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ATZARÓ GROUP beach club and restaurant in Ibiza via 360 MAGAZINE

Atzaró Group Beach Club

The sensational Atzaró Group beach club and restaurant Atzaró Beach, situated on the sparkling beach of Cala Nova in Ibiza’s North-East, is now open for Summer 2022. Listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of “the best beach clubs in the world for summer 2022,” Atzaró Beach has become a firm-favourite of the discerning traveller, as well as an A-list hotspot. It’s the perfect place for an upscale beach lunch or dinner hideaway with unparalleled aquamarine sea views.

The food concept at Atzaró Beach is new this year. Top London chef James Adams has created a mouthwatering menu with the emphasis on sharing plates, and grilled choices, using produce grown on the Atzaró estate. James Adams has been a chef and food consultant for over 16 years in some of London’s top restaurant kitchens and is famous for his work with Skye Gyngell at Spring within Somerset House, at celebrated country hotel Heckfield Place, chef at River Cafe, menu and planting direction at Petersham Nurseries.

The new menu this year is full of wholesome, light and delicious dishes, with plenty of seafood and vegetarian choices, created with organic fruit and vegetable ingredients harvested from the Atzaró Vegetable Garden. Sharing plates can be enjoyed on the comfortable daybeds or sofas beachside.

Watch the morning sun rise over the sea and enjoy a healthy breakfast of either chia pudding with coconut and raspberries or perhaps an acai bowl with banana and pineapple. For something a bit more substantial try the grilled chorizo with fried eggs, roasted pepper and rocket salad on toast or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

For a sharing plate lunch with friends, choose from a delicious selection including tuna ceviche with mango, cucumber and lime, burrata with sourdough and pesto, baby squid with lime allioli, padron peppers, grilled asparagus with romesco sauce and chopped almonds or beef carpaccio with parmesan and rocket. Salad options include watermelon salad with feta and mint or a tasty beetroot and goat’s cheese salad with pumpkin seeds. There are a range of pasta dishes and from the grill you can order lobster with garlic butter, sea bass, and T-bone or Entrecôte steaks. For the more traditional there are a choice of four paellas to share.

Sweet treats include San Sebastian cheesecake with a raspberry compote, grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream and chilli or orujo panacotta with strawberries as well as homemade ice creams and sorbets.

In 2019 the interiors and exteriors of Atzaró Beach were refurbished by Atzaró Design, the group’s talented in-house interiors team. The concept is paired back boho style, with a super- relaxed authentic mood, reminiscent of 70’s Ibiza. The look is designed to work with the environment and combines natural woods, terracotta pots, an abundance of local plants, cacti and palms. The colour palette of soft neutral sand tones with pops of vibrant compliments the pristine beach and crystal-clear waters of the sea beyond.

Straw cacti and potted plants frame the tables, the rustic wood pergola provides dappled shade and the thirty double daybeds are perfect for those long hot summer days. Hanging rattan lampshades add some low-key atmosphere to balmy nights. Relax on a comfortable mix of sofas, stools, tables and chairs with hanging bamboo swing seats as well as iconic rattan peacock armchairs. An Ibizan wooden fishing boat provides an extra seating area with cushions to create a casual and relaxed feeling.

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Cabo Platinum Luxury Rentals in Cabo San Lucas via 360 MAGAZINE

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CABO PLATINUM ANNOUNCES TWO NEW LUXURY VILLA VACATION RENTALS IN CABO SAN LUCAS

Stunning Rentals in the Exclusive Gated Enclaves of Palmilla and Pedregal 

Cabo Platinum announces two new villas, Casa Fish and “The Cliff House,” to their award-winning collection of luxury vacation rentals. The in-house team carefully selected each property to create experiences that offer all the amenities of a resort, the utmost privacy of a home, and the five-star hotel services provided by the Cabo Platinum concierge. The 4400 square foot Casa Fish resides in the prestigious Caleta enclave in Palmilla, a quick golf cart ride to the One & Only Palmilla. Located in the gated community of Pedregal, The Cliff House features almost 11,000 square feet with panoramic views from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez. 

“Cabo Platinum is thrilled to bring these two exclusive properties to discerning travelers everywhere,” says Mishan Andre, owner of Cabo Platinum. “Their locations are steps away from the destination’s best beaches and local culture while offering our guests heartstopping views during their vacation.” 

