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Le Bar At Hôtel Plaza Athénée. Photo credit: Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
A night out in Paris can often lead to a fashionable stop at Le Bar at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
This summer, bar patrons will see innovations at Le Bar including a Sound Tree music installation, Blue and Red Hours’ DJ sets, an interactive bar menu and a food concept on Terrace Montaigne – La Terrazzina.
The Sound Tree, in Hôtel Plaza Athénée red, is a sculpture by designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman from Elipson. This innovative sculpture plays music from built-in speakers which are in the shape of round fruits.
During Blue Hours’ DJ sets in Le Bar, guests can enjoy the “ultimate cocktail experience” in a Parisian atmosphere every night from 6 pm to 11 pm.
While Red Hours’ DJ sets happen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 11 pm to 2 am. The Le Bar lights turn from blue to the hotel’s signature red and there’s an appearance by a new identity with the electronic rock Red Hours DJ sets.
During the Red Hours guests can order from the cocktail list on an Interactive Bar Menu. The electronic tablet menu also features a digital slot machine which gives guests a chance to win a complimentary cocktail or Le Bar canapé.
This summer, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is also featuring the food concept La Terrazzina evening on Terrace Montaigne. Each evening at 8.30 pm, guests can enjoy a taste of Italy. The hotel’s Chef Philippe Marc has created a limited edition menu which includes a choice of antipasti or prosciutto, a pizzetta followed by panna cotta alla Siciliana or tiramisu.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25 Avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris, France
Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove. Photo credit: Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels.
Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels has launched Peppers Gourmet Food Trail in Australia.
Aimed at food lovers, the brand’s campaign will feature seasonal food events, packages and gourmet offerings. Each event has been designed to feature the expertise of chefs and give guests fine locally sourced food and wine.
“The Peppers Gourmet Food Trail is literally a very ‘organic’ program of events devised by our Chefs out in the network who work with the produce and develop menus with wines to complement on a daily basis,” says Scott Robertson, national food & beverage director.
The Winter Gourmet Food Trail will feature degustation dinners hosted by wine critic Nick Stock to farmers markets, hampers and take home gifts. Here are the locations and dates of Peppers Gourmet Food Trail:
- Nourishing the 5 Senses, July 14 & 15, Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa, Gold Coast Hinterland QLD;
- Starry Starry Night, July 19 or or August 18, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island QLD;
- In Season in the Tropics, August 10 & 11, Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove QLD;
- Riches of the Volcanic Trail, August 10 & 11, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff NSW;
- In Season in the Southern Highlands, August 17 & 18, Peppers Manor House & Peppers Craigieburn, Southern Highlands NSW;
- Eat Love Cook, September 14 & 15, Peppers Coral Coast Resort, Airlie Beach QLD
Find out more info on Peppers Gourmet Food Trail at the Peppers site.
Poolside at Swissôtel Hotel Bodrum Beach. Photo credit: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is planning a new beach resort near Bodrum, Turkey: Swissôtel Hotel Bodrum Beach.
On the waterfront in Turgutreis, this two-storey hotel will offer 66 rooms and suites and 72 residences – villas and duplex terraces. Among the hotel’s features will be indoor and outdoor pools, Pürovel Spa & Sport, sports activities and several restaurants.
Swissôtel Hotel Bodrum Beach. Photo credit: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.
AFTER: Jubilee Lawn Art at Lakeside Hotel & Spa. Photo credit: Lakeside Hotel & Spa.
The Lakeside Hotel & Spa has revealed its Jubilee-themed lawn art (above and below) timed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Hotel garden consultant Richard Lucas designed the Queen’s crown plus number 60 which was mown into the hotel’s front lawn. Every year, the hotel has become known for its annual Lawn Art designs and lovely gardens.
Set on two acres of gardens on the water’s edge with views of Lake Windermere and fells, Lakeside Hotel & Spa is a four-star hotel in England’s Lake District.
BEFORE: Creating the Jubilee Lawn Art. Photo credit: Lakeside Hotel & Spa.
The hotel is also offering a Jubilee Afternoon Tea with a menu of chilled Gazpacho followed by a choice of sandwiches and a selection of cakes, pastries and scones and freshly brewed teas.
Touring the hotel’s beautiful gardens, guests can see the White garden and Scented garden which has fragrant climbing roses and honeysuckle along the lake frontage. The main garden areas showcase shrub roses and herbaceous borders with seasonal bedding.
While the roof garden, on the roof of the hotel’s pool and AVEDA spa, features parterres, fruit trees, shrubs, roses and a surrounding lawn. Indoors, at the Lakeview Conservatory, guests can see scented leaved Pelargoniums, tender citrus and passion flowers.
Lakeside Hotel & Spa
Newby Bridge, Cumbria
Guest room at Narry Hotel Patong in Phuket, Thailand. Photo credit: Variety Hotels.
Looking at holidays in Thailand? Phuket is an island destination where you can indulge in watersports including scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, jet skiing and wakeboarding.
If you’re a budget traveler, you can find flights to Phuket and loads of accommodation options in Phuket.
One new local hotel is Narry Hotel Patong, a 44-room boutique hotel in the heart of Phuket. In the entertainment district of Patong, the hotel is close to Patong beach, shopping, restaurants and bars and entertainment venues.
The brightly-colored hotel rooms range from standard to 2-Bedroom apartments for short term and long-stay guests. Each hotel guest is also offered free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and daily buffet breakfast.
Narry Hotel Patong is represented by Variety Hotels, a Bangkok-based, boutique hotel company. With parent company The Unique Collection of Hotels & Resorts, it represents 17 boutique hotels and resorts throughout Thailand including Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Krabi.
Narry Hotel Patong
92/12-14 Soi Phong Phattawa, Thaveewong Road,
Patong Beach, Kathu Phuket 81350 Thailand.