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We're into the final month of the season across England's top four tiers, and there is still plenty to play for. The Premier League title is wrapped up, and the bottom three clubs are looking increasingly to be relegated, but lower down the footballing pyramid there is plenty still at stake. Here, we round-up who can still finish where in the Premier League and Football League. Premier League Every team has either four or five games remaining, but it wouldn't be all that surprising if everyone finished in exactly the position they currently find themselves - or at least in the positions that truly matter. Manchester City are champions, while Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are looking good to finish in the top four, barring a significant late collapse coupled with a Chelsea recovery. Arsenal and Burnley are battling it out for sixth place (though Arsenal can technically still finish in the top four), with the losers of that race to go into the Europa League at the second qualifying stage - which starts on July 26. Everyone from Leicester in eighth and below can - mathematically - still be relegated, but it would take something dramatic for any of the teams above West Ham to be pulled back in to the dogfight. Southampton, Stoke and West Brom, all at least five points adrift of safety, are in real trouble. Premier League | Who can still get what? Championship Wolves are all but secure of the Championship title, 12 points clear of Cardiff, who have four games left and a vastly inferior goal difference. Cardiff are battling it out with Fulham and Aston Villa for the second remaining automatic play-off spot, though the Welsh side are in the best position to secure promotion. Two of those sides will go into the play-offs, joined by two more of Middlesbrough, Millwall, Derby, Preston, Sheffield United, Brentford and Bristol City, though the final four of those sides face an uphill task to sneak in. At the other end of the table, Sunderland are on the brink of a second successive relegation and last position, rooted to the foot of the Championship. Burton and Barnsley currently make up the bottom three, though Barnsley have a game in hand on Birmingham and Bolton, two points above them, just outside the relegation zone. Every side up to Nottingham Forest can still technically go down, but everyone from Reading and up should survive. Championship | What can still happen? League One Wigan and Blackburn look like they have won the race for the two automatic promotion spots, though Shrewsbury could technically still catch either. Whichever of those teams does not get into the top two will go into the play-offs, and with many sides still having to play five more games, the race for the three remaining play-off places is very, very open. Every team between Rotherham in fourth and Southend in 15th (apart from Fleetwood, due to the combination of other teams' games) can still make it into the play-offs, though realistically, it is unlikely that anyone below ninth will. At the bottom, Bury are down, while everyone up to Bradford in 10th could feasibly get sucked into the relegation battle. Given only eight points separate Rochdale in 21st and Doncaster in 12th, there is an awful lot still to play for. League One | What can still happen? League Two Accrington Stanley have sealed promotion to League One, and Luton will join them with one more win. Wycombe are in pole position to secure the third and final automatic promotion slot, but every side currently in the play-off places is still in contention. The play-off berths will be filled by four teams from those currently between second and 14th (apart from Crawley, who have too few games remaining to make it into seventh). Relegation from the Football League is looking perilously likely for both Chesterfield and Barnet, though everyone up to Crewe in 17th could still be dragged into the drop zone, however unlikely that actually is. League Two | What can still happen?
Premier League and Football League relegation, promotion and play-offs: who can still finish where?
We're into the final month of the season across England's top four tiers, and there is still plenty to play for. The Premier League title is wrapped up, and the bottom three clubs are looking increasingly to be relegated, but lower down the footballing pyramid there is plenty still at stake. Here, we round-up who can still finish where in the Premier League and Football League. Premier League Every team has either four or five games remaining, but it wouldn't be all that surprising if everyone finished in exactly the position they currently find themselves - or at least in the positions that truly matter. Manchester City are champions, while Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are looking good to finish in the top four, barring a significant late collapse coupled with a Chelsea recovery. Arsenal and Burnley are battling it out for sixth place (though Arsenal can technically still finish in the top four), with the losers of that race to go into the Europa League at the second qualifying stage - which starts on July 26. Everyone from Leicester in eighth and below can - mathematically - still be relegated, but it would take something dramatic for any of the teams above West Ham to be pulled back in to the dogfight. Southampton, Stoke and West Brom, all at least five points adrift of safety, are in real trouble. Premier League | Who can still get what? Championship Wolves are all but secure of the Championship title, 12 points clear of Cardiff, who have four games left and a vastly inferior goal difference. Cardiff are battling it out with Fulham and Aston Villa for the second remaining automatic play-off spot, though the Welsh side are in the best position to secure promotion. Two of those sides will go into the play-offs, joined by two more of Middlesbrough, Millwall, Derby, Preston, Sheffield United, Brentford and Bristol City, though the final four of those sides face an uphill task to sneak in. At the other end of the table, Sunderland are on the brink of a second successive relegation and last position, rooted to the foot of the Championship. Burton and Barnsley currently make up the bottom three, though Barnsley have a game in hand on Birmingham and Bolton, two points above them, just outside the relegation zone. Every side up to Nottingham Forest can still technically go down, but everyone from Reading and up should survive. Championship | What can still happen? League One Wigan and Blackburn look like they have won the race for the two automatic promotion spots, though Shrewsbury could technically still catch either. Whichever of those teams does not get into the top two will go into the play-offs, and with many sides still having to play five more games, the race for the three remaining play-off places is very, very open. Every team between Rotherham in fourth and Southend in 15th (apart from Fleetwood, due to the combination of other teams' games) can still make it into the play-offs, though realistically, it is unlikely that anyone below ninth will. At the bottom, Bury are down, while everyone up to Bradford in 10th could feasibly get sucked into the relegation battle. Given only eight points separate Rochdale in 21st and Doncaster in 12th, there is an awful lot still to play for. League One | What can still happen? League Two Accrington Stanley have sealed promotion to League One, and Luton will join them with one more win. Wycombe are in pole position to secure the third and final automatic promotion slot, but every side currently in the play-off places is still in contention. The play-off berths will be filled by four teams from those currently between second and 14th (apart from Crawley, who have too few games remaining to make it into seventh). Relegation from the Football League is looking perilously likely for both Chesterfield and Barnet, though everyone up to Crewe in 17th could still be dragged into the drop zone, however unlikely that actually is. League Two | What can still happen?
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Birthday dinner The Peninsula New York turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the hotel has announced a new Keys to the Kitchen programme in partnership with some of NYC’s top restaurants, including DANIEL and Jean-Georges. Each experience, bookable through the hotel’s concierge, involves a meal at the restaurant of choice, then a tour of the kitchens, a meet-and-greet with the chef, or a sample of a dish. • Rooms £496 (001 212 903 3915; newyork.peninsula.com) Celebrating its 30th birthday, the Peninsula New York is offering its guests exclusive experiences at top NYC restaurants such as Jean-Georges. Open for business The far-flung Andaman Islands sit well below the radar of most travellers, but that could be about to change with the opening of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, the archipelago’s first luxury hotel. Guests can stay in stilted villas built in local style and dine on dishes drawn from Tamil, Keralan and Bengali cuisines. Experiences on offer include kayaking and scuba diving. • Rooms from £274 (0091 22 666 51198; tajhotels.com) The villas at the newly open Taj Andaman Islands have been inspired by the stilted huts of the local Jawara tribe. Credit: © Chris Caldicott Beck at Brown’s Mayfair welcomes Heinz Beck, the multi-Michelin-starred chef, to his new restaurant at Brown’s Hotel. The Beck at Brown’s promises classic Italian dishes to be enjoyed in the casual dining room, redesigned in vivid style by Olga Polizzi, designer-in-chief for Rocco Forte Hotels. • Rooms from £480 (020 518 4004; roccofortehotels.com/browns-hotel) Credit: Photographer Paul Winch-Furness/Photographer Paul Winch-Furness Singapore style Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Wolves secured a return to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday after Brentford stole a dramatic 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Fulham. The Cottagers needed a win in the late kick-off to regain second place from Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship and to deny Wolves a top-flight spot for the first time since 2012. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 70th-minute goal had looked like putting Wolves' party on hold but Neal Maupay's last-gasp header for Brentford sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side up. Wolves can celebrate at home to Birmingham on Sunday, but third-placed Fulham will have to gather themselves after falling a point and a place behind Cardiff - who have a game in hand. The Bluebirds left it late but kept themselves on course for an automatic promotion place with a 2-0 win at Norwich. Neil Warnock's side know three wins from their remaining four games will be enough to join Wolves in the Premier League but they had to dig deep to earn a vital three points at Carrow Road. Kenneth Zohore squeezed the ball past Angus Gunn in the 86th minute before Junior Hoilett's goal in added time ensured Cardiff's two-game losing streak was brought to an end. Junior Hoilett celebrates his injury time goal in Cardiff City's 2-0 win over Norwich Credit: PA Middlesbrough stormed into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Milan Djuric volleyed the visitors into a 13th-minute lead before George Friend levelled for Boro five minutes later. Daniel Ayala then headed home the winner in the 68th minute, moving Middlesbrough up to fifth while also denting Bristol City's own top-six hopes. Veteran striker Steve Morison struck his fifth goal of the season for Millwall as they came back to draw 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Sheffield United in the early kick-off. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the Blades in the 74th minute, but Morison equalised instantly to grab his side a point. The sixth-placed Lions remain unbeaten in the league since New Year's Day and Sheffield United, who are ninth, have not lost at home since late January. Ryan Sessegnon (L) was unable to help Fulham get all three points against Brentford and Romaine Sawyers (R) Derby slipped out of the top six, but Burton moved off the bottom and to within five points of safety after a 3-1 victory over the Rams at the Pirelli Stadium. Liam Boyce tapped home from close range to put the hosts in front after 24 minutes, but their lead did not last long as David Nugent equalised moments later. Luke Murphy curled a beautiful effort past Scott Carson to restore the Brewers' lead just before the break and Lucas Akins added a third in the 68th minute. Oli McBurnie's added-time equaliser secured a vital 2-2 draw for Barnsley at home to fellow strugglers Bolton. Gary Gardner scored from 10 yards midway through the first half for the Tykes before Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot after 82 minutes. Craig Noone thought he had won it for Bolton three minutes later, but McBurnie had the final say to keep Barnsley within two points of the 21st-placed Trotters. Sunderland slipped to the foot of the table and remain six points below Bolton after drawing 2-2 at Reading. Liam Kelly gave the Royals the lead from the penalty spot after Lee Camp brought down Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the box after 20 minutes. Paddy McNair fired home a stunning equaliser for the Black Cats just after the break before Lee Cattermole's first goal since August 2014 put the visitors in front in the 66th minute. Yann Kermorgant restored parity for Reading with 11 minutes remaining to leave Chris Coleman's side on the brink with three games left. Ben Brereton's late penalty and Joe Lolley's goal in added time secured an unlikely 2-1 win for Nottingham Forest against Ipswich, who had led through Grant Ward's first-half header. Elsewhere, Callum Robinson's double sealed a 2-1 win for Preston against QPR, who had Matt Smith on the scoresheet, while Jordan
Wolves seal promotion to Premier League as Fulham concede late goal
Wolves secured a return to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday after Brentford stole a dramatic 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Fulham. The Cottagers needed a win in the late kick-off to regain second place from Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship and to deny Wolves a top-flight spot for the first time since 2012. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 70th-minute goal had looked like putting Wolves' party on hold but Neal Maupay's last-gasp header for Brentford sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side up. Wolves can celebrate at home to Birmingham on Sunday, but third-placed Fulham will have to gather themselves after falling a point and a place behind Cardiff - who have a game in hand. The Bluebirds left it late but kept themselves on course for an automatic promotion place with a 2-0 win at Norwich. Neil Warnock's side know three wins from their remaining four games will be enough to join Wolves in the Premier League but they had to dig deep to earn a vital three points at Carrow Road. Kenneth Zohore squeezed the ball past Angus Gunn in the 86th minute before Junior Hoilett's goal in added time ensured Cardiff's two-game losing streak was brought to an end. Junior Hoilett celebrates his injury time goal in Cardiff City's 2-0 win over Norwich Credit: PA Middlesbrough stormed into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Milan Djuric volleyed the visitors into a 13th-minute lead before George Friend levelled for Boro five minutes later. Daniel Ayala then headed home the winner in the 68th minute, moving Middlesbrough up to fifth while also denting Bristol City's own top-six hopes. Veteran striker Steve Morison struck his fifth goal of the season for Millwall as they came back to draw 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Sheffield United in the early kick-off. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the Blades in the 74th minute, but Morison equalised instantly to grab his side a point. The sixth-placed Lions remain unbeaten in the league since New Year's Day and Sheffield United, who are ninth, have not lost at home since late January. Ryan Sessegnon (L) was unable to help Fulham get all three points against Brentford and Romaine Sawyers (R) Derby slipped out of the top six, but Burton moved off the bottom and to within five points of safety after a 3-1 victory over the Rams at the Pirelli Stadium. Liam Boyce tapped home from close range to put the hosts in front after 24 minutes, but their lead did not last long as David Nugent equalised moments later. Luke Murphy curled a beautiful effort past Scott Carson to restore the Brewers' lead just before the break and Lucas Akins added a third in the 68th minute. Oli McBurnie's added-time equaliser secured a vital 2-2 draw for Barnsley at home to fellow strugglers Bolton. Gary Gardner scored from 10 yards midway through the first half for the Tykes before Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot after 82 minutes. Craig Noone thought he had won it for Bolton three minutes later, but McBurnie had the final say to keep Barnsley within two points of the 21st-placed Trotters. Sunderland slipped to the foot of the table and remain six points below Bolton after drawing 2-2 at Reading. Liam Kelly gave the Royals the lead from the penalty spot after Lee Camp brought down Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the box after 20 minutes. Paddy McNair fired home a stunning equaliser for the Black Cats just after the break before Lee Cattermole's first goal since August 2014 put the visitors in front in the 66th minute. Yann Kermorgant restored parity for Reading with 11 minutes remaining to leave Chris Coleman's side on the brink with three games left. Ben Brereton's late penalty and Joe Lolley's goal in added time secured an unlikely 2-1 win for Nottingham Forest against Ipswich, who had led through Grant Ward's first-half header. Elsewhere, Callum Robinson's double sealed a 2-1 win for Preston against QPR, who had Matt Smith on the scoresheet, while Jordan
