When you think of a relaxing spa day, mountains, rivers and view of gorgeous landscapes pop in your head; a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of any city’s booming music and honking taxis. SoJo Spa Club and Hotel gives you the relaxing feeling of being away while still staying close to the busy center of Manhattan.
Situated across the Hudson River, SoJo Spa Club offers an oasis for guests who can’t plan a trip far away to relax. This multilevel facility has everything you need to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. When spa-goers first arrive, they are given a locker to place shoes to ensure the floors are clean while walking around barefoot. The first floor has gender-specific bath houses where clothing is optional. This is where you will find showers, a place to put your belongings, a dry sauna, a cycle of different temperature baths and where Korean body scrubs take place. Outside, on the floor, there is a series of six co-ed baths with different healing properties. Each is temperature controlled so they can be enjoyed even in the winter.
On the second floor, treatments take place. The long spa menu includes facials, acupressure, chair massage, halo therapy, hot stones and more. While waiting for a booked service, guests can grab a healthy bite to eat, enjoy a nap on a warm stone bed, recline in an oversized lounge chair or jump in one of five different saunas — salt, ice, charcoal, red clay, infrared and white clay.
The top floor houses the show-stopping infinity pool. With no barriers or foggy glass walls blocking the view, guests can take in all of the beauty of Manhattan. The skyline dazzles at night with flickering lights. Picturesque and luxurious, most guests snap photos at the infinity pool to show the world their relaxing day at the spa.
Day passes run from only $75 on weekdays and $85 on weekends.
The Hamilton Hotel, located steps from the White House, was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with a quick check-in process. The lobby was immaculate with shining marble flooring, velvet couches and an arched ceiling design that brought a sense of sophistication. For added security, the elevators are only accessible to those who have a key card to a guestroom.
Luxury destinations around the country partnered with Bryte to introduce The Restorative Bed and enhanced sleep programming at their hotels. The revolutionary, AI-powered Restorative Bed uses real-time technology to intuitively adjust based on the individual’s needs and preferences. An embedded sensory network detects biometrics, like heart rate and breathing patterns, when a sleeper enters the first stage of sleep, triggering cooling features and lulling sleepers into deep sleep. Computer-controlled air cushions alleviate pressure points, and the technology also leads sleepers naturally out of sleep.
Tauck announced plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1. Departures of the Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston tour have already begun, with other popular tours across the country relaunching in the coming months. Check the Open for Travel page for information on specific tour departures.
Turkish Airlines resumed its premium onboard dining and hot meal service on all business- and economy-class flights longer than two hours and 15 minutes. The resumption of service is in accordance with all health and hygiene applications.
Talk about a grand entrance! After driving across the state of Pennsylvania and spending the last 40 minutes of our journey in a snowstorm, Nemacolin’s The Chateau coming into view was a welcome and gorgeous sight. After stopping at a checkpoint where our temperatures were taken, we drove to the valet, where we were helped with our many bags (winter gear takes up a lot of luggage space!) and escorted into an equally gorgeous lobby, bedecked with red roses in a nod to Nemacolin’s recent gig as host venue for the latest season of The Bachelor. Given the late hour, the lobby was quiet and empty. We were offered Champagne at check-in and were quickly on our way to our guestroom.
Audi of America announced it is now the official, exclusive automotive partner of 1 Hotels in the United States, with locations in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. As 1 Hotels is a mission-driven, nature-inspired hotel brand with sustainability at its core, the Audi e-tron will make a fitting Official Electric Vehicle for them. The Audi e-tron will serve as the house car, shuttling and chauffeuring guests, through 2023. Additionally, 1 Hotels curated local excursions for guests to enjoy Audi e-tron test drive experiences at each of the hotels.
On April 2, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened a new Sensory Room, introduced to mark World Autism Awareness Day. The Sensory Room is designed to reduce the stress of travel for those with neurological or development disabilities.