Photo Courtesy of The Hotel Zamora
Elbowing your way through crowded stores on Black Friday is a thing of the past. The best holiday shopping deals now live online, available on Cyber Monday, which falls on November 30, 2015. This year, give the gift that keeps on giving: a vacation of a lifetime. Head to your computer on November 30 (when most of these deals take effect unless otherwise noted), and click fast. We’ve sourced our top picks for hotel deals around the globe.
Jennifer Aniston and new husband Justin Theroux have embarked on a luxurious honeymoon in the South Pacific after quietly tying the knot in front of 70 friends and family members at their Bel Air, CA, manse. Here’s what we know so far to inspire your own fantasy honeymoon (even if you have to settle for flying first-class like a mere mortal).
Mr Moeava de Rosemont / Four Seasons
The Getaway Plan
Odds were on Cabo, the couple’s frequent Mexican getaway, as the honeymoon destination. Instead, they went all-out to mark the special occasion by hopping on a private jet for the roughly 8-hour flight from LA to French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands. In all fairness, Bora Bora already received the couple’s stamp of approval when they celebrated Theroux’s 43rd birthday and their second engagement anniversary there last August.
Breaking With Tradition
While Bora Bora is a honeymooners’ tropical paradise, the newlyweds certainly didn’t plan on holing up in one of 100 overwater huts for a week. Aniston stayed true to her vacation style of beach, bikinis and besties, bringing along Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Bateman and their families to continue the wedding celebrations. Talk about #squadgoals. READ MORE
First of all, thank you to everyone who joined our Twitter chat on Wednesday! It was as entertaining as it was informative, and now, we could not be more ready for summer. Thank you for sharing your summer vacation secrets with us, from amusement-park picks to favorite camping spots to over- and underrated destinations — always with a good sense of humor (we’re looking at you, Bert Kreischer and Ryan Van Duzer).
For those of you who missed out, do not fear: There will be others. We’ll also be teasing out our favorite #TC_Chat gems here on the blog. First up, the best beachfront hotels. With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, we can think of nothing better than an extended stay at one of these sprawling resorts. Read on for some of your and our recommendations.
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“Amanyara Resort, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Who wouldn’t want to stay here? http://t.co/GvXwC78OVq #TC_Chat pic.twitter.com/x20jja3QFO”
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Whether or not you know all the lyrics to Let It Go (you listen to the song only because of your kids … right) or it’s always been on your bucket list to sleep in an igloo, fans of the film phenomenon Frozen and winter-loving travelers alike are embracing arctic temperatures for an unforgettable night in their very own ice palace. From ice hotels in Norway to thermal glass igloos in Finland, Booking.com shared with us the most spectacular Frozen-inspired hotels around the world.
Channel your inner ice queen or mountain man, bundle up in some faux fur, and belt it out … “Let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway!”
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Whether you’re going the distance for the world’s largest marathon or cheering on a friend from the sidelines, here are hotels offering packages for the TCS New York City Marathon, which are filled with pre- and post-race pampering. Running a whopping 26.2 miles — you deserve it.
Courtesy of the Pierre Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel
Designers, models, photographers, bloggers, DJs and the world’s most stylish celebs descend upon New York this week for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. While everyone’s looking for the next big thing to hit fashion, we’re searching for the most stylish hotels in America’s fashion capital — New York.
In honor of Fashion Week, we’ve rounded up boutiques in the Big Apple that ooze with style.
On the season finale of Hotel Impossible, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Glenwood Springs, CO, to help hotel owner Josie Fit get out of the laundry room and assume true leadership of the 45-room Glenwood Motor Inn.
Upon arriving at the property, Anthony is pleasantly surprised at how clean the exterior is. But after further inspection, Anthony discovers a very small, cluttered and drab lobby, outdated guestrooms and filthy guest bathrooms. READ MORE
#LoveTravels Billboard Wrap at JW Marriott Washington DC, featuring Jason Collins
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins courted press today at Freedom Plaza to show off his billboard, draped on the JW Marriott Hotel located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Downtown Washington, DC. The Brooklyn Nets center was part of the Marriott International initiative to officially kick off its #LoveTravels campaign — just a couple days from the start of DC’s annual Capital Pride weekend.
According to Marriott’s Senior Marketing Director, Kristine Friend, this multicultural campaign mirrors the company’s commitment to diversity and their mission statement, “to make everyone feel comfortable being who they are, everywhere they travel.” READ MORE
On this week’s episode, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Hood River, OR, to help owner Grant Polson bring the 60-year-old Vagabond Lodge into the 21st century. The Vagabond has been owned by Polson’s family since 1954, but poor revenue, management, a muddy event space and an outdated website have contributed to a major loss of money. READ MORE
On this week’s episode, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Atlanta to help the University Inn, near Emory College’s campus, keep their doors open. Despite being ideally situated, the hotel is hounded by bad reviews, outdated rooms and a possible rat problem.
In order to get the University Inn back into shape, Anthony enlists the help of designer Tenecia Harris to revamp the outdated rooms. Will Anthony and his team accomplish all the necessary renovations on time? Or will the University Inn’s problems prove too much to handle? Find out tonight on an all-new episode of Hotel Impossible.
Check out exclusive photos of this season’s renovated hotels.
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