Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently expanded its international footprint with three new properties in Manchester, England; Bangkok; and Tokyo. With this expansion, Kimpton has its fourth property in the United Kingdom. Kimpton Da An opened in Taipei in 2019, and the brand also has the following hotels in its pipeline: Bali, 2021; Suzhou, 2022; Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing and Kuala Lumpur in 2023; and Sanyain in 2025.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester opened Oct. 1 in a building dating to 1890 and first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters. A striking clocktower serves as the centerpiece, and all 270 loft-style bedrooms showcase the double- and triple-height ceilings with original Victorian-era features. In an homage to the city’s music scene, guestrooms include vinyl records. The Winter Garden offers a spot to enjoy a meal or drink, and The Refuge at Volta serves small plates, craft beers and cocktails.
Also opened Oct. 1, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is the brand’s first property in Southeast Asia, and is located adjacent to Lumpini Park. Inside, handcrafted textiles and materials were sourced locally and traditional Thai tapestries can be found throughout. Of the 362 rooms and suites, 131 are serviced residences. Some of the property’s amenities include HARNN bath amenities, kimono-style robes, rooftop yoga lessons and four immersive dining venues.
On Oct. 2, Kimpton Shinjuku opened in the heart of the city, featuring bold and playful designs, and Japanese art with Art Deco elements. The 151 luxury guestrooms boast La Bottega amenities, a bath turndown and the Kimpton nightly social hour. Its culinary experience is rooted in New York culture with The Jones Café | Bar, a classic New York-style café. District Brasserie uses local produce and blends the flavors of Italy, Mexico and Asia. Find a secret bar on the outdoor terrace inspired by Manhattan’s Prohibition era.
I arrived in Mexico City on a sunny late afternoon and zipped through light traffic from Benito Juarez International Airport to the heart of Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma. Four Seasons Mexico City sits in the middle of the bustling area; but once you arrive in the covered driveway, you are transported into a sense of calm, art and luxury.
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.
Windstar Cruises introduces a new point and tier system to its Yacht Club loyalty program to provide recognition and rewards for guests who continue to sail with Windstar. Its loyalty program always provided special benefits, like a 5 percent discount on all voyages, a $100 shipboard credit referral gift, early notification on new ports and itineraries, private sales and more.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises contracted Danish company CleanCoat A/S to employ its ACT CleanCoat solution across all Uniworld-owned ships. This makes Uniworld the first river cruise company to adopt this solution, renowned for its ability to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Singapore Airlines returns to New York City (JFK) Nov. 9 with its launch of non-stop flights between the Big Apple and Singapore (SIN). An Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft will service the route, with 42 business-, 24 premium-economy and 187 economy-class seats. Currently, Singapore Airlines is operating non-stop flights to Los Angeles (LAX). The airline will continue to review its operations to the United States and assess demand before reinstating more U.S. flights.
I took a much-needed vacation to somewhere I’d never been before but had heard about for years: Montana. We chose The Resort at Paws Up outside of Missoula, as it blends miles of open land and outdoor activities with luxury accommodation and service.
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Hyatt plans to expand its luxury portfolio in the Asia Pacific region with several new openings and a strong development pipeline. Its luxury portfolio presence in the region will grow by nearly 15 percent with recent openings and expected 2021 openings.