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Meet me at the pub!

Want something different when you visit London? I have a suggestion for you. Part of First Restaurant Group, newly opened The Hayden in Westbourne Grove is quintessentially British, a balance of being a tourist and a local. Located in the heart of Notting Hill, The Hayden opens its door after undergoing an extensive makeover complete with new menus. This atmospheric London pub, covered in grey wood-panelled walls contrasting its red leather banquettes under the decorative tin ceiling and large statement mirrors is both modern and nostalgic. Open kitchen pub with 8 unique luxury boutique hotel rooms above, this is a sophisticated...
Categories: Hotel, 旅遊

Where to nest in the heart of Soho

I love Soho. As a Londoner, Soho is so much fun and never too much. Every other week there are new cafes and restaurants popping up, every weekend there are parties and the area never sleeps. On a recent visit, I had to chance to stay at The Nadler Soho. I’ve walked pass it many times when I was living around the area but never had a chance to visit. Here I am, at the back of a small alley in the heart of Soho. I know the aree by hand, so for me, navigation was not an issue at all. The Nadler Soho doesn’t have a restaurant unlike many other hotels nearby, but being in the heart of Soho, you literally have everything on your foo...
Categories: Hotel, 未分類

The new place to be- Ian Schrager’s new The Barcelona EDITION

Sunshine, beach, tapas…There’s something about Spain and its culture that keeps you going back. I don’t know if it’s the warm and soft Mediterranean sun, the vibrant and rich Spanish history and culture, the passionate vibe of the country and nation, or the endless options of delicious tapas and seafood…possibly all of the above. Earlier last month, the Spanish city that almost never sleeps, Barcelona, added one more spot for locals and tourists to their late night options. Officially launched in late September, the Barcelona Edition celebrated its opening with a series of events. Like the other very cool Edition Hotels in N...
Categories: Hotel, 旅遊

A weekend hideaway on the seaside of Palma de Mallorca

Summer season has recently started in Europe (FINALLY! ), and lots of Europeans are fleeing to their favourite nearby islands for a mini weekend or a long-awaited vacation. Earlier this month, I went to Palma de Mallorca for a mini getaway. As one of the biggest of the Balearic Islands in Spain, it offers a variety of activities for all sorts of people- family, singles, couples, small children etc. If you want to party, there are lots of options, if you want a romantic getaway, there are plenty of beautiful spots, if you want a quite detox or relaxing vacation, there are multiple locations. I wanted a bit a both- a little sig...
Categories: Europe, Hotel, 旅遊

Modern Luxury in the heart of Manhattan – Refinery Hotel

Once upon a time (well, a century ago to be precise), the Colony Arcade building opens as a home to some the world’s most notable millinery firms. Located two blocks from Bryant Park on the West 38th Street in the Garment District in New York,  the once-residential area were razed to make way for more than 100 high-rise factories and showrooms, the Refinery Hotel (renamed in 2013 and opened its door as a hotel), member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World,  was once one of these buildings named The Colony Arcade. In 1914, businesswoman Winifred T. McDonald rented the Colony Arcade’s 20,000-square foot ground floor space a...
Categories: Hotel, Luxury, 旅遊