Category: Accommodation

Indigo Pearl, Phuket

Indigo Pearl, Phuket

One of Phuket’s new luxury resorts – Indigo Pearl – can be found at Nai Yang Beach on the island’s  northwest shore. Situated next to the Sirinath National Park, it is just  10 minutes from Phuket International Airport and offers a choice of rooms, villas, pool pavilions and suites, in a design that has been […]

Golf at Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Golf at Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica

If you  enjoy golf, sunshine and unadulterated luxury then the Tryall Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica is the place for you to be.   The club are currently offering four free green fees for those booking holidays at the exclusive resort for the end of this year.  The club treats its guests to house villas, […]

Royal Tulip Amsterdam Symphony

On the same day that Golden Tulip Hospitality unveiled its plans for its new Royal Tulip brand, work began on Amsterdam Symphony, the name given to a development  project that consists of two residential towers, an office building and a hotel in the  financial business district of Amsterdam Zuidas.  The hotel will be named the […]

See green with aloft

See green with aloft

Luxury travel sometimes has its  limitations for those wishing to be  environmentally conscious.  aloft, however, has announced a “see green” program with  this issue  in mind. The scheme promotes ecologically friendly products and services, and highlights green-friendly  options both inside and outside the hotels. The parking area outside is adorned with a variety of deciduous […]

Mont Rochelle and Mountain Vineyards, South Africa

Mont Rochelle and Mountain Vineyards, South Africa

In February of this year, La Couronne Hotel and Restaurant in Franschhoek was sadly severely  damaged by fire.   But now it’s back… rebranded as the Mont Rochelle and Mountain Vineyards, it will open on 1st October 2006. A special opening package is available to South African residents: R2500.00 per room per night for double […]

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

A new  InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Arizona’s Paradise Valley is expected in early 2008. Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, this  $250 million development will be InterContinental’s first property in Scottsdale. It will have 292 rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, wedding chapel, boutiques, an espresso bar and a 30,000-square-foot spa created […]

Large tents at luxury Doha hotels for Ramadan

Large tents at luxury Doha hotels for Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from sunrise  until sunset. However, once night falls, they make up for that abstinence, and restaurants, hotels, cafes and especially Bedouin tents brim with activity. Qatar’s Sheraton Doha has erected a huge Bedouin-style air-conditioned tent overlooking a lagoon. Not wishing to be outdone, The Doha Marriott […]

New Bulgari hotel signifies continued recovery in Bali

New Bulgari hotel signifies continued recovery in Bali

Bulgari, an Italian brand that you might normally associated with watches and fine jewellery, has opened its second luxury hotel in southwest Bali. (The first was in Milan in 2004.) The opening is of key significance is demonstrating international confidence in a resort which has experienced recent difficulties. Set on a 150-metre plateau, The Bulgari […]

Another Jumeirah hotel in London

Another Jumeirah hotel in London

Jumeirah – the government-owned  operator behind the infamous Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai – is to manage a third hotel in London. The hotel will be part of a £600m, 180-metre high, glass  tower (Beetham Tower)  on the south bank of the River Thames, at Southwark. Jumeirah already manages Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah […]

New Orleans’ first brand new hotel since Hurricane Katrina

Harrah’s New Orleans – the first brand new hotel to open since the devastating Hurricane Katrina – has opened its doors. Bringing you a luxury experience unlike any other, the hotel’s 450 oversized rooms and suites include the finest amenities to ensure the guest experience is second to none. Standard room features include: Marble floor […]

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

In response to online travelers’ demands for upscale, luxurious accommodations, CheapCaribbean.com has introduced the Ultra-Luxury for Less product line, which promises lavish accommodations, sumptuous gourmet dining, and pampering service throughout Bermuda, the Caribbean & Mexico, for a price that you won’t find anywhere else. Among its partners are the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, The Palms […]

Another new brand from Starwood: ELEMENT

Another new brand from Starwood: ELEMENT

Starwood Hotels & Resorts have a new extended stay hotel brand that goes by the name of ELEMENT. Inspired by the Westin brand, modern style, smart design and state-of-the-art fitness facilities will all be key components of the new brand. Locations such as urban centres, airports, business parks, resorts and lifestyle centres will be targeted […]

NYLO Hotels

NYLO Hotels

A new brand of loft-style  hotels is just around the corner.   Atlanta-based NYLO Hotels will open its first hotel in Plano, Texas later this year, and a second in Warwick, RI in the second quarter of 2007. Rooms will have large windows, high ceilings, exposed brickwork and modcons such as large flat-screen TVs, high […]

SOS Getaway Package with Vintage Hotels

SOS Getaway Package with Vintage Hotels

Close your appointment book, turn off your cellphone, and stop putting your life on hold. It’s time for an SOS (Stay Overnight & Spa) Getaway Package with Vintage Hotels. Surrender to a relaxing overnight stay in a luxurious guest room, then restore your body, mind and spirit with a $90 credit toward a spa treatment […]

A closer look at WTA winner Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

A closer look at WTA winner Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

One of the notable achievers is this year’s World Travel Awards has to be Sardinia’s Forte Village Resort.   As if picking up Italy’s Leading Resort, Italy’s Leading Spa Resort and Europe’s Leading Resort wasn’t enough, they also picked up World’s Leading Family Luxury Resort, World’s Leading Spa Resort and – wait for it – […]

Spoil yourself at Friday Harbor House, San Juan Island, WA

Spoil yourself at Friday Harbor House, San Juan Island, WA

Spoil yourself rotten on San Juan Island this autumn with a stay at Friday Harbor House.   You will enjoy adventure, relaxation and amazing cuisine with their Spoiled Rotten Package.   Your stay will include one night in a romantic harbour view room, whale watching or kayaking with San Juan Safaris, two one-hour massages, $75 […]

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