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    • VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidefront cover: collectibles issue
    • DESTINATION/collecting Hunt Treasure For some it’s the feel of delicate paper as they gently page through Tokyo a 100-year-old book. For others it’s the steady tick-tock of a clock handcrafted from the finest walnut, mahogany or Kites in cherry. Whatever inspires the passion to collect, it’s In three low-lit rooms filled with the light Mikio Toki’s work can be bought at the Kite Museum the thrill of the hunt that keeps most collections growing. scent of bamboo and aged paper, visitors to Tokyo can dis- or through his online shop for between ¥1,050 (US$10) cover an art form that has flourished in Japan for centuries. for small Eto Dako to about ¥31,500 (US$283) for larger With exhibits from every corner of Japan, the Kite Edo Kaku. Like Mikio Toki, many other specialist kite Serious collectors are always on the lookout for that rare Museum is the place to experience the work of Japan’s masters can be contacted through the Japan Kite Associa- piece that will become the crowning jewel of their collection. finest kite makers. tion’s Web site, www.tako.gr.jp. Among this collection are examples of kite styles cur- Another option for Edo Kaku is Wahoo, a shop located And finding it often means traveling farther than the corner flea market. rently popular with collectors. These include highly deco- in Koenji, central Tokyo, that specializes in traditional Photos: (opposite page, clockwise from top) courtesy of Specialising in Boomerangs; courtesy of the Ontario Crafts Council; courtesy of the Heard Museum; (this page) Martha Cooper/viestiphoto.com rative Edo Kaku kites, which typically tell tales of famous Japanese goods. It offers a range of eight samurai Edo samurai or Kabuki actors, and simple Eto Dako kites, Kaku selling for between ¥29,500 (US$265) and ¥35,000 From Sydney for boomerangs to New York City for rare exclusively used to depict the 12 animals of the zodiac (US$315) per kite. with either pictures or Chinese characters. INSIDER’S TIP: Collectible kites do not have to be books, from Tokyo for kites to Vienna for clocks, When buying an Edo Kaku or Eto Dako, it is essential expensive, according to kite maker Masami Takakuwa. we’ve put together a list of eight destinations that to check how the kite has been made. In particular, the “One of the easiest [and cheapest] ways to buy traditional frame should be made of bamboo, and the sail should kites is attending a kite festival around Japan and getting combine vacation with the hunt for collectibles— be made primarily from washi, paper made from a type them at auction,” he says. creating a getaway that’s fun and rewarding. of mulberry known as kohzo in Japanese. Additionally, Anyone visiting Tokyo in May can travel an hour north all artwork must have been done by hand, with the to Showa, Saitama, for the Huge Kites Flying Festival outlines usually painted in a kind of charcoal ink before held annually, May 3–5. During the same time, the Whether it’s your first acquisition or your 50th, the colors are added. Hamamatsu Festival takes place two hours west of Tokyo An important point for collectors looking to invest is in Hamamatsu and includes auctions and kite fighting. you’re sure to find something here that will the reputation of the maker. Anyone interested in Edo —Rob Goss spark your passion and inspire the collector inside. Kaku or Eto Dako kites could think about the work of Mikio Toki, one of Japan’s most popular living kite mas- Where to stay: Radisson Hotel Narita Airport, Radisson ters, who has had work on display at the Smithsonian as Miyako Hotel Tokyo well as in museums across Japan. • 19 18 • October–December 2005VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidefeature: collectibles (opening spread)
    • Rare books in New York New York City is a book collector’s paradise, and for rare collections, Manhattan is unparalleled. “While there aren’t as many stores as there used to be, we’re still the epicenter of book dealing in America,” says Adina Cohen, whose family has owned Argosy Book Store (116 E. 59th St.; 212-753-4455) for three generations. Begin your literary quest with a visit to www.abaa.com, Web site of the Antiquarian Phoenix Booksellers’ Association of America. Member dealers ensure fair transactions, and there are Native American jewelry in 42 in or near Manhattan. Make your first stop at the Scottsdale, Arizona, has for decades been a “Someone wanting a frog squash blossom [a silver neck- Strand (828 Broadway at 12th; winter playground for visitors escaping colder climes. lace with a carved turquoise frog on a lily pad] could 212-473-1452; www.strand Besides offering dependable sunshine, abundant golf expect to pay $3,500 to $6,000,” he says. Other squash books.com), boasting 18 miles and indulgence in sybaritic spas, the area is a shopping blossoms, including intricate Zuni needlepoint and tradi- of books. The rare book room houses paradise for Native American turquoise jewelry. tional Navajo styles, can start at around $600 and go as treasures like The Workes of William The robin’s-egg-blue, and sometimes green, gemstone high as $12,000, depending on quality of craftsmanship, How to start Shakespeare, a second printing from has been used since 200 B.C. in the jewelry of Southwest design and stones. Simple rings and pins can start at $45. your collection 1632 priced at $125,000, and the American Indian tribes. Unredeemed pawned pieces as Craftsmanship may be judged by how tightly inlay work collection’s oldest book, a German Photos: (opposite page, from top) courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com; Scott T. Baxter/Getty Images; (this page) courtesy of Bauman Rare Books well as newly made ones have become highly collectible. fits together, crispness of cutwork and appropriateness Whether you are interested biblical commentary from 1480. Acknowledged Indian crafts experts, Gilbert Ortega and of stones selected for the piece. in kitschy snow globes from Next, head to the Grolier Club his sisters own the Gilbert Ortega Museum Gallery (3925 The world-renowned Heard Museum (2301 N. Cen- around the world or are serious (47 E. 60th St.; 212-838-6690; N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; 480- tral Ave., Phoenix; 602-252-8848; www.heard.org) has a about investing in antiques, here www.grolierclub.org), where books are 949-0436; www.gilbertortega.com). permanent collection that provides an excellent education. are some ideas on how to get exhibited on a par with painting and sculpture. Books on “What makes a piece col- Recent prices in the Heard Shop include $420 for an started with any type of collection: Ice: The Literature of Anglo-American Polar Exploration is • Collect what you enjoy. While lectible are four factors: intricate sterling and turquoise bracelet, and $132 for a pair on display December 7, 2005–February 6, 2006. quality of materials, of silver and turquoise multi-stone Zuni drop earrings. some collections can be worth a lot of For high-end, pristine editions, visit Ursus Books and design, craftsmanship No sales tax means an immediate 8.1 percent savings. money, most collectors do it for the Prints (981 Madison Ave.; 212-772-8787; www.ursus and supply/demand,” he For a shopping break from boutiques and galleries, pleasure of surrounding themselves with books.com). “Condition is 99 percent of the game,” notes says. “Certain artists are in stop at Cowboy Ciao. Its whimsical menu and witty wine items they enjoy. owner T. Peter Kraus. Bauman Rare Books (535 Madison • Be wary of fads. Many “hot” items high demand, like Calvin list are in keeping with food that is seriously good. Don’t Ave.; 212-751-0011; www.baumanrarebooks.com) is Begay and Sunshine Reeves.” miss the Stetson chopped salad. for collecting today are passing fancies. another top-shelf resource for serious collectors. Begay’s forte is innovative INSIDER’S TIP: Novice collectors should consult experts If you like an item, fine. But don’t expect INSIDER’S TIP: Most museums include a rare book or design, while heavily stamped before doing any serious investing. As raw turquoise it to increase in value in the future. manuscript collection. One of the best is the Smithsonian’s • Know your collectible. If you are silver identifies Reeves’ work. becomes more scarce, dyed and stabilized (chemically Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Fifth Avenue “Some out-of-pawn items