VIP Rooms – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ Thu, 19 May 2022 13:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nkfan.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png VIP Rooms – NKFAN http://nkfan.net/ 32 32 10 Canadian Spas Have Been Named Some Of The Best In The World And They Look Absolutely Dreamy https://nkfan.net/10-canadian-spas-have-been-named-some-of-the-best-in-the-world-and-they-look-absolutely-dreamy-2/ Thu, 19 May 2022 13:40:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/10-canadian-spas-have-been-named-some-of-the-best-in-the-world-and-they-look-absolutely-dreamy-2/ The best spas in Canada have been revealed and you will definitely want to add them to your list of relaxing places to visit. the Forbes travel guidewhich claims to be “the world’s authority on luxury hospitality,” recently added ten Canadian spas to its list of places that have earned “star ratings.” To decide which […]]]>

The best spas in Canada have been revealed and you will definitely want to add them to your list of relaxing places to visit.

the Forbes travel guidewhich claims to be “the world’s authority on luxury hospitality,” recently added ten Canadian spas to its list of places that have earned “star ratings.”

To decide which locations make the list, Forbes goes through rigorous inspections to determine who should be included.

“We visit all of the hotels, restaurants and spas that we rate by stars, paying our own way and staying anonymously as a typical guest,” they shared.

“No one can buy a rating under any circumstances. Every star rating is achieved through our objective, independent process.”

Take a look below to find out which places have earned a place among the best spas in Canada!

CHI, the Shangri-La Hotel Spa

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 1128 West Georgia Street, Fifth Floor, Vancouver, BC

Why you have to go: With treatments inspired by the west coast of British Columbia, you know it’s going to be a treat.

“Whether you opt for one of the signature massages or try something new with the wellness massages, you’ll be more than relaxed during your treatment,” Forbes says.

Website

Sense, a rosewood spa

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Why you need to go: Tucked away in a boutique hotel, a hot cup of vanilla rooibos tea and a refreshing face towel welcome you to the spa.

They also offer 25-minute “tapas” treatments for clients on the go where you can enjoy things like a scalp massage or a ginger scrub.

Website

The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Star rating: 5 stars

Address: 1440, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: According to the Inspector, the spa’s signature treatments are inspired by the hotel’s location on the Golden Square Mile.

“Deals include the Rose Gold Hydrating Facial, featuring a rose-scented gold mask that helps strengthen skin and repair micro-damage, and the Golden Glow Body Treatment, an exfoliating scrub with golden sugar and a hot stone massage with essential oil with golden reflections. ”

What indulgence!

Website

The spa at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC

Why you should go: Because if you don’t want to leave your cozy room, you can order a massage just for you!

“The spa’s tranquil setting is both private and welcoming,” notes the inspector if you decide to visit the spa. “Customers feel like the real world is miles away

Website

The spa at the Four Seasons Toronto

Star rating: 5 stars

Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Why you need to go: If you’re looking for a bit of everything, this might be the right place for you as it has 16 treatment rooms, a hair and nail bar, and an indoor pool and a hot tub.

“The spa is often referred to as ‘Cloud 9,’ serving as a heavenly escape from the hustle and bustle of the city,” says Forbes. “Sit back, relax and let the team organize your personalized experience.”

Website

The Spa at the St. Regis Toronto

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 325 Bay Street, 31st Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: “Sip a chilled white wine in the wine bar during a manicure or sample a rare Scotch (from the hotel’s collection) in the VIP lounge in front of a flickering fireplace”, advises the inspector .

“It’s a special place for residents and visitors to relax, recharge and soothe those tired muscles.”

Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to enjoy the swimming pool!

Website

Spa at Hazelton

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Why you should go: Inspector Forbes notes that with personalized treatments, you’re sure to leave the establishment glowing.

“Signature facials are designed to repair skin at a deep cellular level – effective ingredients like glacial spring water and botanical extracts aim to do just that.”

Website

Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Ritz-Carlton

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON

Why you should go: Inspector Forbes advises you to reserve the “Cloud 9 massage” for a special treatment.

“With aromas such as Niagara lavender, Quebec sage, Canadian organic pumpkin, red raspberry and cranberry oils, this massage is a treat for all your senses.”

Website

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB

Why you need to go: “Tucked away inside the castle-like Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Willow Stream Spa offers everything from an indoor Hungarian mineral pool to use of a full-service gym complete,” notes Forbes.

Be sure to try Rocky Mountain Rehydration to quench your thirsty skin!

Website

Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Why you need to go: While enjoying one of the most beautiful terraces in town, you’ll also have the chance to indulge in a mixed infrared sauna and two hot tubs where you can relax and enjoy the view on the city.

So relaxing!

Website

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See what’s inside a former Chesterfield nightclub which closed 10 years ago and is now up for auction for £270,000 https://nkfan.net/see-whats-inside-a-former-chesterfield-nightclub-which-closed-10-years-ago-and-is-now-up-for-auction-for-270000/ Tue, 17 May 2022 16:53:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/see-whats-inside-a-former-chesterfield-nightclub-which-closed-10-years-ago-and-is-now-up-for-auction-for-270000/ Remnants of the last party at the Department nightclub linger even though the Chesterfield venue closed over a decade ago. The DJ booth remains in situ, as do the private pods and VIP area where friends gathered for intimate celebrations. No doubt the property owner hopes to throw his own party when the three-story building […]]]>

Remnants of the last party at the Department nightclub linger even though the Chesterfield venue closed over a decade ago.

