Entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John has been honoured with the Wellness Pioneer Award at the World Spa Awards in Dubai, UAE. The Australian singer-songwriter, who is co-owner of Gaia Retreat & Spa in Byron Bay, took top honours at the Gala Ceremony 2019 for her outstanding contribution to the wellness industry.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage and re-brand an existing hotel on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. The property is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and will re-open as Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern at the end of 2020.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development authority has announced the launch of a product concept creation competition. Participants are invited to submit creative designs for the next iconic adventure attraction on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain peak in the United Arab Emirates.
Mariah Carey has urged guests from around the world to visit Expo 2020 in Dubai as the emirate begins the one-year-countdown to the show. Playing a free concert at Burj Park in Dubai, the popstar kicked off the countdown to the event, which will debut on October 20th next year.
Address Fountain Views has debuted in Dubai, joining the Address Hotels + Resorts portfolio. With a premium Downtown Dubai location offering spectacular views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, the luxury hotel is the centrepiece of a trio of towers.
VFS TasHeel has launched tourist visa services for guests looking to visit Saudi Arabia at its centres across 30 countries worldwide. The organisation is an authorised visa service provider for the ministry of foreign affairs in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The first non-stop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney has landed after 19 hours 16 minutes in the air. A total of 49 passengers and crew were on the flight, which was used to run a series of experiments to assess health and well-being onboard.
Andaz Dubai the Palm has introduced Laurent Philippe Pommey as the new executive chef of the property. Ready to put his spin on things and place Andaz Dubai the Palm on the city’s dynamic culinary map, Laurent intends to pioneer the term ‘farm to table’ for the Middle East.
Atlantis, the Palm is hosting the third edition of its overwhelmingly popular Culinary Month, from November 3rd to December 5th. Having established itself as a must-attend month of events, the resort is inviting guests to meet, learn and eat with some of the most prolific chefs in the region.
Elegant owns and operates seven hotels with 588 rooms and a beachfront restaurant on the island of Barbados. Six of the seven properties are situated along the prestigious west coast of Barbados commonly known as the Platinum Coast.
The new service to Langkawi will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class, with spacious cabins and specially-designed interiors.