Casa Fish: After purchasing in 2017, the owner invested another $1 million USD to raise the bar and improve the spanish-style villa with an outdoor bar and luxurious amenities and finishes. The resort-like home offers the ideal vacation space for families, couples, and groups. The house features four bedrooms, each with private en-suite bathrooms for the utmost privacy, an additional two half baths, an open concept chef’s kitchen, office, and entertainment space: a 40-foot lap pool and jacuzzi complete the secluded and luxurious tropical atmosphere. The home is second row from the beach and a short walk to the exclusive Palmilla sand. Located in the exclusive, gated community of Caleta Palmilla, a short golf cart trip brings guests to the on-site spa services at the One & Only Palmilla. Additionally, the Shoppes at Palmilla provides guests with various dining choices, art galleries, shopping, and a seasonal weekly organic market. Rates begin at $3000 per night, with a minimum three-night stay. The price includes daily breakfast chef service (food cost extra) and butler service for the entire visit. 

The Cliff House: Located on a cliff with sweeping views of the Pedregal Beach and the Pacific Ocean, vacationers can enjoy the solitude of a contemporary four-bedroom with four and a half baths, three of which have a private terrace. The modern coastal interiors, designed by Cabo Platinum Interiors, feature plush conversation areas in front of a fire or reading and game nook. A heated pool and a hot tub create the perfect outdoor living experience outside the oversized wraparound terrace. Enjoy a morning yoga session on one of the five terraces and head to the sauna, contemplating the waves from the inset picture windows. A quick five-minute ride from the bustling downtown of Cabo San Lucas, residents and tourists hob-nob at local restaurants, clubs, and shopping districts. Rates begin at $2200 per night and include daily butler service, housekeeping, and a personal concierge. 

About Cabo Platinum: 

Cabo Platinum is an award-winning villa rental, real estate, property management, interior design, and concierge service in Los Cabos, Mexico. Established in 2011, family-owned Cabo Platinum offers a collection of carefully selected and curated private villas for discerning travelers. The luxury company offers concierge and estate managers in-depth and personal knowledge of the area while providing bespoke vacation and travel plans. These experiences can include private air transportation, yacht charters, personal chefs, excursions, reservations, and more. Visit the website or social media: Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Twitter

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Miguel × Light Nightclub

Miguel Brings the Party to LIGHT Nightclub this Weekend

LIGHT Nightclub, located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, came alive again this weekend with an exhilarating performance by superstar singer and songwriter Miguel Saturday night.

Miguel arrived at LIGHT around 1:15 a.m., joined by his wife Nazanin, along with a group of friends and business partners. The group began the night socializing in their booth, sipping on glasses of Clase Azul reposado and Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. Before taking the stage, Miguel and Nazanin was seen dancing by the DJ booth, enjoying their time together.

Miguel took the stage around 2 a.m. where he performed over half a dozen of his hit songs including “Sure Thing,” “Don’t Forget My Love,” “Adorn,” “Skywalker” and “How Many Drinks” among others for a booming audience. During his performance, Miguel danced, sang and made a few fans night extra special by grabbing their phones for some exclusive photos and video.

After putting on an electrifying performance, Miguel rejoined his group and continued partying into the late hours of the night.

Reopening after nearly a two-year closure, LIGHT Nightclub has been a Las Vegas hot spot since 2013, offering a world-class sound system and the most prominent LED screens in town. LIGHT has reopened its doors, hosting DJs and live performances from some of the music industry’s top entertainers providing the ultimate party.

About LIGHT Nightclub

LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay merges cutting-edge creativity with popular music to produce unrivaled nightlife entertainment. LIGHT’s DJs play a wide range of popular hits with performers and dancers immersing the crowd in a pulsating party vibe set to state-of-the-art sound and lighting. LIGHT’s massive LED screens captivate the senses and a world-class sound system keeps energy high. LIGHT is open Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. More information is available on the website here and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Eight Tips for Safe Travel as the World Begins to Open Back Up

It’s a scary time to travel. Despite getting less media attention with each passing day, the pandemic still affects your health while on the road. Now, increased international tensions and conflict make leaving your comfort zone even more problematic. What happens if you get stranded abroad?

While you can’t avoid every snafu, there’s plenty that you can proactively do to safeguard your health and mental well-being on the road. Thinking ahead can make all the difference! Here are eight tips for safe travel as the world opens back up.

1. Have a Contingency Plan

If you’re planning to leave the country, appoint a check-in person stateside whom you touch base with at scheduled intervals. If something should happen, they’ll know to contact the correct authorities and set things in motion to find you and return you to safety.

Given the current state of the pandemic, you might have valid fears about what could happen if you got sick while overseas. Before you depart, make plans for medical repatriation if you don’t want to be treated in a hospital abroad. Such services arrange first-class travel back to your home country, ensuring your comfort and putting your mind at ease.

2. Mask Up

The Travel Security Administration (TSA) extended mask rules to March 18, 2022, but it’s impossible to say what rules will stay and go once that deadline passes. However, even if officials repeal the mandate requiring you to mask up on public transportation like planes and buses, you can still cover your nose and mouth.

