Category: Restaurants

Test your taste buds in Iceland

Iceland’s most notorious delicacy hákarl (rotten shark) may have made Gordon Ramsay‘s stomach turn on the The F-Word but curious foodies can sample some for themselves from 25th January  to 23rd  February 2009 during Thorrablot – Iceland’s annual mid-winter Viking feast. Join the locals for the month-long festivities and try unusual Viking dishes such as […]

Hg2 Eat New York goes mobile

A mobile version of Hg2‘s groundbreaking new restaurant guide, Eat New York, goes live on UBI UBIâ„¢ today. It’s  the only high-end restaurant and travel guide designed exclusively for the smartphone platform. With  a unique take on the restaurant world, Eat New York is designed specifically for savvy residents and sophisticated travellers, with 150 insider […]

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

This exceptional Michelin-starred restaurant recently picked up the gold award for Taste of The South West, at South West Tourism‘s Excellence Awards last month. The Harrow‘s menu is finely crafted with fresh sustainable produce from around the UK. At present The Harrow is running a special 5 course tasting lunch with two glasses of wine […]

The only two-star Michelin restaurant in Berlin

The only two-star Michelin restaurant in Berlin

The Regent Berlin’s Fischer’s Fritz Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars for the second year running.  Led by  Chef de Cuisine Christian Lohse, one of Germany’s most prestigious chefs,  Fischer’s Fritz is a haute seafood restaurant featuring French culinary influences and fresh, locally sourced produce. And Lohse is no strange to  top-rated Michelin restaurants […]

Bangkok’s newest 5 star hotel

Bangkok’s newest 5 star hotel has raised the bar for the Bangkok hotel scene. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is  a fully integrated and innovative hotel, convention venue, retail, and leisure complex ideally situated in the heart of Bangkok. It is  one of the largest in Asia Pacific and features 505 luxurious […]

The Mirage Volcano Package

The Mirage Volcano Package

  Fans of Las Vegas and its exciting attractions are invited to celebrate the rebirth of a beloved Strip icon – The Mirage Volcano. It will premiere next week on 8th December 2008. Experience first-hand the redesigned signature attraction with The Mirage Volcano Package. This promotion includes a 15% discount on a Deluxe Volcano View […]

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

More news on the terrible attacks in Mumbai is beginning to emerge.   Seven simultaneous attacks have been reported,  including attacks on The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Mumbai  and The Oberoi Mumbai.   Other tourist targets have included one of India’s busiest railway stations, the  Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Leopold Café.   The […]

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at  St. Nicolas Bay Resort a few weeks ago.  The focal point of this beautiful resort – approximately 2 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos – is undoubtedly the central pool area.  This consists of the main infinity pool, a children’s pool, an abundance of sunbeds and a breakfast/dining […]

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

  The first new luxury property to have been built In Beverly Hills In more than 16 years opened yesterday.  The opening of Montage Beverly Hills,  Montage Hotels & Resorts’ long-awaited second property (follwing the Montage Laguna Beach which opened five years ago) brings a  201-room luxury hotel to the “golden triangle” of Beverly Hills. […]

Success for Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco at HANZ awards

Success for Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco at HANZ awards

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco has won the Supreme Overall Award for Excellence at the national HANZ awards for excellence. The resort was also judged to be the Best Hotel in New Zealand and in the top three finalists in the Best Restaurant in New Zealand and the award for Excellence in Customer Service. And it […]

2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winnners

AAA has announced the 2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winners. Ten establishments have been added for a total of 103 hotels and 59 restaurants that have achieved Five Diamond status, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants.  For 2009, six hotels were added to the list: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, Beverly […]

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries.   The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

DesBarres Manor Inn, a luxury inn on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia has added to its list of culinary achievements with an award from Taste of Nova Scotia for the 2008 Cuisine of the Year. Featuring a seasonal menu with ingredients from the DesBarres Manor organic garden and local food suppliers, Chef Shaun Zwarun […]

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.

Culinary delights reach new heights in Colorado Springs

Culinary delights reach new heights in Colorado Springs

Culinary delights reach new heights at Summit, a recent addition to The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs.   Designed by Adam Tihany, Summit is a symphony of curving windows, steel beams and wood-panelled columns, all echoing the dramatic angles of the neighbouring Rockies. Executive Chef Bertrand Bouquin’s American brasserie fare emphasises fresh, seasonal ingredients. For the holidays, […]

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