With a $60 million investment in renovation, the Fisher Island Club Hotel and Vanderbilt Mansion is now ready to welcome guests to enjoy an exclusive travel experience. Restored and renovated over a six-year period, the island based luxury getaway epitomizes the splendor of a bygone era.
Located off the tip of Miami Beach, Fisher Island is accessible only by ferry or private motor yacht, with just a seven-minute journey to the 216-acre tropical paradise. With the magnificent mansion acting as a centerpiece, the Fisher Island Club Hotel is comprised of historic cottages, cozy courtyard villas, and charming guesthouse suites, all designed to offer old-world elegance with modern comforts.
The swift expansion of the W Hotels brand in Asia has recently seen the opening of the W Guangzhou, a first for the brand on the mainland of China. Bringing the global W Hotels count up to 44, the W Guangzhou is a blend of modern luxury and futuristic designs, stylishly reflecting the personality of a city in the midst of a transformation from old to new.
The W Hotels brand plans to swiftly expand within Asia over the next five years and the W Guangzhou will showcase the brand to Mainland China, with avant-garde architecture, a unique service policy, and the inimitable W brand lifestyle experience.
With the current economic climate remaining fragile, even those who are not usually cautious with expenditure are now trying to keep costs down. With the onset of the ‘Sharing Economy’ moving on from rental properties and car services, a new application has been launched to bring together those who wish to share space on private aircraft.
JumpSeat is an appealing app designed to connect people wishing to share space on private aircraft with those looking to fly, and subsequently creating considerable financial savings for both parties. By acting as an agent on behalf of charter clients, JumpSeat arranges flights through a novel jet-sharing program, offsetting costs whilst maintaining a first-class service.
The collaboration between Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate, and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has resulted in the creation of the innovative STAY WELL rooms. The first of their kind, the Delos-designed rooms combine the best of medical science with modern technology to support the health and wellbeing of guests both during and after their stay.
Every room has been carefully created to help guests maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst travelling, with nourishing food and drink options, the promotion of better sleep, and reversal of jetlag. Perfect for those who may have overindulged in the Las Vegas party atmosphere, the STAY WELL rooms offer a healthy way to rest and unwind.
Restful sleep is enhanced with Advanced Room Lighting to assist the body’s internal clock, whilst Wake Up Light Therapy increases energy and reverses the effects of jetlag. Subtle night lighting illuminates without disturbing, and Dawn Simulator Alarm Clocks allow a gradual awakening. STAY WELL guests are guarded from the sleep-disruptive Electromagnetic Fields through EMF protection.
The award-winning 5-star Grand Del Mar resort is situated in a lush oasis near Del Mar, conveniently located near San Diego International Airport. Oozing opulence and elegance, this quaint hotel and grounds exude old-world style and comfort amidst the serene Southern Californian setting. The elegant resort was lovingly crafted to create a truly grand guest experience with inspiration taken from Mediterranean decorative art.
Extensive landscaping has created a green fertile setting abundant with plant life and tropical trees, with large patios, fountains, and courtyards providing congenial seating areas for outdoor relaxation. Beyond the resort setting lies the 18-hole, magnificently designed golf course as well as Los Penãsquitos Canyon Preserve and miles of beaches.
The recent unveiling of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai revealed a magnificent addition to the brand’s global luxury portfolio. Not only is the property the first JW Marriott outside of North America, it has also achieved considerable status in taking the Guinness Book of World Records ‘World’s Tallest Hotel’ title.
At 72 stories high and standing at 355 meters high, the hotel presents an imposing feature on the Dubai skyline, and strikes a commanding presence in a city already world-renowned for awe-inspiring architecture. As a result of many years of dedication to delivering quality service and facilities, the hotel design reflects the commitment to providing guests with a first-class amenity by the JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts team.
The opening of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation owned Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht marks the first step in the expansion of the Andaz brand into continental Europe, as well as the first Hyatt hotel in the Netherlands.
Based on the site of the former Public Library, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is surrounded by art galleries, specialty shops and sophisticated restaurants, all nurturing the varied and abundant cultural character of the city. Ideally situated within the lively Jordaan district the hotel is within close walking distance of the city’s major attractions. Taking its name from the Dutch word for ‘Prince’s Canal,’ the hotel combines the signature Andaz service and hospitality with a strong infusion of local culture and Dutch history.
Designed to reflect the lively yet traditional atmosphere that exudes from Amsterdam city, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is entrenched with historical and artistic flavors throughout the interior design. Dutch architect and designer Marcel Wanders used various sources of inspiration for his design concept, including local heritage, Dutch Delft blue, the unofficial national flower the tulip, and the literary aspect from the original building. The 117 large guest rooms and 5 suites are open-plan with en-suite bathrooms, each with a uniquely painted hand-basin, and contain a book-shaped work desk as homage to the original Public Library.
The uniquely designed ground floor of the hotel contains the restaurant, library, bar and lounge. Each functioning as a separate entity, the design concept has created a connection between each to produce a vibrant and pulsating heart to the hotel. Throughout the public areas of the ground floor, an exclusive video art collection is showcased through large televisions and selections are shown through a video channel linked to guest rooms.
Relais and Chateaux’s Hampshire country hotel, Chewton Glen, has now extended its characteristic gracious English hospitality by offering guests the opportunity to get closer to nature with six luxury tree house lodges. Situated on the edge on the New Forest National Park in a wooded valley, these eight-person lodges, which all sit on stilts, are divided into two suites; these may be reser
ved individually or in their entirety.
With floor to ceiling glass to allow abundant light, and private balconies with valley views through the tree canopy, each suite is tastefully decorated in warm colors and natural materials. The suites contain a hot tub and fireplace and a well-equipped kitchenette, although meals can be delivered from the nearby hotel. Whilst the emphasis is on seclusion and relaxation, guests may access the nearby hotel amenities for activities or indulge in the private in-tree house spa treatments.
Sitting in the cultural heart of England’s capital city, the Intercontinental London Westminster presents an air of importance amongst well-known tourist
destinations such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Once Queen Anne’s Chamber, this historical building now houses a renovated interior of fresh and modern luxury.
Individually designed suites and guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms offer both comfort and style along with Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, a mini-bar and coffee/tea making equipment. Room service is available throughout the day and night along with concierge services.
The business traveler may combine work with pleasure as the Intercontinental London Westminster supplies a room workspace along with access to the Business
Center. With Internet access, meeting rooms and access to both equipment and a secretarial service, all business needs are provided for.
Just twenty minutes from Norfolk International Airport, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel enjoys unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for beach weddings, the Oceanfront Ballroom is the ideal reception venue.
Guest rooms decorated in serene ocean tones offer TV and Wi-Fi, whilst the larger suites have both workspace and access to vivid sunset views. The top grade Empyrean Club offer the ultimate luxury experience with access to the private Executive Lounge, and pleasure can be mixed with business by taking advantage of the services provided in the business center.
The hotel presents guests wi
th the opportunity to unwind with a gentle swim in the rooftop infinity pool or indulge in a relaxing spa massage. Keeping trim is simple at the well-equipped fitness center. Two seafood restaurants and a top steakhouse provide guests with a top-quality choice of cuisine and the Sky Bar is perfect for after dinner cocktails.
Out with the hotel, the Virginia Boardwalk leads to the lively and flamboyant attractions within Virginia Beach. With street performers, free live music and carnival rides as well as water sports and an abundance of shops, there is something for everyone during a stay at the Hilton Beach Oceanfront Hotel.