The DJ booth remains in situ, as do the private pods and VIP area where friends gathered for intimate celebrations.

No doubt the property owner hopes to throw his own party when the three-story building is finally sold.

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Paneled VIP bar topped with empty Jagermeister bottles.

The Art Deco premises in Cavendish Street have been up for rent, for sale and up for auction since the DJ played the last track. And as the property failed to reach its reserve price last month, it is there for the next online auction on Thursday May 26 – with a price tag of £270,000 plus costs.

Keen to see the building’s potential, The Derbyshire Times was granted unrestricted access to move freely through the maze of small rooms and many stairways.

Feeling like urban explorers but staying on the right side of the law, we searched for clues that hinted at the building’s past life. We saw posters on the walls indicating band nights with Take The Seven high on the list for October, even though the year was missing. An adjacent poster advertised a concert for 2011 while in another room band flyers littered the floor.

The wow factor was on the second floor where a huge dance floor is surrounded on three sides by bars. The DJ booth is in front of a stage and there’s an elevated VIP lounge area with its own high-end wood-panelled bar. The walls are painted dark pink and there’s even color-coordinated artwork still on the wall.

The former Department nightclub on Cavendish Street, Chesterfield, will go up for auction on May 26, 2022.

Several doors leading to the dance hall give access to more small rooms. Scrawled on one of those front doors is “Steve the Sky Builder.”

A pile of red and black rags was shoved under a dressing room door presumably judging by the mirror. Curiosity got the better of me and my investigation unearthed a Halloween wall decoration, shaped to look like a ghost.

Dark nightclubs have been the haunt of many teenagers over the generations – but one where the lights have been permanently turned off for a decade is decidedly spooky!

Torchlight guided us up the stairs and at the staff entrance we found a rolled up poster for the 2019 movie Playing With Fire. This gave an indication of the club’s previous existence as a Regal Cinema, although the poster arrived 16 years too late to feature in the picture house’s advertising.

The dance hall of the Department’s former nightclub.

To the untrained eye, nothing seems to remain of the Regal, although it has been suggested that there is a movie-related metal archway in one of the smaller rooms.

The big question is what will happen to the building where household retailer Boyes holds the lease on the ground floor. With its labyrinth of small rooms, the former nightclub/cinema would be an ideal place for start-ups, offices or even opulent apartments.

Private pod in the former Department nightclub.
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10 Canadian Spas Have Been Named Some Of The Best In The World And They Look Absolutely Dreamy https://nkfan.net/10-canadian-spas-have-been-named-some-of-the-best-in-the-world-and-they-look-absolutely-dreamy/ Sun, 15 May 2022 22:17:48 +0000 https://nkfan.net/10-canadian-spas-have-been-named-some-of-the-best-in-the-world-and-they-look-absolutely-dreamy/ The best spas in Canada have been revealed and you will definitely want to add them to your list of places to relax. the Forbes travel guidewhich claims to be “the world’s authority on luxury hospitality,” recently added ten Canadian spas to its list of places that have earned “star ratings.” To decide which locations […]]]>

The best spas in Canada have been revealed and you will definitely want to add them to your list of places to relax.

the Forbes travel guidewhich claims to be “the world’s authority on luxury hospitality,” recently added ten Canadian spas to its list of places that have earned “star ratings.”

To decide which locations make the list, Forbes goes through rigorous inspections to determine who should be included.

“We visit all of the hotels, restaurants and spas that we rate by stars, paying our own way and staying anonymously as a typical guest,” they shared.

“No one can buy a rating under any circumstances. Every star rating is achieved through our objective, independent process.”

Take a look below to find out which places have earned a place among the best spas in Canada!

CHI, the Shangri-La Hotel Spa

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 1128 West Georgia Street, Fifth Floor, Vancouver, BC

Why you need to go: With treatments inspired by the west coast of British Columbia, you know it’s going to be a treat.

“Whether you opt for one of the signature massages or try something new with the wellness massages, you’ll be more than relaxed during your treatment,” says Forbes.

Website

Sense, a rosewood spa

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Why you need to go: Tucked away in a boutique hotel, a hot cup of vanilla rooibos tea and a refreshing face towel welcome you to the spa.

They also offer 25-minute “tapas” treatments for clients on the go where you can enjoy things like a scalp massage or a ginger scrub.

Website

The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Star rating: 5 stars

Address: 1440, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC

Why you should go: According to the Inspector, the spa’s signature treatments are inspired by the hotel’s location on the Golden Square Mile.

“Deals include the Rose Gold Hydrating Facial, featuring a rose-scented gold mask that helps strengthen skin and repair micro-damage, and the Golden Glow Body Treatment, an exfoliating scrub with golden sugar and a hot stone massage with essential oil with golden reflections. ”

What indulgence!

Website

The spa at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC

Why you should go: Because if you don’t want to leave your cozy room, you can order a massage just for you!

“The spa’s tranquil setting is both private and welcoming,” notes the inspector if you decide to visit the spa. “Customers feel like the real world is miles away

Website

The spa at the Four Seasons Toronto

Star rating: 5 stars

Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Why you need to go: If you’re looking for a bit of everything, this might be the right place for you as it has 16 treatment rooms, a hair and nail bar, and an indoor pool and a hot tub.

“The spa is often referred to as ‘Cloud 9,’ serving as a heavenly escape from the hustle and bustle of the city,” says Forbes. “Sit back, relax and let the team organize your personalized experience.”

