Go back to the enewsletter InterContinental Hot

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled its latest opening: InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, France. The hotel has been elegantly converted from the current Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and is IHG’s fifth InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in France.The historic building was stylishly refurbished by French architect and designer, Jacques Garcia, with rich colourful design typical of his opulent style, while preserving the property’s 18th-century splendour. The hotel commands pride of place on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie, among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants. Bordeaux was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and has since been voted Best European Destination 2015.The hotel features 130 rooms including 44 suites, and also offers a range of fitness and wellness facilities including an indoor pool and hammam, 10 treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi on the 360° rooftop beach.The internationally renowned, multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, brings international flair to the fine dining restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay. Executive Chef Gilad Peled prepares uniquely seasonal dishes from the terroir of Bordeaux, all expertly matched with exceptional, prominent wines from the region.Angela Brav, Chief Executive, Europe, IHG says: “We’re very proud to be opening this iconic hotel in the centre of a legendary wine-growing region and one of Europe’s most elegant cities. With France being one of our most important markets and Bordeaux receiving over five million visitors per year, this move is very much in line with our strategy to expand our award-winning InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in the most popular tourist destinations. InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand is the pinnacle of luxury and offers guests authentic enriching experiences, making it the perfect choice for local and international travellers.”Michel Ohayon, the owner of InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, said: “With the strength of the InterContinental brand behind us and our partnership with Chef Ramsay at Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, our hotel offers local and international guests a compelling experience with exceptional comfort and fine dining whether travelling for business or pleasure.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Four hundred years ago

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFour hundred years ago on 29 January 1616, intrepid Dutch explorers discovered and named Cape Horn, now arguably the most famous sea marker on the planet.To mark the 400th anniversary, the only cruise line to regularly visit the legendary point at the bottom of South America – Australis – has provided guests aboard its two ships anniversary pins and coasters, hosted special on board lectures on the history of Cape Horn and helped restore walkways on the island for cruise ship visitors.To celebrate the historic milestone, Australis is also offering a last-minute two-for-one offer on its three-night, round-trip End of the World cruise from Ushuaia on 4 March 2016, which includes Cape Horn, mighty Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley. Under the offer, the cruise aboard Via Australis is now available from US$2440, covering two people in a twin-share cabin and including an open bar and daily zodiac expeditions. Solo travellers can also take advantage of the two-for-one offer, with no single supplement. The special offer is available for bookings made until 29 February.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Hyatt Hotels Corporati

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) today announced plans to bring World of Hyatt members opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits in many more places. The launch is targeted for the end of the year.Hyatt, a leading hospitality company with more than 700 hotels worldwide, and SLH, a collection of more than 500 independently owned luxury hotels around the world, are working together to offer World of Hyatt members the opportunity to earn and redeem points during stays at participating SLH hotels when they book through Hyatt channels.Calala Island“This is another example of how Hyatt continues to listen to the wants and needs of World of Hyatt members and take meaningful action,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer Hyatt. “SLH’s high-end collection of boutique hotel experiences means our members will soon be able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points in more places, including many new locations in Europe and Asia.”“We are constantly looking for ways to add value for our many independently spirited hotels. This coming alliance with World of Hyatt does just that,” said Filip Boyen, chief executive officer, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™. “Our work together will allow World of Hyatt members to enjoy loyalty benefits across a wider choice of small independent luxury hotels. For SLH, our hotels are our brand, and we look forward to expected increased occupancy with significant exposure to the World of Hyatt program’s more than 10 million members.”The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.Heritage Le Telfair Golf Wellness ResortGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


Related Emirates makes history with Airbus flight

first_img RelatedEmirates makes history with Airbus flight to New YorkEmirates has just become the first airline to launch flights to America using an Airbus A380.First A380 flight to Seoul touches downEmirates Airlines has launched its first A380 flight to Seoul after the plane touched down in the South Korean capitalEmirates to launch Airbus A380 on its flights to Bangkok from TorontoEmirates Airlines will introduce the double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft on its flights to Bangkok and Toronto from June 1st. Emirates has opened its first dedicated passenger lounge in India at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.It is the first facility of its kind to be opened by an international airline in the country and will be used by Emirates’ first and business class passengers before boarding their flights.Mohammed Mattar, the carrier’s divisional senior vice president of airport services, said the lounge forms part of Emirates’ commitment to providing its passengers with “world class services”.”With the exclusive Emirates lounge in Mumbai, combined with our trademark chauffeur drive service, our first and business class passengers will enjoy greater comfort and convenience when travelling from their doorstep through to their final destination,” he commented.The lounge, which is spans an area of over 650 sq m, can cater for 100 guests at any one time, 38 of whom can sample the fine dining service.Earlier this month, Emirates added an extra daily flight to Kuala Lumpur from Dubai. It now operates 21 non-stop services to the Malaysian capital every week.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more


