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Hilton Offers Travelers the Opportunity to Discover Washington, D.C. This Summer

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This summer, Hilton branded hotels in the Washington, D.C., metro area are offering a Capital Adventure Package to guests. Travelers looking to explore the nation’s capital like a local will have access to more than $200 in savings on 15 unique experiences, including winery and brewery tours and tastings, museum admission and sporting events.

Whether you’re looking to root for the home team at Nationals Park, see the Lincoln Memorial or Washington Monument via a Segway tour, the Capital Adventure Package has all that you need to plan your D.C. getaway.

Eat & Drink like a Local

Are you looking to discover your wine palette while basking in the eclectic tunes of local musicians? Enjoy an evening at the newly opened City Winery with a complimentary tour and tasting for two. City Winery is a landmark D.C. establishment, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, culinary classes and fine dining.

If a craft beer is more your style, take advantage of a 10% discount and grab yourself a pint at a D.C. area brewery with City Brew Tours, where you can try some regional beers from the renowned Port City Brewing Company, 3 Stars Brewing Company, DC Brau and more. Don’t want the day to end? Seize the warm summer night and head to the rooftop bar at The Graham Washington DC Georgetown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton to enjoy sweeping views of historic Georgetown and Washington, D.C. with an icy glass of their signature Frosé in your hand. A stylish boutique hotel, The Graham offers 57 spacious guest rooms and suites with anything-but-ordinary room features and upscale amenities to help you relax and unwind after a long day out on the town.

The Graham, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Experience American History

Washington, D.C. is tied to its role as the capitol of the United States and history. Visit the Newseum and enjoy $8.00 off admission to experience the story of news and the role that the free press has played in major events in history.

Want to experience life as a spy? Pull out your magnifying glass and trench coat and dive into the secrets of international espionage with $5.00 off full-priced admission at The International Spy Museum. The museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. All that touring can really work up an appetite! Stay in the center of it all and finish your day of museum hopping by heading back to The Darcy Washington D.C., Curio Collection by Hilton to enjoy dinner at Siren by Robert Wiedmaier. Set in the heart of downtown near Dupont Circle and the 14th street corridor, The Darcy is a one-of-a-kind hotel conveniently located just 6 blocks from the White House and offers guests a fully equipped fitness center, complimentary bike program and daily cocktail reception.

The Darcy, Curio Collection by Hilton

Root for the Home Team

D.C.  is a diehard sports town, so put your allegiances aside and get ready to rejoice in some revelry. Don your red, white and blue for an afternoon at the ballpark and enjoy 20% off regular season tickets to the next Washington Nationals home game. For soccer enthusiasts, grab tickets to a D.C. United game and get 20% off as well.

If you are training for your own athletic dreams, or just looking for a new way to increase your step count, stay at Capital Hilton and enjoy access to Mint Health Club. Capital Hilton is located just blocks from the capital’s best attractions including The White House, the National Mall and a multitude of museums. Celebrating 75 years young with a recent renovation, this iconic hotel has played host to a wealth of prominent gatherings, cementing its identity as one of Washington D.C.’s most notable hotel entities throughout history, and making its way onto the well-acclaimed Historic Hotels of America list.

The Mint Health Club offers premier fitness classes and equipment, along with five dedicated fitness studio areas, including cycle, yoga/barre, TRX, Power Playground, and group Pilates reformer. Access is complimentary for silver, gold and diamond Hilton Honors members, and $15 per day for hotel guests. And special this summer with the Capital Adventure Package, Hilton and FitReserve (the premiere multi-studio fitness membership) have teamed up on the FitReserve TravelPack to offer you significant discounts on the best classes in D.C., letting you experience the city’s most coveted workout classes while you’re in town with no monthly commitment.

Capital Hilton

Now that you know all that Washington, D.C. has to offer, you may want to stay for an extended visit! Discover a home away from home right in the heart of northwest D.C. in Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington. This extended-stay hotel is nearby many attractions including various museums, sport venues and the Washington Monument. Stay as long as you like in the spacious suites with full kitchens while enjoying value-added amenities such as a complimentary hot full breakfast and evening social* Monday through Thursday in the cozy Homewood Lodge.

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Ready to book your Washington, D.C. adventure? A full list of Hilton branded hotels participating in this package can be found here.

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Destination Langkawi: Beyond the Beaches

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With 550-million years of geological history and generations of mythical folklore, there is always something new for guests of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi to uncover on the island.