Doing so offers some protection even if others decline. Anything that offers a buffer between you and respiratory droplets reduces your risk of infection. However, you should opt for a stronger KN95 or N95 facial covering if you have health conditions that elevate your risks from severe infection.

3. Maintain Good Hygiene

Cases of the flu all but disappeared during the pandemic’s early days. While multiple factors play a part, such as less frequent contact with crowds, improved hygiene measures also contributed to the decline.

Please remember that COVID-19 isn’t the only nasty bug out there, especially when you travel. Take the proper measures to maintain hygiene while eating and drinking, too. Wash your hands before preparing food or eating. 

Some countries have cleaner water supplies than others. When ordering beverages in countries where you don’t trust the water supply, request that your server hold the ice cubes. Exercise caution with raw foods – fresh fruits and veggies are fine if you wash them first, but hesitate around shared trays at buffets.

4. Wear Your Glasses

Although it’s unlikely, authorities have reported cases of people contracting COVID-19 through their eyes. Your risks of infection increase if you wear contacts that cause dryness and irritation.

However, donning your specs keeps you more comfortable, especially in dry airline conditions. It also creates a barrier between your cornea and respiratory droplets, further slashing your infection risk. With summer on the way, those with 20/20 vision can reap the same benefits by treating themselves to a new pair of stylish sunglasses for the season.

5. Stick With Handshake Alternatives

During the pandemic’s early days, elbow and fist bumps replaced handshakes. It’s still wise to avoid this common courtesy and stick to an alternative whenever possible.

Some countries consider the practice rude, so you might be in luck if you’re traveling to some Asian countries. It might be more common to greet the other party with a slight bow in these locations, helping you maintain social distance.

Of course, if you have a big job interview overseas and the interviewer offers to shake, you might feel uncomfortable declining. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer with you and avoid touching your face until you can excuse yourself to go use your hand sanitizer or take a trip to the nearest restroom to wash your hands.

6. Monitor Your Symptoms

You still have a responsibility to your fellow human beings. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or have a positive test, you should isolate yourself for five days and wear a mask until a negative COVID-19 test confirms it’s safe. This might mean delaying or canceling your travel plans. Different countries have various rules, and you will likely need to pass an entry test, anyway.

Even if you aren’t showing symptoms, testing positive always means that you should isolate yourself in order to protect others. COVID-19 symptoms can be mild for some, while for others they can be deadly. 

7. Maintain a Healthy Diet

Your diet can go far in keeping you healthy. You generally want to look for healthy whole foods, not overly processed versions. Leafy greens, nuts and fruits are all excellent for your health, and can give you a good immune boost in many cases. However, you might want to up your vitamin intake if you’re traveling to a developing country where eating raw local produce is questionable.

For example, vitamin C and zinc can make your cold shorter and less miserable. However, you need both in your body when symptoms develop, or they won’t do much good. If you can’t stick to a healthy, whole foods diet while away, consider stashing a multivitamin and mineral supplement in your carry-on and start taking it a week or so before you depart.

8. Stay Fit on the Road

Fitness also decreases your chances of getting sick. Exercise raises your core temperature, killing germs, and your increased respiration rate can help clear them from your airways before they can even set up shop.

If your hotel doesn’t have a fitness center, why not stash some resistance bands in your suitcase for toning in your hotel room? Another option is to take advantage of today’s workout apps to get a guided workout wherever you go. You can also see if the area around you offers a park or some type of outdoor area where you can run and walk freely.

Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa

Wyoming Guest Ranch Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa Celebrates 100 Years of Adventurous Getaways

Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa is celebrating a milestone 100 years in July 2022, creating memorable vacations for guests at its stunning lakeside location deep in the Wyoming backcountry of the Shoshone National Forest since its construction in 1922 as a stopover for travelers to Yellowstone National Park. While the lodge has evolved over the past century, for decades it has provided an exclusive, all-inclusive resort experience, offering a rustic yet luxurious escape near Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole that combines Western pioneer-era charm with modern amenities.

The year was 1922: President Warren G. Harding spoke at the dedication of the newly commissioned Lincoln Memorial. Construction began on the original Yankee Stadium. The Girl Scouts started making their very first sugar cookies to sell door to door, and Prohibition trudged on. Meanwhile, the year also saw the creation of a much-needed stopover for travelers heading to Yellowstone National Park, a comfortable haven for outdoor adventure in a perfect mountain destination. The resulting Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa celebrates its centennial anniversary this July. Initially called the Two-Gwo-Tee Inn, the Shoshone word for “spear,” the 100-year-old lodge is nestled in the Rocky Mountain wilds of Wyoming adjacent to 300-acre alpine Brooks Lake. That ideal location quickly helped the original remote inn transform into a dude ranch and then into the luxury guest ranch and all-inclusive resort it is today.

