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Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin via 360 MAGAZINE.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, the city’s grande dame hotel located just opposite the Brandenburg Gate, has launched an innovative augmented reality (AR) smartphone app.

Developed in collaboration with the Berlin start-up company ZAUBAR, the new Adlon AR app gives viewers virtual access to a total of four extraordinary places throughout the historic hotel. After a trip through the hotel’s 116-year history, the app user walks through Pariser Platz, strolls down the hotel’s red carpet, is greeted by a bellboy and enters the elegant lobby, which can be viewed in 360° mode.

The virtual entry into the hotel’s legendary Royal Suite – which has been the home away from home in Berlin for countless heads of state, royals and celebrities – offers more than just a keyhole view. Here, the guest interacts with the butler Ricardo, who attends to the needs of the hotel’s three presidential suites.

For the culinary finale to the AR tour, the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer restaurant, opens its virtual doors and menus. At each of the AR stations throughout the hotel visit, app users can take photos and videos of the interactive 3D scenery with their smartphones; these are then saved and stamped with the Adlon watermark for sharing on social media.

“The illusion is perfect,” says Karina Ansos, the Adlon’s managing director. “It’s a bit like the Starship Enterprise on the holodeck – visitors check in with us wherever they are in real life and let themselves be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of our hotel.”

The individual stations are also accompanied by audio guides, voiced by Ranja Bonalana and Tom Vogt, the German dubbing voices of Oscar-winning actors Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth.

For more information about the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, please visit HERE.

CHRISTMASTIME IN ZURICH via 360 MAGAZINE

CHRISTMASTIME IN ZURICH

For the holiday season, Zurich embraces the festive spirit with light installations, Christmas markets, pop-ups and festive treats around every corner. 

This year, travelers can stay at the HOTEL NOËL, a pop-up hotel experience now in its second year, running between November 25-December 26, 2022 with 10 rooms in 10 hotels individually designed by different artists, reflecting creative contemporary interpretations of the Christmas season under the theme of “The Christmas Paradox.” Artist duo huber.huber will transform a room at AMERON Zurich Bellerive au Lac into a beautiful night sky where guests can sleep under the Star of Bethlehem. At the Neues Schloss Privat Hotel Zurich, Veli & Amos will cover the ceiling with colored light slogans and drawings to create positive vibes; guests can even take home one of the light works as a gift. Hotel Rössli will be hosting Swiss-born multimedia artist Olaf Breuning, who will be displaying 15 drawings, each composed of various Christmas archetypes – such as Santa Claus and Christmas trees – seen from a completely new and unexpected perspective.

Each year, the city marks the start of the Christmas season with the “Lucy” Christmas lighting ceremony (named after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds“) on Zurich’s main shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, in which 12,000 specially cut glass LED crystals light up simultaneously, creating a vision of a sparkling starry sky. On the same night – this year falling on November 24, 2022 – the Christmas markets open and the holiday season is officially underway.

Each Christmas market in Zurich offers its own unique magical atmosphere. Christkindlimarkt at Zurich Main Station, which is the largest indoor Christmas market in Europe, features a 50-foot Christmas tree adorned with thousands of sparkling Swarovski crystals. Christmas Market Dorfli in Zurich’s Old Town is the city’s oldest Christmas market, featuring treats from fondue and raclette to artisanal crafts. Held in front of the Opera House, the Wienachtsdorf market hosts more than 100 market stalls with merchandise for all tastes, including glühwein and unique jewelry. A real crowd pleaser is the Christmas Market at Werdmühleplatz where various choirs from across the region line up in rows to create a “Singing Christmas Tree” and spread their holiday cheer through their repertoire of carols.

Visitors can take in the festive season by sampling local mulled wine at pop-up locations and cozy spots throughout the city, as well as taking a ride on the Fondue Tram, transporting guests in an old-fashioned tram through the city while enjoying delicious cheese fondue. Children can take a ride through the city center with St. Nicholas on the historical Christmas fairy tale tram, Marlitram, or venture to the elf village located on the terrace of the Opera House to find Santa Claus’s post office and a special Christmas market. Visitors can even go tobogganing in the middle of Zurich on the local mountain, Uetliberg.

