National Railway Museum reveals new Xmas party package featuring 14-piece band Kudos

The National Railway Museum has revealed a brand new Christmas party package for 2019, which will feature the 14-piece band Kudos.

The museum, based in York, has signed up Kudos for their energy-driven pop, soul and dance sound, which includes string and brass sections alongside backing vocals. The package includes a drinks reception, a luxury three-course meal and two 60-minute live performances from Kudos, followed by a DJ.

Also available on the night will be a photo-booth and casino tables amongst the National Railway Museum’s unique collection of unique artefacts.


Jumeirah Group opens Arabian-style luxury desert resort in Abu Dhabi

The Jumeirah Group has opened the new Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi featuring Arabian style rooms, magnificent villas with private pools and a destination spa.

The retreat, in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s mesmerising desert, draws inspiration from an historic desert village and features meandering luscious courtyards and enchanting water features. The Arabian-style property sprawls over 22,000 sqm of tranquil desert and comprises a destination spa, villas with private pools, Arabian-style rooms, a 1000 sqm pool, six restaurants and bars including Al Mabeet, a desert dining experience which captures the spirit of the past.

The destination Talise Spa offers a sensory experience with 13 luxury treatment rooms and private terraces.


The Reverie Saigon takes to water with launch of luxury 60-ft yacht

The Reverie Saigon has raised the bar on luxury hospitality with its new acquisition - a 60-ft yacht.

The hotel, based in the most populous city in Vietnam, has purchased the 32-ton Reverie yacht that will offer three cruise options along the impressive Saigon River. The yacht has a crew of three and a private butler with the option of a champagne picnic for bespoke excursions.

Decked out in teak wood and exquisite leatherwork the Monte Carlo 6 comes outfitted with spacious interior living and dining areas. The yacht can very comfortably accommodate 10 guests and will offer private charters of two-and-a-half, five and eight hours.


Hilton announces opening of first ski and golf resort in Europe

The Hilton group has announced the opening of their first ski and golf resort in Europe, the Grand Tirolia Hotel Kitzbuhel, Curio Collection.

Set in the renowned skier’s paradise of Kitzbuhel, the hotel has 81 guest rooms, a 24/7 gym, a 2500m² spa area with 13 treatment rooms, six saunas and an indoor and outdoor pool. With easy access to the slopes, the Grand Tirolia boasts a 18-hole golf course and is located close to Lake Schwarzensee, which offers ice skating and curling.

You can experience culinary excellence in two restaurants serving Austrian and Tyrolian cuisine and enjoy truly panoramic views over the Tyrolean Alps from two sun terraces. The hotel also offers meeting rooms, boardrooms, and a ballroom to accommodate up to 300 guests.


HALL Arts Hotel to open in Dallas

Dallas-based real estate developer HALL Group has announced the opening date of the highly-anticipated HALL Arts Hotel, which is currently under construction and set to open in the Autumn of 2019 in Dallas’ Arts District. The hotel will be the first to open in the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation.

HALL Arts Hotel will feature 183 modern guest rooms, including 10 Arts District-inspired suites with striking views of Downtown Dallas’ skyline. Additional hotel features include Ellie’s Lounge and Terrace, which will host live music and entertainment.

There will be over 6,000 sqm of private event space, a rooftop pool with spectacular views of downtown, and an expansive art collection that will feature up to 50 influential local and international artists.  


Roll up, roll up as Dream Circus comes to Tobacco Dock London

Bookings are now live as the Dream Circus comes to London this Christmas at Tobacco Dock. Imagine a surreal and magical world where anything can happen..Tobacco Dock Food hosts the liveliest celebration of the festive season with a cornucopia of colour to raise the roof on any mid to large-scale exclusive Christmas gathering. Dream Circus at Tobacco Dock will supply an evening of feverish excitement and colour for exclusive parties this November and December 2019. Accommodating 200 - 5,000 guests, glittering décor, stunning performances and breathtaking stunts will enhance the backdrop of Tobacco Dock’s unique location.


De Vere Cranage Estate reveals £200k meetings space makeover

De Vere Cranage Estate, located in Cheshire and part of De Vere’s portfolio of country estate hotels, has unveiled the results of a £200k refurbishment of its meetings and events spaces, bringing them in line with the company’s innovative Smart Space meetings concept. The investment in De Vere Cranage Estate is part of De Vere’s wider £50m refurbishment of its collection of country estate hotels and modern event spaces. The largest of the meeting rooms, The Stephenson Suite, can accommodate up to 475 people. The Appleton Suite, in the original Mansion House has also undergone refurbishment to maintain its traditional charm and bring in 21st century functionality. With doors that open straight onto the attractive grounds, the room offers a unique space for meetings.


Bristol’s oldest hotel unveils multi-million pound refurb of event spaces

The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel has unveiled a multi-million pound refurbishment. All six event rooms have been refurbished over 700 sqm of venue space within the hotel and 20 breakout rooms. Its largest meeting room, the Kings Suite also offers one of Bristol’s largest event capacity spaces with room for 350 guests. The restoration has also created its own royal wing - a seven-bedroomed suite complete with its own private dining for intimate events, private parties or unique celebrations. Guests can also enjoy meals at the newly-opened Miller & Carter Steakhouse. The city’s oldest hotel stands pride of place in the centre of Bristol elevated on the historic Park Street and College Green.


Radisson Blu opens its doors in the Swiss Alps

Radisson Blu, has announced a new hotel opening: the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt in Switzerland. Facing the Swiss Alps, the 224-room hotel is part of an extensive transformation that seeks to build on Andermatt’s growing status as a year-round destination for visitors. The hotel has 179 spacious rooms and 45 suites and apartments, designed in the style typical of Swiss chalets. For meetings and events, In addition to six individualised and well-equipped modern meeting rooms and boardrooms, there’s a large, multifunctional concert hall (opening in spring 2019), with seating for up to 700 guests.


De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms reveals result of £700k makeover

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, located in Covent Garden, has unveiled the results of a £700,000 refurbishment of its meetings and events spaces, bringing them in line with the company’s innovative Smart Space meetings concept and a wider £50m refurbishment of its portfolio. Most famous for its recently refurbished Grand Hall, which can accommodate up to 750 people, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms offers grand spaces for all kinds of events. In total, 13 of the meeting rooms were refurbished in the latest work, updating the original décor to create light, fresh rooms, which are ideal for meetings, training, exams and corporate away days. The Covent Garden and Dorset rooms having a capacity of 80 delegates each, while the smaller Board Rooms are ideal for more intimate meetings for up to 12 people.The property features De Vere’s innovative meetings concept, Smart Space, which comprises nine service features designed to offer a highly responsive, personalised meetings and events service. De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms also offers Showtime Rewards, a loyalty scheme to say thank you for corporate event business. With no minimum spend, and automatic rewards such as free cinema tickets, delegates will be able to enjoy benefits from their first event.