this month (October 2021) in luxury travel


  1. Soneva Fushi Maldives unveils world’s first effective eating zipline expertise
  2. Six Senses Fort Barwara Opens in Rajasthan, India
  3. 4 Seasons will debut within the metropolis of Naples, Florida
  4. Banyan Tree will open a resort in Baja California, Mexico
  5. Bvlgari Lodges & Resorts will open a property in Los Angeles
  6. Air New Zealand would require worldwide vacationers to be vaccinated
  7. St Regis opens a lodge in downtown Dubai
  8. Qantas brings ahead worldwide flight resumptions
  9. Italy’s new flagship provider ITA Airways unveils livery
  10. Virgin Atlantic declares return of of transatlantic routes
SONEVA FUSHI MALDIVES UNVEILS FINE DINING ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE

1. Soneva Fushi Maldives unveils world’s first effective eating zipline expertise

Soneva Fushi – the Maldives’ authentic barefoot luxurious hideaway – has unveiled a brand new and exhilarating eating expertise excessive among the many treetops – Flying Sauces, which is the world’s first effective eating zipline expertise. Destined to turn into a once-in-a-lifetime, ‘bucket checklist’ expertise, Flying Sauces combines world-class gastronomy with the joys and pleasure of ziplining – all set in opposition to Soneva Fushi’s magnificent vistas over the plush jungle and glowing ocean past. After being securely strapped into security harnesses, diners soar alongside a 200 m (656 ft) zipline route to achieve an elevated eating platform, having fun with an amuse bouche, refreshing shooters and different gastronomic surprises alongside the best way. As soon as they arrive, Chef Rasal prepares a tasty seasonal menu within the open kitchen, excessive above the bottom, paired with a collection of over 9,000 effective wines from Soneva Fushi’s in depth cellar. Watch a video about Flying Sauces beneath.


2. Six Senses Fort Barwara Opens in Rajasthan, India

Historic Rajasthan is the setting for the 14th century fort that has been fantastically transformed to turn into Six Senses Fort Barwara, a three-hour drive from Jaipur. Initially owned by the Rajasthani Royal Household, the brand new lodge sit immediately reverse the temple Chauth ka Barwara Mandir. The delicate conservation effort options 48 suites (together with 5 specialty suites) and incorporates a palace and two temples inside the walled web site that reinterprets the gracious and regal atmosphere of a bygone period. Two eating places serve traditional dishes and trendy delicacies incorporating recent native substances, along with a bar and lounge. A 30,000 sq. foot (2,800 sq. meter) Six Senses Spa and health heart are situated within the authentic girls’s palace and have an in depth Ayurveda program, meditation and Six Senses built-in wellness packages. There are additionally two swimming swimming pools, banqueting areas, retail boutique and child’s membership.

Six Senses Fort Barwara


3. 4 Seasons will debut within the metropolis of Naples, Florida

The legendary former Naples Seashore Resort & Golf Membership, set on 1000 ft (300 m) of white-sand seashore in iconic Previous Naples, will probably be reimagined because the Naples Seashore Membership, a 125-acre 4 Seasons resort and residential beachfront group together with as much as 185 luxurious residences, a 216-room lodge, and an unparalleled personal membership for residents and members. The 4 Seasons will embrace spacious visitor rooms and suites with lounging porches, walk-in closets and opulent five-fixture bogs. Resort facilities will embrace impressed indoor and out of doors lounges and eating places flowing from the lodge foyer, a beachside backyard with out of doors swimming pools, cabanas and an occasion garden, upscale retail shops, an occasion ballroom, and a number of eating experiences with dramatic views of the Gulf of Mexico. As well as, Market Sq., situated close to the golf course, will probably be a vibrant gathering place for the Naples Seashore Membership group, providing a normal retailer, a bar and grill with a sport room and a bowling alley, a Youngsters Membership, informal eateries together with an ice cream pavilion, and an expansive garden.

four seasons resort naples, florida


4. Banyan Tree will open a resort in Baja California, Mexico

The Banyan Tree Resort Group is increasing into Mexico’s ever-growing Valle De Guadalupe wine vacation spot with the debut of Banyan Tree Valle de Guadalupe Resort, Spa and Vineyard set to open through the 2023 harvest season. Kindly see beneath for the complete press launch. Nestled amidst olive oil groves and grapevines within the valley, the resort will probably be designed by famend Mexican designer Michel Rojkind. Dwelling to Banyan Tree’s first vineyard, the property will function vineyards, a winemaking laboratory, tasting room, underground cellar, and rooms for fermentation, barreling and growing older. Services will embrace 5 meals and beverage venues, a spa with 4 therapy rooms, and each indoor and out of doors swimming swimming pools. As you could know, Banyan Tree prides itself on a legacy as pioneer of the all-pool villa idea and sustainable, wellbeing-focused journey. Present Mexico properties embrace Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Cabo Marques (Acapulco) and Hacienda Xcanatun (Merida).

banyan tree hotel mexico


5. Bvlgari Lodges & Resorts will open a property in Los Angeles

Bvlgari Lodges & Resorts has signed plans to launch a brand new luxurious resort in Los Angeles, scheduled for 2025. Nestled amidst the majestic Santa Monica Mountains lower than 5 miles from Rodeo Drive, the property will probably be surrounded by 33 acres of a surprising hillside park, pure wildlife and breathtaking views. Plans name for 58 Rooms and Suites and eight personal estates, the signature Bvlgari eating expertise Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, a luxurious spa, state-of-the-art-gym that includes Bvlgari’s unique Workshop coaching technique, a non-public cinema and an unique eight-seat sushi bar. Drawing inspiration from nature and its environs, the modern structure of the constructing will probably be curated by the well-known South African design agency Studio SAOTA, in addition to the Milanese architectural agency Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. The resort, previously often known as The Retreat, will probably be constructed in keeping with essentially the most stringent environmental standards licensed by LEED.


