Qatar Airways Showcases New A380 First Class, To Upgrade Business Class On Select A320s, A330s

Qatar Airways continues to wow with investments to its premium product line-up, as it seeks to woo luxury travellers from rivals. The Oneworld member has revealed the luxury First Class suites that will become its flagship premium product onboard its Airbus A380 fleet and announced planned upgrades to its Business Class offering on selected Airbus … Continue reading

Marriott Plans More Moxy Hotels

Marriott International has revealed plans to expand its millennial-targeted MOXY Hotels brand in Europe. Created last year in partnership with Nordic Hospitality, the brand will debut in September 2014 with the 162-room MOXY Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy. The following properties are expected to open in key cities throughout Europe by end of 2015. MOXY … Continue reading

W Hotels Opens First Ski Resort In Verbier

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ trendy W Hotels brand entered a new frontier this week with the opening of its first ski retreat. As the 45th hotel globally, the new W Verbier Hotels & Residences marks the brand’s entrance into Switzerland. Part of a multi-component luxury development complex owned by Les Trois Rocs, the property is located … Continue reading

Marriott International Launches Moxy Hotels

Hospitality giant Marriott International is to venture into the economy hotel segment with the launch of its latest brand, Moxy Hotels. Combining stylish, contemporary design with approachable service and affordable pricing, the new brand is targeted at the next-generation traveller and will debut in Milan early next year.   Properties will average 150 to 300 … Continue reading

New Italian High – Speed Train Enters Service

Rail travel in Italy marked a milestone yesterday with the commencement of commercial services for the country’s (and Europe’s) first privately-operated high-speed train. Breaking the monopoly of state rail operator Trenitalia, the striking red-coloured Italo train from Nuovo Trasporto Vaggiatori (NTV) is now running daily between Milan and Naples, with intermediate stops in Bologna, Florence and … Continue reading