Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Resorts

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.
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.
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