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ALL SHOOK UPThe Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China, has opened its doors to the highlyanticipated perpetual motion restaurant Shook! Originally launched in Kuala Lumpur,the successful restaurant has set up a new residence on the fifth floor of this chicRenaissance-style heritage hotel. Here, four epicurean chefs take guests on a culinaryjourney with four distinct cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Southeast Asian and modern Western.Famous for following seasonal trends, Shook!'s head chef Kevin Cape uses the freshestingredients to create notable dishes, which include his snow-white dancing prawns andCajun style seabass. Before dining, take a small detour and swing by The Time Bar, anothernew establishment within the hotel. Scour its diverse cocktail list then sit back and enjoyyour drink while looking out over the Huangpu River. suitesThanos Hotels demonstrated a whole newlevel of luxury when it unveiled two newsuites this summer. The Aether suite at itsAnassa hotel and the garden studio suite atAnnabelle are completely unique, but eachboast private pools, breathtaking views andexpansive terraces. www.thanoshotels.comSwede dreamsThe Grand Hâ„¢tel in Stockholm, Sweden, hasinvested in the redesign of several of itsrooms and suites. All positioned on the firstand second floor of the original hotelbuilding, the new rooms are a bid by themanagement to propel the establishmentonto Europe's top ten hotels list by 2015. www.grandhotel.seAUTUMN 2011I sea&iI35

36Isea&iIAUTUMN 2011TARA, MONTENEGROFollowing the huge popularity of its previous developments,Porto Montenegro launched its fifth residential building, Tara,in the Balkan state of Montenegro this summer. Situated inVenice Square, Tara comprises studios, one- to three-bedroomapartments, and deluxe penthouses with expansive views over-looking the marina. Over the last few years, Montenegro hasemerged as a holiday hotspot and a popular yacht-ing destination, largely thanks to its great beauty and charm- comparable to nearby Croatia but minus the crowds. Prices for the development start from ?6,000 per square metre (10sqft).www.portomontenegro.comROYAL WESTMORELAND, BARBADOSIt is not often that a property comes up for sale with360-degree views, beautiful design and vast spaces. The RoyalWestmoreland villa in Barbados is an exception. Located on theWestmoreland ridge of St James, this stunning home is finishedto the highest specifications. Designed by Shawna Beechley ofArchitects Cubed, the villa has strong tropical and Zen influencesrunning throughout, giving it a welcoming, peaceful feel.Spacious living areas open onto sprawling terraces, a largeinfinity edged pool, a spa, waterfall pools and a slate-linedpond, all of which have been designed to compliment the lie of the land. Inside, there are five en-suite bedrooms, anentertainment room, a gym, a study and numerous bathroomsequipped with exclusive features, including a Picassobathtub and large limestone tiles imported from Portugal.The asking price is US$5,500,000.