hardened) and even plastic “stones” are sometimes used. serious about collecting as an investment, at 91st St.; 212-839-8351; www.ndm.si.edu), which are collectible, but it it pays to have knowledge of the piece. boasts a 5,000-volume rare book collection tracing design —Judy Wade Check out the item’s desirability and rarity. takes a well-trained eye through the ages. to pick out the good Where to stay: Park Plaza Phoenix/Chandler; Park Plaza Study price guides and compare objects in the guides to pieces in antique stores. —Beth D’Addono ones,” says Ortega. Phoenix North; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Deer Valley; • Protect your investment. If you He adds that early Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mesa; Country Inn & Suites Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Newark 1960s and ’70s By Carlson, Phoenix Airport at Tempe; Country Inn & Suites By believe a piece is worth more than $100, Airport; Radisson Hotel Carteret; Radisson Hotel JFK Airport; pieces are currently Carlson, Scottsdale; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tempe; have it appraised. And if your collectible Radisson Lexington Hotel New York; Radisson Hotel MacArthur commanding Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino (opening in Novem- turns out to be valuable, insure it. Better Airport; Radisson Hotel New Rochelle; Radisson Hotel substantial prices. ber 2005); Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport; Radisson Hotel safe than sorry. Piscataway; Radisson Hotel Saddle Brook Phoenix Airport North • 21VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidefeature: collectibles (continued)
    • DESTINATION/collecting Regulator clocks in Vienna Austria is known for its baroque architecture and classical music, London but to the timepiece collector, it is also famous for its Austrian regulator clocks. A true regulator clock is one that has three smaller faces to assist the whole clock Photos: (this page, from top) Foodpix/PictureArts; Dave G. Houser/Corbis; (opposite page) courtesy of www.imageri.com Teapots in in keeping near-perfect time: one that regulates the hour, one for the minute and a third to regulate the second. However, any wall clock that uses pendulum weights is Britain’s love affair with the stimulating commonly called a regulator clock, and Vienna is the place to find the one to suit you. “cuppa” began only two centuries ago. Late The finest regulators will have a case in good condition, no rust and smoothly dining became the norm, and afternoon tea running cogs. And be sure to check the back for wood quality. became the means of warding off the pangs Price range is based on quality and the number of pendulum weights, and it can of hunger. The teapot was born. vary greatly, but you can find a fine clock for ¤ 2,000–¤ 10,000 (US$2,441–$12,205). Its unique mix of craftsmanship and art In Vienna’s First District (the heart of the city) you will find the Uhrmachermeister, soon attracted collectors—an obsession that the clockmaking master—a Vienna icon—adjacent to the clock museum, which boasts flourishes still. In London, the enthusiastic one of the world’s largest collections of clocks. Since 1914, this family-run shop has collector will find his tastes well catered to by been catering to an international clientele, restoring and selling fine regulator clocks. department stores like Knightsbridge’s Harrods. My favorite, D & S, also in the First District, is an antique dealer specializing in clocks. Prices Wedgwood’s “Wild Strawberry” collection, features tiny pink strawberries here may be slightly higher. and leaves on gleaming white china. It even offers a choice of pots: standard If you’re looking to economize, it is worth checking out the myriad antique stores for £99.50 (US$175) or miniature (2-cup) for £69 (US$121). concentrated in the First District, or the “altwaren” (old wares) shops that are popular The more intrepid collector will make for street markets, like the mile-long Portobello throughout the city, for less expensive options. Road winding through London’s Notting Hill. Every Saturday its 2,000 stalls are a magnet for INSIDER’S TIP: Most Austrian regulator clocks are handcrafted and signed by the collectors, with some specializing in well-known marks like Spode, Doulton and Wedgwood. clockmaker, so don’t think a signed clock is necessarily a sign of high quality. With more than 20 restaurants and pubs to relax in, it’s tempting to spend the whole day. —Patti McCracken In the markets, pots can cost anywhere from £20 to £200 (US$35–$351). Reasonable haggling is expected, but some dealers may ask up to £2,000 (US$3,631) for exceptional pieces. Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Deutsch Wagram; Country Inn & Suites By The markets are also the place to find fun collectible novelty teapots. If the pot resembles Carlson, Vienna UNO City; Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel; Radisson SAS Palais Hotel a London bus or a Harley-Davidson, who cares how well it pours? That pot picturing a soliloquizing Hamlet for £23 (US$40) could start a Shakespearean collection. Mexico City For novices, the best starting places are collectors’ clubs and magazines. Clubs can arrange visits and deals with manufacturers and can offer advice on displaying the trophies. Talavera ceramics near Parched from the quest? London is tea shop heaven. Popular spots include Claridge’s in Mayfair or Fortnum and Mason’s, supplier to Eighty miles southeast of Mexico City, available 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Britain’s royals, offering more than 50 blends. Puebla enchants. So carefully have its Spanish Talavera can be expensive: Single tiles start at 42 pesos INSIDER’S TIP: For a treasure that will appreciate in value, scarcity colonial churches and palaces been preserved that (US$4), while a place setting might run 1,060 pesos is key. Look for teapots commemorating historical events or for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and (US$100). The selection is extensive: nearly 400 tile traditional styles. Avoid large production runs—500 or fewer is best. Cultural Organization has declared the historic designs and more than 40 murals containing six to 16 —Ted Jones center of Puebla a World Heritage Site. But what individual tiles and costing up to 1,908 pesos (US$180). attracts collectors to Puebla are its Talavera ceramics. Shops are often willing to negotiate on prices, however, Where to stay: There are 11 Radisson Edwardian properties in the Talavera is earthenware with tin oxide added so be ready to bargain. London area, including the luxurious Radisson Edwardian May Fair Hotel to the glaze. Developed in ancient Mesopotamia Another shop to look for is Estrellita (6 Oriente, London. Situated in Mayfair, one of London’s finest locations, this five- and Egypt, with heavy influence from the 412; 222-242-3713). And in Cholula, about five miles star hotel offers sumptuous surroundings for your stay. With lobby Moors in Spain, the technique was brought to from Puebla, Talavera de la Reyna (Camino a la Carcaña, furnishings and paintings from top design houses, a new luxury spa Mexico nearly 500 years ago. 2413; 222-225-4182) operates a workshop and store. and 295 beautifully decorated rooms, including 50 one- and two-bedroom Today, Talavera is made much as it originally INSIDER’S TIP: True Talavera bears a hologram on suites, you will find plenty of opportunities for pampering yourself after a was, and Talavera artisans are as famous for their the bottom stating it is legitimate. It must be signed at day at the markets. Other Carlson properties in and around London include tiles as for their tableware, with products ranging the base by the workshop that created it, and it must the Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport; Radisson SAS Portman Hotel; from monumental vases to delicate candleholders. state that it is from Puebla. Riverbank Park Plaza; Sherlock Holmes Hotel London, by Park Plaza; Victoria Park You can watch ceramics being made at Uriarte, —Jim Budd Plaza; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, London–Bloomsbury; Country Inn & Suites a shop established in 1824 and located downtown in Where to stay: Radisson Hotel Flamingos–Mexico City, By Carlson, London–Kensington; Park Inn Heathrow; and the new Park Inn Hyde Park. Puebla (4 Poniente, 911; 222-235-1598); tours are Radisson Hotel Puebla, Radisson Paraiso Hotel Mexico City 22 • October–December 2005 • 23VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidefeature: collectibles (continued)
