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Visit The USA highlights eight incredible emerging American destinations to check out in 2020

The U.S. is teeming with awe-inspiring bucket list destinations and experiences, but beyond America’s most notable cities and regions are some truly remarkable emerging hotspots which look forward to welcoming European travellers in 2020. ‘Undertourism’ is a growing global travel trend, seen on both a local scale—for example, exploring up-and-coming neighbourhoods and boroughs in popular cities—and on a larger scale, where travellers are considering lesser-known destinations.

From low-key beach breaks to culinary-focused city stays, here Visit The USA highlights eight alternative destinations in the U.S. that are waiting to be explored too, through, and beyond the gateway…

For modern art and an award-winning food – Baltimore, Maryland

While Baltimore may have made its name as one of America’s most important port cities in the 1700s, today the Charm City is experiencing one of the most massive millennial booms in the country, with a growing class of entrepreneurs and artists. As a result, the city has a thriving food, drink and art scene. Art lovers should head to the Baltimore Museum of Art, home to the most extensive collection of Henri Matisse in the world, and to the American Visionary Art Museum, which showcases the work of self-taught artists, and encourages visitors to participate in walk-in weekend workshops. The city’s food scene has also enjoyed a culinary renaissance, with new food hall markets opening up such as the Lexington Market and restaurants with James Beard award-winning chefs at the helm including The Woodberry Kitchen.  

For wilderness and adventure – Mammoth Lakes, California

Most visitors to California make a beeline for SoCal beaches, but those looking for an outdoor adventure combining picturesque scenery with excellent culinary options should make time for Mammoth Lakes, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. During the summer, Mammoth offers wilderness camping, mountain biking, hiking and fly fishing, while skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing activities taking over in the winter months. Accommodation ranges from cool campsites and luxurious hotels to the Tamarack Lodge—Mammoth’s most secluded resort, where cosy cabins line the water’s edge of Twin Lakes. 

For arts districts and craft beer – Dallas, Texas

Austin has long been favoured as Texas’ hip city escape, but visitors who head north to Dallas will discover a city with a flourishing arts scene, as well as some of the state’s best bars and restaurants. Downtown, the Dallas Museum of Modern Art features 22,000 works of art stretching over 5,000 years of history while in the leafy suburb of North Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District is home to independent shops selling locally designed jewellery, art and all-natural beauty products. Deep Ellum is the spot for an alternative night out; colourful murals line the streets, and craft-beer bars sit side-by-side with blues music venues. 

For jazz and art deco architecture – Tulsa, Oklahoma

There’s more to Tulsa than its self-billed name ‘the Oil Capital of the World’ – although the wealth generated from the industry is what helped create its beautiful Art Deco downtown. Those keen to explore the ‘Deco District’ should start at Decopolis—a museum, souvenir shop and bookstore that gives out free walking maps highlighting the city’s magnificent architecture, including the Philcade Building, with its art deco architecture exhibit. Meanwhile, music lovers should head to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame at Union Station to learn about music legends and attend Sunday jazz concerts in the concourse. 

For history and seafood – Portland, Maine

Portland, Oregon has been celebrated as a quirky holiday destination for years, but its namesake town on the east coast, Portland, Maine, has plenty to offer travellers interested in history and coastal cuisine. The port city was first settled in 1632, and its rich maritime heritage can be experienced through historical walking tours or a visit to the Maine Historical Society Museum in downtown Portland. Seafood lovers can enjoy a lobster roll from one of Portland’s many excellent quality seafood shacks, or opt for an elevated experience at the James Beard Award-winning Eventide Oyster Company, which offers some of the best seafood dishes in town served with a signature Bubbly Mary (a bloody Mary with cava). 

For gastronomy and the great outdoors – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson—designated as the USA’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2016—has some of the best tacos in the country thanks to its location an hour’s drive north of the Mexican border. It also has so much to offer outdoors lovers, including hiking through the Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park, exploring three miles of passageways and caves at Colossal Cave Mountain Park or horse riding and rock climbing at White Stallion Ranch. Accommodation options in Tucson include Hotel McCoy—a colourful mid-century-inspired modern art hotel suitable for laid-back travellers, and Posada by Joshua Tree House — a serene five-suite inn located within 38 acres of forest, perfect for nature-lovers.

For beaches and a vibrant LGBTQ+ scene – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is just an hour’s drive north of Miami and has beaches and bars to rival its famous neighbour. The highly anticipated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel—a huge casino and hotel complex built in the shape of a guitar featuring 469 rock star-worthy rooms and suites, waterslides and live events—opened in late 2019. Fort Lauderdale is also one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations in the world and is home to the world’s first LGBTQ+ Visitor Centre, which showcases the attractions and bars that may interest visitors. 

For dining and distilleries – Louisville, Kentucky

Home to the Kentucky Derby and the Muhammad Ali Centre, Louisville is ideal for an easy-going city stay with excellent restaurants. The city’s burgeoning food scene ranges from contemporary American cuisine with city-skyline views at the rooftop restaurant 8UP, to thick and cheesy Louisville-style pizza at Impellizzeri. Imbibers can enjoy the state’s national drink, bourbon, at their pick of distilleries and bars such as Gerstle’s in Crescent Hill, serving signature deep-fried cheese balls with bourbon and side of live blues and rock’n’roll, and Old Louisville’s 610 Magnolia, which pairs locally-distilled bourbon and wine with multi-course tasting menus. 