6. Air New Zealand would require worldwide vacationers to be vaccinated

Air New Zealand is asking clients to prepare for worldwide journey by getting vaccinated. From 1 February 2022, the airline would require clients touring anyplace on its worldwide community to be absolutely vaccinated. “We’re on the brink of reconnect with the world and letting clients know what they should do to be able to take off once we can,” says Air New Zealand’s Chief Govt Officer Greg Foran. “Being vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 is the brand new actuality of worldwide journey. Mandating vaccination on our worldwide flights will give each clients and workers the peace of thoughts that everybody onboard meets the identical well being necessities as they do.” These necessities will sit alongside the measures the airline already has to maintain New Zealand secure. Air New Zealand’s vaccination requirement will apply to all passengers aged 18 and older arriving or departing Aotearoa on an Air New Zealand plane. Prospects who should not vaccinated will probably be required to current proof that vaccination was not a viable choice for them for medical causes.

AIR NEW ZEALAND


7. St Regis opens a lodge in Downtown Dubai

Positioned alongside the Dubai Water Canal, The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai is simply minutes from the town’s most famed points of interest and landmarks. Visitors are steps away from the world’s largest shopping center, The Dubai Mall, and only a quick drive to the town’s design hub, Dubai Design District, and the Worldwide Monetary Heart. Drawing inspiration from the model’s storied heritage, the lodge’s refined aesthetic includes a palate of wealthy materials and gold accents to create an intimate atmosphere of luxurious and luxury. The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai boasts 298 lavishly appointed visitor rooms and suites overlooking native landmarks such because the Dubai Water Canal and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest constructing. The spacious guestrooms function flooring to ceiling home windows, giant open bogs, walk-in wardrobes and delightful coral impressed wall sculptures. Services embrace 4 eating venues & bars, an opulent spa, ballrooms, and a scenic out of doors infinity pool overlooking the Dubai Water Canal.

st regis downtown dubai


8. Qantas brings flights ahead as Australia reopens to the world

Australia’s flag provider Qantas will deliver ahead worldwide flights from Melbourne following the Victorian Authorities’s determination to take away quarantine necessities for absolutely vaccinated vacationers coming back from abroad from November. The up to date worldwide schedule out of Melbourne consists of:

  • Melbourne to London: Qantas flights will probably be introduced ahead to six November 2021, six weeks sooner than scheduled, working two days per week with 787 plane and ramping as much as day by day from 18 December 2021.
  • Melbourne to Singapore: Qantas flights will probably be introduced ahead to 22 November 2021, three weeks forward of scheduled, working three days per week with A330 plane and ramping as much as day by day from 18 December.

Qantas will provide the primary three return companies on each routes as Factors Planes that means frequent flyers can entry each seat throughout each cabin as Traditional Flight Reward seats. Flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles will restart from 18 December 2021 with different locations scheduled to recommence within the new 12 months. Preliminary flights are restricted to Australian residents, everlasting residents and their speedy households and fogeys in keeping with Federal Authorities necessities. Qantas can be bringing ahead the resumption of A380 companies by three months, with two superjumbos set to function flights to Los Angeles from April 2022.


9. Italy’s new flagship provider ITA Airways unveils livery

The brand new Italian nationwide airline ITA Airways will fly with a brand new blue livery, a logo of the nation’s unity and pleasure, of sport and the Italian nationwide crew. On the rudder, the Italian tricolor; on the blue background, the crimson and white gold ITA Airways emblem and stylized icons impressed by Italy’s inventive heritage. The Alitalia model was acquired (for a reported sum of extra that €90 million, with the goal of managing the transition to the brand new livery and reserving the correct to future makes use of of the model. ITA Airways will focus its exercise on the Rome Fiumicino hub and the Milan Linate airport. Pending the identification of a Strategic Associate, ITA Airways will be a part of Sky Staff. ‘Volare’ is the brand new loyalty program, with 4 ranges: good, plus, premium and govt. It can begin with 52 plane (7 wide-body, 45 narrow-body) to develop to 78 in 2022, with the gradual inclusion of new-generation plane that can attain 75% by 2025, with 105 new plane.


10. Virgin Atlantic declares return of of transatlantic routes

Following the welcome information that transatlantic journey can resume for absolutely vaccinated guests, Virgin Atlantic is eager to make sure its clients can take to the skies shortly and is providing clients the earliest attainable alternative to reconnect with family members or take that a lot anticipated vacation.  Companies to Orlando will depart day by day from each London Heathrow and Manchester.  The route is at present essentially the most booked throughout Virgin Atlantic’s world portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for households and thrill seekers to benefit from the magic of Florida’s prime vacation spot.  To satisfy with the elevated demand, the airline will deploy the most recent, largest aircraft in its fleet, the Airbus A350-100 from the on its Heathrow to Orlando route.  Las Vegas flights will function day by day from London Heathrow on the airline’s Boeing 787-900, with day by day companies from Manchester to New York resuming on an Airbus A330.


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