Set to reopen July 1, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is nearly ready for business, specifically business and leisure travelers seeking modern French luxury accommodations in the heart of Rome.
Once a 19th-century Roman palazzo, the newly renovated hotel is within an easy walking distance of must-see sites like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Villa Medici, but with a secluded, intimate feel of an old-world Roman villa. The new design boasts 78 rooms and suites; an all-new fitness center with added wellness programs; and three spacious meeting and event spaces.
After a day of meetings and exploring the city’s landmarks, enjoy some wine with a view at Settimo, the new rooftop lounge and restaurant. Look out over the city with an uncompromised view of St. Peter’s Basilica or down at the pristine Villa Borghese gardens.
Architecture buffs and foodies will especially enjoy the elegant blend of opulent design, romantic history and a laser-focus on fine cuisine and wine pairings, as only the French and Italians could provide. Luckily, this hotel offers the best of both.
Book early for accommodations beginning July 1, at $390 a night. Breakfast is not included, but read more about the services and amenities the hotel’s early guests enjoy.
Alaska Airlines recently debuted its new Pixar-inspired, special-edition aircraft livery. On both sides of the Pixar-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft, travelers spot recognizable faces from the Toy Story franchise, including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie. Rex the Tyrannosaurus appears on the boarding door and the little green aliens show up on the aircraft’s winglets.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.
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CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.