It’s All In The Packaging >
To celebrate the continuation of their much-revered Michelin-star status, two Rocco Forte properties have created several special weekend gourmand getaways. Château de Bagnols in France is offering the “Enchanting Beaujolais” package through December (from $585), which includes two nights’ stay, a welcome drink and fresh fruit on arrival, dinner at La Salle des Gardes, and continental breakfast each morning.
Then, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Balmoral’s “Epicurean Experience” deal (from $755) includes a bottle of Bollinger Champagne upon arrival, one night’s stay, a six-course dinner (including wines), and a Scottish breakfast the next morning. www.roccofortehotels.com
— Ellise PierceIn the Red >
Sedona is known for its famous (and some believe healing) red rocks. The same might be said for the new Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, a small boutique property that, with its decidedly Mediterranean/Moroccan decor, feels more Andalusian than Arizonan. Treatment rooms overlook the ruddy rocks, and indigenous herbs are used to restore, and, of course, heal. (866) 312-4111, www.sedonarouge.com
— E.P.New Kid on the Island >
There are more than mai tais, lomi-lomi massages, and lava-tube waterslides at the new Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. The Big Island’s first hotel in 10 years is perched above manta ray feeding grounds and goes wild on nighttime diving and snorkeling trips among the 20-foot shark relatives. The mantas lack teeth, but the cocktails have bite. Rooms from $325. (808) 930-4900, www
— Elaine Glusac