InterContinental Hotels Group brings a new resort to central Thailand with the signing of a management agreement with Elysian Hotel Management Company Limited.
InterContinental Khao Yai Swan Lake Resort is set to open later this year as an integral part of the Swan Lake mixed-use project, and part of a vision to turn Swan Lake into a true destination.
The resort offers 61 rooms and an unparalleled connection to nature. The hotel provides rooms over seven lakes, mountains and more than 50,000 trees. The resort opens with traditional and expected IHG amenities like a pool and gym, but more amenities and facilities will be added in 2021. Among the additions, a train-inspired spa, kids club and wedding chapel will elevate the property.
The property lies near Khao Yai National Park, a popular destination for Thai and international visitors alike. It is a quick 2.5 hours from Bangkok, but feels secluded and connected to nature. IHG already has 29 hotels across six brands in Thailand.
If you haven’t started planning for next year’s total solar eclipse viewing, you have some serious work to do. Next year’s total eclipse will only be visible from Antarctica and won’t happen again for 75 years.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to build a $5 billion airport south of Addis Ababa. The airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.
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.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle recently unveiled a new stand-alone menu designed for travelers living a plant-based lifestyle. The wellness-focused, wholesome and altogether appetizing menu includes 10 new dishes.
Delta Air Lines showed off several new technology initiatives at CES, the world’s largest electronics show, in Las Vegas last month.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
New luxury adventure cruise line Atlas Ocean Voyages continues to add ships to its fleet. The line’s first ship, World Navigator, is currently under construction and Atlas Ocean Voyages just purchased four additional ships — World Traveller, World Seeker, World Adventurer and World Discoverer — to follow. World Navigator is schedule to sail in 2021, with two more ships following in 2022, and the last two following in 2023.