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Planning your first ski holiday

Planning your first ski holiday

Are you considering booking a ski holiday, but feel you don’t quite know where to begin? Chances are you know someone who has or will be jetting off for a blissful mountain escape this winter. If you’re a skiing a novice, however, the thought of embarking on your very first snow sports holiday can be...
Ice Hockey World Championship Kicks-off at Park Inn by Radisson Ostrava

Ice Hockey World Championship Kicks-off at Park Inn by Radisson Ostrava

We are delighted and very proud to announce that Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Ostrava is an official hotel of the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in the Czech Republic, and will be looking after four of the competing professional teams during the tournament. The tournament will take place from May 1 –...
Join Us to Help Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

Join Us to Help Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

As you have seen and heard on news accounts worldwide, on Saturday, April 25, a devastating 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing and injuring thousands of people.   Park Inn by Radisson, part of the Carlson Rezidor hotel family, has several hundred team members from Nepal and a Radisson hotel in the region. We are relieved...
Happy King's Day: 5 facts about orange

Happy King’s Day: 5 facts about orange

On April 27 the Netherlands gets a little crazy and extremely (more than usual!) orange: it’s King’s Day (formally Queen’s Day). It is the birthday of Willem-Alexander – the King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. To celebrate the Netherlands gets bathed in the national colour – orange (oranje). People paint their faces, hair is...
Top 10 facts about St George

Top 10 facts about St George

TODAY is St George’s Day, the feast day of England’s patron saint, so here are 10 things you might not have known about the saint. St George is thought to have been a third-century Roman soldier, who was born in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina to a Greek Christian noble family around AD280. Today...
A guide to the arts in Ekaterinburg

A guide to the arts in Ekaterinburg

The thriving Russian city of Ekaterinburg is like a piece of art in itself. Home to awe-inspiring feats of architecture and design, visitors to Ekaterinburg will uncover a wealth of Ural culture and history in some of the region’s finest art museums and sculptural installations. Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts The Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, with its iconic collection...
Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

For millions of Christians around the world, Easter is a deeply religious, and most important holiday, symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It has also become a highly commercial event, with shops everywhere packed with chocolate rabbits, colourful eggs and decorated Easter baskets. Further departing from...
April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

You may have heard that we branched out into digital travel yesterday, with our E-scapes promotion – offering you a complete digital ‘holiday’ package that would make you the envy of all your friends – all from the comfort of your own home. It was, of course, an April Fools’ Day joke, and whilst even we...
St. Petersburg for the sweet tooth

St. Petersburg for the sweet tooth

Exploring the local cuisine is a big part of travelling somewhere new. If you are among those who always look at the dessert menu first, make sure you keep reading. Russian cuisine has plenty of tasty cakes and pastries to offer for every palate so for the ultimate sweet culinary experience in St. Petersburg. Take...
Savouring the best food and restaurants in Sochi

Savouring the best food and restaurants in Sochi

 Just a two-hour drive from our ski resort hotel Park Inn by Radisson Rosa Khutor, the city of Sochi is a top choice for evenings out thanks to its excellent food and buzzing nightlife. Go off piste and downtown to delight your palate, get down on the dancefloor, and dazzle the crowds with your daring performance.  If you’re looking to roam away from your...
Valentine’s Day Romance Getaway

Valentine’s Day Romance Getaway

Valentine’s Day Romance Getaway It is hard to avoid the day devoted to all things love. Love it or hate it, and cynicism aside, Valentine’s Day is a day devoted to love and showing that special someone you care. You may be a reluctant romantic, but one sure fire way to impress your partner is...
The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

 The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s day One of the most divisive celebrations will be soon upon us. For decades men have dreaded February 14th, whilst for the converted (and there are many!), Valentine’s Day is about romance and l’amour, or at least the momentary idea of it. It is about showing your partner that...
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