Monday, 23 October 2017

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Venice San Marco, set for 2019 opening

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a long-term management agreement of a canal-side hotel in the inner part of Venice’s San Marco district, just steps from renowned Saint Mark’s Square.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Venice San Marco is expected to open by the end of 2019.

“This signing marks our entry to one of Europe’s most renowned destinations,” said Elie Younes, chief development officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

“One of our priorities is to rejuvenate growth in our mature markets, especially in Western Europe, and Venice is an ideal beginning of our new growth journey.’”

In the heart of the city’s tourist area, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Venice San Marco is within easy reach of the high-end shopping district.

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Buenos Aires - Recoleta & Barrio Norte (PDF Chapter)

Recoleta’s main attractions are concentrated around the cemetery. Nearby is the impressive Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and just beyond is the landmark flower sculpture Floralis Genérica. From here you can walk to Palermo’s fancy MALBA museum and green parks.

- wander among the tombs in the astonishing Cementerio de la Recoleta where, in death as in life, generations of the Argentine elite rest in ornate splendor

- catch a concert, film or theatrical performance or see an exhibition at the excellent Centro Cultural Recoleta

- indulge in afternoon tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel’s beautiful, flower-filled Orangerie

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Europe - Iceland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

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Europe - Iceland

The energy is palpable on this magical island, where astonishing natural phenomena inspire the welcoming, creative locals and draw an increasing number of visitors in search of its un-trammelled splendour.

- party till dawn on Reykjavík’s weekend pub crawl djammið, then hitting excellent museums, shops and cafes

- ride horses, climb glaciers, trek lava fields, or soak in hot-pots in the Snæfellsnes Penin-sula

- join the droves exploring the scintillating Gullfoss waterfall, exploding geysers, and the na-tion’s birthplace, rift valley Þingvellir in the Golden Circle

Coverage includes: Reykjavík & Around, The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, South Iceland, West Iceland, North Iceland, Akureyri, Survival Guide.

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand - Cambodia (PDF Chapter)

Fringed by beautiful beaches and tropical islands, sustained by the mother waters of the Me-kong River and cloaked in some of the region’s few remaining emerald wildernesses, Cambodia is an adventure as much as a holiday.

- discover Angkor Wat, the eighth wonder of the world

- enjoy Phnom Penh – the ‘Pearl of Asia’ – with its striking museums, sublime riverside set-ting and happening nightlife

- island-hop and soaking up Sihanoukville’s hedonistic vibe

Coverage includes: Phnom Penh & around, Kirirom National Park, Phnom Chisor, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, Tonlé Bati, Udong, Siem Reap & around, Ang Trapeng Thmor Reserve, Floating Village of Chong Kneas, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary, Temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & around, Northwestern Cambodia, Banteay Chhmar, Bat-tambang & around, Prasat Preah Vihear Province, Kompong Thom & around, Eastern Cambodia, Kompong Cham & around, Kratie, Stung Treng & aroung, Mondulkiri Province, Ratanakiri Prov-ince, South Coast, Koh Kong City, Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, Sihanoukville & around, the Southern Islands, Kampot, Bokor Hill Station, Kep, Understand Cambodia, Cambodia Today, History, People & Culture, Food & Drink, Environment, Survival Guide.

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