Category: Attractions

Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman

Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman

The areas surrounding Muscat city are diverse in scenery and culturally rich, and for all round sun, luxury and leisure at its very opulent, the Grand Hyatt Muscat is an offer you cannot refuse! A haven for water-sports enthusiasts, Omani waters are home to some of the most amazing marine life in the world, and […]

Da Vinci Package from Le Meurice

Da Vinci Package from Le Meurice

Looking across the beauty of the Tuileries Gardens, the imposing Le Meurice stands in the most fasionable neighbourhood of Paris with many of the world’s best-loved sights only  a short walk away.   Its rooms, decorated in Louis XVI-style, offer calm and luxury, it Espace Bien-Etre was named one of the Leading Spas of the […]

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

Moscow is the barometer and nucleus of the changes sweeping through Russia. Nowhere are Russia’s contrasts more apparent than here – ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, and ‘New Russian’ millionaires and poverty-stricken pensioners walk the same streets. With this in mind it is natural that the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow‘s architecture […]

W Hotels heading for Europe

W Hotels heading for Europe

The first W Hotel in Europe – W Istanbul – will open next month. Originally scheduled for the back end of 2007, it has been designed  by Geomim and  will serve as  a centerpiece of the redevelopment of the landmark Akaretler Row Houses in Besiktas.  In walking distance of  the Museum of Painting and Sculpture, […]

The highest restaurant in the Middle East... and it revolves!

The highest restaurant in the Middle East… and it revolves!

The Grand Hyatt Cairo is a luxury landmark hotel situated on Roda Island; a peaceful haven with all of its stunning rooms overlooking the River Nile. The hotel enjoys a perfect location in the centre of the business and commercial district of the city, and yet it is also very close to Cairo’s many cultural […]

T+L Design Awards 2008

Philanthropist Agnes Gund, Nike designer John Hoke, accessory designer of the year Richard Lambertson, Neue Galerie New York director Renée Price, fashion designer Yeohlee Teng , and architects Hani Rashid and David Rockwell (phew!) have joined forces to select the winners of the T+L Design Awards 2008.   Awards span 15 categories and include The […]

Love art?  Why not try a Russian Easter?

Love art? Why not try a Russian Easter?

Easter has returned from decades of obscurity in St. Petersburg, and now hosts a variety of processions, church services and festivals. Take advantage of the ‘Easter Dreams for Art Lovers’ package from The Rocco Forte COllection’s Hotel Astoria between 20th and 25th March 2008 and you too could sample the celebratory atmosphere. Prices start at […]

Still more to come in Dubai

Still more to come in Dubai

Just when you thought Dubai already had it all, news has broken that it’s about to get four new theme parks. SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove are all to be developed there, following an agreement between Orlando-based Busch Entertainment Corporation and Dubai property developer Nakheel. Preliminary work is underway and the anticipated opening […]

Beijing's Water Cube

Beijing’s Water Cube

Look out for the Water Cube at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.   This national aquatics centre was official unveiled last month and will host diving and swimming events between 8th and 24th August 2008. The complex cost over 1 billion yuan (that’s a little shy of $150 million), covers 65,000 square metres and will […]

Iconic gardens at Chiswick saved by Heritage Lottery fund

Iconic gardens at Chiswick saved by Heritage Lottery fund

This spring is set to see work start on restoring the gardens at London’s  Chiswick House, following the announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund of a 7.6 million pound award. The money will put to end years of decline for the gardens, with the project seeing them restored with new paths, trees, cafe and lavatories.

Beat the winter blues with a day out worth talking about!

Dont let the cooler weather keep you trapped indoors – enjoy great days out with English Heritage this winter. Over 300 of our properties are open over winter and look most spectacular in a dusting of snow! Click here to find out which sites are open in your area.

Grand opening for Palazzo Las Vegas

Grand opening for Palazzo Las Vegas

The first new resort on the Las Vegas strip in nearly three years has officially opened amid an impressive music, fireworks and light show that culminated with a concert headlined by Diana Ross. The new $1.9 billion  Palazzo Las Vegas from Las Vegas Sands Corp. celebrated its grand opening  at the  weekend with a star-studded […]

Prague's new, controversial National Library

Prague’s new, controversial National Library

Prague’s first major new public building since the 18th Century is to be a jellyfish-like monstrosity.   The National Library will not only be the largest new building in the city, but in the whole of the Czech Republic.   Unsurprisingly, there is plenty of public opposition to the edifice. What’s more, neither the President […]

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site.   The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways   World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

New York has a new museum called… wait for it… New Museum!   It was  re-opened last weekend and exhibits contemporary artwork over 7 storeys.   Located in downtown Manhattan, it has seen $50 million in investment and the new building is being inaugurated with an international exhibition called ‘Monumental’.   See their website for […]

The Great Wheel of China

The Great Wheel of China

You’re probably already familiar with the likes of the London Eye and  the Singapore Flyer, but you might not have yet heard that a similar project is underway in Beijing. The Great Wheel of China, situated in Chaoyang Park to the north-east of the city centre,  will be the world’s tallest ferris wheel (and about […]