Etihad Airways has partnered with local designers to deal with waste in an environmentally friendly manner. The designers will upcycle obsolete aircraft cabin interiors into art. Carpet and fabric rolls, emergency equipment, sidewalls and windows, as well as seats, are among the parts artists Azza Al Qubaisi and Christine Wilson will use to design art installations for the airline.
Azza Al Qubaisi is an Abu Dhabi-born, Emirati sculptor, whose first art piece used seat floor mounting rails as a building motif to create symmetric geometric formations. Christine Wilson is an emerging artist from Ireland based in Dubai, who used curtains, wall panels, life jackets and cabin interiors to design a multidimensional upcycled art piece.
“End-of-life parts that were designed for landfill have been repurposed into beautiful art installations by skilled artists who used rare and unwanted aircraft scraps,” said Terry Daly, executive director, guest experience, brand & marketing, Etihad. “By collaborating with artists from the local community, our goal is to not only showcase talent within the region, but to further encourage sustainable innovation that’s good for the environment.”
If fabulous food and beverages are a must-have for any weekend getaway, then look no further than the City of Brotherly Love. Whether your palate has a penchant for vibrant Latin American fare or cozy French cuisine, whether you're an oenophile looking to swirl, sniff and sip your way around the globe or you’d rather sample farm-to-glass cocktails, Philly’s got it all this fall. (With the exception of Bolo, which is a short taxi or Uber ride away and definitely worth the trip, the rest of these spots are all within walking distance of each other.)
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
From Santoríni to Dubai to New York, some hotels just have that “it” factor that draws visitors far and wide. For some hotels it’s their proximity to popular landmarks and attractions, for others it’s their amenities. But these hotels have something few can claim: a true room with a view.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Two historic Craftsman-style homes connected by a newly built third extension will take on a new life as the 19-room The Chloe Nashville in 2024. Developed to aesthetically harmonize with both Nashville’s past and future under the direction of Nashville-based Remick Architecture, guestrooms range from 400 to 817 square feet and start at $375 per night, with its top suite running $950 per night. The architecture and interiors maintain the original homes’ residential feel while incorporating modern and traditional design elements reflective of Nashville’s character and history.
The relatively new Il Tinello East, opened in September 2022, descends from Il Tinello West, the old-school Italian restaurant operating across town on West 56th Street for 38 years. For folks working or living on the east side of Manhattan however, finding a new Il Tinello on East 46th Street was like a gift from heaven. Il Tinello East is the perfect “new” old-school Italian restaurant for a mid-week business lunch with a client or two, or a dinner with your best friend, sister/brother or parent. Perfect, that is, if everyone is in the mood for a quiet restaurant meal in Manhattan (a rarity these days) with friendly waiters in white gloves and exceptionally good traditional Italian cuisine on the menu.
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Planning an escape with your bestie? The pink-sand beaches of Bermuda beckon, and no property is more perfect on this British Overseas Territory than the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club. Referred to by locals as The Pink Palace and the Grande Dame of Bermuda, the 386-room hotel is named for Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise, who visited the island the year before it opened in 1885. The Hamilton Princess has an enviable waterfront location where you and your BFF can catch up over cocktails, spend a pampering afternoon in the spa and dish about the latest gossip over, well, inspired dishes.