this month (September 2021) in luxury travel


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At this time: September 2021 luxurious journey information

Each final Friday of the month, you possibly can learn my information round-up of what’s occurring on the planet of luxurious journey and aviation. On this challenge:

  1. Six Senses will open a property in Belize
  2. Six Senses publicizes a second Maldives resort
  3. W Accommodations will debut in Tuscany, Italy
  4. Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner vacation spot will likely be Toronto
  5. Lufthansa provides a style of Germany with new Enterprise Class menus
  6. The Rosewood lodge model is coming to San Francisco
  7. Jumeirah opens of a brand new resort in Maldives
  8. Virgin Atlantic unveils reconfigured A350 for leisure markets
  9. Kempinski will open its first South American property
  10. Emirates will obtain the final A380 in November

1. Six Senses will open a property in Belize

Set inside a 4,448-acre (1,800-hectare) protected marine reserve, Six Senses Belize will provide 28 acres (11.3 hectares) of world-class facilities between the Central American jungles and the Caribbean Sea. The resort will likely be set throughout two areas: the distant personal island and close by Secret Seaside, only a five-minute boat experience away. This distinctive and impressed masterplan means friends and residents can expertise each a complete island escape and pleasant seaside nightlife, all in at some point. Secret Seaside will likely be residence to the resort’s expertise & dive middle, a boutique, café, deli, wine store, outside Cinema Paradiso, overwater restaurant, and 24 residences. The personal island will characteristic 45 one- and two-bedroom resort villas and a three-bedroom retreat villa, most of which will likely be overwater bungalows accessed by jetties. Six Senses Belize is focusing on a gap by mid-2025.

SIX SENSES BELIZE


2. Six Senses publicizes a second Maldives resort

Encompassing three personal islands – two abandoned neighboring islands and Kanuhura itself – the resort will characteristic white sands, turquoise lagoons, lush tropical greenery and gently swaying palm bushes to doze underneath. This second collaboration with Singapore-based Lodge Properties Restricted will undertake the Six Senses model in late 2022 as a northerly sister to the favored Six Senses Laamu. Till then, it’s out there for bookings by means of www.kanuhura-maldives.com and www.ihg.com. When it adopts the Six Senses model, the resort will provide 80 personal overwater, and seaside villas providing sundown or dawn views. A 40-minute seaplane flight from the primary worldwide airport on Malé, the untouched paradise vibe is rivaled solely by two fully abandoned islands, Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa. That is about as distant from all of it as is feasible with out forgoing Instagram or uninterrupted sleep.

SIX SENSES MALDIVES


3. W Accommodations will debut in Tuscany, Italy

Marriott introduced it can carry its W Accommodations model to the Tuscan metropolis of Florence. Anticipated to welcome its first friends in 2023, W Florence is ready to turn out to be a buzzing centerpiece within the coronary heart of the creative metropolis alongside the Ponte Vecchio riverfront and the Duomo. Situated steps from Florence’s world-renowned artwork, thriving eating scene and celebrated procuring vacation spot Through de’Tornabuoni, W Florence will likely be well-situated to supply friends the perfect of town at their doorstep. The lodge will characteristic 120 guestrooms, together with 20 suites. The Excessive WOW Suite, W’s tackle the Presidential Suite, will provide a big dwelling area and personal terrace with beautiful views throughout the Duomo and the Santa Maria Novella church. The lodge’s floor flooring will home the W Lounge and Residing Room, which can seamlessly mix round a central partially lined courtyard.

W HOTEL FLORENCE


4. Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner vacation spot will likely be Toronto

In a tweet this week, Germany’s flag service Lufthansa stated: “Thrilling information from Lufthansa’s “Dreamliner” group: The primary vacation spot for our Boeing Airplane 787-9 will likely be YYZ Toronto Pearson Airport, with service from Frankfurt Airport.” A subsequent reply to queries added that “The primary Boeing 787-9 plane is scheduled to function for Lufthansa throughout the coming winter schedule, with others to comply with within the first half of 2022.” Earlier this yr Lufthansa introduced the acquisition of t10 new widebody airplanes, together with 5 B787-9 Dreamliners, set to be delivered by the primary half of 2022. It’s not but recognized what seating merchandise will characteristic on these Dreamliners, and it’s additionally price noting that their supply could possibly be delayed by a current directive by the Federal Aviation Administration relating to inspections on some undelivered Boeing 787 Dreamliners.


5. Lufthansa provides a style of Germany with new Enterprise Class menus

Lufthansa Enterprise Class friends on short- and medium-haul flights at the moment are in a position to expertise the brand new catering idea “Tasting HEIMAT“. Impressed by the cities of Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Leipzig, the menus change not solely weekly, but additionally on the outward and return flights. From appetizer to essential course to espresso desk – “Tasting HEIMAT” serves German classics with uncommon parts. For instance, the shrimp salad with a beetroot and potato terrine, impressed by Hamburg’s sea breeze. Passengers can benefit from the Frankfurt traditional “Grie Soß” (inexperienced sauce) with younger kale, a poached egg and French Macaire potatoes. One other spotlight on board is the interpretation of the normal dish “Leipziger Allerlei”, as a hen salad with celeriac, juniper and black walnuts. All of the dishes have been created completely for Lufthansa by younger star cooks Julia Komp and Dennis Puchert.

