Are you the type of person who likes to be among the first to try new things? Do you like having all the latest gadgets on your private jet? If you covet premiers, then don’t miss the chance to be the first to try some of the newest luxury hotels around the world.
The Quin Hotel | New York, NY
Ideally situated on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue, the Quin Hotel is New York’s latest luxury lifestyle hotel. If the address sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the former location of the 57th Street Buckingham Hotel. The newly restored accommodation is within walking distance of hotspots like the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Central Park and, of course, the 57th Street gallery district. When the Quin opens, it will have an art gallery that features the works of Irish painter Patrick Graham. When booking a room, ask for the O’Keeffe, Paderewaki or Penthouse Suite. The Quin informs future guests that it’s fully committed between June 15, 2013 and September 14, 2013, but rooms are available beginning September 15, 2013. (http://www.thequinhotel.com/)
Waldorf Astoria Panama | Panama City, Panama
The Waldorf Astoria Panama is the first Waldorf Astoria resort in Latin America. The hotel opened its doors in March 2013 on Calle Uruguay, the capital’s trendy hotspot that’s near La Cinta Costera and the famed Panama Canal. Jetsetters appreciate the resort’s proximity to the Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport; it’s just 15 minutes away. In addition to its 130 rooms and suites, this Waldorf Astoria location also offers its guests 118 apartments, a 1,200-square-foot fitness center, 2,500-square-foot spa and four different places to grab a bite. (http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/panama/waldorf-astoria-panama-PTYTPWA/index.html)
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace | St. Petersburg, Russia
Poet Alexander Pushkin immortalized the Lion Palace in his 1833 poem, “The Bronze Horseman.” Now you can enjoy the striking gathering place at the restored palace of Princess Cleopatra Lobanova-Rostovskaya, the wife of Prince Alexey Lobanov-Rostovsky. The hotel greets its guest with a grand marble staircase that’s complete with gold accents and bronze molding. Builders painstakingly returned the palace to its 1820s glory with the help of the original architectural drawings. A couple of changes, however, include the conversion of the courtyards into a glass-enclosed Tea Lounge and a four-story luxury spa with an enclosed rooftop pool. When you charter a private jet to St. petersburg and stay at the The Four Seasons Lion Palace, book the Presidential Suite for the personal furnished terrace that’s perfect for open-air dining. The Four Seasons Lion Palace is currently accepting guest reservations from August 1, 2013. (http://www.fourseasons.com/stpetersburg/)
Rosewood Beijing | Beijing, China
Set to open in the fall 2013, the Rosewood Beijing in the Chaoyang District has the travel critics buzzing about its unusually large room sizes. The standard rooms will average 538 square feet (bigger than most luxury apartments in the city) and will include spacious bathrooms, window seats, natural finishes and, yes, walk-in closets. The spa suites are even bigger. The Rosewood will also feature a day spa, indoor pool, fitness center, yoga studio and seven restaurants and bars with international cuisine. (http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/beijing/)
Mahali Mzuri | Maasai Mara, Kenya
The Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s Kenyan Safari camp that’s set to open in August 2013. The ultra-exclusive Virgin Limited Edition property features 12 eco-friendly minimal-footprint luxury tents on platforms in the Motorogi Conservancy, which is part of the Maasai Mara ecosystem and community. With all the amenities that you enjoy in a lavish suite, the luxury tents also have terraces with sweeping views of the wildlife and landscape. During their stay, guests will enjoy guided walks and daily game drives on the conservancy, and the opportunity to meet the residents in the local Maasai village. (http://www.mahalimzuri.virgin.com/)
About Solairus Aviation:
Solairus is a US-based private aviation services company whose core business is assisting aircraft owners with the safe, reliable, and efficient management and operation of their aircraft. Our services are customized to meet the client’s individual travel and financial requirements, and to support their flight operation with the highest standards of safety and personalized service, regardless of the location of the aircraft.
Solairus was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Solairus has over twenty-five base locations across the United States, Europe and Asia, employing more than two hundred flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet currently numbering over fifty aircraft. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-Rated and Wyvern Wingman certified charter operator. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO stage two certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit www.solairus.aero or call 800-359-7861.