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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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Soneva Fushi Resort Announces Summer 2021 Programming

Soneva has announced its Summer 2021 programming at the award-winning Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences, exceptional cuisine with Michelin-starred chefs, and acclaimed visiting experts through the ongoing Soneva Stars calendar. Americans visiting the Maldives need to show negative results of a Covid test taken within 96 hours of departure. Soneva has developed an unprecedented program of testing visitors on arrival, and every five days during their stay, to ensure a Covid-free vacation. Soneva has also developed a unique and eco-friendly process to eliminate 90% of mosquitos at Soneva Fushi.

This summer, diners can enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine from a line-up of acclaimed guest chefs at Soneva Fushi over the summer months, including Chef Stéphanie Le Quellec from the 2-Michelin-starred La Scene in Paris, Chef Heiko Nieder from the Dolder Grand’s 2-Michelin-starred The Restaurant, and Chef Paco Morales, the 2-Michelin-starred chef at the forefront of Andalusian cuisine.

Other experts in residence include glass artists Cheyenne Malcolm and Ben Sharp, who will be in residence at Soneva Art & Glass, the Maldives’ only hot glass studio, until August 26. In the realm of wellness, Tathata Kobayashi, a renowned Tai Chi Chuan teacher, will be sharing his extensive knowledge from August 20-September 10.

Those who want to reconnect with nature can join one of Soneva‘s new “Conscious Experiences.” Experiences include a journey around the resort’s organic gardens and waste-to-wealth recycling center, as well as learning about sustainable hook-and-line fishing with a family of local fishermen. Guests can also swim with majestic Manta Rays in the nearby Hanifaru Bay, home to one of the world’s largest manta populations.

Younger guests will be entertained with enriching summer camps for children and teens, and mentoring activities from Oppidan Education. Children can take part in treasure hunts, get active in a mini-Olympics, learn how to identify turtles, sail to the sandbank and much more. Teens are invited to learn about conservation and the environment, take a trip to a local island, discover how to cook tasty Maldivian snacks, and end their stay with a disco at The Den.

The new Soneva Academy enables older children to learn during their summer stay. The modular courses take children and teens aged 12+ from ‘junior’ to ‘expert’, and cover a range of fascinating topics, including the “Night Skies,” “Zero Waste and Plastic Pollution,” “Marine Life of the Maldives,” “Mosquitoes and Disease,” and “The Adventure of the Corbin,” a quest across the seas in the wake of an ancient galleon.

About Soneva

Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world class resorts to outstanding natural locations.  Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva in Aqua in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand rebuke the traditional concept of luxury and instead promise the luxury of time, purity and solitude. Every day, guests are encouraged to discover sandy feet, inspired minds and full hearts. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to the guests.

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Post-Vaccination Adventures

President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that the United States will have enough coronavirus vaccines for all adults by the end of May – two months earlier than previously thought – is promising news for travelers. Precautions will still need to be taken, of course, but domestic travel is likely to be popular again this summer, highlighted by national parks, active trips and travel where physical distancing is possible. Here are six dream vacations to take this summer once you’ve gotten your shots.

 

1. Long-Weekend Cycling: Adventure Cycling Association is offering a new collection of long-weekend tours close metropolitan areas to make it easy to give bike travel a try. Options include taking in the crisp mountain air and stunning vistas while cycling around the stunning Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border, or leaving behind the hustle and bustle of New York City to bike up the Hudson River valley and visit peaceful state parks. To learn more, visit this website

 

2. Greater Yellowstone Adventures: A stay at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky, Montana, offers the opportunity to explore the surrounding mountains, rivers and Yellowstone National Park. Go hiking through shaded forests and wildflower-filled alpine meadows, float or fly fish in a clear, cool river, experience the adrenaline rush of lift-served mountain biking at Big Sky Resort, or tour the natural wonders and wildlife of Yellowstone. To learn more, visit this website.

 

3. Explore National Parks by RV: Blacksford is a new recreational vehicle rental business with an all-inclusive pricing model that includes unlimited miles, no generator fees, bedding, bath and kitchen supplies, free Wi-Fi, free annual national park pass and 24-hour roadside assistance. Blacksford also curates road trip experiences by connecting travelers with vetted campsites, guides and other hand-picked attractions. To learn more, visit this website.  

 

4. Channel Your Inner Cowboy: “Yellowstone,” the wildly popular cable television series starring Kevin Costner, has sparked newfound interest in luxury dude ranch vacations. Red Reflet Ranch, a 28,000-acre guest ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, has experienced a surge of guests booking five-figure vacations because of their love for the series. Guests stay in fully-stocked private cabins and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine while participating in equestrian programs, cattle branding, hiking, mountain biking, ATVing, fly fishing, shooting, family-friendly activities and cooking classes. To learn more, visit this website.

