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New Grecian Escape One&Only Aesthesis to Open in 2022

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New Grecian Escape One&Only Aesthesis to Open in 2022 - TOP25HOTELS.com - TRAVELINDEXAthens, Greece, January 19, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Discover a paradise of Athenian elegance drenched in nostalgic mid-century glamour. Situated in 21-hectares of exclusive beachfront estate in Southern Athens, One&Only Aesthesis will be the new Grecian escape. Wrapped in ancient mythology in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, where lavender lands meet sapphire waters and our collection of rooms, suites and villas embody the timeless glamour of the Aegean.

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Slated to open in late 2022, the One&Only Aesthesis gives travelers the best of both worlds: it’s located a short distance from bustling Athens and iconic sites such as the Acropolis while offering the relaxation and tranquility of a beachfront getaway.

Located on a sprawling coastal area in Southern Athens, just kilometers from the thriving city streets. Discover the natural thermal springs of Lake Vouliagmeni and the endless cove beaches bathed in ancient mythological landmarks. Transcend time in the eye of Greece, and allow your senses to come alive.

One&Only Aesthesis will offer 127 private rooms, breathtaking suites, and private villas designed to frame the enamoring natural beauty of the Grecian coastline. The architecture pays homage to mid-century design with high ceilings, woven leather, muted tones, and accent patterns that embody the inherent beauty of cosmopolitan Riviera.

Drenched in natural beauty, One&Only Aesthesis celebrates the ancient wonders of Athens. Lapped by secret waves, cloaked in flourishing greenery and just moments away from the vibrant metropolis of Athens, feel as if you are in your own private island, in the eye of Greece.

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About One&Only
At home in the world’s most inspiring locations, hand-picked for exceptional beauty and unique cultural charm, One&Only Beach Resorts, Nature Resorts, Urban Resorts and Private Homes are havens of outstanding style and service that place you in the heart of every fascinating environment. From incredible, authentic cuisine, to unique tailored excursions, and spectacular spaces to simply be; unforgettable moments begin at One&Only. Hand-picked for exceptional natural beauty and cultural charm, be transported by our collection of exclusive resorts, located in unspoilt, breathtaking destinations across the globe.

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Inside the Opulent Penthouse at Newly Opened Bvlgari Hotel Paris

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Inside the Opulent Penthouse at Newly Opened Bvlgari Hotel Paris - TOP25HOTELS.com - TRAVELINDEXParis, France, January 17, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Nested on Avenue George V, at the heart of the golden triangle, the Bvlgari Hotel Paris combines Bvlgari’s timeless glamour and heritage with a contemporary design and furniture by world-renowned Italian architects Antonio Citterio & Patricia Viel.

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The crown jewel in this exceptional setting is the Bulgari Penthouse, where an extraordinary rooftop garden landscaped with Mediterranean plants and fruit trees offers a panoramic view of the French capital’s famous monuments. Blown glass light installations, wooden panels and floor-to-ceiling windows have been used cleverly to make the penthouse much more than just a hotel accommodation. The penthouse suite (with a price tag that starts at €35,000/more than $39,000) spans two floors with its own private roof garden. Views of the Eiffel Tower are included.

Its soaring dining room is layered with antique Altai carpet and lit by a sparkling glass and gold chandelier. It has two kitchens, its own bar, a very large bedroom that looks onto the Eiffel Tower, a bathroom entirely clad in bookmatched Arabescato marble, an adjoining private fitness room, a hammam, a pantry, a living room and dressing room.

Alongside the Bvlgari Penthouse, the latest Parisian gem comprises 76 luxurious residences infused with an instant Italian flair and breathtaking 360° views all over Paris. It is home to Il Ristorante – Niko Romito and an oversized Spa featuring a 25m pool.

High above the intersection of the Avenue George V and Rue Pierre Charron, the majestic terrace is set against the backdrop of Paris timeless rooftops. Oaks, magnolias and philadelphus sit next to redcurrant bushes, apple trees and pear trees, giving the space the feel of Provence in the center of Paris Golden Triangle.

