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VERDAD NICARAGUA – BETTER THAN AN IPHONE

BETTER THAN AN iPhone –THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE VACATION

Verdad Nicaragua serves up a family summer vacation that beats screen time for kids of any age

Every parent knows that getting your kids to untether from their phones long enough to have a conversation, let alone an experience, is nearly impossible these days. This summer Verdad Nicaragua, on the shores of the Southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua, offers parents the ultimate summer adventure that will convince even teenagers that IRL beats virtual scrolling any day of the week.

This laid-back boutique hotel overlooking Playa Escameca Grande coastline offers up just enough remoteness and just enough luxury to entice the entire family. You can hang out on the beach or poolside, while your kids explore whatever they are into, or the whole family can head out to see the real Nicaragua. Verdad Nicaragua’s custom adventure packages can be designed around getting your kids to connect with reality. 

  • Surf vs. Snapchat: With the resort’s surf school and professional coaches, your kid will soon be riding the waves rather than stroking the keys.  
  • PADI vs. Pintrest: You’ll need no more inspiration than the crystal blue waters and the world that lives below to get your kid interested in becoming PADI-certified at Verdad Nicaragua. 
  • Fishing vs. Facebook: Hook your kid on the excitement of reeling in the big one with a fishing adventure in the waters between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and Cocina Verdad will prepare your catch for dinner. 
  • Trotting vs. Twitter: Saddle up and explore the undeveloped, untouched, mountainous countryside on horseback with experienced local guides.
  • Treetop Thrills vs. Tik Tok: Soar through the forest canopy and get a birds-eye view of wildlife and nature with a not to be missed zip line tour. 
  • Waterfalls vs. Wifi: Hike in the tropical rainforest and plunge into the natural swimming pools as part of an adventure near the Costa Rican border.

Families can choose from one of four ocean view single story casitas, or one duplex casita that feature private decks and outdoor showers, or a fifth ocean and valley view casita that sleeps three, plus two poolside rooms. With five casitas and two rooms with full-size beds, Verdad Nicaragua is also perfect for a buy out for families looking for a multi-generational getaway. Resort amenities include open-air yoga/fitness studio (fully stocked with functional fitness and yoga gear) a relaxing pool with lounge chairs and an honor bar, a massage studio, and a laid-back lounge perfect for enjoying a sunset cocktail or a board game after a day of fun exploring the surrounding area. 

About Verdad Nicaragua:

Verdad Nicaragua is an eco-friendly boutique resort nestled on the shores of Playa Escameca in Southern Nicaragua. The laid-back luxurious property features modern casitas with private decks and poolside rooms that overlook the gardens and sea. The secluded hillside resort invites guests to explore the stunning landscape, or simply relax on the untouched Southern Pacific coast. The resort offers custom designed adventure packages, a surf school and PADI certification programs.

https://www.verdadnicaragua.com/

HOTEL PASO DEL NORTE

Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection sparkles like a beautiful diamond in downtown El Paso, or four diamonds to be exact according to AAA, which recently awarded the hotel a four-diamond ranking. From the chef-driven dining to the lavish amenities, stunning attention to detail can be found everywhere. The upscale, stylish, and Art-Deco atmosphere makes for a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to leave guests with a sense of awe.

At Hotel Paso del Norte you can experience an iconic dome ceiling made of Tiffany-style stained glass, handcrafted by European artisans, towers above Dome Bar, a destination for prohibition-style cocktails, fine cognacs and whiskeys offer stirring treats alongside appetizers and small plates.

Adjacent to the Dome Bar, the Black Jack cigar lounge features a walk-in humidor, private cigar lockers, and cocktail service. Guests can sit back and relax on a plush couch as the rich aroma of the finest cigars and cocktails engulf them while staff cut and light their cigars.

The rooftop cocktail lounge, El Mirador, presents panoramic views of the Juarez and Franklin Mountains. The drink menu features craft cocktails, an extensive selection of fine wine by glass and bottle, craft beer, and the availability of “bottle service.” The food menu consists of small plates and light fare.

1700°, a destination-worthy American steakhouse, offers elevated daytime and nighttime dining, and a menu anchored by aged USDA prime beef. These Fine, hand-cut steaks are complemented by the freshest seafood and an extensive selection of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts that offer a “Culinary Tip of the Hat” to local cuisine. 1700°’s elegant and energetic atmosphere is the perfect setting for a broad selection of world-class wines by the bottle and glass, along with local and national craft beer selections, and barrel-aged and handcrafted cocktails.