Wolves secured a return to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday after Brentford stole a dramatic 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Fulham. The Cottagers needed a win in the late kick-off to regain second place from Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship and to deny Wolves a top-flight spot for the first time since 2012. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 70th-minute goal had looked like putting Wolves' party on hold but Neal Maupay's last-gasp header for Brentford sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side up. Wolves can celebrate at home to Birmingham on Sunday, but third-placed Fulham will have to gather themselves after falling a point and a place behind Cardiff - who have a game in hand. The Bluebirds left it late but kept themselves on course for an automatic promotion place with a 2-0 win at Norwich. Neil Warnock's side know three wins from their remaining four games will be enough to join Wolves in the Premier League but they had to dig deep to earn a vital three points at Carrow Road. Kenneth Zohore squeezed the ball past Angus Gunn in the 86th minute before Junior Hoilett's goal in added time ensured Cardiff's two-game losing streak was brought to an end. Junior Hoilett celebrates his injury time goal in Cardiff City's 2-0 win over Norwich Credit: PA Middlesbrough stormed into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Milan Djuric volleyed the visitors into a 13th-minute lead before George Friend levelled for Boro five minutes later. Daniel Ayala then headed home the winner in the 68th minute, moving Middlesbrough up to fifth while also denting Bristol City's own top-six hopes. Veteran striker Steve Morison struck his fifth goal of the season for Millwall as they came back to draw 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Sheffield United in the early kick-off. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the Blades in the 74th minute, but Morison equalised instantly to grab his side a point. The sixth-placed Lions remain unbeaten in the league since New Year's Day and Sheffield United, who are ninth, have not lost at home since late January. Ryan Sessegnon (L) was unable to help Fulham get all three points against Brentford and Romaine Sawyers (R) Derby slipped out of the top six, but Burton moved off the bottom and to within five points of safety after a 3-1 victory over the Rams at the Pirelli Stadium. Liam Boyce tapped home from close range to put the hosts in front after 24 minutes, but their lead did not last long as David Nugent equalised moments later. Luke Murphy curled a beautiful effort past Scott Carson to restore the Brewers' lead just before the break and Lucas Akins added a third in the 68th minute. Oli McBurnie's added-time equaliser secured a vital 2-2 draw for Barnsley at home to fellow strugglers Bolton. Gary Gardner scored from 10 yards midway through the first half for the Tykes before Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot after 82 minutes. Craig Noone thought he had won it for Bolton three minutes later, but McBurnie had the final say to keep Barnsley within two points of the 21st-placed Trotters. Sunderland slipped to the foot of the table and remain six points below Bolton after drawing 2-2 at Reading. Liam Kelly gave the Royals the lead from the penalty spot after Lee Camp brought down Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the box after 20 minutes. Paddy McNair fired home a stunning equaliser for the Black Cats just after the break before Lee Cattermole's first goal since August 2014 put the visitors in front in the 66th minute. Yann Kermorgant restored parity for Reading with 11 minutes remaining to leave Chris Coleman's side on the brink with three games left. Ben Brereton's late penalty and Joe Lolley's goal in added time secured an unlikely 2-1 win for Nottingham Forest against Ipswich, who had led through Grant Ward's first-half header. Elsewhere, Callum Robinson's double sealed a 2-1 win for Preston against QPR, who had Matt Smith on the scoresheet, while Jordan
Wolves seal promotion to Premier League as Fulham concede late goal
Wolves secured a return to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday after Brentford stole a dramatic 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Fulham. The Cottagers needed a win in the late kick-off to regain second place from Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship and to deny Wolves a top-flight spot for the first time since 2012. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 70th-minute goal had looked like putting Wolves' party on hold but Neal Maupay's last-gasp header for Brentford sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side up. Wolves can celebrate at home to Birmingham on Sunday, but third-placed Fulham will have to gather themselves after falling a point and a place behind Cardiff - who have a game in hand. The Bluebirds left it late but kept themselves on course for an automatic promotion place with a 2-0 win at Norwich. Neil Warnock's side know three wins from their remaining four games will be enough to join Wolves in the Premier League but they had to dig deep to earn a vital three points at Carrow Road. Kenneth Zohore squeezed the ball past Angus Gunn in the 86th minute before Junior Hoilett's goal in added time ensured Cardiff's two-game losing streak was brought to an end. Junior Hoilett celebrates his injury time goal in Cardiff City's 2-0 win over Norwich Credit: PA Middlesbrough stormed into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Milan Djuric volleyed the visitors into a 13th-minute lead before George Friend levelled for Boro five minutes later. Daniel Ayala then headed home the winner in the 68th minute, moving Middlesbrough up to fifth while also denting Bristol City's own top-six hopes. Veteran striker Steve Morison struck his fifth goal of the season for Millwall as they came back to draw 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Sheffield United in the early kick-off. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the Blades in the 74th minute, but Morison equalised instantly to grab his side a point. The sixth-placed Lions remain unbeaten in the league since New Year's Day and Sheffield United, who are ninth, have not lost at home since late January. Ryan Sessegnon (L) was unable to help Fulham get all three points against Brentford and Romaine Sawyers (R) Derby slipped out of the top six, but Burton moved off the bottom and to within five points of safety after a 3-1 victory over the Rams at the Pirelli Stadium. Liam Boyce tapped home from close range to put the hosts in front after 24 minutes, but their lead did not last long as David Nugent equalised moments later. Luke Murphy curled a beautiful effort past Scott Carson to restore the Brewers' lead just before the break and Lucas Akins added a third in the 68th minute. Oli McBurnie's added-time equaliser secured a vital 2-2 draw for Barnsley at home to fellow strugglers Bolton. Gary Gardner scored from 10 yards midway through the first half for the Tykes before Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot after 82 minutes. Craig Noone thought he had won it for Bolton three minutes later, but McBurnie had the final say to keep Barnsley within two points of the 21st-placed Trotters. Sunderland slipped to the foot of the table and remain six points below Bolton after drawing 2-2 at Reading. Liam Kelly gave the Royals the lead from the penalty spot after Lee Camp brought down Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the box after 20 minutes. Paddy McNair fired home a stunning equaliser for the Black Cats just after the break before Lee Cattermole's first goal since August 2014 put the visitors in front in the 66th minute. Yann Kermorgant restored parity for Reading with 11 minutes remaining to leave Chris Coleman's side on the brink with three games left. Ben Brereton's late penalty and Joe Lolley's goal in added time secured an unlikely 2-1 win for Nottingham Forest against Ipswich, who had led through Grant Ward's first-half header. Elsewhere, Callum Robinson's double sealed a 2-1 win for Preston against QPR, who had Matt Smith on the scoresheet, while Jordan
Wolves secured a return to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday after Brentford stole a dramatic 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Fulham. The Cottagers needed a win in the late kick-off to regain second place from Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship and to deny Wolves a top-flight spot for the first time since 2012. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 70th-minute goal had looked like putting Wolves' party on hold but Neal Maupay's last-gasp header for Brentford sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side up. Wolves can celebrate at home to Birmingham on Sunday, but third-placed Fulham will have to gather themselves after falling a point and a place behind Cardiff - who have a game in hand. The Bluebirds left it late but kept themselves on course for an automatic promotion place with a 2-0 win at Norwich. Neil Warnock's side know three wins from their remaining four games will be enough to join Wolves in the Premier League but they had to dig deep to earn a vital three points at Carrow Road. Kenneth Zohore squeezed the ball past Angus Gunn in the 86th minute before Junior Hoilett's goal in added time ensured Cardiff's two-game losing streak was brought to an end. Junior Hoilett celebrates his injury time goal in Cardiff City's 2-0 win over Norwich Credit: PA Middlesbrough stormed into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Milan Djuric volleyed the visitors into a 13th-minute lead before George Friend levelled for Boro five minutes later. Daniel Ayala then headed home the winner in the 68th minute, moving Middlesbrough up to fifth while also denting Bristol City's own top-six hopes. Veteran striker Steve Morison struck his fifth goal of the season for Millwall as they came back to draw 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Sheffield United in the early kick-off. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the Blades in the 74th minute, but Morison equalised instantly to grab his side a point. The sixth-placed Lions remain unbeaten in the league since New Year's Day and Sheffield United, who are ninth, have not lost at home since late January. Ryan Sessegnon (L) was unable to help Fulham get all three points against Brentford and Romaine Sawyers (R) Derby slipped out of the top six, but Burton moved off the bottom and to within five points of safety after a 3-1 victory over the Rams at the Pirelli Stadium. Liam Boyce tapped home from close range to put the hosts in front after 24 minutes, but their lead did not last long as David Nugent equalised moments later. Luke Murphy curled a beautiful effort past Scott Carson to restore the Brewers' lead just before the break and Lucas Akins added a third in the 68th minute. Oli McBurnie's added-time equaliser secured a vital 2-2 draw for Barnsley at home to fellow strugglers Bolton. Gary Gardner scored from 10 yards midway through the first half for the Tykes before Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot after 82 minutes. Craig Noone thought he had won it for Bolton three minutes later, but McBurnie had the final say to keep Barnsley within two points of the 21st-placed Trotters. Sunderland slipped to the foot of the table and remain six points below Bolton after drawing 2-2 at Reading. Liam Kelly gave the Royals the lead from the penalty spot after Lee Camp brought down Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the box after 20 minutes. Paddy McNair fired home a stunning equaliser for the Black Cats just after the break before Lee Cattermole's first goal since August 2014 put the visitors in front in the 66th minute. Yann Kermorgant restored parity for Reading with 11 minutes remaining to leave Chris Coleman's side on the brink with three games left. Ben Brereton's late penalty and Joe Lolley's goal in added time secured an unlikely 2-1 win for Nottingham Forest against Ipswich, who had led through Grant Ward's first-half header. Elsewhere, Callum Robinson's double sealed a 2-1 win for Preston against QPR, who had Matt Smith on the scoresheet, while Jordan
Wolves seal promotion to Premier League as Fulham concede late goal
Wolves secured a return to the Premier League without kicking a ball on Saturday after Brentford stole a dramatic 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Fulham. The Cottagers needed a win in the late kick-off to regain second place from Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship and to deny Wolves a top-flight spot for the first time since 2012. Aleksandar Mitrovic's 70th-minute goal had looked like putting Wolves' party on hold but Neal Maupay's last-gasp header for Brentford sent Nuno Espirito Santo's side up. Wolves can celebrate at home to Birmingham on Sunday, but third-placed Fulham will have to gather themselves after falling a point and a place behind Cardiff - who have a game in hand. The Bluebirds left it late but kept themselves on course for an automatic promotion place with a 2-0 win at Norwich. Neil Warnock's side know three wins from their remaining four games will be enough to join Wolves in the Premier League but they had to dig deep to earn a vital three points at Carrow Road. Kenneth Zohore squeezed the ball past Angus Gunn in the 86th minute before Junior Hoilett's goal in added time ensured Cardiff's two-game losing streak was brought to an end. Junior Hoilett celebrates his injury time goal in Cardiff City's 2-0 win over Norwich Credit: PA Middlesbrough stormed into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium. Milan Djuric volleyed the visitors into a 13th-minute lead before George Friend levelled for Boro five minutes later. Daniel Ayala then headed home the winner in the 68th minute, moving Middlesbrough up to fifth while also denting Bristol City's own top-six hopes. Veteran striker Steve Morison struck his fifth goal of the season for Millwall as they came back to draw 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Sheffield United in the early kick-off. Leon Clarke opened the scoring for the Blades in the 74th minute, but Morison equalised instantly to grab his side a point. The sixth-placed Lions remain unbeaten in the league since New Year's Day and Sheffield United, who are ninth, have not lost at home since late January. Ryan Sessegnon (L) was unable to help Fulham get all three points against Brentford and Romaine Sawyers (R) Derby slipped out of the top six, but Burton moved off the bottom and to within five points of safety after a 3-1 victory over the Rams at the Pirelli Stadium. Liam Boyce tapped home from close range to put the hosts in front after 24 minutes, but their lead did not last long as David Nugent equalised moments later. Luke Murphy curled a beautiful effort past Scott Carson to restore the Brewers' lead just before the break and Lucas Akins added a third in the 68th minute. Oli McBurnie's added-time equaliser secured a vital 2-2 draw for Barnsley at home to fellow strugglers Bolton. Gary Gardner scored from 10 yards midway through the first half for the Tykes before Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot after 82 minutes. Craig Noone thought he had won it for Bolton three minutes later, but McBurnie had the final say to keep Barnsley within two points of the 21st-placed Trotters. Sunderland slipped to the foot of the table and remain six points below Bolton after drawing 2-2 at Reading. Liam Kelly gave the Royals the lead from the penalty spot after Lee Camp brought down Jon Dadi Bodvarsson in the box after 20 minutes. Paddy McNair fired home a stunning equaliser for the Black Cats just after the break before Lee Cattermole's first goal since August 2014 put the visitors in front in the 66th minute. Yann Kermorgant restored parity for Reading with 11 minutes remaining to leave Chris Coleman's side on the brink with three games left. Ben Brereton's late penalty and Joe Lolley's goal in added time secured an unlikely 2-1 win for Nottingham Forest against Ipswich, who had led through Grant Ward's first-half header. Elsewhere, Callum Robinson's double sealed a 2-1 win for Preston against QPR, who had Matt Smith on the scoresheet, while Jordan
Mick McCarthy has announced he is leaving Ipswich Town with immediate effect, bringing an early end to his five-and-a-half-year spell at the club. The 59-year-old had been due to leave the Championship outfit at the end of the season but instead quit after Jonas Knudsen's 54th-minute goal left the team 12th in the table and above rivals Norwich on goal difference. The decision, McCarthy revealed, had been made at the weekend. "I said I would see the season out but it's been a new experience and it's not one I have been enjoying to be honest," he told the club's official website. �� | Mick McCarthy spoke with iFollow Ipswich shortly after the full-time whistle at Portman Road this evening as he confirmed his departure from the Club. pic.twitter.com/TEFfbLGOkA— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) April 10, 2018 "I have continued to do my job to the best of my ability but there is something missing and I'm not comfortable with that. "I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks." BREAKING: Mick McCarthy has quit #itfc - Speaks for 3mins about game then says on reaction to Cotter sub: 'That was disgraceful reaction but listen I won't have to listen to it again because that's my last game, I'm out of here'. Bangs desk with hands and marches out press room— Stuart Watson (@Stuart_Watson) April 10, 2018 The former Republic of Ireland manager had been linked with becoming Barnsley's manager earlier in the season after Paul Heckingbottom left Oakwell to manage Leeds. He added: “I’ll also be looking forward to a new challenge elsewhere. I’ve still got a lot of football in me.”
