Planning a Caribbean getaway this December? You’re just in time to book one of The Christopher’s luxurious new villas. The three new, four-bedroom villas complete the 42-guestroom hotel’s renovations following the 2017 hurricane season. Other new additions include the Sisley Spa and Christo restaurant.
The new villas were designed by Olivia Putnam and the aesthetic blends modern looks with the island’s natural bounty seamlessly. The villas are completely open to sea views, with their own private pools. Inside, the decor combines touches of bamboo, sandstone, volcanic stone and the hotel’s signature shade of orange alongside strategically placed lighting that takes full advantage of natural light from the outdoors.
If you don’t quite need a four-bedroom villa during your trip to the island, The Christopher can still provide a superb basecamp for your St. Barth explorations. The hotel is situated on Pointe Milou for great views and access to nightlife attractions. Guests are 10 minutes from some of the island’s preferred beaches and 15 minutes to Gustavia, the island’s hub for luxury dining, shopping and the airport.
The new Christo restaurant serves organic fare, while the new spa features water-view treatment rooms.
If you’re planning a visit earlier, The Christopher is welcoming guests attending the Sixth Annual St. Barth Gourmet Festival, Nov. 6–10, as well as the St. Barth Cats-Cup catamaran race, Nov. 20–24. For the latter, guests enjoy enviable views of the catamarans sailing by.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport opened the first airport coat check for passengers headed to warmer climates.
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 adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile 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.
Marriott International recently opened its first Aloft property in Bali. Aloft Bali Seminyak is an urban-inspired, new-build hotel created with music lovers and tech-savvy travelers in mind.