Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will open in March 2019 in Los Cabos

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will open in March 2019, set amidst the dunes along the dramatic coastline of Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. With panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez, this much-anticipated new resort marks the fourth extraordinary property in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio. The striking design of Zadún will celebrate the desert and the sea with 115 elegantly appointed suites and villas placed gently along the natural slopes of the land to create the ultimate desert luxury. As a true oasis of relaxation and wellness, Zadún a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will offer one of the destination’s most exclusive Spas, complete with a variety of customized, locally-inspired treatments. The property is also home to a collection of Ritz-Carlton Residences. Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton take on new life by stirring the senses. Beautiful décor, invigorating scents, extraordinary catering, all come together to create an unforgettable experience and a meeting that means something. Our commitment to creative and flawless execution means the same highly-personalized service our guests love also applies to the events we host. From rooftop summits to poolside chats, our flexible and nontraditional approach to meetings enrich the senses and ensures attendees go home with a story to tell.

Chicago O’Hare Eyes New ‘Global Terminal’ in $8.5 Billion Expansion Plan

A massive expansion plan could turn one of the country’s busiest airports into one of the country’s best. Chicago could soon embark on an eight-year, $8.5 billion effort to rebuild much of O’Hare International and turn it into a global aviation hub on par with those in Dubai and Hong Kong. While the airport is one of the world’s busiest, with more than 78 million passengers in 2016, city officials including Mayor Rahm Emanuel say a major investment is needed to keep up with international competition. The hope is to add a brand-new terminal, more space, and more gates. The plan has yet to be officially announced, but a recent Chicago Tribune story tells us what to expect should it get the green light: “The 55-year-old Terminal 2 would be torn down to make way for a new ‘Global Terminal’ with wider concourses and gates to accommodate the larger aircraft that embark on international flights to places like Hong Kong and Dubai. Terminals 1, 3, and 5 would be renovated, while two new satellite concourses would be constructed to the west of the existing terminals and connected to the new Global Terminal by an underground pedestrian tunnel.” Those additions would nearly double the amount of space in the terminals, and the total number of gates at the airport would increase “from 185 today to roughly 220 upon the project’s completion in 2026,” the Tribune reports.

Rio Secreto Caves of the Yucatan Peninsula

Come with us on a magical journey through the crystal museum that is Río Secreto, where the history of our planet is written on the myriad geological formations, and where floating in its clear fresh water your life will change forever. Río Secreto could very well be one of the great world wonders. Experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. It’s like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Receives First AAA Five Diamond Rating

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, a luxury resort on the shores of the Riviera Maya, received the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation. This is the first time the resort has attained this prestigious rating, having been named a AAA Four Diamond resort since 2012, after opening in 2009. “Banyan Tree Mayakoba is honored to be recognized as a AAA Five Diamond property,” said Banyan Tree Mayakoba General Manager Peter Hechler. “The accomplishment is a testament to our staff and management, who consistently deliver a flawless experience to our guests. We take pride in offering an environment of sophisticated exclusion, so guests truly feel they are experiencing a sanctuary for the senses.” Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service their guests expect, according to AAA. These establishments deliver the ultimate in luxury, sophistication and comfort with extraordinary physical attributes, meticulous personalized service, extensive
amenities and impeccable standards of excellence.