Happy August! Now that summer is winding down, we’re thinking about back-to-school—and specifically, to college. This month, we’re talking about a new trend we’ve been seeing lately: Families taking special trips with their college-bound kids. And speaking of bonding travel, we’re also highlighting our recent retreat in Puerto Rico—including our top hosting tips. And finally, rounding out this edition is a great Q&A with Qatar Airways, which was recently honored with the distinction of “World’s Best Airline.” We hope the rest of your summer is fun and relaxing!
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
Want to send your sweetie over the moon this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re looking for romance in the city or on a private island, we have some luxury hotel specials to celebrate your love.
Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik
Jet set to this fairytale city on the Adriatic Sea. At the glamorous Hotel Excelsior, couples will be whisked to and from the airport to their Villa Odak deluxe room with a balcony and stunning sea views. For your two-day stay, indulge in sparkling wine and sweet treats upon arrival. Unwind with a 120-minute spa treatment for two. A lavish breakfast buffet will keep you satisfied before a romantic stroll to the nearby UNESCO Old City of Dubrovnik. Watching the sun set over the historic town will melt your hearts.
La Reserve Hotel and Spa, Paris
The City of Lights will always symbolize romance. At this discreet Parisian mansion just off the Champs Elysees, lovers will find all they need for an amorous stay on Valentine’s Day. Toast your arrival with a glass of champagne before a romantic dinner at the Michelin starred Le Gabriel. Enjoy 24-hour access to the hammam, sauna or fitness pool. Wake up to a full American breakfast in bed in your monogrammed dressing gowns. What’s not to love?
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
If professing your love on your own private island is what your heart desires, Fiji is the answer. This renowned eco-resort is offering couples the opportunity to be romantic castaways for the day. During your resort stay, escape to the island of Naviavia, where the two of you will enjoy a chef-prepared picnic and bubbly in complete privacy. Scuba lovers can also take advantage of being near Namena reef, one of the world’s best dive sites.
The Mark, New York City
New York can be enchanting on any night, especially at this luxury oasis steps from Central Park. Set the mood with long-stem red roses, a bottle of chilled champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries to greet you. Your love will soar with an optional helicopter tour of the Big Apple complete with gourmet snacks by Jean-Georges. The next morning, enjoy even more Jean-Georges pampering with a delicious breakfast in bed.
Royal Mansour, Marrakech
Write your own love story in exotic Marrakech. Your three-night journey begins with VIP airport transfers and fast tracking. Check in to your private riad where romance is in every detail. Relax with a spa treatment for two in your own Spa Suite. You’ll both be spoiled with a sumptuous Valentine’s dinner featuring duck foie gras and roasted John Dory. Wake up to a dreamy breakfast in bed each morning before exploring this city of ancient wonders.
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