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Attractions of Tennessee’s Native American heritage

Seven Attractions That Tell The Story Of Native Americans In Tennessee

You don’t have to look far to see the lasting legacy of Native Americans in Tennessee — in fact, the name “Tennessee” is derived from “Tanasi,” a Cherokee village in what is now Monroe County. Today, the state is home to more than 20,000 Native Americans and a rich culture and history waiting to be experienced by travelers. Below, check out seven attractions that tell the story of Tennessee’s Native American heritage. 

Travel Tip: The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail runs east to west across Tennessee, carving a tragic story of the removal of Cherokee Indians from their ancestral homelands.

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park

Listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesPinson Mounds State Archaeological Park covers more than 1,200 acres and contains at least 15 Native American mounds, which were both burial and ceremonial in purpose. The park’s archaeological features and wildlife can be viewed along six miles of interconnecting trails, including paved trails, which are wheelchair/bicycle accessible. The park’s Pinson Mounds museum offers further insight into these fascinating structures; it is designed to replicate a Native American mound, offering 4,500 square feet of exhibit space, an archaeological library, an 80-seat theater and a “Discovery Room”’ for historical exploration. 

Mound Bottom State Archaeological Area (only accessible to the public through hikes led by Harpeth River State Park rangers)

Head to the seven-acre Mound Bottom State Archaeological Area in Kingston Springs (just west of Nashville), where you’ll find the largest number of Native American ceremonial mounds in Tennessee — more than a dozen. Researchers believe the area was occupied between approximately 1000 and 1300 AD and was an important civic and ceremonial center connected to the Mississippian site of Cahokia, which was located across the river in what is now St. Louis. The Mound Bottom site is only accessible to the public through hikes led by Harpeth River State Park rangers — check the park’s events calendar for upcoming experiences.

Audubon Acres

Chattanooga’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, Audubon Acres, offers more than five miles of hiking trails over 130 acres on South Chickamauga Creek, along with abundant opportunities for picnicking, wildlife viewing, and photography. It’s also a spot steeped in Native American history. The visitor center houses an archeological museum showcasing one of the largest publicly viewable Native artifact collections in Chattanooga, while the Spring Frog Cabin, a Trail of Tears site, is a wonderfully preserved example of Cherokee architecture from the mid-1700s. Going back even further, Little Owl Village at Audubon Acres is believed to be the site of a 16th century Napochie village that the Spanish Tristan DeLuna expedition encountered during their travels north from Florida. 

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

As the first great gateway to the American west, Cumberland National Historic Park is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in Tennessee’s Native American history. Located an hour north of Knoxville where the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia converge, the 24,000-acre park features miles of game trails that were originally used by Native Americans, allowing visitors to literally walk in the footsteps of the original stewards of the land. Later, those same trails became the footpaths for more than 300,000 settlers heading west over the Appalachian Mountains.

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

With the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation at the helm, the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is Tennessee’s only tribally operated historical attraction. The East Tennessee museum telling the amazing story of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee writing system. Never before, or since, in the history of the world has one man, not literate in any language, perfected a system for reading and writing a language until Sequoyah. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Tellico Lake, the museum recently added the Max D. Ramsey Shoreline Trail, with 1.5 miles of walking trail, along the shoreline, bridges and boardwalks through the marshy areas.

Red Clay State Historic Park 

The tragic Trail of Tears begins at Red Clay State Historic Park. Encompassing 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pastureland, the park site was the last seat of Cherokee national government before the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in most of the Cherokee people in the area being forced to emigrate west in the 1830s. It was here that the Cherokee learned that they had lost their mountains, streams and valleys forever. On the 263-acre property, you’ll find hiking trails, reconstructed sleeping huts, homesteads, council houses, the Blue Hole Spring, which served as a water supply during council meetings and the Eternal Flame, a memorial for the Cherokee people and those who were lost on the Trail of Tears.

Cherokee Removal Memorial Park and Museum

Cherokee Indian Removal Memorial, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Birchwood, was one of the main staging areas for the Trail of Tears. Thousands of Cherokee Indians camped here before their infamous trip to the west. Lying near the center of the ancestral land of the Cherokee Nation, this area had nine encampments of thousands of Cherokees that waited weeks to be sent across the river here at Blythe Ferry. Today, a History Wall feature offers visitors a detailed visual re-telling of not only the Trail of Tears, but also the centuries-long saga of the literate and highly civilized Cherokee culture in Tennessee. A Memorial Wall, meanwhile, pays tribute to the people who died during the Trail of Tears — a necessary reminder of this tragic episode in our nation’s history. 

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CITY CRUISES’ CHICAGO HOLIDAY

RING IN THE SEASON OF JOY WITH CITY CRUISES’ CHICAGO HOLIDAY 2022 OFFERINGS INCLUDING THANKSGIVING DINNER, CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH & NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SPECIAL 

Spend your holidays on the water enjoying the breathtaking Chicago skyline and NYE fireworks with a spectacular view from City Cruises’ Chicago vessels departing for every merry celebration   

City Cruises Chicago invites guests to celebrate the festive holiday season cruising along the water with several themed cruises perfect for the season of joy. City Cruises Chicago presents a Thanksgiving Day Premier Plus Lunch Cruise, the Christmas Eve Premier Dinner Cruise, New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise & more. 

