Princess
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Sky Princess completes sea trials ahead of October debut

Princess Cruises has reached another major milestone in preparation for the launch of its newest ship, Sky Princess, by completing the vessel’s sea trials. The 3,660-guest cruise ship set out to sea from a construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through its paces with a series of manoeuvres to test the propulsion, steering and navigational […]

Vegas
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Sahara Las Vegas returns to the Strip

Sahara Las Vegas has officially returned to the Las Vegas Strip. The former SLS Las Vegas will now operate under the resort’s original brand name – Sahara Las Vegas. Since Alex Meruelo purchased the property in April of last year, significant strides have been made in transforming the resort experience. Completed renovations within the $150 million resort overhaul include an […]

Royal
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Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences to open in late 2020

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is on track to open its doors to the public by quarter three of 2020, according Timothy Kelly, managing director of Atlantis Resorts & Residences. “The Royal Atlantis project is coming together quite well. “All of the design is complete, now it is just about finishing the project,” said Kelly. Located on Palm Jumeirah, […]

Savoy
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Savoy Palace opens to first guests in Madeira

The Savoy Palace has made its debut in Madeira, Portugal, expanding and elevating the Savoy Signature portfolio, a family-owned collection of historic hotels and resorts on the scenic island in the Atlantic. The award-winning local team of RH+ Arquitectos and the prominent Madeiran interior designer Nini Andrade Silva designed the dynamic modern palace hotel, which is the first and only Leading […]

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Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay welcomes new spa

Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay has unveiled a refreshed look after a recent extensive refurbishment. The spa enhancements include six renovated treatment rooms as well as a brand-new state-of-the-art fitness centre located on top of the spa with a panoramic view of the bay, a tranquil meditation sala and an indoor flying yoga studio. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle […]

German
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German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019

With an increase of 3.3 percent in June, German incoming tourism is continuing its steady growth. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten beds between January and June. This represents a three per cent (1.2 million) rise on the equivalent period of last […]

Europe

citizenM unveils plans for latest London property

citizenM has announced the acquisition of a Victoria property for its fourth London hotel, opening in 2021. The 226-room hotel will comprise basement and ground floor levels, with ten upper floors. Construction will commence in May next year, following the demolition of the existing Denison House, which will begin in November. The hotel will be built using citizenM’s innovative modular […]

Eclipse
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Scenic Eclipse sets sail from Reykjavik on maiden voyage

As Scenic Eclipse sets sail today on its inaugural voyage, a 13-day itinerary from Reykjavik to Quebec, the very first images of its luxurious interiors have been released. “Today is the fruition of many years of planning and work from a large and dedicated team to create a vessel and an experience which has set a brand-new benchmark in ultra-luxury discovery […]

Hotels
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Hotel History: Catskill Mountain Resort Hotels

This is the story of an area of 250 square miles, approximately an hour-and-a-half drive northwest of New York City, which over the course of the last century became a resort phenomenon unlike any other. The area had attracted tourists since the post-Civil War years because of its visual appeal and accessibility via two railroad lines, the Ontario & Western and […]

London
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Dukes London takes afternoon tea to new heights

With the quintessentially British tradition remaining as popular as ever, Dukes London has curated a quirky selection of teas with a twist to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week. With over 3.5 million vegans in the UK and the nation’s increasing appetite for plant-based eating, it’s official: veganism is here to stay. Dukes London sees no reason why being vegan means you […]