Category: Resorts

Madeira’s largest spa to open at Quinta

Madeira’s largest spa to open at Quinta

Located overlooking stunning sea views, the new Wellness area at the Quinta Splendida comprises 1400 sq. metres and is due to open June 2006. Quinta Splendida Wellness will be a sanctuary to escape the pressures of modern life. The spa facility will feature a vitality pool and a 12m x 7m indoor pool next to [...]

W Maldives Fesdu Resort

W Maldives Fesdu Resort

Want HDTV in the Maldives? Then head to Fesdu Island, a tiny atoll ringed by white-sand beaches and coral reefs, where W Hotels is building 50 thatched bungalows that tiptoe across the turquoise-blue water, furnished with rattan daybeds, gauzy curtains and martini glasses. W Maldives is scheduled to open in June, with rooms starting at [...]

Major expansion in China for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Major expansion in China for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Miguel Ko, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide‘s Asia-Pacific president has said that Starwood will sign another 50 contracts in the next three years, boosting the total number of properties that it manages in China to 100. The  group already operates 25 hotels and has another 25 under construction. China is expected to become one of [...]

Powder Byrne’s “the first night’s on us” promotion

Powder Byrne’s “the first night’s on us” promotion

Book a holiday for 7 nights or more with luxury family travel specialists Powder Byrne and your first night’s accommodation will be free of charge for the whole family in whichever accommodation type booked. This offer is available at three of their most stunning 5-star hotels: Anassa, Cyprus; The Residence, Tunisia; and Arabella, Mallorca. Offer [...]

Top 10 All-American Resorts

Top 10 All-American Resorts

In a bid to get US citizens to explore places closer to home, Matthew Collins of  Luxist has devised a list of the top 10 resorts in the USA.   There is a nice mix of resorts in his list, from a range of states. Of course, some in the list come as no surprise [...]

CC Africa adds four lodges on Sabi Sand Game Reserve

CC Africa adds four lodges on Sabi Sand Game Reserve

South Africa-based CC Africa is expanding its presence in South Africa with the addition of four new lodges, with a total of 72 beds, in the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park. They include Kirkman Kamp, an 18-cottage property in the heart of the Sabi Sand;  the four-suite Leadwood Lodge; the [...]

Ritz-Carlton’s new Turks and Caicos resort now under construction

Ritz-Carlton’s new Turks and Caicos resort now under construction

The currently uninhabited island of West Caicos will welcome a new resort in early 2008. Construction of a 125-suite boutique resort is underway with more than half of the villas in phase 1 already sold. The island is just 20 minutes by boat from Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The West Caicos Reserve will [...]

New Mandarin Oriental luxury resort and spa in Grand Cayman

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage an exclusive hideaway resort currently under development in the secluded Barefoot Beach area of Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies. The project will extend the Group’s successful hideaway concept, designed for sophisticated travelers in search of tranquillity, serenity and luxury, to a premier [...]

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa is the latest addition  to the Kimpton Hotels collection. Located minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona,  the Caleo offers guests style and tranquillity whether poolside or at the resort’s lovely Jurlique Spa.  They are currently running an  exclusive offer which includes complimentary wireless internet access, evening wine reception, and 15% off [...]

The Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Pearl  - a joint venture project between Tourism Development & Investment Company (a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority) and the Atlas Group (a UAE telecommunications company)  - will be Abu Dhabi’s  latest  five-star landmark. This ambitious  hotel resort will be on the capital’s Khalidiya coast, just opposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates [...]

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10′ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for [...]

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Further to a $40 million post-Hurricane Wilma renovation, the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort has re-opened. Already renowned for having one of the longest and widest beaches in Cancun, the Hilton Cancun’s beach was not only completely restored, but has had an additional 50 metres of soft, white sand. The Hilton Cancun Golf & [...]

Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, China

Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, China

The 500-room  Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa in Yalong Bay, Hainan Island, China, overlooks a beautiful 750-metre stretch of beach.    Opening in December last year, it was  the first Hilton Worldwide Resort in China and has already been recognised as the Annual Best New Hotel at the 3rd China Golden Pillow Awards. It has [...]

Treat yourself with an Australian winter

Treat yourself  with an Australian  winter  by taking advantage of the special winter offers available at The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia, located 90 minutes from Sydney in the beautiful NSW Hunter Valley. Australia’s only purpose-built world-class health retreat is offering savings of 25% off regular rates until 31st August 2006.

Rolling to recovery

Rolling to recovery

Keith Richards, who I reported fell out of a palm tree  about 2 weeks ago, has only just been discharged from a  hospital in New Zealand.   It turned out that his fall at the luxurious  Wakaya Club in Fiji  proved more serious than was first thought and Richards had to undergo brain surgery to [...]

Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge, [...]

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