Category: Accommodation

Leonardo da Vinci VIP package from Sofitel Firenze

Leonardo da Vinci VIP package from Sofitel Firenze

Sofitel is offering a Leonardo da Vinci VIP package as of yesterday until 6th January 2007, to celebrate the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery. Situated right in the heart of Florence city centre, Sofitel Firenze offers a warm welcome to those with a combined passion for art and travel. The package consists […]

Opera on the Lawn Getaway

Opera on the Lawn Getaway

Why not get away next week (18th July 2006) for the Opera on the Lawn Getaway at the Relais & Chateaux áMeadowood Napa Valley? This memorable experience will include one night’s accommodation on a private estate, breakfast for two (in the privacy of your room if you wish) and two Al Fresco tickets to Tosca, […]

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

Three in a bed at Hotel Landhaus Milser

Three in a bed at Hotel Landhaus Milser

The Landhaus Milser áhad three áunexpected, but nevertheless welcome, guests in one of its beds last night. á áHome to the Italian national football side for the last month, the hotel put on 350 bottles of spumante á(note, not French Champagne!)… as if the celebrations needed a little help! And the three in a bed, […]

Celebrities descend on Paris

Celebrities descend on Paris

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake have been spotted in the French capital, at the exclusive Faubourg Sofitel Demeure hotel. The three were seen leaving the hotel and enjoying an excursion on the River Seine on a bateau-mouche, the name given to cruise boats on the river.

$38 million makeover at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Georgia

$38 million makeover at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Georgia

Located in the heart of Peachtree Center, the award-winning, legendary Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is a leader in Atlanta’s emerging trend to continue the revitalization of one of the most popular convention destinations in the country. áThe áhas just unveiled a cutting-edge, $38 million renovation to all of its 1,675 rooms and suites with áthe […]

Winter has arrived at Millbrook, Queenstown NZ

Winter has arrived at Millbrook, Queenstown NZ

The snow has arrived and the ski season has kicked off well and truly in Queenstown, New Zealand! Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona are fully operational with all lifts running and skiers and boarders raving about the excellent conditions. And Queenstown’s Millbrook has some fantastic winter deals and special offers and in-house guests can […]

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort and Residences is áa new, ocean-living concept incorporating the elegance of a luxury cruise ship atmosphere. áThe $400 million resort áwill be anchored 3 miles off the Miami coast line and claims that it will include the largest spa ever built. There will also be a large casino, some 600 suites, a golf […]

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Celebrate Saturday night amid the luxurious surroundings of The Jefferson and treat yourselves to Richmond’s finest Sunday Brunch in the morning. Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch for two, brunch gratuity, and valet parking. (Taxes not included.) A deluxe room on the Saturday night costs $275, or $375 for a studio suite.

Huizhou Kempinski Hotel, China

Kempinski have agreed a deal to álaunch a new five-star hotel in Huizhou in Guangdong Province, China. The Huizhou Kempinski Hotel will be located at the Dijing International Business Centre, offering 400 rooms as well as 30,000 square metres of office space. It will cost RMB600 million and will opened in 2008.

Gallery Residence, Istanbul, Turkey

Gallery Residence, Istanbul, Turkey

A former textile store has been converted to a luxury boutique hotel in Nisantasi, Istanbul’s hippest district. The all-suites Gallery Residence is a unique alternative to hotels, apart-hotels and serviced apartments. Owned, created and run by the architect Yalcin Saglikova, the hotel’s name and concept are inspired by the world of art. The hotel’s átwenty-one […]

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

You still have time to plan a summer getaway to Lakedale Resort, an 82-acre resort áon San Juan Island. Prime dates are still available at this romantic island resort, in both July and August. Summer rates are currently $219 per night for lodge rooms and $310 per night áfor cabins, or $469 per night for […]

Book early with Kempinski... and save!

Book early with Kempinski… and save!

It can pay to plan ahead! Book 1 to 3 months prior to arrival at any Kempinski hotel and you could save an average of 20% off your room rate. To get discounted rates, reservations at city hotels have to be made at least 30 days before arrival, and at least 90 days áin advance […]

Uma Thurman and other celebrities choose St. Tropez in the South of France

Uma Thurman and other celebrities choose St. Tropez in the South of France

Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman has been re-kindling her on-off romance with boyfriend áAndre Balazs, owner of áthe exclusive Chateau Marmont hotel in LA, in St. Tropez, despite a separation having been announced back in March. Also lapping up the French áRiviera this week have been Pamela Anderson and Tommy Hilfiger… not together, I might […]

Bora Bora re-openings

Bora Bora re-openings

The re-opening of áthe new 100-village St. Regis Resort on Bora Bora has been well publicised of late, thanks largely to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymooning there, but also in part to á‘Desparate Housewives’ ástar Eva Longoria and her boyfriend, Tony Parker, also holidaying there at the same time. However, two other hotels on […]

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

A month ago áI áblogged that Nicky Hilton was possibly going to be opening her own line of boutique hotels. It appears this is now becoming a reality. The chain will be called Nicky O and the first hotel will open in South Beach in November 2006. The second will follow in Chicago a month […]

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