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Are you considering going on a quiet getaway, a time to rest, and to reflect on the challenges 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon the world?

The world has moved through three-quarters of 2020. And so far, it has been interesting and extremely challenging. 

 Why?

Succinctly stated, the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has spread rapidly through the world’s population, resulting in over 40 million infections and 1 119 545 deaths to date. These global figures are currently increasing between 300 000 and 420 000 infections per day. Similarly, the total fatality rate is going up by 6 000 and 8 000 every 24 hours.

Most of the world’s governments instituted a hard lockdown or shelter-in-place order where all non-essential businesses were closed. Residents were confined to their homes, only being allowed out to buy food and seek medical attention.

These national and state-wide lockdowns were lifted by the start of the northern hemisphere summer. However, countries and states are attempting to implement local lockdowns in neighborhoods where the virus numbers are shooting up once again.

As an aside, only two countries, Israel and Ireland, have reinstated national lockdown measures to slow down the virus’s R rate or the reproduction rate.

What does the COVID-19 pandemic have to do with the boutique hotels like the Condor Hotel in Brooklyn and the need for a quiet getaway?

The succinct answer to this question is that the mental health consequences of the global pandemic and the need for social distance have led to issues such as anxiety, major depression, and general burnout.

Note: Burnout is not an official psychiatric diagnosis, but it describes a “state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.” And “it occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.”

A quiet, relaxing getaway is one of the best answers to the question of how to recover from burnout.

At the outset of this discussion, it is essential to note that, according to Wikipedia.com, a boutique hotel is described as a “small hotel which typically has between 10 and 100 rooms in settings with upscale accommodations and individualized, unique selling points” like a strong personality or theme, is steeped in the local culture and focuses on high-quality food and beverage.

Thus, let’s consider the reasons to stay at a boutique hotel rather than a large hotel chain.

1. Small, intimate setting

As highlighted above, a boutique hotel should have no more than 100 rooms. The Condor, for instance, has 35 rooms, each with a private bathroom. These rooms are a talking point for The Condor. Each room features contemporary décor with luxurious bedding, modern amenities, and a private entrance onto the hotel property’s stunning garden.

The most significant benefit of this hotel is that there will never be a large number of guests at any given moment. Therefore, you can relax and enjoy yourself in a peaceful, tranquil environment.

2. Strong personality or ambiance

Again, the maximum number of guests plays a major role in the hotel’s ambiance. In other words, a boutique hotel’s environment is individualistic, has an independent attitude, and staff are extremely attentive to guests.

Concierge staff go out of their way to offer guests a one-of-a-kind experience providing the special touches. They also organize tours to local tourist sites. For example, the Condor is located in the historical Williamsburg district of Brooklyn. If asked, the staff will recommend which sights to visit.

3. Infused with local flavor

Boutique hotels often take on the cultural heritage of its surrounding buildings. Again, if we use our example of the Williamsburg district, we can see how the Condor has taken on the local culture to become an integral part of the district.

Williamsburg is infused with a combination of history and the area’s gentrification with a contemporary art scene, the hipster culture, and a vibrant nightlife.

As a town, Williamsburg originated in 1638 when the Dutch West India Company bought the town’s land from the Lenape Native Americans who lived in the area. The area grew, and in 1855, several villages and towns were joined together to form Brooklyn. And in 1898, the five boroughs, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan, were consolidated into the modern New York City.

The town of Williamsburg is best known for the Battle of Williamsburg, as part of the American Civil War in 1862. The Wikipedia.com article on this battle has noted that “much of the battlefield has been lost to development, but the Civil War Trust (a division of the American Battlefield Trust) and its partners have acquired and preserved 69 acres (0.28 km2) of the battlefield.”

This precinct forms an integral part of the historical part of Williamsburg and the greater Brooklyn area and often forms part of local tours around Williamsburg.

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Have a virtual visit with Santa this year with Airbnb

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

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“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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