Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

Advent at the Andaz

Advent at the Andaz

Guests and locals who visit the Andaz Liverpool Street hotel can see the unusual work of Beta Tank designer Eyal Burstein as he brings together ceramic bric-a-brac and tasty treats to create a ceramic table advent calendar. (more…)

The full Nelson

The full Nelson

The director of the new Mandela film reveals his behind-the-scenes secrets.

Justin Chadwick, director of the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, spent three years researching in South Africa before undertaking the biggest film ever made on the continent. (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…)

Interactive shopping arrives in New York

Interactive shopping arrives in New York

The OC Concept store opened in New York yesterday and aims to pioneer a new hi-tech style of luxury shopping.

The boutique, which houses a selection of the best in art, lifestyle, beauty and leather goods provides interactive hologram screens throughout the store to allow shoppers the chance to customise their purchases such as watches, yachts, and chalets and view their creations in real-time. (more…)

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