LUFTHANSA TASTING HEIMAT


6. The Rosewood lodge model is coming to San Francisco

Rosewood San Francisco will occupy 15 flooring of a brand new 61-story constructing within the metropolis middle, which will likely be designed by internationally acclaimed Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Along with the lodge, the tower will characteristic residences, workplace, retail areas and an expansive pedestrian realm. Past its prime location, Rosewood San Francisco will provide roughly 180 guestrooms and suites with domestically impressed design by Joyce Wang Studio and beautiful views of the encompassing metropolis and adjoining park. Facilities will embrace Asaya, Rosewood’s forward-thinking wellness idea, and a totally outfitted health and motion studio that includes an indoor lap pool. The lodge will additional characteristic a wide range of expansive occasion areas, a signature indoor-outdoor restaurant, patisserie, lounge and the Manor Membership, the model’s signature personal lounge idea. Rosewood San Francisco is ready to open in 2026.

ROSEWOOD SAN FRANCISCO


7. Jumeirah publicizes the opening of a brand new tackle in Maldives

Jumeirah Maldives – beforehand is aware of as LUX*North Male – is an all-villa luxurious resort tucked away within the crystalline turquoise waters of the North Malé Atoll, simply reachable by speedboat from Malé Airport. The resort’s panoramic structure and calming interiors are the work of Singaporean design studio, Miaja, who’ve created a sublime up to date ethos in concord with the pure setting, echoing trendy Mediterranean stylish – a design that units it other than the remaining. The property provides 67 seaside and over-water villas. Every villa contains a personal infinity pool and a roof-top terrace with a devoted eating space to soak up the sensational views whereas indulging in scrumptious dishes. Eating experiences embrace two of Jumeirah’s award-winning signature eating places, Shimmers and Kayto. The globally famend Talise Spa, with its six overwater remedy rooms, provides unfettered entry to wellness and leisure with a variety of therapeutic and re-energizing therapies

JUMEIRAH MALDIVES


8. Virgin Atlantic unveils reconfigured A350 for leisure markets

In keeping with Enterprise Traveller, Virgin Atlantic will introduce a second configuration for its A350 plane, designed particularly with the airline’s leisure prospects in thoughts. The A350 will provide a complete of 397 seats – 16 Higher Class suites, 56 Premium seats, and 325 Financial system seats (of which 45 will likely be Financial system Delight, providing further legroom in addition to precedence boarding and superior seat choice). This compares to the service’s current fleet of seven A350s, that are configured with a complete of 335 seats – 44 in Higher Class, 56 in Premium and 235 in Financial system. The smaller Higher Class cabin has additionally led the service to revamp the social area on the plane, changing The Loft (which might accommodate eight passengers) with The Sales space – a smaller area offering cozy lounge model seating for 2, separated by a single leaf desk. Watch under my YouTube video of Virgin Atlantic’s A350 Higher Class.


9. Kempinski will open its first South American property

For the primary time within the 125-year historical past of the Kempinski Group, a resort in South American will complement its portfolio. In-built 1978 in response to plans by Oscar Niemeyer´s disciple Edgar Graeff, two masters of modernism, the Kempinski Laje de Pedra is thought far past the borders of the Serra Gaúcha area, because it was right here that the signing of the Mercosur Treaty occurred in 1992. Located on a cliff in Canela, Kempinski plans to open probably the most luxurious inland resort in Brazil. Canela is on the epicenter of probably the most engaging inland area in Brazil, with quick access to wonderful unique wineries, to the breathtaking gaucho canyons and to the Rio Grande Highlands with its magnificent uninhabited pampa fields minimize by limitless waterfalls. By carrying the spirit of this well-known lodge icon into the current and after an intensive renovation and modernization, it’s foreseen that the 360 room property will welcome the primary friends by 2024.

KEMPINSKI LAJE DE PEDRA HOTEL, BRAZIL


10. Emirates will obtain the final A380 in November

Emirates will obtain three extra A380 plane from Airbus this yr with its final unit on order scheduled to hitch its fleet in November, bringing ahead the unique supply timeline from June 2022. All three new A380s to be delivered will likely be fitted out with Emirates’ newest A380 cabin interiors and signature options together with personal suites in First Class, the favored onboard lounge, and totally flat seats in Enterprise Class. These deliveries will carry Emirates’ whole fleet of A380s to 118 models in November. As journey restrictions ease with the worldwide roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, Emirates may have reinstated its A380 operations on over a dozen standard routes between Dubai and: Amman, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Moscow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Toronto, Vienna, Washington DC, and Zurich.


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