Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

Vintage Photo Series – Escoffier

For the episode of our “Vintage Photo Series” we bring you an icon of gastronomy – Georges Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier worked at The Savoy, London from 1890 – 1898 where, alongside César Ritz, he made The Savoy an instant success, attracting a … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

I am always surprised when mentioning the words Seafood Bar and Grill how many people are put off visiting as they don’t like seafood.  Take a tip from me, you might miss something if you take this attitude as there’s … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts #13: The Tale of a World-Famous Gingerbread House

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco, has delighted guests with its world-famous gingerbread house every Christmas. The tasty festive display measures an impressive  6.7 metres high by 7 metres wide and each year the pastry shop staff … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: The Waterfront Old Fashioned

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we are visiting The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, to sample their signature cocktail The Waterfront Old Fashioned. This classic  cocktail has been given the a personal touch with the addition of honey … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: Purity H2O

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we are visiting the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, to try their signature cocktail Purity H2O. This refreshing vodka based cocktail is made using the latest mixology technology – the cocktail siphon. The siphon creates a … Continue reading

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A Roman Engineering Feat in Segovia, Spain

When travelling home from Abadia Retuerta LeDomane, en route to Madrid, I stopped off in the ancient city of Segovia for a brief moment to marvel at one of the most incredible engineering projects I have ever seen. The Roman Aqueduct … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: Pearls of Baku

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we are visiting the newly opened Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers, Azerbaijan. The history of Azerbaijan is inseparably linked to the cultivation of pomegranates and this refreshingly pink cocktails celebrates this to a T! … Continue reading

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