Internationally recognized as the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab proudly rises out of its own manmade island, 280 meters away from the coastline, linked to the mainland by a gently curved causeway. The all-suite hotel offers 202 luxury duplex suites with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and a wide selection of signature dining restaurants. The unrivaled personalized service is a signature of Burj Al Arab. For the comfort and convenience of guests, each floor has a dedicated reception area, with check-in conducted in the privacy of the individual suite. The hotel also boasts one of the highest staff-to-suite ratio at seven to one. Burj Al Arab is the name synonymous with opulence and unparalleled service, and both its interior and exterior truly personifies the very essence of the word luxury. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN9-LoWBiu8[/youtube] [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30vyZDu1Tfo[/youtube] [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCKH7JAVS2U[/youtube]
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
Alaska Airlines recently debuted its new Pixar-inspired, special-edition aircraft livery. On both sides of the Pixar-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft, travelers spot recognizable faces from the Toy Story franchise, including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie. Rex the Tyrannosaurus appears on the boarding door and the little green aliens show up on the aircraft’s winglets.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.