Category: Going Out

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

The Australian Tourism Export Council has added its support for the Sydney Opera House with its bid to join UNESCO’s register of World Heritage-listed structures. As one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Opera House contributes millions of tourism dollars to Australia’s economy each year and is always on the ‘must see’ list of […]

New water park for New York

New water park for New York

New York’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee has voted to build a 26-acre water park on Randall’s Island, just off Manhattan. The £94.4m park will be paid for by a private developer, the Aquatic Development Group (ADG) under a 35-year lease with the city. Proposed facilities include a seven-acre indoor beach and 19 acres of […]

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Drop by at W San Francisco any Wednesday evening in February  and  sip for free from 6-7pm. Move into the XYZ bar, open all night, for select high-end wines by the glass. Enjoy grooving to the music of a live DJ as you savor any of the 10-15 wines (paired with canapes) from such producers […]

Marine World St. Kitts

Marine World St. Kitts

Currently under construction on South Friar’s Bay Beach on the island’s southern peninsula, Marine World boasts 4 acres of world class facilities.   It will feature a stingray lagoon, dolphin encounters including swimming with dolphins, an educational hut, a beach bar and grill, and a nature trail and aviary with tropical birds, butterflies and even […]

Gourmet food and fine wine weekend at Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Masham, North Yorkshire,  has planned an innovative weekend which is sure to delight the experienced food and wine connoisseurs – and convert the budding gourmet!   A packed but suitably leisurely weekend will allow guests to experience some of the finest local food, and the award-winning cuisine of Head Chef Andy Burton. […]

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Stay in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and you could shop, dine out and relax by the swimming pool without stepping outside the confines of the complex.   This 248-room hotel tower is connected by a walkway to the Ritz-Carlton Residence, and then to the Starhill Gallery, Malaysia’s newest and most exclusive shopping mall. It also […]

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos Winter Wine Festival

There’s still time to grab tickets for the Taos Winter Wine Festival, held in New Mexico’s best ski country, Taos.   The 20th annual festival takes place from 18th to 28th January 2006. Winemaker dinners, vertical and blind tastings, seminars and panels fill the schedule, but you’ll be able to squeeze in time on the […]

The Priory Inn, UK, gains restaurant recognition

The Priory Inn, UK, gains restaurant recognition

The Priory Inn gastropub in Tetbury, the Cotswolds, has recently been awarded a Remy Restaurant Award for 2006 for new talent within the UK restaurant scene. The 10 annual regional awards are made to restaurateurs who show a dedication to creating excellent cuisine and are based on 80,000 diners reviews submitted to the Harden’s Restaurant […]

Best hotel bar in the world?

Best hotel bar in the world?

Blu Horizon Bar occupies a breathtaking location on the top floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney and offers unrivalled harbour views.  It has been voted ‘Best Hotel Bar 2005’ at the Hotel Management Magazine Awards and ‘Best Hotel Bar in Sydney’ by Forbes Magazine. Always up to the minute with fashion, Blu Horizon Bar has […]

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver invites diners to experience the city’s spectacular food and wine scene. From 20th January to 2nd February 2006, enjoy a three-course dinner at 144 of Vancouver’s hottest restaurants for $15, $25, or $35 per person (exclusive of alcohol, taxes and gratuities) complemented by fabulous BC VQA wine pairing suggestions. Tables book up fast, […]

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs' Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs’ Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc has received the AA’s Chefs’ Chef Of The Year Award 2005. This national award is voted by a poll of the 1800 chefs and hoteliers whose restaurants are featured in the AA Restaurant Guide.  To be awarded Chefs’ Chef of the Year, is the greatest recognition of a chef by his peers. He […]

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

After 10 months of building and refurbishing, Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen is now  a more beautiful, larger and more accessible venue. Among its new attractions is the Tivoli Aquarium, Europe’s longest salt water aquarium holding approximately 1600 tropical fish and sharks. On the top floor of the concert hall, the new Balanchine Lounge Tivoli’s […]

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

AAA Texas has released its elite list of AAA Five Diamond Rated properties for 2006. In all, five hotels and two restaurants have been chosen as Five Diamond recipients for the entire state of Texas. The hotels are the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Omni Houston Hotel, The St. Regis Hotel (also in Houston), The Mansion […]

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

One of the last family-run oceanfront hotels on the fashionable west coast of Barbados, Little Good Harbour is located in a tranquil fishing village just north of Port St. Charles. The accommodation consists of  a cluster of luxury cottages, nestled around a central swimming pool and lush tropical gardens. This charming island hideaway is  home […]

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

One of the Western Cape’s latest luxury boutique hotels, Le Franschhoek has 63 rooms, and its own Camelot Spa and Le Verger restaurant.   Capturing the essence of four star luxury, this impeccably appointed  hotel offers unparalleled views of the spectacular Franschhoek Mountains. It is easily accessible, being just 50 kms from Cape Town International […]

Dining at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof

Dining at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof

Adored by everyone, the elegant restaurant at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof  at Kitzbühel is under the direction of chef Thomas Ritzer, one of the best in Austria. Ritzer’s cuisine is based on classic Austrian cooking with a light Mediterranean-Asian accent. Menu includes a Brennessel (nettle) cream soup with sheep-cheese croutons, duck-liver tart with caramelized red-wine […]

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