September 2010 Newsletter

As the summer draws to an end (at least in some parts of the world),  I am happy to say that the site has reached a bit of a tipping point. After reaching out to a number of you on the Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey, I find myself absolutely swamped with posts you have [...]

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Arvo Part turns 75–and where have I been? Amazing Music

I was driving home form a round of golf, it was about 11:30 am, the fall light in LA was streaming through my windshield when I happened to flip the radio to Frates a piece by Arvo Part. Frates (String and Percussion arrangement) Arvo Part is an Estonian composer who my son has been telling [...]

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Hotel and Hotel Bar Survey-Diamond Member Talks “Funky-Boutique”

World Traveler Ash, From Down Under recommends the following hotels and hotel bars as part of the August 2010 Hotel Survey: I like to stay in funky, boutique hotels when I travel: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ In Sydney, Australia: The Diamant Boutique Hotel …for the great service; modern decor; wonderful bed/pillow combinations; and central location to Darlinghurst [...]

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Happening Bar on Juju beach north mumbai

I’ve now been to this fabulous Gin mill twice, when visiting Mumbai –  AURUS. It knocked my socks off and tells the story of the new and emerging scene in Mumbai.   When you finally arrive, coming off a long day working hard and late (as they do in Mumbai), all the oppressive assaults of [...]

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