Sabor, the hotel’s light-filled restaurant, serves an eclectic fusion of the Southwest, Texas, and Southern comfort foods that bring bold flavors to the forefront of every dining experience. The spacious interior intermingles with sprawling patios for indoor and al fresco dining three times a day.

Dulce, the hotel’s bakery café and gelateria, will satisfy guests’ sweet tooth with its Barista-quality coffees and beverages, fresh baked goods, and house-made gelato. Dulce also serves sophisticated pre-made salads and sandwiches, all in a refined fast-casual setting.

Desert Spirit Spa provides one-of-a-kind relaxing experiences, including a Halotherapy room, which is a unique offering perfect for those with respiratory or skin conditions. Customized treatments, relaxing ambiance, and breathtaking views will leave guests in a state of tranquility and bliss. Other special offerings include luxurious hydra-facials and a sauna room that comes complimentary with any booked service. A complete list of services can be found here. Through August 2022, book the Weekend Getaway Package and receive a $100 voucher for the spa with an overnight stay.

Other lavish amenities include the 10th-floor rooftop pool with a stunning view; Dannah Lane boutique, a luxury western wear boutique; and a fully-equipped fitness center open 24/7. Exploring the hotel’s historic grandeur is a delight in itself with impressive architecture at every turn.

Situated in downtown El Paso, so many exciting experiences await just outside the hotel’s front doors, including wonderful entertainment venues, museums, parks, and the popular air-conditioned streetcar system, which provides easy access to a wide array of downtown shops and restaurants. It’s the perfect location for locals and visitors to experience a luxurious, and much needed, vacation.

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The Stay Hotels

With a handful of design-led properties in prime urban locations in Istanbul and Alacati on the Aegean-facing Cesme Peninsula, The Stay Hotels’ guests can choose to be by the Bosphorus strait or the sea, but always with warm hospitality and curated culture. From a striking new property to an art exhibition, plus new food and music offerings, Stay tuned for a healthy and cultural spring with The Stay Hotels.

Bebek Hotel by The Stay

Perfectly located in the chic Bebek neighborhood, this 1950’s waterside retreat blends original art deco features with neon lighting and modern art by established and up-and-coming Turkish artists. At the heart of the hotel, The Terrace Restaurant delights guests with a new nine-dish menu curated by acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, famed for his modern Greek Meraki restaurant in London and time as Head Chef at the award-winning ‘Bill and Coo’, a fine-dining restaurant in Mykonos. On balmy nights, guests can dine on Aegean-inspired delights such as a classic, fresh Bebek Hotel Greek salad or a mouth-watering and cooling shrimp carpaccio.

The hotel’s chic seasonal rooftop bar is also re-opening for the summer as the place to go for sophisticated signature cocktails and a DJ-led soundtrack.

Bebek Hotel by The Stay’s atmospheric in-house Dragon Restaurant has long been the place to go for authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. Interiors reflect the heritage of the cuisine with dragon motifs and rich red details—all with views across the Bosphorus strait. Now, every Sunday from 2 PM until midnight and Monday from 5 PM until midnight guests can also dine al fresco on specialties such as hot sour soup or crispy duck while a live band performs on the hotel’s waterfront Terrace Restaurant.

The Stay Warehouse

This former beer depot provides a coastal spot for guests to recharge and relax cocooned in olive tree-clad gardens home to a heated ionized pool and easy access to a glamorous beach club on the Aegean. Wood and brick from ancient Anatolian houses maintain the commitment to excellence in sustainable travel The Stay Hotels promote. The large and welcoming lobby also functions as an events space, reflecting the year-round commitment to cultural festivals, art exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Turkish contemporary artist Devrim Erbil is revealing his Renk Erbil-curated, nature-inspired Primavera exhibition—Primavera meaning spring—from 30 April until 15 June 2022 at The Stay Warehouse.

Born in Usak, Balikesir in 1937, Devrim Erbil has had a long and illustrious career both as an artist and a professor and director of prestigious fine art academies across Europe. Erbil’s retrospective of mixed media pieces that have been exhibited around the globe includes oil paintings, silk prints, sculptures and stained glass in exquisite colors. The artist is particularly famed for his abstract landscape paintings depicting Anatolia and Istanbul, for which he was honored with the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award, which recognizes distinguished Turkish figures. In 2004, the Devrim Erbil Contemporary Art Museum opened in Balikesir, honoring the area’s beloved local artist. His works have been exhibited internationally, from the Saatchi Gallery in the UK, Spain—where he was named Young Painter of the Year—to Budapest as well as all over Turkey, from Istanbul to Bodrum, Ankara and Izmir.