Mick McCarthy announces Ipswich departure minutes after win over Barnsley: 'I'm out of here'
Mick McCarthy has announced he is leaving Ipswich Town with immediate effect, bringing an early end to his five-and-a-half-year spell at the club. The 59-year-old had been due to leave the Championship outfit at the end of the season but instead quit after Jonas Knudsen's 54th-minute goal left the team 12th in the table and above rivals Norwich on goal difference. The decision, McCarthy revealed, had been made at the weekend. "I said I would see the season out but it's been a new experience and it's not one I have been enjoying to be honest," he told the club's official website. �� | Mick McCarthy spoke with iFollow Ipswich shortly after the full-time whistle at Portman Road this evening as he confirmed his departure from the Club. pic.twitter.com/TEFfbLGOkA— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) April 10, 2018 "I have continued to do my job to the best of my ability but there is something missing and I'm not comfortable with that. "I have had a great time here and worked with some great people and to all those who have given me wonderful support over the last five and a half years - and there are many - I want to put on record my personal thanks." BREAKING: Mick McCarthy has quit #itfc - Speaks for 3mins about game then says on reaction to Cotter sub: 'That was disgraceful reaction but listen I won't have to listen to it again because that's my last game, I'm out of here'. Bangs desk with hands and marches out press room— Stuart Watson (@Stuart_Watson) April 10, 2018 The former Republic of Ireland manager had been linked with becoming Barnsley's manager earlier in the season after Paul Heckingbottom left Oakwell to manage Leeds. He added: “I’ll also be looking forward to a new challenge elsewhere. I’ve still got a lot of football in me.”
Mick McCarthy has left Ipswich with immediate effect after the win over Barnsley.
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
Mick McCarthy has left Ipswich with immediate effect after the win over Barnsley.
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
‘I’m out of here’: McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
Pillow Talk: The hottest openings, news and experiences in the world of hotels
From the most exciting upcoming openings to the latest news, trends and events, keep up to date with our regularly updated guide to all that is hot in the world of hotels. • This month's best new hotel openings Hot hotel Singapore welcomes a seriously hot new hotel this month with the opening of Six Senses Duxton, an Anouska Hempel-designed five-star in the city’s Chinatown district. Drawing on the vibrant location, Hempel has infused the property with an opulent Far East vibe: think a sultry black-and-gold colour scheme offset by Chinese calligraphy wallpaper. • Rooms from £179 (0065 6914 1428; sixsenses.com/duxton) Six Senses' new hot property in Singapore has been devised by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel. All abuzz St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster has announced dates for its 2018 beekeeping workshops, held in the hotel’s rooftop garden where six hives house more than 350,000 honeybees. Each two-and-a-half-hour session gives budding apiarists a hands-on experience with the honeycomb, followed by either a honey cocktail at the hotel’s Caxton Bar or afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge. Book now for the first workshop on April 21. • Workshop from £40pp. Rooms £180 (020 7222 7888; sterminshotel.co.uk) The beehives in St Ermin's rooftop garden hold over 350,000 Buckfast honeybees. Garden party This year marks 100 years since the birth of celebrated gardener Rosemary Verey, who fashioned the delightful grounds at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. To mark the centenary, the hotel is hosting events throughout the year. There is an open day on April 10, followed by a village festival on May 19. • Open day entry £5pp. Rooms £224 B&B (01285 740000; barnsleyhouse.com) This year, Barnsley House is celebrating the centenary of Rosemary Verey, the woman who created the hotel's famous garden. Artistic Amsterdam To celebrate the Van Gogh & Japan exhibition, which comes to Amsterdam this spring, the Conservatorium Hotel, just round the corner from the Museumplein, has two new Van Gogh suites. Guests can choose which of the artist’s famous works (reproductions) adorn the walls, indulge in a Van Gogh-themed afternoon tea, and make the most of complimentary tickets to the exhibition. • Available until June 24. Package from £805 per night (0031 20570 0000; conservatoriumhotel.com) To celebrate the new Van Gogh & Japan exhibition in Amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel has launched two themed packages inspired by the artist. Milanese aromas The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has revived its Secret Scents of Milan tours: a series of aromatic expeditions to the city’s gardens and perfumeries where, under the guidance of perfumer Mariangela Rossi, guests can discover the secrets of choosing, using, and creating the perfect fragrance. • Classic room from £430 (0039 2 62301; dorchestercollection.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia) The Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering its guests the chance to join 'scented tours' of the city's gardens, markets and perfumeries. Lava luxe The Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s best-known attractions, has been made even more alluring by the launch of its first luxury hotel. The Retreat offers a subterranean spa carved into the 800-year-old lava flow, an Icelandic restaurant, and 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. • Suites from £1,030 (00354 4208700; retreat.bluelagoon.com) The Residence at the Blue Lagoon offers 62 suites, the best of which open out on to a private section of mineral-rich heated water. Equine adventure Don Totu, a chic little hotel embedded in rural Puglia, has teamed up with a local stables to offer horse-riding designed to immerse guests in the Arcadian landscape of Italy’s “heel”. Each five-day course includes daily rides, six nights’ accommodation in the palazzo and an Italian breakfast each day. Available May 13 to 19. • £590pp (0039 0836 992374; dontotu.it) Don Totu has set itself up as a chic base for multi-day horse riding excursions into the pristine Puglian countryside. Artistic Norfolk In celebration of Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which opens today, nearby Congham Hall Hotel is relaunching its popular art trail, which maps out some of the county’s best galleries, exhibitions and installations. Hirst’s works are included, as are the GroundWork Gallery in King’s Lynn and The Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich. The trail is available free on the hotel website and from the reception desk. • Rooms £135 (01485 600250; conghamhallhotel.co.uk) Congham Hall has reinstated its Norfolk art trail: a curated journey through some of the county's creative hotspots. Hot hotel The Costa del Sol is set for a boost to its party scene next week with the opening of Nobu Marbella, an 81-room social hub set midway between the old town and dynamic Puerto Banús. Aside from the signature restaurant from Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, it promises a secluded pool with bar, sunset DJ sessions and a mixology cart. • Rooms £260 (0034 952 77 85 85; nobuhotels.com/hotels/marbella) Nobu Marbella is promising plenty of party vibes when it opens this March. Credit: CHARLY SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY Venice by night In days gone by, wealthy merchants and noblemen hired the codegas (guides) of Venice to escort them through its labyrinthine streets, lighting the way ahead during perilous night-time journeys. The city’s Baglioni Hotel Luna is reviving the tradition with its new Codega Experience, a post-sunset tour of the city’s narrow alleyways and hidden squares, led by a lamp-wielding guide and rounded off with a Signature Aperitivo back at the hotel. • Tour £321pp; rooms from £223 (0039 041 9655930; baglionihotels.com/venice) Baglioni Hotel Luna's Codega Experiences take guests on a evening tour of Venice. Mexican luxe Mexican heritage style meets contemporary design at Hotel Amapa, a new boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The laid-back beach design is inspired by national design figures such as Luis Barragán, whose purist approach to colour and form can be found throughout the 55 guest rooms, Mexican restaurant, and rooftop pool and bar. • Rooms from £97 (hotelamapa.com) Hotel Amapa's style has been inspired by Mexican designers such as Luis Barragán. Credit: Petr Myska Got a hot hotel tip? Email: thehotelegraph@telegraph.co.uk
After Cardiff City's penalty disaster on Friday, Fulham took full advantage to move within two points in the Championship's race for second.
Championship Review: Fulham close in on Cardiff, Bradshaw provides Barnsley boost
After Cardiff City's penalty disaster on Friday, Fulham took full advantage to move within two points in the Championship's race for second.