Las Catalinas Announces Opening of Papagayo Taphouse

Costa Rica’s car-free town adds to growing restaurant and retail offerings

Inspired by New Urbanism and the seaside hill towns of the Mediterranean, the car-free town of Las Catalinas continues to take shape and evolve since it began construction in 2009. The first neighborhood to be built in Las CatalinasBeach Town, is now nearing its completion and is a model for car-free living and intricate design. The low-rise Beach Town is extremely permeable for people on foot, and its textured hardscapes encourage maximum human-to-human interaction. As this scenic coastal town continues to grow, Las Catalinas adds to its eclectic list of food and beverage and retail offerings with the opening of its newest restaurant in Beach Town.

Recently opened in early November 2022, Beach Town in Las Catalinas welcomes Papagayo Taphouse by Papagayo Brewing Co. Leading the way with sustainability and sustainable brew practices throughout Costa Rica, Papagayo Brewing Co. is a Liberia-based brewery and tasting room producing quality craft beers accentuating the Guanacaste climate and culture. Just a stone’s throw from the Liberia airport, its flagship location produces craft beers proudly “hechas en Guanacaste” (made in Guanacaste) and inspired by the local culture and climate. With the strong belief that quality craft beer should be as refreshing as it is flavorful, Papagayo Brewing Co. is the beer to take from the brewery to the beach. Their taproom offers private group tours which is something not all craft breweries in Costa Rica offer.

Some of Papagayo Brewing Co.’s highlights include the Beach Lager (5%), an easy-drinking traditional lager; Tropical IPA (6.2%), known for its intense flavor of tropical fruits and juicy hops; Sour Gose (4.5%), a German-style sour beer with pink Himalayan salt and hibiscus; and the Passion Fruit Ale (5.5%), a light, golden pale ale with local passion fruit. The brewery just released its newest beer, the Offshore Ale, an American wheat ale with floral and citrusy notes. The IPA Series is a limited batch series with the first release date in May and the second release in August of this year.

For many years, the craft beer boom has steadily grown in North America,  but the last five or so years has seen significant growth in the craft beer market in Costa Rica. Although the capital city of San Jose continues to be the leader in the craft beer scene in the country, Guanacaste is starting to see an influx of small micro-breweries to craft breweries with innovative and robust menus. Throughout Guanacaste, brew pubs, taprooms, and distributor breweries are pulling from local traditions, fresh ingredients, and even the Blue Zone water to brew beer that reflects the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. 

Papagayo Taphouse adds to the growing list of food and beverage offerings in Beach Town. Situated in the lively gathering place of Plaza Mercado, other openings this year included: Pots & Bowlsthe popular restaurant that first opened as a food truck in the height of the pandemic now operating as a stand-alone restaurant and its new sister restaurant next door called Pascual offering farm-to-table tapas and a wide selection of wines. This summer also saw the opening of Coquelicot, a charming European style food cart specializing in ice cream and waffles.

Focusing on creating a better way of life, the New Urbanist philosophy centers on building walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity, and accessible public spaces and parks to encourage livability, environmental sustainability, and innovation. The 21-acre Beach Town is a vibrant network of narrow passages, stair streets, and intimate public spaces. With nearly all of the buildings located on a small plaza or park, Beach Town embraces the core values of Las Catalinas by linking people, places, and conversations together in an authentic way.

About Las Catalinas, www.lascatalinascr.com

The conscious town of Las Catalinas is Costa Rica’s newest desirable beach town, currently with 142 homes complete and 150 full-time residents. Inspired by New Urbanist philosophy, the car-free, highly walkable town will include several inns and intimate hotels, shops, restaurants, retail, day spas, pedestrian streets, parks, plazas, and recreational facilities, all located between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches and 1,000 acres of protected tropical dry forest, which are interlaced with extensive hiking and biking trails. Within the town, the walkable public spaces are interwoven with nature, and the architecture emphasizes indoor-outdoor living and scenic views. Cars are refreshingly absent. Founder Charles Brewer’s core values and beliefs include environmental stewardship, connection to one another and to the rhythms of nature, promotion of wellness, and an emphatic preference for quality of life over quantity of material possessions, understanding that the “good life” is not about material possessions but about human connections, good health, and ecological sustainability.

