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Top 10 Places to Vacation in 2022

Alist Nation Magazine July 2022


Planning your next vacation can be difficult. This year might be even more demanding;

many of us have not be able to travel for over two years so deciding where to go can be a huge decision. We have looked far and wide for the perfect locations to finally enjoy that well deserved vacation. Here is our list of the 10 best places to vacation in 2022.

 

London, England

Flemings Mayfair Hotel

Flemings Mayfair Hotel has completed a renovation of its two-bedroom, 1,000 sq ft Penthouse Suite with designer Dennis Teepe. Teepe, who is know in the hospitality space for creating elegant and timeless spaces that reflect the property’s unique character, transformed the Flemings Penthouse from muted tones of browns and beiges to a new, fresher . design that celebrates colors, textures and patterns. The team used fabrics from DEDAR Milano, Zimmer & Rohde, Whilster leather, Jacaranda carpets and wall-coverings from Arte & Elitis. The furniture has been custom-made by Ateliers London and RHA Furniture. The Penthouse also features a furnished roof terrace and has private access via a separate guest elevator.


A little bit about Flemings Mayfair

Flemings Mayfair is one of the most iconic boutique hotels in Mayfair. Part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the award-winning hotel offers unrivalled luxury accommodation in one of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods. Converted from thirteen Georgian townhouses, some of them dating back to 1731, it was founded by Robert Fleming in 1851, making it one of London's oldest established hotels. Mr Fleming first ran a lodging house at number 10 Half Moon Street and started running what he called a private hotel in 1855 at 9 and 10 Half Moon Street.


Enjoy some of the best British traditions

Our G & Tea experience can be enjoyed in the captivating Manett'a Bar, the second part of our restaurant, which echoes elegance and grace in tribute to the hotel's 18th-century origins. Beautifully presented on an elegant tiered stand, delight in plain and fruit scones with thick clotted cream and homemade jams, followed by a selection of delectable mini patisseries and macarons whilst the expert bar team take you through the tasting notes of your gin and tonic selection.

Flemings is home to the highly-acclaimed restaurant Ormer Mayfair by Sofian. It also puffs three exquisite private dining rooms, including complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screens and natural daylight, perfect for corporate dinners, client entertainment and special occasions. In the Harden's Guide Book, Ormer Mayfair was voted 5th best restaurant in London and 14th best restaurant in the UK. It is constantly ranked amongst the top 10 restaurants for fine dining in London and is included in the 2020 edition of the Good Food Guide. Ormer was also featured in Masterchef. Discover one of London’s best bars

Manetta's Bar completes your luxurious experiences in our Mayfair hotel. It boasts an ambience redolent of the glamorous 1930', with portraits of esteemed writers decorating its walls and a sophisticated cocktail list.



 

Foothills of San Jose Del Cabo

Acre Resort

A Sleepover Among The Palms Treehouse Hotel

Equal parts earthy and sophisticated, our treehouses are your have-and-eat-your-cake hideaway: a private jungle oasis with the frills of a boutique hotel. Wake to dappled sunlight creeping through the thatched walls, sip on small-batch mezcal from your terrace at golden hour, fall asleep to the soothing sound of the Baja breeze weaving through the surrounding palms. The wind acts as a natural white noise machine, which we’ve been told makes for some incredible rest (we’d venture the plush king-size beds don’t hurt, either). Come morning, chirping birds serve as your natural alarm clock – and on active days, this may include the occasional crowing rooster! Nestled in a canopy of palms, each treehouse is accessible via its own foliage-bedecked path, offering complete privacy steps from the buzz of our restaurant and bar.


ACRE has 12 treehouses on its property, including one deluxe double unit connected by a suspended bridge. Each treehouse includes a terrace, bathroom, closet, outdoor shower, and king-size bed with mosquito net, plus high-speed internet and a curated mini-bar.


What's Included In Your Daily Room Rate?

Our standard room includes a daily complimentary ACRE Wake Up Breakfast (pastry, coffee or tea and juice) and morning yoga class in our mango orchard, as well as access to our pool (reserved for registered guests only) and the rest of our property. ACRE features organic gardens, citrus groves, a fire pit, bocce ball, ping pong, and an area where we house our farm animals. acreresort.com

Acre’s award-wining farm-to-table restaurant

Our restaurant & bar are the heart and soul of ACRE. The first things to exist on our property, they epitomize our ethos: a deep respect for our surroundings and an unwavering free-spirited sensibility. Taste it in our food, a marriage of global influences and local ingredients that evolves with the seasons.