    • Inuit art in Toronto A thousand years ago, Inuit nomads Walrus at rest or modern-day carved stone and bone and wood into figures hunter riding a snowmobile? It’s up of the animals they hunted across the eastern to you to choose between myth-based Canadian Arctic. Today, the descendants of traditional work by carvers like Siutiapik Organizing and those hunters continue to captivate collectors Ragee and Ottokie Samayualie and more Displaying Collectibles from around the world with the grace and contemporary-themed pieces Sydney spare beauty of their work. It comes in a by artists like Ovilu Now that you’ve expanded your variety of forms, from tapestries depicting Tunnillie. Polar bears collection beyond the bounds of a simple Boomerangs in northern scenes and stone-cut wildlife prints hold an important shoebox, it’s time to display it in style. to what many consider a signature of the place in Inuit A few tips will help you get started: Wedged between Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge and spirit of Canada’s far north: sculpture. spirituality, and • Look for common threads. Start the Sydney Opera House, the cobblestone alleys of Sydney’s historic Toronto may be 1,200 miles from the it’s hard not to fall by organizing your collection into groups quarter—better known as The Rocks—are some of the best places to tundra of Pangnirtung and Cape Dorset, under the animal’s spell when you with common elements, such as theme, browse for that quintessential Australian souvenir—the boomerang. where the works originate, but it’s also a see the authority, grace and fluid color, texture or size. Each group can When Captain James Cook came to Australia in 1770, some must-visit center for anyone in the market power of Samayualie’s dancing bear then be displayed separately for a more Aboriginal people used the returning boomerang for hunting, fighting for a musk ox or snow goose of serpentine. in dappled black serpentine for coherent look. and fishing, while others used nonreturning hunting sticks. Returning The best place to start the hunt? For a bit of CA$1,792 (US$1,500). Pick him • Create a space. Once your collec- boomerangs are V-shaped and are 14 to 22 inches long. Nonreturning background, browse the 200-odd pieces and up and you’ll have a hard time tion is organized, find a place to display hunting sticks (nonreturning boomerangs) have a slight curve and are interpretive displays in the Inuit collection putting him down again. it. Curio cabinets keep out the dust around 23 to 31 inches long. Both are made of various types of at the Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Finished shopping? and are great for most collectibles. Rare Australian timber—mulga, wattle or iron bark—and are decorated Park), also accessible for virtual browsing Time for lunch? Just books, however, will need humidity- with symbols and animals of Aboriginal clans. (www.rom.on.ca/exhibits/ivory/). down the street at Sassafraz controlled display cases. Specialising in Boomerangs has a stall at The Rocks Market each When it comes to buying, collectors (100 Cumberland Street), • Add interest. Use other items to weekend with a wide range of handcrafted boomerangs from A$12– know to head to the established likes of The the menu has a perfect match add spice to your collection—perhaps $220 (US$9–$170). It has boomerangs crafted by Gooreng-Gooreng Isaacs/Innuit Gallery (401 Richmond Street in the Arctic shrimp and pancetta a framed photo of your grandmother clan Aboriginal artisan Matt Nagas, who practices the traditional West) and The Harris Gallery (207 Queen’s club house sandwich. displayed among the china you inherited method of boomerang-making using the natural curve of a tree. Lad- Quay West). You’ll find the city’s oldest dealer INSIDER’S TIP: The Guild from her. die Timbery, an Aboriginal craftsman from the Bidjigal clan of Botany at The Guild Shop (118 Cumberland Street), Shop’s Makkik doesn’t mince words: • Keep track. Place notes inside or Bay, crafts nonreturning boomerangs and uses an ancient family tech- where Inuit and Native art specialist Blandina “There’s a lot of bad imitation carving out along with your collectibles telling where nique of burning ceremonial decorations into these boomerangs. Or Makkik (herself a native of Baffin Island) can there.” To be sure you’re getting the real and when you found them, as well as any pick up a paint-it-yourself boomerang kit with paint and paintbrush. help you navigate a collection of close to 300 thing, buy at reputable galleries and avoid history you’ve learned about them. Didj Beat Didgeridoos, at Clocktower Square in the heart of The pieces, ranging in price from CA$50 up to tourist shops. Inuit carvings are unique, so While finer collections are best left Rocks, stocks boomerangs made by Aboriginal artists from all over CA$5,000 (US$42–$4,185). there shouldn’t be duplicates on the shelf. Photos: (this page) Corbis; (opposite page) courtesy of the Ontario Crafts Council behind glass, don’t be Australia. Prices range A$5–$300 (US$4–$232). Look for the distinctive igloo tag with which afraid to take some At nearby King’s Cross, Duncan McLennan’s Boomerang the Canadian government certifies original, things out. Using School has unusual collectors’ items dating back to the 18th museum-quality work. sentimental items century, some costing as much as A$2,000 (US$1,544), as well every day can —Stephen Smith as more practically priced boomerangs from A$9 (US$7). Drop help you get by the Australian Museum on the way to get a look at the ancient Where to stay: Park Plaza Toronto Airport; maximum boomerang Captain Cook took back to England in 1770. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Oakville; enjoyment INSIDER’S TIP: Not all boomerangs return when thrown; check Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview; Radisson from your before buying. A returning boomerang should be held vertically and Hotel Kitchener; Radisson Hotel Toronto East; collection. released with a snap of the wrist to maximize chances of its return. Radisson Hotel Toronto–Markham; Radisson Never throw a boomerang horizontally like a Frisbee. Hotel Toronto–Mississauga; Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral Toronto–Harbourfront; Radisson —Christina Pfeiffer Suite Hotel Toronto Airport Where to stay: Radisson Hotel & Suites Sydney, Radisson Kestrel Hotel on Manly Beach, Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney • 25VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidefeature: collectibles (end)
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    • C A L E N DA R The French Open Make Plans May May 29–June 11, 2006 Paris, France; www.parisinfo.com The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, is Check out our events list before going on your next trip. From Shakespeare to jazz a major event in France. For two and from basketball to blues, we’ve found an activity for every personality. weeks, the 500 best tennis players in the world battle it out on the clay courts of the Roland Garros Stadium. NCAA Men’s Final Four April 1–3, 2006; Indianapolis, Indiana Where to stay: Radisson SAS Hotel Charles April www.ncaasports.com/basketball/mens de Gaulle Airport; Radisson SAS Hotel at Disneyland Resort Paris; Radisson SAS Hotel Where to stay: Radisson Hotel City Centre Indianapolis; Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport; Champs-Elysées; Radisson SAS Hotel Paris Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis South; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Boulogne; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis NE at I-69; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis North; Country Inn & Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis Airport South New Orleans Jazz and West Coast Brew Fest Cape Gourmet Festival Heritage Festival May 20, 2006; Sacramento, California May 5–21, 2006; Cape Town, April 28–May 7, 2006; New Orleans, www.matsonian.com/wcbf South Africa; www.gourmet.sa.com Louisiana; www.nojazzfest.com Where to stay: Radisson Hotel Where to stay: Park Inn Greenmarket Boston Marathon Sacramento Square Cape Town, Radisson SAS Hotel Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By April 17, 2006; Boston, Massachusetts Waterfront Carlson, New Orleans; Radisson Hotel New Orleans Airport www.bostonmarathon.org Where to stay: Radisson Hotel Boston; Prague Spring International County Wicklow