Get Ready for a Full Fall Season of Luxurious & Stylish Travel Around the Globe

By Norah Lawlor

by Celia Cooksey

While many think of summer as the time to travel, autumn is also full of perfect months to explore. Fall is an ideal time to experience the best offerings of hotels, events, culinary moments, shopping and more.

All around the globe you will find it is a perfect time to embrace the season’s very greatest. The intrepid voyager can head across the pond and arrive in that most quintessential of cities, London. Here you will feel the love from the team at the Corinthia London. Moments from The Thames, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace lies the home to the grand 283-room hotel. A place to escape everyday lifestyle is found here. Be sure to plan on the ceremony of afternoon tea as well as for sublime massage at the award-winning ESPA Life Spa at Corinthia.

Guests here also enjoy the gastronomy delights of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill and The Northall. Every touch of the hotel from luxurious accommodations to splendid spa services is rooted from the conception of the hotel brand, which was founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. The Corinthia represents timeless and effortless style in some of the world’s greatest cities and locations around the world. Nine global hotels embody the elegant portfolio – the hotel choice for the informed individual who shares our belief that travel is a precious privilege that should be welcomed, savored, and cherished. The style is modern and the design intelligent, which matches the uplifting welcome of traditional comforts and warm service unrivaled in London.

Fans of the Corinthia can also look forward to the opening of its first outpost in America, as the group opens the former Surrey hotel on the Upper East Side in Spring 2024

A flight back across the Atlantic Ocean will have you in New York City. Find a nonstop calendar of events happening in the city that never sleeps. This November sees a range of globally recognized events including the New York Marathon (November 5), the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes (November 17), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade (November 23) and, of course, the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (November 29).

All those ‘gastronaughts’ visiting the city can also find equally delectable moments at some of the finest restaurants in the world. The legendary Bobby Van’s Steakhouse on Park Avenue has a reputation for being one of the best steakhouses in the Big Apple. With a prime location next to Grand Central Station in the landmark Helmsley Building, the coveted location boosts spectacular views of the neighborhood along with elegant menu options and an outstanding bar. Another establishment with unparalleled, award-winning Italian food is Il Gattopardo. Located steps away from the landmark Rockefeller Center, the restaurant pleases everyone’s taste buds with Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine. The use of authentic ingredients and keeping the tradition of Italian culture and hospitality alive makes this a vibrant selection.

Another great stop on the map in America is New Orleans. Experience an authentic visit to this gem of a town at the Four Seasons. The property’s landmark tower is a heritage icon with a central downtown location on the banks of the Mississippi River. Dine on innovative Louisiana cuisine or simply relax by the resort-style pool. NOLA’s unique offerings are just steps outside the doors of this luxurious hotel on Canal Street. Experience all the glorious history of the French Quarter from Preservation Hall, the legendary jazz venue, to hopping on a streetcar to explore the city’s picturesque Garden District lined with opulent mansions.

The preeminent luxury hotel of New Orleans is also home to impeccable fine dining. Signature restaurants on the property enlighten the senses with grand culinary experiences. Chemin á la Mer by Chef Donald Link blends Gulf Coast flavors and classic French technique with sweeping riverfront views. Miss River is Chef Alon Shaya’s love letter to Louisiana.  Bold flavors and local ingredients welcome the visitor in a whimsical atmosphere that showcases signature dishes. And not to be missed is the cocktail culture of this divinely fascinating town. A stop at the lobby-level Chandelier Bar provides classic cocktails and shareable cuisine. The elegant vibes of both venues are extended platforms that match the hotel’s stylish and well-appointed guest rooms. Party all day in the French Quarter on your vacation and at night unwind in a peaceful and elegant retreat full of true Southern hospitality.

Unlock more precious moments with a stop in Nashville. The universal language of music can be enjoyed by all travelers here this fall. There is always something fun and fantastic happening in a town full of adventure. Autumn here holds milder temperatures and brisk air. You can expect cool music like the nice weather as well as film festivals, food and wine celebrations, sporting events, and more. Must-see attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Bluebird Café, Ryman Auditorium, and The Grand Ole Opry. After a visit, you will forever sing praises for this special town.

After a great American tour, take a flight to the Bahamas for a perfect way to wrap out the season. The end of fall will start to get chilly in North America, but the warm and tantalizing waters of the alluring Ocean Club will keep your travel momentum soaring. The iconic Four Seasons Resort in the Bahamas hosts a well-known playground for celebrities and discerning travelers who come to experience the beautiful five-mile stretch of natural, white-sand beach on Paradise Island. Wake up to breakfast on your private balcony, then indulge in a restorative treatment in a Balinese-style spa villa. Accommodations here are fit for royalty with rooms with direct views of the Atlantic Ocean as seen from private terraces or balconies. Fully capture the traditional island spirit all in a breathtaking environment.

Here is to creating a fall season full of travel worthy of a picture-perfect postcard.

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