If you’re craving a desert getaway, there’s a new resort that’s in the perfect spot in downtown Palm Springs. I just went to hotel ZOSO for the grand reopening celebration and I enjoyed every minute. hotel ZOSO is back. It’s on S. Indian Canyon Drive within walking distance of great shops, galleries, and restaurants. The airport is just two miles away and the convention center is close, too. They’ve also opened The Kitchen featuring American cuisine so there are plenty of dining choices, you won’t have to leave the resort.
Montage International and Eagle Four Partners will debut Pendry Newport Beach, a transformation of the former Fashion Island Hotel. Pendry Newport Beach will become the brand’s third property in Southern California, following the opening of Pendry San Diego and most recently Pendry West Hollywood—marking another milestone in the brand’s rapid expansion. Pendry Newport Beach will bring the brand’s signature perspective on ‘new luxury’ to Newport Beach when it opens in Summer 2023.
VEA Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort & Spa, will officially debut this spring. Formerly the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, the property is undergoing a complete top-to-bottom refresh, including new coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, the introduction of two new suite categories, three newly imagined restaurant and bar concepts, a wellness-focused spa, and high-performance fitness center, expansive new indoor and outdoor event spaces, and a luxury destination pool experience.
Catalina Island has been a welcome respite as travelers seek a getaway with outdoor activities and open spaces. Now through March 25, 2022, Catalina Express and hotel partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at 10 hotels in Avalon as part of its popular annual “Best of Winter” offering. With activities galore to experience from Eco tours into Catalina’s interior, undersea adventures in a semi-submersible submarine, to kayaking, parasailing, hiking, and enjoying the myriad shops and boutiques, many with locally made products, there’s no reason not to stay a night or two in Avalon.