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

February 2002

Far-flung and fabulous

Bacara beckons. Don’t stare: The 42,000-square-foot spa at the Bacara Spa and Resort in Santa Barbara, Calif., is known for celebrity visitors. The 360-room resort also has a conference center and 25,500 square feet of meeting and event space. (877) 422-4245; www.bacararesort.com

Cannes do. A bit of Champs-Elysees has come to the French Riviera with the opening of Fouquet’s, a Parisian landmark, at the Majestic Barrière in Cannes, one of the city’s finest hotels. The eatery serves traditional brasserie dishes, as well as those with a Provençal touch. (011) 33-4-92-98-77-22;

Spicy lessons. Guests can learn the culinary secrets of Asia at the new cooking school at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. The property has 147 guest villas, each with its own plunge pool. (011) 62-361-701-010; www.fourseasons.com

Train on the plain. Orient-Express’ Northern Belle will embark on a new seven-day itinerary in 2002. The Grand Tour of Great Britain makes tracks through London, Yorkshire, Scotland, Wales, Bath and Salisbury Plain. The vintage carriages hold up to 242; passengers overnight at five-star properties along the route. (631) 847-3716; www.orient-express.com

Olympic Pub Crawl

Looking for cool places to hang after a hard day of watching athletes compete for the gold? In Park City, Utah, where many of this month’s Winter Olympic Games will be staged, check out the following night spots.

Mother Urban’s Ratskeller
(435) 615-7200

Mulligan’s Irish Pub
(435) 658-0717

No Name Saloon
(435) 649-6667

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; www.mtsobek.com -->

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