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Coming Soon Diary


by: Becci Dunne 31 7


MAY JUNE


Jamaica int’l Jazz Festival


Ocho Rios, Jamaica June is jazz month in Jamaica with performances from renowned Jamaican jazz artists such as Lloyd “Obeah” Denton and Desi Jones & Friends, as well as performers from Europe, the US and across the Caribbean, ochoriosjazz.com


14 JUNE JUNE


ILTM Asia Shanghai, China


Taking place at Shanghai’s Exhibition Centre, ILTM returns to Asia once again, with more than half its buyers new to the show and 550 exhibitors bedded in ready to take a range of appointments with them, iltm.com


2 18 JULY OCT


Audrey Hepburn – Portraits of an Icon


National Portrait Gallery, London, UK A photographic exhibition illustrating the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn will see more than 60 images on display, including rare prints from photographers such as Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton, npg.org.uk


69 JULY JULY


Hong Kong


Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition centre, fashion week takes over the city, with buyers flocking to see the latest spring/summer collections, hktdc.com


7 31 AUG AUG


Hong Kong Fashion Week


30 31 AUG AUG


Notting Hill Carnival


London, UK The streets of west London come alive to host Europe’s biggest street festival, bringing with it more than one million carnival revellers enjoying all things Caribbean, thenottinghillcarnival.com


31 13 AUG SEPT


US Open New York, US


Top tennis stars flock to NYC for a two-week sports extravaganza. More than 700,000 fans from around the world will enter the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, usopen.org


Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotland, UK


The world’s largest arts festival takes place in Scotland’s capital once again to showcase theatre, comedy, dance and much more. Thousands of shows will be performed at 250 venues around the city, edfringe.com


16 20 JUNE JUNE


Royal Ascot Ascot, UK


The world’s finest racehorses compete for the prize of more than £5.5 million for their owners over five days. Now just as famous for its fashion as its horses, the Queen herself has never missed a race since her reign began in 1952, ascot.co.uk


Ones to watch…


Here are some other notes worth adding in your diary


A stay in Provence To France, with the reopening of pretty La Bastide de Gordes on June 24. The hotel was bought by LOV Hotel Collection in 2013 and has been in the throes of a €30 million renovation. Set within the mountain-side village of Gordes, it was the subject of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence. It will boast a Pierre Gagnaire restaurant and a Sisley spa. Rooms from €270pn, bastide-de-gordes.com


Cheers to that Notch July 15 in the diary as the day when we can all get a sample of Six Senses hospitality closer to home, with the opening of the group’s first European hotel. Located in Portugal’s Douro Valley, the hotel is a conversion of a 19th-century manor house, but still with Six


Senses’ inimitable style. The 57-room hotel will overlook vine-covered hills and activities will delight wine experts and curious beginners alike. Rooms from €285pn B&B, sixsenses.com


Lanesborough’s back! July 1 marks the reopening of one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Lanesborough. In the time it’s been closed – since


December 2013 – there’s been a change of management, from Starwood to Oetker Collection. We’re set to see 93 rooms, including 43 suites, and public areas by Alberto Pinto. Opening rates from £715, lanesborough.com


What’s in the next issue: our big annual round-up of the cruise market, spa holidays, Maldives, Amsterdam, Japan and how to be better at social media


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Whatever dude September will see the arrival of W Hotels in Amsterdam, which seems like a perfect location for the brand’s “Whatever, Whenever” service ethic. The 238-room hotel is being shaped out of the old Royal Dutch Post building near Dam Square and the former KAS Bank building on Spuistraat 172. Restaurants include The Duchess and Mr Porter. Rooms from €400 per night, wamsterdam.com


PS... There’s a Dirty Dancing festival in the US… who knew! It was founded in 2010 in Lake Lure, North Carolina, where much of Dirty Dancing was filmed and takes place August 14-15. Twin it with Durham, where you’ll find hip newcomer hotel, Museum 21c, discoverAmerica.com


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