Category: Hotels

Napasai acquired by Orient Express

Napasai acquired by Orient Express

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., owner and operator of 50 deluxe leisure properties in 25 countries, has announced that it has agreed to acquire a 100% interest in Napasai, a luxury hotel and villa development located on Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Siam, about one hour’s flight from Bangkok. The company will pay $25 million […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Spain team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Spain team hotel

The Spanish national side will be staying at the Sportschule Kaiserau in Kamen (North Rhine-Westphalia), near Dortmund for the 2006 Fifa  World Cup. Interestingly, this is the same base that was used by West Germany when they won the 1974 and 1990 World Cup tournaments. After decades of underperformance in previous World Cups, Spain will […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Togo team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Togo team hotel

Togo will be staying at the newly renovated Hotel Waltersbühl  at Wangen in Baden-Württemberg (the same region as the Dutch and Iranian teams), for the 2006 Fifa World Cup.  Being part of a  sports academy owned by the Württemberg Football Association, this hotel offers top-class facilities for training camps, seminars and courses. The training facility […]

Sofitel expand with two new hotels in China

Sofitel expand with two new hotels in China

The Sofitel brand is expanding in China with the opening of two new hotels: Sofitel Galaxy Nanjing and Sofitel Zhongshan Golf & Resort (also in Nanjing). Never before has Accor launched two hotels in the same city on the same day. And it won’t stop there; three more Sofitel hotels are expected to open in […]

Things are just warming up with De Vere...

Things are just warming up with De Vere…

Summer has just begun to look that little bit brighter, with a range of great May and June getaways with De Vere Hotels & Resorts. While it’s best known for its place in golfing history as 4-time host to the Ryder Cup, The De Vere Belfry offers so much more, including a 2 AA Rosette […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: South Korea team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: South Korea team hotel

Bergisch Gladbach is the only place that will host two World Cup teams.   Not only will it house the favourites Brazil, but it’ll also be the home of the South Korea team.   They’ll be staying at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. This palace hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and […]

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Why not treat yourself to a luxurious weekend of birding amidst the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks? The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa  birding weekends run from 2nd to 4th June and 20th to 22nd October 2006.  Along with your group leader, you will get the opportunity to  explore Whiteface Mountain for the rare […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Switzerland team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Switzerland team hotel

If there’s one team that must be really looking forward to the World Cup, it’s Switzerland.   It’s been 12 years since they last competed in the final stages, having missed ou ton the World Cup finals of 1998 and 2002. They’ve chosen to stay at Kurhotel Fürstenhof  in Bad Bertrich, Rhineland-Palatinate – just 30 […]

Madeira's largest spa to open at Quinta

Madeira’s largest spa to open at Quinta

Located overlooking stunning sea views, the new Wellness area at the Quinta Splendida comprises 1400 sq. metres and is due to open June 2006. Quinta Splendida Wellness will be a sanctuary to escape the pressures of modern life. The spa facility will feature a vitality pool and a 12m x 7m indoor pool next to […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: France team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: France team hotel

Schlosshotel Münchhausen, Aerzen, Lower Saxony, will be home to the French squad for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. This castle hotel is near Hanover in northern Germany and has two 18-hole golf courses which will give the players a chance to unwind. The team will be training in the Weserbergland stadium in nearby  Hameln and […]

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Japan team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group F: Japan team hotel

Situated on the Rhine, the Hilton Hotel, Bonn  will be home to the Japanese national team in the 2006 Fifa World Cup. The Japanese Football Association has booked the entire hotel (all 252 rooms) for the squad and members of the team’s management. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a wide range of fitness equipment […]

Major expansion in China for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Major expansion in China for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Miguel Ko, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide‘s Asia-Pacific president has said that Starwood will sign another 50 contracts in the next three years, boosting the total number of properties that it manages in China to 100. The  group already operates 25 hotels and has another 25 under construction. China is expected to become one of […]

Powder Byrne's "the first night's on us" promotion

Powder Byrne’s “the first night’s on us” promotion

Book a holiday for 7 nights or more with luxury family travel specialists Powder Byrne and your first night’s accommodation will be free of charge for the whole family in whichever accommodation type booked. This offer is available at three of their most stunning 5-star hotels: Anassa, Cyprus; The Residence, Tunisia; and Arabella, Mallorca. Offer […]

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Australia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group F: Australia team hotel

The Australian national football side will be staying at the five-star Wald-und-Schlosshotel in sleepy Friedrichsruhe as it aims for Fifa World Cup glory. They will have the run of all 38 rooms of the boutique country hotel, ideally located in Germany’s south-west, for the group matches in Kaiserslautern (155km), Stuttgart (70km) and Munich (230km). Previous […]

Naomi Campbell's birthday bash at Burj Al Arab

Naomi Campbell’s birthday bash at Burj Al Arab

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is currently celebrating her 36th birthday at the 7-star  Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Incredibly she has hired all 18 floors of the hotel for 3 days at an estimated cost of $1.8m. Among the guests will be boyfriend Badr Jafar, David and Victoria Beckham, and supermodels Linda Evangelista and Eva Herzigova.

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Croatia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group F: Croatia team hotel

Croatia couldn’t have a tougher opening game to the World Cup.   They’re up against Brazil and have no doubt chosen the Dorint Resort & Spa, Bad Brückenau  - once the royal residence of Ludwig I von Bayern (1819-1848) – to ensure they have the best preparation possible. The property is set in 40,000 square […]

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