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Velaa Private Island, Maldive

Pe Atolul Noonu, la 45 minute de zbor cu hidroavionul de Male se afla Velaa Private Island, un resort boutique luxury de exceptie, pregatit sa-si trateze oaspetii regeste.

Numele resortului, o fuziune eleganta intre cultura locala si luxul contemporan, inseamna „Insula Testoaselor” (traducerea din limba locala). Numele si designul interior a fost inspirat de zecile de broaste testoase ce veneau aici sa-si formeze cuibul. Detinuta de omul de afaceri ceh Jiri Smejc, Velaa Private Island a fost creata pentru a oferi serviciile si cadrul perfect pentru o vacanta privata de lux.

Velaa detine doar 45 de vile pe apa si pe plaja ce au un element comun – intimitatea. Fiecare vila are propria piscina si spatii generoase de relaxare, cu finisaje din materiale naturale pretioase precum tec, bambus, ratan, piatra.

Cu al sau spa exotic, restaurantele ce ofera experiente culinare rafinate si nenumaratele activitati in aer liber, precum plimbari cu minisubmarinul cu siguranta nu vei avea timp sa te plictisesti aici.

The waste materials collected at Istanbul Airport turned into art at „0“ Zero Point

The portraits that artist Deniz Sağdıç created with waste materials met with the viewers at Istanbul Airport. The exhibition where materials such as the old uniforms bearing the trademarks of iGA and its stakeholders, buttons, as well as plastic containers and bags collected at Istanbul Airport are turned into art draws great interest from the passengers.

Speeding up its activities in culture and art with iGART, Istanbul Airport continues to make more space for art with its innovative projects. The latest of culture and art meetings at Istanbul Airport is taking place with the exhibition “0’’ Zero Point by the artist Deniz Sağdıç. Istanbul Airport aims to inspire its guests about eco-friendly habits with the „0“ Zero Point project. The artworks consisting of portraits with characteristics of various nationalities are exhibited at Istanbul Airport. The exhibition, which was opened for visitors in January in the International Departures Terminal at Istanbul Airport, attracts great attention. A portion of the income received from the sales of the artworks will be used in iGA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Projects. 20 pieces exhibited which Deniz Sağdıç and her team created after 4 months of workshop consist of used/waste materials such as old uniforms bearing the trademarks of iGA and its stakeholders as well as plastic containers, rubbish bags, cables, and buttons discovered and identified by Istanbul Airport’s Waste Management Centre.  

Deniz Sağdıç, in her „Ready-ReMade“ project which she launched in 2015, tries to remake everyday objects abandoned by people, as well as all kinds of waste materials, as works of art in the world of art itself. The artist, with this technique, aims to encourage individuals to reconsider their consumption habits, to inspire people and institutions about „sustainability“, to take art closer to people by using everyday materials rather than anything that requires specialization and skill, and to point out that art, like any other area or industry, is a matter of sustainability.

The exhibition launched by Istanbul Airport to inspire its visitors about eco-friendly lifestyle habits and raise their awareness of sustainability and recycling will be open to visitors for three months.

Best Western Hotels & Resorts – New Projects in Vietnams Beachfront Paradise

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts breaks new ground in Vietnam with the signing of an exciting two new projects in Ho Tram, the vibrant beachfront resort area just 110km from Ho Chi Minh City, which is set to redefine the region’s tourism and hospitality industry.

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has joined with Thien Binh Minh Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of the Charm Group, the highly respected real estate company, to introduce two new Best Western branded properties to this dynamic destination. Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Premier Collection by Best Western and Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Signature Collection by Best Western will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2024, comprising more than 1,000 rooms, suites and villas – across two properties – all in a prime seafront setting. Together, these world-class resorts will cater to all types of travelers, including couples, families, friends and groups.

This important agreement marks another key phase of Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ targeted expansion strategy in Vietnam, identified as one of the most attractive markets in Asia – and the world.
Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Premier Collection by Best Western will offer 458 upscale rooms and suites plus 90 luxurious villas, amid a landscape of lush gardens just steps from the sandy shore. Lifestyle-conscious guests will enjoy upmarket amenities and impeccable service, all influenced by local style and sophistication, in line with the high standards of the BW Premier Collection® brand.

Charm Resort Ho Tram, BW Signature Collection by Best Western will feature 470 rooms and suites with unique design, wrapped in an enchanting ambiance of tropical gardens, swaying palms and sparkling pools. BW Signature Collection® is dedicated to creating truly unique experiences that reflect the personality of their destination. Guests can expect warm, welcoming service and modern amenities.

