Today: Stay up late in Brighton. As the clocks go back, the coastal city will be hosting a White Night festival until the small hours, with light shows, a movie trail and a midnight fashion show ( whitenightnuitblanche.com ).
This week: Stockholm gets yet more style in the form of the Hotel Skeppsholmen, which opens on the Swedish capital's museum island on Monday ( hotelskeppsholmen.com ). Meanwhile, Starwood's hotel chain continues to multiply when it opens Aloft in Abu Dhabi tomorrow and W Boston on Thursday ( starwood.com ). And, in London, the Freeze Festival will transform Battersea Power Station into a winter wonderland from Friday to Sunday with ski jumps and slopes, professional skiers and boarders, and a line-up of live music from Orbital, Friendly Fires and more ( londonfreeze.com ).
In the diary: Book a cabin on the Maharajas' Express, a new luxury train that will traverse India on week-long journeys from early next year ( rirtl.com ).