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Icelands new Winter Wellness Destination: Husafell Canyon Baths

Escape to winter wellness and luxurious seclusion in unexplored landscapes at the newly opened Husafell Canyon Baths located in the Icelandic highlands, less than two hours from Reykjavik. Planning a winter break or Valentine’s getaway to Iceland’s new hot spring hot-spot is easy with an introductory hotel package available until February 29th, 2020.

For over a thousand years Icelanders have visited the healing hot springs in West Iceland for relaxation and geothermal rejuvenation. This winter-wellness-season, visitors have a new hot spring hot-spot to relax and recharge the traditional Icelandic way. Introducing Husafell Canyon Baths: Iceland’s most authentic hot spring experience located in remote and spectacular nature less than two hours from Reykjavik in West Iceland.

Sustainably built in the traditional stone-bath style, soaking options include three geothermal pools 30-41°C (86-105°F) and an icy glacial stream 10°C (50°F) for those who dare. The remote nature baths are accessed on a new day-tour from Husafell which includes a short hike through unexplored landscapes and exotic sites like Iceland’s now extinct Okjokull glacier and Langifoss, a waterfall not found in any guidebooks or geo-tagged on Instagram.

Open year round, Husafell Canyon Baths appeal to wellness visitors and nature lovers seeking a refreshing Icelandic spa experience in a spectacular, off-the-grid landscape. Husafell Canyon Baths is part of the greater Husafell recreational area in West Iceland which includes 25,000 acres of nature reserve, 10 marked hiking trails, geothermal swimming pools, a 9-hole GEO certified golf course, the world’s largest lava cave and ice cave adventures on Langjokull glacier.

To celebrate the grand opening which took place on November 21st, Husafell Canyon Baths is offering a deluxe travel package in cooperation with 4-star Hotel Husafell, a boutique northern lights resort and member of National Geographic Unique Lodges.

HOTEL HUSAFELL & CANYON BATHS PACKAGE

The Hotel Husafell & Canyon Baths introductory package includes entry for two into the Canyon Baths, overnight at 4-star Hotel Husafell a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges, three-course dinner for two, free Northern Lights wake-up call, access Husafell swimming pool, buffet breakfast, Wifi, parking, gratuities and taxes. Package price for two: $399 / 362€ / 310GBP. Valid: up to February 29, 2020.

 www.husafellcanyonbaths.com.

Zemi Beach House Joins LXR Hotels & Resorts as the Brand’s Debut in the Americas

Stunning beachfront oasis in Anguilla inspires unparalleled tranquility amidst a breathtaking environment that draws on the natural beauty of the island

LXR Hotels & ResortsHilton’s (NYSE: HLT) collection of exquisite luxury hotels, recently announced Zemi Beach House as the brand’s first hotel to open in the Americas. LXR connects legendary properties into an exclusive network of hotels set apart by an unrivalled commitment to personalized attention and luxurious, yet locally immersive, experiences for their guests. The 76-key, beachfront hotel continues to be owned, operated and managed by the Goldstein Family of New York. 

Set on a pristine beach, this discrete six-acre hideaway is nestled on the quiet and secluded Shoal Bay East on the northeast coast of Anguilla. Accessible from St. Maarten International Airport via a 20-minute sea shuttle or directly by private jets and small carriers into Anguilla’s International Airport, the stunning enclave continues to be recognized as a top hotel in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and more. This year, the hotel was voted the No. 1 hotel in Anguilla and No. 2 in the Caribbean by U.S. News & World Report. 

“Zemi Beach House is the ideal property, and Anguilla is the perfect destination to debut LXR within the Americas,” comments Feisal Jaffer, Global Head, LXR Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Zemi Beach House in creating truly extraordinary and authentic experiences for all of our guests.” 

Zemi Thai House Spa, set in an authentic 300-year-old Thai House boasting 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, rounds out the property’s wellness experience. The spa offers a sun deck for mud and salt body treatments, outdoor showers and a vitality pool. Spa facilities also include oversized private treatment rooms, a wellness boutique, outdoor rest areas with wave loungers, spaces for yoga and Pilates and a meditation garden where guests can enjoy classes on mindfulness and relaxation. A fresh juice bar at the ancient Thai Rice Barn features teas and cold-pressed juices made from fruits, herbs and plants from the spa garden.  

“We are excited to join LXR’s growing collection of luxury hotels from top destinations around the world,” said Paulo Paias, General Manager at Zemi. “We look forward to sharing Zemi Beach House with Hilton’s global travellers and continuing to provide unforgettable experiences to our guests.”

Recently appointed executive chef Bruno Carvalho has curated new menus for the property’s two main restaurants — Stone and 20 Knots. Chef Carvalho oversees the hotel’s five food and beverage concepts to create an innovative culinary experience that offers a variety of settings and a diverse array of tastes. Dining venues at Zemi Beach House include: 

  • Stone, a fine dining restaurant serving seasonal, locally sourced, sea-to-table cuisine along with a large international selection of carefully chosen fine wines served by Zemi Beach House’s in-house sommelier. 
  • 20 Knots, a casual “toes-in-the-sand” restaurant and beach bar offering an international menu with a variety of cuisines infused with the flavours of Latin America. 
  • Rhum Room, a refined and elegant rum tasting room featuring more than 100 small-batch, single-estate rums that recall the Caribbean’s 18th-century sugarcane plantations.
  • Shoal Bay Zemi Beach Club, the resort’s casual “no shoes, no problem” atmosphere serving inventive cocktails against the backdrop of crystal-clear turquoise waters and towering palm trees. 
  • The Bohio Bar & Lounge, the Zemi Beach House bar that serves pre- and after-dinner cocktails, champagne and wines by the glass for guests to gather and enjoy live music and conversation.  

