Chef Dani García has opened a new restaurant in Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa in Marbella this summer; El Patio Dani Garcia, a unique and different venue, wrapped in a magical atmosphere, for guests to enjoy the most memorable nights of the Costa del Sol . . more
Leonardo Hotels opens two new hotels in Madrid
Leonardo Hotels are adding two further hotels in Spain’s capital and cultural centre. The new additions to the portfolio: the Leonardo Hotel Madrid City Center with 153 rooms and the Leonardo Boutique Hotel Madrid with 75 rooms. Located right at the heart of Madrid’s city centre, the hotels are perfect for business travellers as well as tourists. Short routes to all major attractions, direct transport connections and underground stations within walking distance make the hotel locations particularly attractive.
London’s The Berkeley’s New Suites
London luxury hotel The Berkeley now offers 10 new suites as part of its extensive renovation. The Terrace Suites opened in August, and the Gallery, Park and Apartment suites will open late September. All suites feature glass terraces, contemporary urban decor and original art pieces whilst many interconnect, to appeal to family and multi-generational guests. The establishment has completed a new facade and entrance and a redesigned Blue Bar.
Classic Ibiza hotel renovated
After extensive renovation the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza has reopened as a member of Hilton’s Curio Collection.
The establishment, which dates back to 1933 and was the island’s first purpose-built hotel, has been declared by Unesco as “an asset of cultural interest.”
Rome’s Spanish Steps renovated by Bvlgari
The iconic Spanish Steps in Italy’s capital have been officially reopened to the public after a thorough restoration financed by luxury jewellery brand Bulgari.
Bulgari suggested a fence to protect the Roman landmark, after many recent incidents where tourists disrespected the city’s famous heritage sites, but Rome’s mayor has rejected this idea. “It’s fundamental to let people use cultural heritage sites,” she said, adding that visitors and Romans alike must be educated to use them responsibly.
The restoration of the Spanish Steps is one of several around the city sponsored by famous designer brands such as Tod’s for the Colosseum and Fendi for the Trevi Fountain.
Fans of mixology (the art of creating cocktails) in Madrid can tell you about Diego Cabrera, Argentinian barmen who has managed to conquer the Madrid audience with his natural charm and an amazing ability to create and innovate.
He rose to prominence in the bar Sergi Arola Gastro, then had his own bar Le Cabrera (now closed) and created the firm Twist de Naranja from where he runs a catering service and advises on mixology for the NH Collection.
Now Cabrera has opened cocktail/gastro-bar Salmón Gurú, which he proudly considers his flagship . . more
The best kind of experiences are the ones that follow you through life, that can be re-lived in another place, at another time. Two of our favorite places in France are the Colombe d’Or and the Club 55 who both serve the Panier de Crudités with French Vinaigrette. One of those mystical ingredients that helps create these magical moments, is the sauce served with this basket of vegetables.
PARIS’ TOP TERRACES . . It may not be easy to find a place on the terrace in the French capital on a fine summer’s day, but with some planning ahead it is absolutely possible to spend a balmy day in comfort and inspiring surroundings. Here follow six of the best terraces in Paris . . more
One of the essential pleasures of summer, the Caesar salad, just like the Waldorf and the Niçoise, is a famous dish and appreciated by salad lovers worldwide. We have sought out the best specimens of this emblematic American and one of our own favourite lunch meals in the French capital.
In Paris and in dire need of a hair cut, but worried how to explain exactly which ‘coupe‘ you want in French?
COOL IN THE CITY . . Part of the charm of Spain’s illustrious capital is the sunny climate, but sometimes the city can get a little too hot. Here follow some of our choices to take a cool break . . more