Together, these two properties will offer a wide range of accommodations for international and domestic guests seeking stylish stays on the serene coastline of southeast Vietnam. When they are not unwinding on the beach, travelers can take advantage of many fantastic attractions in and around Ho Tram, including traditional fishing villages, temples, hot springs, golf courses and more. Ho Chi Minh City and Tan Son Nhat International Airport are just a short drive away, making the destination easily accessible.

Cyrill Czerwonka, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Senior Regional Director of Development – Asia, said: “We are delighted to be part of this landmark project, which will enhance Charm Group’s status in the global hospitality sector, elevate the Vietnamese tourism industry, and strengthen Best Western’s upscale and luxury portfolio in this important Asian market.” He added, “Our new BW Signature Collection resort will provide home-away-from-home comfort and value, while the BW Premier Collection branded property will showcase authentic boutique hospitality, with premium rooms and suites plus 90 private villas that will attract discerning guests and honeymooners. We look forward to working closely with Charm Group as we bring this spectacular development to life.”

This signing marks the latest phase of Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ expansion strategy in Vietnam. With four high-end hotels and resorts now operating, 16 new properties signed and ongoing discussions for more, including several in partnership with some of Vietnam’s most highly regarded real estate companies, the group is targeting over 20 branded hotels and resorts to be operational by the end of 2024.

For more information about Best Western Hotels & Resorts in Asia, please visit www.BestWesternAsia.com

Diriyah – SAUDI ARABIA’S FOREMOST HISTORICAL, CULTURAL & LIFESTYLE DESTINATION

as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) is transforming Diriyah into what will become the world’s largest cultural and heritage destination.

A SAR 65Bn cultural and lifestyle development, inspired by the timeless Najdi architecture of At-Turaif, Diriyah is the ancestral home of the Royal Family of Al Saud, the birthplace of the Kingdom.

On completion, Diriyah will become Saudi’s premier lifestyle destination to visit, live, work, shop, dine and celebrate the wonder of the Kingdom’s rich heritage and culture.

AT-TURAIF
A GLOBAL ICON, 300 YEARS IN THE MAKINGDiriyah is the birthplace of the Kingdom and a symbol of the unity, beauty, generosity and resilience of the Saudi nation and its people.

At-Turaif lies at the cultural heart of Diriyah. Built in 1766 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, it was here that Diriyah’s ruling family lived under the leadership of Imam Mohammad bin Saud, the forefather of Saudi Arabia’s current King, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

A SUSTAINABLE PLACE
Diriyah is set to become a landmark in sustainability, with key initiatives across Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Wellness, Saudi Culture and Heritage Preservation, Climate Change Resilience. The new city is designed to be 100% walkable to enable a happy and healthy population.

Diriyah will also achieve its USGBC’s scheme LEED Cities and Communities certification.

EXQUISITE SERVICE BY THE WORLD’S LEADING HOTEL BRANDS

IMMERSED IN AUTHENTIC NAJDI HOSPITALITY

Diriyah will offer visitors a luxurious and world class service by the world’s leading hospitality brands.

With more than 20 luxury Hotels and Resorts inspired by traditional Najdi architecture, Diriyah will become one of the world’s greatest gathering places.

HOTELS & RESORTS OPENING SOON

  • Address Hotels & Resorts 
  • Baccarat Hotels & Resorts 
  • Campbell Gray Hotels & Resorts 
  • Capella Hotels & Resorts 
  • Fauchon
  • LXR Hotels & Resorts,
  • Oberoi 
  • Orient Express 
  • Park Hyatt 
  • Raffles 
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts 
  • Six Senses 
  • The Luxury Collection 
  • The Ritz-Carlton 

https://www.diriyah.sa/en

Vacanță all inclusive în Antalya: relaxare, facilități pentru copii și multă distracție

Care sunt motivele pentru a alege un sejur all inclusive în Antalya?