The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi (Opening June 2022)

Opening in June as the group’s fourth Istanbul property in the heart of the Fashion Quarter is The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi. This beautifully designed 82-room property is housed in an elegant building in the heart of Nisantasi and joins the established collection of luxurious and culturally connected properties. Guests will be welcomed by a unique blend of heritage, arts, culture and stellar design by acclaimed Turkish architect Mahmut Anlar.

This hip hideaway will offer rooms and suites blessed with view-giving terraces, walk-in closets, grand marble bathrooms and kitchenettes. Many of which connect for extended stays or large family groups. And for all-out indulgence, The Stay Boulevard Suite includes a terrace just made for sipping sundowners from your private hot tub as the sun sinks down over Istanbul. Naturally, the new hotel meets The Stay Hotels’ standards of excellence for sustainability, as part of Turkey’s first carbon-neutral independent hotel group.

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Radisson Tallinn

Located on Rävala boulevard in Estonia’s charming capital city, Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn is the newest Radisson Collection property to open in the Baltics and Estonia’s charming capital city. The hotel’s prime location is in the medieval cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafés and shops as well as the Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century tower. Tallinn’s main square is within walking distance and is one of the many sites to visit in this UNESCO World Heritage Site city filled with character, history, palaces, churches and other historic treasures.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn features 287 rooms and suites including Family Rooms, Suites and Junior Suites with access to fitness and sauna facilities, and Premium Suites overlooking the old town. The hotel also has a beautiful panoramic Presidential Suite. The fourth-floor relaxation area includes a spa with swimming pool, Japanese bath and three saunas—a Finnish sauna, a steam sauna, and a sanarium—in addition to a spacious gym. All rooms overlook the buzzing cultural city.

The interiors designed by local architect Argo Vaikla feature high-quality, dark Estonian wood panels, which create an overall sense of being in an Estonian forest combined with eco-friendly design elements. For example, the floors in the corridors are covered with a relief carpet made from recycled fishing nets. Photographs by Kristoffer Vaikla of the picturesque Estonian forest captured from above hang on the walls of the rooms and invite guests to explore the surrounding local countryside.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn features two restaurants, a rooftop restaurant and bar, ISSEI on the 24th floor, and MEKK on the first floor. ISSEI serves Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and is the first restaurant to offer Nikkei concept cuisine in the Baltics. In the hotel’s Estonian restaurant, MEKK, its Executive Chef Rene Uusmees creates modern Estonian-inspired dishes and delicacies.

“The opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn is a milestone achievement for us, as we introduce our luxury lifestyle brand to this culturally rich city and region. Radisson Collection properties embrace and represent the local culture and design wherever they are located, and this is true here at Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn as well. Guests will be able to discover Estonian art, design, and photography which are on display throughout the hotel.” says Ain Käpp, CEO of HMP Hotellid OÜ.

The hotel’s 1,000 square meter conference center on the second floor has been completely renovated and offers eight stunning meeting spaces, the largest accommodating up to 300 people. All eight rooms are named after cities where Radisson Collection hotels are located.

With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.

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Radisson Gran Via Bilbao

Following the opening of Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla last year, Radisson Hotel Group is now introducing its luxury lifestyle brand to Bilbao and bringing its exceptional service and guest experience to the city as part of its ambitious growth plan in Spain.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao is located in the former headquarters of Banco Hispano Americano, built in 1945. The hotel has 137 rooms over six floors, including two impressive rooftop suites with private terraces featuring a jacuzzi and stunning views of the city. The elegant interior design features marble, natural stone and wood, together with a color range in elegant earth tones complemented with gold and blue hues, reflecting the glow of the city’s architecture and its estuary. The hotel’s fitness and spa area, complete with an indoor pool and yoga studio, is expected to open in the coming months.

