Vibrant Kathmandu – The Charming city of Nepal

Exploring the city and outskirts of Kathmandu is an exciting and an intoxicating experience for visitors from around the globe with bustling streets, a large variety of flora and fauna, medieval temples and some of the best hiking and walking trails. The city has character with old charm architecture intricately carved wooden doors and windows, lively narrow streets filled with shops dedicated to small yet thriving specialist businesses full of different colours, smells with sounds of tourists mixed with locals. Although I have visited Nepal a number of times, this year I attended the Himalayan Travel Mart, organised with the … Continue reading Vibrant Kathmandu – The Charming city of Nepal

Beyond Luxury – Maldivian Resort, Velaa Private Island

It is always a delight to meet with the Velaa Private Island team and at ATM we were invited to a VIP event to get introduced to the resort’s new General Manager, Mr Michal Smejc. Having spent the past six years in South East Asia, and being the younger brother of the property’s owner, Jiri Smejc, Michal has all the premises to take over the lead of this ultra-luxury resort in the Maldives. As a family member, Michal has spent countless days at Velaa Private Island from the very beginning, witnessing the origins of this unique resort as a construction … Continue reading Beyond Luxury – Maldivian Resort, Velaa Private Island

The City of Music – Nashville

The first thing I fell in love with in Nashville, the music city was Nashville’s premier hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & convention center and the beautiful guitar exhibits. I went there to attend an IT conference with Epicor and expected a simple resort but the ambience, excitement and energy of the place made me feel I could live there for years and not get bored. The beautiful gardens beneath climate-controlled signature glass atriums, the meandering Cumberland River plus an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreation options made me feel like this was more of a getaway and I … Continue reading The City of Music – Nashville

Beach Paradise – Grand Beach Hotel, Miami

In between meetings in New Orleans and Nashville last month, I took a short break at the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami, which is a new beachfront addition to Miami Beach with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The property is located on Millionaires’ Row, close to the excitement and nightlife of South Beach and easy to get to from both Miami International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport. It was the perfect break and we are delighted to share our thoughts on the property. I stayed in one of the hotel’s 430 spacious suites that offer a balcony and two full … Continue reading Beach Paradise – Grand Beach Hotel, Miami

Exquisite Athenian Riviera – Grand Resort Lagonissi

Helios Hotels and Resorts have devoted more than three decades to refining the perfect blend of elegance, personal service and exclusivity in their properties, with the gorgeous natural beauty of the Greek landscape as their constant inspiration. The exquisite Grand Resort Lagonissi is one of their most beautiful properties for holidays that offer sun, sea and sand with exceptional service and a wide range of rest and relaxation venues and activities. In a simply glorious setting on a private peninsula, dotted with private sandy coves, in Attica on the Athenian Riviera, the impressive Grand Resort Lagonissi offers a high level of service, a wealth of facilities and an exquisite choice of award winning restaurants. … Continue reading Exquisite Athenian Riviera – Grand Resort Lagonissi

Haven of Tranquility: Shangri-La Dubai

My favourite venue for rest and relaxation, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has a new look and feel after its extensive renovation across its public areas including the Lobby Lounge and Dunes Café. The renovation programme has revealed a beautiful and modern, yet classical design and marks a new chapter in the evolution of Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. With the aim to create a contemporary haven of elegance that blends modern Arabia with Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality in the heart of Dubai, the hotel’s Lobby Lounge has been extended, whilst Dunes Café has been designed as a more private dining space set aside from … Continue reading Haven of Tranquility: Shangri-La Dubai

Futuristic Hospitality: Building World Class Hotels

Known for its exemplary service, and unique properties, Habtoor Hospitality, the Middle East’s longest established hospitality group, encompasses the rapidly expanding hotel and entertainments offering. Part of The Al Habtoor Group, the division takes great pride in the fact that whilst its foundations lie in the UAE, Habtoor Hospitality competes on a global scale. The Group’s growing portfolio includes the flagship Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, two Metropolitan Hotels, with a third, The Metropolitan Sheikh Zayed Road, opening in 2016, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, along with international properties in Beirut, Budapest and the USA. Al … Continue reading Futuristic Hospitality: Building World Class Hotels

Life is Magnifique at Sofitel

World Class Hotels & French Elegance Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30 000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. I enjoyed my one night stay at Sofitel Dubai so much that I wanted to try another Sofitel to see if all their properties are really as magnifique as my first experience Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New … Continue reading Life is Magnifique at Sofitel

Transforming Modern Indian Hospitality

Amruda Nair, Joint Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer AIANA Hotels and Resorts L.L.C Recently I ventured into a trendy Cafe at Al Serkal Avenue to meet with the young and charismatic Amruda Nair, the Joint Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AIANA Hotels & Resorts. AIANA Hotels & Resorts is a global hotel management company with an Indian service ethos aiming to be a leading operator of hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in the Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent and South East Asia. It is a hospitality brand of upper upscale hotels that offers fresh and relevant product design, facilities … Continue reading Transforming Modern Indian Hospitality