Travel Agenda: The Rosewood Hotel Georgia; Isle of WIght Walking Festival; Museums at Night; The Lanesboroughhotel; National Skiathon
Saturday 07 May 2011
Today: The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, first opened in 1927, flings open its doors once more after an overhaul. The historic hotel, right, has in its time hosted Elvis, The Beatles and miscellaneous royals; it re-opens with a contemporary look, a spa and nightclub (
rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com). Closer to home, the Isle of WIght Walking Festival begins today, making the most of 500 miles of public rights of way (to 22 May;
This week: Museums at Night celebrates culture around the UK into the early hours, and kicks off on Friday. The two-night, three-day event features late opening and events at venues such as the Old Operating Theatre and Kensington Palace in London, as well as an Art Bus in Birmingham and the Helicopter Museum in Weston-Super-Mare ( museumsatnight.org.uk). Also in London, The Lanesborough hotel opens The Lanesborough Suite. Guests who can afford the £14,000 a night price can enjoy its four bedrooms, butler service and chauffeur-drive Rolls Royce Phantom ( lanesborough.com).
In the diary: The National Skiathon begins on 17 May. The charity event challenges teams of skiers to tackle 666 runs in six hours. Proceeds go to Disability Snowsport UK. The event is held at the SNO!zones in Glasgow, West Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire, as well as the Chill Factore in Manchester, the Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre and Tamworth Snowdome ( disabilitysnowsport.org.uk).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
New York woman gives up $95,000 a year job to work in an ice cream parlour in the Caribbean
Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
The most powerful passports in the world
The 10 Best hiking boots
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
£32K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Dining Room Head Chef to work for one of ...
£27K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Pastry Sous Chef / Experienced Pastry Che...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...
£24800 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of London's leading Muse...