Category: Destination

The Redbury New York

The Redbury New York - sbe's First New York City Hotel Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company's new venture Over 1,000 Attendees Gathered at Grand Opening Party Hosted by Sam Nazarian, Matthew Rolston, and Danny Meyer. sbe, the Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues, announced yesterday the official launch of its first New York City hotel, The Redbury New York, during its grand opening party. Hosted by sbe’s Sam Nazarian, The Redbury Creative Director Matthew Rolston, and Union Square Hospitality’s Danny Meyer, over 1,000 attendees gathered to commemorate the debut. Following successful openings in Hollywood, CA and South Beach, FL, the Manhattan debut marks the third and latest property from The Redbury brand, in collaboration with flagship Creative Director and world-renowned photographer and director Matthew Rolston. Since its phase one transformation in April 2016 to The Rebury New York, the hotel has undergone extensive design renovations for an immersive boutique hotel experience. Located on 29 East 29th Street in the heart of Manhattan’s burgeoning NoMad district, The Redbury New York is just a short jaunt from the city’s best shopping, restaurants, nightclubs and attractions, including the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, the Theatre District, and more.   The Redbury New York is the largest Redbury property to date, featuring 265 guest rooms, 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting...

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Vivid Sydney 2017

The world's largest festival of light, music and ideas Vivid Sydney is set to impress again when it returns to Sydney for 23 nights from Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017. Owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s Tourism and Major Events agency, Vivid Sydney attracted more than 2.31 million people from around the globe in 2016. Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which annually transforms the Harbour City into an outdoor art exhibition with its colourful creative canvas. The event features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said: “Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, and the biggest event in Australia. “Last year, Vivid Sydney boasted its biggest program ever with more than 90 light installations and projections created by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, 190 music performances and 658 speakers in 183 Vivid Ideas events. Highlights included Songlines, an incredible projection inspired by the ancient dreaming tracks that weave across landscape and skies, created with the work of six renowned Indigenous artists and the first...

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Sydney Festival, the annual cultural celebration that transforms Sydney every January,

It delivers the highest quality art and big ideas. Wesley Enoch's inaugural program as Festival Director is bursting with free and ticketed events across theatre, dance, circus, opera, visual arts and contemporary and classical music. Sydney Festival 2017 is comprised of 150 events, 73 of which are free. 454 performances will take place across 46 venues, featuring 1021 artists from 15 countries. With 16 world premieres, 9 Australian With 16 world premieres, 9 Australian premieres and 14 Australian exclusives, summer in Sydney is not to be missed. Direct from Broadway, the Australian premiere of The Encounter is an award-winning and technologically ground-breaking work from UK Company, Complicite directed by Simon McBurney. From internationally renowned UK company, Cheek by Jowl, and Pushkin Theatre Moscow, Declan Donnellan directs Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in Russian. Winner of the Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, Ladies in Black is Queensland Theatre’s new musical directed by Simon Philips featuring original music from Tim Finn (Crowded House). Music headliners include Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey. Other highlights include 1967 Music in the Key of Yes, a special Sydney Opera House concert to mark the 50th anniversary of Australia’s 1967 Indigenous rights referendum. Bayala is a series of events and exhibitions celebrating Sydney’s Indigenous heritage and reawakening local language. Hyde Park’s much-loved festival hub Meriton Festival Village is doubling its free...

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Are you brave enough to visit?

Top 10 Scariest Haunted Attractions of 2016 Unveiled Check out MustSeeHauntedHouses.com latest list Mustseehauntedhouses.com has unveiled its 2016 List of Top 10 Haunted Houses in America. Those recognized by the website represent some of the most terrifying and elaborate haunted attractions in the country. Mustseehauntedhouses.com is a top resource for the best-haunted houses, haunted places, ghost towns and paranormal sites across the USA. The website maintains an up-to-date directory of the top haunts, photos, videos and more. Innovation and creativity play a large part in ranking each haunt to bring Halloween fans the most terrifyingly unique experience this season.   Below is the MustSeeHauntedHouses.com Top 10 for 2016 for those who are ready to go find the scariest of the scary: 1. Bennett’s Curse (Baltimore) 2. Nightmare on the 13th (Salt Lake City, Utah) 3. Nightmare On The Bayou (Houston) 4. Spookyworld – Nightmare New England – (Litchfield, N.H.) 5. 13th Floor (Denver) 6. Spookywoods (Archdale, N.C.) 7. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses (Ulster Park, N.Y.) 8. The Dent Schoolhouse (Cincinnati) 9. Bates Motel (Glenn Mills, PA) 10. The Haunted Hotel (San Diego)   Each haunted attraction has amazing sets, terrifying actors and special effects to blow your mind! These haunted attractions have been honored by their peers and media outlets...

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Scottish breaks that have an extra bite

VisitScotland's new guide to the country’s most ‘spooktacular’ locations. It includes a 7ft vampire a poltergeist and a monster Halloween and Dark Tourism A 7ft vampire roaming the streets of Glasgow, a poltergeist haunting an iconic Edinburgh graveyard and a monster locked up in an Aberdeenshire castle are just a few of the terrifying tales featured in the new VisitScotland guide to the country’s most ‘spooktacular’ locations. In the run-up to Halloween (31 October) and tapping into the popularity of “dark tourism”, the national tourism organization is also encouraging users of its online Community to share their own creepy tales of haunted places in Scotland. To help get the Community conversation started, VisitScotland has launched a new e-book called Scottish Ghosts, Myths & Legends, an online guide to the country’s tales of the unexpected and unexplained. The Green Lady Scottish Ghosts, Myths & Legends includes The Green Lady, a spectre said to haunt Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire; the fabled Gorbals Vampire, which was the subject of a much-publicised hunt involving hundreds of schoolchildren at Glasgow Necropolis in September 1954, and the ghosts of soldiers spotted on the battlefield of Culloden. Scotland’s Ghost Road Among the other spine-chilling places explored in the online book is “Scotland’s Ghost Road” – the A75 in Dumfries & Galloway – which has been the scene of various unexplained phenomena over the years; Edinburgh’s Greyfriars...

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