As we quickly move toward the end of the year, I want to send a personal thank you for helping Global Traveler exceed its aggressive goals for fiscal 2013 — and they were many.
Our cover shines the spotlight on our 10th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards along with the Airline of the Year and Hotel of the Year awards. We will induct many of these travel professionals into our Hall of Fame for winning the same award 10 consecutive years. We hope more will enter the Hall of Fame next year — a true benchmark for consistent service. Consistency is a hallmark of Global Traveler and is what we expect from airlines, hotels and travel services.
We will celebrate the award winners Dec. 10 at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. We have a history of hosting events at The Peninsula, and it is only fitting to continue this tradition for the 10th awards ceremony at the property you voted Best Hotel in the United States.
There’s exciting news from GT’s World Headquarters: In January 2014, we will launch a Mandarin Chinese-language edition of this publication. China Global Traveler will reach out to Chinese luxury business travelers in their own language and address their needs as they travel within China and around the globe.
Walk into Tiffany & Co. in New York or Louis Vuitton in Paris and you will see China’s growing consumer class shopping and bringing back what the world has to offer to Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzhou. At the same time, they are conducting business and contributing to the world’s economic growth. China Global Traveler will accompany them in their world travels, offering advice on selecting a business-class seat, a 5-star hotel, the best restaurants for entertaining clients and the finest wines.
This coming year, I will be stepping up my travel to China and other exciting destinations around the world — the Seychelles and Beirut, to name just a few.
Enjoy the December issue and, again, many thanks for making Global Traveler a truly global success! See you at The Peninsula Beverly Hills — and happy holidays!
One of Ibiza’s hottest restaurant destinations since its opening five years ago, Bottega il Buco, draws legions of fans with the addition of new head chef Max Rivera Papic, whose kitchen credits include skills honed under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London.
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Ski season is around the corner. Now is the perfect time to plan your winter ski getaway. These Colorado resorts offer deals designed for skiers.
This holiday season, give your loved ones a gift from around the world to create memories that last a lifetime.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.
Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
West Coast travelers can now enjoy easier, more efficient access to the Cayman Islands thanks to a new airlift option via Cayman Airways Ltd. As of Nov. 6, Cayman Airways operates nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at an introductory fare of $399.