Category: Western Europe

New luxury villa in St Tropez for Sanctuary Retreats

New luxury villa in St Tropez for Sanctuary Retreats

Luxury operator Sanctuary Retreats has added a luxury villa in St Tropez to its portfolio in time for the Cannes Film Festival, which this year takes place between 13th and 24th May 2009. Sanctuary Retreats has further announced that it still has availability at three of its properties in and around Cannes during the festival. […]

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Book before 31st May 2009 with NCL Freestyle Cruising and you will be given an ‘early bird’ †upgrade to the best available stateroom, offering savings of up to £250 per person. The offer includes seven-night fly-cruises travelling across the Greek Isles and Aegean Sea from Norwegian Gem’s new base in Venice – the first time […]

Bollinger Champagne dinner at The Ritz London

Bollinger Champagne dinner at The Ritz London

The Ritz hotel’s Executive Chef, John Williams, has created a five course gastronomic menu cleverly matching each course to one of the Champagne House’s finest offerings, resulting in the most remarkable experience. Bollinger Ambassador, Christian Dennis will be hosting the event and will be on hand to advise diners on how best they can appreciate […]

La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex, Rhodes

La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex, Rhodes

The five-star La Marquise, which is scheduled to open in May 2009, is located with walking distance of the restored Italian Monument – Kallithea Springs and is just 10km from Rhodes Town. The hotel will comprise of 386 rooms ranging from guest rooms, family suites, junior suites, bungalows, villas and VIP maisonettes. There are three […]

Sensational new Luxury Edinburgh experiences

Luxury Edinburgh has created a host of sensational experiences, giving visitors the perfect excuse to visit the magical city: Sensory Edinburgh: designed to awaken the senses through a potent combination of aphrodisiacal accommodation at the suites at The Witchery by the Castle, a sensuous spa experience at the award-winning One Spa, a blindfolded sensory dinner […]

Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque joins global blackout

The Gran Hotel Bah√≠a del Duque Resort in Costa Adeje, in Southern Tenerife, will join the initiative that WWF has launched to expose climate change. The initiative consists of switching off the lights in as many places on the planet as possible between 20.30 and 21.30 on the 28th March 2009. The Gran Hotel Bah√≠a […]

Hebridean cancels all international cruises

I’ve just heard that the luxury cruise line Hebridean is cancelling all its international services with immediate effect. † The company’s largest vessel – the Hebriden Spirit which travelled worldwide – has been sold, and it appears they are suffering the effects of the recession. They are left with just one ship – the Hebridean […]

Thai suites at Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, Tenerife

Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia has recently opened three Thai suites as part of its Thai Zen SPAce and thermal wellness centre. Based upon traditional Asian techniques, the Thai suites are the first of their kind in Spain. Three suites of almost 100 sq m †each are equipped with a Jacuzzi, cromotherapy lighting, relaxing area, Chinese […]

Amathus Hotels leads luxury in Rhodes with new Elite Suites

Amathus Hotels leads luxury in Rhodes with new Elite Suites

The five star Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes will shortly open the most luxurious new accommodation in the area, in the form of 37 dazzling new Elite Suites, on the 1st April 2009 following a 15 million Euro investment. Located in the picturesque resort of Ixia on the west coast of the island, Amathus Beach Hotel […]

Luxury wine tours of Italy

Luxury wine tours of Italy

iExplore recently launched two Italian luxury wine tours. † One of the tours, iExplore Wine Tour of Apulia, focuses on the region of Apulia located in the heel of italy. † Apulia has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grape makes superb wines. † […]

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European […]

Pure Swiss lifestyle

Discover the luxuries the Tschuggen Hotel Group, Switzerland has to offer: perfect snow conditions, eclectic interiors, and award-winning spas. The Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa and the Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz offer five star luxury in combination with culinary delights and fabulous views over the Alps. Spend three nights in one of the Tschuggen […]

Celebrate Easter in style at The Ritz

Celebrate Easter in style at The Ritz

Celebrate Easter in style this year with a spring break at The Ritz. The perfect excuse for a short stay in †England’s capital. These prices include overnight accommodation with English breakfast the following morning but excludes Value Added Tax: Superior Rooms from £280, Executive Rooms from £330, Deluxe King from £420, Junior Suite from £520, […]

The Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes

The Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes

According to Greek Mythology, Elysium was an ancient paradise exclusively designated to heroes who had been granted immortality by the gods. The Elysium Resort & Spa – which opens next month – cannot guarantee its guests such longevity. However the hotel does aim to recreate Homer’s view of Elysium as ‘a land of perfect happiness’. […]

Special feature: Royal Garden Villas, La Caleta, Tenerife

Special feature: Royal Garden Villas, La Caleta, Tenerife

I am just back from a one-week stay with my family at the fabulous †Royal Garden Villas †situated on the †outskirts of Adeje, Tenerife. Even before our visit, I knew this place would be special; afterall, you don’t achieve a †#1 Tripadvisor status across the entire island †without good reason. † The property is owned […]

Green Tourism Award for Swinton Park

Swinton Park, the luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, has just been awarded the coveted Green Tourism Business Scheme award. The scheme is the largest green accreditation scheme in the world and the only one currently recognised by the VisitBritain tourism authority. † In order to qualify for this rating, the hotel had to […]

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