Posts Tagged ‘hotels’

Are you the best band in the house?

Are you the best band in the house?

A new talent search to find the ‘Best Band in the House’ could see you and your group swap the back room of the local pub for the international stage. The competition, launched by Renaissance Hotels and MTV Europe Music Awards, aims to discover six of the best unsigned bands from the UK, France and Germany. (more…)

Spot the pop art and take it home

Spot the pop art and take it home

We’re used to seeing fake handbags, watches and electronics in the shops on our travels. But can you spot a fake masterpiece? Art enthusiasts visiting Melbourne can win an original Andy Warhol artwork in a challenge to indentify the genuine Factory-produced original among the series of imitations by notorious forger Tony Tetro. (more…)

Art is a steal at these Australian hotels

Art is a steal at these Australian hotels

Gone are the days when thick bath robes or fluffy towels went missing from hotel rooms on an almost daily basis. Today, a traveller who “innocently” makes an error and returns home with one in their suitcase is almost certain to see their credit card debited for the item before their flight lands. (more…)

It’s a manly affair at Sanctum Soho

It’s a manly affair at Sanctum Soho

If you thought that afternoon tea was reserved for ladies who lunch, then think again. From October, a gentlemen’s afternoon tea service will be available at the Sanctum Soho hotel in London. (more…)

Design Hotels signs four prestigious US properties

Design Hotels signs four prestigious US properties

Design Hotels is celebrating the signing of four prestigious Andre Balazs properties in the USA this week.

The Standard Downtown LA, The Standard New York, The Standard Spa Miami Beach and The Standard Hollywood have all join the luxury group, whose portfolio include some of the world’s most stylish boutique hotels. (more…)

Papaya Playa pops up

Papaya Playa pops up

Luxury hotels are beginning to embrace the pop-up trend, and one of the first is Design Hotels’ Papaya Playa Project, on the Mayan Riviera.

Opening this week on a half-mile stretch of beach at Tulum, the camp is aimed at everyone from backpackers to free spirits with serious disposable incomes, attracted by one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula. (more…)

Rooms by the hour

Rooms by the hour

Guests can now reserve a room in London for a fraction of its usual cost, by booking it for the daytime only.

It’s certainly not the first time a hotel has offered rooms by the hour – but there is nothing seedy about the portfolio of hotels participating in the new Day Use scheme. (more…)

The Hot List 2011: The world’s best new hotels

The Hot List 2011: The world’s best new hotels

London’s buzziest new hotel was a suitable location for last night’s party celebrating the launch of Conde Nast Traveller’s 2011 Hot List. The exclusive gathering was held in the W Lounge at the W Hotel in Leicester Square, and the house was packed with industry leaders keen to raise their glasses (generous G&Ts and champagne cocktails were the order of the evening) to celebrate the world’s best new hotels. (more…)

In the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld

In the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld

We track the holiday hotspots and hotels around the world of fashion fabulosity Karl Lagerfeld, from Paris to Singapore. This is how to holiday in style…

Villa La Vigie, Monaco
This large, six-bedroom villa, an homage to the era when Lagerfeld was twice the man he is now, was restored and lived in by the designer in the 1990s. (more…)

Virgin unveils its new HIP hotels

Virgin unveils its new HIP hotels

Photographed exclusively by Herbert Ypma, the brand new Virgin Holidays + HIP Hotels brochure contains some of the most spectacular hotels in the world.

Africa, the Caribbean and the Far East appear as the hottest destinations for 2011. (more…)

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