The Suite Life: 4 Unique Accommodations
You don’t have to be royalty to stay at one of these, but you’ll certainly feel like it
Whether you’ve saved for a special occasion or simply because you only live once, check out five dream accommodations that guarantee a memorable getaway.
Owner’s Suites, Windstar Cruises Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride
Two chic Owner’s Suites at the front of each of the recently refurbished, yacht-like, 212-passenger cruise ships offer 575 square feet of luxury and verandahs with unparalleled views. Bedrooms and living rooms are decorated in contemporary style and boast flat-screen TVs and DVDs. A separate dining area seats four, and a powder room complements the larger master bathroom with granite countertops. L’Occitane soap and shampoo, walk-in closets as well as in-suite Nespresso machines and fresh flowers add to the upscale residential feel.
And remember, these are Windstar’s all-suite ships, so everyone gets the suite life.
Recognized by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler on the 2016 Gold List of Favorite Cruise Lines and by USA Today readers for Best Boutique Cruise Line, Windstar’s fleet of luxury sailing ships and all-suite power yachts bring you closer to smaller ports and exclusive local experiences in the most storied regions of the world. Visit Windstarcruises.com for more information.
The Sea Island Beach Club Penthouse, Sea Island, GA
Steps from five miles of private beach, midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, unwind in a 2,000-square-foot suite atop The Sea Island Beach Club boasting two bedrooms, two baths, kitchenette, dining area, and washer and dryer. The living room has a gas fireplace, and a balcony offers ocean views. The suite is in keeping with Sea Island’s signature Spanish Mediterranean décor, including Oriental rugs, exposed-beam ceilings, and oversized bathrooms. Don’t care to cook? Twenty-four-hour room service beckons.
Located on the coast of Georgia, Sea Island is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for eight consecutive years. Beautiful backdrops and unique experiences ensure a visit to Sea Island is memorable for every member of the family. For more information, visit seaisland.com or call 855-572-4975.
The Rail Baron Suite, The Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, Williams, AZ
There is one special room at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, reserved for our most exclusive guests. Originally designed for former owners Max & Thelma Biegert, you may not own the railroad, but you’ll feel like you did. The luxurious suite is 1,000 square feet+ and features a spacious living room with personal sound system, 50” TV and leather furniture, full kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and full size dining table. The bedroom features a plush king size bed, down comforter and flat screen TV. The bathroom has individual terrycloth robes, hair dryer, lighted mirror and personal scales. Designed for discriminating tastes, this well-appointed suite is the perfect retreat before embarking for the canyon. Live like a rail baron while you stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.
The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is a newly refurbished 298-room hotel located in in Williams, AZ , the gateway to the Grand Canyon® and just a block away from downtown Williams and historic Route 66. The hotel is situated next door to the Grand Canyon Railway train depot, making it the perfect place to stay before embarking on your grandest of journeys. For more information, visit thetrain.com or call 800.843.8724.
Presidential Suite, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, WY
The best accommodation at Yellowstone National Park’s oldest standing lodging, which was completed in 1891, is a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath suite overlooking Yellowstone Lake. Recently renovated as part of a $28 million hotel upgrade, it features traditional furnishings and a large living room with wet bar and separate dining area. VIPs, including President Calvin Coolidge and Ted Turner, have enjoyed the suite. An American original, the iconic hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
With nine unique lodging options, including the renowned Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park Lodges allows you to have the ultimate park experience. Staying in the park is the best way for visitors to experience all it has to offer; once the day-visitors leave, Yellowstone remains for the in-park overnight guests alone. Yellowstone National Park Lodges also offers tours and activities guided by Certified Interpretive Guides that help create memorable and engaging experiences. For information and reservations, visit yellowstonenationalparklodges.com or call 307- 344-7311.
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