Category: Accommodation

Hotel heaven and hell

The Independent has an article that lists celebrities’ own highs and lows when it comes to hotels, as part of a pre-amble to a competition.   Here are the ‘high’ from the list: Kim Wilde, singer turned gardener: If you want a really romantic setting, stay on the eighth floor at the Terrass Hotel in […]

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

For events large and small, Madinat Jumeirah is an extraordinary destination. It is a venue of incredible versatility.

Learn Thai cooking at Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket

Learn Thai cooking at Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket

Learn the art of cooking different kinds of Thai dishes during  Dusit Laguna Resort, Phuket‘s fun and easy cooking classes held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Classes are conducted in a real Thai kitchen setting, and you will be able to select the freshest ingredients for yourself at the local fresh market just before the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at  Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco Subscribe to Luxury Travel Magazine online Have a Royal experience at Blue Palace, Crete Let Karen Brown’s Guides help plan your UK trip

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Enjoy a luxurious stay at Durley House this winter and take advantage of their special winter offer: £325 for a luxury one-bedroom suite or £375 for a luxury two-bedroom suite (VAT @ 17.5% not included).  Durley House is a charming  all suite-hotel on Sloane Street in the heart of London. The offer runs until 1st […]

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business is booming for the new Westin Annapolis in Maryland – and it’s not even open yet!   According to The Capital, they’ve already  taken a booking for  a $32,500 wedding reception and have $2.5 million in sales lined up.   The $1,000 a night Presidential Suite – with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a […]

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental Hotels Group  is investing a total of $95 million to upgrade, expand and renovate their hotels throughtout Latin America and the Caribbean. Renovations that began in 2005 cover a total of 22 properties and will be completed by the end of 2007. IHG is the second largest hotel operator in Latin America.

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Like to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel?   Or maybe a few chocolates?   Not Kylie.   Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the […]

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City

The latest addition to InterContinental Hotel Group‘s global portfolio is the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. Formerly Los Angeles’ Park Hyatt (and, if you recall, ranked #1 hotel in Los Angeles by Tripadvisor last year), this 363-room hotel is owned by Tokyo-based Sumitomo Realty and under the long term management of IHG’s Americas division. It […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas' most expensive package ever

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas’ most expensive package ever

From 1st February 2007 romantics will be able to treat their significant other to a weekend complete with a yacht, helicopter, gondola ride, a Champagne bath, dozens of roses, diamonds and much more. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas will debut its exclusive “Love at Lake Las Vegas” romance package, priced at a staggering $100,000. For […]

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Interview with Trisha Johnson of Aegean Sails

Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails  which offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that  you […]

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Hawaii

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, crowning an ancient lava flow cascading into the serene waters along Hawaii’s Big Island, is a Hawaii hotel unlike any other.

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique joins The Leading Small Hotels of the World

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique joins The Leading Small Hotels of the World

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, which opened in November of 2005, is the latest addition to  The Leading Small Hotels of the World (a branch of the larger Leading Hotels of the World) exclusive membership, and the the only member in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a deluxe, all-inclusive boutique hotel, enjoying a privileged location on […]

Trade snow for sand in Aruba and get the 5th night free

Trade snow for sand in Aruba and get the 5th night free

Book at stay at The Westin Aruba  Resort before 23rd February and your 5th night is free! Relax and refresh on a magnificent beach amidst sparkling blue water and soft sand beaches. Discover the ideal blend of Caribbean warmth and Las-Vegas-style excitement at this new resort from Westin.

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Heading to New York  in the next couple of months  and looking for a good hotel at a good price?   If the answer’s ‘yes’, then check out W New York – The Court.   Stay any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (bar blackout dates which no doubt make the offer not applicable to Valentines) […]

Luxury Golf Breakaway Package at Dusit Island Resort, Chiang Rai

Luxury Golf Breakaway Package at Dusit Island Resort, Chiang Rai

Spend two nights golfing getaway at Dusit Island Resort, Chiang Rai and enjoy one exciting round of golf (18 hole) at Santiburi Country Club. The package includes a two-night stay in a deluxe river view room and  daily breakfast, and prices start from $308 for two people.   The offer is available until 31st March […]

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