Hotel Indigo recently launched its Clues to the Neighborhood initiative, a fun way for travelers to discover experiences in property neighborhoods. Clues to the Neighborhood uses curated artifacts to artfully present travelers with a new look at a locale, with the hope of leading them to local museums, shops, music venues, restaurants and bars.
The artifacts are curated with the help of local historians and artists. Artifacts might include an antique decanter to represent an English vineyard or a toy dinosaur to represent an amusement park.
Cloudy Zakrocki is one musician who assisted Hotel Indigo in creating its Clues to the Neighborhood experience in Berlin. “Have you ever done something that is so unique that it’s hard to explain to your friends? Well, trust me, my Clues to the Neighborhood for Berlin are most definitely something few people know about. For example, one of my clues which can be found in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, reveals that you can climb the world’s only open-air gasometer to an altitude of almost 80 meters. It truly is a one of a kind: as you watch the sunset whilst feeling free as a bird and having an eye-opening view of one of the world’s most loved cities,” said Zakrocki.
“It is the neighborhood that inspires the features of each Hotel Indigo. From the design of the space to the flavors of our restaurant menus, we bring local stories to our guests in a unique way. Our hotels provide a gateway to discover some of the most vivid locations in the world. With this project, our guests have a new way to unlock curiosity in the local area,” said Meredith Latham, vice president, global, Hotel Indigo.
Seoul Convention Bureau is poised for a strong bounce back from the COVID-19 virus. The company rolled out a new PLUS SEOUL program to offer extra support to the meetings, incentive, conventions and exhibition industry in response to the virus.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Japan National Tourism Organization While would-be travelers around the world are self-isolating and putting travel plans on hold, Japan Nation Tourism Organization sends the fun home. While everyone’s wanderlust grows, JNTO offers virtual experiences showcasing the best of the island country.
Luxury Hotel Brand NH Collection to Make New York City Debut with NH Collection New York Madison Avenue
NH Collection is set to enter the New York City market and North America for the first time with the opening of NH Collection New York Madison Avenue. The hotel takes inspiration from 1920s Renaissance Revival architecture and channels New York’s Golden Age of Advertising to create an elegant, vintage vibe. The brand brings along its European flair for additional touches of eclectic elegance throughout the property.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Genting Cruise Line is just one of the many travel companies implementing ways for travelers to change plans easily to provide peace of mind.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.