The Beverly Hills Hotel becomes even more magical during the holidays, and new offerings are poised to capture the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
A Festive Season offer can help put you in the holiday spirit. Guests enjoy a discounted nightly rate with a breakfast credit, hotel credit and welcome drink while enjoying the hotel’s holiday enhancements, including a toy soldier welcome along a red-carpet entrance, specialty cocktails and festive meals. Book by Dec. 20 for stays Nov. 18, 2021–Jan. 3, 2022. The $100 hotel credit per stay excludes parking, nail services, gratuity and retail.
In the Polo Lounge, festive meal offerings include Thanksgiving Day brunch, with a fixed-price three-course menu 11 a.m.–8 p.m., priced at $175 per adult and $60 for children 12 and under, with a grand dessert. On Christmas Eve, a three-course, fixed-price meal is available 11 a.m.–4 p.m., at $175 per adult and $60 per child, with a grand dessert buffet and live music. New Year’s dinner, with the first seating 5–6 p.m. and second 8 p.m.–11 p.m. The first seating is $235 per person for a three-course meal. The second option includes four courses, a Champagne toast at midnight and live music for $295 per person.
Holiday meals are available to go for Thanksgiving, including chef’s turkey, traditional sides and classic pies, for a minimum of four. The Christmas à la carte menu includes gingerbread kits, cookie kits and soufflé kits.
Spiced mulled wine, spiked egg nog and the fig sidecar specialty drinks are offered in the Polo Lounge, which also reinvented its signature soufflé dinner dessert to celebrate the season. Festive preparations include pumpkin pie, holiday sugar cookie, eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint chocolate chip.
Little ones will enjoy a cookie decorating class Dec. 15, allowing them to embellish 24 delicious cookies to take home. And finally, holiday carolers will perform in the hotel lobby Dec. 24, with Santa himself appearing Dec. 24 and 25.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
For this year’s holiday season, Cancún’s NIZUC Resort & Spa offers a special deal for stays Jan. 9–April 15, 2022. The booking window is available Nov. 25–30; to book, visit the website, email them at [email protected] or call 855 MY NIZUC.
Florida’s famous “Pink Palace” in St. Petersburg Beach, the Don CeSar, is offering guests a deal of three nights booked through Nov. 30 for 30 percent off stays through Sept. 30, 2022. The historic 1920s hotel underwent a total property renovation in 2021 and is ready to celebrate the holidays. To receive early access, sign up for The Don’s monthly email offers.
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If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
Based on their respective locations and divergent personalities, it’s inevitable there will be New York vs. Los Angeles (or San Francisco) comparisons when discussing the South Korean cities of Seoul and Busan. While Seoul is known as the nation’s business and government hub, Busan is defined by its coastline, beaches, cliffs, mountains and a slower — but by no means sleepy — pace. The city’s public hot springs, historic temples, ornate parklands, regional South Korean flavors and spins on global trends (like craft beer) also distinguish it from its Western counterparts.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
For 20 consecutive months, the world’s seas and waterways were nearly devoid of travelers, furloughed by viral winds, and the ships of major cruise lines remained anchored in a ghostly quarantine stretching around the globe. Only this summer has the maritime lockdown begun to loosen, ports reopen and regulations relax to the point where operators can set sail on a course toward normalcy. The restart has been rocky, however, and it would require a boatload of crystal balls to predict precisely when — and even if — cruise lines can resume full operations. Passengers are therefore advised to scrutinize a cruise line’s refund policies before taking the plunge.