Shrek’s Swamp on Airbnb, Rosewood takes New Zealand and extra resort information you missed final month

It is October, which suggests the leaves are altering, big skeletons are taking on suburban lawns and persons are apple-picking just about anyplace an apple grows.

However whereas our month slowly pale to orange and yellow hues (or very immediately, in some circumstances), the resort world was as busy as ever. In September, Marriott introduced one more model, reservations opened for the long-awaited Fontainebleau in Las Vegas and, talking of Sin Metropolis, a cyberattack crippled MGM Resorts.

However in between information of information safety and model openings, some much less dramatic information occurred. As I share each month, here is a snackable sampling of some resort information you may need missed in September.

Rosewood heads to New Zealand


Rosewood Resorts & Resorts has lengthy been generally known as one of many world’s main luxurious resort manufacturers, nevertheless it hasn’t had a presence within the Oceania area earlier than. That is about to alter with the latest announcement that it will quickly be taking on three properties in New Zealand previously generally known as Robertson Lodges.

On Dec. 1 of this yr, the lodges can be rebranded as Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, a 6,000-acre property on the Pacific Ocean with 16 rooms and suites, plus entry to 3 personal seashores; Rosewood Cape Kidnappers, a 24-room property on Hawke’s Bay on the North Island; and Rosewood Matakauri, a lakeside retreat with simply 13 rooms and one restaurant in Queenstown.

Presently, there are not any plans to open in Australia, however the firm does have a sturdy pipeline with deliberate openings in Japan, South Korea, the Maldives, China, Europe and extra. Curious what a Rosewood keep seems to be like? Try our newest Rosewood evaluate that includes the Rosewood Vienna.

IHG presents 10,000 factors for canceled Airbnb reservations in NYC

New York Metropolis not too long ago cracked down on Airbnb listings within the metropolis, making most short-term listings unlawful. With that, a flood of individuals with preexisting reservations discovered themselves and not using a place to remain. To assist soften the blow, IHG Resorts & Resorts is providing vacationers who can show they’d their New York reservations canceled due to the ban 10,000 IHG One Rewards factors as a part of the IHG Vacay SOS Program. The factors can be utilized to assist rebook a New York keep or guide a future keep wherever the factors can be utilized.

In case you had been affected, you’ll be able to have your journey “rescued” by IHG by signing up for IHG One Rewards (if you have not already) and emailing proof that your New York short-term rental was canceled by the host or short-term rental firm to This program is for cancellations occurring via Dec. 31, and the factors can be given to the primary 100 individuals who apply.

A brand new resort assortment needs you to expertise one of the best out of doors locations within the US


For folk who love the nice outdoor (or folks simply getting a style of the various landscapes the US has to supply), a brand new resort assortment referred to as Outbound Resorts may need precisely what you are in search of.

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Designed across the concept of “connection,” these lodges give attention to bringing collectively native tradition, music and the outside at properties which can be near a city and near nature, alongside bars and eating places and actions starting from yoga and climbing to karaoke and campfires.

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Properties within the rising assortment embrace The Virginian Lodge in Jackson Gap, Wyoming, close to Grand Teton and Yellowstone nationwide parks, and Outbound Mammoth in California, close to snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain. The gathering plans to develop with upcoming places in Stowe, Vermont, and Yosemite Valley, California, and charges begin as little as $150 per night time.

Dwell your ‘Gossip Lady’ fantasy on the Lotte New York Palace


In case you’ve ever watched “Gossip Lady” (the unique, not the failed reboot), you are accustomed to the Lotte New York Palace, the long-lasting New York Metropolis resort Serena van der Woodsen referred to as house. Although it is unlikely you (learn: me) will find yourself dwelling in one among New York’s luxurious lodges, the resort is providing a particular bundle for diehard followers of the present. With the “XOXO, The Palace Package deal,” company can get tower lodging, Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne turndown service, pink macarons (a la Blair Waldorf), a bottle of Chanel No. 5, a $250 present card to Saks Fifth Avenue (and a private shopper if you would like) and a reduction to a “Gossip Lady”-themed tour of filming places across the metropolis.

The bundle requires a two-night minimal and begins at $1,050.

Shrek’s Swamp is now an Airbnb


Airbnb is not any stranger toonce-in-a-lifetime stays, however there’s by no means been one which’s as fairy tale-filled as this one: Shrek’s Swamp from the much-loved DreamWorks film “Shrek.” For the primary time, folks have the chance to guide a keep on the re-creation of the ogre’s digs in Highland Council, Scotland. Highlights of the keep included “earwax candlelight,” sharing swamp tales round a fireplace, recent waffles within the morning and a toilet worthy of the film’s eponymous character: Shrek’s outhouse.

Just one two-night reserving is on the market from Oct. 27-29 — and it’s very free to the individual fortunate sufficient to snag the reserving when it goes reside Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. British Summer season Time. Simply notice that the reserving doesn’t embrace transportation, nevertheless it does embrace a donation from Airbnb to HopScotch Kids’s Charity.

A brand new 2-story overwater villa is coming to the Caribbean


Do you know you do not have to journey all the best way to the Maldives or Bora Bora to remain in an overwater bungalow or villa? Turns on the market are literally fairly a couple of overwater villas within the Caribbean. And in 2024, there can be an all-new one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the upcoming Sandals Saint Vincent. Set on a 50-acre stretch of land, the brand new resort will characteristic the adults-only model’s first two-story overwater bungalow, providing hammocks suspended over the water, a rooftop lounge with sweeping island and sea views and loads of house to unfold out.

The resort will even supply 16 eating places and bars, an open-air seaside membership and bar and all of the actions and leisure Sandals resorts are identified for. Reservations are actually open, and company who guide via Oct. 27 will obtain as much as $1,000 instantaneous credit score on seven-night stays or longer, $775 credit score on six-night stays, $505 credit score on five-night stays and $375 on four-night stays via 2026.

A rose cabana is the place to be in Oahu


Lastly, I need to depart you with a spot the place summer season seemingly by no means ends: the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. Extra particularly, Turtle Bay Resort, an expensive property with seven seashores spanning 1,300 acres. It is a spot the place you’ll be able to watch world-class surfers whereas sipping a bacon-topped bloody mary from shore or spending a whole day getting pampered within the spa.

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Now, the resort has teamed up with Provence, France-based Chateau d’Esclans to launch a group of Whispering Angel cabanas crammed with customized surfboards, loads of pale pink and room to unfold out for as much as six folks (or as much as 12 folks by combining two cabanas). A cabana rental additionally comes with a bottle of Whispering Angel rose wine, mild bites like native fruit and a charcuterie board, and an unique menu of different meals and drinks. Cabana leases begin at $600, final for 9 hours and may be made on-line.

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