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Private tours for Bond…James Bond

Ahead of the April launch of the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, Rabbie’s has created a private tour itinerary for 007 fans. Gadgets, cars, castles and tipples will give fans the full Bond experience.  On a two-day round trip tour from Edinburgh, this private tour itinerary features highlights such as seeing a collection of Bond memorabilia, including a BMW 750 used in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’; scenic drives through areas and naval bases used in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ as well as a visit to the headquarters of MI6 in ‘The World Is Not Enough’. The itinerary weaves the theme into cuisine with lunch dates at Miss Moneypenny’s Diner and a trip to a whisky distillery to sample one of the spy’s favourite drinks.  Rabbie’s offers one-off itineraries and experiences. The specialist team will help travellers with itineraries based on the things they love, for a once in a lifetime experience. Each private and personalised tour has a dedicated guide, an expert in storytelling, local insights and historic tales. Running an exclusive …

New Art and Design Signature Suites launched at Corinthia St Petersburg

Corinthia St Petersburg announces new Signature Suites. The stunning new suites in this five-star hotel represent modern European luxury, sophisticated art and impeccable comfort in the Russian cultural capital. The two-room suites are full of light and delightful colours, creating a soft, playful ambience to welcome sophisticated travellers with modern, stylish luxury and trendy European design.  The Signature Suites were designed by QP interior design, an international company renowned for creating sophisticated and tailor-made design schemes that are as practical as they are beautiful. Comprehensive details such as an extremely comfortable living room with chic marble tables, a beautiful bedroom with luxurious king-size bed and furniture covered by soft fabric, an exquisite bathroom with an elegant grand bathtub and spacious shower, provide guests with excitement and harmony. Large windows open to stunning views of the Nevsky Prospect, which elevates the luxury details of these beautiful suites. “The exquisite ambience of our new Signature Suits highlights the feeling that our guests stay in a modern grand hotel in the very heart of St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural …

The Emblem Hotel, Prague wins Best Luxury Hotel in the Czech Republic

Getting lost within the crowd can be easy in a metropolis, especially if it’s filled with tourists like Prague. Maintaining a unique identity is extremely important to people today, which is why lifestyle hotels are becoming increasingly popular.  The Emblem Hotel, this year’s winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awardsin the category of The Best Luxury Hotel in the Czech Republic, will make the trip to this wonderful country memorable, colourful and personal. Located next to the Old Town Square, The Emblem Hotel merges the past, present and future of Prague into a home for travellers and a haven for locals. Since its opening in 2013, this hotel has been reflecting the city’s diversity to tourists from all over the world. The hotel boasts 59 exquisite rooms (including four junior suites and three luxury suites), a chill-out lounge with several “Living Spaces” (The M Lounge), a state-of-the-art restaurant and bar (George Prime Steak), and a spa (The M Spa) with an unbeatable rooftop terrace. Everything is designed to tell guests that Prague is one of the most beguiling and mystical cities in …

Radisson Hotel Group set to debut its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. Radisson is Radisson Hotel Group’s fourth brand and 13th hotel to open in South Africa. This achievement brings Radisson Hotel Group’s African portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development. Centrally located 2 kilometres outside the town of Hoedspruit, Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit offers guests the chance to explore renowned tourist destinations such as the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit will be the only international upscale hotel in the Lowveld and in close proximity to the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, the key driver of tourism in the area. This two million-hectare, world-renowned park, features 16 ecosystems and the Big 5 (Africa’s greatest wild animals, more specifically the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). The new 138-room hotel is scheduled to open early 2022, comprising of rooms and suites, coupled with Radisson’s Scandinavian-inspired hospitality and unique brand features. Guests will be able to indulge …

Hotel Indigo® opens botanical inspired hotel in Brussels

Opening of Hotel Indigo® Brussels-City marks the brand’s second hotel in Belgium and the largest Hotel Indigo property in Europe IHG ®’s boutique brand Hotel Indigo® has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo® Brussels – City in Place Charles Rogier. Within walking distance to some of the city’s main sightseeing attractions and restaurants and adjacent to the gleaming international office buildings of Brussels-centre, named locally as the “little Manhattan”, the hotel is the perfect choice for both leisure and business travellers.  Just behind this bustling modernity lies a beautiful and tranquil green space, the Botanical Gardens, also worth a visit for those already staying at the hotel. Brussels is the epicentre of architectural treasures with unique neighbourhoods strewn throughout the city. From the Royal Quarter to the Grand Palace and Îlot Sacré which houses the city’s 15th-century Gothic town hall, the city has a lot to offer those coming to visit.  Just as no two places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. Taking inspiration from its surroundings, Hotel Indigo Brussels- City has 284 …

Marriott International Expands at Frankfurt Airport Offering More Choice than Ever Before with Flagship Sheraton and Marriott Brands

Marriott International has unveiled an exciting new offering at Frankfurt Airport following a long-term commitment to upgrade and elevate the existing Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center. The renovation of the property delivers a revamped Sheraton hotel plus a brand-new Marriott hotel, bringing two of Marriott International’s most well-known brands together in one location for the first time. Each hotel is distinct and retains individual brand characteristics, including guest rooms, executive lounges and lobby experience, but shares expansive facilities including dining, conference and fitness. “I am delighted that we can leverage the synergies and appeal of these two popular brands to offer our guests more choice and flexibility,” said John Licence, VP Premium & Select Brands Europe, Marriott International. “Both brands are transforming the guest experience in their own unique way, meaning we will be able to offer the best of both at Germany’s largest aviation hub and a key business destination.” Previously occupying three interconnected buildings with 1,008 rooms, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre has been divided to allow for …

Top Ten Mother’s Day experiences

Travelzoo provides their top ten ideas and deals for spoiling Mum’s this Mother’s day Whether you are looking to spoil your Mother or nearest and dearest, it can be hard to find an alternative to the standard breakfast in bed or traditional bunch of flowers. Providing some inspiration to make your Mother’s Day top the imagination charts and create valuable memories, Travelzoo has created ten experiences that will inject the special into this year’s event. Drawing workshop at the V&A museum – £49 – Save 55% when booked through Travelzoo  Learn to sketch with this offer from Sketchout for a one day introductory drawing workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The day focuses on observational sketching with an emphasis on recognising line, tone and scale, and the importance of shading for depth and atmosphere. Taking in experience from the world-famous V&A museum, which won Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2016. To book, please click here Afternoon tea for 2 at ‘lovely’ manor house in Beds –£35 – Save 30% when booked through Travelzoo …