“We are thrilled to share the beauty of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River over the winter months as well as spread some holiday cheer,” said Dan Russell, chief operating officer, City Cruises. “We offer a unique holiday experience for those who attend any of our themed cruises and cannot wait to celebrate this time of year with our guests.”    

City Cruises’ Chicago holiday offerings include:  

  • Thanksgiving Day Signature Lunch Cruise: Guests will enjoy a delectable holiday lunch buffet and creative hand-crafted cocktails. Other features include DJ entertainment, spectacular views of the Adler Planetarium and Willis Tower, climate controlled interior decks and more. 
  • Thursday, November 24 
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
  • Thanksgiving Day Premier Lunch Cruise: This memorable event will feature a 2-course prix fixe holiday menu, full cash service bar, festive decor, the most breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and curated music from a DJ.  
  • Thursday, November 24 
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
  •  Thanksgiving Day Premier Plus Lunch Cruise: This glass-enclosed, luxurious cruise will feature a 3-course prix fixe lunch, exquisite views of Chicago architecture, full cash service bar, and many reasons to give thanks. 
  • Thursday, November 24 
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm – 4:30pm 
  • Signature Santa Lunch Cruise: Enjoy a cruise with Santa Clause. This event features a 2-course holiday lunch, a special visit from Santa, festive cocktails, and holiday fun for the whole family. 
  • Sunday, December 4 
  • Board: 11:30 AM | Cruise: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM 
  • Christmas Eve Premier Plus Brunch Cruise: Enjoy the most premium experience offered by City Cruises Chicago, sailing on their glass enclosed Odyssey vessel. The event includes a holiday 3-course brunch, unprecedented views from the Chicago River, holiday joy and more. 
  • Saturday. December 24 
  • Board: 12:00PM | Cruise: 12:30PM – 2:30PM 
  • Christmas Eve Premier Dinner Cruise: Enjoy a Christmas Eve you won’t forget, This event features a 3-course holiday meal, DJ entertainment, festive cocktails, and holiday fun for the family with a panoramic view from Lake Michigan. 
  • Saturday, December 24 
  • Board: 6:00PM | Cruise: 7:00PM – 10:00PM 
  • New Year’s Eve Signature Lunch Cruise:  Ring in the New Year on City Cruises’ Chicago two-hour lunch event including an elegant lunch buffet, sparkling wine toast, exceptional views of Chicago’s skyline, festive decor and a whole bunch of cheers. 
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 11:00am | Cruise: 11:30am – 1:30pm 
  • New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise: Countdown to midnight from Lake Michigan this year. Celebrate in style with a tasteful holiday dinner, full bar service, spectacular views of the festive fireworks and more.  
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 8:30pm | Cruise: 9:30pm – 12:30am 
  • New Year’s Eve Premier Dinner Cruise: Cheers to 2023 overlooking a spectacular fireworks show right from Lake Michigan on this three-hour cruise event. Watch as fireworks light up the night, accompanied by a 3-course dinner, DJ entertainment, sparkling wine toast at midnight, and the best views possible.  
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 7:30 PM | Cruise: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM  
  • New Year’s Eve Premier Plus Dinner Cruise: Whether a family outing, date night or a hang out with friends, this epic cruise along the Chicago River is the perfect place to take in the Navy Pier Fireworks Show.  Enjoy a sparkling wine toast at midnight, unbeatable views of Chicago’s architecture, amazing photo ops, silver/gold/platinum packages, and  delicious dinner options.  
  • Saturday, December 31 
  • Board: 8:30pm | Cruise: 9:30pm – 12:30am 

Guests can book the Early Bird special to save 15% by using the promo code NYE15, valid through November 13. For up-to-date pricing and availability, or to book an event, please click here.  

About City Experiences 

City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry.  City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK.  City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls.  City Ferry companies offer specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others.  

City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of water- and land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, multi-port packages, with companies including Cruising Excursions, ShoreTrips, Niagara Jet Adventures and Walks products.  For more information visit cityexperiences.com

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WunderLocke Penthouse Suites

WunderLocke unveils design-led Rooftop and Penthouse Suites

Located in Sendling, Munich, newly opened aparthotel WunderLocke by pioneering lifestyle brand Locke, has unveiled its seventh floor rooftop suites and impressive Penthouse Suites. The 360-apartment destination is ideally located in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Sendling and brings a hospitality concept like no other to the Bavarian capital. WunderLocke provides suites for leisure and business travellers alike, offering eleven one-bedroom open plan suites, three two-bedroom penthouse suites, and the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite.

The design of the seventh-floor suites was overseen by renowned interior architects Holloway Li who took advantage of the striking views of the alps. The impressive 126sqm WunderLocke Penthouse Suite boasts an expansive stand-alone bathtub, offering guests the ultimate relaxation. The colour scheme throughout is anchored by natural earth tones and rich botanical greens, with biophilic insertions and natural materials creating a feeling of serenity. Munich-based multidisciplinary artist Monika Morito was also commissioned to paint a small mural in sunset tones which features in the space. In addition, the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite features its own private terrace complete with a jacuzzi configured to maximise and amplify its unique setting, while the 100sqm Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite features spectacular city views. Both penthouse suites also feature separate living quarters, an eight-person dining table, and two king-size beds in two separate bedrooms. In signature Locke style, both penthouse suites include a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a microwave oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and cooking gear.

