Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf Presents a “Summer of Love” Kicking Off with its Annual Wedding Fair.

The Summer of Love season at Four Seasons Hotel London

The Summer of Love season at Four Seasons Hotel London

The Hotels wedding specialist will host an exclusive romantic wedding event for London brides on Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1, 2013.

Finding the perfect partner isn’t always easy, and then there’s the added challenge of picking out the dress, choosing the perfect London wedding venue and planning the perfect day. Many couples seek advice from their families, best friends, wedding magazines and blogs, but when expert advice is needed, most brides-to-be visit a wedding fair.

The Summer of Love season at Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf starts off with a two-day Wedding Fair Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1, 2013 to help simplify the wedding planning process. Brides-to-be, couples, bridal parties and wedding planners will be inspired by an elegant setting and themed rooms, and sample the latest trends in wedding canapés created by world-class chefs while sipping Louis Roederer Champagne. Guest will also have the opportunity to speak directly with Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf wedding specialist, caterers, photographers, jewellers, musicians and much more.

By the end of the afternoon each bride will have collected all the information and contacts needed to design the perfect wedding day in London, plus they will be entered into a raffle for a complimentary romantic break for two to consider the endless possibilities. Continue reading

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Hotel Astoria Russia

Hotel Astoria Russia

Historic Inns and Boutique Hotels

Boutique hotels are typically hotels with a unique environment or intimate setting. Some hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai is one of India’s most famous and historic hotels because of its association with the Indian independence movement. Some establishments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, United States where the Waldorf Salad was first created or the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, home of the Sachertorte. Others have achieved fame by association with dishes or cocktails created on their premises, such as the Hotel de Paris where the crêpe Suzette was invented or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was devised. Continue reading

Gaylord conference hotel finds developer for 1,500-room Aurora site

Gaylord conference hotel

Gaylord conference hotel

Abandoned by the company that proposed it and left for dead by many observers, the massive Gaylord Aurora convention hotel project has found a second shot at life.
Aurora officials told the Colorado Economic Development Commission on Thursday that Area Property Partners of New York will arrange financing for the $824 million project and that Rida Development Corp. of Houston will develop the 1,500-room hotel.
“We never gave up,” said Wendy Mitchell, president and CEO of the Aurora Economic Development Council.
Marriott International, which will manage the property in conjunction with four existing Gaylord convention hotels, was key to getting the stalled project going.
Rida and Area are developing a $350 million, 1,000-room hotel in Houston that will operate as a Marriott Marquis. They also financed and built the 1,400-room Hilton Orlando and renovated a 1,200-room Hyatt Regency in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
“They are both strong companies, plus coupled with Marriott, it makes a good three-part team to move the project forward,” said Kenneth Free, owner of Straightline Advisors, which provides consulting services on developing hospitality real estate.
Still, Free said the project is a large one and carries substantial risks.
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Hotel Ritz Paris France

Hotel Ritz Paris France

A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services.

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The Sremska Mitrovica Prison in Serbia Switch to Hotel, Two Stars Behind Bars.

Hotel in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia which is operated by prisoners

Hotel in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia which is operated by prisoners

A prison in Serbia is also home to a hotel.

When you enter through the front door of the Srem, one of two hotels in Sremska Mitrovica, a receptionist welcomes you and assigns you a room on the first floor, accessible via a fancy double stairway.

The back entrance is different.

You enter along a fenced passageway fringed with razor-wire and with an armed guard at your side. Your room is at the foot of the stairwell, in a corridor behind heavy drapes and heavy-duty bars – no other way in or out.

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TripAdvisor Awards Six Senses and Evason Resorts with 2013 Certificates of Excellence

Six Senses Samui Island Thailand

Six Senses Samui Island Thailand

Five Six Senses resorts and three Evason resorts have been listed as winners of the prestigious 2013 Certificate Of Excellence, by TripAdvisor. The Six Senses resorts are located in Oman, Thailand and Vietnam, while the Evason resorts are located in Jordan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Six Senses Samui also received the Certificate of Excellence for it’s fine dining restaurant, Dining On The Rocks.

The Certificate of Excellence Winner award identifies hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Chilean Wines with Italian Heritage

Chilean Wines with Italian Heritage

Chilean Wines with Italian Heritage

Refreshingly different, BarSu’s wine tastings are the perfect blend of fine wines, exquisite light bites and good company, all enjoyed in chic surroundings.

On Thursday June 6, 2013, BarSu and Wine Dee Dee invite you to chill-out in style as elegant bartendees uncork a selection of fine wines by Hugo Casanova from Chile. Each exceptional New World vintage will be complemented by delicious gourmet bites from BarSu’s open kitchen. Mr.Victor Aguilera from wine Dee Dee will honor us by introducing the fine wines.
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