Virginia ranks as one of the top haunted locations in the United States. With around 170 sites claiming spooky, paranormal happenings, visitors can find a ghoulish attraction to celebrate Halloween with ease.
The Winery at Bull Run invites fellow wine lovers on a haunted tour of the winery grounds. The tour is led by lantern while a guide shares true Civil War ghost stories and guests sip on award-winning Virginia wine. Tours includes a Winery at Bull Run glass, tastings throughout the tour, exclusive after-hour access to the winery, special deals on mulled wine and mug combos.
Witness spooky activity at The Winery at La Grange. Visitors have made claims of hearing a piano play on its own in the parlor, the spirit of Benoni who guided the home restoration in the 1800s and the ghost of a young girl who lives in the upstairs room. Guests will notice a glass of red wine placed upon the mantle in the tasting room for the ghosts to ensure staff has no paranormal encounters while helping guests throughout the day.
Gordonsville is one of Virginia’s most haunted historic locations. There, visitors will find Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum. Guests reported seeing light traveling from one room to the next, witnessing full-bodied apparitions of doctors and soldiers and have heard screaming and moaning throughout the museum. Paranormal night tours are available for visitors to witness these happenings themselves. The museum has been featured on the History Channel and in paranormal publications.
Venture down Main Street in Yorktown on Friday and Saturday evenings. Started by Virginia Paranormal Investigations, Jeff Santos and Linda Cassada began Yorktown Ghost Walks to combine their love of the paranormal and history to educate, inform and entertain tourists.
The Hotel AMERON Zurich Bellerive au Lac, forged from the collaborative efforts of interior design firm Monoplan AG and other cutting-edge design firms, bills itself as a celebration of the 1920s and ‘30s aesthetic. The story behind it is compelling as the building dates to 1928 and has connections with the early days of Switzerland's movie industry. However, there are several fun Mid-Century Modern and late 20th-century design touches in the public and private areas. Clearly, it's going for the "modern luxury" vibe Millennial and Gen-X business and leisure travelers look for when seeking a quality smaller property with a great location.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
InterContinental New York Barclay is the perfect spot for luxury in the heart of Manhattan. With the 1946 Package, enjoy a two-night stay in the Penthouse Suite, an exclusive InterContinental75 cocktail lesson with a mixologist, 75-minute couples massage with Zeel, a movie screening on the Penthouse Suite terrace with classic films from the year of InterContinental’s birth with a premium 1946 vintage wine to enjoy.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
Kennebunkport Resort Collection created its inaugural Hotel Week offering irresistible savings. Nov. 12–21, five hotels will offer promotional room rates, as low as $99; special dining offers; and unique classes, such as oyster shucking and more. Daily resort fees are waived, resulting in up to 50 percent off the standard daily rate.
Seabourn recently announced the name of its second new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship: Seabourn Pursuit. The name reflects the passion of expedition travelers to seek out and explore natural wonders and destinations through activities around the globe.
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.
Though the Chicago area has been my home for decades, the view from the Water Tower Suite on the 26th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago made me gasp. I had admired Chicago’s dramatic skyline many times, but never from this angle. Through expansive windows, the skyscrapers of 900 N. Michigan Ave. and the John Hancock Center, now named 875 North Michigan Avenue, rose to my right. Far below, the landmark Chicago Water Tower nestled in a ring of trees. One of the few survivors of the Great Chicago Fire, a turning point in the city’s history being remembered on its 150th anniversary in 2021, the Gothic Revival relic resembled a fairy-tale castle in a children’s playset.