Category: Accommodation

New Hilton Worldwide Resorts in Europe

New Hilton Worldwide Resorts in Europe

Three new Hilton Worldwide Resorts are due to open in Europe shortly. The first to open its doors will be the Hilton Evian Resort & Spa in France next month. This spectacular resort is situated on the shores of Lake Leman in the Western Alps, close to the French-Swiss border. Hilton Portorosa Sicily and Hilton […]

Sensory Advisory Board at Omni Hotels

Omni Hotels has announced the creation of áa Sensory Advisory Board composed of members representing some of the world’s most well-known and admired brands. á The purpose is “to shape and create sensory initiatives developed to enhance the hotel experience for guests”. á Careful consideration was given to ensure representation for each of the five […]

New Himalayan ski resort with five-star hotel

New Himalayan ski resort with five-star hotel

Alfred Brush Ford, a great grandson of US automobile pioneer Henry Ford, has been given the go-ahead on a new $250 million ski resort in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The resort in áthe Kullu Valley áwill include a hotel with á700 five-star rooms, 300 chalets, a handicrafts village and a food court. There […]

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

A new resort comes to Lake Tahoe in the form of the 440-room áMontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (formerly known as Caesars Tahoe). In addition to having multiple restaurants, the Onsen Spa (with superb views of the Sierra Nevada mountains) and the Blu Nightclub. á áThey even have their own private yacht, The Bleu Wave, […]

Hilton Prague is being upgraded

Hilton Prague is being upgraded

Hilton is spending an estimated 50 million euros on its huge hotel in Prague in order to renovate all 788 rooms and other facilities within the building. They claim the expenditure is necessary “to meet clients’ increasing expectations and to keep track of the latest accommodation trends”. á 20% of the accommodation has already been […]

Anns Hill in Bridekirk on the edge of the English Lake District

Anns Hill in Bridekirk on the edge of the English Lake District

A new luxury áself-catering establishment has opened near Cockermouth in Cumbria. á The 18th Century Anns Hill is situated just outside the Lake District National Park, away from some of the touristy parts of the county, and has just been given a five-star áclassification from Visit Britain. One of the highlights of the newly renovated […]

New boutique hotel in New York

New boutique hotel in New York

New York has a new luxury áhotel in the form of Hotel Chandler in the historic Murray Hill area, close to the Empire State Building. The 112 rooms and 8 suites are beautifully spacious and are well-appointed with Frette lines, robes and Aveda products. The hotel belongs to the Triumph Hospitality brand, along with the […]

Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is planning a global eBay charity auction to benefit Care for Children on 7th June 2006. Shangri-La hotels have created 14 exclusive luxury travel experiences with a combined retail value of over US$100,000 for the 10-day online auction, which will end on 17th June. The auction packages will feature metropolitan destinations […]

Is Doha the next Dubai?

Is Doha the next Dubai?

According to the Qatar Tourism Authority, there’s currently over 100 buildings and towers under construction in Doha, a city with a currently modest skyline of just 20 or so high-rise properties. One notable development is the $2.5 billion áPearl-Qatar, a residential land reclamation scheme consisting of a string of offshore islands áon the edge of […]

How does a 2-night stay at The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC sound?

How does a 2-night stay at The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC sound?

Mary Nicklin of Five Star Alliance’s excellent The Informed Traveler blog has just dropped me a note: Hi Paul, how are you? Hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know about an awesome giveaway we are doing on the Informed Traveler, that your readers may be interested in. It’s for a two-night stay […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Saudi Arabia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Saudi Arabia team hotel

We’ve finally come to the end of our month-long daily look at the hotels occupied by the participating teams of the 2006 Fifa World Cup. á The Hotel Dolce áin the financial capital of Bad Nauheim is already occupied the Saudi Arabian national side who arrived last Saturday in ample time to prepare for their […]

Send an e-card from Kempinski

Kempinski have added a new feature to their website: the ability to send e-cards. á Whether you’re staying at a Kempinski hotel or just want to drop someone a quick note to show them where you’re contemplating, then these new ecards might be just the ticket. To send a card, just follow this link. (Note: […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Tunisia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Tunisia team hotel

For the penultimate entry of our look at World Cup team hotels, it’s the turn of Tunisia. Their squad will be staying at the Mercure áSchweinfurt áhotel. It’s a French chain hotel (part of the Accor brand) so should help make the Tunisians feel a little more at home in Germany. Although the 133-room hotel […]

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

120 guest árooms are now available at the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg – a month later than the originally planned date – following completion of the first stage of renovation of this Orient Express property. The interior design has been led by the French designer Michel Jouannet who has worked on high-profile árestoration […]

Immerse yourself in golf!

Immerse yourself in golf!

The luxurious Wild Dunes Resort, an island resort located near Charleston, S.C. – operated by Destination Hotels and Resorts – has created a week-long immersion into the game of golf just for women in honour of National Women’s Golf Week, 5th-11th June 2006. During this fun-filled week, enjoy casual golf lessons and clinics led by […]

Is five star service normally so slow?!

You’d think that áall five star hotels would be adept at handling their email enquiries. á It would seem not, however. áOn 19th May, áI emailed a five star hotel áfrom áone of the big luxury ábrands. (I’ll spare their blushes by not naming them!) á By the 23rd May I hadn’t had a reply, […]

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