“From the beginning, the mission of Brooks Lake Lodge has been to offer guests an out-of-this-world escape where they can engage with the outdoors in ways that allow them to relax and recharge,” says Brooks Lake Lodge General Manager Matthew Tousignant. “The fact that we are now delighted and grateful to celebrate 100 years of hospitality is testament to the continuing need for true immersion in the natural world, which is becoming increasingly difficult but more critical than ever before.”

Hidden away in Shoshone National Forest but within easy driving distance to Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, and Jackson Hole, the 25-acre crowd-free property seamlessly blends its pioneer-era foundation with modern amenities. For instance, the main lodge, constructed in a record four months in a Western Craftsman architectural style in keeping with Yellowstone’s “Parkitecture,” has been carefully preserved. Décor details evoke the grandness of the time – magnificent stone hearths, antler, and wagon-wheel chandeliers, plush leather furniture, stained-glass windows – while simultaneously offering current-day comforts such as sink-into feather beds, state-of-the-art spa treatments, freshly prepared and locally sourced gourmet meals and free Wi-Fi.

The views from the property’s perch at 9,200 feet above sea level just one mile from the North American Continental Divide – and including the Pinnacle Buttes, Austin Peak and Brooks Mountain – could not be more jaw-dropping, inviting visitors into the surrounding natural playground for the range of outdoor adventure that is the hallmark of this all-inclusive getaway. The breathtaking setting with its majestic mountains and endless evergreens even compelled Bryant B. Brooks, the seventh governor of Wyoming and Brooks Lake’s namesake, to write in 1889 upon his discovery of the valley, “Among the fir and pine there glistened a lake … what a sight! I stood closer that day to nature’s heart than ever before.”

Summer and winter activities on the property and in the more than 2 million neighboring acres of pristine national forest and mountain-ringed farmland focus on connecting guests of all ages with the area’s natural abundance and include such authentic and immersive experiences as:

  • Horseback riding along trails and in the arena with experienced wranglers, as well as on glamping-style overnight pack trips complete with backcountry golf, hiking, and fishing; Hiking for all skill levels, from short nature trails to summitting an 11,000-foot peak;Year-round fishing for trout in Brooks Lake, complete with the chance for guests to have their catches brought back to the lodge to be cooked up for dinner; Canoeing around the stunning Brooks Lake; Archery lessons and target practice with expert instructors; Skiing and snowshoeing on miles of groomed trails or into the backcountry; Expert-guided wildlife excursions; Stargazing tours of the pristine Wyoming heavens; and Snowmobiling into the nearby forests, including 2 million acres of scenic terrain.

At day’s end, guests – who are treated to the highest level of service that can only come with a 1-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio – can enjoy a restorative treatment in the relaxing Rocky Mountain Spa, designed to replicate the National Historic Register of Places-designated main lodge and featuring a tranquility room, dry sauna, fitness center and 11-by-14-foot hot tub with incredible mountain views (spa treatments priced separately). They also can peruse the ever-expanding collection of Western fine art and sculpture before retreating to the handful of lodge rooms – individually decorated with handcrafted lodgepole pine furnishings and goose-down comforters – or private cabins sporting wood-burning stoves and inviting sitting areas, each ensuring a quiet and restful stay.

In addition, all guest meals are included: The chef serves hearty Western breakfasts every morning, filling lunches at noon and gourmet dinner nightly in the homey Great Hall, as well as Governor’s Tea with hors d’oeuvres for a pick-me-up in the cozy, fireplace-centered Tea Room. Meanwhile, the Cowboy Bar within the lodge serves up an extensive selection of spirits along with fun and casual nighttime entertainment, echoing the charming and wholesome atmosphere of a bygone era.

Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa will celebrate its centennial with a grand open-to-the-public party that will take place at the lodge on Saturday July 2, 2022 (check the Brooks Lake Lodge website for details; no overnight reservations are available for July 2).

About Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa
Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa, a 100-year-old historic guest ranch is located in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest near Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Surrounded by evergreen forests next to alpine Brooks Lake, the exclusive, all-inclusive Rocky Mountain resort offers five-star service, luxury accommodations and gourmet dining. The lodge enjoys frequent media acclaim, including as a “Top All-Inclusive Family Resort in the U.S. by Reader’s Digest, and one of the “20 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S” by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, the best place to “Lean into Winter” by Travel + Leisure in 2020 and a 2018 “Best Lake Resort” by National Geographic Traveler. Brooks Lake Lodge is in partnership with Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forest and is an equal opportunity employer and provider. For additional information and reservations visit their site or call 866.213.4022. Follow Brooks Lake Lodge on Facebook and Instagram.

Take These Three Bucket List Vacations Before You Die

Bucket lists are becoming a hot topic again, and with it comes the need for many to decide on their travel plans as soon as possible. Getting out and seeing the world is the best way to ensure you experience as much of this planet as possible before you have to leave it forever.

