With Memorial Day weekend marking the official start of the summer, it’s time to pull out your bathing suits and shorts from storage, pack them in a suitcase and kick off the season in Puerto Rico. As a U.S. territory, the island stays true to the comforts of a domestic location, as U.S. citizens do not need a passport to enter. If Puerto Rico is a destination that interests you this Memorial Day, consider staying at one of these resorts.
This adults-only hotel, directly on the beach in San Juan, offers idyllic oceanfront accommodations, a beautiful infinity pool with a rotation of poolside DJs, oceanfront dining at the hotel’s restaurant and much more. For Memorial Day and summer travel, check out the OC Summer offer. Guests who stay five nights or more will receive 20 percent off; a three- or four-night stay with 15 percent off; and two nights with 10 percent off when using code SUMMER.
La Concha Resort lies directly on the beach, serving as the premier lifestyle destination for all ages. The resort boasts social indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars; a luxurious pool; wellness programs and nightlife; and entertainment at Casino del Mar. People looking to travel during Memorial Day weekend or throughout the summer should take advantage of the Summertime Bliss offer. Guests will enjoy beachfront accommodations, a daily breakfast buffet for two at the Loft Beachfront, a $50 food and beverage credit and a poolside sangria pitcher using the code SPU. If you use code HDK instead, receive 15 percent off suites and a bottle of sparkling wine.
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000-acre estate of historic and charming properties, woodlands and lakes, invites visitors to its newly launched YOXMAN, a three-day, Michelin-starred dining experience. Four United Kingdom chefs come together to prepare an array of different cuisines throughout the weekend, and guests are treated to plenty of entertainment throughout the experience.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts adds to its growing collection with Rosewood Hotel Bauer, slated to open in Venice in 2025. Led by Venice-based architect Alberto Torsello and interior design group BAR Studio, the property will lie in the city’s historic San Marco district.
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.
PONANT recently announced a new collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys for a series of co-branded sailings for 2023. Led by two Smithsonian Journeys experts, such as an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert, the 21 itineraries seek to deepen travelers’ immersion and knowledge of different destinations.
Savoy Signature Hotel Group continues to generate a buzz in international hospitality about the way its diverse portfolio shapes Madeira’s future as a destination; the brand keeps existing fans (particularly the traditional group of older British and German visitors) interested while drawing younger, more active travelers beyond the confines of Europe. The Savoy Palace, opened in 2019, took on the “legacy” mantle of a predecessor (the former Savoy Hotel) that stood on the same site, and then reopened with a lot of enthusiasm after the height of the pandemic passed.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Acqualina Resort & Residences, located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, invites guests to enjoy its new elevated pool experience at the adult pool on the property’s north side. Surrounded by palm trees and greenery, the space welcomes guests 18 years and older to indulge in its newest amenities and features.