As many eagerly await the safe return of family reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings and other special gatherings, some guests have already embraced travel pods as a way to make new memories and safely socialize with family and friends on vacation.
The vacation version of a quarantine bubble, travel pods are a group of family members or friends from different households where everyone feels comfortable traveling together and agrees to follow the same set of health protocols, such as wearing face coverings indoors, quarantining and testing prior to the trip and following the intended destination’s pre-arrival local/state/country guidelines.
From standalone villas on the beach to bi-level suites on the slopes, Hilton has a number of properties with spacious accommodations that cater to large groups and create an exceptional home-away-from-home experience with all of the wonderful amenities a hotel has to offer. For those looking for the ultimate private hotel experience, some Hilton hotels even offer buyout options, where guests can book an entire floor, tower or the whole hotel for their nearest and dearest.
All of these accommodations are backed by Hilton CleanStay, Hilton’s industry-leading cleanliness protocols so guests can enjoy peace of mind with the guarantee of an even cleaner and safer stay. Through the Hilton Honors mobile app, guests also have the ability for several contactless experiences including digital check in, choosing their room and Digital Key access at 5,000 Hilton properties.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal (Los Cabos, Mexico)
Travelers will feel as if they are a world away when they enter Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, accessible via Mexico’s only private tunnel. For the ultimate in luxury, guests can choose from a number of residential-style accommodations, from one- to four-bedroom villas, casitas and private homes, each complete with a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining rooms and butler service. Spend time socializing with friends or family on a private terrace while soaking up the ocean views or splashing in the private plunge pool.
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Enjoy mountain views near Old Town Scottsdale at Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. As a retreat from the main property is the secluded community of Hilton Scottsdale Villas. Ranging from 1,600 to 1,800 square feet, these villas sleep eight comfortably and include a full kitchen, dining area, washer and dryer and a private patio. Guests also have access to a private Villas pool.
Waldorf Astoria Park City (Park City, Utah)
Perfect for travel pods hitting the slopes, Waldorf Astoria Park City is the only luxury hotel offering slope-side access to the largest ski and snowboard resort in the U.S., perfect for families and guests of varied skills. Steps away from the hotel’s front doors is the Frostwood Gondola, connecting guests to more than 300 runs. For those looking for a private, spacious space after a day on the mountain, the property features one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites and bi-level suites. Sleeping up to 12 guests, these suites offer ample living space, full-sized kitchen, gas fireplaces, dining area and washer and dryer. Additionally, guests can indulge in one of the hotel’s new Chef’s Basket options – fresh ingredients and Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer’s recipe and tips to allow guests to prepare and enjoy meals in the comfort of their own suite.
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Maui, Hawaii)
A tranquil retreat on Maui’s elevated mountainside with stunning tropical and ocean views, the residential-style two- and three-bedroom Ho’olei villas at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, are ideal for large groups. Starting at 3,200 square feet, these villas offer expansive living space, a private lanai with gas grill, laundry room, gourmet kitchen and a private pool and fitness center exclusively for Ho’olei Villa guests. Guests will enjoy all of the resort’s amenities, including beach yoga, a children’s “Grand Passport” scavenger hunt program, golf and watersport activities.
Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, California)
Perfect for travel pods looking to connect by the ocean is the historic Hotel del Coronado, home to Beach Village at The Del. This legendary property features a selection of upscale one- to three-bedroom cottages and villas that sleep up to 14 guests. Every beachfront cottage or ocean view villa includes a patio or balcony to enjoy the view, with some patios including firepits and outdoor soaking tubs. In addition to enjoying the hotel’s amenities, Beach Village guests will have access to secluded pools, a personal concierge and complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas.
Leisure travel is currently banned in California due to statewide COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with the hotel and local regulations before finalizing any plans.
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort (Tucson, Arizona)
Travelers looking to reconnect with friends or family without the kids can book the adults-only Acacia Pool Suites at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort. Located in a private enclave, these secluded suites feature a master bedroom with king bed, separate living/dining room with fireplace and private patio with direct access to the Acacia Swimming Pool. For those who prefer to bring the whole family along, the property offers one-, two- and three-bedroom Casita Suites complete with a private patio with a swimming pool.
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Palm Springs, California)
A complete desert oasis for travel pods, La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort features 41 pools, world-class golf and tennis, a rejuvenating spa and yoga classes. Perfect for guests looking for privacy, the property offers 12 hideaway suites with private yards and hot spas, five presidential suites with private yards, pools and hot spas, a number of residential casitas and villas complete with full kitchens and 85 units available for long and short term vacation rentals. Guests can choose from several options of standalone accommodations that include private patios or yards; hot tub and pool; and fireplaces.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino (Aruba)
For families seeking an extra private getaway with extended family, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino offers a “Tower Takeover” for groups booking 80+ rooms. In addition to having the privacy of their own tower, families will receive private check-in, private access to one on-site restaurant for exclusive use by the group during designated times, private section of the beach and much more. Guests can enjoy all of the resort’s amenities, including two large pools, water sports, wellness activities, family-friendly offerings and the beachfront eforea™ spa.
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead (Atlanta)
Located in the highly sought-after Buckhead neighborhood, home to world-class dining and shops, the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is home to 127 rooms, 10 suites, a 15,000 square foot spa, expansive pool, private garden and on-site restaurant, Café & Bar. The location is a perfect buyout option for families or groups looking for an unforgettable stay. A full buyout of the hotel includes usage of the hotel grounds, guest rooms, meeting and event spaces, flexible dining operations and, depending on the group, the spa as well.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
Set across 27 acres on the south end of Ocean Boulevard and next to Myrtle Beach State Park, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Myrtle Beach Oceanfront provides a scenic coastal escape perfect for groups and hotel buyouts. The resort is home to 452 oceanfront rooms and suites, all complete with ocean views and private balconies as well as indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers and the iconic Springmaid Pier, perfect for fishing and sightseeing. The guest rooms provide meeting and event planners with the perfect location for groups, with the hotel most recently hosting socially distant concerts on the hotel’s beach and verdant lawn.
On-site amenities may be limited and/or closed due to local COVID-19 restrictions. Please check with the hotel prior to arrival to confirm availability of amenities.
Travel pods planning their next vacation will want to make sure to tap into the advantages of Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members can pool together their Points with up to 10 of their closest family and friends to book a stay, making it even easier to redeem stays for larger villas and casitas. To start exploring destinations and see how easy it is to travel with Points, visit the Hilton Honors' Points Explorer tool.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 158 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, iconic Peacock Alley, refined art collections and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 135 one-of-a-kind upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their individual character and personality. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels that offer distinct experiences through local offerings, elevated food and beverage and premium amenities and design, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 660 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 51 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.