The Ultimate 2019 Fall Travel Guide
Fall is typically the time when kids go back to school and adults get back to work, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make time for a vacation! Autumn’s crisp air and bright colors inspire travelers to embrace the outdoors. Cooler weather makes it an ideal time to take a hike or road trip to admire the fall foliage. In this guide we are going to highlight several unique travel options from the West Coast, Florida, and some Southern Charm options.
Perfect Fall Vibes
The Whitney, located in historic Beacon Hill, captures the fall essence with its prime location — New England. The hotel, designed as a Beacon Hill brick townhouse, is in a neighborhood where Boston’s fall foliage paints the streets. The newly opened and recently refreshed hotel located offers guests a 65-room luxury boutique hotel with countless amenities and spaces. Named for Henry Melville Whitney, a prominent Boston industrialist who once owned the site, the property reflects Beacon Hill’s classic brick townhouse style, welcoming guests with uncomplicated luxury and amenities that feel residential in scale.
The Whitney, within walking distance of the Charles River Esplanade and the Boston Common, encourages guests to visit both of the must-see stops that reflect the spectacular leaf colors in the area. The hotel’s lobby seating invites guests to warm up in the colder fall weather by the main wood fireplace as well as enjoy the scenic surroundings while sitting on the property’s courtyard terrace — also equipped to accommodate any pets with guests.
The Eliza Jane is proved to be the best destination when traveling to NOLA with its ideal location. The hotel’s close proximity to The French Quarter welcomes guests to experience a true New Orleans stay. Centered around this Fall’s NOLA happenings, The Eliza Jane is the perfect place to stay during Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Restaurant Week, Concert Series and more. True to its lively city roots, The Eliza Jane has launched Live Entertainment at The Press Room, the hotel’s bar and lounge.
This activation invites guests to sip on crafted drinks like the French Martini or Rum Old-Fashioned; while enjoying the sights of the French Quarter-décor and the sounds of New Orleans’ best local musicians. Additionally, this Fall, The Eliza Jane will be launching new catering menus, making The Eliza Jane a unique place to have rehearsal dinners and an intimate venue for destination weddings.
Holston House is the ideal destination for Nashville’s biggest moments for the end of summer and this upcoming fall. TENN on Top, the rooftop bar and pool deck at Holston House, is the ideal destination to enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville in one of the most travel-worthy seasons. In addition to the rooftop bar is TENN, a neighborhood restaurant at the hotel, where Executive Chef Andrew Rodriguez crafts and creates unique menu offerings for guests.
This fall, Chef Andrew will introduce a Fall Menu with fresh-ingredient dishes featuring the property’s partnership with local 12 South Farmers Market. The partnership allows for guests staying at Holston House to receive produce tokens for hotel guests who want to visit the market during their stay.
Greyfield Inn is a historic mansion located on Cumberland Island, the remote southernmost coastal island of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Built by the Carnegie family c. 1900, it was converted to a 15-room inn in the 1970’s and today offers guests a dream-like, charming, and off-the-grid experience where dinnertime is signaled by a bell and spotting wild horses is a daily occurrence. By day, guests may choose to explore the undeveloped island and its 18+ miles of deserted beachfront (activities include Naturalist-led tours, biking, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, and more).
Guests can unwind on a porch swing with a handcrafted cocktail and a book pulled from the library. The property boasts a 1.5-acre culinary garden, and a dining program led by Chef Whitney Otawka (formerly of Hugh Acheson’s 5&10), who prepares three seasonally inspired meals for guests each day — breakfast, picnic lunch, and three-course dinner.
Situated in the center of one of the country’s most creative cities, The Duniway celebrates the independent and progressive spirit for which Portland, OR is best known. Inspired by Oregon suffragist, Abigail Scott Duniway, the hotel’s mission is to break boundaries and color outside the lines as a hub for a vibrant community of changemakers.
The hotel’s 327 guestrooms are all larger than 310-square feet, providing ample room to unwind and recharge when visiting the city for business or pleasure. This uniquely modern property boldly sets the stage for conversations between urban cyclists, entrepreneurs, locals and travelers alike.
