A 16-story hotel that will bring 271 more rooms to downtown San Diego was approved this week by the area’s planning agency — less than a year after winning approval for what was originally conceived as an all-suites property.The Fifth & Ash project, as it is known, will be developed by San Diego-based Narven Enterprises, which last year completed a 98-room TownePlace Suites hotel a little more than a block away. The original plan for the project called for 156 suites, but the developer later decided to grow the number of rooms by about 74 percent by converting the suites, which were to include kitchens and living rooms, to standard size rooms. Narven found that there was a stronger market demand for standard hotel rooms as opposed to an exclusively suites product.Despite the change in the hotel configuration, the project was approved by the Civic San Diego board with no comment. It’s currently unknown what corporate brand will be selected for the hotel, but the … [Read more...] about It’s a go for new 16-story hotel in downtown’s Cortez Hill
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Norwich Nighthawks Dodgeball Club Archant From the launch of a new dodgeball club to a Dolly Parton tribute show, make sure to head out to one of these exciting events after working 9 to 5. Winter Wildlife Weekend at Norwich Castle Credit: Denise BradleyWhat: Winter Wildlife WeekendWhere: Norwich Castle When: January 19 to 20, Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm/Sunday 1.30pm to 3.30pmCost: £2 adults, children free Discover wintry wildlife magic and celebrate the Norfolk countryside and the museum’s Natural History Collection. Meet members of the RSPB, Norfolk & Suffolk Wildlife Trusts, the Hawk & Owl Trust, Hallswood Animal Sanctuary, Hodmedods Hedgehog Support, The Broads Authority, Friends of Horsey Seals. With talks, demonstrations, crafts, activities, and face-painting.What: Respect to ArethaThe Voice UK contestant Letita George will star in Respect to Aretha Credit: Sweeney EntertainmentsWhere: King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place, PE30 1JW When: … [Read more...] about 9 cheap and free things to do in Norfolk this week
PUBLISHED: 06:49 16 January 2019 | UPDATED: 06:49 16 January 2019 Dominic Moffitt We could see some wet snow and sleet tomorrow Picture: ANDY ABBOTT Weather experts have suggested that tomorrow could see some sleet and wet snow as temperatures plummet across the region. Experts at the weather station Weatherquest situated in the University of East Anglia in Ipswich stress that tomorrow could see much lower temperatures across Suffolk and North Essex, bringing with it sleet and wet snow.Today is a different story however, with a fairly mild and mostly cloudy start to the day.Light rain will also be a factor around mid-morning to the early afternoon before things give way to brighter spells.The brighter spells will then recede as a band of rain moves in from the west, bringing heavier showers for the middle to later part of the afternoon.The rain will eventually clear, giving us a solid spate of dry weather for the evening.It will remain pretty breezy … [Read more...] about Could it snow in East Anglia this week?
By Nguyen Quy  January 15, 2019 | 10:10 am GMT+7 Two Vietnamese designers Nguyen Cong Tri (L) and Phuong My will showcase their collections at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) next month. Photo acquired by VnExpress Two renowned Vietnamese designers will showcase their collections at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) next month. This is the first time Vietnamese designers have been invited to introduce their latest collections at one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks in the world. The official website of the NYFW, which is usually held in February and September each year as a semi-annual series of events generally lasting seven to nine days, has released an official list of designers for its upcoming show in February. For the very first time, Vietnamese designers Nguyen Cong Tri and Phuong My are on the list. Tri, a leading name in Vietnam’s fashion scene, is set to join hands with New York-based Kate Young, one of the most in-demand … [Read more...] about Vietnamese designers to debut at New York fashion week
PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:28 09 January 2019 Redwell Brewery Tour Credit: James Randle Archant From a brewery tour to ballet, there is something to suit every taste over the next seven days in Norfolk. Sink Ya TeethWhat: Redwell Brewery Tour Where: Redwell Brewing, 1886 Bracondale, Norwich, Nr1 2EG When: January 12, 3pm to 4pm Cost: £15, purchase tickets on Eventbrite Join master brewer Belinda Jennings and get to know the story of Redwell whilst trying different styles of beers and learning about the brewing process.You will be able to taste beers at all different stages of fermentation straight from the tanks and tickets also include a branded pint glass and a free pint on arrival.You will also learn how and why all the beers on offer at the brewery are vegan and gluten free. Shey HargreavesWhat: Algiers and Sink Ya TeethWhere: Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PG When: January 11, 8am Cost: £10 advance/£12.50 doors … [Read more...] about 7 cheap and free things to do in Norfolk this week