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Château De Montcaud opened a new gourmet dining venue, Restaurant de Montcaud. Located in the château’s Le Mas building, which formerly housed the estate’s stables, the newly opened restaurant offers guests seasonal cuisine, celebrating the best of the region with locally sourced, quality ingredients. Ambitious Head Chef Matthieu Hervé aims to put Château de Montcaud on the culinary map with the new opening and his inspirational creativity. Restaurant de Montcaud offers guests the choice of a delicious, seasonal menu, with dishes including scallop carpaccio served with apples grown in the neighbouring estate, succulent lamb and sea bass with clams and brussels sprouts. Those looking to sample a variety of flavours can opt for the menu degustation, which regularly changes ensuring returning diners continue to be surprised. Hervé’s refined cuisine is a revelation for all gourmets: a twist added to classic dishes results in modern French cuisine at its finest.  Savour…

Chalet N , Austria’s beautiful Superchalet, sits at 1,660m in Oberlech above the glamorous resort of Lech and enjoys incredible views of the world famous Arlberg massif. With a remarkable ten suites (one specifically for children), sitting room complete with dedicated bar, mountain view dining room, fondue room, wine tasting cellar, cinema, gargantuan spa and ice bar, it’s no wonder this chalet is one of, if not the most resplendent chalets in existence. Tradition, Technology and Sublime Comfort The suites have large bedrooms and spacious living areas (the master suite measuring at 184 square metres), luxurious bathrooms with full size Hermes amenities, walk-in wardrobes and private balconies. The chalet is built entirely from reclaimed oak and filled with the aroma of baobab-scented candles, giving its own unique ambience and fragrance. Extensive, Private Spa The spa takes up an entire floor of this vast building and is one of the largest…

The quintessentially British hotel, DUKES LONDON celebrated a milestone anniversary, turning 110 years old. One of Mayfair’s most celebrated hotels, the five-star bolthole in St. James’s Place first opened in 1908 as a hotel for dukes and aristocracy. Debrah Dhugga, Managing Director of the hotel said, “DUKES LONDON offers the best of British hospitality in the heart of the capital. It has become a core of the community and an irreplaceable institution of St James’ that my team and I are proud to work for. We felt, therefore, that it was only right to host a fabulous party with family and friends of DUKES to celebrate reaching the incredible age of 110.” Over the past year, the hotel has seen the launch of GBR, or ‘Great British Restaurant’, overseen by award-winning Head Chef Nigel Mendham and serving up a medley of delicious, traditional cuisine with a modern flair. The hotel has…

Well-known for its extravagance, Monaco is home to some of the world’s most exclusive and beautiful hotel suites. Their initiative to lead with its ‘Green is the New Glam’ sustainability campaign to make the Principality carbon neutral by 2050 and promote sustainable tourism, Monaco showcases that sustainability can be achieved without losing any of its glamour. Some of the tops suites in the world are located in the Principality, and Visit Monaco selects and shares four of the top suites: Diamond Princess Grace Suite at Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo The most exclusive and extraordinary suite in the entire Riviera is the Diamond Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel de Paris, which opened in 2017 and is the epitome of sophistication. The vast two-floor, 910-square-metre suite pays tribute to its namesake who left her mark on the history of the Principality through her elegance, refinement and generosity. The Princess’s work and…

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts offers guests alternative ways of discovering destinations while enjoying unique experiences. In Portugal, guests have the opportunity to take in Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from above, with Tivoli’s three Sky Bars, two of which are located in the Portuguese capital and the third in the country’s stunning Algarve region. Sky Bar Lisboa Located in the heart of the Lisbon, the Sky Bar Lisboa offers a relaxing, chic and cosmopolitan ambiance. Sitting on the 9th floor of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel, this rooftop terrace gives guests the chance to marvel at nearby St. Jorge’s Castle, the River Tagus and the historic centre, all while enjoying one of the bar’s creative cocktails expertly prepared by the team’s outstanding mixologists. Sky Bar Oriente Perched on the 16th floor of the Tivoli Oriente Lisbon, the Sky Bar Oriente offers 360º views over the city. The panoramic terrace…