The property also features three extraordinary pools with cabanas accompanied by personal poolside service as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a grass tennis court, morning vinyasa flow yoga sessions and beach volleyball. Children can participate in a variety of activities organized by the Kids Club, including mermaid adventure experiences. The property also has multiple venues ideal for corporate meetings and wedding celebrations. 

Zemi Beach House is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

As Hilton’s premier collection brand, LXR continues to grow its portfolio of extraordinary hotels in key global gateway cities as well as the most sought-after resort destinations. LXR targets properties known to provide sophisticated, luxury experiences in places where discerning guests want to travel. The brand is primed for growth with deals in various stages of development around the world.

Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 150 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travellers in 23 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America, with a robust development pipeline of approximately 95 hotels throughout the region.

For more information on the hotel and restaurants, visit www.zemibeach.com 

Les Chalets du Mont D Arbois, Megève, a Four Seasons Hotel welcomes guests for the holiday and winter season, following extensive restoration.

Following more than EUR 10 million in investments, a historic five-star hotel is reborn as a Four Seasons experience.  Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel, a cosy 41-room hotel located in the enchanting community of Megève, France, offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy Alpine ambience with easy access to the valley’s numerous leisure activities.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Rothschild family as we celebrate the opening of a second Four Seasons in Megève,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “For decades the village and surrounding mountains have been a favoured getaway for lovers of the outdoors, and now, we are pleased to enhance the experience even further with this reinvention of a much-loved classic, introducing a new era of luxurious sophistication to Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois.”

Both Four Seasons hotels, and indeed Megève itself, are the legacy of the Edmond de Rothschild family. The meticulous restoration and refurbishment of Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois were personally overseen by Ariane de Rothschild, Chairwoman of the Board of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, in collaboration with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, famed for his interior design of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris.

With three unique buildings to choose from, guests may enjoy a stay that suits their style, whether in the classic luxury and refined atmosphere of Chalet Noémie, the bohemian chic of Chalet Alice, or the more traditional Chalet Eve. Both Chalet Alice and Chalet Noémie are available for exclusive buyouts. Next season, Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois will unveil the Suite Idéal, a very special accommodation high up in the mountain wilderness, fully serviced by Four Seasons.

Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois is also home to Prima, the Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by Chef Nicolas Hensinger and overseen by Executive Chef Julien Gatillon of Michelin two-starred Le 1920, located within sister property Four Seasons Hotel Megève.

Additional on-site facilities include a welcoming lobby lounge and bar; a spa with treatment rooms, hammam, sauna and indoor/outdoor relaxation areas; a heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool; and in winter, a skating rink adjacent to Chalet Eve. Guests of both properties enjoy seamless access to all facilities, including preferred seating at restaurants, signing privileges, and transfers.

A Year-Round Mountain Playground

A short walk to the pedestrians-only village centre, Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois is the perfect choice for those who wish to enjoy it all. Megève is home to international luxury boutiques, interesting art galleries, and a wide variety of restaurants and bars including several Michelin-starred establishments, as well as picturesque Alpine architecture, small churches and cobblestoned streets.

“We suggest a tour via horse-drawn carriage, bundled up in blankets while you take pictures of the village and surrounding mountains. Or, the historic Calvary Path is a lovely trail to hike or cycle, unique to Megève,” says Joachim Jacob, Hotel Manager.

Minutes from the village and Hotel, the Alps beckon with some of Europe’s best skiing as well as snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more. To access more remote runs, book a Four Seasons Heli Ski Safari.

Christmas and New Year’s in Megève

Chef Nicolas Hensinger will offer festive menus at Prima on both December 24 and 31, 2019, while Le 1920 will once again celebrate Orthodox Christmas Eve, with Chef Julien Gatillon’s menu finished with a special surprise dessert by Chef Nicolas Lambert of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg.

In celebration of its opening, guests of Les Chalets du Mont d’Arbois may book the Grand Debut Offer, featuring 20 per cent savings on the regular room rate through April 5, 2020.

Megève is located just 70 minutes by car from Geneva, Switzerland. 

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The Hoxton Rome to open its doors in 2020

The Hoxton has announced the newest hotel in its series, with Rome, Italy opening in autumn 2020. Coming as the 10th hotel from the brand, and the 6th opening in Europe, The Hoxton, Rome will boast 192 bedrooms, a large coffee bar and takeaway counter, a large light-flooded restaurant, and a beautiful outdoor terrace.

The Hoxton, Rome will be situated in Salario, a leafy neighbourhood just north of the centre and well off the city’s main tourist trail, filled with art museums, gourmet delicatessens and traditional trattorias. Here, guests are just a stone’s throw from Villa Borghese, Rome’s favourite park.

Ennismore Design Studio is working in collaboration with Fettle Design to transform the building into a Hoxton, taking cues from the building’s 1970’s design details and the rich local architecture throughout the Eternal City. The team took inspiration from the striking entryways of the buildings in the surrounding neighbourhood and their marble clad walls and vibrant terrazzo floors. The large, bright lobby space will feature a mix of comfortable seating with views of the open kitchen, and a fireplace to keep things cosy during the winter months.

