Celebrate Art Outdoors in NYC

On select weekends starting May 26 and lasting through September 9, artists following in the footsteps of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning will set up shop in Washington Square Park. Visitors in the area can browse the works of art on display, which range in style in media as well as purchase art. Paintings,

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Marriott Launches Build Your Own Minibar

The growing number of millennial travelers has brought about a new trend in the hotel industry – communal space. Hotels have always had a lobby, bar or restaurant, and a pool, but they also gave guests the ability to return to the peace and quiet of their room and enjoy a possibly overpriced drink or

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Princess Cruises – Best Night of Sleep at Sea

Princess Cruises has teamed up with sleep expert and clinical psychologist Michael Breus and interior designer Candice Olson to develop a design for its own bed which will be made exclusively for Princess Cruise Ships. The pillow top mattress will feature a plush, 2-inch-thick pillow top on a 9-inch, single-sided medium-firm mattress. The mattress will

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The Changing Hospitality Industry

Major hotel operators seem to be feeling the pressure to grow, in order to compete on a global basis. The industry is shifting towards managing hotels, rather than owning properties, creating the need for hotel parent companies to have greater global reach within their portfolios. Major hospitality companies are moving away from the hotel-ownership model,

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Multi-Functional Intelligent Floors: A New Hotel Trend?

First it was keyless entry systems, then it was robot butlers and mirrors with LCD screens, and now, the next technological advancement coming to hotels is smart carpeting! Interface Flor Commercial Inc., the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tile, has invented stickers containing RFID (radio frequency ID) sensors that can be embedded into

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FROSCH + Un-Cruise Baja

Explore a world of raw beauty, active adventure, authentic culture, and wildlife—sea turtles, pelicans, frigate birds, blue whales, gray whales, orca, humpback, pilot and fin whales, whale sharks, dolphins, mantas, and sea lions. Kayak in coastal mangroves and glassy coves. Hike along cactus-clad rims and among desert scrub. Snorkel alongside playful sea lions and colorful

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6 Best Gelato Shops in Italy

The best gelato you will find today is made traditionally—from fresh, local, ingredients with no added sugar, preservatives, or dyes. Fresh and organic whole milk, cream, and egg yolks will produce the most velvety concoctions, but even properly-made, non-dairy, sorbets can have a delightfully smooth texture. Many people wonder what the difference between gelato and

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Top Chef at Sea

Celebrity Cruises partnered with Bravo and their award-winning television show, Top Chef, to bring cruisers a tantalizing “Top Chef” experience at sea. During each of its signature sailings, fans enjoy an exclusive taste of the well-known series with enhanced culinary experiences for foodies and globetrotters alike. The chefs offer complimentary cooking demonstrations, tastings, and private

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