We missed a lot in the chaos that was 2020 — from public spaces and close encounters to international travel and new domestic hotel openings. Right some wrongs and put these two hotels on your list:
Located in the heart of Chicago’s business-meets-pleasure hub of the West Loop, Nobu Hotel Chicago opened with a brand-new Nobu Restaurant on Oct. 1, 2020. As the first Nobu location in the Midwest, guests can expect the same upscale amenities and experiences the acclaimed hospitality name is known for around the world. Choose from one of 115 rooms and suites, including such highlights as floor-to-ceiling windows and in-room soaking tubs. Work up an appetite swimming in the tranquility pool and order room service from Nobu Restaurant or venture to the Rooftop.
The first boutique art hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Quirk Hotel Charlottesville is opening up a new clientele to the city’s historic downtown. Guests can expect vintage touches amid a chic stay with 80 rooms, an in-house art gallery and incredible location. Pay a visit to the street-facing farm homes for added amenities, including Bobboo, a barrel-aged spirits bar opening this spring, and Quirk Cafe. For an elevated dining experience after a day on the Blue Ridge Mountain trails, head up to the rooftop bar for city views or down to The Pink Grouse for some swanky style and lounge-like comforts.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, comes to life at night. Translating to “good airs” or “fair winds,” Buenos Aires is an autonomous district filled to the brim with eclectic European architecture and a rich cultural life. The multicultural city, a melting pot of language, history, incredible food and music, comes to life at night. When you travel to Buenos Aires, be prepared to eat late, choose from hundreds of restaurants and thousands of bars and clubs, and dance beyond dawn. The city’s nightlife, as varied as it is intense, allows you to dance to whatever rhythm takes your fancy. A city that oozes sex appeal, it proves dynamic and passionate, and the beauty and rhythm will get under your skin for an amazing trip.
Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Explore with More promotion and take advantage of lower fares*, up to $1,200 Onboard Credit†, Free Specialty Dining for Two^, 50% Reduced Deposit††, and more. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.
Like most big cities, Seattle’s distinct personality is made up of the sum of its many parts. Each of The Emerald City’s unique neighborhoods offers something distinct, and exploring them provides as much of an adventure as visiting the Space Needle or wandering stalls at Pike Place Market.
Cougar Point is one of five courses making up Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Famed South African golf professional Gary Player — many others have tried to emulate his signature walk-through swing — originally designed the course in 1976, opening as Marsh Point. In 1996 Player returned to Kiawah to redesign the course, keeping the same footprint and renaming it Cougar Point. Oak trees line the course, and the Kiawah River runs through several scenic holes. The back nine features a great deal of water protecting the greens for added difficulty.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways extends its complimentary pre- or post-cruise land offer as add-ons to select Europe and Egypt cruises for groups and individual travelers in 2023. The offer is also available exclusively for groups in 2024. Now, the cruise line extends the offer for new reservations made through March 31, 2023, on select 2023 departures.