The 192 bedrooms will feature rustic parquet flooring and bold colours, whilst local stones and lacquered timbers will reference classic mid-century Italian design. Each room will feature geometric timber wall panelling, a statement headboard and bespoke brass light fittings. Some of the larger rooms will feature original Murano glass chandeliers.

The Hoxton, Rome comes on the heels of a successful year for The Hoxton, with the openings of The Hoxton, Chicago (April 2019), The Hoxton, Southwark (London; September 2019) and The Hoxton, Downtown LA (October 2019), as well as the expansion of the brand’s co-working space, Working From_.

The Hoxton, Rome Largo Benedetto Marcello, 220, 00198 Roma RM, Italy thehoxton.com

Jason Atherton’s The Betterment at The Biltmore Mayfair Launches Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea is served throughout December

Michelin-starred Chef and Restaurateur Jason Atherton has extended the offering at his latest opening, The Betterment at The Biltmore Mayfair, to include an indulgently British afternoon tea as well as an exclusive festive option. Highlighting artisanal and heritage produce from across the UK, the luxurious tea is served in the dedicated Tea Lounge. It can be enjoyed alongside a selection of fresh and dried infusions from The Betterment’s tea trolley or a celebratory glass of champagne.

Devised together with Head Chef Paul Walsh, The Betterment Afternoon Tea commemorates the best of British afternoon tea with SavouriesScones and Sweet Delicacies, all detailed for guests on a beautifully illustrated map which highlights the region each component is sourced.

Kicking off the UK taste tour, Savouries include sandwiches such as Brixham Crab with Somerset Citrus Yoghurt on Rye and Hereford Beef with Horseradish CreamClassic Scones are warm and delicate with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam while Sweet Delicacies are a jaunt across the British isles. Guests can enjoy Cranachan with Bruce Farm RaspberriesWhisky, Honey and Toasted Oats from the highlands of Scotland; Ginger Parkin, Hazelnut Cream, Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate from the Pennine Hills; Dorset Spiced Apple Cake from the orchards of southern England. To finish, treats include a Silent Pool Gin and Tonic Cake infused with Lemon, Orange and White Chocolate and Earl Grey Tea Macaroons with Lemon and Lavender — the perfect accompaniment to a range of herbal, black and white teas from The Rare Tea Company.

To mark its first Christmas, Walsh has distilled the best of the season for a festive version of The Betterment Afternoon Tea, showcasing favourite Yuletide indulgences in miniature form. The Christmas Savouries section features sandwiches such as heady Truffled Brie from Wiltshire with Pickled Cucumber on Granary Bread and — to channel the Christmas morning breakfast — rich Smoked Salmon from Severn and Wye on London Ricotta, spiked with Lemon and Dill. A classic Christmas sandwich features thinly sliced Roast Norfolk Turkey, Herb Filled Stuffing and a Rich Cranberry Sauce.

Meanwhile, festive scones are bejewelled with bright candied Orange and Cranberries and appear alongside a timeless Sherry and Almond Fruitcake Slice. In keeping with the festive spirit of decadence, The Sweet Delicacies celebrate the best of winter with warming notes of Stem Ginger, White Chocolate and Clementine Gingerbread, whilst the fairytale flavours of the Black Forest come next with Cherry, Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel presented as a bauble. The traditional Christmas cocktail of Eggnog comes presented as patisserie laced with nutmeg and spiced pear, while Mulled Wine Macaroons are dusted with Cinnamon. No Festive Afternoon Tea would be complete without a Mince Pie, finished with a quenelle of Brandy Butter.

Speaking on the launch of both teas, Jason said: “Afternoon tea is a British institution and the perfect medium for us to showcase our ethos of deformalised fine dining as well as our passion for championing the best of the country’s produce. We’ve cherry-picked the very best of what the UK has to offer — from the Hebrides to Hereford. We couldn’t neglect to mark our first Christmas here at The Betterment too, so we have chosen British Christmas dishes we love distilled into an afternoon tea. From the nostalgic turkey sandwiches on Boxing day to the rich spiced mince pies which seem to punctuate our days until the New Year, Paul has captured the spirit of the whole festive period, and we can’t wait to present you with it.

The Biltmore Mayfair combines exquisite contemporary accommodation, stunning views across the gardens of Grosvenor Square and innovative culinary concepts, creating the ultimate urban sanctuary in the heart of Mayfair and a must-visit destination for locals, London visitors and hotel guests alike.

Both Afternoon Teas are priced as follows:

£45 per person

With a glass of Moet & Chandon, Grand Vintage 2012 £60 per person

With a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee, 165eme, NV £80 per person

Available 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Festive Afternoon Tea will be available throughout December

London’s Studio 338 Launches Eco-Conscious Clubbing Initiative

One of London’s largest clubs, the 3,000 capacity Studio 338, has announced it will be implementing an array of different measures that aim to vastly reduce its environmental impact, including donating profits and encouraging artists to donate a percentage of their fees to the conservation charity Rainforest Trust UK.

The south east London venue will also be commissioning a huge ‘Tree of Life’ installation in the garden using reclaimed materials. Partygoers can then donate towards the tree which helps to place existing areas of rainforest under permanent protection via Rainforest Trust UK

On top of this, Music and Events Director Dan Perrin says they also have a plan to remove all single-use plastics, non-biodegradable and environmentally harmful materials from the group’s venues where possible and are consulting with environmental specialists to improve their overall footprint.

