HOTEL

The Most Luxurious Hotels in Five Popular US Cities

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Seeking a vacation, or staycation, where your only requirement is to sit back, relax and drift into a state of bliss? You’re ready to book a stay at one of these luxury hotels. Whether you’re off to the East Coast, staying in the Midwest or heading to the West Coast, there’s a luxury hotel perfect for every type of getaway.

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Get ready to set up your OOO email and sign off from the world for a little while. Check out these luxury hotels you can stay at across these popular cities.

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, New York

Perfect for: Guests seeking classic New York vibes.

A New York City landmark since its 1930 debut, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is located in New York City’s posh Upper East Side. The Carlyle has 192 rooms, including 92 suites, with many overlooking Madison Avenue or offering 360-degree views of the city.

Ready to be pampered? Renew your sense of self at the Valmont Spa At The Carlyle or visit the Yves Durif Salon for haircuts, color, makeup, manicure and pedicure.

Hungry? Dine in elegance at Dowling’s At The Carlyle — open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Enjoy afternoon tea at The Gallery and sip classic cocktails like The Essayist or Bobby’s Manhattan at Bemelmans Bar. Stop by Café Carlyle, The Carlyle’s supper club. Order signature dishes such as Faroe Island Salmon or Cavatelli and be serenaded by live performances from incredible talent for the classic cabaret experience.

Rates vary at The Carlyle, but travelers can book hotel packages best suited for their needs. Choose from romance, retreat and relaxation, family and friends and

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HOTEL

30 Of The Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Travel Deals For 2023

Planning a trip is half the fun, and people are busy booking winter travel for the upcoming months. According to a survey by vacation rental company Vacasa, 71% of winter travelers have already booked their travel for the season. Have you?

This weekend could be the opportunity to find a great deal for travel both during the holidays and in 2023, including on your favorite cruise line or preferred hotel brand. Here are some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals to save you major cash on hotels and resorts around the world.

Discounts for IHG One Rewards members

Known as “IHG’s Biggest Member Event” of the year, IHG One Rewards loyalty program members can save up to 10% off the already discounted “Advance Saver” and “Book Early and Save” rates between now and Dec. 2. They can also save up to 20% off the best available rate at participating Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants between now and Dec. 5. Members of the free-to-join loyalty program who have not downloaded the IHG app can also receive 1,000 bonus points for adding it to their device before Dec. 2.

Up to half off at Meliá Hotels International

With this deal, available from now through Nov. 29, Meliá Rewards members can save up to 50% off stays between now and the end of next year. With 390 hotels around the world, the Spanish hotel company has something for every traveler from city hotels

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VACATION

Where Can You Find A Warm-Weather Vacation Near You?

Admit it: You’re ready for a warm-weather vacation. All this rain and cold weather make you want to hit the reverse button on the change of seasons.

“If your personal travel bug doesn’t allow you to let go of summer just yet, there are plenty of warm and sunny locales still offering summer-like experiences,” says Adam Lawless, a spokesman for Viator.

Full disclosure: I have one of those personal travel bugs. I grew up in a place that once proudly proclaimed that it was the destination in which winter took place. (But I still love Austria, just maybe not in January.)

Since then, I’ve chased the sun and have lived in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas — you get the idea. For me, the perfect temperature in late December is the mid-70s.

Unless I’m skiing.

The top U.S. destinations for fall 2022

Here are the top domestic destinations this fall, according to TripAdvisor:

1. Las Vegas

2. New York City

3. Orlando

4. Honolulu

5. Lahaina, Hawaii

6. Key West

7. Nashville

8. Myrtle Beach

9. New Orleans

10. Miami Beach

Notice a trend?

Only two places — New York and Nashville — are not warm-weather destinations. Unless, of course, you visit during the summer. These are excellent places to find a warm-weather vacation experience near you. I know because I’ve lived in a few of them (Florida Keys, Orlando, Honolulu).

But there’s more. Here’s my list of destinations where you can still experience summer.

Anaheim, Calif.

Anaheim is the place if you like year-round sunshine and being close to everything. Plus, they have a little theme park you may have heard about. Anaheim is

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HOTEL

Two Texas resorts make list

A recent report from NBC News Today named the “22 best hotels with water parks“ across the U.S. and abroad and two Texas hotels made the list. Here are the 22 resorts deemed the best hotels with water parks on the planet.

In Texas, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and Gaylord Texan in Grapevine were deemed the best hotels with water parks on the planet. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa locale boasts a 1,100-foot lazy river, sand beach pool, tube slides and more.

The Gaylord Texan offers a 10-acre water park and lazy river complex featuring a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, a multi-level water playhouse, a 600-foot lazy river to drift on and four winding waterslides, to name a few water park amenities. 

On the East Coast, the East Coast Kalahari Resort, Poconos in Pennsylvania made the list along with the Great Wolf Lodge in Boston. Florida’s JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort was listed as the categorical “front runner” in the Sunshine State, according to the report, with the Margaritaville and Four Seasons Orlando also making the cut.

Tennessee and Arizona made the roundup with the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in the top 22.

On the West Coast, California was well represented on the list with the Courtyard Anaheim, Hyatt Aviara, Westin Mission Hills and the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa all making the top 22.

In Hawaii, the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hale Koa Hotel are listed. International options include the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic and El Conquistador in Puerto Rico.

Three Mexican resorts made the list including the Grand Moon Palace, Hard Rock Riviera and the Finest Playa Mujeres. Dubai’s Atlantis

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Palladium Hotel Group Sign Strategic Alliance to Expand Registry Collection Hotels with 14 All-Inclusive Resorts

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with more than 8,900 hotels in over 95 countries, and Palladium Hotel Group, one of the largest Spanish hotel companies, announced, today, a commercial alliance that will add more than 6,500 rooms to Wyndham’s Registry Collection. The 14 spectacular all-inclusive TRS Hotels and Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts managed by Palladium Hotel Group are located in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Brazil and will join Wyndham’s portfolio under a long-term agreement leveraging Wyndham’s extensive distribution and bringing Wyndham’s all-inclusive resort portfolio to 26 hotels.

TRS Yucatan Hotel – Riviera Maya, Mexico

“Expanding Registry Collection Hotels continues Wyndham’s global growth in the luxury space and grants more travelers access to new, preeminent experiences in some of the most remarkable destinations,” said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “These unique, all-inclusive hotels are designed to ensure that guests – whether redeeming Wyndham Rewards points or booking directly – will enjoy an elevated vacation.”

“This agreement with a hotel company that has one of the greatest distribution capacities in the United States is a great pairing for us” – said Jesús Sobrino, CEO of Palladium Hotel Group – “This alliance is part of our commitment to the American market due to its proximity and great air connectivity with the Caribbean destinations where we operate. We are also very pleased to add synergies between our Palladium Rewards program and Wyndham Rewards®, recognized as one of the top loyalty programs in the industry. As a hotel management company, thanks to this agreement, we improve our value proposition to owners, as we add to it a great know-how and experience of operating all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.” 

Registry Collection Hotels is a selection

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