Savoy Signature Hotel Group continues to generate a buzz in international hospitality about the way its diverse portfolio shapes Madeira’s future as a destination; the brand keeps existing fans (particularly the traditional group of older British and German visitors) interested while drawing younger, more active travelers beyond the confines of Europe. The Savoy Palace, opened in 2019, took on the “legacy” mantle of a predecessor (the former Savoy Hotel) that stood on the same site, and then reopened with a lot of enthusiasm after the height of the pandemic passed.
Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.
Even with its epic proportions, the newly launched Celebrity Beyond manages to reconcile the one-cruise-fits-all appeal of an ocean cruise and intimacy and elegance of a river cruise through a carefully engineered ship-within-a-ship. Through a collaborative approach to architecture, interior design and dining, the ship provides smooth sailing into the best of both worlds ... or not, based on what a passenger with more to spend desires.