Brasilia Journal: Brazil’s Capital Turns 60

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The capital of Brazil was inaugurated on 21 April 1960, following a four-year construction period and containing landmark works by a roaster of Brazilian modernists; this year, 2020, Brasilia celebrates its 60th anniversary. By Ron Bernthal All Photos by Paul … Continue reading

New 2020-2022 Hotel Openings in Italy

View of restored 14th-century Barco house at Castello di Reschio Estate in Umbria, Italy   (photo © Castello di Reschio)

By Ron Bernthal Italy is showing enthusiasm for a leisure and business travel revival as Covid-19 has relaxed its grip on the country.  Seventy-three hotels, totalling 11,391 rooms, are expected to open during the 2020-2022 period.  For the remainder of … Continue reading

Hotel boom spreads across Eastern Europe

Bucharest JW Marriott Hotel completed major property renovations to celebrate its 19th year in Romania

From refurbished palaces in Budapest and Bucharest to gems on the Baltic coast, hoteliers who are seeking higher returns in Eastern Europe are venturing outside the region’s saturated hubs. With yields in Prague and the business districts of Warsaw dropping … Continue reading