Category: Hotels

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

One blog that I make a point of checking on an occasional basis is Sam Shank’s excellent TravelPost Insider. One of the main thrusts of the TravelPost website is on hotel reviews (particularly for the US) and, in a recent blog entry, he’s highlighted the hotels achieving the highest ratings from his visitors in 2006. […]

Rio Real Golf Hotel, Marbella, Spain

Rio Real Golf Hotel, Marbella, Spain

Nestling between the Sierra Blanca mountains and the Meditterean, and just 5 kms from the heart of the popular resort of Marbella on the Costa del Sol, the Rio Real Golf Hotel is a 30-room five star hotel that combines Spanish architecture with Asia and Mediterranean influences. Although the hotel only opened in 2001, the […]

El Portal, Sedona’s luxury hacienda

A video insight into Sedona’s luxury hacienda, El Portal, voted Grand Award Winner in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report in 2004.

Pampered pets at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Pampered pets at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Yesterday, I made reference to a USA Today article about the changing face of Ritz-Carlton. According to the Associated Press, one of the changes we’re likely to see is the manner in which they cater for pets. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Florida will give your pet a $130 massage, as well as offer treats […]

2 for 1 with Sol Meliá

2 for 1 with Sol Meliá

The leading hotel chain in Spain – Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts - is running a 2 for 1 promotion. Stay any two nights from Monday to Thursday, and pay for just one, subject to availability. Participating four and five star hotels are not limited to Spain but also other parts of Europe so, wherever […]

It's winter - let's hibernate!

It’s winter – let’s hibernate!

Under the punchline of “It’s winter – let’s hibernate!”, Malmaison are running a winter break promotion with rooms starting from 75 per night. Indulge in a morning submerged in bubbles and steam, followed by an afternoon savouring a bottle of that outstanding red your taste buds have been tingling for… Malmaison have hotels in Belfast, […]

Ritz-Carlton Jakarta

Ritz-Carlton will be opening its third property in Indonesia midway through 2007. Situated in the heart of Jakarta, the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta will have 61 rooms, a retail mall and two towers of residential condos, linked by a pedestrian tunnel to the Jakarta Stock Exchange. The development will also feature The Pacific Place Apartments, 139 luxury […]

T+L 500 2007

T+L 500 2007

Now in its fifth year, the Travel + Leisure 500 is the pick of the very best from around the world, as decreed by editors and reporters. The Singita Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park achieved the highest tally of 97.56. The winner of the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007, […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

The Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007 is out and top of the pile is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. It scores a perfect 100 in 5 of the 6 categories (rooms, service, food, location and design), “failing” only on ‘activities’ where it scored 97.3, to give an overall score of 99.6 out […]

The changing face of Ritz-Carlton

For generations, Ritz-Carlton has been known for over-the-top luxury: old-money guests, crystal chandeliers and in-your-face service. But old-world stuffiness doesn’t play well with today’s jet-setters. They’re arriving in jeans and T-shirts, toting iPods and laptops, often checking in with kids. They don’t want to wear a jacket and tie to the hotel dining room, or […]

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

The new Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk is being designed by the Manhattan, New York-based Guerin-Glass Architects in conjunction with Benjamin Woo Architects of Honolulu and will include a two-story lobby with sprawling ocean views and about 460 luxury hotel-condos ranging from 150 to 900 sq metres, as well dining and retail […]

Raffles Dubai - a hotel to look out for in 2007

Raffles Dubai – a hotel to look out for in 2007

Dubai continues to thrive and will soon see hotels bearing the names of the likes of Versace, Armani and Trump. One hotel to look out for will be the 18-storey, pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai in the heart of the city’s premier business and shopping district, Wafi City. It is expected to open with 248 rooms […]

The Sarojin in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand

The Sarojin in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand

Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel (according to the World Travel Awards 2006) is The Sarojin in the Khao Lak National Park, owned by Andrew and Kate Kemp. It opened its doors in October 2005, a little later than anticipated due to it being hit by the tragic Boxing Day tsnunami of 2004. But it’s […]

Manhattan's Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Manhattan’s Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Hank Freid’s Marrakech Hotel NYC at 103rd and Broadway has just gotten chicer with the opening of Kazbar, a trendy bar and lounge located in the lobby of his 125-room Upper West Side hotel. Open only a few weeks, Kazbar has already become a hot spot for the young, international tourists who frequent The Marrakech […]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington D.C. rated by Institutional Investor

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C. has been named the overall top-ranked hotel in Institutional Investor‘s 2006 survey of the world’s best hotels. Known for its exceptional service and luxurious accommodation, including a nine-room presidential suite and 10,000-square-foot spa, the hotel scored highest in the magazine’s annual poll of CEOs and senior executives from […]

Marquis Hotel & Spa to be managed by RockResorts

Marquis Hotel & Spa to be managed by RockResorts

RockResorts International, LLC, a luxury hotel company based in Colorado, has announced that the 56 room and suite Marquis Hotel & Spa in Miami, Florida has been added to its collection of high-end properties. RockResorts will manage the hotel, scheduled to open in February 2009, under a long-term management contract with its owner Leviev Boymelgreen […]

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