Category: Bars

Debut for InterContinental Boston

Debut for InterContinental Boston

Tomorrow’s opening of the  InterContinental Boston will be the first ever hotel  Boston, Massachusetts for the InterContinental brand. Situated on the site of the Boston Tea Party, this luxurious hotel has 424 guest rooms and suites overlooking the  city’s beautiful  harbour and  skyline. An eatery, a sushi bar, a rum and Champagne bar, a  generously-proportioned
Hilton Manchester Deansgate, north-west England

Hilton Manchester Deansgate, north-west England

Hilton Manchester Deansgate opened in north-west England today. Housed in Beetham Tower – which I blogged about a while back – the hotel had been due to open back in July. It has 279 rooms across 23 floors, as well as Manchester’s very first sky bar. The hotel will host the Annual Manchester Tourism Awards
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino just keeps expanding

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino just keeps expanding

A $110 million expansion at Las Vegas’  Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino has just been unviled. It’s  the property‘s third major expansion since opening in December 2001 and includes  a new 22-table 24-hour non-smoking poker room, a new state-of-the-art 170-seat race & sports book, which boasts a 96-foot video wall powered by 18

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

A new  InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Arizona’s Paradise Valley is expected in early 2008. Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, this  $250 million development will be InterContinental’s first property in Scottsdale. It will have 292 rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, wedding chapel, boutiques, an espresso bar and a 30,000-square-foot spa created
Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Three of Wellington’s most prestigious bars were awarded and celebrated at the recent New Zealand Bar Awards. Co-ordinated by Spanton Media, creators of Australian and NZ Bartender magazines, the awards are voted for and judged by local bar industry and international judges. The Matterhorn was awarded the coveted title of finest drinking establishment in New
New bar at Soneva Fushi, Maldives

New bar at Soneva Fushi, Maldives

The Maldives’ Soneva Fushi & Six Senses Spa  in the North Baa Atoll region has introduced a new bar to help you while away the hours relaxing. The all-day  Champagne Bar offers a selection of cocktail favourites and tropical beverages, together with a light snack menu.
Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine is a new wine and cigar bar that has been opened in Tucson,  Arizona by Camerone and Jeffrey Parker. Embracing a stylish and contemporary vibe, the bar has its own  1,000-bottle wine cellar and a 2,000 square foot lounge from which to enjoy the merchandise.   Facilities such as wireless internet, fax
Muscat's Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Muscat's Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman,  is set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains overlooking the Gulf of Oman. This five-star  complex is set in 124 acres of beautiful scenery and comprises three hotels (Al Waha, Al Bandar, and Al Husn),  6 main  restaurants, two  bars, a nightclub, a

Britain's best beer gardens

Last month The Sunday Times ran an article on Britain’s best beer gardens.   Since summer is well underway, it would be cruel not to share their picks with you: The Spaniards Inn, London NW The Rose and Crown, Selling, Kent The Three Horseshoes, Elsted, West Sussex The Bankes Arms, Studland, Dorset The Farmer’s Arms,
New amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Altantic City NJ

New amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Altantic City NJ

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. has announced that four new amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ have or are scheduled to open during the month of July, 2006. The new facilities include: Ego, Trump’s new casino bar and lounge Trump Exchange, the new branded Trump retail store The Asian Pit,

New York's most expensive cocktail

On A Luxury Travel Blog, I’ve already brought you a $1000 sundae, a $5000 burger and a $90,000 bottle of white wine, so now it’s the turn of New York’s most expensive cocktail. Created by the head mixologist at Duvet, the cocktail is called the Duvet Platinum Passion and has at its heart L’ésprit de
Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars   – including Cindy Crawford, Kevin Spacey, Alicia Silverstone, Vin Diesel and a host of TV celebrities from shows including The OC, West Wing and Baywatch, as well as musicians including members of ‘N Sync and Guns & Roses – came out to play for the red-carpet launch of the
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a spectacular boutique hideaway with dramatic views of Paradise Valley. Arguably Phoenix’s hottest spa, The Sanctuary is an intimate retreat presenting Asian-inspired treatments, a relaxing meditation garden and stunning infinity pool. A renowned restaurant and bar complete the commitment to relaxation and rejuvenation.
Hong Kong Symphony of Lights

Hong Kong Symphony of Lights

If you’re ever in Hong Kong, make sure you get a good vantage point from which to admire the skyline one evening… at around 8pm.   It’s at that time every night in Hong Kong that you can marvel at a laser-light spectacle known as A Symphony of Lights. The event has been running for
Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya

Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya

The recently opened Mantra Restaurant and Bar is perhaps worth a visit when you’re next in Pattaya. It has open kitchens allowing you to view your chef at work. Indian… Chinese… Thai… Japanese… even Mediterranean… they’re all on the menu! There’s also plenty of variety in terms of seating options: you can eat on The
Venice's San Clemente Palace

Venice's San Clemente Palace

Beat the crowds by staying at this sumptuous former monastery on your own private island in Venice, just 10 minutes by gondola from St. Mark’s Square. Dine at the world-class Ca’ dei Frati Restaurant and watch the sun set over Venice every night from any of the palace terraces. There’s also two further restaurants, a