Enjoy a luxury escape with these eight hotels and resorts that allow guests to rent private villas, suites, sections of the hotel or even the whole hotel itself.
Nestled between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, Montage Palmetto Bluff is the perfect socially distant getaway. The hotel is settled on a spacious 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve, surrounded by 32 miles of waterfront and maritime forests. Partake in fishing, biking, boating, kayaking, golfing, spa treatments and more. Book a one- or two-bedroom cottage with its own private entry, or a private residence where you can enjoy beautiful views.
Reopening in November, Royalton Antigua’s Diamond Club’s Chairman’s six overwater bungalows offer the perfect luxury escape, while practicing social distancing. Upon arrival, guests check in at their bungalow in Deep Bay, Antigua. The spacious accommodations are equipped with luxury amenities, including a private pool, a deck with ocean access and a glass floor showcasing sea life swimming below.
Starting in November, escape to a secluded experience at Royalton CHIC Punta Cana’s CHIC Mansion, offering 11,500 square feet and six bedrooms. Guests are treated to private airport transportation, a personal butler, 24-hour room service, pool, hot tub and more. This adults-only resort is perfect for a private romantic retreat.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is Texas’s only 5-star hotel and is now offering a Privacy Please escape, perfect for travelers looking for a getaway. The experience offers the hotel’s Privacy Wing, a private hotel within the hotel, including a private entrance, staircase and enhanced levels of social distancing.
This unique Park City, Utah, boutique hotel was built as a school in 1889 — Washington School House has grown to a new level of luxury. The 13-room boutique property is offering a full hotel buyout for groups. Amenities included are personal chef, 24-hour concierge, heated rooftop pool and more. Explore the many hiking and biking trails located behind the hotel and explore the shops and restaurants on Main Street.
Tucked away on Florida’s Palm Beach Island, The Brazilian Court Hotel offers seclusion and luxury. The hotel features 80 rooms and provides guests with a private enclave, structured for social distancing. For travelers seeking cleanliness and private experiences, check out the Private Plane to Paradise package where guests can fly, ride and stay privately.
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, recently named No. 1 resort in the Florida Keys, is offering the ultimate social-distancing luxury getaway for multigenerational families and friends. The Pinnacle of Paradise package allows one party to reserve an entire section of the hotel for privacy and includes the Presidential suite, 10 Boutique suites, a private happy hour at the pool bar and private dinner and entertainment with stunning waterfront views.
Luxury travelers can now buy out the first and only all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys for themselves and up to 270 guests. Rates begin at $135,000 per night and include 135 private, waterfront and garden-view bungalows, oversized soaking tubs, outdoor garden showers, three dining experiences, two bars, two pools and more — the perfect socially distanced getaway.
The Urban Cowboy hospitality brand is no stranger to making city-adjacent stays feel a little more country. The newest addition to the roster, The Chalet, goes a rustic-chic step further at The Urban Cowboy property in the Catskills, New York.
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.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
West Virginia is home to the United States’ newest national park. Last month, Congress passed a bill upgrading West Virginia’s New River Gorge from a national river to a national park. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve marks the 63rd national park in the United States.