A hotel group has become the first in the UK to launch an anti-slavery programme across its hotels. Aimed at raising awareness among both guests and staff of human trafficking, the project, by Shiva Hotels, will include a training programme for 400 employees and displaying statements in lobbies and on in-room TVs.
Heading to #France this summer? (Wish I was).
Here’s another checklist for you 🙂
is well and truly here in France, and if you’re stuck for ideas then we have you covered.
The hotel further ensures its It-spot status by offering only 170 rooms and suites (intimate by LA “big brand” standards), all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, marble bathrooms (furnished with swoon-worthy deco vanities and amenities by Ferragamo or Diptyque), along with posh perks like complimentary pressing and shoe shining.
I LOVE this idea.
Classic children’s books will be slipped into the seat pockets of easyJet planes to create flying libraries encouraging youngsters to read on holiday.
Have you ever fantasized about being the one INSIDE the snow globe? Now may be your chance….
If you’re looking for a hotel that is far more than a toilet and place to rest your head, the kind of place that is an experience in itself, you might want to try sleeping in a bubble. Really. Iceland’s The 5 Million Star Hotel puts you in a bubble in the middle of nature with nothing between you and the stars (and hopefully, the northern lights) but your room’s clear walls.
I could NOT swim in this pool!! Like EVER … Be sure to click the link below to view the other nine hotels pools featured.
The neo-Gothic Joule has one of the world’s most striking infinity pools.Pushing design to its literal edge, this 1927 historic hotel has one ultra-modern feature: a window-walled rooftop infinity pool that sticks out almost 2.5 meters from the building’s exterior.
Non-acrophobics can swim to the deep end and take in the views of downtown Dallas, 10 stories below.
The Joule Dallas, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 752201; +1 214 748 1300
From the super-hotel that is The Ned to the capital’s cool little gems, like Ham Yard Hotel, London is awash with inspiring and design-savvy places to lay your head. You would be forgiven for thinking, therefore, that a new property from Novotel – part of the French Accor group – wouldn’t be anywhere near as exciting as some of the big-name openings flinging open their doors in town. You’d be wrong.
This advice isn’t really for “pro” photogs, but it is great basic tips for anyone who wants to get some good summer or vacation photos. Of course, pros should want to follow these as well, it’s just that they SHOULD know all this already. 🙂
It’s not necessarily about how to take a picture, but where you take a picture, according to longtime photographer Scott Grant.
Yet before you can go to your hotel room, you must queue to be given a key, or more likely a piece of plastic. Then, in my experience, return a few minutes later to the front desk to get the key re-coded when the magic plastic fails to perform. (Or, worse, as happened at the Hotel Uzbekistan in Tashkent last month, the key to room 504 does work but it already occupied by a suddenly very surprised couple.)
Starwood, now part of Marriott, began keyless check-in in 2014.
Now rival Hilton is in the game, energetically rolling out the “Digital Key” concept across the UK. Nine properties, from the Hampton by Hilton at Exeter airport to the Hilton Garden Inn in Aberdeen, are already equipped. That number will increase at an average of four a week to reach 100 by the end of the year.
What a wicked cool idea!
The Bed ‘N’ Binge Retreat features 15 suites inspires by popular Netflix shows (think Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards), and is based in Osterley Park, Greater London.