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Accor Hotels Accor announced plans for a strategic expansion in Vietnam. This plan includes additional hotels within the Novotel, Mercure hotel brand, launching of the Ibis brand and MGallery label and the goal of doubling the number of rooms under management in the Vietnam by 2012. Mar 11, 2010

Castel Monastero Castel Monastero in Tuscany is offering a new therapeutic program of renewal from Dr. Mosaraf Ali at the resort this spring. A specialist in integrated medicine whose international clientele includes Prince Charles, actor Michael Douglas, Sir Richard Branson, the Sultan of Oman and many other high-profile individuals, Ali will oversee an approach to health and wellness, encompassing traditional and ancient healing techniques from the Himalayas and beyond. The exclusive, multi-day lifestyle program at Castel Monastero Spa is accompanied by special spa cuisine from Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay. Mar 8, 2010

Dooley Vacations Dooley Vacations is offering a four-night getaway to Florence, Italy, from $899 per person. Travelers will stay at the Hotel Delle Nazioni, located in the historical city center of Florence near Piazza della Libert and the Fortezza da Basso Exhibition Centre. The Duomo and other major landmarks are all within easy walking distance. Also nearby is the Galleria dell'Accademia which contains Michelangelo's David. The Florence Fling package includes four nights at the Hotel Delle Nazioni (fifth and sixth nights available from just $75 more per person, per night), roundtrip economy class trans-Atlantic airfare on Alitalia, and daily buffet breakfast. Mar 11, 2010

Odysseys Unlimited Odysseys Unlimited is offering a 13-day Enchanted Ireland tour that travels from Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, beginning in the capital city of Dublin with visits to Trinity College and St. Patrick's. The small group then travels to Galway in the West, stopping en route at Sixth Century Clonmacnoise, Ireland's most important early monastic site. In Galway, they visit broding Inis Mor, the largest of Ireland's Aran Islands. Mar 9, 2010

Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux was awarded its first Michelin star. The Bordeaux restaurant opened 18 months ago. Pascal Nibaudeau, executive chef of Le Pressoir dOArgent restaurant at The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux, received his first Michelin star in the 2010 Michelin Guide. Le Pressoir dOArgent opened in 2008 and specializes in innovative seafood. NibaudeauOs previous experience includes work with two Michelin star chef Yves Mattagne at Brussels restaurant The Sea Grill. Signature menu items at Le Pressoir dOArgent include Belon oysters sourced from Arcachon Bay and served with langoustines, Aquitaine Sturia caviar, crme aigrelette, cucumber and Belgian waffles; and a Breton blue lobster with a Barnaise sauce made from black salsify, ceps, and lobster extract from the restaurantOs namesake silver press. Mar 10, 2010

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