With the perfect canal-side location in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, England, Timbrell’s Yard provides quirky brilliance with modern décor, excellent service and plenty of atmosphere. Choose a room in the new wing, and enjoy a multilevel room with loft and views of the canal and its resident swans just beyond your window. Cozy touches include calfskin-covered chairs with sheepskin seats, sloped ceilings with skylights, original art, tea and coffee stations, complimentary WiFi and individual decorating surprises like retro clock radios, vintage what-nots and black-and-white geometric bathroom tiles.
Refurbished in 2015, the Grade II listed building has a total of 17 en-suite guestrooms, plus an excellent restaurant and bar. Look for freshly baked, oversized croissants at breakfast, and creative British fare from head chef Ricky Ford at lunch and dinner. The changing menu highlights fresh local ingredients, served up in dishes such as organic salmon cured in Plymouth gin with horseradish, bay and pickled beetroot; and celeriac, spinach, parsnip and driftwood pie with pumpkin. For dessert, select from an array of West Country cheeses — or head straight for the rum, cherry and chocolate tart, served with honeycomb and thick cream. While there, opt for a seasonal cruise along the Avon aboard a river cruiser from Barbara McLellan Canal Boats. Operated by the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, the purpose-built, wide beam boats can accommodate up to 51 passengers (meeting on the move, anyone?) and are equipped with full bars.
The Hamilton Hotel, located steps from the White House, was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with a quick check-in process. The lobby was immaculate with shining marble flooring, velvet couches and an arched ceiling design that brought a sense of sophistication. For added security, the elevators are only accessible to those who have a key card to a guestroom.
Luxury destinations around the country partnered with Bryte to introduce The Restorative Bed and enhanced sleep programming at their hotels. The revolutionary, AI-powered Restorative Bed uses real-time technology to intuitively adjust based on the individual’s needs and preferences. An embedded sensory network detects biometrics, like heart rate and breathing patterns, when a sleeper enters the first stage of sleep, triggering cooling features and lulling sleepers into deep sleep. Computer-controlled air cushions alleviate pressure points, and the technology also leads sleepers naturally out of sleep.
Tauck announced plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1. Departures of the Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston tour have already begun, with other popular tours across the country relaunching in the coming months. Check the Open for Travel page for information on specific tour departures.
Turkish Airlines resumed its premium onboard dining and hot meal service on all business- and economy-class flights longer than two hours and 15 minutes. The resumption of service is in accordance with all health and hygiene applications.
Talk about a grand entrance! After driving across the state of Pennsylvania and spending the last 40 minutes of our journey in a snowstorm, Nemacolin’s The Chateau coming into view was a welcome and gorgeous sight. After stopping at a checkpoint where our temperatures were taken, we drove to the valet, where we were helped with our many bags (winter gear takes up a lot of luggage space!) and escorted into an equally gorgeous lobby, bedecked with red roses in a nod to Nemacolin’s recent gig as host venue for the latest season of The Bachelor. Given the late hour, the lobby was quiet and empty. We were offered Champagne at check-in and were quickly on our way to our guestroom.
Audi of America announced it is now the official, exclusive automotive partner of 1 Hotels in the United States, with locations in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. As 1 Hotels is a mission-driven, nature-inspired hotel brand with sustainability at its core, the Audi e-tron will make a fitting Official Electric Vehicle for them. The Audi e-tron will serve as the house car, shuttling and chauffeuring guests, through 2023. Additionally, 1 Hotels curated local excursions for guests to enjoy Audi e-tron test drive experiences at each of the hotels.
On April 2, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened a new Sensory Room, introduced to mark World Autism Awareness Day. The Sensory Room is designed to reduce the stress of travel for those with neurological or development disabilities.