Innovation Norway

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Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes new travel opportunities and great offers! Take advantage of the special offers from US Airways, starting their new Oslo route on May 21, directly from Philadelphia. Norway’s stunningly beautiful nature-our spectacular fjords & mountains, mixed with culturally enriching and exciting cities with a cosmopolitan flair, is truly a match made in heaven for your next vacation. Culture and history blend seamlessly together with a youthful atmosphere in Norway. Get connected-with Norway now.

Visit www.visitnorway.com/us, for travel offers and detailed information about where to go, where to stay and what to do in Norway. Also, please make sure to join us on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for exclusive daily updates about the very latest news.

Innovation Norway, New York, March 2009

US Airways to Oslo; New Philadelphia–Oslo route starting May 21
The Oslo Region is an almost perfect balance of city and country. You’ll enjoy the culture and history characterized by Oslo’s 50 museums, many art galleries, opera house, Nobel Peace Centre and world-class dining and shopping. Visit nearby Lillehammer, scene of 1994’s Winter Olympics, the resort of Trysil or immerse yourself in the nature and scenic wilderness of Hedmark. In celebration of this new service to Oslo, the airline is giving you 5,000 bonus miles when you book your trip in Envoy, their transatlantic business class, or 2,500 bonus miles if your trip is booked in Economy: www.usairways.com/oslo

New sightseeing trips on the beautiful Rauma Line
Discover one of Europe’s most spectacular train journeys this summer. The Rauma Line gives you beautiful highlights of the Norwegian nature, from the fjords to the majestic mountains, in only one hour. During the summer months, all trains at the Rauma Line will run as sightseeing trips with onboard audio-guiding and printed information in English. At the most spectacular sights, trains will run at reduced speed and there will be photostops. To book your trip go to www.nsb.com

Oslo by Helicopter—Not only for Millionaires!

Talk to any commercial airline pilot—the Oslo approach is among the world’s most beautiful, often described as the blue, the green, and the city in between. Nestled at the end of the 62-mile-long Oslofjord, in a natural crib between the mountainous north and the eastern and western green hills, this small yet great city is a spectacular view from any point—and according to CEO and helicopter pilot John-Erik Sogn of HeliWing the very best is from above. www.visitoslo.com

Fjord Tours gives you: Geiranger & Norway in a nutshell®
This tour enables you to experience three of Norway’s most famous World Heritage areas in one trip: the Geirangerfjord, the Nærøyfjord, and the Bryggen area in Bergen. Additional sights are the Rauma Railway with Kylling Bridge and the Trollveggen cliff face, the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund, a journey with Hurtigruten and the popular Norway in a nutshell® trip from Oslo to Bergen. From Apr 15–Sep 14, duration 3–4 days. For booking and more information, please visit www.fjord-tours.com

Free Air & Shore Excursions with Hurtigruten
There’s no time like now to step aboard Hurtigruten—and into adventure! Our unique upscale cruises along Norway’s majestic, rugged coast and through its magnificent fjords, known as the “World’s Most Beautiful Voyage,” are legendary. Book select 12- and 7-day Norwegian Coastal Voyages departing May 1–Aug 31, 2009 and receive free air from New York plus 3 free excursions when booking a 12-day and 2 free excursions when booking a 7-day. For more information www.hurtigruten.us

Explore the Top of Fjord Norway – Enjoy a genuine Fjord Magic round trip
An incredible journey offering highlights as the Raumabanen Railway, Trollstigen Road, Geirangerfjord, and the lovely Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. We recommend a return trip with the Hurtigruten ship to Bergen or bus Ålesund–Åndalsnes and railway to Oslo. Season: Daily Jun 15–Aug 31, 2009. Price: NOK 1,750 and children 4–16 years 50% off. Duration: 1–3 days or more. For more information and booking see www.62.no

