Set against a backdrop of historical fortress walls, Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour, a luxury all-suite boutique hotel, opened in Senglea, Malta, in December 2017. The much-anticipated opening follows the extensive renovation of one of Grand Harbour’s most famous landmarks: Sheer Bastion.
A member of Design Hotels™, Cugó Gran Maċina is located just five miles from Valletta, the European Capital of Culture 2018, and four miles from Malta International Airport.
The iconic Sheer Bastion structure was built in 1554 during the reign of Grand Master Claude de la Sengle. Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour derives its name from the large sheer crane structure (macchina) used for centuries to welcome seafarers and to hoist the heavy masts and cargo. The renovation of the hotel forms a centerpiece of the Cottonera Regeneration Project that has also seen the transformation of the Vittoriosa waterfront which the hotel overlooks.
The design of Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour juxtaposes the old with the new, and was overseen by Maltese architect Edwin Mintoff in conjunction with Milanese Interior Design firm Daaa Haus.
The stylish and comfortable 21 suites all offer unobstructed views of the Grand Harbour and the surrounding marina. The suites feature large living rooms and bedrooms, Milano sofa beds, free-standing baths and walk-in showers. Impressive mezzanines float above custom crafted bathrooms and Tom Dixon and Flos & Louis Paulson light fixtures are used in the hotel lobby as well as some of the suites.
The two signature suites – the Macina Suite and the Presidential Suite – each have 130 square metres of living space, a bathtub with a view, and kitchenettes. The Presidential Suite also has a spectacular harbour terrace.
A rooftop pool offers breath-taking views of Vittoriosa and Cospicua, extending as far as the city of Valletta. With complete privacy guaranteed, guests can choose to take part in various seasonal activities such as aqua gym, yoga and pilates. Exclusive appointments with personal trainers can also be arranged, as well as in-room spa treatments.
A 930 square metre rooftop terrace overlooking the Three Cities can accommodate events for up to 1,000 guests, and is ideal for weddings, special events and corporate functions.
Hammett’s Macina Restaurant, opening on the 22nd February will be run by the renowned Chef and Restaurateur, Chris Hammett, and will serve Maltese cuisine with an international twist.
The hotel also has a bar and café, and a boardroom for small conferences.
Hotel Quelle is an award-winning Nature Spa in the Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy. Deriving its name from the German word for ‘Source’, Hotel Quelle is situated at an altitude of 1400m at the point where the three Valleys of Casies, Punstertal and Gsies meet; near the town of Bruneck in the province of Bolzano.
Hotel Quelle is embarking on an exciting new chapter in its sixty-five year history as the next generation of the Family Steinmair take a more central role in the day to day operation. The 69 room hotel has recently been awarded 5 Stars and is pursuing an ambitious luxury upgrade and refurbishment. This began in 2016 and has seen the completion of a new reception area, Sky Lounge and Junior Suites, as well as the addition of a new infinity pool, the first snow sauna in the Alps and an infinity event sauna. In May 2018, Hotel Quelle will be also be unveiling seven new luxury apartments.
Hotel Quelle offers over 5000m² of wellness, relaxation and beauty space, including a dedicated spa for adults only, and a separate and highly impressive Family Spa. The Hotel offers a complimentary activities programme for children aged 3 and over including creative play, expeditions and nature trails, cookery, wellness and fitness programmes, treasure hunts, games, and movies in the hotel’s cinema.
A welcoming hotel for all the family, Hotel Quelle is located between the Dolomites and the Rieserferner mountain range. The wide range of outdoor adventure activities on offer include guided alpine hikes, bike tours, e-bikes and Nordic walking in the summer months, and cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snow shoeing and sledging in the winter. There is also a fitness centre and gym, and a daily schedule of activities including water aerobics, yoga, pilates, stretching, and circuit training.
Guests can also hike up to Hotel Quelle’s own Mountain Hut and reward their effort with delicious local cuisine, fresh mountain pastures and fabulous views of the Dolomite peaks.
Rosalena Skincare is a beautiful range of 100% natural skincare using only the finest plant oils, combined with powerful bio-actives for glowing, healthy and radiant skin.
Helena Chapman and Maja Griffith started their botanical journey in 2013 creating Rosalena Skincare. Their vision was to develop a serious natural skincare range for all skin types which would also be a joy to use. Both Helena and Maja believe that the mind and the skin are intrinsically linked. Their three-word mantra “Pause, Breathe, Be” encourages customers to take a mindful moment when using their products.
The Rosalena Skincare product line includes a range of four multi-tasking moisturising face oils: Rock & Rose to revitalise and brighten, Frank & Sense to repair and replenish, Beauty & The Beast to rejuvenate and energise and Love & Me to nourish and protect. They are suitable for all skin types and designed for everyday use, morning and night, as a moisturiser.
