Where do you want to go when travel is possible again?
In addition to the places where my trips were cancelled, I’d like to go back to Saint Petersburg
. I went there for just under two days last year, and it wasn’t enough time to enjoy the city’s culture and history. I plan to combine a weekend there with a trip to another European city. My family and I have also talked about a multigenerational vacation to Tuscany – that would be really wonderful.
The part of your hotel you most like to show travelers.
Definitely our Costa Grill restaurant – only steps from the sand. Guests are surrounded by red lounge seating on Seashore Paspalum grass, and they have front row seats to the Atlantic. It’s truly beautiful.
A favorite travel memory that’s top of mind right now?
A trip to Peru
– we started in Lima before traveling to Urubamba and the town of Chinchero. We saw the Salt Mines of Maras, which have been exploited since the time of the Incas, and explored the Moray ruins, made up of a system of concentric agricultural terraces. Afterwards, we trekked to the Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most important archaeological jewels. From there, we took the Belmond Hiram Bingham
train to Cusco, our final stop before returning home. It was a magical trip!
Your best feel-good moment since all this started?
Celebrating my son’s 20th birthday in April, and surprising him with a weightlifting set. He was home for spring break when Covid-19 hit, and due to travel restrictions, wasn’t able to return to college in Pennsylvania to collect his personal belongings, including his car. He told me that the only thing he wanted was a weight set since he missed the gym so much. At the time, [finding a set] seemed like an impossible task, but we didn’t give up!