Hilton recently announced the latest addition to its all-inclusive portfolio with the agreement to welcome the first all-inclusive Curio Collection by Hilton property in the Dominican Republic. The new hotel, slated to open in 2024, will include 502 rooms and marks Hilton’s 10th all-inclusive property in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be located about 60 miles from Punta Cana International Airport and sit on a half-mile stretch of Esmeralda Beach. Complete with 502 guestrooms across six four-story buildings, the hotel will also include 18 free-standing beach bungalows, as well as 123 ground-level, swim-up guestrooms with individual plunge pools connected via a winding pool.
Nine food and drink outlets will also grace the property, offering exceptional cuisine with Asia, Taino and Italian influences. The new resort also includes a lobby bar, sports bar and sprawling pool complex. Guests will enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, juice bar and dedicated spa building with 10 treatment rooms, a beauty salon, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and outdoor terrace for yoga and meditation. Other amenities, like 15,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, are also expected to accompany the resort.
There is something magical about sipping a glass of local wine while watching the sun slip into the Aegean Sea as the afterglow tinges traditional, white-washed Cycladic houses with glorious shades of rose, purple and gold. Ancient Greeks believed Helios, the Sun God, caused sunsets by driving his fiery chariot into the sea. Standing at water’s edge in Mykonos, watching the sky slowly turn from purple to inky black, you almost believe it.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
The prospect of a post-visit treasure hunting session inside the shops of landmark museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and The British Museum in London can be irresistible. However, some of Europe’s smaller and more unusual museums boast retail spaces with a surprising “wow” factor, often as well-curated as the galleries.
Hyatt Hotels recently announced plans to add more than 30 new luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts to its U.S., Canada, Latin America and Caribbean portfolio through 2025. These new hotels and resorts span many of Hyatt Hotels’ brands including Park Hyatt, Dream Hotels, Thompson Hotels and Destination by Hyatt.
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.
I hadn’t even made it to my first cup of coffee when I got an early phone call from my sister, who lives two time zones away. “OMG, Kristy, Patsy Cline came on twice while I was driving the kids to school today,” she laughed. “You know what that means, right?” We both gasped and then instantly began singing the lyrics to “La Bamba,” an inside joke we’d shared since our family’s Alaskan cruise decades ago when we, unintentionally, won the ship’s karaoke contest among a sea of Patsy Cline tributes.
VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walkers recently released an exciting lineup of tours and itineraries for 2024. The new offerings are available for booking now and include VBT Bicycling Vacations’ Italy: Tuscany, Chianti & Marina di Castagneto and Country Walkers’ Croatia: Brač, Korčula & Mljet National Park.
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