Hershey’s day chocolate spa has opened in Pennsylvania

Melt Spa by Hershey – located on the aptly named East Chocolate Avenue – has a menu that takes full advantage of Americans’ love of the iconic chocolate. A Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut treatment is a coconut sugar scrub followed by a Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Body Wrap, while a Hershey’s Cocoa Facial incorporates the beneficial properties of the cacao fruit, which is high in antioxidants. The spa also offers chocolate-themed manicures and pedicures, along with a series of Cuban treatments – inspired by the eponymous company town the chocolate tycoon [...]

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London completes renovation – first phase (NEW PHOTOS)

flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, has unveiled the first phase of its extensive restoration, designed to confirm this historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world. The hotel remains open throughout the renovation which will be completed in the third quarter of 2018. The first phase of the renovation includes the launch of 95 new and luxurious guest rooms and suites in the Knightsbridge wing. In addition, the hotel’s classic entrance, notable main lobby and reception lounge have been reconfigured and redesigned to maximise natural daylight, [...]

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Four Seasons to open private residences in London’s Mayfair

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is opening a private residence in London’s Mayfair neighborhood, the first to be operated independently of one of the company’s hotel properties. The Toronto-based hotel company is partnering with design and development firm Finchatton on Four Seasons Private Residences, which will open in 2018. The property will have 37 three-, four- and five-bedroom residences and some of the amenities of a Four Seasons hotel including in-residence dining, concierge services, housekeeping, grocery stocking, child care and transportation services. “Twenty Grosvenor Square is a significant development for [...]

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Nobis, the latest luxury boutique hotel to open in Copenhagen

Debuting in October, the Nobis Hotel Copenhagen brings a dose of contemporary glamor to the city’s former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, a circa-1903 structure just minutes from the renowned Tivoli Gardens. The historic building will reemerge with 77 guest rooms, each featuring high ceilings, modern Scandinavian furniture—a pleasing contrast to the structure’s classic architecture—and oversize Bardiglio marble bathrooms with large egg-shaped bathtubs. The palatial Nobis Suite—the hotel’s most extravagant room—will welcome guests with a private dining area and exquisite views over the city. Downstairs, the Niels restaurant will blend local New [...]

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The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel opens in Bangkok

Following an extensive redesign and refurbishment, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel will be unveiled on 6 October 2017 as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Now featuring a blend of contemporary and authentic Thai design elements, the opulent hotel will provide discerning travelers with a new experience in luxury and style. Reimagined to define the destination’s history, culture and location, The Athenee Hotel’s transformation was inspired by Princess Valaya Alongkorn, daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V (1853 – 1938) and the aunt of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama [...]

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