Located in Park City, Utah, Montage Deer Valley is a destination for adventurers to get out on the slopes without the skis and take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage. This season, the resort is offering a Ride & Relax package, where guests can enjoy two complimentary Scott Mountain Bike rentals to explore and enjoy the breathtaking hues of orange and yellow as the foliage begins to transform. Guests will also receive a $100 Spa Montage treatment credit where they can pamper themselves with a Oxy Glow Facial or a Mountain Stone Massage.
For outdoor adventurers, the resort offers a Fondue Hike where guests can hike up Guardsman Press and marvel at the 360 views of the city’s changing leaves while working up an appetite for decadent fondue, or can experience fly fishing, as the fall season is the most spectacular time to go. If travelers are looking to explore beyond Park City, Montage Expeditions provides personalized experiences to take in the stunning landscapes of famous National Parks.
Located just outside of Bend, Oregon, Brasada Ranch is the perfect destination for an epic fall vacation as the property is a Central Oregon adventure basecamp boasting breathtaking fall scenery. The resort is home to some of the area’s best horseback riding, offering over 900 acres of trail riding with leaf-peeping and Cascade Mountain views.
The Ranch’s concierge can arrange off-site adventures where guests can climb the face of Smith Rock, or take a short trip to downtown Bend to check out the local brewery scene for an autumn-inspired brew. After a day of adventure, guests can retreat to the private and secluded Ranch House Suites to create a cozy evening by the fire or they can end the trip with a relaxing spa day at Spa Brasada.
Enjoy a fall getaway at the historic XV Beacon located in the heart of Boston’s distinguished Beacon Hill, steps away from iconic Boston landmarks. The critically acclaimed boutique property is celebrating 20 years of welcoming guests in 2020 and has become a favorite among local Bostonians and travelers since opening its doors on New Year’s Day 2000, consistently ranking among the city’s top hotels. Guests can spend a crisp autumn day strolling through Boston Common or The Esplanade to admire the changing leaves, or hop in a Lexus sedan courtesy of the Lexus Drive Program for a day trip to surrounding suburbs for ample sights of fall foliage.
After a day of fall fun, retreat back to XV Beacon to enjoy fine dining at on-site steakhouse Mooo…. or cuddle up with a cashmere throw in front of the gaslit fireplace found in every room. Book the Fall Into Fifteen package and receive 15% off the best available rate when staying for three nights or more with an upgrade on arrival based on availability.
Denver’s longest continually operated hotel — known as Denver’s “grand dame” — opened its doors on Aug. 12, 1892, and they have never been locked since. An innovation in its time, The Brown has played no small part in the history of this great city, attracting everyone from luminaries and cultural icons to political change makers and presidents. After 125+ years in the making, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is truly an experience of authenticity, exactly like nothing else.
Located in the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, CT. Club Getaway is just 90 minutes from New York by car or Getaway bus. Kent is the cultural heart of the Litchfield Hills and offers the very best in scenic overlooks. It’s also home to Club Getaway, which provides the perfect backdrop to take in fall foliage. You’ve got all weekend (10/4–10/6) to enjoy the End of Season FALL FINALE!! Filled with mulled cider, pumpkin carving, hayrides, apple pie making, Touch Football games, haunted house and themed costume Party, this is the BEST way to kick off your fall celebrations. Rates begin at $419 per person for the weekend.
West Side The Best Side?
Take advantage of all San Francisco has to offer during fall — the city’s warmest and liveliest time of year! Packed with events and celebrations including Fleet Week, Off the Grid events, and more, visitors can experience the best of the city through a local lens at Hotel Kabuki.
Located amidst Pacific Heights’ famed Fillmore District, the hotel provides easy access to some of SF’s most exciting dining, shops, and sights for guests to explore. With an ambiance that embraces conversation, discovery, and a bit of reflection, Hotel Kabuki delights guests with vibrant design, unparalleled amenities such as an open-air meditation garden, and more — providing the perfect combination of rest and play.
San Diego is the perfect weekend getaway for those looking to extend their summer and experience an endless SoCal summer — at significantly lower rates than in the summer. While most of the country is experiencing colder weather, changing colors and harvest season, in San Diego the weather is still warm enough to really enjoy the best of the county’s beaches — surfing, sailing, jet-skiing, sunbathing and other toes-in-the-sand fun! Home to some of the best craft beer companies in the country, visitors to San Diego can enjoy a myriad of Oktoberfest celebrations in early October.