Website

The Spa at the St. Regis Toronto

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 325 Bay Street, 31st Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: “Sip a chilled white wine in the wine bar during a manicure or sample a rare Scotch (from the hotel’s collection) in the VIP lounge in front of a flickering fireplace”, advises the inspector .

“It’s a special place for residents and visitors to relax, recharge and soothe those tired muscles.”

Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to enjoy the swimming pool!

Website

Spa at Hazelton

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Why you should go: Inspector Forbes notes that with personalized treatments, you’re sure to leave the establishment glowing.

“Signature facials are designed to repair skin at a deep cellular level – effective ingredients like glacial spring water and botanical extracts aim to do just that.”

Website

Spa My Blend by Clarins at the Ritz-Carlton

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON

Why you should go: Inspector Forbes advises you to book the “Cloud 9 massage” for a special treat.

“With aromas such as Niagara lavender, Quebec sage, Canadian organic pumpkin, red raspberry and cranberry oils, this massage is a treat for all your senses.”

Website

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB

Why you need to go: “Tucked away inside the castle-like Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Willow Stream Spa offers everything from an indoor Hungarian mineral pool to use of a full-service gym complete,” notes Forbes.

Be sure to try Rocky Mountain Rehydration to quench your thirsty skin!

Website

Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Star rating: 4 stars

Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Why you need to go: While enjoying one of the most beautiful terraces in town, you’ll also have the chance to indulge in a mixed infrared sauna and two hot tubs where you can relax and enjoy the view on the city.

So relaxing!

Website

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“All VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into staff management blocks”, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann https://nkfan.net/all-vip-rooms-in-prisons-will-be-converted-into-staff-management-blocks-punjab-cm-bhagwant-mann/ Sat, 14 May 2022 09:45:22 +0000 https://nkfan.net/all-vip-rooms-in-prisons-will-be-converted-into-staff-management-blocks-punjab-cm-bhagwant-mann/ On Saturday, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced the closure of VIP cells in Punjab prisons, suggesting that all VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into management blocks for state prison staff. “In a bid to end VIP culture, all VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into prison management blocks to ensure the proper […]]]>

On Saturday, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced the closure of VIP cells in Punjab prisons, suggesting that all VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into management blocks for state prison staff.

“In a bid to end VIP culture, all VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into prison management blocks to ensure the proper functioning of prison staff. Relevant officers will be held accountable for negligence in prison and strict measures will be taken,” said Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader mentioned in a video shared on Twitter that more than 700 mobile phones were seized from imprisoned gangsters.

“We recovered 710 gangster mobile phones from the prison premises. We have also taken action against those who have introduced telephones into prisons. A special investigation team will investigate these cases. FIRs have been registered and some officers suspended,” he said.

Listing the initiatives taken under his leadership, Mann said his government had taken action within 50 days, which had not been done for 50 years.

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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 3:15 PM IST

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The best Maldives resorts to book for your ultimate island getaway https://nkfan.net/the-best-maldives-resorts-to-book-for-your-ultimate-island-getaway/ Thu, 12 May 2022 09:44:45 +0000 https://nkfan.net/the-best-maldives-resorts-to-book-for-your-ultimate-island-getaway/ We are no strangers to the paradise destination that is the Maldives. The tropical archipelago is famous for its enchanting beaches, crystal clear waters and marine life, but above all, how isolated it is from the rest of the world. The remote location makes for an intimate vacation, ideal for those looking to disconnect from […]]]>

We are no strangers to the paradise destination that is the Maldives. The tropical archipelago is famous for its enchanting beaches, crystal clear waters and marine life, but above all, how isolated it is from the rest of the world.

The remote location makes for an intimate vacation, ideal for those looking to disconnect from their hectic lives and reconnect with nature and what it feels like to be truly immersed and present in the moment. In today’s hectic world, that’s really the only thing we all need.

We totally understand that a trip to the Maldives might not be as affordable as other closer places like Bali, but if there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that we we should just take the plunge and travel the world when we can. Plus, you’ve saved on travel costs over the past two years, so you totally deserve a good splurge. We are facilitators, we know that.

With over 100 resorts spread across the atolls, it’s hard to choose which one(s) to stay at. From relatively more affordable options to luxury stays, read on to discover the best Maldives hotels to book.

The best Maldives resorts to book for your ultimate island getaway:

(Hero and star image credit: Maldives patina)

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The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Contrary to its name, the Standard experience is anything but standard. While most Maldivian resorts amp up the tropical island experience, The Standard Maldives strays from convention, with unique features like a shimmering disco ball that dangles above the bathtub in every villa bedroom , and neon color accents all around. Afternoons are best spent at the center of the pool where DJs spin groovy tunes, perfect with food and booze from one of the resort’s six restaurants that offer local and global cuisine.

Address

Huruvalhi, Maldives

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Randheli White Horse

If you have a sense of aesthetics, you will be delighted as soon as you enter Cheval Blanc Randheli. The 45-villa locale was designed by famed Jean-Michel Gath, and no detail is overlooked in the expansive space. The elegant experience of barefoot living guarantees you a refined and tasteful experience in one of the contemporary designed thatched roof villas. Those who prefer fine dining can feast at Restaurant 1947, but those who enjoy more casual fare will love the mix of pizzas, burgers and wraps at White’s and Deelani. In terms of activities, immerse yourself in the golf simulator, the Dive Center or the relaxing Spa Guerlain.

