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From Australia to Belize: 10 Stunning Hotels You Might Not Know Are Part of Hilton




Hilton has a long history of building brands. For 99 years, our brands – as well as individual, unique properties, like The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and The Drake Hotel in Chicago – have been among the most recognized in the world. As a result of demand and feedback from guests and owners, we launched two collection brands in the past four years: Curio Collection by Hilton, which sits between the luxury and upscale hotel segment, and the upscale Tapestry Collection by Hilton, to meet the needs of an increasing number of travelers of different mindsets and desired price points.

Hilton’s collection brands provide guests the best of both worlds – the ability to experience one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, while still enjoying the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest-loyalty program, Hilton Honors. These hotels offer travelers new opportunities and experiences that are unique to each destination.

Check out a few of these intriguing hotels, along with some unexpected facts about each one.

Travelers can take the “Are You Curious?” quiz to find the perfect Curio Collection properties for their curiosity type. From a Curious Pathfinder who loves spontaneous travel, to a Curious Epicurean who is guided by smell and taste, discover which of these one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts your curiosity will lead you to next.

West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton

Ideal for the Curious Pathfinder, West Hotel Sydney offers spontaneous travelers the perfect balance of sophistication and adventure through its jungle-inspired atrium boasting all-day sunlight, boutique guest rooms and suites with bespoke botanical décor, on-trend healthy food and drink options, and location in the up-and-coming commercial hub, Barangaroo.

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

This desert hideaway is ideal for Curious Challengers seeking active adventures. The hotel boasts unlimited access to surrounding natural beauty through hiking, fishing and rock climbing, two 18-hole Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, a healing spa and meditation therapies, and an array of on-site restaurants to indulge in Southwestern-inspired cuisine. For a trip filled with outdoor adventure, discover a local ghost town and search historic goldmines in the Sonoran Desert on an ATV or UTV desert tour.

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton

Do you live to travel to taste the cuisines of the world? For Curious Epicureans, take in the views and savor the Roaring Twenties cocktail at LondonHouse Chicago, which features a tri-level rooftop bar with gourmet food and artisanal cocktails, rooms with timeless elegance, and offers tranquility at the on-site spa – all in the heart of downtown Chicago. For a unique private event or one-of-a-kind proposal, the 23rd floor boasts an exclusive Cupola with an ornate dome that is available to reserve.

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton

Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Hot List, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club provides Curious Spiritualist travelers with the ideal balance for mind and body through its location on the stunning island of Ambergris Caye and variety of delicious local eats at eclectic dining venues. For an array of Spiritualist activities, enjoy the on-property Science and Soul Wellness center, one of the largest holistic health and yoga retreats in Belize, or snorkel in a swarm of the friendliest sharks you’ll ever meet in Shark Ray Alley.

Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

For the Curious Culturalist open to the endless possibilities of experiencing a new destination, Alexandra Barcelona Hotel offers an art-filled, stylish and historic stay. The fully-renovated 19th-century building is an art aficionado’s dream, reflecting the charm, elegance, and spirit of Barcelona with local photography lining its walls, designer furniture inspired by the ‘50s and ‘60s, original mosaic flooring, frfamed ceilings, and natural oak details. Taste a new gastronomic discovery at Solomillo, the hotel’s two-floor restaurant where guests choose everything – the breed, temperature, sauce and garnish for dishes that suit everyone’s palette.

For the traveler looking for a vibrant, independent hotel stay, Tapestry Collection by Hilton properties provide distinct offerings for refreshingly uncommon experiences.

The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Located in the blossoming Central Business District, The Troubadour exemplifies the vibrant character of New Orleans and allows guests to fall in love with the spirit of the city. The boutique hotel boasts two on-site restaurants – Jayne, a casual bistro serving specialties such as NOLA Beer Brined Smoked Chicken, and Monkey Board, a lively rooftop bar offering unparalleled panoramic skyline views.

Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

With industrial minimalism, soothing organic touches and eclectic guest rooms, Hotel Skyler Syracuse is specially designed to nurture your spirit while protecting the planet, serving as Syracuse’s first LEED Platinum hotel and one of just over 10 hotels in the world with this distinguished status. The University Hill hotel is within walking distance of many attractions, including Syracuse University, and offers guests spacious, eco-chic, comfy rooms for a unique stay.

The Graham Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Nestled in one of the most affluent and historic areas of Washington, D.C., this hotel boasts breathtaking city views at the rooftop local hotspot, The Observatory, and unique dining experiences at the password-required-upon-entry restaurant, Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy.

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Nestled in historic downtown, Hotel Ballast Wilmington boasts décor heavily inspired by the local nautical history, Wilmington’s largest ballroom, and live weekend entertainment, craft cocktails, open-air patio and locally-sourced Southern cuisine at Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen.

Tailwater Lodge Altmar, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Tailwater Lodge Altmar is the perfect balance between relaxing, rustic hideaway and outdoor oasis, offering guests the opportunity to cozy up between adventures of hiking, fly-fishing, hunting and snowshoeing. Guests can enjoy a memorable meal at The Tailwater Bar & Restaurant, serving comfort food with a contemporary twist, or sample 24 beers on tap from New York state and beyond at the on-property bar, The Tasting Room.


