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On De­cem­ber 15, 2018, the Keio Plaza Ho­tel will open two ad­di­tional floors to ex­pand its “Pre­mier Grand” fa­cil­i­ties and add new Pre­mier Grand guest rooms suited for lux­ury fam­ily ac­com­mo­da­tion. The two new floors add 56 new Pre­mier Grand guest rooms, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber to 167. Pre­mier Grand rooms fea­ture Sealy brand mat­tresses, tra­di­tional 300 thread count bed linens, L’OCCITANE nat­u­ral cos­metic and per­sonal hy­giene items and BOSE Blue­tooth speak­ers. An ex­clu­sive concierge desk caters to the spe­cial needs of Pre­mier Grand guests and a 535-square-me­tre Club Lounge pro­vides breath­tak­ing views of Tokyo as well as break­fast din­ing, tea and bar ser­vices from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. keio­plaza.com

Af­ter be­ing pum­meled by Hur­ri­cane Irma in fall 2017, nearly all Florida Keys re­sorts are ex­pected to be fully open by the end of 2018. Hawks Cay Re­sort, one of the is­land chain’s largest prop­er­ties, of­fers 177 ren­o­vated rooms, two new restau­rants and a new ocean­front, adults-only re­lax­ation area. New prop­er­ties slated to open soon in­clude Bun­ga­lows Key Largo, the area’s first lux­ury all-in­clu­sive adults-only re­sort, and Baker’s Cay Re­sort, the Keys’ first Cu­rio prop­erty by Hil­ton. In June the chain opened the 80room, full-ser­vice Hamp­ton Inn Marathon with a 24-hour fit­ness cen­tre. In other news, all Florida Keys at­trac­tions are open, in­clud­ing fish­ing, snorkelling and div­ing char­ters. fla-keys.com

The 2019 Strat­ford Fes­ti­val fea­tures 12 pro­duc­tions built around the theme of Break­ing Bound­aries. Shake­speare’s Othello opens the sea­son, fol­lowed by the Bard’s com­edy The Merry Wives of Wind­sor, also on the Fes­ti­val stage. The Front Page, one of the great 20th-cen­tury satires about the world of jour­nal­ism, will also play at the Fes­ti­val The­atre, adapted by play­wright Michael Healey. At the Avon the­atre, Donna Fe­ore will di­rect and chore­o­graph the block­buster mu­si­cal Lit­tle Shop of Horrors, a send-up of sci-fi and B movies with a love story at its core. strat­ford­fes­ti­val.ca

Ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty and unique­ness of Akko, Is­rael, when you stay in one of the his­toric port city’s nu­mer­ous bou­tique ho­tels, such as the Efendi, Akotika, Arabesque, Akko­tel or Zarqa Lux­ury Suites. Dine over­look­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea in Uri Buri, owned by cel­e­brated chef Uri Jeremias. One of the most stun­ning ways to see Akko is to ar­rive by ferry from Haifa. The 45-minute ride of­fers vis­i­tors a tran­quil view of the Old City’s port, a UNESCO World Her­itage Site. touris­tis­rael.com

COURTESY OLD ACRE DE­VEL­OP­MENT CO.

KEIO PLAZA HO­TEL TOKYO

ERIN SAMUELL

ANDY NEW­MAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU

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