These are the top three vacation destinations that should be on your list when you’re planning it!

Kerry, Ireland

Although London is one of the top vacation spots globally, it’s time to leave England and enjoy some time in the gorgeous Irish countryside. Kerry, known as the Rose of Tralee, is one of the most beautiful areas on the planet. Endless rugged landscapes, and beautiful stretching water, make it feel like you’ve stepped into the garden of Eden.

This is an amazing space to allow yourself to feel like you’re getting in touch with nature, where deer and stag roam freely and endless tumbling waterfalls crash down onto the craggy rocks beneath them like works of art.  

If you want to take in as much beauty as possible, there’s a scenic drive called the Ring of Kerry, which you can take in just a day to explore picturesque coastlines and beautiful stretching land as far as you can see. This view deserves to be on everyone’s bucket lists, and the delicious food and friendly locals will ensure that you’ll want to add it back to your bucket list time and time again after you’ve left! 

Bali, Indonesia

Warm gorgeous clear waters, bright white sand, and perfect temperatures have made Bali a must-stop destination for years. This beautiful paradise is one of the most popular bucket list ideas for travelers.

You can enjoy beautiful endless beaches while you unwind from the world’s pressures. Friendly locals are excited to help you learn about their home, and the countless resorts ensure that you won’t be bored or wanting for anything while you’re here.

This is also an incredibly affordable option, giving you the chance to set aside the rest of your money for later and possibly sneak in another bucket list vacation!

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a gorgeous destination and one of the top vacation areas in the world because of how much it offers. From incredible historical sights and their deep cultural meaning to some of the best food on Earth: every step you take in Marrakesh will feel like you’re walking in paradise.  

This area has something for everyone, from shopping at the souks to enjoying golfing or hiking. If you want a bit of paradise in your life, you’ll find it in Marrakesh. Although this can be an expensive vacation for some, it’s worth it when you consider how much entertainment and beauty is possible from just one visit!

Seeing the World is the Best Bucket List Choice

Although there are some bucket list items people will argue over; the least controversial is travel. Traveling allows you to take in as much of the world as possible before you die, and honestly: who could ask for more?

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2023 TOYOTA bZ4X

While consumers become increasingly knowledgeable of the functionality and basics of Hybrid vehicles, their desires and curiosity will follow. As of late, Toyota assembled the opportunity to experience this new generation of automotive at their media conference E-volution 2.0 – increasing awareness and designed to dispel myths and the benefits, in efforts to declare the battery initiative as the rule and not the exception. In tail, igniting the shared responsibility to a carbon neutral future of driving. 

Many of us are cognizant of global warming and the dangers that it precedes, such as severe weather and acidic oceans. This has resulted in rainforests burning and quickened extinctions of wildlife. While people might not be able to completely give up cars for travel, the Toyota team has provided greener options as electric cars already have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline vehicles. Read about how electric vehicles help tackle climate change

Last week, Toyota invited 360 MAGAZINE to the unveiling of the all-electric bZ4X at the ALil A Marea Beach Resort in San Diego, California. As a leader in electrification, the introduction of bZ4X represents the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the global “Toyota bZ” DNA. bZ4X will have a manufacturer-estimated range of up to 250 miles for XLE front-wheel drive models, which is almost enough to transport you from LA to Vegas. Moreover, FWD offers ample traction on the road while decreasing production costs. What’s exciting is there is also the choice for a dual electric motor for AWD. 

“With zero emissions and an exhilarating drive, the bZ4X is hitting the market at just the right time as we expand our already comprehensive electrified product lineup,” said Veep of Toyota Marketing, Mike Tripp. He continues, “As a human-centered company, Toyota remains committed to offering customers a diverse portfolio of products to meet their individual needs and move us toward a carbon neutral future.”

Design

The SUV was developed in partnership with Subaru. Thus, it’s a doppelganger of the Solterra crossover – sleek, modern and bold. The 20-inch wheels include a familiar clean design. The aerodynamically designed front exudes sex appeal featuring a hammer head shark boxed style that meshes well with Toyota’s RAV4. Don’t forget full LED lighting that add a nice futuristic touch to the outside. A panoramic sunroof is included on the limited trim. On the inside, expect soft-tex seating materials laid throughout along with a roomy cabin. 

Hybrids 

75% of buyers believe a Hybrid electric vehicle must be plugged in to charge. Hybrid electric vehicles are powered by two systems; an internal combustion engine and an electric motor that is charged through regenerative braking from energy stored in the battery. Whereas fuel burning vehicles build performance as the engine speeds. Since 1996, Toyota has paved the way in customer acceptance with the release of the Prius. With 20 miles to the gallon becoming synonymous with core technology and environmentally friendly fuel-efficient means of transportation. Now at 50 MPG, it dominates the automotive industry with a portfolio approach that there is no one size fits all solution. This vigorous tribe of Electrified vehicles encompasses the following: SiennaVensaRav4 Prime and the bZ4x.

