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.”
If you haven’t started planning for next year’s total solar eclipse viewing, you have some serious work to do. Next year’s total eclipse will only be visible from Antarctica and won’t happen again for 75 years.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to build a $5 billion airport south of Addis Ababa. The airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
As every avid traveler knows, you may need to get up and stretch your legs at some point during a long segment of travel. Your legs might still get stiff, but these socks from Dr. Segal will keep the blood pumping back to your heart.
Frontier Airlines recently announced three new non-stop routes from Philadelphia (PHL). New service to Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) brings Frontier’s total non-stop options from Philadelphia to 24 flights.
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.
Still need Valentine’s Day plans tonight? First of all, you’re in trouble; second, you’re in luck: Omni Bedford Springs Resort is hosting the perfect gathering for wine connoisseurs and romantics alike.