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Trailblazing: W Hotels Debuts W Aspen, The Brand’s First Mountain Escape in North America

Set your sights Sky High. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the much-anticipated opening of W Aspen & The Sky Residences at W Aspen, located at the base of the world-renowned, eponymous mountain. With ski-in/ski-out access to some of the world’s most coveted slopes, stunning 360° mountain views and striking architectural and interior design, W Aspen is the second W Mountain Escape globally, following W Verbier in the Swiss Alps. Poised to carve out a new era of luxury in Aspen, W is bringing its bold point of view to the iconic mountain town for year-round access to alpine adventure. W Aspen is nestled slope-side on Aspen Mountain – an 11,212-foot summit internationally-renowned for skiing and snowboarding – tucked in at the end of Durant Street, where Aspen’s famous Red-Light District once thrived. From the Ute Native Americans and the silver miners of the late 19th century to the swinging counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s and the current crop of globe-trotting billionaires, Aspen’s ever-evolving residents and curious culture rival the …

Discover two Dreamy Waterpark Luxury Stays in the Greek Islands

Featured image is of Elixir Thalasso Spa The south-eastern Aegean island complex, the Dodecanese, is amongst Greece’s most loved destinations. Ancient archaeological sites, grand Byzantine monuments and unique, medieval buildings easily impress visitors from all corners of the world. In particular, the history, gorgeous beaches, lush vegetation, casual atmosphere and luxury resorts of cosmopolitan Rhodes and Kos makes them a popular choice. Kos Imperial Thalasso – Timeless Waterfront Elegance Secluded on a 100,000-sqm estate, Kos Imperial Thalasso curls around an expansive lagoon framed by exotic tropical gardens cascading to the beach’s edge. Lagoons, pools, waterfalls, and a river encircling a tiny island make this a dreamy water haven. The resort is just a 35 min drive from Kos Hippocrates Airport and also accessible by ferry. The resort of timeless elegance features 384 guest rooms including bungalows, suites & beachfront villas. An extensive range of family accommodation makes Kos Imperial Thalasso a firm family favourite whilst Dream Villas with terraces overlooking sweeping sea views are ideal for couples. Opt for VIP services at selected suites and …

Hilton Announces Debut in Bermuda with Signing of Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Project also represents the brand’s first property in Bermuda and its second in the Caribbean Region Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the company’s debut in Bermuda with the signing of Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Also representing the brand’s first hotel in Bermuda and second development in the Caribbean region, the 111-room resort is slated to open in 2020.  Owned by Bermudiana Development Company Limited, Bermudiana Beach Resort will sit on a cliff overlooking the pristine pink-sand beach and turquoise waters.   “As we continue the strategic expansion of our industry leading brands across the Caribbean and Latin America, Bermudiana Beach Resort is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Tapestry Collection by Hilton to one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations,” said Pablo Maturana, managing director, development, Caribbean and South America, Hilton. “We are excited about this second Tapestry Collection project in the Caribbean and look forward to working with the team at Bermudiana Development Company Limited to offer visitors a unique, upscale hotel coupled with the benefits of our award-winning Hilton Honors program.” With an …

Sports fans and event visitors heading to London are reminded to avoid Euston station as it closes for three summer weekends

This weekend sees the start of three weekends of closure at Euston Station. As part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail is replacing North Wembley junction – a major intersection on Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway. Once replaced travelers and freight users will benefit from a more reliable future service. The weekends that the closure will be in place are:- 18-19 August 25-27 August (bank holiday weekend) 1-2 September Work will also be taking place at Coventry station over the August bank holiday (25 – 27 August) with buses replacing trains between Birmingham International and Rugby. These works will impact all London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Birmingham / Crewe. Martin Frobisher, managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route said:“There is never an ideal time to shut the railway but these three weekends are the least disruptive times to do it. “We have worked together for the past three years with train operators to carefully plan this closure of the railway in a way that minimises the impact on customers. “It’s vital …