Technology

A few major highlights surrounding the up-to-date technology include a digital key feature and wireless charging. The digital key gives owners the ability to lock, unlock, and start the vehicle with a tap of a smartphone. Convenience is key! It’s more easy than ever to swap cars with friends and family without the hassle of misplacing a physical key. Charging is also compatible with 150 kW direct current quick charging; capable of 80% charge in 30 minutes. Take climate control to a new level with seat and steering wheel heaters, plus a front-seat radiant foot-heater (a first for Toyota). 

Hydrogen Fuel Cells 

Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop zero-emission T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities grant dedicated to the state of California to develop a viable hydrogen network. With 48 stations open today, 360 MAGAZINE had the opportunity to visit a Shell facility during the trip for a tutorial to a foreign concept by Norm of the ride & drive team. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which use electric motors, are much more energy efficient. For instance, Mirai is innovative and defies the linear school of thought with regards to a Hybrid. It encourages more reasons to go Hydrogen. When you start the engine, hydrogen travels to the Fuel Cell Stack, where it combines with oxygen from the outside air to create electricity. At the core, it’s an extraordinary zero emission ride while the Hydrogen from the fuel tank and air entering from the intake meet in the Fuel Cell Stack. There, a chemical reaction involving the oxygen in the air and hydrogen creates electricity powering the vehicle. In the end, the only by-product is water, defining the future of fueling.   

The newly launched costal community

ALiLA Marea Beach Resort, is nestled alongside a magnificent stretch of the Pacific Ocean. Its robust design effortlessly blends into its natural habitat – like water and rock, making it an ideal locale for this activation. Similar in type to the lodging grounds, bZ4X is posed to marvel with its unwavering curb appeal and performance. Finally, Toyota has struck a cord with both environmentalists and car enthusiasts alike. The bZ4X is set to hit dealerships in late Spring of 2023.

Article: Armon Hayes,Vaughn Lowery, Krish Narsinghani, Kai Yeo

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&Beyond Yacht Charters

&Beyond Yacht Charters is pleased to announce details on their fleet of yachts for the 2022 season and an exciting new “Stay + Sail” experience with Lovango Resort & Beach Club. The USVI (US Virgin Islands), an easy-to-reach destination for Americans that requires no passport, is the perfect place to escape the winter. &Beyond Yacht Charters wants travelers to reimagine their next Caribbean vacation, charter a yacht and explore further in 2022 with their expert crew of captains and chefs.

The team is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality and pride themselves on immersing guests in the uniqueness of the USVI while offering experience-rich, fun-filled luxury charters creating memorable vacations for families and friends. With 14 yachts currently available, there is one that will appeal to every group size and style.

Lovango Resort + Beach Club, the first new build resort in the USVI in more than 30 years, opens on December 20th for the 2022 season with luxury treehouses, glamping tents, villas, an enhanced retail village, dining options, and beach experiences. Set on its own private island ten minutes off the coast of St. John, Lovango Resort + Beach Club is accessible by way of private ferry from St. John and St. Thomas or via private boat. Guests can explore 45 pristine acres and winding hiking trails overlooking the sea, coral reef snorkeling, waterfront dining, an ocean-facing infinity pool, and three beach club experiences including the island’s Beach Club and an exclusive resort launch. Guests can relax and then enjoy a 3 to 4 day private catamaran charter direct from the island with &Beyond. The “Stay + Sail” option is the best of Land and Sea that the USVI has to offer.

How It Works

All of the &Beyond crewed yachts are extremely well executed to provide you with a luxurious stay. Each one is uniquely and tastefully decorated, including everything you will need and is equipped with a range of “toys” for your enjoyment. Yachts vary in accommodations and amenities from 2 to 5 ensuite layout options. Planning your trip is simple with an &Beyond consultant who will organize your entire stay from fine dining to land and sea activities. Whether you are interested in diving, snorkeling, learning to sail, fishing, or want to explore on land, the skilled crew will make sure all desires are met and expectations exceeded.

Dining

&Beyond chefs tailor their bespoke menus to your dietary needs and preferences. All meals are carefully prepared, plated, and served with thoughtfully crafted cocktails or curated wines.​

The Crew

All crew members are professional, experienced, and receive ongoing continuing education from &Beyond, ensuring they deliver the best service and hospitality. Their continuing education on the history of the USVI, the local island fauna and flora, the marine life, and its delicate reef systems, allows them to fully immerse visitors in the environment.