OVOLO HOTELS: "Do Good, Feel Good" via 360 MAGAZINE

OVOLO HOTELS: “Do Good, Feel Good”

OVOLO HOTELS LAUNCHES “DO GOOD, FEEL GOOD” SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

Ovolo Hotels, the award-winning lifestyle hotel collection with properties in Australia, Hong Kong and Bali, has announced the launch of its brand-wide “Do Good, Feel Good” sustainability initiative, including the “Green Perk” pledge to plant a tree, in association with Eden Reforestation Projects, for every direct booking at its hotels.

“Do Good, Feel Good” follows Ovolo’s vegetarian “Plant’d” pledge and features the following key highlights across the two key pillars of “Planet” and “People”:

PLANET

  • Beginning on November 1, 2022, Ovolo will partner with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant one tree in Nepal for every direct booking at any Ovolo property, as part of its “Green Perk” program.
  • Working with EarthCheck to ensure all actions are science-backed, strategic and sustainable.
  • The Plant’d Pledge which promotes vegetarian and plant-based cuisine across Ovolo Hotels restaurants and bars.
  • A commitment to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.
  • Designing new hotels responsibly to include sustainable materials and fittings and achieve Green Certification for all Ovolo-owned new-build hotels.
  • Eliminating single-use plastics by 2023.
  • Measuring and managing carbon emissions, water, waste and energy consumption.
  • Sourcing locally and organically wherever possible.

PEOPLE

  • Protecting the mental and physical well-being of employees and increasing development and learning opportunities for all.
  • Providing education, nutrition and healthcare for disadvantaged children in Indonesia and Hong Kong:
  • Ovolo has partnered with Bali Children’s Foundation, which help thousands of children complete school, find employment, and improve their lives and the life of their community. Ovolo has sponsored a school in Bali with classroom upgrades, class delivery for a year and a stationery kit for each student in the elementary school of SDN 3 Sidetapa in North Bali. www.balichildrenfoundation.org
  • Ensuring a 50/50 breakdown of women and men in management positions by 2025.
  • Doubling fundraising efforts by 2025.
  • Promoting local art, culture and history to support local communities.

“Our commitments go beyond environmental indicators and include issues such as celebrating diversity and inclusion, supporting children and schools, sourcing locally and building hotels that give back to their communities in a meaningful way,” said Dave Baswal, Ovolo Group Chief Executive Officer. “We want to make better choices for ourselves and the planet and play our part in ensuring a better future for all.”

Whenever guests book directly with Ovolo, they will receive a message after their stay with details of where their tree has been planted and the corresponding impact on the environment. In the spirit of transparency to its guests, staff and investors, and in a continual effort to improve its sustainability credentials, Ovolo has also committed to producing an annual sustainability report, verified by a third-party auditor.

“Transparency and alignment with initiatives and sustainability development goals is key for us; we don’t just want to talk the talk, but we want to be held accountable to walk the walk too,” Dave Baswal concluded.

For more information, visit www.ovologroup.com/do-good-feel-good

ABOUT OVOLO:

The Ovolo Group was founded by entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala and first entered the real estate market in 2002; then further expanded into the hotel industry in 2010. Ovolo Hotels quickly became one of Hong Kong and Australia’s most dynamic independent owner operated hospitality firms by providing guests with the best in effortless living across hotels and food and beverage outlets.

The Ovolo Group is a collection of contemporary hotels that keep you connected to the little luxuries you love, all effortlessly included. The company prides itself on being in touch with the modern traveler through award-winning interior designs, detail-driven comforts, complimentary value-added services like the mini bar and breakfast, with cutting-edge technology. Ovolo Hotels have been acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, receiving the accolade “Hotel Brand of the Year”, at the 2019 and 2020 HM Awards.