Gardens Festival Radisson Hotel Cambridge; Radisson Hotel Music Festival May 1–August 15, 2006; County Wicklow, Ireland Rockland; Radisson Hotel Brockton; Radisson May 12–June 4, 2006; Prague, Czech www.wicklow.ie/tourism Hotel and Suites Chelmsford; Radisson Hotel Republic; www.festival.cz Where to stay: Radisson SAS St. Helen’s Hotel, Plymouth Harbor; Radisson Hotel Marlborough; Where to stay: Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Dublin, Radisson SAS Farnham Radisson Hotel Milford; Country Inn & Suites By Estate Hotel Cavan, Park Inn Dundalk Carlson, Brockton Belmont Stakes June June 11, 2006; Belmont, New York; www.nyra.com/belmont Shakespeares Birthday The Belmont Stakes, run over one and a half miles on the flat at Celebrations at The Globe Belmont Park in New York, is the oldest of the U.S. Triple Crown Races. April 23, 2006; London, England First run in 1867, it is one of the most famous horse races in the world. www.shakespeares-globe.org Where to stay: Radisson Lexington Hotel New York; Radisson Hotel Saddlebrook; Where to stay: Radisson Edwardian May Fair Radisson Hotel Piscataway; Radisson Hotel MacArthur Airport; Radisson Hotel JFK Airport; Hotel London; Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel; Radisson Hotel New Rochelle; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Newark Airport Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel; Riverbank Park Plaza; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, London–Bloomsbury; Country Inn & Suites By Chicago Blues Festival Carlson, London–Kensington; Park Inn Lakeside; Park Inn Heathrow and 11 other Carlson June 9–12, 2006; Chicago, Illinios; egov.cityofchicago.org Songkran in Thailand April 13–15, 2006; Bangkok, Thailand; www.tourismthailand.org Where to stay: properties Where to stay: Radisson Hotel & Suites Chicago; Radisson Hotel Northbrook; Each year, Thailand celebrates the new year with three days of parades, beauty contests Radisson Hotel Bangkok; Park Plaza Sukhumvit Radisson Hotel Schaumburg; Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza; Country Inn & Suites By and traditional meals. 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Nahka Island, Phuket and 13 other Carlson properties Melbourne Food and Skansen Midsummer Wine Festival June 24–26, 2006; Stockholm, Sweden Discovering Hidden Gardens Atlanta Dogwood Festival www.stockholmtown.com June 17–19, 2006; Amsterdam, March 31–April 12, 2006 Mediterranean Sounds, April 7–9, 2006; Atlanta, Georgia; www.dogwood.org Where to stay: Radisson SAS Royal Park Hotel, Netherlands; www.visitamsterdam.nl Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Downtown South at Melbourne, Australia Images and Flavors Radisson SAS Hotel Gillet, Radisson SAS Strand Where to stay: Victoria Hotel Turner Field; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Airport North; Country Inn & www.melbfoodwinefest.com.au June 5–12, 2006; Rome, Italy Hotel, Radisson SAS Royal Viking Hotel, Radisson Amsterdam by Park Plaza, Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Airport South; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Where to stay: Radisson on Flagstaff SAS Sky City Hotel, Radisson SAS Arlandia Hotel, Park Plaza Utrecht, Radisson www.romaturismo.com Atlanta I-75 South; Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta NW at Windy Hill Rd.; Gardens Melbourne Park Inn Sastaholm Konferens, Park Inn Haninge, SAS Hotel, Radisson SAS Where to stay: Radisson SAS Radisson Hotel Atlanta–Windy Hill and 13 other Carlson properties Park Inn Stockholm–Arlandia, Park Inn Solna Hotel Amsterdam Airport Hotel Rome 4 January–March 2006 Voyageur 5VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (calendar)
    • W H AT TO BU Y Mandarin Dress These form-fitting Mandarin dresses (Qipao or Cheongsam) are designed in silky brocade Good Buy, Shanghai fabric and feature a traditional pattern decorated with gold detailing and frog closures. Pay no more than $30. Carry home a little piece of this alluring seaport city. But be ready to bargain for these traditional souvenirs, with the help of our guide. Dinnerware Porcelain in China has a long history. During the Han Dynasty, celadon and black Teapot porcelain were mainly produced. Although the rules governing Look for the maker’s mark to determine tea ceremonies in China are not the origin, age and quality of porcelain as strict as in Japan, certain rules do items. The porcelain mark is the finger- apply. For instance, the color of the tea print of antique china. Pay no more should coordinate with the color of the than $9 for a complete set. pot—black tea goes in purple clay ware, and green tea should be made and served in white porcelain or celadon without a cover. Pay no more than $15. Customized Chinese Character Chops A skilled artisan carved this unique and elegant pair of chops with the Chinese characters of Xi for happiness and Fu for good luck. The tops of the chops are designed with a dragon and a phoenix. The bottoms can be custom-carved with your name in English or Chinese. Pay no Silk Fabrics more than $15. According to legend, Yuen Fey, the concubine of an emperor in 2,600 B.C., is credited with the invention of silk. She has been deified for her act Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World � WHERE TO STAY of dropping a cocoon in hot water and watching Radisson Plaza Hotel Shanghai it unravel. Chinese silks can be embroidered with Radisson SAS Lansheng Hotel dragons, butterflies and symbols of good fortune Radisson Hotel, Pudong Century Park and longevity. Pay no more than $6 a yard. The Regent Shanghai For a free night’s stay at the Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World, redeem 60,000 10 January–March 2006 Gold Points. Details at goldpointsplus.com.VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (what to buy)
    • park ways S TAY F I T Walk the Lines w r i t t e n by Brian Crocker Airport Abandon Trace the path of the Toronto Public Labyrinth for a moving meditation. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, air travel can be stressful. Find out how to block out the noise and stay calm—and healthy—while waiting for your next flight. N on habent claritatem insitam est usus. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum, soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet. In futu- rum. Mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi non habent claritatem insitam est usus legentis in iis. Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta P eople of all ages and walks of life stone labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral decima et quinta Typi non habent clar come together to stroll around in in France. Traditionally, many labyrinths itatem insitam est usus legentis in iis. circles, step by step, slowly and are set near water; the Toronto Public Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis viden methodically. Some stare downward as Labyrinth is located above the former tur parum clari fiant sollemnes in futuru- they place each foot in front of the other. course of Taddle Creek, a stream that rum cum soluta. Some walk with eyes closed, trusting their has been buried for more than 150 years. Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis feet to stay on the layered path. Some Although the sound of flowing water can videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in even read from a favorite book as they no longer be heard, several rows of trees futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui make their way around the narrow maze. surround the park and serve as a buf- faciteorumNulla facilisi Nam liber tem- Offering a contrast to the noisy streets fer to keep out the noise of the nearby por cum soluta nobis eleifend option and sidewalks of downtown, Trinity city. Installed as a millennium project for congue. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit Square Park’s Toronto Public Labyrinth Canada’s largest city, the labyrinth serves eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor provides a sanctuary for meditation, as an easily followed track for those cum soluta nobis eleifend option. personal reflection and people-watching. in search of peace and serenity. Everyone from stockbrokers to students, shoppers to tourists can enjoy time away from the city’s asphalt and concrete. With Park Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Peaceful Slumber its many twists and turns, the labyrinth Toronto–Oakville Getting a good night’s rest is also important for keeping your stress level down Where to Stay constitutes a thoughtful exception to Park Plaza Toronto Airport while traveling. The Sleep Number bed by Select Comfort™ can help. This unique standard municipal green space. Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto–Harbourfront bed, available exclusively at Radisson Hotels & Resorts, uses air-chamber technology Radisson Hotel Toronto East PHOTO: jim sTeVensOn Originally created out of turf grass to allow adjustment of the bed’s firmness. Radisson will have replaced up to 90,000 and 77 feet in diameter, the labyrinth Radisson Hotel Toronto–Markham mattresses with the beds by the end of 2006. For updates on locations in the was rebuilt in September 2005 of brick Radisson Hotel Toronto–Mississauga United States, Canada and the Caribbean with Sleep Number® beds, visit Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport for more year-round accessibility. Its www.radisson.com/sleepnumber. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Oakville design is a copy of the 13th-century For a Free night’s stay at these locations, redeem 15,000 to 60,000 Gold Points®. Visit goldpointsplus.com for details. Voyageur  Voyageur 15VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: departments (park ways / stay fit)
    • C O U N T RY L I F E Mark Caskie w r i t t e n by p h o t o s by Vickie McClintock Hill Country Roundup E From wineries and wildflowers to barbecue and dance halls, odem modo typi qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes life’s simple pleasures are what define central Texas. in futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue! Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placer- at facer possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima Eodem modo typi. Notare quam littera gothica quam nunc putamus parum claram anteposuerit litterarum formas humani- tatis per. Typi non habent claritatem insi- tam. Fiant sollemnes in futurum; Typi non habent claritatem insitam est usus legentis in iis qui facit. Processus dynam- icus qui sequitur mutationem consuetudi- um lectorum. Nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi non, Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet! Usus legentis in iis qui; per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. In iis qui facit lectores legere Typi non habent claritatem insitam. Radisson Hotel San Antonio Downtown WHERE TO STAY Market Square Radisson Hill Country Resort and Spa Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin Park Plaza Austin Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Austin–North Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Round Rock � For a FREE night’s stay at one of these locations, redeem 15,000 to 30,000 Gold Voyageur 19 Points. Visit goldpointsplus.com for details.VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (country life)
    • TO U R G U I D E hola There’s no end to the pleasant surprises in this sunny paradise. With its recent boom in CANCUN upscale restaurants, shops and attractions, you’ll see why Cancun has shed its image as a spring break hangout to become one of the great playgrounds of the world. by Christopher Smith photography by Charlotte Addison Nothing beats spending the day relaxing in a comfortable beach chair. Mexico’s traditional dances come alive with color. The clear, tropical waters off Cancun’s coast invite sailors, scuba divers and swimmers. 20 January–March 2006VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: feature (opening spread)
    • Tour Guide S A seaside table creates the odem modo typi qui nunc nobis perfect atmosphere for videntur parum clari fiant ma a romantic meal. Take a sollemnes in futurum. Est sus leg journey 5,000 years into the entis in iis qui facit eorum decima past at the Mayan ruins et quinta. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor of Tulum. Sip and savor cum soluta nobis eleifend option. Mexico’s favorite drink— Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; the margarita. eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima Eodem modo typi. Notare quam littera gothica quam videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in Mirum est notare quam littera. Est usus Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis nunc putamus parum claram anteposuerit futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit legentis in iis qui facit; formas humani- videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in litterarum formas humanitatis per. eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor tatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit Typi non habent claritatem insitam. cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue! decima Eodem modo typi! eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor Fiant sollemnes in futurum; Typi non Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; Non habent claritatem insitam est cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue! habent claritatem insitam est usus legentis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet usus. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futu- Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; in iis qui facit. Processus dynamicus qui doming id quod mazim placerat facer rum, soluta nobis eleifend option congue eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet sequitur mutationem consuetudium lec- possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta nihil imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim plac- habent claritatem insitam est usus legen- torum. Nihil imperdiet doming id quod decima et quinta decima Eodem modo erat facer possim assum Typi non habent tis in iis qui facit. Processus dynamicus mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi typi. Notare quam littera gothica quam claritatem insitam est usus legentis in iis. qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium non, Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis nunc putamus parum claram anteposuerit Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis lectodoming id quod mazim placerat eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet! litterarum formas humanitatis per. videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in facer possim assum Typi; per seacula Usus legentis in iis qui; per seacula quarta Typi non habent claritatem insitam. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; quarta decima et quinta decima Eodem decima et quinta decima. In iis qui facit Fiant sollemnes in futurum; Typi non eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet modo typi. Notare quam littera gothica eorum claritatem Investigationes demon- habent claritatem insitam est usus legen- doming id quod mazim placerat facer quam imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim straverunt lectores legere me lius quod, tis in iis qui facit. Processus dynamicus possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta placerat facer possim assum Typi non futurum? Qui sequitur mutationem con- qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium decima et quinta decima Eodem modo habent claritatem insitam est usus legent- suetudium lectorum Mirum est notare lectorum. Nihil imperdiet doming id typi. Notare quam littera gothica quam is in iis. Processus dynamicus qui sequitur quam littera. Est usus legentis in iis qui quod mazim placerat facer possim nunc putamus parum claram anteposu- mutationem consuetudium lectodoming facit; formas humanitatis per seacula assum Typi non, Nam liber tempor erit litterarum formas humanitatis per. id quod mazim placerat facer pos- quarta decima et quinta decima Eodem cum soluta nobis eleifend option con- sim assum Typi; per seacula quarta placerat facer possim assum. gue nihil imperdiet! Usus legentis in iis Mayan Temples decima et quinta decima Eodem qui; per seacula quarta decima et quinta Non habent claritatem insitam est usus. modo typi. Underwater Adventures decima. In iis qui facit eorum claritatem Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum, Non habent claritatem insitam est usus. