2011 Conde Nast Golden List: Hotels for foodies

First-class food is just one of the reasons to stay at these classic culinary gems. Metropolitan, Bangkok Just around the corner from Lumpini Park in the centre of Bangkok, this 171-room sister to London’s famous Metropolitan is an ultra-modern hotel with Comme des Garçons staff uniforms, hand-woven silk curtains and paintings by Thai artist Natee Utarit. … Continue reading

Qantas praised for ‘best cellars in the sky’

Qantas has again been lauded for its on-board wine selection at the annual Cellars in the Sky Award ceremony, held February 3 in London. The Australian flag-carrier, which took four awards last year, won a total of six at this year’s airline wine tasting event, including Best First Class White, First Class Red and First Class Sparkling, … Continue reading

Gifts For Oenophile Who Has It All

    What does one buy the wine lover who has everything? It’s a perennial problem for anyone who lives with an avid oenophile. You may well answer wine, but in reality a purchase of a case or special bottle of wine is fraught with risk. Much of one’s love of wine comes from the … Continue reading

Highlights of the Merano WineFestival 2010

From Friday 5th November until Monday 8th November 2010, the doors will be open for the 19th edition of the Merano WineFestival in the famous Alpine spa resort Meran, one of the most exclusive and most elegant oenogastronomic events in Europe. Helmuth Köcher, President and Organiser of the MWF, has once again chosen the elegant … Continue reading

Five innovative hotel concepts – brainfood, energy, loyal rewards etc.

With supply outstripping demand, competition is intense in the hotel industry, so hoteliers are always on the lookout for a distinctive new feature or promotional scheme to attract travellers to their accommodation rather than elsewhere. And it’s not always just a case of making the rooms look nice. Here are five examples we spotted recently: … Continue reading

Which is the purest water available?

Maybe Antipodes? Having been consistently rated as one of the finest waters in the world and the purest in New Zealand – they are naturally passionate about our environment. This starts deep down below the surface where this water is sourced. Antipodes is from a huge naturally renewing aquifer which replenishes itself at far greater … Continue reading