Category: Bars

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 […]

Hard Rock hits Hungary

A Vegas-style gambling experience is Hungary bound. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hungary, a stylish and modern world-class resort, will open in 2012, close to Vienna, Austria, Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest. Amenities will include a pool and deck for lounging and entertainment, a Rock Spa for relaxing and detoxing, and a Rock Shop, where guests […]

4 limited-edition, Wimbledon tennis-themed cocktails

To co-incide with the Wimbledon tennis championship which began yesterday, Park Plaza Hotels has come up with a limited edition, tennis-themed cocktail menu. Four  cocktails pay homage to the famous grass courts at SW19 and some of the finest players to hold aloft the trophy at the All England Club.   Celebrating the winner of […]

Venice’s Hotel Londra Palace has a new look

Hotel Londra Palace in Venice has just completed an extensive restoration project which sees the preservation of its historical essence and the careful balance between tradition and modernity. The design concept centres very much on the careful use of light, making the most of the wonderful spaces within the hotel – from the Gallery Wine […]

New to Shanghai: Pudi Boutique Hotel

After a hectic day of shopping at the nearby designer stores on Huai Hai Road, unwind in the comfort of your own room at Shanghai’s new Pudi Boutique Hotel while your personal butler arranges a perfect evening for you.  Sip a cocktail at the Martini bar or relax in the cigar room before visiting the […]

New to the Syrian coast: Afamia Rotana Resort, Latakia

New to the Syrian coast: Afamia Rotana Resort, Latakia

The doors have been opened to the Afamia Rotana Resort, Latakia. Located on a sandy peninsula, two kilometres from Latakia city centre, the new five-star resort brings a new level of comfort and a host of leisure activities to the city.   It  is within easy distance of Syria’s historical sites including Ugarit Canaaite, the […]

Rum shacks in Jamaica aren’t necessarily all that they seem…

Next time you stumble upon a rum shack on a secluded beach  in Jamaica, perhaps you’ll think back to this video. As well as being fun, it does make you wonder about your experiences as a tourist when you travel… are you getting the genuine article or are you being presented with what the locals […]

The dining room at Hotel Shangri-La is now open

The dining room at Hotel Shangri-La is now open

Hotel Shangri La‘s ocean view restaurant is now open and taking reservations. Concept by Marc Smith of EDISON fame has hired local chef Noah Rosen to create an innovative menu inspired by the famous bi-weekly Santa Monica Farmer’s Market adjacent to the hotel. This is a great location for lunch after the Farmers Market or […]

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

One of the world’s best beaches is now home to a luxury resort; opening on 1st June 20009, the  InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Natadola Beach will be  the pride of Fiji’s Coral Coast.   Spread across 35 acres of tropical gardens, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is the sole destination resort […]

The Augustine Prague opens today

The Augustine Prague opens today

I’ve just received a note from The Rocco Forte Collection informing me that The Augustine Prague opens today.   It can be found in the Malá Strana district of the city close to Prague Castle, the Wallenstein Garden and the famous Charles Bridge. It has 101 rooms including 16 suites, all  offering views over the […]

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai opens its doors

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai opens its doors

The doors of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai are now open, enabling guests to experience the glamour of the Golden Age of Old Shanghai in a unique Art Deco masterpiece. Each of the hotel’s 96 exquisite rooms and suites offers a personal sanctuary of comfort, distinguished by the opulence of Old Shanghai and the luxury […]

Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore

Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore

The Park Hotel Group has  ‘soft opened’ their  latest property – Park Hotel Clarke Quay – in Singapore. Distinctive by its striking red-tiled roof and towers with spires, the 10-storey hotel can be found on the historic Singapore River,  exuding classic colonial architecture reminiscent of Singapore in the early 1800s. Its 336 rooms and suites […]

More Moroccan-bound luxury: the Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech

Marrakech is to get a new 204-room hotel which will welcome its first guests in 2011. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech is Rezidor’s third hotel under development in Morocco, following in the footsteps of the Radisson Resorts which will open in Tangier and Saïdia. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech be a unique 5 star city […]

Middle East hotel market turned on its head by W Hotels

Middle East hotel market turned on its head by W Hotels

W Hotels  has marked  its entry into the Middle East with the opening of the highly-anticipated W Doha Hotel & Residences.  This new hotel merges  traditional Arabian imagery with the contemporary cool design of the W brand with a hotel lobby that combines water features, ceiling-suspended seating and modern hand-blown hanging lanterns. Symmetrical designs, clean […]

New pool bar in Venice from Hotel Cipriani

In Venice, Hotel Cipriani has finished a second phase of refurbishments, which included the restoration of Bar Gabbiano. Located next to the hotel’s famous swimming pool, the bar aims to become the heart of the hotel, with live music and a lively atmosphere for guests and local Venetians to meet. Guests can choose from a […]