Cultural traditions are deeply rooted in many countries' language, religion, food, and art. Some of these traditions were apparent at the recent ISPA Media Event where spas from around the world highlighted their newest treatments, many of which stemmed from historic customs.
Luxury hotels are steering far away from the usual ‘chocolate on the pillow' turndown amenity and are embracing local culture to create unique turndown treats that leave guests feeling locally-inspired.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced that it will debut the St. Regis brand in Kazakhstan's lively capital city with the opening of The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana.
Catering to the travel trend for creative event facilities in inspiring destinations, Belmond is updating business amenities and offering special group rates across its curated collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences.
A trend among tour operators is the practice of sustainable tourism which encourages guests, visitors and hotels in addition to the tour operator itself to be conscious of making a positive impact on the environment, society and community.
While most resorts' mini bars are known for high calorie snacking choices such as chips, pretzels and candies, Puerto Vallarta's luxury boutique hotel, Casa Velas, takes a different approach with nutritious and satisfying raw vegetable crudités.
In Boston, XV Beacon, has been raising the bar for business minded hotels since its opening, and is currently ranked the #2 Business Hotel in the World by Condé Nast Traveler's 16th Annual Business Travel Awards.