Category: Going Out

New age for Bangkok's hotel and dining scene

New age for Bangkok’s hotel and dining scene

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel company, has announced the official opening of their stunning new flagship hotel the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.   With sumptuous international buffets, fine dining restaurants and Thai, Japanese and Chinese favourites, the Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s 8 restaurants, lounges and bars provide a world […]

Special feature: Lato Boutique Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

Special feature: Lato Boutique Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

We stayed in Room 503 on the top floor of the Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion, Crete.   Being sited on the corner of the building, it offers views in two directions from a  generous L-shaped balcony with ample space for sun loungers.   From here you have the best views of the port and […]

Buy 3 and get the 4th free deal at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa

Buy 3 and get the 4th free deal at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa

Enjoy the amazing snow and all that the Vail Mountain Lodge has to offer with their “Post Holiday” Lodging and Lift Ticket Deal. Stay four nights and ski for four days and receive the 4th free from the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa from  now through until 12th February  2009. The deal includes 4 nights […]

Reconnect with nature

Reconnect with nature

After the hectic holiday season, escape to Asilomar, Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” to regroup and relax. Asilomar offers 107 acres of tranquil beauty from forests to sand dunes, 313 historic and contemporary guestrooms, a heated pool, beach boardwalk, renowned cuisine and wide range of fun activities for the whole family. Whether you’re coming […]

Valentines at Combe House, Honiton, Devon

For a very special treat this Valentines, book the weekend at Combe House, a wildly romantic Elizabethan manor hotel on a huge, secluded Devon country estate near Exeter. Couples can chose to stay in the main house or a beautifully restored thatched cottage for two hidden in the woods at the entrance to the mile […]

Win a luxury short break in North Wales

Win a luxury short break in North Wales

Allow me to don my UKhotel.com hat for a brief moment (for those that don’t know, UKhotel is a site run by the company where I am a Director).   As of 2009, we have started running monthly competitions on the site giving our visitors the chance to win a two-night stay in a luxury […]

Raffles Resort Marrakech, Morocco

Raffles Resort Marrakech will comprise 150 luxurious rooms and suites, and 36 luxury villas. In addition,  the resort  will offer three exquisite dining options, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and the signature RafflesAmrita Spa. The resort will enjoy an exceptional location, just one kilometre away from the old city of Medina, well-known for its ancient […]

New to Rhodes: Port Royal Villas & Spa, Afandou

New to Rhodes: Port Royal Villas & Spa, Afandou

The luxury five-star Port Royal Villas & Spa  will be new on the scene in Rhodes in 2009.   It is  located on the Blue Flag-awarded sand beach of Kolymbia in Afandou on the island’s east coast. The 185 rooms include four suites with private pools and a presidential suite with private pool. The hotel […]

Dusit International’s first foray into Africa

Dusit International  is officially opening the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo today. The Cairo hotel is the company’s first property on the African continent, and brings it a step closer to the Europe.   It is strategically located in the New Cairo district known as the “Land of Gold”. The area is resplendent with waterfalls, brand […]

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

In a bid to banish the post-Christmas blues, VisitScotland is launching The Scottish Snowdrop Festival in a blaze of white.   Visitors are invited to blow away the cobwebs by visiting 46 gardens across the country, some of which open exclusively for the event. Participating properties range from majestic castles and classic country estates to […]

LEGOLAND is heading for Asia

LEGOLAND is heading for Asia

LEGOLAND ® California‘s parent company, Merlin Entertainments, is building on its title of world’s second largest visitor attraction operator with an agreement to build a sixth LEGOLAND park in East Asia. LEGOLAND Malaysia in Iskandar will feature more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It will be similar to the company’s four other hugely […]

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Cumbria is arguably Britain’s number one cycling and mountain biking destination and for good reason. With quiet country lanes and hundreds of miles of off-road trails covering everything from easy rides to severe mountain challenges, there is something to suit all abilities. The Lake District also boasts dramatic natural scenery punctuated with pretty villages, plenty […]

The Caribbean's largest water park

The Caribbean’s largest water park

Kids of all ages can have a splashing time at Aruba’s newest and wettest attraction, Morgan’s Island Water Park, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. The new $14 million  water park opened to the public on 5th December  2008, and features the ‘Dragon Revenge’ tower offering six different heart-stopping waterslides, toboggan rides, two […]

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto opens its doors

The AU$60 million resurrection of Melbourne’s grandest heritage hotel is complete. The iconic The Rialto has re-opened as InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, bringing one of the finest brands in international hotel luxury to Australia’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant city. Guests can now experience the only luxury hotel in Melbourne’s financial district, transformed as one of […]

Test your taste buds in Iceland

Iceland’s most notorious delicacy hákarl (rotten shark) may have made Gordon Ramsay‘s stomach turn on the The F-Word but curious foodies can sample some for themselves from 25th January  to 23rd  February 2009 during Thorrablot – Iceland’s annual mid-winter Viking feast. Join the locals for the month-long festivities and try unusual Viking dishes such as […]

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel has been certified with five stars by the Regional Government of Cusco in Peru, adding to the luxury accommodation available. Only open to the public for one year, SUMAQ has 60 luxurious rooms split between superior deluxe, junior suites and Sumaq Suites. The architecture, infrastructure and interior projects have been designed […]

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