The property’s rooftop is home to NKO, the first restaurant of its kind from renowned chef Eneko Atxa, who has been awarded five Michelin stars across his restaurant portfolio. NKO brings together Basque and Japanese cuisine, as a nod to both the chef’s Basque heritage and his admiration for Japanese gastronomy. The restaurant has a spectacular terrace with vertical gardens, colorful umbrellas and a striking geometric black and white marble floor. Cocktails are served with breathtaking views, creating the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing or business meetings in the vibrant Basque capital. This is the third collaboration between the chef and Radisson Hotel Group, following the opening of his Eneko Basque concept in Seville and Brussels. Another partnership will soon follow in Madrid.

“It’s a great pleasure to open the second Radisson Collection hotel in Spain and bring the brand to Bilbao. One of the most outstanding elements of this new hotel is its location in the heart of the city on one of the most prominent avenues, Gran Vía. The hotel features stylish and attention-to-detail design, with an exceptional rooftop terrace, that is one of the best in Bilbao. We are honored to partner with local five-time Michelin star chef Eneko Atxa to offer top-class gastronomy at our NKO restaurant”, says Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President Northern & Western Europe, Radisson Hotel Group.

The hotel’s Art Deco-inspired design was brought to life by dAAr Arquitectura, and each space is characterized by a different design. With curved lines, soft seating and the use of many different fabrics and textures, the interiors give each space glamor, elegance and sophistication.

The hotel is proud to have received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum green building certification, consuming 47% less energy and 40% less water than comparable buildings. It has also achieved the LEED Innovation credit for creating a ‘Walkable Project site’, which consists of incorporating design elements that promote walking, cycling, and other non-motorized transportation in the hotel’s location and its surrounding community.

Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Via Bilbao’s impressive location surrounded by pedestrianized streets makes it the perfect base for visitors to discover all the city has to offer. Guests can stroll along the banks of the Bilbao Estuary and traverse the halls of the iconic Guggenheim Museum—Bilbao’s most famous attraction—which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Other nearby cultural attractions include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Azkuna Zentroa cultural entertainment space and the city’s old town, marked by narrow cobbled streets and charming squares full of cafes and pintxo bars such as the nearby Plaza Nueva.

In 2018, Radisson Hotel Group started an ambitious plan to transform the business. For the Spanish market, the ambition is to open more than 20 hotels in the next five years. In recent months, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla opened in Seville, and later this year Spain’s first Radisson RED lifestyle property will open its doors in the center of Madrid. Meanwhile, guests can already enjoy the recently renovated Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado as well as Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria and Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan.

With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, Radisson Collection Hotel, Gran Vía Bilbao is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.

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DRAI’S LIVE

Fabolous, GRAMMY and BET nominated rapper stunned fans at Drai’s Nightclub on Friday, January 21. The performance was Fabolous’ first full-length Drai’s LIVE concert of the year held in Las Vegas. Fabolous staged his hits “Throw It in the Bag” and “You Be Killin’ Em” for attendees as they partied all night on The Cromwell Rooftop.

Adding to the excitement, artist and record producer Juicy J performed his own Drai’s LIVE performance on Saturday, January 22. Juicy J played some his top hits like “Show Out” and “Stay Fly,” and some of his leading collaborations with other artists like “Powerglide” by Rae Sremmurd and “I Don’t Mind,” by Usher. Juicy J has, too, worked with other leading individuals in the music industry such as 2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and more.

Drai’s Nightclub is open on Friday and Saturday’s from 10 PM to 3 AM. Tickets and VIP table reservations can be made on their HERE. All other specific requests can be made by emailing info@draislv.com.

Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub innovates nightlife, located on top of the extraordinary rooftop of The Cromwell – the 11-story hotel with an impeccable view of the Las Vegas Strip. The Beachclub accompanies 30,000-square feet of numerous pools, cabanas and bungalows and two full-service bars. Inside the scene, Drai’s Nightclub sports 25,000-square feet of pure first-class nightclub luxury. The Nightclub holds Drai’s Live, a performance concert sequence showcasing full-length sets from the best of the best in the music industry, including Wiz Khalifa, Future and 2 Chainz. Located on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard, Drai’s is set in the ideal location for nightlife enthusiasts.

The Cromwell

Named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice and the esteemed receiver of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, The Cromwell brings innovation and excitement to the hotel scene in Las Vegas. Sporting high-tech, advanced technology, The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to use mobile key technology for guest room access. Conveniently located across from Caesars Palace, this hotel holds 188 rooms with 19 suites, a virtual concierge service called ‘Ivy,’ an enormous casino, Bound – the hotel’s very own lobby bar, Interlude – casino lounge, and Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub, The Cromwell has everything you could be looking for out of the Las Vegas experience.

