Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

World’s best restaurant set to close

World’s best restaurant set to close

El Bulli, one of the world’s most exclusive restaurants and often named the best in the world, has announced that it will close after its 2011 season.

The Spanish restaurant – famed for revolutionary scientific concoctions such as freeze-dried foie gras and lamb’s brains with sea urchins – will not be serving meals throughout 2012 and 2013, and will lose its three Michelin stars as a result. (more…)

Pop-up golf course makes a come back

Pop-up golf course makes a come back

The world’s first pop-up golf course is making a comeback to the mountains of Switzerland this September.

The 18-hole Golf Mountain will be located on the plateau of Engstligenalp, overlooking the village of Adelboden; it was here, in 2010, that it made its debut. (more…)

Take to the sky for an Argentinean adventure

Take to the sky for an Argentinean adventure

A brand-new flying safari in Argentina is giving tourists the chance to see the country’s spectacular wetlands from the sky.

Launched by destination specialists Cazenove+Loyd, the four-night tour takes guests across the Ibera Wetlands by plane, allowing them to take in the vast lakes, wildlife and waterfalls from above. (more…)

Tate Modern celebrates its 10th birthday

Tate Modern celebrates its 10th birthday

Over 45 million people have trawled the displays, interacted with the installations and marvelled at the spectacular works of art that London’s Tate Modern has had to offer since its grand opening in May 2000, making it the most visited gallery of modern art in the world. (more…)

Puro beach club opens in Montenegro

Puro beach club opens in Montenegro

Montenegro, with its stunning, unspoilt coastline, is often described as ‘Croatia without the crowds’, relatively inaccessible as it was. But it’s also Croatia without anywhere decent to stay – or at least it was until recently. (more…)

Affordable luxury on the Norfolk shores

Affordable luxury on the Norfolk shores

With reports that the ash cloud could be set to cause repeated disruption over the summer, many are looking for holidays closer to home. Popular areas such as Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are always safe bets for a peaceful escape away from the city, but it’s worth thinking outside the box to dodge the crowds this year. (more…)

New York hotels offer exclusive valentines package

New York hotels offer exclusive valentines package

Downtown Manhattan hotels Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand are offering romantics an exclusive Valentines package for a long weekend in New York.

The Soho Grand’s relaxed ‘Seduction’ package features an early check-in, complimentary Champagne on arrival, breakfast in bed, and lounge cocktails. (more…)

This is how to roll

This is how to roll

The Volvo (which means ‘I roll’ in Latin), was a symbol of Swedish values during its 20th-century reign at the top of the Nordic car market. It was safe, reliable and, well, maybe just a little bit dull. (more…)

Get star treatment at W Hollywood

Get star treatment at W Hollywood

W Hotels has opened a multi-million dollar hotel and residence complex in Hollywood.

The W Hollywood Hotel and Residence, located on the interchange of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine, has 205 luxury rooms, including 143 special residences with multiple bedrooms, and cost more than US$350 million to build. (more…)

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona now open

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona now open

The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona opened its doors last Thursday, 26 November. The hotel is located on Passeig de Gracia in the heart of the city’s commercial and entertainment district, within easy access of the city’s shopping, dining and culture venues. (more…)

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