Other events and nearby attractions visitors can enjoy include the San Diego International Film Festival, CRSSD Festival, La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, Del Mar Race Track, and for families, the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Legoland. Situated in the heart of San Diego’s historic, busting Gaslamp District, the Andaz San Diego epitomizes California cool. The boutique hotel offers guests an array of amenities including complimentary welcome beverages, complimentary beverages and snacks from the mini bar and a rooftop pool and sundeck with sultry bar, which turns into one of the hottest entertainment venues in the city every Thursday-Saturday.
Napa Valley comes alive in the Fall with the excitement of harvest season. Napa is at its peak season through October — the valley is filled with the incredible aromas of harvest, the weather is ideal, grapevines and trees transform into brilliant shades of yellow and orange, and wineries celebrate the season with special harvest parties, dinners and grape stomping. Visitors can also enjoy the Calistoga Harvest Table, St. Helena Harvest Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival.
The rustic-chic Andaz Napa is centrally located in the lively “west end” district of downtown Napa and is ideally situated within walking distance of more than 20 tasting rooms.
Guests of Andaz Napa are invited to enjoy exclusive, complimentary vineyard, estate and clubhouse experiences through the hotel’s partnership with John Anthony Vineyards. Guests can choose from three experiences: Church Vineyard Experience, Twisted Oak Experience, and The Mansion Experience. Music-lovers can also enjoy the Andaz Artists live music program in the Mercantile Social or Lobby Lounge, every Wednesday and Saturday, featuring a carefully selected group of talented musicians from the Bay Area. Insider tip: book one of the hotel’s suites and luxuriate in a fabulous soaking tub — the ultimate relaxation while on vacation.
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills recently announce their fully refreshed, renewed and reimagined event space. Perfectly located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Sofitel Los Angeles offers comprehensive meeting and event facilities complete with luxury resort lodging. The 10,000 square-foot flexible event space makes for the perfect location for corporate meetings or special occasions in gorgeous new decor blending French-inspired modern chic design with a classic Hollywood twist.
The property has also redesigned the outdoor heated pool, an open-air oasis offering colorful sun beds, a flickering fire pit and views from the upper deck. The colorful pool deck is ideal for private events, from cocktail receptions to ceremonies. A tranquil respite from LA’s bustling boulevards, the rooftop serves unparalleled views of the glittering West Hollywood landscape.
With summer officially ending on September 23rd, the Marina Del Rey Hotel is celebrating the end of the season with two limited-time experiences. From August through October, the property is offering the exclusive Bon Voyage and Endless Summer packages for summer lovers to cling onto the Southern California sunshine. Margarita butlers, a sunset yacht cruise and sparkling marina views are just a few of the curated details the property is offering travelers.
Turn Up The Heat
Centrally located within the popular communities of Golden Beach, Bal Harbour, and Aventura, the newly renovated Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort is a Sunny Isles Beach boutique resort offering various services and amenities including beachside concerts, an oceanfront pool, water sports and a daily fireside happy hour on the beach with build-your-own, complimentary s’mores.
Designed by Dupoux Design, the resort features 249 contemporary guest rooms and suites each with a private terrace and floor to ceiling windows, and where guests can choose from a variety of rooms overlooking city lights or sweeping ocean views — add 6,500 square feet of exquisitely appointed, naturally-lit banquet and meeting rooms and Solé Miami is lavish without the attitude. The best of everything Miami, shimmering over turquoise waters, Solé Miami is minutes away from the culture and night life of South Beach and the Art Deco District, as well as world-renowned shopping at the Bal Harbour Shops.
Just outside the hustle and bustle of South Beach and Downtown Miami, Aventura is the perfect locale for a summer staycation. Located in the heart of the city and minutes away numerous golf courses and white sandy beaches, Aloft Miami Aventura features loft-inspired rooms, a fully stocked W XYZ Bar, grab and go food options, an elevated pool roof deck, weekly “Live at Aloft” music events, pet programming (as dogs under 40lbs stay free of charge) and more. Plus, in-state residents can take advantage of the Florida Summer Sale, receiving up to 20% off for stays through September 30.
