Noble House Hotels & Resorts debut Tropical Distancing, a newly trademarked term to connote social distancing in an idyllic setting at its U.S. beach properties, including San Diego Mission Bay Resort; Kona Kai Resort & Spa; LaPlaya Beach & Golf; Ocean Key Resort & Spa; Pelican Grand Beach Resort; The Portofino Hotel & Marina; Solé Miami; L’Auberge Del Mar; and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa.
Tropical Distancing is easily achieved thanks to Noble House’s recently implemented outdoor programming and impressive grounds. Kona Kai Resort & Spa and LaPlaya Beach & Golf maintain private beaches and safely monitor guest capacity while distancing lounge chairs and cabanas. San Diego Mission Bay Resort recently completed a $32 million renovation of its 18-acre campus, while Portofino Hotel & Marina debuted new health and wellness programming to encourage guests to embrace the outdoors and launched an Adventure Center and partnership with REI. At Ocean Key Resort & Spa, its outdoor adventure program includes new multiday experiences.
“We realized we were organically social distancing at our beachside properties due to the numerous tropical amenities of the resorts, including secluded beaches, open-air preserves and private lounge cabanas,” said Scott Colee, chief marketing officer, Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “We made the decision to trademark ‘tropical distancing’ and implement it at the appropriate properties to encourage guests to stay safe and keep their physical distance while enjoying the resorts’ many luxuries.”
A buy-out package is available at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa; the entire four-acre Florida Keys property is available starting at $250,000 for a three-night minimum stay. This includes access to 16 Escape Suites, 10 Romance Suites, two Island Grand Suites and two Island Premier Suites, as well as transportation to and from the island via private yacht; gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 60 people every day; and full access to the spa.
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