Posts Tagged ‘first’

Travel Confidential

Travel Confidential

What we’ve overheard this week on the global grapevine…

SINGAPORE
Singaporeans are mad for designer labels; so it’s fitting that the Vogue Club & Cafe and the GQ Bar will be opening there later this year. (more…)

Scandinavian restaurants continue rise in Michelin guide

Scandinavian restaurants continue rise in Michelin guide

Ignore the news that Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant and head chef Rene Redzepi have not earnt a third Michelin star – Nordic cooking is still very much the star of this year’s new Michelin Guide. (more…)

First look at Dior Institut, Marrakech

First look at Dior Institut, Marrakech

Located within Es Saadi Palace Spa in Marrakech, the new Dior Institut is the first to open within a hotel outside of France and the first in a spa.

The 3000 sqm Spa is the latest addition to Es Saadi Gardens & Resort, Marrakech and boasts a 1,000 sqm terrace with views of the Red City’s pink walls. (more…)

Viennese whirl

Viennese whirl

Amid a row of 19th-century buildings in Vienna’s historic first district is a striking new property. Designed by Conran & Partners, it’s a far cry from the lavish style of the city’s classic palace hotels. (more…)

Be first to go: Selimiye

Be first to go: Selimiye

It’s a little-known adage that where sophisticated Istanbulites holiday today, the world will follow tomorrow. See Alacati, Kalkan and the Bosphorus coast for evidence. So we’re expecting to hear much more about sleepy Selimiye. (more…)

First descent into The Lost World

First descent into The Lost World

Here’s one for travel junkies who like to be first to do everything. A new trip offers visitors the chance to abseil where no tourist has ever abseiled before: down Mount Roraima, the highest tabletop mountain in South America, on the borders of three countries: Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. (more…)

Va-va vroom!

Va-va vroom!

The first ever Cross Europe Challenge from Italy to Spain takes place this June, covering a distance of 1,700km.

The mission: ride from Naples to Barcelona via the French Riviera in just eight days. (more…)

Blown away in Polynesia

Blown away in Polynesia

When the first Asian explorers reached Polynesia by boat 2,000 years ago, what must they have thought of the dramatically beautiful South Pacific islands?

It’s a question you can ponder from the water, as the traditional means of island transport, the vaka, becomes available to international travellers for the first time. (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…)

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