For the second year in a row, THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus, at Brussels Airport, has been named “Europe’s Leading Airline Lounge” at the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards celebrates organizations recognized for their commitment to excellence.
Customers and travel professionals voted for THE LOFT. THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus has been offered since 2018, but this year’s voting was held during the coronavirus pandemic, when the product and service were adapted in line with current health and safety measures. Being named best during this time means more to THE LOFT, as both companies have been doing their utmost to put the customer front and center, no matter the circumstances. The lounge concept is centered on comfort, technology, design and a blend of “Belgitude” and Japanese hospitality.
The lounge offers seating for 500, divided into areas with different ambiences and features, like a central bar, seating zones and more. Premium features include a chocolate experience by a Neuhaus maître chocolatier; SPA Grohe shower suites; individual nap rooms; Lexus LS Shiatsu-effect massage chairs; organic dishes and drinks; beer taps with Belgian beers; a dedicated Mark Levinson high-end audio listening room; and more.
With more companies around the world becoming more environmentally friendly, American Airlines recently announced it committed to set a science-based target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This move will sharpen the company’s strategy for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and aligns its path with the global imperative of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
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.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.
Mondrian, a leading brand within the Accor group, announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of Mondrian Shoreditch London. The hotel, owned by the Reuben Brothers, will open its doors Aug. 2, following a major overhaul and complete redesign by the award-winning London interior design studio Goddard Littlefair.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Finnair Updates: Entry for Vaccinated Travelers, COVID Requirements Discontinued & New Long-Haul Flights
Finland is now open to travelers from the European Union and Schengen countries. Those travelers can enter Finland freely without any additional health safety measures when they are fully vaccinated, have had a COVID-19 infection before, are born in 2006 or later, or arrive from a country with low virus incidence.