Talk about expensive water! If you thought Bling H20 – at $24 for a 750ml bottle – was expensive, then think again. Kona Nigari water from Hawaii is apparently selling at $33.50 for a mere 2 ounce bottle. Yes, you read that right… that’s seawater at more than $2,000 per gallon. The […]
Silversea Cruises has just published a 172-page 2007-2008 Voyage Atlas detailing the sailings through to the end of 2008. Four ships will cover more than 140 itineraries in 2008, visiting almost 340 different ports. The all-suite ships will cover 116 countries on a schedule of itineraries ranging from six to 110 days. 27 new […]
Suite name: Dalem Jiwo Suite Resort: Amanjiwo, Central Java Size of accommodation: 1,300 sq m Cost per night: £1,278 per night (Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 11% government tax. Rates include airport transfer.) What makes it special? Amanjiwo is set in the countryside of Central Java with clear views of Borobudur, […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys
Hyatt is the second international hotel brand to enter Ukraine’s capital of Kiev with the opening of the five-star Hyatt Regency Kiev - St. Sophia – ahead of schedule. (The first was Radisson SAS back in 2005.) The hotel is well-located in the centre of the city, close to St. Sophia Square and the cathedral.
Sydney-based Blue Sky Design Group have come out with some futuristic-looking wallets made of a semi-flexible, water-resistant polymer called Desmopan. These durable and stylish Dosh wallets are also wear-resistant and chemical-resistant, and available in four distinct colours, including ‘charcoal’ and ‘red’. Can be purchased online for AUD$49, excluding delivery and GST.
The first castle to have been built in Scotland in the 21st Century is a luxury hotel. Glenskirlie House & Castle is set in lush gardens in the village of Banknock, Stirlingshire. Owned by the Macaloney family, it caters well for wedding parties and has two sumptuous turreted honeymoon suites with four poster beds, separate […]
Media reports claim that a businessman’s bar bill at a London West End club totalled no less than £105,805.28. The man and his circle of friends polished off some 80 bottles of Champagne, including a six-litre methuselah of Cristal worth £30,000 and a £9,600, three-litre jeroboam. The celebration took place at Crystal in Marylebone, a […]
Since opening in 2002, the chefs at Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Resort have had a “market inspired” philosophy in menu planning. This year, these culinary professionals have taken the philosophy one step further, by committing to supporting local, organic and sustainable farming in an effort to enhance and grow our local economy. To prepare for this […]
The results of J.D. Power & Associates’ North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study were released last month. Among the luxury segment, a 1,000 point scale saw Ritz-Carlton at the top with a score of 854, JW Marriott in second place with a score of 831 and last year’s winner, Four Seasons, in third […]
Azul Beach Hotel has introduced several new menus created especially for lovebirds. Couples may choose from specially crafted menus such as LOVE, MAGIC NIGHT, and SWEETHEART, which include creations such as braid of Chilean salmon and sea bass inlaid with capers and Cognac foam and served with white wine risotto as a main course, which […]
A new travel club is poised to cause quite a fuss among luxury travel goers – GoldSmith. The brainchild of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, purveyor of the much-loved guide books and website, this exclusive invitation-only level of Smith membership is a brand-new booking and concierge service that customises and coordinates its clients’ entire trip. From […]
The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has recently unveiled its $3.2 million lakeside accommodations; featuring eleven Ultimate Suites. The suites reside in the Colonial House which was recently rebuilt on the shores of Mirror Lake. The suites are complete with 9 ft. or 16 ft. cathedral ceilings and eight foot birch doors which […]
The restored, fully-functioning Château Val-Joanis estate in southern France is thought to be up for sale. It produces its own wines and olive oil in an eco-friendly setting just east of Avignon and north of Aix-en-Provence. If tabloid rumours are anything to go by, though, you might have to be quick. None other than […]
Suite name: Royal Suite of the House of Ambassadors Hotel: Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium Size of accommodation: 80-100 sq m Cost per night: 500 Euros (weekends), 1,625 Euros (weekdays) What makes it special? It’s the Royal Suite of the first 5-star hotel in Belgium! With […]
The Telluride Festival of the Arts, one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals, has announced its schedule of events for 16th-19th August 2007. Against the backdrop of the majestic San Juan Mountains, the festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with renowned and emerging visual artists from across the United States […]