Interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…
New Airbnb Luxe Lets You Rent Islands and Castles
Airbnb announced a new tier of home rentals to its website this week. It’s called Airbnb Luxe. As the name suggests, these properties come with luxuries that you will not see on most other listings. You get concierge services, 24/7 VIP support, and services such as childcare, private chefs, in-house massage therapists, private gyms and more.
Love this ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking from the Frequent Miler team…
Challenge! 40K to Far Away
A big part of our vision is to be not only informative but entertaining too. Towards that end, we remembered that I used to create crazy points-related challenges. For example, I once challenged myself to do New York City for $19 per day. Later, I challenged myself to earn a million points & miles in one month.
Finally, in 2015, I challenged myself to earn 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles in order to visit Necker Island. While it only took me 7 months to earn the miles (read about that here), the actual trip didn’t occur until October 2016. You can read my summary of that trip here.
Now, we’ve gone years without a significant new challenge… until now.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal to open in late 2019
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has signed on for a debut in Mexico as it assumes operation of The Resort at Pedregal.
The hotel will be renamed as Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.
Known as one of the best hotels in Mexico and recently acquired by affiliates of Walton Street Capital Mexico, the luxury retreat is set on 24 acres of dramatic mountains and pristine beaches, and is primed to welcome guests under the Waldorf flag in late 2019.
Pod hotel brand Wom to launch in Tel Aviv
A new “pod hotel” brand is set to launch in Tel Aviv in August.
Wom will offer single, double and king pods starting at £35 a night. The first location, Wom Allenby, is scheduled to open with 40 rooms on August 15. The 140-room Wom Neve Tzedek will follow this autumn, also in Tel Aviv.
Pods will have Egyptian cotton sheets, a desk, sink, air conditioning, TV, sound system, storage space and a private safety deposit box.
Header image courtesy of Airbnb