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For those suffering from sleep disruptions like insomnia, the search for a good nights sleep may cause them to try a number of solutions in their quest for great slumber. The Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort offers an option. The luxurious, five-star Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, has launched a new series of magnesium-based Mineral Therapies Marine Treatments by Thalion to help guests increase their melatonin levels and get their sleep cycle back on track. Sleep is Paramount to a Healthier Lifestyle Studies show that one in three adults in the UK are affected by insomnia and that high-quality sleep is the single biggest contributor to living a healthier lifestyle. When adults fall below the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep a night, they can suffer from memory loss, have trouble concentrating and even become at risk to high blood pressure and heart disease. Sleep…

The Radisson Blu hotel in Antwerp has unveiled a completely new look and feel following an extensive programme of refurbishment across the entire hotel, with total investment reaching over €9m. The project, which began in early 2017, has touched every element of the hotel – from brand new bedrooms, to two new restaurants, enhanced Meetings and Events offering and an upgraded leisure center and public areas, to the installation of a Starbucks on the hotel’s ground floor. “We’re delighted to be able to showcase what is almost a completely new hotel!  The extensive renovations have transformed our beautiful hotel, creating a stylish and contemporary space that positions us well as one of Antwerp’s leading hotels.  With our superb location, directly opposite the Central Station, our new-look product, and our renowned unique Yes I Can! service, everything is now in place for us to build and grow, and we look forward…

Vineyards to Visit on your Costa del Sol Holiday Discover the wines of Málaga and Ronda When we think of Spanish wines, it’s usually the world-renowned reds of Rioja or Champagne-style sparkling Cava that spring to mind. But Spain has a rich tradition of wine making and what you may not realise is just how prolific Spanish vineyards are: in fact the country rivals France and Italy as one of the world’s largest wine producers! Each corner of the country has a vibrant wine making industry, which is great news if you’re planning a visit to CLC World’s resorts in Spain and would like to learn more about the local tipple. Along with the famed red wine-producing regions of the north, such as Rioja and Castilla y León, Andalucía is one of Spain’s most important wine regions and the birthplace of the fortified wine Sherry. While Jerez – where Sherry…

With the holidays season fast approaching, luxury travel and hospitality brands are ramping up their marketing efforts. With most affluent travellers now researching, planning and booking their holidays online, it is essential for luxury brands to be present at the right time if they want to attract potential visitors. The online customer journey provides indeed luxury travel brands with new avenues to engage their consumers across devices and channels. Mobile and social media, in particular, are playing an increasingly important role in the decision process of wealthy travellers. Tourists will browse through their Instagram feed and seek recommendations from their friends and trusted social media influencers to find inspirations on where to go. In addition, younger affluent travellers are looking for original and authentic travel experiences. They want to explore new locations and experience different types of vacations. These changes provide luxury brands with new opportunities to inspire and influence…

The total revenue generated by in the travel and hospitality industry by tourists from China continues to grow in 2018. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) estimates that spending from Chinese tourists overseas now represents 21% of the global tourism spending. Interestingly, Chinese traveller spends on average more per person per trip than tourists from any other country in the world. source: Luxe Digital The impact of Chinese tourists on the luxury industry is thus remarkable. Hotels, restaurants and retailers all need to adjust their offering if they want to attract these new consumers. In a new report, Luxe Digital identifies four essential trends that are reshaping the luxury Chinese tourism abroad. Luxury brands and marketing leaders need to understand these new trends of they want to attract and engage with their Chinese consumers. Four critical trends shaping the Chinese tourism segment First, the profile of the Chinese traveller…

With the opening of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi in April 2018, AccorHotels introduces the Fairmont luxury brand to an area celebrated for its pristine natural beauty. Located on the Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, which boasts one of the country’s largest resort lagoons, the stunning new property offers 112 luxury villas, each with a private pool. Secret Water Island Sirru Fen Fushi, which means ‘secret water island’ in the local Dhivehi language, is set on an exceptionally lush island bursting with flora and fauna. The picturesque locale is also surrounded by powder white sand beaches, peppered with thatched-roofed villas overlooking an endless turquoise sea. The all-villa resort is ideal for couples or families, and features 200 metres of infinity pools as well as luxury safari-style tented villas nestled in the island’s lush interior jungle. Coral Regeneration as Underwater Art Project Homage to the abundant sea life and pristine coral…

Guests at Hotel Heureka will be invited to discover the​Little Black Book of Secrets, exclusively prepared for a bespoke Venetian experience. Hotel Heureka is situated in one of the liveliest and vibrant districts in the city, in the north-western sestriere of Cannaregio. A walk along these quiet canals is an immersion into the very soul of Venice. Extraordinary churches, historical buildings, typical bacari eateries and enoteche line the waterways and there are unexpected glimpses of the lagoon and the islands beyond. Playing with the layers of heritage and design, Hotel Heureka enhances and enchants, weaving tradition and art into one boutique property. This palazzo, in which Hotel Heureka makes its home, dates back to the 16th Century and the sympathetic restoration now sees a smooth overlap between the architectural grandeur of the past and contemporary quirkiness of today. Having spent several years searching for their ideal property, the owners have discovered the…

Millennials are transforming the luxury travel and hospitality industry. Younger travellers are indeed seeking authentic travel experiences and shareable adventures when planning vacations abroad. According to recent research by the Boston Consulting Group, Millennials are 23 percent more likely to travel abroad than older generations and they already make up 20 percent of all global travellers. As a result, luxury hotels and travel agents need to find new ways to engage with the new generation of travellers. Authenticity and shareability are key to win Millennial travellers Millennials are inspired by stories of authenticity and truthfulness they see on social media. They want to experience traditions of the country they visit. Hotels who embrace values of environmental sustainability and social responsibility are also able to convey an essential sentiment of authenticity that younger travellers greatly value. In parallel, Millennials want to be able to share their experience abroad with their friends…

