The iconic Watergate Hotel made its renaissance debut in June 2016 after a $200 million renovation of the Luigi Moretti original, which dates from the 1960s. Moretti designed the complex with a vision of a “ship on the Potomac,” with curved lines that nod to the marine inspiration. The newly created hotel interior replicates his curvilinear architecture throughout, with spiral stairs, twisted columns made from mirror-polished, stainless-steel tubes and spiral steel shelving in the opulent Next Whiskey Bar in the lobby. Distinctive, softly rounded lobby furnishings by Ron Arad for Moroso include an abstract, red-felt sectional couch, playfully named “The Misfit Sofa,” as well as a custom-designed rug weaving black and gray threads into an elaborate pattern. Kingbird, a new double-height restaurant with eight large, specially designed spiral chandeliers under a black polished plaster ceiling, was also designed by Ron Arad Architects.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Last September, when I checked into the 5-star Hôtel Bel-Ami, on a quiet street on the Left Bank, my first thought was how happy my granddaughter would have been to have stayed in this oh-so-stylish, 108-room boutique hotel while we were together in Paris, because it’s so well-located near all the cafés, shops and boutiques in the St. Germain des Pres quartier (neighborhood).
You want to know about the land you’re visiting but you’re not quite ready to learn about it on your own. Maybe you have small kids that wouldn’t cooperate for long. Maybe you have a hard time walking around or maybe you want the information but you also want your Zumba classes and your exotic flowers served poolside in a frothy cocktail. The only thing you have to choose is which hotel has the experience you’re craving to immerse yourself into and when you’re ready to move on.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
When we learned Loews Hotels enhanced its familiar Loews Loves Kids program this summer to the more inclusive Loews Loves Families, we decided it was a good time to plan a weekend at Loews Hotel Boston. We found a chic, smart city hotel that would have been as good a nest for a couple’s weekend as it was for a family adventure.