From hip US hotel chains and Battersea Power Station to West Sweden cuisine
Saturday 14 September 2013
This week, Onefinestay.com expands its online catalogue of high-end homestays in hip cities by adding rental properties in Los Angeles and Paris. The website launched with London three years ago, closely followed by a tranche of cool apartments and pads in New York last year.
The Reel Rock Film Tour shows off adventure films by hosting cinema nights around the globe. In October, it comes to Britain (reelrock.co.uk).
The West Sweden region has a new website to guide you around its cuisine. It lists restaurants, seafood safaris and more (bit.ly/WestSweden).
The passenger capacity of Silversea's new ship, Silver Discoverer. The expedition vessel will set sail next March on itineraries in Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, far eastern Russia, South-east Asia and Australasia. A 16-day trip from Bali to Taiwan next May costs £6,550 per person, excluding flights (silversea.com/expeditions).
For the first time, Battersea Power Station will participate in the London Open House weekend from 21- 22 September. Access is free from 11am-4pm; no registration required (londonopenhouse.org).
If you're in New York from 23 September to 6 October, you can book two-for-one theatre tickets as part of "Off-Broadway Week". Productions include musicals such as Avenue Q and classics such as Romeo & Juliet (nycgo.com/offbroadwayweek).
Serve an ace
The Ace Hotel has landed in east London. The hip US mini chain has taken over the old Crowne Plaza in Shoreditch and given it a signature "rough-luxe" makeover. The Hoi Polloi restaurant will follow next month (acehotel.com).
BA is launching a "Lifetime Recognition" for elite members of its Executive Club loyalty scheme. Passengers accruing 35,000 tier points will retain "gold" status for life. To reach that level, make 84 London-New York trips in first class (ba.com).
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
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