Italian Hospitality Collection announces that Grotta Giusti, Tuscany, is launching one of the world’s most unusual yoga offerings, thermal yoga in a millennial thermal cave with natural therapeutic steam baths. The hotel is also introducing a two-night spa package which includes floating therapy or scuba diving in the grotto’s underground thermal lake, alongside the thermal yoga. Grotta Giusti, a historic Tuscan spa retreat, is home to an ancient Grotto – a millennial thermal cave and a thermal underground hot spring lake – which famed composer, Giuseppe Verdi, regarded as “the eighth wonder of the world”. In this ancient wonder, the hotel is now offering thermal yoga classes with a qualified instructor. Yoga practised in the natural warmth of this underground labyrinth amplifies sensations, aids concentration and raises body temperature whilst guests benefit from the therapeutic effects of the cave’s thermal vapours. The water running through the Grotto is rich in…

The latest addition and the seventh hotel in the Hastings Hotels’ portfolio, Northern Ireland’s finest collection of hotels, is the  Grand Central Hotel in Belfast. Having opened just at the start of July, guests are already enjoying a range of dining options created from the finest local produce by the hotel’s Executive Head Chef, Damian Tumilty, and his team. Damian Tumilty, Executive Head Chef With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Damian Tumilty’s outstanding flair for food will guarantee the perfect fine dining experience at The Grand Central. Having previously prepared high quality, French-influenced food at Shu Restaurant and traditional baked delicacies at French Village in Belfast, his background favours great taste and attention to detail. Outside of the kitchen, Damian further spreads his passion and enthusiasm for food as part-time lecturer in Professional Cookery and has an Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts in conjunction with Thames Valley…

An ocean facing boutique hotel that champions locality and eco-minded initiatives, barefoot luxury Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort has recently completed a significant renovation to its 40 suites, public spaces and famous beachside restaurant. Eco-chic and dedicated to supporting the community whilst preserving the natural beauty of its surroundings – the hotel’s staff are entirely local, and its eco-architectural design minimises the overall environmental impact. Taking it one step further and looking beyond aesthetics, the ambition behind the renovation is to set inspiring new standards of quality in luxury hospitality. With sense of responsibility to sustain and be a leader in romantic relaxation for conscious travellers, the resort briefly closed over the first two weeks of June 2018 to give each of the public areas the full renovation. Reopening with its fresh new look as a destination that draws a new blueprint of cutting edge cool in Hua…

LALIQUE opens their third hotel, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, an exclusive hotel and restaurant in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux. Another triumphant combination of design, lifestyle, hospitality and brand aesthetics that will resonate beautifully with food and LALIQUE lifestyle lovers alike. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is part of LALIQUE’s hospitality pillar of the lifestyle brand and brings together wine, crystal and gastronomy, combining to serve art and the senses. Announced by Silvio Denz, Chairman of LALIQUE and David Bolzan, Managing Director of Vignobles Silvio Denz, this is the first time that a Premier Grand Cru Classe has opened a hotel and restaurant in Bordeaux. This luxurious setting offers three suites and ten rooms, 13 in total. The decoration was entrusted to international interior designers, Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli, who created the LALIQUE Maison collection of Art Deco inspired furniture and home accessories. The designers created exclusive furniture pieces for the property. The…

On display at Address Downtown hotel in Dubai are impressively sized and distinctive five 8.5-metre-high paintings commissioned for the 63-storey by artist and designer Beth Nicholas. The paintings, which are located in the Address Downtown’s vast lobby, are illuminated from behind, further enhancing their impact; . beautifully hypnotic they draw you into the depths of their elegantly graceful fluidity. These dramatic artworks, executed in Nicholas’s signature style – swirling cosmoses of blues and whites, embellished with startling bursts of gold and silver – are the centrepiece of the newly-refurbished, 220-bedroom hotel, which opened this June 2018. Commissioned in 2017 through the art consultancy Soho Myriad, the paintings took three months to produce. Nicholas visited the hotel to oversee the installation, as she does for all her large-scale commissions. Evoking Aspects of Nature Evocative equally of oceans and the minerals beneath the earth as they are of aerial photographs, the paintings…

