Category: Going Out

duoMo hotel about to open in Rimini, Italy

duoMo hotel about to open in Rimini, Italy

Furniture designer Ron Arad has fashioned the duoMo hotel (rather annoyingly, every reference to the letter M on the website is in capitals, so you get  references such as  “riMini” and “rooM service”) which opens this Spring. A member of Design Hotels (no doubt they’ll curse me for giving that capitals), this 43-room hotel  will […]

Celebrity living in London

Celebrity living in London

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flew out of London Heathrow Airport today following a brief visit to the UK. They stayed at the famous Claridges hotel in Mayfair, London, last night after arriving that day. According to reports, Jolie stayed at the hotel while Pitt went out for dinner at Locanda Locatelli with […]

Fort Worth restaurant seeks five star experience

Gunsmoke Grill in Fort Worth TX is already a great little steakhouse, but the new chef wants to make it even better.   She wants to make it a “five-star” fine-dining restaurant. In two years,  it has gone through three chefs and countless concepts, from college-area bar and grill to Southwestern dining to cowboy beef […]

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

From now until 10th March 2006, Head Chef Steven Pidgeon invites you to sample  the new season lunch menu at The Arundell Arms in Devon, UK, at a special price of £12.50 for two courses. The hotel has been owned and run since 1961 by Anne Voss-Bark. A former winner of the Woman Hotelier of […]

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas… in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version […]

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri - opens Easter 2006

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri – opens Easter 2006

It won’t be long before the weather turns sweet again in southwest Italy and the Spring travel season flourishes anew. Hotel Caesar Augustus on the Isle of Capri will be dressed up and ready for it when it opens its doors on 12th April 2006.   With this brand new Relais & Chateaux membership will […]

The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

The Beau Rivage Palace ‘Wine & Dine’ evenings

Can you imagine a more perfect match than a menu that has been perfectly  conceived and concocted to enhance the luscious aroma of a specific wine?  That’s exactly what the Restaurant La Rotonde at The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is doing on  the first Thursday of the month throughout 2006. The wine-maker  will […]

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse, an amazing chef with nine Michelin stars (three stars each in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York), not to mention three of the most expensive restaurants in the world, has an ever-growing miniempire. Two years ago, he took over Aux Lyonnais, a lovely little place that had seen better days. And last year […]

Michelin stars for UK and Ireland

Michelin stars for UK and Ireland

Michelin revealed today that there are no new three-star holders in its latest UK and Ireland guide. Instead, this year’s winners include 17 new one-star holders and one new two-star restaurant. This year’s only new two-star award went to Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder. It is the first Scottish restaurant to win a coveted two […]

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 […]