A proud Hong Kong brand, Ovolo Group remains a family-owned and privately-operated business operating four hotels and three restaurants in Hong Kong, and eight hotels and seven restaurants across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

Ovolo also has the By Ovolo Collective within its portfolio of hotels, a distinctive collection of four hotels each one unique, each one special, the more guests explore, the more they’ll find. These include Nishi Apartments in Canberra Australia, The Sheung Wan by Ovolo and The Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, and Mamaka Kuta Beach in Bali Indonesia.

As of March 2021, Dash Living collaborated with Ovolo Hotels to launch two new generation of serviced rental solutions in Hong Kong. A total of 135 rooms and suites that form part of a new generation of serviced rental solutions for hyper-mobile millennials will be available for booking. The Aberdeen by Dash Living, soon-to-be converted from Mojo Nomad By Ovolo, offers 79 rooms ranging from studios to executive suites. The 56-room The Sheung Wan By Ovolo, only remaining under Ovolo’s management for stays under 7 days, will offer units from studio, one bedroom, to family room options.

Ovolo acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we are located. We recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and culture, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Victor and Dustin Drai celebrate 25th Anniversary at Drai’s After Hours VIA 360 MAGAZINE

Drai’s 25th Anniversary

Drai’s Commemorates Incredible 25-Year Anniversary with a VIP Celebration and All-Night Party

Opened in 1997, Victor Drai’s iconic nightclub changed the Las Vegas landscape by introducing nightlife to the Las Vegas Strip

The iconic Drai’s Las Vegas, founded by legendary nightlife innovator Victor Drai, celebrated its remarkable 25-year anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 15 at its original Las Vegas location at Drai’s After Hours. Hosted by Drai and his son, Dustin Drai, who currently serves as vice president of entertainment at Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub and is also his father’s business partner for Drai’s After Hours, the VIP event was a celebration of Drai’s past, present and future with a guest list that included current and former employees, executives and performers, reuniting to share fond memories, photos and stories of the historic club.

The evening’s formal presentation was highlighted by an official proclamation presented to Drai by Clark County Commissioners Tick Segerblom and William McCurdy II, symbolizing Drai’s standing as a one-of-a-kind Las Vegas hallmark, as well as a special video message from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

With a nod to what he calls the “Drai’s family” both past and present, Dustin Drai stated, “Yes, we’re celebrating 25 years of Drai’s Las Vegas, but what we’re really celebrating is 25 years of being a part of Las Vegas nightlife and how my father has created not only jobs for the people that have worked here, but the nightlife industry overall which has provided livelihoods and careers to thousands and thousands of people who may or may not have come to Las Vegas without him coming here.”

Victor and Dustin were honored with a specially crafted 25-year anniversary cake before mingling and partying the night away at Drai’s After Hours, where guests including Wiz Khalifa, who headlined a Drai’s LIVE concert at Drai’s Nightclub earlier in the night, enjoyed an electric party that featured the return of many of Drai’s original house DJ’s who brought the night’s vibe back to the club’s early roots of house music.

Founder and visionary Victor Drai brought Drai’s, his uber-popular Los Angeles restaurant, to Las Vegas in 1997. By 1999, Drai’s had become Las Vegas’ in-demand hotspot for after-hours, with a line of people clamoring to get in from late at night through the early morning. In 2014, Drai expanded his nightlife footprint to the 11thstory rooftop of the hotel with the introduction of Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub, a palatial 65,000-square-foot club, as part of the property’s rebrand to The Cromwell, a swanky boutique hotel. Drai’s After Hours remains in its original location in the basement of the property – where the walls are still awash in Drai’s signature red with Victor’s legendary art collection hanging from the walls. 

Victor’s son, Dustin Drai, now ensures the continued success of his father’s vision by overseeing Drai’s After Hours and bringing epic full-length performances by A-list artists to the Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub stage as part of the Drai’s LIVE series.

