Posts Tagged ‘hotel’

Grand designs in New York

Grand designs in New York

Check into the pop-up hotel that’s also an art installation at Frieze New York.

In 1971, Al’s Grand Hotel opened on Sunset Boulevard. It had seven rooms, a bar and maid service and a lobby lounge where any old Joe could check in ($30 for the Bridal Suite!) – but Al’s was no ordinary hotel. (more…)

Roof with a view

Roof with a view

It would be a fool who tries to pick ‘the best’ view of Florence, but this surely must be on the shortlist – particularly for the list of ‘those accessible while sipping an ice-cold dry martini cocktail’. (more…)

Take a romantic picnic to London’s Royal Parks

Take a romantic picnic to London’s Royal Parks

The simple pleasure of picnicking in the park has long been a summertime favourite, and, in London, an escape from the concrete jungle.

Now the Athenaeum hotel offers guests a picnic for two – a mini feast with roast rib eye steak sandwiches with horseradish sauce; asparagus with olive oil and truffle vinaigrette; and salmon and cream cheese and chive bagels. (more…)

The Luxury Collection discovers Greece’s new hotspot

The Luxury Collection discovers Greece’s new hotspot

Where would you go on a holiday to Greece? Athens perhaps? Or Syros? Or even a red-island paradise like Crete or Folegandros? While it may seem that there is no area of this vast Mediterranean country that has been left uncovered, The Luxury Collection looks set to put an all-new destination on the map when they open the first hotel on the shores of Costa Navarino this summer. (more…)

The Lake District… but not as we know it

The Lake District... but not as we know it

For many the lure of the Lake District is very much what the scenery of the national park can offer – walks and climbs over hills and fells, sailing its giant waters, or just taking in the picturesque countryside that inspired poets like Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. (more…)

Four Seasons opens skyscraper hotel in Beirut

Four Seasons opens skyscraper hotel in Beirut

The much revered hotel and resort company Four Seasons is celebrating the opening of a skyscraping 26-floor luxury hotel in Beirut this week.

The Four Seasons Hotel Beirut features 230 guest rooms and suites, a fine dining terrace restaurant overlooking the glistening Mediterranean Sea, a white and gold marble spa with a suede-panelled couple’s suite, and a jaw-dropping rooftop pool with spectacular 360-degree view of the bustling city below. (more…)

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Eco-friendly South American hotel group Inkaterra is renowned for creating luxury properties that are both aesthetically sophisticated and fully sustainable. However, the pleasure of staying in these unique and authentic environments often comes at a hefty price. (more…)

Five-star hotel auctions… everything!

Five-star hotel auctions... everything!

The Howard Hotel in London is waving goodbye to its entire contents later this month.

In a two-day event which will bring together hoteliers and designers as well as members of the public eager to snap up a bargain, the luxury hotel will auction off lots ranging from the sumptuous furnishings of its 189 bedrooms right down to the knives and forks from the once-award-winning restaurant. (more…)

InterContinental launches eco-hotel in Denmark

InterContinental launches eco-hotel in Denmark

InterContinental Hotel Group is celebrating the opening of a sky-scraping eco-hotel in Denmark this week.

The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is located in a new city area just outside Copenhagen called Orestad, in two 80-metre solar-panel towers designed by renowned architects Foster+Partners and Danish firm Dissing+Weitling. (more…)

Cairo’s new palatial restaurant

Cairo’s new palatial restaurant

Cairo’s Marriott hotel – the former Al Gezira Palace – is set to open its new restaurant the Saraya Gallery – and we’ve taken a look behind the scenes.

Crafted by leading hotel designers HBA, the interior of the restaurant promises to be breathtaking, which oozes opulence with its comfortable sofas, elegant features and restored antiques. (more…)

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