As a result of the extended time apart, new global research from Hilton reveals that extra-large trips are set to boom as travellers embark on an era of multi-generational holidays.
Keen to make up for lost time, the whole family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins will jet off and check-in, seeking to combine re-unions with travel experiences.
Whether it’s building sandcastles with the grandchildren, cousins playing at a theme park, or friends relaxing together, there is no shortage of options with a multi-generational getaway. Here are just six Hilton properties ready and waiting to welcome the extended family for extended fun.
With 131-rooms and apartments designed for short and longer stays, this newly-opened hotel features room types named after notable Cambridge fellows such as Kipling, Newton and Attenborough. Families can comfortably stay in a one or two-bedroom apartment or an interconnecting room, all with fully equipped kitchens and lounge areas, ideal for extended family stays in the city famous for punting and poetry.
Opening November 2021.
Families looking to host their reunion on a pristine white-sand beach, should consider Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort. The secluded resort – set apart from Cancun’s main tourist hub - is nestled behind a mangrove preserve and situated on 100 acres of the Mayan coastline. When grandparents are done spending sunny afternoons in the infinity pool with the little ones or checking out the resort’s 12 on-site dining experiences, Hilton Cancun helps guests to organize their experiences to the local adventures, from tropical zip-lining to local cenotes tours. The impressive line-up of bars and eateries, ranging from a sushi counter to an all-you-can-eat ice cream parlour and churro shop and the all-inclusive drinks and cocktails program makes splitting the bill stress-free for bigger groups.
With some of the world’s best sights, attractions, and pizzerias, it’s easy for parents and grandparents to share a slice of New York City with their kids. Located at the centre of the city’s arts world, the soon-to-open Motto by Hilton New York Chelsea offers an authentic neighbourhood experience for extended families looking for a central location away from Manhattan’s famed tourist traps. Fashionable shops and favourite eateries, including Chelsea Market, attract visitors of all ages to the area, along with nearby landmarks like the elevated High Line park. The hotel’s efficient and travel-sized guest room design with connecting rooms gives groups the ability to book up to three unique connecting room configurations, creating the ideal accommodation for an XL-holiday. Opening November 2021.
Hilton’s latest world-class European leisure resort is located between the charming town of Opatija and the vibrant city of Rijeka, surrounded by soaring mountains and cobalt-blue waters. Featuring 132 rooms and 62 family-friendly villas and suites, the hotel enjoys one of Croatia’s best beachfront locations with 200 meters of private beach with mooring spots. The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a kids club with activities suitable for children of all ages. Parents can indulge in the ultimate world of wellness, with 3,700 square metres of spa facilities or sample the unique flavours of Croatia at one of the hotel’s six restaurants and bars, including Michelin-starred, Nebo restaurant.
Thrill-seeking families should check-in to Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, a brand-new addition to the city’s stylish hotel scene this year. All guests receive complimentary access to Ferrari World, Warner Bros World™ Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, perfect for holidaymakers wanting to combine a beach break with world-class entertainment and attractions in the sun-kissed Arabian gulf. The hotel boasts a lively Beach Club for the adults, a cutting-edge fitness centre for those keen to keep in shape, while the little ones can enjoy the tree-lined swimming pool, kids club and playground.
Portugal: Conrad Algarve
Few resorts are so well set up for multi-generational groups as Conrad Algarve, where Grandad can play a round of golf on the championship courses of nearby Quinta do Lago, while the children enjoy a game of tennis or soak up the sun at the hotel pool. Located a short distance from some of Portugal’s most pristine beaches, the hotel offers private balconies in every room with views of the rolling Algarve countryside. Tired parents can take their spa experience up a level, with a signature Fire & Ice treatment, while family wine enthusiasts should head to the nearby Quinta dos Vales vineyard where they can bottle their own blend, during a four-hour Winemaker Experience.