These four properties have recently opened across the U.S., offering your clients an immersive experience in the local culture.
Sable at Navy Pier—Curio Collection by Hilton’s 100th property—is now open. Located on Chicago’s Navy Pier, the new property offers guests views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. The 223-guestroom and -suite property features a nautical theme as it incorporates the history of the city’s famous pier; plus the name Sable pays tribute to the historical vessel USS Sable. During WWII, the vessel was homeported at the Navy Pier while it served as a training center for new recruits in the U.S. Navy.
Each guestroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lake and skyline, plus 27 corner room upgrades are available. In addition, rooms offer serenity beds, and spacious living room areas. Onsite, guests can also enjoy the world’s largest rooftop bar and restaurant—Offshore Rooftop & Bar, which was recognized by Guinness Book of Records.
For more information, visit sablehotel.com.
Hotel Drover, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is now open in the Fort Worth Stockyard’s National Historic District. The property gives guests the opportunity to dive into the historic destination as they dine on Texas-inspired cuisine, experience daily cattle drives on Exchange Avenue, visit the newly opened John Wayne Museum and enjoy rodeo shows and live music from local and national artists.
Hotel Drover showcases a rustic-luxe design throughout, honing in on the spirit of the West through various touch-points including its signature neon Cowboy installation by Austin’s famed Neon Jungle. On property there is also a 2-story lobby library filled with Texas-inspired books. The property features 200 guestrooms and spa suites such as the Presidential Suite, which offers an indoor and outdoor fireplace, or The Bunkhouse offering bunk suites featuring a king bed with a double overhead bunk. In addition, 26 suites offer oversized bronze soaking tubs, fireplaces, and expansive terraces. Onsite, guests can dine at 97 West Kitchen & Bar at Fort Worth Stockyards, which features contemporary Texas fare and Southern comfort foods such as sweet tea-marinated fried green tomatoes. The restaurant also offers an indoor Chef’s Table adjacent to the open-air kitchen, and an outdoor Chef’s Table located underneath a pergola overlooking Marine Creek. There’s also the Veranda Bar with outdoor seating overlooking Marine Creek, and the Lobby Bar for late-night drinks and snacks.
The property’s half-acre outdoor space, The Backyard, located along Marine Creek, offers guests a heated pool and Jacuzzi, three private cabanas with hanging daybeds and custom chandeliers, fire pits, a creekside bar, and yard games. There will also be live music from the outdoor stage—The Backyard Unplugged.
Additional programming includes custom luggage tags that the hotel’s blacksmith can brand; and Lil Ropers, geared for families traveling with kids. Upon arrival, families will find a mini step stool and kid-sized Hotel Drover ropes in their room, plus a plush stuffed horse and a mini Hotel Drover wild rag bandana for purchase. Happy Tails is available for families traveling with their pets, which will include a custom Pendleton dog bed (available for purchase), water and food bowl, branded pet bandana and leather leash, plus a good bag filled with dog treats.
Onsite there are also retail spaces, and a fitness center complete with Peloton bikes and MIRROR.
For more information, visit hoteldrover.com.
Alila Marea Beach Resort
Alila Marea Beach Resort recently opened in San Diego. Set atop a coastal bluff, the 130-guestroom property features the VAGA restaurant serving cuisine with regional influences, as well as fresh seafood; The Pocket serving poolside fare; and Coffee Box; plus the Spa Alila, and an onsite gym.
Guests can also take a surf lesson at the onsite surf school, take a bike ride along the scenic coastline with an Electra Go! bike, go on a hike in the adjoining coastal wetland of Batiquitos Lagoon, or practice yoga. The property also offers daily morning wellness activities including sunrise yoga; bodyfly fitness, which ranges from cardio to strength training via small group workouts; and morning low-tide beach runs that will take guests along the waterline, as well as through local trails and paths—with options of 3- or 5-mile courses; and a Lagoon Hike where guests can take a 2-mile hike along a trial in Batiquitos Lagoon.
For more information, visit alilahotels.com/marea-beach-resort-encinitas.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
The resort recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation to its 810 guestrooms, including 31 suites, as well as its lobby. Travelers can take advantage of the property’s offers including Stay, Learn and Play at Hyatt Regency Maui, and Hyatt Regency Maui to Yourself.
The Stay, Learn and Play offer includes accommodations in a newly renovated deluxe Ocean Front Suite with a connecting room, a private astronomy lesson from NASA Ambassador Edward Mahoney on the rooftop, and dinner during sunset with a stargazing experience on the rooftop. In addition, the package includes exclusive access to the activity lawn that includes daybeds with a $500 food and beverage credit, a spa treatment, a private hula dance class, yoga and meditation break, and an interactive wildlife experience with penguins and birds.
Both packages are inclusive of all food and beverages for three nights, and feature culture immersion classes such as hula dance and lei making, Hawaiian-inspired cooking and mixology classes, luau performances, paddleboarding lessons, nighttime Tour of the Stars, interactive wildlife experience, plus yoga.
The property has also introduces Luau from your Lanai where guests can watch the “Drums of the Pacific Lu’au” show from the glass lanais in their guestrooms. The experience also includes a traditional Hawaiian dinner of Huli Huli chicken, Kalua pork, or Pacific ahi poke, cocktails, Hawaiian leis and LED fire knife sticks, all of which can be enjoyed in the newly renovated guestrooms.
For more information, visit hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/hawaii/hyatt-regency-maui-resort-and-spa.