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About the Bvlgari Hotel Paris
Elegantly located Avenue George V, Bvlgari Hotel Paris is the latest jewel on the Golden Triangle of the City of Lights. This neighborhood, undoubtedly the most exclusive in Paris, is formed by Avenue George V, the Champs-Elysees and Avenue Montaigne. With the Bvlgari Hotel Paris at his heart, surrounded by luxury fashion houses and the city’s iconic cultural sites it attracts the world’s most glamorous crowds. The hotel, its vibrant bar and lounge, the elegant Il Ristorante – Niko Romito and its opulent Spa represent a unique playground for emotions.

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Luxury All-Suite Resort in Bali Converts to InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort

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Luxury All-Suite Resort in Bali Converts to InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort

Bali, Indonesia, January 14, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / IHG Hotels & Resorts and existing partner, PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima, are excited to expand the world’s first and largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, to Bali Indonesia. The 120-key all-suite and villa resort InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort will be a rebrand of the hotel formerly known as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, and will relaunch with a fresh identity and ready to welcome guests who want to live the InterContinental Life.

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The beachfront resort is located on Sanur Beach which is known for its long stretch of sandy beach with shallow waters and boasts 26 villas, each with a private pool, as well as 94 suites. It is located next to Holiday Inn Bali Sanur which opened in August 2021.

Serena Lim, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea said: “It’s fantastic to extend our partnership with the team at PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima and bring a second hotel into the IHG estate located on Sanur Beach.

“This signing fits in with our strategic focus to expand our luxury and lifestyle portfolio across Indonesia which continues to grow with existing brands as well as the debut of new brands including Kimpton and Regent in both city and resort locations.

“InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort will be a great addition to our Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio with its stunning beachfront location, expansive grounds, and the range of luxury suite and villa accommodation choices.

“Around the world we are seeing where people can travel, they are travelling and leisure demand has been the main segment driving the recovery making it a wonderful time to be expanding our brand presence in one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations.”

Pre-pandemic, Sanur Beach was growing in popularity with increasing supply of hotels, restaurants and bars and travellers looking to enjoy the laid-back nature of Bali while being easily accessible from the airport and the city.

Dato Sri Tahir, Chairman of Mayapada Group said: “Indonesia, including Bali, has started to open up to international travellers and I’m confident that we will see both domestic and international tourism rebound quickly.

“Reopening the resort now will help to support Bali’s tourism recovery as the island looks forward to the traditional peak demand period as well as hosting the G20 in October 2022. As a business we always look to give back to the community and with the rebrand to InterContinental we will be able to welcome back hotel colleagues and provide enhanced training and career opportunities with the backing of IHG’s global systems and processes.”

“I’m truly excited that our hotel will rebrand to the world’s largest luxury brand and look forward to seeing travellers enjoy the resort’s distinctive style and ambience in the stunning location of Sanur.”

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has become synonymous with bold exploration, travel and cultural discovery, having pioneered luxury travel in emerging and well-loved destinations for the past 75 years. This year, as the brand toasts its diamond anniversary, it invites guests to celebrate the joy of travel and rediscover InterContinental hotels and resorts around the world.

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Today, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 205 hotels and over 70 set to open in the coming years, as the vision of bringing luxury travel to emerging and established destinations continues. In Indonesia, travellers can experience the InterContinental Life at InterContinental Bali Resort on Jimbaran Bay, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah and InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar.

IHG Hotels & Resorts currently operates 25 hotels in Indonesia across a range of brands including Six Senses, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Twelve hotels are currently in the pipeline.

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Best Western Launches First Hotel in Kyoto, The Hotel Kyoto Palace

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Best Western Launches First Hotel in Kyoto, The Hotel Kyoto Palace

Kyoto, Japan, January 14, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts has reached two important milestones in Japan with the launch of The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western, which marks the group’s first hotel in Kyoto, the country’s former imperial capital and charming heritage city, and the inaugural BW Signature Collection® by Best Western branded property in Japan.

Nestled in the city’s central Nakagyo Ward, which is home to many of Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples, shrines and museums, as well as multiple shops and restaurants, The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western is an outstanding addition to this enchanting city. Its low-rise architectural style and wooden façade perfectly blend into the historical cityscape, while the locally-inspired interiors exude the essence of a traditional Japanese home.

In line with the independent spirit of the BW Signature Collection by Best Western brand, every aspect of this boutique hotel, from the lobby to the 57 guestrooms and suites, has been carefully considered to create an authentic ambiance that reflects the unique personality of its locale. The result is a guest experience that is deeply meaningful, memorable and highly distinctive.

