Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

Days of decadence are back

Days of decadence are back

Following years of development, Kuala Lumpur’s historical landmarks are fading into the shadows of the giant Petronas Towers. One heritage hotel, however, is about to be reborn.

In its post-WWI heyday, author Graham Greene came for afternoon tea. (more…)

Courtyard by Marriot opens first hotel in Scandinavia

Courtyard by Marriot opens first hotel in Scandinavia

Luxury hotel brand Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating the opening of its first property in Scandinavia this week.

Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm Kungsholmen in Sweden boasts 278 rooms with a contemporary decor, and is the largest Marriott hotel in the whole of Europe. (more…)

All bets are on in Macau

All bets are on in Macau

Macau, China’s answer to Las Vegas, is now the gambling capital of the world. A handy jump across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, this former Portuguese settlement (the only place where you can gamble legally in China) draws a portion of Asia’s most affluent. (more…)

Bar Boulud opens at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London

Bar Boulud opens at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London

Legendary French chef Daniel Boulud is celebrating the opening of his first London restaurant today at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

French-inspired bistro Bar Boulud, London is set to echo the success of Boulud’s award-winning sister restaurant of the same name in New York, with a gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner menu to be served at the luxury hotel in Knightsbridge from 11am to 2am, every day. (more…)

Inside Claridges

Inside Claridges

It is perhaps both a mark of the hotel and a sign of the times that an establishment such as Claridge’s should give a TV crew unprecedented access to every corner of their work. (more…)

Mountain highs in the Himalayas

Mountain highs in the Himalayas

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is known more for its mountain villages, Buddhist temples and sensational scenery than for its luxury hotels. But that’s about to change: an intimate lodge is to open in the Punakha Valley later this year. (more…)

Fashion hits a wall at the Standard

Fashion hits a wall at the Standard

It was obvious that New York is gearing up for the new fashion season last night, as guests at the Standard hotel were treated to a fashion show with a twist.

A collaboration with Target clothing – which showcased its autumn line – the Standard hosted a lightshow and fashion spectacle in over 155 rooms across the southern facade of the hotel, where 66 dancers and models were dressed in the latest style, lighting up the city’s skyline. (more…)

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