This was our first opportunity to design Penthouse suites for Locke and we were spoiled by the panoramic views the building afforded. Our design scheme for the penthouses chimed with the overall concept for WunderLocke, both paying homage to the heritage of the host building by retaining the exposed concrete shell and using natural materials as well as a thoughtful colour palette and greenery to provide a fitting counterpoint to the machine-age setting of the space. We hope the spaces provide both a sense of renewal as well as a connection to the wonderful surrounding city.”- Alex Holloway, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Holloway Li.

For the seventh-floor suites, Holloway Li mirrored the landscape of the alps in the distance to the lateral flow of the apartments. The 31m² Rooftop One Bedroom Open Plan Suites are complete with rooftop terraces, living spaces and fully equipped kitchens complete with dining tables and more.

For The WunderLocke Penthouse Suite and the Rooftop One Bedroom Open Plan Suites  featuring splendid terraces, Holloway Li worked with artist Claire de Quénetain to create bespoke fabrics for each of the external terrace loungers; her painterly illustrations take inspiration from natural settings and provide the perfect counterpoint to the building’s industrial past.

All seventh floor suites along with the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite feature Locke’s signature perks, including air conditioning, a power shower with Kinsey Apothecary toiletries, blackout curtains, private, superfast Wi-Fi, a Smart HDTV with Chromecast, a separate living area and a fully-equipped kitchen, microwave oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer. The urban roof garden, opening in Spring 2023, will also be accessible from the seventh floor.

WunderLocke’s size and location allowed us to really expand on our suite offerings, providing a private sanctuary for our guests where they can enjoy an elevated experience in our spectacular suites with unrivalled views of the alps and city.” Eric Jafari, Chief Development Officer & Creative Director, edyn.

Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke opened WunderLocke in July 2022, continuing its European expansion. The property includes 360 spacious design-led apartments, a large co-working area, meeting and event spaces as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and workout studio and a food and drink concept unparalleled in Germany in the form of ‘Mural Farmhouse’: five food and drink destinations spread across seven floors conceived by the founders of revered local Michelin-starred restaurant, Mural.

The Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite starts from €450, the WunderLocke Penthouse Suite starts from €520, the Two Bedroom Suites starts from €275 and the Rooftop One Bedroom Open Plan Suites starts from €150.

WunderLocke, Gmunder Straße 27, 81379 München, Germany

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For more information, please visit: www.lockeliving.com/en 

About Locke:
Locke believes that life shouldn’t stop when you’re away from home, giving guests the freedom to travel on their own terms by creating spaces that are designed to adapt to travellers ever-changing lifestyles. 

Since the opening of its first location in 2016 in London, the brand has expanded rapidly, currently operating 12 trading properties and 2,127 trading keys across five markets in the UK and mainland Europe. 

Locke’s signature studio and one-bed suites are designed to offer business and leisure travellers more autonomy and flexibility than a typical hotel, suitable for either short or extended stays. Each Locke is designed around the local community, with unique interiors, and food and drink partners, which reflect and celebrate the culture and character of the different neighbourhoods in which they’re located. 

Locke is part of the edyn family, a pioneering hospitality group which also operates bespoke serviced apartments brands, Cove and Saco.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lockeliving.com/en 

About Holloway Li:

Holloway Li was founded by creative Interior Architect duo Alex Holloway and Na Li. The studio’s built work covers a diverse catalogue covering retail spaces, hospitality, and select private homes. Recently completed projects include Bermonds Locke, a brand new edition of edyn’s apartment hotel concept Locke, a rooftop extension for the boutique hotel The Hoxton and a new concept showroom for bathroom brand Coalbrook. Upcoming projects include a 280-room modular apartment hotel in Canary Wharf for Locke and a series of private houses. 

For more information, visit: hollowayli.com 

Las Catalinas Announces Opening of Papagayo Taphouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Las Catalinas, www.lascatalinascr.com

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

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ANGAMA AMBOSELI × KENYA

ANGAMA AMBOSELI TO OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2023

Angama has announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Designed by the same team behind the Maasai Mara’s Angama Safari Camp — architect Jan Allan and interior designers Annemarie Meintjes and Alison Mitchell — each of Angama Amboseli’s tented suites (including two sets of connecting family units) features a super king bed, a personalized drinks armoire and a dressing area connecting to a bathroom with a double vanity and double shower. To maximize the views of Kilimanjaro, each suite has floor-to-ceiling screened doors leading to a private deck with a shaded lounge area, an outdoor shower and Angama’s signature rocking chairs.

The lodge’s guest area will feature indoor/outdoor dining with an expansive baraza, a sundowner fire pit where guests can watch the light change on Africa’s tallest mountain, and an infinity swimming pool equipped with a drinking trough for elephants. The Studios will house a safari shop, a fun games room for the whole family, a gallery and makers’ studio for Kenyan artisans — along with a photography studio to assist guests with everything from renting cameras and editing pictures to photo shoots.

With exclusive traversing rights and unrestricted game viewing, Angama Amboseli offers remarkable density of wildlife, including elephants, eland, buffalo, reedbuck, giraffe, zebra, warthogs, leopards, cheetahs, servals and many birds of prey — all of which can be viewed on an early-morning “pajama safari” when the views of Mount Kilimanjaro are best. Guests may also choose to visit Amboseli National Park, a short 45-minute drive from the lodge.