The Drai’s celebration weekend kicked off with a bang on Friday, Oct. 14, when music superstar Chris Brown attended the high energy concert by Grammy-nominated singer, Fabolous, at Drai’s Nightclub.

Over the past 25 years, Drai’s has hosted countless superstars and icons including Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Kourtney Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, Rick Ross, 50 Cent and more who have performed or partied at Drai’s in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. There have been several exclusive events at Drai’s including E! Network’s Oscar Viewing and After Party in 2010, Jones and Chris Brown’s “Thriller” Night in 2015, and the Billboard Music Awards After Party in 2016. 

Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s top-charting artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Lil Baby and TIP to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with banner performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Friday – Saturday throughout the month. Drai’s Nightclub will be open on Sunday, Oct. 30 for a special Halloween weekend celebration. The upcoming Drai’s Nightclub lineup can be found at https://draisgroup.com/las-vegas/calendar-view/.

About Drai’s Nightclub

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the pinnacle of nightlife in Las Vegas, Drai’s Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Nightclub is a 30,000-square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000-square-feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Baby in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. The legendary Drai’s After Hours has solidified itself as the ultimate late-night, see-and-be-seen party destination for 25 years. Drai’s After Hours is a sleek, sexy lounge where DJs play chart-topping songs of today, including top 40, Latin and hip-hop music. In addition to bottle service, Drai’s After Hours is one of the only spots on the Strip to offer hookah nightly. Drai’s After Hours is open from 1 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at DraisGroup.com. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @draislv, @draisbeachclub and @draisafterhours.

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell – named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choicerecipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Awardand the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip – brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace – The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000-square-foot casino, Bound – the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.

Miami's DJ Cardi via 360 MAGAZINE

DJ CARDI 3-DAY PARTY

Miami’s DJ Cardi Talks 3-Day Party on 360 MAG Spotify/Apple podcast w/ Vaughn | HERE.

Miami’s Premiere DJ Cardi Hosts Destination 3-Day Party in the Bahamas at the Hilton At Resorts World Bimini in North Bimini, Bahamas. 

Spend Labor Day weekend in paradise with DJ Cardi experiencing the best beats in the world on Sept. 2 – 4 at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini Hotel in North Bimini, Bahamas with beautiful ladies and the hottest men while enjoying a stunning tropical oasis. 

Located 50 miles off the coast of Miami, join the closest private beach to the coastal United States with DJ Cardi at Resorts World Bimini Beach which features two lagoon pools, lounge chairs and day beds, hammocks, oceanfront and poolside private cabanas, multiple bars, bohemian-inspired furnishings and décor, and Caribbean-inspired beachfront dining with unobstructed ocean views.

Hotel packages for this special three-day Caribbean getaway start at $549 per person and includes; concert tickets, round-trip transportation, hotel stay, and complimentary entry to Resorts World Bimini Beach.

Interested parties can also opt to partake in the fun by making it a day trip and purchase individual concert tickets for $22 plus fees are HERE.

DJ Cardi isn’t the only talent to make the three-day weekend memorable—Comedian Mario Ramil will also provide standup entertainment during the weekend’s epic parties and festivities.

DJ Cardi’s popular remixes can be heard in DJ sets around the globe and have helped him build a renowned reputation within the music and entertainment industry as one of Miami’s hottest DJs.

Combining his love for r&b and hip hop with infectious, feel-good disco and tropical house, DJ Cardi is known to uplift and inspire crowds with feel good vibrations and epic music mixes. 

Learn more about South Florida’s iconic purveyor of music, DJ Cardi, and book him for your upcoming events by going HERE

Follow DJ Cardi on Instagram for more updates and to find out about what event he is DJ’ing next go HERE.

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SHEDIR COLLECTION – UMILTÀ 36

Shedir Collection announces the opening of Umiltà 36 in the heart of Rome on August 18, 2022. 

