Summertime sadness taking its toll? It might be time to re-imagine your typical travel plans with our team at Valor Hospitality Partners. Whether you’re traveling for business or taking a trip with loved ones, a staycation provides the perfect cure for summertime stress. Read on to discover the best ways to enjoy a staycation at a local hotel, featuring a few of our favorite locations.
Staycation Tip #1: Keep the planning simple and close to home.
If you’re doing the dishes and multi-tasking chores, you’ll take the vacation right out of your staycation. Select a local hotel you’ve never been to or look for a nearby favorite with recent renovations and new perks for you to enjoy.
Basking Ridge: Delta Hotels by Marriott
Leave your worries and your to-do lists behind – and let the relaxing comforts of these newly-renovated countryside accommodations welcome you in. A staycation isn’t successful unless you actually get some rest and relaxation. Whether you’re extending a business trip or stopping by for a family staycation, Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge has all the essentials. Enjoy an on-site fitness center, complimentary Wifi, and a free shuttle to nearby attractions, allowing you to keep things simple when it comes to planning. Allow yourself to just do what feels great at the time, and stay open to exploration, even if you’re still within driving distance from home. If you’re feeling up to it, head out and explore your hometown through the eyes of a tourist–or a local, if you’re staycation-ing on business or out of town. You never know what you might discover.
Staycation Tip #2: Indulge—leave your diet at home for a change
Eat what you want, when you want. After all, your diet has proven time after time that it will always be there tomorrow. Leave the calorie counter at home for the weekend and enjoy a guilt-free meal or two. You’ve earned it. Choose a hotel that simplifies the process of locating a quality meal.
Atlanta: Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings
For the ultimate Atlanta staycation, be sure to explore Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings. Here, you’ll find The Public House (TPH) restaurant, a neighborhood hangout that has both locals and tourists raving. From the craft cocktails and chef-inspired menu to the locally-sourced ingredients and innovative approach to simplistic dining, this brilliantly simple eatery has it all. Lounge on the couches with friends, grab a seat at the bar, or enjoy a traditional dining experience. Whatever you’re looking for, TPH at Vinings makes it easier than ever to find a place to eat with something for everyone to enjoy. At the end of the day, it’s “simply good food & drink.”
Staycation Tip #3: Extend your business trip. Blending business and leisure
If you’re traveling for business reasons, consider taking advantage of your time away and extend the trip for pleasure. Even if you’re in a suburban atmosphere that feels a lot like home, today’s hotels are well-equipped to provide a little relaxation for the frequent business traveler.
Johannesburg, South Africa: Home* Suite Hotels Bristol
Home* Suite Hotels is a new breed of hotel that is perfect for extending your business trip to include a bleisure staycation at a local hotel. The Home* Suites collection is known for providing the discerning traveler with all the suburban comforts of home in a surprisingly central location. Guests will enjoy a limited number of rooms with close proximity to the best of the neighborhoods retailers, eateries and corporate headquarters. Start the day with a pre-meeting cup of coffee or a late-morning home cooked meal and settle in with a cocktail by the rooftop pool and splash bar. When it comes to the bleisure staycation essentials, it doesn’t get much more perfect than Home* Suites.
Staycation Tip #4: Spoil the kids rotten without feeling guilty
A trip to an amusement park is an experience the family is sure to remember for years to come. But these vacations usually come with a steep price tag and require fairly extensive planning. With a staycation, spoiling the kids doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Choose a hotel with plenty of family-friendly fun, or at least make sure it has a pool.
Gatlinburg: Holiday Inn Express
Nestled in the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg offers breathtaking views and staycation essentials the whole family can enjoy. Let the kids blow off some steam at the heated indoor pool, water slides and interactive kids splash zone. Every room comes equipped with a flat-screen HDTV, small refrigerator, Keurig coffee machine, and comfortable triple-sheeted bed. Staying in is easy at this Downtown accommodation, but should you choose to explore you’ll have the luxury of being right at the heart of Gatlinburg’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
Staycation Tip #5: When in doubt, head to the beach
You can never go wrong with a trip to the beach. Luckily, over half of all American’s live near the coast, with a large percentage living in proximity to a lake or reservoir. Choose a hotel with easy access to the water for your staycation. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the sand and sun.
Orange Beach: Hotel Indigo Orange Beach
Enjoy the sugar-white sand beach shores of the Gulf of Mexico at Hotel Indigo Orange Beach. The hotel blends right in with the breezy coastal landscape in Orange Beach, Alabama, with plenty of staycation opportunities accessible in a moment’s notice. Enjoy spectacular views of the sunset from Beach Indigo Pool Bar, which offers poolside cocktails and a casual menu. If you decide to head out and explore, you’ll have access to plenty of staycation essentials including easy access to popular local attractions, restaurants, and coffee shops right at Hotel Indigo’s doorstep.
Tell Us: Have you ever enjoyed a staycation in your city or state?