“Set within a fever tree forest where some of Africa’s last Super Tuskers* roam, Angama Amboseli will be a gentle start or finish to any East African safari, and a lovely contrast to the wide open plains of the Maasai Mara,” says Steve Mitchell, Angama’s CEO and Co-Founder. “Guests can expect Angama’s signature blend of warm and gracious Kenyan service, well-considered guest experiences, contemporary African design with delightful touches throughout — and just enough spontaneity and humor to ensure that no one forgets to have fun.”

Angama Amboseli is easily accessible via daily Safarilink flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Sanctuary’s private airfield or nearby airstrips; and private charters are also welcome for direct connectivity to and from the Maasai Mara. The lodge is also accessible by car via a 3.5-hour paved road drive from Nairobi.

To learn more about Angama Amboseli, go to: www.angama.com/stay/angama-amboseli.

*A Super Tusker is an elephant bull with a genetic predisposition for tusks weighing as much as 100 pounds each, often so long that they drag along the ground as they walk.  

ABOUT ANGAMA

Swahili for ‘suspended in mid-air’, Angama offers high-touch safari experiences in one-of-a-kind locations across East Africa. Innkeepers at heart, the team finds joy in looking after guests and reconnecting them with the natural world. To create opportunities and make a tangible difference to the communities and ecosystems it operates in, Angama leases from landowners, hires locally and supports education, healthcare & conservation projects through its Foundation. Its flagship property, Angama Mara, sits 1,000 feet above the Maasai Mara, where guests are spoilt for choice exploring the park’s abundant wildlife and enjoying an array of experiences at the lodge. Angama Safari Camp, an exclusive-use tented camp found in the heart of the Mara Triangle, has its own dedicated staff and all the comforts of 21st century camping. And in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro lies Angama Amboseli, an intimate lodge set in a private wildlife sanctuary — a refuge for some of Africa’s last Super Tusker elephants — opening November 2023. 

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AREA15 × HALLOWEEN

AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announces its roster of Halloween weekend festivities and offerings. 

Celebrating Nevada Day – Tricks and Treats
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: 12 to 5 p.m. 
Location: AREA15
Cost: Admission is complimentary and all ages are welcome to this event.
Description: This Nevada Day, families are invited to enjoy tricks and treats throughout AREA15 and SPINE-tingling surprises around every corner, including spooky delights, family-friendly fun and games and lots of candy. AREA15 will offer complimentary tricks-and-treats bags for children 12 years of age and younger. Costumes are encouraged. 

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Immersive Viewing Experience in the Portal
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: Doors open at 10:30 p.m. 
Location: The Portal
Cost: General admission tickets are $44.95 per person and include one specialty cocktail; VIP tickets are $84.95 per person and include one specialty cocktail, front row premium seating and special participation props and prizes. Must be 21 or older to enter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Prepare for a time warp as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” makes its way to the Portal on Friday, Oct. 28. Guests will have a frightfully riotous night while sipping drinks and watching this 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox—the longest-running theatrical release in film history.

ScAREA15 Presents Halloween 2022: Gorgon City + Special Guests in the A-Lot
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Location: A-Lot 
Cost: Tickets start at $34.95 per person; VIP table packages for up to eight guests are also available. Must be 18 or older to attend and 21 or older to consume alcohol. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: This Halloween weekend, come dressed to kill for a night of devilish fun and spooky delights as Gorgon City takes over the A-Lot alongside Moon Boots, Deeper Purpose and local support by Brett Rubin. ScAREA15 delivers bewitching thrills with haunting roaming performers and a costume contest with prizes.

Surf Curse: Live in the Portal
Date: Sunday, Oct. 30
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets for this event are sold out. 
Description: Surf Curse’s Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck have been crafting sounds spanning genres from punk to psych rock for nearly a decade. With new members Noah Kohll and Henry Dillon, the band brings together a collage of sounds on “Magic Hour,” their fourth LP and first release since signing with Atlantic Records. Featuring Rattigan on drums/vocals, Rubeck on guitar/vocals, Dillon on bass and Kohll on guitar, “Magic Hour” is a rock music exploration ranging from 70s rock to 90s alternative and 2010s-style indie.

AREA15 Industry Mondays
Dates: Monday, Oct. 31 
Location: Select venues throughout AREA15
Time: 8 p.m. to closing
Description: Guests are invited to dress in their best Halloween costumes during AREA15’s recently relaunched Industry Monday series. Attendees will feel the beats from Xenaa b2b Robyn Lee (All Night Long) as Batman and Robyn perform on the decks and underneath the glow of Oddwood Bar. There will also be a costume contest with prizes throughout the night. Every Industry Monday, locals can enjoy a 25 percent discount on select activations, experiences and libations inside AREA15 with local ID. Discounts during Industry Mondays apply to “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum Fiasco, Five Iron Golf, Illuiminarium and Dueling Axes, as well as food and drinks at The Beast by Todd English and Oddwood Bar. Find more information at www.AREA15.com/events. After 10 p.m., AREA15 is 21 years or older only.