Umiltà 36 is the latest addition to the Shedir Collection portfolio of historical hotels built for the modern traveler. Located just a few steps from the world-renowned Trevi Fountain, the hotel embodies the majesty of the Roman architecture via its style, luxury, and refinement. The building has been restored to its original grandeur with a renovation process that lasted over 18 months led by CaberlonCaroppi studio. The architects zeroed in on the original heights of the ceilings and the ample, single spaces that culminate in the Grand Hall — where the lobby is located — and put a spotlight on the original marble staircase that leads into the upper floors.

The property features 47 rooms, a literary cafe housed in the lobby lounge, a rooftop lounge and bar with unobstructed views of the Eternal City, and the on-property Argentinian restaurant, El Porteño. In addition, Umiltà 36 features an ample meeting room, with a maximum capacity of 30 people, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

The originality of the style, untouched by the passage of time, draws inspiration from the elegance of the 50’s, seamlessly blending minimalism with warm surfaces and hues, achieving the perfect balance between eccentricity and intimacy. 

Claudio Ceccherelli, CEO of Shedir Collection comments, “We’re incredibly excited to announce the recent opening of Umiltà 36 and to enhance our Roman offer for different and unique hospitality experiences. Our new jewel will be rooted in the principles of simplicity, freshness, and cultural refinement, yet creating an evergreen sense of understated luxury.”

Opening rates start from 500 EUROS for a superior room HERE

Property features

Design and accommodation

Set in a historical building that underwent significant renovation, the luxury property — located at Via Umiltà 36 — offers its guests a total of 47 accommodations, split into different room categories, suites, and apartments. The interior design celebrates the traditional mid-century architecture, the beguiling ceiling heights, and the warm wooden paneling bringing a royal allure to the decorative style. 

The guest journey begins in the Grand Hall leading into the reception and lobby area and, in turn, to the main restaurant. Going up on the gargantuan marble staircase, the curated juxtaposition of the minimalist architecture with the rich, blue liberty wallpapers against the Gio Ponti-inspired furniture offers guests an exclusive multi-sensorial experience. The 29 Rooms and Suites are distributed throughout the first and second floors of the building while the two exclusive suites sit on the top floor, offering a mesmerizing view over Rome.

Furthermore, the property features an additional 18 apartments designed for guests looking for longer and more private stays: the living room spaces open up into a kitchen area, the bathrooms offer rain showers and double sinks, along with an astonishing marble floor. 

Gastronomy

Umiltà 36 provides the ultimate culinary journey with three different gastronomical experiences: 

Dandy Café- inspired by the literati society, the impeccably designed cafe is a convivial space for guests to experience the gourmet lunch and dinner menus with signature cocktails, carefully-blended teas, and fine wines. 

El Porteño Gourmet- a bold project signed by the Holding Dorrego Company of Fabio Acampora and Argentinian brothers Alejandro and Sebastian Bernardez, designed for an upscale clientele, the restaurant is ready to conquer an exquisite blend of aromas, flavors, and textures. Regardless of leisure or business purposes, the refined lounge area is the perfect spot for guests to treasure the vibrant atmosphere over lunch or dinner. 

Terrace Flores- overlooking the historical city, the Cafeteria, Lounge Bar and Tapas Bar is a stylized study in indoor-outdoor living and the designated spot to watch the sunsets fade away through the ancient buildings, invoking a sense of relaxation high above the busy streets of the city with timeless beauty.

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ENCHANTE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Once a 6,000-square-foot vacant lot for over 17 years at 1 Main Street in Los Altos, California, stands the illustrious newly opened Enchante Boutique Hotel. Real estate mogul, visionary, and long-time loyal resident of the Silicon Valley area, Abby Ahrens, owner of The Abigail Co., is the mastermind behind this exotic Parisian-inspired Old-World property (many of the furnishings are from her personal collection). This marks her first hotel (12,000-square-foot and three-story) venture which costs approximately $7,000,000 to build.

A total of 19 individually romantically designed and decorated rooms (complete with plush monogrammed robes and spacious showers), each adorned with rustic yet modern pieces and re-polished antiques. Other amenities include pet-friendly rooms (depending on size and breed come with canine motifs and custom-made dog beds), a library, and a charming bistro sprinkled with limestone, 200-year-old timbers, and a cozy fireplace that sits on ground level with street dining access – a Parisian-style plaza lit by gas lamps. Several gourmet bites (cheese platters, flat bread, etc.) which pay homage to France are offered alongside of craft beers and extremely potent red wines. Denver and sauteed vegetable omelets, french toast, and bagels are offered during breakfast hours alongside of fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. 

