Category: Bars

Ice bar at sea

Ice bar at sea

The first ice bar at sea will debut on Celebrity Cruises‘ Century when the ship emerges from its on-going $55m ‘revitalization’ today. The Martini Bar will feature a liquid wall that freezes to form a sparkling crystalline appearance and a bar counter that freezes into ice-cold stone, while a solid block of ice will display
Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10’ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for
Molecular cuisine comes to Tokyo

Molecular cuisine comes to Tokyo

Molecular cuisine combines physics, chemistry and gastronomy, and was made popular in the early 1990s by the Spanish chef Ferran Adrià. While many parts of the world are no stranger to test tubes and petri dishes, this type of cooking has  been a long time in coming to Tokyo. But the wait is finally over:
Europe's favourite wine bar

Europe's favourite wine bar

Travel + Leisure have identified five favourite spots in Europe where you can simply go out, have a drink and enjoy  a great atmosphere.   They are Le Sommelier (Copenhagen), La Taberna de Cien Vinos (Madrid) [if my Spanish serves me correctly, that one sounds good!!], Legrand Filles & Fils (Paris), Enoteca Cantinone Già Schiavi
No smoking at Sandals and Beaches resorts

No smoking at Sandals and Beaches resorts

As of today, there’s to be no smoking at Beaches and Sandals resorts. The ban will apply to all enclosed areas including nightclubs, bars, restaurants, lobbies, conference facilities and shops. Smoking is however still permitted both outdoors and in designated rooms at each resort.
Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

The winners of the first ever Northern Hospitality Awards were revealed last month.   These awards celebrate the successful hospitality businesses and people in the North of England.   The winners are Anthony’s in Leeds (Best Restaurant), Andrew Pern of The Star at Harome (Best Chef), Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere
Vine dining with Malmaison

Vine dining with Malmaison

Lick your lips and savour Sundays. From the foothills of the Andes to the top of the Australian wine tree, these Malmaison vine dining evenings will take your palates on a tour of the wine world. Meet the personalities behind the labels. Discover why the wines, and the winemakers have earned their reputations. Drink it
Beachside Key West

Beachside Key West

Live on the water in paradise in Key West’s newest and most luxurious waterfront residences. Beachside Key West combines the finest in residential living with all the luxury and service of a five star resort. Features include a fine dining restaurant by world-renowned chef, Norman Van Aken, a tavern style restaurant and lounge located adjacent
Casa de Sierra Nevada, Mexico

Casa de Sierra Nevada, Mexico

Orient-Express  welcomes its 50th property,  Casa de Sierra Nevada in  San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.  It comprises nine architecturally beautiful Spanish colonial buildings dating from the 16th to 18th Century.  The buildings, which house guest rooms and suites, as well as two restaurants and bars, include the Casa del Parque, a fort in the
Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

I recently returned from four relaxing nights at the Aviemore Highland Resort in Aviemore. (Only last month it served as the venue for the Scottish Labour Party Conference, attended by Prime Minister Tony Blair.) There are four hotels on the resort, two of which are four-star.   We stayed in the Craigellachie Suite of the
Observer food awards

Observer food awards

UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has scooped two awards in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2006. He was judged to have made the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Food Industry, while his TV series Jamie’s School Dinners was voted the Best Food Programme.   Bruce Poole’s Chez Bruce in London was voted the Best Restaurant
Sunshine and sports in Cancun

Sunshine and sports in Cancun

Indulge in a luxury sunshine break at the newly re-opened Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort. Make the most of its superb leisure facilities and venture into town to sample the local colour – the vibrant Mercado 28 flea market is well worth a visit. There are three dining options (including the renowned Italian eatery, Alfredo di
Your very own portable bar!

Your very own portable bar!

Like to have  a drink or two when you travel?   Then check out  this amazing portable bar from designer Rene Chavanne. It can be assembled in just 3 minutes, without the need for any tools. This sturdy unit is brought to us by Justincase Portable Bar Systems  and looks to be the perfect companion
LUXX - the smallest luxury hotel in Bangkok

LUXX - the smallest luxury hotel in Bangkok

The premium class  small LUXX hotel  caters specifically  for  the tastes of the young, hip and trendy. The 13 stylish and spacious rooms are individually designed, and serviced by an impeccable team of young professionals. Situated on the upmarket Decco Road in the heart of Bangkok, the hotel will soon be seeing the addition of
Experience the Adelaide Cup in style

Experience the Adelaide Cup in style

The Adelaide Cup is always a big event in Adelaide – attracting racing enthusiasts and party-goers from around Australia. Stamford Hotels and Resorts want you to celebrate the day in style.   Adelaide Cup comes early this year on 13th March 2006, so why not start celebrating early with a Champagne breakfast at TG’s Restaurant
Cape Grace, Cape Town

Cape Grace, Cape Town

The gentle elegance of a luxurious small hotel, combined with the allure of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, provides a unique experience of hospitality at Cape Grace. This  impressive hotel has 122 guest rooms, an interestingly named one.waterfront restaurant and  a spa, not to mention the popular Bascule Whisky Bar.