Category: Accommodation

Golden Tulip awards its 14 best hotels worldwide for 2007

Golden Tulip awards its 14 best hotels worldwide for 2007

Golden Tulip Hospitality is proud to announce the 2007 Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn of the Year for the following areas: Americas: Golden Tulip Savoy (Argentina) Benelux: Golden Tulip Resort Noordsee and Tulip Inn Zevenbergen (The Netherlands) Mediterranean: Golden Tulip Ambra Palace (Italy) France & Monaco: Golden Tulip Opera de Noailles and Tulip Inn Monaco […]

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Melton Manor in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Melton Manor, CC Africa‘s newest addition to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa, is set to open next month.  It will be a contemporary, exclusive-use lodge, available for rental only to groups or families. After the success of Kwandwe’s other exclusive-use lodge, the Uplands Homestead, Melton Manor is expected to be a major hit. […]

Marriott goes green

Marriott goes green

According to reports, Marriott International is on schedule to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by  almost 20%  over a ten year period from 2000 to 2010 – the equivalent of taking nearly 140,000 cars off the roads, apparently. As part of this effort,  next month Marriott’s 2,800 hotel across 70 countries will celebrate Environmental Awareness […]

Luxury on the Roof of the World

Luxury on the Roof of the World

The Tibetan campital of Lhasa is to get a luxury hotel courtesy of Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. According to their press release, it will offer guests “superior design and unparalleled service in the world’s most highly elevated location”. The 169-room luxury resort will open in January 2010 and will offer views of the […]

ICON Vallarta

ICON Vallarta

A new $200 million luxury condominium development by Related International is bringing urban style and design to Mexico’s Bahía de Banderas coast. ICON  Vallarta will consist of oceanfront condos in Puerto Vallarta, featuring renowned design by Yoo by Philippe Starck. The condos  will be situated on five acres of stunning oceanfront property with exclusive beach […]

Spring gifts from the Evian Royal Resort, France

Spring gifts from the Evian Royal Resort, France

Take a break at the Evian Royal Resort during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year and receive a number of free gifts. Not only will you receive a room ugrade (at no extra cost) or your single-room supplement free of charge, you’ll also get a treatment of your choice (from selected offers) […]

Hilton's biggest ever project in Florida

Hilton’s biggest ever project in Florida

Construction of the third Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort in Orlando is now officially underway following an official groundbreaking ceremony.   This will be Hilton’s largest and most luxurious timeshare resort in Florida with a planned opening scheduled for January 2009. A total of 1,200 units is anticipated over a spectacular 52-acre setting featuring dramatic […]

The Trippies: the best and worst of Las Vegas

The Trippies: the best and worst of Las Vegas

Independent Las Vegas travel guide VegasTripping.com has announced the winners of their “2nd Annual Best and Worst of Las Vegas Readers Poll Awards – The Trippies”. Over a four-month period, VegasTripping’s readers nominated and voted on their favourite (and least favourite) hotels, shows, casinos and restaurants (among other things).   Top honours went to  The […]

 £100...?  For a sandwich?!

£100…? For a sandwich?!

The Cliveden House Hotel  near London’s Heathrow Airport has created a very expensive sandwich, with visitors asked to cough up £100 for the treat. So… what do you get in a £100 sandwich? It comes complete with Iberico ham, air-cured for 30 months, poulet de Bresse, quail eggs, semi-dried Italian tomatoes, 24-hour fermented sour dough […]

Easter at The Jefferson

Easter at The Jefferson

The first signs of Spring have arrived in Richmond!   The daffodils are starting to bloom, the trees are budding and the temperatures are warming. So why not create a new Easter tradition this year and treat the whole family to a getaway at The Jefferson? The hotel’s Easter Package includes overnight accommodation in two […]

Red Rock Adventure spa package

Red Rock Adventure spa package

The Red Mountain Spa resort is currently  offering The Red Rock Adventure spa package, catering to the extreme adventurer or those in need of a little rest and relaxation. This package allows guests to reconnect with nature’s finest surroundings while being luxuriously pampered at the same time. Prices start at $1,210 per person per stay, […]

Kirkman's Kamp, Sabi Sand, South Africa

Kirkman’s Kamp, Sabi Sand, South Africa

A pride of 16 lions, a leopard dragging an impala carcass up a tree, hungry wild dogs and an interesting tree-climbing lion are just some of the extraordinary wildlife sightings spotted on safari at CC Africa’s exceptional and newly-refurbished Kirkman’s Kamp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa. The camp offers  exceptional Big Five […]

Grand opening of the new wine cellars in the Palais Coburg, Vienna

Grand opening of the new wine cellars in the Palais Coburg, Vienna

Tomorrow will see the grand opening of the wine cellars at the Palais Coburg in Vienna. Guest wine experts Michael Broadbent MW and Jancis Robinson MW will be in attendance under the patronage of René Gabriel, editor of WeinWisser and Bordeaux Total. The cellars hold in the region of 60,000 bottles (approximately 5,000 different wines), […]

Sparis in Paris

The new Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière,  a veritable Parisian palace  on the Champs Elysées, and home to the equally spectacular U Spa (which includes one of the largest indoor hotel swimming pools in the capital city) is  currently offering guests a deluxe two-night spa package called ‘Sparis’ – it  includes the following: Personalized spa program with […]

Enjoy a 4th night free at Azul Blue Hotel + Spa

Enjoy a 4th night free at Azul Blue Hotel + Spa

Get carried away, and pack an extra outfit! Guests who book  before 31st  March 2007 get to enjoy a 4th night free at Azul Blue Hotel + Spa.   Created for stress-free tranquillity, this 96-suite  hotel at Tulum overlooks the Mexican Caribbean, affording calming views of the ocean.