The celebrated, Orange County, California, Monarch Beach Resort will join the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio. The distinctive, 400-room resort in Dana Point is a perfect fit for Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club will offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and unmatched amenities.
“The Monarch Beach Resort’s impeccable product, unmatched service standard and enviable location make it a perfect addition to the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio. We are incredibly excited about welcoming the resort and its team members to Hilton,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. “We are already partnering with the team at Ohana Real Estate Investors as we transition the resort management, and we look forward to welcoming guests and members to Southern California’s premier luxury destination.”
Guestroom palettes include cool blues, greens and crisp whites, complemented by lavish textiles, chaise lounges, ocean-inspired artwork and full marble baths. Every room and suite has a balcony, with first-floor patios featuring fire pits.
As for amenities, guests enjoy coastal paths, a private beach club, an expansive outdoor pool area, private cabanas, stocked outdoor minibars, an 18-hole oceanfront golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and a 30,000-square-foot spa. With more than 30,000 square feet of indoor event space, Monarch Beach Resort can create the meeting, event or wedding of your dreams.
Seven culinary options await guests, including Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak Orange County. AVEO Table + Bar serves Mediterranean food, and 33°North has a bar, living room salon and ocean-view outdoor patio. Exclusive to resort guests and members, Monarch Bay Beach Club is an oceanfront bar and restaurant. Part & Parcel Market sells to-go coffee, pastries, juices, smoothies and more. Eat alongside the first tee on the golf course at Club 19, or enjoy Mexi-Cali cuisine at pool-side Sombra.
I arrived in Mexico City on a sunny late afternoon and zipped through light traffic from Benito Juarez International Airport to the heart of Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma. Four Seasons Mexico City sits in the middle of the bustling area; but once you arrive in the covered driveway, you are transported into a sense of calm, art and luxury.
Are you looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own refined adventure of a lifetime. You can custom order your new Volvo, tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Windstar Cruises introduces a new point and tier system to its Yacht Club loyalty program to provide recognition and rewards for guests who continue to sail with Windstar. Its loyalty program always provided special benefits, like a 5 percent discount on all voyages, a $100 shipboard credit referral gift, early notification on new ports and itineraries, private sales and more.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises contracted Danish company CleanCoat A/S to employ its ACT CleanCoat solution across all Uniworld-owned ships. This makes Uniworld the first river cruise company to adopt this solution, renowned for its ability to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Singapore Airlines returns to New York City (JFK) Nov. 9 with its launch of non-stop flights between the Big Apple and Singapore (SIN). An Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft will service the route, with 42 business-, 24 premium-economy and 187 economy-class seats. Currently, Singapore Airlines is operating non-stop flights to Los Angeles (LAX). The airline will continue to review its operations to the United States and assess demand before reinstating more U.S. flights.
I took a much-needed vacation to somewhere I’d never been before but had heard about for years: Montana. We chose The Resort at Paws Up outside of Missoula, as it blends miles of open land and outdoor activities with luxury accommodation and service.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Hyatt plans to expand its luxury portfolio in the Asia Pacific region with several new openings and a strong development pipeline. Its luxury portfolio presence in the region will grow by nearly 15 percent with recent openings and expected 2021 openings.