The art, the cafés, the charm, the romance! This Christmas experience more of Italy’s most beautiful cities with great rates and exclusive benefits from Boscolo Hotels to make your stay really unique. For example, stay at the Astoria in Florence for two nights between 23rd and 26th December 2006 from â‚¬544 for 2 people (includes […]
Last week I reported that the Sheraton Park Hotel in London had formed part of Scotland Yard’s investigations into the death of the former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko. As more and more details unfold, it appears other luxury hotels are being drawn into the investigations. The Ashdown Park Hotel near Forest Row, East Sussex, was […]
Winter… the perfect excuse to indulge. Malmaison invites you to hibernate with them from £75 per night or £120 with dinner, bed and breakfast. (Rates are actually from £120 and £170 respectively for London.) For more details of this promotion (and the opportunity to win a weekend for 2 at a Mail of […]
Thanks to Inna Shamis from journeyPod who’s just made me aware of their new site aimed at “tastemakers, trendsetters and die-hard travelers” in search of the best places to go. They feature only 4 and 5 star hotels, have a weekly podcast and provide ‘VIP access’ to exclusive offers and tips. Sign up to their […]
You may recall me writing about the UnderSea Resort off the coast of Miami earlier this year. Well now UnderSea Resorts is heading for Europe. Qawra Bay in Malta is looking to be the most likely location, with talks with Malta Shipyards Ltd. currently underway. Similar resorts could also become a reality in the Bahamas, […]
One of Scotland’s finest country house hotels has joined forces with the prestigious private members’ club, Classic Car Club Scotland to offer an exclusive racy weekend for romantics this Spring. Contract Greywalls in Muirfield, East Lothian for further details.
Have you been wondering where Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymooned after their lavish wedding in Bracciano, Italy? Well, in case you have… they spent two weeks in the Maldives at the exclusive Kurumba Resort, on a private island, and relaxed on board a yacht owned by James Packer (heir to his late father’s […]
HotelClub has started its hunt for Asia’s Best Hotels & Resorts 2007. There are 1 million Air Miles, $14,000 worth of luxury hotel stays, $5,000 worth of cars, tours and attractions, plus 100s of weekly prizes to be won. Vote now for a chance to win and make your dream holiday in Asia come true! […]
Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay is due to open next month and is celebrating with a special opening offer of 3 nights’ accommodation for the price of two. The resorts sets a new high-water mark for beach holiday sophistication, featuring six levels of deluxe accommodation and sweeping bay views to the World Heritage listed Fraser […]
Vietnam’s second Festival Aromes (or Aroma Festival to you and me) will take place at Sofitel Metropole Hanoi from 7th to 10th December 2006. The emphasis of the festival will be on French-influenced Vietnamese cooking and some of the world’s most coveted chefs will be there, including three-Michelin star chef Olivier Roellinger from Les Maison […]
In an aim (presumably) to get media coverage rather than any serious buyers, the Buckingham Hotel in New York as a Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Package for… wait for it… a mere $75,000. Needless to say, you’ll get to stay in the hotel’s Martinelli Penthouse, be driven around in a ‘winter white’ vintage Rolls […]
The 276-room Sofitel Phokreethra Krabi opened this month. It can be found on the white sands of Klong Muang Beach, on the Adaman Sea, a short distance from Ao Nang. Three restaurants, five bars, a 7,000 square metre swimming pool, fitness centre, Turkish bath, spa, childrens playground and conference facilities for up to 350 delegates […]
Investigations into the murder of the Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko have this evening led Scotland Yard to London’s Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Traces of radioactive polonium 210 – the substance thought to have killed Mr. Litvenko – have been found at a number of addresses in London, and the Sheraton Park Lane has been the […]
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COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri in Bali was voted ‘Spa Retreat of the Year’ in the 2006 Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards. The flagship of the Singapore-based COMO Hotels and Resorts was nominated by a panel of 26 Asia-based spa experts for the prestigious annual awards conducted by AsiaSpa Magazine.
The high-end hotel and residence brand of W Hotels looks set to enter the Thai market. W Retreat & Residences-Koh Samui will consist of 70 villas, plus 20 residential villas available for purchase. An agreement between W’s parent company, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Amburaya Resorts, will see the latter manage the resort when it […]