Weekly travel agenda: Aero India, W London
Friday 11 February 2011
On February 14, London's hippest new hotel opens in Leicester Square, offering 192 rooms and a
promotional drama series featuring Helena Christensen.
8th Aero India (2011)
Aero India is the largest aviation show in Asia and returns in 2011 with more space and more exhibits planned. In 2009, flight shows were held twice daily and featured aircraft from India and around the world. The public days will be February 12 and 13.
W London opens
London, United Kingdom
The new W London is set to open in Leicester Square in the heart of London on Valentine's Day, introducing the much-admired W Hotels brand to the UK for the first time. The hotel offers a shopping center, lounge, two restaurants, a screening room and a spa.
10th South Beach Wine & Food Festival
February 24 - 27
Miami, Florida, USA
This year will be the tenth anniversary of the Food Network's South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which has grown exponentially since its launch. Over 50,000 people are likely to head to the event for four days showcasing some of the top culinary talent from around the world, in aid of Florida International University.
8th New York Times Travel Show
New York, USA
The New York Times travel show is a major event for both the trade and the general public, with over 500 exhibitors representing over 150 nations packed into New York's Jacob K Javits Convention Center. Conferences on the Caribbean, Africa and cruise vacations will be held on the first (industry-only) day before the exhibition opens to the public February 26.
Mondrian SoHo Opens
New York, USA
This long-awaited hotel has been pushed back several times, but it looks set to officially debut March 1. The third addition to the luxury Mondrian brand offers 270 rooms and the Imperial No. 9, a restaurant by US celebrity chef Sam Talbot.
Dubai International Boat Show
March 1 - 5
Dubai kicks off one of the Middle East's largest boat exhibitions March 1, with over 700 exhibitors expected for a show which is traditionally focused on the very large and very expensive. Also look out for Dive Middle East, held at the same time.
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