Unlike other general managers, often tucked away in their windowless offices, Christelle breezes around the hotel: fresh, French, all style and all smiles, as frontline as she is back office. And no wonder — she started more than ten years ago in the restaurant of this French Caribbean outpost and has since seamlessly made her way up to the top job. [...]
Archive : United Kingdom
Gap years: are they worth it?
August 15, 2015
Teaching English in Battambang? Kite-surfing in Jericoacoara? Rhino darting in South Africa? Learning Spanish in Sucre? Or passed out on the beaches of Koh Tao? How did you spend your gap year? Traditionally a gap year has been taken between school and university by so-called ‘gappers’, usually around eighteen years of age [...]
December 20, 2011
There’s nothing quite like Christmas Day – especially when experienced at 35,000 feet above the ground.
Hot List Spas 2010
Spa at the Scarlet, Cornwall, England -- What: An Ayurvedic spa haven central to the ethos of The Scarlet, a new Cornish eco-hotel. Standard treatments last four hours and start with a lifestyle consultation followed by a scrub or bath... [...]
Hot List Hotels 2010
Not since the last sultan's palace has there been anything so stylish on this fabled east African isle... Amantaka, Luang Prabang, Laos : a clever conversion of Luang Prabang's old provincial hospital has created the most luxurious property in the country. [...]
Building the future
October 31, 2007
LONDON, England -- As the climate change debate rages, smart businesses are quietly studying its effects on our future lifestyle. High on the agenda is building more sustainable spaces for us to live and work in. [...]
A giant leap : Robots or astronauts ?
September 3, 2007
LONDON, England -- Can everyone be an astronomer? It certainly seems that way, especially with some of the latest tools at our fingertips, like Google Sky, which allows Internet users to navigate through a digitized map of space. [...]
How now ? A virtual cow
August 9, 2007
LONDON, England -- Virtual reality (VR) is not just giving us fun and games. Its convincing interfaces are also transforming medicine by creating environments that simulate the real world. Advances in interactive computer technology have been generating breakthroughs for doctors and patients, and now, vets and animals, too. [...]
Fast forward : Broadband drama
July 25, 2007
LONDON, England -- The captains of the television industry may want to switch off their sets for a minute (actually, 37 seconds) to assess the potential of interactive Web drama. This week, a new series called "KateModern" launched on Bebo, the global social networking site with a pioneering, young audience. [...]
Pick the world's new wonders
June 16, 2007
An ancient list is being updated, through a modern worldwide poll. Michelle Jana Chan looks at the 21 contenders. On July 7, there will be a new version of the Seven Wonders of the World, a list that has always captured the imagination of travellers. [...]
Genealogy Goes High Tech
November 3, 2003
Once genealogy was the pastime of the Burke's Peerage, blue-haired, blue-blood set. But now new advances in DNA technology are opening ancestral doors so both orphans and heirs to the throne can find where their families are from. [...]
Crumbling Britannia ?
May 24, 2001
Their Once-Proud Rail And Health Services Have Declined. But Dissatisfied Voters Still Aren't Likely To Vote Tony Blair Out Of Office In Their Upcoming Election. [...]
Britain : On The Campaign Trail
May 3, 2001
Will The Foot-And-Mouth Outbreak Hurt The Blair Government In The Upcoming Election ? Andy Duncan lives in one of the more picturesque parts of rural England. But the views from his Dartmoor hotel haven't been that good lately. [...]
Who Wants To Be A Pop Star ?
March 22, 2001
For Anybody Who Thought That Making It In Showbiz Took Talent And Hard Work, Here's How Britain's Latest Hit Band Rose To Fame Overnight success stories just aren't what they used to be. Take Hear'Say, the British band that is currently No. 1 in the country's charts. [...]
Off The Wall ?
March 7, 2001
Meet The New Michael Jackson. The Wacky Star Is Now The World's Latest-And Perhaps Most Unlikely-Spokesman On Family Values. Michael Jackson is calling himself the icon of a generation-a generation, he says, that "no longer knows what it means to be a child". [...]
Love Them, Hate Them
February 19, 2001
The Strange Marriage Of Baseball And Football Titans. It was as if long-lost English cousins had come to town. Last week executives from the richest, most successful sports team in the United Kingdom arrived in Manhattan. [...]
A tale of twin babies
January 29, 2001
An adoption gone bad has caused an international scandal -- and heartbreak for two anguished families. The way the London tabloids told it, the story of how two adorable, U.S.-born infant girls got to Britain was a shocking tale of baby-selling on the Internet--even Tony Blair got into the act, saying he found this type of e-commerce "absolutely deplorable." [...]