Travel Offer at Fretheim Hotel
Fretheim Hotel, located in Flåm, with the impressing Sognefjord and the famous Flåm Railway as its closest neighbours, offers two nights’ stay with dinner and breakfast from The Conscious Kitchen® including exciting activity packages. Cycle the poular Old Native Road through amazing mountain landscape, hike down the dramatic Flåm Valley or kayak on the longest fjord in the world, now on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Rates starting from NOK 3,095. Book your hotel package at www.fretheim-hotel.no

Magical Sognefjord Cruise
This relaxing 2-day cruise will take you deep into the Sognefjord, with its steep mountains, waterfalls, picturesque farms and villages. Cruise during the day with shore visits for sightseeing and opportunity to meet locals and learn about life in Norway! Taste traditional Norwegian food and participate in outdoor activities such as a short mountain hike and fishing in the fjord. Your overnight is in a fjord hotel. The tour begins in Bergen, and ends in either Bergen or Oslo. For more information www.bortonoverseas.com

The Nobel Peace Center presents “The Broker”—a portrait exhibit
Peace Center presents Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work. Permanent and varying exhibitions provide insight into topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. Guided tours and films together with a varied program of events, invite reflection, debate and involvement, for both young and old. In 2009 we present “The Broker”—an exhibit on Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari by Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos, and “The Dream of Europe,” by photographer Rune Eraker. www.nobelpeacecenter.org

Affordable accommodation in Central Oslo
In the heart of Oslo, Anker has specialized in affordable accommodation for tourists. Anker has a Best Western 3-star hotel with newly renovated rooms, as well as a hostel for backpackers. Both the hotel and the hostel are situated in the city center, close to the Central Station. Walking distance to all major attractions. www.anker.oslo.no

Sognefjord in a Nutshell
An express boat takes you along the west coast from Bergen to the Sognefjord, where you are transferred to a boat that sails up the narrow Dalsfjord. This fjord has a history dating back to the Viking Age. The tour continues from Bygstad to Balestrand via Førde and the National Scenic Route across the Gaularfjell mountains, which are also known as “Waterfall Country.” Continue down breathtaking hairpin bends to the Sværefjord and Balestrand. After a good night’s sleep, you continue on the Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour to Flåm, and along the famous Flåm-line by train to Bergen or Oslo. Season: May 15–Aug 31. For more information www.sunnfjord.no

De Historiske Hotels
De Historiske is a unique membership organization containing many of Norway’s most charming hotels and restaurants. The group consists of 37 hotels and 18 restaurants which are members of the group. One of the best ways to discover Norway is to travel across the country, between fjords, mountains, towns and the countryside. If you combine this with the possibility to stay and/or have your meals at De Historiske, we can promise you a wealth of experiences. For travel suggestions and reservations www.dehistoriske.com

Photo credits: Courtesy of Erik Jørgensen; Courtesy of F.W./VisitOslo.com; Courtesy of Trollveggen, NSB; Courtesy of Helliwing; Courtesy of Geiranger, Per Eide/Fjord Norway; Courtesy of Hurtigruten; Courtesy of Fjord Norway; Courtesy of Fretheim Hotel; Courtesy of Fjord Safari, Borton Overseas; Courtesy of Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos; Courtesy of Anker Hotel; Courtesy of Huldefossen, Terje Rakke; Courtesy of De Historiske

Innovation Norway

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Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes new travel opportunities and great offers! Take advantage of the special offers from US Airways, starting their new Oslo route on May 21, directly from Philadelphia. Norway’s stunningly beautiful nature-our spectacular fjords & mountains, mixed with culturally enriching and exciting cities with a cosmopolitan flair, is truly a match made in heaven for your next vacation. Culture and history blend seamlessly together with a youthful atmosphere in Norway. Get connected-with Norway now.

Visit www.visitnorway.com/us, for travel offers and detailed information about where to go, where to stay and what to do in Norway. Also, please make sure to join us on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for exclusive daily updates about the very latest news.

