Ngong Ping 360 is a new attraction in Hong Kong which opens on the 18th September 2006. Situated on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, it consists of a 5.7km cable car journey up to the world’s largest, seated, outdoor, bronze Buddha, known as the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. At the top, visitors will be able to […]
The venue of the 36th Ryder Cup, starting next week, will be the K Club in County Kildare in Ireland. Just 40 minutes from Dublin, this is a hotel of supreme quality set in 550 acres of beautiful countryside with two Arnold Palmer designed golf courses. A one-night package at the K Club (valid […]
See Canberra in its true colours during Floriade, Australia’s floral celebration of Spring. The theme this year is “Carnivale – The World on Show” and Hyatt Hotel Canberra is associating itself with the event by offering an accommodation package from $290.00 per couple during the celebration. It includes overnight accommodation in a luxurious Park Room, […]
The Bali Hilton International Hotel officially changed its name to Ayodya Resort Bali earlier this week. In addition to the name change will be the introduction of Royal Balinese service for guests, which will display the traditions, arts and rituals of Bali. The Ayodya Resort Bali is a new brand from Singgasana Hotels & Resorts, […]
Sofitel have opened their first hotel in the European business hub of Brussels – the Sofitel Brussels Europe. The new hotel can be found at at the centre of the European Quarter in Place Jourdan, a stone’s throw away from the European Parliament, the Borschette conference centre and Berlaymont (European Commission in Brussels). It has […]
Sit back and enjoy a tour of the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa on Hollywood Beach, courtesy of Cristin Duren, Miss Florida USA 2006.
Book New York’s Irquois Hotel online and, at the same time, you can order a few treats to your room from their Elegant Touches menu. Wine, chocolates, cheese, fruit… there’s a number of extras to choose from. This could be a growing trend in the luxury market but I’m not sure how convinced I am […]
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has introduced a signature “Essence of Shangri-La” scent in the lobbies of selected Shangri-La hotels and resorts in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The scent is fresh and clean, subtly Asian, and is said to evoke sensations of serenity and calm. The delicate aroma has […]
The 2006/2007 Ski Verbier brochure is out. They have sourced four beautiful new chalets for the forthcoming season: Chalet Cheyenne, Chalet Chineur, Chalet Entre Ciel et Terre and Chalet Dahlia. For those who prefer to travel beyond Verbier, the back of the brochure has a “further afield” section, courtesy of sister company CV Travel.
The Hotel Columbia in Telluride, Colorado – home to the Cosmopolitan which is widely regarded as Telluride’s best restaurant – is up for sale. Close to all the amenities such as skiing, shops, the river and a network of trails, the hotel is listed at $9 million with Sotheby’s International Realty.
Monate Game Lodge, near Nylstroom, South Africa (2 hours from Johannesburg) has added two tented lodges to its camp: Hampton and Rushton. These luxurious accommodations each have a private sun deck, pool, generous bathrooms with roll-top baths and all the other luxuries that perhaps really shouldn’t be available in the middle of nowhere. To celebrate […]
Caesars Palace Las Vegas is set to open a new spa next month. The decadent Qua Baths & Spa will cover 50,000 sq. ft. of spa facilities including, of course, Roman-style baths. Other ameities will include the Crystal Room at Qua which will offer customized designs of Swarovski crystals for the body, as well as […]
The Mandarin Oriental, Prague opens tomorrow. In the lobby there’s a glass floor that shows the remnants of the former Gothic church which was unveiled during the site’s development. The hotel includes a spa in a former Renaissance chapel which has a vitality pool and a traditional Rasul. Standard room rates start at 340 […]
There’s an interesting article in the New York-based Business Travel News about how luxury hotels in Manhattan are sprouting up in what appear to be less than likely locations, and not necessarily in the highly desirable locations that you might expect. The article cites the Hotel on Rivington on the Lower East Side, the Hotel […]
Once again, Bali has been placed #1 in Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual reader survey awards. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bali, which is sometimes heralded as ‘The Island of the Gods’, has been voted ‘World’s Best Island’ by the magazine. The Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Maui followed in second and third […]