Category: Going Out

Travel + Leisure add restaurants to website

Travel + Leisure add restaurants to website

Published monthly by the American Express Publishing Corporation (a subsidiary of the American Express Company), Travel + Leisure is a highly respected magazine, with an excellent online presence.   They have recently added restaurants from all over the world to their site.   For now, the bulk of the content focuses on the US (1287 […]

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.

Occidental Grand Aruba

Occidental Grand Aruba

The Occidental Grand Aruba re-opens on Palm Beach tomorrow after a $42 million renovation, reducing the total number of guest rooms slightly from 402 to 391. Stay at The Royal Club, an exclusive  50-room boutique-style hotel within the resort, with its own private a la carte restaurant and lounge.

 Da Vinci package in Milan

Da Vinci package in Milan

Hotel Principe di Savoia, one of Milan’s finest five-star deluxe hotels, has extended the Da Vinci package. The package allows visitors to Milan to see great works of art by Leonardo da Vinci in luxury and comfort. Package includes accommodation, complimentary limousine service for duration of the stay, complimentary entrance to Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous […]

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2006

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – now in its fifth year – announced its ’50 Best’ for 2006 earlier this month. And, without further ado, the winners were: 1 El Bulli, Spain 2 The Fat Duck, UK 3 Pierre Gagnaire, France 4 French Laundry, USA 5 Tetsuya, Australia 6 Michel Bras, France 7 Alain Ducasse […]

Win a stay at Wales' Ynyshir Hall

Win a stay at Wales’ Ynyshir Hall

Ynyshir Hall is an exceptional Relais & Chateaux hotel set in the heart of Wales. Once owned by Queen Victoria, this building is set in 14 acres of beautiful gardens.  Its past accolades include AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, 3 AA red stars, 4 AA rosettes for food (making them among the top […]

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Virginia’s The Inn at Little Washington will welcome the  internationally acclaimed Michelin 3 star chef, Michel Roux,  today to celebrate the publication of his newest cookbook “Eggs”. A Champagne reception will begin at noon followed by lunch at 12.45pm. In the afternoon, Roux will present a cooking demonstration. Cost for the class will be $125 […]

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Rumour has it that the 3,883 Klein Little Matterhorn is about to get bigger. Local tourist officals in Zermatt are thought to have approved plans for a 120-metre extension which will take it beyond the 4,000 metre mark, with a view to gaining greater prestige. A pyramid with viewing platforms, a restaurant and accommodation is […]

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 […]

$1000 sundae

$1000 sundae

Take  five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, cover it in 23K edible gold leaf, and then drizzle the whole thing  with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, before covering it with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, and what have you got?   That’s right… the world’s […]

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

Experience the best address in the City By The Bay at St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco with these great special offers.  The hotel  is located directly next door to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and across the street from the serene tranquility of Yerba Buena Gardens, and is home to the signature restaurant […]

LimoJet from ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago

LimoJet from ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago

A Chicago-based company, ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago, is converting old Lear Jets into limousines (or learmousines as they like to call them!). The vehicles can accommodate 16-18 passengers and will be in service in summer of this year.  The LimoJets come complete with 42″ plasma screen, theatre surround sound and even a disco ball.

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

The Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year 2006 award has been won by Claire Thevenot of the Hotel du Vin et Bistro, Winchester. Claire is the first woman to have won the title, presented by President of Champagne Ruinart, Bernard Peillon. Nicolas Clerc, of the Milestone Hotel, London, came second, and Jean-Marie Pratt of Le […]

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

One of Norway’s finest festivals is about to take place in the heart of Bergen. Starting on 28th April and running until 6th May 2006, Bergenfest was originally a blues festival but has since grown to accommodate other types of roots music. It is a festival with artistic impression and a wide music profile offering […]

The Lake District gets the nod from Renée Zellweger

The Lake District gets the nod from Renée Zellweger

It’s not every day that Hollywood stars descend on where I live.   But right now, Renée  Zellweger and around 20 trucks, trailers and film crew vans are just down the road, filming around the village of Grasmere (supposedly on National Trust property, but  the exact location is being kept under wraps) in the English […]

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco

Located on Condesa beach in the heart of the Acapulco, Fiesta Americana is popular with tourists from Mexico and all over the world. The hotel has an excellent, open-air restaurant and is located near many of the best bars. Amenities include a pool, spa, fitness room, a business center, and spectacular views of Acapulco bay.