ScAREA15 Halloween-Themed Cocktails
Date: Available throughout October
Location: Oddwood Bar and LIFTOFF Bar and Ride
Cost: $22 each
Description: All month long, AREA15 invites guests to sip on creepy concoctions at LIFTOFF Bar and Ride and Oddwood Bar. Revelers can enjoy four distinctive scAREA15 Halloween-themed cocktails including:

  • The Black Widow is a fruity martini black as night. This libation is crafted with Glacier 45 Huckleberry Vodka, Blue Curaçao, Chambord Liqueur and raspberry.
  • AREA15’s Horny Devil is a delicious martini made with BACARDÍ Black Rum, Cocchi Vermouth, cranberry and firewater bitters.
  • A sweet and tart Halloween cocktail, the Witches’ Brew is made with CÎROC Apple Vodka, Midori Liqueur, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, simple syrup and fresh lemon.
  • Brilliant in color and served with gummy brains, the Zom-B margarita features Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Blue Curaçao, agave and fresh lime. 

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages. 

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazineclaiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame. 


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Sommerro in Oslo via 360 MAGAZINE

Oslo Hotels

It’s no secret that Oslo is a frontrunner for one of the top getaways in the world this year, with every corner of the happy city full of delicious seafood, exciting cultural offerings, and captivating hotel options. The city is experiencing a surge in new art galleries, restaurants, theaters, shops, and museums, including the new National Museum and Munch Museum, further solidifying its place as the cultural epicenter of Northern Europe and one of the hottest destinations to visit now. 

Host to a diverse set of accommodation offerings, each with its own distinct personality and experiential programming, visitors can choose their own Oslo adventure based on the type of trip they want to create. 

Some top hotel options include:

  • An Art Deco Cultural Immersion at the Brand New Sommerro:
    • The new place to stay in Norway’s capital, the 231-room Sommerro officially opened its doors in Frogner, a historic neighborhood in Oslo’s West End, on September 1. Set within the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company and a 1930s landmark, the hotel presents a trifecta of “first and only” – it is the city’s only Art Deco hotel, its first neighborhood hotel outside of the city center, and the country’s largest-ever preservation project. Guests will enjoy the grandeur of Sommerro’s custom furnishings and artwork contrasted with a sleek new modern rooftop space that includes TAK Oslo, a Nordic-Japanese restaurant helmed by chef Frida Ronge that is one of seven on-property restaurants and bars, a sauna, and Oslo’s only year-round rooftop pool with some of the best views in the city. Inspired by Frogner’s classic and creative neighborhood spirit, Sommerro serves as an open and inspiring house for all, where visitors can enjoy a dynamic range of immersive programming and activities including a residency with jazz musician and composer Maren Selvaag, an extensive art collection curated by acclaimed museum director and art critic Sune Nordgren, the largest wellbeing space of any city hotel across the Nordic countries, boat trips with KOK floating saunas, and more. Nightly rates at Sommerro start from USD$250 based on double occupancy and include breakfast. For more information, visit Sommerrohouse.com.
  • A Historic City Center Escape at Amerikalinjen:
    • Occupying one of the city’s most recognizable buildings, Amerikalinjen opened its doors in March 2019 on Jernbanetorget Square, adjacent to the bustling Central Station in downtown Oslo and just a short stride from the new Munch Museum and Deichman Library’s newly renovated flagship. Originally the headquarters for the Norwegian America Line that transported Norwegians across the Atlantic to the New World, the iconic building, which dates to 1919, has since been transformed into a modern-day marvel with luxurious accommodations, delicious dining, a chic jazz club, locally crafted amenities, and impeccable, personalized service. The surprisingly intimate 122-room property is layered with equal doses of subtle nostalgic references and forward-thinking design, and is defined not only by its accommodations, but also a standout offering of buzzy restaurants and bars, including Pier 42 – voted Best Cocktail Bar in Norway in 2021 and 2022 – which is led and managed by Adrián Michalčík who was recently named the Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year. Nightly rates at Amerikalinjen start at US$250 based upon double occupancy. For more information, visit Amerikalinjen.com.
  • The Ultimate Art & Spa Resort Experience at THE THIEF:
    • A luxury waterfront hideaway located on “Thief Island” near downtown Oslo, THE THIEF is the crown jewel of this city-meets-sea peninsula that has been transformed from an islet hideout for local bandits to an ultra-trendy arts district. Here, guests will find carefully selected furniture and top international art pieces gracing the hotel’s walls, creating a chic, museum-like atmosphere. Its permanent collection was curated by the former director of Norway’s National Museum of Art, and its lounge hosts stylish events including concerts, fashion shows, and book launches. Taking advantage of the stunning harbor views of the Oslofjord and the surrounding sea breeze, the THIEF ROOF FOODBAR is open to guests throughout the summer months, where they will be greeted with live music, contemporary Nordic cuisine, signature cocktails, tailored service and more. The hotel also plays host to a sleek spa, which is connected to the property via an underground walkway so guests can remain in complete privacy as they indulge in a plush robe and glass of bubbles on their way to a decadent and relaxing body scrub treatment – the perfect urban escape.  Nightly rates at THE THIEF start at US$300 based upon double occupancy. For more information, visit TheThief.com.

