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A Ritz-Krug August

Krug at Ritz

This month sees The Ritz hotel partner with Krug for the 'Krug Tasting Flight' initiative. Hannah Charlesworth (12 Aug’15)

London’s finest 5-star brings to the table a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee and Krug Rose for £60, and paired with a specially created Native Lobster Salad by Executive Chef John William, MBE, for £85.

The Ritz's special Champagne Terrace sets the scene for this summer unwind.

See www.theritzlondon.com 

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Temple House Opens In Chengdu

Chengdu Hotel Pr Co

Swire Hotels has just opened The Temple House in Chengdu, in the central Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li area. Hannah Charlesworth (30 Jul’15)

Designed by Make Architects, the 100-room hotel and its 42 adjoining serviced apartments make this the third property from Swire’s The House Collective. Understated luxury permeates the venue which features The Temple Café - the all-day dining restaurant, Tivano – an authentic Italian restaurant and Jing Bar featuring live DJs..
 
In the renovated Chinese courtyard which was built nearly one hundred years ago, SPA Mi Xun offers guests an urban oasis to unwind and relax. The gift shop and tea house at Mi Xun are designed to give guests the Mi Xun experience to take home and a post treatment space to enjoy a healthy lunch, tea or fresh juice.
 
Brian Williams, managing director of Swire Hotels, comments: "Our goal is to create a highly individualised hotel which houses a series of dynamic restaurants and uniquely designed facilities.  The Temple House presents an ideal opportunity to extend our brand into one of China’s wealthiest and fastest-growing regions."
 
Mark Passmore, general manager of The Temple House, adds: "The Temple House is a modern hotel that celebrates its historic location. We aim to provide discerning travellers with residential-style accommodation, where they can enjoy an authentic Chengdu experience."
 

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Five-Star Driving at The Athenaeum

Cut a dash this summer behind the wheel of a Union Jack wrapped convertible Jaguar XK8, courtesy of the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments. Chris Page (9 Apr’15) Read more

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The Lanesborough to Reopen Spring 2015

The Lanesborough hotel will reopen its doors next year following a complete renovation under. Oetker Collection management. Sat Bal  (24 Nov’14)   

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Private jet lunch launches

If the Chiltern Firehouse is becoming a little passé try PrivateFly's private jet flights to three Michelin-starred restaurants in Jersey, for lunch that makes a statement. Sat Bal (27 Aug’14) Read more

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World Travel Awards Picks

A couple of months ago we brought you the benefits of flying to Geneva for a quick break. This weekend our praise was endorsed at the World Travel Awards which awarded Geneva ‘Europe’s Leading City Break Destination.’ Lucy Charlesworth cruised the extensive winners’ list and picks out other notables below. (6 Aug’14)  Read more

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Taj Hotels Launches Ad Campaign

As the luxury hotel sector continues to woo guests with ever-imaginative points of difference Taj Hotels makes its pitch with the launch of a new global advertising campaign: Performance Art.  Sat Bal (1 Aug’14) Read more

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The Georgian unveils new look at Harrods

 

Afternoon tea at Harrods’ historic restaurant, The Georgian, will be a fresh experience from today when guests can enjoy its new design flourishes. Chris Page (25 July’14)  Read more

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Hotels Arts Barcelona gets set for a Tasty 20th

A 20th gala anniversary featuring the talents of 20-plus Michelin-starred chefs is set to cause a stir at Hotel Arts Barcelona in June. The hotel’s 20th invites guests to experience Spainish culinary excellence with ticket proceeds going to UNICEF. Abigail Parkin (21 May’14) Read more

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BBQ Master Classes in Belgravia

It’s not often that the scent of exclusivity around London’s Belgravia risks being out-scented. But then it’s not often that we attend cooking ‘Master Classes’ by accomplished chef, Martin Gabler, pictured. Sat Bal takes in the tang at The Terrace. (19 May’14) Read more

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