Here’s something to whet your appetite: The new beachside restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa recently opened at Hotel Cala di Volpe on Sardinia’s sparkling Costa Smeralda. Called Matsuhisa Beach and designed by celebrated architect Matteo Thun, the new eatery combines stunning views over the beach at Li Itriceddi with a menu drawing from the best of Chef Matsuhisa’s renowned talents.
The relationship between the chef and the hotel began in 2018 with a seasonal pop-up restaurant installation. The next year saw the opening of Matsuhisa at Cala di Volpe Restaurant. The latest project is a natural extension of the chef’s celebrated talents. Famous for his New Style Japanese Cuisine, Chef Matsuhisa — born in Japan — experienced a wide variety of world cuisines during his extensive travels around the world, including Peru, Alaska and Argentina.
The menu draws on the chef’s mastery of sushi-making and also includes a selection of Matsuhisa Bites such as padron peppers with miso; tacos with salmon, tuna or lobster; and black cod butter lettuce. The menu is divided into cold dishes, special hot dishes, salads, sushi and sashimi, sushi rolls and desserts, including a range of gelati.
The tranquil concept space includes UMI Bar, where choices include a full menu of wines and spirits, plus exclusive beach cocktails. Atmospheric choices include the Ginger Madness, created with a blend of Tequila Casamigos, fresh ginger, fresh lime juice, angostura and ginger beer; and Cala Beach, which combines white rum, maraschino, pineapple, strawberry and soda.
Glamping is made more inclusive and effortless than ever at AutoCamp Joshua Tree, 38 miles outside of Palm Springs and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. The design and layout of this multitasking camp — which can accommodate family groups and corporate retreats as readily as couples — puts guests front and center amidst the natural wonders and phenomena of the Coachella desert, even while providing creature comforts found at better hotels and practical features like well-appointed kitchenettes with basic cookware, towels and linens, and a fire pit with a grill.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Sonesta Hotels teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to support the society’s mission to end homelessness for animals. To celebrate the collaboration, Sonesta Select properties will serve a complimentary, pet-inspired mocktail to guests. These hotels also offer opportunities for guests and team members to donate to help save the lives of dogs, cats and other animals.
Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
West Coast travelers can now enjoy easier, more efficient access to the Cayman Islands thanks to a new airlift option via Cayman Airways Ltd. As of Nov. 6, Cayman Airways operates nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at an introductory fare of $399.
I sat in spellbound reverence, fixed to my rickety wooden chair in a Peruvian Amazon rain forest village. A local shaman welcomed our small group from the riverboat Zephyr to teach us about medicinal plants from the jungle. Then, blowing tobacco smoke from his cupped hands, he framed my body with a smoke shield as he blew it around my face and over my shoulders, all the while chanting his blessing from the forest.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
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