Havana hotels update

On 1st June 2017 highly-experienced hotelier Xavier Destribats, from Bordeaux, opened Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which has, despite US feelings towards Cuba, proved highly popular with discerning luxury travellers. It is a new-build, in an 1894-vintage shell, and of the 246 rooms, even a starter room, say #493, offers 40 sq. m of space [...]

News: Corinthia comes to Bucharest

Grand Hotel du Boulevard, by architect Alexandru Orascu, has been Romania's icon since it opened in 1867. Now the 50-room hotel is in the final stages of re-opening as Corinthia Grand Hotel du Boulevard.  GM is Jean Pierre Mifsud, formerly at Corinthia's equally-historic Budapest hotel, and the new-look has been done by QP Management, part [...]

Ballooning to the Arctic lights

How about experiencing the Northern Lights in Swedish Lapland while floating in the Arctic skies in a hot air balloon? Aurora in the Sky, being launched December 2020 by Off the Map Travel, has been created by Fredrik Broman and Jonas Gejke, and ballooning expert Andrew Peart. Broman and Gejke, who now live in Swedish Lapland, [...]