For Emmanuel Frimpong, the parting of the ways was – typically – swift and explosive. Having been left out of Arsenal’s squad for a League Cup game against Chelsea in October 2013, Frimpong tweeted: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English.” Arsene Wenger was infuriated at the insinuation of racism, and three months later Frimpong was sold to Barnsley. It brought to an end a 13-year association with Arsenal that yielded just 16 first-team appearances but spawned innumerable quotes, memes and GIFs. For one of the Premier League’s first ‘social-media footballers’, it was appropriate a tweet hastened the end. He describes it as “my only regret in football”. Four years on, the one-time Arsenal cult hero insists he has mellowed, and with his former team facing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, he offers a surprising reference point for advice on Russian football. Frimpong, now 26, spent three years in the Russian league after leaving Arsenal – first with Ufa and then at Arsenal Tula – and speaks fondly of his time there. Now back home in Ghana with his girlfriend Esther and baby daughter Emmanuella – out of work since January after suffering a hamstring injury while at Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou – Frimpong revealed all about his time at Arsenal in an entertaining interview with Telegraph Sport. Far from the most technically gifted player, Frimpong became the darling of the Emirates crowd when he broke into the first team seven years ago through his endearingly unfiltered personality and always amusing social media presence. Highlights include calling Piers Morgan a “wasteman” on Twitter and mocking up a picture of Nicklas Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or. Frimpong even had his own catchphrase: “Stay Dench or get Frimponged”. Frimpong made just 16 first-team appearances during his time at Arsenal Credit: PA “Dench” – now included in the MacMillan English dictionary and defined as “extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive” – was the brainchild of Frimpong’s cousin, the rapper Lethal Bizzle. Frimpong helped popularise the term in a series of rap videos, and T-shirts bearing the slogan “Stay Dench” sold in their thousands at Arsenal club shops. Years later, a still on-brand Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula with the Cyrillic for ‘Dench’ on the back of his shirt. But Frimpong was not just an entertainer. Having joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine, soon after he moved from Ghana to London to be with his mother, he impressed Wenger when asked to train with the first team and was given his debut aged 19 at Newcastle in the first match of the 2011-12 season. “It was amazing,” Frimpong says. “I was so buzzing that I was about to go on the pitch without my shirt on. Then I took someone else’s shirt and Pat Rice said: ‘No! That’s the wrong shirt!’” Frimpong did enough to start Arsenal’s next league game against Liverpool, where for 70 minutes he enlivened the Emirates crowd with his tough-tackling approach, before he spoiled an impressive performance by getting sent off for two daft bookings with the game goalless. Arsenal eventually lost the game 2-0, which prompted stinging criticism from Frimpong’s only enemy in football: Samir Nasri. Emmanuel Frimpong | ... in his own words “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected [Arsene] Wenger to be really angry,” Frimpong says. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. “He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Three months later, Nasri returned to the Emirates as a Manchester City player after an acrimonious departure from Arsenal. Frimpong delighted the home supporters by putting in meaty challenges on his one-time team-mate, grabbing him by the throat in one of many tasty exchanges. “People never really understand why that [fight] happened but I don’t like the guy,” Frimpong says. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.” Frimpong descibed his former team-mate Samir Nasri as an 'idiot' Credit: Action Images Frimpong looks back wistfully on his days at Arsenal, but there is sadness that serious injuries robbed him of the chance to establish himself. After Frimpong ruptured his cruciate ligament while on loan at Wolves in February 2012, he only made two more appearances for Arsenal. But despite his sudden exit from the club two years later, Frimpong is fulsome in his praise for everyone – bar Nasri – he worked with at Arsenal, including Wenger. “As a young guy he’s the best manager you could ever have,” Frimpong says. “I’ve never come across another manager who’s so calm and understanding. “He only shouted at me once, when I did something wrong in training after turning up late. I regret the accusation in that tweet because the man is obviously not racist.” Frimpong is similarly effusive about his former team-mates. “[Cesc] Fabregas was such a lovely guy,” he says. “When I got moved to the first team, he said ‘Frimpong, you’ve been promoted, well done!’ It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy. “Then there was [Alex] Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game. On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets. “Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed. He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game.” Has every Arsenal player regressed under Arsene Wenger? Frimpong’s affection for the club explains why he is so exasperated by the state of Arsenal now. “I’m still a fan and I think it’s too easy just to blame the manager,” Frimpong says. “This group of players is just not good enough, simple as that. I don’t think [Granit] Xhaka, for instance, is good enough for Arsenal.” I point out that it’s a decade since Gilberto Silva left Arsenal, and with Xhaka struggling there is still a gaping hole in the defensive midfield area. So, could Arsenal do with a someone like Frimpong? “They do need players with a more aggressive mentality,” he says. “If Arsenal signed aggressive players, there would be a big difference because how many real fighters are there in the team? “They don’t need me, though. Trust me, Arsenal would be worse off with Frimpong.” Asked about what Arsenal can expect from CSKA’s supporters descending on north London on Thursday, Frimpong says he does not foresee any crowd trouble. Sound bites | Highlights of a social-media footballer In general, Frimpong is evangelical about his experience in Russia despite being sent off for swearing at Spartak Moscow supporters dishing out horrendous racist abuse. Of his two-year spell at Ufa – a club based close to the Kazakh border – Frimpong says: “It was beautiful, we were like a family. Fans still write to me telling me to come back and visit. That was my happiest time in football.” Another injury ended Frimpong’s time at Ufa, before he endured a less productive year at Arsenal Tula. After a brief spell in Sweden, Frimpong’s latest venture to Cyprus was cut short by the hamstring injury that still sidelines him. Frimpong is confident though that he will be back playing professionally by the summer. Away from football, Frimpong insists that he has grown up and that the life he now leads in a remote part of Accra is “boring”. But when I remind him of his past antics, he can’t resist one last soundbite. “That’s why I say follow Frimpong and you’ll never, ever get bored. There’s always something. It’s better to watch me than CNN.”
Inside the mind of an Arsenal cult hero: Emmanuel Frimpong on why he still loves Arsene Wenger - and detests an old team-mate
For Emmanuel Frimpong, the parting of the ways was – typically – swift and explosive. Having been left out of Arsenal’s squad for a League Cup game against Chelsea in October 2013, Frimpong tweeted: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English.” Arsene Wenger was infuriated at the insinuation of racism, and three months later Frimpong was sold to Barnsley. It brought to an end a 13-year association with Arsenal that yielded just 16 first-team appearances but spawned innumerable quotes, memes and GIFs. For one of the Premier League’s first ‘social-media footballers’, it was appropriate a tweet hastened the end. He describes it as “my only regret in football”. Four years on, the one-time Arsenal cult hero insists he has mellowed, and with his former team facing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, he offers a surprising reference point for advice on Russian football. Frimpong, now 26, spent three years in the Russian league after leaving Arsenal – first with Ufa and then at Arsenal Tula – and speaks fondly of his time there. Now back home in Ghana with his girlfriend Esther and baby daughter Emmanuella – out of work since January after suffering a hamstring injury while at Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou – Frimpong revealed all about his time at Arsenal in an entertaining interview with Telegraph Sport. Far from the most technically gifted player, Frimpong became the darling of the Emirates crowd when he broke into the first team seven years ago through his endearingly unfiltered personality and always amusing social media presence. Highlights include calling Piers Morgan a “wasteman” on Twitter and mocking up a picture of Nicklas Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or. Frimpong even had his own catchphrase: “Stay Dench or get Frimponged”. Frimpong made just 16 first-team appearances during his time at Arsenal Credit: PA “Dench” – now included in the MacMillan English dictionary and defined as “extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive” – was the brainchild of Frimpong’s cousin, the rapper Lethal Bizzle. Frimpong helped popularise the term in a series of rap videos, and T-shirts bearing the slogan “Stay Dench” sold in their thousands at Arsenal club shops. Years later, a still on-brand Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula with the Cyrillic for ‘Dench’ on the back of his shirt. But Frimpong was not just an entertainer. Having joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine, soon after he moved from Ghana to London to be with his mother, he impressed Wenger when asked to train with the first team and was given his debut aged 19 at Newcastle in the first match of the 2011-12 season. “It was amazing,” Frimpong says. “I was so buzzing that I was about to go on the pitch without my shirt on. Then I took someone else’s shirt and Pat Rice said: ‘No! That’s the wrong shirt!’” Frimpong did enough to start Arsenal’s next league game against Liverpool, where for 70 minutes he enlivened the Emirates crowd with his tough-tackling approach, before he spoiled an impressive performance by getting sent off for two daft bookings with the game goalless. Arsenal eventually lost the game 2-0, which prompted stinging criticism from Frimpong’s only enemy in football: Samir Nasri. Emmanuel Frimpong | ... in his own words “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected [Arsene] Wenger to be really angry,” Frimpong says. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. “He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Three months later, Nasri returned to the Emirates as a Manchester City player after an acrimonious departure from Arsenal. Frimpong delighted the home supporters by putting in meaty challenges on his one-time team-mate, grabbing him by the throat in one of many tasty exchanges. “People never really understand why that [fight] happened but I don’t like the guy,” Frimpong says. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.” Frimpong descibed his former team-mate Samir Nasri as an 'idiot' Credit: Action Images Frimpong looks back wistfully on his days at Arsenal, but there is sadness that serious injuries robbed him of the chance to establish himself. After Frimpong ruptured his cruciate ligament while on loan at Wolves in February 2012, he only made two more appearances for Arsenal. But despite his sudden exit from the club two years later, Frimpong is fulsome in his praise for everyone – bar Nasri – he worked with at Arsenal, including Wenger. “As a young guy he’s the best manager you could ever have,” Frimpong says. “I’ve never come across another manager who’s so calm and understanding. “He only shouted at me once, when I did something wrong in training after turning up late. I regret the accusation in that tweet because the man is obviously not racist.” Frimpong is similarly effusive about his former team-mates. “[Cesc] Fabregas was such a lovely guy,” he says. “When I got moved to the first team, he said ‘Frimpong, you’ve been promoted, well done!’ It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy. “Then there was [Alex] Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game. On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets. “Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed. He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game.” Has every Arsenal player regressed under Arsene Wenger? Frimpong’s affection for the club explains why he is so exasperated by the state of Arsenal now. “I’m still a fan and I think it’s too easy just to blame the manager,” Frimpong says. “This group of players is just not good enough, simple as that. I don’t think [Granit] Xhaka, for instance, is good enough for Arsenal.” I point out that it’s a decade since Gilberto Silva left Arsenal, and with Xhaka struggling there is still a gaping hole in the defensive midfield area. So, could Arsenal do with a someone like Frimpong? “They do need players with a more aggressive mentality,” he says. “If Arsenal signed aggressive players, there would be a big difference because how many real fighters are there in the team? “They don’t need me, though. Trust me, Arsenal would be worse off with Frimpong.” Asked about what Arsenal can expect from CSKA’s supporters descending on north London on Thursday, Frimpong says he does not foresee any crowd trouble. Sound bites | Highlights of a social-media footballer In general, Frimpong is evangelical about his experience in Russia despite being sent off for swearing at Spartak Moscow supporters dishing out horrendous racist abuse. Of his two-year spell at Ufa – a club based close to the Kazakh border – Frimpong says: “It was beautiful, we were like a family. Fans still write to me telling me to come back and visit. That was my happiest time in football.” Another injury ended Frimpong’s time at Ufa, before he endured a less productive year at Arsenal Tula. After a brief spell in Sweden, Frimpong’s latest venture to Cyprus was cut short by the hamstring injury that still sidelines him. Frimpong is confident though that he will be back playing professionally by the summer. Away from football, Frimpong insists that he has grown up and that the life he now leads in a remote part of Accra is “boring”. But when I remind him of his past antics, he can’t resist one last soundbite. “That’s why I say follow Frimpong and you’ll never, ever get bored. There’s always something. It’s better to watch me than CNN.”
For Emmanuel Frimpong, the parting of the ways was – typically – swift and explosive. Having been left out of Arsenal’s squad for a League Cup game against Chelsea in October 2013, Frimpong tweeted: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English.” Arsene Wenger was infuriated at the insinuation of racism, and three months later Frimpong was sold to Barnsley. It brought to an end a 13-year association with Arsenal that yielded just 16 first-team appearances but spawned innumerable quotes, memes and GIFs. For one of the Premier League’s first ‘social-media footballers’, it was appropriate a tweet hastened the end. He describes it as “my only regret in football”. Four years on, the one-time Arsenal cult hero insists he has mellowed, and with his former team facing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, he offers a surprising reference point for advice on Russian football. Frimpong, now 26, spent three years in the Russian league after leaving Arsenal – first with Ufa and then at Arsenal Tula – and speaks fondly of his time there. Now back home in Ghana with his girlfriend Esther and baby daughter Emmanuella – out of work since January after suffering a hamstring injury while at Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou – Frimpong revealed all about his time at Arsenal in an entertaining interview with Telegraph Sport. Far from the most technically gifted player, Frimpong became the darling of the Emirates crowd when he broke into the first team seven years ago through his endearingly unfiltered personality and always amusing social media presence. Highlights include calling Piers Morgan a “wasteman” on Twitter and mocking up a picture of Nicklas Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or. Frimpong even had his own catchphrase: “Stay Dench or get Frimponged”. Frimpong made just 16 first-team appearances during his time at Arsenal Credit: PA “Dench” – now included in the MacMillan English dictionary and defined as “extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive” – was the brainchild of Frimpong’s cousin, the rapper Lethal Bizzle. Frimpong helped popularise the term in a series of rap videos, and T-shirts bearing the slogan “Stay Dench” sold in their thousands at Arsenal club shops. Years later, a still on-brand Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula with the Cyrillic for ‘Dench’ on the back of his shirt. But Frimpong was not just an entertainer. Having joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine, soon after he moved from Ghana to London to be with his mother, he impressed Wenger when asked to train with the first team and was given his debut aged 19 at Newcastle in the first match of the 2011-12 season. “It was amazing,” Frimpong says. “I was so buzzing that I was about to go on the pitch without my shirt on. Then I took someone else’s shirt and Pat Rice said: ‘No! That’s the wrong shirt!’” Frimpong did enough to start Arsenal’s next league game against Liverpool, where for 70 minutes he enlivened the Emirates crowd with his tough-tackling approach, before he spoiled an impressive performance by getting sent off for two daft bookings with the game goalless. Arsenal eventually lost the game 2-0, which prompted stinging criticism from Frimpong’s only enemy in football: Samir Nasri. Emmanuel Frimpong | ... in his own words “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected [Arsene] Wenger to be really angry,” Frimpong says. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. “He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Three months later, Nasri returned to the Emirates as a Manchester City player after an acrimonious departure from Arsenal. Frimpong delighted the home supporters by putting in meaty challenges on his one-time team-mate, grabbing him by the throat in one of many tasty exchanges. “People never really understand why that [fight] happened but I don’t like the guy,” Frimpong says. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.” Frimpong descibed his former team-mate Samir Nasri as an 'idiot' Credit: Action Images Frimpong looks back wistfully on his days at Arsenal, but there is sadness that serious injuries robbed him of the chance to establish himself. After Frimpong ruptured his cruciate ligament while on loan at Wolves in February 2012, he only made two more appearances for Arsenal. But despite his sudden exit from the club two years later, Frimpong is fulsome in his praise for everyone – bar Nasri – he worked with at Arsenal, including Wenger. “As a young guy he’s the best manager you could ever have,” Frimpong says. “I’ve never come across another manager who’s so calm and understanding. “He only shouted at me once, when I did something wrong in training after turning up late. I regret the accusation in that tweet because the man is obviously not racist.” Frimpong is similarly effusive about his former team-mates. “[Cesc] Fabregas was such a lovely guy,” he says. “When I got moved to the first team, he said ‘Frimpong, you’ve been promoted, well done!’ It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy. “Then there was [Alex] Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game. On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets. “Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed. He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game.” Has every Arsenal player regressed under Arsene Wenger? Frimpong’s affection for the club explains why he is so exasperated by the state of Arsenal now. “I’m still a fan and I think it’s too easy just to blame the manager,” Frimpong says. “This group of players is just not good enough, simple as that. I don’t think [Granit] Xhaka, for instance, is good enough for Arsenal.” I point out that it’s a decade since Gilberto Silva left Arsenal, and with Xhaka struggling there is still a gaping hole in the defensive midfield area. So, could Arsenal do with a someone like Frimpong? “They do need players with a more aggressive mentality,” he says. “If Arsenal signed aggressive players, there would be a big difference because how many real fighters are there in the team? “They don’t need me, though. Trust me, Arsenal would be worse off with Frimpong.” Asked about what Arsenal can expect from CSKA’s supporters descending on north London on Thursday, Frimpong says he does not foresee any crowd trouble. Sound bites | Highlights of a social-media footballer In general, Frimpong is evangelical about his experience in Russia despite being sent off for swearing at Spartak Moscow supporters dishing out horrendous racist abuse. Of his two-year spell at Ufa – a club based close to the Kazakh border – Frimpong says: “It was beautiful, we were like a family. Fans still write to me telling me to come back and visit. That was my happiest time in football.” Another injury ended Frimpong’s time at Ufa, before he endured a less productive year at Arsenal Tula. After a brief spell in Sweden, Frimpong’s latest venture to Cyprus was cut short by the hamstring injury that still sidelines him. Frimpong is confident though that he will be back playing professionally by the summer. Away from football, Frimpong insists that he has grown up and that the life he now leads in a remote part of Accra is “boring”. But when I remind him of his past antics, he can’t resist one last soundbite. “That’s why I say follow Frimpong and you’ll never, ever get bored. There’s always something. It’s better to watch me than CNN.”
