to Virtuoso's Hotels & Resorts Program.  As part of the program, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake...
The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is the city's first new-build, five-star hotel in more than 15 years.

New Hotels Around The World

The world is wide and the choices of which hotels to stay in while exploring it are even wider. With new hotels opening around the globe on a monthly basis, here are just a few of the recently opened or soon-to-debut properties your clients can look forward to visiting
Dinner at The Confidante Miami Beach. (Photo courtesy of The Confidante Miami Beach.)

New Fishing & Dining Experience at The Confidante Miami Beach

Sailing enthusiasts and foodies are the perfect match or The Confidante Miami Beach's new insider fishing experience.
The Gant is one of several Destination Hotels where guests can take advantage of the collection's Spring Promotion.

Destination Hotels Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Spring Promo

Destination Hotels is celebrating its 45th anniversary with its Spring Promotion across the more than 40 properties in its portfolio. 
Movie fans can watch the Oscars with extra goodies at the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC.

Watch The Oscars In Style

No invite to this year's Academy Awards? No problem. Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is giving guests the next best thing with its Oscars + Chill package. 

A New Uber Chic Getaway in Baja

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa and Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas have opened their doors in Mexico's Baja peninsula.
Renderings show the future of the rooftop pool deck at Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota.

Florida Hotel Openings

In Florida's ever-changing hotel landscape, there is never a shortage of new properties to introduce your clients to. These are just a few of the hotels opening—or in one case, reopening post-Hurricane Irma—soon.
The Presidential Suite at the Kimpton EPIC Miami.

Beat the Winter Blues at a Kimpton

For travelers looking to trade historically low temperatures and winter storms for sunny coastlines and warm beaches, Kimpton’s Florida hotels are offering a winter retreat.

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay Unveils 2018 Travel Agent FAM Rates

The all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay is offering a new FAM rate of just $127 per room, per night.
DRTB_Costa Dorada

Apple Vacations’ New Flights to the Caribbean

On March 2 Apple Vacations will add nonstop Exclusive Vacation Flights between Pittsburgh and Puerto Plata, D.R., on Allegiant Air.
Accommodations at the Iberostar 70 Park Avenue in New York City.

5 Booked Nights = 1 Free Night

Travel agents who book up to five nights at Iberostar 70 Park Avenue can earn their clients a 1-night stay, complimentary, at any Iberostar resort.
Royal Afternoon Tea at The Arch London (1)

A Royal Wedding for the Ages

Your clients might not have Ed Sheeran serenading them on their wedding day, but The Arch London is offering the ultimate luxury getaway to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.
Rendering of Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans.

Hard Rock Comes to New Orleans in 2019

Hard Rock International is expanding into the historic French Quarter and the New Orleans Theatre District with plans to open Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans in the spring of 2019.
Lounge away and enjoy the Pacific Ocean views at Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge.

Enjoy Privacy and Luxury on a Volcanic Island

Your clients can enjoy the privacy and luxury of staying at the Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, a private archipelago of 14 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The Setai Tel Aviv

Setai Sets its Eyes on Tel Aviv

Opening this spring and overlooking the beaches of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, The Setai Tel Aviv is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Renovations of the guestrooms and suites at Seadust Cancun Family Resort are part of a larger project to enhance the entire property.

Cancun Family Resort Debuts Makeover and New Promotions

The makeover of guestrooms and suites at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort is complete and the property is welcoming guests with new amenities and special promotions throughout 2018.
Guests staying at the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club's Garden Cottage will receive a discount through the end of February.

Belizean Resort Offers Special Grand Opening Rates

The Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club may have opened its doors to guests in December 2017, but the property is continuing the celebration of its grand opening with a special introductory rate.
The Chandelier Bar inside El San Juan Hotel is one of several public spaces being restored at the iconic hotel.

Iconic Puerto Rican Hotel Bounces Back

After damage from Hurricane Maria forced Puerto Rico's El San Juan Hotel to close, the island's iconic hotel is set to reopen in fall 2018. 
Guests enjoying the natural cenote excursion. (Photo credit: Michelle Marie Arean.)

Discover Destino Xcaret

During our stay at Hotel Xcaret, we ventured out for a day at the Xcaret park for a little exploration.
It’s spa time at the barefoot elegant Occidental Cozumel

Hip Getaways

Here are five hip stays across Mexico.
Grand Palace Suite at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s Joya Spa.

Wellness Trends in the U.S.

Wellness travel and spa escapes are more than the buzz words du jour. According to Virtuoso, there are six wellness travel segments that are here to stay for 2018
Guestrooms inside the Raffles Europejski Warsaw hotel have a contemporary look despite the property's 19th century origins.

Warsaw Welcomes an Old Favorite

Over 160 years of history and Polish heritage will come to life with the spring 2018 reopening of the landmark hotel Raffles Europejski Warsaw. 

Eye On the World: Picturesque Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal, captivated our hearts as we strolled down its charming, hilly streets. Escape to Lisbon with us. . .
When completed, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort will feature a tropical-themed waterpark.

Renovations Bring New Westgate Resort to Florida

The Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort will debut in summer 2018 after undergoing a $14 million renovation. 
Iberostar Las Letras in Madrid, the location of the press event for Iberostar. (Photo courtesy of Iberostar.)

