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Thanks to the Pandemic, Luxury Hotels Become Home

Villas and vacation houses are out; year-long hotel stays are in.

An ocean view room at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico.

An ocean view room at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico.

Source: Auberge Resorts

After a very quiet spring, Julie Danziger, the managing partner of travel advisory Embark Beyond, spent the greater part of June and July booking compelling domestic alternatives for her clients, who normally favor Italian villas and Greek resorts at the end of summer. But something strange happened in August: No one was ready to go home.

“Suddenly, all of my clients were asking where they could spend the rest of the year,” she explains, citing specific queries about Cape Cod, Mass.; Cabo San Lucas in Mexico’s Baja, California; and Saint Barthélemy.