In a city spilling over with romantic addresses, the boutique, 5-star, luxury Palazzo Venart in Venice, Italy, offers visitors a newly renovated choice. Once lying in ruins, the property has undergone an extensive two-year restoration overseen by Venetian art historians. The building’s original frescoes dating to the 1800s once again adorn ceilings and walls in resplendent colors, with original tempera fresco paintings showing scenes of long-ago social gatherings. Rooms are filled with silks and brocades, chandeliers and lovely Venetian furnishings.
Each of the 18 guestrooms and suites bears a familiar name from the city’s rich history, including Marco Polo, Lord Byron, Casanova, Titian, Murano and Dandolo. For dining, there’s the two-Michelin-starred Ristorante Glam overlooking the Grand Canal and the hotel’s inner courtyard. Under the direction of Enrico Bartolini, the menu features contemporary Italian dishes. Palazzo Venart is part of the LDC Italian Hotels collection, with spectacular properties in some of Italy’s most-loved cities. The brand’s acronym, LDC, stands for Luxury, Dreams and Culture, and that’s the experience guests can definitely expect.
The Hamilton Hotel, located steps from the White House, was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with a quick check-in process. The lobby was immaculate with shining marble flooring, velvet couches and an arched ceiling design that brought a sense of sophistication. For added security, the elevators are only accessible to those who have a key card to a guestroom.
Luxury destinations around the country partnered with Bryte to introduce The Restorative Bed and enhanced sleep programming at their hotels. The revolutionary, AI-powered Restorative Bed uses real-time technology to intuitively adjust based on the individual’s needs and preferences. An embedded sensory network detects biometrics, like heart rate and breathing patterns, when a sleeper enters the first stage of sleep, triggering cooling features and lulling sleepers into deep sleep. Computer-controlled air cushions alleviate pressure points, and the technology also leads sleepers naturally out of sleep.
Tauck announced plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1. Departures of the Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston tour have already begun, with other popular tours across the country relaunching in the coming months. Check the Open for Travel page for information on specific tour departures.
Turkish Airlines resumed its premium onboard dining and hot meal service on all business- and economy-class flights longer than two hours and 15 minutes. The resumption of service is in accordance with all health and hygiene applications.
Denver’s The Source Hotel offers its new Passport Program. Overnight guests receive The Source Passport at check-in and from there can enjoy restaurants and retail establishments across The Source Hotel + Market Hall with exclusive discounts. Exclusive discounts are available at The Woods, Safta, Reunion Bread, Beet & Yarrow, Melted and more.
Audi of America announced it is now the official, exclusive automotive partner of 1 Hotels in the United States, with locations in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. As 1 Hotels is a mission-driven, nature-inspired hotel brand with sustainability at its core, the Audi e-tron will make a fitting Official Electric Vehicle for them. The Audi e-tron will serve as the house car, shuttling and chauffeuring guests, through 2023. Additionally, 1 Hotels curated local excursions for guests to enjoy Audi e-tron test drive experiences at each of the hotels.
On April 2, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened a new Sensory Room, introduced to mark World Autism Awareness Day. The Sensory Room is designed to reduce the stress of travel for those with neurological or development disabilities.
JetBlue announced more details of its “plan to shake up the trans-Atlantic market” by bringing a whole new level of service and comfort for customers who want a great experience at a low fare.