Duty- and Hassle-Free Shopping | St. Maarten
Stay at: Holland House Beach Hotel
The Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten boasts island vibes galore with its powdery soft sands, ombre blues and diverse range of culinary offerings. The island-living lifestyle, although often synonymous with a minimal aesthetic, boasts infinite shopping gems that visitors can unearth while on their vacay. Travelers will be delighted to discover Phillipsburg, the color-laden capital where streets are riddled with quaint jewelers and artisan crafts awaiting to fulfill this year’s holiday wish list. Guests can opt to stay at Holland House Beach Hotel — a 55-room boutique hotel that’s as centrally-located as it gets while still conveniently tucked away from the action for a quiet escape. In town, stores range from the Guavaberry Emporium, where the island’s national rum is of absolutely no shortage; to endless jewelry stores with unbeatable prices thanks to the island's duty-free status; while roadside stands offer handmade goods, local clothing and more. No luck strolling down the cobblestone streets? Try the St. Maarten Nectar Factory in Cole Bay to browse 100% natural and handmade skincare and beauty products, or even head over to the French side of the island and pay a visit to Ruby Bute — an artist often referred as the island’s “national treasure” — for unique and cultural paintings.
Handmade with Love | Columbus, OH
Stay at: AC Columbus Downtown
Columbus, Ohio, is within a half day’s driving distance of more than half of the U.S. population, making it an ideal road trip destination for those who are looking to complete their holiday shopping in one fell swoop. With lots of locally-owned stores with handmade goods, guests can feel good knowing their holiday shopping supports small businesses in town. Stay in the center of all the action at the recently-opened AC Hotel Columbus Downtown, sitting right at the intersection of the city’s bustling business districts, Arena District and Short North Arts District, putting you within walking distance to the town’s best shops. Walk half a mile to Red Giraffe Designs, a local jewelry store with both handcrafted and vintage options that are fully customizable, meaning you can find something here for everyone. For the beauty queens in your life, stop by Tiki Botanicals to check out a selection of handmade and organic soaps, shampoos, lotions, fragrances and more. Not able to find the perfect gift anywhere? Make it yourself! At Penn & Beech Candle Co., also a half-mile walk from the AC Hotel Columbus, you can curate a blend of your loved one’s favorite scents and gift them a candle you know they’ll not only love, but appreciate the thought that went into it. Once you shop ‘til you drop, make your way back to the hotel to unwind at Lumin Skybar to indulge in scenic sunset views, an assortment of craft cocktails and a variety of Spanish tapas before resting up for another day of shopping.
An Artisan Wonderland | Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Stay at: Casa Palopó
Casa Palopó is perched on the hills that surround Guatemala's spectacular Lake Atitlán — famous for its natural beauty, three majestic volcanoes and 12 colorful Mayan villages that dot its shores. The private home turned boutique hotel offers just 15 uniquely decorated guest rooms and suites, adorned with colorful walls, Latin American artwork and locally handwoven textiles — all perfectly complemented by its invigorating volcano views. Design is key as Casa Palopo places a strong emphasis on Guatemalan designers, showcasing to guests - via its decor and boutique gift shop items - a number of unique handmade designs that range from housewares to apparel, and that support of local artisans of Mayan descent. The property also sources many items from Meso Goods, a boutique home decor shop that supports 200 artisans across Guatemala and Honduras including the works of Isabella Springmuhl Tejada, a young Guatemalan designer who is reportedly known as the first fashion designer with Down Syndrome. Through its "Palopo Activo" program, the hotel gives guests 10% of their nightly rate back in vouchers so they can shop from local weavers, artisans and shop owners -- ensuring the return of tourism directly benefits the town's indigenous residents by aiding in their recovery. Other cultural experiences at this Relais & Chateaux property include Mayan shaman blessings onsite, tours through Lake Atitlan’s villages, and voluntourism opportunities via Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo where neighboring indigenous towns undergo colorful transformations via murals representative of their Mayan roots. Learn more and book now at www.casapalopo.com.