A paradise of panoramas, the Langkawi archipelago is an amalgam of mangroves and mountains, rainforests and rivers, wildlife and waterfalls, legends and local charm, tidal flats and coral reefs, cliffs and caves. Whether appreciated from the vantage point of a bike, kayak, boat, cable car, sky-bridge or simply on foot, the islands’ thrilling topography ensures a truly breathtaking backdrop for myriad magical and memorable encounters.

Water Worlds

Beyond the beaches, water sports and diving, Langkawi offers visitors rainforests, mangrove “sea forests,” cascading waterfalls, hidden lakes and glistening paddy fields to explore.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice.  The uninhabited islet of Pulau Langgun offers an exhilarating rainforest immersion and lush wilderness trek to the hidden sanctuary of Tasik Langgun, a large freshwater lake.  Build an appetite biking through paddy fields to Durian Perangin Waterfall – 14-tiers of clear cascading water – perfect for a refreshing dip and picnic.  Or visit the island’s tallest waterfall, Temurun (30 metres or 98 feet), for another scenic natural swimming pool.

A mangrove kayak get guests unobtrusively close to the magic and mystery of forests that straddle land and sea. Traverse small, dense tributaries and follow the natural ebb and flow of this fascinating ecosystem to uncover hidden delights behind each corner. Alternatively, take a coastal kayak along the emerald seascapes of Langkawi’s less explored eastern rim, and paddle through a 15 metre (49 foot) cave tunnel for an unforgettable swim in a salt-water lake.

Mineral and Mystical  

Steeped in geological heritage, Langkawi has some of the world’s oldest and most intriguing naturally formed gems.  Shaped by plate tectonics, volcanic activity, ocean submersion and erosion, Langkawi’s many rock formations have evolved over millennia into exciting natural habitats, many animated by fantastical folklores and legends.

Adrenalin seekers can heed the call of the ancient limestone cliffs for an afternoon of rock-climbing and abseiling within the Resort’s grounds. Just a short distance away, the Langkawi Sky Bridge – suspended 700 metres (2,300 feet) above sea level and accessed via the world’s steepest cable car – offers an up close experience of Malaysia’s oldest rocks (the Machinchang Formation), not to mention far-reaching views extending to southern Thailand.

Fuel for the imagination, Langkawi’s craggy coastline of hidden coves, sunken caves and majestic peaks is straight out of a fairytale and sets the scene for a magical adventure. The intriguing Gua Cerita (Cave of Legends) is the mythical home of a giant phoenix, a captive princess and a deadly giantess. Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of the Pregnant Lady) was formed when a huge limestone cave collapsed, resulting in a figure resembling a pregnant woman lying on her back. Locals believe that the lake, famed for the legend of celestial princess Mambang Sari, possesses mystical powers.

Back at the Resort, Spa devotees will be entranced by the element-based offerings at the Geo Spa, where the ancient healing energies of the Geopark meet bespoke natural treatments by ila.

Wildlife and Local Life

A bird watcher’s paradise – the open rainforest corridor, mist-covered Gunung Raya peak, and local village ponds provide the opportunity for ornithologists to tick a fair few flying friends off their must see list. Langkawi is home to approximately 200 species including: flower peckers, hills mynas, dollar birds, sun birds, eagles, woodpeckers, lesser whistling-ducks, little egrets, Chinese pond herons, striated swallows and the largest of them all, the great hornbill, measuring in at 1.3 metres (more than 4 feet).

Animal lovers will not want to miss the mangrove boat safari into the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and its maze of meandering mangroves for exciting up-close encounters with majestic eagles and kites, mischievous macaques, fish that walk (mudskippers), colourful fiddler crabs, shy otters and sleeping bats.

Cultural connoisseurs will be enthralled by the Malaysian book village of Kampung Buku and the bucolic beauty of stilted wooden houses in local villages. A visit to the fishermen’s village of Kuala Teriang enables visitors to quietly observe fisherfolk return with their day’s catch, or sample delicious deep-fried banana fritters with local milk tea at wooden roadside stalls. Back at the Resort, relish local spices and ingredients during a Malay-cuisine cooking class – available as both adult and child-size experiences.

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Green Bay’s Titletown is a travel touchdown

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Some travel trends come and go, but others have staying power. Sports-themed travel is gaining momentum, and experts predict that it’s only going to get bigger. If you like the thrill of competition, the history of the game and the joy of being a fan, consider sports-themed destinations for your next vacation.

