Category: Accommodation

China's platinum five-star hotels

China’s platinum five-star hotels

China’s first group of platinum five-star hotels were named by the National Tourism Administration of China (NTAC) on Friday. They are the China World Hotel in Beijing, the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, the Garden Hotel in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, and the Shandong Plaza in Jinan, Shandong Province. There are currently 279 five-star hotels in […]

Value for Money package from The Dusit Thani, Bangkok

Value for Money package from The Dusit Thani, Bangkok

The five-star Dusit Thani in Bangkok is running a fabulous promotion until 31st December 2006, to celebrate its 36th anniversary. Their Value for Money package includes two consecutive nights’ stay in a Dusit Club Room, free airport transfers, plus one set dinner menu at either il cielo Italian restaurant or Hamilton’s Steak House with a […]

Worm farm at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Worm farm at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

I doubt this is a first but the Mount Nelson Hotel at Cape Town has started its own worm farm. † Left-overs from the hotel’s restaurants are ‘fed’ to the worms, and the worms’ by-product (let’s try to keep this clean!) get re-used by the hotel gardeners to maintain the beautiful grounds. It seems such […]

Bordeaux with Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays

Bordeaux with Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays

Jeffersons Private Jet Holidays have unveiled one of their most exciting and luxurious experiences yet. Be flown to Bordeaux by private jet before enjoying exclusive tasting sessions at some of the French region’s most well-known vineyards. Take lunch at the Michelin-starred Cordeillian-Bages restaurant, sampling some of the finest foods Europe has to offer before either […]

O Property Collection

O Property Collection

The owners of the Magic Life Group, one of Europe’s most well-loved ‘high end’ travel and property groups have announced the launch of the O Property Collection. The new venture will be focused on unparalleled service, luxury accommodation and facilities. The flagship development for the company is set to open in 2008 on the private […]

Twice as Nice package from The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Twice as Nice package from The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Enjoy a no-hassle summer weekend getaway. Whether you prefer a lazy weekend by the indoor pool and a massage, a sports enthusiast’s weekend of whitewater rafting, golfing and a baseball game, a site-seeing weekend full of historical sites and museums or a shopper’s weekend at the boutiques, malls and antique stores, you can have your […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post †six 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 June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Gal√°pagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]

Relaxation Getaway Package from Sabal Palm House, Florida

Relaxation Getaway Package from Sabal Palm House, Florida

Lake Worth’s Sabal Palm House is offering a Relaxation Getaway Package until 31st October 2006 †which consists of two nights in select rooms and a relaxing one hour Swedish Massage in the privacy of your room for only $60 or a Deep-Tissue Massage for $70 from a licensed massage therapist. Sabal Palm House is one […]

New luxury hotels for 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

New luxury hotels for 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

A proposal to set up 14 hotels in Noida by 2009 – in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi – has been cleared by the Noida Authority Board. †Noida is close to where the Commonwealth Games Village will be sited. Of the 14 hotels, 6 will be five-star and 5 will be four-star.

What's Kickin' at Palazzo Versace Hotel, Australia

What’s Kickin’ at Palazzo Versace Hotel, Australia

Originally conceived as a package to help expectant mothers through their pregnancy, the Palazzo Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast in Australia has announced an extension to its What’s Kickin’ package. Now the hotel is inviting anyone who has children in their life to the beautiful hotel to enjoy a luxurious pampering break in a […]

The Dominican – a new hotel in Brussels

Part of the Carlton Hotel Collection, The Dominican will be a four star hotel in the Leopoldstraat at the back of the theatre La Monnaie. The high ceilings in the hotel and the cloisters will be reminiscent of the Dominican abbey that once stood on this location in the 15th Century. The hotel will have […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post †five 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 May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

The Cateys 2006

The Cateys 2006

The Cateys 2006, dubbed the Oscars of the hospitality industry by the Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine, were dished out this week. † Among the numerous winners were Gordon Ramsay (Restauranteur of the Year – Independent), The Soho Hotel, London (Hotel of the Year – Group) and Galvin Bistrot de Luxe (Newcomer of the Year). A […]

A year of island hopping: April

A year of island hopping: April

This is post †four 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 April, the following are recommended: Borneo: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Gayana Island Resort Corfu, Greece: Isabella Country House and Siorra Vittoria […]

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of †Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

Honeymoon package from the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok

Honeymoon package from the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok

The Chaophya Park Hotel †in Bangkok †is calling on †all newlyweds to take advantage of their honeymoon package which will lavish couples with a rose petal laced bed in an executive suite. † †Running until 31st August 2006, the package includes two nights in an executive suite, 2 hours of honeymoon spa at the Bali […]

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