Posts Tagged ‘city’

Baby got Baku

Baby got Baku

Until Azerbaijan hosted the Eurovision Song Contest last year, this intriguing country in the Caucasus – pulled in one direction by Europe and in the other by Asia – wasn’t on the radar for most travellers. (more…)

A new gem on the Dalmatian Coast

A new gem on the Dalmatian Coast

On Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik and its environs are full of natural and ancient charms. But it’s still not over-run with charming places to stay or eat, particularly within the old city walls (too many tourists, too many pizzerias). (more…)

Urban jungle retreat

Urban jungle retreat

A brand new boutique hotel on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro gives guests a whole different perspective on the city. Set in Tijuca Forest – home to the much-photographed statue of Christ the Redeemer – TuaKaza Hotel is set into the hillside and surrounded by peaceful, tropical greenery and waterfalls. (more…)

Discover “secret” Paris

Discover “secret” Paris

Le Meurice hotel in Paris has come up with a new stylish package for guests, which is set to reveal the city’s best-kept luxury secrets.

‘The Parisian’ package – created by Le Meurice and local luxury lifestyle website My Little Paris – is designed to make guests feel like true Parisians for the day. (more…)

New Yorks Newest

New Yorks Newest

This week’s official opening of the Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, billed by the owners as the ‘ultimate urban resort’, marked the debut of a hotel that seems certain to stand tall with the city’s finest. (more…)

Does one size fit all?

Does one size fit all?

In 2000, the late American designer Bill Willis, who had lived in spectacular style in Marrakech since 1966, and first travelled there with Talitha Getty, told me the city was going to the dogs: too many bourgeois French and English buying riad houses in the city’s medina, turning them into maisons d’hotes. (more…)

Sample Sex and the City life in New York

Sample Sex and the City life in New York

Fans of Sex and the City will have the chance to spend a weekend in Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes as part of an exclusive New York shopping package launched by the Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand this week. (more…)

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul gets ready to become Europes City of Culture 2010

Istanbul is currently putting the finishing touches to restoration work and schedules in preparation to become Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2010.

The city, home to an incredible wealth of historical sites, monuments and museums, is hosting a launch party on 16 January that will kick-off a year-long programme of cultural events. (more…)

A stylish home from home in Milan

A stylish home from home in Milan

Seven new luxury apartments have opened just steps from the Duomo in Milan, offering travellers a stylish self-catering option in the chic Italian city.

The accommodation is from the ‘Townhouse Street’ brand, which opened its first apartments in former retail spaces in Goldoni Street, to the east of central Milan. (more…)

Take a calming break in colourful Copenhagen

Take a calming break in colourful Copenhagen

It might not be the first place you think of for a calming city break away, but the unquestionable charm, history and character of Copenhagen begs you to reconsider.

The Danish capital – once the beating heart of the world’s oldest kingdom – is now home to a fascinating mix of medieval towers, avant garde design and cutting-edge cuisine. (more…)

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