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February 2012

Travel news

Béatrice Delamotte

VIP day
in Roissy with
the Sheraton Paris
Airport Hotel

Located in the heart of Terminal 2 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel is offering a “VIP Day” to make your stopover special. From the tarmac to the room, the Sheraton will take care of everything. Concierge service on arrival and departure (a welcome at the door of the plane, priority passes for immigration and customs, a luggage porter and escort to the hotel), provision of a junior suite, discounts on laundry service, meals, snacks and drinks…We almost forgot to leave!
399 euros
www.sheratonparisairport.fr

Sonia Rykiel at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo
Loyal to the Riviera for years, the queen of knitwear is unleashing her timeless, free, colorful, haphazard, vibrant, and sophisticated style on the cuisine of the Fairmont Monte Carlo. Based on the colours of the forthcoming spring-summer 2012 collection and the definitions from her new book, “Dictionnaire déglingué” (Flammarion), Sonia Rykiel has designed five made-to-measure delights for Valentine’s Day in the colour yellow, at the heart of her new collection. Orange, powdered, sunny and copper-like saffron, it is available in the gourmet restaurant of L’Argentin at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.
www.fairmont.com

Romance
in Paris
at Le Pradey

For Valentine’s Day, Le Pradey, the newest boutique hotels in Paris, and its partners (Michel Cuizel, Fragonard, Pannier Champagnes…) have prepared a series of surprises for the lovers of Paris. Awarded by Hotel & Lodge magazine last January, Vincent Bastie, the architect of the establishment, has designed four different ambiences, in resonance with Parisian materials. Encouraging friendly warmth and loving closeness towards their customers, the establishment makes a point to welcome each guest as if it were a family member.
www.lepradey.com



Etihad Airways voted best airline
of the year

Etihad Airways has been voted “Best Airline of the Year” by the World Travel Awards. For the third consecutive year, the national airline of the UAE wins the prize. Etihad has also been voted “Best First Class in the World” and “Best Airline in the Middle East.” Among the other winners, the German airline Lufthansa has been voted “Best European Company”, while Korean Air was awarded the prize for “Most Innovative Airline”.
www.etihadairways.com

Reopening
of the Renoma
Café Gallery
A real live space that combines art gallery, shop and gastronomy, the Renoma Café Gallery has just reopened in the heart of the Triangle d’Or. A cosy and urban atmosphere, a New York street-art style décor, and eclectic tasty dishes are waiting for you. The Renoma Café Gallery is also a creative space in the contemporary sense that holds photographic exhibitions several times a year. A renovation due to the union of Maurice Renoma and Alfred Bernardin, the grandson of the founder of Crazy Horse.
www.renoma-cafe-gallery.com

Cooking classes
in the Alila
de Bali Hotels

The members of the Alila de Bali Design Hotels group are offering the chance to discover the richness and subtlety of the local cuisine with several new courses. Whether you prefer to take cooking classes at the Alila Villas Uluwatu, follow a local fisherman near the Alila Manggis and prepare the fish straight from the water, or become a chef for the day at Alila Villas Soori, all experiences are possible. And they have not forgotten the children: baking classes and cupcake making are on the program. A nice way to discover another aspect of the richness of Balinese culture.
www.designhotels.com/specials/alila_culinary_journeys

The Boscolo
Palace Roma,
the new hotel from
the Autograph Collection

Located in the heart of Roma, Via Veneto, the boutique hotel Boscolo Palace has 87 rooms. A real treasure from the Belle Epoque, designed in the 1920s by architect Marcello Piacentini, the building has been completely renovated by designer Italo Rota, while retaining its historic beauty. The hotel has three dining rooms including the Abc Restaurant, run by a Venetian chef and the Cadorin room.
Guests can admire the majestic frescoes painted in 1926 by the Venetian artist Guido Cadorin. Not to mention a wonderful spa. An Italian gem from which one can discover the eternal city.
www.palace-roma.boscolohotels.com

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