Ushuaïa Ibiza & HÏ Ibiza Closing Parties

USHUAÏA IBIZA CLOSING PARTY 2022: ONE MORE dANTS

BLACK COFFEE

THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS

CAMELPHAT B2B ANDREA OLIVA

CLOONEE

LATMUN B2B FRANCISCO ALLENDES

CHELINA MANUHUTU B2B SYREETA

SONA

  • Saturday 8th October
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza Closing Party (12:00 – Close): 75€  
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza + Hï Ibiza Closing Parties (Joint Ticket): 125€ 

Ushuaïa Ibiza’s closing parties are world-renowned, bringing together world class artists, awe-inspiring production, and a party atmosphere like no other. This year’s final party promises to be one of the most unique and highly-anticipated closing party line-ups the island has ever seen, as the club’s iconic residency ANTS takes over the illustrious open-air club with a closing party to remember on Saturday 8th October.

ONE MORE dANTS is pulling out all the stops with a truly massive house and techno line-up, starting with GRAMMY Award-winning DJ and producer Black Coffee. This will be a rare chance to see the global Afro house pioneer perform outside of his longtime, hugely successful residency at Hï Ibiza. He is joined by leading US duo The Martinez Brothers whose cutting-edge selections traverse the house and techno spectrum with effortless style. 

The first of three special back-to-back from GRAMMY-nominated house duo CAMELPHAT, whose own weekly residency at the Ushuaïa Ibiza has become a firm favourite, and tech house titan and ANTS regular Andrea Oliva. British DJ-Producer Cloonee steps up next, followed by another spectacular back-to-back session from Latmun and Francisco Allendes, which promises to be a house and techno masterclass. Add in Ibiza favourite Chelina Manuhutu playing B2B with high energy tech specialist Syreeta, plus final guest Sona, and you have a formidable line-up for Ushuaïa’s final party of the summer!

This summer has been Ushuaïa Ibiza’s most phenomenal season to date. The award-winning open air club’s iconic poolside stage has played host to packed out crowds and the biggest music stars in the world every week, including Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Charlotte de Witte, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, J Balvin, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia and many more. Now the stage is set for the most-anticipated event of the season, as Ushuaïa Ibiza brings the summer to an emphatic close with one of the most monumental closing party line-ups the island has ever seen. 

Tickets and VIP Tables are available now. Alongside individual event tickets, you can also buy a joint ticket for both Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza Closing Parties. Book your place at theushuaiaexperience.com.

CONNECT WITH USHUAÏA IBIZA

theushuaiaexperience.com | instagram.com/ushuaiaibiza | tiktok.com/@ushuaiaibiza | facebook.com/ushuaiaibiza

ABOUT USHUAÏA IBIZA 

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is a luxurious 415-room hotel comprised of two buildings: The Ushuaïa Club, featuring a world-renowned poolside stage, and The Ushuaïa Tower, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is dedicated to providing the best outdoor entertainment coupled with a modern, cutting-edge hotel experience. Designed for the discerning traveller seeking the fun and entertainment associated with Ibiza, the hotel continuously raises the bar from Swim-Up room options to daytime parties hosted by celebrated DJs, ensuring that the party never stops. Its collection of dining options is unrivaled, from Ibiza’s first premier steakhouse Montauk Steakhouse Ibiza and Minami Japanese Restaurant serving sushi and other Japanese delicacies, to The Oyster & Caviar Bar beside the pool and the renowned The Beach by Ushuaïa Ibiza providing the perfect fuel for Ibiza party-goers, or the Italian Sir Rocco Beach Trattoria. Visit www.theushuaiaexperience.com

ABOUT THE NIGHT LEAGUE 

Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a 360 music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For over two decades, The Night League has created and delivered world-class music experiences through globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with some of the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts. From our event producers, venue operators, booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experiences that invigorate audiences around the world. Find out more at thenightleague.com

HÏ IBIZA CLOSING PARTY 2022

(A-Z)

ANFISA LETYAGO | ANNA | DAMIAN LAZARUS

PACO OSUNA |  PEGGY GOU | SITA 

TALE OF US | THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS | VINTAGE CULTURE

  • Saturday 8th October
  • Hï Ibiza Closing Party (Midnight – Close): 75€  
  • Ushuaïa Ibiza + Hï Ibiza Closing Parties (Joint Ticket): 125€ 

It’s been a record-breaking season at Hï Ibiza but there is still time for the most anticipated event of the summer. Hï Ibiza’s unmissable closing party on Saturday 8th October brings together some of the club’s most iconic residents with a raft of global favourites. Tickets for this sure-to-sell-out event are available now and with Anfisa Letyago, ANNA, Damian Lazarus, Paco Osuna, Peggy Gou, Sita, Tale Of Us, The Martinez Brothers and Vintage Culture all lining-up, it’s set to be one of the standout events of the summer. 

Hï Ibiza’s Theatre plays host to Brazilian house wonder Vintage Culture, who brings his rolling basslines and emotive vocal sounds to the club for one final date this summer, after his much talked about debut residency. Fellow Hï Ibiza resident, Crosstown Rebels boss and electronic shaman Damian Lazarus, also stars, along with DJ, producer and label boss Peggy Gou. Melodic techno innovators Tale Of Us complete the Theatre lineup, rounding off another hugely successful season of their revered Afterlife residency, before boundlessly energetic New York pair The Martinez Brothers, who have truly made this room their own this summer, bring the season to a triumphant close.

