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May Openings & Offers To Book Now

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an outdoor beach patio with a breezy bar amid greenery

Image courtesy of Teranka Formentera

May brings with it a palpable mood shift. In keeping with the good energy, some of my favorite hotel partners have exciting openings and offers on deck — just in time for the long weekends and summer months ahead. 

Now booking: Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady 2025 debut

a cruise ship deck with a red  relaxation net and an orange circular lounge chair

Image courtesy of Virgin Voyages

The adults-only cruise line recently announced the launch of its fourth (and, for now, final) lady ship. Tickets open May 8 for 2025 voyages. Sail out of New York City en route to Bermuda, or opt for a tour of the California coast, starting out of LA. There’s also a 16-day voyage across the Panama Canal. On May 23, snag tickets for a Caribbean cruise out of Miami. Cruises out of Seattle will become available later this year. Expect new dining options, cabin categories, entertainment and itineraries — all with Virgin’s playful, luxury flair.

New opening alert: Casa Monti 

a vibrant hotel room with floral wallpaper and an artistically funky red vase filled with flowers

Image courtesy of Stephen Julliard for Casa Monti

From the team behind Paris’ La Fantaisie comes the equally fun, vibrant and playful Casa Monti. This hidden gem of a hotel is found in one of Rome’s loveliest neighborhoods: the first ward, away from the tourists and filled instead with artisans, shops, art galleries and wine bars. Laura Gonzalez’s tasteful bold decor — bright colors and patterns, varied shapes and textures — is on full display in each of the 36 distinct rooms. You’ll likely find it difficult to leave your well-appointed accommodations. But you must, if only to grab a cocktail at the rooftop bar, followed by an intimate dinner at the hotel’s terrace restaurant. 

Fora’s opening offer perks:

  • €50 food / beverage or spa credit (for 2+ nights), breakfast daily and guaranteed upgrade at time of booking.

New opening alert: Teranka Formentera

a breezy living room with wooden, natura; decor and soothing white-washed walls

Image courtesy of Teranka Formentera

This breezy, boutique Balearic Islands retreat is a study in barefoot luxury. Formentera is the archipelago’s smallest island, and consists of only five villages. The 35-room Teranka reflects the soothing, laid-back nature of its surroundings. Expect light-filled rooms, natural materials (wood, clay, pastel linens) and a pervasive effortlessness that immediately puts you at ease. Don’t miss the hotel’s integrative wellness experiences and treatments, nor its locally sourced gastronomic offerings. (The hotel’s rooftop restaurant prepares dishes in accordance with the lunar cycles, and features live DJ sets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.)

Fora’s SLH withIN partner perks:

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

New opening alert: Royal Mansour Casablanca

a fancy retro living room with orange and blue furniture and artistic floor-to-ceiling dividers

Image courtesy of Royal Mansour Casablanca

Royal Mansour brings its signature opulence and world-class service to Casablanca. The luxury hotel is located in the city’s Art Deco district, and embodies the 1950s glamor of the area’s heyday. The staff wear 50s-inspired uniforms, and rooms are outfitted with retro-chic furniture, geometric patterns and modular decor. It’s a bit like stepping back in time, but with all the luxe amenities of today, plus the hotel brand’s signature predilection for luxury.

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay: $200 food & beverage credit for 3+ nights, $500 credit for 5+ nights

stylish living room overlooking the ocean

Images courtesy of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

This sustainably minded escape on Kauai combines farm-to-table cuisine, sleek natural decor, top-tier wellness offerings and a slate of immersive experiences that celebrate the island’s natural and cultural beauty. Also consider joining one of the hotel’s integrative wellness journeys, multi-day explorations focusing on topics like realignment, awakening the inner self or holistic nourishment.  

Fora Perks:

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

Fine print: book by July 30, 2024, for travel dates now through April 30, 2025. Blackout dates apply.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills: Complimentary BMW rental (plus parking!) for suite bookings 

white furniture in a posh living room

Image courtesy of The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula excels at effortless sophistication, and their Beverly Hills location is no exception. Stay in style in the heart of LA’s famed neighborhood, in proximity to many of the city's best shops and restaurants. Plus, with complimentary use of a BMW for suite bookings, there’s never been an easier way to head to the beach.

Fora’s PenClub partner perks:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit, a 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: valid for suite stays now through December 31, 2024.

Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort: 3rd night free 

a luxe dimly lit lobby with wooden artistic benches overlooking the ocean

Image courtesy of Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

This beachfront resort caters to families, friend groups, couples and solo travelers alike. You can make your stay here all-inclusive (the hotel offers a range of packages), or keep it à la carte. Lounge by one of several infinity pools, take a Mexican cooking class, indulge in the area’s vibrant nightlife or retreat to the holistic Cenote Spa, inspired by the region’s famed sinkholes.  

Fora’s Hyatt Privé partner perks:

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

Fine print: book by June 30, 2024, for travel dates from now through October 31, 2024.

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection: save 25% on stays booked 30+ days in advance

a Western-style luxury yurt with fur blankets, wooden tables and cozy couches and chairs

Image courtesy of The Lodge at Blue Sky

This 3,500-acre retreat, one of the best Auberge resorts, serves as an adventure guest ranch, wellness getaway, natural playground and family escape. It’s open year round, and is exceptionally easy to get to (it’s only 35 minutes away from the Salt Lake City airport), despite it feeling blissfully remote. The decor reflects the lodge’s natural surroundings, blurring the line between the indoors and outdoors. A regenerative onsite farm, 46 chic rooms, 40 miles of trails and over 300 experiences — hiking, snowshoeing, whiskey tasting, Pilates — await.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit, $50 daily breakfast credit, an upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Fine print: available for travel now through December 19, 2024.

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