The Jungle Table

The Jungle Table is located in a private palm enclosed, tiled patio, adjacent to the Acre Restaurant. With custom macramé chandeliers, artisan concrete table and palm landscape, the open-air Jungle Table offers private dining for up to 15. Contact us for information and venue fees.

Rooftop Terrace

Enjoy private dining, bar and lounge for up to 50 from our Rooftop Terrace. Located above the Acre Cocktail Bar, within the Acre Restaurant, the Terrace offers views of the Acre Restaurant, Palm Tree Tops and stunning sunsets. Contact us for information and venue fees.

Mezcal Lounge

The Mezcal Lounge, named for our private Acre Mezcal, is a lushly landscaped, tiled patio area with private dining and bar for up to 20. Located adjacent to the Acre Cocktail Bar, the Mezcal Lounge is an Acre Oasis, perfect for private dining and parties. Contact us for information and venue fees.



 

Montauk, New York

The Montauk Beach House

The Montauk Beach House is a dreamy oasis centrally situated in the heart of Montauk on the Downtown Circle. A block from Montauk’s famous beaches and a short walk to many of the town’s shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.


Montauk Beach House offers 33 well-appointed rooms in three unique design styles: Moonlight Rooms, Whitewater Lofts & Whitewater Garden Rooms, and Oceanmist Rooms , as well as a premium 3-bedroom bungalow. The property also features two pools, VIP cabana seating, fire pits and a vibrant bar area, hosting weekend dj’s and pool parties.


THE MONTAUK BEACH HOUSE IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!


Over the past decade, Montauk Beach House has established itself as THE quintessential Montauk hangout, offering lively pool parties, delicious poolside eats, a curated on-site boutique, and as the the hospitality leader in supporting local art-driven activations such as the Montauk Film Festival and the Montauk Skatepark Renovation Charity.


Stop by “The MBH” and experience a boutique hotel with a laid-back East Coast vibe, an active daytime environment and a comfortable, warm, chill-out-by-the-fire-with-friends-having-fun vibe at night. A social gathering space for you to eat, drink, relax and make memories.


WHAT’s NEW?


Let's Do Brunch! MBH will be launching BRUNCH for guests. Now The MBH is not just for apres-beach, but a great stop before hitting the waves. Fine on brunch staples with signatures twists: think French Toast made from either almond or chocolate croissant drizzled with sweet cream cheese and fresh fruit and a Breakfast Waffle Sandwich with 2 poached eggs, Italian sausage, gouda cheese and avocado.



Art With Heart The Montauk Beach House will feature a rotating art program highlighting a carefully curated selection of local and national artists, offering something exciting for locals and visitors alike.

Summer 2022 Art & Events Schedule:

Art Schedule:

7/13: The OFFSHORE Film-Art Festival, a spin-off from the Montauk Film Festival, will be screening a selection of films from the festival with a Q&A with various key players.

7/15: Life-long East End resident and cultural icon Peter Ngo will be showing his mixed media photographic-based work “Lost and Found”. Guest tattoo artist Minka Sicklinger will be on site with a flash tattoo pop up as well.

7/29: Another Montauk Counter Culture & Blue Chip Contemporary NY Art, “New York Eye & Ear Control”, is a group show with New York contemporary artists.

8/5: The screening of Humanity Stoked, a skateboard documentary exploring the challenges of moving humanity forward, as seen through the eyes of the world’s most iconic professional skaters, activists, scientists, artist, musicians, and educators, all whom share unique experiences and perspectives shaped by their love of skateboarding. Director Michael Cohen will host a Q&A after.

8/12: Greg Mike will be hosting his Loud Luau 2022 with an accompanying pool party on 8/13

8/19: A psychedelic dream, Unobtainium Headshop and Boo-Hooray will be hosting a 60s inspired art show featuring posters, records, badges, zines, books, and more that will transport you back to those groovy times.

9/9: Renowned Down Syndrome artist Sevy Marie will be hosting a solo show with a percentage of proceeds going to A Walk On Water, a foundation that empowers children with feelings of pride and accomplishment through the emotional and incredibly transforming experience of surfing. thembh.com


 

El Paso, Texas

Hotel Paso Del Norte


Looking for an exquisite summer getaway offering a wide array of fabulous dining options, luxurious spa treatments, exquisite accommodations, rooftop pool, upscale shopping, and stunning desert mountain views?


Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection sparkles like a beautiful diamond in downtown El Paso, or four diamonds to be exact according to AAA, which recently awarded the hotel a four-diamond ranking. From the chef-driven dining, to the lavish amenities, stunning attention to detail can be found everywhere. The upscale, stylish, and Art-Deco atmosphere makes for a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to leave guests with a sense of awe.