Inside the mind of an Arsenal cult hero: Emmanuel Frimpong on why he still loves Arsene Wenger - and detests an old team-mate
For Emmanuel Frimpong, the parting of the ways was – typically – swift and explosive. Having been left out of Arsenal’s squad for a League Cup game against Chelsea in October 2013, Frimpong tweeted: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English.” Arsene Wenger was infuriated at the insinuation of racism, and three months later Frimpong was sold to Barnsley. It brought to an end a 13-year association with Arsenal that yielded just 16 first-team appearances but spawned innumerable quotes, memes and GIFs. For one of the Premier League’s first ‘social-media footballers’, it was appropriate a tweet hastened the end. He describes it as “my only regret in football”. Four years on, the one-time Arsenal cult hero insists he has mellowed, and with his former team facing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, he offers a surprising reference point for advice on Russian football. Frimpong, now 26, spent three years in the Russian league after leaving Arsenal – first with Ufa and then at Arsenal Tula – and speaks fondly of his time there. Now back home in Ghana with his girlfriend Esther and baby daughter Emmanuella – out of work since January after suffering a hamstring injury while at Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou – Frimpong revealed all about his time at Arsenal in an entertaining interview with Telegraph Sport. Far from the most technically gifted player, Frimpong became the darling of the Emirates crowd when he broke into the first team seven years ago through his endearingly unfiltered personality and always amusing social media presence. Highlights include calling Piers Morgan a “wasteman” on Twitter and mocking up a picture of Nicklas Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or. Frimpong even had his own catchphrase: “Stay Dench or get Frimponged”. Frimpong made just 16 first-team appearances during his time at Arsenal Credit: PA “Dench” – now included in the MacMillan English dictionary and defined as “extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive” – was the brainchild of Frimpong’s cousin, the rapper Lethal Bizzle. Frimpong helped popularise the term in a series of rap videos, and T-shirts bearing the slogan “Stay Dench” sold in their thousands at Arsenal club shops. Years later, a still on-brand Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula with the Cyrillic for ‘Dench’ on the back of his shirt. But Frimpong was not just an entertainer. Having joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine, soon after he moved from Ghana to London to be with his mother, he impressed Wenger when asked to train with the first team and was given his debut aged 19 at Newcastle in the first match of the 2011-12 season. “It was amazing,” Frimpong says. “I was so buzzing that I was about to go on the pitch without my shirt on. Then I took someone else’s shirt and Pat Rice said: ‘No! That’s the wrong shirt!’” Frimpong did enough to start Arsenal’s next league game against Liverpool, where for 70 minutes he enlivened the Emirates crowd with his tough-tackling approach, before he spoiled an impressive performance by getting sent off for two daft bookings with the game goalless. Arsenal eventually lost the game 2-0, which prompted stinging criticism from Frimpong’s only enemy in football: Samir Nasri. Emmanuel Frimpong | ... in his own words “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected [Arsene] Wenger to be really angry,” Frimpong says. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. “He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Three months later, Nasri returned to the Emirates as a Manchester City player after an acrimonious departure from Arsenal. Frimpong delighted the home supporters by putting in meaty challenges on his one-time team-mate, grabbing him by the throat in one of many tasty exchanges. “People never really understand why that [fight] happened but I don’t like the guy,” Frimpong says. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.” Frimpong descibed his former team-mate Samir Nasri as an 'idiot' Credit: Action Images Frimpong looks back wistfully on his days at Arsenal, but there is sadness that serious injuries robbed him of the chance to establish himself. After Frimpong ruptured his cruciate ligament while on loan at Wolves in February 2012, he only made two more appearances for Arsenal. But despite his sudden exit from the club two years later, Frimpong is fulsome in his praise for everyone – bar Nasri – he worked with at Arsenal, including Wenger. “As a young guy he’s the best manager you could ever have,” Frimpong says. “I’ve never come across another manager who’s so calm and understanding. “He only shouted at me once, when I did something wrong in training after turning up late. I regret the accusation in that tweet because the man is obviously not racist.” Frimpong is similarly effusive about his former team-mates. “[Cesc] Fabregas was such a lovely guy,” he says. “When I got moved to the first team, he said ‘Frimpong, you’ve been promoted, well done!’ It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy. “Then there was [Alex] Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game. On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets. “Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed. He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game.” Has every Arsenal player regressed under Arsene Wenger? Frimpong’s affection for the club explains why he is so exasperated by the state of Arsenal now. “I’m still a fan and I think it’s too easy just to blame the manager,” Frimpong says. “This group of players is just not good enough, simple as that. I don’t think [Granit] Xhaka, for instance, is good enough for Arsenal.” I point out that it’s a decade since Gilberto Silva left Arsenal, and with Xhaka struggling there is still a gaping hole in the defensive midfield area. So, could Arsenal do with a someone like Frimpong? “They do need players with a more aggressive mentality,” he says. “If Arsenal signed aggressive players, there would be a big difference because how many real fighters are there in the team? “They don’t need me, though. Trust me, Arsenal would be worse off with Frimpong.” Asked about what Arsenal can expect from CSKA’s supporters descending on north London on Thursday, Frimpong says he does not foresee any crowd trouble. Sound bites | Highlights of a social-media footballer In general, Frimpong is evangelical about his experience in Russia despite being sent off for swearing at Spartak Moscow supporters dishing out horrendous racist abuse. Of his two-year spell at Ufa – a club based close to the Kazakh border – Frimpong says: “It was beautiful, we were like a family. Fans still write to me telling me to come back and visit. That was my happiest time in football.” Another injury ended Frimpong’s time at Ufa, before he endured a less productive year at Arsenal Tula. After a brief spell in Sweden, Frimpong’s latest venture to Cyprus was cut short by the hamstring injury that still sidelines him. Frimpong is confident though that he will be back playing professionally by the summer. Away from football, Frimpong insists that he has grown up and that the life he now leads in a remote part of Accra is “boring”. But when I remind him of his past antics, he can’t resist one last soundbite. “That’s why I say follow Frimpong and you’ll never, ever get bored. There’s always something. It’s better to watch me than CNN.”
For Emmanuel Frimpong, the parting of the ways was – typically – swift and explosive. Having been left out of Arsenal’s squad for a League Cup game against Chelsea in October 2013, Frimpong tweeted: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English.” Arsene Wenger was infuriated at the insinuation of racism, and three months later Frimpong was sold to Barnsley. It brought to an end a 13-year association with Arsenal that yielded just 16 first-team appearances but spawned innumerable quotes, memes and GIFs. For one of the Premier League’s first ‘social-media footballers’, it was appropriate a tweet hastened the end. He describes it as “my only regret in football”. Four years on, the one-time Arsenal cult hero insists he has mellowed, and with his former team facing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, he offers a surprising reference point for advice on Russian football. Frimpong, now 26, spent three years in the Russian league after leaving Arsenal – first with Ufa and then at Arsenal Tula – and speaks fondly of his time there. Now back home in Ghana with his girlfriend Esther and baby daughter Emmanuella – out of work since January after suffering a hamstring injury while at Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou – Frimpong revealed all about his time at Arsenal in an entertaining interview with Telegraph Sport. Far from the most technically gifted player, Frimpong became the darling of the Emirates crowd when he broke into the first team seven years ago through his endearingly unfiltered personality and always amusing social media presence. Highlights include calling Piers Morgan a “wasteman” on Twitter and mocking up a picture of Nicklas Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or. Frimpong even had his own catchphrase: “Stay Dench or get Frimponged”. Frimpong made just 16 first-team appearances during his time at Arsenal Credit: PA “Dench” – now included in the MacMillan English dictionary and defined as “extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive” – was the brainchild of Frimpong’s cousin, the rapper Lethal Bizzle. Frimpong helped popularise the term in a series of rap videos, and T-shirts bearing the slogan “Stay Dench” sold in their thousands at Arsenal club shops. Years later, a still on-brand Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula with the Cyrillic for ‘Dench’ on the back of his shirt. But Frimpong was not just an entertainer. Having joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine, soon after he moved from Ghana to London to be with his mother, he impressed Wenger when asked to train with the first team and was given his debut aged 19 at Newcastle in the first match of the 2011-12 season. “It was amazing,” Frimpong says. “I was so buzzing that I was about to go on the pitch without my shirt on. Then I took someone else’s shirt and Pat Rice said: ‘No! That’s the wrong shirt!’” Frimpong did enough to start Arsenal’s next league game against Liverpool, where for 70 minutes he enlivened the Emirates crowd with his tough-tackling approach, before he spoiled an impressive performance by getting sent off for two daft bookings with the game goalless. Arsenal eventually lost the game 2-0, which prompted stinging criticism from Frimpong’s only enemy in football: Samir Nasri. Emmanuel Frimpong | ... in his own words “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected [Arsene] Wenger to be really angry,” Frimpong says. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. “He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Three months later, Nasri returned to the Emirates as a Manchester City player after an acrimonious departure from Arsenal. Frimpong delighted the home supporters by putting in meaty challenges on his one-time team-mate, grabbing him by the throat in one of many tasty exchanges. “People never really understand why that [fight] happened but I don’t like the guy,” Frimpong says. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.” Frimpong descibed his former team-mate Samir Nasri as an 'idiot' Credit: Action Images Frimpong looks back wistfully on his days at Arsenal, but there is sadness that serious injuries robbed him of the chance to establish himself. After Frimpong ruptured his cruciate ligament while on loan at Wolves in February 2012, he only made two more appearances for Arsenal. But despite his sudden exit from the club two years later, Frimpong is fulsome in his praise for everyone – bar Nasri – he worked with at Arsenal, including Wenger. “As a young guy he’s the best manager you could ever have,” Frimpong says. “I’ve never come across another manager who’s so calm and understanding. “He only shouted at me once, when I did something wrong in training after turning up late. I regret the accusation in that tweet because the man is obviously not racist.” Frimpong is similarly effusive about his former team-mates. “[Cesc] Fabregas was such a lovely guy,” he says. “When I got moved to the first team, he said ‘Frimpong, you’ve been promoted, well done!’ It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy. “Then there was [Alex] Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game. On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets. “Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed. He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game.” Has every Arsenal player regressed under Arsene Wenger? Frimpong’s affection for the club explains why he is so exasperated by the state of Arsenal now. “I’m still a fan and I think it’s too easy just to blame the manager,” Frimpong says. “This group of players is just not good enough, simple as that. I don’t think [Granit] Xhaka, for instance, is good enough for Arsenal.” I point out that it’s a decade since Gilberto Silva left Arsenal, and with Xhaka struggling there is still a gaping hole in the defensive midfield area. So, could Arsenal do with a someone like Frimpong? “They do need players with a more aggressive mentality,” he says. “If Arsenal signed aggressive players, there would be a big difference because how many real fighters are there in the team? “They don’t need me, though. Trust me, Arsenal would be worse off with Frimpong.” Asked about what Arsenal can expect from CSKA’s supporters descending on north London on Thursday, Frimpong says he does not foresee any crowd trouble. Sound bites | Highlights of a social-media footballer In general, Frimpong is evangelical about his experience in Russia despite being sent off for swearing at Spartak Moscow supporters dishing out horrendous racist abuse. Of his two-year spell at Ufa – a club based close to the Kazakh border – Frimpong says: “It was beautiful, we were like a family. Fans still write to me telling me to come back and visit. That was my happiest time in football.” Another injury ended Frimpong’s time at Ufa, before he endured a less productive year at Arsenal Tula. After a brief spell in Sweden, Frimpong’s latest venture to Cyprus was cut short by the hamstring injury that still sidelines him. Frimpong is confident though that he will be back playing professionally by the summer. Away from football, Frimpong insists that he has grown up and that the life he now leads in a remote part of Accra is “boring”. But when I remind him of his past antics, he can’t resist one last soundbite. “That’s why I say follow Frimpong and you’ll never, ever get bored. There’s always something. It’s better to watch me than CNN.”
