This month’s trending hotels, restaurants and destinations.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
Guests arriving at this vibrant day-to-night dining destination enter through a long pathway encompassed by lush jungle greenery, which seamlessly opens onto Joia Beach’s pristine 45,000-square-foot area on Watson Island. The 120-seat dining area and bar sits under a thatched roof tiki hut and sports a chic, rustic vibe that feels more Tulum than South Beach. Opposite lies the private beach, complete with daybeds and teepees along the ocean and a DJ spinning plenty of tunes.
THE WIT HOTEL
201 N. State St., Chicago
Following a complete renovation and redesign, theWit hotel has revealed new luxurious accommodations with a gallery-like atmosphere in the heart of Chicago’s theater district and steps from the Riverwalk. The refreshed hotel is infused with character, offering 310 newly appointed guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, including 36 luxury suites; a signature tavern-style restaurant, State and Lake; one of Chicago’s most sought-after rooftops, ROOF on theWit; and a contemporary spa.
31 Wheat Rd., Sydney, Australia
Located in a dramatic curved structure rising over Darling Harbor, W Sydney brings new energy and a modern take on luxury to the city and harbor water- front. The 588 guestrooms, including 162 suites, exude marine-chic in their nautical white and navy-blue palette and undulating walls that echo the sails of yachts in the marina below. Chill poolside at Wet Deck, complete with a 30-meter open-air infinity pool and stellar views of the harbor below.
THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
4360 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, this new resort features 141 purposefully appointed rooms, two outdoor wellness decks for sunrise meditations and fitness classes, and 10 treatment rooms for facials, massages, IV drips, and cryotherapy. Dining options include Le Ame, a Parisian steakhouse; Pink Dolphin, which offers Mexican and Peruvian-inspired dishes; and Thea, serving Mediterranean cuisine with a side of picturesque landscape views from the hotel rooftop.
MIRACLE AT SOUTHERNSIDE
25 Delano Dr., Greenville, South Carolina
Want to get in the holiday spirit? Visit Miracle at Southernside, a Christmas-themed pop-up bar and winter wonderland returning to Southernside Brewing Co. for the second year. Take in the festive setting (think holiday songs, life-sized Santas, vintage garlands, and animatronic reindeer) and indulge in exclusive holiday cocktails like the popular Christmapolitan, as well as new additions such as Rudolph’s Replacement and Marshmallows & Unicorns, which are served in merrymaking mugs. The fun lasts through December 31.
FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT SAN JOSE AIRPORT ALAJUELA
Radial Francisco J. Orlich Plaza, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Experience warm hospitality and plenty of comfort
at a convenient location near SJO Airport. Enjoy the convenience of a complimentary airport shuttle so you can arrive refreshed for an important meeting—you can host business meetings in any of the three event spaces— or ready to explore the local scene. A healthy, in-room breakfast is included and features waffles, scones, hot breakfast sandwiches, or make-your-own yogurt bowls.