A Designer Shopping Excursion | Atlanta, GA
Stay at: Thompson Buckhead
A central hub and short drive or nonstop flight from most major U.S. cities, Atlanta offers the perfect setting for marathon shoppers looking to fulfill their holiday checklist. Stay at the brand-new Thompson Buckhead, opening in mid-December in a residential, tree-lined neighborhood where you’ll find some of the city’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife at nearby Buckhead Village. Within a few minute walk from the hotel, shoppers will be delighted to discover a six-block enclave of sixty-plus stores to source the latest and greatest holiday cheer, not to mention plenty of opportunities to splurge on that special person on your list with designers like Dior, Christian Louboutin and more. Post shopping excursion, wind down with some comfort food with Italian-American red-sauce classics at Dirty Rascal, the hotel’s signature restaurant by celebrated local Chef Todd Ginsberg and Rye Restaurants. In need of a little shopping inspo? Don’t miss the Art Meso Fashion Exhibition, located just under a mile from the property — bringing international art and fashion to Atlanta with a gallery-style exhibit, available until January 3.
Mom & Pops and Local Shops | Memphis, TN
Stay at: Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis
Known as one of America’s most iconic streets is Beale Street, one of the top destinations for travelers to see when visiting Memphis, TN. Looking as if it’s straight out of a movie set, the street is lined with local shops that offer an eclectic assortment of all things Memphis. From original and rare vinyl, novelty items, children games, fine clothing, art and more, travelers looking to do some shopping for the holidays during their travels are bound to find a variety of gifts they won’t find anywhere else. While stepping foot on Beale Street and getting some shopping done is a treat within itself, until recently travelers have never been able to stay on Beale Street. The newest addition to the infamous street is new-build Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, the first and only hotel to acquire a famous Beale Street address. After a day of ‘Walking in Memphis’…or shopping in Memphis, guests can imbibe in local spirits and beers at the hotel’s rooftop whiskey bar, Beck & Call and experience the city’s only rooftop bar with premium views of the Mississippi River and ‘M’ Bridge. Guests can continue to enjoy the view as they indulge in Southern-style Latin-American inspired fare at the hotel’s riverfront restaurant CIMAS, before stepping back onto Beale to finish up some shopping and experience its eccentric nightlife.
The Most Luxurious Holiday Shopping Destination | Miami, FL
Stay at: The Hilton Aventura Miami
Outdo yourself this holiday season, and visit one of the world’s most celebrated luxury shopping destinations for all of your gifting needs. Perfectly nestled between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, just 12 miles from each airport, lies Aventura – recognized for being home to the nation’s fifth-largest mall with over 300 upscale designer stores and art galleries. Shopping, sunshine and serenity are key highlights of the Aventura experience, and no hotel is a better option than the new and luxurious Hilton Aventura Miami, opened in May 2021. Offering 208 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, with some offering connecting room capabilities and multi-room offers perfect for bigger groups, Hilton Aventura Miami is the perfect place to rejuvenate after your Santa duties are done. Not only is the hotel conveniently located just three minutes from Aventura Mall, it also offers ample amenities to enjoy on-site, including an elevated pool deck with cabana and unparalleled views of Downtown Aventura, a garden terrace with tufted green flooring perfect for private yoga classes, a signature restaurant called Gala offering high-end cuisine and 24/7 room service. Insider's tip: book the hotel's Shopping In Style package to receive 10% savings on the best available rate, access to a Bloomingdale's personal shopper, a 15% savings on a Bloomingdale's purchase and late check-out at 2 PM. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle for trips to the mall or beach. For more information and to book your stay at Hilton Aventura Miami, please visit www.hiltonaventuramiami.com.
