After having closed its doors in November 2019 for an extensive renovation, The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages on Shelter Island, New York, is accepting reservations beginning July 15. The 49-room luxury property, which dates to 1927, will be reopening under the ownership of a collaboration between Cape Resorts, a hospitality investment and management company specializing in adaptive reuse and historical preservation of resort properties, and the Petry family, who has owned and operated the resort since 1961. 

Spanning more than 7 acres of Shelter Island’s Crescent Beach and overlooking Shelter Island Sound, The Pridwin offers amenities that include private beach and pool services, a variety of watersports, a full-service spa, a 100-seat American restaurant, bicycles for touring nearby shops and attractions, and a shuttle service to and from Cape Resorts’ Sag Harbor property, Baron’s Cove.

The Pridwin will open with a variety of nostalgic seasonal programming, including campfire singalongs, croquet, drive-in movies, yoga, art classes, local farm experiences, tours with Sylvester Manor Farm, picnic hikes, and more. 

“With a timeless look and emphasis on comfort and the joy of simple pleasures, The Pridwin offers guests and families a fun, cheery escape from daily life,” says Curtis Bashaw, managing partner of Cape Resorts.

On Nov. 23, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) held its annual luncheon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event brought together the city’s hospitality community to celebrate travel, tourism, and the return of in-person events. It was a high-spirited gathering in a magnificent space. Guests were invited to browse the museum’s galleries, including the acclaimed “Matisse in the 1930’s” exhibit. 


(Almost) season’s greetings! It’s the time of year when we’re all thinking of ways to celebrate the holidays—whether that means arranging a gathering for groups or planning an activity to show your appreciation to your team and clients. New York, always a magical holiday destination, has a host of ways to get into the holiday spirit, with iconic performances and events. Here are some ideas:

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 30


October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place.