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Film star Tom Cruise is reported to be looking for a property on the small Mediterranean island of Malta – where fellow film star Brad Pitt also has a home. Requirements apparently include six bedrooms, a swimming pool and a gym - as well as a 200 square foot living room!
A report in The Times of Malta suggests that he fell in love with the island when he visited Brad Pitt earlier this year. Mr Cruise who is currently promoting 'Ghost Protocol' is reportedly returning to Malta for filming at the end of 2012, but prefers to buy a property, rather than rent.
His arrival on the island takes place in a year when the European Film Academy Awards are taking place there. Malta is also beginning preparations to be the European Capital of Culture in 2018. The awe inspiring sea facing capital Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The star of 30 Rock claimed on Twitter that he had been booted off the aircraft because he was playing Words With Friends on the device, which would normally have to be switched off for take-off and landing.
Baldwin tweeted that the incident occurred while the aircraft was sitting at the gate, though the airline has not confirmed the incident.
He said he later completed his journey from Los Angeles to New York on another AA flight.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group honoured in 2012 Michelin Guides – ten restaurants and a total of 12 Michelin stars.
Mandarin Oriental hotels have long been renowned for their excellence and innovation in food and beverage, and the Group’s passion for creating memorable dining experiences has once again been recognised, with no fewer than ten restaurants being honoured in the 2012 Michelin Guides.
Die besten Wellnesshotels im deutschsprachigen Europa gaben sich am 15. Oktober im Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich ein Stelldichein, um für ihre herausragenden Leistungen in acht Kategorien die Wellness Aphrodite 2011 entgegenzunehmen.
Rather than leave a few bills on the night stand and fill out a comment card, Kanye West found a better way to say thank you to the staff at the Mercer Hotel, who serviced them for months while he and Jay-Z recorded Watch the Throne on the second floor.
PerezHilton.com reports that West gave the entire staff of the hotel VIP tickets to his show at New Jersey's Izod Center on Sunday.
The 12th annual Worldwide Hospitality Awards have broken new records. Not only are there more applications than ever, but they’re arriving from more areas around the globe. You can see it for yourself by simply taking a look at the collection of innovations, original initiatives, and best practices that our candidates have presented in all the categories available. Since its creation in 2000, this competition’s main objective has been to build a solid database accessible to as many people as possible and to demonstrate the permanent flow of creativity that reigns in our industry. We bet on it!
2011’s ceremony marks a turning point in the event’s history through the introduction of an innovation within the process of selecting the winners (in the various operational or marketing categories). An international jury has already rendered a first-round verdict by selecting a first-place finalist and three runners up. However, the worldwide hospitality industry present at the ceremony on 21 November also have their say. A live electronic voting system has been put in place to allow the audience to participate in the selection process of the winner. Make sure you carefully study the candidates’ projects so please take a look at the complete applications available on www.hospitality-on.com to make the most well-rounded choice.
This takes the type of guts--or stupidity--we can't even imagine.
The Hotel Bel-Air, the famed 5-star retreat in Los Angeles, is set to open on Friday following an extensive two-year renovation.
The hotel is part of the Sultan of Brunei's Dorchester Collection, which owns hotels in Europe and the United States.
In its 65-year history, the Hotel Bel-Air has hosted countless celebrities and dignitaries, all discreetly, of course.