Starting in November, guests at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru enjoy new all-pool water villas that offer twice as much outside space as indoor space. The villa expansions bring outdoor space to nearly 2,000 square feet across multiple “zones,” including sun decks, social spots, over-water hammocks, al fresco showers and dining areas. A 40-foot pool extends into the lagoon; nearby, a shaded, ocean-side living and dining pavilion offers unparalleled views.
Inside, the pale wooden indoor floors give an illusion of sun bleaching. Light colors mix with dark blues to complement the outdoors, while never missing a glimpse of the views, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. New bathrooms give guests views from the bathtubs and direct deck access.
“In an ever-crowded world, luxury is increasingly sought in a sense of space and an ability to enjoy an unrestricted connection with the natural world. Our new water villas not only offer twice more space outside than in with pools that make you feel as though you are swimming out into the ocean but also extend upwards into a sea-view loft and downwards via steps into the ocean for an enhanced sense of space and connection in all directions,” said Armando Kraenzlin, general manager, regional vice president, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
A couple of my friends and I decided to rent a house in the Camelback Mountain area of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for New Year’s Eve. To find the perfect place, we used Vrbo.com; there were a bunch of properties to choose from, but, in the end, we decided to rent a place in The Village at Camelback.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
andBeyond launched an online Dream Board to encourage travelers to start envisioning and planning upcoming trips. The Dream Board, on andBeyond’s website, features an array of experiences, itineraries and accommodations from the three continents where the company operates. It showcases andBeyond’s lodges and camps, but also the choices offered by its tour operating branch.
Aloft Tulum opens in February, with 140 loft-style guestrooms and suites and several lively spaces for socialization and music, as well as a venue for corporate meetings. This marks the first Marriott International property in Tulum, Mexico.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
With the United States, United Kingdom and Canada now requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for airline passengers, select hotels in Saint Lucia are offering complimentary testing for guests who qualify. Multiple testing options are available for departing visitors, citizens and residents. Tests are available at select hotels or local testing facilities, with results within 72 hours. Travelers can make appointments for tests when they arrive on the island or through COVID-certified hotels, and pricing varies.
Cordis Hangzhou, Sci-Tech City opened, joining sister properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Dongqian Lake, Hong Kong and Auckland. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, the luxury hotel features 186 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bar, a 24-hour gym and a range of meeting and event spaces. It is also nearby a subway station.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
The What Matters 2021 survey from Agoda found Americans most look forward to spending more quality time with loved ones in 2021, at 34 percent, while also committing to traveling differently this year. Agoda’s digital travel platform offers a global network of more than 2.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; the survey’s sample size was 16,064 adults, carried out online Dec. 10–16, 2020.