A bi-weekly round-up of new hotels and hideaways, treks and tours.
The five-star Jumeirah Frankfurt opened on 1 August in a modern glass tower near the city’s banking
district, Opera House and MyZeil shopping mall. The hotel is one of the largest
in the city, with 218 rooms and suites and a Talise
Get your (electric) motor running
at Le Réserve
hotel in Geneva. The hotel recently unveiled a fleet of five Tesla Roadsters for guests to
rent by the day or include in a package. The car goes from zero to 60mph in 3.7
silent seconds and has zero emissions.
If that is too fast, the Falmouth Heritage Walks in
Jamaica might be more your speed. The Falmouth docks have been recently
redeveloped, in conjunction with Royal Caribbean Cruises, to allow for the
largest class of cruise ships. New programs like the walking tours aim to attract
the day-trip passengers and other tourists. Much of the 240-year-old town was
laid out according to the design of Edward Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning’s great-grandfather, and is filled with Georgian architecture.
A new mountain
biking tour of the Dolomite Mountains in Italy
provides yet another mode of transportation The eight-day trip (28 August to 4
September, or as a custom group departure) leaves from Alta Badia and follows
the Sellaronda bike and ski circuit through tiny mountain villages, high
valleys, and Italian, Austrian and Ladin cuisine and culture.
Or perhaps sailing to a private
island is the way to go. The
Sarojin, a luxury resort in Khao Lak in southern Thailand
that opened in 2005, has just launched their latest offering: a romantic dinner
for two on a nearby secluded island, reached by the resort’s yacht, the Lady