Archive for April, 2014

London welcomes The Wellesley

London welcomes The Wellesley

The affluent London district of Knightsbridge is certainly not suffering a shortage of luxury hotels, but the newest addition to the prestigious postcode is sure to stand out nonetheless. (more…)

Museums get ready for after-hours treats

Museums get ready for after-hours treats

Museums across the UK and Europe are preparing a weekend of late-night events as part of this year’s Museums at Night 2011.

Tying in with the European event La Nuit des Musees, hundreds of museums and galleries across the country will be opening their doors at night for gallery gigs, twilight screenings, midnight murder mysteries, all-night sleepovers, torch-lit tours or simply to offer the chance to experience some of the UK’s iconic and historic venues in a new light. (more…)

My Tel Aviv

My Tel Aviv

Hannah Blustin, founder of Pomegranate Travel, moved to Tel Aviv two years ago and waved goodbye to a City lifestyle to launch her dream – her own luxury travel company. Here she gives us the low-down on where to find the city’s best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops – and how to get under the skin of Tel Aviv’s creative energy. (more…)

Sunset sessions in Tuscany

Sunset sessions in Tuscany

Tuscany evokes scenes of forested hills, characterful farmhouses and wine, lots of wine. Not so in the Maremma, where frozen cocktails are the order of the day at new beachclub Purobeach Toscana. (more…)

Paris at its chic-est

Paris at its chic-est

Preferred Hotels’ Oh So Chic package is giving travellers an unparalleled excuse to take a quick getaway to Paris this summer…in magnificent (or should that be magnifique?) style.

Nine Preferred Hotels across the city are participating, giving visitors an option to stay in the style and neighbourhood which they like best. (more…)

On the radar: Georgia

On the radar: Georgia

Josef Stalin was born here, but don’t hold that against Georgia. Its capital, Tbilisi, is enjoying a makeover, with Viennese-style streets such as Rustaveli being restored, and new hangouts including a Buddha Bar (www.buddhabar.com) and the modern Georgian restaurant Mandari (www.mgroup.ge). (more…)

Med in Manhattan

Med in Manhattan

It could be a sun-soaked terrace in the Mediterranean, where the smell of charred sea bass and grilled peppers wafts in the breeze, and chilled beats play over the sound of the sea and conversation. (more…)

Branson’s great Serengeti expansion

Branson’s great Serengeti expansion

Richard Branson has (unofficially) announced plans to open a new luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara, in Kenya.

His resorts are some of the most exclusive in the world – and the latest, The Kenyan Safari Camp, will be no exception: just 12 tents, each sleeping two people. (more…)

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts opens London hotel

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts opens London hotel

Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resorts is planning to open a luxury hotel in Syon Park, West London, in November 2010.

London Syon Park will be the located in the 200-acre, Grade I-listed Syon Park, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland. (more…)

Taste Peru in Piccadilly

Taste Peru in Piccadilly

Despite its auspicious address on London’s Piccadilly, Coya is a calm and discreet venue in which to sample one of the hot culinary trends for 2013 – Peruvian food.

Coya itself is part members club, part bar and part restaurant, which means you may have to look twice to spot its Inca-inspired logo on the doorway facing Green Park. (more…)

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