If you’re dreaming of cruising down double black diamond trails while knee-deep in powdery snow, followed by delightful après-ski activities like warming up by the fire with a Hot Toddy or watching the stars while soaking in an outdoor Jacuzzi, these hotels get you. One’s in a legendary American winter playground, while the other two let you live out your Swiss winter dreams; all of them are guaranteed to feed your craving for cold-weather excitement and luxury.
This property is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Vail, Colorado, an area boasting 5,317 acres of terrain, making it one of the largest ski destinations in the world. Whether you like to ski or snowboard, beginner or expert, you’re sure to find it’s utterly perfect for your preferred winter activities. Thrillseekers can book more adrenaline-boosting experiences thanks to the resort’s partnership with Adventure IO, including heliskiing with an Olympian or guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The Hythe is the newest resort in Vail, a town celebrating its 60th anniversary. Book a Vail Mountain Muscle Relief treatment at Well & Being Spa (which has the only Himalayan salt inhalation lounge in Vail), or sample some Colorado-influenced cuisine at Revel Lounge, like the Colorado mountain train with romesco sauce, tomatoes, olives and endive salad, and lemon olive oil. This holiday season, the hotel is also launching a new pop-up bar called Nordic Nights, where guests can sip craft cocktails and soak in the property’s après all-day spirit.
With more than 165 years of heritage, this property — often deemed The Hotel That Made Winter — offers sumptuous accommodations in a veritable winter wonderland: the magical, mountainous playground of Switzerland. Guests can go directly from the lobby to the powder-covered hills thanks to an on-property ski shop and concierge. But there are other winter pursuits to try, including an exhilarating 75-second ride down the bob run on St. Moritz-Celerina. Back inside the resort, 34 of the rooms and suites have recently been renovated in a vibrant way, with local stone and pine elements, thanks to French architect and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Tables at the winter-only dining Bob Restaurant overlook the Olympic bob runs, where the fare is light and rustic; those at Kulm Country Club are set amid trophies from years of sports competitions, and the restaurant is launching a brand-new concept for the upcoming winter season.
Another Swiss gem, this storied hotel located in the Engadin village of Pontresina, just a few miles from St. Moritz, celebrates 175 years of winter fun in an atmosphere of unparalleled elegance. Guests can try new experiences like cross-country skiing across silver trails, a snowshoe tour under the full moon and a horse-drawn carriage ride into the Val Roseg valley. You can also race headfirst down an ice track at top speed during a cresta run, try your hand at curling or play a game of ice hockey in the arena. Just as fun off the slopes are activities like an indoor bowling alley. Book a private spa suite to soothe those sore muscles after a few days on the slopes and you’ll have exclusive access to the space for two hours to soak in the Jacuzzi and waterbed, be pampered with a regenerated body peel in the steam bath and nibble on fresh fruit and sweet treats while sipping Champagne.
More than 22 million visitors pour into Bangkok each year, adding to the roughly 11 million residents of the Thai capital famous for its bustling streets. Packed with food carts, markets and cultural spectacles, life in Bangkok is unusually defined by its vibrant street scene, both day and night. That means you don’t necessarily need a solid plan when heading out on any given evening.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
The Islands of Tahiti are among the most beautiful and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The endless images of overwater bungalows with Bora Bora’s majestic peak towering over waters of every shade of blue have an intrinsic pull. But with 118 islands and atolls to explore, there is so much more to this spectacular region of the Pacific.
Going to Austin, Texas, soon? Hotel Van Zandt celebrates the season with a special deal. The To All a Free Night offer allows guests to extend their stay and receive a third night free when booking two nights. Running through Jan. 29, 2024, book this offer using promo code BONUSNT.