Over in Hï Ibiza’s Club room, catch Spanish techno star Sita and Italian selector Anfisa Letyago who mixes up groove-laden techno with powerful house on labels like Rekids and Hotflush. Add to that ANNA, who brings her trademark, heavy-hitting brand of techno to the Club, along with Spanish techno legend and Hï Ibiza resident Paco Osuna, who has had a truly fantastic season during his summer residency, and all roads lead to a stunning closing party.

This has been Hï Ibiza’s longest ever season and amongst many highlights, the club was voted The World’s No. 1 Club in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs 2022 poll for the first time this year. Weekly summer residencies have included Afterlife, Black Coffee, Damian Lazarus, David Guetta, FISHER, Glitterbox, Idris Elba, Paco Osuna, The Martinez Brothers, and Vintage Culture, plus there’s been a whole host of  high profile DJ sets from artists including Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, Fat Tony, Honey Dijon, J Balvin, Nicky Jam and many more. 

With that famous sense of White Isle hedonism and the out-of-this-world production that has established Hï Ibiza’s position as the world’s best club, the countdown is now on to what will be the most electrifying celebration of house and techno anywhere on the island. 

Tickets and VIP Tables are available now. Alongside individual event tickets, you can also buy a joint ticket for both Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza Closing Parties. Book your place at hiibiza.com.

CONNECT WITH HÏ IBIZA

hiibiza.com | instagram.com/hiibizaofficial | tiktok.com/@hiibiza | facebook.com/hiibizaofficial 

ABOUT HÏ IBIZA

Hï Ibiza – Officially The World’s number 1 Club, DJ Mag 2022. Since opening its doors for the very first time in 2017, the multi-award-winning Hï Ibiza has played host to the biggest names on the electronic music scene. Welcoming thousands of party revellers from all around the world each week throughout the season, Hï Ibiza is one of the most sought-after tickets on the island. With world-class residents, state-of-the-art design and sound, plus a commitment to putting the clubber at the centre of the experience, the groundbreaking club has proved itself a force to be reckoned with. Find out more at hiibiza.com

ABOUT THE NIGHT LEAGUE 

Founded in 2001 by events entrepreneur Yann Pissenem, The Night League is a 360 music and entertainment company, dedicated to every facet of event and venue management. For over two decades, The Night League has created and delivered world-class music experiences through globally-renowned in-house brands Ushuaïa Ibiza, Hï Ibiza, ANTS and Children of the 80’s, as well as collaborating with some of the world’s most influential artists, festivals and events to create bespoke, pioneering concepts. From our event producers, venue operators, booking managers, artist management, marketing and design teams, TNL consistently goes beyond expectations, fusing music and art to deliver profound experience.

SOMMERRO IN OSLO

Nordic Hotels & Resorts has announced today the grand opening of its newest luxury hotel, Sommerro, located in the heart of Frogner in Oslo’s West End. One of Europe’s most anticipated launches of 2022, the urban retreat is set within the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company, and is energizing the neighborhood and its surroundings with a new sense of creative spirit that pays tribute to Norway’s cultural heritage. Providing a home away from home for both travelers and locals, the iconic 231-room Art Deco hotel is complete with 56 branded residences, seven restaurants and bars, meeting and event spaces with capacity for up to 150 people, a 100-seat gilded theater, a landmark wellness space with a fully-equipped gym, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, and terrace.

“Sommerro is more than a hotel. It is an iconic building housing years of history, located in one of Oslo’s most vibrant and exciting areas. We want everyone to feel at home at Sommerro, whether you are a guest or a local seeking a place to hang out with friends, work, or simply relax in beautiful surroundings,” said Petter A. Stordalen, Founder of Nordic Choice Hotels, now known as Strawberry. “We believe that Sommerro will take Oslo to the next level of hospitality, and I am really looking forward to opening the doors to this fantastic project, bringing the building back to life for more generations to come.”

Bespoke Architecture, Design, and Artwork

Sommerro pays homage to a fusion of neoclassical contemporary aesthetics with original historic elements that have been meticulously restored and developed by local firm LPO Architects in collaboration with New York- and London-based studio GrecoDeco. Sommerro was designed as a community in its own right which extends into all aspects of its design, with diverse areas that feel approachable and welcoming to all. The hotel’s thoughtfully designed social spaces and six varied guest room categories, from snug Loft rooms to lavish Junior and Heritage Suites, are embellished with opulent Art Deco details and lush textiles, including oak parquet flooring, custom-designed furnishings upholstered with 1930s Norwegian motifs, hand-knotted rugs, beds from innovative Swedish sleep brand Hilding Anders, and slick bathrooms with custom tiles.

Curated by internationally acclaimed museum director and art critic, Sune Nordgren, the hotel is adorned with an extensive art collection by emerging local artists. The contemporary collection is complimented with a host of original artworks from the 1930s iconic Norwegian artist Per Krohg, including a giant wall fresco in the main hall, a ceiling mural that nods to the building’s heritage highlighting life after the wonders of electricity, and a mosaic feature wall in the basement of the former public baths. Art enthusiasts can enjoy hosted show-rounds of Per Krohg’s collection by local museum curators and the hotel can also arrange private guided tours of Art Deco artwork in the nearby newly opened National Museum.

