Posts Tagged ‘was’

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…)

The Hot List 2013 revealed

The Hot List 2013 revealed

Some of the world’s top hoteliers and travel gurus came to the Cafe Royal hotel on Regent Street last night for the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2013 party.

In the hotel’s beautiful Pompadour Suite, party guests raised glasses of Moet to the gilded Louis XIV-style ceilings, which have been painstakingly restored to the standard of the hotel’s heyday when Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf and Noel Coward counted among the Royal’s regulars – and we’re sure the conversation was no less sparkling at last night’s party. (more…)

Looking good: Readers’ Spa Awards 2012

Looking good: Readers’ Spa Awards 2012

Despite the sub-zero temperatures outside, there were healthy glows all round at Conde Nast Traveller’s tenth Readers’ Spa Awards party on 1 February. Whether this was down to New Year’s Resolutions or all those facials, we’re not sure – but the superb canapes and Laurent Perrier Champagne made a welcome treat after the January detox. (more…)

Keep it in the family

Keep it in the family

Back in 1992, the times they were a-changin’ in the world of travel. Europe received the gift of EuroDisney while in the USA, construction began on Minnesota’s Mall of America, which would change the face of spending. (more…)

Sir Richard: My daughter will marry on Necker Island

Sir Richard: My daughter will marry on Necker Island

“Necker Island wasn’t just paradise – it was a family home” – these are the words of Conde Nast Traveller writer Charles Elton, who was one of the lucky few to have visited the exclusive resort of Necker Island, this week burnt to the ground after being struck by lightning. (more…)

Tanzanian secrets

Tanzanian secrets

The little island of Kilwa Kisiwani on the Tanzania coast is full of beauty and mystery. In medieval times it was the largest trading centre in the whole of East Africa, with links to India and China. (more…)

The full Nelson

The full Nelson

The director of the new Mandela film reveals his behind-the-scenes secrets.

Justin Chadwick, director of the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, spent three years researching in South Africa before undertaking the biggest film ever made on the continent. (more…)

A new view of the Hoover Dam

A new view of the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam by-pass, built to rescue one of America’s most revered and valued Art Deco engineering achievements, was set for completion this week. The new bridge, which overlooks the dam and also straddles the states of Arizona and Nevada, was built because of costly traffic congestion, and fears that a major accident could happen on the dam itself. (more…)

Around the world with Ty Burrell

Around the world with Ty Burrell

After appearing in movies including The Incredible Hulk and Dawn of the Dead, Ty Burrell has become a household name with the role of Phil Dunphy in the smash comedy series Modern Family. (more…)

Holiday rock

Holiday rock

Private islands are not necessarily tropical and deserted and fringed with swaying palms. Possibly there is something even more romantic about the craggy, windswept-and-weatherbeaten islets around the British coastline (and there are more than 6,000 of them to chose from). (more…)

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