April 01, 2002
> Meetings & Conventions: Out There April 2002

April 2002

Far-flung and fabulous

Cheese, Please
The cheese course, long a staple of European fine dining, is invading the New World. Among eateries serving up the savory morsels is the Old Hickory Steakhouse at the newly opened Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. (407) 586-0315;

Classic revival.
Newly renovated, the 146-room Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, N. H., reopens next month. The hotel, built in the late 1800s, offers gardens, golf, more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space and a spa. (866) 484-3843;

Martinis and a view.
At Rise, the 14th-floor bar at the new 298-room Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in downtown Manhattan, patrons can take in panoramic views of New York Harbor while sipping patriotically named Libertinis. (917) 790-2525;

Stiff upper back?
Hip Londoners get their spines soothed at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, which also offers a jet-lag reviver massage for visitors. (011) 44-207-235-2000;

Haute hotel.
Since opening last year,
XV Beacon has become a Boston sensation. The 61-room boutique property’s restaurant, The Federalist, has a private function room that accommodates up to 30. (877) 982-3226;

Name That Dune Mountain Travel Sobek offers small group (up to 20) tours of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a remote land of sand, elephants and nomads. (800) 282-8747; -->

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