Vacanță all inclusive în Antalya: relaxare, facilități pentru copii și multă distracție

Antalya se află în topul alegerilor turiștilor români dar și a multora dintre străini. „Dotată“ cu o infrastructură turistică foarte dezvoltată și cu o cultură a ospitalității vastă, specific turcească, Antalya se arată foarte atractivă pentru foarte mulți turiști. Aici, hotelurile de 5 stele se împart în 3 categorii: standard, superior și de lux. Astfel încât, aproape oricine, în funcție de pretențiile sale referitoare la confort și în funcție de bugetul alocat, se poate simți excelent. Resorturile sunt special construite pentru a crea experienţe plăcute pentru turişti: cu numeroase piscine, restaurante internaționale, cu flori și multă verdeață și cu baruri, terase, săli şi terenuri de sport. Pe plajele private, există numeroase activități atractive, precum volley sau sporturi nautice. Iar copiii nu sunt deloc neglijați, având numeroase opțiuni de petrecerea timpului. Mai ales că există hoteluri dedicate special familiilor cu copiii.

Aici vei găsi o listă cu hotelurile recomandante din Antalya pe care eu mizez, atunci când ofertez turiștii interesați de un sejur reușit. Aruncă o privire peste ele și fă-ți o părere. Poate reușești să îți dai seama cam ce ți s-ar potrivi ție și familiei tale. Nu ezita să mă contactezi dacă te-ar ajura mai multe sfaturi. Vei vedea diferite concepte, unele adresate familiilor, altele cuplurilor și adulților. Îți recomand să ții cont și de faptul că dacă rezervi în această perioadă, poți prinde reduceri substanțiale. Poți economisi sute de euro pentru rezervări cu Early Booking așa că nu ar strica deloc să te organizezi, din timp, pentru vara lui 2020.

Iar pe lângă toate facilitățile resorturilor, Antalya oferă și acces spre o lume mai puțin știută. 

În Munții Taurus, te poți distra foarte bine, alegând să faci rafting, în bărci pneumatice. Mai poți alege dintre scuba diving printre creaturile exotice din Mediterana sau o sesiune de ski nautic. O altă opțiune de petrecerea timpului liber, este să vizitezi Aquariumul din Antalya. Aici se află cel mai lung tunel acvatic din lume și o mulțime de specii marine pe care nu te-ai fi gândit că o să le vezi atât de curând. Și ar fi păcat să nu vizitezi Poarta lui Hadrian și Kaleiçi, aflată în capitala provinciei Antalya. Attaleia, cum se numea în antichitate oraşul, are câteva obiective turistice absolut spectaculoase. Mie mi-au plăcut foarte mult Poarta lui Hadrian și orașul vechi. 

Design Hotels Stories: Engaging with Places and People

Be it through community-oriented programming or reflecting a city’s history through the narrative of a building, hotels find innovative ways to connect with their surroundings. These seven properties take distinct approaches to engage with, highlight, and understand their locales through the lenses of contemporary art, architecture, gastronomy, and more. In other words, it’s all about location—but not necessarily in a geographic sense.

At Market Street Hotel in Edinburgh, guests are “immediately connected to the heritage of the city”, Original Christa van Camp says. Indeed, behind the Scottish-stone façade are interiors inspired by the city’s character and history, as well as the property’s distinct location at the meeting point of the Old Town and New Town. Textured walls are juxtaposed with minimal lines, and bursts of traditional tartan fabrics are found in unexpected places. The history of place is also reflected at Hotel Pacai in Vilnius, which is housed within a 17th-century Baroque mansion. Formerly home to the noble Pacai family, the structure has been renovated with traditional materials like clay, tin, stone, and original barn wood, but it is also given a contemporary twist through the addition of a new building in the inner yard. 

In Athens, Perianth Hotel is also rooted in its building’s history: The structure was built in the 1930s, and the interior design was inspired by the modernist movement of the same era. The results include terrazzo floors, marble furniture elements, and glass-brick walls. Furthermore, the hotel is also home to the Zen Center Athens, an institution for both guests and the local community that is dedicated to meditation, martial arts, yoga, and Eastern philosophy. Elsewhere, Palma’s Concepció by Nobis reflects both the sights and tastes of Mallorca. The lush green hues of the island’s Tramuntana mountains help define the hotel’s color scheme, while local materials, including custom Huget tiles, serve as leitmotifs throughout the property. At the onsite restaurant, Xalest, Mallorca native Chef Xemas Álvarez also brings together island-specific food culture and Spanish dining traditions. 

Melding seamlessly with the city’s ebb and flow, Art House Basel is nestled in Basel’s central Steinenvorstadt neighborhood. Steps away are the Museum of Cultures, the three branches of the Kunstmuseum Basel, with works from Old Masters to contemporary art, as well as numerous galleries and boutiques. Moreover, the property itself showcases urban art through permanent installations and rotating exhibitions, hosted in partnership with Colab Gallery from Weil am Rhein. Likewise, a central location and visual art also connect StandArt Hotel Moscow to its surroundings. The country’s art scene is reflected through artworks created by sought-after Russian artist Stanislav Tratsevskiy specifically for the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms, while major museums, business centers, and sites like the Kremlin are all within a 10-minute walk.