Find more useful car hire tips and road trip inspi

first_imgFind more useful car hire tips and road trip inspiration on Skyscanner’s news site. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Want to hire a car the next time you go on holiday without worrying about being ripped off by hidden fees?If you’ve ever been confused by some of the terms and conditions that car rental firms use then check out our useful guide. Here we explain some of the small print and help make sure you get the best deal on your next hire car. RelatedCheap car hire dealsMany of us don’t always think about car hire when we go on holiday, but when there are such cheap deals available, why not rent a car so you can save money on taxis and explore that much more of your next holiday spot.How to save money on driving abroad: Skyscanner guide to car hire chargesHere’s our handy guide to car hire charge costs, with some money-saving advice on getting a cheaper car hire deal that’s right for you. Skyscanner have checked the policies and prices of the big car hire companies so you can see clearly what the charges are if you’re driving in…How to find the best travel deals with the Skyscanner appThe Skyscanner app helps you search and book your trips easily, by finding the best travel deals while saving you time and money! Whether you’re planning a family holiday to the Algarve, a long weekend in Europe or planning a backpacking trip in Thailand our app has got you covered.…last_img read more


By Tanya DukesVersace Donatella Versace knows how

first_imgBy Tanya DukesVersace Donatella Versace knows how to keep her jet-setting, yacht-hopping customers happy. The collection was heavy on neat cocktail dresses, slinky minis and full-on glamorous gowns. Opening looks worked in restrained tones of black and silver. But it wouldn’t be Versace without a shot of color: For those who find sunny weather no matter the season, a cavalcade of sherbet-colored frocks came next. Every editor wants one of the mini dresses covered entirely in blush colored paillettes. Place your order now for what will be one of the party dresses of the season.Roberto Cavalli Ever effervescent Roberto Cavalli’s fall collection took a dark turn. While black has been the predominant shade of the season, it was still a bit of a shock to see to much of it from a designer known for fizzy color and more than a little leopard print. Of course, dark doesn’t have to mean somber and Cavalli’s collection shone with sparkle provided by studs and grommets aplenty. The look is urban, super sexy and tough with loads of lean pants, cropped jackets and transparent evening dresses that will be at home in lots of wardrobes that don’t yet have Cavalli pieces. The brand has gone to the dark side and is all the better for it.Brioni Brioni pushed the envelope of the standard suiting silhouette and infused it with movement and soft draping. Virtually every garment that came down the runway featured elements that arced away from or around the body. Kimono jackets, cowl necks and palazzo pants made for a soft but corporate-ready look. Sleeves and trouser legs were mostly cropped, full and swingy. Chief standouts were entrance-making coats with dramatic double lapels or funnel necks that framed the face and always-necessary pencil skirts in brilliant jewel tones.Marni Consuelo Castiglioni did it again at Marni. She captured an offhanded mix of quirky touches with a luxurious, grown-up feel that recalled bohemian grand dames like Peggy Guggenheim. The key components were jumbo herringbone, florals and geometric patterns done in iridescent silks and nubby wool. There were plenty of modesty preserving, knee-length skirts and dresses to go around, but Castiglioni also embraced pants of the cropped, drop-crotched variety. Flowered and bib necklaces that appeared to be a collage of shiny found objects, super high sandals and patterned tights provided the finishing touches.last_img read more


