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In 2005, Hotusa Group created Eurostars Hotels, which would become the first brand of the Eurostars Hotel Company chain. This was, and still is, a collection of high-end establishments, strategically located in the historic centre or near the financial districts of cities, which stand out for their cultural uniqueness. The brand would later be joined by Exe Hotels, Ikonik Hotels and Crisol Hotels. The chain’s portfolio currently includes over 200 establishments located in major Spanish cities, as well as in the main international destinations: New York, Chicago, Berlin, Rome, Brussels, Prague, Budapest, Lisbon, Porto, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, among others. Visiting any of its hotels means discovering a world of carefully designed and beautifully decorated spaces, where avant-garde and tradition are combined to create warm and welcoming establishments. There, guests can feel completely at home, while enjoying the benefits and convenience of the most modern facilities and state-of-the-art technological equipment. Eurostars Hotels is a collection of exceptional hotels, inspired by values which are closely linked to the world of art and culture. Luxurious and sophisticated facilities and excellent attention to detail. Selected establishments, designed to create exceptional experiences, as well as to host large events and celebrations, with excellent gastronomy. They invite you to discover a collection of hotels with a unique and individual personality. Buildings with impressive architecture, fine materials and harmonious interior design. Each one offers the traveller a different experience subject to its cultural selection, with exhibitions by local artists and with allusions to the host destination. Eurostars Hotels are also the best setting for your events. Their buildings are versatile, attractive spaces ready to host all kinds of events and meetings. Their team offers you its expertise and creativity to plan the perfect event with the most cutting-edge technology. Function rooms, impressive auditoriums and the most exquisite terraces, they offer you all their spaces for both business meetings and weddings or other celebrations. Eurostars Hotels is geared towards of offering guests a travel experience that goes beyond just enjoying a comfortable room. There’s the service commitment which is obvious from reception, with its own concept of hospitality which seeks to attend customers with care and at the same time accompany them with dedication on their way through the city.

