A new property in Key West is open for business: Barbary Beach House Key West is a 184-guestroom, oceanfront hotel inspired by the setting’s maritime history. The hotel is located steps from Smathers Beach and provides complimentary shuttle service to Duval Street and Downtown Seaport Harbor.
Guestrooms and suites sport a classic Key West feel, with contemporary amenities and marine color palettes. On-site dining will include multiple full-service restaurants with casual indoor and outdoor settings and coastal-inspired menus.
Other amenities guests can expect include a 24-hour fitness center, provisions shop, lawn games, complimentary refreshments and water activity gear. Outdoor event and meeting space include a 1,500-square-foot palapa — event and meeting professionals are available to assist guests in planning a beachfront wedding or vow renewal. The hotel is also pet-friendly.
“Without a doubt, Barbary Beach House Key West will be a prized addition to our growing portfolio of experiential hotels and resorts,” said Tom Healy, COO, DiamondRock Hospitality. “Key West is one of the most desirable resort destinations in the United States, and the guest amenities and design elements of our newest hotel really capture the island’s seafaring swagger, inviting guests to ‘drift wrecklessly’ in the Florida Keys.”
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
For this year’s holiday season, Cancún’s NIZUC Resort & Spa offers a special deal for stays Jan. 9–April 15, 2022. The booking window is available Nov. 25–30; to book, visit the website, email them at [email protected] or call 855 MY NIZUC.
Florida’s famous “Pink Palace” in St. Petersburg Beach, the Don CeSar, is offering guests a deal of three nights booked through Nov. 30 for 30 percent off stays through Sept. 30, 2022. The historic 1920s hotel underwent a total property renovation in 2021 and is ready to celebrate the holidays. To receive early access, sign up for The Don’s monthly email offers.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
Based on their respective locations and divergent personalities, it’s inevitable there will be New York vs. Los Angeles (or San Francisco) comparisons when discussing the South Korean cities of Seoul and Busan. While Seoul is known as the nation’s business and government hub, Busan is defined by its coastline, beaches, cliffs, mountains and a slower — but by no means sleepy — pace. The city’s public hot springs, historic temples, ornate parklands, regional South Korean flavors and spins on global trends (like craft beer) also distinguish it from its Western counterparts.
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.
For 20 consecutive months, the world’s seas and waterways were nearly devoid of travelers, furloughed by viral winds, and the ships of major cruise lines remained anchored in a ghostly quarantine stretching around the globe. Only this summer has the maritime lockdown begun to loosen, ports reopen and regulations relax to the point where operators can set sail on a course toward normalcy. The restart has been rocky, however, and it would require a boatload of crystal balls to predict precisely when — and even if — cruise lines can resume full operations. Passengers are therefore advised to scrutinize a cruise line’s refund policies before taking the plunge.