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

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The buzziest happenings in the world of travel.

The Bodrum EDITION Opens June 26

Ian Schrager expands his EDITION hotel brand to the Turkish Riviera. Tucked within a wind-sheltered cove in Yalıkavak Marina, the hotel boasts a stunning white sand beach lined with private cabanas. The 102 guestrooms include bungalows with private pools a four-bedroom private villa with a pool. Celebrated Peruvian chef Diego Munoz, an alum of El Bulli and Mugaritz, is behind the two signature restaurants. Late night, guests can sip cocktails and dance to world-renowned DJs at Discetto, the hotel’s nightclub. Spa snobs will love the wellness facilities, which include a Turkish hammam, salt treatment room, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. From $400.


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Exclusive Napa Experience from Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto

Wine country tourism took a hit after wildfires swept through Napa and Sonoma counties last fall. To help lure guests back to Napa Valley, where wineries suffered minimal damages, Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto has introduced an exclusive new wine country package called “Napa the Nobu Way.” A top-floor suite will serve as home base for two nights. On Saturday, a private helicopter will transfer guests to Napa, where a luxury car service will escort them to Domaine Carneros for a private tour and tasting followed by a visit to members-only Adler Deutsch Vineyard for a tour of the art collection and a vertical tasting with Robert Adler. A helicopter will return guests to Nobu Palo Alto for a premium chef’s omakase dinner with wine pairings. From $11,500 for two guests; contact Jazz Buchla to book: jbuchla@nobuhotels.com.


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Wilderness Safaris Rebuilds Little Makalolo Camp in Zimbabwe

Little Makalolo Camp has always been a top stay in Wilderness Safaris’ extensive portfolio thanks to its location in one of the best game-viewing areas in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. A recent rebuild has made the camp even more appealing. The six traditional-style safari tents have received an extensive upgrade with new floors, roofs, and completely new interiors. Wildlife viewing options already include twice-daily game drives, bush walks, and the opportunity to sleep out in the bush on a Star Bed. Less adventurous guests now have the luxury of watching elephants and zebras from the comfort of the camp’s new raised pool and bar area, which allows for uninterrupted views of the busy waterhole. From $470 per person, all-inclusive.


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Nantucket’s Newest Boutique Hotel

New England’s iconic summer retreat has an intimate new stay in the heart of downtown. Hotel Pippa combines mid-century modern furnishings with island-inspired style. The 17-room property is located steps from Nantucket’s hottest restaurants, shops, and galleries. Designer Giovanna Lucy drew on experience in merchandising at Coach and Rolex to develop the comfortable yet chic aesthetic for the six different room types, all of which feature local art.

Proprietor and sommelier Jill Viselli is responsible for the worldly wine list at the hotel’s wine bar. She’s also a wealth of island knowledge and can arrange unique guest experiences ranging from fishing expeditions to cooking classes. From $299.


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Natural Selection Debuts Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia

Namibia’s wild, remote Skeleton Coast is even more dramatic now that Shipwreck Lodge has opened. The latest property from Natural Selection, a new collective of owner-operated lodges founded by safari industry veterans, features ten rooms constructed to resemble shipwrecks scattered amidst the dunes. Eight twin or double bedrooms and two family tents are all run off of solar power. At the heart of the camp is a lounge and restaurant with a wraparound deck and uninterrupted views across the sand out to the Atlantic. During the day, guests can choose to go on game drives within Skeleton National Park, fish the coastline, go on 4x4 excursions to Clay Castles, or track desert-adapted elephants. Excursions always end with sundowners on the beach. From $750.