Category: Hotels

Doubletree expands Canadian portfolio

Doubletree expands Canadian portfolio

Doubletree Hotels proudly announces the opening of their first, full-service hotel in the province of Québec, with the debut of the Doubletree Plaza Hotel Montreal. Perfectly positioned in the progressive Eastside of Montreal’s “Centre-Ville”, the hotel is just minutes from such legendary, year-round attractions as Old Montreal, Mont Royal, the Olympic Stadium, Biodome and Casino […]

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

It’s been revealed by The Sunday Times that the leader of one of Africa’s poorest countries – the Republic of Congo – spent $400,000 on hotel bills as members of his entourage “drank Cristal Champagne and charged tens of thousands of dollars of room service”. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso enjoyed stays at a Waldorf Astoria suite […]

Miss Potter mania

Miss Potter mania

Last April, I told you about the Hollywood film crew close to my neck of the woods, filming for the Miss Potter movie. Now the film is out, it looks like it could be a very successful year for tourism in the English Lake District, and it seems everyone’s out to get a piece of […]

Renovations to Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas

Renovations to Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas

Thanks to $6 million worth of renovations, guests of the Renaissance Austin Hotel will now enjoy even more luxurious surroundings. Now with a more high-tech feel, the hotel has completed renovations of the lobby area, restaurant, ballroom, guest rooms, meeting rooms, Club Level and Presidential Suite over the past two years. All 492 guest rooms […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fish for barramundi at Wrotham Park Lodge, Australia Experience the 18th Century at Ahilya Fort, India Devour Spanish tapas in London, at Fino Get some retail therapy at The W Hotels Store

Westin is heading for Avon, CO

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas are to come to Avon, Colorado in 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has announced. The former will be a 235-room full service hotel and resort facility and is already under construction, slated to start operations for the 2008 ski season. This […]

Unique hotel in Toronto, Canada

Unique hotel in Toronto, Canada

Calling itself an ‘unique hotel’ rather than a ’boutique hotel’, Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel certainly offers something a little different. The historical building dates back to 1889 and has been restored with 37 guest rooms designed by local artists offering visitors instant immersian into Toronto’s art scene. Exhibitions, music and film screenings are often hosted at […]

Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City - Reforma

Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City – Reforma

The first upscale, all suite hotel in Mexico City has opened in the Reforma District. The Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City – Reforma is near the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) and within easy access of the Historic District with the Zocalo and the National Palace. The suites are equipped with plasma […]

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

My first interview is with Randy Antin, Director of Interactive and Social Media at Perfect Escapes, a luxury hotel start-up focussing on 4- and 5-star hotels. Randy previously worked at Travelocity for 8 years as a travel writer/editor and then progressed into Search Engine Marketing. What is it that you do exactly? Mostly, I spend […]

3 nights for the price of 2 at The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

3 nights for the price of 2 at The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

Perfect Escapes has teamed up with The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco to offer a package deal at their Union Square hotel. With rates starting at $149/night, if you book 2 nights you’ll get a 3rd night free. That’s approximately $99/night stay at a 4-star hotel in the middle of the city. And right […]

Hyatt at Home

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is expanding the ‘Hyatt Touch’ to the retail home décor and furnishings market through the launch of HyattAtHome.com, an online store featuring high quality Hyatt and partner-branded luxury products. The new HyattAtHome.com store, its products and delivery service parallel the culturally authentic experience guests expect from Hyatt, a leading collection of […]

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 […]

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