Virtuoso, the global network of luxury travel agencies, recently expanded its Hotels & Resorts program, adding 95 new properties in 2015, bringing the portfolio to more than 1,100 hotels in 100 countries. The program offers exclusive benefits worth up to $450 per stay that are only available through a Virtuoso travel advisor.
According to Virtuoso, here are five trends shaping hotels in 2016.
Larger Suites and Villas
As multigenerational travel continues to grow in popularity, larger accommodation options are in demand, like the 11-bedroom suite opening this year at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman.
Experience That Create A Sense Of Place
Hotels and resorts can offer an array of experiences unique to their home destinations, such as concerts at Schloss Elmau, a Bavarian castle, and private coffee tastings at El Silencia Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica.
The network’s six-year-old Preview program supports properties from luxury brands during their pre-opening or re-opening phase and debut.
Broadening Global Appeal
Virtuoso also expanded its travel agencies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as growing its presence in Europe to meet increasing global appeal, as well as inviting properties in burgeoning destinations to join the network.
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