 

5. Idaho Hot Springs, Camping and Cycling: Escape Adventures is excited to offer a multiday cycling tour showcasing Idaho’s magnificent Sawtooth Range and some of the state’s most scenic natural hot springs. The tour includes five days of transfixing road rides – including over the highest paved road in the American Northwest – colorful mining towns, wild rivers and remote natural hot springs. To learn more, visit this website.

 

6. Retreat to a Teton Tiny House: With sustainably built, LEED-certified “tiny house” cabins, Fireside Resort is Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s most innovative take on resort town lodging. The resort embraces modern, yet rustic design and presents a fresh approach to luxury lodging. Nestled in a wooded setting at the foot of the Teton Range, the cabins allow guests to get back to nature while enjoying the intimacy of a boutique hotel and the ambiance of their own cozy residence. To learn more, visit this website.

Post Vaccination Adventure Image by Sublime Public Relations courtesy of Adam York for 360 MagazinePost Vaccination Adventure Image by Sublime Public Relations courtesy of Adam York for 360 Magazine

Post Vaccination Adventure Image by Sublime Public Relations courtesy of Adam York for 360 Magazine

Fireside Resort. Post Vaccination Adventure Image by Sublime Public Relations courtesy of Adam York for 360 Magazine

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SONEVA JANI LAUNCHES CHAPTER TWO

Soneva, the luxury resort operator with sustainability at its core, has announced the launch of Soneva Jani, Chapter Two in the Noonu Atoll of the Maldives, including the unveiling of 27 brand-new overwater villas, a full-service spa and “Soneva Unlimited” all-inclusive dining, drinks and activities offered.

Ranging from one to four bedrooms, the new Chapter Two villas at Soneva Jani (accessible via butler-driven buggies and bikes along the winding jetty off the southern tip of the resort’s main island) are among the largest and most luxurious overwater villas of their kind in the world. Each features vast indoor and outdoor living spaces and sweeping terraces with sunrise/sunset views, private pools with slides straight into the private lagoon, and outdoor bathrooms for bathing under the sun and stars. The One- and Two-Bedroom Reserves also have the iconic retractable roof over the master bed for stargazing. Ideal for families, all the rooms can be closed off, with a children’s sleeping area located just behind the master bedrooms for maximum peace of mind while staying over water.

With the launch of Soneva Unlimited, the price of a villa at Soneva Jani, Chapter Two now includes unlimited: dining at all bars, restaurants and In-Villa Dining; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at all bars and restaurants; visiting Michelin-starred chef dinners and experiences; wines from the Soneva Unlimited list; experiences, diving, and children’s experiences; and spa treatments. Also included under Soneva Unlimited is a dedicated Barefoot Butler, return shared seaplane transfers from Malé, daily laundry service, and daily replenishment of the in-villa minibar. The full Soneva Unlimited menu can be viewed here. Two of the new dining experiences at Soneva Jani, as part of the launch of Chapter Two, include Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren (which originally opened in October 2020), featuring plant-based and pescatarian dishes from the noted Swedish chef, and So Wild by Diana Von Cranach, a fully plant-based restaurant in the resort’s organic garden.

The new Wellness Centre on Soneva Jani’s South Beach will follow in the second quarter of 2021. The 18,750 square-foot center has been designed to harmonize with its breathtaking beachside setting and will feature two indoor therapy rooms and three open-air treatment pavilions with unmatched views of the spectacular natural surrounds. The Wellness Centre includes a dedicated Ayurvedic Clinic as well as an indoor consultation room for visiting specialists. Alongside a cross-functional fitness area, an open-air yoga pavilion includes facilities for aerial yoga. The new complex also features a retail area, featuring sustainable apparel, wellness products and accessories.

“As we continue to celebrate Soneva’s 25th anniversary into the middle of 2021, Chapter Two will mark the start of an exciting new era for Soneva Jani,” says Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva. “At this milestone moment in our story, we will continue to set the standard for sustainable luxury with even more choices of exquisite accommodations, remarkable gastronomy and rare, unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

The starting price for a One-Bedroom Water Reserve in Chapter Two starts from US $3,560 per night in the shoulder season, which includes all meals, transfers, experiences, drinks and spa treatments.

For more information about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com.

ABOUT SONEVA
Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world-class resorts to outstanding natural locations.  Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva in Aqua in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand rebuke the traditional concept of luxury and instead promise the luxury of time, purity and solitude. Every day, guests are encouraged to discover sandy feet, inspired minds and full hearts. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to the guests.

ABOUT KSL CAPITAL PARTNERS
KSL Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure enterprises in five primary sectors: hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services. KSL has offices in Denver, Colorado; Stamford, Connecticut; London, England and Singapore. Since 2005, KSL has raised approximately USD 12 billion of capital across both debt and equity funds. KSL’s current portfolio includes some of the premier properties in travel and leisure. In line with Soneva’s philosophy, KSL has a Responsible Investment (RI) policy, the purpose of which is to define their approach to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into investments made through its private equity funds. They believe that effective management of ESG issues is critical to preserving and creating long-term value for investors, operators, employees, guests and communities. For more information, please visit www.kslcapital.com.

