French patissier-chocolatier Pierre Hermé – whose delicious macaroons grace the Hotel des Academies et des Arts in Paris, is opening a boutique patisserie in London this year. The shop, opening in Knightsbridge in the spring, will be called Pierre Hermé Paris.
Hermé, who in addition to his four Paris boutiques and the presence at the Hotel des Academies et des Arts, also has a high-street presence in Tokyo.
Hermé has been credited with expanding the horizons of macaroon making, introducing flavours such as rose and pistachio. Hermé’s macaroons and chocolates will be on sale at Selfridges in London from the 5th February until the Knightsbridge boutique opens in the spring. Can’t wait? Sample his macaroons at the Chez Charlotte Tea Room in the Hotel des Academies et des Arts in Paris.
White Line Hotels announces the first batch of COLLABORATORS - a collection of local like-minded, hand made, products & services that we simply love & respect, fitting closely to the style of independence found in our hotels.
Beyond being cool, these are genuine people that together are reflective of our culture – we will be sharing tit-bits (what a lovely word indeed) from their stories, news pieces and general product infos.
Take a peep www.whitelinehotels.com/collaborators
The 14th February is a day of love, so why not give someone something special?
With two special offers, you can enjoy Valentines with your loved one in the Greulich Hotel, Zurich. Eat and stay, or just eat, you choose:
Their special Be My Valentine package for arrival on the night of the 13th includes:
1 night accommodation for two people in a Junior Suite
1 bottle of Cava and a chocolate heart in your room
Romantic breakfast served in your room
Late check-out until 13:00
All for CHF 450 (circa € 305)
Treat yourselves to a romantic dinner for two in the Greulich’s Catalonian restaurant and the above for CHF 610 (circa. € 415)
Chilled Prosecco, warm cozy coffee aroma in the air and the Greulich team serving you a breakfast that fills you with love. Egg in all its variations, bread, croissants, pigtail, sweets, cheese, salami, fruit, tortillas and much more. Salmon, cupcakes and other goodies in pink give the breakfast an extra sweetness.
The Tête-à-Tête Valentine’s Brunch costs CHF 55.
If you’re looking for something special to do on Valentines day, why not a day at the races? The White Turf races in St. Moritz on Valentines day offer a totally unique experience, unlike any other race day.
The first three Sundays in February will see more than 35,000 spectators attend the White Turf events in St. Moritz, which range from high-speed sprints to skijöring.
Besides sprint races and gallop races, other flat races over various lengths and trotting races will be held over the series. The White Turf world exclusive, the Skikjöring, is a particular favourite with the spectators. The skiers are pulled by riderless thoroughbreds over a distance of 2,700m at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Courage, stamina, strength and skiing skills decide who will collect the greatest number of points over the three race Sundays in order to be crowned the year’s ‘King of the Engadine’.
The events culminate with the ‘Grand Prix of St. Moritz’, held on the third race Sunday for the 71st time this year. It is the most lucrative race in Switzerland, with prize money of CHF 121,121. Besides the captivating equestrian sports, show interludes – such as this year’s appearance of a riderless ‘Hungarian Post’ with eight thoroughbreds – art, international catering and live music are also an integral part of the event on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.
White Turf, an internationally renowned horse race that attracts some of the world’s best jockeys, dates back to 1907. For more information, check out the White Turf website. The Greulich Hotel will provide you with the perfect retreat to unwind in after a day of equine entertainment and if you’re planning on being at the races on the 14th, what better way to do it than with the Greulich’s Valentines weekend offer.
We are delighted to share with you the LANCHID 19 in Budapest is the latest indie property to join our collection.
Surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage buildings and views to die for, the Lanchid 19 (Chain) is a testament to the newfangled spirit found in the historic yet progressive Hungarian capital, situated on the riverbanks of the mighty Danube.
The owners, a local duo, pulled together a regional team of both emerging and established local craftsmen, artists and designers. The brief was to reflect the influences of the river, capture the spirit of the new and pay respect to the history of the buildings’ location – the award winning result is visionary and has a direct link to the neighbourhood conversation with the past.
Powerful elements of water are translated throughout the build from the iconic movable glass façade which drapes the hotel– a piece of commissioned constructional artwork to the careful selection of furnishings that reflect some of the Bauhaus spirited movement with the modern approach of fun.
Discover the hotel for yourself over here.