Category: Accommodation

Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Excellently located in the heart of Siem Reap, Hôtel de la Paix has 107 spacious rooms, including 9 Duplex Spa Suites with private terraces and oversized soaking tubs, and 5 Courtyard Garden Suites with large outdoor bathtubs on private garden terraces. The hotel is brought to you by the same people that were behind Bangkok’s [...]

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

Greywalls, a country hotel at Muirfield in East Lothian, opened for the 2006 season in March, slightly earlier than normal.   And to co-incide with their opening, they announced the launch of the new Greywalls website.   The site has a simple design, with nothing too fancy, consistent with the ambience of this stylish property. [...]

Margaret River’s premium holiday accommodation, Western Australia

Margaret River’s premium holiday accommodation, Western Australia

Ron Roozen’s Place self-proclaims itself as “Margaret River’s premium holiday accommodation” on its website.   Designed by a Sydney architect named Dale Jones-Evans, it certainly looks stunning and  every room has amazing views of the Indian Ocean. And it’s not everywhere that has an in-house masseuse or your own personal chef all call. Room rates [...]

Emirates to invest almost $500m in twin-tower hotel

It’s Dubai grabbing the headlines once again! At the recent Arabian Travel Market, Emirates Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a $490m twin-tower hotel. The new project  forms part of their aggresive  expansion plans over the next four years, adding 1,700 hotel rooms and apartments to Dubai. Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa in [...]

Get a fine view of the Pope’s Corpus Domini procession

Get a fine view of the Pope’s Corpus Domini procession

The Mecenate Palace Hotel offers an unforgettable opportunity to view the Pope’s majestic Corpus Domini procession next month, on 15th June 2006. The Mecenate is located directly in front of the Basilica of Santa Maggiore, one of the most important and ancient churches in Rome, which is where the procession takes place. With excellent views [...]

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Poland team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Poland team hotel

Although the Polish team is without any big-name stars,  and despite their failure to qualify for Euro 2004, they could still surprise a few people. The Poland squad will be staying  at  Hanover’s Sportschule Barsinghausen, a large, modern sport and conference centre with 102 guest rooms. With five playing fields (one with floodlighting), the players [...]

Bawadi – the world’s ‘longest’ hotel strip

Bawadi – the world’s ‘longest’ hotel strip

According to developers, Dubai will add another feather in its cap with the construction of the world’s longest hotel strip at a cost of $27 billion. “Bawadi” will feature 31 hotels along a 6-mile strip of land, offering more than 29,000 rooms projected to host 3.3 million guests by 2016. One of the hotels, AsiaAsia, [...]

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

The Caleo Resort & Spa, recently acquired by Kimpton Hotels, has just opened Jurlique Spa, a distinctly organic, nature-based experience using Jurlique products, that is available to guests on a priority basis as well as the public, subject to availability. Try ‘The Travelers Tonic Bath’ which  is designed to encourage circulation and stimulate the mind [...]

What’s happening with The World?

What’s happening with The World?

If you’ve not already heard about The World, then allow me to put you in the picture… it’s a collection of 300 private islands in the shape of continents located off the coast of Dubai, offering “the ultimate in privacy and luxury”. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart and Angelina Jolie are all [...]

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Costa Rica team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Costa Rica team hotel

The 2006 World Cup outsiders Costa Rica will be staying  at the Holiday Inn Heidelberg Walldorf. Equipped with sauna, massage and fitness facilities and decorated in the style of an English country house, the hotel is situated close to the intersection of the A5 and A6  motorways, making the team’s  trips to Munich, Hamburg and [...]

Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski

Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski

Located around one hour’s drive from Beijing, the Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski consists of 11 contemporary villas and clubhouse were designed by  leading Asian architects. This luxurious accommodation is situated at the Shuiguan section of the Great Wall of China, a tranquil location amid beautiful scenery. To stay here, it’ll cost you $65 [...]

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Germany team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Germany team hotel

The 2006 World Cup hosts Germany will be staying in the Schlosshotel in Grunewald, an exclusive  residential district in Berlin. With the opulent splendour of a castle, this accommodation is full of history and charm.   The hotel’s location will leave Klinsmann’s men well-positioned for their potentially crucial  final group match against Ecuador which takes [...]

New luxury hotel in Nashville

New luxury hotel in Nashville

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a 20-year deal with Nashville real estate developer Alex Palmer to operate a 285-room hotel under the name InterContinental Nashville at 1600 West End, where the avenue and Broadway meet. InterContinental will help finance the $250 million project, which also will include an office tower, condominiums and retail space. Construction [...]

Karon Beach Hotel Phuket sold

Karon Beach Hotel Phuket sold

Kingdom Hotel Investments, a leading hotel and resort investment company, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has signed a contract to acquire the Karon Beach Hotel Phuket (currently managed by Crowne Plaza) from LaSalle Investment Management for US$98.5 million including US $ 30.5 million in debt. This is the company’s first acquisition in Asia [...]

World Cup: where the participating teams are staying

World Cup: where the participating teams are staying

The 2006 Fifa World Cup (soccer tournament for those of you in the US!) begins in Germany  next month and so, throughout May, I’ll be telling you about where each team is staying – everything from the 5-star  Kempinski-Hotel Falkenstein in Königste (which will be home to favourites Brazil) to the luxurious  Schlosshotel Bühlerhöhe in [...]

No smoking at Sandals and Beaches resorts

No smoking at Sandals and Beaches resorts

As of today, there’s to be no smoking at Beaches and Sandals resorts. The ban will apply to all enclosed areas including nightclubs, bars, restaurants, lobbies, conference facilities and shops. Smoking is however still permitted both outdoors and in designated rooms at each resort.

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