Activities & Safety

Yachts are fully equipped with snorkel gear, paddleboards, kayaks, floating mats, necessary safety equipment, and all the extras you will need to ensure your experience in the water is just as great as on the water. Premium amenities like snuba and foil boarding are also available. Certain yachts including Felix, Big Nauti, True Story, and Dream Catcher offer onboard scuba diving. Guests can complete their scuba certification dives or enjoy the Discover Scuba Diving program directly from these yachts. Felix also offers free-diving initiation courses.

Charter rates begin at $410 per person per night, including the services of a Captain and Chef, all meals, beverages, and activities. In addition, the yacht also includes two dedicated seabobs.

About &Beyond Yacht Charters

&Beyond Yacht Charters is a professionally crewed yacht charter and yacht management company out of the USVI. The team is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, providing memorable vacations for families and friends that positively impact their lives. They pride themselves on immersing guests in the uniqueness of the USVI and providing experience-rich, fun-filled luxury charters. Their experienced management team provides a fully comprehensive and expert yacht management service to yacht owners, designed to optimize their yacht investments.

Taste of SLS

To Launch at SLS Baha Mar with a Special Performance from John Legend

Join us for epic culinary experiences at SLS Baha Mar on November 5th. The evening will feature celebrity chefs, culinary tastings, masterful mixology, a toast of Legends Vineyard Exclusive French Rosé and a special performance by John Legend.

Accor a world-leading lifestyle hospitality company, today announced Taste of SLS Baha Mar, an evening of epic culinary experiences taking place on November 5th. The star-studded culinary celebration brings together award-winning chefs from across the world affording guests a taste of the very best of SLS properties in one glamorous location and an exclusive performance by award-winning artist John Legend. 

This news comes on the heels of Accor’s latest phase of expansion and its planned joint venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world’s largest and fastest growing lifestyle operators, set to include SLS Hotels & Residences. 

Michele Caniato, Chief Brand Officer, sbe states: “We are delighted to bring back Taste of SLS to this very special property in the heart of The Bahamas, SLS Baha Mar and the entire resort of Baha Mar. We are thrilled that John Legend is headlining our event and bringing his signature LVE French Rosé to Baha Mar. I want to thank President Graeme Davis, and the Baha Mar team, for supporting us in this incredible event. Our event will be sure to wow foodies with over seven of our chefs in one incredible location.”

Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar states, “As Baha Mar has been widely recognized for its elevated gourmet scene, Taste of SLS provides the resort with another opportunity to showcase the best of its impressive culinary portfolio and talent to our guests from across the world. We are thrilled that this year’s Taste of SLS will feature a spectacular performance by the extremely talented, John Legend.”

Encompassing culinary and mixology experiences staged throughout the resort, an exclusive performance by Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Oscar-winning singer, songwriter, humanitarian, and philanthropist John Legend tops the event along with culinary collaborators: Dario Cecchini (Carna), Sara Aqel (Fi’lia), Katsuya Uechi (Katsuya) and several other concepts under the direction of Culinary Director, Wayne Brown. The event will pair unlimited gourmet food and beverage offerings with exciting entertainment at one of the Bahamas hottest properties along with access to its LVE Lounge and for those with Gold tickets and above, access to the After Party on the rooftop of SLS Baha Mar at Skybar.

Guests will enjoy hand crafted cocktails and LVE French Rosé from the Legend Vineyard Exclusive collection by John Legend as they enjoy never-ending culinary creations by SLS’s participating restaurants and mixology concepts. The event will take place at Baha Bay, a $200 million luxury water park, and the latest addition to Baha Mar.

Tickets for the event are now on sale at here and are priced upon experience, ranging from entry level Silver tickets at $399 per person, to Corporate Cabanas for up to 10 guests at $10,000. Event access can be combined with special rate VIP weekend getaway packages at SLS Baha Mar for a premium travel experience inclusive of breakfast and special rate event and room pricing (available until October 1st), bookable at here. Prices for these overnight packages lead in at $599++ based on two guests sharing, excluding taxes and guest amenities fee. Additional accommodations can also be booked at Baha Mar’s other hotels here.

Taste of SLS Baha Mar 2021 is presented in collaboration with Chase Sapphire®, LVE Wines, and Baha Mar, all of which represent some of the major global brand affiliations across the SLS portfolio. On site, Chase Sapphire cardmembers who purchase tickets through Chase Experiences will have exclusive access to a Chase Sapphire Lounge, providing a comfortable viewing area for the live performance with dedicated seating and bar access. LVE wines will also host a lounge onsite for all guests to have a taste of John Legend’s signature French Rosé. 

For further information about the event visit: sbe.com/tasteofsls for full details on featured chefs & culinary concepts, event specifics and a link for easy ticket purchase. For full peace of mind, Baha Mar’s Travel With Confidence Program offers complimentary return private air travel or free extended stay for guests who test positive for COVID-19. 

