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PARK LIFE COMES TO LONDONLondon opened its arms to a new hotel this September. The Dorchester Collection's 45Park Lane is Mayfair's latest luxury abode, and with its prestigious location, panoramicviews across the city and impressive interior - designed by renowned architect anddesigner Thierry Despont - it has all the ingredients of a winning establishment. The hotelpromises to provide a sleek and personal service and has capped the rooms to 45 in orderto ensure it offers the most exclusive experience. But excellent service is not the only thingthe hotel will offer. With Wolfgang Puck's CUT restaurant occupying the ground floor, it is alsoset to deliver an impressive dining experience. www.45parklane.comtravelnewsFour Seasons, 10 million treesIt's party time for Four Seasons, as 2011marks its 50th birthday. However, it seemsthis celebrated hotel group is in more of agiving than a receiving mood. To mark itsgrand age, the company is planting 10 milliontrees worldwide to demonstrate its commitmentto support sustainability. www.fourseasons.com On course for successDesigned against a Tuscan backdrop bylegendary PGA champion Tom Weiskopf,Castiglion del Bosco's new 18-hole DragoGolf Club in the Italian countryside is set tobe a sure hit. It offers exclusive use tomembers and guests of the Castiglion delBosco estate, and features the longest holein Europe: the 685-yard 13th. www.castigliondelbosco.itAUTUMN 2011I sea&iI31Photography: Four Seasons/Gortz, Markus

32Isea&iIAUTUMN 2011Fit for the bestChanging the face of exercise and nutrition in theprincipality of Monaco is the recently opened BeFit - a new body management centre offeringcustomised, personal training combined with arange of related services. Experts provideexercise and nutrition programmes to educateclients, highlighting existing issues and habitsand helping them maintain the positive resultsthey have worked hard to achieve. Be Fit's studiois equipped with all the latest equipment, andevery client is trained individually with tailor-made packages to ensure that each attains theresults they desire. The large studio ensuresprivacy, and a full concierge service combinesintensive training courses, nutrition packages,flights and accommodation. www.befitmonaco.com EAST TRAVELS WESTMandarin Oriental has chosen Paris'most distinguished address as thesite for its newest opening. Located on thefamously fashionable Rue Saint-Honoré,the hotel is immersed in haute couture.Guests will no doubt be suitably impressedwith its luxurious interior. Combiningoriental influences with Art Deco touchesand Parisian elegance, the décor is puresophistication. The hotel has 99 luxuriousrooms and 39 suites, two restaurantsheaded by two-Michelin starred chefThierry Marx, one of the largest spas in thecapital and a vast indoor pool. With sucha prime location, and a wide array offacilities on offer, this hotel promises tobe popular with chic globetrottersplanning a stay in the stylish French capital.www.mandarinoriental.com/paris