With 118 rooms of luxury close to Albuquerque’s lovely historic quarter, the new Hotel Chaco boasts a soothing interior décor by designer Kris Lajeskie that pays tribute to the surrounding area’s ancient civilizations — notably through the commission of original works by a selection of contemporary Native American artists. Some of those whose work graces the new hotel space are sculptor Joe Cajero from Jemez Pueblo, who created a sculpture titled “oneness” that greets guests in the lobby; rug and wall hangings by Master Navajo weavers of the Toadlena Trading Post displayed above the beds in guestrooms; and sister pieces created by Rhett Lynch, a Navajo artist who creates paintings, drawings, sculptures and hand-woven tapestries that feature Lynch’s signature intensity of color.
A team from the Gensler architectural design firm immersed themselves in nearby Chaco Canyon, then focused on sustainability while incorporating elements such as stone masonry, vigas and latillas in the final hotel design. The building is even aligned with the movements of the sun, adding an additional layer of authenticity to the natural design elements. Head to the roof for dinner and cocktails at Level 5, or to Equinox Café & Lounge in the lobby for breakfast, handcrafted hot drinks, juicing options and nibbles. Relax in the pool and hot tub, or explore the surrounding area, where more than 100 locally owned shops, restaurants, galleries, bars and cafés await. Nearby sites include Chaco Canyon National Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As states allow visitors again and travel picks up, airlines are starting to prepare for an influx in passengers by increasing cleaning schedules, preparing aircraft for flight and even taking the temperatures of passengers before boarding the plane.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate gets a new look this fall, with renovations planned for all guestrooms, villas, public spaces and meeting rooms. The next phase of the property’s renovations begins in June and is expected to elevate the overall guest experience. Guestroom renovations are scheduled to wrap up in early fall, while meeting and function space, as well as lobby, renovations were completed over the winter.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
The cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
As many travelers prepare to return to travel with road trips this summer, The Guest House at Graceland introduces a Let’s Go! Gas Card offer, including a $25 gas card and free parking.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Belmond introduced its Tomorrow Time Travel Pass to allow travelers to start planning for the future. With no expiration date and available across Belmond’s portfolio, Tomorrow Time Travel Passes are both gift cards and e-cards; travelers receive a bonus $100 voucher when purchasing a $500 gift card, or $200 when spending more than $1,000.