Category: Hotels

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business is booming for the new Westin Annapolis in Maryland – and it’s not even open yet! † According to The Capital, they’ve already †taken a booking for †a $32,500 wedding reception and have $2.5 million in sales lined up. † The $1,000 a night Presidential Suite – with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a […]

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental Hotels Group †is investing a total of $95 million to upgrade, expand and renovate their hotels throughtout Latin America and the Caribbean. Renovations that began in 2005 cover a total of 22 properties and will be completed by the end of 2007. IHG is the second largest hotel operator in Latin America.

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Like to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel? † Or maybe a few chocolates? † Not Kylie. † Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the […]

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City

The latest addition to InterContinental Hotel Group‘s global portfolio is the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. Formerly Los Angeles’ Park Hyatt (and, if you recall, ranked #1 hotel in Los Angeles by Tripadvisor last year), this 363-room hotel is owned by Tokyo-based Sumitomo Realty and under the long term management of IHG’s Americas division. It […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas' most expensive package ever

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas’ most expensive package ever

From 1st February 2007 romantics will be able to treat their significant other to a weekend complete with a yacht, helicopter, gondola ride, a Champagne bath, dozens of roses, diamonds and much more. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas will debut its exclusive “Love at Lake Las Vegas” romance package, priced at a staggering $100,000. For […]

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails †which offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that †you […]

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique joins The Leading Small Hotels of the World

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique joins The Leading Small Hotels of the World

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, which opened in November of 2005, is the latest addition to †The Leading Small Hotels of the World (a branch of the larger Leading Hotels of the World) exclusive membership, and the the only member in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a deluxe, all-inclusive boutique hotel, enjoying a privileged location on […]

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Heading to New York †in the next couple of months †and looking for a good hotel at a good price? † If the answer’s ‘yes’, then check out W New York – The Court. † Stay any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (bar blackout dates which no doubt make the offer not applicable to Valentines) […]

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith are giving the inside scoop on “coastal cool and countryside chic” with their newest guidebook. The European Coast and Country guidebook contains 300 pages and over 350 stunning images, featuring 22 detailed destination guides, from the Aeolian Islands to Vaucluse, as well as information on 33 favourite hotels in France, Greece, […]

Win a two night stay at any member of Small Luxury Hotels

SLH is currently running a competition for a chance to win a two-night stay at any member property of your choice. You simply have to answer the question “Which SLH Thai hotel is home to the highest al fresco restaurant in the world?”. Submit the correct answer to trivia@slh.com and you could be in within […]

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Andrew Loyd co-founded Loyd & Townsend †Rose in 1999 in order to promote Scotland’s finest houses and castles for private and corporate use. He previously spent 10 years in hotel management for top London properties, followed by 8 years managing private estates for some prominent New York families, which took him throughout the US and […]

Q&A: Château Les Cray√®res?

Q&A: Château Les Cray√®res?

Tina L. contacted me with the following question: Hi Paul, Thank you for running this blog, I’ve found it very useful. † Doing a bit of research for a journalist friend on the so called “best luxury” hotel in France. † Found that both T+L and CNT both awarded Chateau Les Creveres in Rheims, as […]

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Experience beach resorts, mountain escapes, and more with these package deals originating from the UK or the US, courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World: The Halkin, London, England – 4-night stay in a Deluxe King Room, return Business Class airfare, tax and service charges included, available from 10th January to 31st March 2007. […]

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

Small Luxury Hotels of the World †welcomes Vahine Island as its first hotel in French Polynesia. Located in the heart of the Society Islands, this little piece of paradise was ranked number one on Condé Nast Traveller’s “Top 25 Escapes in the World”. With nine traditional bungalows, which offer stunning views across the Tahaa Lagoon, […]

Experience the world's only underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi

Experience the world’s only underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi

Tucked away in the Maldives’ North Malé Atoll, off the coast of Sri Lanka, †the remote Huvafen Fushi resort is only accessible by speedboat or seaplane. †This beautifully appointed hotel has 43 land-based or overwater bungalows and even boasts the world’s only underwater spa. Room rates start from $690 per night, including breakfast but excluding […]

Le Meridien Lav, near Split, Croatia

Le Meridien Lav, near Split, Croatia

Le Meridien opened its first property in Croatia yesterday, named Le Meridien Lav. The 381-room hotel is in Podstrana, just †8 kilometres south of Split. It offers direct beach access, eight restaurants and bars, a casino with gaming tables and slot machines, a night club, spa and wellness center, and a promenade with shops along […]

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