All About Style | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stay at: Hyatt Centric Las Olas
Located in the city’s newest skyscraper, Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale is the ultimate getaway for travelers and locals alike seeking an escape that offers close proximity to the area’s best shopping. Sitting sky high on bustling Las Olas Boulevard, otherwise known as Greater Fort Lauderdale’s “style mile”, the property’s prime location provides guests with easy access to a variety of local shops and boutiques that will serve all tastes. From couture and jewelry to home décor and specialty products, travelers are guaranteed to find gifts their loved ones will adore. When hunger strikes post-shopping, the hotel’s lobby-level restaurant Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar offers guests easy access to a prime spot on Las Olas Boulevard, or head up to Elev8 pool & bar for light bites and hand-crafted cocktails. For a nightcap, make sure to check out 901, the hotel’s secret speakeasy hidden inside a standard guest room that’s earned the reputation as the area’s hottest new bar since opening in February.
The following offers are available to book on or around November 25 - 30, 2021. All offers based on availability. Blackout dates and travel windows vary. This is a third-party website. Please refer to hotel / travel provider websites for inquiries.
DOMESTIC / U.S.
Perfectly nestled between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in one of South Florida’s most upscale neighborhoods, Hilton Aventura Miami offers a prime location with easy access to the best the area has to offer, from sports stadiums and concert venues, to pristine whitesand beaches and world-class, luxe shopping at Aventura Mall. Fresh off a grand opening in Spring 2021, Hilton Aventura Miami offers 208 well-appointed suites, a signature restaurant with al fresco dining, a mixology-focused lobby bar, and an elevated pool deck with cabanas and sweeping sunset views.
Offer: Receive 30% off the best available rate
Booking Window: Thursday, November 25th - Tuesday, November 30th
Travel Window: December 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022
To Book: Visit www.hiltonaventuramiami.com with promo code P9
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis | Memphis, TN
Located in the heart of the ‘Home of the Blues,’ Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis proudly claims the title as the very first and only hotel to be on Tennessee’s iconic Beale Street. A property of ‘first’ and ‘onlys’, the hotel is home to the only resort-style pool in the downtown area, the city’s only riverfront restaurant (CIMAS) and the only rooftop bar overlooking the river and infamous ‘M’ Bridge (Beck & Call). Offering travelers a central location to the city’s vibrant entertainment district, guests are just steps away from the best barbeque restaurants in the city, the many museums dedicated to Memphis’ rich music culture and the vivacious nightlife that fills Beale Street.
Offer: Enjoy 10% off BAR on 1 or 2 night stays and 15% off on 3 nights or more.
Booking Window: November 9 - December 21, 2021
Travel Window: November 10, 2021- April 30, 2022
To Book: Visit hyattcentricbealestreetmemphis.com
Barnsley Resort | Adairsville, Georgia
Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Barnsley Resort, a 3,000-acre getaway where nature, history and hospitality come together as one. Spend the day hiking through miles of trails, exploring the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain via a guided horseback ride, practicing your aim with archery and axe throwing or be surrounded by acres of trees, foliage and crisp outdoor air while sporting clays at the Beretta Shooting Grounds. Guests can opt for accommodations in the 55-room Inn, or for a truly distancing getaway, book one of the property’s 39 individual cottages.
Offer: Enjoy 25% off Best Available Rates when booking online
Booking Window: November 15-29, 2021
Travel Window: November 28, 2021 - March 31, 2022; blackout dates apply
To Book: visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/76793?RatePlanId=5695259&identifier=bfcm
Hyatt Centric Las Olas | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Located inside Fort Lauderdale’s newest skyscraper, Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale is the ultimate escape for travelers and locals alike seeking a sophisticated urban escape that offers a laidback alternative to the hustle and bustle of nearby Miami. The property is home to the sleek Elev8 pool & bar, lobby-level restaurant Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar and the hotel’s newest addition, and what makes the property extra special, 901, a secret speakeasy hidden inside a standard guest room. Sitting sky high on bustling Las Olas Boulevard, the property’s prime location provides guests with easy access to the airport, local museums and cultural institutions and the hottest restaurants, shopping and nightlife in the area.