Innovation Norway, New York, March 2009

US Airways to Oslo; New Philadelphia–Oslo route starting May 21
The Oslo Region is an almost perfect balance of city and country. You’ll enjoy the culture and history characterized by Oslo’s 50 museums, many art galleries, opera house, Nobel Peace Centre and world-class dining and shopping. Visit nearby Lillehammer, scene of 1994’s Winter Olympics, the resort of Trysil or immerse yourself in the nature and scenic wilderness of Hedmark. In celebration of this new service to Oslo, the airline is giving you 5,000 bonus miles when you book your trip in Envoy, their transatlantic business class, or 2,500 bonus miles if your trip is booked in Economy: www.usairways.com/oslo

New sightseeing trips on the beautiful Rauma Line
Discover one of Europe’s most spectacular train journeys this summer. The Rauma Line gives you beautiful highlights of the Norwegian nature, from the fjords to the majestic mountains, in only one hour. During the summer months, all trains at the Rauma Line will run as sightseeing trips with onboard audio-guiding and printed information in English. At the most spectacular sights, trains will run at reduced speed and there will be photostops. To book your trip go to www.nsb.com

Oslo by Helicopter—Not only for Millionaires!

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BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS AT TAJ BOSTON

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BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS AT TAJ BOSTON: MONTHLY THROUGH NOVEMBER
Sophisticated ‘Last Friday’ Evenings Worthy of Maharajahs

Chef Prathapan’s Bollywood Nights menu features
classic Indian specialties and Indian fusion cuisine

Due to its popularity, the Bollywood Nights series at Taj Boston has been extended through November 2009. Held on the last Friday of the month, this is an Indian evening of dinner and dancing inspired by cultural traditions of the hotel’s 105-year old parent, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.

The ballroom is transformed into a palace salon where East meets West with exotic lighting and décor, jewel-toned draperies, silk pillows, mood-enhancing candles, Bollywood clips on screens, and dancing to international selections by a DJ.

Highlights include:

A choice of classic Indian culinary delights or Indian fusion cuisine from an artistic buffet, created by Chef Prabeen Prathapan, celebrated for his presentations of chicken and vegetarian kebabs, Pav Bhaji and Pani Puri and a light buffet of biryani, lentil, naan, cocktail masala wada and samosa
A cash bar featuring classic cocktails, Champagne, wines and signature Taj Palace Cocktails such as the Hyderabad Silver Martini, Jaipur Rose Martini and Jodhpur Blue Martini; Thandai and Cardamom tea are also available
Offered 7:30 p.m. to midnight on the last Friday of the month: April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30 and November 27
$45 per person including tax and gratuities
Reservations may be made by calling Restaurant Reservations, 617-598-5255
Guests may also inquire about Taj Boston’s Bollywood Night guest room rate, subject to availability on Friday evenings.

About Taj Boston
Taj Boston occupies the city’s most prestigious address at Arlington and Newbury Streets. Overlooking the Public Garden, the property is within walking distance of historic sites, theatre and financial districts as well as fashionable boutiques and galleries, and is just four miles from Boston’s Logan International Airport. This luxury hotel features 273 guestrooms, including 45 suites offering wood-burning fireplaces.

As a preferred social and business center, Taj Boston is noted for its fine dining in The Café, Afternoon Tea in The Lounge and cocktails in The Bar with live music playing, Chanel boutique in the lobby as well as state-of-the-art Cisco TelePresence Room, business and guest services. Acquired by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in January 2007, Taj Boston joins The Pierre in New York and Campton Place in San Francisco as the U.S. members of Taj Hotels’ luxury division. For reservations, contact (877) 482-5267 toll-free or visit www.tajhotels.com/boston.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest groups of hotels, comprising 64 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.

BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS AT TAJ BOSTON

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BOLLYWOOD NIGHTS AT TAJ BOSTON: MONTHLY THROUGH NOVEMBER
Sophisticated ‘Last Friday’ Evenings Worthy of Maharajahs

Chef Prathapan’s Bollywood Nights menu features
classic Indian specialties and Indian fusion cuisine

Due to its popularity, the Bollywood Nights series at Taj Boston has been extended through November 2009. Held on the last Friday of the month, this is an Indian evening of dinner and dancing inspired by cultural traditions of the hotel’s 105-year old parent, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.

