Category: Going Out

Go green in Hong Kong!

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests  will be able to  enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being […]

Copenhagen... and all that jazz

Copenhagen… and all that jazz

Copenhagen is a long-standing favourite for Jazz enthusiasts from all over  the world. And from the 3rd to the 12th July 2009 there  will be the city’s 31st annual Jazz Festival, welcoming hundreds of artists to perform the best of all Jazz genres in the Danish capital. The main event on Saturday 4th July will […]

Rum shacks in Jamaica aren’t necessarily all that they seem…

Next time you stumble upon a rum shack on a secluded beach  in Jamaica, perhaps you’ll think back to this video. As well as being fun, it does make you wonder about your experiences as a tourist when you travel… are you getting the genuine article or are you being presented with what the locals […]

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach recently unveiled its new $100 million plus transformation, with the addition of a lavish 19-treatment room Eau Spa. The renovations also included redesign of all 310 guest rooms and suites, including the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, as well as the restaurants and pool areas.     The all-new Eau Spa offers a […]

The dining room at Hotel Shangri-La is now open

The dining room at Hotel Shangri-La is now open

Hotel Shangri La‘s ocean view restaurant is now open and taking reservations. Concept by Marc Smith of EDISON fame has hired local chef Noah Rosen to create an innovative menu inspired by the famous bi-weekly Santa Monica Farmer’s Market adjacent to the hotel. This is a great location for lunch after the Farmers Market or […]

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

One of the world’s best beaches is now home to a luxury resort; opening on 1st June 20009, the  InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Natadola Beach will be  the pride of Fiji’s Coral Coast.   Spread across 35 acres of tropical gardens, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is the sole destination resort […]

The Augustine Prague opens today

The Augustine Prague opens today

I’ve just received a note from The Rocco Forte Collection informing me that The Augustine Prague opens today.   It can be found in the Malá Strana district of the city close to Prague Castle, the Wallenstein Garden and the famous Charles Bridge. It has 101 rooms including 16 suites, all  offering views over the […]

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai opens its doors

The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai opens its doors

The doors of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai are now open, enabling guests to experience the glamour of the Golden Age of Old Shanghai in a unique Art Deco masterpiece. Each of the hotel’s 96 exquisite rooms and suites offers a personal sanctuary of comfort, distinguished by the opulence of Old Shanghai and the luxury […]

Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Are you someone who likes to take risks? You could brave the elements and scale Mount Everest. You could jump out of a plane with nothing but a nylon parachute and a prayer. Or, you could make the pilgrimage to India and order Fugu, the Japanese puffer fish so toxic it causes up to 50 […]

New luxury comes to Cape Town

New luxury comes to Cape Town

Situated on the world famous Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town, the New Kings Hotel is centrally locatd in Sea Point with panoramic views of Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel comprises 42 designer rooms boasting all the high tech modern conveniences one would expect from such a sophisticated boutique hotel. This newly established […]

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

If you are a lover of fantastic food and great wines and Champagne, you have the unique opportunity to join Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave, Moêt & Chandon, who is on a rare visit to Scotland, for a gourmet evening in The Ballroom at The Gleneagles Hotel on 17th June 2009. Working with Gleneagles’ Head […]

Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore

Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore

The Park Hotel Group has  ’soft opened’ their  latest property – Park Hotel Clarke Quay – in Singapore. Distinctive by its striking red-tiled roof and towers with spires, the 10-storey hotel can be found on the historic Singapore River,  exuding classic colonial architecture reminiscent of Singapore in the early 1800s. Its 336 rooms and suites […]

More Moroccan-bound luxury: the Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech

Marrakech is to get a new 204-room hotel which will welcome its first guests in 2011. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech is Rezidor’s third hotel under development in Morocco, following in the footsteps of the Radisson Resorts which will open in Tangier and Saïdia. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech be a unique 5 star city […]

Middle East hotel market turned on its head by W Hotels

Middle East hotel market turned on its head by W Hotels

W Hotels  has marked  its entry into the Middle East with the opening of the highly-anticipated W Doha Hotel & Residences.  This new hotel merges  traditional Arabian imagery with the contemporary cool design of the W brand with a hotel lobby that combines water features, ceiling-suspended seating and modern hand-blown hanging lanterns. Symmetrical designs, clean […]

New pool bar in Venice from Hotel Cipriani

In Venice, Hotel Cipriani has finished a second phase of refurbishments, which included the restoration of Bar Gabbiano. Located next to the hotel’s famous swimming pool, the bar aims to become the heart of the hotel, with live music and a lively atmosphere for guests and local Venetians to meet. Guests can choose from a […]

The first floating resort in the Maldives

Angsana Velavaru, located on the pristine South Nilandhe Atoll, is set to unveil new standards in resort living with the launch of its InOcean Villas in July 2009 – the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives not connected to an island. Perched in the middle of the Indian Ocean one kilometre away […]

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