Address

Randheli Island, Noonu Randheli Island Atoll, 04130, Maldives

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The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Located in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is an overwater hotel that dazzles guests from the moment they arrive. The clear turquoise waters teem with marine life, and that ocean element translates into the hotel’s design as well. There are 41 rooms on the island and 29 villas overseas in six categories, so there’s sure to be one to suit your budget. If you have Marriott points to spare, the Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort should be one of your top choices.

Address

Miriandhoo Island Baa Atoll, 06060, Maldives

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InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

The ultra-luxe InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is home to 81 types of lagoon and beach villas, with sparkling beaches and sea views, of course. You cannot miss the activities of the nautical center; it is staffed by marine biologists and you can arrange snorkeling and diving trips to the beautiful reefs in the area. A trip to the spa should be on your itinerary, with six beautiful overwater treatment rooms to completely unwind. Those who prefer traditional remedies will also appreciate that the resort has an on-site TCM doctor.

Address

Maamunagau Island Raa Atoll, 05060, Maldives

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The Nautilus of the Maldives

An experience with The Nautilus Maldives begins as soon as you touch down on the tarmac in Male. Rather than wading through crowds at the airport, you’re led to the VIP lounge to clear immigration and customs privately, before boarding the seaplane directly from the lounge for your 30-minute seaplane ride. The resort is home to 26 homes on the beach or over the water, with custom touches throughout. Think of a mini-bar, a collection of books, a library of films and a pool temperature adapted to your tastes via a pre-arrival conversation with your butler. Don’t want to use Hermes or Penhaligons for your bath products? You also have the choice between an organic range.

Address

Thiladhoo, Baa Atoll 20066, Maldives

Nature and architecture are one here at Patina Maldives. The One Bedroom Sunset Water Pool Villa Twin – an overwater villa that offers incredible sunsets and a private pool – is a luxurious option that will give you the best photos of the Maldives during your stay. If you prefer to be on land, however, the One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa is an equally gorgeous option that offers a private garden, private pool and oversized outdoor tub. The venue was designed to be environmentally focused – no single-use plastic can be found on the site, and the area is dotted with 16,800 trees and 320,000 shrubs that were transplanted from islands that were to be cleared for industrial purposes. You can spend your days dining in one of the 12 restaurant concepts or at the spa for a moment of relaxation.

Address

Fari Islands, North Malé Atoll, 20026 Republic of Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah is an all-villa resort, perfect for those looking for a time away from the hustle and bustle of life. A popular option for many A-list celebrities (think Gordon Ramsay, Milla Jovovich, Russell Crowe, David Beckham and Tom Cruise), you can be promised a level of privacy you won’t find elsewhere. If you’re looking to splurge, book The Grand Sunset Residence which boasts its own private beach, outdoor cinema and choice of pools.

Address

Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll, Male 08440, Maldives

Well-being enthusiasts, here is one for you. Joali Being, the newest resort in the Maldives, focuses on personal well-being and connection to nature, while providing you with the same kind of impeccable service and amenities you would expect from a high-end hotel . The 68 private beach and overwater villas all come with private pools and are spacious with high ceilings and soothing with a neutral cream palette.

Meals are organized with a land-to-table concept (i.e. using ingredients researched, sourced and grown on the island), with calorie intake and dietary information also provided. After participating in a host of wellness activities like anti-gravity yoga and sound healing, return to a bed of your choice; The resort has a sleep menu that lets you choose your pillows and even your mattress for the ultimate good night’s sleep.

Address

Bodufushi Island, Maldives


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Inside Mexico City’s New Casa Polanco Boutique Hotel – Robb Report https://nkfan.net/inside-mexico-citys-new-casa-polanco-boutique-hotel-robb-report/ Tue, 10 May 2022 16:35:04 +0000 https://nkfan.net/inside-mexico-citys-new-casa-polanco-boutique-hotel-robb-report/ For many travelers and locals, Polanco de Mexico is an easy choice for the preferred neighborhood. Located near Chapultepec Park and the main thoroughfare Paseo de la Reforma, the leafy neighborhood is home to upscale boutiques, diverse restaurants, intimate parks, and quiet side streets lined with elegant historic homes and apartment buildings. apartments. These are […]]]>

For many travelers and locals, Polanco de Mexico is an easy choice for the preferred neighborhood. Located near Chapultepec Park and the main thoroughfare Paseo de la Reforma, the leafy neighborhood is home to upscale boutiques, diverse restaurants, intimate parks, and quiet side streets lined with elegant historic homes and apartment buildings. apartments. These are the streets that real estate investor and developer Octavio Aguilar, a Polanco resident for 25 years, travels to scout for his next project. Since the early 2000s, Aguilar has sought out buildings that have been historically designated (meaning they cannot be demolished) and then, as he puts it, “buys them and protects them” by remodeling them and restoring them to their original glory, then finding them a new purpose; many have been transformed into offices or shops, for example.

So when Aguilar learned that a stunning 1940s private home facing Lincoln Park — built in what was called the “California” style (with many Spanish Colonial Revival elements) — might be available, he worked hard to make sure the then owner felt comfortable that he would put it in good hands, as the place had only had two owners during his lifetime. Once it was purchased, Aguilar’s team worked to “bring it back to its original days – a lot had been added over the years – and bring it back to life”.