Recommended room types at The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western include:

Premier Theatre Room: A cocoon of Japanese contemporary comfort, these rooms immerse guests in a cozy atmosphere of soothing earthy tones and wooden décor. The room is well-appointed with a comfortable living area and equipped with a sofa and 42-inch flatscreen TV, letting guests sit back, watch a movie and sink into complete relaxation.

Premier Triplet Room: Reflecting the traditional aesthetic of a Japanese “ryokan” inn, this is the ideal option for families and friends traveling together. The spacious living area features a double and single bed to accommodate up to three adults or two adults and a child, complemented by a full range of amenities to make every stay even more comfortable.

In addition to the modern in-room facilities, which include an IDD telephone, a minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities, all guests staying at The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western can enjoy signature amenities from the Cherry Blossom Collection. Crafted by Kyonoyuki, a Kyoto-born organic cosmetics brand, these exclusive amenities are presented in an elegant fabric drawstring purse with a classical Japanese floral pattern.

The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western also features a chic bar for daytime refreshments and cool evening drinks, a restaurant specializing in delicious Japanese and international cuisine, and a spa with separate areas for men and women – the perfect place to unwind with soothing treatments after a long day exploring the historical sites of Kyoto.

To celebrate its official opening, The Hotel Kyoto Palace, BW Signature Collection by Best Western is offering special rates for travelers in all room types. Best Western Rewards® members will also enjoy an additional discount with rates starting from just USD 235 per room per night.

About Best Western Hotels and Resorts
Best Western Hotels and Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel Group® global network. With 18 brands and approximately 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection® and BW Signature Collection®. Through acquisition, WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted collections are also offered. Completing the portfolio is SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay StudioSM franchises**.

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.
**All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown Appoints Aline Ibrahim as Director of Marketing

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown Appoints Aline Ibrahim as Director of Marketing - TRAVELINDEXDubai, UAE, January 13, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / A passionate hotelier with a penchant for effective communication, Aline spearheads Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s Marketing department. Her responsibilities include driving all brand exposure activities, conceptualising and leading promotions, and serving as a trusted brand advisor.

Joining Pullman Hotel & Residences in 2018 as the Senior Manager of Marketing, Digital & PR Communications; Aline progressed to her role as Marketing & Communications Manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown in 2020.

Prior to joining Accor, Aline lent her talents to prestigious organisations in the UAE and Lebanon. Her trilingual capabilities (English, Arabic, and French) paired with her diverse skills make her perfectly suited to her new role.

Committed to ongoing self-development, Aline has pursued a range of professional courses including Situational Selling, Leadership, Brand Dimensions Management, Visual Merchandising, and Photography. Commenting on her new role, Aline shares, “I’m delighted to progress to this exciting new role. I’m passionate about hospitality and consistently delivering an excellent guest experience. I’m honoured to have launched hotels, and grown them, during my career. And I look forward to taking Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s communications to greater heights in my new role”.

About Accor
Accor is a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more.

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Luxury Rosewood Hotel São Paulo Opened

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Luxury Rosewood Hotel São Paulo Opened

São Paulo, Brazil, January 12, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Encapsulating the city’s storied past and innovative future, the landmark new hotel marks a São Paulo renaissance. Rosewood São Paulo officially opened its doors, heralding Rosewood Hotels & Resorts entrance into South America as a new global icon for the ultra-luxury brand. Centrally located in the heart of the vibrant city near the lively Avenida Paulista, Rosewood São Paulo is a metropolitan oasis set within the historical enclave of Cidade Matarazzo, a complex of elegantly preserved buildings from the early 20th century that have been carefully transformed into private residences, high-end stores and entertainment venues. Anchoring the 30,000 square-meter mixed-used lifestyle hub, Rosewood São Paulo occupies the historic former hospital, Matarazzo Maternity, as well as a striking new vertical garden tower. The transformation of the heritage buildings is rooted in sustainability and makes Cidade Matarazzo Brazil’s largest upcycling project, with a focus on celebrating and protecting the country’s cultural heritage and natural environment.

