The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive through the bronze-coloured doors of our midtown Manhattan hotel and greeted by an Andaz Host. Have a drink in the bar downstairs while checking in via iPads. The whole experience feels very boutique, plus the welcome drink is a blessing and helps to pass the time while the process takes place. A really nice touch. Rooms are large loft-style rooms, spacious by Manhattan standards and minimalist in design with a great bed. Rooms are between 322 and 404 square feet but the high ceilings make them feel larger. Ask for a room as high up as possible as there is some minor street noise in the lower level rooms. The higher rooms have a superb view and a window seat so that you feel like you are sitting in your very own loft apartment. There are also 47 spacious suites offer private balconies or landscaped terraces. … [Read more...] about Best Hyatt New York: Park Vs Grand Vs Andaz Vs Centric
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“We set these departure times for mainly two reasons. The first one is ensure that once the curfew expires we are at the top of the queue for runway departure. The second is to help the flow into and out of the alley for the gates – it’s already tightly shared space. If all aircraft were set to push back at the same time, it wouldn’t work out very well.” … [Read more...] about Why Is American The First Airline To Fly Out Of New York?
afternoon tea at the gorgeous Oscar Wilde lounge earlier in the year. But it was last year in July (when our Oscar was just a twinkle in the eye) that I first tried the restaurant Laurent. Back then the restaurant was brand new – but I already knew I was fan of the food of Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel having tried his cuisine in Miami a few years ago. … [Read more...] about A New York Inspired Brunch at Laurent at Hotel Cafe Royal
The Atacama Desert is home to some of Chile’s finest luxury hotels. Fly into Calama (CJC) from Santiago de Chile and transfer a short distance to these stunning isolated hideaways. Our favourite options are Tierra Atacama (pictured), Awasi and Alto Atacama. All three hotels offer comprehensive programmes that include three gourmet meals a day and a range of local activities, including stargazing. Indulge in a luxurious treatment at the Tierra Spa, explore the scenery with your private guide and driver at Awasi, or relax in the carefully manicured gardens of Alto Atacama. Whichever you choose – a special experience in the desert awaits. … [Read more...] about Latin America’s best stargazing spots
Nguyen Hong Tien, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Water Supply Association, noted that Vietwater 2019 will be taking place simultaneously alongside the Waste Environment Technology Vietnam 2019 expo. With the aim of transforming urban areas and industrial parks into green spaces, the event is expected to introduce visitors to the cutting-edge technologies and equipment used in the waste and wastewater treatment industry. … [Read more...] about Vietwater 2019 set for Nov. in HCM City