Douro41 Hotel & Spa is set to be northern Portugal’s go-to minimalist retreat. Seated on the banks of the Douro River and located in close proximity to the Douro River Valley’s endless vineyards and rolling hillsides, the hotel presents a gateway to one of the country’s most compelling regions. Equally as alluring are the property’s myriad opportunities for relaxation courtesy of an expansive spa and two outdoor pools, which in totality form a thoroughly modern escape. www.designhotels.com
Six Senses Laamu has been named Marine and Coastal category winner at the 17th Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards, held at the at the 79th Skål World Congress in Kenya. Three independent sustainability experts judged 62 entrees from 31 countries, placing Six Senses Laamu top in its category.
For those looking to celebrate the festive season in pure luxury, Jumeirah Frankfurt is the perfect place to go. Explore the Christmas markets on the hotel’s doorstep and enjoy a ‘Winter Wonderland’ kitchen party, Jumeirah Frankfurt is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s Christmas extra special.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working together with local stakeholders and tourists on Ko Samui to eliminate the use of single-use plastics and encourage all to reduce waste, reuse and recycle to help protect the island’s ecosystem.