Archive for November, 2013

Tasmania gets a multi-million make-over

Tasmania gets a multi-million make-over

The stunning Australian island of Tasmania is known for its startling natural beauty and pure environment, and boasts the cleanest air and water in the world. Hundreds of holiday-makers travel – quite literally – to the ends of the earth to experience its dramatic landscapes, brooding pink-and-orange mountain range, thickly-forested hills and bright-red rock formations. (more…)

Iceland on the cultural map

Iceland on the cultural map

Reykjavik’s new concert hall will become a landmark when it opens this week, thanks to its striking facade.

Olafur Eliasson, the artist who created the artificial sun installation at Tate Modern in 2003, designed the multi-faceted glass facade to mirror the city. (more…)

Walfdorf Astoria comes to Shanghai

Walfdorf Astoria comes to Shanghai

The Waldorf Astoria collection will be opening its first property in Shanghai this winter – and Conde Nast Traveller has taken an exclusive look behind the scenes.

The new Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is housed in a once-derelict English Renaissance-style building across Shanghai’s famous waterfront promenade on the Bund. (more…)

New One&Only resort opens in Dubai

New One&Only resort opens in Dubai

Dubai is the perfect destination for indulgent breaks, and the new One&Only resort is among the top hotels for travellers seeking luxury.

Nestled on a secluded peninsula on Palm Jumeirah, the resort offers guests contemporary guestrooms, with stunning Moorish and Andalusian architecture, a private beach, and world-class dining. (more…)

Hotel de Toiras opens sister hotel

Hotel de Toiras opens sister hotel

Relais & Chateaux member Hotel de Toiras will be opening its sister property, Villa Clarisse, on the southern coast of France this May.

The 17th-century listed property is located in the heart of Saint Martin de Re, a Unesco World Heritage Site, on Ile de Re . (more…)

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…)

Style high club

Style high club

If the glamour of 1970s air travel appeals – and why wouldn’t it? – then the new salon from MWnails is sure to impress.

Currently preparing for take-off, MWnails will open a salon in London’s Spitalfields in March. (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…)

You can finally roam across Europe with your mobile

You can finally roam across Europe with your mobile

Smartphone users rejoice: data roaming charges within the EU will become cheaper than ever in July – and will fall even further by 2014.

Most travellers have been confused by a pricing policy which appeared to be aimed at ensuring consumers did not use their smartphone at all while away, or face returning home to a bill similar in scale to the cost of the holiday itself. (more…)

Lyme Park goes showbiz

Lyme Park goes showbiz

Movie buffs, ghost-hunters and lovers of English heritage can look forward to recreating scenes from new thriller The Awakening this month.

Lyme Park in Cheshire normally closes its medieval hunting lodge – known as ‘The Cage’ – during the winter months, but after its cinematic debut alongside acting heavyweights Dominic West (The Wire) and Rebecca Hall (Frost/Nixon), the public are being welcomed to tour the space for themselves. (more…)

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