Feb 6, 2024

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February Exclusives, Openings & Renovated Gems to Book Now

Fora Author Henley Vazquez

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a modern multi-story building with large windows overlooking a sleek infinity pool near the ocean

Image courtesy of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

February is all about love, and my favorite way to spread love — to myself and others — is through travel. Luckily, a slate of special deals and exciting openings and revamps make spreading the love a lot easier. Read on for this month’s exclusive offers and updates.

The Peninsula New York: 3rd night free

an outdoor dining terrace overlooking a city at night

Image courtesy of the Peninsula New York

This sophisticated urban retreat, right on Fifth Avenue, is one of the most glamorous ways to experience the city. Plus, it’s within walking distance of Central Park, MoMA, Rockefeller Center and A+ shopping. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit, welcome amenity, breakfast daily, guaranteed upgrade at time of booking, check-in/out anytime (as early as 6am and as late as 10pm).

Fine print: available for travel now through March 31st, for bookings made before March 27th.

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay: $200 hotel credit for 3+ nights, $500 for 5+ nights

hotel lobby brimming with tropical plants

Image courtesy of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

I love everything about this sleek wellness escape: the meticulously sourced native plants, the farm-to-table cuisine, the sustainable rain-water harvesting system, the cozy non-toxic bed linens…I could go on (and on). Everything has been intentionally designed, and everything is beautiful.

Fora Perks:

  • Food / beverage or spa credit, welcome amenity, breakfast daily, upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Fine print: available for travel now through December 20th, for bookings made before March 31st.

The Roxy Hotel New York: free nightly entry to the Django Jazz Club

hotel room with a brown leather couch and a green plant in a white pot

Image courtesy of the Roxy Hotel New York

The Roxy is one of NYC’s coolest Downtown stays. It’s where many musicians set up shop when they’re in town (Sting is a fan), and a playful, hip vibe permeates throughout. Unsurprisingly, music is always on, and it’s always perfect. The Django Jazz Club, a speakeasy-esque hidden gem beloved by locals, is not to be missed.

Fora Perks:

  • $25 hotel / resort credit, complimentary cocktail upgrade & late check-out whenever possible.

Fine print: a minimum purchase of two drinks per guest is required.

Fairmont Royal York: 3rd night free

a dark and moody bar lined with green stools

Image courtesy of Fairmont Royal York

Toronto is perpetually underrated, but the bustling, multicultural city makes for a fun and hassle-free getatway. The Fairmont York, an elegant Downtown landmark since 1929, is the perfect, luxurious home base for urban exploration.

Fora Perks:

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

Fine print: Book by February 26th for travel through February 29th.

Hurtigruten: up to $4,000 in savings on select Norway cruise itineraries

red-and-black cruise ship in icy waters

Image courtesy of HX

Hurtigruten has paved the way for eco-friendly cruising. They pioneered the concept of hybrid-powered cruises, and are working to launch their first zero-emission ship by 2030. The Norwegian company also cares deeply about the communities they visit, and sources much of the onboard food from local purveyors. 

Fine print: valid for travel now through April 30th 2025.

New opening alert: Janu Tokyo

a sleek bed with white sheets and brown pillows flanked by white lamps shaped like cubes

Image courtesy of Janu Tokyo

I'm perpetually swooning over Aman’s bucket-list-worthy hotels. And the ultra-luxe brand is introducing a new hotel concept: Janu.

Janu properties will still embody Aman’s signature five-star service, exceptional food, wellness programs and unbeatable locations, but Janu’s vibe will scale back on Aman’s signature minimalism and scale up to be a bit more playful. My eyes are set on Janu Tokyo, slated to open in March. My bags are already packed.

Fora Perks:

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

New opening alert: Warren Street Hotel

a brightly colored bedroom filled with blues and greens

Image courtesy of Warren Street Hotel

In other news, Firmdale, the eclectically chic company behind hotel gems like Crosby Street Hotel in NYC, just opened Warren Street Hotel, a vibrantly decorated TriBeCa retreat with a teal glass façade and 69 bold, playful rooms brimming with color. I wouldn't expect anything less from the company's uber-talented designer, Kit Kemp.

Fora Perks:

  • Welcome amenity, breakfast daily, upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

SHA Wellness news: SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain gets a revamp while SHA Mexico officially opens its doors

a modern white building with a curved infinity pool overlooking a forest

Image courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic

If there ever was a hotel brand that knows how to do holistic, transformative wellness, it’s SHA. And the sprawling Grand Suites of SHA Wellness Clinic, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, just received an extensive facelift. Renowned interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán (whose portfolio includes Michelin-Starred restaurants, buzzy hotels, private residences and more) helmed the redesign, imbuing the suites with his signature blend of sleek minimalism and cozy serenity. Now, SHA has brought its breezy vibes and top-tier wellness to Mexico, which will quickly become your go-to wellness destination.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 spa credit, welcome amenity, breakfast daily, upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Author - Henley Vazquez
    Henley Vazquez

    Henley Vazquez is the co-founder of Fora and a seasoned travel advisor. She's built her career through fostering meaningful relationships and developing opportunities for her community. A self-proclaimed hotel junkie, Henley is driven by match-making the perfect property to each traveler's unique style.