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Twenty-five years ago, Sir Rocco Forte and his sister Olga Polizzi joined forces to change the way we see and experience modern luxury. They had a vision for a new paradigm of hospitality: sophisticated, design-driven hotels, characterised by a unique marriage of British polish and Continental flair. They would have a decidedly global lens on style; but would also be warm, welcoming, and eminently comfortable—places where the best qualities of home dovetailed with impeccable service. No small ambition, back in the megabrand hotel world of the mid-90s. But then, both innovation and the art of a sophisticated welcome are in the Fortes’s DNA. For almost 100 years—from the time Sir Rocco’s father, Lord Charles Forte, began his hospitality training, aged 21, in Brighton—hotels have been both family business and family passion. With decades of experience working alongside their father at Trusthouse Forte, Sir Rocco and Ms Polizzi, who acts as Design Director, brought a new perspective to European hostelry—one uniquely informed by their British-Italian family heritage. Appropriate, then, that the first two Rocco Forte Hotels to open—both in 1998—were the Balmoral in Edinburgh, and Hotel Savoy in Florence. As the portfolio expanded to comprise Hotel Astoria in St Petersburg (1999), Hotel Amigo in Brussels and Hotel de Russie in Rome (2000), and London’s venerated Brown’s Hotel (2005), Olga Polizzi established a new lexicon of hotel style. Rocco Forte Hotels was one of the first brands to privilege a sense of place in the interior design; she wanted “Scotland to feel like Scotland, Rome to feel like Rome.” Simultaneously, she introduced the look and atmosphere of an elegant home into rooms, suites and public spaces— mixing antiques and contemporary art, vintage furniture and textiles woven by local artisans. In an era whose prevailing aesthetics were monochromatic minimalism or extravagant-maximalist everything, Polizzi’s chic take on what a hotel should be genuinely pioneering. In 2009, with nine properties in European capitals, Rocco Forte Hotels opened its first resort, Verdura, on the southwest coast of Sicily. Here, the Forte foresight manifested in two areas that would become cornerstones of the brand’s offering: wellness and cuisine. Under the aegis of celebrated chef Fulvio Pierangelini (now RFH Creative Director of Food), a vast organic garden was cultivated at Verdura, furnishing the resort’s kitchens and its beautiful spa with the freshest greens, myriad varieties of tomatoes, flour from heritage grains and more. The spa itself boasted state-of-the-art facilities ranging from thalassotherapy circuits to infrared saunas, years before they were commonly seen outside of medical spas and wellness retreats. But it was in the following decade that Rocco Forte Hotels became a truly next-generation luxury concept—thanks to the next generation of the Forte family. Irene Forte was the first of Sir Rocco’s children to join the company, in 2013; initially focussing on quality across the group, she rapidly found her niche in wellness, helping to cultivate the spa offering and integrating exclusive amenities into the rooms and suites. Since 2018, she has acted as Rocco Forte Hotels’s Wellness Director—the same year [correct?] she launched her much sought-after eponymous, 100 percent organic skincare line, formulated entirely with ingredients and actives sourced from the gardens at Verdura. In 2022, she’s leaning further into the role, as four of the Rocco Forte Hotels spas are rebranded Irene Forte, at the Hotel de la Ville in Rome, Masseria Torre Maizza in Puglia, and Verdura Resort and Villa Igiea in Palermo. Lydia Forte, who followed her sister into the business in 2014, has focussed her talents instead on every aspect of the eating and drinking experience. She has set the RFH bars and restaurants apart from the competition by focussing on superlative quality of ingredients, elegant but unfussy preparation, and genuine warmth. This ethos—the ineffable difference between a good experience and a great one—was learned, she says, as a child at Sunday family lunches, watching how much pleasure her grandmother put into feeding sons, daughters, and grandchildren simple things prepared with love. Charles Forte, Sir Rocco’s youngest, come onboard in 2017, and now oversees hotel development. It’s he, along with his development team, who keeps a finger on the pulse of where Rocco Forte Hotels will go next, and how. His personal passion project is Rocco Forte Houses, the brand’s first fully-serviced private accommodations. They launched in 2019, with a chic 18th-century palazzo on the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, in which five exquisite apartments ranging from two to four bedrooms are spread across several floors, all sharing a gorgeous roof terrace that’s exclusive to guests—who can avail themselves of all the services and amenties of Hotel de Russie and Hotel de la Ville, including the Irene Forte Spa and Fulvio Pierangelini’s restaurants. This year will see Charles launching two new Rocco Forte houses, each with as ideal a location as the one Rocco Forte House in Rome enjoys: one in Milan, on the Via Manzoni, and the other in Florence, on the Via Tornabuoni. In 2022, a quarter-century on from when Sir Rocco and Olga Polizzi joined forces, the Fortes are looking at a bright—and busy—year. The Carlton, a new hotel in Milan, is being renovated; new Irene Forte-branded spas will open at Verdura, Masseria Torre Maizza in Puglia, and at Rome’s Hotel de la Ville. Villa Igiea, the jewel of Palermo, will welcome guests for its second summer season. Rocco Forte Houses are set to open in Florence and Milan. More impeccable style, more thoughtful and warm welcomes. The future honours the past, and the family traditions carry on.

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World of Hyatt launches as a reimagined loyalty program designed to deepen engagement with Hyatt’s most loyal guests. Your world of travel is getting bigger with these luxury brands, including 100+ resorts across: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe. With these additions, our portfolio expands to 26 brands and over 1,100 hotels, including new locations like Acapulco, Curaçao, the Canary Islands, Menorca and St. Martin. Enjoy each of these new destinations with the rewards you've come to expect from World of Hyatt as each resort joins. Hyatt was founded by Jay Pritzker in 1957 when he purchased the Hyatt House motel adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. Over the following decade, Jay Pritzker and his brother, Donald Pritzker, working together with other Pritzker family business interests, grew the company into a North American management and hotel ownership company, which became a public company in 1962. In 1968, Hyatt International was formed and subsequently became a separate public company. Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation were taken private by the Pritzker family business interests in 1979 and 1982, respectively. On December 31, 2004, substantially all of the hospitality assets owned by Pritzker family business interests, including Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation, were consolidated under a single entity, now Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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Cloudbeds is the fastest growing hospitality management software suite in the world, providing tools to manage properties of all types and sizes. Trusted by more than 22,000 hotels, hostels, inns, and alternative accommodations in more than 157 countries. We simplify the complicated world of OTAs, payments, reservations, and reporting so our clients can spend time on their most important job, taking care of their guests. Through our software suite, we enable properties to compete alongside the biggest brands in hospitality, no matter their size. We’re passionate about connecting people around the world to create more meaningful travel experiences between owners, operators, and their guests. Amazing hospitality isn’t just reserved for five-star hotels. From data architects to UX designers, integrations managers to compliance experts, hotel owners to hostel managers, former travel agents to former OTA executives, the Cloudbeds team comprises the brightest minds in technology and hospitality working to solve the industry's biggest challenges and drive the industry forward. We are passionate about travel and hospitality and pride ourselves on exceptional support and advocacy for the industry. We are available to our customers 24/7/365 and provide continued training and resources to educate the next generation of hoteliers and hosts. From the beginning, we've believed that people are our best asset, so we've founded the company as #RemoteFirst, #RemoteAlways so that we could build a global company that hires the best talent regardless of location. We've since grown to 550+ employees distributed across 40+ countries speaking 30+ languages. We foster an inclusive environment that celebrates bold thinking and diverse perspectives, and offer numerous benefits to promote well-being and professional development.

