Hotel of the week
The only grande dame on Paris’ arty Left Bank has reopened her century-old doors, said Chantel Tattoli in CNTraveler.com. Once a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway and Josephine Baker, Hotel Lutetia has emerged from a major renovation looking gorgeous. The 184 guest rooms and suites are all done in navy or gray, and they look out on bustling urban scenes that “you actually want to pause and gape at” (think bakeries, chic shoppers, and cobblestones). The hotel’s new jazz bar “nods to the boho spirit of the place,” and the new spa includes a sunlit swimming pool.
hotellutetia.com; doubles from $843
Last-minute travel deals
Escape to Canada
Spend a night in a yurt on a private island in Nova Scotia for $600, or $899 per couple. The package includes biking and snorkeling, lunch and dinner, and a guided kayaking trip to a seal colony. Available on select dates through Oct. 7.
An African safari
Travel Discounters offers a seven-night South Africa package that includes a safari and a tour of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls. International and domestic travel included. From $3,199 per person. Book by Aug. 18; depart between Jan. 10 and Feb. 20.
In advance of its official opening, Skylark Negril Beach Resort in Jamaica is offering introductory rates starting at $115 in late August. The resort is set on beautiful Seven Mile Beach. A free foot treatment is included.