Category: Restaurants

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

The Waldorf is world renowned for its elegant accommodation, grand galas, and, of course, its supreme dining, but many might not also realise that there’s a Waldorf Astoria cookbook. Within its pages, the hotel’s kitchen brigade offers closely guarded trade secrets and share the recipes for innovative and exciting new dishes as well as treasured [...]

London Hilton Park Lane and Galvin at Windows

London Hilton Park Lane and Galvin at Windows

At the London Hilton Park Lane, you can enjoy majestic views of Hyde Park and the London skyline whilst being in easy reach of the shopping havens that are Bond Street and Knightsbridge.   Unwind and pamper yourself by taking advantage of the excellent onsite health club, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms.   At [...]

Le Telfair

Le Telfair

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius, Le Telfair offers true colonial style, set against a backdrop of mountains and countryside.   Inspired by grand colonial architecture, the stylish rooms and suites are the perfect place to unwind and relax.   Allow yourself to be tempted by the decadence of the Six [...]

Hotel hopping Britney

Hotel hopping Britney

You would think most mothers losing legal custody of their children would want to keep as low profile as possible.   Not so, it seems, with Britney Spears, who just seems to be hopping from one luxury hotel to another.   On Monday she checked into The Peninsula Beverly Hills  and stopped there for two [...]

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

The MGM Grand Detroit opens tonight amid a display of fireworks at the luxury casino.   The Vegas-style resort has 400 rooms and suites, a full-service spa and three restaurants operated by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina. It is the first of three major casinos in the city, with Greektown Casino and MotorCity [...]

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Less than half an hour’s drive from Baita International Airport, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened  a new hotel: the Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot.   It’s the Chinese city’s first five star international deluxe hotel, offering 375 guest rooms and suites, as well as 11 spacious apartments for long term guests, some with views of Qingcheng [...]

The world’s most expensive dessert

The world’s most expensive dessert

Earlier this year, a dessert that is probably a little too rich for most, and where most are probably not rich enough for it, debuted at a resort in Sri Lanka.   The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence – as it has been not so succinctly named – is on the menu at Wine3 at The [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… New York’s ultimate Italian restaurant: Del Posto Hang out at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort Learn the trade at Shangri-La Academy Cultured travels from The Cultured Traveler

Regional Cuisine Month in Banff

September in Banff, Alberta will be a month of culinary adventure and competition. As part of Regional Cuisine Month, restaurants in Banff will showcase some of their best cuisine. The month-long celebration will conclude with Alberta’s Best Culinary Festival on 28th-30th September 2007 at Cascade Lodge at Banff’s Mount Norquay. The festival highlights include an [...]

Sun, sand and gourmet dining at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos

The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, located on the world-renowned 12-mile Grace Bay Beach, offers a special Palm d’Or Package designed for those who relish a Caribbean escape and yearn for sun, sand and gourmet indulgence. The Regent Palms’ package features a 4-day / 3-night stay in a Luxury Room, One or Two Bedroom Oceanfront [...]

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

A Tahitian Escape package  from Accor French Polynesia offers guests an indulgent solution to the question of where to stay, with a three-island package. This specially-designed experience allows you to explore the different facets of French Polynesia. Created for romance, you’ll be showered with VIP extras and experiences for two. The package includes: 2 nights [...]

2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois is proud to announce that its own Chef Jack Delby has earned the coveted 2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence (why it takes until over halfway through 2007 to announce, I don’t know!). Delby, a veritable culinary industry guru, manages all endeavors related to catering and restaurants [...]

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Heather Holman is the owner and architect of Hotels of the Rich and Famous. She currently resides in the United States near the Capital of Washington D.C., has travelled to over 20 countries and visited hundreds of luxury hotels. Her hobbies include wine tasting, shopping, photography and, of course, travelling. Heather hopes to one day [...]

Zagat goes mobile

Zagat goes mobile

Zagat is possibly one of the pioneers in user-generated content – long before it became so commonplace on the Web – and I’m interested to learn they’re going mobile with Zagat.mobi.   In fact, I’m actually surprised to discover that it wasn’t something they already offered. The free service is compatible with all Web-enabled cellphones, [...]

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites opened its doors last month, making it the first luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, California. Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine region, La Bellasera is a full service experience, offering  60 luxury suites, restaurant, spa, and meeting facility. The hotel’s Enoteca Restaurant & Bar features “globally [...]

$60 million Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago

The site of the former Dana Hotel in Chicago  is to  get a new, $60-million Dana Hotel & Spa, much to the ongoing  disgust of Preservation Chicago. The combined efforts of Chicago’s Neighborhood Development Corp. and Gold Coast Hotels Inc. (the same team that was behind the Hotel Indigo Chicago) should see the  26-floor, 216-room [...]

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