Category: Going Out

The Pierre re-opens in New York following $100 million re-design

The Pierre re-opens in New York following $100 million re-design

The Pierre, the iconic hotel on New York’s Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street that is the U.S. flagship for Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, has re-opened following completion of the final phase of its meticulous $100 million overhaul. With the re-opening comes 11 Grand Suites including the Presidential Suite. In total there […]

Dining options on Silversea's new Silver Spirit

Dining options on Silversea’s new Silver Spirit

On 23rd December, 2009 the world’s newest ultra-luxury, all-suite ship, Silver Spirit, will take to the seas on her maiden “Holiday Spirit” voyage from Barcelona to Lisbon.  The 540-guest ship is to offer a multitude of dining experiences as detailed below: The Restaurant Situated midship on Deck 4, The Restaurant features sumptuous culinary fare in […]

Afternoon tea in London - with a difference

Afternoon tea in London – with a difference

TLSee (Tea, London and Sightseeing) – a pun on TLC (tender, loving care) is the new afternoon tea concept at Swissôtel The Howard, London and  treats guests to edible versions of the famous sights of the city on the Thames. With TLSee, nine different London landmarks, some in 3D, are served up alongside traditional finger […]

First Fairmont hotel to open in Abu Dhabi

First Fairmont hotel to open in Abu Dhabi

The first Fairmont hotel in Abu Dhabi is due to open at the beginning of next month, adding to the capital’s portfolio of luxury hotels.  The 369-room Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel, in the “between the bridges” area, will include the first Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill outside the UK, and a Frankie’s Italian […]

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, the Mediterranean’s newest luxury resort will open this Autumn, with a soft opening next month followed by an official launch in Spring 2010. Created by the owners of Masseria San Domenico, Borgo Egnazia is positioned to become one of the leading luxury family, spa and golf resorts in the Mediterranean, featuring a luxury […]

The award-winning Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

St. Maarten’s Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino has been honoured with its third consecutive Incentive Magazine Platinum Partner Award for outstanding meetings services. The award has become the benchmark of achievement in the areas of motivation, corporate gifting and incentive travel for the past 17 years. With more than 16,000 square feet of meeting […]

A new menu every day at Princess d'Annam Resort & Spa

A new menu every day at Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa

Unlike most hotels and resorts that roll out new menus seasonally, the new restaurant at the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa debuts a new card every single day. Whether guests voice a hankering for pan-fried snapper, grilled cobia on a lemongrass skewer, bouillabaisse or any of dozens of other dishes in Chef La Thuan An’s […]

W Hotels debuts in South America with W Santiago

W Hotels debuts in South America with W Santiago

The W brand‘s 33rd hotel, W Santiago is the cornerstone of a larger, mixed-use complex, Isidora 3000, which includes a convention center, boutique office space, and high-end retail shops in addition to the W Hotel and W-branded residences. Developed by the Territoria Group, W Santiago is located in the heart of the fashionable El Golf […]

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

The iconic Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island will open its doors shortly. The 428-room contemporary hotel is located along the new Links Championship Golf Course and is within five minutes walking distance of the latest Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit. This latest addition to IHG’s Crowne Plaza estate is situated on one of the […]

Libre Cigar Lounge at the Hilton Shanghai

Libre Cigar Lounge at the Hilton Shanghai

Hilton Shanghai is offering a new feature to offer connoisseurs a fresh venue to savour fine cigars. Just launched in June, Libre Cigar Lounge, provides individuals who enjoy this recreation with more than 20 brands and 60 types of Cuba’s best products. The collection includes limited versions of cigars with essences ranging from light to […]

Enjoy Arizona’s natural wonders

The Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona, is having a special travel package which allows guests to enjoy two natural wonders of Arizona – Sedona Red Rocks and The Grand Canyon –   for the price of one. The Amara Grand Canyon Adventure package includes two nights’ accommodations, breakfast for two each morning at […]

A new St. Regis hotel in Bermuda

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. plans to open a new St. Regis hotel in Bermuda, marking a debut  for the St Regis brand on the exclusive island. Scheduled to open in 2013, The St. Regis Bermuda and The Residences at The St. Regis Bermuda will be located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, Bermuda’s […]

Bilila Lodge Kempinski

The Grand Opening of Bilila Lodge Kempinski was celebrated last week in the presence of His Excellency, The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, distinguished national and international guests and dignitaries. The opening represents the first Luxury Lodge for Kempinski Hotels in the renowned Serengeti National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage […]

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Jeni Matthews created Red Balloon Travel and Consulting with the goal in mind to provide spectacularly unique French holidays.     After graduating from Northwestern University in Communications and International Studies, she headed straight to France, and has been living in the little known Rhone-Alpes region ever since.   She uses her first-hand knowledge and […]

James Joyce dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

It’s not every day you get to dine with the dead.  Sign up for Four Seasons Hotel Dublin‘s “Discover Dublin” package and you’ll be treated to an authentic evening that leaps right off the pages of James Joyce‘s  famed short story, The Dead. You’ll feast as Joyce’s characters did, with the very same hearty menu. […]

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

The 3 AA star and 3 AA rosette Samling‘s reputation as one of the Lake District’s top hotels has been well earned. It describes itself as a luxury hotel in the country, not a country house hotel and has no ‘best room’. All but two have stunning views of the lake (Windermere), five having been […]

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