Hotel Diplomat in Stockholm has gained a 5th star
“We are proud to announce that we are now a five-star hotel. Over the past year we have worked extensively towards our goal; to become five-star in January, 2017. Each department in the hotel has been analyzed thoroughly and new procedures and routines have been implemented to assure the high level of service and quality at each level.”
‘Gin’ hotel opens in London
A former London pub on Portobello Road has been remodeled into a boutique hotel dedicated to gin, aptly named The Distillery. The hotel features two bars, a gin museum and ‘gin experience’ centre, an off licence shop, a 400 litre gin still, a private dining room and bar and three guest rooms.
Luneur theme park in Rome reopened
Italy’s oldest theme park has been renovated extensively over an 8-year period and now it has reopened to the young public with such attractions as a Wizard of Oz-inspired yellow brick maze and an interactive role-playing game called the Elven Path.
Luneur, named after the EUR district of Rome where it is located, aims to entertain children under 13 in particular and to accommodate young families the park has special rooms for breastfeeding and baby-changing, trails and events designed for schools, and children’s menus in all the eating areas.
New Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark
Although his childhood Odense home is already a Museum dedicated to the fairytale author, this new project will focus more on the author’s famous fairytales, “The new Hans Christian Andersen Museum adds new magic to the museum, new magic to the place – the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum adds new magic to Odense,” said the Mayor of Odense. The museum will open in 2020The museum will open in 2020.
Even if you can’t travel all the time, Europe’s best food and wine products can now come to you thanks to Gastronomic Cargo, a new online fine food and wine market.
Gastronomic Cargo promises the start of a fantastic culinary journey. Their goal is to offer a well-selected limited stock of exquisite products which we provide together with local experts and connoisseurs.
The journey starts in Spain, but will take you to France, Italy and other European countries that produce fine wine and food.
Part of the Château & Hôtels Collection, hotel La Bouitte with its 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, provides a private and cozy setting in the village of Saint Marcel located at an altitude of 1500 m, 2 km above Saint Martin de Belleville not far from ski resort Val Thorens. La Bouitte has a special ‘Discovery Offer’ . .
THE MOST FASHIONABLE RESTAURANTS IN PARIS . . With Paris’ famous Fashion Week periods in mind, held this year in January, July and September, we advise visitors on some of the most ‘fashionable’ restaurants of the French capital. These trendy restaurants are always visited by the leading fashion crowd and certainly around Fashion Week when they not only attract the industry representatives, but also international top-models, celebrities and other luminaries attending the fashion shows . . more
From its crispy outside that peels of in layers, to its soft buttery doughy inside that melts in your mouth, the croissant is every French native’s favourite pastry. If you are in the French capital and hungry for this delicacy, check out our list of where to buy the ten best croissants in Paris.
A retired doctor visited a Paris auction house
in March with a portfolio of drawings. It
contained a work now attributed to Leonardo
da Vinci and valued at about $15.8 million . . Source: New York Times
Take a deep dive in one of France’s leading historic destinations with Trianon Palace Versailles’ unique ‘CHATEAU VERSAILLES PRESTIGE’ package.
PLATEA MADRID . . ‘Welcome to the biggest gastronomic & leisure centre in Europe .. the only place where a huge stage meets the best Spanish and international gastronomy made by Michelin-star chefs. An amazing 6000sqm design space that holds up to 12 restaurants that will take your breath away.’ . . more
The British architect Norman Foster is set to transform a former palace building in Madrid into a $32 million extension of the nearby Prado museum . . Source: New York Times