Dan says: 

We are creating a movement aimed at leading the way for sustainable clubbing, kicking off in Studio 338 with a view to starting a wave of change reaching far beyond London. We’re in the midst of a climate emergency. We all need to offset the detrimental effect of events and parties and our activities on the environment.”

‘The electronic music community has the potential to make a real impact if we can work together to change our behaviours and reduce our ecological footprints that are destroying the planet.’ 

Dan admitted: ‘Running events takes a lot of energy. From DJs and artist flights, to ground transport to lights and sound. We are conscious that we are leading the next generation in event standards and we feel it would be a good example to the rest of the events industry if we stop to take action to change our impact on the environment.’

‘It’s actually incredibly difficult for businesses to make that switch to greener energy as its not widely available outside of domestic supply. The government could be doing a lot more to make it more accessible and incentivise its use for businesses.’

Studio 338 pledges by their opening event of 2020 to:

  • Ban all single use plastics from the venue
  • Switch as much of their energy as is currently possible to renewable sources
  • Ban all environmentally damaging cleaning and chemical products from the venue wherever it is currently possible
  • Ban products containing palm oil from the venue
  • From February they will section off 1% of all products from the venue for the #treetree8 fund. This money will go to the Rainforest Trust UK
  • They will also be asking their partner brands, DJs and promoters to donate 1% of their fees to the fund as well.
  • They will also be building a ‘tree of life’ in their Garden area where patrons can donate any small change they might have towards the fund. Ban all single use plastics from the venue
  • They will send out a monthly newsletter on our efforts and progress which will also contain advice for how partygoers can make change in their own lives to help the planet recover.Ban all single use plastics from the venue
  • Rainforest Trust UK is a British conservation charity working in partnership with Rainforest Trust in the U.S. to protect threatened rainforests and other tropical ecosystems. In the wake of the devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest and other parts of the world, it is now even more vital to provide long-term protection for the planet’s remaining rainforests, as they play a vital role in the fight against climate change and are home to 50% of the world’s species. Ban all single use plastics from the venue

For further information or to check out the next events from London Studio 338 visit their website www.studio338.co.uk

New Shoreditch float centre set to revive body and mind

Looking to float away the weeks worries or take some time out to relax and contemplate? The brand new float centre has now opened on Old Street, Shoreditch, East London.

For those who haven’t tried floatation therapy it involves letting your body float in a pod of body-temperature saline water with no interruptions from external light or sound. This has been shown to help reduce levels of stress hormones while boosting the feel-good hormones such as dopamine and endorphins associated with improving sleep, relaxation, pain relief and fast recovery from illness.

Company founder Tom Euinton, said, “After struggling with sleep apnea and insomnia for a long time, I received profound rest from floating that helped provide the deep recovery I wasn’t getting from sleep. Up to 50% of people in the UK suffer from insomnia at least once a week, and it has since been my aim to bring the best floatation therapy and support to those struggling with these conditions”.

The spacious pods at Float Hub are state of the art to provide the most immersive experience. Featuring 100% filtered saline solution, as well as blue light programming which mimics sunrise and sunset conditions, they promise to provide the best float therapy in London. As part of its holistic offering, Float Hub works in conjunction with sleep expert Dave Gibson to provide free consultations and create bespoke sleep programmes that improve sleep hygiene and well-being.

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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 the world — because this is how the team members genuinely see their favourite metropolis.

“The whole team and management of The Emblem Hotel are honoured to be recognized by such a world-class award as LLA. We have been trying to create a unique concept in today’s well-established travel industry while maintaining the luxurious amenities and excellent service our guests expect to receive. The fact that the honourable experts of Luxury Lifestyle Awards gave a positive evaluation to all of our efforts means we now have more inspiration and energy than ever to reach new heights,” says Helena Valtrová, The Emblem’s General Manager.

The Emblem Hotel has always been intended to redefine the way people travel. While creating the most relaxing environment in the city centre, The Emblem is a venue for both locals and tourists to explore, discover and share. It was meant to be guests’ home-away-from-home in Prague, and it is now safe to say, this mission did succeed.

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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 in local and international cuisine at the all-day dining restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the bar and coffee lounge overlooking the infinite and tranquil landscape as well as the pool bar and traditional lapa, with the majestic Drakensberg as a backdrop.

Guests will be spoilt for choice during their downtime with a variety of leisure facilities such as an Amani Health Spa, two swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, a kid’s club and an equestrian centre. In addition, there is a vast, untouched savannah for guests to enjoy through various outdoor activities such as game drives, hot air ballooning and horse rides, as well as abseiling and tubing which can be booked at the in-house activity centre.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Radisson Blu remains the largest upper upscale international brand in South Africa, thanks to the great efforts of our teams and the trust of our business partners We are thrilled to introduce the Radisson brand to South Africa with our first safari-inspired hotel in the country. The hotel will be the perfect complement for our other hotels in South Africa.”

Gerrit Jan van der Grijn, CEO of the Lowland Group, developer and owner of the hotel, said, “It is an honour to be partnering with the Radisson Hotel Group to introduce the Radisson brand to South Africa and welcome the first safari-style hotel to the Group’s African portfolio. The hotel will most certainly uplift the area with the credibility that the Radisson Hotel Group brings as the first international hotel brand in the region. We look forward to a flourishing and long-standing partnership with the Group and together opening the doors in 2022.” 

The hotel will boast an expansive meeting and events area which will include contemporary and versatile venues, from a conference centre to various meeting and board rooms which lead onto a spacious pre-function area and a business centre.