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil Restaurant Row Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum, legere me lius quod, futurum? Qui sequi- rum. Nihil imperdiet doming id quod Non habent claritatem insitam soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil tur mutationem consuetudium lectorum mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi est usus. Parum clari fiant imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim placerat imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim placerat sollemnes in futurum, soluta facer possim assum Typi non habent clari- facer possim assum Typi non habent clar- nobis eleifend option congue nihil Where to StaY tatem insitam est usus legentis in iis. itatem insitam est usus legentis in iis. imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis Radisson Hotel Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis viden- placerat facer possim assum videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in Hacienda Cancun tur parum clari fiant sollemnes in um Typi non habent claritatem Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis soluta nob. insitam est usus legentis in iis. For a Free night’s stay at the Radisson Hotel Hacienda Cancun, redeem 15,000 Gold 22 January–March 2006 Points. 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    • Tour Guide itatem insitam est usus legentis in iis. Sample local fare including Top 10 Must-Do’s Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis viden- grilled chicken enchiladas. tur parum clari fiant sollemnes in modo Witness an underwater 1  o Underwater Cancun offers some of the Western G typi est usus legentis. world near the Great Maya Hemisphere’s most spectacular reef diving. Here, you can explore Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis Reef. Traditional instruments the Great Maya Reef. videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in help celebrate Mexico’s 2  oard a Kayak Guided kayak tours offer another way to expe- B futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit heritage through music rience the Great Maya Reef. eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam.. Non habent and dance. claritatem insitam est usus. Parum clari 3 Tempt Your Taste Buds Try the Moroccan flair of Bogart’s fiant sollemnes in futurum, soluta nobis or the authentic Yucatán cuisine at Los Almendros. eleifend option congue nihil rum. Nil 4  eminisce at the Ruins Re-live the history of the Mayan R imperdiet doming id quod mazim people at the ruins at Tulum, considered the most beautiful of the placerat facer possim assum Typi Mayan ruins. imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi 5  rop a Line Cancun’s extensive coast provides an excellent place D Typi non habent claritatem insitam. tatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta non habent claritatem insitam est for sport-fishing, including big-game fishing. Fiant sollemnes in futurum; Typi non decima Eodem. usus legentis in iis. Eodem modo 6  lay a Round Test your swing on the championship course at P habent claritatem insitam est usus legen- Non habent claritatem insitam est usus. typi qui nunc nobis videntur parum Playacar Golf Club designed by Robert Von Hagge. tis in iis qui facit. Processus dynamicus Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum, clari fiant sollemnes in um soluta nob. qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium soluta nobis eleifendnihil imperdiet. Non Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis 7  et Cultured The Casa de la Cultura on nearby Isla Mujeres G lectorum. Nihil imperdiet doming id habent claritatem insitam est usus. Parum videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in hosts local cultural events, a popular day trip. quod mazim placerat facer possim clari fiant sollemnes in futurum, soluta futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit 8  o Wild Jungle tours to the mangrove forests are a favorite G assum Typi non, Nam liber tempor nobis eleifendnihil imperdiet. eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor attraction. Follow your guide by speed boat through the lagoon. cum soluta nobis eleifend option con- cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue! 9 S  hop ‘til You Drop Centro is a nine-block square with a variety gue nihil imperdiet! Usus legentis in iis Active Pursuits Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; of shopping, from the shops on Yaxchilian Avenue to the markets qui; per seacula quarta decima et quinta Non habent claritatem insitam est usus. eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet decima. In iis qui facit eorum claritatem Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum, habent claritatem insitam est usus legen- on Tulum Avenue. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil tis in iis qui facit. Processus dynamicus 10  o Natural Among Cancun’s many nature parks is the Sian G legere me lius quod, futurum? Qui sequi- rum. Nihil imperdiet doming id quod qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium Ka’an reserve, with an abundance of wild birds, reptiles, mammals tur mutationem consuetudium lectorum mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi lectodoming id quod mazim placerat and marine wildlife. Mirum est notare quam littera. Est usus imperdiet. In futurum. Mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi; per seacula legentis in iis qui facit; formas humani- facer possim assum Typi non habent clar- quarta decima et quinta decima Eodem If you like Cancun, you’ll love . . . Belize Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Belize lies west of the Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus and has On Mexico’s Costa Grande (Big Coast), these two towns offer lots of variety. protected areas of coral reef and tropical rainforests with hundreds of bird species, Ixtapa has an 18-hole golf course as well as pearly beaches, forested eco- colorful fish and exotic plants and animals. Cascading falls, granite caves and sway- sanctuaries, a variety of water activites (deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, para- ing palm trees add to the picture of paradise. Places to check out: Caye Caulker sailing) and good food. Fifty percent of the city must be green space by law, (nearby island day trip), Placencia (16 miles of natural beach, a mangrove-fringed and commercial development is limited, allowing the natural beauty of the lagoon, coral-studded cayes, jungle rivers and ancient Mayan ruins), Stann Creek area to take precedence. Nearby Zihuatanejo is a fishing village with cobble- District (Belize’s second largest district with miles of possibilities for the adventurer) stone streets, restaurants, shopping and art galleries. and Ambergis Caye (the most visited island off the coast of Belize). The waters off the cost of Zihuatanejo offer abundant game fish. Sports enthusiasts will find a variety of water sports to attract them while nature lovers Stop here at La Ropa Beach to drop a line or just relax on the sand. can drink in the beauty and richness of the rain forest, shown here at Belize’s Bull Reef Falls. 24 January–March 2006 Voyageur 25VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: feature (end)
    • WEEKENDER w r i t t e n by Ginny Gaylor Together by the Bay For romantic atmosphere, few places on Earth can compete with San Francisco. This weekend itinerary lets couples indulge their senses while exploring the city’s secrets. D odem modo typi qui nunc nobis Friday Night on the Town videntur parum clari fiant solle iis Typi non habent claritatem insitam. Fiant quimnes in futurum. Est usus iis sollemnes in futurum; Typi non habent nobis quilegentis in iis qui facit eorum. claritatem insitam est usus legentis in iis Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor qui facit. Processus dynamicus qui non Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer Sunday by the Sea possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta Typi non habent claritatem insitam. Fiant decima et quinta decima sollemnes in futurum; fypi non habent Eodem modo typi. Notare quam littera claritatem insitam est usus legentis in iis gothica quam nunc putamus parum qui facit. Processus dynamicus qui claram anteposuerit litterarum formas sequitur mutationem consuetudium lecto- humanitatis per.odem modo typi qui rum. Nihil imperdiet doming id quod nunc nobis videntur parum clari fiant mazim placerat facer possim assum Typi sollemnes in futurum. Est usus legentis in non, Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis iis qui facit eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet! liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend Usus legentis in iis qui; per seacula option congue! Est usus legentis in iis qui quarta decima et quinta decima. In iis qui facit eorum. Nam liber tempor cum solu- facit eorum claritatem iis qui ta nobis eleifend option congue! Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod, futurum? Qui sequitur mutationem A boat tour around San Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; Saturday at the Markets Nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim Francisco Bay provides a eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; placerat facer possim assum Typi non, magnificent view of the doming id quod mazim placerat facer eleifend option congue nihil. Parum clari Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis Golden Gate Bridge. Get nunc putamus parum claram anteposuerit fiant sollemnes in futurum.Odem modo eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet! away from it all with a drive litterarum formas humanitatis per. Eodem typi qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari Usus legentis in iis qui; per seacula quarta up the California coast. modo typi. Notare quam littera gothica fiant sollemnes in futurum. Est usus leg- decima et quinta decima. Head downtown to explore quam nunc putamus parum claram entis in iis qui facit eorum. Nulla facilisi San Francisco’s colorful Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis neighborhoods by trolley. eleifend option congue! Est usus legentis Sample local seafood at one in iis qui facit eorum. of the many restaurants Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; Radisson Miyako Hotel San Francisco WHERE TO STAY along Fisherman’s Wharf. eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf doming id quod mazim placerat facer Radisson Hotel San Francisco Airport possim assum Typi; per seacula quarta at Sierra Point decima et quinta decima Eodem modo Radisson Villa Hotel San Mateo typi. Notare quam littera gothica quam Radisson Inn Sunnyvale nunc putamus parum claram anteposuer- Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos it litterarum formas humanitatis per. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Sunnyvale � For a FREE night’s stay at one of these locations, redeem 15,000 to 30,000 Gold 28 January–March 2006 Points. Visit goldpointsplus.com for details.VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (weekender)
    • G O P L AY w r i t t e n by Julie Moore p h o t o s by Scott Engle Do More in Canmore Whether you’ve been catching air for years or want to snowboard for the first time, this destination has the snow, the attitude and some serious vertical. R oodem modo typi qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari fiant solle mnes in futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor t eorum. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer nunc putamus parum claram anteposuer- it litterarum formas humanitatis per.p Local pro snowboarder utamus parum claram anteposuerit litter- Andrew Hardingham turned arum claram ante. professional at the tender Typi non habent claritatem insitam. age of 18. Now 25, Andrew Fiant sollemnes in futurum; Typi non says, ”To ski here, you have habent claritatem insitam est usus legen- to want to scare yourself.” tis in iis qui facit. Processus dynamicus qui non Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim plac- erat facer possim assum Typi; Nestled in the Canadian per seacula quarta decima et Rockies, Canmore has quinta decima Eodem modo become a year-round Got Board? typi. Notare quam littera vacation destination. With Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum gothica quam nunc putamus its towering cliffs and moun- eleifend option clari fiant sollemnes: parum claram anteposuerit tain views, the city is the • First things first. Regular or goofy? litterarum formas humanitatis perfect place to get out and Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futu- per.odem modo typi qui nunc play—from fishing, hiking rum; eleifend option Parum clari nobis videntur parum clari fiant and rock-climbing in the fiant sollemnes in futurum. sollemnes in futurum. Est usus summer to skiing and • Setting your stance. legentis in iis qui facit eorum. snowboarding in the winter. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor futurum; eleifend option Parum cum solutat bis eleifend option clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; congue! Est usus legentis in iis qui eleif clari fiant sollemnes. • Now for some angles. Sollemnes in futurum; � WHERE TO STAY eleifend option Parum clari Radisson Hotel and fiant sollemnes in futurum; Conference Center eleifend doming id quod. Canmore Parum clari fiant For a FREE night’s stay at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Canmore, redeem 25,000 Gold Points. 30 January–March 2006 Visit goldpointsplus.com for details. Voyageur 31VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (go play)
    • G R E AT S T R E E T S Parfums Caron 3 Just off the Champs-Elysées on Avenue Elysian Fields Montaigne is Parfums Caron, a historic, luxury perfume boutique. The shop’s decor of gilt mirrors and glass chandeliers is refined retro, Created in the 17th century to extend but its fragrances stand up to the test of time. the view from the Louvre Palace, this most famous of Paris’ grand boulevards offers numerous delights, from elegant gardens to stately monuments. L’arc de Triomphe 1 Marking the western end of the Champs-Elysées is l’Arc de Triomphe, the world’s largest triumphal arch at 161 feet high and 144 feet wide. Napoleon commissioned the arch in 1806, and it was completed in 1836. N on habent claritatem insitam est doming id quod mazim placerat Musée du Louvre Sidewalk cafés Ladurée Jardin de Tuileries 2 4 5 6 usus. Parum clari fiant sollemnes in facer possim assum Typi; per Just past the Place de Once a strip crowded Do more than Between the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, you’ll futurum, soluta nobis eleifend seacula quarta decima et la Concorde, which marks the with fast-food joints, the window shop at Ladurée, find the Jardin de Tuileries, the city’s most formal garden. It was option congue nihil imperdiet. In futu- quinta Typi non habent. eastern end of the Champs- Champs-Elysées underwent Paris’ newest high-class tea- laid out by Le Nôtre, gardener to Louis XIV, and covers 2,500 rum. Mazim placerat facer possim assum Non habent claritatem Elysées, is the Louvre. Home a transformation in the room. Ladurée offers a full acres. Every year between June 21 and August 25, the park hosts Typi non habent claritatem insitam est insitam est usus. Parum of the Mona Lisa and Venus 1990s. Today, stopping for menu, as well as breads a fair that features a Ferris wheel towering over the Rue de Rivoli. usus legentis in iis. clari fiant sollemnes in de Milo, the Louvre contains lunch on the street’s broad and pastries to go. Upstairs Eodem modo typi qui nunc nobis futurum, soluta nobis one of the world’s best art sidewalks is an experience dining rooms are designed videntur parum clari fiant sollemnes in eleifend option congue collections, with more than that’s truly Parisian. to resemble individual futurum. Est usus legentis in iis qui facit nihil imperdiet. In futurum. 30,000 works on display. salons, or libraries. Radisson SAS Hotel Champs-Elysées WHERE TO STAY eorum. Nulla facilisi Nam liber tempor Mazim placerat facer possim Radisson SAS Hotel at Disneyland Resort Paris cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue. assum Typi non habent Radisson SAS Hotel Charles de Gaulle Airport Parum clari fiant sollemnes in futurum; claritatem insitam Radisson SAS Hotel, Paris Boulogne eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet est usus. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Paris Charles de Galle For a FREE night’s stay at one of these � locations, redeem 30,000 to 70,000 Gold 32 January–March 2006 Points. Visit goldpointsplus.com for details. Voyageur 33VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (great streets)
