Where Old Meets New 

The Beachview Bed and Breakfast is Tybee Island, Georgia’s only commercial bed and breakfast. With its historic restoration now complete, it is both one of the newest and oldest bed and breakfasts on Tybee Island. Beachview B&B has eight graciously appointed guest rooms, each with their own distinct décor and personality. Guests will find all of the amenities discerning travelers require—sophisticated interiors, luxurious linens, fireplace, private porches, air conditioning, soaker tubs, and gardens. Rates start at $169 per night, depending on the room and season. beachviewbbtybee.com.

Champagne Salute

The Hilton Iru Fushi opens a new Champagne bar—Bubbles Lounge.


The Hilton Iru Fushi, set in the Maldives, recently recently debuted a new and completely unique Champagne bar, called Bubbles Lounge, offering a top selection
of 50 renowned Champagnes. Elegant seating options at Bubbles Lounge are offered inside at the sand ripple-themed bar with soft mood lighting and a modern design, or on the terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Bubbles Lounge’s knowledgeable hosts are on site to explain the featured Champagnes, which are available by the glass or the bottle. Guests can also order straight from an iPad menu. NV, Vintage, Rose, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Prestige Cuvée, and unusual Cuvée are permanently on offer, while “Grand Marques” and Boutique producers, small growers, and Biodynamic and organic producer are the focus of this Champagne Connoisseur List.  hilton.com.

 Greek Goddess


The Rimondi Grand Resort & Spa opened its doors to travelers in June. This new luxury all-suite hotel is located just off the north coast of Crete between the Venetian towns of Rethymno and Panormo. All accommodations are suites and villas and range from 300 to 1,200 square feet. All of the spacious units have their own balcony; some with a private pool and sun deck. The hotel is located slightly off the coast, catering to the traveler looking for some more privacy and comfort. It offers two outdoor pools, a private beach, a spa and health club, a cocktail lounge, a restaurant serving local Cretan cuisine, a kids’ club, and sports facilities. rimondigrand.com.