Monthly Archives: December 2014

Singapore hotel updates

Singapore hotel updates
Following extensive work, Royal Plaza on Scotts (below) has unveiled its new façade comprising all-steel porte-cochère and Thalia limestone-clad exterior for a stylish entrance to the hotel. With the installation of a glass-walled lift, there is direct …
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Hotel guests always right? Not when they are abusive
"These days, the customer is not king any more," said Mr Patrick Fiat, general manager of Royal Plaza on Scotts. "The service industry does not accept aggressive and unreasonable behaviour from guests." He cited an example of a guest whose children …
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The Fashion Insiders' Guide to Holiday Packing

The Fashion Insiders' Guide to Holiday Packing
On Maui, I'm staying with a friend who lives near the hotel. On the Big Island, we're at the Fairmont Orchid and then Holualoa, which is a small inn on a beautiful hilltop.” Airplane Essentials: “My iPad, my iPod and collapsible Bose headphones …
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Herod: The ebbs and flows of Gold Coast life
The previous week, it was grads from the home state of Queensland who were filling the hotel rooms of Surfers Paradise. This week it was out-of-staters from New South Wales and Victoria. It's been a tradition for decades. The idea … To combat …
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People on the move
Razdan brings with him over 23 years of experience from his previous stints at several renowned hotel groups including The Oberoi, The Imperial, Hampshire, and Uppal's Orchid. In his current role, Razdan will be responsible in overseeing and directing …
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Decide on 10 Bars in 5 Days: HC to Government
The court had asked the government to renew the licences of Golder Bar, Kadakara, Thrissur, Mercy luxuury business hotel, Ravipuram, Hotel Orchid, Kadavanthra, Sky hotel cum shopping arcade, Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Sagara Beach Resort, Kovalam, …
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Emotional Power of New Hotel Floral Arrangements by London Florist Todich Floral Design

London (PRWEB UK) 28 November 2014

There is no denying the beauty of flowers and some arrangements seen on display in London’s most luxuriant hotels. It is something that Todich Floral Design thinks about every single day, while developing the newest hotel decoration ideas and restaurant and hotel décor for clients. Flower arrangements for hotels capture that particular beauty, bring indoors what’s natural and bright and aesthetically aligned with nature, and what at times seems hardwired into us as human beings: to stop, sniff, or admire at a distance. Whether it’s lobby floral arrangements or hotel room decoration, the right designs and types of blossoms bring guests into a unique state of mind, one only possible through the emotional sway and poignancy of nature found within hotel flowers.

Decoration of luxury hotels goes hand in hand with fresh flowers for hotels. In their natural state, as seen in the wild or growing in carefully cultivated gardens, flowers have the ability to evoke intense emotions. Though even artificial flowers for hotels capture part of nature’s allure—and are great for some hotel lobbies, waiting areas, and receptions. Either way, flowers have the power to make most people forget exactly what seemed important until a moment ago, or help them to remember something that is important. Hotel decoration design ideas are based on this principle of creating a coherent ambiance, layering colours and textures and fragrances—all of which are found in flowers—on top of each other. This is part of the magic, the pinnacle of atmosphere, which hotel interior decoration strives to build, and what Todich Floral Design strives to create for each one of its clients.

Floral arrangements for hotel lobby

What are the right types of hotel lobby flower arrangements? There are many different types of flowers that might be used in hotel decorations, which of course depend on the season, blossom size, shade and colour, and connotation of the flower used within the arrangement. Combined with other hotel decoration supplies, like runners, ceramic urn holders versus glass or contemporary vases, and placement around other hotel fixtures and furniture such as centrepiece tables, chairs and lighting or chandeliers, the concept of hotel interior design can seem imposing or confusing in how elaborate it can become.

The truth is, hotel interior decoration is a gorgeous opportunity, one that Todich Floral Design hopes to impress and excite upon its partners and clients, and by extension (through its elegantly designed flower displays) to their guests.

