Category: Accommodation

Where to stay in Prague?

Where to stay in Prague?

The Telegraph has recently run an article on the best places to stay in Prague and cites the Four Seasons Hotel Prague (for luxury), Hotel Neruda (for intimacy) and Hotel Josef (for design). However, look out also for the Mandarin Oriental which opens next month on 12th September 2006.

Smoke-free luxury at The Westin Auckland, New Zealand

Smoke-free luxury at The Westin Auckland, New Zealand

Westin Resorts & Hotels is to manage a new hotel in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin in June 2007. The NZD $90 million Westin Auckland will be one of New Zealand’s first smoke free hotels – and a five star hotel with rates of at least NZD 400 per night expected.   There are currently only five […]

The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel attacked by arsonist

Scotland’s The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel – which have previously attracted two US Presidents – was last night sadly attacked by fire in what is being treated by police as a criminal act. Thanks to the quick thinking of the owners and staff, damage was kept to a minimum and the hotel remained open […]

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

To celebrate the completion of $11m in renovations, Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, Michigan, is expanding its packages by offering new culinary vacations featuring hands-on cooking classes with the resort’s award-winning chefs. Ideal for food lovers of all levels of experience, three Culinary Escapes are planned for 2006 with Executive Chef Richard Beichner and […]

Two-Room Package at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Two-Room Package at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Enjoy  fun-filled adventure at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort with their Two-Room Package from  just $312 per night.  Whether it be a  special occasion with family or friends, book before 6th September  2006 and this great package will  include one night’s accommodation in a resort view room with one king bed and a connecting […]

Poseidon Resorts

Poseidon Resorts

With mass tourism to space seemingly still some way off, why not consider a vacation on the sea bed? Poseidon Resorts is designing a hotel on the sea floor to accommodate the desires of holidaymakers who want to places that perhaps really they shouldn’t.   They hope to start taking reservations in November and prices […]

Shanghai Pudong Marriott Executive Apartments

Marriott International, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of luxury, extended stay Marriott Executive Apartments in Shanghai with the opening of the Union Square Shanghai Pudong Marriott Executive Apartments under a management agreement with Shanghai Xing Sheng Industry Development (Group) Co., Ltd. It is the second Marriott Executive Apartments property in Shanghai, and the fourth of […]

Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including […]

Phulay Beach Resort and Spa, Krabi, Thailand

Phulay Beach Resort and Spa, Krabi, Thailand

The Phulay Beach Resort and Spa in Krabi, Thailand, is to re-open next month after a major  makeover. New features of the 80-room hotel include garden bathtubs and villas with private pools. This dream destination within the beautiful seaside destination of Krabi is surrounded by lush tropical forests and facing the Andaman Sea.

2006 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence

A judging panel of 50 industry professionals and travel media has sifted through over 600 nominations for the 2006 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence to shortlist finalists across 36 categories.   The awards celebrate the best of the best in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and the winners will be unveiled in […]

Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Opening next month, Mandarin Oriental, Prague has been designed as an intimate, luxurious hotel featuring a contemporary, yet elegant interior style, with exacting attention to detail, reflective of the Group’s oriental heritage. Situated in the Bohemian city of Prague, the hotel is located in Mala Strana, a peaceful location just across the river from the […]

The best of Best Western Australia

The best of Best Western Australia

In a recent gala dinner, Best Western Australia celebrated the best of their membership in their annual Best Awards for Excellence. Best Western Madison Motor Inn, Newcastle NSW picked up the award of Best 4 ½ Star Property, whilst the Best Western Ballarat Suites, Ballarat VIC picked up the award of Highest Quality Assurance Score.

Another expensive cocktail

Last month I mentioned a cocktail in New York that was for sale at $1500. And now I’ve found one in Belfast at an almost similar price tag of £750. The five star Marchant Hotel has reported sold two of its Mai Tai cocktails since it started offering them a few weeks back. The drink […]

New bar at Soneva Fushi, Maldives

New bar at Soneva Fushi, Maldives

The Maldives’ Soneva Fushi & Six Senses Spa  in the North Baa Atoll region has introduced a new bar to help you while away the hours relaxing. The all-day  Champagne Bar offers a selection of cocktail favourites and tropical beverages, together with a light snack menu.

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

The Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, situated in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valley, is running a Luxury Romance package where you can leap into a world beyond your imagination blending romance and elegance. As well as luxury accommodation, you’ll enjoy Champagne and flowers upon arrival and  a daily breakfast for two at their […]

St. Regis Resort & Residencs Bali

St. Regis Resort & Residencs Bali will be the first St. Regis resort property in Asia and is expected to open in October 2007.   There will be  79 hotel suites,  22 two to four bedroom  residences available for sale and 42 luxurious one and two bedroom villas available to purchase.

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