Category: Hotels

Suite of the week: L'Ile aux Oiseaux at Les Sources de Caudalie, France

Suite of the week: L’Ile aux Oiseaux at Les Sources de Caudalie, France

Suite name: L’Ile aux Oiseaux Hotel: Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France Size of accommodation: 645 sq ft for the room and 322 sq ft for the terrace Cost per night: 550-600 euros What makes it special? This superb suite is reserved for nature lovers. Located on the “Bird Island”, this charming “hut” is built […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Elegant luxury from Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel Taste the Med  with GourMed The Luggage Club  – changing the way people travel Dine at Osteria dell’Acquasanta in Genoa

Online helicopter tour of The Sagamore's golf course

Online helicopter tour of The Sagamore’s golf course

Thanks to modern technology, golfers can now take a ‘helicopter tour’ of The Sagamore’s historic and award-winning championship New York golf course without leaving their desk. The tour, available on The Sagamore website, provides a hole-by-hole overview of the famed Donald Ross course, with detailed audio descriptions of each hole’s design and challenges.

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award […]

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Inspired by Earth Day, Sofitel is extending a special organic menu in each of  its North American properties throughout the month of April.  The Accor hotels brand is donating 10%  of the proceeds from the select food  and beverage offerings to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Second Harvest. Enjoy anything from ‘Seared wild salmon, […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Experience the luxe life at Manhattan’s 60 Thompson Discover the difference with Sanctuary Lodges Retreat to the island of Komandoo in the Maldives Fine true wilderness at Little Beaver Creek Ranch

Shoes, bags and beds at the Renaissance Austin Hotel

The Renaissance Austin Hotel  is currently offering  guests a weekend of luxury with a shopping bonus, as part of their “Shoes, Bags and Beds” package. Beginning  this month and running until the end of 2007, guests who book a weekend stay at the 492-room hotel get to take advantage of super savings at the hotel […]

'Hop on a Hog' at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, New Mexico

‘Hop on a Hog’ at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, New Mexico

Inspired by the new movie ‘Wild Hogs‘ starring John Travolta et al, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fé, New Mexico, is offering an extravagant  ‘Hop on a Hog’ package. As well as three nights deluxe accommodation, dinner for two at the award-winning The Old House Restaurant and – wait for it – a […]

Suite of the week: Room #32 at The Dylan Amsterdam

Suite of the week: Room #32 at The Dylan Amsterdam

Suite name: Room #32 Hotel: The Dylan Amsterdam, Netherlands Size of accommodation: 64 sq m Cost per night: €1600 per night, excl 5% city tax and breakfast Who’s stayed there? Mariah Carey What makes it special? A peaceful and luxurious room, on one of the most picturesque and prestigious canals of Amsterdam.       […]

Second phase of Flamingo Las Vegas renovation underway

Second phase of Flamingo Las Vegas renovation underway

The famous Flamingo Las Vegas recently began the second phase of its extensive room renovation. The re-design will include the transformation of more than 500 hotel rooms and suites into luxurious, stylish and technologically advanced Flamingo “GO Rooms” (derived from FlaminGO… get it?). This second phase will introduce three new stylized suite types: GO Metropolitan, […]

Dine free at Linthwaite House Hotel, Windermere, UK

To celebrate their 3 AA Rosettes award this year, Linthwaite House Hotel is  bringing back  its incredibly popular “Dine Free” offer. Simply pay their normal bed and breakfast rates and for each night of your stay  they will include their 4 course evening meal with canapés, coffee and petit fours at no charge. (Normally £47 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hotels and tours courtesy of Luxury Latin America Simplicity and sobriety make  Restaurant Initiale Privileged resorts from Domaine Haut-Gardegan Luxury blogging from  Luxist

$400 million expansion of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Gaylord Entertainment Company recently announced a proposed $400 million expansion of Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. With a proposed completion as early as 2010, Gaylord Opryland will offer convention customers and meeting professionals a total of 3,281 hotel rooms and more than 1 million square feet of convention and meeting space.

Easter at Malmaison

Easter at Malmaison

Easter is upon us.   “A time for treats, bunnies and chocoholic indulgence” as Malmaison put it. They’re offering accommodation on  a room only basis from just £75 ( £120 in London) and dinner, bed and breakfast from £120 ( £170 in London) throughout the festive period. Can I  your Easter travel plans  hatching…?

John Williams' Masterclass

John Williams’ Masterclass

On 21st April 2007 there will be a rare chance to see a master at work! Just eight privileged guests will join John Williams in the kitchens of The Ritz to witness the creation of a spectacular five course dinner, and then retire to one of the magnificent new banquet rooms in William Kent House […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite name: Royal Suite Hotel:  Hotel Imperial, Vienna Size of accommodation: 160 sq m Cost per night: 4,350 euros Who’s stayed there?   Crowned heads and state guests, personalities and celebrities from the worlds of arts and politics, such as Richard Wagner, Queen Elisabeth II, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Thomas Mann, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, […]

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