Here is a sampling of what guests can experience at Hotel Paso del Norte:


An iconic dome ceiling made of Tiffany-style stained glass, handcrafted by European aristans, towers above Dome Bar, a destination for prohibition-style cocktails. Fine cognacs and whiskeys offer stirring treats alongside appetizers and small plates.




The rooftop cocktail lounge, El Mirador, presents panoramic views of the Juarez and Franklin Mountains. The drink menu features craft cocktails, an extensive selection of fine wine by glass and bottle, craft beer, and the availability of “bottle service.” The food menu consists of small plates and light fare.


Sabor, the hotel’s light-filled restaurant, serves an eclectic fusion of the Southwest, Texas, and Southern comfort foods that bring bold flavors to the forefront of every dining experience. The spacious interior intermingles with sprawling patios for indoor and al fresco dining three times a day.


Dulce, the hotel’s bakery café and gelateria, will satisfy guests’ sweet tooth with its Barista-quality coffees and beverages, fresh baked goods, and house-made gelato. Dulce also serves sophisticated pre-made salads and sandwiches, all in a refined fast-casual setting.


Desert Spirit Spa provides one-of-a-kind relaxing experiences, including a Halotherapy room, which is a unique offering perfect for those with respiratory or skin conditions. Customized treatments, relaxing ambiance, and breathtaking views will leave guests in a state of tranquility and bliss. Other special offerings include luxurious hydrafacials and a sauna room that comes complimentary with any booked service. A complete list of services can be found here. Through August 2022, book the Weekend Getaway Package and receive a $100 voucher for the spa with an overnight stay.


1700°, a destination worthy American steakhouse, offers elevated daytime and nighttime dining, and a menu anchored by aged USDA prime beef. These Fine, hand-cut steaks are complemented by the freshest seafood and an extensive selection of appetizers, side dishes,and desserts that offer a “Culinary Tip of the Hat” to local cuisine. 1700°’s elegant and energetic atmosphere is the perfect setting for a broad selection of world-class wines by the bottle and glass, along with local and national craft beer selections, and barrel-aged and handcrafted cocktails. marriott.com



 

Verona, Italy

Vista Palazzo Verona

New Five Star Hotel in Verona - Como-based, 4th gen family owned & operated Lario Hotels, which has been delivering a very personalized Italian hospitality experience for nearly a century, will be debuting the new five-star Vista Palazzo Verona in May 2022, a follow up to the award-winning five-star 18-room Vista Palazzo Lago di Como. World renown as the setting of Romeo & Juliet’s immortal love story, Verona’s considerable historic, culturally consequential attractions will be expanded by the debut of the first five-star hotel to open there in many years. The new Vista Palazzo Verona, occupying a 19th century mansion in the heart of the city’s medieval Centro Storico, just steps from Juliet’s fabled balcony and a short stroll from the globally celebrated Roman amphitheater, Arena di Verona, will offer 16 guest accommodations -13 sumptuous suites and three deluxe rooms. The opulently appointed Vista Palazzo Verona will boast a plethora of amenities that belie its intimate size, including: indoor swimming pool (the only such hotel facility in Verona); spa; library; wine tasting room; gym; penthouse level restaurant and bar; rooftop terrace; and Verona’s first spa suite, a 538 sq. ft. retreat for private wellness and rejuvenation pursuits.

Vista Palazzo Verona will embrace guests with a singularly high degree of privacy in an elegantly comfortable residential setting. An intriguing blend of traditional and contemporary style, orchestrated by Milan’s Maurizzo Maggi Studio Arte, will showcase the best of Italian design and craftsmanship throughout the hotel. From the exquisite hand-hewn marquetry of the wood floors, the creative use of Dedar’s textile artistry and the incorporation of five different locally quarried marbles in the bathrooms, to the lush bath towels and pure linen sheeting by Rivolta Carmignani. Other decor highlights will abound, such as expansive walk-in wood-lined closets in most of the rooms and suites and inviting soaking tubs in all the bathrooms. The new Vista Palazzo Verona will also lay claim to a worldwide hotel first, a dramatically lit ancient Roman well embedded in a wall of the swimming pool. It was unearthed during the gut renovation of the building. vistapalazzo.com


 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Visit Lauderdale's annual summer savings program LauderDeals is back with big deals and discounts on hotels and attractions in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area! Most of the hotel and attraction deals run from June 1 to September 30 with some extending through the end of the year. Increased demand for hotel and vacation rentals this year as well as inflation means that prices are higher, so LauderDeals is the perfect program to take advantage of for your summer travel or staycation plans.