    • GRAND OPENINGS Welcoming Places ariZona Located on the lands of the Fort Germany The new Radisson SAS Hotel, Frank- From Arizona to Austria, 25 new properties have joined the Carlson Hotels Worldwide family. furt features 428 rooms in a convenient location McDowell Yavapai Nation, the new Radisson Fort within walking distance of several major companies. McDowell Resort & Casino features 250 rooms The Sachsenhausen quarter and the Goethe house with Sleep Number® beds and flat-screen televisions. are also nearby. Amenities include seven flexible The hotel also offers a golf course, a heated pool, meeting rooms, free high-speed Internet access and two whirlpools, a health club, and a hair and a laptop-size safe in every room. The hotel also nail salon. Other amenities include the Cultural offers a fitness center with a pool, a sauna, a steam Resource Center, a business center and over 25,000 room, a solarium and massage services. square feet of meeting and banquet space. united arab emirates The new 247-room oklaHoma The new Radisson Hotel Tulsa Radisson SAS Hotel Dubai Media City features free offers 325 rooms in the heart of southeast Tulsa. wireless high-speed Internet access, tea- and coffee- In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center and austria Nestled in the heart of one of Europe’s making facilities, flat-screen televisions, and compli- spa, a whirlpool and a heated indoor/outdoor pool, leading cultural capitals, the new Radisson SAS mentary breakfast including tea, coffee and pastries. the hotel also features a business center and 20 Style Hotel Vienna features 78 rooms and free wire- The hotel also offers a fitness center, an outdoor meeting rooms with over 14,000 square feet of less high-speed Internet access throughout the prop- infinity pool, a business center and 10 meeting space, including a 7,000-square-foot ballroom. erty. Other hotel amenities include two boardrooms, rooms covering over 5,500 square feet. The hotel is located within minutes of Oklahoma’s a fully equipped indoor fitness room, a sauna and a largest mall and the Tulsa Zoo. relaxation area. Massage and beauty treatments are united kinGdom A 39-story glass structure in also available upon request. the heart of the city, the new Radisson SAS Hotel, Wisconsin Located near the shores of Lake Birmingham features 211 rooms and suites, as well Michigan, the new Radisson Hotel Milwaukee belGium The new Radisson SAS Hotel, Hasselt as free wireless Internet access throughout the prop- North Shore features 133 rooms and a garden offers 126 rooms in the city’s center, adjacent to erty. The hotel’s fitness center, located on the 18th atrium with an indoor pool, a whirlpool and a several fashionable shopping areas. The hotel fea- floor, offers a spectacular view of the city, along fitness area. For business travelers, the hotel offers tures wireless Internet access, over 2,900 square feet with a gym, a sauna and a spa. Business travelers over 9,250 square feet of meeting space, with 12 of meeting space and access to a fitness club with a can take advantage of the hotel’s 10 meeting rooms, rooms—ranging from boardrooms to ballrooms— spinning room, a sauna, a steam bath, a solarium, covering over 3,600 square feet. that can accommodate six to 260 people. a pool and a relaxation area offering aromatherapy and massage showers. Located in the capital of the European Union, the newly built Radisson SAS EU Hotel, Brussels features 149 rooms and suites. The hotel also offers free wireless high-speed Internet access, and guests have free access to a fully equipped fitness center with a sauna. For business travelers, the hotel offers six meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 80 people. eGypt While at the new Radisson SAS Resort, El Quseir, guests can explore ancient historical sites as well as the beaches, coral reefs and clear waters of the Red Sea. The hotel features 250 rooms, a pool, a spa, a tennis court and over 3,600 square feet of meeting space. The hotel’s three restaurants offer park plaZa Hotel & cHina The new Park Plaza local, international and Mediterranean cuisine. conFerence centre Beijing Wangfujing features PHOTOs: COURTEsY OF CARLsON HOTELs WORLDWIDE toronto—oakVille 216 rooms, including 16 France Experience the magic of Disney at the suites, located minutes from Situated between Toronto and Niagara Falls, new Radisson SAS Hotel at Disneyland Resort, Paris. some of the world’s most The hotel features 250 rooms and suites, including the new Park Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre popular tourist attractions, family rooms equipped with two flat-screen tele- Toronto–Oakville is within easy reach of some such as The Forbidden City, visions, children’s games and a play area. Other of Canada’s most popular attractions. The hotel the Imperial Palace and amenities include a golf course, a fitness center, an features 122 rooms, complimentary high-speed Tiananmen Square. Amenities indoor pool and over 6,600 square feet of meeting include high-speed Internet Internet access, a fitness center, a sauna, a whirl- space. Situated in a quaint pedestrian village over- access in all guest rooms and radisson sas bospHorus Hotel looking the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, the new pool and an outdoor heated pool. Business travel- public areas, a fully equipped istanbul, turkey Radisson SAS Resort, Arc 1950 features 146 rooms, ers can also take advantage of the hotel’s 6,000 gym, a full-service business The newly constructed Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul is located on the banks of the including one- to three-bedroom apartments. The square feet of meeting space, with nine rooms center, and three meeting resort offers a pool, a Jacuzzi and a fitness room, accommodating up to 150 people. rooms that can accommodate Bosphorus Strait, close to the old city. The hotel features 120 rooms, including 20 business class as well as an extensive program of sports and activ- up to 80 people. rooms and 11 junior suites, all with high-speed Internet access. Other amenities include a wellness ities, including beach volleyball, table tennis and a club featuring an authentic Turkish bath. huge chessboard in the middle of the street. 36 January–March 2006 Voyageur 37VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (grand openings)
    • bon voyage Medieval Steps w r i t t e n by Ana Pedrosa Discover the rich history, hidden squares and breathtaking views of Lisbon. known locals gather in these little taverns and, accompa- nied by guitars, sing tragic lyrics about impossible love. It is hard to follow a set route in this medieval maze, so I climb aimlessly, discover- ing churches and miradouros (vantage points) with breath- taking views. At last I wander off toward São Jorge Castle. Captured from the Moors in 1147 by Dom Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, the fortress had previously been occupied by Romans and Visigoths. Now it’s a tranquil place, ideal for a rest. With the city below, I S São Jorge Castle een from the river Tagus, Lisbon discover temples, wide avenues and secret provides a dramatic looks like one splendid cascade with gardens that can be seen only from above. view of Lisbon and its pastel-colored houses. Next, I walk toward the Mouraria the Tagus river. There’s no better view of the city, so my district, named for the Moors who settled visit starts with a stroll around the river. here after the Christian conquest. Ancient After watching the commuters and the to- palaces sit side by side with houses ing and fro-ing of the ferries between the swathed in azulejos, traditional Portuguese riverbanks, I take a cab to Alfama. tiles, another Moorish legacy. My tour starts by the 12th-century On this west-facing hillside are several Sé (the city’s cathedral) and continues small cafés, and I stop for an espresso. I through the mazelike streets and stairways linger, enjoying these moments of peace. that end in bright squares where neighbors Portugal native Ana Pedrosa worked in meet. Each of these squares is like a tourism before turning to writing. village, with windows full of flowers and children playing under orange trees. At each step I find small taverns where The all-suite, all-balcony, 700-guest Seven every night someone sings fado. This Seas Voyager sets sail September 6 on a Where to Stay 10-night cruise from London to Monte Carlo. melancholy style of song is to Portugal what flamenco is to Spain. Its best-known This cruise takes guests on a culinary adven- PHOTO: PCL/aLaMy ture with stops in Bordeaux, Barcelona and diva, the late Amália Rodrigues, lies in the Lisbon. The Regent Travel ConciergeSM program nearby National Pantheon, along with lets guests customize their experience, with other important figures. Current fado several excursions to choose from. artists, such as Mariza, as well as un- Fares start at $5,587. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Web site, www.rssc.com, has links for guests, travel agents and meeting planners. Redeem 50,000 Gold Points® and save $200. 40 January–March 2006VOYAGEUR magazine for Carlson Hotels Worldwidemagazine redesign: department (bon voyage)