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Keeping up with the latest news from your favorite hotels is a lot of work. But don’t worry, we’ve got our ear to the carpet. From special offers and renovations to events and reopenings, if you’re after an X-factor to help you decide your next hotel stay – or just want to keep up to date – watch this space.

 

Bonaparte Menu – Shangri-La Hotel Paris

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Roland Bonaparte Dining Hall

A Michelin star dinner served in the palace of a former Prince of France. Sign us up now!

Of all the stereotypes attached to French, their reputation for cooking great food is closest to the truth.

Recently included on the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of the world list, everything about a meal in France, from the preparation and the service to the dish and the table manners, is unique and whether you’re a fan of gourmet cuisine or not, it’s definitely worth experiencing.

To celebrate this time-honored tradition, the Shangri-La Hotel Paris offers to host a Bonaparte Menu within the historical dining hall of the hotel as from the 9th of May 2017.

This undiluted experience of the French culinary arts is intended as a trip back in time. One where the atmosphere, standards of service and setting, recreate an early 20th-century aristocratic dinner for the Shangri-La’s guests.

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Roland Bonaparte Dining Hall

 

Prepared by the Michelin Star Chef Christophe Moret, and served in an authentic 20th-century salon on the hotel’s first floor, the Bonaparte Menu showcases French “Savoir-Faire” at its finest.

Start the evening with an aperitif on the hotel’s terrace with views over the Eiffel Tower, and follow it up with an exceptional menu served on specially commissioned Haviland silverware and a grand central table, just like in the old days. 

The finely curated menu includes a choice of soups, seafood and meat dishes including golden veal chop from Aveyron, cep macaroni timbale, pepper scrubbed Challans Duck, miroton leg, Anna apple with salmis sauce, lobster soup, fine “Vol-au-vent” with Nantua sauce and more. The experience is available for groups of at least 20 people. 

For more information don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Hotel Lungarno to open on the 1st of June

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Hotel Lungarno – Restaurant terrace

 Reopening of a legend.

A 16-year-old shoe maker from Tuscany leaves his hometown of Bonito to make his fortune in America.

It’s the story of millions of Italians who left for the land of the free, but few have had quite the same impact as this wide-eyed teenager, Salvatore Ferragamo.

His stratospheric rise in the ranks of society saw this Tuscan native turn from shoemaker to the stars to luxury hotel magnate. He created his hotels with the same values as his leatherworking, with artisanship, creativity and always made to fit.

As a result, every hotel in the Lungarno Collection is a finely crafted product and bonafide home away from home in some of Italy’s most historical and picturesque regions.

The Hotel Lungarno, the flagship of the collection in Florence, will soon be re-opening its doors after a lengthy period of renovation. Set to feature 65 guest rooms, 10 new family rooms and suites, a brand new lobby with views on the Ponte Vecchio, and more, the Lungarno is set to be the hottest hotel reopening of the year. Watch this space for a more in depth article on this magnificent hotel when it reopens.

It’s more than time to book your trip to Florence!

Get educated at the Coworth Park

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Coworth Park Premium Suite living room

 

The Coworth Park’s monthly speaker series is a great way to spend an afternoon out in the gorgeous British countryside while learning some top tips from thought leaders in various fields ( and you can always book yourself in for a spa session afterward).

The guest speakers for the following months include:

Carol Joy London

Carol Joy London

Carol Joy London- Photo credit: caroljoylondon.com

 

Carol Joy Hatton’s beauty products need no introduction. Most of them are now taking up shelf space in luxury hotel bathrooms throughout Britain, and there are quite a few top influencers and experts who swear by their age-reversing effects. If you’d like to listen to Carol Joy talk about her globe-trotting quest to find the best ingredients for her products and learn some anti-aging tips as well, head to the Coworth Park on Wednesday, June 7.

Mitchell and Peach

Mitchell and Peach are a firm you can’t help but love. Owning and farming the same plot of land in the county of Kent for over five generations, their products have stood as a symbol of quality ever since they set up their stall in old Covent Garden. Now run by Jod and Ian Mitchell, the family farm now distills its lavender plants to create a range of essences to be used in the Mitchell and Peach range. On Wednesday, July 5 join Jod as he runs you through the creation of the “English Leaf” fragrance and a guided scent “tasting.” To end the afternoon, settle down with an “English Leaf” inspired afternoon tea created by the Coworth’s head pastry chef Lucy Jones before browsing the exclusive Mitchell and Peach pop-up store.

 

Dead Rabbit Pop-Up Bar at the Clardige’s

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Dead Rabbit Bar

New York’s hottest Irish Bar pops up in London.

The Oscars and Grammys might have all the glam, but as far as fun goes, it’s hard to beat the Tales of the Cocktail, Spirited Awards.

A staple of New Orleans’ cultural scene since 2002, every year sees a panel of judges and aficionados flock to the American city to sample and select the cocktails from the best bars in the world before choosing a winner. And, for two years now, Midtown Manhattan bar the Dead Rabbit, earned plaudits.

The first bar on American soil with the title, the Dead Rabbit is a speakeasy with a solid reputation that’s only been getting stronger since it’s opening in the mid-aughts.

Thanks to an exclusive collaboration with the Claridge’s hotel, Londoners can now enjoy the Dead Rabbit’s Irish pub vibes (with a twist) and mixology skills for the very first time.

Granted, Britons might not find it as exotic as the New Yorkers (after all Irish accents and Chicken Pot Pies aren’t exactly a rare sight in the swinging city), but the creative cocktails should be more than enough to create a sense of wonder. If you want to find where mixes like Shadow Boxer, Sucker Punch, Cage Fighter and Gold Digger get their name, head to the Claridge’s from August 15-22 2017.


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