Following a series of award-winning design and renovation projects last year, Belmond reveals details of highly distinctive developments across its unique portfolio of hotels, trains and cruises in 2018. Beginning with the launch of three new Art-Deco Grand Suites on board historic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Belmond’s diverse range of designs honour timeless craftsmanship, celebrate heritage and tradition and look to the future working with innovative designers and local materials. “When you walk into a Belmond property you can feel the ‘soul’ of the place, and it’s our job to keep the soul and spirit alive with the design concepts. We are working with talented designers to carefully merge the genuine elements of the local culture with a modern-day relevance that resonates with our guest’s lifestyle and aspirations.” Comments Joe Ferry, Art & Design Director at Belmond. TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, EXQUISITE RESULTS – VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS, EUROPE Three new private ‘Grand Suites’ launched last…

Presenting world-class cuisine for intuitive taste travellers, X2 [CrossTo] Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a new boutique hotel with an expertly curated portfolio of evolving menus, championing exquisite cuisine. Taking influence from France, the culinary capital of the world – dishes at this intimate new hotel meet the highest French culinary standards. With creative interpretations weaving together Thai and international dishes that lean heavily on fresh, local and seasonally inclined ingredients; the hotel’s Executive Chef, Alexandre Demard has recently received direction from renowned French chef Nicolas Isnard who was awarded a Michelin star in 2009 at L’Auberge de la Charme in Dijon, France. The first restaurant in Chiang Mai to receive consultation from a Michelin-starred chef, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort’s Oxygen Dining Room sets a new standard for gourmet international excellence in Thailand’s cultural capital. Nestled beneath the leafy tamarind trees and facing the Mae Ping River, the contemporary…

Set in the Lhaviyani Atoll, notably one of the Maldives’ most bio-diverse areas, Hurawalhi Island Resort is setting new standards for an ‘outdoor’ practice and becoming one with nature. Just a 40-minute seaplane flight from Male, guests can stay in one of 90 Villas including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas. The Villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views. For the first time, Hurawalhi͛’s 5.8͛restaurant – the world’s largest, all-glass undersea restaurant, will be converted in to a yoga studio like no other. Underwater Yoga Experience Hurawalhi’s special underwater yoga experience will be led by Jessica Olie, fitness expert and author of #LETSSTARTYOGA. The captivating views of tropical fish around you as you move from one pose to the next will bring you even closer to a zen-like state of mind. Jessica…

Triptyque Travel concierge service believes that luxury is first and foremost about experience. They serve clients, both private individuals and businesses, who are looking for new sensations and undiscovered experiences. Triptyque Travel offers a new kind of luxury concierge service allowing you to “experience the unforgettable”. They aim to use their expertise to hand-craft meaningful, inspiring experiences, leaving every client with memories that will last a lifetime. From private flights and superyachts to luxury hotels and properties, five-star service, and staff close at hand – this forms the basis of the exceptional, highly personalised experiences they create. Tailoring Experiences Specifically for You To respond to clients’ needs, the Triptyque Travel concierge service acts as a personal assistant, working in close cooperation on a daily basis with an array of prestigious partners in the property, tourism, food and events sectors. Each experience is unique and exclusive, specially designed to suit your…

The Venice Lagoon is a treasure waiting to be discovered and the best way to do it is the “Baglietto Yacht Experience” by Blitz Exclusive. On board of Sibell, a 22-meter vintage motor yacht built in the 60s by Cantieri Baglietto, you can enjoy a unique tour where luxury, taste and nature come together to create a unique experience. About The Baglietto Yacht Experience The “classic” trip sees departure from Sant’Elena and a visit to the Northern lagoon which includes the islands of Murano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, Burano. The day ends in the San Marco basin, just in time for a romantic Venetian dinner. The offer is totally customizable: from itineraries to on-board services, the entire experience can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Fine Dining Aboard During the excursion, the boat will be anchored in the lagoon while guests will have the opportunity to taste the chosen menu in a…

Latest luxury hotel openings a part of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World includes… 7 Secrets Resort and Wellness Retreat: Lombok, Indonesia  Rooms from USD 750 per night: www.slh.com/7secrets – Opening 15 February 2018 This exquisite new resort – the only retreat privileged to be situated in Nipah Bay – maintains a balance of technology-filled interiors with traditional Indonesian architecture. Each temple-like suite features a European hydro massage Jacuzzi, private butler, ‘his’ and ‘hers’ bathroom amenities, state of the art Italian technology system, Indonesian artworks and a unique minibar concept. Every bit of this resort has been meticulously handcrafted to provide the very best in luxury, including an exclusive check-in ritual and holistic signature spa and wellness treatments. Set beside the glittering sands and turquoise seas of Nipah Bay, this luxury hotel promises a made-to-measure escape. SLH Insider Tip: The expert hotel staff can arrange private excursions ready for your…

Private jets, on the face of it, are a hassle-free luxury. But dig a little deeper and you discover that, while some aircraft are indeed luxurious, the means of booking them has historically been far from hassle-free. The concept of being able to charter a jet to meet bespoke travel needs was developed with efficiency in mind – to get travellers across the world as quickly as possible. And it’s true that, once booked, private jets provide a seamless means of getting from A to B. No airport queues; no waiting in line to pass through security; no hassle. Stratajet was founded in 2011 by Jonathan Nicol, a former RAF fighter pilot, turned computer scientist, and they boast the most sophisticated technology in the private jet industry, making it the only platform capable of filtering through millions of calculations in mere seconds to return all the available aircraft for any given…