Virtual Experiences to Keep You Inspired and Connected


With people around the world staying at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, your next vacation might seem far away. However, many properties in the SELECT Hotels & Resorts collection are offering travelers access to unique virtual experiences they can enjoy no matter where they are in the world. From children's programs to cooking classes to livestream yoga and meditation, virtual offerings help keep communities connected while allowing individuals and families alike to make the most of their time at home.

Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba in Indonesia is not an escape from everyday life but a return to a life well-lived. The property is offering livestream yoga and meditation classes on its Instagram. You can find the link here.

Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards, New York City
Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards, New York City, has created Rituals, which are routines and tips aimed at bringing balance and positivity to our daily lives. They have also introduced HeadStrong™ Meditation Podcasts, guided by Equinox instructor Amber Voiles.

Acqualina Resort & Spa
Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa with its leisure-focused lifestyle and grand design, Acqualina Resort & Spa, in Miami, is Florida's only hotel of its kind to be built completely open to the sea. The property introduced a “Bringing Acqualina to You” series to inspire guests virtually by sharing ideas and making Acqualina’s amenities and offerings available. Watch the first episode at this link.

Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa
Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa in St. Barts recorded the sounds of the beach for your listening pleasure. Download the MP3 here.

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico announced a #HiltonLosCabosAtHome series that will include traditional, easy-to-follow Mexican recipes from Executive Chef Mauricio Lopez; arts and crafts projects from the hotel’s Kids Club; and Spanish language lessons. Follow them here on Instagram.

One&Only Resorts
One&Only has launched their own "At Home with One&Only" page full of inspirational content. Discover recipes, fitness classes, design tips and wellness remedies from the brand's world-renowned chefs, expert fitness instructors, in-house designers and spa therapists. Plus, the KidsOnly and OneTribe teams give plenty of easy kid activities to keep the little ones entertained!

View a list of One&Only properties in the SELECT program here.
InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel
The Paris hotel gives us some tips on how to continue your journey to Paris, even though you might be stuck in your own home. For the music lover, the hotel's neighbor, the Opera Garnier, has some of its ballets available to watch online. Admirers of art can take a virtual tour to discover the masterpieces of the Musee du Louvre. And French cuisine fanatics can check out these cooking classes and recipes from Executive Chef Laurent Andre.

Singita
Built on a family-owned land in what is now known as the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Singita's mission is to share a unique part of the world, while maintaining respect for the natural environment and challenging accepted notions of luxury. Singita has launched virtual game drives on Instagram and have had some amazing sightings on these drives, including leopards. Virtual game drives are taking place on Instagram live in the mornings from 6:00am - 8:30am (SAST) and in the afternoons from 15:30 - 18:00 (SAST).

View a list of Singita properties in the SELECT program here.
Fairmont
The brand that's been creating memories and experiences for over 100 years has still found a way to bring Fairmont to its guests from afar by offering downloadable virtual backgrounds you can use on your Zoom calls. From Chicago cityscapes seen from the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park to gorgeous beach backdrops observed from the Fairmont El San Juan in Puerto Rico, make sure to show off these stunning backgrounds to your colleagues during your next meeting.

View a list of Fairmont properties in the SELECT program here.
Velas Resorts
Staying at home is fun too! Velas Resorts launched their #BetterTogether campaign to accompany you through these moments and share activities to help release your creativity. Check out recipes, at-home workouts, crafts for kids and more!

View a list of Velas properties in the SELECT program here.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
The private game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa is know for its breathtaking views, family-friendly safaris and large variety of wildlife sightings. While the property is temporarily closed, its rangers are bringing the incredible safari experience to you on a virtual game drive! Check out their Instagram every Monday at 10:30am EST to join the #SofaSafari live or visit their blog and YouTube channel for a recap of the latest episodes.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is a true elephant camp and sanctuary. Even though the hotel is temporarily closed, you can still see a little piece of Northern Thailand with the property's rescued elephants daily in a live stream on their Facebook page thanks to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. Check out the elephants at 07:30 (GMT +7) and 16:00 (GMT +7).

The Roxy & Soho Grand Hotel
In an effort to help stay inspired together and united in spirit, these properties have found ways to bring a little piece of downtown New York to you. Tune into the GrandLife Radio, Soho and Roxy’s complete collection on Spotify, and watch interviews from the archives reminding us of the things we love about New York. For those staying home in New York, the Soho Diner keeps on cookin’ with take-out and delivery (and keeps the Soho Grand team well fed, too). Or stream from the Roxy Cinema, where the hotel’s very own Illyse Singer curates the best in shows, and tune-in to top performers from The Django.


Viceroy Hotels & Resorts
#ViceroyAtHome getaways include everything from virtual backgrounds to Spotify playlists, world-renowned chefs' recipes, book recommendations and even downloadable coloring books! Check out the at-home resort experiences here and follow them on Instagram for weekly inspiration.

View a list of Viceroy properties in the SELECT program here.

Kokomo Private Island Fiji
Not only does the beautiful island property provide a luxury experience for its guests, but it also is known for its passionate preservation and sustainability projects. From restoring coral reefs and mangroves to protecting the manta rays, Kokomo Private Island wants to keep you in the loop with the island community life. Check out their video and read up on their sustainability preservation and project programs to learn how you can help - both from home and the next time you book a stay with them.

Sani Asterias Suites
Sani Resort knows that music has always been one of the most natural cures for stress, worries and bad moods during challenging times such as our current days; and it knows it's also the best companion during the most beautiful times in our lives. That's why it's created the #SaniSpotify playlist, to keep you company and keep your spirits up - tune in for good vibes only!

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Partnering with Nowadays Music, the property is sharing its Spotify playlist along with some self-care tips that are perfect to enjoin with the music.

Mahali Mzuri
If you've participated in Ulusaba's live game drives, you need to experience the contrast in safaris with Mahali Mzuri's new live game drives. Located in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and home to the famous Great Migration, live game drives from Mahali Mzuri will offer a front row seat in the heart of the Mara and an almost guarantee of seeing at least one of the big five. Make sure to join the game drive every Wednesday from 10am EST beginning May 20th via Facebook live.

Brown's Hotel
The luxury hotel in Mayfair, London knows how important it is to stay connected with each other during these unprecedented times. To keep in touch with its guests, the hotel has launched a new monthly newsletter called The 1837 covering everything from cocktail recipes, literary recommendations, virtual tours and even tips and activities to keep the kids entertained. Check out the first edition here.

The Pierre
Introducing The Pierre at Home videos, a twelve-part series to help make your own home feel like a getaway at a luxury five-star hotel. The hotel's experts share tips and techniques you can use to transform your home and create "Pierre perfect" experiences, including floral designs, food and wine pairings, recipes and more.

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