Inside the mind of an Arsenal cult hero: Emmanuel Frimpong on why he still loves Arsene Wenger - and detests an old team-mate
For Emmanuel Frimpong, the parting of the ways was – typically – swift and explosive. Having been left out of Arsenal’s squad for a League Cup game against Chelsea in October 2013, Frimpong tweeted: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English.” Arsene Wenger was infuriated at the insinuation of racism, and three months later Frimpong was sold to Barnsley. It brought to an end a 13-year association with Arsenal that yielded just 16 first-team appearances but spawned innumerable quotes, memes and GIFs. For one of the Premier League’s first ‘social-media footballers’, it was appropriate a tweet hastened the end. He describes it as “my only regret in football”. Four years on, the one-time Arsenal cult hero insists he has mellowed, and with his former team facing CSKA Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday, he offers a surprising reference point for advice on Russian football. Frimpong, now 26, spent three years in the Russian league after leaving Arsenal – first with Ufa and then at Arsenal Tula – and speaks fondly of his time there. Now back home in Ghana with his girlfriend Esther and baby daughter Emmanuella – out of work since January after suffering a hamstring injury while at Cypriot club Ermis Aradippou – Frimpong revealed all about his time at Arsenal in an entertaining interview with Telegraph Sport. Far from the most technically gifted player, Frimpong became the darling of the Emirates crowd when he broke into the first team seven years ago through his endearingly unfiltered personality and always amusing social media presence. Highlights include calling Piers Morgan a “wasteman” on Twitter and mocking up a picture of Nicklas Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or. Frimpong even had his own catchphrase: “Stay Dench or get Frimponged”. Frimpong made just 16 first-team appearances during his time at Arsenal Credit: PA “Dench” – now included in the MacMillan English dictionary and defined as “extremely attractive, fashionable, impressive” – was the brainchild of Frimpong’s cousin, the rapper Lethal Bizzle. Frimpong helped popularise the term in a series of rap videos, and T-shirts bearing the slogan “Stay Dench” sold in their thousands at Arsenal club shops. Years later, a still on-brand Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula with the Cyrillic for ‘Dench’ on the back of his shirt. But Frimpong was not just an entertainer. Having joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine, soon after he moved from Ghana to London to be with his mother, he impressed Wenger when asked to train with the first team and was given his debut aged 19 at Newcastle in the first match of the 2011-12 season. “It was amazing,” Frimpong says. “I was so buzzing that I was about to go on the pitch without my shirt on. Then I took someone else’s shirt and Pat Rice said: ‘No! That’s the wrong shirt!’” Frimpong did enough to start Arsenal’s next league game against Liverpool, where for 70 minutes he enlivened the Emirates crowd with his tough-tackling approach, before he spoiled an impressive performance by getting sent off for two daft bookings with the game goalless. Arsenal eventually lost the game 2-0, which prompted stinging criticism from Frimpong’s only enemy in football: Samir Nasri. Emmanuel Frimpong | ... in his own words “When the game ended, we were in the dressing room and I expected [Arsene] Wenger to be really angry,” Frimpong says. “He was actually very calm, but for some reason Nasri came in and he was like: ‘We lost the game because of you’. I was a young guy, didn’t really know what I was doing, and was devastated. I felt like I’d let everybody down and he was really blaming me, so I really didn’t like him. “He always had a go at me if I gave the ball away in training and even said to me once: ‘I could buy you if I want’. To be honest, he probably could have done at the time, but still.” Three months later, Nasri returned to the Emirates as a Manchester City player after an acrimonious departure from Arsenal. Frimpong delighted the home supporters by putting in meaty challenges on his one-time team-mate, grabbing him by the throat in one of many tasty exchanges. “People never really understand why that [fight] happened but I don’t like the guy,” Frimpong says. “The reason I don’t like him is because he’s an idiot. Plain and simple. I would never, ever have respect for him.” Frimpong descibed his former team-mate Samir Nasri as an 'idiot' Credit: Action Images Frimpong looks back wistfully on his days at Arsenal, but there is sadness that serious injuries robbed him of the chance to establish himself. After Frimpong ruptured his cruciate ligament while on loan at Wolves in February 2012, he only made two more appearances for Arsenal. But despite his sudden exit from the club two years later, Frimpong is fulsome in his praise for everyone – bar Nasri – he worked with at Arsenal, including Wenger. “As a young guy he’s the best manager you could ever have,” Frimpong says. “I’ve never come across another manager who’s so calm and understanding. “He only shouted at me once, when I did something wrong in training after turning up late. I regret the accusation in that tweet because the man is obviously not racist.” Frimpong is similarly effusive about his former team-mates. “[Cesc] Fabregas was such a lovely guy,” he says. “When I got moved to the first team, he said ‘Frimpong, you’ve been promoted, well done!’ It was such a nice touch. He was a very, very lovely guy. “Then there was [Alex] Song, who used to go to KFC before every home game. On the bus to the team hotel the night before the game, he would be eating chicken nuggets. “Andrey Arshavin was the worst trainer, always laboured, very relaxed. He was terrible in training but very good on the day of the game.” Has every Arsenal player regressed under Arsene Wenger? Frimpong’s affection for the club explains why he is so exasperated by the state of Arsenal now. “I’m still a fan and I think it’s too easy just to blame the manager,” Frimpong says. “This group of players is just not good enough, simple as that. I don’t think [Granit] Xhaka, for instance, is good enough for Arsenal.” I point out that it’s a decade since Gilberto Silva left Arsenal, and with Xhaka struggling there is still a gaping hole in the defensive midfield area. So, could Arsenal do with a someone like Frimpong? “They do need players with a more aggressive mentality,” he says. “If Arsenal signed aggressive players, there would be a big difference because how many real fighters are there in the team? “They don’t need me, though. Trust me, Arsenal would be worse off with Frimpong.” Asked about what Arsenal can expect from CSKA’s supporters descending on north London on Thursday, Frimpong says he does not foresee any crowd trouble. Sound bites | Highlights of a social-media footballer In general, Frimpong is evangelical about his experience in Russia despite being sent off for swearing at Spartak Moscow supporters dishing out horrendous racist abuse. Of his two-year spell at Ufa – a club based close to the Kazakh border – Frimpong says: “It was beautiful, we were like a family. Fans still write to me telling me to come back and visit. That was my happiest time in football.” Another injury ended Frimpong’s time at Ufa, before he endured a less productive year at Arsenal Tula. After a brief spell in Sweden, Frimpong’s latest venture to Cyprus was cut short by the hamstring injury that still sidelines him. Frimpong is confident though that he will be back playing professionally by the summer. Away from football, Frimpong insists that he has grown up and that the life he now leads in a remote part of Accra is “boring”. But when I remind him of his past antics, he can’t resist one last soundbite. “That’s why I say follow Frimpong and you’ll never, ever get bored. There’s always something. It’s better to watch me than CNN.”
Clockwise from top left: Adama Traoré of Middlesbrough; Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon; Birmingham City’s Jota; and the Barnsley manager José Morais.
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Clockwise from top left: Adama Traoré of Middlesbrough; Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon; Birmingham City’s Jota; and the Barnsley manager José Morais.
<p>Renters looking for value may want to consider Barnsley, Burnley, Swansea or Kilmarnock, Rightmove&#8217;s findings suggest.</p>
Hackney sees fastest growth in home rents over past decade

Renters looking for value may want to consider Barnsley, Burnley, Swansea or Kilmarnock, Rightmove’s findings suggest.

<p>Renters looking for value may want to consider Barnsley, Burnley, Swansea or Kilmarnock, Rightmove&#8217;s findings suggest.</p>
Hackney sees fastest growth in home rents over past decade

Renters looking for value may want to consider Barnsley, Burnley, Swansea or Kilmarnock, Rightmove’s findings suggest.

<p>Renters looking for value may want to consider Barnsley, Burnley, Swansea or Kilmarnock, Rightmove&#8217;s findings suggest.</p>
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The dawn of Alex McLeish’s second spell in charge of Scotland was a grey affair as Costa Rica reprised the scoreline that shocked the Tartan Army at the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990. This time the blow was struck by Marcos Urena when the Los Angeles striker was allowed a free chance early in the match and, despite some encouraging football by the Scots, there was no joy for the home fans in a crowd of 20,488. McLeish signalled a changing of the guard with his squad selection and confirmed his desire to assess new recruits with the opening line-up of his second spell in charge. Scott McTominay was an expected starter, having turned declined an invitation from Gareth Southgate to sign up for England and, apart from the Manchester United midfielder, debuts were afforded to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Fulham’s Kevin McDonald and Oliver McBurnie of Barnsley. McLeish had indicated beforehand that he favoured a back three and would have played Kieran Tierney on the left. The Celtic’s player’s withdrawal through injury create the opportunity for McKenna, with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the left wing-back position and Callum Paterson of Cardiff City on the other flank. Allan McGregor was powerless to keep out Urena&#39;s strike Credit: getty images McLeish and his Costa Rican counterpart, Oscar Ramirez, played against each other in the only other meeting of these sides and Ramirez emphasised the significance of that occasion when he said, in the build-up to this encounter, that &quot;winning that game was a surprise and an important kick-off point for our nation.&quot; Such has been the teams’ comparative fortunes since then that it was McLeish who hoped that this fixture would kick off a resurgence in Scotland’s reputation. It took all of quarter of an hour for the ghost of 1990 to haunt Hampden. Bryan Oviedo left Tom Cairney behind to outflank the Scottish rear guard on the Costa Rican left and his angled cutback found Urena on an unchecked tracking run into the penalty area to finish with a precise low drive beyond Allan McGregor. Jose Mourinho, sitting between former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, and the SFA’s director of development, Malky Mackay, looked unimpressed and his disapproval might have extended to McTominay, who could have been more alert to Urena’s movement ahead of the goal. The Scots, though, almost equalised within a minute of falling behind, when Matt Ritchie’s corner kick was met by Grant Hanley with a downward header which bounced just wide of the post. Scotland stabilised and began to quarry a greater share of possession, much of which was channelled through Robertson, whose forays down the left flank produced tempting deliveries, one of which prompted McBurnie into a shot which Keylor Navas blocked but could not hold. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was duly relieved to see the ball booted clear of the danger area. Scott McTominay made his Scotland debut at Hampden Credit: pa David Guzman, meanwhile, had been booked for tripping McBurnie when McTominay set his colleague off towards Navas but, by the interval, Costa Rica had not had to exert themselves unduly to maintain their advantage. The Scots came within a fraction of falling further behind just after the restart when Robertson unaccountably allowed Bryan Ruiz to get goal side of him for a tightly angled rising drive which clipped McGregor’s crossbar on its way over. McTominay’s appearance came to an end shortly before the hour mark when he and Cairney made way for the Celtic midfield pair of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor. Armstrong had scarcely drawn breath when Matt Ritchie put him through one-on-one with Navas for an effort which was pushed over the crossbar by the keeper. Scotland came even closer to hauling themselves level when Robertson’s energy once more resulted in a beckoning pass across the goalmouth which would have brought the equaliser had the straining McBurnie made any form of contact. The striker departed soon afterwards to be replaced by Matt Phillips. Robertson, meanwhile, continued to work the left wing promisingly but, although his next cutback was met by Matt Ritchie, the ball spun tamely into Navas’s grasp. Ritchie had no more opportunity to change the destiny of the contest because he was the last player to head for the showers in order to give Jamie Murphy a brief run out as the clock ran down on a modestly encouraging win for Los Ticos.
