Chicago sets tourism records in first months of 2018

Continuing last year’s record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says hotel demand increased by 12.5 percent in January and February alone. He attributes the bulk of the growth to the business sector. The city held more meetings and conventions in the first months of 2018 than it did during the same time period in previous years. This comes on the heels of unprecedented tourism numbers in 2017, when an estimated 55 million people visited the city. The high number of visitors led to an 11.3 percent increase in hotel revenue per room. Emanuel says tourism creates more jobs and “injects billions of dollars” into the local economy.

Hard Rock Nuevo Vallarta Named “Best Hotel of the Year” For 2017

The Hard Rock International brand has named the Hard Rock Hotel Nuevo Vallarta (HRHV) “Best Hotel of the Year” for 2017 from among its 27 hotels around the world. Thanks to its constant achievements since it opened, this Riviera Nayarit gem has stood out on every level and its dedicated staff is a model for excellence. Located on the gorgeous beaches of the Bahía de Banderas, HRHV offers guests incredible views of the Pacific coast, top-notch modern amenities, and a personalized all-inclusive service. This extravagant property has 348 rooms and suites, five restaurants with international menus, lounge areas, two refreshing pools, and the world-famous Rock Spa®, as well as an ample area for meetings and conventions.

Hotel Xcaret: an All-Fun inclusive hotel, now open in Riviera Maya

Hotel Xcaret Mexico is a haven framed by the natural majesty of the Riviera Maya and an architectural design, synchronized in harmony with this land. A sanctuary dedicated to relaxation, with a sophisticated atmosphere that combines exclusive services. Any of the four suites at Hotel Xcaret Mexico will wrap you up in the magic of nature. Connect with the landscape while admiring the breathtaking views of the Caribbean and the lush jungle of the Riviera Maya. Discover the international and gastronomic wealth of Mexico at our 10 restaurants, a culinary escape around the world that will delight your senses. Get surrounded by nature at Muluk Spa, a mystical place that will take you away on a relaxation journey. Our massage caves will become your favorite resting spot, a sanctuary where you will connect with the mysticism of the Mayan region and with your spirit.

New opening in Los Cabos: Solaz – A Luxury Collection Resort

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts announced the brand’s first hotel in Baja California Sur with the opening of Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos in June 2018. Operated by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez (QGC), Solaz Resort is a beachfront oasis featuring a 128-room luxury hotel and 21 extravagant residences. Nestled on a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort highlights The Luxury Collection’s impressive expansion in Mexico. Sophisticated and modern, Solaz Resort’s spacious guest rooms, residences, spa and wellness center, and on-site dining experiences will appeal to couples, families, and discerning travelers who seek an authentic resort experience in Mexico. Culinary offerings at Solaz Resort will be as authentically inspired as the property itself. Seven unique restaurants and lounges are designed for visitors with discerning palates. For business and social functions, Solaz Resort offers 20,000 sq. feet of meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and includes a 3,500 sq. ft. ballroom and 11,000 sq. ft. outdoor deck. A team of expert event planners ensures attention to every detail for intimate or grand-scale events.