The overall staff is both warm and inviting with a European-style of service. Their intimate understanding of the hotel’s community and level of expected service is refreshing. Constantly at your beck and call (like a concierge) for whatever you may need yet pleasant enough to engage in lengthy conversations, creating deeply rooted relationships between themselves and guests.

In years to come, it’s quite apparent Enchante Boutique will become the hub of downtown Los Altos – it’s the only hotel in its surrounding area and is within walking distance of other attractions, bars, and restaurants. In addition, this newly created romantic landmark is only four miles from Google HQ.

By Vaughn Lowery

The Clement Palo Alto all-inclusive hotel review by Vaughn Lowery for 360 MAGAZINE

Clement Hotel Palo Alto

A Personalized Luxury Accommodation in a Contemporary Atmosphere.

Choosing the right hotel may be a daunting undertaking, but once you’ve selected the right one, it’s usually a repeat. Clement Hotel is a repeat; we learned that one overseas family has been occupying two rooms for nearly 3 months. Opened since March 2016, Palo Alto hosts a six-star hospitality experience with one of the most advanced, and unique luxury all-inclusive establishments in Northern America. This pristine property is situated in Silicon Valley, just 30 minutes south of San Francisco and 20 minutes north of San Jose; the perfect location to avoid the hectic city life and dull suburbia.

The Clement Hotel follows a concept that is unprecedented, truly a one-of-a-kind. It’s secret? They just pay really close attention to each of their clients. Upon check-in, every client receives a personal concierge. Your concierge functions as an assistant, who facilitates your stay by supplying every need. Ours even assisted with providing a very specific, yet, makeshift listing of events, bars and restaurants within the San Francisco area, that played top 40 hip-hop. Prior to arrival, patrons complete an email survey with dietary restrictions, special needs, requests and preferred cuisines. The client relations representative is a “genie in a bottle,” that makes its customer’s wishes come true.

Always armed with a WiFi connected tablet, they can answer any queries or concerns about virtually any pressing issue that surfaces in any area of the property. And, if you’ve seemingly lost them, don’t fret because they’re strapped with an in-house networked iPhone with an extension so they’re reachable via text or call throughout the campus.

Once inside the rooms, the Clement Hotel showcases exquisite quality and embellishments. There are 23 stylish king suites available throughout 4 floors and all of which are well-equipped with cell phone chargers, international electricity outlets and floor to ceiling windows. The 650 sq. ft., single-bedroom offers modern and sophisticated comfort, providing an intuitive layout with an array of carefully curated amenities to enhance the guest’s stay. State-of-the-art technology is combined with comfort of the highest standard, such as luxurious Frette linens, 65-inch Samsung Smart TVs, Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machines, powered blinds and fully stocked in-room refrigerators. The bathrooms are lavish, containing a small screen TV concealed inside the mirror and a heated seat Toto toilet/bidet equipped with an infrared remote control. The glass stall showers are tourist, celebrity and business traveler ready, installed with rain head or massage handles. Or, enjoy a relaxing bath in its deep-soak tub with salts provided. Another meticulous detail that adds flair to this space, are the heated floors with wall thermostat control.

After a night on the town at San Francisco’s “Love + Propaganda” 360 Magazine enjoyed a toasted sesame bagel with salami, pepperoni and thinly sliced meat alongside of microwaved Brie cheese at 3AM in the 24-hour kitchen pantry. A fully stocked 6-foot display case refrigerates bottled refreshments alongside of an extensive variety of yogurts and Tin Pot, a local handcrafted ice cream prepared with organic ingredients. Not to mention, various granola bars, fruit and pre-wrapped goodies were sprinkled throughout. Other all-inclusive service and amenities include: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; all non/alcoholic drinks, inroom banqueting, minibar, business center, valet parking, twice-daily housekeeping services, overnight shoe shine services, high-speed internet, personal experience specialist and gratuities. Not to mention, an open bar service available anywhere in the hotel. This convenience-styled hotel is hosted by a very attentive and sympathetic staff that makes sure visitors feel at home at every moment. After all, business is all about relationships, and traveling alone after-awhile can be lonely. But, Clement actually makes lonely travels preferable, the entire staff is accessible, extremely professional and charismatic – our newest friends!

