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.”
Grand Hyatt Vail offers travelers an exciting lineup of experiences for winter 2022/2023. The property celebrates its 40th anniversary in conjunction with Vail Mountain’s 60th anniversary this December.
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.
From Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to Corona Del Mar, Dana Point and Laguna Beach, there are no shortages of lavish hotels and full-service day spas spanning Orange County. Spa enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, with so many different flavors of high-end interiors, signature treatments, elaborate services, retail areas and, often, swanky snacks served in cafés and solariums.
United MileagePlus, The Peninsula Chicago and FXExpress Publications, Inc. welcomed an exclusive group of United Airlines’ most elite customers, Premier 1Ks, to the luxury hotel’s stunning rooftop Z Bar to celebrate United MileagePlus’s multiple 2022 awards from our family of brands, including Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com.
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Sonesta Hotels revealed its new partnership between Nordstrom and The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York. To celebrate the collaboration, the property invites guests to indulge in its new Holiday Glow & Go Girls Getaway offer.
Oslo’s Art Deco connections just grew stronger with the opening of Sommerro, housed within a historic building in the city’s West End neighborhood of Frogner. The structure itself was once the location of the city’s original electrical company, Oslo Lysverker. The conversion to urban, luxury lodging features 231 guestrooms, 56 residences, seven restaurant and bar options, and meeting and event spaces for up to 150 people. There’s also a 100-seat gilded theater and expansive wellness space, including a full-service gym and Oslo’s first, year-round rooftop pool, sauna and terrace.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Key West International Airport recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of its $100 million expansion. Roman Gastesi, administrator, Monroe County; Richard Strickland, director of airports; and others attended the ceremony and outlined details of the Concourse A terminal expansion project.