Luxury

Island Destinations

Island Destinations: Secret Sweepstakes

Island Destinations is rewarding travel agents with a Secret Sweepstakes to win a luxurious top-secret vacation.
Unique Hotels of Belize.

Luxury Awaits at the New Unique Hotels of Belize

Now your guests traveling to Belize can stay at some of the most exclusive accommodations, during one trip, with the launch of a new collection, Unique Hotels of Belize.
Las Vegas waldorf Astoria

Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas to Become Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in August 2018.
Ultimate Bachelor Party

La Dolce Vita Ultimate Bachelor Party

Why should brides get all the fun? Perillo Learning Journeys has launched a new La Dolce Vita Ultimate Bachelor Party package, with the fellas in mind.

Travel Trends: What Your Peers Are Saying

We wanted to hear from you, the travel experts, on what’s buzzing, so we conducted a Travel Trends survey...
Amanyara in Turks & Caicos.

Trending Now in Luxury Travel in the Caribbean

For insights into how luxury is evolving, Recommend rounded up two executives at major tour packagers and three top-selling travel agents. Before we asked them about trends, though, we asked what “luxury” means nowadays.
When it debuts in 2020, the Scenic Eclipse II will sail bucket list itineraries, including to the High Arctic.

Luxury Cruise Bookings: What Travel Advisors are Saying

What are your clients’ expectations when they go on a luxury cruise vacation? We posed this question and a handful of others to two travel advisors who specialize in cruise bookings.
Accommodations at Baur au Lac in Zurich.

Hotels Add Urban Experiences to Luxury Amenities

Luxury travel keeps taking off in new directions in Europe.
Elewana Kifaru House

Luxury Accommodations Join Elewana Collection

Anantara’s sister brand in Africa, Elewana Collection, has announced the latest addition to its portfolio: Elewana Kifaru House.
The master bedroom in the Scone & Crombie Suite at The Balmoral. (Photo courtesy of The Balmoral Hotel.)

Edinburgh’s Top Suite Gets a Makeover at The Balmoral Hotel

One of Edinburgh's top suites, the luxurious Scone & Crombie, gets a makeover at The Balmoral Hotel. This suite is...
Georgia

A New Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel in Georgia

The McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain, the latest addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton in Georgia, is set to open in 2020.
guestrooms at Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland Opens

Blue Lagoon Iceland completed the expansion of the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland featuring a subterranean spa, a geothermal lagoon, and a 62-suite hotel.
Beverly Hills

Treat Your Mom in Beverly Hills for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and for those clients who might be looking for a mom and daughter getaway, this ultra luxe offer in Beverly Hills might just seal the deal. 
Awasi Iguazu Iguassu Falls

Awasi Iguazu: Upping Argentina’s Luxury Falls Experience

Located just 20 minutes from the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls, the newly opened Awasi Iguazu is bringing luxury accommodations in an eco-friendly package.
LEX-Suite-Centerfield-Living-Room NYC

Home Run: The Lexington NYC

Yankees fans, listen up: The Lexington NYC is offering guests the opportunity to hit a grand slam with its exclusive Home Run Package.
The Presidential Suite at Windsor Court.

Royal Wedding Weekend Getaway in New Orleans

Windsor Court in New Orleans' Royal Wedding Weekend Getaway package will have your guests experiencing some royal treatments of their own.
Reef 28

The Reef 28: Playa del Carmen’s New Adults-Only Haven

The all-suite Reef 28 is Playa del Carmen's newest hotel, slated to open May 12.
Amanvari Aman Mexico

Aman, Mexico: Twosome Made in Heaven

Amanvari, located in the Eastern Cape of the Baja Peninsula, will debut in Mexico in 2020. It will be the country's first Aman property.
Lobby at Cheeca Lodge & Spa.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa Reopens

Located in Islamorada, the 27-acre Cheeca Lodge & Spa is reopening on March 30 after a 6-month closure due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.
Views of Hotel Paseo's Backyard Lawn. (Photo Credit: Daniel Collopy.)

Hotel Paseo Opens in Palm Desert California

Hotel Paseo, a Marriott Autograph Collection, in Palm Desert, California opened its doors this week.
The Villa Norma.

3 Experiences to Travel Like a Royal Through Europe

With the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just around the corner, travelers are invited to tap into Europe's aristocratic legacy for their own royal fantasy.
Design Hotels

New Mallorcan Hideout by Design Hotels

Design Hotels has announced the opening of the Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller in Mallorca set to open in June 2018.
Tarangire Treetops Tanzania

Oscar Swag Bag’s Getaways

Maybe your clients weren’t nominated for an Oscar, but recommend one of these getaways nominees received in their goody bag.
Scenic Eclipse

The Scenic Group Embraces the Travel Agent Community

"Travel partners are unequivocally the single most important factor in determining the long-term success of The Scenic Group in the U.S. market."
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.

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.
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.
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.
Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises’ New Moselle Itineraries for 2019

Crystal is introducing brand-new 10-day Enchanting Moselle itinerary aboard Crystal Bach for 2019.
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
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.
Silversea's culinary and wine Enriched Voyages highlight regional specialties of each destination.

Silversea Appeals to Foodies With Culinary- and Wine-Themed Voyages

For clients who believe the cuisine of a destination is just as important as its landmarks and monuments, Silversea is launching a series of culinary and wine-themed sailings—Enriched Voyages—in 2018 and 2019.
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...
Antarctica is one of many places your clients can visit on Cox & Kings' new itineraries.

Cox & Kings Adds New Tours For 2018

In an effort to provide what the company calls deeper and more culturally engaging experiences, Cox & Kings is welcoming 2018 with five new itineraries on five different continents. 
A stay at this 6-bedroom villa in Turks and Caicos can cost $7,000 per night.

Travel Impressions’ Semi-Relaunch, Part 3

Executives from several hotel companies offered presentations about their agent incentives during the Travel Impressions Best of the Best meeting. One of the most interesting of many of them was from someone who doesn't represent a hotel company at all: Steve Lassman, v.p. and general manager at Villas of Distinction.

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.
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.
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...
The Silver Muse pool deck is a central area to soak up the sun, take a lap on the jogging track, and grab a drink or bite to eat.

On Board Silversea’s Silver Muse

Before voyaging on an itinerary bound for South America, Silversea invited Recommend along with other media members and travel agents to experience the cruise line's newest flagship Silver Muse on an overnight sailing to The Bahamas.

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. 
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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