Travel Agenda: Dom Pedro Laguna; Mint Hotel; Center Parcs

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The first guests are waking up at the new five-star Dom Pedro Laguna on the Aquiraz Riviera near Fortaleza in Brazil (, while in Switzerland The Grand Hotel Park Gstaad is reopening on its 100th birthday after a multimillion euro renovation ( In Paris, the Shangri-La finally arrives (

This week

Another hotel opening this week is the Mint Hotel in London on Monday. The four-star hotel near the Tower of London has rooms that come complete with iMacs and bright functional design, plus a rooftop bar; a City Café will follow in January ( Meanwhile, CityJet is putting on festive flights from London City to Deauville (pictured) in Normandy on Thursday, Friday and then Friday 31 December and Sunday 2 January (weather permitting), in response to the success of the route's seasonal launch this summer. A regular service resumes on 7 January with three flights per week (

In the diary

Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest has put the finishing touches to its new two-storey treehouses. They sleep eight, and are available to book from the end of the month (