Hotel Banke, Paris Represents an Exhibition Of Mr Jordi Clos’ Private Collection

Mr Jordi Clos, owner of the Derby Hotels Collection Group, is passionate about art and a great collector of art. He is also president of the Clos Archaeological Foundation (founded in 1993), and the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona (1994). In each of his hotels (Madrid, Barcelona, London and Paris), he puts emphasis on pieces from his collection to provide the place with a unique character. One can find anything from African sculptures, to jewels, contemporary paintings, works of art dating back to Ancient Egypt, India, the Greco‐Roman Empire, Papua New Guinea… He is a true art enthusiast (antique...
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New York City- Travel Tips – part II

After the first part of my recommendations from my last trip to New York City, it is time for a second edition. I hope you will enjoy it and you will follow my instructions! I encourage you to leave a comment and share your thoughts with us! Below, I continue presenting a list of places which you cannot miss while visiting New York with some images attached. These are must see attractions. The first part of my report you can find under: http://blog.epoquehotels.com/5158/new-york-city-insider-tips-part-i/ * Visit High Line – the New York City’s unique park which was built on a section...
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New York City- Travel Tips – part I

I have just visited New York and I would like to share my impressions of the city with you. Whoever traveled to New York City knows that the following lyrics: “These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you” of the song of Alicia Keys and Jay-Z are nothing else than the truth! New York is such an amazing city where even walking along the streets itself is a marvelous experience. Its high buildings are astonishing and the atmosphere is impressive. Once you are in Manhattan, you might feel a little bit lost, but only for a moment. The transportation system is great and...
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Oaxaca – a Colonial Jewel in the South of Mexico

Today we present the city of Oaxaca, together with some unique tips from the Hacienda Los Laureles Boutique Hotel. Oaxaca has been declared by UNESCO as part of the world’s cultural heritage. It is a city with 450 years of post-Columbian and Spanish history and more than 3,000 years of pre-Columbian history. Interesting sites in the city of Oaxaca include the Government Palace, the Temple of Santo Domingo, the Macedonio Alcala Theater, the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Prehispanic Art and the House of Cortés. .. Visit also the famous Hierve del Agua – which means “the water boils”. It...
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Visiting Cardona – a Day Trip From Barcelona

Courtesy of Duquesa de Cardona Hotel Today we present a tour to Cardona, especially for those who are visiting or planning to visit Barcelona and are interested in leaving the city for a while and would like to see something different. During the day tour you will be able to see: the Vall Salina and the Salt Mountain, the Medium Age Castle as well as the canonical/collegiate church of Sant Vicenç at the medieval town of Cardona in Central Catalonia. . . The Castle and the Fortress At Cardona, the geographic location of the castle meets the need for defending access to the salt warehouse and...
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