Category: Regions

The Keating opens its doors in San Diego, CA

The Keating opens its doors in San Diego, CA

The Keating – a áluxury boutique hotel in San Diego – has opened its doors. á It is the first hotel designed by the áItalian powerhouse Pininfarina, better known for áapplying its ádesign skills áapplied to the likes of áFerrari and Maserati. á áDeveloped with a clean, ergonomic design, this historic building houses 35 stanzas […]

After Katrina: the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

After Katrina: the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans has re-opened after renovations and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Formerly the city’s Maison Blanche department store, the hotel offers a choice of restaurants and a beautiful courtyard in which you can relax. On áthe third floor of the remodeled hotel, a restaurant aptly named áMélange rather unusually has […]

Mancation (masculine pampering) with Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando

Mancation (masculine pampering) with Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando

Ginn Resorts áhas put together the ultimate boys weekend. The stay at the Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando puts the fellas up in a spacious, multi-bedroom luxury vacation home, complete with full kitchen, flat screen TV, DVD player and private swimming pool. Meals are customized by the executive chef and one night the meal will […]

Changes afoot at The Mortal Man near Troutbeck, Cumbria

Changes afoot at The Mortal Man near Troutbeck, Cumbria

The Mortal Man has enjoyed its position in the rugged fells of Troutbeck Valley in the English Lake District ásince 1689. á Now under new ownership and being returned to its former glory, its twelve rooms offer superb comfort and glorious views. After a stimulating day exploring the stunning landscape, the residents lounge and two […]

Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, Brazil

A beautiful and exclusive beach resort in Santa Catarina on the southern coast of Brazil.

New website from CC Africa

New website from CC Africa

CC Africa‘s new responsiblesafaris.com website is áup and running. áCC Africa launched áthe website áto celebrate their numerous conservation and community victories, and to highlight how guests can make a difference by choosing to travel responsibly with them. With growing numbers of people travelling to areas of scenic beauty and rich biodiversity such as Africa […]

Scotland to have another Malmaison hotel

Scotland to have another Malmaison hotel

The Queen’s hotel in Aberdeen has been secured by Malmaison Hotels. áIt will close in January 2008 to ámake way for a significant árefurbishment programme, re-opening in April 2008 as a new 82-room Malmaison hotel. The group remains on the look-out for a property in St. Andrews áto turn into a áHotel du Vin.

The Louvre... in Abu Dhabi?!

The Louvre… in Abu Dhabi?!

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is to get its own Louvre. The Louvre in Paris has announced that it will be opening a branch of its world-famous museum in the UAE capital. The Arab Gulf state is said to be paying 400 million euros just to use The Louvre name. á Opinions in […]

Paramount Hotels' refurbishment programme

Paramount Hotels’ refurbishment programme

Paramount Hotels is investing heavily in a substantial refurbishment programme across its 20 four-star properties around the UK, with major projects being undertaken at The Lygon Arms, Broadway and Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Cheshire, and áthe Paramount Walton Hall Hotel & Spa in Warwickshire. Bedrooms at the Paramount Majestic Hotel, Harrogate […]

Lichfield Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Lichfield Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is ácreating a ánew exclusive suite in honour of the celebrated British photographer Patrick Lichfield. Lord Lichfield was the photographer behind the Mandarin Oriental’s “He’s a fan/She’s a fan” advertising campaign, and regularly stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, long considering it his Asian home. Reminiscent of the 1960s […]

Say 'goodnight' to sleepless flights!

Say ‘goodnight’ to sleepless flights!

British Airways has launched an exciting series of six podcasts all about sleep. The podcasts feature one of the UK’s leading sleep experts, Dr Chris Idzikowsky. á British Airways’ ‘Dr Sleep’, looks at the impact travel has on our sleeping patterns and gives useful tips to help travellers – áin particular business travellers – áarrive […]

New spa at Reid's Palace in Madeira

New spa at Reid’s Palace in Madeira

Following their refurbishment a whole new programme of offers is available at Reid’s Palace on Funchal Bay in Madeira, for 4 or 7 nights: Sparadise Package – 4 nights Book this four night stay and be pampered in the most beautiful scenery of the Atlantic… áenjoy their new spa facilities as much as áthey have […]

Spring Spa Rejuvenation Package from the Westward Look Resort, Tucson AZ

Spring Spa Rejuvenation Package from the Westward Look Resort, Tucson AZ

Spring is just around the corner so why not go and relax and enjoy the warm sunshine and the wonders of the Sonoran desert? Rejuvenate with their revitalizing package which includes relaxing spa treatments with all-natural botanicals and the Executive Chef Jamie West’s signature AAA Four Diamond cuisine infused with regional ingredients from the Westward […]

Get off our beach!

Get off our beach!

Celebrity newlyweds Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar haven’t been making themselves popular in Mumbai. They’d had a wooden deck built on a popular public beach for a party to honour the second day of their six-day Indian wedding extravaganza. It extended from a beach-front home onto the popular Juhu beach but local residents were less […]

Greenland kite-skiing expedition

I’m not sure you’d class this as luxury travel but, as someone who has been to Greenland on a couple of occasions, I find it too interesting to pass up. The footage shows a 21-day kite-skiing adventure taking a small team from Narsaq in the north-east of the country to Qaanaaq (don’t you just love […]

Carnival Freedom about to set sail

Carnival Freedom about to set sail

The brand new, 110,000 áCarnival Freedom superliner has been officially named in Venice by Kathy Ireland who serves as Godmother. The ship will set sail on its inaugural European tour next week, before going trans-Atlantic in October. From November á2007 until April 2009, the vessel will focus on a series of Eastern and Western Caribbean […]

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