Abu Dhabi UAE – Reported by Elite Traveler the p

first_imgAbu Dhabi, UAE – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineOn November 1, 2011, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers opened in Abu Dhabi, marking the luxury hotel group’s first foray into the UAE’s vibrant capital. Located on the Arabian Gulf in the Ras Al Akhdar area of Abu Dhabi, close to the central business district and ministry compounds, the contemporary space is poised to set a new standard in hospitality, gastronomy and relaxation in the emirate.Jumeirah at Etihad Towers touts 382 guest rooms and suites, 199 fully serviced residences and one of the largest conference centers in Abu Dhabi. The modern glass tower stands almost 1,000 feet tall, its interiors outfitted in a sleek contemporary design featuring the best Italian marble, custom hand-tufted carpets and photography depicting life in Abu Dhabi in the 1960s culled from the private collection of His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.Leisure travelers will find respite in the hotel’s Talise Spa, featuring fully contained treatment suites, Turkish hammam and Arabian Rasoul. A private beach gives sun-seekers the perfect opportunity to lay out without having to wander far from home base. Perfectly appointed accommodations and food & beverage venues all offer superb vistas of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, city skyline and coastline.Jumeirah at Etihad Tower’s focus on gastronomy and urban-chic nightlife promises to draw a local and international following, keeping the hotel buzzing with a discerning clientele. On-property, guests will find 12 restaurants, bars and lounges—the two signature restaurants, Li Beirut and Quest, offer unique modern interpretations of Lebanese and Asian cuisine, respectively.The impressive conference center can accommodate up to 1,400 guests in a conference setting or 1,000 guests for a seated banquet dinner. Designed to enhance the seamless coordination of events and uninterrupted flow of visiting guests and delegates, the center, including its Mezzoon ballroom, all 13 meeting rooms, VIP suites, Bridal Suite, business center and showroom, is housed on the same level.www.jumeirah.comlast_img read more

Pearces young pretenders get reality check from Poland

first_imgStuart Pearce This article is more than 11 years old Share on Facebook Poland England Share on Messenger news This article is more than 11 years old Pearce’s young pretenders get reality check from Poland Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Topics Share via Email Stuart James at Molineux Soccercenter_img Share via Email Shares00 Share on LinkedIn Friendlies Share on Pinterest Soccer First published on Tue 25 Mar 2008 20.54 EDT Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook @StuartJamesGNM Tue 25 Mar 2008 20.54 EDT Strength in depth is not something that Fabio Capello enjoys and the same may be true of England at Under-21 level after this disappointing performance against a competitive Poland side. England extended their unbeaten run to nine matches, although there was little else to comfort Stuart Pearce on a night when the manager had hoped to discover fresh talent in readiness for the European Championship finals in Sweden next year.Jamie O’Hara’s debut included promising touches and Adam Johnson’s sinuous runs on the left offered a threat but it says everything about the paucity of chances that it took a Mexican wave to get a good crowd on their feet. Well-organised and dangerous on the counter-attack, Poland exposed the understandable lack of cohesion in a callow England side that will surely be much stronger come September’s fixture against Portugal.That final Group Three qualifying match offers England a chance to secure their place in the play-offs, with only a point required to progress. Gabriel Agbonlahor, James Milner and Tom Huddlestone would all expect to return for the fixture, with those offered a rare start here doing little to convince they merit a place in the starting XI. Indeed, it did not need Pearce to point out the players had enjoyed only one day together on the training ground. “It was a difficult game for us,” admitted the manager. “We didn’t do enough to win the game and a draw was a fair result. We knew we were in for a tough game but that’s what we needed. It will be a good exercise in the long term, maybe not tonight or tomorrow. But I have learnt enough out of the performance to make it a worthwhile exercise. It will stand us in good stead for the European Championship next year – which I think we can win.” Providing those on the periphery with a chance to gain experience had been Pearce’s primary motivation when he selected this under-strength team. The manager, who heads to Paris this morning to join Capello and the rest of the England coaching staff , admitted that a few of his players may have been “nervous” last night, although Fraizer Campbell, coming on as a second-half substitute, was not among them. “I was quite impressed with him,” added Pearce. The Manchester United player, who has scored 13 goals while on loan at Hull City this season, came closest to a breakthrough after Przemyslaw Tyton fumbled at his feet. The Poland goalkeeper had earlier denied Luke Moore after the forward pounced on his failure to hold on to Craig Gardner’s free-kick. He also produced a smart save to repel Cameron Jerome’s curling shot.England were hardly laying siege to the visitors’ goal, however, and there were moments of consternation to endure at the opposite end. Manchester City’s Joe Hart had to be alert to thwart Szymon Pawlowski after the Pole cut inside Michael Mancienne and the goalkeeper’s replacement, Tom Heaton – one of five players to win a first Under-21 cap – was also called upon when he tipped Radoslaw Majewski’s sharp shot over the bar. Reuse this contentlast_img read more