Category: Accommodation

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

A month ago  I  blogged that Nicky Hilton was possibly going to be opening her own line of boutique hotels. It appears this is now becoming a reality. The chain will be called Nicky O and the first hotel will open in South Beach in November 2006. The second will follow in Chicago a month […]

The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four […]

Fire at the Kabul InterContinental Hotel

Fire at the Kabul InterContinental Hotel

A fire  broke out at the five-star Kabul InterContinental Hotel yesterday. The cause of the fire – which occurred just after 6pm – is currently unknown although some staff have been taken  into custody for investigation.   The blaze was brought under control within one and a half hours and thankfully there  have been  no […]

Old Course Hotel 3 for 2 Offer - St. Andrews, Scotland

Old Course Hotel 3 for 2 Offer – St. Andrews, Scotland

Good things come in threes at the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews! When you book a two-night breakaway package with  the  hotel  this summer, they’ll give you a third night with their compliments.   You will be able to enjoy luxurious accommodation, five star standards of service and hospitality and exquisite dining in a […]

Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malayasia

Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malayasia

The Sheraton Perdana Resort will undergo a renovation and upgrade  and be relaunched as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa as of January 2007.   Once unveiled, the hotel will feature the distinguished Westin signature, offering all the amenities and services that Westin guests have come to expect from this luxury brand.  The upgrade will […]

A five-star tummy tuck, Madam?

A five-star tummy tuck, Madam?

Leela Palaces and Resorts is to start offering a real first: cosmetic surgery packages from the UK. The five-star Indian luxury hotel group has joined forces with Globe Health Tours to combine stays with costmetic enhancements. Whether you’re in the market for breast implants or a simple tummy tuck, the offering gives  overseas residents the […]

Special summer rates at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Special summer rates at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

The award-winning Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai is offering  some great  rates from now until 1st September 2006. Stay in a one bedroom suite for their special summer rate and  enjoy  a second night for free! The 200 metre tall, 43 storey hotel is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road close to Dubai’s business centres and tourist attractions. […]

Ivy Hotel, San Diego

Ivy Hotel, San Diego

The $75 million Ivy Hotel, a new luxury urban resort in San Diego, is due to open later this year. In an annoucement released by Kelly Capital, the hotel will open in the Autumn, be managed by MTL Luxury Lodging and will be a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection. The 159-room luxury […]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]

And the Destination Spa of the Year award goes to...

And the Destination Spa of the Year award goes to…

The individuals, salons and spas winning through to the finals of the tenth annual British Beauty & Spa Awards have just been announced. There are too many shortlisted to cover here, for a whole host of different categories, but the finalists for the Destination Spa of the Year award are: Serenity Spa @ Seaham Hall, […]

Hacked off Hasselhoff

Hacked off Hasselhoff

In a bizarre-sounding turn of events, David Hasselhoff has been released from a London hospital after injuring himself in a shaving accident at the Sanderson Hotel in London. He is said to have banged his head on a chandelier in the gym changing rooms, causing a shower of glass to fall on his arm and […]

W Hotels sets sights for Doha, Qatar

W Hotels sets sights for Doha, Qatar

W Hotels is heading for the Middle East once more. In addition to the already planned W Dubai Festival City, details have emerged of plans for a second hotel in Doha, Qatar. W Doha will feature 292 guest rooms, including 31 suites and 154 W Residences, multiple signature restaurants, a poolside outdoor shisha lounge, champagne […]

Shooting at Westin Habour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Canada

Shooting at Westin Habour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s Westin Habour Castle Hotel won’t have relished its recent media attention. Gunshots rang out at the CAA/AAA Four Diamond hotel earlier this week in an incident that’s thought to be drug-related. One man – a previously convicted drug dealer –  was shot in the stomach and legs but his injuries are not thought to […]

New website from Sheraton

New website from Sheraton

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 […]

Los Jardines de Palerm, Ibiza

Los Jardines de Palerm, Ibiza

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 €265 out of season, to […]

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

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 […]

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