Tips For Travellers
Sunday 31 August 2008
LA's style-setting landmark hotel Mondrian (mondrian hotel.com) reopens this week after a sparkling overhaul by designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, with vivid colours and custom-designed furniture inspired by Gaudi's Park Guell.
All aboard Central Europe's first luxury train The Danube Express ( danube-express.com) visiting 12 destinations including Transylvania and the Tatra Mountains. Luxury sleeper cars are among the perks: essential for the 11-day, London-to-Istanbul run.
Myhotel Brighton ( myhotels.com) gets flash treatment rooms. A new mews house conversion is home to Jinja, a French-Japanese beauty salon and gym. Treatments range from 15-minute head massages to the 90-minute mosqueta rose healing wrap.
Take a cheap short break to Scandinavia with DFDS ( dfds.co.uk). A three-night break to Denmark's coastal region of Ribe starts at £140 per person (foot passengers) including hotel stay and return ferry crossings from Harwich to Esbjerg.
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