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Save The Date – The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

Thursday 18th – Sunday 28th June 2020 The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, the capital’s longest-running and most respected vetted art and antiques fair returns for a 48th year in June. It will be running from Thursday 18 until Sunday 28 with a Private Preview on Wednesday 17th June in association with their Charity Partner, Maggie’s. It is expected to attract art and antique enthusiasts from across the globe looking for that inspirational, one of a kind piece. 130 leading art galleries and antique dealers from the UK, and beyond, will be showcasing specially selected pieces for the fair. Many objects for sale will have been kept back just for this event.  There will be an inspirational variety of furniture, art, sculpture, design and decorative objects on sale, alongside jewellery, stunning textiles, glass and ceramics, clocks and silver – ranging from BC to the present day.  Dealers with decades of experience will be on hand to offer top tips and advice on buying original works – especially when being purchased for the first time. Independent …

Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Columbia

Located near the University of South Carolina, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton together welcome guests visiting South Carolina’s capital city Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown and Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown, bringing a total of 223 new rooms and suites to the Columbia area. The dual-brand hotel complements the strong business and tourism environments in South Carolina’s growing capital city, which now boasts the second-largest population in the state (according to Experience Columbia).  “As Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton continue their strong expansion, we are excited to provide all of their amenities and offerings under one roof in South Carolina’s capital,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service categories, Hilton. “Adding a new dual-brand hotel in Columbia gives business and leisure travelers the variety of price points and value-added amenities they search for when visiting the heart of the Palmetto State.” Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown and Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown is owned 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 …