Offer: Enjoy 10% off BAR on 1 or 2 night stays and 15% off on 3 nights or more + a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne and an optional en-suite Peloton session.
Booking Window: November 9 - December 21, 2021
Travel Window: November 10, 2021 - April 30, 2022
MEXICO / CARIBBEAN
Located in the heart of the Southern Caribbean, the vibrant island of Curaçao -- with its picturesque colorful architecture, diverse culture, rich history, crystal clear turquoise waters, over 30 beaches that range from hidden coves to pristine uninhabited islands, some of the world’s most celebrated dive sites, and a reliable year-round average temperature of 87 degrees -- makes the perfect getaway for adventure-loving travelers.
With the island’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Special, which runs from November 26th to December 2nd, there is no better time than now to plan a getaway to the rising destination. Travelers enjoy up to 40% off best available rates at stunning properties like ACOYA Curaçao Resort & Villas, Renaissance Wind Creek Curaçao Resort, Papagayo Beach Resort, and the ultra-private and luxurious Cliff Villa. Or, opt for additional perks like $100 resort credit at Avila Beach Hotel, cabana rentals at Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao Resort, breakfast and golf at Bayside Boutique Hotel, car rentals at Sun Reef Village and Diving, and even private art tours at the artsy and locally-inspired Bario Hotel.
For full details on each special, as well as for easy booking, please visit: www.curacao-deals.com. *Note: website will go live Oct. 31, 2021.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino | Aruba
Discover a captivating tropical paradise at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Overlooking the sandy white shores of Palm Beach, the 414-room resort boasts the largest accommodations on the island, with exceptional resort amenities to match.Try your luck at the thrilling 24-hour Stellaris Casino or relax and take a swim in the Caribbean’s famed turquoise waters. Sip on specialty cocktails in private cabanas at the H2Oasis adults-only pool or relax with a soothing massage at the full-service Mandara spa. Indulge taste buds with the flavors of the Caribbean with nine on-site restaurants and bars, including the resort’s signature toes-in-the-sand dinner at Atardi.
Offer: For stays November 26, 2021 to January 31, 2022, save up to 30% on four nights; save up to 35% on five nights or more. For reservations February 1 - October 31, 2022, save up to 25% on four nights or more.
Booking Window: Friday November 26 - Tuesday November 30, 2021
Travel Window: November 26, 2021 - October 31, 2022; varying travel windows apply
To Book: Visit www.arubamarriott.com with promo code L9Z
Thompson Zihuatanejo | Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Go all out this year with a resort buyout. Reunite with friends and family in a boutique resort in Mexico offering in-room plunge pools and even morning after revelry pozole. Whether you're celebrating a milestone birthday or planning the big day for 2022, Thompson Zihuatanejo (yes, that little place from Shawshank Redemption) is inviting guests to give the ultimate present this holiday season: the entirety of an off-the-beaten beach boutique hotel hidden along the white sands and surf and swim-friendly waters of Playa La Ropa on the Pacific Coast. Thompson Zihuatanejo’s recently renovated villas (no two alike) offer private plunge pools and terraces ideal for a full property party with pals post lockdown (just like Andy and Red). Even pandemic puppies are welcome.
Offer: Book a 2022 buyout of the hotel now through December 31, will receive 25,000 World of Hyatt Bonus Points, up to 5% credit toward your master bill, and a complimentary local hangover cure amenity for all guests post party - a bowl of Zihaua's signature pozole! Minimum of 45 paid room nights per night with a minimum 2 night stay and reception/event must be hosted at the hotel. Room rates start at $209 and blackout dates apply.
Booking Window: Now through December 31, 2021
Travel Window: 2022
To Book: Call hotel for details at +52-755-555-5500.
