Archive for February, 2014

Insider tips: Hyderabad

Insider tips: Hyderabad

Priya Paul is the chairperson of The Park Hotels, a group of boutique design properties in India. We asked her for her top tips for visitors to the City of Pearls…

What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to Hyderabad visitors? (more…)

A roaring good time

A roaring good time

With the forthcoming release of the Great Gatsby, the Roaring Twenties revival has reached feverish heights.

This revival has been gathering pace in the UK for some time now. (more…)

Russian theme blooms at Holland’s annual tulip show

Russian theme blooms at Holland’s annual tulip show

A flower bulb mosaic of Moscow’s iconic St Basil’s Cathedral will be among the spectacular sights blooming at Holland’s annual tulip exhibition Keukenhof this spring.

This year’s theme is ‘From Russia with Love’ and will include a mammoth 21m? (more…)

Explore the Nile in luxury

Explore the Nile in luxury

With its rich culture, ancient ruins and masterpieces, it is no wonder that Egypt featured in the top 25 overall winners in the Readers’ Travel Awards. This inspiring destination is also home to one of the world’s greatest rivers – The Nile. (more…)

The hotel thats made entirely of rubbish

The hotel thats made entirely of rubbish

Welcome to the Beach Garbage Hotel – the world’s first hotel to be made entirely of rubbish. The five-room hotel has been constructed in Madrid’s central Plaza de Callao in reaction to the city hosting the International Tourism Fair (Fitur). (more…)

Tickets for Eurostar ski trains go on sale today

Tickets for Eurostar ski trains go on sale today

Eco-conscious skiers will be happy to hear that tickets for the Eurostar ski train, running at 186mph from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the French Alps, will go on sale today. (more…)

Designer tea at The Dorchester

Designer tea at The Dorchester

Fashion designer Amanda Wakeley will hold her next show during a stylish afternoon tea at The Dorchester Collection’s iconic flagship hotel, The Dorchester.

The Promenade – often referred to as the ‘Living Room of Mayfair’ will be transformed into a catwalk with Wakeley’s Spring / Summer 2011 Collection on view. (more…)

The art of building

The art of building

A new gallery by US architect Steven Holl is adding a modern edge to the traditional city of Nanjing in China

In its old age (around 2,500), Nanjing is turning out to be China’s creative soul. (more…)

Anchors away

Anchors away

In the backwaters of Kerala, the houseboat of Banyan Tree’s first Indian hotel is preparing to cast off and ferry guests to their private-island villas.

The group’s next port of call is China, then China, and then China again… (more…)

Glow crazy in Vegas

Glow crazy in Vegas

Las Vegas has not been kind to history. True, there is now a nascent conservation policy in Downtown; but on the garish Strip – which brings in the money – buildings usually pass non-stop from ‘new’ to ‘old and in the way’. (more…)

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