Just a stone’s throw away from the Twenty-Nine Palms Marine Base, Doug and Josie Smith decided to return to the US and open the Sparrows Hotel. The hoteliers are still mum about the details of their hotel but we do know that it is the site of the previous El Rancho Lodge and will have 19 rooms and all the amenities for the military family to rest and relax.
Edition London in London, England
This is Ian Schrager’s Edition hotels and it has made quite the “Buzz” in many cities like —Istanbul and Waikiki Beach, he has many more planned for Miami Beach, Bangkok, and NYC—and now he’s coming to London. At around 200+ rooms, it will be within the previous “Berners Hotel” off Oxford near London’s trendy West End. It looks like this hotel is going to unleash class, combined with very trendy ambience. Perfect for the romantic getaway or family vacation for military families.
21C in Bentonville, Arkansas
Bentonville, Arkansas is best known as merely Wal-Mart’s headquarters. When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened recently, art connoisseurs began coming to this small town. With hotels in Cincinnati and Louisville, 21C is making a foray into this destination with a 104-room hotel in downtown Bentonville with contemporary-art galleries, a restaurant featuring country cooking and bicycle rentals. A worthy destination for the art lovers in the military.
The Sanchaya in Bintan, Indonesia
Located a mere 45-minute ferry ride away from Singapore, The Sanchaya is a beachfront property that combines the old and the new. The location is remote yet guests check-in using iPads. You can enjoy the tranquility and meditate, keeping track of your daily spiritual transformation with your very own journal. The spa has different treatment rooms, using the local plants in their services.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Besides Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is best known for its pristine beaches and lush greenery. The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa is situated on 15 acres along Mokapu Beach. Want a private lanai to watch the sunset from your room? Want views of the gardens and beach, even from your bathroom? This is the perfect place for military families who are craving a bit of rest and relaxation.
Four Seasons St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Russia
Previously a 19th Century palace, the Four Seasons St. Petersburg in the city’s Admiralteysky district is fast becoming an attraction of its own. The Hermitage Museum, Mariinsky Theatre, and Nevsky Prospekt are in close proximity, which also makes this a popular hotel for military families with older children. The views from the rooms are excellent and the restaurant offers cuisine from top chefs.
Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa in Rivas, Nicaragua
Had enough of the rural eco-lodges? Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force travelers can look forward to a premium option: Nicaragua’s first boutique hotel, with a number of beachfront villas. Mukal Resort is situated along Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast and will have all the trappings of extravagant lodging, including a spa with massage treatments using locally grown organic therapeutic plants and that also includes a hammam, “healing hut,” rainforest setting, and a two-story crystal casita. You will sleep in villas on the beach or private homes or the ultimate in luxury – a 20,000-square-foot oceanfront compound.
Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Nobu Hotel at Caeser’s Palace is a small hotel right in the thick of things, along the bustling Las Vegas Boulevard. This 181-room hotel is named after the Nobu restaurants and as expected, will house the largest Nobu restaurant in the world. This is the place for military travelers to stay and get a taste of the good life.
B Resort Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida
Great news military Dads and Moms, Disney isn’t just for your kids anymore! Of course your high energy kids will be a focal point but the B Resort Lake Buena Vista is an oasis in a world catering to the kids. This hotel is from the same family of B hotels like those in Fort Lauderdale, downtown Miami, and South Beach. This pearl-white high-rise hotel is a very high tech property – guests not only have access to free WiFi but iPads too, in case you forgot yours!