Expect two new Meliá hotels to grace the Middle East this year. Meliá Hotels International recently announced a new hotel opening in Morocco and the United Arab Emirates in 2018.
Located just 20 minutes from center city, the all-new Desert Palm Dubai is an exclusive property catering to first-class guests. Choose from 38 lavish rooms, high-end suites and exquisite villas and a myriad of dining rooms boasting exceptional cuisine to a long list of health and wellness offerings.
Get out on the 5-star polo field riding horses or watch the professionals take to the green. Enjoy the luxury boutique hotel’s Spanish flair, Mediterranean inspirations and high-end facilities.
As the fifth hotel in Morocco, Meliá is a well-known name for luxury business travel and exceptional family vacations.
Right in the action, but completely private and upscale, the fully renovated Sol Marrakesh in Palmaraie is just close enough to the airport and Marrakesh — easy access in, out and around town.
Take your pick of the 25 family rooms available or more than 200 luxury guestrooms and relax on more than 14 acres of outdoor and indoor space. Relax, roam and enjoy the full swath of lux details, from the swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness facilities, soccer field, kid’s club, nightclub and golf course. Spend the day at the spa or lay out on the sundeck.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
An industry-first update to the award-winning Four Seasons app allows guests to plan travel more seamlessly. The app, completely overhauled, now includes a new trip planning itinerary feature that allows guests to easily customize their stay.