Sheraton has launched a new (and very orange!) website with a greater emphasis placed upon user-generated content. Now visitors can engage in social networking and share travel experiences, photographs and tips. There will also be a ‘click-to-call’ option to enable visitors to contact a Sheraton employee and plans are apparently in the pipeline to facilitate […]
Avoid the Ibiza party scene and head inland to San José and you’ll discover Los Jardines de Palerm, a small hotel that overlooks the Bay of San Antonio that is owned by the fashion photographer Christophe Brihet. This 17th Century finca has two pools and beautiful gardens. Suites start from â‚¬265 out of season, to […]
Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars – including Cindy Crawford, Kevin Spacey, Alicia Silverstone, Vin Diesel and a host of TV celebrities from shows including The OC, West Wing and Baywatch, as well as musicians including members of ‘N Sync and Guns & Roses – came out to play for the red-carpet launch of the […]
With an elegant touch of Mediterranean architecture, ‘market style’ atmosphere dining, and the private luxury of 219 spacious beachfront rooms, Hilton International’s vision for a truly world-class resort nestled in the heart of the South Pacific has arrived with the unveiling of the first phase of the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, to be managed […]
After two years of renovation, South Korea’s premier hotel, The Shilla Seoul, has unveiled a glamourous new look. The hotel – a member of The Leading Hotels of the World – sports a new lobby, lounge and bar, conference centre and restaurant with open-air terrace on a 23-acre private park, along with one of […]
The premium chain Abu Dhabi National Hotels has announced that it will invest approximately US $190 million in a five-star resort on Saadiyat Island, an island 500 metres offshore from Abu Dhabi. The resort will boast a 400,000 square foot hotel with around 400 rooms on an 807,000 square foot plot, and be built on […]
The Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel re-opens today, having closed last May for renovations. The hotel now has a new Maisha spa facility, a renovation and extension of the Village Wing rooms, as well as the family rooms, and improvements to the interior design of the public areas. Styled to resemble a 13th century Swahili town […]
A summer break is all about getting away from it all, and at De Vere Hotels & Resorts, the aim is to make you feel as relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated as possible. Their collection of individual hotels, each with their own charm and character are the ideal venues to experience the Great British summer. So […]
This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a spectacular boutique hideaway with dramatic views of Paradise Valley. Arguably Phoenix’s hottest spa, The Sanctuary is an intimate retreat presenting Asian-inspired treatments, a relaxing meditation garden and stunning infinity pool. A renowned restaurant and bar complete the commitment to relaxation and rejuvenation.
CC Africa’s Tanzania Under Canvas – the ultimate, exhiliarating, tailormade Tanzanian safari concept – is now open for guests. The luxurious tented migratory camps have been beautifully assembled and guests are enjoying up close and personal encounters with the Serengeti’s vast and exciting game-rich wilderness. Designed with CC Africa’s legendary fully-serviced style, comfort and elegance, […]
The Hotel Marqués de Riscal debuts today. Located in the heart of Rioja wine country, this landmark hotel is the work of the renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, the man behind the incredible Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Luxurious amenities abound, including a fine dining experience and the Caudalie Vinothérapie ® Spa.
When you see a lone, bright red Ferrari parked outside, you kind of already know that you have reached somewhere that’s likely to be grand and palatial. The entrance to the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni was in full bloom when we arrived in the sleepy-but-romantic town of Bellagio earlier this month, and the interior lived […]
JCast is a new video podcast from the Dubai luxury hotel group Jumeirah, bringing you the latest news and property videos to your iPod. Show your friends where you stayed and keep informed about what’s going on in the Jumeirah world. You can download Jumeirah promotional videos to your iPod Video, or watch them on […]
Axl Rose was arrested this week after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at the Berns Hotel in Stockholm. The Guns N’ Roses frontman is also suspected of causing damage to the hotel. A police spokesman said that Rose was drunk during the confrontation and was not questioned by police until he had […]
U2-owned The Clarence celebrated its 10th birthday this month. Band members Bono and The Edge bought the property in 1992. It was then a traditional two star hotel but re-opened in June of 1996 as a luxury boutique hotel. Since then, it’s attracted the rich and famous from all over the world, the most recent […]
The long-awaited W Dallas Victory opened in the heart of Dall, on Victory Park Lane, last week. Here W Hotels sytle combines with Texan hospitality and, to celebrate the opening, there’s a special package available until 1st September 2006. For $329 per night, you’ll not only get a wonderful room but also a few […]