Category: Hotels

The Tides’ Million Dollar Buyout

The Tides’ Million Dollar Buyout

This one is only for the ultra-wealthy out there. Rent the whole of Tides South Beach for $1.2 million as part of their Million Dollar Buyout package. This whopping price tag buys you “up to three days of all-inclusive luxury at Miami’s most stylish venue”.   I like how they say “up to” as it [...]

Hotel de la Paix re-opens in Switzerland

Hotel de la Paix re-opens in Switzerland

Ideally situated on the shore of Lake Geneva with snowy Mont Blanc on the horizon, the fabled five-star Hotel de la Paix operated by Concorde Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors once again after a yearlong renovation. Preserving the soul and grandeur of its historic past, the transformation has created a “boutique hotel” feel [...]

Win a stay at Wales’ Ynyshir Hall

Win a stay at Wales’ Ynyshir Hall

Ynyshir Hall is an exceptional Relais & Chateaux hotel set in the heart of Wales. Once owned by Queen Victoria, this building is set in 14 acres of beautiful gardens.  Its past accolades include AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, 3 AA red stars, 4 AA rosettes for food (making them among the top [...]

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, has achieved 5-star status is the Mobil Travel Guide‘s third annual hotel spa ratings. This is only the second spa to be given this accolade, the previous recipient being the Spa Montage at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California. The star ratings are awarded [...]

American Express Sheraton Family Vacation

American Express Sheraton Family Vacation

The American Express and Sheraton have teamed up to offer a family vacation that offers free meals, movies and admission to the Kids Club for kids under 12. Just check in between Thursday and Friday with your American Express card at any participating hotel before 31st December to take advantage of this promotion.

Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

The winners of the first ever Northern Hospitality Awards were revealed last month.   These awards celebrate the successful hospitality businesses and people in the North of England.   The winners are Anthony’s in Leeds (Best Restaurant), Andrew Pern of The Star at Harome (Best Chef), Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere [...]

Strike at the Ritz Hotel in Paris

Strike at the Ritz Hotel in Paris

Sixty  employees at the Ritz Hotel in Paris went on strike this week, protesting over changes made to their contracts. Hotel management claimed that service to guests was unaffected, but it is rumoured that Tom Cruise was due to appear there to promote his latest movie, Mission Impossible 3. Instead, he spent the day exploring [...]

Beetham Tower in Manchester, UK, completed

Beetham Tower in Manchester, UK, completed

Soaring 171m above ground level, Manchester’s Beetham Tower is now officially the UK’s tallest residential building. The project was completed yesterday and celebrated with a breathtaking firework display which could be seen for miles around. The first 23 storeys of the building will house a 5-star 285-bed Hilton Hotel due to open at the end [...]

Trump Ocean Club, International Hotel & Tower, in Panama

Trump Ocean Club, International Hotel & Tower, in Panama

The latest in Donald Trump’s growing empire is the Trump Ocean Club, International Hotel & Tower planned for Panama City, Panama. He  had said he would  develop there 3 years ago, after attending the Miss Universe pageant in the city, if the right opportunity arose.   His first foray into Central America will be a [...]

Hotel Martinez Exceptional 7th Floor Suite

Hotel Martinez Exceptional 7th Floor Suite

For a mere $37,200 per night (!), the Exceptional 7th Floor Suite at Cannes’ Hotel Martinez can be yours. The 4-bedroomed penthouse suite covers 2,000 square feet and has all the luxuries you might expect for the price: multiple living/dining rooms, plasma TVs, terrace spa, soundproofed rooms and more.

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco special offers

Experience the best address in the City By The Bay at St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco with these great special offers.  The hotel  is located directly next door to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and across the street from the serene tranquility of Yerba Buena Gardens, and is home to the signature restaurant [...]

Management of The Palm Golden Mile

Management of The Palm Golden Mile

IFA Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to manage The Palm Golden Mile and their two shoreline buildings, Al Nabat and Al Haseer, IFA Hotels & Resorts’ residential projects, located on the trunk of The Palm, Jumeirah. The Golden Mile will encompass some of The Palm’s [...]

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year

The Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year 2006 award has been won by Claire Thevenot of the Hotel du Vin et Bistro, Winchester. Claire is the first woman to have won the title, presented by President of Champagne Ruinart, Bernard Peillon. Nicolas Clerc, of the Milestone Hotel, London, came second, and Jean-Marie Pratt of Le [...]

Four Seasons Golf and Country Club Dubai

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is poised to inaugurate its eighth property in the Middle East and its first of three developments in Dubai with the opening of Four Seasons Golf and Country Club Dubai this  summer. Four Seasons took over the reigns of its first golfing facility in the Middle East, formerly known as [...]

Honeymoon package at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

Honeymoon package at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

Enjoy your honeymoon in Athens with a romantic stay in a city view room at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Sparkling wine and flowers upon arrival, daily breakfast in your room. Rates start from €395,00 per night. The 132-year-old hotel recently underwent a $100 million restoration, re-opening in 2003 in time for the Olympic Games in [...]

Hotel Hana-Maui photography package

Hotel Hana-Maui photography package

Hotel Hana-Maui is offering a rare opportunity to have a “learning vacation” in a beautiful, secluded location with award-winning photographer  Robert Glenn Ketchum. Robert was widely considered one of the two finest photography teachers in the country in Outside magazine’s national survey. The 4-day workshop (1st – 6th May 2006)  includes 5 nights’ luxury accommodation, [...]

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