Scotland 0 Costa Rica 1: Alex McLeish begins second reign with drab defeat
The dawn of Alex McLeish’s second spell in charge of Scotland was a grey affair as Costa Rica reprised the scoreline that shocked the Tartan Army at the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990. This time the blow was struck by Marcos Urena when the Los Angeles striker was allowed a free chance early in the match and, despite some encouraging football by the Scots, there was no joy for the home fans in a crowd of 20,488. McLeish signalled a changing of the guard with his squad selection and confirmed his desire to assess new recruits with the opening line-up of his second spell in charge. Scott McTominay was an expected starter, having turned declined an invitation from Gareth Southgate to sign up for England and, apart from the Manchester United midfielder, debuts were afforded to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Fulham’s Kevin McDonald and Oliver McBurnie of Barnsley. McLeish had indicated beforehand that he favoured a back three and would have played Kieran Tierney on the left. The Celtic’s player’s withdrawal through injury create the opportunity for McKenna, with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the left wing-back position and Callum Paterson of Cardiff City on the other flank. Allan McGregor was powerless to keep out Urena's strike Credit: getty images McLeish and his Costa Rican counterpart, Oscar Ramirez, played against each other in the only other meeting of these sides and Ramirez emphasised the significance of that occasion when he said, in the build-up to this encounter, that "winning that game was a surprise and an important kick-off point for our nation." Such has been the teams’ comparative fortunes since then that it was McLeish who hoped that this fixture would kick off a resurgence in Scotland’s reputation. It took all of quarter of an hour for the ghost of 1990 to haunt Hampden. Bryan Oviedo left Tom Cairney behind to outflank the Scottish rear guard on the Costa Rican left and his angled cutback found Urena on an unchecked tracking run into the penalty area to finish with a precise low drive beyond Allan McGregor. Jose Mourinho, sitting between former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, and the SFA’s director of development, Malky Mackay, looked unimpressed and his disapproval might have extended to McTominay, who could have been more alert to Urena’s movement ahead of the goal. The Scots, though, almost equalised within a minute of falling behind, when Matt Ritchie’s corner kick was met by Grant Hanley with a downward header which bounced just wide of the post. Scotland stabilised and began to quarry a greater share of possession, much of which was channelled through Robertson, whose forays down the left flank produced tempting deliveries, one of which prompted McBurnie into a shot which Keylor Navas blocked but could not hold. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was duly relieved to see the ball booted clear of the danger area. Scott McTominay made his Scotland debut at Hampden Credit: pa David Guzman, meanwhile, had been booked for tripping McBurnie when McTominay set his colleague off towards Navas but, by the interval, Costa Rica had not had to exert themselves unduly to maintain their advantage. The Scots came within a fraction of falling further behind just after the restart when Robertson unaccountably allowed Bryan Ruiz to get goal side of him for a tightly angled rising drive which clipped McGregor’s crossbar on its way over. McTominay’s appearance came to an end shortly before the hour mark when he and Cairney made way for the Celtic midfield pair of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor. Armstrong had scarcely drawn breath when Matt Ritchie put him through one-on-one with Navas for an effort which was pushed over the crossbar by the keeper. Scotland came even closer to hauling themselves level when Robertson’s energy once more resulted in a beckoning pass across the goalmouth which would have brought the equaliser had the straining McBurnie made any form of contact. The striker departed soon afterwards to be replaced by Matt Phillips. Robertson, meanwhile, continued to work the left wing promisingly but, although his next cutback was met by Matt Ritchie, the ball spun tamely into Navas’s grasp. Ritchie had no more opportunity to change the destiny of the contest because he was the last player to head for the showers in order to give Jamie Murphy a brief run out as the clock ran down on a modestly encouraging win for Los Ticos.
The dawn of Alex McLeish’s second spell in charge of Scotland was a grey affair as Costa Rica reprised the scoreline that shocked the Tartan Army at the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990. This time the blow was struck by Marcos Urena when the Los Angeles striker was allowed a free chance early in the match and, despite some encouraging football by the Scots, there was no joy for the home fans in a crowd of 20,488. McLeish signalled a changing of the guard with his squad selection and confirmed his desire to assess new recruits with the opening line-up of his second spell in charge. Scott McTominay was an expected starter, having turned declined an invitation from Gareth Southgate to sign up for England and, apart from the Manchester United midfielder, debuts were afforded to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Fulham’s Kevin McDonald and Oliver McBurnie of Barnsley. McLeish had indicated beforehand that he favoured a back three and would have played Kieran Tierney on the left. The Celtic’s player’s withdrawal through injury create the opportunity for McKenna, with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the left wing-back position and Callum Paterson of Cardiff City on the other flank. Allan McGregor was powerless to keep out Urena&#39;s strike Credit: getty images McLeish and his Costa Rican counterpart, Oscar Ramirez, played against each other in the only other meeting of these sides and Ramirez emphasised the significance of that occasion when he said, in the build-up to this encounter, that &quot;winning that game was a surprise and an important kick-off point for our nation.&quot; Such has been the teams’ comparative fortunes since then that it was McLeish who hoped that this fixture would kick off a resurgence in Scotland’s reputation. It took all of quarter of an hour for the ghost of 1990 to haunt Hampden. Bryan Oviedo left Tom Cairney behind to outflank the Scottish rear guard on the Costa Rican left and his angled cutback found Urena on an unchecked tracking run into the penalty area to finish with a precise low drive beyond Allan McGregor. Jose Mourinho, sitting between former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, and the SFA’s director of development, Malky Mackay, looked unimpressed and his disapproval might have extended to McTominay, who could have been more alert to Urena’s movement ahead of the goal. The Scots, though, almost equalised within a minute of falling behind, when Matt Ritchie’s corner kick was met by Grant Hanley with a downward header which bounced just wide of the post. Scotland stabilised and began to quarry a greater share of possession, much of which was channelled through Robertson, whose forays down the left flank produced tempting deliveries, one of which prompted McBurnie into a shot which Keylor Navas blocked but could not hold. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was duly relieved to see the ball booted clear of the danger area. Scott McTominay made his Scotland debut at Hampden Credit: pa David Guzman, meanwhile, had been booked for tripping McBurnie when McTominay set his colleague off towards Navas but, by the interval, Costa Rica had not had to exert themselves unduly to maintain their advantage. The Scots came within a fraction of falling further behind just after the restart when Robertson unaccountably allowed Bryan Ruiz to get goal side of him for a tightly angled rising drive which clipped McGregor’s crossbar on its way over. McTominay’s appearance came to an end shortly before the hour mark when he and Cairney made way for the Celtic midfield pair of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor. Armstrong had scarcely drawn breath when Matt Ritchie put him through one-on-one with Navas for an effort which was pushed over the crossbar by the keeper. Scotland came even closer to hauling themselves level when Robertson’s energy once more resulted in a beckoning pass across the goalmouth which would have brought the equaliser had the straining McBurnie made any form of contact. The striker departed soon afterwards to be replaced by Matt Phillips. Robertson, meanwhile, continued to work the left wing promisingly but, although his next cutback was met by Matt Ritchie, the ball spun tamely into Navas’s grasp. Ritchie had no more opportunity to change the destiny of the contest because he was the last player to head for the showers in order to give Jamie Murphy a brief run out as the clock ran down on a modestly encouraging win for Los Ticos.
Scotland 0 Costa Rica 1: Alex McLeish begins second reign with drab defeat
The dawn of Alex McLeish’s second spell in charge of Scotland was a grey affair as Costa Rica reprised the scoreline that shocked the Tartan Army at the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990. This time the blow was struck by Marcos Urena when the Los Angeles striker was allowed a free chance early in the match and, despite some encouraging football by the Scots, there was no joy for the home fans in a crowd of 20,488. McLeish signalled a changing of the guard with his squad selection and confirmed his desire to assess new recruits with the opening line-up of his second spell in charge. Scott McTominay was an expected starter, having turned declined an invitation from Gareth Southgate to sign up for England and, apart from the Manchester United midfielder, debuts were afforded to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Fulham’s Kevin McDonald and Oliver McBurnie of Barnsley. McLeish had indicated beforehand that he favoured a back three and would have played Kieran Tierney on the left. The Celtic’s player’s withdrawal through injury create the opportunity for McKenna, with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the left wing-back position and Callum Paterson of Cardiff City on the other flank. Allan McGregor was powerless to keep out Urena's strike Credit: getty images McLeish and his Costa Rican counterpart, Oscar Ramirez, played against each other in the only other meeting of these sides and Ramirez emphasised the significance of that occasion when he said, in the build-up to this encounter, that "winning that game was a surprise and an important kick-off point for our nation." Such has been the teams’ comparative fortunes since then that it was McLeish who hoped that this fixture would kick off a resurgence in Scotland’s reputation. It took all of quarter of an hour for the ghost of 1990 to haunt Hampden. Bryan Oviedo left Tom Cairney behind to outflank the Scottish rear guard on the Costa Rican left and his angled cutback found Urena on an unchecked tracking run into the penalty area to finish with a precise low drive beyond Allan McGregor. Jose Mourinho, sitting between former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, and the SFA’s director of development, Malky Mackay, looked unimpressed and his disapproval might have extended to McTominay, who could have been more alert to Urena’s movement ahead of the goal. The Scots, though, almost equalised within a minute of falling behind, when Matt Ritchie’s corner kick was met by Grant Hanley with a downward header which bounced just wide of the post. Scotland stabilised and began to quarry a greater share of possession, much of which was channelled through Robertson, whose forays down the left flank produced tempting deliveries, one of which prompted McBurnie into a shot which Keylor Navas blocked but could not hold. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was duly relieved to see the ball booted clear of the danger area. Scott McTominay made his Scotland debut at Hampden Credit: pa David Guzman, meanwhile, had been booked for tripping McBurnie when McTominay set his colleague off towards Navas but, by the interval, Costa Rica had not had to exert themselves unduly to maintain their advantage. The Scots came within a fraction of falling further behind just after the restart when Robertson unaccountably allowed Bryan Ruiz to get goal side of him for a tightly angled rising drive which clipped McGregor’s crossbar on its way over. McTominay’s appearance came to an end shortly before the hour mark when he and Cairney made way for the Celtic midfield pair of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor. Armstrong had scarcely drawn breath when Matt Ritchie put him through one-on-one with Navas for an effort which was pushed over the crossbar by the keeper. Scotland came even closer to hauling themselves level when Robertson’s energy once more resulted in a beckoning pass across the goalmouth which would have brought the equaliser had the straining McBurnie made any form of contact. The striker departed soon afterwards to be replaced by Matt Phillips. Robertson, meanwhile, continued to work the left wing promisingly but, although his next cutback was met by Matt Ritchie, the ball spun tamely into Navas’s grasp. Ritchie had no more opportunity to change the destiny of the contest because he was the last player to head for the showers in order to give Jamie Murphy a brief run out as the clock ran down on a modestly encouraging win for Los Ticos.
The dawn of Alex McLeish’s second spell in charge of Scotland was a grey affair as Costa Rica reprised the scoreline that shocked the Tartan Army at the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990. This time the blow was struck by Marcos Urena when the Los Angeles striker was allowed a free chance early in the match and, despite some encouraging football by the Scots, there was no joy for the home fans in a crowd of 20,488. McLeish signalled a changing of the guard with his squad selection and confirmed his desire to assess new recruits with the opening line-up of his second spell in charge. Scott McTominay was an expected starter, having turned declined an invitation from Gareth Southgate to sign up for England and, apart from the Manchester United midfielder, debuts were afforded to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Fulham’s Kevin McDonald and Oliver McBurnie of Barnsley. McLeish had indicated beforehand that he favoured a back three and would have played Kieran Tierney on the left. The Celtic’s player’s withdrawal through injury create the opportunity for McKenna, with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the left wing-back position and Callum Paterson of Cardiff City on the other flank. Allan McGregor was powerless to keep out Urena&#39;s strike Credit: getty images McLeish and his Costa Rican counterpart, Oscar Ramirez, played against each other in the only other meeting of these sides and Ramirez emphasised the significance of that occasion when he said, in the build-up to this encounter, that &quot;winning that game was a surprise and an important kick-off point for our nation.&quot; Such has been the teams’ comparative fortunes since then that it was McLeish who hoped that this fixture would kick off a resurgence in Scotland’s reputation. It took all of quarter of an hour for the ghost of 1990 to haunt Hampden. Bryan Oviedo left Tom Cairney behind to outflank the Scottish rear guard on the Costa Rican left and his angled cutback found Urena on an unchecked tracking run into the penalty area to finish with a precise low drive beyond Allan McGregor. Jose Mourinho, sitting between former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, and the SFA’s director of development, Malky Mackay, looked unimpressed and his disapproval might have extended to McTominay, who could have been more alert to Urena’s movement ahead of the goal. The Scots, though, almost equalised within a minute of falling behind, when Matt Ritchie’s corner kick was met by Grant Hanley with a downward header which bounced just wide of the post. Scotland stabilised and began to quarry a greater share of possession, much of which was channelled through Robertson, whose forays down the left flank produced tempting deliveries, one of which prompted McBurnie into a shot which Keylor Navas blocked but could not hold. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was duly relieved to see the ball booted clear of the danger area. Scott McTominay made his Scotland debut at Hampden Credit: pa David Guzman, meanwhile, had been booked for tripping McBurnie when McTominay set his colleague off towards Navas but, by the interval, Costa Rica had not had to exert themselves unduly to maintain their advantage. The Scots came within a fraction of falling further behind just after the restart when Robertson unaccountably allowed Bryan Ruiz to get goal side of him for a tightly angled rising drive which clipped McGregor’s crossbar on its way over. McTominay’s appearance came to an end shortly before the hour mark when he and Cairney made way for the Celtic midfield pair of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor. Armstrong had scarcely drawn breath when Matt Ritchie put him through one-on-one with Navas for an effort which was pushed over the crossbar by the keeper. Scotland came even closer to hauling themselves level when Robertson’s energy once more resulted in a beckoning pass across the goalmouth which would have brought the equaliser had the straining McBurnie made any form of contact. The striker departed soon afterwards to be replaced by Matt Phillips. Robertson, meanwhile, continued to work the left wing promisingly but, although his next cutback was met by Matt Ritchie, the ball spun tamely into Navas’s grasp. Ritchie had no more opportunity to change the destiny of the contest because he was the last player to head for the showers in order to give Jamie Murphy a brief run out as the clock ran down on a modestly encouraging win for Los Ticos.