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Nine New Hotels for 2022

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, announces nine new launches for 2022 that it will welcome into its global portfolio of unique hotels, resorts, and residences. From a contemporary ski resort on the slopes of Utah to a national landmark turned luxury design hotel in Oslo, each of these new urban retreats, beach resorts, and historic hideaways will offer travelers authentic, personalized experiences, inviting them to reconnect with inspiring destinations and local cultures as they dust off their passports and set off on new adventures. Highlights of the new openings within the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio for 2022 include:

Pendry Park City (Utah, United States) – launching January 2022

Set in the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, the spectacular ski-in, ski-out Pendry Park City will offer a modernist take on a traditional alpine lodge. Paying homage to the surrounding mountain landscape, the resort will boast warm, natural design elements that create a contemporary, open feel, and will feature 153 guestrooms, suites, and residences, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and curated artwork. Guests and locals alike will enjoy access to four distinct restaurants and bars, a deluxe Spa Pendry and fitness center, a heated rooftop pool with a destination bar, Pinwheel Kids Club, and more than 7,000 square-feet of indoor event space.

Passalacqua (Lake Como, Italy) – launching June 2022

Built in the 18th century by Count Andrea Lucini Passalacqua, Passalacqua is set on the shores of Lake Como and has hosted historic leaders from Napoleon Bonaparte to Winston Churchill. Sister property to the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo, the stately, ultra-luxury mansion retreat will extend 24 stylish suites designed and curated by one of Italy’s most renowned hotelier families – Paolo, Antonella, and Valentina De Santis. Committed to preserving its heritage, Passalacqua will showcase original features, including hidden passageways, centuries-old beamed suites in forgotten stables, and glasshouses with ancient fruit trees. Guests can enjoy the lakeside swimming pool and open-air gym set in the olive groves, vintage boat trips from the private dock, and partake in a variety of wellness and culinary experiences in the manicured gardens such as spa treatments, yoga sessions, farm-to-fork dining, and movies under the stars.

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – launching Summer 2022

Located in Hong Kong’s Southside district, home to the iconic Victoria Harbor and the city’s renowned Ocean Park, the eco-conscious oceanfront resort is the next much-anticipated international launch from The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts. The luxury hotel – perfect for couples, friends, solo visitors, extended families, and business travelers – will offer 425 guest rooms and suites overlooking the South China Sea, including children-themed rooms and two signature suites with private pools. Additional features include four diverse restaurants, an outdoor infinity pool and kids’ lagoon pool, an indoor kids’ play zone, a luxury spa and fitness center, and versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 5,600 square-feet pillar-free grand ballroom.

sly Berlin (Berlin, Germany) – launching Summer 2022

Located in the city’s trendy Friedrichshain neighborhood, Berlin’s coolest new hotel will be housed across four modernized buildings, interconnected via inviting open courtyard spaces and a striking 2,368 square-foot greenhouse. Comprised of 150 guestrooms and suites, some boasting private balconies, sly Berlin’s interiors will showcase a fusion of nature and urban culture, featuring solid oak wood, Italian serpentine stone, stainless steel, and Brutalist concrete touches. Other highlights include a well-equipped gym and a large rooftop sauna with sweeping city skyline views. A lively restaurant and bar, complete with open kitchen and grill area, will be housed in the natural light of the greenhouse amid an abundance of greenery.   

Sommerro (Oslo, Norway) – launching September 2022

A rebirth of a restored 1930s landmark in Frogner, a historic neighborhood in Oslo’s West End, Sommerro celebrates Norwegian design, fusing form and function as the city’s first hotel in an original Art Deco building. Set to be Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, the hotel occupies the former headquarters of the capital city’s electrical company, Oslo Lysverker, and through a multi-million-dollar renovation, will become a modern tribute to local cultural heritage. Original artwork by celebrated Norwegian artist Per Krohg is featured throughout the hotel, with pieces including a giant wall fresco and a ceiling mural that nods to the building’s unique history. A true community space, the 231-room property – which counts 56 residences – will also offer four restaurants, three bars, meeting and event spaces with capacity for up to 150 people, a 100-seat gilded theater, a sprawling wellness paradise, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, terrace, and restaurant.

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The Royal Portfolio at Birkenhead House

The Royal Portfolio is an award-winning collection of luxury hotels, resorts and lodges in South Africa, has unveiled three new, contemporary Private Residences at Birkenhead House overlooking the spectacular coastline of Hermanus.

