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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
From Ananova: A couple are suing a five star resort after its swimming pool allegedly turned a woman’s hair green. Carolina Carreno and Francisco Vargas were on their honeymoon at a top resort in Quinta Region, Chile. Carolina’s waist-length blonde hair turned green after the went for a swim on the first night, reports La [...]
The Golden Door Australia has opened one of the country’s largest and most luxurious day spas at the newly completed Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast. The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village offers guests a full range of massage and beauty services which will leave your mind, body and [...]
Next week the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa †at Lake Placid, NY will host the first annual Festival of Food and Wine (17th-19th †May, 2006). The event will teach and entertain food lovers amidst majestic views of the Adirondack high peaks. Paul Sorgule, the inn’s executive chef, †and six of his distinguished colleagues from [...]
With the new Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Gift Card you can give a one-of-a-kind experience – to be enjoyed at any Four Seasons hotel or resort in the world. Presented in an elegant folio of richly textured stock, the card comes wrapped as a gift for all seasons, ideal for Mother’s Day and other [...]
Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Ch√®vre d’Or, Eze, France [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
President George W. Bush spent last weekend at The Lodge at Rancho Mirage †and, as you might expect, he stayed †in the presidential suite. †Cradled by the Santa Rosa Mountains, this lavish oasis offers world-class service the unequalled desert elegance for which the Palm Springs area is known.
The Occidental Grand Aruba re-opens on Palm Beach tomorrow after a $42 million renovation, reducing the total number of guest rooms slightly from 402 to 391. Stay at The Royal Club, an exclusive †50-room boutique-style hotel within the resort, with its own private a la carte restaurant and lounge.
The InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora in French Polynesia will make its debut tomorrow. Everything from the thalassotherapy treatments at the Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm (designed by the acclaimed Dr. Yves Tregger and opening in September) to the 80 generously-sized overwater villas is influenced by the sea. Most notable is the environmentally [...]
Keith Richards, guitarist to the Rolling Stones, is suffering from mild concussion having been †hospitalized after falling out of a palm tree. † The incident is reported to have happened at The Wakaya Club, a luxury resort on a private island in †Fiji. † The resort †was winner of †Andrew Harper’s ‘Hideaway of the Year [...]