Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]
Category: New York
A quick insight into Hotel Chandler, New York’s newest luxury boutique hotel, to be found in Manhattan’s historic Murray Hill neighbourhood.
The Peninsula is raising the bar for New York spas with this month’s unveiling of The Peninsula Spa by ESPA. The chic and elegant new spa will feature a stunning collection of 12 treatment rooms, including a spacious Private Spa Suite; men’s and women’s private relaxation lounges; Asian tea lounge; and changing rooms featuring luxurious […]
A mobile version of Hg2‘s groundbreaking new restaurant guide, Eat New York, goes live on UBI UBIâ„¢ today. It’s the only high-end restaurant and travel guide designed exclusively for the smartphone platform. With a unique take on the restaurant world, Eat New York is designed specifically for savvy residents and sophisticated travellers, with 150 insider […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beautiful by nature: the Turks & Caicos Islands A new Mexican resort and residences: Nizuc Passionately designed jewellery from Loree Rodkin Designed for New York’s long term visitor: Bristol Plaza
Tomorrow 21 Club is holding a prestigious degustation event in association with Morrell & Company Fine Wine Merchants. ’21′ cordially invites the most discerning diners to attend The Bordeaux Wine Dinner of the Decade. Those who are truly passionate about fine food and precious wines will not miss this opportunity to attend a sumptuous five […]
Making his Las Vegas debut, nationally acclaimed chef Ludovic “Ludo” Lefebvre arrives at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino to helm the newest creation by the team behind TAO New York and Las Vegas. LAVO, Latin for “to bathe or cleanse,” is inspired by ancient Mediterranean bathhouses with a menu that highlights the best of the […]
Enjoy an extraordinary escape on Mohonk Mountain House‘s mountaintop and watch as the foliage turns to brilliant hues of orange and red. An abundance of activities are available with rates beginning at $258 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates include charming accommodation, three meals daily, afternoon tea and cookies, and most resort […]
There’s a new Guerlain spa at the Waldorf-Astoria. Among the treatments available are 8 types of massage, 4 types of facials and 6 types of body treatments – as well as treatments for men, foot therapies, make-up application and getaway spa experiences. There is also a spa boutique and personal training studio.
The buyer of a $53.5 million penthouse apartment in New York’s famed Plaza Hotel says the apartment turned out to be an “attic-like space” with low ceilings and obstructed views, and he is suing for a refund plus damages. Read more at Reuters.
Land is such a premium in certain parts of the world, and New York City is no exception so I found it this Flickr collection of rooftops of the rich and famous in NYC quite interesting. Some show a suprising amount of green space, whilst others exhibit contemporary designs. Have a browse and see […]
This week Emirates has been showing off the luxury trappings that come with its extravagantly-customised Airbus A380s. The superjet carries 489 passengers in varying degrees of luxury. Shower spas, temperature-controlled floors, 23″ screens with over 1,000 audio and video channels, a bar and 14 first class suites are among the features to look out […]
Fancy a limousine pick up, private jet to New York City, dinner in a chic New York restaurant, the best seats in a Broadway show, a limousine back to your private jet, flight complete with Cristal Champagne and strawberries to another awaiting limo to whisk you to your door? Me too. Be Pretty […]
With rising fuel prices and the plight of a number of business class-only airlines in recent times, it’s perhaps a bold move for British Airways to last month launch OpenSkies, a new premium affiliate running Boeing 757s with reclining leather seats, on-demand entertainment system and a la carte meal service for its passengers. For the […]
globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”. Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge, […]
Reserve a Gramercy or Deluxe Gramercy Suite and receive the second night with a 50% discount, along with a full American breakfast daily at the Private Roof Club and Garden. That’s one of the latest special offers from New York’s Gramercy Park Hotel and it’s valid for stays through until 31st August 2008. Just request […]