Birkenhead House’s Private Residences – named Fernkloof, Kliphuis, and White House – each feature five or six en-suite bedrooms, providing a spacious getaway for large families or friends traveling together, and combining the freedom, privacy and conveniences of one’s own seaside residence with the exceptional service and amenities of Birkenhead House. The villas all boast open-plan kitchens and considerable living and dining spaces, and come equipped with an in-house staff of experienced butlers, chefs, and housekeepers.

Each property offers unique charms, including amenities such as outdoor showers, entertainment rooms, firepits, and swimming pools. As an extra perk, guests have unlimited access to the award-winning Birkenhead House’s outstanding dining and spa facilities. These prestigious villas occupy sought-after locations close to key attractions in Hermanus, such as the Hermanus Cliff Walk, Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Voëlklip Beach, and Hermanus Golf Course.

The Royal Portfolio’s reservations team can assist in booking guests’ stays in the Private Residences, as well as curating unique excursions for all interests in and around the town, ranging from wine experiences to aerial whale watching and culinary tours.

“We are excited to announce these additional options in Hermanus, which perfectly complement a stay at The Silo Hotel’s Private Residences in Cape Town, or [an] intimate safari at Africa House, or The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane in the Greater Kruger National Park,” says Simon Mandy, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Royal Portfolio.

ABOUT THE ROYAL PORTFOLIO

The Royal Portfolio is a family-owned, values-based, and purpose-driven collection of exclusive hotels and lodges that offers restorative and enriching experiences in iconic destinations across South Africa, including: the Royal Malewane safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, La Residence in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, Birkenhead House in Hermanus, and The Silo in Cape Town.

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MAALOT Roma

Shedir Hospitality Holding have announced the opening date of their first MAALOT hotel: MAALOT Roma. The opening period will start on October 1, 2021.

General Manager Edoardo Officioso comments; “My team and I are thrilled about this new opening and we can’t wait to open the doors to the first hotel of the MAALOT brand. This first property, located just a few steps from [the Trevi Fountain], aims to become the new ‘lounge’ in Rome where… [we can] share a drink or taste the gourmet experience we are finalising. After these last months we hope to offer locals and travellers a special place to gather and find the pleasure to socialise again” Located in what was the residence of Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848) famous Italian opera composer of Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor and Maria Stuarda, MAALOT Roma aims to attract a young and more seasoned clientele looking for a vibrant and cosy place for gathering and being in the know in the most central part of Rome.

A restaurant and bar are set in a glass roof veranda. Signature element of the 30 distinctive rooms is paintings of hats that symbolise “setting your hat down and feeling at home.”

Property Features 

MAALOT Roma is a boutique hotel developed around the concept of a lounge with private bespoke rooms. Set in an historical building, the property surprises the guests at arrival. On the ground floor, a central court with a glass ceiling welcomes guests in a winter garden where the Don Pasquale restaurant is located. Centre stage is the elegant chandelier which features light red fabric lamp shades. The court is a celebration of the colonial-British style where pastel colours, art pieces, customised furniture and a rich variety of textures make the lounge cosy and vibrant at the same time. The tables are made of handmade tiles. For each sitting place is an old fashion lace set in the tile. Sofas and chairs made in silky fabric and vibrant colourful details complete the look and feel to make the bistro an all-day lounge.

Still on the ground floor there is a bar area: a cosy spot in darker hues of browns and greens. Elegant use of dark wood elements and rich fabrics such as ruby-red shiny silk with sophisticated textures make the bar an exclusive and intimate area. Right at the end of the space is the reception area: a studio with an old fashion British-style library boasting a selection of books about Rome, luxury and fashion. Bespoke furniture made of Ebano wood makes the ambience welcoming and reassuring, away from the chaotic life of the city centre. The 30 rooms and suites are located across 4 floors. Each and every room is developed around a specific selection of vibrant colour schemes: dark blue, ochre, dark red. An Italian limestone fireplace completes the look and feel of the rooms. Guests will also have access to a fitness room–a 100 square meters area with the latest state-of-the-art machines. 

Don Pasquale Restaurant Cucina & Bar  

Designed to celebrate life and social gathering, Don Pasquale is set to be an all-day dining experience for locals and hotel guests. Named after one the of the most renowned work of Gaetano Donizetti, the restaurant is a place to relax, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine alone or in good company.