Proudly situated on a sprawling beachfront site in northeast Florida, the historic Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers boundless luxury and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring 249 lavishly-appointed guest rooms, oceanfront pools and nearly a dozen dining venues to enjoy, this posh resort seamlessly blends recreation with elegance. The ideal destination is great for Fall vacations, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers a myriad of opportunities for adventure, including paddle-boarding, flat-tire beach bicycling, ocean kayaking, daily children’s activities and more.
Montage Beverly Hills — Los Angeles, California
In the center of the vibrant golden triangle of Los Angeles, Montage Beverly Hills combines the glamour of old Hollywood and the sleekness of modern luxury at The Rooftop Grill. Filled with fresh flavor from local Californian ingredients, and well-known for its endless mimosas, The Rooftop Grill is the perfect oasis in the center of a busy city, offering visitors unobstructed views of the Hollywood Hills and skyline of Los Angeles. When not soaking up the views, guests can sip a cocktail while splashing in the rooftop’s mosaic-tiled, saline pool and lounging in the curtained cabanas.
In celebration of Fall, The Confidante Miami Beach, a playful oceanfront oasis located in Miami Beach’s popular mid-beach neighborhood, is offering a 3rd Night Free fall promotion. When guests book three nights, they receive their third night free for stays between now and October 31, 2019. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Trips must be booked now through October 31, 2019.
In addition, The Confidante Miami Beach is offering special programming including happy hours, DJs and discounted coconut cocktails for World Coconut Day, which falls over LDW as well. In addition to the hotel’s Labor Day offerings, new launches and activations will remain for guests traveling in the fall.
Nestled on Miami’s famed Collins Avenue, Dream South Beach boasts a lust-worthy location, situated directly behind the former Versace Mansion and just steps away from pristine beaches and premier nightlife. The Art Deco-inspired hotel offers 107 contemporary guestrooms — including a 2,000-square-foot duplex GuestHouse Presidential Suite outfitted with a private roof deck, bar and outdoor shower. Dream South Beach also features the Shala Spa, and two highly acclaimed dining and nightlife venues: Naked Taco, a cheeky restaurant serving inventive Mexican fare; and HIGHBAR, a playful 1970’s-themed rooftop lounge fitted with an infinity pool and Atlantic Ocean views.
This eco-friendly, luxury hotel features a unique, modern concrete and stone design in public areas and rooms. The hotel offers beach access, 5 newly renovated poolside bungalows and signature restaurant: Diez y Seis by Executive Chef Jose Icardi. The Shore Club is within 5 minutes’ walk of the dining, shopping and entertainment of South Beach. The Miami International Airport is within a 15 minutes’ drive of the hotel.
Set on 16 acres amid South Florida’s largest private beach, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort is an oceanfront teen wonderland offering games from life-size connect four to extra-large corn hole. Water activities include a gigantic ocean trampoline and slides, banana boat rides, and more. When not in the water, take to the sand for sports from glow frisbee to tug-of-war, head to the tennis courts for private lessons with a tennis pro or go on a buried treasure hunt with metal detectors.
With the 60th edition of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30th, travelers from around the world will have the luxury to enjoy the world’s largest boat show with an ideal fall climate between the high 50’s and 80’s. A beacon of luxury on the exclusive North Beach, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is offering guests residential-style suites just minutes away from the Boat Show along with a specialty happy hour at Atlas Cocktail Lounge for Boat Show attendees.
Hotel Bennett, the South’s grandest new hotel, which opened in January 2019, overlooks Charleston’s iconic and historic Marion Square. Centrally located to all of the culture, cuisine, and charm Charleston has to offer, Hotel Bennett seamlessly blends unparalleled luxury, an unmatched setting and the high level of gracious hospitality for which Charleston is renowned.
