Chicago named Best Large City in the U.S.

Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. This year, more than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today. The “Best Large City” category was first added in 2015 with New York nabbing top spot in 2015 and 2016. Chicago was first voted “Best Large City” in 2017, repeating the selection in 2018 and has now won for a third year in a row cross the globe. The award comes as the city continues to be recognized for its world-renowned culinary scene, including a growing number of Michelin-starred and James Beard award-winning restaurants, the buzz created by the expanded Riverwalk, top rankings of numerous Chicago museums, attractions and tours, a thriving entertainment scene, including the ongoing celebration of the Year of Chicago Theater and the city’s international acclaim for architecture and music.
Adding to this momentum, Chicago has opened no fewer than 26 additional hotels in the past four years, including many that are located in emerging neighborhoods, further adding to the breadth and impact of the visitor industry.

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Today, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort announced plans for a multi-million dollar renovation to further elevate the award-winning beachfront resort. Set to debut in November 2019, the reimagined property will introduce several enhancements, including fourteen private plunge pool suites, an adults-only infinity pool, refreshed culinary concepts, an ocean-view fitness center and a new beach club concept.

“Los Cabos is bustling as a top choice for travelers seeking an exclusive escape, so this renovation comes at a very exciting time for our resort and the destination,” said Maxence Bonnamain, general manager, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort. “Our continued commitment to providing every guest with our renowned warmth and hospitality, coupled with our innovative new amenities, will introduce a new era of exceptional experiences and memorable moments.”

Ideally set along one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort boasts 264 elegantly designed guestrooms, including 66 premium guestrooms, as part of their elite and exclusive La Vista Club experience.

Palace Resorts Announces New Offerings

Palace Resorts is proud to announce innovative new additions to its culinary offerings. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun has opened The Library, making it the first resort in Cancun to offer the mystery and glam that speakeasies are known for.
In addition, Palace Resorts has partnered with Robert Mondavi to its wine offerings, providing guests yet another option to the already stellar lineup of food & beverage options.
Moon Palace Cancun will now also welcome the brand’s first Indian restaurant, Agra; allowing guests to experience the abundance of flavors in this unique cuisine. To complete it’s up-leveling, Palace Resorts has added various new members to its culinary team, to lead the brand’s gastronomic offerings.

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun recently opened its doors to the first speakeasy bar in the region, “The Library.” The stylishly vintage venue is inspired by the roaring 20’s and the only point of entry is through a secret entrance, behind the library shelves.

Guests can choose from a variety of uniquely hand-crafted cocktails transporting them back to the Prohibition-era: The Al Capone, a delicious chocolate martini with a hint of hazelnut and cinnamon, the House Negroni, unique blend of botanicals, bitters and a twist of orange peel and grapefruit, and the Gin Fizz, a mixture of tangy lemon and gin—among many others.

The best cities in the world: 2019 Readers’ Choice awards names Puerto Vallarta

There’s a striking amount of diversity among the global superpower cities, which are filled with everything from centuries-old palaces to neon-lit skylines and staggering skyscrapers. For our 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—yes, readers have been voting for more than three decades—a record 600,000 registered voters weighed in. The impressive number of 2019 results were especially exciting for us: We’re always curious about where in the world you go, what you loved, and who you went with. As you continue to travel, we continue to listen: Here are the international cities you loved most this year.

From historical sites to local art, signature dishes to sun-washed beaches, there’s something for everyone among these small international cities.

NUMBER 5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico