If you’re already a fan of the , but find yourself staying in home rental properties more and more, you’ll love this new offering. Earlier this spring, Mandarin Oriental revealed its Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes collection via a partnership with StayOne. The collection includes private villas and mansions across the world, hand-picked for unique offerings.
The initial offerings focus on exceptional luxury in Europe. Think a private island in the Mediterranean, with its own historic lighthouse, walking trails and easy boat access to Ibiza. Or, rent a 600-acre estate in the Cotswolds, United Kingdom, including a Georgian-style manor with its own pool, private lake, sauna, tennis court and other amenities. These and all the properties in the Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes collection are only available for private rental via the platform; you won’t find them on Airbnb or VRBO.
Additionally, whenever you rent a Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes property, you’ll receive extra amenities, such as dedicated personal concierge service, on-demand private chef services and housekeeping services. Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes provides the hotel amenities you love without the hotel.
“These handpicked luxurious homes fit naturally into our portfolio and their locations provide opportunities for our guests to combine a hotel visit with a villa stay and explore more of the destination in different ways — but all with the assurance of the Mandarin Oriental reputation. We look forward to working with StayOne to identify many more perfect homes to include in the collection,” said James Riley, group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Practicing mindfulness is an increasingly popular and recognized method for reducing stress, but for those needing to keep their hands busy in order to ease their anxieties, mindfulness can be difficult. While fidget toys can work in a pinch, sometimes you just want more. If you’ve tried to keep your mind clear and your hands busy with things like adult coloring books, and you’ve found that still doesn’t do much for you (all that pressure to stay inside the lines!), you might want to try the Buddha Board.
Whether you prefer an ultra-luxe resort or a cozy villa on the beach, you’ll find balance again in Los Cabos.
A new hospitality brand hopes to appeal to millennial and Gen Z travelers. Selina provides not just a place to stay, but also a remote working environment and a range of locally inspired experiences in more than 145 destinations worldwide. With a bevy of unique accommodation options and a focus on live music, authentic food offerings and wellness programming, Selina is designed with the digital nomad and experiential traveler in mind.
AC Hotel by Marriott Herendia Belen recently opened in La Rivera de Belén, Costa Rica. As part of the design-led lifestyle brand, the new hotel features 147 rooms and suites, five meeting rooms, a restaurant, lounge and terrace with a pool and bar. AC Hotel by Marriott Herendia Belen lies in the Cityzen Epicentro Laboral mixed-use complex, allowing guests to enjoy some of the building’s other services, including a convenience store and pharmacy.
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When going on a long, or even a weekend, trip, it can be hard to leave your furry best friend behind. Wag!, the trusted dog-walking service, recently surveyed pet parents nationwide to get a better idea of what obstacles they face when traveling with their four-legged friends.