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Nomad List's mission is to accelerate the freedom of global movement enabled by remote work. Nomad List finds you the best places in the world to live, work and travel as a remote worker. Every second, it collects millions of data points on thousands of cities around the world, from cost of living, temperature to safety. With that data, Nomad List gives you an idea of where it's best for you to go. Nomad List has much more features than just that though: you can do things like find coworking spaces in each city, see how warm it is in a city in a specific month, search for places with specific climates, read reviews and see who of Nomad List's members is in a city now or will be there soon. Nomad List originally started out for digital nomads but, as remote work has become more prevalent, it's evolved into a platform for remote workers living anywhere in the world. We have a 10,000+ people member base who log their trips to meet other people in the same place, and chat everyday on Slack to ask questions, share information and make friends. Many of them also organize and attend our regular meetups in real life. The goal of Nomad List's community is to make it less isolating to be a remote worker, and since it's a paid membership it offers a way to fund the main site's development of city rankings and data to help people find places to go.

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We’re on a mission and we want to do things differently! Building a sharing community of global travellers who genuinely want to see the world whilst contributing and giving back to the places they visit. Alongside our welcoming hosts, ready to receive visitors who are able to help out. With thousands and thousands of users and millions of page views every month we thought it was time to write another update on Workaway where we’ve come from and where we’re going… First of all, a continued big thank you to everyone who has made the success of Workaway possible. As well as our current team, we also want to thank the thousands of members who have used Workaway to connect and spread the message on a global scale. Did you know that we’ve grown completely organically and NEVER actively advertise? Workaway has grown via word of mouth, which only inspires us to keep going, knowing that we are providing a service that is making waves across the global travel community. It always used to amaze us that people would pay thousands of dollars to companies or agents to volunteer or work in a different country. Often these companies would charge to “arrange” a volunteer stay or job whilst taking a huge chunk of the profit for themselves and to pay for their advertising whilst giving a very small percentage to the actual place in need. We feel we have made great strides in disrupting this industry. We know that given the right tools and with the power of the internet people are perfectly capable of arranging their own stay, conducting their own checks and organising their own insurance and transport, not only giving the flexibility they need but also making substantial savings to their travel budget. We believe that you get out of life what you are willing to put into it!

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Worldpackers is a community based on collaboration and honest relationships that make travel more accessible to those seeking a profound cultural experience. Through an online platform, we connect travelers - looking to exchange their skills for accommodation - with incredible hosts from all around the world. Worldpackers was born through the life experiences of two friends, Riq Lima and Eric Faria. Riq, is an economist who left his job as an investment banker to travel the world for 4 years with little money, but a creative mind. Eric, a certified accountant, initially travelled to the USA to learn English, but ended up staying for nearly four years. His first two years were spent helping out at USA Hostels in San Diego, as a receptionist, a housekeeper and a tourist guide by exchanging his skills for accommodation. He then helped to found International Travellers House, a hostel chain located in California and whose staff was made up entirely of volunteers. Worldpackers is a platform for travelers and hosts, made by those who live and love travel! Our purpose is to democratize meaningful travel experiences through a collaborative mindset.

