From hotels to restaurants to chic beach clubs, there is perhaps no region of the world where design and culinary savvy meet stunning scenery and magnificent culture like they do in the Mediterranean region, where some of the “hottest” venues exist for those wanting to enjoy it all.
On well-known Pampelonne beach in the south of France, Bagatelle St. Tropez recently opened new additions to its restaurant and Sam Baron-designed beach club, including a trendy pool and beach bar. Bagatelle Mykonos, a new Bagatelle outpost in Greece, designed by Fabrizio Casiraghi, is an ode to the Mediterranean/Aegean region, with its Mykonos village location and incredible cuisine.
With décor inspired by the surrounding sea and white stone of the Greek landscape, Beefbar Athens, located within Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, displays craftsmanship and raw materials in its design, exuding a relaxed yet refined ambiance with, of course, breathtaking views of the Eastern Mediterranean’s Saronic Gulf.
Located just a few minutes away from the bustling Medina in the heart of Marrakech, Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi is a 5-star oasis of calm. Its fresh design revitalizes the vision and achievements of the Sultan of the Saadian dynasty.
Decorated by interior designers Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, Sofitel Marrakech is a modern take on a traditional Moroccan imperial palace. The interiors of this hotel are based around an emerald green and sapphire color scheme, paying homage to the feathers of a peacock, the sacred animal of Morocco.
After previously designing rooms in the Rivoli Wing, Studio MHNA continues its collaboration with Negresco Hotel in Nice, France, a palace that seems to reinvent modern luxury by interior design of the property’s restaurant La Rotonde.
In Cannes, on the seventh floor of the Radisson Blu hotel, Vertigo offers the most beautiful panoramic view of the Bay of Cannes. With a 100-seat dining room and a terrace with 180 seats, Vertigo is one of the most desirable venues on the French Riviera for leisure or group business dining.
Located in the beautiful Croatian town of Dubrovnik, overlooking the Adriatic coast, sits the remarkable 5-star Rixos Premium, recently renovated by interior designer Ina Rinderknecht. Inspired by the surrounding culture, architecture, art and fashion, it reflects the ethereal light of the Mediterranean/Adriatic region, as well as the vibrancy and mesmerizing history of Dubrovnik.
Located in the heart of Houston’s Theatre District, the recently renovated Lancaster Hotel originally opened in 1926. The classic interior with an abundance of natural light floods the two-story lobby. A shimmering chandelier and elegant marble floors juxtapose nicely with the contemporary art displayed on the salon staircase wall.
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The Woodward Geneva and Swiss International Air Lines recently launched a new collaboration to transport passengers to the counter of Michelin-starred restaurant L’Atelier Robuchon. As part of the SWISS Taste of Switzerland inflight culinary program, the partnership provides Business and first-class travelers on SWISS long-haul flights departing from Geneva and Zürich carefully curated menus inspired by the restaurant.
In partnership with Nobu Hospitality, SODIC, Egypt’s leading real estate developer, recently announced plans on the expansion of the Nobu brand in Egypt. This expansion entails the development of luxury hotels, branded residences and the acclaimed Nobu restaurant.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Climb aboard Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony in 2025 with Crystal’s newest lineup of 2025 itineraries. The cruise line unveiled new destinations and experiences for 2025, from a visit to Monaco timed to the Formula 1 Grand Prix to experiencing Norway’s northern lights.
Midway Atoll is the end of the Hawai‘ian Islands, literally. This is the ultimate fate of these low, sandy islets ringing a lagoon: Eventually these last remnants of a once large volcanic island will sink beneath the waves, completing a story that began 1,500 miles away. Midway, though not easy to get to, occasionally features in cruise itineraries. Holland America Line’s Westerdam offers a rare chance to glimpse the remotest of all the Hawai‘ian Islands with a scheduled stop in October 2024. You can still see the relics of the famous World War II battle here as well as a million nesting albatrosses and other seabirds.
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For sightseeing, there is quite literally no other place in the world like Madagascar. Formed more than 150 million years ago when a chunk split off the supercontinent Gondwana, eventually creating the globe’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar evolved in isolation, developing a unique ecosystem entirely its own. Up to 90 percent of all Madagascar’s plant and animal species exist nowhere else. This is the only place to visit the natural habitat of proto-primate lemurs; the multifingered aye-aye; the catlike fossa; spindly baobab trees; and the multiple exotics found in the unique rain forests, dry deserts, high plateau, coasts and island ecosystems of what is dubbed “the eighth continent.”