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Train Like a Sailor at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Inspired by last summer’s America’s Cup races in Bermuda, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has created a sailing-specific fitness class. Designed to mimic the workouts of professional sailors, the hour-long class incorporates upper-body training, jogging, and swimming and mixes elements of exhale’s Core Fusion and HIIT classes. To make the workout extra challenging, it’s held on the sandy shores of the hotel’s private Beach Club. Rooms from $339.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Now Has a Hotel

Colorado’s century-old Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is an acoustically perfect concert venue carved out of 70-million-year-old sandstone. One of the country’s top stages to catch an outside performance just got even cooler now that it has an on-site hotel. Origin Red Rocks, the inaugural hotel from new brand Origin Hotel Collection, opens August 10. Located 30 minutes from Denver, the 124-room hotel is an ideal base to hike, whitewater raft, bike and of course, catch a show. Active travelers will love the complimentary mountain bikes, yoga mats, and in-room exercise bikes. Guests can fuel their adventures at Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden. From $165.

Mountain Lodges of Peru Introduces Mini Journeys

Limited vacation days prevent many people from hiking Peru’s fabled Salkantay Trek. This historic section of Inca trail typically takes four to seven days to complete. Starting in November, you can experience the trail in a long weekend with Mountain Lodges of Peru’s new three-day Salkantay excursion. The culture-packed itinerary includes a visit to the Inca archeological site of Quillarumiyoc and a Pachamama ceremony in honor of Mother Earth. Views of the Vilcabamba mountain range and Salkantay glacier peak await hikers at the top of Salkantay Pass. The ascent of Soraypampa plateau is rewarded with a glimpse of the turquoise waters of Lake Humantay. Salkantay Lodge acts as a comfy base, with outdoor Jacuzzis and delicious locally-sourced meals. From $499.

Olea All Suite Hotel Opens in Greece

Zakynthos, an idyllic island in the Ionian Sea, has been discovered by sun seekers drawn to its picturesque beaches, lush countryside and clusters of caves and sandy coves. The newest in a spate of resort openings, Olea All Suite Hotel sits on a hillside near Tsilivi Beach on the northeast coast. Traditional fishermen’s dwellings served as the muse for the minimalist one-and-two-story suites. All 93 suites have terraces with sea, pool or garden views; some have private infinity pools or swim-up pool terraces. A large, lake-like pool anchors the property and winds around the suites. Wellness is a focus. Restaurants feature Mediterranean fare and sushi. Spa treatments highlight the beauty and health properties of Mediterranean herbs. From $176.

University Arms Opens in Cambridge

A two-year, $100 million refurbishment has transformed a 19th-century coaching inn into Cambridge’s first world-class hotel. A collaboration between legendary classical architect John Simpson and acclaimed interior designer Martin Brudnizki, University Arms has a quintessentially English look and feel. The 192 rooms and suites have views of the city and Parker’s Piece and have been decorated with bespoke furniture and chandelier lighting. Heywood Hill, one of London’s leading bookshops, curated the library, which connects to the dark wood bar. Communal college dining halls inspired the design of Parker’s Tavern, but luckily not the food. Expect brasserie-style dishes such as suckling pig with wild mushrooms and spaghetti Bolognese. From $266.


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