First Look At Pharrell’s New South Beach Miami Hotel

Famed producer and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams has collaborated with Groot Hospitality’s David Grutman for the first collaborative lifestyle hotel brand – the Goodtime Hotel. Located on Miami Beach’s Washington Avenue and 6th Street, the Goodtime Hotel consists of 266 rooms, including a luxurious specialty suite, and takes over nearly 100,000 square feet of space while paying homage to the Art Deco area.

“We want The Goodtime Hotel to impart a feeling of both revitalization and that rare, exciting thrill that takes over when you discover something special,” says Pharrell Williams in a press release. “It’s that adrenaline-fueled sensation of entering

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South Africa’s tourism business struggles to hold on with few tourists in sight

(CNN) — One of Cape Town’s highest rated restaurants may close its doors after receiving just one reservation in 2021 so far.

“It’s pointless for me to wait and wait and wait,” said Mbasa Siyaka, the owner of Mzansi Restaurant. “I don’t know when this pandemic will end and when people are likely to start traveling.”

Many South Africans in the tourism industry are facing the same dilemma as Siyaka. Business owners and employees are losing money month after month as hopes for the recovery are delayed in the face of travel restrictions related to the “South African” Covid-19

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2 teens shot after leaving recreation center in South Philadelphia, police say

Two teens were shot after leaving a South Philadelphia recreation center, according to police.

It happened on the 2000 block of South 7th Street a few blocks away from the Police Athletic League around 7 p.m. Thursday.

An 18-year-old was shot once in the foot and a 19-year-old was shot once in the leg. Both victims were taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition.

Police believe it may have been a drive-by shooting. FOX 29’s Dave Schratwieser reports the teens just left the recreation center after playing basketball.

So far, no weapons have been

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Good Vibes Only at Pharrell and David Grutman’s Thoroughly Happy New South Beach Hotel

Shared spaces include a library that’s “straight out of the mind of Margot Tenenbaum,” says Williams, who calls The Royal Tenenbaums character played by Gwyneth Paltrow “a huge inspiration for the overall tone.” That room—awash in peach tones, clad in natural oak, and filled with touches like rattan animal lamps (Grutman’s favorite is the giraffe), pineapple-motif cocktail tables, and a pink tufted sofa—exhibits the delicate balance of cheer and elegance that Fulk has mastered. “There’s always a little wink,” says Fulk. “A playfulness that makes you feel happy when you go to those spaces.”

The Goodtime Hotel’s library was inspired

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South Burlington finds public recreation areas vandalized

A string of vandalism incidents in several public areas of South Burlington have some residents concerned and, in one case, heartbroken.

The city has seen an increase in destruction in Farrell Park and along the recreation path near the former Wheelock Farm in recent months, South Burlington police said. Police Chief Shawn Burke called the activities “senseless.” 

“I can’t say the acts are definitively the same person, but given the proximity and similarity, I wouldn’t be surprised,” Burke said. 

One of the cairns that line the path in a small park in the middle of the field at the UVM Wheelock Farm in South Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

One resident, Jacques-Paul “J.P.” Marton, says he is trying not to take the destruction of cairns he has built along the

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Why Ireland stopped free visa travel for South Africans

By Travel Reporter Mar 18, 2021

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Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has extended the ban on visa-free travel to Ireland from South Africa due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the past, South African travellers were able to visit Ireland without a visa to enjoy attractions like The Cliffs of Moher and Kylemore Abbey.

However, Ireland implemented a ban on visa travel to South Africa as well as countries like Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Chile, to name but a few, earlier this year due to the new Covid-19 strain.


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