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Spearheaded by entrepreneur Alexandre Allard, recognized for his involvement in the renaissance of the House of Balmain, and designed by leading international figures including the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel and artistic director Philippe Starck, Rosewood São Paulo is a love letter to Brazil, with a majority of the design materials both locally sourced and inspired by the country’s diverse culture. The new hotel is also home to a groundbreaking collection of 450 site-specific artworks, all created in partnership with local artists whose work draws from the multiplicity of the Brazilian experience.

Featuring 160 guestrooms and suites along with 100 Private Rosewood Suites available for purchase, the hotel’s luxurious accommodations are spread across the restored Matarazzo Maternity and the vertical garden tower. Rosewood São Paulo has instilled new life into Matarazzo Maternity, which holds great symbolic significance and sentimental meaning to the city as more than 500,000 Brazilians were born there. As both an emblem of the city’s rich history and a beacon guiding its future, Cidade Matarazzo holds a central place in the hearts of many generations of Paulistanos.

Rosewood São Paulo’s grounds also encompass the Chapel of Santa Luzia, another historic building that has been carefully restored to retain its ornate architecture from 1922. Throughout the renovation, the chapel’s original foundation revealed pieces of a rich and intricately adorned building that has been carefully refurbished and incorporated into the revived structure. The rebirth of Chapel of Santa Luzia comes timed to its 100-year anniversary as it reopens to a new era where it will continue to be used for weddings and other celebrations of life.

“It has been a true honor to help bring such a unique hotel project to life in one of the world’s most dynamic cities,” said Managing Director, Edouard Grosmangin. “The team behind Rosewood São Paulo has spent a decade on this project to ensure it honors and celebrates the heritage of the city while breathing new life into the destination. In doing so we’ve created a hotel that is a true love letter to the city, the nation, and its people. We look forward to welcoming the world to experience São Paulo’s dynamic offerings firsthand and provide the place from which a cultural journey can begin and end.”

Art, Architecture & Design

In line with Rosewood’s guiding A Sense of Place® philosophy, wherein the distinctive ethos of the destination is woven into the identity of the hotel, Rosewood São Paulo’s design was inspired by its deep Brazilian roots. Under the artistic direction of Starck, 57 Brazilian artists and artisans came together to produce a permanent collection of art featuring over 450 works. Treating the property like a once-in-a-lifetime art project, the team commissioned artists representing Brazil’s wide range of artist expression, from street art to indigenous art, to create site-specific works for virtually every space in the property. The artists were given just one guideline: creativity that respects the past yet points to the future. The result is that the hotel is in effect Brazil’s next great contemporary art museum, one that celebrates the natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture of its homeland.

Throughout the property, art tells different stories of life in Brazil across various mediums including sculpture, paintings, tile work, drawings, textiles and rugs. The entirety of the collection will be cataloged and detailed in a book available for guests and visitors both in rooms and public spaces. This book will tell the in-depth and nuanced narrative behind each project and highlight how each piece fits each into the larger tapestry of Brazil’s creative scene.

Standout works include hand-painted titles inspired by different flora and fauna of Brazil, created by Brazilian contemporary artist Sandra Cinto, that line the entire rooftop pool and bar area; a powerful graffiti-inspired painting encapsulating one of the maternity building’s corridors created by São Paulo’s own beloved street artist Caligrapixo, whose work focuses on capturing urban life in the dynamic city; and the work of up-and-coming artist Virgilio Neto, who created a series of original drawings on the rooftop foyer depicting imagined stories of the life of the beloved historical figure Count Matarazzo. Within the Chapel, Vik Muniz, one of Brazil’s most internationally acclaimed artists, created new glass rosettes inspired by Santa Luzia to replace the original stained glass that was discovered during the restoration of the building. In addition to the stunning beauty of the hotel’s design as a whole, there are nuances and intricate details throughout its design and art that aim to tell specific stories and honor both the heritage buildings and country at large.

A Focus on Sustainability

Rosewood São Paulo is committed to preserving Brazil’s natural environment with sustainability as one of the development’s guiding principles. Cidade Matarazzo is one of greenest developments in Brazil and the country’s largest upcycling project, with the project constructed of 100% locally sourced and upcycled materials. Sustainable features executed in the property’s design include a biodiversity program that repopulates the indigenous flora and fauna from the Mata Atlantica rainforest, including 250 trees up to 14 metres in height placed vertically on the Mata Atlantica Tower.