For those suffering from sleep disruptions like insomnia, the search for a good nights sleep may cause them to try a number of solutions in their quest for great slumber. The Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort offers an option. The luxurious, five-star Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, has launched a new series of magnesium-based Mineral Therapies Marine Treatments by Thalion to help guests increase their melatonin levels and get their sleep cycle back on track. Sleep is Paramount to a Healthier Lifestyle Studies show that one in three adults in the UK are affected by insomnia and that high-quality sleep is the single biggest contributor to living a healthier lifestyle. When adults fall below the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep a night, they can suffer from memory loss, have trouble concentrating and even become at risk to high blood pressure and heart disease. Sleep…

The Radisson Blu hotel in Antwerp has unveiled a completely new look and feel following an extensive programme of refurbishment across the entire hotel, with total investment reaching over €9m. The project, which began in early 2017, has touched every element of the hotel – from brand new bedrooms, to two new restaurants, enhanced Meetings and Events offering and an upgraded leisure center and public areas, to the installation of a Starbucks on the hotel’s ground floor. “We’re delighted to be able to showcase what is almost a completely new hotel!  The extensive renovations have transformed our beautiful hotel, creating a stylish and contemporary space that positions us well as one of Antwerp’s leading hotels.  With our superb location, directly opposite the Central Station, our new-look product, and our renowned unique Yes I Can! service, everything is now in place for us to build and grow, and we look forward…

With the holidays season fast approaching, luxury travel and hospitality brands are ramping up their marketing efforts. With most affluent travellers now researching, planning and booking their holidays online, it is essential for luxury brands to be present at the right time if they want to attract potential visitors. The online customer journey provides indeed luxury travel brands with new avenues to engage their consumers across devices and channels. Mobile and social media, in particular, are playing an increasingly important role in the decision process of wealthy travellers. Tourists will browse through their Instagram feed and seek recommendations from their friends and trusted social media influencers to find inspirations on where to go. In addition, younger affluent travellers are looking for original and authentic travel experiences. They want to explore new locations and experience different types of vacations. These changes provide luxury brands with new opportunities to inspire and influence…

New World Development, a leader in property, retail and hotel development, last year announced its plans for Victoria Dockside, a $2.6 billion, 3 million square foot art and design district, on the promenade of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Set to fully open in 2019, the mixed-use development will offer Grade A office space, an ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotel, Rosewood Residences, and premier art, design and leisure experiences with views of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island. But in April, 2018, Victoria Dockside’s newest event, #MakeWaves, is set to begin. It will take place at the K11 ATELIER, a creative workspace in the new Victoria Dockside neighborhood, set to reinvigorate the area, and create a top destination for both Hong Kong residents and its 60 million annual visitors. K11 Atelier is the first office tower under the K11 brand, whose office space opened late last year. The luxury hotel and…

Calling all Krug Lovers to Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz as they are one of only four Krug Ambassades in Switzerland, serving its guests a large selection of different Cuvées of the prestigious Champagne. A ‘Krug Ambassade’ is an iconic place which represents the spirit of the House of Krug based on the principles of prestige – a unique passion and savoir-faire. A culinary destination where gastronomic excellence meets the finest Champagnes. All over the world the Krug Ambassades represent a real network of Krug lovers who pass on their passion through relentless hard work and an original style. Like Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Krug Champagne has been a family-run business for several generations, with Olivier Krug now at the helm. Both brands stand for tradition and quality, which is why guests can now look forward to a varied culinary programme of events to do with Krug Champagne. The exclusive…