Category: Accommodation

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney Spears  reportedly splashed out on the Hugh Hefner Fantasy Tower Suite at The Palms Casino Resort at the weekend, after a night at the Vegas gay club, 8 ½. For a mere $40,000 per night, she was able to impress her new boyfriend, Isaac Cohen, will the villa suite  with its own Jacuzzi pool […]

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

Relax like a rock star in the Grenadines

The Japanese-style residence that goes by the name of Stargroves Villa, on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines, is in fact owned by Mick Jagger.   The 6-bedroomed beachfront property offers wonderful views of scattered islands for a typically weekly sum of $16,000. Now you can truly can get satisfaction by relaxing like a […]

New resort at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

New resort at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef, off Western Australia,  has its first international resort hotel. The Novotel Ningaloo Resort,  on the edge of Sunrise Beach in Exmouth Marina Village, opened  last month ahead of its February 2007 opening. It is  close to Ningaloo Reef,  the largest fringing coral reef in Australia and with over 500 fish species. The $16 […]

Serena Hotels expands into Rwanda

Serena Hotels expands into Rwanda

Following a long-term lease agreement with the Government of Rwanda, Serena Hotels is to take over two hotels in Rwanda – the 104-room, five-star Kigali InterContinental Hotel and the 72-room, four-star Kivu Sun Hotel – from 1st February 2007. They will be renovated and be known respectively as the Kigali Serena Hotel and Lake Kivu […]

Presidential Suite - did you know?

Presidential Suite – did you know?

Well, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for […]

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Michael Winfield, President and CEO of Cambridge Beaches and the Frascati Hotel Company, the organization that owns Cambridge Beaches and other assets, which makes  him responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that  you do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]

Kempinski launches new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe

Kempinski Hotels is gearing up for greater growth by tapping into the projected increase in Middle East outbound travel, launching new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe. The group will be  increasing its global portfolio to 92 hotels, making it the most represented hotel group within the Leading Hotels of the World. Following their […]

Banyan Tree planning US$200m luxury hotel resort in Vietnam

Banyan Tree planning US$200m luxury hotel resort in Vietnam

According to a news report from Channel NewsAsia, Banyan Tree Holdings is to build a new luxury resort on a 200-hectare plot in the Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam. It is estimated that the project will cost $200 million.  Another report  suggests that the resort will include as many as 2,400 hotel rooms and […]

Wellness Escape Package at Hotel Hana-Maui & Honua Spa

Wellness Escape Package at Hotel Hana-Maui & Honua Spa

Escape to Hawaii with Hotel Hana-Maui & Honua Spa and their Wellness Escape Package. The package includes three nights accommodation, daily breakfast, four 60-minute spa treatments, spa amenity and complimentary resort amenities and activities. Rates start from $2,021 per room, per stay, exclusive of tax, and the offer is valid right through until 22nd December […]

Upgrade to The Gourmand Menu at The Samling

Upgrade to The Gourmand Menu at The Samling

If your taste runs to spectacular scenery, air so fresh you feel healthier just breathing it, and food that leaves your palate pulsating with delight, then The Samling, perched high above Lake Windermere, was made for you. Book a room for two nights or more and they’ll welcome you with a roaring log fire, a […]

Hotel heaven and hell

The Independent has an article that lists celebrities’ own highs and lows when it comes to hotels, as part of a pre-amble to a competition.   Here are the ‘high’ from the list: Kim Wilde, singer turned gardener: If you want a really romantic setting, stay on the eighth floor at the Terrass Hotel in […]

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

For events large and small, Madinat Jumeirah is an extraordinary destination. It is a venue of incredible versatility.

Learn Thai cooking at Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket

Learn Thai cooking at Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket

Learn the art of cooking different kinds of Thai dishes during  Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket‘s fun and easy cooking classes held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Classes are conducted in a real Thai kitchen setting, and you will be able to select the freshest ingredients for yourself at the local fresh market just before the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at  Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco Subscribe to Luxury Travel Magazine online Have a Royal experience at Blue Palace, Crete Let Karen Brown’s Guides help plan your UK trip

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Enjoy a luxurious stay at Durley House this winter and take advantage of their special winter offer: £325 for a luxury one-bedroom suite or £375 for a luxury two-bedroom suite (VAT @ 17.5% not included).  Durley House is a charming  all suite-hotel on Sloane Street in the heart of London. The offer runs until 1st […]

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business is booming for the new Westin Annapolis in Maryland – and it’s not even open yet!   According to The Capital, they’ve already  taken a booking for  a $32,500 wedding reception and have $2.5 million in sales lined up.   The $1,000 a night Presidential Suite – with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a […]

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