Scotland 0 Costa Rica 1: Alex McLeish begins second reign with drab defeat
The dawn of Alex McLeish’s second spell in charge of Scotland was a grey affair as Costa Rica reprised the scoreline that shocked the Tartan Army at the World Cup finals in Italy in 1990. This time the blow was struck by Marcos Urena when the Los Angeles striker was allowed a free chance early in the match and, despite some encouraging football by the Scots, there was no joy for the home fans in a crowd of 20,488. McLeish signalled a changing of the guard with his squad selection and confirmed his desire to assess new recruits with the opening line-up of his second spell in charge. Scott McTominay was an expected starter, having turned declined an invitation from Gareth Southgate to sign up for England and, apart from the Manchester United midfielder, debuts were afforded to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Fulham’s Kevin McDonald and Oliver McBurnie of Barnsley. McLeish had indicated beforehand that he favoured a back three and would have played Kieran Tierney on the left. The Celtic’s player’s withdrawal through injury create the opportunity for McKenna, with Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson in the left wing-back position and Callum Paterson of Cardiff City on the other flank. Allan McGregor was powerless to keep out Urena's strike Credit: getty images McLeish and his Costa Rican counterpart, Oscar Ramirez, played against each other in the only other meeting of these sides and Ramirez emphasised the significance of that occasion when he said, in the build-up to this encounter, that "winning that game was a surprise and an important kick-off point for our nation." Such has been the teams’ comparative fortunes since then that it was McLeish who hoped that this fixture would kick off a resurgence in Scotland’s reputation. It took all of quarter of an hour for the ghost of 1990 to haunt Hampden. Bryan Oviedo left Tom Cairney behind to outflank the Scottish rear guard on the Costa Rican left and his angled cutback found Urena on an unchecked tracking run into the penalty area to finish with a precise low drive beyond Allan McGregor. Jose Mourinho, sitting between former Scotland manager, Craig Brown, and the SFA’s director of development, Malky Mackay, looked unimpressed and his disapproval might have extended to McTominay, who could have been more alert to Urena’s movement ahead of the goal. The Scots, though, almost equalised within a minute of falling behind, when Matt Ritchie’s corner kick was met by Grant Hanley with a downward header which bounced just wide of the post. Scotland stabilised and began to quarry a greater share of possession, much of which was channelled through Robertson, whose forays down the left flank produced tempting deliveries, one of which prompted McBurnie into a shot which Keylor Navas blocked but could not hold. The Real Madrid goalkeeper was duly relieved to see the ball booted clear of the danger area. Scott McTominay made his Scotland debut at Hampden Credit: pa David Guzman, meanwhile, had been booked for tripping McBurnie when McTominay set his colleague off towards Navas but, by the interval, Costa Rica had not had to exert themselves unduly to maintain their advantage. The Scots came within a fraction of falling further behind just after the restart when Robertson unaccountably allowed Bryan Ruiz to get goal side of him for a tightly angled rising drive which clipped McGregor’s crossbar on its way over. McTominay’s appearance came to an end shortly before the hour mark when he and Cairney made way for the Celtic midfield pair of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor. Armstrong had scarcely drawn breath when Matt Ritchie put him through one-on-one with Navas for an effort which was pushed over the crossbar by the keeper. Scotland came even closer to hauling themselves level when Robertson’s energy once more resulted in a beckoning pass across the goalmouth which would have brought the equaliser had the straining McBurnie made any form of contact. The striker departed soon afterwards to be replaced by Matt Phillips. Robertson, meanwhile, continued to work the left wing promisingly but, although his next cutback was met by Matt Ritchie, the ball spun tamely into Navas’s grasp. Ritchie had no more opportunity to change the destiny of the contest because he was the last player to head for the showers in order to give Jamie Murphy a brief run out as the clock ran down on a modestly encouraging win for Los Ticos.
Labour select Dan Jarvis MP as Sheffield mayoral candidate raising prospect of Barnsley by-election
Labour select Dan Jarvis MP as Sheffield mayoral candidate raising prospect of Barnsley by-election
Labour select Dan Jarvis MP as Sheffield mayoral candidate raising prospect of Barnsley by-election
Labour select Dan Jarvis MP as Sheffield mayoral candidate raising prospect of Barnsley by-election
Labour select Dan Jarvis MP as Sheffield mayoral candidate raising prospect of Barnsley by-election
Labour select Dan Jarvis MP as Sheffield mayoral candidate raising prospect of Barnsley by-election
Scotland’s single encounter with Costa Rica – who visit Hampden Park tomorrow night as part of their World Cup warm-up schedule – left scar tissue on those Scots who were part of the occasion, as players, fans or media observers. When the countries met in Genoa at the group stage of Italia ’90 a perilous consensus had formed within the Scottish camp that Los Ticos would be the group makeweights and could therefore be marked down as a banker win for Andy Roxburgh and his players. A full peal of alarm bells should have rung when it was put about that Luis Gabelo Canejo had been identified as that folkloric figure, the dodgy foreign keeper. Alex McLeish, who begins his second spell as Scotland manager tomorrow night – and who played in what turned out to be an ignominious 1-0 defeat in Genoa - still winces at the recollection of native folly. “At the time I didn’t think it was funny but I can see the humour in it now,” he said. “We were a bit anxious, uptight. It’s that old one, when Scotland are expected to win the game. “The psyche with the players was, ‘we’re meant to win here, we should be giving a big display and the goalie is hopeless, bombard him with crosses…’ I think he took 17 out of 20. “It was a typical day. The Costa Rica coach at the time used our press coverage - that we were hot favourites - against us. And we were usurped, unfortunately.&quot; Now it is Scotland who would be seen as usurpers by a country that qualified for the World Cup finals four times since 1998 – and reached the quarter finals in Brazil four years ago – while the Tartan Army was compelled to watch from afar. The 20-year-long exile from major tournament finals has had an inevitably corrosive effect on Scottish enthusiasm. This match, played on an evening with many alternative entertainments at hand and against unfamiliar opponents, will likely attract an attendance of between 20,000 and 25,000, even though it will inaugurate McLeish’s second tenure, with hope of fresh momentum after the disappointment of the Scots’ narrow failure to reach the World Cup play-offs under Gordon Strachan. In such circumstances, the ambience of Hampden can be sapping. “We want to give the fans who come to the game something back,” McLeish said. “We thank them for coming. We know that it’s Friday night and Costa Rica are not the number one team in the world, but it’s a team that has qualified for the World Cup Finals. They are ahead of us in the Fifa rankings. “If we beat them then we start to get up the rankings a wee bit. That’s important - it’s important to win. It’s also very important that I see these players can handle this well. “A lot of them have already been at this level, but there will be an introduction of younger players and my message to them is ‘go for it.’ The gauntlet is down.” As ever, though, Scotland are short of firepower. Of the three forwards who have made international appearances – Ryan Christie, Jason Cummings and Matt Phillips – none has scored. The other, Oliver McBurnie of Swansea, on loan to Barnsley – is on his first call-up, although he notched three goals in 14 appearances at under-19 and under-21 levels. “We have Oli McBurnie, who is a big unit,” McLeish said. “He’s good at taking the ball in and Jason has his different skills. If we can create the right environment for these guys they can score for Scotland. “McBurnie is wiry enough to help the team. Jason can be a bit of a maverick. He’s young and he has that wee bit of gallusness you would want to have in every single player. “I’d have no fear over starting either. Maybe we will do something else, because we have looked at one or two other situations in training with players who are versatile. We can’t rule that out.” McLeish has not observed the convention, employed to hike up the attendance at such low-key friendly fixtures, of hinting or specifying his line-up, other than confirming that Charlie Mulgrew will be captain. It can be assumed, given the efforts made to secure his services for Scotland rather than England, that Scott McTominay of Manchester United, will start. McLeish did, though, indicate that, over the course of this match and Tuesday’s meeting with Hungary in Budapest, all of the uncapped players in this squad could play at some stage. “There could be ten new caps in the two games,” he said. “There could be three or four playing in this one but we will try to pick a team to beat Costa Rica. “They scored a lot of late goals in their qualifying campaign and they have good players and strength. They are a tall team and we have to stifle that, but they also have that ability, like all teams from that part of the world, to control a ball and use it well. “That&#39;s why they have dumped the USA out and held their own against Mexico, and deservedly qualified for the World Cup.” It might be asking too much of a transitional squad to beat Los Ticos, but an extension of last year’s unbeaten run under Strachan would keep Scottish hopes of a new dawn ticking over.
Scotland still feel scars of underestimating Costa Rica at Italia 90 as Alex McLeish prepares for second tenure
Scotland’s single encounter with Costa Rica – who visit Hampden Park tomorrow night as part of their World Cup warm-up schedule – left scar tissue on those Scots who were part of the occasion, as players, fans or media observers. When the countries met in Genoa at the group stage of Italia ’90 a perilous consensus had formed within the Scottish camp that Los Ticos would be the group makeweights and could therefore be marked down as a banker win for Andy Roxburgh and his players. A full peal of alarm bells should have rung when it was put about that Luis Gabelo Canejo had been identified as that folkloric figure, the dodgy foreign keeper. Alex McLeish, who begins his second spell as Scotland manager tomorrow night – and who played in what turned out to be an ignominious 1-0 defeat in Genoa - still winces at the recollection of native folly. “At the time I didn’t think it was funny but I can see the humour in it now,” he said. “We were a bit anxious, uptight. It’s that old one, when Scotland are expected to win the game. “The psyche with the players was, ‘we’re meant to win here, we should be giving a big display and the goalie is hopeless, bombard him with crosses…’ I think he took 17 out of 20. “It was a typical day. The Costa Rica coach at the time used our press coverage - that we were hot favourites - against us. And we were usurped, unfortunately." Now it is Scotland who would be seen as usurpers by a country that qualified for the World Cup finals four times since 1998 – and reached the quarter finals in Brazil four years ago – while the Tartan Army was compelled to watch from afar. The 20-year-long exile from major tournament finals has had an inevitably corrosive effect on Scottish enthusiasm. This match, played on an evening with many alternative entertainments at hand and against unfamiliar opponents, will likely attract an attendance of between 20,000 and 25,000, even though it will inaugurate McLeish’s second tenure, with hope of fresh momentum after the disappointment of the Scots’ narrow failure to reach the World Cup play-offs under Gordon Strachan. In such circumstances, the ambience of Hampden can be sapping. “We want to give the fans who come to the game something back,” McLeish said. “We thank them for coming. We know that it’s Friday night and Costa Rica are not the number one team in the world, but it’s a team that has qualified for the World Cup Finals. They are ahead of us in the Fifa rankings. “If we beat them then we start to get up the rankings a wee bit. That’s important - it’s important to win. It’s also very important that I see these players can handle this well. “A lot of them have already been at this level, but there will be an introduction of younger players and my message to them is ‘go for it.’ The gauntlet is down.” As ever, though, Scotland are short of firepower. Of the three forwards who have made international appearances – Ryan Christie, Jason Cummings and Matt Phillips – none has scored. The other, Oliver McBurnie of Swansea, on loan to Barnsley – is on his first call-up, although he notched three goals in 14 appearances at under-19 and under-21 levels. “We have Oli McBurnie, who is a big unit,” McLeish said. “He’s good at taking the ball in and Jason has his different skills. If we can create the right environment for these guys they can score for Scotland. “McBurnie is wiry enough to help the team. Jason can be a bit of a maverick. He’s young and he has that wee bit of gallusness you would want to have in every single player. “I’d have no fear over starting either. Maybe we will do something else, because we have looked at one or two other situations in training with players who are versatile. We can’t rule that out.” McLeish has not observed the convention, employed to hike up the attendance at such low-key friendly fixtures, of hinting or specifying his line-up, other than confirming that Charlie Mulgrew will be captain. It can be assumed, given the efforts made to secure his services for Scotland rather than England, that Scott McTominay of Manchester United, will start. McLeish did, though, indicate that, over the course of this match and Tuesday’s meeting with Hungary in Budapest, all of the uncapped players in this squad could play at some stage. “There could be ten new caps in the two games,” he said. “There could be three or four playing in this one but we will try to pick a team to beat Costa Rica. “They scored a lot of late goals in their qualifying campaign and they have good players and strength. They are a tall team and we have to stifle that, but they also have that ability, like all teams from that part of the world, to control a ball and use it well. “That's why they have dumped the USA out and held their own against Mexico, and deservedly qualified for the World Cup.” It might be asking too much of a transitional squad to beat Los Ticos, but an extension of last year’s unbeaten run under Strachan would keep Scottish hopes of a new dawn ticking over.
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