Category: Spain

Marbella’s Hotel Puente Romano to host the Andalucia Tennis Experience

Hotel Puente Romano in Marbella, Spain, is to host the Andalucia Tennis Experience, part of the Women’s Professional Tennis Tour (WTA) from 3rd to 11th April 2010. The clay courts of the Puente Romano Tennis Club will be staging the second edition of the WTA tournament featuring 32 of the world’s top 100 women tennis […]

Great Hotels Organisation welcomes new members

Great Hotels Organisation is welcoming a number of new members into its alliances (Great Hotels of the World, Special Hotels of the World and Metro Hotels). †Here’s a summary: Great Hotels of the World Eurostars Madrid Tower, Madrid, Spain Located in Madrid’s business district, the five-star Eurostars Madrid Tower offers 475 modern and luxurious rooms […]

Witness an eclipse of a different kind

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until 11th July 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now. †The third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week. †There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe. †They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzb√ľhel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

Silver Spirit's inaugural world cruise 2011

Silver Spirit’s inaugural world cruise 2011

In 2011, for the very first time, Silversea‘s new Silver Spirit will embark on a full World Cruise traversing both hemispheres. †This grandest of voyages, appropriately themed “Spirit of Discovery”, begins in Los Angeles on 19th January 2011, when Silver Spirit is set to welcome no more than 540 privileged guests for a 119-day odyssey […]

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

A ‘skateboard/punk rocker’ in his youth, David Sutcliffe is now one of three partners who run a small travel agency in Harrogate, England called Traveltalk. Specialising in luxury, tailor-made and adventure travel, Traveltalk was created 25 years ago by David’s colleague, Christine Thompson. After much hard work establishing the company in the area they developed […]

An inspirational collection from White Line Hotels

An inspirational collection from White Line Hotels

White Line Hotels, recently launched by Iain Ainsworth (formerly of Design Hotels), offers a unique and inspirational collection of personally recommended international hotels. Each hotel has been defined by the individual owners, and characterised by the exceptional creative design and style. Acting as a curator, Iain seeks to bring these hotels together, which all have […]

Ibiza - an unlikely spa destination?

Ibiza – an unlikely spa destination?

Unbeknown to many, Autumn and Winter are perfect for those looking to discover Ibiza’s unique identity away from the crowds. The island offers a year-round mild climate, long sunny days and with two new state-of-the-art spas, Ibiza has now emerged as a firm contender as a top spa break destination. For a truly rural experience, […]

New Thai spa: a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe

New Thai spa: a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe

For a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe the new Thai Spa at the chic 5 star Barcel√≥ Asia Gardens, which opened on the Costa Blanca earlier this year, a short distance from Alicante and its airport, as well as the picturesque Costa Blanca towns of Altea and Villajoysa. The new spa †brings together […]

Interview with Shira Lazar of NBC et al.

Interview with Shira Lazar of NBC et al.

Shira Lazar currently hosts Mahalo’s This Week In YouTube and is the Editor-At-Large for CondeNast’s Jaunted.com travel blogging from around the globe. Previously, Shira hosted NBC’s 1ST LOOK and OPEN HOUSE, DirecTV’s HAVOC ON THE 101 and was a correspondent on Reelz Channel’s DAILIES. She has developed and hosted online video content for Movies.com, Hollywood.com, […]

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona to open at the end of the year

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is slated to open its first luxury hotel in Southern Europe at the end of this year. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will offer avant-garde luxury at the city’s most exclusive address. This exciting hotel pairs the legendary hospitality of Mandarin Oriental with the inimitable character that has made Barcelona one of Europe’s […]

Expansion of Preferred Hotel Group

The Preferred Hotel Group will welcome 13 new members to its portfolio next month, from the stunning Natal Ocean Club on the picturesque coast of Cabo Sao Roque in Brazil, due to open early 2010, to the majestic Leela Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. † In Barcelona, Casanova by Rafael Hotels […]

W Barcelona to open in October 2009

W Barcelona to open in October 2009

W Hotels has revealed that the new W Barcelona will open on 1st October 2009. The hotel’s †soaring architecture and iconic design †are the work of the †world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill. †It rises above the city’s †stunning waterfront †and will have †473 inviting rooms featuring celebrated comforts such as the signature W bed, fully wired […]

Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife

Hidden away on a little-known corner of Tenerife is a world unlike any other. A place wehre the traditions of Spain and Africa blend together as effortlessly as nature and architecture. A subtropical paradise where tranquillity mingles with five-star indulgence. A world that’s close to home, and yet feels a million miles away. † Take […]

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 […]

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 […]

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