O-M-G! Harried business travelers in need of some 1-2-1 attention need not look further! For the cash rich, time poor customer seeking only the best accommodations while they travel the world, there’s an app for that! Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), a brand of more than 500 independently owned luxury hotels in over 70 countries, brings luxury to the palm of your hand with a new, free iPhone app so travelers can Discover, Enjoy and Share their experiences at SLH properties.
The Discover feature allows iPhone users to browse and book their luxury hotel of choice through various categories in order to find the property that best suits them. For the business traveler seeking great value, they will find the perfect solution in the special offers section while meeting planners may prefer the experiences option for corporate retreats. The feature also keeps travelers abreast of new hotels in the portfolio.
Gone are the days of spending evenings alone in a hotel room while traveling on business with the Enjoy feature. It allows users to search for points of interest near their hotel using an augmented reality layer which delivers expert personal recommendations from Small Luxury Hotels of the World. With the point of their iPhone in one direction, travelers will find nearby activities. Google maps are also available, making it virtually impossible to get lost.
The Share feature enables a shortlist of favorite Small Luxury Hotel of the World properties and experiences to be shared with colleagues, family and friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. Travelers can also sign up for the brand’s Luxury Escapes newsletter.
The new Small Luxury Hotels of the World iPhone app, launched in March, also works on the iPod Touch. With more than 500 hotels in over 70 countries, the diversity of the individual hotels and the experiences that they offer is exceptional. From cutting edge design hotels and palatal 17th century mansions to city center sanctuaries, historic country houses, idyllic retreats and more, Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers only the very best. Travelers can book via the iPhone app or by calling 1-800-525-4800 or online at www.slh.com.
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.