Champs-Elysées and Place de la Concorde to be transformed into ‘extraordinary garden’
It is a project in the pipes for more than 3 years now which will undoubtedly end up seeing the light of day in Paris. The complete redevelopment of the 2km avenue between the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde enters a new dimension since the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo indicated that she wanted to redo the Place de la Concorde before the start of the Olympic Games, then all of the Champs Elysées thereafter.
Travel artisan, Orient Express chooses Rome, "the Eternal City" as the first stopover for its hotels collection. Opening expected at the end of 2023.
Forbes Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, New York has announced that as of 1 April 2021 the hotel will once again be welcoming guests.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri sent shock waves throughout the social media world recently when he announced that the ubiquitous platform would start hiding “likes’ for US audiences. He claims the change is intended to take pressure off content creators in the hopes of bolstering creativity. While some travel influencers are taking the news in stride, others are much more concerned that such a move will diminish their status throughout the hospitality industry. A possible ripple down effect could ultimately result in a reduced revenue stream for scores of Instagram travel influencers, many of whom currently rely on the number of “likes” when partnering with a particular brand. Here are opinions from across the travel spectrum concerning what the announcement will ultimately mean for the industry.
Because taking care of yourself is essential, and we know that you guys travel a lot, we have answered one of the questions that you ask us more and more often! What are the best spas in the world? After intense research, because there are more spa resorts than it seems (not all of them of quality), our VISION Destinations experts have concocted for you a top 5 of the most beautiful luxury spas in the world for a dream stay. Whether in Paris, Tokyo, the Maldives or Mexico, these luxury spas are waiting for you! Unfortunately for those looking for a "spa near me" we are sorry but you will probably have to take the plane ... Discover our selection for a romantic spa weekend (or for a week) in a luxury hotel.
Amanzoe, the expert opinion
A palatial white structure piercing the Greek countryside's tranquillity, the ultra-exclusive Amanzoe Hotel is a truly unique destination. Yet the grandeur of the hotel is not overstated. Designed by legendary Aman architect Ed Tuttle, the Amanzoe has become a sophisticated haven for luxury-seeking holidaymakers in recent years. Its location means guests enjoy panoramic views across the neighbouring vineyards and olive groves, out as far as the eye can see towards the sparkling coastline of the Aegean Sea. With exceptional service combined with the allure of the contemporary villas and pavilions, the Amanzoe 5 star hotel really does offer its guests unrivalled luxury in the heart of the Greek countryside. Read our hotel review :
Hilton today announced the signing of management agreements to bring its iconic luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, as well as lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, to the Seychelles. The properties are scheduled to open in 2023 and will build upon an already impressive Hilton portfolio on the archipelago, in addition to the soon-to-be-opened Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts.
Iceland has become one of the first countries in the world to re open its doors to vaccinated passengers from anywhere in the world, and the first country in the EU/Schengen area to do so. It means that Americans (but not only) who have been fully vaccinated (2 injections), can head to Iceland from Thursday 18 March 2021, one year after most of Europe was closed to third party countries.
The Ultra-Luxury Brand Unveils the design team and 2024 opening date for the highly anticipated London hotel. The Chancery Rosewood will be the second Rosewood hotel in London.
Located on the prestigious avenue Montaigne in Paris, Hotel Plaza Athénée is one of the best palace. Check out our review of this iconic hotel.
Launched in 2012, the Gateway foundation aims to promote the conquest of space by imagining daring projects. Among these projects is the Californian company Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC) which is in the process of developing Voyager Station: an impressive space hotel. A project that should see the light of day in 2025 if we are to believe the calendar unveiled by members of the organization in a live YouTube event held on February 1st.
Dubai is the epicenter of opulent, palatial resorts, with hundreds of five-star residences of varying styles and designs offering visitors a superb choice of accommodation while visiting the Emirate. Thanks to its iconic location at the very western tip of the artificial island, The Palm, The One & Only The Palm (one of the One & Only dubai hotels) offers both luxury and tranquillity and is one of Dubai's very best residences. Let’s take a look at some of the features that makes a stay at the One & Only the Palm a genuinely memorable experience.
Dubai is a city that never fails to impress anyone who plans to visit- the rich history, glamorous architecture, sky dominating buildings, lively nightlife are all proof to why it is called the ‘city of the future’.
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