Hoedspruit is a substantial urban node in the Maruleng Municipality. It includes an Air Force Base and civil airport, Eastgate Airport, with future developments including a state-of-the-art medical facility. It is a well serviced and connected area with a tourism/eco-tourism and agricultural (mainly citrus) economy.

There are three flights daily from Johannesburg and daily flights from Cape Town to Eastgate Airport, only a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The N12/N4 national highway provides access from Johannesburg (4.5-hour drive), while the R40 regional highway leads to Nelspruit and Phalaborwa.

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 guest rooms featuring one of three garden-inspired themes: floral, herbal, and tropical. The room designs mimic what used to be the grand greenhouse in the Botanical Gardens which was also split into the same three climates. Guests will be fully immersed into a unique botanical theme throughout the hotel, with the walls and some ceilings in the rooms boasting very bold botanic inspired patterns and self-sustaining PikaPlant Jars, the original airtight terrarium. Each room boasts premium bedding, a working corner equipped with complimentary water, a coffee machine, a smart TV, high-speed internet, and a spa-inspired en-suite bathroom with Art Deco touches.

Benjamin Tenius, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Brussels- City, commented: “We are excited to have opened our doors in such a prominent part of Brussels. At Hotel Indigo, we want to create an experience that is truly unique to the local neighbourhood. Not only are our rooms designed around the neighbouring Botanic Gardens, but even our public spaces and external facade have living walls and a large selection of indoor plants. With our unique design and thoughtful touches inspired by the local history and surrounding influences, guests can get a flavour of the neighbourhood through our hotel before heading off to explore the city for themselves.”

Mario Maxeiner, Managing Director Northern Europe, IHG, commented: “Hotel Indigo is IHG’s fastest-growing boutique brand and is set to double over the next 3-5 years. The brand is now at home in over 100 different and vibrant neighbourhoods globally, which is an incredibly exciting milestone. We provide guests with the best of both worlds – the promise of a design-led hotel and the reassurance of a consistently upscale experience with the IHG name behind it.”

The hotel is home to the new SERRA, a restaurant that is dedicated to producing delicious food that has a positive impact on people and the planet. A combination of terra (the soil) and serre (the greenhouse), the name SERRA is a tribute to nature as both aspects help to grow food. Offering a quick bite at Urban Picnic or a delicious menu at Garden Kitchen, Serra is centred around the ethos that good food has a positive impact on people and the planet. Serra describes itself as “authentic, eco-friendly, locavore” with everything being sourced or grown within 100 miles of the hotel. 

There are more than 112 Hotel Indigo properties open globally with 102 in the hotel pipeline. In Europe alone, there are 37 hotels open in key neighbourhoods with a further 19 due to open in the next 3 – 5 years*.

UK’s top Michelin Star chefs to join forces at pop up restaurant in hotel at the heart of UK’s culinary capital

AS a hotel in its own right, it has its fair share of claims to fame.

Designed by the revered architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, and with gardens crafted by the pre-eminent horticulturalist of her time, Gertrude Jeckyll, the Abbey House, a one-time stately home, is a place with an enviable history.

David Simms, the culinary director of the high end RA Group who previously worked with the Roux family and Simon rogan

Now an imposing hotel, nestled among the rolling fells of Cumbria and a mere stone’s throw away from Furness Abbey, one of the North West’s most historically significant sites, it is used to its fair share of glamour.

But in February, for two nights only, its star will rise exponentially as some of the UK’s most revered Michelin Starred chefs – along with the team from one of the world’s best  steakhouses – exit the M6 at Junction 36 .

For Operations Director of the Abbey House Hotel and Gardens, Brian Conroy, the event is a way of shining a light on the hotel – one of Cumbria’s undiscovered gems – whilst making a positive contribution to the local community; on the evening, the venue and staff are laid on for free by the hotel due to the event’s charitable status.

Brian said: “Over the course of a year the Abbey House will welcome guests from across the UK and beyond. While our reach is national – and indeed international – we remain at heart a family owned business which is very much a part of the local community.

“It has been a pleasure in previous years to welcome some of the country’s best chefs to the Abbey House Hotel and Gardens, and we are very much looking forward to sharing our kitchens once again with some incredible talent.”

The weekend – fast becoming an annual fixture in the Abbey House Hotel and Gardens’ calendar – raises money for a foundation set up in memory of a man held firmly in the hearts of the UK’s culinary elite.

Ray Armstrong established Lake District Farmers in the years before his death. Under the enigmatic entrepreneur, the business grew to be a supplier of the finest cuts of meat to the country’s top chefs and restaurants.

And so in two weeks time, some of those who know the company well will make the pilgrimage to Ray’s home town of Barrow-in-Furness. Their aim: to raise cash for the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Trust which in turn awards it to those people in the local community who are most in need.

Among their number will be Clare Smyth and Brett Graham. Between them they have enough Michelin Stars to perform an impressive juggling act. Their restaurants were named in positions one and two respectively in a recent UK Top 100, as voted by users of OpenTable.

Alongside them will be chef  Phil Campbell and the team behind Beast – the London-based steak restaurant ranked among the best in the world.

On Friday, February 7, the Beast team will take to the pass, as they prepare four courses inspired by their mantra of creating food which is the epitome of land and sea on a plate.

Executive chef Phil Campbell will bring four chefs and four front-of-house staff with him as they recreate the surf and turf for which Beast has become famous.

