There are over a thousand hotels in London but, with our pick of the capital’s best places to stay, you’ll be sure to find the right room. Whether it's a staycation or your first visit, we've got you covered from iconic classics to the hottest new openings. The best iconic Mayfair hotels Claridge’s One of the capital’s most iconic hotels, no London visit would be complete without a pitstop at Claridge’s. For more than a century, it has provided the embodiment of classic English luxury at the heart of Mayfair. The hotel prides itself on impeccable service and classic, yet stylish, interiors - the place to go for a memorable stay. Rooms from £540, claridges.co.uk The Ritz Oozing opulent style, The Ritz is a bona fide London landmark as well as a five-star hotel. Its world-famous afternoon tea and ideal location next to Green Park make it the perfect destination for a quintessential London experience. You can read our full review of The Ritz here. Rooms … [Read more...] about The best hotels in London
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Since 1991, the fitness club giant Equinox has embraced a holistic approach to wellness, adopting the brand ethos ‘It’s not fitness, it’s life’. In the last week, Equinox has announced the opening of the first ever Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards, New York, and opened the gateway for the first room reservations. Chris Norton, CEO of Equinox Hotels, says that they are ‘uniquely positioned to define an emerging category that is disrupting the entire industry’, as ‘health becomes the new wealth’. The inaugural Equinox hotel in NYC extends this fitness-based approach to wellness into its accommodation, with health and fitness features of the hotel ‘encompassing world-class service and design with unparalleled fitness offerings’, according to Norton. Amenities of the luxury hotel include the largest-ever-built 60,000-square foot Equinox Fitness Club, of which guests will become members during their stay. Features include … [Read more...] about Is this the fittest hotel in the world?
Press play to listen to this article By RYM MOMTAZwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY GOOGLE Send tips here | Tweet @RymMomtaz | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Prepare for gridlock: If you’re commuting in Brussels today, gird yourselves for afternoon gridlock. Some 5,000 transport workers from around the EU are expected to gather around Boulevard Albert II from around noon, before marching from the ETUC building to Schuman and rallying in front of the Berlaymont as part of a year-long campaign for better conditions in the transport sector. Things are expected to wrap up at around 5 p.m. — just in time for the commute home. Luckily it should be a lovely day for a walk — highs of 13 degrees and only partly cloudy. GOOD MORNING. Playbook comes to you from the French capital today. I’m Rym Momtaz, POLITICO’s Paris correspondent, filling in for Florian Eder (who will be back Thursday). And ça tombe bien, because … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Google: The press conference that wasn’t — Operation Save Strasbourg — New Euroskeptic alliance
Jessica Guynn and Nicquel Terry Ellis USA TODAY Published 9:37 PM EDT Mar 11, 2019 ATLANTA — Over an iPad and a cup of tea, Marcus Blackwell Jr. is talking up his mobile app that uses music to help kids learn math. Sitting across from him at a sleek wood table is Jewel Burks Solomon who, after selling her startup to Amazon, invests time and money in helping other entrepreneurs make their mark in the tech industry. As Blackwell shows off how algebra formulas in Make Music Count play melodies and chords from popular hip-hop and pop songs, Solomon counsels him on everything from how to get exposure to how to land funding for his app. This kind of informal coaching session happens hourly in cafes all over San Francisco and Palo Alto, California. The difference here: Nearly everyone in this room is black. Welcome to the city that's emerging as the nation's black tech capital. For a growing number of African-Americans in the tech world, Atlanta is beckoning. Weary of … [Read more...] about Black entrepreneurs part of new migration to Atlanta
There's one thing we're not short of in Nottingham (and the rest of the county) and that is places to eat and drink. 74 (correct us if there's more) new cafes, pubs, restaurants and bars have sprung up or re-opened with a change of identity in 2018. Banks have been converted into cafes. Shops have been transformed into bars. The revolving door of new openings means you might have lost track of just how many different spots there are to try - from the latest trend for Indian street food to the continuing obsession for gin. You never need be stuck for somewhere new to try. Start planning your list of places to visit in 2019 right now... Hockley Rebel A venue in Broad Street, Hockley, went from Mexican to Welsh this year. El Capo a bar and cantina closed after only a year. In stepped Ales from Wales, founder of Hockley Rebel, billed as a traditional dog-friendly pub, with real ales, darts and jovial banter. Upstairs sees the return (kind of) of popular cocktail joint and night spot Bar … [Read more...] about More than 70 new bars, restaurants, cafes and pubs opened in Nottingham in 2018