The ballroom is transformed into a palace salon where East meets West with exotic lighting and décor, jewel-toned draperies, silk pillows, mood-enhancing candles, Bollywood clips on screens, and dancing to international selections by a DJ.

Highlights include:

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THE PIERRE TO RE-OPEN

THE PIERRE TO RE-OPEN JUNE 1, 2009

$100 Million Renovation Features Luxurious Guestrooms, Marble Baths & Redesigned Public Areas That Include First US Location for Noted London Restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre

The Pierre, the iconic U.S. flagship of Taj Hotels on New York’s Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, will re-open June 1 following a meticulous $100 million renovation to create new guestroom and bath interiors and to reconfigure first floor public areas to accommodate a new restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, as well as 2 East, a new lobby lounge, and a graciously welcoming reception area.

“We’re extremely pleased with the results of our transformed residential-style interiors. The designs perfectly complement The Pierre’s classic ambiance of quiet refinement and restore a sense of the property’s original grandeur,” said Heiko Kuenstle, General Manager, The Pierre. “We look forward to welcoming guests to our distinctive world of luxury. We’re also excited to join forces with Le Caprice to introduce our new brasserie-style restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, the first restaurant outside of London for this celebrated UK favorite.”

Guestrooms & Suites

All guestrooms and suites are being transformed to feature a warm, inviting residential-style décor with a feeling of quiet luxury. High ceilings and abundant natural light evoke a gracious, airy experience that enhances the new interiors. Color palettes, comprised of soft neutrals in pale ivory and taupe with tones of corals or blues, are contrasted with rich woods, tufted leather headboards and matching benches. Richly textured silk and brocade fabrics in elegant neutrals with tasteful accents of color adorn upholstery, pillows, draperies and bed throws. Hand-carved carpets ensure comfort and superb acoustical sound control. Fine arts consultant Mortimer Chatterjee, a former Christie’s UK auction house executive turned Mumbai gallery owner known for recognizing emerging talent and who researched the extensive art collection at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in preparation for its centenary in 2003, is hand-selecting artwork to complement the designs.

All bedrooms will feature an interactive 40-inch flat screen television, a Bose Wave Studio with iPod docking station, WiFi, a working desk with built-in data and power outlets, comfortable upholstered chairs and large new sound-insulated, energy efficient windows with both blackout draperies and sheers. Closets will be outfitted with an electronic safe complete with power outlet that accommodates laptops. Access to all guestrooms will be via a new state-of-the-art electronic key system.

A significant portion of the renovation focused on updating all guest bathrooms. New Turkish marble-clad guest bathrooms will feature a glass-walled shower with oversized showerhead and steam-free makeup, shaving and wall mirrors. A majority of the baths have been enlarged to also incorporate a separate soaking tub and a flat panel television.

The living ro
oms in all guest suites will feature similarly inviting color palettes, comfortably elegant plush sofas and chairs, rich wood cabinetry, side tables and desks in the style of classic antiques, and the Bose Home Theatre system. The decorative fireplace is trimmed with original architectural details that have been restored to match the original crown ceiling moldings and window frames, and fitted with romantic white pillar candles. Some suites will accommodate up to six connecting bedrooms under just one key, ideal for families, corporate travelers and heads of state. Several new signature suite designs, including two suites with spacious landscaped terraces suitable for grand-scale entertaining, will be unveiled later in 2009.