The Executive Chef Domenico Boschi, born and bred in Rome, celebrates the modern roman gastronomy. The menu pays homage to the tradition and attention to what the new modern food lovers are looking for. It offers a contemporary take on the roman recipes all in full respect of the local producers that enhance the local territory. The cocktail bar is an intimate setting dedicated to a selection of rum, premium spirits and traditional cocktails.

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Top Hotels in Shanghai

By: Emily Bunn

As global travels begins to reopens, the world looks finally leave the confines of their homes. For those who are especially adventurous and looking to take a once-in-a-lifetime voyage, consider Shanghai. Shanghai has a wealth of tourist attractions – like the – as well as delicious cuisine, a lively culture, and beautiful views. For those looking to visit, after your long flight across the world, relax into the clean, cushioned beds and enjoy amazing amenities as these top boutique hotels in Shanghai. All of these hotels are centrally located, so travelers can enjoy all that the city has to offer right outside the lobby.

Amanyangyun Shanghai
Looking for some zen, peaceful relaxation, and rejuvenation? Consider staying at Amanyangyun. This boutique hotel is quaintly nestled on the city skirts of Shanghai. Guests can stay in authentic Antique Ming and Qing Dynasty villas in contemporary, luxury suites. Outside of the hotel, the a rescued forest of camphor trees and shimmering lake are the perfect locations for photographs, relaxing outdoors, and appreciating ecological conservation. Enjoy the view on the hotel’s open air, pool side relaxation terrace.

The hotel feature amenities including a spa, fine dining, a sauna, cold plunge pool, jacuzzi, 20-meter heated indoor swimming pool, a 28.5-meter heated outdoor swimming pool, a hair and beauty salon, treatment rooms, relaxation lounges, tea rooms, a pilates and yoga studio, and more!

For more information on this property, please visit their website HERE.

Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai
If you’re looking for a five-star stay in a colorful, lively, and high-quality hotel, look no further than the Mandarin Oriental Pudong. This fine property is located on the serene banks of the Huangpu River, the heart of Pudong’s financial district. Guests get the best of both worlds, as they can easily explore the city, or chose to relax by the waterfront. If you venture outside your lavish suite, be sure to visit the hotel’s sunken bamboo garden.

Providing the utmost quality of service to their guests, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong offers delicious eats, calming spa treatments, a tea lounge, a salon, 25 meter indoor swimming pool, and a high-tech wellness center and exercise studio, among other amenities. If you’re looking to feel refreshed, check out the hotel’s many holistic beauty treatments and services.

For more information on this property, please visit their website HERE.

The Peninsula Shanghai

The Peninsula Shanghai stands out from other stays in Shanghai as the only luxury hotel in the city with a customized car fleet. The extent of the Peninsula’s luxuriousness doesn’t end there though – the hotel also boasts Michelin star-rated restaurants, the deluxe garden suite featuring views over the grounds of the former British Consulate, the Peninsula spa, a steam room, sauna, and a huge indoor, heated pool with an art-deco fireplace.

An exciting collaboration between the Peninsula and Sanrio’s Hello Kitty is again happening this year, now until August 31. With this exclusive stay option, guests can enjoy a limited-edition Hello Kitty and Pen Bear plush toy set and specialty themed amenities, including a bathrobe and slippers and more. Hello Kitty is partnering with the Peninsula’s mascot, The Peninsula Bear, to add an adorable touch to guests’ stays.

For more information on this property, please visit their website HERE.

Bellagio Shanghai
The Bellagio By MGM Shanghai balances celebrating traditional heritage with modern luxe. In the suites, guests can enjoy beautiful interior design, large windows to let in plenty of natural light, and breathtaking views of the Suzhou River. The hotel is also available to be booked for events, such as weddings, meetings, and entertaining.

Ameneties provides by the Bellagio Shanghai include a pool, spa, lounge, grand ballroom, and an atrium, which is equipped with state-of-the-art LEDs and an integrated audio system. The hotel also has three restaurants – LAGO (ran by award-wining Chef Julian Serrano, serving authentic Italian cuisine), Mansion on One (serving classic Cantonese delicacies and an authentic Peking Duck), and Café Bellagio (providing the classic American diner experience with modern sensibilities.)

For more information on this property, please visit their website HERE.