During the three and a half year process, there were some thoughts about what this exceptional space could become; at one point there was talk of renting it from the Danish embassy. “But suddenly I thought it should be a place where people can stay,” says Aguilar. “It has to be a place where people can come and have the Polanco experience.” And so, Casa Polanco was born.

The facade of the historic mansion

Casa Polanco

“It’s more of a passion project than a business,” Aguilar says of the 19-room boutique hotel, which is slated to open June 1. “I wanted to have this place in our family. There is no other place in town that can give you that sense of belonging.” Indeed, Aguilar’s passion for architecture, art, and design — and his life of travel — have fueled every part of the hotel, from the selection of handmade California mattresses and a incredible green-hued marble for the entrance to world-class art and photography found throughout the bedrooms and public areas, many from Aguilar’s private collection Furnishings include custom-made pieces by the award-winning industrial designer Hector Esrawe, famed cabinetmaker Alfonso Marina, and mother-daughter interior design duo Monica Romo and Monica Novelo.”I didn’t want anything from hotel suppliers,” Aguilar notes. for houses.”

Casa Polanco Mexico

The library has an all-day honor bar.

Karyn Millet

Not having operated a hotel before, Aguilar called on the expertise of Hammock Hotels, which runs luxury boutiques across Mexico, to bring its vision to life. The mandate for everyone involved, however, was that the place should feel like a private home. To this end, there is no traditional restaurant open to the public; instead, celebrity chef Martha Brockman (who studied with Julia Child and runs the Mandolin restaurant just across from the park) has created an all-day menu that hotel guests can enjoy anywhere, from the rooftop terraces to the downstairs conservatory. Rates include a hearty breakfast with hot and cold items – “and you can come down in your bathrobe to enjoy it”, staff quickly note – as well as a late afternoon tea hour with snacks, teas and wine. The beautiful library is filled with an honor bar for when you want an after-dinner tequila, and in the morning a carafe of coffee or tea and a few treats are left outside your door as a “revelation” before breakfast. to eat lunch. Taken together, this gives Casa Polanco a real private club feel, like you’re inside the best secret hotel in town.

Casa Polanco Mexico

The Lincoln Park Suite

Casa Polanco

Rooms are split between the original mansion and a seamless contemporary addition, and vary in size and views, but all have comforts like 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, Bang & Olufsen sound systems, walk-in showers, rain effect, Nespresso machines, bespoke bath products by high-end perfumer Xinú, and a free minibar with chef-made drinks and snacks that is replenished daily. Top options include the Lincoln Park Suite, which has a large furnished terrace overlooking the park.

The team can also organize private excursions and VIP experiences around the city (partnerships are being finalized) and can arrange private yoga and Pilates sessions at the hotel and massages in the spa cabin on the roof via an excellent local provider. Guests can even browse a selection of neighborhood restaurant menus to order a meal, which staff will then pick up, plate, and serve wherever you choose, just like staying at a friend’s house. Rates start at $558, including breakfast, tea time, and minibar.

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Prince George Kodiaks prepares for BCJFC’s first season https://nkfan.net/prince-george-kodiaks-prepares-for-bcjfcs-first-season/ Sun, 08 May 2022 22:49:00 +0000 https://nkfan.net/prince-george-kodiaks-prepares-for-bcjfcs-first-season/ The BC Junior Football Conference expansion team will play its inaugural game July 23 in Chilliwack; the opener against Kamloops will be on August 6 Masich Place Stadium Are you ready for some football? It’s coming soon at Masich Place Stadium. The Prince George Kodiaks are hosting their inaugural spring camp May 27-29 and the […]]]>

The BC Junior Football Conference expansion team will play its inaugural game July 23 in Chilliwack; the opener against Kamloops will be on August 6 Masich Place Stadium

Are you ready for some football?

It’s coming soon at Masich Place Stadium.

The Prince George Kodiaks are hosting their inaugural spring camp May 27-29 and the field is poised to become a hub of activity, with over 100 players expected for Friday and Saturday sessions (May 25-28) . Players will participate in drills and conditioning activities for the first two days, then split into two teams for a Sunday, May 29 afternoon scrum that begins at 1 p.m.

The Kodiaks are the 19th franchise in the Canadian Junior Football League and they join the British Columbia Junior Football Conference this season as an expansion franchise to form a seven-team league that will start with three games on Saturday July 23.

Led by head coach and director of football operations Keon Raymond, a two-time Gray Cup defensive back with the Calgary Stampeders, the Kodiaks face off on the road in Chilliwack against the Valley Huskers.

The drive to bring junior football to Prince George has been growing for the past 3 1/2 years. Since the league awarded the franchise in March 2021, the committee responsible for managing the community-owned nonprofit team has worked tirelessly to get the necessary funding in place to get the Kodiaks off the ground.

The team launched its Kodiaks Kick off 50-50 draw a few weeks ago, which has a guaranteed minimum win of $100,000. If ticket sales peak, the winner will receive $1 million. The draw will take place during the Kodiaks’ home opener on Saturday August 6 at Masich Place Stadium.

The team’s second annual golf tournament, May 26 at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, is sold out.

The Kodiaks purchased 100 sets of player gear and jerseys at a cost of more than $250,000, which will be covered through local fundraising and sponsorships. Each player must pay a $1,000 registration fee, which helps cover team costs. An aid program will be put in place for players in financial difficulty who are unable to pay team fees.