Guest’s visitors are also permitted to luxuriate in all that The Clement Hotel has to offer. An exclusive chef presides over “The Kitchen” area, which holds many of your tasteful dishes. In fact, one afternoon, former resident chef, Phillip Pagan, prepared appetizers (homemade potato chips) with built-in deep fryer at the island (adjacent to dining/living area), where the team freely reminisced about our recent travels and the gorgeous Jaguar F-Pace First Edition, which was our means of transportation.

Business drop-ins have access to secure private rooms that are well equipped for teleconferencing. They are ideal for receptions, private meals and activities. All attendees have complete access to all the above mentioned amenities and valet parking. In fact, most vehicles are kept underneath the property in a lower level garage, which is only accessible to staff.

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Article: Vaughn Lowery

The Clement Palo Alto Hotel inside 360 MAGAZINE
Chef Rafa Zafra via Lotus International for use by 360 MAGAZINE

CHEF RAFA ZAFRA

Chef Rafa Zafra celebrates his first season (22/23) after joining the culinary lineup at La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca, at its open-air restaurant, La Piscina. The successful collaboration has become a guest favourite and now opens its doors to non-residents for dinner. 

Set between the Tramuntana Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this intimate hotel mesmerizes residents with rooms overlooking hillside forests, the old town of Deià and the Mediterranean coastline. Guests can enjoy exquisite dining at La Residencia with the elegance of acclaimed El Olivo or the relaxed culinary offering at Café Miró and from this season, the outdoor dining delights of Chef Rafa at restaurant La Piscina. All the dining venues are nestled in the tranquil surroundings of the property, which includes over 800 works by local artists.  

Restaurante La Piscina is adjacent to the main swimming pool, with stunning views over Deià, one of Mallorca’s most idyllic 13th-century villages.  Chef Rafa delivers a creative and technical approach to his cooking.  He celebrates the abundance of local produce at its seasonal peak from both the land and the sea, offering dishes that taste of the Mediterranean.  He creates innovative yet familiar recipes while grilling over charcoal, infusing a variety of fish, shellfish, meats, and vegetables with deep smoky flavours for al fresco dining.

The restaurant has been a firm favorite for lunch with hotel guests, and now the experience is available to non-residents as well, from 7:30 until 10:30 PM, Friday through Tuesday.

Menu items such as Wagyu steak tartare, fried scorpionfish, and grilled crayfish are popular, along with one of Chef Rafa’s signature dishes, prawn carpaccio with caramelised onions. The menu breathes a distinct summer feeling, featuring an inventive vegan selection, including marinated aubergines with a Cala-diabla emulsion. The Catalan-style toasted pineapple is a must-try; it’s one of the most popular desserts and not to be missed. Chef Ivan Acquista, a long time senior member of Chef Rafa’s brigade, now permanently leads the kitchen under Chef Rafa’s creative guidance. 

The restaurant features a modern yet sophisticated cocktail bar serving classic and signature cocktails as well as a refreshing juice menu. The curated wine and cava selection hosts more than 550 labels of local and international wines that sit alongside vintage champagnes, serving Moët & Chandon vintages by the glass. In addition, a fun ice cream station is set up to the side of the restaurant, which is accessible to guests, especially children and sunbathers, enjoying the pool area.

Chef Rafa states, “La Residencia is an exceptional hotel in the picturesque village of Deià. My wish has come true in the form of a collaboration with the property. I am thrilled to provide authentic cuisine, centred around  produce from this magical place, at La Piscina, the hotel’s most relaxed restaurant. “

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