Opened in April 2006, THE JAMES Chicago is a 297-room hotel that provides a stylish choice for the discerning business and leisure traveler. The hotel features a JBar lounge, The Spa, The Gym, an exceptional restaurant, state-of-the-art technology, unique event spaces, beautiful guest rooms, and above all, classic ‘guest-centric’ hospitality. The partners behind […]
Domestic wildlife safaris and geocaching are two of the newest adventures awaiting guests at the 1,000-acre Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Offered year-round by the ranch’s resident naturalist, the wildlife safaris will give you close encounters with native animals such as bison, elk, bears and wolves. Geocaching, on the other hand, is […]
Enjoy 5 days (4 nights) with the Occitania Fire Elements Package at La Pleta Hotel & Spa, Spain’s exclusive winter playground in the Pyrenees. The package includes a herbal exfoliation (30 mins) with a wrap (50 mins), a hot stone massage (50 mins), a rejuventating facial or deep tissue massage (50 mins) and an essence […]
Take to the hills and enjoy the great outdoors, exploring the Yorkshire Dales, safe in the knowledge that all the creature comforts await you at the end of the day. This is a package that allows you to walk between Swinton Park and two other luxury hotels in the area, The Yorke Arms in Nidderdale […]
Ring in 2007 at the Hotel Gansevoort‘s rooftop soiree with dazzling city and river views. The Manhattan hotel’s New Year’s Eve Rooftop Retreat Package includes accommodation for two, one bottle of MoÃ«t & Chandon Champagne, two tickets to the private rooftop party, access to a premium open bar from 10pm to 1am and one or […]
The Nicky O South Beach which was originally scheduled to open in November 2006, now looks set to grace Miami in the Spring of 2007. According to its website, this 95-unit condo hotel from Nicky Hilton (sister of Paris Hilton) promises “fashion, glamour… and an unparalleled social environment”, but the site so far seems to […]
The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, an Adirondacks resort which I’ve blogged about a few times before, has launched a ‘Your Best Mirror Lake Inn Memory Contest’, an interactive competition that encourages former guests to share their best memories from the inn… for prizes! If you’ve stayed before, visit the Mirror Lake Inn Memories […]
Hospes Hotels & Moments – a small, exclusive hotel chain in Spain – is converting three palaces and convents into sumptuous guest houses. The splendid Hospes Madrid, the inspiring Palacio del BailÃo in CÃ³rdoba and the grand Palacio San Blas in Jerez will all open soon, and have rates from $180 to $1,400+ per night.
There’s a new, lavish resort coming to Brazil’s Bahia coast next year. Designed by Anouska Hempel (designer to both the Hempel Hotel and Blakes Hotel in London), the Warapuru resort can be found in the resort town of Itacaré and consists of an elegant hotel with 40 pavilions and 18 private villas (with 3 to […]
Remember the $70 million penthouse in The Pierre Hotel in New York that I mentioned a few months back? Well now Yves St. Laurent and his business partner Pierre Bergé are selling their apartment in the same hotel. In fact, it’s been on the market since 2004, but price reductions (most recently to $7.75 […]
Get along to Amsterdam’s Lloyd Hotel on Monday, 11th December 2006 for the opening of the Lloyd History exhibition of graphical work by V. Wiertz. He is the calligrapher of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. The exhibition will be accompanied by a concert, with Bozena Kopczynska on the cello and Anna Korealska on the […]
The art, the cafés, the charm, the romance! This Christmas experience more of Italy’s most beautiful cities with great rates and exclusive benefits from Boscolo Hotels to make your stay really unique. For example, stay at the Astoria in Florence for two nights between 23rd and 26th December 2006 from â‚¬544 for 2 people (includes […]
Last week I reported that the Sheraton Park Hotel in London had formed part of Scotland Yard’s investigations into the death of the former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko. As more and more details unfold, it appears other luxury hotels are being drawn into the investigations. The Ashdown Park Hotel near Forest Row, East Sussex, was […]
Winter… the perfect excuse to indulge. Malmaison invites you to hibernate with them from £75 per night or £120 with dinner, bed and breakfast. (Rates are actually from £120 and £170 respectively for London.) For more details of this promotion (and the opportunity to win a weekend for 2 at a Mail of […]
Thanks to Inna Shamis from journeyPod who’s just made me aware of their new site aimed at “tastemakers, trendsetters and die-hard travelers” in search of the best places to go. They feature only 4 and 5 star hotels, have a weekly podcast and provide ‘VIP access’ to exclusive offers and tips. Sign up to their […]
One of Scotland’s finest country house hotels has joined forces with the prestigious private members’ club, Classic Car Club Scotland to offer an exclusive racy weekend for romantics this Spring. Contract Greywalls in Muirfield, East Lothian for further details.