How have we arrived at our November issue already? While it is an oft-used phrase, time really does fly! And at least to me, 2022 has felt exceptionally fast. With the end of the year rapidly approaching,
my travel has certainly picked back up, and I couldn’t be happier. In October I returned to Chicago, the last destination I visited before the pandemic halted travel, with Francis X. Gallagher and Haley Fogarty for an exclusive event we hosted with United Airlines and The Peninsula Chicago. Then I overnighted in New York City to check out the newest ship from Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Beyond. As you read this, I’m likely on board Viking Fjorgyn, one of Viking’s newest longships, plying the River Seine roundtrip from Paris, making stops in Normandy. And next month we’re all off to Los Angeles to celebrate the 19th GT Tested Reader Survey awards. Where are your travels taking you to cap off 2022?
As always, each issue also allows me to reminisce on past travels. In this issue, we recap the fabulous event we had this past summer in New York City to celebrate the Leisure Lifestyle Awards and Wherever Awards winners. Check out the fun on page 38. And writing my Spas article on Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, New York, took me back to the anniversary road trip my husband and I took in August.
Let’s journey together in this issue. We’re visiting Yerevan, Armenia; Mexico City; Victoria Falls; Doha, Qatar (just in time for the FIFA World Cup); the Greek Isles; the Florida Keys; Las Vegas; Riga, Latvia; Charleston, South Carolina; Portugal; and Queenstown, New Zealand. With the World Cup captivating the globe’s attention this month, we also take a look at other soccer (or fútbol) events around the globe. Next month, join us as we announce the 2022 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the Airline of the Year, the Hotel of the Year and our Outstanding Diversity in Travel awards.
If fabulous food and beverages are a must-have for any weekend getaway, then look no further than the City of Brotherly Love. Whether your palate has a penchant for vibrant Latin American fare or cozy French cuisine, whether you're an oenophile looking to swirl, sniff and sip your way around the globe or you’d rather sample farm-to-glass cocktails, Philly’s got it all this fall. (With the exception of Bolo, which is a short taxi or Uber ride away and definitely worth the trip, the rest of these spots are all within walking distance of each other.)
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
From Santoríni to Dubai to New York, some hotels just have that “it” factor that draws visitors far and wide. For some hotels it’s their proximity to popular landmarks and attractions, for others it’s their amenities. But these hotels have something few can claim: a true room with a view.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
Two historic Craftsman-style homes connected by a newly built third extension will take on a new life as the 19-room The Chloe Nashville in 2024. Developed to aesthetically harmonize with both Nashville’s past and future under the direction of Nashville-based Remick Architecture, guestrooms range from 400 to 817 square feet and start at $375 per night, with its top suite running $950 per night. The architecture and interiors maintain the original homes’ residential feel while incorporating modern and traditional design elements reflective of Nashville’s character and history.
A must for travelers seeking quiet on a plane or any noisy atmosphere, QuietOn’s newest launch, QuietOn 3.1, launches a limited-time sale on the product for last-minute trips this fall and winter. Originally selling for $289, QuietOn 3.1 is on sale for $50 off at $239 this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.
With more travelers opting to book solo trips, Star Clippers invites solo travelers to embark on one of its tall-ship sailing itineraries with a special offer. Solo travelers who book by Sept. 30 will receive waived single supplements on a variety of itineraries through 2025.