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VICEROY GOES INTERNATIONAL T he Caribbean island of Anguilla has recently been embellished with a new hotel - Viceroy Anguilla Resort & Residence: the first of the Viceroy brand of hotels to go international. Viceroy Anguilla is set in 35 acres and comprises 166 beachfront and bluff-top villas, sophisticated town homes and opulent resort residences. Driftwood lamps, travertine marble floors, hand- carved wood sculptures and beaded African artwork lend an eclectic feel, while the Sunset Lounge and Cobà restaurant take care of gourmet requirements. A waterside spa and fitness centre add to the resort's attractions. www. viceroyanguilla. com New to The Strip It's a city known for its remarkable hotels, but Vegas is nevertheless hyped about the arrival of its latest 47- storey property - the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. In the heart of The Strip, it has 392 guests rooms and suites, an holistic spa and a 23rd- floor sky lobby that's described as " an oasis of oriental calm". As such, it caters for the traveller wanting all the buzz and bright lights of Vegas, with the option of escaping it all in luxury. Mandarin Oriental is also due to open doors in Barcelona in Spain. Located on the city's famous Passeig de Gràcia, the new hotel occupies a mid- 20th century building and has a stylish contemporary interior. www. mandarinoriental. com 30Isea& iIWINTER 2010 Hong Kong highlight The Hullett House ( built in 1884 and one of the oldest government buildings in Hong Kong), has a new lease of life as a venue for a boutique hotel, restaurants, a mall and cultural spaces. In the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, this historic building blends the best of old and new. www. hulletthouse. com Barcelona's best Following its ? 20million ($ 29.5million) refurbishment, the Hotel Palace Barcelona ( above) - previously the Ritz Barcelona - has just reopened three of its floors. This January the rest of the hotel will be unveiled to further fanfare. www. hotelpalacebarcelona. com W Hotels sets trends W Hotels is launching its own clothing and jewellery line. Global Glam will feature fashions by new and known designers and will initially be sold in W properties in downtown Manhattan, Miami, Chile, Hong Kong and Istanbul. www. whotels. com

Back to Black Legend Supper in the glamorous city of Monaco just stepped up a notch with the opening of Black Legend. Echoing the spirit of Motown music, this restaurant, lounge bar and disco is situated near the Monaco Yacht Club and will transport guests back in time with live music, an exclusive private club ambiance, a huge terrace with har-bour views and vintage and modern décor that reflects Manhattan in the 1970s. Opening night in October set the standard with special guest appearances by The Supremes and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. www. black- legend. com WINTER 2010I sea& iI31 travelnews TUSCAN TREASURE O n the sloping hills of Fiesole, moments from Florence, a 15th century villa invites guests to enjoy a privileged hotel experience. Il Salviatino is set in 11 acres of Tuscan gardens and the 61 rooms and suites, each individually designed, are appropriately laced with frescoes, handcrafted leathers, marble fireplaces, works of art and ancient mosaics. The penthouse suite is in the villa's tower, and has its own external plunge pool, intimate terrace and breathtaking views of Florence and the surrounding countryside. A day spa is tucked away in the terraced gardens, along with a pool and fitness centre, and the restaurant offers fine Florentine gastronomy from a chef with Michelin- starred experience. www. salviatino. com