The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach debuts its new Pod Travel Concierge program this spring. Designed for groups of friends, family and loved ones taking part in pod travel, the offer is customizable.
The property boasts 552 residential-style guestrooms and suites ranging from one to four bedrooms. All rooms offer Pacific Ocean views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Fully equipped kitchens boast Miele appliances and sub-zero refrigerators. In-room washers and dryers are also available.
Available for guests booking any multi-room suite, the new Pod Travel Concierge program offers a customizable array of amenities. Pre-arrival, the concierge stocks the kitchen with local, gourmet groceries based on any dietary restrictions. Private group meals and cocktail hours are available in the suite. Take advantage of on-site activities or book private excursions including a private yacht trip or an adventurous island tour.
Travel pods interested in extra privacy may reserve the entire 3,400-square-foot spa for a luxurious day of spa treatments. They may also reserve an entire floor of 10 guestrooms and suites in Diamond Head Tower.
Guests interested in extending their stay can take advantage of one of several extended-stay offers. The Make Yourself at Home deal gives travelers 35 percent off stays of 30 nights or more with daily breakfast for two and 50 percent savings on valet parking. Stay Awhile offers a complimentary upgrade, 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points and up to 25 percent off stays of 14 nights or more.
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.
Denver’s The Source Hotel offers its new Passport Program. Overnight guests receive The Source Passport at check-in and from there can enjoy restaurants and retail establishments across The Source Hotel + Market Hall with exclusive discounts. Exclusive discounts are available at The Woods, Safta, Reunion Bread, Beet & Yarrow, Melted and more.
With the vaccine rolling out and U.S. air travel expected to pick up in the upcoming months, the personal finance website WalletHub released a report on 2021’s Best Frequent-Flyer Programs, to help travelers make the best decision for their wallets.
TAP Air Portugal now offers all passengers COVID-19 testing service at Lisbon Airport at a discount. Depending on a destination’s various restrictions, the Rapid Antigen Test is €21; the PCR test is €85; and a PCR Test plus Rapid Antigen Test is €106. TAP customers enjoy priority access to this service.
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.