June Roundup: Fora-Exclusive Partnerships at Some of Our Favorite Hotels

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    Image courtesy of Be Tulum

    One of our favorite aspects of the travel industry is the relationships — with hotels, with locals, with restaurateurs, with fellow advisors and beyond. Making connections not only makes our work more fun (and rewarding), but also allows us to level up our travelers' trips.

    A couple months back, we launched Fora Reserve, an exclusive collection of partnerships with some of our favorite hotels around the world. (See our April and May roundups for more details.) These collaborations unlock VIP perks for Fora travelers, but also benefit our advisors. Think priority treatment, a better booking experience, access to exclusive rates and, in many cases, enhanced commission.

    This month, we're thrilled to announce our latest Fora Reserve inductees. From hidden gems in Thailand to intimate Mexican boutiques, these are the latest additions to Fora's very own preferred partner program.

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    Nômade Hotel Tulum, Nômade Holbox & Be Tulum: VIP traveler perks & enhanced commission

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    Tulum is calling. We’re big fans of Nômade, a trio of boutique hotels that promote holistic healing and cultivating a deeper connection with nature — in style. (Check out more of our favorite wellness retreats.)

    Nômade Hotel Tulum consists of stylish rooms, suites, treehouses and luxurious tents (for next-level glamping). But the common spaces are just as beautiful. Take a yoga class in an open-air pavilion, reflect in the gratitude tent, enjoy live music from a resident DJ or savor a meal at one of the sleek onsite restaurants.

    Meals are crafted from organic ingredients sourced from the local community. In fact, the hotel partners with Mestiza de Indias, a regenerative agriculture initiative aimed at recovering heirloom ingredients in the Yucatán.

    Image courtesy of Nômade Holbox

    Just off the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula on Holbox Island, the Nômade Holbox is a 30-room adults-only retreat. The energy-efficient property was built using local wood, and is a study in sustainable (and ultra-stylish) design.

    Here, guests can indulge in wild seafood and organic produce (also sourced from Mestiza de Indias), kayak under moonlight, partake in thalassotherapy with a water master or take a swimming class. Wellness offerings are meant to connect body and mind, and the weekly programming provides ample opportunities to do so (yoga, meditation, acupuncture healing circles — the works).

    Image courtesy of Be Tulum

    Be Tulum, a carbon-neutral stay from the Nômade team, continues with the collection's focus on wellness and sustainability. Guests stay in well-appointed rooms, villas or residences (multi-gen wellness getaway, anyone?). But here, the spa is the star. The Yaän Healing Sanctuary offers numerous treatments inspired by ancient Mayan rituals, and uses organic ingredients harvested from its rooftop garden. And when you book a stay at any of these escapes, you'll unlock exclusive client benefits and receive enhanced commission.

    Craving more Tulum? (Always.) Check out more of the best hotels in Tulum and Cancún.

    Raya Heritage Chiang Mai & Rayavadee Krabi: VIP traveler perks & enhanced commission

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    Secluded, authentic and dreamy, Raya Heritage Chiang Mai and Rayavadee Krabi are true under-the-radar gems.

    At Raya Heritage Chiang Mai, 38 breezy suites come equipped with outdoor terraces, many with private plunge pools, and are decorated with pottery, baskets and other pieces of art handcrafted by local artisans. Rayavadee consists of luxe pavilions and villas (perfect for groups and families) dotted among the property's tropical gardens and coconut groves.

    Image courtesy of Rayavadee

    The food at both hotels champions locally sourced, organic ingredients. From room service to afternoon tea on a terrace to an elevated meal under an ancient limestone cliff (yes, really), there's an ideal venue for every mood.

    Similarly, there's an excursion for every kind of traveler. Kayak through a mangrove forest, visit a local market, rock climb, scuba dive...every activity is personalized and immerses guests in the rich nature and culture of the hotel's surroundings.

    In addition, both properties partner with charities that support the local community. The Yuvabhadhana Foundation grants scholarships to Thai children; Pan Kan sells second-hand items to support education and Food 4 Good helps provide nutritious meals for kids.

    And now, when you book a stay at either property, you'll unlock VIP client amenities and receive enhanced commission.

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