A general scholarship fund will help Kodiaks players cover post-secondary tuition. Briere said a fundraising effort to raise money for scholarships is planned for the return weekend of Sept. 23-24. Kodiaks President Craig Briere said 50-60% of players are enrolled in or considering post-secondary programs this fall.

“Football is a vehicle for education, for the development of young men, and that is our raison d’être,” said Brière.

The age of eligibility for junior football in Canada is 17 to 22 years old. Players younger in the age spectrum must have graduated from high school this year or have already graduated in order to play in the 2022 season. Between 80 and 100 players will be on the Kodiaks roster and 40 to 50 players will be local products who played high school football in the five-team Northern Football Conference.

“We have players who transferred from other CJFL teams like the Winnipeg Rifles,” said Briere, head coach of the Duchess Park Condors High School team. “We recruited all over Canada and we have players from Winnipeg, we have six grade 12 players from Yorkton, Saskatchewan and young people from Alberta and British Columbia. In order to build a competitive team, we’ve had to look all over Western Canada as we continue to work to develop our local talent.

Housing for out-of-town players is still being worked on. Some will attend post-secondary programs at UNBC and the College of New Caledonia and try to find rooms in dormitories or rental accommodation. Some will live in dwelling houses.

“We are looking at all possible housing options,” Brière said. “Prince George is a great community and when there is a need, people step up. We welcome these young men into our community and want them to play here, love Prince George and stay here. They are good young men and we want them to stay.

The players will report to training camp on July 10 and the regular season opener will be July 23 in Chilliwack.

Masich Place stadium has a grandstand capacity of 1,100 and Briere said the team expects all grandstand seats to eventually be sold out. The team will set up a VIP tent in one of the end zones and plan to set up a family section / standing room section near the other end zone. Brière asked the city about the availability of portable bleachers for the visiting sideline to bring more people into the stadium.

Subscriptions are now on sale at $85 each.

Tickets for one game will cost $25, with some tickets costing as little as $10. If the extra bleachers are installed, there will be family ticket packs for four people priced at $150 each.

“We want to make sure that anyone who wants to come see a Kodiaks game can come,” Briere said.

Brière is still working out a liquor policy with the city administration that would allow the sale of beer in all sections except the Family Zone. Brière expects there to be a high level of fan interest in the games and pre-game activities.

“All of our games are Saturday at 7 p.m.,” Brière said. “Gates open at 4 a.m. and tailgating begins at 5 a.m. The parking lot along the PGSS fields will be the tailgating parking lot.”

Kodiaks will play 10 – game schedule

In their first season, the Kodiaks will play all but two of the BCJFC’s seven teams, starting with their opener on July 23 in Chilliwack. The 10-game season includes five home games and five on the road. After their home opener against the Kamloops Broncos on August 6, the Kodiaks will travel to Chilliwack for a rematch with the Huskers on August 13 and host Valley on August 20. Prince George will next visit the Okanagan Sun on August 27 in Kelowna.

After a Labor Day weekend goodbye, the Kodiaks are back on the field at Masich Stadium on September 10 to take on the defending Canadian Bowl national champions Langley Rams, then take on Kamloops in a first leg- return on consecutive weekends. September 17 in Kamloops and September 24 in Prince George. The Kodiaks hit the road Oct. 1 to play in Langley and wrap up the regular season Oct. 5 in Prince George against Okanagan.

The top four BCJFC teams advance to the playoffs. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeded teams host the semi-finals on October 15 and the winners meet for the Cullen Cup on October 22, played at the home of the top remaining seed. The Cullen Cup champions then head east to face the Ontario Football Conference champion on October 29 in the national semi-final. The Prairie Junior Football Conference champions receive a bye to the national final and will host the Canadian Bowl on Nov. 12 against winners Ontario-BC.

The Langley Rams defeated the London Beefeaters for the 2021 Canadian Bowl title in London, Ont., on Dec. 4.

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Where to stay, spa, savor and drink • The Nob Hill Gazette https://nkfan.net/where-to-stay-spa-savor-and-drink-the-nob-hill-gazette/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:09:42 +0000 https://nkfan.net/where-to-stay-spa-savor-and-drink-the-nob-hill-gazette/ An epicurean affair: The Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience, May 20-22, features local makers, as well as wines from around the world. With VIP parties, an outdoor concert, wine seminars and chef-centric activities – watch Matt Horn preside over a live fire for a good cause! – it will certainly be an entertaining and instructive […]]]>

An epicurean affair: The Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience, May 20-22, features local makers, as well as wines from around the world. With VIP parties, an outdoor concert, wine seminars and chef-centric activities – watch Matt Horn preside over a live fire for a good cause! – it will certainly be an entertaining and instructive moment. healthysburgwineandfood.com

Getaway in the Bay of Tomales: Nick’s Cove, which is in the midst of a refresh, recently updated its 12 cabins. The interiors – whose charm and character have been preserved – include handcrafted furniture and custom carpets as well as new paintings and wallpapers. While the seafront bar and restaurant are next door, the chef Kua SpeerThe seasonal menu selected by will still be available to cottage guests. nickscove.com

Serenity now: Totaling 5,000 square feet, indoors and outdoors, with 10 private treatment rooms as well as a herbal bar, Redmint’s new outpost (above) is billed as the largest city ​​wellness center. Like the original Cow Hollow location, the Pac Heights suite draws inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine and Eastern beauty rituals (founder Helina fan is a TCM practitioner). redmint.com

