Escape the brutal cold in one of these hotspots!
We all know what winter (probably) has in store for the Pacific Northwest. Not to worry — there are plenty of warm places where you can wear sandals, lounge by the pool and forget about the cold.
Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico
Relaxation is only a four-hour flight away in Los Cabos, where winter temperatures average 75 degrees. Offered at The Westin Resort and Spa, Los Cabos and The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf and Spa, the “Sunsational” deal from Starwood Resorts makes this getaway easy and affordable. Enjoy one night stay for free, $100–150 food and beverage credit per room and a complimentary upgrade at either of these award-winning hotels.
Palm Springs, California
Escape the holiday chaos and retreat to the desert at The Colony Palms Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif. First constructed in 1936 by reputed mobster Al Wertheimer, the hotel evolved from a speakeasy to a retreat for Hollywood elite, including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. It has since been renovated into a luxurious Moroccan-style boutique hotel that features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, Moroccan Spa, gym facilities and the critically acclaimed Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar.
The Colony Palms | room prices vary $129–1,199 per night
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you are looking for an intimate, exciting getaway, head to the new Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas. This high-rise hotel features 2,995 rooms and three public floors (restaurant, shopping and bar & casino), yet manages to seem intimate. Relax in your luxurious room with a private terrace, get a tan at one of the hotel’s three pools and enjoy yourself at the in-house casino and nightclub.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | room prices vary $140–1000 per night
Paradise Island, The Bahamas
The Atlantis on Paradise Island currently offers the Fall & Winter Special: kids stay and play for free, and the fourth night is complimentary. The Atlantis provides an abundance of activities, such as golf, rock climbing, spa, theatre, water parks, a dolphin cay and snorkeling. Grab the whole family and head for The Bahamas!
The Atlantis | room prices vary $313-896 per night
Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village provides five-star service and holiday events. Guest amenities include a tennis court complex, three swimming pools, snorkeling and a children’s program, as well as Kohala Spa, Club Keiki and nine restaurants. Experience the Hilton’s holiday events such as a visit from Santa, magical tree-lighting and Christmas Day buffet. Hilton invites grown-ups in the group to the Ring in the New Year Party, which will include food, live entertainment and a balloon drop.
The Hilton Waikoloa Village | $219 per night