Patina Maldives connects to its location in the Fari Islands of the North Malé Atoll through sustainable and community-oriented practices. The resort’s various dining options feature organic produce grown on-island and all off-island ingredients are accredited by EarthCheck or the International Pole and Line Foundation, with local provenance a clear priority. All drinking water is produced and bottled in glassware at an on-island facility, and much of the resort’s energy is sourced from solar panels. Additionally, of the four Fari Islands, one is dedicated to Fari Campus, an impressive complex with private and public living, socializing, and learning spaces for staff. Here, the aim is to cultivate relationships and nurture both personal and professional growth. 

© Design Hotels 2021

Largest wellness resort in the Middle East opens in Qatar

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is a groundbreaking resort that has already been named „World’s Best New Wellness Retreat in 2020“ by the World’s Spa Awards in the United Kingdom.

As the Middle East’s first wellness resort, the 280,000-square-foot facility in northern Qatar is the largest wellness destination in the region. The resort is divided into two areas: Zulal Serenity for adults and Zulal Discovery for families.

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Featuring traditional Arabic and Islamic medicine as well as holistic wellness treatments, Zulal is a wellness lover’s paradise where guests immerse themselves in complete relaxation amidst a natural and picturesque landscape.

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Qatar Tourism introduces five more world-class wellness facilities:

Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Qatar’s first five-star wellness resort for female guests and a state-of-the-art health center set in an authentic oasis of native-scented gardens. It features hydrothermal facilities, including three therapy pools and four hydro-wellness areas.

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Banana Island Resort – the resort is set amid lush botanical gardens on a private island surrounded by turquoise lagoons. With 141 rooms, suites and villas, a spa and balance wellness center, surf pool and dive center, the Anantara-operated Banana Island Resort Doha is a vibrant hotel for those seeking a relaxing retreat.

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Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton – one of the largest and most luxurious wellness temples in Qatar. Modeled after a traditional Qatari village, the spa has 23 treatment rooms and four spa areas, each with a different theme reflecting Qatar’s rich wellness offerings, as well as hammam rooms, saunas and a private area just for ladies. Nearly half of the wellness treatments are dedicated to local influences, offering guests a new way to familiarize themselves with Qatar and enjoy local wellness practices and ingredients.

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Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar – Located in The Pearl-Qatar on a private stretch of beach, this five-star hotel features a spa in a tranquil setting on 3,000 square meters with 21 treatment rooms. The hotel also offers seven restaurants, four bars, a private beach, tennis courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

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Mandarin Oriental Doha – Located in the center of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the Mandarin Oriental is part of the world’s first sustainable urban renewal project. The hotel’s spa spans 3,030 square meters and offers more than nine treatment rooms, including a couples suite and two exclusive VIP suites. There are also indoor pools for men and women and relaxation areas for guests.

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For more information on wellness resorts in Qatar, visit https://www.visitqatar.qa/

UGANDA – „Perla Africii“

Cunoscută drept „Perla Africii“, Uganda este situată în Africa de Est și oferă unele dintre cele mai diverse zone de observare a vieții sălbatice de pe continent, peisaje uimitoare și experiențe culturale captivante, precum și oameni calzi și ospitalitate.

În Uganda trăiesc mai mult de jumătate din gorilele de munte, pe cale de dispariție. Drumețiile pentru a vedea acești giganți blânzi din Pădurea Impenetrabilă Bwindi reprezintă una dintre cele mai populare activități de călătorie din lume.

Oportunitățile de safari abundă în savane, păduri și zone umede din 10 parcuri naționale, unde vizitatorii pot întâlni „Big Five + 2“ – lei, leoparzi, rinoceri, elefanți, bivoli, cimpanzei și gorile de munte – precum și girafe, zebre, hipopotami, crocodili și mai mult de jumătate din speciile de păsări din Africa.

Printre atracțiile naturale extraordinare ale Ugandei se numără Munții Rwenzori, acoperiți de zăpadă, imensul Lac Victoria, care este sursa Nilului, și Parcul Național Murchison Falls.

Pentru mai multe informații: http://www.visituganda.com