Moxy Boston Downtown
Boston, Massachusetts

Rates from US$199

A stylish bathroom at the Moxy Boston Downtown. Photograph by Christine Gatti, courtesy of Moxy Boston Downtown.

Overview: This 24-storey tower opened in the fall of 2019 at the corner of Stuart and Tremont streets. Its style reflects its location in the city’s Theater District.

The rooms: The 340 tech-forward rooms feature Internet HDTV, queen beds and floor-toceiling windows. For a bit more space, opt for a Wicked Awesome View corner room.

Dining options: Bar Moxy and its adjoining Living Room have lots of spots to sit, sip and snack— from breakfast espressos and late-night cocktails to small plates and naan pizzas.

Good to know: For some quiet time, the indoor rooftop lounge, The Mezz, is only open to hotel guests and for private events. Its balcony has spectacular Boston Common views.

Nearby: Chinatown is right at your doorstep. Or, take a 10-minute stroll to Back Bay’s Newbury Street for restaurants, fine art galleries and chic shops.—Linda Laban

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JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District
Edmonton, Alberta

Rates from $200

Lobby bar at the JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District. Photograph courtesy of JW Marriott.

Overview: This show-stopping property is only the third JW Marriott in Canada. The 346- room hotel towers above downtown and its Ice District surroundings.

The rooms: There is plush bedding, marble-tiled bathrooms and Aromatherapy Associates amenities in each room. Executive Level stays include access to a private lounge.

Dining options: The hotel features four Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality eateries: casual Kindred Food + Drink, modern steakhouse Braven, trendy Alchemy and chic The Lobby Bar.

Good to know: The wellness options go above and beyond, with a luxury spa and Archetype, a health centre offering everything from group classes to personal training.

Nearby: Wander to the 4th Street Promenade to poke around the local shops and pick up a honey latte and a sweet treat from Credo Coffee. —Sara Samson

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Dive Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California

Rates from US$235

Room 8c at Dive Palm Springs. Photograph by Brian Ashby, courtesy of Dive Palm Springs.

Overview: A petite boutique resort, this adults-only hotel brings a touch of the French Riviera to the desert, with bright rooms and a restored, Libott-designed tiled pool.

The rooms: Eleven spacious rooms feature wicker furniture and colourful tiles, touch-lit mirrors and rainforest showers in the bathrooms. Some rooms also have outdoor spaces.

Dining options: Enjoy a complimentary organic breakfast of eggs, croissants, granola, yogurt and fresh fruit. There’s also a sandwich and drinks cart that circles the pool hourly.

Good to know: For the best desert views, book a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Travel more than four kilometres in a rotating tramcar along Chino Canyon.

Nearby: Drive to Pioneertown for dinner and a show at Pappy & Harriet’s. Make sure to book ahead as this country enclave gets packed quickly.—Caitlin White

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[This story appears in the March 2020 issue of WestJet Magazine]

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