The new nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel is designed as a melting pot for contemporary art, design, dining and culture, mirroring Amsterdam’s similar standing as a cultural melting pot. The 4-star property is the largest in the Benelux market, with 650 guestrooms over 24 floors.
Design incorporates items from a multitude of cultures. Travelers spot decor touches from Mexico, Japan, India and other countries. The exterior of the building is designed as three overlapping triangles, pointing in different directions and symbolizing Amsterdam’s past, present and future. The property offers two on-site dining options, a restaurant and bar on the ground floor and a sky lounge and bar on the top floor with views of the city.
“At nhow, we believe a hotel should be an active part of the city, a crossroads for people, ideas, art, good food and cultural adventures. We want to welcome tourists, business travelers and locals,” said Hermann Spatt, general manager, nhow Amsterdam RAI. “The building’s interior design crystallizes the cultural melting pot this city has been for over 400 years. We encourage everyone to come and experience nhow for themselves.”
“2020 is off to a brilliant start. Only a matter of days into this New Year and we are already inaugurating our second nhow. The nhow London opened its doors on Jan. 2 only to be followed… by the largest newly built hotel in Benelux, the nhow Amsterdam RAI,” added Maarten Markus, managing director, Northern Europe, NH Hotel Group. “We are really raising the bar in terms of offering guests unforgettable experiences. In this instance, literally, with a building that stretches nearly 300 feet tall. We are very proud to be able to offer business and leisure travelers in Europe these two new extraordinary and mold-breaking hotels.”
Creating a wellness environment in the workplace is a terrific idea, and many companies acknowledge the benefits of providing health and wellness programs to employees. However, the concept is anything but new. More than a century ago, Johnson & Johnson offered its New Jersey-based employees access to an on-site health center and a fitness center with a swimming pool and basketball court. In the 1970s, the company followed with the launch of Live for Life, an on-site wellness program with “access to behavior modification tools and education on topics like nutrition, stress management and more.”
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.
United Airlines is the first U.S. airline to launch a rapid COVID-19 testing program for travelers. Beginning Oct. 15, United customers traveling from San Francisco International Airport to will be able to take a rapid test at the airport or a self-collected, mail-in test before their trip.
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.
Winter- and Christmas-loving travelers may already know Rovaniemi, Finland, as the home of Santa Claus Village, a year-round tourist destination. However, nature- and sustainability-minded travelers might be pleased to learn the man in red is working on a new project: making his village completely carbon-neutral over the next five years.
The Inn on Fifth in Naples, Florida, has a new Peace & Quiet offer for remote workers who need a break from their work-from-home settings. Through Oct. 29, the offer includes a standard room equipped with a six-foot worktable featuring four ports for charging electronics; a mini fridge stocked with bottled waters and fresh fruit; a pool-side food and beverage credit; one smoothie daily; full use of rooftop pool, courtyard and fitness center; complimentary valet parking and WiFi; 24-hour concierge service; and room service 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Are you looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own refined adventure of a lifetime. You can custom order your new Volvo, tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy hard. In response, the country’s flag carrier, Alitalia, is trialing COVID-tested flights between Rome and Milan. The month-long trial will include two daily flights exclusively for travelers who test negative for coronavirus.