Category: Europe

World Cup 2006 - Group C: Argentina team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group C: Argentina team hotel

The highly rated Argentina team, thought to have a real chance of World Cup success, will be staying at the Herzogspark-Hotel, Herzogenaurac, 25 kilometres from Nürnberg. The hotel has almost 100 spacious rooms (38 sq m) with elegant bathrooms, CD player, high-speed internet access and other conveniences. The ‘Mondial’ restaurant specialises in Franconian dishes. The
World Cup 2006 - Group B: Sweden team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Sweden team hotel

The Swedish national team have chosen the Park Hotel, Bremen  as their base for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. This superior 5-star hotel is within minutes of Bremen International Airport. The restaurant typically serves French-German style cooking and their  wine list has over 400 wines; I  imagine the latter will be strictly off limits
World Cup 2006 - Group B: Trinidad & Tobago team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Trinidad & Tobago team hotel

The five star Hotel Landhaus Wachtelhof in Rotenburg will serve as the home of the Trinidad & Tobago team for the 2006 World Cup. This beautiful  property  is built in a residence style and has 36 double rooms and 2 suites. Leisure facilities include whirlpool, massage service, steam bath, sauna, solarium and indoor pool. The
World Cup 2006 - Group B: Paraguay team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Paraguay team hotel

The 2006  Paraguay World Cup  team  will be staying  at Sportschule Oberhaching, 12 kilometres south of Munich. Established in 1994, this Bavarian  academy has excellent provision for a number of sports.   In addition to football facilities, there’s a running track, swimming pool, table tennis, sauna, solarium, etc.  Paraguay won’t expect to remain in the
Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France
Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York
World Cup 2006 - Group A: Ecuador team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Ecuador team hotel

The 2006 World Cup  team  of Ecuador  will be staying  at the four star Bristol Hotel Bad Kissingen.   It’s a family run hotel with a young team of staff, equipped with a Finnish sauna, beauty spa and physio centre.   There’s also a good-sized heated pool (measuring 12m x 6m). As far as the
New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

Greywalls, a country hotel at Muirfield in East Lothian, opened for the 2006 season in March, slightly earlier than normal.   And to co-incide with their opening, they announced the launch of the new Greywalls website.   The site has a simple design, with nothing too fancy, consistent with the ambience of this stylish property.
Get a fine view of the Pope's Corpus Domini procession

Get a fine view of the Pope's Corpus Domini procession

The Mecenate Palace Hotel offers an unforgettable opportunity to view the Pope’s majestic Corpus Domini procession next month, on 15th June 2006. The Mecenate is located directly in front of the Basilica of Santa Maggiore, one of the most important and ancient churches in Rome, which is where the procession takes place. With excellent views
World Cup 2006 - Group A: Poland team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Poland team hotel

Although the Polish team is without any big-name stars,  and despite their failure to qualify for Euro 2004, they could still surprise a few people. The Poland squad will be staying  at  Hanover’s Sportschule Barsinghausen, a large, modern sport and conference centre with 102 guest rooms. With five playing fields (one with floodlighting), the players
World Cup 2006 - Group A: Costa Rica team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Costa Rica team hotel

The 2006 World Cup outsiders Costa Rica will be staying  at the Holiday Inn Heidelberg Walldorf. Equipped with sauna, massage and fitness facilities and decorated in the style of an English country house, the hotel is situated close to the intersection of the A5 and A6  motorways, making the team’s  trips to Munich, Hamburg and
Europe's favourite wine bar

Europe's favourite wine bar

Travel + Leisure have identified five favourite spots in Europe where you can simply go out, have a drink and enjoy  a great atmosphere.   They are Le Sommelier (Copenhagen), La Taberna de Cien Vinos (Madrid) [if my Spanish serves me correctly, that one sounds good!!], Legrand Filles & Fils (Paris), Enoteca Cantinone Già Schiavi
World Cup 2006 - Group A: Germany team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Germany team hotel

The 2006 World Cup hosts Germany will be staying in the Schlosshotel in Grunewald, an exclusive  residential district in Berlin. With the opulent splendour of a castle, this accommodation is full of history and charm.   The hotel’s location will leave Klinsmann’s men well-positioned for their potentially crucial  final group match against Ecuador which takes
World Cup: where the participating teams are staying

World Cup: where the participating teams are staying

The 2006 Fifa World Cup (soccer tournament for those of you in the US!) begins in Germany  next month and so, throughout May, I’ll be telling you about where each team is staying – everything from the 5-star  Kempinski-Hotel Falkenstein in Königste (which will be home to favourites Brazil) to the luxurious  Schlosshotel Bühlerhöhe in

Five-star hotel renovation in Hove given unexpected setback

The owners of a seafront hotel in Hove, near Brighton, East Sussex have vowed to continue with the £5 million renovation project currently in progress, despite the middle section of the hotel caving in without warning on Friday night. After an inspection on  yesterday, engineers said the Sackville Hotel was safe and would not fall
Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

A National Historic Monument, the Hotel Negresco is a Belle Epoque palace on a charming seafront promenade. Furnished with an eclectic collection of antiques and contemporary art, the hotel offers individually decorated suites complete with every modern convenience. The exclusive private beach ensures ample relaxation in the legendary Bay of Angels.