A Healdsburg hub: Although SingleThread remains closed after a fire in February, husband and wife Kyle and Katina Connaughton, owners of the three-star Michelin restaurant, made their debut in downtown Little Saint. The all-plant-based restaurant – in the Shed’s former location – also contains a cafe-bar, wine shop and market. The sprawling site also plans to host community events. littlesainthealdsburg.com

Reserve or buy in Napa: With its 135 contemporary cottages and rooms, state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, seasonal Bear Restaurant, immersive experiences, and views of the Mayacamas Mountains, the all-new Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection – set on 712 acres – can make you want not to have to leave. And you don’t have to: on-site private residences start from $4 million. hostelresorts.com

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May at Five Palm Jumeirah https://nkfan.net/may-at-five-palm-jumeirah/ Thu, 05 May 2022 05:44:21 +0000 https://nkfan.net/may-at-five-palm-jumeirah/ SPA, LUNCH AND BEACH ACCESS Everyone deserves a little time for themselves and what better way to spend the day than being pampered at REFIVE Spa and Beach By FIVE. Enjoy complimentary beach access and rejuvenate with a 45-minute massage or facial to get your glow on. Before or after the treatment, enjoy a delicious […]]]>

SPA, LUNCH AND BEACH ACCESS

Everyone deserves a little time for themselves and what better way to spend the day than being pampered at REFIVE Spa and Beach By FIVE. Enjoy complimentary beach access and rejuvenate with a 45-minute massage or facial to get your glow on. Before or after the treatment, enjoy a delicious lunch at one of FIVE’s signature restaurants, offering Italian dishes at Cinque, Mediterranean tapas at Beach by FIVE or international classics at BLVD on One.

From Monday to Thursday, take advantage of this fantastic offer for AED 399 per person

HOLLYWOOD PEACH – AVOID SUMMER BODY HUSTLE

Join the hustle and bustle, get bikini ready in 3 steps with REFIVE’s new detox spa massage. This 90-minute anti-cellulite treatment begins with a slimming caffeine scrub. Focusing on the waist, hips and legs, your therapist will massage in circular motions to increase circulation and gently remove dead skin cells before rinsing the body with warm water, where the scrub transforms into a milky emulsion, leaving a soft and fresh feeling on your skin. the skin.

Then relax in the honey slimming massage. Your therapist will apply gentle pressure while massaging your legs, ankles, thighs, and hips with a deliberately firm technique. And finally, release water retention with a 30-minute air compression massage. Take advantage of this moment of self-care to reflect and plan which bikini you will wear next to Beach by FIVE.

AED 699 per person subject to availability.

YOGA

Start your day off right. Unwind with a morning yoga session followed by a delicious healthy breakfast at The Delisserie, take a dip in our stunning REFIVE spa pool.

Schedule
FLOW Yoga – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 10 a.m.
Deep Stretches – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 10 a.m.

Experiences
Group yoga class for AED75
Yoga + breakfast for AED160
Private yoga class for AED300

YOUNG SHANGHAI

CRAZY RICH LADIES NIGHT

Glam up and head to Maiden Shanghai’s award-winning ladies’ night, every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. Savor MSG-free gourmet Chinese cuisine and sip the best live entertainment from our DJ! Those looking for a boozy night out can opt for 3 hours of unlimited house and bubbly drink packages – a new addition to this much-loved ladies night out!

Every Wednesday, from 7 p.m., ladies enjoy 3 courses and 3 drinks for AED 200. Men can avail the same for AED 300. 3 courses and unlimited house drinks for AED 450 for women and men and 3 courses and unlimited sparkling drinks for AED 500 for women and men

STICKY NOODLE BRUNCH

Join the naughty list and get ready to celebrate the weekend at Maiden Shanghai with the award-winning Naughty Noodles brunch. Treat yourself to gourmet Chinese dishes from Chef Bing Luo, handcrafted cocktails and the best live entertainment. For those who want to keep the party going, Maiden Shanghai has a post-brunch offer.

Every Friday from 1pm to 4pm, bottomless brunch with house drinks from AED 450. Evening after brunch from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., AED 120 including 3 drinks.

KARAOKE AT MAIDEN SHANGHAI

Bring the gang along and sing along to your favorite tunes in Maiden Shanghai’s private karaoke room. Experience gourmet Chinese cuisine and good vibes at FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s signature restaurant. For those in need of liquid courage, there is a selection of craft cocktails to choose from.

Ideal for groups and parties, the karaoke room can be booked for AED 199 per person.

THE PENTHOUSE

LADIES EVENING

Grab your girls and head to the hottest girls’ night out in town! This chic ladies night out at the Penthouse is sure to impress and ensure you have a fun night out with your girl gang. Think stunning views, great music, classy cocktails and a chef’s selection, three-course menu.

Every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ladies enjoy a 3-course meal + 3 drinks for AED 150 per person.

EVENING BRUNCH MASKERADE

Select your favorites from our three-course menu, award-winning Japanese-inspired dishes prepared by our chef, plus unlimited house dishes and select cocktails. Expect live DJ sets, entertainment and the best vibes in town.

Every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For ladies AED250 and for men AED350.

SKYLINE THURSDAYS

Dubai’s #1 Deep Tech House event, ‘Skyline Thursday’, is back at the penthouse, so be sure to join us as we invite some of the world‘s biggest headliners to take over the decks every week!

