Category: Hotels

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

The Sydney Park Hyatt recently gained media attention as it was the hotel chosen for Nicole Kidman’s and Keith Urban’s wedding night a few weeks ago, before they travelled to Bora Bora for their honeymoon. The hotel is currently running a culture package which includes a one-hour guided tour for two of Sydney’s most famous […]

Jazz at Malmaison Edinburgh, Scotland

Jazz at Malmaison Edinburgh, Scotland

Malmaison Edinburgh is playing host to eight nights of ‘Jazz on the Quay’ as part of the Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. The Crystal Palace – a specially created mahogany marquee on the quayside – will be home to the sounds of smooth sensuous jazz at its best. Craig McMurdo will ‘kick off’ the […]

Crown Towers, Melbourne

Crown Towers, Melbourne

The áCrown Towers hotel sits on the southern banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River and is one of the main features of the Crown Entertainment Complex. It has a distinctive elliptical tower design made of stone and glass housing 482 spacious guestrooms including 84 suites and 31 villas. Bedrooms are more spacious than normal featuring panoramic […]

Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Naples, Italy

Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Naples, Italy

Since 1882, the Grand Hotel Vesuvio has reflected the essence of luxurious Neapolitan hospitality. Enjoy sweeping views of the bay and the volcano over a glass of wine from your own private balcony. Looking after their guests in every detail and offering numerous services of the highest quality and refinement is the secret to the […]

Special summer rates at the Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA

Special summer rates at the Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA

Don’t let your summer stop short this year. á Enjoy awesome rates and a fantastic getaway at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego when you stay during between 23rd and 31st August 2006. áAt $215 per night (taxes and $22 daily resort charge not included), rooms will fill up fast, so make your reservation […]

Honeymoons On Us from InterContinental

Honeymoons On Us from InterContinental

If you’re about to tie the knot, you might like to take a look at the offering from InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Their Honeymoons on Us programme gives you the chance to enjoy a complimentary honeymoon. Simply book your reception at any InterContinental hotel or resort locations in the United States, Canada or Mexico and, […]

A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve áand so concludes áour daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The […]

Hilton St Petersburg… but not where you might think

You could be forgiven for thinking that Hilton St Petersburg is in Russia. á But it’s not. á It’s Hilton Hotels’ newest property and it’s at Carillon Park, Florida. The 227-room hotel is influenced by local and international artists such as Salvador Dali and aims to provide guests with “a contemporary and luxurious experience”. State-of-the-art […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven áof twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

Holidays for Couples Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Holidays for Couples Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The Australian magazine Holidays for Couples has unveiled the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2006. Here’s a summary of the gold award winners: Best Hotel/Resort South East Asia: Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Indonesia Best Hotel/Resort Indian Ocean: Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru, Maldives Best Hotel/Resort Pacific Islands: Sofitel Fiji Resort & […]

Peninsula Palace Beijing renamed

Peninsula Palace Beijing renamed

The Peninsula Palace Beijing has completed an extensive four year refurbishment programme – reputed to have cost in excess of US$35 million – and been renamed as simply The Peninsula Beijing. The hotel occupies a great position within the city, being just a stone’s throw from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. áRooms and suites […]

Five nights for the price of four at the Jamaica Inn

Five nights for the price of four at the Jamaica Inn

Voted #1 in Jamaica by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, the Jamaica Inn in Ochos Rios áis widely considered as one of the most sophisticated hotels in the Caribeean. Its spa is justifiably lauded for its Ayurvedic and Fijian treatments, and its cuisine is the finest for miles around. And from now until […]

Europe to get its first 7-star hotel

Europe to get its first 7-star hotel

I’m always wary when you hear of 6-star and 7-star hotels. áAfterall, no nationally-recognised tourist classification scheme goes beyond 5 stars. Anyway, enough of my whinging… apparently Europe is to get its first “7-star” hotel. It will be the Town House Galleria in Milan, Itlay. The hotel is on Galleria Vittoria Emanuele, an elegant shopping […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006. á I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels. á For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

Arrival Experience programme at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Arrival Experience programme at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Westin Kuala Lumpur has launched a new Arrival Experience programme which is available upon request for those wanting to travel in style with the luxurious S-type Jaguar. The hotel’s general manager, Martin Jones, has described the collaboration as ‘timely’ and said that the programme will provide guests with “a driving experience áthat only both […]

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International has today declared that all its US and Canadian hotels as soon as this September. The move follows a growing trend in the industry with the Westin Hotel chain and Anaheim’s Disneyland resort having led the way earlier this year. á Marriott’s decision, however, is one of the largest of its kind, affecting […]

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