The hotel features 179 stylish, custom guest rooms and suites, the lavish two-tiered signature restaurant Gabrielle Charleston, with terraces overlooking Marion Square, the iconic Camellias Bar in striking shades of pink, French-style La Pâtisserie, and Fiat Lux, the rooftop pool and bar, a peaceful retreat with the finest views of the city. Hotel Bennett also boasts a multitude of distinctive spaces for events and meetings, not limited to the Grand Ballroom, sweeping third-floor terrace, and roof-top venue.
Leaf peeping season is just around the corner, predicted to hit its East Coast peak in mid-October. With the Shenandoah National Park as one of the top destinations to spot changing leaves, the nearby town of Charlottesville provides a prime location to book a weekend getaway. Just miles outside the park, there are numerous activities to choose from to enjoy the fall foliage; book a wine tour at one of the 30 wineries along the Monticello Wine Trail, stroll through the quaint downtown mall, drive along the Blue Ridge parkway, or explore the history-rich grounds of UVA. Settled amongst these offerings is Oakhurst Inn, a contemporary boutique hotel.
In time not spent exploring, guests can take advantage of amenities like reading by the fire in one of the Inn’s four libraries, enjoying locally sourced southern dishes for breakfast or lunch at the café, or sipping homemade smoothies every morning at the Château Lobby Bar, followed by handcrafted cocktails and small plates in the evening. Be sure to note their “Stay and Play” travel deal, available every Monday of September, October, and November — offering a 20% off room rate, two complimentary beverages at the Chateau Lobby Bar, free live jazz at the Chateau Lobby Bar, complimentary valet parking, and use of their heated pool. To book, guests should call the front desk at 434.872.0100 and reference “Stay and Play.”
Tucked into 12 acres of woodlands in North Carolina overlooking a private lake, The Umstead is located near the protected forest setting of the William B. Umstead State Park. As the state’s highest rated hotel, The Umstead boasts stunning interiors accentuated with a privately curated fine art collection, 150 spacious guest rooms and suites, world-class cuisine by Chef Steven Greene at Herons, an eco-friendly and wellness-driven spa, and a gracious staff.
The hotel surprises, delights, and enriches at every turn: a Dale Chihuly sculpture greets guests as they enter the lobby; artistic fresh flower arrangements provide pops of color throughout the space; home-cultivated and handpicked produce are incorporated into each day’s menus; contemporary rooms feature stunning nature views; and a gift shop is filled with exquisite finds. Seasonal vacation packages are offered for tailored experiences.
What better way to welcome the return of cooler weather than by planning a family getaway to Montage Palmetto Bluff — a luxury property located within a lush, 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Charming its guests with an array of outdoor and nautical experiences indigenous to the South Carolina Lowcountry, visitors and locals alike will create lifelong memories, relax and recharge for the new season — from exploring thirty-two miles of riverfront while kayaking and boating along the May River, to exploring the maritime forests by foot or bike, as well as endless fishing, tennis, archery, golf and true hospitality for the whole family.
Situated on 340 picturesque acres in the historic village of Middleburg, Va., this Five Star resort is the ultimate setting for a storybook family fall getaway. As the leaves transform into a collage of reds, oranges and yellows, kids can enjoy endless fun with hands-on activities — from completing the challenges of the Amazing Salamander Race and saddling up for foot pony races and horseshoes, to showing off their skills through guided archery and axe-throwing lessons.
Afternoons are spent traversing the exhilarating 20 acre zip lining course for a bird’s eye view of historic Virginia’s countryside (note: Kiddo Zip is available for young adventurers); exploring the resort’s forest by foot with guided nature hikes; grabbing a customized picnic basket for a horseback excursion; or picking apples at a nearby third generation-owned farm. Adults can indulge in some “alone-time” while the kids are at play on a Biking Tour — Wine & Cider style, or expand their seasonal palate at one of the many local vineyards nearby.
There’s no place like Nashville, the perennial Southern crossroads that refuses to be typecast. Between the dog days of summer and the wonderland of winter, there is plenty going on in the lively music city during this season; the fall foliage takes over the landscape and the air gets crisper, cooler and perfect for outdoor activities. The city’s fall season is full of weekly live music events at Centennial Park, city night tours via trolley, and festivals including the Americana Music Festival, Oktoberfest, Nashville Cultural Festival, Southern Artisan Cheese Festival — the list goes on. And at the heart of this little big town’s explosive growth, Thompson Nashville is the place to be. Sharing the block with beloved bluegrass and roots music icon The Station Inn, the boutique hotel celebrates the city’s creative spirit.
