Straight-from-the-hotel travel hacks on how to make the most out of a stay at the new Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, Resorts World Las Vegas, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.
Welcome to the first edition of the Hotel Confidential Insider Tips! This Travel Advisor Appreciation Month, ALG Vacations® is kicking off a brand-new series where, every Tuesday for the month of May, we’ll be releasing exclusive top-secret travel hacks sourced directly from hotels and resorts around the world. This means behind the scenes and on the ground info to supplement what you already know as a travel advisor, and further boost the value of what your clients get when they Ask a Travel Advisor.
We going to start this series off close to home, with tidbits on some of the U.S.’s newest builds and renovations—three of which are prizes in our New For You giveaway!
Read all the details here, plus bullet points on all 12 prize properties!
Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia
A New for You Giveaway Prize Property!
Opened in December 2021, this new addition to the posh Buckhead neighborhood of meteorically growing Atlanta has a lot of special details you’ll want to pay attention to.
- The Buckhead Suite
Pull back the motorized drapes in this 14th floor suite to unveil absolutely spectacular 180⁰ views of Atlanta’s skyline and the nature that surrounds the East Coast’s Emerald City. Inside its 873 square feet and beneath vaulted ten-foot ceilings is a separate living room and lounge area, complete with an oversized leather sleeper sofa with accent throw pillows by The Citizenry. For more comfort, make a Nespresso® beverage from the Breville VertuoLine machine and sip it while enjoying tunes from the GRAMOPHONE 2.0 by Vertical Grooves, which connects easily to your playlist via Bluetooth. And as with the rest of the hotel, look for design elements inspired by Georgia’s ancient pottery heritage and modern Buckhead.
- Spaceman Rooftop Lounge & Bar
You don’t have to stay in the Buckhead Suite to get an eyeful of wide-open city views—this one-of-a-kind venue is located on the 15th floor and has absolutely zero obstruction points to take in the buildings of Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown Atlanta, and some truly spectacular Southern sunsets. The rooftop has interior seating and two lounge-style terraces, all of which are perfect for enjoying eclectic shareable dishes and craft cocktails. It’s already a hot spot to see and be seen, and a don’t-miss for stylish visitors.
- PATH400 Greenway
Here’s something really unique: this hotel has direct access to the PATH400 Greenway Trail, a paved route that runs through the heart of Buckhead and connects cyclists and pedestrians with neighborhoods, offices, and retail locations. With a setting right on the trail, going for a safely car-free stroll, ride, run, or roll in this fabulously verdant city just got easier. Bring your phone, though—you’ll want to take pictures of the beautiful murals hand-painted by local artists you’ll find along the route.
Resorts World Las Vegas, Nevada
A New for You Giveaway Prize Property!
Since opening in June of 2021, this centrally located hotel is the newest on The Strip, with on-the-money features such as these.
- Here Kitty Kitty
The dining options are tremendous here, but not all of them are obvious. Discreetly tucked away in Famous Foods is this elegantly grunge speakeasy with a laid-back vibe, both of which traits are combined in an expertly crafted mixology program inspired by the Prohibition Era … but with a Singaporean twist. Our pro-tip, though, is to just tell the bartender what your favorite spirit is and letting them make you a custom cocktail for a truly personalized reflection of your Vegas experience.
- Infinity VIP Pool
The first-ever adults-only infinity pool on The Strip? We’re sold. But it only gets better from there, with expansive views of Las Vegas’s most iconic sights. You can book a pool chair, daybed, or a whole bungalow from which to better enjoy the vista and snap picture-perfect moments by the refreshing, calming water—an oasis in the desert, for sure.
- Allē Lounge
Find yourself 66 floors above the neon lights of the hottest street in Vegas at this venue, where the evening views glitter all the more with a craft cocktail in hand. An exceptional fine and rare spirits collection is also available, as are globally inspired small plates. End a romantic night out here and let the sparks fly, as bright as the lights on The Strip below.
This Resorts World exclusive is a digital experience unlike anything yet seen in Las Vegas—a one-of-a-kind video content and multimedia exposition. Through high-tech visuals, you can imagine yourself transported and immersed to extraordinary destinations as the shows are projected around you, including in the 100,000-square-foot West Tower display and iconic 50-food diameter interior globe.
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
A New for You Giveaway Prize Property!
The flagship resort of the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts brand, this resort completed an $80 million redo that was unveiled with great to-do June 2021. Here’s the staff’s to-do for you in light of this.
- Voyager 47 Club
The closest to all-inclusive you can get in Hawaii, booking a Voyager 47 Club room gives you access to an all-day lounge that offers a full American breakfast daily, nightly pupus (appetizers), and local beer, wine, and even a signature cocktail for your on-site enjoyment with their compliments.
- Free Water
Don’t worry about wasting money or plastic on bottled water in Waikiki—part of this resort’s eco-friendly initiatives included installing water stations on every floor and providing every guest with metal branded water bottles upon check-in.
- Sunscreen Included
Another part of their environmentally conscious programming is to provide All Good reef-safe sunscreen at the pool deck. This means one less thing for travelers to pack, and one other way to reduce their footprint on the coral reefs and marine life, as many common sunscreens actually contain chemicals that can be harmful to our ocean denizens.
- Herb Kāne Art
Right in the lobby of this newly redesigned hotel is a monumental work by this renowned artist and Hawaiian historian: a 30-foot mural of a traditional outrigger canoe. It’s a tribute to the brand’s long connection with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai‘iloa, and an already iconic must-snap for social media posts.
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Big Island, Hawaii
From active lava fields to green- and black-sand beaches, the Big Island of Hawaii has a lot going for it. Not least of it is this cliff-top property.
- Pa’akai Point
Sunsets in Kona are rightfully world-famous, and Pa’akai Point is one of the best spots to drink in the kaleidoscope of colors. But that’s not the only hued phenomenon you can take in there—Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa locals will tell you to keep an eye out for the Green Flash, which is when the sun will suddenly and briefly change color, making the last light of the sunset (or first of the sunrise) glow green.
- Manta Rays
Another reason to continue your day in Hawaii beyond the sunset are the manta rays. These majestic creatures begin to appear at the start of the evening to feed on plankton, and have been spotted at Pa-akai Point for over 50 years.
- Cultural Activities
The culture of this land is a huge part of the Outrigger brand’s DNA, which is why every stay is enriched with a range of complimentary and exciting activities that highlight Hawaiian heritage. Sign up to watch live music performances, hula lessons, lei-making workshops, ukulele classes, during your stay; further relax with some yoga.
Where else are we offering Insider Tips to? Try … all of our New for You Giveaway prize properties! Stay tuned every Tuesday for more through Travel Advisor Appreciation Month as we celebrate what it means to Ask a Travel Advisor.