July 2017: Travel
Top Destinations This Month.
–Ski season in South America is on, from now until early October; head to Chile (La Parva or Valle Nevado) or Argentina (Patagonia’s Villa la Angostura or San Carlos de Bariloche).
–It’s the perfect time to visit Provence if you love lavender – there are numerous festivals in the region and the fields are carpeted with purple blooms just like in the iconic photos.
–Newport, Rhode Island is ideal in July, and with the new Gurney’s Newport hotel (from the team behind Gurney’s Montauk) now open, there’s a hot new place to stay – be sure to while away a few hours at the property’s Pineapple Pool Club.
–For the ultimate barefoot luxury vacation, head to the Seychelles Islands: the secluded and private North Island is a VIP destination with just 11 resort villas and a devoted following among the jet set (William and Kate had their honeymoon there).
–If you’re in the mood for adventure, Kenya in July is a perfect choice. The raw beauty, sweeping plains and the Big Five (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) are reason enough, but this is also when the wildebeest make the great migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara. Stay at Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri.
Notable Openings This Month.
—W Shanghai- The Bund officially opened on June 30 showcasing a mix of 1920’s glam and futuristic flash
–Another recent opening that should not be missed is the 73-story Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown,which is the tallest building US building west of the Mississippi River.
–Nobu Shoreditch opens in London, featuring a terrace garden and of course, a Japanese-fusion restaurant from its namesake owner – July 1
–The Hotel de Crillon in Paris finally reopens just in time for Haute Couture Week – July 5
–Dream Hotels introduce their west coast flagship, Dream Hollywood, boasting 178 modern mid-century styled rooms – July 10