Public Areas To Include Le Caprice at The Pierre, First US Location of Celebrated UK Restaurant
The new designs for the first floor respect the neo-Georgian character of The Pierre’s grand public spaces, with decorative motifs, subtle embellishments and artful floor plans that perfectly accommodate sophisticated entertaining and hospitality for discerning guests. Upon completion, the gracious lobby level will feature a new restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre; 2 East, the new lobby lounge and bar, and a new central area for check-in and concierge assistance with greater guest access and floral designs from New York’s L’Olivier Floral Atelier. Second floor banquet spaces, which were previously restored during the first phase of The Pierre’s renovation program, have a dedicated entrance on 61st Street and remain open for meetings and events as guestroom and first floor renovations near completion.

The new restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, is due to open in summer 2009. Le Caprice first opened in 1947 and was re-fashioned in 1981 with contemporary black and white décor, David Bailey photographs and a long bar to break the mold of established restaurants and offer flexibility in the menu, but with a high level of quality and service. Long-said to be one of the jewels of London’s restaurant scene and a popular theatre haunt — “For nearly two decades a table at Le Caprice has been the stock exchange for the arts,” said AA Gill, Sunday Times restaurant critic — it is now part of Richard Caring’s Group, joining his other exclusive London dining establishments that include The Ivy, Annabel’s, Daphne’s, Wentworth Golf Club and Soho House. Caring and The Pierre have joined forces to recreate the celebrated brasserie-style restaurant within the hotel, which will feature timeless classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including its legendary Thai-baked sea bass and salmon fishcakes, in a convivial modern brasserie setting.

About The Designers
James Park Associates conceptualized The Pierre’s guestroom designs. The firm is noted for its portfolio of hospitality and luxury transportation projects that spans five continents and includes palaces, resorts, urban hotels and luxury cruise trains at the forefront of their respective industries.

Champalimaud, formerly known as Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates, created the designs for the new lobbies, including 2 East, as well as all function space on the second floor. The renowned interior design and interior architecture firm is celebrated for achieving highly individualized designs for its international clientele. Founded 27 years ago by Alexandra Champalimaud, the firm’s award-winning portfolio encompasses many of the world’s most successful hotels, restaurants and spas, as well as prestigious private residences and commercial spaces.

Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki, who can list Scott’s, Wentworth Grill, J Sheekey Oyster Bar and The Club at The Ivy among his considerable achievements, has been brought in to design Le Caprice at The Pierre.

About The Pierre
The Pierre, on Fifth Avenue overlooking New York’s Central Park, first opened in 1931. The iconic hotel with 189 guestrooms, including 49 suites, was acquired by Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces as the luxury chain’s U.S. flagship in 2005. The Pierre, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, will re-open June 1, 2009, following a $100 million renovations program. Rates begin at $895. To book reservations now, please call 1-800-743-7734 or visit http://www.tajhotels.com/pierre/.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest groups of hotels, comprising 64 hotels in 45 locations across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. For more information on Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces: www.tajhotels.com.

THE PIERRE TO RE-OPEN

THE PIERRE TO RE-OPEN JUNE 1, 2009

$100 Million Renovation Features Luxurious Guestrooms, Marble Baths & Redesigned Public Areas That Include First US Location for Noted London Restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre

The Pierre, the iconic U.S. flagship of Taj Hotels on New York’s Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, will re-open June 1 following a meticulous $100 million renovation to create new guestroom and bath interiors and to reconfigure first floor public areas to accommodate a new restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, as well as 2 East, a new lobby lounge, and a graciously welcoming reception area.

“We’re extremely pleased with the results of our transformed residential-style interiors. The designs perfectly complement The Pierre’s classic ambiance of quiet refinement and restore a sense of the property’s original grandeur,” said Heiko Kuenstle, General Manager, The Pierre. “We look forward to welcoming guests to our distinctive world of luxury. We’re also excited to join forces with Le Caprice to introduce our new brasserie-style restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, the first restaurant outside of London for this celebrated UK favorite.”