The property has committed to use 100% renewable energy within a year, including on-site solar panels and renewable-sourced energy. Creating a positive impact on the local community and environment is key to Rosewood São Paulo’s values and goals, and the building has been carefully planned to lessen the footprint wherever possible. The hotel is free of single-use plastics, and utilizes an in-house water filtration system to produce glass bottled water for guest consumption.

São Paulo’s Newest Dining Destination

Part of a larger culinary renaissance for the destination, Rosewood São Paulo brings six new dining venues to one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Designed for a variety of different occasions, the hotel’s food and beverage offerings present a resounding and memorable combination of world-class gastronomic experiences served in immersive and unique spaces. The elegant Le Jardin extends from the lobby to the beautiful gardens and is a cozy space bathed in natural light, serving modern cuisine 24 hours a day and providing the perfect setting for a casual lunch or enchanting dinner. Blaise, inspired by French-Swiss novelist Blaise Cendrars, is a more casual brasserie space serving a delicious mix of French cuisine influenced by elements of Brazilian gastronomy. The restaurant’s design highlights the imagination of the novelist who was himself enamored with Brazil and showcases the work of Brazilian artists including hand-designed ceramic tiles by Fernando de La Rocque. As a nod to its location in Matarazzo Maternity, the hand-painted tiles are designed to resemble classical Portuguese tiles but if observed closer, hidden in the composition of the tiles is an image of a woman giving birth. Blaise’s wooden walls are embedded with green stones, each made of glass created through a meticulous technique of polishing Brazilian volcanic stones that is done by the same machines used to cut diamonds. The third restaurant, Taraz, highlights South American cuisine and its share-style menu has been designed by acclaimed Chef Felipe Bronze to showcase the art of wood-fired cooking. The restaurant is located in front of the property’s collection of centenary olive trees and has been decorated by local artists and designers in a more traditional and rustic style, and through its name gives homage to the beloved Brazilian historical figure Count Matarazzo.

Additional outlets include Rabo di Galo, a jazz bar featuring bespoke libations and classic Brazilian bar snacks alongside live music. The overall design of the bar was inspired by the classic jazz clubs of the 1930s, featuring leather furniture, dark woods and indirect lighting to create an intimate atmosphere. Artist Rodrigo de Azevedo Saad, locally known as Cabelo, spent a total of 68 hours hand drawling on the ceiling of Rabo di Galo, which portrays a certain schizophrenic art resulting in the magical and primitive universe of patterns that repeat themselves. Inspired by the natural beauty of the crystal-clear pools in Brazil’s Bonito municipality, The Emerald Garden Pool & Bar is a restaurant set amidst beautiful tropical greenery offering family-friendly fare. The interior of the pool emulates the emerald shades of the natural pools found in Brazil’s Bonito region and is made of small pieces of tile in 40 different shades of green and blue, creating a unique gradient effect inspired by the colors of the rivers located in Bonito. The restaurant’s coasters and menus were designed by the Brazilian artist and illustrator Walmor Correa, famous for his sketches of imaginary creatures. The pool area is also home to Belavista Rooftop Pool & Bar, an exclusive adults-only space with panoramic views of the city. The entire roof and pool area features wood that is all from Tora Brasil and that has been certified by Brazil’s Forest Stewardship Council as part of the property’s commitment to sustainable development.

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World- Class Amenities

In concert with the unparalleled art and design and exceptional food and beverage experiences found at Rosewood São Paulo, extensive amenities include two pools, a cinema, a music studio, ample event space and an Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative wellbeing concept. Slated to open in 2022, Asaya at Rosewood São Paulo will bring the destination a unique wellness concept that delivers innovative and integrative solutions for personal transformation while encouraging positive growth and self-discovery for a fulfilling life. The opening of Asaya at Rosewood São Paulo will mark the first outpost of Rosewood’s forward-thinking wellbeing concept in the western hemisphere. The hotel will roll out further facilities and amenities over the course of its first year, complemented by a robust schedule of ever-changing programming.

