Category: Accommodation

It's winter - let's hibernate!

It’s winter – let’s hibernate!

Under the punchline of “It’s winter – let’s hibernate!”, Malmaison are running a winter break promotion with rooms starting from £75 per night. Indulge in a morning submerged in bubbles and steam, followed by an afternoon savouring a bottle of that outstanding red your taste buds have been tingling for… Malmaison have hotels in Belfast, […]

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney Spears has checked herself into Scottsdale’s Sanctuary spa at Camelback Mountain (which you might recall me blogging about last summer) after her alleged collapse at a New Year party at the Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Media speculation is suggesting that she’s visiting the Arizona resort for more than just a pedicure […]

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa re-opens in Mozambique

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa re-opens in Mozambique

Following a major renovation programme, Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa has re-opened. Situated on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, the resort has converted its 24 Bay View Rooms into 12 Bay View Suites, each with two bedrooms and their own splash pool. The resort also boasts a dedicated honeymoon chalet, […]

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Recently rebranded as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, this wonderful  Malaysian retreat boasts 202 new guest rooms with views of the Andaman Sea. Known formerly as the Sheraton Perdana, it is set in glorious woodlands and scenic tropical gardens. 20 ultra-luxury, private Ocean View Pool Villas are to follow. As a nice add-on, guests […]

Ritz-Carlton Jakarta

Ritz-Carlton will be opening its third property in Indonesia midway through 2007. Situated in the heart of Jakarta, the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta will have 61 rooms, a retail mall and two towers of residential condos, linked by a pedestrian tunnel to the Jakarta Stock Exchange. The development will also feature The Pacific Place Apartments, 139 luxury […]

T+L 500 2007

T+L 500 2007

Now in its fifth year, the Travel + Leisure 500  is the pick of the very best from around the world, as decreed by editors and reporters.   The Singita Private Game Reserve in  South Africa’s  Kruger National Park achieved the highest tally of 97.56. The winner of the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007, […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

The Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007 is out and top of the pile is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. It scores a perfect 100 in 5 of the 6 categories (rooms, service, food, location and design), “failing” only  on ‘activities’ where it scored 97.3, to give an overall score of 99.6 out […]

Enhance your ski season at Telluride's The Peaks Resort

Enhance your ski season at Telluride’s The Peaks Resort

This winter, experience a ski vacation like no other at The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa, Telluride CO. With spectacular slopes, gorgeous accommodation, and an exclusive onsite spa, The Peaks combines the splendour of the Great Outdoors with the indulgences of a luxury retreat. Make the most of your visit to the Rocky Mountains, […]

The changing face of Ritz-Carlton

For generations, Ritz-Carlton has been known for over-the-top luxury: old-money guests, crystal chandeliers and in-your-face service. But old-world stuffiness doesn’t play well with today’s jet-setters. They’re arriving in jeans and T-shirts, toting iPods and laptops, often checking in with kids. They don’t want to wear a jacket and tie to the hotel dining room, or […]

Shreyas: a new boutique Yoga retreat in Bangalore, India

Shreyas: a new boutique Yoga retreat in Bangalore, India

Situated in southern India, Shreyas offers tailor-made Yoga holidays in the most sumptious of settings. Just one and a half hour’s drive from Bangalore Airport, the retreat offers tented accommodation and is equipped with an infinity pool, spa, gym, steam rooms, cinema and organic vegetable farm. Yoga classes take place twice a day in an […]

Amanpuri in media spotlight

Amanpuri in media spotlight

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty are rumoured to have married in Thailand, at Amanpuri (from Aman Resorts) in Phuket.  Fergie, the Duchess of York, and her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are also said to be staying at the resort. Apparently, all  are guests of David Tang, a multi-millionaire socialite who  has been  hosting […]

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

The new Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk is being designed by the Manhattan, New York-based Guerin-Glass Architects in conjunction with Benjamin Woo Architects of Honolulu and will include a two-story lobby with sprawling ocean views and about 460 luxury hotel-condos ranging from 150 to 900 sq metres, as well dining and retail […]

Raffles Dubai - a hotel to look out for in 2007

Raffles Dubai – a hotel to look out for in 2007

Dubai continues to thrive and will soon see hotels bearing the names of the likes of Versace, Armani and Trump.   One hotel to look out for will be the 18-storey, pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai in the heart of the city’s premier business and shopping district, Wafi City. It is expected to open with 248 rooms […]

The Sarojin in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand

The Sarojin in Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Thailand

Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel (according to the World Travel Awards 2006) is The Sarojin in the Khao Lak National Park, owned by Andrew and Kate Kemp.   It opened its doors in October 2005, a little later than anticipated due to it being hit by the tragic Boxing Day tsnunami of 2004.   But it’s […]

Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Emerging from the heart of the desert, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an elegant desert resort in a traditional Arabic fort setting.

Manhattan's Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Manhattan’s Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Hank Freid’s Marrakech Hotel NYC at 103rd and Broadway has just gotten chicer with the opening of Kazbar, a trendy bar and lounge located in the lobby of his 125-room Upper West Side hotel. Open only a few weeks, Kazbar has already become a hot spot for the young, international tourists who frequent The Marrakech […]

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