In Brief

Pazziella Garden & Suites, Capri, Italy

Capri’s landmark hotel is now refurbished

Pazziella Garden & Suites, originally a private villa dating back to the early 1900s, has been meticulously transformed by the Salvatore Naldi Group into an exquisite 25-suite property. Established in 1950 as A’ Pazziella, it proudly stands as one of Capri’s oldest hotels, offering a blend of tradition and luxury.

Nestled in the heart of Capri’s town centre, just a short stroll from the central Piazza Umberto I, Pazziella Garden & Suites provides an atmosphere of tranquil luxury. Its picturesque garden, featuring a majestic lemon tree and a graceful Magnolia tree, adds to the property’s tranquillity, creating an ideal retreat from the island’s bustling streets.

The renovation of Pazziella Garden & Suites, which has lasted over 2.5 years, has resulted in a refined collection of exquisite suites housed in two charming villas surrounded by lush greenery. Each suite is elegantly furnished in authentic Capri style, offering guests an elegant and comfortable retreat.

Owned by the Naldi Family, Pazziella Garden & Suites represents a significant investment in their portfolio of properties in Italy. 


Dubai’s ultra-glam FIVE LUXE resort opens

Framed against breath-taking vistas of the shimmering Arabian Gulf and iconic landmarks, Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah, FIVE LUXE officially opened on March 31.

Immersive decadence comes to life over 222 stylish hotel rooms and suites, alongside 222 lavish residences for ‘All-You-Can-Play’ celebrations, complemented by remarkable culinary, nightlife and entertainment experiences including globally famed, Insta-worthy Ibizan vibes at Playa Pacha’s all-day pool and beach parties.

Described as Dubai’s most glamorous debut of 2024, FIVE LUXE’s epic celebrations and intoxicating entertainment are expected to steal the spotlight.


Tri Lanka has undergone a complete makeover

Nestled along the lush shores of Lake Koggala in southern Sri Lanka, Tri Lanka has undergone a remarkable refurbishment, seamlessly fusing contemporary design with eco-conscious principles. Lake Koggala is Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake, and the refurbishment includes a stunning new pavilion for sunset cocktails overlooking the lake or stargazing deep into the night sky.

Guests can enjoy romantic dinners on a new jetty floating on the lake’s still waters which mirror the calm beauty of this tranquil oasis.

Tri Lanka has also created four additional lakeside rooms, each elegantly appointed with private balconies to take advantage of the pristine views and indigenous bird life of this spectacular six-acre site.

Private plunge pools enable guests to literally immerse themselves in their surroundings, and the lake itself offers a range of activities from kayaking on the lake’s pure waters to boat rides out to Cinnamon Island in a traditional Sri Lankan fishing boat.


Grand Hyatt Barcelona opens its doors

Hyatt has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Barcelona, the first urban Grand Hyatt hotel in Spain, located in Barcelona. Marking the fifth Grand Hyatt hotel operating in Europe, this expansion also reflects Hyatt’s accelerated brand growth in Spain. Hyatt offers the fourth-largest hospitality portfolio in Spain by room count, spanning eight different brands and 50 properties in the country.

Grand Hyatt Barcelona is poised to redefine the city experience, situated in the exclusive Alta Barcelona area. Just minutes from historical treasures like the Monastery of Pedralbes and iconic landmarks such as Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona, it serves as the ideal destination for exploration. With its array of gastronomic delights and a bespoke spa, Grand Hyatt Barcelona offers not just accommodation but a destination within the city – a haven for those in search of a unique escape or the perfect setting for conferences and meetings.