Arenal Report

first_imgNo related posts. In just two days, on Sun., Dec. 9, Ladies of the Lake is holding its 3rd Annual Art Show/Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser. Please help us help others. Donations of the following items are needed: new or used clothing, shoes, books and magazines, CDs and DVDs, household items, knick knacks, kitchen utensils, furniture, bedding, appliances/electronics ( if not in working order, please let us know ), in other words, anything saleable.Drop off locations for donations: for the Tilarán/Tronadora area, Rene Aoki of Re/Max Rico Realty is accepting donations at their office on Tronadora Road 200 meters from the turn-off of the Lake Road (follow the signs). For the Nuevo Arenal area, Marisol at the Iguana Tropical Bar and Grill (formerly Rumours) will take your donations. The Iguana is located next to Banco de Costa Rica across from the service station.If you have items to donate that you would like picked up from your home, call Ruth Fountaine at 8371-3015 or e-mail lol3rdbazaar@yahoo.com. Spaces are available for artists/artisans, specialty take-away foods, services, local activities, or hold your own garage sale. Space rental is $10 per table. Proceeds go to support local community outreach.The Bazaar will be located indoors at the huge salon area of Plaza del Café on the Lake Road opposite the turnoff to Sabalito/Tierras Morenas starting at 11 a.m. Thanks to Ruth Fountaine for her assistance with this report.–William & Jean Priestjean_pri@msn.com Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Toronto Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgToronto, Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFairmont Hotels & Resorts, which operates some of the world’s most storied and luxurious hotel properties such as The Plaza in New York, London’s The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai and Fairmont San Francisco, will soon welcome another notable icon, Moscow’s Pekin Hotel, to its collection. Following an extensive multiyear restoration program, this historic property will be rebranded Fairmont Pekin Moscow.The project is being developed by HALS-Development, a prominent real estate development company in Russia.Fairmont Pekin Moscow will be centrally located in the city, at the junction of the Garden Ring and Triumfalnaya Square. Opposite is the Mayakovsky Monument and metro station, while the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Satire Theater and Red Square are situated nearby. The hotel will feature 236 spacious guestrooms and suites, including Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive room product that offers guests personalized service, a variety of amenities and the relaxed comfort of a residential-style lounge. Guests will also enjoy a selection of dining venues, 950 square meters of meeting and function space as well as a Fairmont branded spa and fitness facilities.Completed in 1955 to designs by Dimity Chechulin, one of the Soviet Union’s most famous architects, the Pekin Hotel was part of the post-war redevelopment of Moscow. Chechulin, a former City Planner, also built Moscow’s White House, four of the renowned Metro Stations and one of the Seven Sister buildings.Fine architectural details including the façade and internal spaces will be restored and extended to some other parts of the building. During the renovation, the Chinese motifs found in parts of the hotel will be highlighted to emphasize the period design of the property.“We are fortunate to count some of the most iconic hotels in the world amongst our portfolio and we take our role as custodians of these great properties very seriously,” said Chris Cahill, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “This project not only affords us the opportunity to offer our guests a new, key destination in the largest country in the world but allows us to partner with HALS Development, which in addition to being a highly regarded property developer also shares our sensibility for heritage and preservation.”Future Fairmont openings in 2012 include Baku, Azerbaijan; Jaipur, India; Kyiv, Ukraine; Manila, Philippines and The Palm, Dubai, UAE.www.fairmont.comlast_img read more