Guests can even enjoy a private guitar session with a Nashville touring musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist while picking away on a guitar from local guitar shop Carter Vintage with the I Want to Be a Country Star Package. After diving into Nashville’s legendary music scene, hotel guests can revel in Autumn on the rooftop bar at L.A. Jackson for craft cocktails, twenty regional brews and spectacular views from downtown Nashville to SoBro.
The only five-star hotel in County Donegal in northwest Ireland, Lough Eske Castle offers a true taste of Ireland’s countryside. Coziest in the fall, Ireland is a totally underrated destination for leaf-peeping! Admittedly, Ireland’s autumn foliage isn’t as widespread as other destinations, but what sets the Irish leaf-peeping experience apart from all others is the subtle smattering of vivid reds, oranges and golds, which pop against the seemingly eternal verdant landscape.
It’s also the perfect time of year to snuggle up by a fire in the castle’s Green and Red Drawing Rooms or enjoy a pint in the hotel’s newly opened Father Browne Bar, named after the prolific Irish photographer who survived The Titanic and brought home hundreds of photos documenting the journey. The bar is home to more than 200 of his never-before-seen photos depicting “everyday life” in Ireland during the early 1900s.
Located on the beautiful Rodney Bay of St. Lucia, The Harbor Club is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, offering a unique Caribbean resort experience for relaxation, celebration and adventure. The resort has 115 rooms and suites designed to bring the maritime setting indoors with its nautical-inspired design.
Some really great features of the resort include:
· Affordable room rates that won’t break the bank.
· Hotel rooms with private pools that guests can enjoy.
· An incredible infinity pool with stunning views of the harbor and St. Lucia’s lush scenery.
· Five different restaurants on-property that guests can enjoy (Italian, sushi, pizza and more).
· A shuttle that allows guests easy access to one of the nearby beaches.
· Adventure activities ranging from boating to the famous Pitons, mud baths, zip lining, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling and much more.
· Over 7,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space.
In addition, the resort offers the Villa Hall, which is a luxury, private accommodation for up to 12 people with its own private pool and personal chef. The Villa Hall is ideal for groups and families to enjoy a more private vacation experience at The Harbor Club.
The resort is on the northern end of the Island and is easily reachable within a short drive from the airport. For faster access, guests can also arrange a quick helicopter transfer from the airport to the resort while marveling in some incredible views of the island.
Following the success of the resort’s inaugural mindfulness retreat in 2018, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai will host two mindfulness itineraries called Retreat: A Mindful Journey Inward this October and November.
The retreat is a three-day journey designed to encourage relaxation and reflection through self-awareness exercises, guided meditations and Dharma talks led by one of the region’s leading holistic practitioners, Dr. Buathon Thienarrom.
Rates for the mindfulness retreat begin at $785 per night per person and include:
- Three 90-minute spa treatments, selecting one from each of the Creativity, Non-Judgement and Stability menus
- A full daily schedule of mindfulness and wellness activities
- Daily breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
- Accommodations in a One Bedroom Villa
Retreat: A Mindful Journey Inward will be offered October 8–12 and again on November 28 — December 2, 2019.
TurnKey Vacation Rentals, the leading U.S. vacation rental management company, is kicking off a campaign today to celebrate serving its One Millionth Guest with a $1 Million Discount Giveaway across its portfolio of luxury and premium properties.
Customers who book a stay between September 16 — October 16, 2019 on TurnKeyVR.com will receive a $100 discount* when using code “TK1M.”
Since its launch in 2013, TurnKey has upheld a high level of service and excellent hospitality standards in each home, using local teams, industry expertise, and proprietary technology to ensure every guest’s stay provides an amazing vacation experience every time. TurnKey current has 4,700 homes across 80 destinations spanning from Southern California to South Carolina, each offering a fine hotel-like experience of reliable customer service, cleanliness, and quality.
