Category: Resorts

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort and Residences is  a new, ocean-living concept incorporating the elegance of a luxury cruise ship atmosphere.  The $400 million resort  will be anchored 3 miles off the Miami coast line and claims that it will include the largest spa ever built. There will also be a large casino, some 600 suites, a golf […]

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

You still have time to plan a summer getaway to Lakedale Resort, an 82-acre resort  on San Juan Island. Prime dates are still available at this romantic island resort, in both July and August. Summer rates are currently $219 per night for lodge rooms and $310 per night  for cabins, or $469 per night for […]

Book early with Kempinski... and save!

Book early with Kempinski… and save!

It can pay to plan ahead! Book 1 to 3 months prior to arrival at any Kempinski hotel and you could save an average of 20% off your room rate. To get discounted rates, reservations at city hotels have to be made at least 30 days before arrival, and at least 90 days  in advance […]

Bora Bora re-openings

Bora Bora re-openings

The re-opening of  the new 100-village St. Regis Resort on Bora Bora has been well publicised of late, thanks largely to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymooning there, but also in part to  ‘Desparate Housewives’  star Eva Longoria and her boyfriend, Tony Parker, also holidaying there at the same time. However, two other hotels on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

With an elegant touch of Mediterranean architecture, ‘market style’ atmosphere dining, and the private luxury of 219 spacious beachfront rooms, Hilton International’s vision for a truly world-class resort nestled in the heart of the South Pacific has arrived with the unveiling of the first phase of the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, to be managed […]

Five-star resort on Saadiyat Island, UAE

Five-star resort on Saadiyat Island, UAE

The premium chain Abu Dhabi National Hotels has announced that it will invest approximately US $190 million in a five-star resort on Saadiyat Island, an island 500 metres offshore from Abu Dhabi. The resort will boast a 400,000 square foot hotel with around 400 rooms  on an 807,000 square foot plot, and be built on […]

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a spectacular boutique hideaway with dramatic views of Paradise Valley. Arguably Phoenix’s hottest spa, The Sanctuary is an intimate retreat presenting Asian-inspired treatments, a relaxing meditation garden and stunning infinity pool. A renowned restaurant and bar complete the commitment to relaxation and rejuvenation.

Nicole Kidman's honeymoon not quite so exclusive afterall

Nicole Kidman’s honeymoon not quite so exclusive afterall

Moments after touching down in Tahiti, it emerged that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s honeymoon reported here earlier isn’t quite so exclusive afterall. For 31-year-old Eva Longoria of Desparate Housewives fame, and her French boyfriend, are staying just metres away at the same St. Regis resort in Bora Bora. Staff are said to be regularly […]

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymoon in Tahiti

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymoon in Tahiti

Newlyweds Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are honeymooning at the luxurious and brand new  St. Regis resort in Tahiti after arriving by private jet. The resort offers 24-hour butler service, private beach overlooking a stunning Bora Bora lagoon and round-the-clock security to keep away the prying lenses of the paparazzi.

St. Regis Resort, Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico

An agreement has been reached to build a new St. Regis Resort and Residences at Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, an exclusive private development destined to become one of the Caribbean’s finest resort and residential communities. The resort is slated for a 2008 opening. Bahia Beach is idyllically situated just east of Puerto Rico’s capital city […]

7th Annual Epicurean Escape

7th Annual Epicurean Escape

The 7th  Annual Epicurean Escape, in conjuction  with Food & Wine Magazine,  is just around the corner.   It will take place from 29th June  to 3rd July, 2006 and is this year subtitled  ”Flavours of the Mediterranean” meaning that you can enjoy everything from Greek octopus salds to Italian prosciuttos. The venue is the […]

Mexico Luxury Travel Expo

Mexico Luxury Travel Expo

The Riviera Maya  will be the  host destination for the  Mexico Luxury Travel Expo, to be held at the Aventura Spa Palace from 22nd to 24th June 2006. The expo will provide an educational program for high-end travel agents, as well as, a trade show comprised of Mexican luxury travel suppliers, including: hotels, resorts, spa, […]

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