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Banyan Tree to Open Buahan, a “No Walls, No Doors” Resort Concept in Bali

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Banyan Tree to Open Buahan, a “No Walls, No Doors” Resort Concept in Bali - TOP25HOTELS.com - TRAVELINDEXUbud, Bali, Indonesia, January 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Banyan Tree is set to open its first Banyan Tree Escape in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud in April 2022.

The resort has 16 balés that are designed to blend indoor-outdoor living areas with 180-degree panoramic nature views. Highlights include a zero-waste, farm-to-table, plant-based restaurant and a handful of secret “Hideaway Spots” scattered throughout the grounds, offering guests opportunities to read, meditate or simply commune with nature.

The guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its zero-waste farm-to-table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. The menu concept, 70 per cent of which is plant-based, is sourced locally within a one-hour drive from the property.

The Botanist Bar is centred around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages, while Toja Spa celebrates the wellbeing traditions from Buahan village and its surrounding areas, with a unique “open” garden experience.

Surrounded by rice paddies and lush jungle in northern Ubud, Buahan makes the most of its pristine natural surroundings with its “no walls, no doors” concept — creating an experience that allows guests to feel that they are one with nature.

At the resort’s heart are the Open Kitchen and Living Room, both open dining and lounge spaces created to evoke a sense of community. Here, guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its unique zero-waste farm to table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. The concept was developed through a collaboration with Agency X, a local consultant group that houses the acclaimed restaurant Locavore, Nusantara Restaurant, and The Night Rooster Cocktail Bar, creatively enhancing a sense of place.

About Banyan Tree Group
We are one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups, respected for our purpose-driven approach centred on wellbeing and sustainability. Founded in 1994, our stewardship mission is to create long-term value for all stakeholders and destinations across our network of properties, products and brands.

Our diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf courses and residences is centred on award-winning brands such as Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna, that offer exceptional design-led experiences in 48 properties and 13 countries around the world.

With almost 8,000 associates across 22 nationalities, Banyan Tree Management Academy (BTMA) supports people development and learning with integrity and meaning. We are also recognised for our commitment to environmental protection and community development through the Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF), which aligns the Group’s efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With over 2,700 industry awards and accolades since inception, we remain motivated anew, every day, to create positive change.

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Four Seasons Hotels to Manage Danieli Hotel in Venice

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Four Seasons Hotels to Manage Danieli Hotel in Venice - TOP25HOTELS.com - TRAVELINDEXVenice, Italy, January 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Four Seasons will add on one of the historic hotels in the lagoon: the Danieli. In Italy, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts signed on the San Domenico in Taormina and reopened after the complete renovation the Four Seasons in Milan, both owned by the Statuto group.

The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, whose majority owner is Bill Gates, will manage the historical Danieli Hotel in Venice, Italy. A plan to restructure and consolidate the building as well as to renovated and refurbish it has already been put forward, with a luxury hotel that would have an inventory of 200 rooms and suites and which will open in 2024. Pierre Yves Rochon has been entrusted to design the interiors of the hotel.

The Danieli is the oldest hotel in Venice, in uninterrupted activity for 200 years. Located near the Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, made up of three buildings: Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, from the twentieth century, Palazzo Casa Nuova, from the nineteenth, and Palazzo Dandolo, in Venetian Gothic style. The Danieli hosted many illustrious guests, from Goethe to Walt Disney. From Charles Dickens to Steven Spielberg. It was Giuseppe Dal Niel, in 1822, who transformed the building into a hotel, the Royal Hotel, known by everyone as “Danieli” after the owner’s name. It changed hands many times and then ended up in the portfolio of real estate developer Giuseppe Statuto, who had bought it in 2005 from Starwood.

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 117 hotels and resorts, and 44 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards.

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Best Western Signs Two New Projects in Vietnam’s Beachfront Paradise

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Best Western Signs Two New Projects in Vietnam’s Beachfront Paradise - TRAVELINDEXHo Tram, Vietnam, January 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts breaks new ground in Vietnam with the signing of an exciting two new projects in Ho Tram, the vibrant beachfront resort area just 110km from Ho Chi Minh City, which is set to redefine the regions tourism and hospitality industry.

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Best Western Hotels & Resorts has joined with Thien Binh Minh Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of the Charm Group, the highly respected real estate company, to introduce two new Best Western branded properties to this dynamic destination. Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Premier Collection by Best Western and Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Signature Collection by Best Western will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2024, comprising more than 1,000 rooms, suites and villas – across two properties – all in a prime seafront setting. Together, these world-class resorts will cater to all types of travelers, including couples, families, friends and groups.