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Private Jetaway × Elegant Mexico

Private Jetaway™, a luxury travel company with private jet-to-villa turn-key packages, announced the partnership with Elegant Mexico™, whose portfolio offers luxury private villa rentals at the heart of Los Cabos and Punta Mita. The luxury travel services embracing the “new norm” include wellness-vetted private jet transport, world-class villa & staff, along with ground transportation and all the amenities befitting such an experience.   

A fusion of private jet transport and luxury villa in a turn-key bow tied package. The “new norm” brings about wellness-vetted private jets and luxury destinations together in a safe intimate experience for families, friends, and colleagues. The partnership compliments flawlessly the personalized luxe travel experience being sought after.

“Understandably the world is slowly beginning to rise from a place of pause. The innate desire for families, friends, and colleagues to experience life’s moments with repose is at an apex. We’re here to make that experience comfortable and convenient,” says Wayne J. Rizzi, President of Private Jetaway™.

“We are thrilled to create this unique partnership with Private Jetaway which will provide guests with a luxury experience from door to door. With a substantial increase in interest for private villas, especially those with luxury resort amenities, we feel this partnership will provide a vacation experience that ensures a safe and secure environment with the space and privacy that cannot be replicated at a traditional resort,” says Sean Emmerton, President of Elegant Mexico.

Private Jetaway™, established in 2000, is a world-class luxury travel company offering wellness-vetted destinations, private jets, luxury villas, private islands, catamarans, and yachts. Since inception, Private Jetaway™ has partnered with world renowned luxury travel providers to bring about the extraordinary in turnkey bow tied “packages,” and to exceed the personalized expectations that world travelers anticipate.

Elegant Mexico™ are local luxury travel professionals with over 25 years of experience, operating in the affluent vacation destinations of Los Cabos and Punta Mita, Mexico. Committed to providing outstanding accommodation paired with exceptional service, we create personalized luxury vacation experiences for all our guests with unparalleled amenities and unexpected extras at every turn.(https://elegantmexico.com/)

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MGM Resorts’ Delano Reopens

MGM Resorts’ Delano Las Vegas is set to open at the beginning of July

MGM Resorts International announced that Delano Las Vegas is set to reopen July 1. “We are pleased to bring more employees back to work,” said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ Acting CEO and President. “As we continue monitoring business demand, and with safety at the forefront of our planning, we are able to open additional resorts and build our workforce, which is so critically important to our community.” Delano will join Bellagio, MGM Grand, New York-New York and Excalibur which opened earlier this month as well as Luxor (opening June 25), Mandalay Bay (opening July 1) and ARIA (opening July 1). The health and safety of guests and employees is MGM Resorts’ highest priority. The company’s comprehensive “Seven-Point Safety Plan” is a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to mitigate the spread of the virus, protect customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases. The full plan can be reviewed at mgmresorts.com. The company continues to evaluate and evolve its safety protocols. Key initiatives include:

  •  Employee screening, temperature checks and COVID-19 specific training
  • COVID-19 testing offered for employees as they return to work in partnership with the local medical community
  • Employees are required to wear masks; Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks, and in some settings where physical distancing is more difficult and/or barriers do not exist, are required to do so. Examples of where masks will be required include salons, certain table games where physical barriers are not in place and elevators, if riding with guests outside of their travel group. Masks are provided, free of charge
  • A physical distancing policy has been implemented, with floor guides serving as reminders
  • For areas where physical distancing presents challenges, plexiglass barriers have been installed, or other measures will be used to reduce risks
  • Standalone hand-washing stations designed by MGM Resorts conveniently located on casino floors
  • Contactless Check-In through the MGM Resorts App allows hotel guests to go through the check-in process on their personal devices, minimizing interactions
  • Guest room Attendants wear masks and gloves while cleaning each room and change gloves between guest rooms
  • In addition to increased and enhanced routine cleaning of guest rooms and public spaces based on CDC guidance, electrostatic sprayers are utilized in many large public spaces so that disinfectant is applied efficiently
  • Digital menus are available to view on personal mobile devices via QR codes in the company’s food and beverage outlets
  • To minimize groups congregating while they wait, restaurant guests receive text message notification when their tables are ready Days and hours of operation at all venues will vary. For a full listing of amenities that will be available at each resort, please visit mgmresorts.com. Complimentary self-parking is available for guests; valet parking will not be operational at this time.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings in the United States and Macau, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, ARIA and Park MGM. The Company’s 50/50 venture, ROAR Digital LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” initiative, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more
information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

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