Category: Accommodation

Scottish salmon fishing on the Bighouse Estate

Scottish salmon fishing on the Bighouse Estate

Roxton Bailey Robinson are offering the discerning traveller the chance áof a fishing ástay on the Bighouse Estate, an area of around 60,000 acres in the wilds of northern Scotland. The week-long experience includes fully catered accommodation at a luxury lodge at the mouth of the River Halladale. The area is currently enjoying record numbers […]

Five nights for the price of four at the Jamaica Inn

Five nights for the price of four at the Jamaica Inn

Voted #1 in Jamaica by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, the Jamaica Inn in Ochos Rios áis widely considered as one of the most sophisticated hotels in the Caribeean. Its spa is justifiably lauded for its Ayurvedic and Fijian treatments, and its cuisine is the finest for miles around. And from now until […]

Europe to get its first 7-star hotel

Europe to get its first 7-star hotel

I’m always wary when you hear of 6-star and 7-star hotels. áAfterall, no nationally-recognised tourist classification scheme goes beyond 5 stars. Anyway, enough of my whinging… apparently Europe is to get its first “7-star” hotel. It will be the Town House Galleria in Milan, Itlay. The hotel is on Galleria Vittoria Emanuele, an elegant shopping […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006. á I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels. á For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

Arrival Experience programme at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Arrival Experience programme at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Westin Kuala Lumpur has launched a new Arrival Experience programme which is available upon request for those wanting to travel in style with the luxurious S-type Jaguar. The hotel’s general manager, Martin Jones, has described the collaboration as ‘timely’ and said that the programme will provide guests with “a driving experience áthat only both […]

Amari Trang Beach Resort & Spa, south-west Thailand

Amari Trang Beach Resort & Spa, south-west Thailand

Far away from the worries of every day life, is the new Sivara Spa at the Amari Trang Beach Resort & Spa, easily accessible from both Trang and Krabi airports. This secluded hideaway, set against the backdrop of sparkling tropical islands, promises to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Surrounded by splendid gardens and reflecting […]

Paris Luxe Apartments and the Da Vinci Code

Whether visitors want to embrace or escape Da Vinci Code mania in Paris, they can book in advance and reap the rewards of incentives with this áultimate hotel alternative. The new ParisLuxeApt.com website lets visitors experience Paris their way. The photos, lifestyle property descriptions, objective reviews, mapped locations, and other essential information will make visitors […]

Napa Valley in California welcomes two new resorts

Napa Valley in California welcomes two new resorts

The Meritage Resort at Napa and Vino Bello Resort áare the two latest editions to the ever growing list of quality luxury hotels in Napa, the gateway to the Napa Valley. Located next to each other, the resorts offer a combined total of 274 new guest rooms to the area. Located on seven acres of […]

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International has today declared that all its US and Canadian hotels as soon as this September. The move follows a growing trend in the industry with the Westin Hotel chain and Anaheim’s Disneyland resort having led the way earlier this year. á Marriott’s decision, however, is one of the largest of its kind, affecting […]

A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post ánine 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 September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island, […]

India’s Kullu Valley to get five star ski resort

The peaks of the Himalayas are about to get their first five star ski resort in the mould of those in Vail or Val d’Isere. Indian officials have given their backing to áa $300 million project in the Kullu Valley in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, backed by Alfred Ford, great grandson of […]

Body & Mind at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland

Body & Mind at the Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland

Body á& Mind is a 6 day package offered by the magnificent Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland. Guests are invited to leave all the stresses of modern life behind as they embark on a wellness programme that involves relaxing body care treatments and work with fully qualified personal trainers. The package starts from 1,998 […]

A year of island hopping: August

A year of island hopping: August

This is post áeight 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 August, the following are recommended: Bay Islands, Honduras: Palmetto Bay Plantation and West Peak Inn Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island and Heron […]

Private Villa Residences at Trisara, Thailand

Private Villa Residences at Trisara, Thailand

Trisara‘s final 11 remaining Private Villa Residences are ánow available áon a first-come-first-served basis. á This is a rare opportunity to secure a tropical home on one of the world’s most exclusive luxury resorts in Phuket, Thailand. The resort has already won prestigious international acclaim, such as Best of the Best in the 2005 Robb […]

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2006

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2006

Travel + Leisure have announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006. á There’s an awful lot more detail than I can do justice to with one blog entry, so here’s a very quick summary. World’s Best Hotel 1 Singita Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa á 97.56 2 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan […]

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The long-awaited áPalacio Duhau Park Hyatt has finally opened in Buenos Aires. Their website currently ástates that you can enjoy their introductory offer for a limited time period until 31st August 2006. The rate is apparently per room per night excluding service charges and taxes, but they neglect to tell you what the rate is! […]

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