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King of the castello

King of the castello

Set in 4,200 acres of private grounds in the Tuscan countryside, this 10th-century Etruscan castle has been the home of Italian nobility, and more recently a hotspot for lavish parties of the rich and famous. (more…)

A new pearl in the Orient

A new pearl in the Orient

With three super-chic hotels already doing well in Milan, Bali and London, Bulgari has now unveiled plans for its fourth hotel to open in Shanghai in 2015.

Located on a bank of Suzhou Creek, close to its confluence with the Huangpu River and The Bund, the hotel will occupy the top 12 floors of a new-build 40-storey building designed by London-based architects Foster+Partners, the creative minds behind the Millennium Bridge and the bulbous City Hall in London. (more…)

Acapulcos finest returns

Acapulcos finest returns

Acapulco was Mexico’s first – and perhaps best – beach resort location, and favourite destination of the 1950s Hollywood elite, who were attracted to its clear, turquoise waters, great nightlife and glamorous accommodation. (more…)

Room for one more?

Room for one more?

After three years of restoration (and one or two false starts) Cafe Royal re-opens this week as a luxury hotel. In the same illustrious Georgian building on Regent Street that was opened in 1863 by French wine merchant Daniel Nicholas Thevenon and his wife Celestine, the new hotel promises a new era of the glamour and charm that has lured famous names to the building through the decades. (more…)

Getting better with age

Getting better with age

Nobody knows their way around a celebration better than Brazil: after all, if there’s one thing that Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with, it’s a party – a flamboyant, feathered, samba-fuelled party. (more…)

A director’s cut above

A director’s cut above

Like the best Italian cooking, the ingredients of the Amalfi Coast are few and the recipe is simple. Take the Tyrrhenian Sea. Slice it with steep and tortured limestone cliffs. (more…)

Top of the rocks

Top of the rocks

Unlike its neighbour, the United Arab Emirates, Oman has remained a wonderfully authentic state little-known to mass tourism. In place of gaudy high-rise blocks are mobile desert camps, boutique beach resorts and fabulous palace hotels. (more…)

World’s best restaurant set to close

World’s best restaurant set to close

El Bulli, one of the world’s most exclusive restaurants and often named the best in the world, has announced that it will close after its 2011 season.

The Spanish restaurant – famed for revolutionary scientific concoctions such as freeze-dried foie gras and lamb’s brains with sea urchins – will not be serving meals throughout 2012 and 2013, and will lose its three Michelin stars as a result. (more…)

Tate Modern celebrates its 10th birthday

Tate Modern celebrates its 10th birthday

Over 45 million people have trawled the displays, interacted with the installations and marvelled at the spectacular works of art that London’s Tate Modern has had to offer since its grand opening in May 2000, making it the most visited gallery of modern art in the world. (more…)

Puro beach club opens in Montenegro

Puro beach club opens in Montenegro

Montenegro, with its stunning, unspoilt coastline, is often described as ‘Croatia without the crowds’, relatively inaccessible as it was. But it’s also Croatia without anywhere decent to stay – or at least it was until recently. (more…)

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