Category: Europe

Parma culinary tour from Select Italy and Academia Barilla

Select Italy has recently announced a new and exciting culinary adventure in Italy. In partnership with Parma’s Academia Barilla (recently featured on the Food Network), the Chicago-based tour operator and travel agency has created a luxury culinary getaway in the heart of the Italian bread-basket: Parma. This seven-day luxury tour is scheduled to start on […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Saudi Arabia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Saudi Arabia team hotel

We’ve finally come to the end of our month-long daily look at the hotels occupied by the participating teams of the 2006 Fifa World Cup.   The Hotel Dolce  in the financial capital of Bad Nauheim is already occupied the Saudi Arabian national side who arrived last Saturday in ample time to prepare for their […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Tunisia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Tunisia team hotel

For the penultimate entry of our look at World Cup team hotels, it’s the turn of Tunisia. Their squad will be staying at the Mercure  Schweinfurt  hotel. It’s a French chain hotel (part of the Accor brand) so should help make the Tunisians feel a little more at home in Germany. Although the 133-room hotel […]

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

120 guest  rooms are now available at the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg – a month later than the originally planned date – following completion of the first stage of renovation of this Orient Express property. The interior design has been led by the French designer Michel Jouannet who has worked on high-profile  restoration […]

Enjoy opera season in Verona

Enjoy opera season in Verona

Worldhotels is offering opera lovers the chance to experience opera season in Verona with an exclusive package from its member hotel, the luxurious and stylish Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista. This years there’s the  return of a multitude of favourite performances across the summer months of June, July and August, including the Puccini classics, Tosca […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Ukraine team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Ukraine team hotel

The Seminaris Seehotel  in  the middle of the young, dynamic city of  Potsdam has 123 single rooms and 102 doubles and will be home to the Ukraine soccer team for their first ever appearance in the World Cup finals. It is a relatively new hotel (opened in 1998)  located in the former Hohenzollern residence, at […]

New boutique hotel opens in Chianti

New boutique hotel opens in Chianti

Villa Bordoni is a new, stylish and elegant countryside estate located in the heart of Florentine Chianti Classico, the most upscale and picturesque area of Chianti. Run by founders and owners of successful Florentine restaurants ‘Baldovino’ and ‘Beccofino’, the property is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a beautiful Italian garden and pool. The hotel […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Spain team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Spain team hotel

The Spanish national side will be staying at the Sportschule Kaiserau in Kamen (North Rhine-Westphalia), near Dortmund for the 2006 Fifa  World Cup. Interestingly, this is the same base that was used by West Germany when they won the 1974 and 1990 World Cup tournaments. After decades of underperformance in previous World Cups, Spain will […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Togo team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Togo team hotel

Togo will be staying at the newly renovated Hotel Waltersbühl  at Wangen in Baden-Württemberg (the same region as the Dutch and Iranian teams), for the 2006 Fifa World Cup.  Being part of a  sports academy owned by the Württemberg Football Association, this hotel offers top-class facilities for training camps, seminars and courses. The training facility […]

Vienna Festival 2006

Vienna Festival 2006

One of the summer highlights in Austria is the Vienna Festival and this year, with it being the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, it will focus upon his work. Included in the festivities  are performances of The Magic Flute and Così Fan Tutte.  Venues throughout the city are playing host to concerts, operas […]

Things are just warming up with De Vere...

Things are just warming up with De Vere…

Summer has just begun to look that little bit brighter, with a range of great May and June getaways with De Vere Hotels & Resorts. While it’s best known for its place in golfing history as 4-time host to the Ryder Cup, The De Vere Belfry offers so much more, including a 2 AA Rosette […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: South Korea team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: South Korea team hotel

Bergisch Gladbach is the only place that will host two World Cup teams.   Not only will it house the favourites Brazil, but it’ll also be the home of the South Korea team.   They’ll be staying at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. This palace hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and […]

German beer festival - why wait until Oktoberfest?

German beer festival – why wait until Oktoberfest?

If you’re already getting itchy feet for this year’s Oktoberfest, then maybe Germany’s second largest beer festival will fill the interim for you. The annual Bergkirchweih festival – also known as ‘the Berg’ – takes place in Erlanger in southern Germany. This year it will run from 1st to 12th June 2006. This event has […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Switzerland team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Switzerland team hotel

If there’s one team that must be really looking forward to the World Cup, it’s Switzerland.   It’s been 12 years since they last competed in the final stages, having missed ou ton the World Cup finals of 1998 and 2002. They’ve chosen to stay at Kurhotel Fürstenhof  in Bad Bertrich, Rhineland-Palatinate – just 30 […]

Madeira's largest spa to open at Quinta

Madeira’s largest spa to open at Quinta

Located overlooking stunning sea views, the new Wellness area at the Quinta Splendida comprises 1400 sq. metres and is due to open June 2006. Quinta Splendida Wellness will be a sanctuary to escape the pressures of modern life. The spa facility will feature a vitality pool and a 12m x 7m indoor pool next to […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: France team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: France team hotel

Schlosshotel Münchhausen, Aerzen, Lower Saxony, will be home to the French squad for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. This castle hotel is near Hanover in northern Germany and has two 18-hole golf courses which will give the players a chance to unwind. The team will be training in the Weserbergland stadium in nearby  Hameln and […]