Resorts World Bimini | Bimini, The Bahamas
Only 50 miles off the coast of South Florida, the expansive Resorts World Bimini sits on a beachfront complex in The Bahamas with a modern Hilton hotel, marina, spa, world-class casino, and new day club. It’s easily accessible by both air and sea — just a 25-minute flight or two-hour ferry/boat ride away from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, or a 30-minute flight from Nassau — perfect for those looking to tip-toe back into travel without straying too far from home. The recently-opened Resorts World Bimini Beach is a 4.5-acre private beach/day club that blends boho-chic laidback luxury with unrivaled ocean backdrops and vibes similar to beach clubs found in Mykonos or Tulum. The space is filled with private cabanas, two lagoon pools, hammocks and day beds, and a DJ booth with panoramic views for day-long entertainment.
Offer: Book an exclusive “Fly & Stay” package for $637 per person -- which includes round-trip seaplane flights with Tropic Ocean Airways from Fort Lauderdale, FL, a two-night stay at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, and a $100 food & beverage credit per person ($1,500+ total value).
Booking Window: November 22 - December 4, 2021
Travel Window: January 2 - February 10, 2022
To Book: Visit www.rwbimini.com/specials
Chic and stylish for just 20 guests, the identical luxury expedition yachts Origin & Theory by Ecoventura, exceed expectations of luxury travelers providing an intimate and exclusive environment that emphasize the destination’s awe-inspiring features while minimizing impact on the delicate ecosystem. Seven night sailings depart every Sunday on two exhilarating alternating itineraries, loaded with wildlife and outdoor activities ranging from hiking, snorkel, kayak or paddle on guided daily excursions.
Offer: Enjoy 15% off the cruise rate, a savings of $1340 USD per person, and in addition, Ecoventura will donate 5% of your booking to the Galapagos Biodiversity & Education for Sustainability Fund, which benefits research and conservation efforts focused on biodiversity.
Booking Window: Thursday, November 25th - Tuesday, November 30th
Travel Window: Jan 16-23 (A), Jan 23-30 (B), Jan 30-06 Feb (A), Feb 13-20 (A), Feb 27-06 March (A) (exclusive of airfare, gratuities and park entrance fees).
The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort
As Panama City’s only urban resort, The Santa Maria is an oasis in the heart of this pulsing metropolis, and a gateway to experiencing the destination’s cultural riches in style. The hotel is prestigiously located in the city’s coveted Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, offering guests exclusive access to its amenities and an unparalleled respite flanked with luxury as much as enrichment. Tantalizing dining concepts, including the city’s best brunch, are complemented by an expansive pool, a locally inspired spa, and plenty of space to get moving - from the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course to tennis facilities and beyond -- all moments away from Panama City’s most popular attractions.
Offer: Enjoy 30% off stays of four nights or longer. Valid for stays during Festive 2021.
Booking window: November 26 - 29, 2021
Travel window: through January 31, 2022. No blackout dates.
To book: visit www.marriott.com/ptylc and use code D3Q.
Renaissance Tuscany & Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection / Tuscany, Italy
Sister properties Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco and Grand Universe Lucca invite travelers to lose themselves in one of Tuscany’s most unexplored and enchanting areas -- the Serchio Valley. Overlooking the valley that’s dotted with hilltop, medieval villas, Renaissance Tuscany is a breath of fresh air, while the Grand Universe Lucca is the first full service luxury hotel within the ‘Walled City’, offering a posh, musically driven experience.
Offer: Book both the Grand Universe Lucca’s “Winter in Lucca” and Renaissance Tuscany’s “Winter in Tuscany” packages, which include accommodations as well as Tuscan wine tasting experiences, dinners for two, and bicycle tours, and receive 20% off your stays.
Booking Window: Thursday, November 25th - Tuesday, November 30th
Travel Window: through March 31, 2022
Noble House Hotels & Resorts expands collection with first venture into Mexico
You deserve to get away! Occupying prime real estate along the coveted shores of Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas is Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, the newest addition to Noble House Hotels & Resorts’ elite collection. Slated to debut in early 2022, this $100 million reveal will feature a new-build tower with 204 rooms and suites, contemporary meeting space, the highest and most lavish rooftop bar in Cabo, two infinity edge pools, and various dining options. Currently, guests can experience the modern guestrooms, pools, lobby and posh rooftop bar, while next year’s grand reveal will encompass the complete unveiling including the signature restaurant and fresh meeting space.
