The Jersey Shore’s newest boutique hotel arrives in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, in time for fall. Sitting on the Atlantic coast, the 118-year-old property underwent an extensive restoration to feature a 16-room main house and a three-bedroom standalone bungalow. The James also features seasonal beach service and locally inspired food and beverages.
Rooms see a combination of vintage pieces sourced both locally and internationally and custom fabrications designed by Sebastian Zuchowicki. Guests also find tables, lamps and 20-panel white oak folding screens handmade by owner George DiStefano himself.
In addition to these carefully constructed rooms, The James also offers guests exclusive access to the neighboring beach, which lies just a two-minute walk away. In the summer, The James offers a beach concierge service for guests to enjoy the use of sun loungers, umbrellas, beach games and towels.
For dining, the hotel’s 22-seat dining room and 24-seat private garden dining area offer breakfast, snacks and coffee daily. Inspired by local ingredients, dishes range from pork rolls to homemade granolas to freshly baked crumb cake, muffins and pastries. The James’ other features include amenities by Flamingo Estate, in-room massages and more.
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
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.
Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
Are you looking to enhance your business trip with a little leisure? Look no further than Portugal, a country renowned for its captivating blend of history, culture and natural beauty. And with TAP Air Portugal, you can effortlessly transform your business trip into an unforgettable bleisure adventure. Discover why Portugal and TAP Air Portugal are the perfect combination for an enriching and rejuvenating experience.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
It’s the Monday afternoon rush in Tokyo. When I step off the subway at Shiodome station, head down the escalator and into Shiodome City Center, and eventually make my way to Conrad Tokyo’s hushed lobby on the 28th floor, all of the hustle and bustle suddenly feels a world away.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Travelers in search of stunning views will be able to benefit from rail work being conducted by SBB Swiss Railways. For a time, trains will run over the mountain-side section of the track into the Ticino region of Switzerland. The temporary route adjustment comes as Swiss Railways deals with a recent derailment at Gotthard Base Tunnel, meaning travelers get an extra hour of glorious alpine views as part of their journey.