Category: Bars

New to Rhodes: Port Royal Villas & Spa, Afandou

New to Rhodes: Port Royal Villas & Spa, Afandou

The luxury five-star Port Royal Villas & Spa  will be new on the scene in Rhodes in 2009.   It is  located on the Blue Flag-awarded sand beach of Kolymbia in Afandou on the island’s east coast. The 185 rooms include four suites with private pools and a presidential suite with private pool. The hotel

Dusit International's first foray into Africa

Dusit International  is officially opening the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo today. The Cairo hotel is the company’s first property on the African continent, and brings it a step closer to the Europe.   It is strategically located in the New Cairo district known as the “Land of Gold”. The area is resplendent with waterfalls, brand

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto opens its doors

The AU$60 million resurrection of Melbourne’s grandest heritage hotel is complete. The iconic The Rialto has re-opened as InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, bringing one of the finest brands in international hotel luxury to Australia’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant city. Guests can now experience the only luxury hotel in Melbourne’s financial district, transformed as one of
New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel has been certified with five stars by the Regional Government of Cusco in Peru, adding to the luxury accommodation available. Only open to the public for one year, SUMAQ has 60 luxurious rooms split between superior deluxe, junior suites and Sumaq Suites. The architecture, infrastructure and interior projects have been designed

Hg2 Eat New York goes mobile

A mobile version of Hg2‘s groundbreaking new restaurant guide, Eat New York, goes live on UBI UBI™ 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

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

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa launches exclusive whisky club

With a vision to add zest and zeal to the lives of passionate whisky drinkers in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa  is launching its very own exclusive Whisky Club today at the resort’s Borneo Lounge and Bar. The essence of the resort’s Whisky Club is to give its members the opportunity
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
Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, is now accepting reservations from 22nd December  2008. Those looking to be among the first to experience Encore’s luxury accommodations  can reserve online by visiting their site. Located at Las Vegas’ most exclusive address, Encore is situated next door to flagship property Wynn Las Vegas and
Pop and fizz in Chicago

Pop and fizz in Chicago

Pops for Champagne will wow you at its central Chicago location with its delicious matches of bubbly with gourmet  treats and jazz. Here you can choose from over 100 bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine. For further sparkle, hit the new Bubble Bar at The Terrace at Conrad Chicago.

Now open: Mandarin Oriental, Boston

The Mandarin Oriental, Boston  was formally  opened in a celebratory ribbon-cutting and feng shui ceremony that took place last week.  Perfectly positioned  in the prestigious Back Bay, the new hotel combines New England elegance with Oriental touches to create  an unique  hospitality experience.  It has  136 guestrooms and 12 suites, offering some of the most
Thank God it's Friday!

Thank God it's Friday!

It’s Friday and there’s lots of reasons to celebrate Fridays!   One is The Jefferson‘s Friday Night Out Package – the perfect way to start your weekend, and great value too. Start your evening with cocktails in TJ’s Lounge followed by a three-course dinner in TJ’s Restaurant. Retire to one of their deluxe guestrooms and
The best view in Minneapolis?

The best view in Minneapolis?

A new W Hotel has opened in Minnesota. The soaring  W Minneapolis – The Foshay exudes art deco splendour. Within this  historic skyscraper are 18 luxurious suites plus a further 211 rooms, and all the usuals you might expect of a W Hotel (state-of-the-art gym, over 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a

Nightlife in Las Vegas

Kate Maxwell presents for CondéNast Traveler, giving an insight into what’s available on a night out in Vegas.  
Junsui, Burj Al Arab

Junsui, Burj Al Arab

At the back end of last year the Burj Al Arab launched Junsui– a modern buffet restaurant offering authentic Asian dishes prepared live in opulent surroundings specifically designed by Khuan Chew. Junsui, meaning ‘Pure’ in Japanese,  is open to external guests for lunch and dinner, as well as serving breakfast to in-house guests. The restaurant
Beijing's newest hotel: The Opposite House

Beijing's newest hotel: The Opposite House

Beijing’s newest hotel opens today, fractionally late for the Olympics but still able to take advantage of the spectacle. The Opposite House has 99 generous rooms (reputedly among the largest in Beijing) and was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. This new boutique hotel has a Mediterranean restaurant and one that specialises in North Asian