Guestrooms & Suites

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ST. BARTS HOTEL LE TOINY SHOWS OFF ITS NEW STRIPES

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ST. BARTS HOTEL LE TOINY SHOWS OFF ITS NEW STRIPES

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The chic 15 Villa Suites hotel known for its Toile du Jouy upholstered furnishings is now featuring a Toile du Soleil in all of its newly renovated Villa Suites. Brightly colored stripes that originated in the Basque region of France are featured in four different color schemes – red, mauve, blue and turquoise. According to General Managers Guy and Dagmar Lombard, the new stripes are more in tune with the times. But, for those guests who miss the pastoral scenes favored in Toile du Jouy the hotel provides four Villas which artfully mix a “jouy” with a “soleil”. New amenities also include Nespresso machines, a 40 inch television, and ipod docking station.

 

WET SHAVE ADDED TO SPA SERVICES

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Hotel Le Toiny’s new Serenity Spa Cottage features an outdoor barber’s shop with a planters’ chair where wet shaves are offered. The wet shave treatment incorporates the use of hot towels, a shaving cream applied with a badger bristle brush and finally a technician applying a straight edge blade for the cleanest and closest shave possible. Geo F. Trumper products are featured. The cost of the 35-minute Traditional Wet Shave is Euro 45 (about US$58) and the 60-minute Luxury Shave which incorporates an exfoliation, face and scalp massage is Euro 85 (about US$110).

 

SPECIAL STIMULUS AND SMART CAR PACKAGES OFFERED

Through April 15, 2009, Hotel Le Toiny is offering a $400 per couple daily stimulus for each booking. Guests may use their $400 credit toward dining and spa services. The hotel also offers a “Smart St.Barts” package which includes a ten to 40 percent discount per night depending upon the season plus a Smart Car for Island touring. Prices start at Euro 880 based upon the season.

 

For further information or to book a package, contact Hotel Le Toiny at 011-590-590-27-88-88 or e-mail reservations@letoiny.com.

 

About Hôtel Le Toiny

 

St. Barts’ Hôtel Le Toiny has been a favorite Caribbean hideaway since 1992. Private and discreet, the resort is located on a 38-acre parcel of land on the Island’s southeastern side. Consisting of 15 pastel-colored Villa Suites reflecting the French Colonial style, each accommodation offers a breathtaking ocean view, large terrace, private heated swimming pool and kitchenette. In 2008, Hôtel Le Toiny added an ocean view fitness center, a Serenity Spa Cottage and updated each Villa. In addition, a path was created for beach access. The resort is home to the popular Restaurant Le Gaïac featuring innovative French cuisine with a Creole accent. Hôtel Le Toiny is affiliated with Relais & Chateaux, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts.

ST. BARTS HOTEL LE TOINY SHOWS OFF ITS NEW STRIPES

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ST. BARTS HOTEL LE TOINY SHOWS OFF ITS NEW STRIPES

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The chic 15 Villa Suites hotel known for its Toile du Jouy upholstered furnishings is now featuring a Toile du Soleil in all of its newly renovated Villa Suites. Brightly colored stripes that originated in the Basque region of France are featured in four different color schemes – red, mauve, blue and turquoise. According to General Managers Guy and Dagmar Lombard, the new stripes are more in tune with the times. But, for those guests who miss the pastoral scenes favored in Toile du Jouy the hotel provides four Villas which artfully mix a “jouy” with a “soleil”. New amenities also include Nespresso machines, a 40 inch television, and ipod docking station.

 

WET SHAVE ADDED TO SPA SERVICES

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Hotel Le Toiny’s new Serenity Spa Cottage features an outdoor barber’s shop with a planters’ chair where wet shaves are offered. The wet shave treatment incorporates the use of hot towels, a shaving cream applied with a badger bristle brush and finally a technician applying a straight edge blade for the cleanest and closest shave possible. Geo F. Trumper products are featured. The cost of the 35-minute Traditional Wet Shave is Euro 45 (about US$58) and the 60-minute Luxury Shave which incorporates an exfoliation, face and scalp massage is Euro 85 (about US$110).

 

SPECIAL STIMULUS AND SMART CAR PACKAGES OFFERED

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