Pera (Beyoglu) & Galata Walk

Courtesy of Bentley Hotel Istanbul, here are some encouraging details about walking through the Pera (Beyoglu) & Galata districts of Istanbul. Galata was, on the north shore of the Golden Horn, a semi-independent colony of the Genoese, an Italian marine-state. In the early centuries under the Ottoman rule, the district became densely populated as the European quarter. Here the foreign merchants had their houses and their shops and here the ambassadors of the European powers built sumptuous embassies. As the time went on the confines of Galata became too narrow and crowded and the embassies...
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The Ventana Hotel Filled With Jazz Tones

The Duke Ellington Orchestra in Prague For two days in April 2010 the Boutique Hotel Ventana, a member of Epoque Hotels, became a temporary home to the famous Duke Ellington Orchestra. The members of the band visited the memorable Golden City during their European tour. After an unexpected way by bus from Tallinn, Estonia, which was caused by the most famous European volcano Eyjafjallajökull, were all musicians literally amazed by the warm and friendly atmosphere of this luxurious boutique hotel situated in the heart of Prague´s historical center on the Old Town Square. The appearance of the...
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Les Suites Orient Shanghai to Open in May

First Boutique Hotel to Open on the Bund, Shanghai Les Suites Orient, a member of Epoque Hotels, is set to soft-opening in May 2010. The uniquely located Les Suites Orient will offer its guests a new level of luxury accommodation in Shanghai. Centrally located on the world famous Bund, Les Suites Orient offers a panoramic view of the Huangpu River, Pudong and the Yu Garden. At twenty-three stories, the Les Suites Orient is situated within an original Bund Heritage building, blending art deco design with Oriental allure. The Hotel is only steps away from the Yu Garden and is ten minutes from the...
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Easter Holiday Package at Limes Hotel Brisbane

Why not spending Easter in Brisbane at Limes Hotel? Here you will find what you are looking for: EASTER HOLIDAY PACKAGE - $499 Looking for something fun to do this Easter.  Spend the break at Limes Hotel, stay in Design style and join the party on the roof top, we have an Easter weekend line up running from Thursday to Monday so you won’t be bored !!! Friday, 02 April Roof top opens Exclusively for Hotel guest only , relax under the stars and watch a line up of old favourite films at our Roof top cinema starting at 6pm till late.  Its a kind of roop top movie marathon!!! Saturday, 03 April The...
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The Famous Shroud of Turin Goes on Display in April 2010

Where: Turin, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist When: April 10th –  May 23rd The Shroud of Turin (Sacra Sindone), which usually goes on display once every 25 years, is programmed to go on display again in April 2010, just 10 years after its last public viewing. It will be just the 6th time in the past hundred years that the sacred relic will be seen in public. It’s also the first time the devout, the curious and the incredulous will have the opportunity to see the Shroud since it underwent major restoration in 2002. The 4.4 × 1.1m rectangular linen cloth is believed by many to be the...
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