Red Wall Garden Hotel in Beijing Joins Epoque Hotels’ Boutique Collection

Epoque Hotels is proud to unfold the secrets of the Red Wall Garden Hotel in the influential capital, Beijing. This fascinating piece of luxury and charm with its 40 deluxe rooms and an incredible 4000 square meters of area, the Red Wall Garden Hotel, is a boutique hotel that blends the traditions of ancient China and of the historical hutongs. The Hutongs are a unique aspect to Beijing. They are the definitive force behind the concept of the Red Wall Garden Hotel. These alleys are formed by the traditional courtyard residences known as Siheyuans The Hutongs and Siheyuans form a unique blend of...
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Easter Time in Barcelona, Grand Hotel Central Recommends

Here you have the 10 must do things to experience Easter time as a local in Barcelona: 1. Gastronomy. At the beginning of the lent the “Coca de Llardons”, when in there the “bunyols” and, at its end at Easter time, the “monas de Pasqua”. This is really the queen of these dates. Try them at Canal, Bubo, Oriol Balaguer y La Colmena. www.canal.es, www.bubo.es, www.oriolbalaguer.com y La Colmena, Plaça de l´Àngel, 12. 2. Processions. Barcelona is not Seville but it also has its own traditional religious processions. The most well know is in the evening of the Holy Friday (the 29th...
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Hotel Alexandra in Copenhagen Offers Rooms with Insight

Since 1910, guests at Hotel Alexandra have been able to enjoy the view from their rooms overlooking the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, but now the hotel will also be able to offer guestsrooms that give insight into Danish furniture design. Hotel Alexandra did for some year ago opens its doors to a wholenew type of hotel room. Guests can book ”Retro design rooms” when they visit Copenhagen. The hotel has furnished many rooms with Danish furniture design by a number of the leading Danish furniture designers and architects. “We want to tell the guests a story when they stay at our hotel, andwe...
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Majestic Hotel and Spa in Barcelona nominated for the World Luxury Spa Awards

MajesticSpa has just been nominated for a vote alongside the best spas in the world. MajesticSpa is the only spa in Europe with the SpaExcellence certificate awarded by the American organisation SpaQuality LLC, which specialises in assessing the quality of this kind of centres around the world, and we now also have the chance to win this award thanks to you. If you think that MajesticSpa is one of the best spas you know, vote for it now! It is simple – just complete the World Luxury Hotel Awards form. In a record four years, the MajesticSpa of the Majestic Hotel & Spa has managed...
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Spring in Madrid

Madrid - the grand capital of Spain, vibrant and imposing, immortalized in Almodovar’s genial and eclectic movies. Easter is one of the best times of the year to discover Madrid. Sunshine, religious and gastronomic traditions and shops full of new items for the new summer/spring season. Religious traditions The calendar of processions in Madrid is extensive. It begins on Palm Sunday (March 24th) with the procession of the Christ of Faith and Forgiveness (Basilica Pontificia de San Miguel) and ends on Holy Saturday (March 30th) with the procession of Solitude (Royal Church of San Ginés...
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