Rosalena Skincare also includes the Goodness & Tonic Face Mist, a travel friendly go-to brightening toner for a burst of skin hydration whenever needed.
Rosalena Skincare is a British brand made in London. In the past year, they have won several awards, including a Gold for Beauty & The Beast in the ‘Men’s Grooming’ category at the 6th Annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards.
Preidlhof, is an award-winning luxury health and spa resort located in Naturns, South Tyrol, Italy. Overseen by the Austrian interior designer, Reinhard Köck, Preidlhof has recently undergone a €6 million refurbishment which includes the addition of 41 contemporary ‘Wohnträume’ guest rooms with outdoor living rooms; 36 of these are luxury suites and five are luxury penthouse suites.
Central to Preidlhof’s wellbeing philosophy and success is the promotion of the Mediterranean ‘Good Life’ – La Dolce Vita – and this is interwoven into every facet of its offering. Preidlhof’s exceptional health and wellbeing facilities include an impressive 5000m² Spa and Wellness centre, which provide a vast array of complementary and medical health, and beauty therapies, and was recently named as the “Best Hotel SPA of Italy” by the European Health & SPA Award. The Spa-Tower comprising six floors with 16 different sauna, steam and relaxation spaces is one of the highlights of the resort. Preidlhof’s restaurant has recently been awarded a Michelin star.
In addition to the impressive spa offering, Preidlhof offers endless fitness and outdoor adventure possibilities within the Texel Group Nature Park, the largest natural park in South Tyrol. The area is particularly notable for its hiking and biking, as well as its beautiful natural landscape and Mediterranean climate.
Transfers can be arranged from Innsbruck in Austria and Verona in Italy.
Snowmass Tourism is the most valuable resource providing travel expertise and local insight to ensure travellers make the most out of their trip.
Located a 15 minute drive from Aspen, Snowmass is a village surrounded by many of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain peaks, as well as home to some of life’s biggest experiences such as some of the best biking and hiking terrain in North America. Summer adventures also include premier fly fishing, white-water rafting, weekly rodeos, hot-air ballooning, paragliding and golf.
Snowmass Village is a great family friendly destination and has its own V.I.K. (Very Important Kid) programme to engage and entertain the children.
For Summer 2017, Snowmass is delighted to announce a series of new and noteworthy events, including a world-class concert line-up, new biking trails, a new dedicated hiking website, a new programme of activities for children, and much more.
Cugó Gran is a stunning 11-bedroom luxury villa situated in a 250-acre private estate in the countryside just outside San Climent. Cugó Gran is available to rent either on an exclusive or room-only Bed & Breakfast basis, also perfect for weddings and special occasions.
With its own concierge team to take care of all the finer details, the 11-bedroom Cugó Gran provides the highest level of service, that of a five star hotel, with all the privacy of being in one’s own villa. The villa has breath-taking 180° sea views with Mallorca on the horizon, and is located just 10 minutes by car from Menorca Airport and 15 minutes from the capital, Mahón.
In 2018, Cugó Gran will be hosting its highly-acclaimed The Gut Makeover Retreats, inspired and hosted by leading Nutritionist Jeannette Hyde, the best-selling author of ‘The Gut Makeover’ and ‘The Gut Makeover Recipes’ books. This is a cutting-edge eating plan designed to restore digestive health for optimal weight as well as physical, emotional and mental balance. Guests undertake the first five days of the 28 day Gut Makeover and are then fully set up to continue when they get home. On the retreat, mental and physical balance is further enhanced through individual and group Pilates sessions with Bernadette Phillips who has worked with a host of celebrity clients. Guests further relax and revitalise with Li’tya and Rosalena Skincare spa and beauty treatments.
The Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) is both the local and international voice of the city of Aspen in Colorado; a non-profit organization dedicated to representing 750+ businesses and the local community, as well as enhancing the overall visitor experience.
Though Aspen is largely touted in the UK for its adrenaline-pumping activities and natural beauty, its diverse cultural offerings are what make this mountain town so special; it really is akin to a modern-day ‘Arcadia’ and yet its spirit is firmly rooted in the Rockies.
Modern Aspen was born more than 60 years ago when Chicago industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife, Elizabeth, invited intellectuals, artists and philosophers to convene in Aspen for the fledgling Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. With lofty goals of promoting world peace and instilling humanism in the tense post-war nation and world, the festival was a success, and spawned a civic and cultural renaissance. From humble beginnings as a small mining town, entrepreneurs, athletes, idealists and environmentalists propelled Aspen to the world stage, one which continually draws leading talents from the fields of arts, culture, design, politics and sport. Aspen has never been one to shy away from pushing the boundaries.
Today, arts and culture thrive in the company of outdoor adventure and a close-knit, dynamic community, making Aspen a haven for the simultaneous nurturing of mind, body, and spirit.