He spoke of a reciprocal relationship with Lake District Farmers: “They support us and its right that we support them with what they are trying to achieve. What guests can look forward to this weekend is the culmination of a ten year relationship between myself and Dan Austin from Lake District Farmers.

“We will be serving Nigerian prawns which weigh in at around 250 gramms per prawn; that’s quite a statement.  Beef will form a massive part of what we are doing too.”

Saturday will see, Smyth and Graham joined by David Simms, the culinary director of the high end RA Group who previously worked with the Roux family and Simon Rogan.

Between them, the trio and their kitchen teams will create a six course meal for those lucky enough to have a place at the table.

Dan has been the Managing Director of Lake District Farmers for eight years. He said: “Abbey House is a business that shares our ethos for excellence and provides the perfect venue for such a special event, which of course, means a great deal to everybody at Lake District Farmers. 

“When our guys step into the kitchen anything other than a perfect service is not enough by their standards. Abbey House has ensured we’ve delivered exactly that over the past few years and will undoubtedly do the same once again. They contribute a great deal to ensure the charity raises as much money as possible and it’s a partnership we’re extremely proud of.

“This year we’ve put together two menus equal in quality but completely different in terms of style and execution. 

“Friday’s menu, produced by Phil Campbell and the team at Beast is centred around amazing proteins cooked over an open flame. Beast pride themselves on being the world’s best surf and turf and we wanted to capture that. So the wild Nigerian Prawns and the bone-in steaks will be particular highlights. 

“On Saturday we revert to our traditional six-course tasting menu with David Simms, Brett Graham and Clare Smyth producing two courses each, so it promises to be a really special evening.”

abbeyhousehotel.com

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.”

A guestroom at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

Previously occupying three interconnected buildings with 1,008 rooms, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre has been divided to allow for a 779-room Sheraton hotel and a 233-room Marriott hotel. Over the past five years, all rooms of the Sheraton hotel have been refurbished, offering guests a comfortable experience. Focused on connecting communities in line with the brand vision, the Sheraton hotel will soon offer a new Sheraton Club Lounge, designed to provide the comfort and connectivity that Sheraton guests associate with the brand.

Reflecting Marriott Hotels’ ethos of creating spaces that enable guests to flourish, the new Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel delivers the residential design aesthetic with locally-inspired accents synonymous with the Marriott range. Led by Hamburg-based JOI-Design, the design is stylish and sophisticated and takes cues from Frankfurt’s history of literature, the printing industry and the famous Frankfurt Book Fair with inspiring quotations, a sofa for reading and relaxing, and library elements in the new lobby. The design aims to promote creativity and productivity.

The Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel’s 233 contemporary guest rooms feature hardwood flooring, comfortable work zones with sofas and flexible tables, and stylish lighting. The hotel also features the brand’s signature M Club, an exclusive 24/7 lounge for relaxing, working and meeting.
The final stage of the renovation will commence shortly with the refurbishment of the Sheraton lobby, Sheraton Conference Center, and shared dining facilities, of which there are two restaurants and two bars. The Sheraton Conference Center, offering 57 meeting spaces across 4,148 square metres, has already been updated with a state-of-the-art lighting concept and will enjoy further refurbishments over the next two years. The property expects to be fully transformed by the end of 2022.

Marriott International now offers five properties at Frankfurt Airport including Moxy Frankfurt Airport, Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach and Element Frankfurt Airport.

Marriott.com

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

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

Enjoy afternoon tea for two at the Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor which is a lovely Georgian country house in Bedfordshire. Have a traditional or picnic afternoon tea for two, which includes a selection of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam as well as handmade cakes, served with your choice of loose-leaf tea or coffee. All in the four acres of gardens and parkland, where you can expect to see rabbits and deer roaming the grounds. To book, please click here.

Oxfordshire spa day with massage, lunch and bubbly£59 – Save 15% when booked through Travelzoo

Expect “impressive levels of comfort and quality” (The AA) at The Oxfordshire Hotel Golf & Spa on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The offer includes a spa day for one with all-day use of the leisure facilities, plus robe and slipper hire, either one of the following 55-minute treatments: Full-Body Massage; Eco Chic Organic Facial or two of the following 25-minute treatments: Mini Facial; Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage; Head & Shoulder Massage; Full-Body Exfoliation; Mini Manicure; Mini Pedicure. As well as a 2-course set-menu lunch (main course and a dessert) including water, tea or coffee and a lovely glass of bubbly. To book, please click here.

Highly rated alpaca walk for 2 in Kent £21 – Save 58% when booked through Travelzoo

Take an alpaca for a walk with this 60-minute trekking experience from Alpaca Annie in Kent. To book, please click here.

Spa treat with massage and lunch at 5-star Devon hotel£89 – Exclusive for members of Travelzoo

Enjoy the supremely stylish spa at the 5-star Grade II-listed Bovey Castle in Dartmoor National Park. You can enjoy four hours’ access to the spa facilities, plus one a 55-minute treatment of your choice and a two-course lunch in Smith’s Brasserie, including a main course and either a starter or a dessert from the Spa Lunch Menu, plus a 125ml glass of prosecco. To book, please click here.

Ascot Racecourse exclusive event with lunch and drinks£109 – Exclusive for members of Travelzoo

You are invited to the prestigious Ascot Racecourse for a private event in the Furlong Restaurant. You can get dressed up and enjoy an afternoon of racing, a three-course lunch from an exclusive Travelzoo menu, bubbly and more. To book, please click here.

