Category: Going Out

Hesperia Tower, Barcelona

Hesperia Tower, Barcelona

The new Hesperia Tower in Barcelona is 107 metres tall (one of the tallest buildings in Barcelona) and has 280 luxuruious rooms. Two bars and a restaurant are already open, but Evo – the hotel’s signature restaurant situated in the glass-topped cupola at the top of the building – is not expected to open until […]

Hotel Yasmin, Prague

Hotel Yasmin, Prague

The four-star Hotel Yasmin opens on Politických vězňů, Prague 1 this month, just around the corner from Wenceslas Square.   This new design hotel in the Czech capital has a total of 198 rooms, including 11 fully air-conditioned suites. It’s a neoclassical building  that has been turned  into a super-modern, Asian-inspired hotel, complete with red-themed […]

Quintessentially Norwegian

Quintessentially Norwegian

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, Quintessentially has secured some of the best rates for the finest hotels and travel organisations around the world. In many hotels you receive an automatic upgrade, late checkout or even exclusive gift, treatment or excursion. This private members’ club and concierge service was launched in Oslo last month, […]

Constantia Uitsig in the Constantia Valley

Constantia Uitsig in the Constantia Valley

Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, marvel at spectactular views of the Constantia Valley from this fabulous hotel.   Constantia Uitsig is set  among the vineyards of  its own private wine estate and has 16 luxurious garden rooms, each offering peace and privacy.   Also on-site is an award-winning restaurant with its own distinctive and […]

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Step back to the roaring Twenties with a stay at the glorious InterContinental Chicago. One of the city’s Art Deco landmarks, it’s a  fabulous place from which to explore the majestic architecture, superb shopping and vibrant nightlife of this scintillating city.  The newly designed Zest Restaurant, together with innovative cuisine, takes fine dining to another […]

Escape winter with Boca Raton Resort & Club

Spend the cold winter months warming your toes in the sand and sun with Boca Raton Resort & Club in the sunshine state of Florida.  Winter specials are on offer at $249 per night and valid until 30th April 2006.

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]

Sushi night at W San Diego

Sushi night at W San Diego

Come to the Magnet Bar at  W San Diego and learn the zen of sushi making from Mineko Moreno, co-author of Sushi For Dummies, and learn how sushi and martinis pair up while sipping on saketinis. By the end of the evening you will be able to taste the difference between Junmai-shu and Daigingo-shu sake. […]

Jumeirah restaurants

Jumeirah restaurants

Jumeirah – luxury hotel group and  operator of the famous  Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai – is looking to franchice its restaurant brands in order to expand internationally. Plans are expected to focus on pizza and pasta outlet Toscana, which currently has one outlet, and wine bar The Agency. Its Noodle House chain also […]

Diana, A Celebration

Diana, A Celebration

An exhibition named ‘Diana, A Celebration’ will be held at The Dayton Art Institute from 18th February to 11th June 2006. On loan from from the Spencer family’s Althorp Estate, it presents the life and humanitarian work of one of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century. Visitors will be able to share in […]

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Three new luxury hotels are to be built in Abu Dhabi on the Gulf within the next two years. The  Al-Gurm Resort, scheduled to open in 2007,  will be created on an offshore island and  will have 161 suites and 59 luxury apartments, along with three restaurants, a lounge bar and several swimming pools. Secondly, […]

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice claims to have the oldest carnival in the world, with laws establishing the holiday dating to the 13th Century. And this year, the Venice Carnival will run from 17th to 26th February 2006. Events will include masked balls, concerts, gondola parades, formal dinners and children’s celebrations. For ideas on where to stay, check out […]

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God is one of this decade’s major exhibitions. This unique collection of Czech and international art is open to the public for the first time in modern history. The exhibition  has already been held in New York but will be coming to Prague on 16th February  until 21st […]

Norwegian Cruise Line leads the way in on-board dining

It used to be the case on cruise ships that strangers were thrown together randomly at dinner times in a huge dining room and were expected to make do with one another’s company. This has now changed – markedly. Not only is there flexibility in dining times, but the variety of quality of dining is […]

Sydney Opera House crisis

Sydney Opera House crisis

The planned interior refurbishment of Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House by the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the exterior 40 years ago, is allegedly  in crisis. Plans to excavate into Sydney Harbour and slice through a concrete beam holding the building’s shells together is estimated to cost AUS$700m – ten times the state government’s […]

Follow Baltimore's famous sons

Follow Baltimore’s famous sons

Baltimore celebrates its famous sons in atmospheric style. From Edgar Allen Poe’s house to the knockout Babe Ruth Museum, your concierge at the  recently opened Harbor Court Baltimore  InterContinental Hotel  could help you walk in their footsteps. Alternatively, join the locals watching the world go by over freshly caught seafood.