The Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel debuted following renovations in guestrooms and public spaces. The 97-guestroom property’s new design takes inspiration from its location in the 1st arrondissement, a neighborhood historically filled with fashion designer and jewelers salons; the hotel’s vibe now combines 18th-century style with contemporary Paris through the use of strikingly feminine art pieces, layered patterns and creative texture choices.
“Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to strengthening our portfolio of artfully designed properties in destinations such as Paris, where our guests are seeking unscripted travel experiences,” said John Licence, vice president of premium and select brands, Europe, Marriott International. “Each Renaissance hotel is an open invitation to discover the local neighborhood, employing different design principles to introduce a sense of theatricality and the local scene to our guests. This design strategy is particularly evident in our portfolio of six Parisian Renaissance hotels; each a unique interpretation of the locality.”
The new cocktail bar and restaurant Balagan continues the design and serves unique cocktails and Mediterranean fare in a boudoir-like atmosphere. The Le Studio lobby lounge now hosts locally inspired events showcasing music, arts and food.
“We want to encourage curiosity and reframe our guests’ stay through an indigenous lens that leaves them inspired,” said Pierre-Henri Perrin, general manager, Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel. “Through its contemporary design and a kaleidoscope of signature experiences, Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel is perfect for those who value the unexpected and seek the unconventional in their travels.”
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
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.
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.
Google announced last month it added additional features to its price comparison tool. The tool helps users plan trips and compare rates. The new features include one that shows whether the price of a planned flight plus accommodations is low, average or high.
For those without accessibility issues, going to the beach can be simple. There’s nothing to do but pack up your gear, head to the shore and walk out onto the sand. For those who may be inhibited, however, the beach poses more of a challenge.
European hotel brand Kempinski is expanding into the Americas with a new luxury property in Dominica. Slated for an Oct. 14 opening, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski will be Dominica’s first 5-star hotel on the island and the brand’s second in the Caribbean.