Curated Cultural Program

With respect to Frogner’s classic and creative neighborhood spirit, a vibrant community brimming with chic boutiques, antique stores, museums, and art galleries, Sommerro will be an open and inspiring house designed to revolutionize the city’s hospitality landscape where visitors and locals alike can gather together to experience a range of immersive programming and activities across its buzzing social spaces. Curated by resident jazz musician and composer, Maren Selvaag, the hotel’s dynamic pop-up music and cultural events inspired by the flourishing music scene of the 1930s will kick off in September with performances by British magician Jon Ensor appearing as The Stranger at Lysverker Scene, the hotel’s own 100-seat gilded theatre that takes its cues from the decadent glamour of old Hollywood and Europe’s grand opera houses. Other regular highlights will include performances from the Sommerro Soul Band and a series of Brunch & Film Classics, with iconic movies screened in Kinoen, a cinema inspired by Tancred Ibsen, the filmmaker who introduced Norway to its first feature film with sound in 1931.

Nordic Cuisine with a Twist

Set to become one of Oslo’s most coveted culinary destinations, Sommerro features seven restaurants and bars, including the city’s only rooftop restaurant, and outposts from local favorites Barramon, a Spanish tapas and wine bar, and Plah, one of the city’s most popular restaurants showcasing elevated cuisine by Norway’s “Best Thai Chef” Terje Ommundsen, which will also offer an exclusive chef’s table experience. Ekspedisjonshallen, an all-day dining spot located in the former hall where the public once paid their electricity bills, comes to life with regular musical performances and a lively cocktail bar on an original sunken floor that serves drinks inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Alongside this decadence, Sommerro will also lead the way with an alcohol-free mixology program, this wellness trend has been spearheaded by bar manager Louika Blouti who has created an innovative menu, named The Prohibitionists. Adjacent to Ekspedisjonshallen is To Søstre – an elegant home for afternoon teas served on decadent cake trolleys, and accompanied by regular classical concerts with a self-playing Steinway Grand Piano, one of the few in Norway. The tea has been designed by British executive head chef, Jonathan Howell and implemented by an award-winning pastry team, it will change according to the season with traditional savory and sweet treats that have a unique Sommerro twist. Further boosting Oslo’s world-class culinary scene, Tak Oslo is a Nordic-Japanese restaurant by award-winning Swedish chef Frida Ronge featuring hyper-local, seasonal dishes using sustainable Norwegian produce and seafood. As the only rooftop restaurant in the city, TAK Oslo will be the place to be seen.

Commitment to Sustainability

As Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, Sommerro upholds and enhances Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to eco-sustainability, focusing on traditional sustainable elements that prioritize the environment while also emphasizing mental health and career advancement internally along with support of locally owned businesses and community initiatives. This humanistic interest takes a holistic shape through the hotel’s ‘Sommerro Standards’, nine benchmarks that guide all day-to-day operations, partnerships, and hotel philosophies. The hotel has made a commitment to using quality green materials for products and services; sourcing sustainable seafood and local produce; investing in long-lasting relationships with some of Norway’s greatest and greenest businesses and creators, such as social entrepreneurship Sisters in Business that employs female immigrants who create textiles and repair broken items;  sustainable footwear brand New Movements to provide shoes for all its staff as part of the uniform; and Røros Tweed who produce high-quality wool products based on a centuries-old local crafts tradition. Sommerro will be powered on 100 percent renewable energy; provide bikes for guests to rent; offer EV parking with free charging, encourage suppliers to use zero emission transport; and ban all plastic water bottles within the hotel.

 

Sommerro has also implemented an 8-hour rule for employees to ensure work-life balance is always considered – 8 hours of work, 8 hours of fun, and 8 hours of sleep. The hotel prides itself on fostering a truly inclusive, collaborative, and enjoyable home for both employees and visitors alike.

Urban Wellness Retreat

Opening in November, Vestkantbadet, one of Norway’s last remaining public baths from 1932, has been restored to its former glory and reimagined as an 15,000-square-foot subterranean urban wellness retreat, the largest of any city hotel across the Nordic countries. Designed as a haven for health and mindfulness, Vestkantbadet, adorned with a glorious Per Krohg mosaic wall, will feature a series of treatment rooms, original restored Roman baths, infrared sauna, gym, and cold plunge pool offering a traditional Nordic thermotherapy experience. Going beyond the conventional, Sommerro is the first hotel in the Nordics to offer specialist medical aesthetic treatments, along with a range of additional innovative therapies including laser therapy, Wim Hof-style cold water breathing technique sessions, nutritionist workshops, two-day electric sauna boat retreats on the fjord in partnership with KOK, masterclasses with a sleep expert, and complimentary Why We Sleep books in the guestrooms.

Introducing Villa Inkognito

As the second stage in this exciting launch, Sommerro will open Villa Inkognito in March 2023. Housed in a former private residence that dates back to 1870, this 11-suite retreat is adjacent to the hotel with a private entrance and will offer the option to be rented in its entirety. The villa will boast several opulent living rooms, an open kitchen, an intimate bar, a fitness room in the basement and a lovely outdoor area. Its interior design will feature a mix of magnificent antiques, original artwork, decorative details and classic Scandinavian furnishings. Guests can enjoy the privacy of their own villa with full access to all of the amenities and services offered at Sommerro. Villa Inkognito bookings are now open.

Rates at Sommerro, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection, start from USD$250 per double room including breakfast. For more information, visit www.sommerrohouse.com.

 

Miami's DJ Cardi via 360 MAGAZINE

DJ CARDI 3-DAY PARTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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