FIVE BEACH

BOHEMIA

Witness the best weekend vibes at the hottest house music beach party in the heart of the Palm Jumeirah. With international record-breaking DJs such as Natalia Paris, Mahmut Orhan, Burak Yeter, The Stickmen project and Themba every week, Bohemia is becoming the hottest Saturday party spot in town!

Every Saturday from 3 p.m.

General access including 3 drinks – AED 200 for women and AED 300 for men

Sunbeds from AED 1,000 minimum spend, accommodating up to 4 people

High tables from a minimum of AED 2,500, seating up to 4 people

Cabin from AED 5,000, can accommodate up to 8 people

VIP tables from AED 6,000, seating up to 10 people

VIP cabin from a minimum of AED 15,000, accommodating up to 15 people

THE SOCIAL POOL

FRENCH HIP HOP POOL PARTY

Secure your spot at Dubai’s hottest urban hip-hop party at the city’s most glamorous celebrity hotspot. Sunbathe to the beat of internationally renowned DJs mixing the best of French hip-hop beats and urban hits.

AED 200 for women and AED 300 for men for rooftop sofas and sun loungers, fully redeemable for food and beverages | VIP sofas available on request. Pre-booking is mandatory.

DAILY ACCESS TO THE POOL

See and be seen at Dubai’s hottest social pool! Luxury loungers, Instagram’s most famous views and live entertainment, this is the ultimate Dubai pool day experience. VIP lounges are available for a minimum spend, subject to availability. The loungers in the social pool are for hotel guests only.

Prices start from AED 3,000 minimum for up to 4 people.

SUMMER PARTY AT THE ICE POOL

A summer pool party like no other, this recurring fan favorite is back for another season. Soak up the fun “Vibe at FIVE” while relaxing in the pool with a bevvy. Grove to the tunes played by a live DJ and watch the amazing performers get into party mode.

Prices start from AED 3,000 minimum for up to 4 people.

SPLASH DANCE POOL PARTY

Keep the fun going all weekend as The Social Pool hosts a brand new weekly pool party every Sunday. Expect a disco vibe complete with refreshing cocktails, cool performances, good vibes and more.

Prices start from AED 3,000 minimum for up to 4 people.

PRAIA

SECRET LADIES DAY

If there’s one thing Praia knows how to do, it’s partying. Host the weekly award-winning pool party, Praia is the place to be seen. Secret Parties brings you Ladies Day. Spend the day in Dubai’s most Instagrammable pool and enjoy unlimited sangria and a delicious lunch platter. Want to fancy? Upgrade to a luxury lounger on Dubai’s hottest beach, Beach by FIVE.

Every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ladies – AED 150 pool access, unlimited drinks + lunch tray
Gentlemen – AED 300 Pool Access, 4 Beers + Lunch Tray

WHITE

EXCLUSIVE CLUB

Immerse yourself in the most exclusive clubbing experience, right in the heart of the glamorous celebrity hotspot, the iconic Five Palm Jumeirah. Dance the night away to the best afrobeats, hip-hop and urban sounds from the US to the UK.

Every Thursday to Sunday from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

FIVE JUMEIRAH PALMS

STAY AT FIVE PALM JUMEIRAH

Want the ultimate summer stay experience? FIVE Palm Jumeirah has what you need to not miss the offers. With 470 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, Dubai’s famous Insta pool, 150m private beach and an unbeatable atmosphere at FIVE. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and unlimited drinks with the hotel’s all-inclusive offer or extend your stay with the Pay 3 stay 4 and Pay 6 stay 8 offers.

The offer is applicable on all room categories and prices are available on request. For reservations, log on to https://palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com/

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These cats have their private rooms in a kitten shelter. Watch cute video | Tendency https://nkfan.net/these-cats-have-their-private-rooms-in-a-kitten-shelter-watch-cute-video-tendency/ Tue, 03 May 2022 05:52:43 +0000 https://nkfan.net/these-cats-have-their-private-rooms-in-a-kitten-shelter-watch-cute-video-tendency/ If you are someone who loves watching cat videos then you have definitely come to the right place because we have one of the cutest videos you could watch today. The video was shared on Instagram and shows how some cats stay in a shelter but in a way that is not very common. They […]]]>

If you are someone who loves watching cat videos then you have definitely come to the right place because we have one of the cutest videos you could watch today. The video was shared on Instagram and shows how some cats stay in a shelter but in a way that is not very common. They have little cat houses lined up where they just hang out until they are adopted.

The video opens to show how the person recording the video gives viewers a virtual yet interactive tour of cat houses. This person makes sure to go from one cat house to another, lifting the little curtain-like openings that lead to those tiny houses that cats surely like to stay in. And the expressions these cats portray in the cutest ways are what has won over the internet.

The video was shared on the Instagram page named Meowed. This page has over 4.5 million followers who love cats and kittens. This particular video that went viral was shared on the page with a caption that read, “Can you knock please?” And it shows how the first two kitten houses have quite a few cats, but the last one has this majestic cat that netizens couldn’t help but talk about.

Watch the cat video here:

The video was posted on Instagram a day ago and since then it has garnered several comments from people who couldn’t help saying “aww” and asking the person recording to respect the privacy of the cattos! It has also received over 2.6 lakh views so far.

An Instagram user asked: “The last is the VIP class?” They also inserted the emoji of a laughing face. “The room service at this hotel is so rude!” read another comment. A third kindly reads: “So are we just going to adopt them all or what?”

What do you think of this funny and adorable video?

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