Each year, Global Traveler teams with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in an effort to accomplish extraordinary things. It may sound like a lofty enterprise, but together with LLS, we can all help make a difference.
Did you know there are approximately 1.2 million people living in the United States right now who either have or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma? Every day, 155 of them will die. Every three minutes, another unsuspecting individual will be diagnosed. Blood cancers such as these are not picky, either. They go after children, men and women of all races and lifestyles.
However, thanks to many years of research conducted by LLS, survival rates have quadrupled over the last 50 years. LLS made it possible for so many of those diagnosed to go on to live healthy, fulfilling lives, and LLS is a continual source of hope for those who are still struggling.
In 2016, Global Traveler is acting as LLS’s Diamond Honoree, a privilege awarded to those who continually and wholeheartedly support the LLS mission. In the past, with the help of our corporate partners and so many readers, we’ve been able to raise almost $1 million to help LLS. This year, we’re raising the bar even higher.
On the next few pages, you’ll find a wide selection of items available in our annual online charity auction, which is live March 1 through May 1. Each item is perfect for the frequently traveling members of the GT audience. You’ll find business-class airline tickets, stays at some of the most luxurious properties in the world and more. The best part? The entirety of the auction proceeds go straight to LLS to fund life-saving research.
We invite you, our readers, to join us in our mission to accomplish great things for the individuals who look to LLS for help and hope every day. Log on to our website for complete bidding instructions and rules, as well as to place your bid. Visit the website daily as new items will be added frequently.
Two-night stay at Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh
Two round-trip Clase Premier tickets on Aeromexico from any U.S. gateway to any Mexico destination
Three-night stay for two in a deluxe guestroom, with breakfast, at The Address Downtown Dubai
One-night stay in an Andaz large king guestroom with breakfast for two people at Andaz San Diego
Two round-trip business-class tickets on Asiana Airlines from any of its U.S. gateways to any Asiana on-line destination
Two-night weekend stay in a one-bedroom suite at The Benjamin in New York
Three-night stay for two in a deluxe guestroom at The Beverly Hilton, breakfast included
Two round-trip Premium business-class tickets on China Airlines from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) or New York (JFK) to Taiwan (TPE)
One-night stay in a junior suite at Fifty NYC
Two-night weekend stay in a premier sea-view guestroom at Four Seasons Resort Dubai
Seven-night stay for up to two guestrooms at double occupancy at Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua
Two-night stay at any Global Hotel Alliance property worldwide
Three-night stay in a grand deluxe king or twin guestroom at Grand Hyatt Incheon
Three-night stay at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
One-night stay for two at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City with breakfast at Cafe Sierra
Three-night stay in a standard guestroom at any Hilton Worldwide property
Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom at Hotel 1000 in Seattle
One million IHG Rewards Club points, courtesy of InterContinental Hotels Group
A two-night stay in an InterContinental superior harbourview room, inclusive of Club InterContinental, at InterContinental Hong Kong
Two-night weekend stay for two at InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles in a one-bedroom executive suite with breakfast buffet
The Best Travel Writing from The New York Times: Italy, courtesy of the Italian Government Tourist Board
Three-night stay at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London
One-night stay for two at JW Marriott Austin, with breakfast for two at Osteria Pronto
Diamonds & Caviar small station bracelet from Lagos
One-night stay in a classic guestroom at The Langham, Chicago, including breakfast for two at Travelle Kitchen + Bar
Two-night stay at The Logan, Philadelphia
Seven-night stay for up to two guestrooms at double occupancy at Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines
Two-night weekend stay for two in a deluxe guestroom at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Two-night stay for two in a Deluxe Bund guestroom, with breakfast, at the Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai
One-night stay for two in a bungalow guestroom at The Resort at Pelican Hill, with breakfast at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Two round-trip business-class tickets on Singapore Airlines from Houston (IAH) to Moscow (SVO)
Two-night stay with breakfast at Skytop Lodge
Two-night stay in a luxury king guestroom, including breakfast, at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Seven-night stay for up to two guestrooms at double occupancy at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in St. Lucia
Two-night stay for two, with breakfast buffet, in a double guestroom at any Steigenberger Hotel Group property worldwide
A Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Model B018 lens
Two business-class tickets on Turkish Airlines from any departure destination to any European destination
Two round-trip economy-class tickets on United Airlines to any United destination
Two positive-space, round-trip tickets on Virgin America to any destination in the Virgin America domestic network
Two-night stay at Virgin Hotels, Chicago
Two tickets to the exclusive studio audience for Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen
Two-night stay in a junior suite at The Westin Dallas Downtown, with complimentary parking and breakfast for two either at Grill and Vine or in-room
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced plans to take over an existing hotel in Switzerland. The property is undergoing extensive renovations in preparation to open at the end of next year as Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern. The property was previously Hotel Palace Luzern, on the shores of Lake Lucerne and in the heart of the city; it originally opened in 1906.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, ahead of its naming ceremony Nov. 21. The 1,100-foot-long ship boasts a guest capacity of nearly 4,000. Since Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the shi, Oct. 30, Norwegian Encore sailed from Germany to England before making its way to New York City, then Miami, where the christening ceremony takes place next week.
Swiss-Belhotel International boasts an impressive portfolio throughout 22 countries, including 10 ASEAN member countries. This growth is continuing with the group’s new plans to debut four properties in Thailand.
One of Palm Desert, California’s, signature hotel properties recently finalized its biggest-ever redesign. The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is home to 884 guestrooms and nearly 250,000 square feet of event space. Every facet of the property has been redesigned ahead of the property’s grand re-opening in January.