Floral arrangements for hotels turn hotel decorations into something vibrant and variable. Changing displays overnight and in the course of an afternoon carries a kind of mystic aspect, some of the unexpected, and the delight or surprise a part of any spectacle—but especially these flower arrangements for hotels. Guests and visitors revel in such arrangements through the most fundamental of human senses—sight, smell and touch—which reinforces the enjoyment of their experience. Whether people are arriving on holiday, to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, or private event during the holiday season, beautifully designed hotel flowers give off their own special aura—and add meaning—that will surely make the experience positive and long lasting in the memories of all who are present.

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Longtime fans are sold on Alex Cooper Auctioneers

Longtime fans are sold on Alex Cooper Auctioneers
"Then, they got tired of it. They said, 'Here's a paddle.'" The auction house, with offices at 908 York Road and in Washington, is celebrating its 90th year, thanks to longtime customers like the Cartons, who said they have attended every auction in …
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Town fan buys footballer's clock that turned up.4000 miles away in Indiana
This was just a few doors down the road from The Eagle Hotel (opened 1867 – demolished 1950) at 7 Regent Street which, at the time, was run by club treasurer Harry Thomas. Harry has been credited with saving Swindon Town FC from going … Described as …
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Architect awarded for modernist furniture designs
Walt Disney World's Swan Hotel, with a 47-foot swan on each side of the roof, and its Dolphin Hotel with two 56-foot dolphins on the roof, are examples. Michael Graves, the architect of these buildings, also designed kitchenware, furniture, jewelry and …
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The Dingle Peninsula Ireland

If you fly to Ireland and land in Shannon, put the Dingle Peninsula on your tourist road map. The Ring of Kerry is one of the best known scenic drives in Ireland, but if you want to avoid the crowds and tour buses, we think driving the Dingle Peninsula is a great alternative.

You can start in Killarney just as you would for the Ring of Kerry. Before you start your drive to Dingle, you can take in the Muckross House and the Ross Castle near Killarney.

Muckross House is about 3.6 miles (6 km) from Killarney town center. It is a lovely large old Victorian manor house furnished in period style of the 19th century. There are wonderful gardens, and the site is beautifully situated in the Killarney National Park overlooking the Lakes of Killarney.

Ross Castle is a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. It was probably built during the 1400s. It does contain some furnishings… 16th and 17th century oak furniture. Because it is close to Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, it gets very busy in the high season.

You would visit those if you were driving the Ring of Kerry, but for the Irish “country road and great scenery” experience without the crowds, head now for the Dingle Peninsula. Start by driving through the city of Tralee. It’s a cute little city. You could stop here for the night or just head straight out to Dingle.

You don’t get much more Irish than in this area. You need to know the word “Gaeltachts”. These are national parks for traditional culture… where the old Irish ways are protected, and where Irish or Gaelic is spoken. You’ll have to know what you’re looking for because most map names and signposts are in Gaelic…. and some even have old style lettering, so you’ll have to be on your toes.

The only “big town” out here is Dingle… with a population of… oh, about 2,000. There are only a few streets with houses, shops and pubs painted in happy, bright colors. It’s easy to find a B-and-B here, and meals are easy to come by in pubs as well as restaurants and cafes…. and at night you will probably have the opportunity to hear traditional Irish music.

Leave the little town behind for a circle drive around the end of the Dingle Peninsula. The whole area has the feel of an open air museum. There are the remains of Stone Age ring forts, and beehive huts that Monks lived in during the Dark Ages. There are rugged coastline views and tiny green pastures with sheep grazing. There is an ancient church called the Gallarus Oratory from about 800. You’ll get all the way out to Slea Head at the tip of the peninsula… the point in Europe closest to America before you head back to Dingle or Tralee.

You can explore the peninsula by car or bike. It is only 10 miles (16 km) wide and from Tralee to Slea Head it is only 40 miles (64 km) long. The whole drive can be leisurely taken in just a few hours, but this is not an area for frenzied tourists…. it’s quiet and peaceful.

Take your time. You will see the signs in Gaelic and hear the lilt of the words and feel like you’ve slipped back in time… back in Irish time.

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