Verdura Resort, Rocco Forte Private Villas and Villa Igiea invite travelers to experience the best of Sicily with immersive, luxury experiences. Rocco Forte Hotels properties offer experiences unique to Sicily.
Set on the southwest coast of Sicily, guests may book extended stays at Verdura Resort or Rocco Forte Private Villas. Both properties feature exciting opportunities including a golf experience at a newly designed course; a marzipan-making class; spa treatments at the new Irene Forte Spa; Japanese cuisine at the pop-up restaurant Dinings SW3; a self-guided bike tour; and a sport lesson (fencing, tennis, rugby, swimming and more) from professional athletes at Verdura’s Sports Academy.
Villa Igiea in Palermo offers guests a Sicilian cooking class following a market tour, private sunset tour aboard the resort’s private yacht, a history and winemaking experience on the island of Mozia, city-wide architecture tour and a Palermo driving tour in a Porsche 718 Boxster or Fiat 500.
For guests who want to explore further, take advantage of the Sicilian Railway Experience. Guests travel via historic luxury train from Verdura Resort and Villa Igiea to nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites. For an alternate view, take a helicopter ride between the two properties on Rocco Forte’s six-seat helicopter.
With the launch of Octantis in Antarctica last winter, Viking dipped a toe into the growing expedition cruising market and will jump in with both feet when its twin, Polaris, launches later in 2022. The pair bring the total number of Viking ships — river, ocean and expedition — to 97 cruising all seven continents.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a Belmond Train, now features a new luxurious cabin accommodation. Eight new suites will grace the train in June 2023 to further elevate the train experience.
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City comes to Utah this October, conveniently located adjacent to Salt Palace Convention Center. The new hotel features 60,000 square feet of meeting space, one of the largest hotel ballrooms and the most expansive outdoor rooftop event terraces in the city.
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Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Summerlin, Las Vegas, recently announced plans to completely transform its dining space, entertainment offerings and gaming experiences with new additions. Currently underway, new concepts like the famed Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam and the new Greek restaurant Naxos Taverna will soon join the resort.
Italy’s Regina Isabella Resort recently expanded its thermal spa program to include treatment for those suffering from long COVID-19 or “post-COVID syndrome.” Sufferers of long COVID-19 display symptoms months after their initial recovery from the virus, with some of the most common symptoms including brain fog, headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue and loss of taste and smell.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Slated to open this December, Six Senses Crans-Montana will soon offer ski-in/ski-out access from its location just above the main gondola in Crans, Switzerland. Embracing a Swiss chalet feel, the 45 terrace rooms and one- and three-bedroom suites overlook views of the mountain and pine forests.