While we are home running out of new movies to watch on Netflix and working to continue to keep our minds at ease, some of our favorite places around the world have added a new way to experience what they have to offer from the comfort of your own home. From cooking lessons to virtual tours, now your weekends can be spent “visiting” some of the best getaway destinations. And for those looking for a more “extended stay,” feel free to start incorporating your favorite workouts, meals, and cocktails into your everyday routine!
LUMA Hotel Times Square – Bringing New York City’s Dynamic Energy Home
Knowing travelers from all over the world are experiencing more time than they might usually spend at home, LUMA Hotel Times Square wants to help by bringing the dynamic energy and life of New York City to you. To do this, LUMA Hotel Times Square has created a roundup of inspirational virtual travel resources for you to tune into. This content roundup includes all things quintessentially NYC, such as links to museum tours, Broadway theater productions, iconic New York City photography, and recipe guides for The City’s gourmet staples. Click here to transport to the City that Never Sleeps via LUMA Hotel Times Squares’ NYC virtual tours and content page.
Virtually Escape to CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa
Nestled high in the Sonoran Desert, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a holistic wellness resort located just outside of Scottsdale, AZ. Virtually transport yourself to this desert jewel and enjoy its distinct wellness experiences via CIVANA’s “Wellness at Home” blog. New content is being added daily to the blog, complete with at-home workouts, wellness recipes, DIY spa tips, stress management tools from CIVANA’s health experts, and more to help people stay active, nourished, and inspired at home.
Experience the Magic of Jamaica Inn
As we are tucked away in our homes, the iconic Jamaica Inn is creating ways for you to stay connected with signature resort programming to create the feeling of being on-property through a robust lineup of virtual experiences. Coordinating a series of daily videos and/or live virtual classes to follow on social media, which include cooking classes, mixology demos, yoga sessions, garden tours with Aldean, glimpses of resident dog Shadow and more, Jamaica Inn has developed an engaging schedule of virtual events that they invite you to discover. Tune in to Jamaica Inn’s Instagram @thejamaicainn and Facebook here or visit the Jamaica Inn blog.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas Bringing a Touch of Jamaica to Your Screens
Experience the iconic Round Hill Hotel and Villas through a range of the resort’s signature programming from the comfort of your own home through Round Hill’s social platforms. With a calendar of virtual content and fabulous programming, enjoy experiences like chef recipe tips, stretching and working out at home tips, inspiration on kid-friendly activities from the Pineapple Kids Club, interactive Q&As on Instagram Stories, thoughts from beloved Round Hill Ambassador, Kingsley, and more. We encourage you to tune in to Round Hill’s social media channels to engage with the upcoming content. Visit @roundhillresort on Instagram and Round Hill Hotel & Villas on Facebook, as well as the Round Hill blog.
Explore Victoria, Australia from Home with “Virtual Victoria”
Developed by a private tour operator – Localising, and in partnership with other local tourism sites and businesses, the”Virtual Victoria” website welcomes visitors (virtually) from across the globe to discover all that Victoria, Australia has to offer. You will be hosted by expert Localising hosts and leading local experts, historians, curators, and creators. Virtual Victoria experiences are filmed on location in 2D and 3D. Take in the full-scene with surround sound and detailed visuals using a phone, tablet, PC, or VR headset. Using state of the art technology, these hallmarks are available to anyone with the ability to get online, anywhere on earth. Make sure to clear your schedule and enjoy tours between 30 minutes to 1 hour long by heading to localingtours.com/virtual-victoria-tours.
Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Winter Home & Desert Laboratory Taliesin West, Scottsdale AZ
Through the combination of a powerful 3D imaging laser scanner, sophisticated documentation, and an immersive media platform, virtually explore Taliesin West, the winter home and desert laboratory of one of the world’s most prolific architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. Recently-designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with 7 other Wright sites, Taliesin West is the first Frank Lloyd Wright property made freely available online using new technology created by Leica Geosystems. Experience Wright’s usage of compression and release as you enter the Garden Room. Stand on the edge of the Prow and view the desert landscape and surrounding view, where Wright himself stood and described it as “the rim of the world.” And finally, take in the structural desert masonry as you wander the hallways and pass unique elements such as light fixtures and furniture, most of which were designed by Wright himself. True to Wright’s vision, this virtual experience represents a new way for the world to access, preserve, and reflect on the design of organic architecture.
Virtually Visit the Iconic La Mamounia
Located in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco, just a stone’s throw from the famous Jamaa El Fna square, this legendary hotel first opened its doors in 1923 and has long hosted the “who’s who” of international royalty, politicians, celebrities and the jet set. Steeped in history, symbolic of traditional Moroccan hospitality and a classic example of the great age of grand hotels, La Mamounia is globally regarded as one of the most notable and desirable hotels in the world. If you’re dreaming of visiting La Mamounia— the hotel is using its Instagram Stories platform to repost stunning photographs and videos giving travelers a way to reminisce and dream of their first visit or much-anticipated return. La Mamounia is also posting virtual tours of its grounds, including its lush gardens and incredible views of the stunning Atlas Mountains.