As the leaves are beginning to change, and the Italian vineyards are in full bloom come October, Italian-based and Ferragamo-family owned Lungarno Collection is incorporating their love of wine into programming for travelers to sip, savor, and enjoy while traveling this fall.
With hotels in Florence, and a quick drive to the countryside, Lungarno Collection offers wine route itineraries to a number of high-end and recognizable vineyards for travelers to get a taste of their favorite true Italian wines. From the city to the countryside of booming Montalcino visitors and sommelier wannabes are encouraged to embrace wine harvest season, and find their desired wine in the birthplace itself.
Those looking for an adventurous fall travel destination can look no further than El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Set on 500 acres of private reserve in the cloud forest, El Silencio exudes serious charm and has an activity for every type of traveler. From zip-lining over the forest canopy to sampling premium Costa Rican coffee, visitors can experience ‘Pura Vida’ to the fullest. Between scenic hikes, horseback riding with picturesque views of Poas Volcano’s heat-etched slopes, and bird watching to see exciting species like the diminutive hummingbirds, guests can count on El Silencio’s expert Eco-Concierge team to pack in the adventure.
Guests can also engage with their surrounding environment by participating in unique activities such as a complimentary tree planting activity to help bring back Quetzal birds to the region, and are invited to venture through the property’s 5,000-square-foot organic greenhouse, catch their own dinner in the trout pond and gather fresh eggs from free-range chickens all to be enjoyed at the property’s newly revamped Las Ventanas Restaurant.
In celebration of Conrad Dublin’s 30th anniversary, the property has unveiled plans for month-long festivities this October, including an exclusive package with a complimentary upgrade to the Presidential suite for the 30th guest who books. A “throwback” menu will be offered by head Chef Gary Rogers with additional hotel activations including a lobby exhibition, 1989 fun facts at check in and ceremonial letter writing where guests have the option to pen a letter to Conrad Dublin guests 30-years from now.
Carton House is one of Ireland’s most historic resorts consisting of 1,100 acres and an original Manor House, once the ancestral seat of the Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster. Nestled in the heart of a walled estate just 20 minutes from Dublin, Carton House offers the perfect destination to enjoy breathtaking views of fall foliage on the countryside. Guests can explore the property grounds in all its autumnal glory with rare species of birds, impressive flora and fauna, and special areas of conservation with a variety of guided walking tours that will delight history buffs and nature lovers alike.
This fall, guests can enjoy a series of recently unveiled refreshments just in time for leaf peeping season including the first phase of a property-wide-renovation including updated bedrooms located in the new wing of the historic hotel, the property’s banquet suites, Carton House Spa and new and updated dining options. Elevate autumn stays with the Fall for Carton package, offering overnight accommodation in a newly renovated superior guest bedroom in the modern wing of the hotel with breakfast, a three-course resort dinner, and complimentary access to wellness facilities included.
Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation are encouraging travelers to support local communities affected by visiting areas of the region that remain intact and open for business.
Urging travelers to keep their vacation plans this fall, The Cove, Eleuthera is eager to welcome guests back to their secluded, beachfront property in October 2019, following seasonal planned closures. They are also supporting residents by sharing more on foundations providing on-the-ground support for Bahamian neighbors in need.
As the Bahamas continues their recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, the team at Breezes Resort & Spa — Bahamas expresses their deepest condolences and prayers out to those impacted by the storm on Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.
New Providence, home to Nassau and Paradise Island, received minimal impact and will be a leading force in the Bahamas’ overall recovery. The tourism industry is the backbone of the Bahamas, and it’s vital that travelers continue to show their support by visiting one of the premier destinations in the Caribbean. Breezes is encouraging travelers to visit with a Fall Sale that is up to 53% off its rooms or rates as low as $140 per night.
As temperatures begin to cool, travelers are looking for their next tropical destination to explore, and Baros Maldives is the perfect retreat. Baros continues to set the benchmark for a romantic, eco-friendly and luxurious holiday set in stunning turquoise waters.
Travelers going to the Maldives this fall will enjoy less crowds before the high season begins this December. Those looking to save can book the Baros Escapes package, which includes airport transfers, champagne upon arrival, a discount of spa services and complimentary sunrise yoga.
