Category: Hotels

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, […]

Special feature: Hilton Evian-les-Bains, France

Special feature: Hilton Evian-les-Bains, France

The Hilton Evian-les-Bains is a new  hotel, having opened in July 2006.   We had the pleasure of being one of its first guests, visiting at the back-end of the year.  The moment you step inside this hotel, you are immediately struck by the spaciousness of the public areas, and by the eye-catching  reception with […]

New look for Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

New look for Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

Thanks to $15 million renovations over the past year, the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, PA has a new look this Spring. Guest room renovations will be completed next month and will see all rooms feature 32″ LCD televisions, bathrooms with granite countertops, and  luxurious Sleep Number beds by Select Comfort – beds where the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Great golfing  destinations worldwide  with Châteaux Golf Luxuriate with Lukimibi in the Kruger National Park Travel in contemporary style with Aspire Holidays Head for Wheel Farm Cottages in North Devon

Mövenpick Hotels in Germany go smoke-free

All 14 Mövenpick Hotels in Germany are to implement a no-smoking policy with effect from 1 April 2007. This measure has been taken at the request of many customers and following successful trials at selected hotels. The experience at the newly opened Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City for instance has been most favourable. The no-smoking policy […]

Dining at Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa, Indian Wells CA presents a talented team of select chefs offering a portfolio of dining choices to please your every whim.

The Greenbrier to re-open following $50 million investment

The Greenbrier to re-open following $50 million investment

The Greenbrier at White Sulphur Springs, WV has had a $50 million  makeover to put it well and truly back on the map. The National Historic Landmark has been closed since 3rd January 2007 to enable renovations to be made to 63 guest rooms (plus all 721 rooms will have new ultra-luxury beds and linens […]

Crystal Adventures Hotel Program

Crystal Adventures Hotel Program

There are some new additions to Crystal Cruises‘ 2007 European Crystal Adventures Hotel Program. Four new hotels – Venice’s venerable Hotel Cipriani and Hotel Danieli, Istanbul’s Ritz-Carlton and Athens’ Hotel Grande Bretagne – join an expanded collection of Europe’s most prestigious properties  (15 in all) offering savvy travelers luxurious options to extend their Crystal vacations […]

"Run from Reality" adventure packages with Preferred Boutique

“Run from Reality” adventure packages with Preferred Boutique

Preferred Boutique, an exclusive portfolio of more than 80 member properties, is inviting travellers to live on the wild side with its new “Run from Reality” adventure travel package. The package highlights seven properties from Preferred Boutique’s adventure category – Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, The Pines Lodge, Snake River Lodge & Spa, Elk Mountain […]

Chelsea Flower Show package from The Draycott

Chelsea Flower Show package from The Draycott

Enjoy the fabulous floral and garden displays at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, just a short walk from The Draycott. The offer includes an overnight stay in a spacious suite, a pair of all-day tickets to the show, a signed book by Alan Titchmarsh and a full English breakfast. Package is £455 per suite per […]

The state of tourism in Scotland?

The state of tourism in Scotland?

There’s an interesting read in today’s Scotsman outlining the current successes that the  Scottish tourist industry is currently enjoying. Apparently, hotel rooms in Scotland are among the most expensive in Europe. Edinburgh and Aberdeen rank 3rd and 4th within the UK, with average room rates of £95 and £93 per night respectively.   For those […]

Weiland bust-up at Burkbank boutique hotel

Weiland bust-up at Burkbank boutique hotel

Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland reportedly had a major bust-up with his wife at the weekend  whilst staying at the Graciela Hotel on Pass Avenue, Burbank, CA. The hotel is allegedly pressing charges for the damages to their suite. Mary Weiland was arrested later that day after setting fire to the rocker’s clothes outside their […]

Omni Hotels’ Sensation Bars capture local flavour

Guests of various Omni Hotels will be given a closer view of the distinct products, culture and flavour of their destination. Throughout this month and next, items such as Orange Blossom Pilsner, mystical Voodoo love dolls and Indy 500 model cars will add a local touch to the latest expansion of Omni Hotels’ Sensation Bars […]

The new Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel in Turkey

The new Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel in Turkey

The Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa will be opened in April 2007. It is located in Göynük/Antalya, where the legendary Taurus Mountains and the sparkling turquoise Mediterranean meet in southern Turkey,  and has  mostly suite rooms  built within an original architectural transatlantic design. It classes itself as a 5*++ de luxe hotel… make […]

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