The Beekman is a 267-room hotel in an historical New York landmark building that perfectly encapsulates the exhilarating after-hours mood of Manhattan’s Downtown district. Owned by NY-based Thompson Hotels The Beekman has set its cap at sophisticated travellers, providing an atmospheric sense of history and art-filled interiors designed by master mood-maker Martin Brudnizki. Glamorous Wall Street millennials and local residents are also ardent fans, filling the bar and two restaurants at the end of the working day and making The Beekman a buzzy – and often crowded - addition to Lower Manhattan. Where is it? The Beekman opened in 2016 in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, five minutes from Wall Street and on the doorstep of Brooklyn Bridge, the restaurants at the Seaport District and the indoor shopping nirvana of Westfield World Trade Centre. Lower Manhattan was once a business district, somewhere people went to work that emptied out at the end of the … [Read more...] about How The Beekman hotel lets you live like a Wall Street millennial
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That was my plan, and I found the Constitution State has really upped its game when it comes to down-time. "Connecticut is beautiful in the Fall", is the first thing I heard when I told those in the know of my travel plans. I was visiting in autumn, and was expecting plenty of quaint, leaf-strewn Connecticut towns. I wasn't disappointed when, just a short drive from Bradley International Airport, we landed at our first overnight stop - the town of Simsbury. Feeling like I had just stepped onto the set of the Gilmore Girls, I was immediately taken by the authentic, All-American feel of the town and the charming Simsbury Inn, where we spent the night. However, it wasn't the only place I found myself gawking at the mix of charming and stately homes - both magnificent and traditionally American in their building style. A highlight of my trip was the fascinating tour of the Harry Potter-esque campus of one of the world's most famous universities - Yale (yale.edu). In a short hour, we were … [Read more...] about East Coast Charm: Did you know Ireland has direct flights to Connecticut?
Looking for some inspiration for your next holiday? Then check out our guide to where you can fly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The airport offers a huge range of destinations – many just a couple of hours away - and there’s something for everyone, from party animals to beach lovers and culture vultures. Airlines currently flying out of LJLA include EasyJet, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Wizz Air. Here’s a complete list of where you can currently fly to from Liverpool, divided by country. All details were correct as of January 2019. Austria Salzburg Airline: EasyJet Flight time: 2 hours, 10 minutes What to see: Breathtaking Alpine scenery in a destination which will forever be linked with The Sound of Music. Salzberg was the setting for the film and was also the birthplace of Mozart. Festung Hohensalzburg is a cliff-top fortress more than 900 years old with amazing views of the city, the river and the mountains. The baroque Neue Residenz palace is home to the Salzburg … [Read more...] about The places you can fly to from LJLA
So, how much do you remember of the links between Europe and the New World? The 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 is looming, but even before that settlement, the French had put down roots in what is now Quebec. Many communities in New England and the Canadian Maritimes also enjoy links to Scots, Irish and Welsh settlers. Several feature on cruise itineraries. Here are some ports that are worth exploring, whether you join a guided tour or do your own thing. Instead of dry, dusty dates and battles, history here is all about people. Bath, Maine, USA Standing on the Kennebec River, the self-proclaimed ‘City of Ships’ has a proud tradition of shipbuilding. From the 1740s, it has produced everything from vessels for coastal trading to modern destroyers for the US Navy that are built at Bath Iron Works. The full story is told at the lively Maine Maritime Museum ($17.50/£13.80), which also offers short cruises to see … [Read more...] about Eight historic sites to visit on a cruise to Canada and New England
PUBLISHED: 19:00 20 September 2018 Megan Aldous Which of these destinations do you want to visit? Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT Archant New long-haul routes from Stansted Airport have made some of the most popular global holiday destinations that bit more accessible for East Anglian passengers. Los Angeles, California, USA downtown cityscape at sunny day. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO/ CHONESSEmirates, Primera Air and low-cost carrier WOW air are now flying direct to six of the 10 most in demand destinations in the world - New York, Dubai, Boston, Washington, Toronto and Tel Aviv - from the Essex airport.And there are plans to add more to the list because London Stansted is hoping to secure direct services to at least 25 new long-haul destinations in the next five years. • Read more: Stansted tops 27 million passengers following busiest summer everPreviously, Zoom airlines ran low-fare long haul flights from the airport but operations were ceased in … [Read more...] about Dubai, New York and Los Angeles