Four Seasons Sindalah, Vai Resort in Arizona, Andaz Nanjing Hexi, ITA Airways Sale, Avelo Expansion

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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. In this collection of articles, there are some exciting developments in the travel and hospitality industry. First, there’s the Four Seasons’ latest expansion into the Middle East with a new island resort on Sindalah. Then, we shift our attention to China, where Andaz Nanjing Hexi has recently celebrated its grand opening. Next, we take a look at the upcoming debut of Vai Resort in Arizona, set to open in 2024. There are also exclusive talks between Italy and Lufthansa regarding the sale of ITA Airways. Finally, Avelo Airlines’ continued expansion into Central Oregon with the announcement of new nonstop service to California’s Wine Country.

Four Seasons Continues Middle Eastern Expansion with Island Resort on Sindalah

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have announced plans for a new luxury resort as part of the NEOM master project, located on Sindalah Island. The Resort will feature 225 guest rooms and suites with terraces overlooking the beaches of the Red Sea, as well as 52 villas with one to four-bedroom configurations with plunge pools and beach views, and with the Presidential and Royal Villas offering private swimming pools, gyms and access to private yacht docks. The Resort architecture is being led by LUCA DINI Design & Architecture, with interiors for guest rooms and public areas by RBTA and LW Design respectively.

Avelo Airlines Continues Central Oregon Expansion with New Exclusive Nonstop Service to California Wine Country

Avelo Airlines announced today it is expanding service at Central Oregon’s Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) with new nonstop service to Sonoma / Santa Rosa, California. Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between Central Oregon and California Wine Country’s Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS). Avelo’s nonstop service between RDM and Sonoma County will begin on June 23 and operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares will start at $34* and Customers can make reservations at

Vai Resort to Debut in 2024 in Arizona

Imagine a $1 billion, 60-acre resort oasis destination rising from the Arizona desert landscape. Imagine a hotel room transforming into the most incredible concert seat to view world-renowned artists and entertainers performing from the $40 million VAI stage in an unprecedented amphitheater and live entertainment venue. Imagine an island escape inspired by the most exotic beaches in the world now set at the center of a resort destination. It takes a visionary to go beyond imagining and disrupt the status quo. With the arrival of Arizona’s new VAI Resort in 2024, the luxury travel, hospitality, and entertainment experience will evolve and transform. Led by Grant Fisher, the 27-year-old hospitality entrepreneur, and the VAI Global Development team, VAI is the manifestation of a dream to create the world’s most iconic resort in the most unexpected yet perfect location. 

Italy, Lufthansa extend exclusive talks on ITA Airways sale

Italy’s Treasury and Germany’s Lufthansa have agreed to extend exclusive talks over the sale of ITA Airways until May 12 from the previous deadline of April 24, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Andaz Nanjing Hexi Celebrates Its Opening

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) announced today the opening of Andaz Nanjing Hexi, exemplifying Hyatt’s thoughtful and strategic expansion of its brands in Greater China as the Andaz brand’s fourth property in the region.

Located in the rapidly developing Hexi CBD area, Andaz Nanjing Hexi boasts stunning views of the city and Yangtze River from its prime position atop Nanjing Metro Yuantong station of Line2 and Line10. As part of the most sought-after landmark Nanjing IFC, the hotel, together with two super grade-A office towers and the luxury shopping mall with top-notch international brands in the complex, create a one-stop destination of premium business, shopping, dining, entertaining and living experiences. With its perfect blend of Nanjing’s eclectic spirit, rich culture, and the vibrant character of the modern neighborhood the property resides in, Andaz Nanjing Hexi serves as an exciting new destination for curious travelers and locals to explore and experience.

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