Bvlgari Hotel, Shanghai

Bvlgari Hotel, Shanghai is conveniently located between the bustling Shanghai city center and scenic riverbank views. This property is a part of the SUHE CREEK project, and features breathtaking views of the Bund and of Pudong’s dramatic skyline. However, the inside of the hotel – designed the renowned Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel – is just as breathtaking with its panoramic views, triple-height Ballroom ceilings, and stunning architectural details.

After exploring all of the sights and excites surrounding the hotel, guests are invited to enjoy the fine cuisine inside. Eateries on the property include Ristorante Niko Romito and Bar and the Bao Li Xuan restaurant. For further indulgence, unwind at the BVLGARI spa, fitness center, or workshop gymnasium.

For more information on this property, please visit their website HERE.

The Middle House
Stylish and sophisticated, The Middle House embraces all of the vibrancy of the surrounding city’s fine dining, art, and fashion scenes. Positioned both culturally and geographically in the heart of Shanghai, The Middle House is the ideal stay for those looking to truly experience where they are staying. Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the striking property exudes fashionable taste with its art collection, minimalist design, and atmospheric interior that ties in traditional Chinese decor elements.

A wide range of gastronomic experiences are available without even having to step out of the hotel. Enjoy continental cuisine at Cafe Gray Deluxe, Italian al fresco dining at Frasca, Cantonese, Sichuanese and Shanghainese cuisine at Sui Tang Li, or sneak away to the underground cocktail lounge at Sui Tang Shang. Afterwards, relax at the hotel’s pool, Mi Xun spa, gym, or yoga studio.

For more information on this property, please visit their website HERE.

Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li
Fashionably positioned at the intersection of Shanghainese courtyard living and Parisian design flair, Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li welcomes in guests to its luxurious urban sanctuary. The hotel boasts fine dining, with their three-Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire at Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire. Other restaurants include la Terrace (offers many alcoholic beverages, with a focus on fine champagne), la Boulangerie (a french bakery), and le Bar (offers cocktails, with an emphasis on using seasonal ingredients.)

Those who stay at Capella are granted VIP treatment with from the property’s Capella Culturists, who provide specially-tailer, bespoke experiences for each individual stay. Culturists are historians, guardians, and native explorers of Shanghai, so they can provide the best recommendations for local restaurants, places, and people. Culturists will provide each guests with a full itinerary of activities and events hosted in the Living Room during their stay. They can even sign you up for an exploratory bike tour in the historical, surrounding area.

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The PuLi Hotel and Spa
An urban escape in downtown Shanghai, the PuLi Hotel knows how to create incredible guests experiences through their principals of “modern science” and “ancient healing.” Enjoy fine dining at the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant, PHÉNIX eatery & bar, garden terrace restaurant, or bar.

Amenties at The PuLi include a 24-hour dedicated guest service specialist, in-room dining, concierge, laundry and valet services, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Furthermore, the hotel’s Health Club is equipped with a state of the art gymnasium, micro bubble bath, sauna, steam room, pool, experiential showers, whirlpool, 25-metre heated infinity pool, and the UR SPA.

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The Sukhothai Shanghai
At The Sukhothai Shanghai, it is understood that hospitality is an art form. As such, the hotel prides itself on delivering a personality approach as according to each guests’ personal preference. Take a leisurely load off at the spa with a range of Southeast Asian-oriented body and facial treatments. If thats not your thing, visit the Cha House to observe colonial, baroque-style architecture.

Centrally located downtown, adjacent to two Grade-A office towers and a retail mall, guests are sure to stay entertained their whole trip. For travelers who prioritize business, the hotel’s Grand Shanghai Ballroom is available to be rented out for meetings, weddings and celebrations. The Sukhothai Shanghai knows how to expertly accommodate all of their guests, and as such, was awarded the 2021 Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award.

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Park Hyatt Shanghai
One of the highest hotels in the world, located on floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), the Park Hyatt Shanghai grants guests unbeatable, breathtaking city views. Positioned above the center of Shanghai’s Lujiazui business district, those who stay at the property are granted a scenic outlook over the city skyline and Huangpu River.

The property is comprised of 173 luxurious rooms, each of which are equipped with a work area, rain shower, and deep soaking tub. Also located within the property are several restaurants and the renowned Water’s Edge Spa. Upon arrival, guests will have access to amenities including free wifi, concierge service, a spa, room service, indoor infinity pool, laundry, meeting facilities, free parking, a fitness center, and more.

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