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MSC Group Converts Ferry Into Floating Hospital

Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), a ferry operator that is part of MSC Group, has converted the ferry ship Splendid into a floating hospital equipped for patients with and recovering from COVID-19.

Stationed in the ferry terminal in Genoa, Italy, it has 25 beds in single cabins, although it is possible to equip up to 400 beds. The floating hospital also features a heliport and dedicated areas to healthcare personnel and crew.

GNV started working on the project with classification society RINA in early March, in coordination with Italy’s Liguria Health System and Civil Protection. RINA verified that the floating hospital complied with current regulations, identifying the balance between safety protection, naval regulations, the medical needs of a hospital and the regional health care authority.

In the U.S., Carnival Corp. has offered ships to serve as hospitals for non-COVID-19 patients, to free up space in hospitals. Also, American Queen Steamboat Co. and Victory Cruises have offered idled ships to the military to house personnel who need to be quarantined.

Also, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) launched a new initiative called “Hotels for Hope” to help find lodging in more than 6,500 properties for first responders and health-care workers as the COVID-19 crisis grows.

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Stride into Hyde this March and April ·

Stride into Hyde this March and April

Stride into Hyde Paradiso during March and April for 49% off food when paired with any drink purchase… and, best of all, this incredible offer has dropped just in time for the Hyde tribe to sample the lively lounge and bar’s exciting new menu and cocktail list.

Hyde Paradiso’s new food menu combines fresh local produce with Mediterranean influences and features a host of small and large dishes, including Fried haloumi chips with rosemary aioli; Watermelon and feta salad with pomegranate; Porcini and truffle risotto with parmesan cheese; and house-made focaccia breads with any of the three dips (hummus and spiced chickpea, salmon & cream cheese, or spiced corn with bacon crumb).

With Hyde’s ‘Stride into Hyde’ deal, these new menu highlights are an absolute steal – working out to be just $6.63 for the haloumi; $8.16 for the watermelon and feta salad; $12.24 for a serve of the risotto; and from just $4.59 for the focaccia and dips.

Hyde Paradiso has also just launched its revamped cocktail menu. All are extremely Instagrammable with bold, bright colours and delivered in true Hyde fashion – who doesn’t want their Paint the Town Pink punch bowl served with sparklers on top?!

Some of the new must-try cocktails include a Salted Coconut Margarita (a tropical spin on a classic drink with blanco tequila, triple sec, coconut syrup, lime juice and coconut water); Purple Lady (infusing tanqueray pea flower gin with triple sec, crème de violette, lemon juice and a dash of peach bitters to add a soothing dose of juiciness); and the Ruby Rose (summer in a glass with Ketel One vodka, AIX rosè, raspberries and hibiscus syrup).

The gorgeous venue, which was designed by the 2012 Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year Carlie Waterman from Studio M.A.C., will also be fully decked out with hanging balloons and fun activations, perfect for those Insta-worthy snaps.

Also, dance into the night with DJs and live music artists playing throughout March and April. Keep an eye of Hyde Paradiso socials for live music announcements.

Opening in the heart of the Gold Coast at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso has made its mark as a fashionable playground for an endless uplifting summer, inspired by moments of paradise. The venue is open all day (Wednesday to Sunday) and evolves into a lively evening lounge and dining experience. It is the place to see and be seen, by the sea, in Surfers Paradise. It also boasts a private ‘Hydeaway Sgroppino Room’ for private events.

If it’s your turn to shout, make sure it happens in March and April. Online bookings only and essential. See you at the bar!

Hyde Paradiso

Level 2, Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise (8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD)

Website:             www.hydeparadiso.com

Instagram:          @hydeparadiso

Facebook:          @Hydeparadiso

#hydeparadiso #hydegoldcoast #anotherdayinparadiso #hydetribe #strideintohyde

ABOUT ACCOR

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in an unrivaled portfolio of 39 hotel brands, from luxury to economy, supported by one of the most attractive loyalty programs in the world.

ALL, Accor Live Limitless is a daily lifestyle companion that integrates rewards, services and experiences bringing value to everyday life inventing a completely new aspirational way to live limitless.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 – Acting Here program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged groups access to employment through professional training.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit accor.com. Or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Club Med’s Spring Into Summer Sale

Club Med has just launched its Spring into Summer sale in which guests can spend their next winter or summer holiday with rates starting at $119 per night per adult. This deal is open through April 30, 2020, with travel dates through October 31, 2020.

In addition to lower rates, other benefits include no single supplement, up to $600 air credit and free stays for children under 4. Children ages 4-11 can stay up to 50% off.

Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive resort, has an array of locations for guests to choose from including:

Club Med Cancún Yucatán – This Mexico-located resort is a family-friendly retreat that provides exciting water games at the new family pool and entertaining outdoor activities throughout the day. The resort has recently completed its new Aguamarina expansion, which introduces 60 all-new oceanfront family rooms and Club Med Spa by L’OCCITANE.

Club Med La Caravelle – This Guadeloupe resort will be re-opening this fall with two beachside bars, a rum cellar, and new spa treatments. In addition, new oceanfront accommodations, including an adults-exclusive Zen Oasis area, will be available for booking one the golden beached for which Guadeloupe is famous for.

Club Med Punta Cana – This resort is located on 2,000-foot Dominican Republic beach and provides activities and amenities perfect for couples and families alike, including the new Amazing Family program, Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, a L’OCCITANE Spa, men’s barbershop and an adults-only Zen Oasis with a private pool, bar and accommodations.

Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda – Another Dominican Republic resort, Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda is a newer addition to the Club Med brand. The resort is also Club Med’s first Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas, with four boutique “villages” with distinct concepts: wellness, adventure, kid-friendly and adults-only.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay – This Florida-based resort naturally has famed golf courses and water sports for guests looking to stay active on vacation. This September, the resort will be in introducing the Spectacular Months program, a lineup of events which focus on wellness provided by the Club Med Spa by L’OCCITANE.

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Stride into Hyde this March and April ·

Stride into Hyde this March and April

Stride into Hyde Paradiso during March and April for 49% off food when paired with any drink purchase… and, best of all, this incredible offer has dropped just in time for the Hyde tribe to sample the lively lounge and bar’s exciting new menu and cocktail list.

Hyde Paradiso’s new food menu combines fresh local produce with Mediterranean influences and features a host of small and large dishes, including Fried haloumi chips with rosemary aioli; Watermelon and feta salad with pomegranate; Porcini and truffle risotto with parmesan cheese; and house-made focaccia breads with any of the three dips (hummus and spiced chickpea, salmon & cream cheese, or spiced corn with bacon crumb).

With Hyde’s ‘Stride into Hyde’ deal, these new menu highlights are an absolute steal – working out to be just $6.63 for the haloumi; $8.16 for the watermelon and feta salad; $12.24 for a serve of the risotto; and from just $4.59 for the focaccia and dips.

Hyde Paradiso has also just launched its revamped cocktail menu. All are extremely Instagrammable with bold, bright colours and delivered in true Hyde fashion – who doesn’t want their Paint the Town Pink punch bowl served with sparklers on top?!

Some of the new must-try cocktails include a Salted Coconut Margarita (a tropical spin on a classic drink with blanco tequila, triple sec, coconut syrup, lime juice and coconut water); Purple Lady (infusing tanqueray pea flower gin with triple sec, crème de violette, lemon juice and a dash of peach bitters to add a soothing dose of juiciness); and the Ruby Rose (summer in a glass with Ketel One vodka, AIX rosè, raspberries and hibiscus syrup).

The gorgeous venue, which was designed by the 2012 Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year Carlie Waterman from Studio M.A.C., will also be fully decked out with hanging balloons and fun activations, perfect for those Insta-worthy snaps.

Also, dance into the night with DJs and live music artists playing throughout March and April. Keep an eye of Hyde Paradiso socials for live music announcements.

Opening in the heart of the Gold Coast at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso has made its mark as a fashionable playground for an endless uplifting summer, inspired by moments of paradise. The venue is open all day (Wednesday to Sunday) and evolves into a lively evening lounge and dining experience. It is the place to see and be seen, by the sea, in Surfers Paradise. It also boasts a private ‘Hydeaway Sgroppino Room’ for private events.

If it’s your turn to shout, make sure it happens in March and April. Online bookings only and essential. See you at the bar!

Hyde Paradiso

Level 2, Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise (8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD)

Website:             www.hydeparadiso.com

Instagram:          @hydeparadiso

Facebook:          @Hydeparadiso

#hydeparadiso #hydegoldcoast #anotherdayinparadiso #hydetribe #strideintohyde

ABOUT ACCOR

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in an unrivaled portfolio of 39 hotel brands, from luxury to economy, supported by one of the most attractive loyalty programs in the world.

ALL, Accor Live Limitless is a daily lifestyle companion that integrates rewards, services and experiences bringing value to everyday life inventing a completely new aspirational way to live limitless.

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 – Acting Here program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged groups access to employment through professional training.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit accor.com. Or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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