And while all luxury hotels are great, themed hotels offer a whole new dimension to the idea of spending time somewhere unique.Taiwan Taipei hotelLuxury hotels are a great place to stay. You get thoroughly pampered and are able to truly act and feel as though you are someone who is extremely important. Taiwan Taipei hotelYou can rest in the lap of luxury and are able to relax in a way that you have never been able to relax before. Hotel Omm – After looking at the Hotel Omm website, Taiwan Taipei hotel which is part of the Grupo Tragaluz chain of boutique and trendy 5 star and luxury hotels and restaurants in Barcelona, we thought it would be perfect for our stay. Taiwan Taipei hotel Checking it at reception though began to dampen our experience. Taiwan Taipei hotel The receptionist was preoccupied with chatting with her co-worker as opposed focusing on us and making us feel welcome. Walking into the hotel which is located in city center of Barcelona, we were extremely excited about what was about to come. The hotel lobby, bar and restaurant were all very trendy and upscale, just what we had hoped for. Taiwan Taipei hotel The ammenities are great, the sound system and TV not as high tech as you would expect in a place like this and the lighting system, as nice as it was, was a bit cumbersome to use. Other than that, the room was beautiful. Hotel Omm does not have a designated concierge so when we tried to arrange things our results were mixed. Arranging for a car and driver to show us around Barcelona was completed easily enough. Trying to get recommendations for a wine or jazz bar seemed to difficult a task for reception so we ended up getting help from the bellman. Did we get recommendations? Yes, but was it as easy as it should have been? No. Room service was decent. The first night we waited almost 45 minutes for a club sandwich and a bottle of Champaign. I would not complain, except I was told it would be there in 15 minutes. The room service menu was limited and but the quality of the food was decent. Two big thumbs up for their pumpkin soup, a thumb down for their ravioli. Our highlight of our stay at Hotel Omm had to be our private dinner catered in our room from Restaurant Moo. There is nothing like 5 Star dining in the privacy of your room. The best part of Hotel Omm has to be their restaurants; Moo Restaurant, their fine dining restaurant, Moovida Restaurant, their casual dining restaurant and of course their trendy and chic bar, a perfect place to start or end an evening out. Aegon NV (AEG – Analyst Report) stated that it will ponder options to dispose its US-based life reinsurance unit Transamerica Re and restructure its business in the UK, as it intends to realign and enhance focus in its core businesses. Since its acquisition in 1999, Transamerica has been credited with helping Aegon become a leading life reinsurer in the United States and internationally. However, Aegon believes that Transamerica cannot support Aegon core activities over the longer period of time. Consequently, Aegon is seeking a proper buyer for the unit. Aegon has been considering significant actions to perk up the growth and returns from its businesses globally since June 2008. In the past two years, as part of these measures, Aegon stepped into the growth markets of Brazil and India and has sold its life insurance operations in Taiwan, freeing up ?5 billion. On the whole, we believe that following Aegon sale of its unit and strategic realignment, the company should make an effort to repay the remaining ?2 billion ($2.5 billion) bailout fund it received from the Dutch government at the peak of the financial crisis in 2008. However, this requires the final approval of the European Commission, the outcome and timing of which are not known.