Travel News: Openings, Renovations, and New Trips to Book This Week

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Boston Harbor Hotel Debuts New Presidential Suite

Boston Harbor Hotel’s new John Adams Presidential Suite has raised the bar for palatial stays in the city. Located in the property’s iconic rotunda, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath suite spans 4,800 square feet. Guests have access to an exclusive private entrance and elevator for total privacy. A 1,000-square-foot patio has outdoor seating, a custom sound system, and outdoor heating. Design highlights include a glass-domed ceiling in the main living area, offering unparalleled views of the rotunda’s unique architectural design.

The master bedroom features Hermès décor and Frette Doppio Adjour linens with an en-suite bath adorned with Carrara marble, a double vanity, a free-standing soaking tub overlooking Boston Harbor, a separate rain shower with three shower heads, and exclusive BVLGARI amenities. In addition to a dedicated personal concierge, guests will also have unprecedented access to personalized in-room dining by Boston Harbor Hotel’s award-winning culinary team. From $15,000 a night.


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Book Now: Roar Africa’s Flavors of a Rainbow Nation Culinary Journey

Chef Dan Kluger of New York City’s Loring Place will join Roar Africa’s CEO, Deborah Calmeyer, this fall for the outfitter’s inaugural farm-to-table trip to South Africa. Travelers will get an inside look and taste of Cape Town, Africa’s culinary capital. Highlights include dinner with chef Luke Dale-Roberts at the acclaimed restaurant, The Test Kitchen, and a trip to the Cape Winelands for tours and tastings at some of the country’s most historic vineyards.

Guests will spend a night at the dreamy Cape Dutch farm hotel, Babylonstoren, where they will forage and cook. A safari experience at the newly reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge is complemented by hands-on cooking lessons. Chef Kluger will lead guests and student chefs from Singita’s School of Cooking in culinary sessions. The trip concludes with a cookout under the stars. October 27 to November 5; From $15,600 per person based on double accommodations, including hotels, meals, and internal flights.


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Lark Hotels Debuts the Downtowner in Saratoga Springs

Lark, a boutique hotel collection that has reimagined the B&B, opens its latest property in the heart of Saratoga Springs. The Downtowner has a prime location walking distance from the area’s racetracks, galleries, and restaurants. California-based design firm EDG transformed a former vintage motel into a modern 42-room retreat with minimalist white rooms accented by hot pink details; Each also features an eye-catching gallery wall of local artwork. The hotel’s focal point is an open, window-filled atrium with a retractable glass roof and a dramatic painted floor depicting the narrow pool that once existed on The Downtowner’s base level. Complimentary artisanal breakfast is a Lark signature and always a highlight. From $119.


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The Nimb Hotel Becomes Denmark’s First Hotel with a Rooftop Pool

Located in Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens, the Nimb Hotel recently unveiled a new rooftop terrace complete with a 645-square-foot outdoor pool, a pool bar, and lounge area with spectacular views of Copenhagen. The pool is lined with Italian mosaic and includes a counter-flow feature, allowing guests to swim on the spot for a long period of time. Located in the newly-added Tivoli Corner, the terrace will be open to the public. Three times a week, guests will be able to enjoy special dining and music events on the rooftop terrace. From $308 per night.


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Book Now: Attend the World’s Most Luxurious Surfing Event

The eighth annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy takes place August 3. This ultimate surf event for athletes and fans takes place onboard the Four Seasons Explorer. Fans can get up close to the action with onboard VIP passes, then rub shoulders with the pros at events back at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, which plays host to the contest’s competitors, judges, and Tropicsurf partners. Some of the surf world’s biggest superstars will be competing this year, including Bruce Irons, CJ Hobgood, and Alejo Muniz. August 3-13; Four-night package from $1,275 per night.