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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 …