Category: Hotels

Embrace the weekend

Embrace the weekend

Enjoy your weekend longer. At each incomparable Le Meridien hotel and resort, discover your well-deserved weekend of style and unhurried relaxation. Guests who stay between Thursday and Sunday at a participating Le Meridien hotel or resort will savour a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning as well as a leisurely 3pm late checkout each afternoon.

World Cup 2006 - Group E: Italy team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group E: Italy team hotel

Italy will be one of eight teams lodging in the North Rhine Westphalia. They are going to be staying at Landhaus Milser  in Duisburg. (Druisburg, incidentally, was host to the World Games 2005, the world’s biggest multi-sport event for non-Olympic disciplines.) Leisure facilities at the hotel include whirlpool, tennis courts and gymnasium. Rooms are well […]

The Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Pearl  - a joint venture project between Tourism Development & Investment Company (a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority) and the Atlas Group (a UAE telecommunications company)  - will be Abu Dhabi’s  latest  five-star landmark. This ambitious  hotel resort will be on the capital’s Khalidiya coast, just opposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates […]

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10′ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for […]

Art & Tech rooms at Le Meridien Dubai

Art & Tech rooms at Le Meridien Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai has unveiled an exclusive new room category: Art & Tech. There are 50 such rooms at the hotel, aimed at business travellers. They have  cutting edge décor and feature a range of specifically tailored facilities such as a 34″ LCD television with laptop connectivity, and a dedicated work area, which includes a […]

New Aloft hotels in Canada

New Aloft hotels in Canada

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will open two Aloft hotels in downtown Toronto and at Montreal Airport, Canada. The new Aloft brand is intended to reach new heights, offering the utmost in style at a price that’s more affordable than the sister W brand. It’ll be some time, though: Toronto’s new property will not open until […]

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Portugal team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Portugal team hotel

Sporthotel Klosterpforte, Marienfeld will be the home of the Euro 2004 finalists Portugal for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. Owned by the same family for over 50 years, this traditional hotel has developed an excellent reputation.   The 4-star accommodation is set in the Klosterpforte estate, a large area of some 80,000 square metres.   […]

Da Vinci Code tourism?

Da Vinci Code tourism?

It’s the official premiere of the The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou this evening, and many corners of the globe are bracing themselves for Da Vinci Code tourists.   Tours of Paris and the Louvre are the obvious first port of call, with the likes of London, Scotland and Rome also […]

Le Meridien in San Francisco

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is to open its first Le Meridien hotel since its acquisition of the chain in November 2005. The hotel, in San Francisco, is currently a Park Hyatt hotel, but will be re-branded and managed by Merritt Hospitality, a division of HEI Hospitality which owns the property. The hotel will also […]

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Angola team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Angola team hotel

The Angolan 2006 World Cup squad will be staying at the  Ring-Hotel Celle  in the romantic town of  Celle. The 5-star hotel has 73 rooms and can sleep up to 130 guests. High quality practice grounds are within jogging distance of the hotel. And, within the hotel, the players will find an exercise room, two […]

Marriott and Emirates partner in World Cup promotions

Marriott and Emirates partner in World Cup promotions

Marriott will partner with Emirates Airline on a number of promotions in conjunction with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany next month.   As an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, Emirates has made 200 match tickets available to support the various promotions being planned by Marriott and the airline. Emirates also […]

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

Online accommodation provider, HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn,    have announced today the winners for the Inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand (including Pacific Islands) Hotel Awards. The HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006 were presented at a gala award ceremony, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski from Getaway. Over 300 hotels were nominated through a global […]

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Iran team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Iran team hotel

The Iranian national football squad will decend on the family-run Hotel Schnetzenhausen, Friedrichshafen in Germany next month. The hotel has good sporting facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bikes for rent, finess centre and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. There are 99 double rooms and  32 singles, as well as conference facilities to run […]

Kinmel Hall in North Wales - Wales' next luxury hotel?

Kinmel Hall in North Wales – Wales’ next luxury hotel?

Rumour has it that Kinmel Hall  near Abergele, North Wales, could become a luxury 5-star hotel. However, the buyers will have to get any plans approved by Conwy County Borough Council first since the building only has permission for use as a Christian conference centre right now – the purpose it was bought for over […]

Waikiki Beach Hotel enhancement

ResortQuest Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach Hotel has announced that it will undergo a US $13 million enhancement program. The renovation begins  today and is expected to be completed within five months; it  is said that it  will not impact hotel operations and guest comfort. As one of Hawaii’s trendiest hotels, it  will see all of […]

Qasr Al Sharq finally opens

Originally billed to open in March, Hilton International’s first palace hotel finally opened today. Promising “unmatched levels of luxury, exclusivity and Arabian hospitality”, the hotel, the Qasr Al Sharq is being billed as the ‘Palace of the Orient’. The palace is a 9-storey building facing the Red Sea; it has 2 Palace suites, 8 Royal […]

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