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MANDARIN ORIENTAL BARCELONA REOPENS FOR BUSINESS

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will reopen its doors to guests on 12 March 2021, following a temporary closure due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

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Christian Stan, on 5 Mar. 21, No Comments

PALISOCIETY INTRODUCES PALIHOUSE SANTA BARABARA

Los Angeles-based Palisociety has added to its renowned west coast footprint with the debut of Palihouse Santa Barbara, now open in the city’s Historic Presidio neighborhood. A 24-room residential-style boutique hotel that was formerly the site of The Santa Barbara School of the Arts from its 1920 inception, the Spanish Colonial-inspired property is a hideaway in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, bringing an intimate, proprietor-driven offering to the market.

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Christian Stan, on 4 Mar. 21, No Comments

ALOFT TULUM DEBUTS IN MEXICO’S BOHEMIAN PARADISE

Aloft Tulum, a brand-new, boho-chic inspired hotel managed by Highgate Hotels, opened last week near Tulum’s desirable downtown district and its white-sand beaches. The four-floor property features 140 loft-like guest rooms and suites and a variety of vibrant spaces for socialization and music, including: signature Ático Rooftop Lounge & Bar with an infinity pool, teepees for kids, and the destination’s only venue for corporate meetings and events. Aloft Tulum is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of brands, and its first property to debut in Tulum, Quintana Roo.

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Christian Stan, on 2 Mar. 21, No Comments

flydubai LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, today announced the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj (CLJ) starting from 20 March 2021.

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Christian Stan, on 25 Feb. 21, No Comments

MANDARIN ORIENTAL TO DEBUT IN DA NANG, VIETNAM IN 2024

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces that it will manage a new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s most popular leisure destinations. The project is scheduled to open in 2024.

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PULLMAN DUBAI DOWNTOWN IS NOW OPEN

Twenty14 Holdings, an Abu Dhabi-based hospitality company that owns assets throughout the globe has partnered with Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, to open a new Pullman in one of the most sought-after locations in Dubai, Business Bay.

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Christian Stan, on 24 Feb. 21, No Comments

flydubai PREPARES FOR BOEING 737 MAX TO REJOIN ITS FLEET

Following the announcement by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) outlining the return to service criteria for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, flydubai will start the process of preparing the aircraft for passenger service.

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Christian Stan, on 23 Feb. 21, No Comments

HILTON ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND IS NOW OPEN

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is a 545-room hotel, with multiple dining options, a kids’ club, beach club, and a spa and fitness centre. The property also hosts a multi-purpose conference centre and is designed to help reduce water and power consumption, according to a Hilton press release.

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Christian Stan, on 22 Feb. 21, No Comments

MELIA KOH SAMUI COMES TO RESCUE TO FEED ELEPHANTS DURING THESE TIMES

The first Meliá resort to open in Thailand has provided land for a community farm to help feed elephants rescued from exploitation activities.

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Christian Stan, on 18 Feb. 21, No Comments

EXPEDIA GROUP RELEASES TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS FOR 2021

Expedia Group released its 2021 Travel Trends Report, highlighting the critical role travel will play in bringing people together following nearly a year of relative isolation. The report* contains findings from a study of 2,200 Americans in partnership with data intelligence firm Morning Consult, which explored how COVID-19 has influenced trip plans and the way consumers feel about travel in the year ahead. In combination with proprietary data from Brand Expedia®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Travelocity®, and Vrbo®, the report provides a broad outlook on travel and industry recovery in 2021.

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Christian Stan, on 17 Feb. 21, No Comments