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Discover two Dreamy Waterpark Luxury Stays in the Greek Islands

Featured image is of Elixir Thalasso Spa The south-eastern Aegean island complex, the Dodecanese, is amongst Greece’s most loved destinations. Ancient archaeological sites, grand Byzantine monuments and unique, medieval buildings easily impress visitors from all corners of the world. In particular, the history, gorgeous beaches, lush vegetation, casual atmosphere and luxury resorts of cosmopolitan Rhodes and Kos makes them a popular choice. Kos Imperial Thalasso – Timeless Waterfront Elegance Secluded on a 100,000-sqm estate, Kos Imperial Thalasso curls around an expansive lagoon framed by exotic tropical gardens cascading to the beach’s edge. Lagoons, pools, waterfalls, and a river encircling a tiny island make this a dreamy water haven. The resort is just a 35 min drive from Kos Hippocrates Airport and also accessible by ferry. The resort of timeless elegance features 384 guest rooms including bungalows, suites & beachfront villas. An extensive range of family accommodation makes Kos Imperial Thalasso a firm family favourite whilst Dream Villas with terraces overlooking sweeping sea views are ideal for couples. Opt for VIP services at selected suites and …

You Batter Believe it!

Apex Hotels unveils Edinburgh’s largest fish & chip challenge Apex Grassmarket Hotel, announced this week the introduction of Edinburgh’s largest fish supper to its menu and is challenging diners to polish off the massive dish in its entirety.  Coming in at a whopping three times the size of a standard fish supper, the feast size British favourite will include battered fish, chips, tartar sauce, minty mushy peas, pickled fennel, lemon and a pint or glass of house wine, all for £20.  The permanent addition to the menu will also set out to hook challengers with the chance of winning a complimentary meal for two at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel through a monthly prize draw. Those who are bold enough to dive right in to the culinary challenge will also be gifted with a miniature dram of whisky, collapsible copper shot cup and crown to remind them of their efforts and accomplishment.  Alan Taylor, GM at Apex Grassmarket, said: “The fish supper is a classic dish and a firm favourite for many across the country, including myself. …

Hilton Announces Debut in Bermuda with Signing of Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Project also represents the brand’s first property in Bermuda and its second in the Caribbean Region Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the company’s debut in Bermuda with the signing of Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Also representing the brand’s first hotel in Bermuda and second development in the Caribbean region, the 111-room resort is slated to open in 2020.  Owned by Bermudiana Development Company Limited, Bermudiana Beach Resort will sit on a cliff overlooking the pristine pink-sand beach and turquoise waters.   “As we continue the strategic expansion of our industry leading brands across the Caribbean and Latin America, Bermudiana Beach Resort is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Tapestry Collection by Hilton to one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations,” said Pablo Maturana, managing director, development, Caribbean and South America, Hilton. “We are excited about this second Tapestry Collection project in the Caribbean and look forward to working with the team at Bermudiana Development Company Limited to offer visitors a unique, upscale hotel coupled with the benefits of our award-winning Hilton Honors program.” With an …

New Dining Destination, Bull & Bear, Opens in DIFC

The Bull & Bear at the recently opened Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is now ready to welcome diners. Inspired by the original restaurant once located at Waldorf Astoria New York, Bull & Bear embodies the energy and elegance of Dubai’s most exclusive postcode, DIFC.  Upon entering the sleek venue, guests are greeted by magnificent bull and bear statues – hand-forged iron-clad sculptures reminiscent of Wall Street. The sophisticated interiors, which use a rich blue, gold and black colour palette, incorporate a mix of timber, metal and leather paired with contemporary furniture. Stunning day to night views of the city complete the striking scene, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the venue. Victor Chalfoun, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, said, “Bull & Bear is open for business and is a breath of fresh air in the city’s bustling financial district. Head Chef Giovanni Paolo Pintore is at the helm of the kitchen, which serves an eclectic menu designed to cater to all taste buds. Coupled with unforgettable service and vibrant interiors, it is our aim …

The New Look Waterfront celebrates with a gin-tactic event

The Waterfront in Wandsworth is celebrating its stylish new look, post an extensive refurbishment, with a truly gin-tastic event on Saturday, 20th July, from noon onwards.  With live music and no admission charges this is one event you won’t want to miss. Head down to this beautiful Thames-side pub, just by Wandsworth Bridge, complete with expansive outdoor terrace for its fabulous Gin Festival packed with gin tastings, gourmet gin treats and live music – the perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday. A whole host of gin experts will be on hand from household names such as Tanqueray, Hendrick’s and Bombay Sapphire through to London brands including Half Hitch, Hayman’s and Sipsmith. Join them, from noon until 5pm, for tastings with specially selected Fever-Tree tonic pairings with highlights including the chance to try Sipsmith’s new Strawberries & Cream Gin liqueur made with summer fruits, strawberry & cream Campino boiled sweets; Bombay Sapphire’s edible paint, currently only available in a handful of venues and gin popsicles; and corn hole games with Hayman ‘s.  Plus, the fun doesn’t stop there …

The 5* OMMA Santorini boutique hotel opens its doors this July 25th

Named after the Ancient Greek word OMMA meaning vision, the brand new OMMA Santorini boutique hotel in Imerovigli focuses on providing guests the element of discovery through all senses. Taste the freshest culinary creations, experience the panoramic views of the famous Santorini Caldera and Aegean, inhale the fresh aromas of the spa and listen to the relaxing waves of the ocean. OMMA Santorini is a 360 experience for all your senses. An Elegant and Refined Stay A tranquil and blissful escape, OMMA Santorini’s 30 rooms – including villas, are all individually designed and feature views of the eminent Caldera from the front and Aegean Sea from the back. Suites open out to a spacious terrace with a dining area, ideal for private celebrations and intimate dinners. 10 meticulously designed room categories accommodate all types of travellers. Families can enjoy spacious Maisonette Suites with plunge pools whilst couples can treat themselves to ultimate privacy and luxury with an OMMA Villa and private swimming pool. The Artistry of Dining OMMA Restaurant focuses on Mediterranean Greek cuisine created by renowned Executive Chef …

The UK’s best walking breaks for all abilities…

Empty your mind with Bespoke Hotels With summer crowds beginning to leave for popular holiday destinations abroad, now is the perfect time to spend a weekend exploring the peace and glories of the British countryside. For a calm getaway swapping heaving crowds for tranquil scenery, Bespoke Hotels offers a selection of the UK’s best affordable boutique hotels from which to plan to walk – whether you are seeking seaside hikes or hilltop climbs. Each providing staggering natural scenery and plenty of outdoor adventure – with cosy beds and seriously good local food ready and waiting on your return. The Noel Arms, Chipping Camped One of the oldest Cotswold inns, Charles II is said to have stayed here during the English Civil War. Exuding a sense of tradition throughout its 28 rooms, the inn is at the honey-stoned heart of Chipping Campden, overlooking what is often referred to as England’s most picturesque High Street. The Noel Arms marks the start of the Cotswold Way footpath, with its more than 100 miles of scenic walking through open landscapes and …