This important agreement marks another key phase of Best Western Hotels & Resorts targeted expansion strategy in Vietnam, identified as one of the most attractive markets in Asia – and the world.

Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Premier Collection by Best Western will offer 458 upscale rooms and suites plus 90 luxurious villas, amid a landscape of lush gardens just steps from the sandy shore. Lifestyle-conscious guests will enjoy upmarket amenities and impeccable service, all influenced by local style and sophistication, in line with the high standards of the BW Premier Collection® brand.

Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Signature Collection by Best Western will feature 470 rooms and suites with unique design, wrapped in an enchanting ambiance of tropical gardens, swaying palms and sparkling pools. BW Signature Collection® is dedicated to creating truly unique experiences that reflect the personality of their destination. Guests can expect warm, welcoming service and modern amenities.

Together, these two properties will offer a wide range of accommodations for international and domestic guests seeking stylish stays on the serene coastline of southeast Vietnam. When they are not unwinding on the beach, travelers can take advantage of many fantastic attractions in and around Ho Tram, including traditional fishing villages, temples, hot springs, golf courses and more. Ho Chi Minh City and Tan Son Nhat International Airport are just a short drive away, making the destination easily accessible.

Cyrill Czerwonka, Best Western Hotels & Resorts Senior Regional Director of Development – Asia, said: “We are delighted to be part of this landmark project, which will enhance Charm Groups status in the global hospitality sector, elevate the Vietnamese tourism industry, and strengthen Best Westerns upscale and luxury portfolio in this important Asian market.” He added, “Our new BW Signature Collection resort will provide home-away-from-home comfort and value, while the BW Premier Collection branded property will showcase authentic boutique hospitality, with premium rooms and suites plus 90 private villas that will attract discerning guests and honeymooners. We look forward to working closely with Charm Group as we bring this spectacular development to life.”

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This signing marks the latest phase of Best Western Hotels & Resorts expansion strategy in Vietnam. With four high-end hotels and resorts now operating, 16 new properties signed and ongoing discussions for more, including several in partnership with some of Vietnams most highly regarded real estate companies, the group is targeting over 20 branded hotels and resorts to be operational by the end of 2024.

About Best Western Hotels and Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel Group® global network. With 18 brands and approximately 4,500 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection® and BW Signature Collection®. Through acquisition, WorldHotelsTM Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted collections are also offered. Completing the portfolio is SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay Studio® franchises**.

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.
**All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.

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Barbados Newest Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat

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Barbados Newest Luxury All-Inclusive Retreat

Saint Lawrence Gap, Barbados, January 6, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The O2 Beach Club and Spa is a five-star, all-inclusive luxury boutique resort located on the island’s beautiful southern coast. Escape to a chic, tropical paradise set on a 1,000 feet of powder white beach fringing the glistening turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The O2 Beach Club and Spa offers unparalleled comfort and personalized service throughout your stay. Unwind in luxuriously appointed guest rooms, suites, and residences featuring contemporary design and upgraded amenities.

With a host of dining, wellness, and relaxation options, our island haven provides the perfect setting for an indulgent Barbados holiday. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel like the newest VIP member of the coolest new beach club in Barbados.

Relax in any of the luxurious guest rooms, suites or residences all featuring contemporary décor and upgraded amenities. With almost every room offering a breathtaking view you’ll truly be spoilt for choice.

The resort features 130 luxurious rooms and suites, and guests can choose between three different service offerings, or “Collections”: Club, Luxury, and Concierge. Club Collection rooms are the resort’s standard offering with the option of king or twin beds. The adults only Luxury Collection includes ocean view and oceanfront suites, as well as swim-up rooms that access the resort’s adult-only river pool and swim-up bar.

Relax in any of our 130 guest rooms, suites or residences all featuring contemporary décor and upgraded amenities. With almost every room offering a breathtaking view you’ll truly be spoilt for choice.

All guests have access to the resort’s three scenic pools, including one of the only rooftop pools in Barbados. For the ultimate relaxation, guests can visit the Acqua spa with treatments that focus on healing through water. The spa also boasts the only Hammam room on the island.

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