Yorks: tasting-menu for two at 2-AA-Rosette restaurant£89 – save 28% when booked through Travelzoo

 The restaurant at the Grade II-listed Goldsborough Hall in the North Yorkshire countryside holds two AA Rosettes for its delicious food. You can now get a 5-course tasting-menu meal for two for less than £45 a head. To book, please click here.

12 bottles of wine inc bubbly£45 – saved 61% when booked through Travelzoo

This offer from Naked Wines gets you 12 bottles of wine, including a bottle of bubbly, delivered straight to your door. To book, please click here.

Wine tasting and dinner for two at Essex vineyard£45 – Exclusive for members of Travelzoo

Enjoy an hour’s guided wine-tasting experience for two, including six tasting samples of wine each and a two-course meal for two in The English Wine Barn restaurant, from the lunch or dinner set menus, including a starter and a main course each. To book, please click here.

Massage, facial and bubbly on luxury London yacht £59 – Exclusive for members of Travelzoo

You can now visit a floating hotel permanently moored at the Royal Victoria Dock for the luxury yacht’s Symphony Spa. Enjoy a pamper experience, including 50 minutes of treatment time and a glass of prosecco for £59. To book, please click here.

The full Gift Guide of experiences across the UK can be found on the Travelzoo website Travelzoo.com

Luxury Valentines getaways without the price tag

Are you looking for the perfect luxury Valentine’s Day getaway without the luxury price tag? Look no further than award-winning boutique accommodation provider Generator, offering guests a fantastic range of affordable and impressive penthouse suites, studios and private rooms in some of the best cities in the world, including Venice, Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rome, Madrid, Miami and soon to open in Washington DC. With rooms featuring private terraces, panoramic views, lounge and kitchen areas, bathtubs and more, Generator is the perfect base for an affordable romantic mini-break. 

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity for sweethearts to jet off to another city, stay with Generator and also save 20% OFF entire stays when booking directly on staygenerator.com 

Generator round’s-up its most romantic locations below:

To Venice With Love

Known as the ‘floating city’, with canals around every corner, Venice and romance go hand in hand. Generator Venice offers beautiful waterfront accommodation, lined with mosaic floors, a glass chandelier and intimate chill-out areas. Guests can wake up to stunning views of the gardens, Lido, Grande Canal or the iconic San Marco before wrapping up and drifting down the canals to visit the city’s beautiful landmarks. Couples can roam empty cobbled streets, discover secret squares and backstreets, as winter is the only time of year that visitors will have the city all to themselves. With Italian cuisine for every pallet, from hidden Osterias serving authentic bruschetta to gourmet fine dining where visitors can taste fresh Venetian seafood locally sourced from the lagoon. For those looking to escape the city, couples can get lost in the colourful Murano Island, only a short boat trip from the city of Venice. Murano is the world’s leading centre for glass manufacturing offering visitors’ tours of the glass factories, showing the intricacy that goes into glassmaking. Loved ones can gift glass ornaments designed to their tastes this Valentine’s Day. 

Save more than £10.20 on a Deluxe Private King (Originally from £52 per room, now from £41.60)

www.staygenerator.com/hostels/venice

Paris, ‘Je t’ aime.’

Famously known as the ‘city of love’, couples can stay in Paris’ most affordable but luxurious Deluxe King, where they will find their own private terrace offering sweeping views of one of Europe’s best-looking cities, floor to ceiling windows, a bathtub and king size bed – the best room in the house. For those who want to save their pennies for those romantic valentines dinners with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Generator Paris offers a high-end holiday without the high-end price tag. Located in the pulsing heart of hip Canal St. Martin, couples can immerse themselves in some of the best theatres, museums and entertainment the city has to offer. Generator Paris features a spectacular rooftop bar where couples can sit back and savour signature cocktails with views over Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur. Romantic French breakfasts await at Generator’s onsite Café Fabien, inspired by the brasserie-lined streets of the city serves the finest French delicacies and exquisite barista-style coffees. With its welcoming mix of cinematic design, sparkling reception and unique social spaces, guests will feel like they’re on the set of a Parisian art-house movie.

Save more than £18.60 on a Deluxe Private King (Originally from £94 per room, now from £75.20)

www.staygenerator.com/hostels/paris

Going Dutch

Couples can set off on two wheels to explore the cycle paths and café-lined waterways of Amsterdam this Valentine’s Day. Whenever and wherever suits, then park up and visit the shops of De Pijp or relax by the canal and enjoy a cold Dutch beer discovering a slower pace of life. Shower your better half with flowers at the floating flower market, discover old novels at charming old bookshops or simply cruise the meandering canals – there is a never-ending selection of romantic activities in Amsterdam. Generator Amsterdam is located in the hip eastern side of the city, boasting stunning views of one of the city’s largest parks, Oosterpark. Couples can unwind while relishing in those well-deserved lazy mornings, treetop views, floor to ceiling windows and king size beds. The former zoological university building features a café adorned with wall graphics by local artists; a multi-level former lecture hall converted into an auditorium bar, a late-night basement bar, and a spacious sanctuary in the form of a converted library. Couples can begin their night sipping on premium cocktails in chic Oosterbar before heading out for a special romantic Valentine’s dinner. 

Save more than £16.60 on the deluxe king (Originally from £83 per room, now from £66.40)

www.staygenerator.com/hostels/Amsterdam

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●        Stay dates: January 27th 2020 to Mar. 28th 2020