The Piazza Around the Duomo in Florence Goes Pedestrian

Piazza Duomo gets rid of vehicles and their pollutants to make one of the most celebrated squares in the world pedestrian-only. The Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi announced this  unexpected news in September and the city has been in ferment ever since. By October 25, Piazza Duomo will be freed of the thousands of vehicles that have passed by and through the square for years. Vehicles will be totally off limits and  the new pedestrian area will be extended beyond the Duomo and the Baptistry, to the adjoining via Martelli, via Ricasoli and via dei Servi, to via dei Pucci. The pedestrian zone will...
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Rome: The Paintings of an Empire Exhibition

Scuderie del Quirinale September 24, 2009 – January 17, 2010 A fabulous exhbition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.  An overview of the pictorial ability of the Ancient Romans during the period that goes from the 2nd Century B.C. to the 4th Century A.D. There are approximately 100 works of art, frescos and paintings on linen , wood, glass etc., coming from the most prestigious institutions like the Louvre, the British Museum, the Vatican Museums and Pompeii. More information about the exhibition, which in Italian is called “Roma. La pittura di un impero”, at the Museum of the Scuderie...
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Epoque Hotels Moves into a New Office in Miami

We are moving to a new office. We are now located at South Beach, but in about three weeks we will be relocated in Wynwood Miami. The new Epoque Hotels building will have a beautiful view of the bay and the office is about 2300 square feet. Wynwood is famous for its art galleries, historical and centrally located neighborhood. It is a part of the Miami Design District. A diversity of skyscrapers, industrial chic lofts makes this district cultural and commercial. It is at the north of Downtown, with approximately 15,149 residents. The Wynwood Arts District is going to a rapid cultural change; the...
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Bringing Hotel G Beijing to the Next Level!

Hotel G Beijing successfully launched in October 2008 has gained instant recognition within the luxury travel industry due to its funky boutique design and unique service approach. “Not long ago, while traveling to China, travellers would choose International chain Hotels to ensure the quality of service and accommodation during their stay. Nowadays this custom is changing and guests are looking for an experience and more of a lifestyle when selecting hotels. This combined with the growing demand for personalized services, new Food & Beverage experiences and the development of new...
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Free Entrance at the Guinness Storehouse – Aberdeen Lodge and Merrion Hall

In Dublin on September 24th 2009 it’s Arthur’s Day. Arthur’s Day will be a global celebration commemorating Arthur Guinness, the founder of the famous Guinness brewery business. Arthur’s Day will see a series of events take place around the world, including Dublin, Lagos, Yaoundé, New York and Kuala Lumpur. Live music and entertainment will come from some of the world’s biggest names in music including the Black Eyed Peas and renowned DJ and producer David Holmes with stars such as Estelle, Kasabian, The Wombats and The Enemy and legendary acts such as Soul II Soul and...
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