We missed a lot in the chaos of 2020 — from public spaces with the kids and close encounters with friends to international travel and new domestic hotel openings.
Right some wrongs and put these two hotels on your must-visit travel list:
Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Rooftop Chicago
Located in the heart of Chicago’s business-meets-pleasure hub of the West Loop, Nobu Hotel Chicago opened with a brand-new Nobu Restaurant on Oct. 1, 2020. As the first Nobu location in the Midwest, guests can expect the same upscale amenities and experiences that the acclaimed hospitality name has earned accolades for around the world. Choose from one of 115 rooms and suites, including such highlights as floor-to-ceiling windows and in-room soaking tubs. Work up an appetite swimming in the tranquility pool and order room service from Nobu Restaurant or venture to the Rooftop.
Quirk Hotel Charlottesville
The first boutique art hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Quirk Hotel Charlottesville is opening a new clientele up to the city’s historic downtown. Guests can expect vintage touches amid a chic stay, with 80 rooms, an in-house art gallery and incredible location. Pay a visit to the street-facing farm homes for added amenities, including Bobboo, a barrel-aged spirits bar opening this spring, and the Quirk Cafe. For an elevated dining experience after a day on the Blue Ridge Mountain trails, head up to the rooftop bar for city views or down to The Pink Grouse for some swanky style and lounge-like comforts.
On the evening of Feb. 25, people around the world will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim commemorates Queen Esther’s rescue of the Jewish people from Haman, the King’s henchman. While COVID-19 is forcing people to rethink the way they celebrate, families can still commemorate the day in fun and unique ways from home.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
AdventureWomen, the tour operator specializing in adventure travel tours for women, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022. To commemorate the special anniversary, the tour operator offers travelers an early-bird discount to those booking 2022 trips.
Your kiddos will be excited to learn they can travel with their favorite Nickelodeon characters — including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol — when Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya opens in June 2021. Families can now book accommodations at the resort for their summer vacation.
If treating the kids to a fun, educational escape to the countryside this spring sounds like a day at the beach, Cape May Resorts’ new Beach Plum Farm programming is for your crew.