Aloft Hotels is now accepting submissions for its annual Project: Aloft Star Competition in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The competition aims to identify emerging musical talents around the world, and offer them the chance to perform at Aloft properties. The hospitality brand is partnering with Chris Daughtry, who will act as a mentor for competitors. The initial entry period runs through Sept. 5. Any unsigned band or artist may submit two original songs and a photo at the contest page. A panel of music industry executives will choose five semifinalists from the first round of contestants. The second phase of the contest will run Sept .19–30. Fans will vote for their favorite contenders online in order to determine the two finalists, who will each enjoy a private mentor session with Daughtry. The finalists will perform at one Aloft property in North America for a panel of judges including David Nathan and Billy Mann. Daughtry will also perform. Grand prizewinners will receive an exclusive recording session with a top music executive, publicity services, media training and a spot on the Live at Aloft Hotels 2017 tour. “Whether it’s catching a Live at Aloft Hotels performance at one of our hotels around the world, or browsing our social network for undiscovered tracks, our guests share our love of incredible music and discovery of rising talent. Our coveted competition is back and bigger than ever with a truly inspirational mentor who knows what it’s like to win the opportunity of a lifetime. We are thrilled to be working with the amazing Chris Daughtry to make this year’s program the best yet,” said Paige Francis, vice president of global brand management, specialty select brands, Starwood.
One of Barcelona’s newest luxury hotels is located at the corner of modernity and tradition. As the name indicates, The Corner Hotel is situated on a flat corner in Barcelona’s L’Eixample neighborhood, a vast area of the city full of Modernist buildings and grid-like avenues.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States initiated a reorganization and restricting of debt under Chapter 11 protection in the United States, in light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The reorganization provides LATAM the ability to reduce debt, access new sources of financing and continue operations.
Parma, Italy, was set to take center stage in 2020 as the Italian Capital of Culture, but COVID-19 interrupted those plans. Last week, the Italian government announced that, as a result of the global pandemic, Parma’s designation will continue through 2021.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
A first of its kind in the region, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launched a safe and clean certification program. The program seeks to uplift and standardize cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organizations in the tourism sector, including hotels, malls and other attractions. DCT Abu Dhabi will offer certifications that ensure compliance of standardized hygiene levels, and the program will roll out in phases, with the first dedicated to hotels.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a collaboration with John Hopkins Medicine International on its Lead With Care global health and safety program. John Hopkins Medicine experts will review and validate the Lead With Care program, which will then be implemented at Four Seasons properties around the world.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.