Category: New York

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

Known for premium nightly rates even at modest hotels, New York City can be a difficult place to find luxury lodging at value. But thanks to a growing number of boutique hotels focused on the efficiency-minded traveler, high-end accommodations at mid-range prices have become increasingly more available. The next time you visit the Big Apple, consider one of these surprisingly luxurious New York City […]

Table for four? That'll be $28,000 thank you

Table for four? That’ll be $28,000 thank you

Although Spanish chef extraordinaire Ferran Adria closed his El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia after maintaining three Michelin stars for more than a decade, many still consider him the world’s finest and most innovative chef. However, the price tag on a private dinner for four at an auction in Hong Kong this week is a bit […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out […]

A Mini break in New York... literally!

A Mini break in New York… literally!

One hotel in New York has come up with a quirky way to attract high end customers through its doors. If you book a Suite at The Peninsula New York, you’ll have access to a chauffeur driven Mini Cooper S Clubman as a complimentary amenity! It might feel like a scene from The Italian Job as you […]

Pamper yourself in one of New York's 3 most luxurious hotels

Pamper yourself in one of New York’s 3 most luxurious hotels

New York offers many five star luxury hotels but which one should you choose? My top 3 list will steer you in the right direction and help make your stay in the Big Apple one that you will never forget! New York is one of the worlds most famous cities, a vibrant “city that never […]

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants

Travelling has its benefits, among them being able to shock people with tales of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you’ve eaten. There’s nothing more satisfying than making your friends and family shriek, ‘you did what?!’ Well, if it’s the shock factor you’re after, we’ve got just the thing for you; a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants. […]

$1,000 for an omelette

$1,000 for an omelette

Welcome to the world’s most expensive omelette as recognised by Guinness World Records.  Well, actually… it’s a frittata – the Italians’ take on omelettes. You’ll find this one on the breakfast menu at Norma’s restaurant at the Parker Meridien Hotel, New York. It’s called the ‘Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata’ and consists mostly of sevruga caviar and […]

A luxury ski trip in New York's Catskill region

A luxury ski trip in New York’s Catskill region

While the Catskills has a very simple, rustic feel, there are sumptuous experiences nestled within the region, especially for the avid skier. Opulent accommodations, relaxing spas and gourmet restaurants await you amongst beautiful landscape and country scenery. To help skiers plan their ultimate luxury getaway, here are some great suggestions: Hunter Mountain & Kaatskill Mountain […]

Top 10 unusual things to do in New York City

Top 10 unusual things to do in New York City

For many, New York is a ‘must’. Its legendary skyscrapers, cuisine and entertainment rival that of any other place in the world. No matter what time of year you visit, be it in the hot summer or enchanting winter, you are promised an unforgettable holiday. But besides the obvious, what is there to do in […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth […]

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

Saying farewell to the holiday season always leaves travelers feeling a little blue. The warmth turns to cold and you long for a vacation after your vacation. But keep your chin up; there are plenty of go-to places for off-season stays that will warm the cockles of your heart and save you a few pennies […]

The magical burning waterfall that is Eternal Flame Falls

The magical burning waterfall that is Eternal Flame Falls

I was surrpised not to have stumbled upon this one before and apologise to those readers that already know about it, but whilst recently browsing the Web I came across the magical Eternal Flame Falls.  This is a double dose of nature in all its glory… a waterfall that happens to pass over a slight natural […]

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

Hotel rooms can be expensive, especially while on a city break – aiming to take in more sights than your balcony or window has to offer. Some of these suites offer more than just a stunning view. From quirky exteriors, underground caverns and tree top orbs, this post will take you through an alternate look on some of […]

Top 10 places you won't find on Google Maps

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

I stumbled upon this video recently, and thought it was rather interesting, so am sharing it here even though there’s no obvious luxury angle. Since even Nevada’s much-talked about Area 51 can be found on Google Maps (though admittedly, much of the operations there probably take place underground), it’s interesting to see what places are hidden. […]

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