Velaa Private Island in the Maldives recently reopened for the season and debuted its holiday lineup. During its closure, the property refurbished its facilities, including opening a new beach bar.
This November, the resort welcomes three visiting chefs to its signature restaurant Aragu for a dinner series. Up first, French-born chef Maxime Gilbert highlights his experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants at his two dinners. Chef Jordy Navarra demonstrates Filipino cooking techniques and ingredients during two collaborative dinners. Award-winning chef Natsuko Shoji focuses on French cuisine and delectable pastries.
Velaa Private Island’s Anniversary
The resort celebrates its ninth anniversary with a party Dec. 20. The celebration includes a dinner and live musical performance by French band Charley’s Angels.
Celebrate the holidays at Velaa Private Island. The resort hosts a variety of festive offerings Dec. 20–29. Take part in a Christmas Eve sunset cocktail party and gala dinner, gingerbread house unveiling and visit from Santa.
New Year’s Celebration
Ring in the new year in style at Velaa Private Island. A six-piece jazz ensemble will perform international jazz classics from the 1920s–50s. The evening concludes with a theatrical performance where guests can dance their way into 2023.
From Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to Corona Del Mar, Dana Point and Laguna Beach, there are no shortages of lavish hotels and full-service day spas spanning Orange County. Spa enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, with so many different flavors of high-end interiors, signature treatments, elaborate services, retail areas and, often, swanky snacks served in cafés and solariums.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
United MileagePlus, The Peninsula Chicago and FXExpress Publications, Inc. welcomed an exclusive group of United Airlines’ most elite customers, Premier 1Ks, to the luxury hotel’s stunning rooftop Z Bar to celebrate United MileagePlus’s multiple 2022 awards from our family of brands, including Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com.
Melia Hotels International grows its luxury brands and expands in Central America with the addition of a Gran Mélia Hotels & Resorts property and a ME by Mélia hotel. The expansion allows Mélia Hotels International to commit to the region and offer its high-quality experiences to travelers and locals.
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Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin recently announced plans to open in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2023. Boasting 246 guestrooms, including five suites, the hotel serves as the perfect hub for travelers.
Glamping is made more inclusive and effortless than ever at AutoCamp Joshua Tree, 38 miles outside of Palm Springs and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. The design and layout of this multitasking camp — which can accommodate family groups and corporate retreats as readily as couples — puts guests front and center amidst the natural wonders and phenomena of the Coachella desert, even while providing creature comforts found at better hotels and practical features like well-appointed kitchenettes with basic cookware, towels and linens, and a fire pit with a grill.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
Sonesta Hotels teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to support the society’s mission to end homelessness for animals. To celebrate the collaboration, Sonesta Select properties will serve a complimentary, pet-inspired mocktail to guests. These hotels also offer opportunities for guests and team members to donate to help save the lives of dogs, cats and other animals.