Enjoy VIP treatment for you and the kids with the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel V-VIP program. Children enjoy amenities and accommodations, including complimentary sodas in the Fountain Coffee Room and the Cabana Café, a welcome teddy bear and cookies, swimming, and children’s menus. The Family Time package includes a daily breakfast credit of $150 per family, a second connecting or adjoining room for the kids at 50 percent off, a complimentary bottle of champagne, waived pet fee, and a family photo on the hotel’s celebrity step. Room rates begin at $735 per night; suites $885.
The 21C Museum Hotel is a brand-new boutique hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. Part art museum, part cultural center and part hotel, the original 103-year-old structure provides families with a selection of 88 rooms. Enjoy the Kid’s Exploration Package and your family will explore the galleries with your own guide and visit the children’s museum, Explorium of Lexington. In addition, in-room camping is available, which includes a tent and milk and cookies. Rates start at $192 per night.
Children not only enjoy the 12-acre gardens of Hotel Bel-Air, but receive plush bathrooms, children’s menus, a Little Royals Tea menu during afternoon tea, and other amenities. The Family Time package includes a daily breakfast credit of $150 per family, a second connecting or adjoining room for the kids at 50 percent off, a complimentary bottle of champagne and waived pet fee. Room rates begin at $795 per night; suites $875.
The Dorchester Collection Parisian hotel Hotel Plaza Athénée, caters to families. Providing organized visits to the parks, gardens and museums of Paris, including the Palais de la Decouverte and the Picasso Museum, as well as amusement parks outside the city, including Disneyland Paris. The hotel also works with a local nanny agency to provide babysitting services so you can enjoy some Paris romance during your visit. Room rates begins at $998, with suites starting at $1,304.
South Florida’s reach is extending beyond the Palm Beaches, with Jupiter Beach growing in popularity with less tourists. Jupiter Beach Resort has partnered with the Loggerhead Marine Center for its Stay and Save the Sea Turtles package. Families will get close to green sea turtles, leatherback and loggerheads, with a portion of the proceeds from the visit donated to the center to adopt a sea turtle in your name (if you stay three or more nights). Rates begin at $198 per night and includes a $50 resort credit and a stuffed sea turtle.
Guatemala is the hot new place to visit in Central America, and this boutique makes it even hotter for families with a Kids the Jungle package. The 19-suite hotel is just a short drive from Tikal, Uaxactun and Yaxha ruins, and the package includes guided tours to the ruins, as well as Monkey Island where kids can get up close and personal with jungle monkeys. The package starts at $1,369 for two nights for two adults and two children 10 and younger, and includes dinner on the hotel’s private dock, swimming in the infinity pool and more.
Jet off to Paris and stay at the fabulous Le Meurice, another member of the Dorchester Collection. Special programs for kids include a passport program where children receive a passport with maps of the City of Lights’ best sights. The hotel’s Spa Valmont provides a family day where parents may get pampered with a facial or one-hour massage while children get a manicure and facial or massage just for them. Organized trips to the Jardin d’Acclimation, the Parc Andre Citroen and the Bateaux-Mouches. Room rates begins at $816, with suites starting at $1,328.
London’s esteemed One Aldwych is so family friendly, they offer a special where you can bring the kids for free. With a two-bedroom suite, the extra children’s bedroom is free, breakfast and Wi-Fi is complimentary for all, kids receive a welcome amenity, and amenities like bottle warmers, pint-sized bathrobes and slippers, fresh fruit and flowers daily, and access to a private guest lounge. Rates begin at $1,100 per night.
Indulge your children with the Feed Your Mind offering at Park Hyatt. Created in partnership with Phaidon, kids receive an activity park inspired by the “Can I Eat That?” book by Joshua David Stein. Young diners are welcome to try new foods at Bevy, the hotel’s signature restaurant, with the book, and more for tableside or in-room dining. Rates start near $600, depending on the dates.
The five-star Sea Island resort on the coast of Georgia features unique family programming. Kids can become Junior Naturalists and shadow a naturalist for a day to learn about the area’s ecology. Survival Skills After Dark teaches kids how to read a compass, pitch a tent, light a fire and more. Rates at the Cloisters at Sea Island begin at $395 per night.
Enjoy an all-inclusive vacay with the Unlimited Fun package in the Dutch Caribbean. Kids and teen get their own check-in, welcome snacks and resort passports to help them explore, as well as the resort’s signature activities, including water sports on its beach. Starting rates for Sunscape begin at $269 per night.
Explore one of Latin America’s thriving destinations with a visit to Panama City’s Westin Playa Bonita. The resort’s Panama for All Ages package is catering to multi-generational families looking for experiential getaways, starting at $475 per night. The package includes an upgrade to a suite, a walking tour of Casco Viejo, a wildlife tour of Gatun Lake and an excursion to the Panama Canal. Kids 12 and younger also receive free meals. (Must book a minimum of two rooms.) Rates start near $300, depending on the dates.
Even cruise lines are getting into the family packaging fun and Uniworld’s luxury river cruises in Europe features a Generations Family Cruise. These special cruises with kid-focused itineraries are running a promotion with kids ages 4 to 17 sailing half price on 2018 itineraries, including the Rhine, Sienne and Danube Rivers. Sailings begin at $2,899.