Grand Hyatt Athens Opens in Greek Capital




Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece. The luxury property is located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Centre and combines dramatic architecture with innovative design, easily accessible to historic sites and best-in-class restaurants.

The vibrant city of Athens offers countless activities for all types of visitors. At the same time, it is also known as the historic capital of Europe – an ancient city with rich culture, iconic sites and attractions.

“Athens is fast becoming the destination of choice where ancient history sits alongside modern coffee shops and rooftop bars,” said Nikos Trikourakis, general manager of Grand Hyatt Athens. “Our hotel will offer guests who seek first-class hospitality unforgettable experiences and a luxurious place to stay.”

Celebrating iconic Greek culture, the 309-room hotel incorporates curated art reminiscent of ancient Athens. Alongside original pieces from the Museum of Cycladic Art, the hotel also showcases a glamorous lobby with an extraordinary art installation called The Coin, which is made from replicated, ancient Athenian coins representing the Greek economic supremacy in the fifth century BC. The property’s rooftop also offers the spectacular Penthouse Restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool with impressive views of the Acropolis.

Grand Hyatt is situated within walking distance of the beautiful old town of Plaka and the infamous Acropolis site, while golf courses, the passenger port terminal of Piraeus and the golden beaches of the Athens southern suburbs are just a short car ride away.

The hotel will be managed by Kokari Limited and has been developed by the international real estate investment companies Henderson Park and Hines. It will be the second Hyatt property in Greece, joining Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki.


Designed with bold and vibrant features, the hotel has 309 beautifully decorated guestrooms, 38 of which are suites, including the Presidential Suite, Royal Suite and four Grand Executive Suites with terraces. The rooms feature spectacular views of either the Acropolis, the cityscape or the inner landscaped garden, and offer a spacious and luxurious stay. Additionally, suite and club room guests have exclusive access to the Grand Club Lounge, which provides lavish surroundings, personal concierge services and culinary highlights throughout the day.


The impressive rooftop restaurant is set on the hotel’s top floor overlooking the brightly lit Acropolis neighborhood of Athens through transparent glass surfaces and offers guests the extraordinary experience of fresh, seasonally-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. For a more relaxed environment, guests can also dine in the Aphrodite lobby lounge & bar, a modern and comfortable lounge-style restaurant offering patisserie selections, salads and deluxe sandwiches.

Wellbeing and Fitness

Grand Hyatt Athens has a stunning rooftop outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The wellness center features four private treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, relaxation lounges, a sauna and a Turkish bath, known as a Hammam (to open in early 2019) – offering a destination of serene luxury and relaxation.

Meetings and Events

Grand Hyatt Athens offers the perfect venue for every type of event with almost 21,500 square feet of flexible event space and seven flexible multi-functional meeting spaces accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Conference facilities are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology paired with dedicated personal assistance at all times to ensure that events and meetings run smoothly.

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Ultimate Eid Getaway at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh




This Eid escape the ordinary to the clear blue skies, turquoise waters and golden sands at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, a haven of tranquillity in the heart of lush gardens and among authentic architectural style.

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is the ideal choice for a perfect Eid escape or summer getaway this season. Guests can choose to do as much or as little as they like, from an adventurous dive in the marine life that thrives just beyond the Resort’s shoreline to a friendly tennis match on the Resort courts or simply relaxing on a beautiful beach with an amazing location by the Red Sea, or enjoying ancient-inspired spa treatments.

The Resort is second to none when contemplating an unforgettable retreat with family or loved ones. For this special occasion, the culinary team has prepared their finest creations across the Resort’s various dining venues, offering different themed nights from the best of Italian cuisine at Il Frantoio restaurant to oriental specialities at Arabesque restaurant, Reef Grill‘s Land and Sea Market, Waha’s specialities by the pool, in addition to live entertainment and creative cocktails at Nafoura Lounge. It is going to be difficult to make just one choice this Eid!

Younger guests are invited on August 23, 2018 to a fun-filled Eid family party.  The Kids for all Seasons Club has prepared themed activities for children throughout Eid celebrations including hand puppets, fun beach games, Red Sea shells collection, water polo, movie nights, swimming races, Eid card making and much more entertainment during the day.

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Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Resort On Lake Como, Italy




Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities. This will be Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in western Europe and will complement the Group’s Milan hotel.

Located on the shores of Lake Como, and surrounded by lush botanic parkland, the resort is a landmark of historic importance, comprising 76 spacious rooms and suites housed in nine villas, dating from the 19th Century. Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety giving guests their own private retreat. Almost all accommodation has lake views that can be enjoyed from either a balcony or terrace. The resort features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. There is also a variety of social and meeting facilities in the resort’s grounds.

“We are delighted to be extending the Mandarin Oriental brand to the shores of Lake Como which has long been a destination of choice for luxury travellers. We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service to the resort and to working with our partners to create one of Italy’s most exclusive properties,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Lake Como has been a popular travel destination for centuries, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful resort areas in northern Italy. The lake is surrounded by villas, gardens and villages and offers visitors a wealth of scenic views, hiking trails, boating and other water activities. It is easily accessed from Milan Malpensa airport.

CastaDiva Resort & Spa was acquired in 2017 by funds managed by Attestor Capital LLP.

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