Category: Accommodation

Record number of applicants for membership of The Leading Hotels of the World

Record number of applicants for membership of The Leading Hotels of the World

A †record 355 hotels applied for membership †of The Leading Hotels of the World in the last year, the highest number ever in the company’s 78-year history. And of the hopeful applicants, only 24 (just 7%) were accepted. Business is clearly going from strength to strength for The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. but […]

Top yoga retreats

Top yoga retreats

According to a recent Concierge.com article, the top yoga retreats to be found worldwide †are: Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Begawan Giri, Bali, Indonesia Adventure Yoga Retreats (all over the Americas) Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California LifeTime Private †Retreats, Kangaroo Island, Australia Maya Tulum, […]

Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, Reno, Nevada

The former Reno Hilton has become the Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, a four-star world class resort and casino with a mere 1,995 guest rooms and suites, not to mention 200,000 sq ft of meeting and convention space. There are also condos with the hotel towers on the 148-acre resort, with prices ranging from […]

Back to School package from San Diego's Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Back to School package from San Diego’s Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel located outside San Diego is offering a special ‘Back to School’ hotel package with rates from $279 and sweepstakes valued at $3,500 to kick off the school year. ‘Back to School’ Sweepstakes provides a chance to enter to win a Dell Inspiron Laptop computer with video […]

Fido Friendly

Fido Friendly

Americans apparently spend nearly $40 billion a year on their pets, and the travel industry is starting to take notice. Fido Friendly – billed as the travel magazine for you and your dog – showcases resorts that add the golden paw of excellence to their pet clientele. Check out the current issue which lists the […]

Wynn Macau opens this week

Wynn Macau opens this week

The American billionaire Stephen Wynn, famous for his casino developments and most notably the Wynn Las Vegas, †will make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau. † †The Wynn Macau is †a small replica of the Las Vegas resort and is expected to attract the […]

Lynton Hall in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal: a diner's paradise

Lynton Hall in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal: a diner’s paradise

As one of South Africa’s leading boutique hotels, offering 5 star luxury in nine beautifully appointed rooms and two luxury suites, Lynton Hall in Umdoni Park is ideal for a luxury holiday, a vacation with special friends, a golf tour with a difference, a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon or that private and discreet get-away with a very […]

Snorkelers Cove at Iririki Island Resort & Spa

Vanuatu’s Snorkelers Cove at Iririki Island Resort & Spa †opened to its †first official paying-guests yesterday. †It is equipped with 54 Deluxe Rooms and seven extra-luxury tri-level Penthouses that each has two bedrooms and a separate living/dining level, a †restaurant, two tennis courts and †a gym, and a 1300sq metre pool that will be one […]

Phoenix Cooks!

Phoenix Cooks!

Billed as Arizona’s premier culinary event, Phoenix Cooks! will showcase unique restaurants, world class resorts and nationally recognised chefs. † There is a reception this evening but the main event – a five-course extravaganza for $95 per person – begins tomorrow. If you want to really go to town, opt for the Arizona Biltmore‘s Phoenix […]

Free weddings at The Bahama Beach Club

Free weddings at The Bahama Beach Club

Imagine saying your vows on a beautiful tropical island beach ‚ÄĒ absolutely free. The Bahama Beach Club, a family friendly luxury resort in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, is offering a complimentary wedding package to couples tying the knot. When a wedding party rents five or more condominiums for a minimum of three nights, the wedding […]

Rainy Day Challenge from Nicaragua's Hotel Piedras y Olas

Rainy Day Challenge from Nicaragua’s Hotel Piedras y Olas

Is the end of summer getting you down? Hotel Piedras y Olas invites you to take their Rainy Day Challenge and reserve your trip to the beautiful southwestern coast of Nicaragua for some luxurious rest, relaxation and adventure. During the month of October guests will receive 15% off of this luxury †hotel’s standard room rates, […]

Oasis brothers launching US hotel chain

Oasis brothers launching US hotel chain

What is it with celebrities and hotels all of a sudden…? First we have Nicky Hilton… then † Richard Gere… then †Paris Hilton… and now it’s the Gallagher brothers of Oasis fame. According to Life Style Extra, they are launching a chain in the US and said to be using their songs as themes for […]

Mövenpick Residence Karon Beach, Phuket

Mövenpick Residence Karon Beach, Phuket

The M√∂venpick Residence Karon Beach, Phuket is the latest M√∂venpick Residence and features †30 luxurious two-bedroom apartments on a pristine stretch of beach with beautiful views of the Andaman Sea. † Available nearby are the facilities of the M√∂venpick Resort and Spa †Karon Beach, Phuket for guests’ use.

Guam Palace Hotel renovations

Guam Palace Hotel will undergo renovations and be re-flagged as Sheraton Laguna Guam as of April 2007 in an agreement struck between Premier Hotels & Resorts Guam and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The hotel will †be the first international resort to be located on the sunset strip of the island. † Included in the […]

Where to stay in Prague?

Where to stay in Prague?

The Telegraph has recently run an article on the best places to stay in Prague and cites the Four Seasons Hotel Prague (for luxury), Hotel Neruda (for intimacy) and Hotel Josef (for design). However, look out also for the Mandarin Oriental which opens next month on 12th September 2006.

Smoke-free luxury at The Westin Auckland, New Zealand

Smoke-free luxury at The Westin Auckland, New Zealand

Westin Resorts & Hotels is to manage a new hotel in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin in June 2007. The NZD $90 million Westin Auckland will be one of New Zealand’s first smoke free hotels – and a five star hotel with rates of at least NZD 400 per night expected. † There are currently only five […]

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