Location

A prime example of sports-themed travel is Green Bay, Wisconsin. Whether you are a Packers fan or a football fanatic, this distinctive area is ideal for couples or family getaways. The city’s new Titletown development offers travelers an array of sports-themed activities to explore, with something to tempt all of the senses.

A 45-acre development adjacent to Lambeau Field, Titletown boasts a variety of amenities, a brewery and an outdoor park experience with year-round programming. Check out a concert or start a pickup game of football on the artificial turf.

Accommodations

Located just yards from Lambeau Field, Lodge Kohler gives you a home field advantage in the heart of the action. The hotel design is rugged yet refined, and it commemorates the game with historic Biever family photos of the Green Bay Packers throughout the timeless brick building. You’ll find dining, a spa, pool and fitness center.

Attractions

The draw of Green Bay has been and always will be Lambeau Field — one of the most storied stadiums in the United States. At the Packers Hall of Fame in the Lambeau Field Atrium, visitors can discover interactive displays, guided tours and the seasonal Packers Training Camp.

Explore more of the sports team’s past on the Oneida Nation Walk of Legends or the Packers Heritage Trail, which pays homage to the buildings, businesses and people that have historical significance to the team. Team history abounds around every corner of Green Bay’s scenic urban trail and may be traveled by foot, Segway or trolley.

Celebrations

There’s even more worth celebrating over the next year in Green Bay: The Packers have spent a century on the gridiron. The 100 Seasons celebration will feature events in Titletown and throughout Green Bay, culminating with a 100th birthday party on Aug. 11, 2019.

Want more than football? Neighboring Lambeau Field, the Resch Center — home of the Green Bay Phoenix men’s college basketball team and USHL Green Bay Gamblers hockey team — offers year-round entertainment, as it hosts national touring artists and family entertainment on and off the ice.

Eats and sweets

Hunger will lead you to Lodge Kohler for memorable dining. Meet at Leaps & Bounds Cafe for a quaint breakfast, lunch or coffee perk-up. Revel in the sweeping views of the stadium from the outdoor terrace and panoramic windows at Taverne in the Sky, which features modern rotisserie cuisine for lunch and dinner. For dessert or a sweet treat, get a taste of Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates.

Learn more about crafting the perfect sports-themed travel experience at https://www.lodgekohler.com.

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Langkawi: Mile-Long Beach Blessings and Other Shoreline Secrets

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When it comes to defining a great beach resort, some people rate looks and location, others service and style. For those who want it all, there’s Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.

The Resort spans its own vast swathe of Tanjung Rhu (meaning cape or promontory, and casuarina tree) – undoubtedly one of the finest beaches in Malaysia: remote, expansive and tree-fringed, with beckoning waters and views that stretch towards mainland Thailand.

A mile (1.6 kilometres) in length, the beach lends the Resort an endless sense of space and privacy. Forty-eight acres (20 hectares) of botanical gardens lie parallel to the sands – punctuated with 91 beach villas and pavilions that echo the awe-inspiring drama of the surrounding UNESCO Geopark.

Testament to the beach itself, the island’s best water sports facilities can be found on-site – including Malaysia’s first and only high-tech X-Jetblades.

Complimentary use of kayaks, windsurfs and catamarans makes the water accessible to all, while complimentary hourly beach amenities keep sun-seekers happy and hydrated.

The Olympic-length Adult Quiet Pool also lies parallel to the water. Its 8 walled cabanas offer privacy from adjacent couples and frame a view that’s entirely one’s own.

Three restaurants flank the beach, while the Rhu Bar offers optimum beachside sunset viewing and swinging seats for two to make the most of the experience.

At every turn, stunning spaces and hideaway places beneath trees and towering cliffs make picture-postcard backdrops for beach weddings and events.

Private dining is no less impressive: under a cabana on the sands or a beach barbecue with your own private che.

Kids’ Club and the four-in-one family pool (complete with waterfalls, lounge areas, jets and shallow pools) are just a hop, step and a jump from the sand – where young ones (and young at heart) can also play beach football and volleyball, or fly handmade Malaysian kites.

And last but by no means least, the beach is the gateway to a host of adrenalin-fuelled adventures. Wander through the rainforest at the northern tip of the beach to the Resort’s rock-climbing wall and archery range. Or cruise directly into the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park for a naturalist-led, National Geographic-style encounter with eagles, monitor lizards, walking fish and even elusive otters.

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