Iberostar ‘Lets It Shine’ with Rebrand

Iberostar Group has undergone a rebranding and received a new segmentation of its properties. During an event at Iberostar Las Letras, Sabina Fluxa, Iberostar Group’s vice-chairman and CEO explained to a crowd of journalists from across the globe, the brand’s new revamped identity.
The Terrace Suite patio at the Curtain Bluff offers ocean views.

Curtain Bluff Gets a Facelift And Travel Agents Get a Bonus

Antigua and Barbuda's Curtain Bluff is offering an even better experience than before,for both travelers and the retail travel agents who book them.
Renderings show the future of Margaritaville at The Pointe opening in The Bahamas' capital city.

Margaritaville Expands in the Caribbean

The Margaritaville brand is ready to leave its mark on The Bahamas with the announcement of Margaritaville at The Pointe, its $250 million, 6-acre development coming to Nassau.
The Double Classic Room is one of 216 guestrooms at the Warwick Denver to be completely renovated.

New Year, New Warwick Denver

Following a comprehensive renovation of all 216 guestrooms and suites, the Warwick Denver is welcoming guests to check out what its completely reconfigured accommodations have to offer.
The Presidential Suite is one of 527 all-new guestrooms in the renovated Hilton Miami Downtown.

Hilton Miami Downtown Gets a New Look

The completion of a $35 million renovation has brought a new look and amenities to the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Costa Rica volcano

Costa Rica: Wonder of Nature

Costa Rica offer a complete country, where visitors can spend three to four days in a different area. It’s not just about a volcano, a waterfall, etc., it’s about a whole country—you participate in the Pura Vida lifestyle.

5 Stays to Celebrate New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary

This year New Orleans is celebrating its 300th anniversary. In honor of the tricentennial celebration, these five properties are offering perks, discounts, and included tours with guests' stay.
Restaurant and lobby bar, Jake & Eli, has replaced the casino floor inside The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa.

Smoking & Gaming Are Out; Jake & Eli Are In

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa may be located just steps away from the casino-filled Las Vegas Strip, but it's heading a new direction after transforming into the city's newest non-gaming, non-smoking property.
The Sian Ka’an resort offers a haven for adults, with poolside cabanas, accommodations made for romance and meditative nooks.

Globetrotting: The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum

For clients looking to have an all-inclusive vacation that consists of an eat, sleep, relax and repeat schedule with plenty of options to add dashes of adventure, entertainment, and cultural experiences, The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum is the place to be.
The Spa Lounge at Salamander Spa.

Globetrotting: The Henderson

The crowning jewel of sought-after locales, The Henderson beach resort, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, pays homage to bygone days while offering the modern amenities relaxation seekers desire.
The recently renovated Gates Hotel South Beach combines Art Deco and contemporary styles.

New and Renovated Hotels Across Florida

Florida beckons sun-seekers of all walks of life to its shores year round. To keep your offerings new and fresh, here are just a few of the renovated or soon-to-be-opened properties that call the Sunshine State home.
Beaches Turks & Caicos reopened post Hurricane Irma with new features for guests to enjoy.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Reopens Post-Hurricane Irma

After closing for several months due to Hurricane Irma, Beaches Turks & Caicos reopened its doors to guests on Dec. 14, 2017.
The Park Hyatt St. Kitts is the first Park Hyatt property in the Caribbean. (Photo credit: Ed Wetschler)

Scoop: The New Park Hyatt St. Kitts

When I showed up a second time at Fisherman's Village, one of the restaurants at the brand new Park...
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is one of 24 properties under the Bahia Principe brand.

Bahia Principe Rebrands Hotel Portfolio

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts announced the reorganizing and rebranding of its 24-hotel portfolio in an effort to simplify the process for agents and consumers to identify which property best suits their needs. 

Eye on the World: Hotel Xcaret, Riviera Maya

The new Hotel Xcaret, which opened on Dec. 1, is located in Riviera Maya and is the first property for Destino Xcaret.
The Conrad Cartagena opened with 109 guestrooms and suites and plans to unveil an additional 159 rooms.

Conrad Hotel Opens in Colombia

The Conrad Cartagena opened last week, marking the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand's first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America.
Hilton's new Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, a Curio Collection by Hilton property is now open for business. (Photo Courtesy of Curio Collection by Hilton.)

New Openings for Hilton Hotels

New openings for Hilton Hotels in Mexico to Belize offer local flavors and experiences.
Daily tours are available of this Cold War-era bunker at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

West Virginia Resort Offers Cold War Bunker Tours

The Cold War may be over, but visitors to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia can still get a taste of this tense time period in American history with a tour of the once top-secret government bunker built directly beneath the property. 
Hotel Amapa will open its doors to guests in early February 2018.

Design Hotels Property Comes to Old Town Puerto Vallarta

While news of new hotel openings in Puerto Vallarta often involve all-inclusive properties on the beach, Hotel Amapa seeks to bring something different to the hotel landscape of the popular tourist destination. 
The Ac Hotel Gainesville Downtown will open its doors in early 2018.

AC Hotel Opens Gainesville Property

The AC Hotel brand is bringing its third property to Florida with the opening of AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown, just steps away from the University of Florida campus.
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.