How to make the most of a 24-hour stopover in Lisbon

Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, is perfect for a 24-hour stopover with TAP Air Portugal.  With its historic sites and delectable cuisine, there are so many possibilities to make the most of your short stay. For those with only a short time to explore Portugal’s charming capital, here’s a guide to enjoying your day in Lisbon. Start at Praça

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A look inside the luxury rail car that connects South Central Vietnam

The Vietage by Anantara recently added a second railway carriage, which will operate a daily return journey between Nha Trang and Quy Nhon. Building on the resounding success of the existing carriage, which runs every day between Da Nang and Quy Nhon, the new custom-designed addition will connect the renowned coastal city of Nha Trang (served by Cam Ranh International

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Two new Hyatt hotels are opening in New Orleans

Hyatt is expanding its brand presence in New Orleans with Maison Métier (formerly Maison de la Luz) and The Barnett (formerly Ace Hotel New Orleans), which have joined the Hyatt portfolio as affiliated hotels. The hotels are expected to join Hyatt’s Independent Collection of brands and participate in the World of Hyatt loyalty program this year. The two properties are owned by The

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One&Only Kéa Island, Greece is now welcoming guests

One&Only opens their second Greek resort, One&Only Kéa Island, bringing the wonders of the Aegean to life. Set on an untapped island, just a 45-minute speedboat ride from Athens, the resort celebrates authentic Mediterranean living, surrounded by untouched landscapes, deep blue seas, secluded beaches, and charming villages. The launch of One&Only Kéa Island follows the successful 2023 opening of One&Only Aesthesis,

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Coastal Peruvian resort 3 hours from Lima opens under Hyatt brand

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and El Pardo Hospitality have announced the debut of The Legend Paracas Resort, joining the Destination by Hyatt brand. The 124-suite resort invites guests and World of Hyatt members to discover the natural wonders and historical legacy of Paracas, located on the coast of Peru, about three hours south of Lima. The resort is nestled between the

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Beyond the Blue Hole: Exploring Ambergris Caye, Belize

Forget what you saw in Steven Spielberg’s cult thriller Jaws. Just because you’re going to a place with a daunting name like Shark Ray Alley doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get into the water upon arrival. Even though there will be sharks…lots of sharks.  After an unforgettable time spotting stingrays, turtles and all kinds of tropical fish while snorkelling along a

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What to see, where to stay and what to eat in Bangkok, Thailand

My first night in Bangkok, I felt a bit like Leonardo DiCaprio’s backpacker character, Richard, in the hit thriller The Beach. As non-stop neon lights glared and English karaoke hits blared; tuk-tuks and taxis zipped and zoomed and tourists crowded the sidewalks down below, clamouring for deep-fried pork skins, chicken and even banana, I sat cross-legged on the bed in

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts unveils beachfront property in Oman, Jordan

 St. Regis Hotels & Resorts have announced the highly anticipated opening of  The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat Resort, marking the debut of the brand in Oman. Blending local heritage, avant-garde design and the timeless glamour of the St. Regis brand, the resort, developed by Alfardan Group, introduces the signature hallmarks born at New York’s finest address of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, to the

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A Bohemian hotel with 24 rooms opened on Türkiye’s Aegean coast

Bobo by The Stay, the newest of the Stay Hotels, has now opened in Bodrum. Perched high above the sparkling Aegean, Bobo offers guests ​​exclusive access to the turquoise waters of Cennet Bay, on the Turkish Riviera. Bobo was designed by visionary architect Mahmut Anlar and his team at Geo ID. The hotel, tailored for adults, opens with 24 exclusive

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Marriott’s Luxury Collection makes its grand debut in Munich

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, recently opened the Koenigshof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Munich. Situated in the heart of Munich’s historical “Stachus” Square, this property marks The Luxury Collection brand’s debut in Germany. Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Nieto Sobejano, the hotel captures the timeless sophistication and attitude of Munich with a new, contemporary design, which beautifully

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Why does this hotel look like it’s made of giant Jenga blocks?

While doing a lazy backstroke in the lagoon pool, my eyes gravitate to the constellation of lights reflected in the mirrored ceiling five storeys above. All that’s on my mind is relaxation and the illuminated eye candy – not thoughts of hallmark sustainability, biophilic design, or carbon sequestering.   But, I will eventually wrap my head around all the eco

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