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A Paris Hotel Bar

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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


Gourmet Food Trail In Australia

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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.

Hotel Photo: Turkey

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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.

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Swissôtel Hotel Bodrum Beach. Photo credit: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.