This Week in Travel: Disney Just Announced Plans for The Art of Marvel Hotel in Paris!

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” — Lovelle Drachman

#1 Don’t You Just love Airline Safety Videos

Who: A bunch of the UK‘s favourite celebs.

Where: A British Airways ad.

What: Any ad with cameos by personalities like Gordon Ramsay, Sir Ian McKellen, Rowan Atkinson, and Gillian Anderson (we had no idea she was English!) is a recipe for A+ comedy, especially with comedian Asim Chaudhry in the mix. The ad was also made to promote fundraising for the global charity ‘Flying Start’, a partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief. Passengers on British Airways flights can (and it is recommended that they do) keep an eye open for the ad when it officially launches in September.

#2 A Marvel-Themed Hotel? Oui!


Who: Marvel superheroes and fans.

Where: Disneyland Paris.

What: Disney’s Hotel New York is being turned into a new Marvel-themed wonderland called The Art of Marvel Hotel. Props, drawings and costumes from Marvel will deck the 565-room hotel — a first in the world. The hotel “will transport our guests to the inspiring world of superheroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider Man among others, “Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced at the D23 Expo in California. Along with plans for a Star Wars hotel in Florida, there’s plenty to look forward to in the wonderful world of Disney!

#3 Uh-oh, United Airlines Misplaced Rapper’s Dog  

Who: Rapper Schoolboy Q.

Where: On a flight.

What: It has not been easy for United Airlines, and now they’ve gone and put a dog on the wrong flight. And that little French bulldog puppy just happened to belong to the rapper that goes by Schoolboy, who instead, received someone else’s dog. To the rapper and his fans’ relief, man and dog were reunited the next morning, in a Snapchat posted of Yeeerndamean safely back home. So yes, that happened.

#4 Woman’s Selfie Cause Causes USD 200,000 Damage

Who: A woman in need of a little selfie practice.

Where: An art exhibit at The 14th Factory, Los Angeles.

What: People go to some serious lengths for a good selfie. But in a seemingly simple scenario, a woman tripped and fell back whilst taking a picture of herself, causing a domino effect of contemporary art pieces. The “Hypercaine” display consisted of rows of elaborate crowns, some even made from precious materials like gold plated brass. Founder and artist of The 14th Factory, Simon Birch, decided not to take action as the girl was clearly “horrified and super upset”, as he expressed in a statement. There’s his good deed of the day.

#5 New on The Luxe Nomad


Who: Loved-up couples or families with children.

Where: Villa Alice in Mykonos, Greece.

What: We’ve never met a pool we didn’t like. Adding to the list of villas worth travelling for, Villa Alice fits eight guests and features open space living areas with shaded pergolas and a swimming pool. Days are best spent outside where you can throw your own barbecue, and kids are more than happy at the villa’s own playground.  From the large terraces, everyone can enjoy gazing out to the Aegean Sea, as well as the islands of Paros and Naxos.

Wanderlust ahead

Diandra Soliano

Our resident Wander Woman with a passion for languages, big cities and bronzer. When she's not listening to The Smiths a little too loudly at the office (after hours!), she can be found singing along to the soundtrack of Les Miserables with her two cats for an audience.

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