by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 19, 2018 9:38 am PDT Last Updated Feb 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ACTRA honouree Jennifer Podemski combats ‘inequity’ for Indigenous talent TORONTO – About 20 years ago, Toronto-born screen star Jennifer Podemski was growing frustrated with a lack of work for Indigenous actors and storytellers such as herself. She took matters into her own hands by becoming a producer.“It was this mounting frustration and anger around the inequity, I suppose,” Podemski, who is of mixed First Nations and Israeli descent, said in a recent phone interview.“I specifically was frustrated with how native people and native stories were so far behind in terms of relevance and how often we saw them.”Podemski has since produced various projects — from the show “Moccasin Flats” to the film “Empire of Dirt” and the upcoming doc series “Future History” — while continuing her acting career and mentoring and training other Indigenous artists.Her body of work as well as her advocacy will be recognized Saturday as she receives an Award of Excellence at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto.While Podemski said she’s encouraged with the opportunities arising for Indigenous actors and storytellers in Canada these days — with the creation of the Indigenous Screen Office and various government initiatives — she feels there’s more work to be done.“I flip-flop between being super encouraged and inspired, and devastated and frustrated at the state of affairs when it comes to Indigenous stories and how the mainstream is opening its doors or not opening its doors to the storytellers,” said Podemski, whose film credits include a starring role in Bruce McDonald’s “Dance Me Outside.”“I’ve been a producer for 20 years, and if I was to look back at 20 years, yeah, things are easier today for me. But they’re not as easy as I thought they would be, with the amount of experience that I have.“The similarity that I make often is, ‘Wherever the women’s movement is, the Indigenous movement seems to be behind it.’”Podemski adds that of course she can relate to the current conversations around female representation in the screen industry.“That’s super important,” she said, “but the parallel story to that is that there is an entire community left out of the storytelling fabric of this entire country and it’s the people, the many, many nations that were here, that are from here.”Podemski has been acting and performing onstage since elementary school. In the late ’90s, she opened her first production company, Big Soul Productions, with Laura Milliken.The company produced projects including the series “The Seventh Generation” and “Moccasin Flats.”“The Seventh Generation,” which aired on APTN, was a way to combat “shame in our community” and tell uplifting stories of triumph and those who overcame the odds, Podemski said.But they had trouble getting funding and had to create financial sponsorships around specific episodes.“At the time, we had a couple of thousand dollars per episode to make the show from a licence fee from APTN and we tried to pitch it to every single network in Canada,” Podemski recalled.“There were two things that we heard, one was, ‘Don’t you have your own network?’ and the other one was, ‘We did a native story last year.’”In 2005, Podemski started her own production company, Redcloud Studios Inc. Her upcoming “Future History” is about the reclamation of Indigenous knowledge through the eyes of two hosts.“As an actor, I want producers and network executives and writers to know that you don’t have to have a native storyline just to hire a native actor, but why is that such a deeply cemented reality for us?” said Podemski, whose recent acting credits include the series “Hard Rock Medical,” “Cardinal” and “Private Eyes.”“So if I had one wish that I could have (it would be to) just make everyone forget that somehow they had to construct often inaccurate storylines just to get that native storyline in there, we could play lots of different characters.“And then on the producing side, the content-creating side, I would say there is so much potential to create realities for Indigenous characters that are beyond expectation, and whether that’s in the sci-fi realm or the horror realm or comedy, romance, all these different genres.”center_img Jennifer Podemski poses for a portrait at Black Rock Coffee in Toronto, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. About 20 years ago, Toronto-born screen star Jennifer Podemski was growing frustrated with a lack of work for Indigenous actors and storytellers such as herself and took matters into her own hands by becoming a producer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marta Iwanek last_img read more


Tonight Show to air episode in Puerto Rico with

first_img‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This combination photo shows actor Lin-Manuel Miranda at the “Mary Poppins Returns” premiere in London on Dec. 12, 2018, left, and TV late night host Jimmy Fallon at the opening night of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” in New York on April 23, 2018. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will do a special episode from Puerto Rico on January 15. The telecast, in which Miranda will appear, will focus on the spirit and culture of Puerto Rico in its efforts to rebuild and raise awareness following the devastating hurricane that struck the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, 2017. Miranda will reprise his lead role in the musical “Hamilton” from Jan. 8-27 at the University of Puerto Rico to raise money for the Flamboyan Arts Fund. (AP Photo) by The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2018 5:54 pm PDT LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in “Hamilton.”NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The telecast will focus on Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts to rebuild and raise awareness after Hurricane Maria massively struck the island in 2017.The episode will delve into how the deadly hurricane devastated Puerto Rico through widespread damage.Miranda will reprise his lead role in “Hamilton” at the University of Puerto Rico from Jan. 8 to 27. The performances look to raise money for the Flamboyan Arts Fund to benefit the art, artists and arts institutions.The Associated Presslast_img read more


Lawyer Cuba Gooding Jr to surrender but did noth

first_imgLawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. to surrender but did nothing wrong by The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2019 9:50 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will go ahead with plans to turn himself in to New York City police amid allegations he groped a woman at a Manhattan night spot.Lawyer Mark Heller said Thursday he was initially hesitant to let the “Jerry Maguire” star surrender after reviewing security video he said showed no criminality.A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.Heller says the video shows “there is not the slightest scintilla of inappropriate conduct on his part.”The lawyer also disputes allegations in media reports from a second woman who says Gooding grabbed her buttocks at a New York City restaurant in 2008.The Associated Presslast_img read more


Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her maste

first_imgSheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes FILE – In this Monday, Nov, 5, 2018 file photo, Sheryl Crow performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 17th annual “An Enduring Vision” benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as “Tuesday Night Music Club” and the track “All I Wanna Do” perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group. Crow told the BBC Wednesday, June 26, 2019 that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the loss after a New York Times report revealed the extent of the damage. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) LONDON — Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as “Tuesday Night Music Club” and the track “All I Wanna Do” perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group.Crow told the BBC Wednesday that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the loss after a New York Times report revealed the extent of the damage.Crow says the fire “feels a little apocalyptic” and that she didn’t “understand the coverup.”A group of artists, including Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty, have sued. The artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and inform them of the extent of its impact.Universal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Associated Presscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 26, 2019 7:04 am PDT Last Updated Jul 1, 2019 at 10:24 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more