Luxury

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.
Cap Maison’s The Cliff at Cap restaurant in Saint Lucia.

9 Top Resorts with All-Inclusive Packages

Save this story; Google says you won’t find an article like it anywhere else, despite the fact that it bundles information travel agents really need.
Longitude 131° is a luxurious wilderness camp in Australia.

Exotic Travel: Captivating Stays…

Across the globe wellness has been synonymous with luxury, and these captivaiting stays offer clients pampering experiences, as well as high-end treats your upscale clientele will want to take dive into.
Accommodations at Royal Hideaway Playacar.

How Do Your Clients Define Luxury?

Luxury travel. What does that term mean in today’s world? In the travel industry, it’s been the topic of conversation for quite some time and has been an ever-evolving concept.
Artist renderings show the future of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts new London property.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Expands European Offerings

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is welcoming a new member to its family of six European properties. The newest addition will be a luxury hotel located in London's prestigious Mayfair district.
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach opens the doors of its nautical-themed property in October.

Fort Lauderdale Welcomes New Luxury Resort

South Florida's luxury hotel scene is set to welcome its newest member next month: the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Luxury meets tranquility with a fall escape to Il Saviatino.

Fall Getaways Under the Tuscan Sun

Cooler temperatures, fewer tourists, vibrant autumn colors, and the height of harvest season are just a few of the lures of Tuscany during the fall months. Add in 20 percent savings, and clients will flock your way to book them a fall escape.
A complimentary helicopter transfer is just one benefit of Monaco's VIP travel program.

Monaco Offers Complimentary VIP Travel Program

Monaco is a country synonymous with luxury and refinement, and its government's VIP travel program—Le Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco— is sticking to that tradition by offering agents and their clients a few complimentary perks.
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club will be Belize's first luxury resort from a luxury brand.

Belize Welcomes Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club on Ambergris Caye

Belize will be stepping up its luxury vacations profile with the December debut of the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio—A Collection by Hilton on Ambergris Caye, occupying a beautiful 60-acre grove of tropical foliage.
The front deck at the new Bron-Yr-Aur property. (Photo courtesy of Touch of Spice.)

Touch of Spice Expands in New Zealand

Touch of Spice, a luxury operator that launched its Residence Collection in early 2017, is expanding in New Zealand.

Marriott International Exec. Talks Puerto Rico and Marriott’s Millennial Appeal

In this interview, we caught up with Steve Contos, senior v.p. – Caribbean & Luxury Portfolio Latin America, Marriott International, to talk Puerto Rico, Marriott's Millennial appeal and the company's expansion plans. 
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Master Suite bedroom.

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort to Debut This December

The Solmar Group is expanding its footprint in Los Cabos, Mexico with the opening of a new luxury resort on the region's Pacific coast.
Nightime at Eden, a new venue on board Celebrity Edge.

Cruise Lines Enhance Offerings

We've gathered a roundup of what's new across the cruise line industry for your guests to enjoy.
Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can set sail to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations on a private yacht charter. (Photo courtesy of Harmony Yacht Vacations.)

Sail from Key West to Cuba

Guests of The Perry Hotel Key West can take a private yacht charter to Cuba from the hotel’s dock with Harmony Yacht Vacations.
The Four Seasons At The Surf Club opening in March.

Discover Miami Beach’s Up-and-Coming Town of Surfside

From the newly opened Four Seasons At The Surf Club to a range of local events, there's a lot to discover in Miami's uptown destination of Surfside.
Travelers can take a trip to Uncle Qu’s home to find priceless ceramic treasures through the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing's Family First Program.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing Invites Families to Explore Chinese Culture

With the Family First Program at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, guests can choose from a variety of family-friendly activities that give a glimpse into the Chinese culture.
The lobby at Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Rome.

Curio Collection by Hilton Opens First Hotel in Rome

Curio Collection by Hilton has acquired the newly renovated Aleph Rome Hotel—an elegant property in the heart of Rome.
AKA has created an exclusive Penthouse Collection at its landmarked AKA Times Square property.

AKA Times Square Redesigns Hotel Penthouse

AKA, which offers properties throughout the United States and London, has created an exclusive Penthouse Collection at its landmarked AKA Times Square property featuring 12 redesigned penthouse suites.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is embarking on a $35 million re-imagination.

Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo Embarks on Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

Peninsula Papagayo is embarking on a more than $100 million transformation featuring the $35 million re-imagination of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica.
Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece

Grecian Luxury Joins Small Luxury Hotels

Small Luxury Hotels has welcomed three new hotels to its portfolio, including Mr. and Mrs. White New Style Hotel in Paros, Greece.
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