In addition to the newly built tower and its amenities, guests also have access to pre-existing features enveloped into the Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa experience, including Baja Brewing, the only micro-brewery in Cabo San Lucas; Aleta, an oceanfront all-day dining destination; additional pools; full-service Sparitual and salon; and Corazón Beach Club, the largest beach club on Medano Beach, the only swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas.
“This is Noble House’s first property in Mexico, and we felt it important to set a precedent within the region regarding the level of luxury and service that’s synonymous with our brand,” said Sean Mullen, president, acquisition, sales & revenue management for Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “The result is an impressive and exceptional experience from rooms to rooftop. Noble House properties are also known to cater to adventurers at heart, and the prime location of Corazón answers that call to a tee. From thrilling hydrofoil rides in the Sea of Cortez to delving into the mesmerizing culture of Los Cabos, the resort offers an extraordinary home base to explore this bucket list worthy destination.”
Standing nine stories high, the new Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa is topped off by Rooftop 360, which proudly holds the title of the highest rooftop bar in Cabo. The roomy and ritzy deck boasts unmatched views of the Sea of Cortez and enchanting city skyline, flanked by an infinity pool overlooking the sea. The bar evokes local charm with custom patterned cement tiles made in Todos Santos embellishing its façade, while string lights and chandeliers dangle from the signature, leaf-patterned pergola ceiling made of Palo-de-Arco, a material typically used in Baja.
Rooftop 360 City View
The contemporary new build offers 187 hotel rooms and 17 luxury suites, ranging in size from 358 to 945 square feet. With an envious location where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the building’s design by Mexican architect Arnoldo Rábago of RACO is inspired by the surrounding nautical elements, playing upon clean modern lines to offer somewhat of a departure from the typical Cabo model.
The interiors showcase a joint effort between Carlita Alexander, noted for her design work for W Times Square and Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan, and Sofía Idoate, who has led projects such as the signature restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Mexico City, Crown Hotel in Sydney and Dream Hotel Group condominiums in Atlanta. A timeless narrative throughout, the project draws influence from Mexico’s rich history, integrating cultural elements with luxurious amenities. Local craftsmen were tapped to utilize typical Baja materials and construction techniques that honor the regional identity with a contemporary, surprising twist.
Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, bringing the outdoors in along with an unrivaled view of the iconic Land’s End landmark, Pacific Ocean, and city skyline. Local manufacturers created custom furniture and art pieces using textiles and natural finishes in a color palette inspired by the region for both interior and plush balcony furnishings.
The expansive lobby features a light and airy color palette with art gallery style seating showcasing one-of-a-kind Mexican artwork and gabion walls seemingly suspending rocks in mid-air. Nearby, the soon-to-be-unveiled Draque Mojito Bar offers indoor seating with eclectic vignettes and an inviting outdoor Cuban-inspired terrace to enjoy inventive cocktails. Just outside the lobby doors, an infinity pool gives way to a spectacular vantage point of the bay and arch, with a lively geometric pattern at the poolside bar blending into the changing natural light throughout the day.
Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa and its impressive collection of amenities will open in its entirety early 2022 with the completion of a signature restaurant, coffee bar and an additional 7,450 square feet of meeting space via the additions of a modern ballroom and boardrooms.
“No detail was spared in creating this truly one-of-a-kind and dynamic resort in the heart of Cabo San Lucas,” said Carlos Blanco, general manager, Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa. “From truly inspired room designs to the excitement of Rooftop 360, the resort is eager to welcome the tastemakers of travel who seek an elevated, authentic and memorable Los Cabos experience.”
For more information, visit www.corazoncabo.com or call 1-866-224-0102.