Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

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…)

Romantic breaks at the Luxury Travel Fair

Romantic breaks at the Luxury Travel Fair

The Luxury Travel Fair, in association with Conde Nast Traveller, is the place to go for holiday inspiration – and this year’s highlights include romantic destinations.

For a break in Africa be sure to visit specialists Red Savannah. (more…)

Sochis new party pad

Sochis new party pad

Opening just in time for the Winter Olympics 2014 – it’s the city’s bright new hotel, designed for apres-luge aperitifs.

Strangely compelling, the Winter Olympics, even for those who aren’t keen on sport. (more…)

Crash test snow bunnies

Crash test snow bunnies

The hi-tec Inflatable Snowsuit aims to put an end to injuries for skiers and snowboarders. But would you wear it?

It’s that time of year again. We’ve been up in the loft, digging out the salopettes, wondering if they were always this unflattering and if it isn’t time to invest in some new skiwear. (more…)

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