W Hotels announced its Scottish debut with W Edinburgh, opening 2021. The hotel is slated to join the Edinburgh St. James development, located in a 12-story building adorned by a decorative steel ribbon. “As an established business hub with a thriving global tourism industry, we are confident that there will be a huge appetite for our innovative lifestyle brand in the Scottish capital. W Edinburgh’s location at the pulsing heart of the new Edinburgh St. James development, combined with its innovative design, contemporary interiors and the W brand’s signature programming, will create the perfect setting for the second W hotel in the United Kingdom,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. Hotels plans include 214 guestrooms, inclusive of 20 suites and one Extreme Wow Suite. The rooftop terrace boasts a destination bar and views of the skyline. The property includes the brand’s W Lounge, FIT and AWAY Spa. Also featured is 2,450 square feet of event space. The development, overseen by TH Real Estate, encompasses 850,000 square feet of retail space, a cinema and 250 homes. “From the outset, our intention has been to secure a truly world-class hotel operator for Edinburgh St. James, complementing the rest of the development and forming an integral part of the scheme’s vibrant offer,” said Stephen Wicks, director of shopping centers, TH Real Estate. “We are delighted to have finalized this deal with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and to be welcoming such an iconic and established brand as W Hotels to Scotland for the very first time.”
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.
Marriott International recently opened its first Aloft property in Bali. Aloft Bali Seminyak is an urban-inspired, new-build hotel created with music lovers and tech-savvy travelers in mind.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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