European Gems, Resorts & Urban Icons: Fora’s Newest Preferred Partnerships

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    Our latest partners are masters of taste. Their individual styles — regal Italian, cottage-chic, Art Deco — differ, but all offer a distinct personality and exceptional service. 

    Read on to learn more about what makes each of our newest partners so special. Then, connect with Fora to plan and book your VIP getaway today. 

    Lungarno Collection

    a luxe living room with a plant-filled marble fire place and floor-to-ceiling shelves housing picture frames and books

    Image courtesy of Portrait Milano

    If anyone knows how to design an effortlessly stylish hotel, it’s the Ferragamo family. Salvatore Ferragamo opened his first boutique hotel in Florence in the 1930s. Since then, the family has opened five additional hotels across Milan, Rome and Florence. Each is distinct in its style, but all are rooted in warm hospitality, craftsmanship and a keen eye for design. 

    Whether you stay in Portrait Milano, housed within one of Europe’s oldest seminaries, or Hotel Lungarno, an elegant stay with an impressive art collection (Picasso, Morlotti), expect five-star service and refined intimacy.

    Fora Perks:

    • $100 food / beverage credit, breakfast daily, an upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    NIZUC Resort & Spa

    a chic courtyard with a rectangular swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas

    Image courtesy of NIZUC Resort & Spa

    You’ll never lack things to do at this beachfront Cancún resort. Paddleboard, practice yoga, sail on a yacht, kayak, improve your tennis game with a pro…Various activities are offered all week. But the white-sand beach and numerous pools are primed for relaxation. Head to the spa for a massage, or to take advantage of its hydrotherapy circuit. Dining options range from traditional Mexican and Asian fusion to Peruvian and Mediterranean cuisine — all of which is served in stylish, romantic settings.

    Fora Perks:

    • One hydrotherapy experience for two, one-way airport transfer, a welcome amenity, breakfast daily, an upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    Hôtel L’Eldorado Paris

    tablecloth-covered tables in a luxe dining room with a wall filled with decorative plates

    Images courtesy of Benôit Linero for Hôtel L’Eldorado Paris

    This 26-room delight of a hotel brings 1950s glamor to Paris’s boho-chic Batignolles neighborhood, in the 17th arrondissement. Vibrantly patterned wallpaper line the walls of each tastefully distinct guestroom. Sumptuous fabrics imbue the retro spaces with an elevated coziness. Art Deco lighting and luxe marble bathrooms bedecked with colorful tiling add to the rooms’ charm. 

    Hôtel L’Eldorado is already discreet — it feels like staying in a local’s home — but for something especially private, there’s the Pavillion, a four-bedroom townhouse in the hotel’s leafy garden. 

    L’Eldorado’s all-day restaurant is the perfect locale for unfussy, well-sourced French classics — oeufs mimosa, salade de haricots vert, baba au rhum. Enjoy your meal (or cocktail, or glass of wine) in the stylishly eclectic dining room, or in the sun-filled winter garden and courtyard.

    Fora Perks:

    • A welcome amenity, breakfast daily, private concierge service and an upgrade whenever possible. 

    Palazzo Vecchietti

    a purple velvet couch near a window in a luxe hotel room

    Image courtesy of Palazzo Vecchietti

    A beautifully restored 16th-century palace serves as the home for this Florentine stay. The palace’s 12 rooms and suites are elegant and sophisticated, with towering ceilings, leather and wood furniture, exclusive amenities and bespoke artwork. (Even better, all rooms boast stellar city views, and many come with a private terrace.) 

    The hotel is located in the heart of the city’s historic center, steps from charming boutiques and Florence’s can’t-miss sites and museums. There’s an overall sense of serenity here — the perfect, quiet oasis after a day of exploring. Speaking of: Palazzo Vecchietti can even organize private chauffeured tours and excursions throughout Tuscany.

    Fora Perks:

    • $50 hotel / resort credit, breakfast daily, an upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    Beacon Grand

    a regal sitting area with a large fire place and teal walls

    Image courtesy of Beacon Grand

    The original Sir Francis Drake Hotel came alive in the 20s. It was a San Francisco icon, right on Union Square. Renaissance opulence and an exclusive, luxury atmosphere attracted discerning travelers and locals alike. 

    In 2022, the hotel reopened as the Beacon Grand. The property retains its glitz and glamor, albeit with a more refined and modern approach. Stately decor — moody gem tones, gold detailing, crystal chandeliers, oversized fireplaces — fills the rooms and common spaces. 

    Don’t miss a cocktail at the all-day Post Room. And be sure to stay for dinner: the restaurant serves a Mediterranean-inspired menu highlighting the best of California’s produce.

    Fora Perks:

    • $25 hotel / resort credit, a welcome amenity, an upgrade & late check-out whenever possible.

    Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa & Winery

    a castle-like fortress overlooking rolling green hills

    Image courtesy of Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa & Winery

    This renovated 11th-century fortress, in Tuscany’s bucolic Val d'Orcia, beckons. The estate is a short drive from Montalcino, a name wine lovers will immediately recognize. Even better, Castello di Velona produces its own Brunello di Montalcino (and organic extra virgin olive oil, no less). 

    Mineral-rich volcanic waters feed three outdoor pools, Tuscany’s warmest thermal deposits. Traditional treatments also await at the sprawling spa, equipped with a sauna, Turkish baths, a hot tub, an ice waterfall and additional water-based amenities. 

    Dine on hyperlocal Tuscan cuisine at the estate’s restaurants, or venture off-property to its partner restaurants, one of which (Il Silene) boasts a Michelin Star. 

    Fora Perks:

    • $100 cooking class or spa credit, breakfast daily, an upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    The Ned NoMad

    a handsome hotel room with a leather chair in a living room that looks into a separate bedroom

    Image courtesy of The Ned NoMad

    This exclusive Manhattan stay (and private member’s club) is right on Broadway, and embodies 1920s glamor with its handsome, clean decor: wooden floors, Beaux Arts details, pastel hues, claw-foot tubs. 

    The Ned’s restaurants are equally stylish. Head to Cecconi’s for classic Italian, and to Little Ned for craft cocktails and playful, nostalgic bites (foie-gras pop-tarts, potatoes and caviar). 

    An expertly curated, women-led art program — there are over 300 works, many of which were commissioned — only adds to The Ned’s allure.

    Fora Perks:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit (for 2+ nights), a welcome amenity, $70 daily breakfast credit, an upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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