Status: New - Vanessa Henman, a plucky but accident-prone white writer, flies out from London to Uganda for an African writers' conference. She also means to...... more
Status: New - Vanessa Henman, a plucky but accident-prone white writer, flies out from London to Uganda for an African writers' conference. She also means to visit her former cleaner, Ugandan Mary Tendo, now the successful Executive Housekeeper of Kampala's up-market Sheraton Hotel. But Mary has her own agenda.
Status: New - Vanessa, a writer, flies to Uganda for a conference. She means to visit her ex-cleaner Mary, now the Housekeeper of the Sheraton Hotel. Mary has...... more
Status: New - Vanessa, a writer, flies to Uganda for a conference. She means to visit her ex-cleaner Mary, now the Housekeeper of the Sheraton Hotel. Mary has her own agenda: her son is missing. Vanessa sets off alone to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the gorillas. But she quarrels with her driver and a war closes in from the Congo. Can anyone save0 her?
Status: New - Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip...... more
Status: New - Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip Hotels: Escape it's not just a dream. Interior design expert (and author of Hip Hotels: City) Ypma tracks down photographs and meticulously records over 40 hotels around the world that will, in his opinion, provide a real escape from the pressures of modern life.For some, escape means roughing it in nature--climbing a mountain, trekking with a backpack. Ypma's idea of escape is more sophisticated. The best escape locations, he writes, "amplify the attractions of their setting" and enable us to recognise "man's ability to enhance the beauty of a beautiful place." It's no surprise, then, that the hotels Ypma chooses don't have the conventional feel of a Hilton or Sheraton; many are family-run and all are unique. At Amandari, on Bali, guests don't get a room, they get a house positioned along walkways that echo the arrangement of a traditional Balinese village. At the Ice Hotel in Sweden, glasses and beds are literally made out of ice. It's important to the author that the hotels he describes have been constructed with ecological sensitivity: most, like the log cabins of Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, are built from local materials and their food and design reflect local culture.The hotels are listed in alphabetical order by country. Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and room rates (in local currencies) are provided. Despite their relatively small sizes, France, Great Britain, and Italy get the most attention; combined they have 13 hotels to North America's five, South America's two and Australia's one. Ympa's luscious, detailed photographs accompany equally descriptive text that's rich in cultural detail and literary reference (Carey on Australia, Chatwin on Chile). The author has a habit of mentioning the stars, actors, media and entertainment types who have vacationed at each hotel. This may grate some nerves but it also points to a shift in travel patterns; as travel becomes less exclusive, it's not only the stars who get the chance to combine luxury with environmental awareness in their choice of escape destinations. --Tamsin Todd
Family Legacy by O'Halloran, Jack ( AUTHOR ) Aug-12-2011 Hardback - M P Publishing Limited
Status: New - Jack Pagano has always felt he is different. Smart and physically talented, the normal pursuits of youth--women and sports--have always come a...... more
Status: New - Jack Pagano has always felt he is different. Smart and physically talented, the normal pursuits of youth--women and sports--have always come a little too easy to him and left him unfulfilled. At age seventeen, Jack is eager to leave high schcool and begin his college career. But the schooling that lies ahead of him is of a far different variety than he could have ever imagined. Albert Anastasia, the notorious leader of Murder, Inc., appears and claims Pagano as his son. But before Jack can make heads or tails of his newfound father, Anastasia is gunned down at the Park Sheraton Hotel. Under the tutelage of his late father's associates, Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello, Jack enters a world where crime and politics, money and murder, and the American way of life are all but a hand's breadth apart and inextricably linked. At the same time, another father is grooming his son to further his plans: Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of what will become American's ruling dynasty, has set his sights on the White House--and with the help of some old friends in Chicago, his son, also Jack, will rise to power. Then, one autumn day in Dallas, the sins of the father are borne by the son and world learns that greed can make anyone expendable--even the President of the United States.
Best and Worst Travels: (An Anecdotal Exploration by an Upper Middle Class Adventurer, Traveling to Old and New Worlds, Desiring Comfort, Safe: (An ... Heat & Cold, and Shelter for the Night) - iUniverse
Status: New - Best and Worst Travels Carver writes in a style not unlike Bill Bryson, candidly regaling readers with tales of his worst experiences ("Some of...... more
Status: New - Best and Worst Travels Carver writes in a style not unlike Bill Bryson, candidly regaling readers with tales of his worst experiences ("Some of the worst were worse than others.") as well as the best: "I enjoyed a great Abercrombie & Kent trip to China because it was a great adventure, a great itinerary, a great tour group with a great tour director, great hotels (except for a noisy Sheraton in Guilin), great weather, a... Full description
Advantages: Good facilities with execellent services Disadvantages: A bit expensive comparing to other hotels in Karachi and No clubbing and Pud :(
...I stayed in Karachi for like a month but stayed in Sheraton Hotel for only 7 days but still is was fun and relaxing.
Karachi Sheraton Hotel is the best 5 star hotel in Karachi and the only internationally managed five star hotel in Pakistan. Just 17 kilometers from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, the Sheraton Hotel its next to Karachi gymkhana and PC Hotel which are other Karachi's famous...
Advantages: Comfortable hotel - handy for the metro Disadvantages: Characterless - can be expensive
...for central Rome. Go through the EUR district almost to the very end and turn left at the sign that says 'Sheraton Hotel' (you can see it from the road anyway).
It's a big, modern(ish) hotel with absolutely no redeeming features architecturally but all hotels look much the same when you're out cold at 4 a.m. I find.
We parked up and entered the foyer to check-in fighting off the bellhops vying to...
As part of my competition win (a trip to the World Cup Quarter Finals in Johannesburg, South Africa), Sony threw in three nights bed and breakfast accommodation. Two hours before leaving home for the airport, Mrs Ben and I received an email informaing us that we were no longer staying in a posh Johannesburg suburban 4* hotel, but instead were going to the Sheraton hotel in...