New Conrad in Sardinia
The Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia is now open marking the brand’s debut in Italy. The hotel is located in a prime location on Sardinia’s coastline overlooking Chia Bay. The resort has 107 rooms resort offers a secluded retreat but with access to all that the larger Chia Laguna Resort has to offer.
Perched on the southern-most tip of the Mediterranean island, the resort is surrounded by natural beauty. Sand dunes, coastal flora and fauna and pink flamingos give way to both Monte Cogoni and Dune di Campana, renowned as Italy’s most beautiful beaches and found on either side of the resort. Chia is a protected habitat to wildlife and is home to countless species.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia offers something for both families and couples, with the guest rooms divided into two areas dedicated to each type of guest, featuring dedicated swimming pools, private gardens and pathways alongside two restaurants. La Terrazza serves a menu of Mediterranean and international cuisine in an interactive setting where guests can watch the cooking process alongside panoramic views from the al fresco terrace. Sa Mesa – set in an olive grove – features local specialities with a contemporary twist.
The on-site Conrad Spa has an extensive treatment menu and rooftop solarium – where breath-taking views overlooking the entire resort and surrounding landscapes can be enjoyed from a series of pools.
It costs from €235 per night or 65,000 points per night. It’s open seasonally and closes from the end of October for the winter. You can check rates here or try GTC to book through Hilton IMPRESARIO where you will receive:
- Complimentary Breakfast for 2 people
- $100 USD hotel credit per stay, or local currency equivalent
- Next category upgrade, subject to availability
- Double Hilton Honors
US ditches face masks
In a surprise turn of events, a judge in Florida ruled the US mask mandate as unlawful. The mask mandate had recently been extended for a further two weeks until 3 May to monitor data on the BA.2 Omicron subvariant.
When the reversal was announced onboard some flights there were cheers from some passengers and cabin crew.
Here are how some of the airlines have responded:
- American – not required
- Delta – not required
- BA – not required (policy page)
- Alaska – not required.
- United – not required
- Virgin Atlantic – not required (policy page)
- JetBlue – not required
Manchester finally will fully open T3
This Friday 22 April, Manchester airport will finally reopen Terminal 3 fully after the pandemic. It was slated to open weeks ago and then Manchester backtracked, presumably due to staff shortages.
Passengers flying with Aurigny, British Airways, Eastern Airways, Iberia Express, Loganair, Ryanair and Vueling will check in at Terminal 3 from 22 April. Arrivals will also exit from the Terminal 3 building.
Most of the food and drink outlets and shops will also reopen from Friday including WHSmiths, Boots, Costa and Duty Free.