A collection of six all-inclusive luxury villas, Bluefields Bay Villas is located on Jamaica’s south coast, where the island’s countryside meets the sea. Situated on hilly coastline, each open-air private villa is equipped with expansive views, private pools, dedicated butler, maid service and chef, and is designed with antique island charm. Each villa, ranging from two to six bedrooms, has its own personality, from the palatial-like San Michele house with its private island to the intimate Cottonwood Cottage tucked in the trees.
Guests can enjoy authentic Jamaican experiences including access to the private beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, glass bottom boat cruise, sunset cruise, deep sea fishing, tennis, hiking, a tour of a local early childhood school, and more. Luxurious premium amenities include private helicopter transfers, private rum and cigar tours, scuba diving, chauffeur service and in-villa spa treatments.
The Barcelona EDITION has teamed up with independent bicycle company, tokyobike, to offer custom-built EDITION bikes to guests, with an curated series of Barcelona maps, created in collaboration with cult Catalonian city guide, B-guided.
Perfect for a weekend away, the offering is available exclusively to guests when booking the tokyobike x The Barcelona EDITION stay package. Each of the four maps correspond to a different neighborhood in the city and list each area’s must-see spots and landmarks. Neighborhoods include:
· Barceloneta — a very traditional location next to the beach
· El Born — the city’s most modern and creative area
· Montjuïc — Burtsting with culture, the area is home to museums, monuments and historical sites
· El Raval — located in the very heart of Barcelona, it is a hub where contemporary arts meets cool Catalunian culture
The experience will begin following a night in one of the luxurious signature Loft rooms at The Barcelona EDITION each featuring exceptional views of the city’s skyline. In preparation for the tokyobike tour, guests will dine on delicious and healthy breakfast options at Bar Veraz, a must-visit culinary destination in the city by chef partner, Sebastián Mazzola.
The Perfect Travel Essentials
Platinum Elite via Travelpro
Just in time for the holiday travel season, Travelpro is introducing three new fabric colors this month for its most premium, fashion-forward collection, Platinum Elite. And if you thought the Platinum Elite collection broke the mold for Travelpro, just wait until you see the new looks, including gold hardware accents.
The collection, available October 1st, is perfect for the fashionista in your life — someone who doesn’t want to sacrifice style for practicality while traveling. The new colors include:
· Intrigue Black — a play on traditional black luggage featuring heathered fabric and gold hardware, great for the trendy business/leisure traveler.
· True Navy — a classic color option with silver hardware and brown leather trim, perfect for travelers who don’t want another black suitcase.
· Coastal Blue — a fun, vibrant blue with light brown trim that is fitting for beach getaways and leisure travel.
Go anywhere with a Rollaboard® that is all your own. The Crew™ VersaPack™ Global Carry-on Expandable Rollaboard® is designed for total packing versatility and can be personalized with a variety of interchangeable Travelpro® exclusive Zip-In Organizers. Included inside the lid is a removable Zip-In Garment Organizer, ideal for storing folded shirts, dresses and jackets.
Roomy at 18L, yet slimline, this backpack is light years ahead in its hands-free luggage vision. Built to partner the most active, modern traveler, it snugly stores a 2L water bottle for on-the-go hydration. An integrated accessory cord works with exterior gear loops to effortlessly attach helmets, sneakers, climbing gear or yoga mats.
This pillow Sleep Number from offers conforming support you’ll want to take everywhere. Made with a unique fill blend of memory foam pieces and premium down alternative fibers, its ergonomic shape will fit your contours for enhanced comfort. It also has a convenient clasp to attach to luggage.
This summer, American Express and MAG USA announced joint plans to bring two new lounge locations, The Centurion Lounge and the Escape Lounge, to Terminal 4 within the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in the coming months.
The two lounges will provide guests with premium spaces and amenities to ease their travel journeys and will feature a shared entrance, with separate reception areas, lounge spaces and amenities for each location.
This news comes following the announcement of a new mobile check-in feature in the American Express Mobile App through its partnership with LoungeBuddy. Platinum Card and Centurion Members visiting a Centurion Lounge will now be able to begin the check-in process thirty minutes before their expected arrival through the “Find a Lounge” tool within the app.