Winter getaways offer travelers countless options. We share our favorites near, far and everywhere in between.Moonraker at Pendry Washington DC—The Wharf
Pendry Washington DC— The Wharf
Beyond the property’s rooftop bar known as Moonraker, a sparkling new yacht for private Potomac excursions and the swanky Bar Pendry, this jewel features exceptional food. Don’t miss the recently introduced brunch at Flora Flora when sequestering for a staycation. Enjoy Latin American dishes like alfajores pancakes (coconut, cajeta, black walnuts and maple syrup), huitlacoche quesadillas, huevos rancheros, mushroom anticucho and black bass ceviche—all complemented by an impressive sangria menu. 655 Water St. SW, 202.843.1111, pendry.com/washington-dc
With exceptional White House and National Mall views, this perfectly positioned property could rest on its historic laurels. Th at hasn’t happened, especially with the launch of a new signature restaurant, Fireclay. Look for an open-hearth concept and dishes incorporating char, ash or fire elements. Menus change seasonally and showcase locally sourced ingredients served family-style. 515 15th St. NW, 202.661.2400, thehotelwashington.com
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.
Baltimore’s harborfrontgem never disappoints for weekend getaways. For the chilly months ahead, duck into The Cannon Room, where the property recently launched a mixology and whiskey-tasting class. Also, consider the hotel’s Charm City helicopter charters for a bird’seye view of the harbor and beyond. Gourmands, don’t miss the property’s first annual Chefsgiving (Nov. 15), when local chefs showcase their favorite Thanksgiving dishes in the Overlook—a private dining space overlooking the Rec Pier Chop House. 1715 Thames St., Baltimore, 443. 552.5539, pendry.com/baltimore
Nemacolin offers countless outdoor diversions
Nestled within Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, Nemacolin introduces The Grand Lodge this fall. Situated at the core of the expansive 2,200-acre property envisioned by Joseph A. Hardy III in 1987, The Grand Lodge epitomizes a modern, sophisticated take on the resort’s initial lodge, offering an array of lavish suites and a dedicated butler team. Begin the holiday season by initiating a Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 23-28) filled with a grand feast, an impressive light display and a generous dose of family entertainment. For the holidays (Nov. 24-Dec. 23), Nemacolin creates Hardy’s Holiday Village, with delightful boutiques, a captivating light display and an ice skating rink. 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, Pennsylvania, 866. 344.6957, nemacolin.com
The grand ballroom at Omni Homestead is part of a $150 million renovation unveiled this month.
Omni Homestead Resort
If you haven’t ventured to this mountain resort in a while, now is the time. This month, the property completes a $150 million renovation, showcasing exceptional amenities. Two favorites include Theater 1923 and the Old Course Pavilion, a golf paradise. The October wine weekend (Oct. 13-14) showcases the resort’s private-label wines in a gorgeous setting. The Epicurean Classic (Nov. 3-4) features five Virginia wineries, including an exclusive 2023 Governor’s Cup Case Tasting and The Homestead Norton Cup Challenge. The holidays deliver spectacular lights amid the resort’s new decor. 7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Va. , 540.839.1766, omnihotels.com
The Restoration Asheville.
The Restoration, Asheville
The Restoration Collection recently opened in Asheville, N.C.; its first outside of Charleston, S.C. The 60-room property features the brand’s so-called Community Outlets, including The Exchange, a full-service restaurant and bar; The Observatory, a rooftop cocktail bar and event space,;The Rise, an artisanal coffee shop; and The Draftsman, an underground speakeasy-style lounge complete with bowling lanes and a stage for live music. Cocktail craftsman Darren Fallon, currently overseeing the beverage offerings at The Restoration Charleston, designed an array of skillfully crafted cocktails to complement the venue’s diverse range of dining options. Expect seasonal spirits and locally brewed options at The Exchange, cocktails infused with botanicals at The Observatory, specialized craft cocktails at The Draftsman and a variety of locally roasted coffee, tea, and freshly pressed juices. 68 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC, 828.220.0368, the restorationhotel.com
Carmel Beach Hotel
This summer, the Carmel Beach Hotel made its grand entrance just a few strides away from the ocean. The property has seven historically significant structures under the acclaimed Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group (mirabelgroup.com). According to David Fink, CEO of Mirabel, “We envisioned a hotel that strikes the perfect balance between relaxed elegance, offering delectable cuisine, an extensive bar and wine selection, and a compact spa and fitness facility. We dedicated a great deal of passion and effort into bringing this vision to life.” San Antonio Ave. and 13th St., Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif., 831.293.0388, carmelbeachhotel.com
The Haldine Suite at Raffles London at The OWO
Raffles London at The OWO
The OWO, an awe-inspiring new locale, is now the core of Whitehall, marking the inauguration of new dining venues and bars—marking a significant milestone as the inaugural hotel by Raffles Hotels & Resorts in the U.K., Raffles London at The OWO. The property encompasses 85 Raffles residences, The Guerlain Spa and Pillar Wellbeing. Raffles London boasts 120 expansive guest rooms and suites, distinct culinary experiences curated by chef Mauro Colagreco, and impressive entertainment venues, including a grand ballroom and a comprehensive spa in collaboration with Guerlain and Pillar.
Gorgeous fare from Michelin-starred chef Sydney Schutte at Spectrum, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Sydney Schutte is the executive chef at Spectrum, Waldorf Astoria’s culinary playground in Amsterdam. We can’t wait for the unveiling of his fall and winter menus. If Amsterdam has culinary identity issues revolving around pickled herring, saucy meat and seedy bread, Schutte is here to dispel every single one. He sources worldwide and wants guests to treat the restaurant as their living room. That works, especially since this living room has two Michelin stars. The 12-course tasting menu offers vibrant color, texture, flavors and sheer playfulness. Dine here, and it will rank among the most memorable nights of the year. Well, any year. Herengracht 542-556, 1017 CG Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31.20.718.4600, @waldorfamsterdam
Oceana Santa Monica
Oceana Santa Monica
The luxurious 70-suite hotel, which received a $25 million upgrade before the pandemic, exudes unparalleled elegance. It houses three exceptional dining options, including the newly accessible Sandpiper restaurant, known for its Southern Californiainspired cuisine. The restaurant emphasizes the region’s rich produce by skillfully combining locally sourced Santa Monica Farmers Market ingredients with a sophisticated atmosphere. The Oceana offers a range of thoughtfully curated experiences, such as “Farm to Sand,” an exclusive guided tour of the Santa Monica Farmers Market, allowing guests to meet renowned L.A. chefs and local farmers—all complemented by a cooking class and a private beachside dinner at sunset. 849 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, Calif., 800.777.0758, hoteloceanasantamonica.com
Hôtel Lutetia, Paris
Want to stay an extra night in Paris this winter? Hôtel Lutetia’s current package includes a complimentary fourth night when booking for three. The definition of Parisian luxury and the only palace hotel on the Left Bank, the property embraces its rich history. It brings elegant modernity to life through gastronomic excellence, local experiences, design and relaxation via its Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Spa. 45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France, +33.1.49. 54. 46.00, hotellutetia.com
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