Category: Bars

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award
Hilton's biggest ever project in Florida

Hilton's biggest ever project in Florida

Construction of the third Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort in Orlando is now officially underway following an official groundbreaking ceremony.   This will be Hilton’s largest and most luxurious timeshare resort in Florida with a planned opening scheduled for January 2009. A total of 1,200 units is anticipated over a spectacular 52-acre setting featuring dramatic
First W Hotel coming to Italy

First W Hotel coming to Italy

Starwood is opening its first W Hotel in Italy, in Milan’s Brera district. The region is a former artists’ district and, as well as being home to galleries, is also a region with a number of popular restaurants, cafés and shops. The hotel will have 76 rooms, a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and a
Changes afoot at The Mortal Man near Troutbeck, Cumbria

Changes afoot at The Mortal Man near Troutbeck, Cumbria

The Mortal Man has enjoyed its position in the rugged fells of Troutbeck Valley in the English Lake District  since 1689.   Now under new ownership and being returned to its former glory, its twelve rooms offer superb comfort and glorious views. After a stimulating day exploring the stunning landscape, the residents lounge and two
Michelin's Top British Pub of 2007

Michelin's Top British Pub of 2007

The Bell Inn at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire – close to the  border between England and Wales – is the proud recipient of Michelin’s Top British Pub of 2007 award. It is the first pub in Wales to win the award. The Bell has a restaurant that offers a good selection of food that is sourced
Get stirred not shaken at The Capital

Get stirred not shaken at The Capital

The petite and classy Capital Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, a stone’s throw from Harrods, is offering master classes in the art of the cocktail at various times this year. The classes are open to the public  and  offer instruction in making five to six classic cocktails, including tasting. Each class costs £115 and includes canapés,
Radisson SAS Hotel, Östersund

Radisson SAS Hotel, Östersund

If you’re inspired by the Alpine World Ski Championships 2007, which starts in Åre in  Sweden today, then take a closer look at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Östersund which lies just to the east, by Lake Storsjön. Easily reached from the airport on the nearby Island of Frösön, the hotel has two beautiful suites, one
Jumeirah Southlands Resort, Bermuda

Jumeirah Southlands Resort, Bermuda

Jumeirah is expanding its presence in the Americas with a new luxury resort in Bermuda.   As part of the Dubai-based group’s plans to extend its international portfolio to 40 luxury hotels and resorts by 2009, the Jumeirah Southlands Resort will cater largely for the North American market and will have 300 spacious balcony suites
Let's Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort now open

Let's Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort now open

This new resort has an intimate charm like no other in Hua Hin. Let’s Sea has 40 spacious rooms, with pier access to a canal-like swimming pool or romantic moon decks for the stargazers. There’s also a beach restaurant, the Breeze Bar, the Sand Lounger and a unique open-air fitness garden. The resort opened in
Le Meridien Lav, near Split, Croatia

Le Meridien Lav, near Split, Croatia

Le Meridien opened its first property in Croatia yesterday, named Le Meridien Lav. The 381-room hotel is in Podstrana, just  8 kilometres south of Split. It offers direct beach access, eight restaurants and bars, a casino with gaming tables and slot machines, a night club, spa and wellness center, and a promenade with shops along
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Hilton’s first ‘Worldwide Resort‘ in the UAE opens today. The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa has  151 villa suites right on the beach front, with mountain and sea views. There are two restaurants and two bars and, come March,  there will also be a  spectacular 2,000 square metre sea-facing spa with nine treatment
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fish for barramundi at Wrotham Park Lodge, Australia Experience the 18th Century at Ahilya Fort, India Devour Spanish tapas in London,  at Fino Get some retail therapy at The W Hotels Store
The best tapas bars and restaurants in Madrid, Spain

The best tapas bars and restaurants in Madrid, Spain

Heading for the Iberian peninsula and Madrid?   Want a few tips on some of the best tapas bars and restaurants in the capital  city?   Make your visit special and  give the  following a try: Tapas bars: SOL AND SANTA ANA PLAZA AREA Lhardy –  Carrera San Jerónimo, 8. Founded in 1838, restaurant on
Manhattan's Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Manhattan's Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Hank Freid’s Marrakech Hotel NYC at 103rd and Broadway has just gotten chicer with the opening of Kazbar, a trendy bar and lounge located in the lobby of his 125-room Upper West Side hotel. Open only a few weeks, Kazbar has already become a hot spot for the young, international tourists who frequent The Marrakech
The best tapas bars and restaurants in Seville, Spain

The best tapas bars and restaurants in Seville, Spain

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, is a great destination. Perfect for city breaks, romantic and cosy, one of the main features of Seville is the gastronomy. A good example of the excellent Spanish cuisine is found here, especially the most famous tradition, the tapas. Hundreds of bars around the city
Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden,