Category: Hotels

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Submerse yourself in Turkish hospitality at Ada Hotel Meet South Africa’s master tracker at Royal Malewane Check out Vancouver’s PuSh Festival schedule Embrace the ambience of Ritz-Carlton

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

David Hiatt is Managing Director of boutique New Zealand luxury travel agency, Lookout Point.  His background is in services marketing and  he has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and the world. Lookout Point was established to provide outstanding tailored holidays through New Zealand that allow visitors to experience the very best of  our scenery, personal […]

Hotel Babylon - series 2

Hotel Babylon – series 2

Remember the BBC drama, Hotel Babylon?   Well now it’s back for a new series… billed as “a tantalising and seductive insight into the sexy world of the five-star hotel industry”, Hotel Babylon stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson and Natalie Menoza. The new series will be screened next month and include […]

InterContinental Hotels (IHG) share price

I took my first serious foray into the stock market in early October and  decided to invest  in InterContinental Hotels (IHG).   In those few months they’ve enjoyed a healthy growth of 39% and, renewed speculation about a takeover by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, could push the share price still higher. Naturally, I shall […]

Bliss packages from W Hotels

Bliss packages from W Hotels

W Hotels is launching its Whirlwind Weekends Bliss Out package, featuring lush and luxurious gifts from New York’s hottest spa, Bliss ®. From now until 25th February 2007, guests who book W’s Whirlwind Weekends Bliss Out package (starting at $219 per night) will experience a warm escape from the bitter cold and the ultimate in […]

Marriott on the Move

Marriott on the Move

I just can’t help but take my hat off to Bill Marriott, Chairman & CEO of Marriott International,  who’s started blogging at the age of 74. His blog, Marriott on the Move, started this week… less than a year after he knew what a blog was! His first  blog entry  makes interesting reading and demonstrates […]

Malmaison The Dream

Malmaison The Dream

Malmaison are opening a hotel in Liverpool, England, and giving you a chance to win two exclusive invites to the VIP Malmaison Liverpool launch party on the 26th January 2007. Enter the Malmaison The Dream competition to be in with a chance of being one of the first to experience a night in the luxurious […]

Win a long weekend away with Loews Hotels

Win a long weekend away with Loews Hotels

Riding on the back of the hit NBC TV show, The Apprentice, Loews Hotels has launched the website ‘Loews Apprentice’, giving viewers the chance to win one of five luxury long weekends at any Loews Hotel. Watch the show on 21st January 2007, log on to the website, and simply answer a question.   Once […]

Accor acquires Dorint

Accor has acquired complete control of the German hotel group Dorint AG in which it previously had a 34% stake. Dorint has retained 41 hotels in a separate company but the deal means that Accor gains 52 hotels in Germany which it will re-brand under its Sofitel, Novotel and Mercure  brands.  

Santa Barbara International Film Festival package

Santa Barbara International Film Festival package

Stay at the legendary San Ysidro Ranch (where Jack and Jackie honeymooned, as did Danny Moder and Julia Roberts) for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and you can take advantage of some great packages. Their Platinum Package costs $6999 and is available from 25th to 27th January or 1st to 3rd February 2007 (additional […]

Spa and ski packages at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Spa and ski packages at Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe

The  luxury ski and spa resort Bishop’s Lodge, in northern New Mexico, is offering  packages for spa-goers and ski enthusiasts, or a package for guests that want to sample both. Located in a forest valley in the mountains, the hotel has an award-winning spa and offers plenty of opportunities for enjoying the natural beauty of […]

$2bn investment in Baha Mar in the Bahamas

$2bn investment in Baha Mar in the Bahamas

Confirmation is in that a  joint venture agreement has been made between Baha Mar Resorts Ltd.  and a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment  to develop  one of the largest destination resorts in the Caribbean, Baha Mar.   Located in Nassau, Baha Mar will  include hotels under  Starwood’s W, St. Regis, Westin and Sheraton brands. This is […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney Spears  reportedly splashed out on the Hugh Hefner Fantasy Tower Suite at The Palms Casino Resort at the weekend, after a night at the Vegas gay club, 8 ½. For a mere $40,000 per night, she was able to impress her new boyfriend, Isaac Cohen, will the villa suite  with its own Jacuzzi pool […]

New resort at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

New resort at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef, off Western Australia,  has its first international resort hotel. The Novotel Ningaloo Resort,  on the edge of Sunrise Beach in Exmouth Marina Village, opened  last month ahead of its February 2007 opening. It is  close to Ningaloo Reef,  the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and with over 500 fish species. The $16 […]

Serena Hotels expands into Rwanda

Serena Hotels expands into Rwanda

Following a long-term lease agreement with the Government of Rwanda, Serena Hotels is to take over two hotels in Rwanda – the 104-room, five-star Kigali InterContinental Hotel and the 72-room, four-star Kivu Sun Hotel – from 1st February 2007. They will be renovated and be known respectively as the Kigali Serena Hotel and Lake Kivu […]

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