Party on a budget this summer at one of these hotel hotspots near you.
Equipped with Boston’s only outdoor rooftop pool, the Colonnade Hotel’s “RoofTOP Chef Series” goes down every Tuesday and is one that you definitely don’t want to miss. With guest chefs creating anywhere between one and five dishes of their choice, the $20 cover will get you all the food offered during the 2-hour series. Rates for the hotel start at $199/night.
A Latin beat festival where many recognizable artists perform for a live concert, the “Electro Oasis Beach Music Event” is one that’s sure to get your hands clapping and your hips swaying. Lodging rates for the hotel begin at just $137/night.
Love fresh lobster, the good ol’ outdoors, and seaside breakfast? Then Purity Spring Resort’s “Summer Lobster Bakes” and “Summer Breakfast Cookouts” will be perfect for you. Delivering a unique outdoor dining experience every week, you’ll love everything about your decision to hit New Hampshire this summer.
Looking for the perfect pool party to hit this summer? You can find it at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel. Running now until September, the epic party happens every Sunday and is free for guests of the hotel. For general public, tickets are just $15. VIP areas are also available for up to 10 guests for $250, and complimentary valet parking is offered to all those attending. Rates begin at $139/night.
Known as the newest hot spot in New Orleans, the Ace Hotel is where you should be visiting this summer if you planning to take on The Big Easy. Equipped with free music specials throughout the week, you really never know who you could run into while visiting the hotel. Word is the gorgeous Solange has been there showcasing her DJ skills recently! Rates start at $99/night.
A party ain’t a party unless your summer is filled with Sunday Funday’s. Found in Orlando, FL, the B Resort & Spa hosts its inaugural “Sunday Funday Summer Pool Party Series.” Open to the public, the fun and fresh party will offer $3, $4, and $5 cocktail and food specials, a DJ, and much more. Summer rates average $159/night.
With a focus on a sharable and social dining experience, the “Boxwood on the Roof” summer culinary concept at the London West Hollywood offers guests the ability to experience twists on globally-inspired New American cuisine. In addition to the weekly programming that fills “Boxwood on the Roof” such as industry night, Lifestyle Wednesday’s, and Friday Night Lite Bites, guests can indulge in a Sunday brunch special, too.
Lounging it by the pool seems to be the summer theme and by attending AQUA at the Marriott Downtown, you could receive an urban oasis experience. Guests lounge for free, but if you’re looking to just hang out for a day while out and about, a one-day pool pass can be purchased for $30 per person. Events such ladies’ night on Thursday and Steel Drum Saturdays with a Caribbean Flair are made available at the hotel.
Equipped with the only bar on the beach on Hilton Head Island, Beach House Resort offers guests live music year-round at the Tiki Hut. With the “Beach & Bands” summer package, guests will stay in a premium ocean front or patio guestroom, receive $25 daily bar credit at the Tiki Hut, in-room recovery kit, complimentary daily breakfast for two, and $10 off Tiki Hut’s merchandise. Rates for this particular package start at $239/night, but guests who just want to enjoy the live music can stay for less in the standard or deluxe rooms.
If you’re looking for a unique experience this summer, head to VA for the “Petite Socialite” experience at The Ritz-Carlton. Exclusively offered at this location, the “Petite Socialite” is an afternoon tea experience crafted for younger guests, but could be perfect for a bridal party, girl’s night out, or weekend getaway. Packages include edible glitter dipped fruit, delicate French macaroons, assorted miniature cupcakes, sparkling cider served in champagne flute, $20 Simon Gift Card, and tiara for each guest. Prices start at $65 per guest under 12 and $75 per guest over age 12. Summer rates start at $166/night.
If traveling to the Caribbean this summer, lodging at the Grand Lucayan hotel may need to be on your radar. Offering a weekly street festival on Thursday nights for those staying at the all-inclusive Lighthouse Pointe tower, guests will be impressed with music, local food, local artisans that showcase Bahamian-made products and souvenirs, plus much more. What better way to kick off the weekend, than with a locally cultured night? Summer rates (if booked before August 31 and travel before September 1) begin at $170/night.
Taking place on the third-floor pool deck, Kimpton Hotels “100 Days of Summer” event series has a little something for everyone. Running special events until Labor Day like Industry Appreciation Monday, Live at LUSTRE Weekends – which is free and open to the public – their “100th Day of Summer” celebration during Labor Day weekend, and more, Arizona just may be your next stop for this summer. Summer rates begin at $120/night.
Can’t decide where you want to travel this summer? Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts is offering their French-inspired “Summer Soirées” at select locations. Providing guests with a glimpse into French culture through musical, culinary, and leisure activities, you’ll be searching for one of the properties wherever you go this summer. As always though, we’re one step ahead of you. Le Méridien Hotel & Resorts that feature the series can be found in London, Abu Dhabi, Monaco, Seychelles, Malta, Vietnam Bora Bora, Palm Springs, New York, and Croatia. Rates vary in location.
If a day off is what you need to beat the heat this summer, try hitting up “Ditch Fridays” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Filled with an amazing lineup of DJs, a refreshing pool, performers and celebrity host, bottomless mimosa packages, a braid bar, entertainment cabanas and more, you’ll question why you weren’t planning your stay here previous years. Rates this summer start at $49/night with the code FB0616.
If you and your crew are looking for a hands-on cooking experience, hitting the Ritz-Carlton’s weekly “Summer Soiree” series might be the right move. Hosted by the Executive Chef, each session will offer guests the opportunity to learn how to create different seasonal dishes and cocktails, how to properly grind spices for blends, and more. For an extra $100 on top of your reservations, you can have access to the Club Lounge and receive complimentary services (like the cooking series) all day.
Hitting DR this summer? AlSol Hotels & Resorts will add to your trip. The all-inclusive resorts are hosting weekly Dominican-themed nights to help spice up your already hot summer. Experience Afro-Dominican dancers, fire breathers, singers and performers, rum tasting, salsa dancing, and more! Rates at AlSol properties begin at $139/night.