Luxury Travel Trends

Finnair Flight to New York Powered with Recycled Cooking Oil

Finnair Flight to New York Powered with Recycled Cooking Oil

Tomorrow, Finnair will operate its flight from Helsinki to New York with an Airbus A330 using environmentally sustainable biofuel, coinciding with the UN Climate Summit taking place in New York on September 23rd.

Qatar Airways' First A380 Super-Jumbo Lands in Doha

Qatar Airways' First A380 Super-Jumbo Lands in Doha

Qatar Airways' celebratory inaugural launch of its first A380 super-jumbo took place in Doha on the evening of Thursday, September 18th.

New World-class Shopping/Dining Experience Arriving at Los Angeles LAX Terminal 2

New World-class Shopping/Dining Experience Arriving at Los Angeles LAX Terminal 2

Construction has begun to transform Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), featuring 20 new dining and retail destinations – including nine Southern California-based brands.

A Preview of Mexico City's Amazing New Airport

A Preview of Mexico City's Amazing New Airport

Arguably the biggest news to come out of Mexico City in quite some time is the announcement that construction will commence next year on a new state-of-the-art international airport that, when finished, will be able to accommodate 120 million passengers a year.

The Reverie Saigon Set To Open As Vietnam's Newest Luxury Hotel

The Reverie Saigon Set To Open As Vietnam's Newest Luxury Hotel

Vietnam's newest luxury hotel, The Reverie Saigon, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is a high-end property set to open in early 2015, within the new 39-floor Times Square building in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1.

W Brisbane Set to Shake Australia's Hospitality Scene with Cutting-Edge Design

W Brisbane Set to Shake Australia's Hospitality Scene with Cutting-Edge Design

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced plans to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia.

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open 2017 in Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil

Park Hyatt Hotel to Open 2017 in Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil

Park Hyatt Foz do Iguaçu will become the first Park Hyatt hotel in Brazil and is expected to open in 2017.

Starwood Plans to Open 4 Resorts on Hainan Island in Next 5 Years

Starwood Plans to Open 4 Resorts on Hainan Island in Next 5 Years

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced plans to debut China's first W Retreat and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island.

Kempinski Announces First Hotel in Myanmar

Kempinski Announces First Hotel in Myanmar

Today, Kempinski Hotels, Europe's oldest luxury hotel company, announced the upcoming opening of its first property in Myanmar, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw.

One&Only Announces Plans for Resort in Seef, Bahrain

One&Only Announces Plans for Resort in Seef, Bahrain

One&Only resort in Seef, Bahrain is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in 2016.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Scent in the City with Fragrance Butler

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Introduces Scent in the City with Fragrance Butler

Between skyrocketing checked baggage fees and strict TSA regulations limiting liquids in carry-ons, traveling with one's signature scents has become increasingly challenging.

Casa Velas' Handbag Bar Features Designer Bags on Loan Complimentary for a Special Evening

Casa Velas' Handbag Bar Features Designer Bags on Loan Complimentary for a Special Evening

No room to pack a handbag for a special evening? Or forgot it? Never fear. The luxury all-inclusive Casa Velas Boutique Hotel and Ocean Club has the solution: a 'handbag bar'.

Cultural Traditions Influence Spa Trends

Cultural Traditions Influence Spa Trends

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.

Growth in the Spa Industry Generates Record-setting Number of Spa Visits

Growth in the Spa Industry Generates Record-setting Number of Spa Visits

The ISPA 2014 U.S. Spa Industry Study “Big 5” statistics reveal positive trends in 2013 that will continue to stimulate the economy and generate revenue in the United States in the months ahead.

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

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.