Category: Resorts

New Bulgari hotel signifies continued recovery in Bali

New Bulgari hotel signifies continued recovery in Bali

Bulgari, an Italian brand that you might normally associated with watches and fine jewellery, has opened its second luxury hotel in southwest Bali. (The first was in Milan in 2004.) The opening is of key significance is demonstrating international confidence in a resort which has experienced recent difficulties. Set on a 150-metre plateau, The Bulgari […]

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

Ultra-Luxury for Less from CheapCaribbean.com

In response to online travelers’ demands for upscale, luxurious accommodations, CheapCaribbean.com has introduced the Ultra-Luxury for Less product line, which promises lavish accommodations, sumptuous gourmet dining, and pampering service throughout Bermuda, the Caribbean & Mexico, for a price that you won’t find anywhere else. Among its partners are the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, The Palms […]

A closer look at WTA winner Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

A closer look at WTA winner Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

One of the notable achievers is this year’s World Travel Awards has to be Sardinia’s Forte Village Resort. á As if picking up Italy’s Leading Resort, Italy’s Leading Spa Resort and Europe’s Leading Resort wasn’t enough, they also picked up World’s Leading Family Luxury Resort, World’s Leading Spa Resort and – wait for it – […]

World Travel Awards for Marriott in Jordan

World Travel Awards for Marriott in Jordan

Jordan’s Leading Hotel is the áAmman Marriott Hotel, and Jordan’s Leading Resort is the áJordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa. á The two Marriott properties áenjoyed recent success at the World Travel Awards which are now in their 13th year and are based on the votes cast by more than 150,000 travel professionals.

Ten luxury hotels worth the splurge

Ten luxury hotels worth the splurge

In a recent article by Molly Feltner for SmarterTravel.com, a shortlist of ten luxury hotels “worth the splurge” were identified. The lucky few to get a mention were: Forte Village, Sardinia Ladera Resort, St. Lucia Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH Hotel Secreto, Isla Mujeres, Mexico New York Palace Hotel, NY Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua […]

ALiLA Villas Hadahaa and Lonudhua in the Maldives

ALiLA Villas Hadahaa and Lonudhua in the Maldives

ALiLA Hotels and Resorts are working in association with the award-winning SCDA Architects on the ALiLA Villas Hadahaa and Lonudhua to give visitors to the Maldives an experience they will never forget. Expected in 2007, the new villas will feature Spa ALiLa with exciting spa concepts that integrate luxurious fittings and stunning settings.

Orlando's new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort now open

Orlando’s new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort now open

Orlando Florida’s newest resort – the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort – is a $300-million, 230-acre, 1,500-room áresort from Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Equipped with an 18-hole golf course designed by David Harman, nine lounges and restaurants, a truly enormous ballroom, a full-service spa and no less than four outdoor pools, the resort is superbly equipped. […]

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, […]

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida

Rated #3 Best Hotel Restaurant in the United States in the 2006 Zagat Survey and The Best Hotel Suite 2006 in the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List among many other awards, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a outstanding, secluded island ájust 30 minutes from áKey West, Florida. This hidden treasure is situated on […]

The Ultimate Line At The Mandarin Hotel, New York

If your budget won’t stretch as far as The Penthouse at The Pierre, take a look instead at The Ultimate Line At The Mandarin Hotel, New York. á It comes with áa generous áliving room space and formal dining room, four bedrooms including double master suite áand media room, seven and a half marble bathrooms […]

Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong

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 […]

Bali Hilton International Hotel now Ayodya Resort Bali

Bali Hilton International Hotel now Ayodya Resort Bali

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, […]

Tour of the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa on Hollywood Beach, FL

Sit back and enjoy a tour of the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa on Hollywood Beach, courtesy of Cristin Duren, Miss Florida USA 2006.

Monate Game Lodge adds tented camps

Monate Game Lodge adds tented camps

Monate Game Lodge, near Nylstroom, South Africa (2 hours from Johannesburg) áhas 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 […]

Bali continues to be showered in praise

Bali continues to be showered in praise

Once again, Bali has been placed #1 in Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual reader survey awards. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bali, áwhich is sometimes heralded as ‘The Island of the Gods’, áhas been voted ‘World’s Best Island’ by the magazine. The Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Maui followed in second and third […]

Qatar’s first five-star golf and spa hotel

In 2009 Qatar will welcome its first five-star golf and spa hotel thanks to a deal between Taj Hotels and Resorts and Palaces and Qatar Sports Investment Company. The development áwill be at the Doha Golf Club, the only PGA standard 18-hole golf course in Qatar, and will be called the Taj Exotica Golf and […]

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