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WWOOF is an exchange network operating in many countries where accommodation, meals and learning are given in return for help to hosts. A WWOOF host invites people to come to their place to work, usually about 4 to 6 hours a day in return for their daily food, boarding and the experience of sharing daily life with the people who live and work at the host. Stays of varying lengths are possible. Each WWOOF group is a separate and independent organisation. There is no head office of WWOOFing in the world. WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms, UK (WWOOF™ UK) is part of a worldwide movement linking visitors with organic farmers, promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices. WWOOF’s goal is to provide individuals from all around the world the opportunity to: gain practical skills in organic farming and gardening experience rural living while sharing in the everyday life of your host further the organic and sustainability movement participate in a cultural exchange WWOOF’s further goal is to: create a network within the ecological movement. Promote, inform and educate about agro-ecological farming and sustainability. Present ecological methods as viable alternatives promote solidarity between people as well as an ethical economy, living, learning & sharing organic lifestyles. The founding idea of WWOOF is to facilitate exchanges around organic use of the land in pursuit of a way of living in harmony with nature. WWOOF provides a way for people to learn about organic food, agriculture and sustainable ways of living. In doing so, it brings together people who share similar values and philosophies. WWOOF aims to provide helping hands to its hosts, and at the same time allows visitors to learn what it means to grow one's own food sustainably. The acronym "WWOOF" originally stood for Working Weekends On Organic Farms. These days, some call it Willing Workers On Organic Farms or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Organic farming is the primary activity hosts do, however there are sometimes variations of this. In an effort to provide access to a greater diversity of experience, where it could be possible to learn and experience what might be called an organic lifestyle was recognised and in response some WWOOF groups have hosts that are, for example, places like health and healing centers, pottery and arts, building and restoring buildings, organic restaurants, dealing with animals, eco villages, brewing and production of foods, nature guide centre, centers for the environment. To find out what kind of hosts the WWOOF group in the country you are going to has, check their website and write to the coordinator of that group to ask them.

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International Volunteer HQ offers the world’s largest range of volunteer programs, with 300+ projects in over 50 destinations. At International Volunteer HQ, we bring people of more than 96 nationalities together to create positive transformation through life-enriching travel experiences. This transformation takes place not just within the communities we support, but also within volunteers themselves. As part of your fully-hosted experience, IVHQ organizes all the stressful stuff like airport pickup and accommodation, so you can be confident everything’s taken care of for you. We’ve been empowering volunteers to make a difference since 2007 - and we’ve always been committed to making volunteering abroad more affordable and accessible to everyone. We offer the largest range of affordable, safe and impactful volunteer programs. Whether you want to teach abroad, support wildlife conservation or environmental volunteer projects, participate in volunteer building projects, or help at childcare centers, IVHQ has volunteer opportunities to suit your goals, budget and the causes you care about.

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I am a fun loving guy! I am a lover of spirituality, people, animals, arts, music, philosophy, psychology, books and technology! My hometown is in Elsies River, a small community in Cape Town, where I am currently residing as well. In primary school, I was bullied for reasons which at that time I could make sense of, but do now. My need to fit in helped me discover my love for chess and classical music. I was ''religiously'' brought up in the Christian tradition until it stopped serving me around 2012 completely. I was completely lost, especially after my mom's passing in 2011 from which I asked the question to myself that there must be more to life than earthly wealth because I simply discovered that it doesn't bring the happiness that my parents and society told me. I knew that there must be more to life. My deep need to help my family after my mom's passing led my to cut my investment banking career in Johannesburg as a quant very short. I follow the Buddhist way life as best as I can because it helps me understand the nature of my own suffering and of others. I simply hate to see people suffer. I try to help people in which ever way I can. I finished a Bsc in Mathematics and Statistics, honours in Computational Finance and an incomplete MSc. I worked as a Senior Fund Accountant mostly. I am a part-time musician and love dancing. I love people, but I am more introverted. I mostly prefer my own company. I am too sensitive lol. I love teaching as well! I was a part-time lecturer in Statistics, but I tutored maths from my second year. This also helped myself and parents. My hard work helped me to get scholarhips to cover the rest of my studies. I worked as a barman. I am a part-time musician. Played in the Cape Town Youth Philharmonic and my music center's symphony orchestras. I love and thank all my teachers! Everyone is generally my teacher. A little more about my childhood. It was ok with the usual joyful moments and traumas. I did what my parents expected and was occasionally rewarded. I attended school in my community until my need for better education and passion for music landed me a scholarship to go to any school of my choice. This all happened in the middle of my high school career. The switch opened my eyes. Better education where suddenly from the one of the top students at my old high school to the weakest. But I was welcomed nevertheless by all! As a member of the LGBTI community, it created a loving safe space to come out to.

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I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work. I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive toward. I’m not comfortable settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness. I am an excellent communicator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results. Most business issues stem from poor communication, so I feel a responsibility to keep everyone on the same page. I am results-oriented, constantly checking in with the goal to determine how close or how far away we are and what it will take to make it happen. I find this pressure inspiring and a great motivator for the rest of the team. I am highly organized. I always take notes, and I use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. I like to keep a clean workspace and create a logical filing method, so I’m always able to find what I need. I find this increases efficiency and helps the rest of the team stay on track, too. I’m a people-person. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making people feel comfortable in my presence.

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I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heartbreaking, but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial – throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. And placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.

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Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/

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