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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…)

Pistes Gourmandes returns to Val d’Isere

Pistes Gourmandes returns to Val d’Isere

A trip to Val d’Isere makes the ultimate ski getaway for anyone that loves a surreal amount of natural beauty combined with world-class French cuisine. And each year travellers visit from afar to take part in, or simply relax and enjoy, Pistes Gourmandes – a divine gourmet event in the heart of France’s most beautiful ski resort. (more…)

European airlines introducing new flights

European airlines introducing new flights

New or increased services are being introduced by three airlines in the lead-up to Christmas.

Ryanair is to introduce three new routes from Liverpool following the acquisition of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, bringing its fleet at John Lennon airport to eight. (more…)

Forte Village Spa Festival

Forte Village Spa Festival

In celebration of the Forte Village Spa Festival at Forte Village Resort, beauty therapists will be flown in from the resort in Sardinia on 28 February, bringing the Mediterranean to London. (more…)

New London to Muscat service on Oman Air

New London to Muscat service on Oman Air

Oman Air has introduced a new three-class service on its route from Muscat to London Heathrow.

The sultanate’s national carrier has pulled out the stops to provide comfort to its customers, and claims its improved service will offer an ‘unmatched level of quality for all passengers’. (more…)

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