A range of hotel and attraction deals are posted now at VisitLauderdale.com/deals offering a wide range of ways to save. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach hopes to lure both locals and visitors from outside Greater Fort Lauderdale with its Ultimate Beach Staycation that includes a waived resort charge, 50 percent off valet parking and a late checkout. Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa’s Family Package includes daily breakfast buffets for two adults and two children plus turndown service and freshly baked cookies on arrival. If you’re looking for a wellness retreat, W Fort Lauderdale is waiving its resort fee in its Escape to The W Fort Lauderdale Package, meaning that fitness options like the beach boot camp, sunrise beach yoga, and beach bike rentals are included in your nightly rate, along with one free in-room movie to enjoy while you recuperate. visitlauderdale.com

Attractions have money-saving deals listed, including Sunrise Paddleboards’ $59 off Jet Ski Tours offer. There are numerous 2-for-1 offers at attractions including Flamingo Gardens, History Fort Lauderdale, Sun & Fun Cycles, as well as the South Florida Adventure Pass with unlimited admission to multiple attractions for one low price.


Some deals are available all year, but most LauderDeals are offered from June 1 through September 30. Check the redeemable time frame on each LauderDeals listing to find out when you can take advantage of the savings.


Dine Out Lauderdale, your entrée into Greater Fort Lauderdale’s culinary scene, takes place this year during August and September. Diners will enjoy the very best tastes of Greater Fort Lauderdale at some of the area’s top restaurants by taking advantage of taste-tempting meals, all with at least three courses, for $35 or $45. Spa Days, also taking place during August and September, tempts those in need of self-care with great prices on specialty treatments, some starting for as low as $99. Restaurant and spa treatment menus will be posted closer to the August 1 start date, along with all the other deals at visitlauderdale.com/deals


 

Tucson, Arizona

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain


With an ability to embody the heart and soul of its Sonoran Desert surroundings, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a sanctuary of natural beauty framed against the Tortolita Mountains. Distinguished from all other Tucson resorts by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World, and by Forbes Travel Guide as the only resort in Arizona to receive a ‘Forbes 5-Star Hotel’ rating, this luxury Southwest resort allows guests to discover how easy it is to be inspired by the land revered by the Hohokam Indian inhabitants of centuries past. Guests of our resort can taste it in the rich bounty of local flavors embraced by our Marana restaurants and feel it through the eco-holistic therapies of our luxury spa. They can experience it with adventure programs and world-class hiking destined to restore the soul and while traversing the mystical landscape of the adjoining Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course. Let us create your dream oasis in this desert land where adventure and a gracious spirit enable you to return to life. Time stands still at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, a scenic Tucson, Arizona resort that blends majestically into its Sonoran Desert and Tortolita Mountain setting. Surrounded by a lush Saguaro forest, the luxury mountain resort sits on land once inhabited by the indigenous Hohokam people, who honored its natural beauty with a spirit that still endures today. It is said that when the hotel’s foundation was ready to be poured, its entire footprint had to be relocated by a few feet so as to protect Saguaro cacti. Arizona hotel guests can hear the beauty in the ancient melodies of the flutist welcoming each evening’s sunset. ritzcarlton.com


 

Caribbean, Guana Island

Guana Island Resort


Guana Island Resort is family-owned. Guana remains the most unspoiled jewel of the British Virgin Islands. Our 850 acres, seven beaches, mountains, gardens, organic orchard, dozens of hiking trails, and even our flock of flamingos are the exclusive domain of a handful of guests for the duration of their stay. In this setting, where the sparkling Caribbean meets the vast Atlantic, you’ll find first-class dining, accommodations, and service in a tradition of low-key luxury perfected through nearly a century of family stewardship. Guana’s understated elegance and absolute privacy (only registered guests are permitted) have long made it a hideaway retreat for luminaries from the worlds of art, literature, politics, and industry. Guana’s largest beach is a half-mile stretch of glistening powder-white sand — the beach you see in daydreams of the Caribbean. Swim or snorkel in the clear blue water. Take out a small sailboat, kayak, windsurfer, or paddle-board. Grab a rod and fish for Tarpon and Bonefish from the dock. Or just relax on a lounge or hammock with a frozen Guana Bushwacker in hand and watch the pelicans dive. Our intimate hotel is built of native stone and coral, on the foundations of an 18th century Quaker estate. Sprinkled along a scenic ridge and cooled by gentle tradewinds, each of our 18 unique rooms and villas offers a commanding views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. guana.com