Author Archive for Andrea Wren

The House of Sleep opens in Andalucia

The House of Sleep opens in Andalucia

Casa La Siesta is a new luxury country retreat near Spain’s Costa de La Luz, and its English translation of the House of Sleep (if you don’t speak Spanish) could have you lulled into dreamland in a second. Located just minutes from historic Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain, Casa La Siesta is housed in […]

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European […]

The new Park Hyatt Istanbul-Maçka Palas is a grand design!

The new Park Hyatt Istanbul-Maçka Palas is a grand design!

Istanbul’s historic Maçka Palas – built in 1922 by the Italian architect Guilio Mongeri and one of the finest buildings in the city – has now become home to Park Hyatt Istanbul-Maçka Palas, following the opening of the hotel on 7th November 2008. Mongeri, who was from Milan, was inspired by the elegant Palazzos in […]

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Anyone fond of the spa experience at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will be pleased to know the group has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers; one is at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, and the other is in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir. The ‘Amrita Spa & Wellness’ concept, if you are familiar […]

London's May Fair Hotel on YouTube

London’s May Fair Hotel on YouTube

London’s famous 5-star May Fair Hotel is staying ahead of the times – and certainly not complying with an image that luxury hotels ‘don’t do’ this ‘kind of thing’, by launching the first ever independent UK hotel channel on YouTube. According to the hotel, the new channel is far from “corporate mish-mash of literature and […]

Latest addition to the luxury Mantis Collection opening August 2008

Latest addition to the luxury Mantis Collection opening August 2008

The elite and still-under-construction Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth, on the Southeast coast of South Africa, is now expected to open in August 2008, making it the newest addition to the Mantis Collection of ultra-deluxe boutique hotels and game reserves. Because of the Townhouse’s secluded environment, it is promised as a perfect ‘retreat’ for the […]

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

Luxury hotel Celtic Manor Resort is now giving guests the opportunity to watch their Michelin-starred meal being cooked via a plasma screen at the head of chef’s table for ten! The five-star Celtic Manor Resort, located in the Usk Valley, Wales, has teamed up with The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, and its Michelin star Chef […]

Luxurious 'Platinum' service introduced Down Under on The Ghan

Luxurious ‘Platinum’ service introduced Down Under on The Ghan

Known for making the epic journey from Darwin through to Adelaide, legendary Australian train The Ghan is introducing a ‘platinum’ service in September that aims to be exceptional in luxurious standards. Passengers will be able to rest their heads on deluxe pillows from a menu, stretch out in cabins with fresh flowers that are twice […]

'For your eyes only' with luxury Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel

‘For your eyes only’ with luxury Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel

Luxury hotel chain Rocco Forte is offering a special package at their London Brown’s Hotel to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth and the launch of the Imperial War Museum London‘s new exhibition, “For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond“. The ‘Ian Fleming Centenary’ stay includes overnight accommodation in a luxurious […]

Sweden's first floating hotel to open in time for 'black gold' season

Sweden’s first floating hotel to open in time for ‘black gold’ season

In September this year, Sweden is to be the proud owner of its first floating hotel. The eco-friendly accommodation will open at the renowned and upmarket Salt & Sill restaurant, offering a new way to experience the beauty of the Bohuslan coast and enjoy the acclaimed seafood of this A Taste of West Sweden accredited […]

Refurbishment plans for luxury Silversea Cruises guest ships

Refurbishment plans for luxury Silversea Cruises guest ships

Silversea Cruises are going to bring the interiors of their 296-guest ships – Silver Cloud and Silver Wind – in line with the style and glamour of their newest ship, Silver Spirit, says Luxury Travel Magazine. This 540-guest ship is scheduled to hit the waters in December 2009, and the refurbishments to the other ships […]

The Golden Chariot: India's newest luxury train

The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

India’s ‘hot on the rails’ newest luxury train not only provides exquisite on-board luxury for its guests, but it will cater for those who like to keep fit on holiday as well as at home. The Golden Chariot boasts a fully equipped gymnasium to keep up on the step-machine, as well as an Ayurveda Spa […]

Kruger Camps according to the The Daily Telegraph

Kruger Camps according to the The Daily Telegraph

Providing 7,500 square miles of wilderness and reachable within 45 minutes of flying time from Johannesburg, Kruger is one of the world’s best-known game reserves. To help safari-seekers and well-heeled guests pick the very best of the five-star lodges out there, The Daily Telegraph has listed their top five: Singita Lebombo – style and design […]