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W London Leicester Square launches Love Inn

W London Leicester Square launches Love Inn

Love will be spelled with a “W” this Valentine’s Day, as W London Leicester Square marks its grand opening on the 14th of February with packages to make guests fall head over heels for the glittering brand-new property, smack in the centre of the capital. (more…)

Museums get ready for after-hours treats

Museums get ready for after-hours treats

Museums across the UK and Europe are preparing a weekend of late-night events as part of this year’s Museums at Night 2011.

Tying in with the European event La Nuit des Musees, hundreds of museums and galleries across the country will be opening their doors at night for gallery gigs, twilight screenings, midnight murder mysteries, all-night sleepovers, torch-lit tours or simply to offer the chance to experience some of the UK’s iconic and historic venues in a new light. (more…)

Wellness cruise launches in China

Wellness cruise launches in China

Steeped in culture and history, the Three Gorges region is also one of the most beautiful in China. And a new cruise from Sanctuary Retreats promises to be the best way to explore the Yangtze River. (more…)

Help conserve water by surfing

Help conserve water by surfing

Water sports enthusiasts can now help conserve water by taking part in a new event launched by Six Senses Laamu.

Six Senses Watermen will see a host of surfing icons and divers join forces with water conservationists to inspire and educate guests through ‘how to’ clinics and talks. (more…)

Tree house music

Tree house music

Move over Paul Oakenfold, there’s a new woodland DJ in the (tree) house.

To mark the beginning of spring, UK natural beatboxer Jason Singh has been commissioned by the National Trust to recreate the nation’s favourite songbirds in an album of ‘tweet music’. (more…)

Royal Wedding…In Manhattan

Royal Wedding...In Manhattan

Royal watchers who haven’t scored an invite to the wedding of the year may be tempted to cross the pond to celebrate the big day, thanks to the extravagant package being laid on by the Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West in New York. (more…)

Standard literature

Standard literature

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie has teamed up with The Standard to mark the hotel’s partnership with PEN World Voice Festival of International Literature in New York.

Rushdie, the chairman of the festival, which runs from 25th April to 1st May, is curating a special collection of American classic books for the hotel, to be placed permanently in guest rooms for travellers to enjoy. (more…)

Bath on the culinary map

Bath on the culinary map

The opening of a new kitchen garden marks the beginning of an exciting new culinary era at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, near Bath – taking the concept of sustainable dining to a new level. (more…)

Make yourself at home in New York

Make yourself at home in New York

The top hotels of New York are some of the most exceptional in the world for service, design, and location. But as with other cities, space is a premium and unless you’re checking into one of the most upscale – such as the vast Meadow Suite at the Crosby Street Hotel, you might find your standard double a little cramped. (more…)

Twilight fans flood US logging town

Twilight fans flood US logging town

A quiet American logging town has seen its tourism numbers jump by more than 1,000 per cent since it was made world-famous by the Twilight vampire saga.

Forks, in Washington state, has been inundated with visitors since the release of the movies based on Stephanie Meyer’s series of books about the romance between vampire Edward and human Bella, played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. (more…)

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