What’s the worst hotel you’ve ever stayed in? Never mind, it couldn’t have been any worse than the Hans Brinker Budget Hostel in Amsterdam, which actually prides itself on being the “world’s worst hotel”. Read the rest of this entry »
There appears to be a run on converted airplanes as Unusual Hotel rooms. These range from the very luxurious, to the Hostel type, but all of them are “different”. I have chosen a small selection from a variety of places as examples of what is available for the curious or the adventurous. Read the rest of this entry »
Defining Luxury – Reto Wittwer – Kempinski Hotels
President and CEO of Kempinski for the best part of 20 years, Reto Wittwer is not shy of an opinion or two. He talks to Phin Foster about true interpretations of luxury, the failings of his peers and why Europe remains more relevant than ever.
Standards may evolve but the guiding principles of luxury do not. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever quick on the uptake, New York’s most fashionable hotels are providing a stylish solution: bespoke vintage bikes for guests to explore the city on. The trend tends towards Dutch bikes that combine retro charm with new technology, complete with cushioned saddles so they’re comfy to ride all day, and upright handlebars so the rider can sit up and take in the sights as they scoot around the city.ù Read the rest of this entry »
Summer is the time for for fresh, easy to make food to enjoy out in the open so as to mop up all the sunshine. Below is a selection of mouthwatering concoctions taken from Sandwich bars all across America, courtesy of Daily Candy – New York.
And of course don’t forget the best of them all – The BLT (Bacon-Lettuce & Tomato)
Golf – Piacere & Gusto is the title of a monthly Golf magazine for those looking for the perfect juxtaposition of Golf, excellent Hotels and good food.
The latest edition offers a special round up of Golf Courses round Lake Maggiore, where it is possible to play for at least eight months of the year. The featured Hotel is Castello Dal Pozzo, ideally situated to act as a base for playing the very finest clubs:
- Circolo Bogogno
- Golf des Isles Borromees
- Golf Club Verbania