Archive for February, 2014

Spritz up and Groom at Goodwood

Spritz up and Groom at Goodwood

Visitors to Glorious Goodwood this week can stay looking their best all day with the new ‘Spritz Up and Groom’ offering in the Tanqueray Bar (Gordon Enclosure).

Guests will be treated to a delicious Quatro, Tanqueray’s signature drink – the perfect balance of Tanqueray London Dry Gin, tonic, lime and ice – and can choose from either a shoe shine or a makeover. (more…)

Four Seasons LA paves the way for Italian cuisine

Four Seasons LA paves the way for Italian cuisine

The sunset city of Los Angeles is as renowned for its world-class cuisine as it is for its Hollywood hills. From sampling the succulent steak at The Palm to savouring the sumptuous surrounds of La Boheme, there are endless options for the budding gourmand. (more…)

Olympic torch blazes a trail through UK

Olympic torch blazes a trail through UK

The Olympic torch will travel from Land’s End to Stratford on a route through every county in England and local authority in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Arriving from Greece on 1 May 2011, the torch will pass through 1,018 communities in the UK. (more…)

Bed-hopping with Gemma Arterton

Bed-hopping with Gemma Arterton

The star of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters tells Lisa Grainger about five fairy-tale hotel hangouts

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
‘I swam with dolphins here, dived, went on boat trips and spent hours in the water – the coral’s incredible. (more…)

Spa reaches unsurpassed heights

Spa reaches unsurpassed heights

The world’s highest luxury spa will open at The St Regis Resort Lhasa this April, marking a new first for Tibet’s first luxury resort.

An ornate gold-tiled heated swimming pool will be at the centre of the Iridium Spa, which boasts views of the Potala Palace, the Lhasa Valley and the Himalayas from its perch at 12,000 feet above sea level. (more…)

Green party scene

Green party scene

Known for creating jungly tropical paradises, the COMO hotel group has headed out west and opened its first property in the USA.

Missing the tropics by a whisker, the backdrop is nevertheless palm trees against an eternally blue sky – in Miami. (more…)

Sushi hits new heights

Sushi hits new heights

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo will be unveiling its new sushi restaurant this spring. Located on the 38th floor of the hotel, it will provide diners with panoramic views of the city and the much anticipated completion of the Tokyo Sky Tree – the tallest tower in the world at 634 meters. (more…)

Worlds 50 Best Restaurants

Worlds 50 Best Restaurants

Celebrated Copenhagen restaurant Noma, has topped the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for the second year running.

Published by Restaurant Magazine the list is compiled after over 800 judges – restaurant experts from around the world – nominate and then vote for restaurants in the competition, informing foodies from around the world where to go next, and recognising the innovation and taste of chefs from around the globe. (more…)

Set sale for the slopes

Set sale for the slopes

There is something wistful and romantic about those old illustrations of snow-capped mountains, sleeper trains and retro wooden skis that digital photography can rarely equal. So it’s unsurprising that the whimsical ski posters borne out of the early 20th-century tourism boom have become seriously collectable. (more…)

Blitz in the Ritz

Blitz in the Ritz

The capital’s best hotels were turned into five-star air-raid shelters for Londoners during the war years, as new book ‘The West End Front’ reveals. Author Matthew Sweet takes Rick Jordan back to an era of double agents, double gins and doodlebugs

If you had the means to time travel back to any period in history, then 1940s London, syncopated by the boom and blast of the Blitz, might not be your first choice. (more…)

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