ABOUT SLS HOTELS & RESIDENCES

SLS is the home of an extraordinary experience coupled with a playful ambiance. Culinary artistry, theatrical interiors, subversive design touches and unexpected indulgences are at the heart of every SLS property. Collaborations with leading developers, architects, designers and chefs allow SLS to continue anticipating, innovating and shaping the future of luxury lifestyle living. With seven properties in Beverly Hills, Miami, Bahamas, Cancun, and Dubai, SLS is set to open two additional properties in Puerto Madero, Argentina and Scottsdale by 2023. SLS Hotels & Residences is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. Learn more at SLSHotels.com.

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ABOUT ACCOR

Accor is a world leading hospitality Group consisting of more than 5,100 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. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. Over 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily Lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

PLUM GUIDE EXTENDS ITS FOOTPRINT WORLDWIDE

WITH AN EXPANDED PRESENCE IN THE U.S.

Recognized as a global benchmark for quality, innovative vacation booking platform, Plum Guide (www.plumguide.com), the world’s most recommended homestay company, is extending its footprint worldwide with an expanded presence in the United States.  A success story since it launched in London in 2016, Plum Guide has attracted $57 million in investments and has become the premium alternative to Airbnb.

Ready for the post-pandemic global travel boom anticipated with this holiday season, Plum Guide offers the affluent traveler access to exceptional properties across the United States, such as New York, Los Angeles, Aspen, Miami, Joshua Tree, and the Hamptons among their roster of 500 destinations worldwide including some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

According to Co-Founder & CEO Doron Meyassed, “Restaurants have the Michelin Star. Books have the New York Times Bestseller List. Vacation homes now have the Plum Award. Our mission is to find and award the best homes in the USA with our mark of trusted quality.” He adds, “It’s time to upend our competition’s model of letting anyone rate  a home.  We are taking a powerful new stance on quality control by allocating a team of trained professional home-reviewers dedicated to ferreting out ‘home truths.’ Our quality standard is one the world can trust.”

Plum Guide is more than simply a booking platform. It is, in essence, the Michelin guide for home rentals. With standards so high that they eliminate literally millions from the 5,000,000+ vacation homes listed online, accepting only 3% of submitted places to stay.  Understanding that the pandemic postponed travel plans for many, leaving some with a residual sense of travel anxiety, Plum Guide takes the guesswork out of booking a stay with their highly curated approach to global vacation home selection. Guests can expect excellence; quality is guaranteed no matter the price point.

WHAT SETS PLUM GUIDE APART

Plum Guide has a unique model for curating homes unlike their competitors.  They use a combination of technology, data, and human expertise. The quality control process culminates in an onsite visit from a specially trained “Home Critic” and only homes who have passed this final test receive the Plum Guide Award.

“Home truths” are revealed on each listing —such as, assessments revealing if the kitchen is indeed fully functional, or if the living area really has enough dedicated space for a family of four. It is this highly curated approach that sets Plum Guide apart.  Explains Co-Founder and CEO Doron Meyassed, “Not only has every nominated and awarded home been subject to a meticulous vetting process but our comprehensive price-checking assures that our prices are consistently the best available.” Given the stringent testing before being accepted as a home rental option, only one in a 100 pass the 150 different criteria set forth by Plum Guide.  It is important to note that such “musts” include only properties in a desirable neighborhood with three places for breakfast within a five-minute walk. Additional “musts” include rooms with plenty of natural light, ample space for socializing, bedrooms quiet enough for restful sleep, showers with strong water pressure and fast Wi-Fi connection.

THE BACK STORY

The origins of Plum Guide are personal, rooted in a vacation home Meyassed booked in Tel Aviv. “I felt like I won the lottery. I asked myself, ‘Why isn’t it always like this? Why is booking a home so hit-and-miss?’” Then he realized, “Every time someone books a holiday, it shouldn’t feel like a lottery.” So how to avoid the gamble? A team of architects, travelers, interior designers, and psychologists was assembled to scientifically decode the secret ingredients of the perfect stay. 150 criteria determining everything from shower pressure to Wi-Fi speed as well as design credentials became the stringent standards allowing just the smallest fraction of homes submitted to be accepted as Plum Guide properties.

THE PLUM AWARD

The Plum Award is a coveted honor. To earn it, homes must pass all four stages of The Plum Test, successfully meeting 150 criteria, with a personal home visit from an independent Home Critic as the final deciding factor. Leaving nothing to chance, with every new city or country opened, Plum Guide creates a database of available homes which are then systematically reviewed. The multi-stage vetting process allows travellers to select from a remarkable selection of the world’s best homes in the US as well as global destinations including Paris, Milan, and Rome. New locations are constantly being added as Plum Guide continues to delight customers with their rigorous selection of only the best homes available from a worldwide catalogue.