Category: Regions

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Cruise France’s canals with French Country Waterways Tour Brooklyn Brewery and tingle those taste buds Sunset sail a schooner in New York with Sail-NYC Handmade leather luggage from Uppercase Ltd.

The Freddies 2007 - cast your vote!

The Freddies 2007 – cast your vote!

The Freddies are the Oscars equivalent of frequent flier programmes, named after Sir Freddie Laker. You can recognise your favourite airline, hotel and credit card company by casting your vote… but you’ll have to be quick: voting ends on the 28th February 2007. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held at the Crystal […]

Three Michelin stars go to Anne-Sophie Pic

Three Michelin stars go to Anne-Sophie Pic

The 2007 Michelin Guide came out this week and it revealed that a  woman has been award three Michelin stars for the first time in over half a century.   The recipient, Anne-Sophie Pic, is aged 37 and joint owner of the Maison Pic hotel and restaurant in Valence. She is only the fourth French […]

The Sound of The Sea

The Sound of The Sea

Three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is no stranger to innovation in the kitchen.   Following on from his chemistry lab  approach, he’s now experimenting with sound.   His  latest dish at  The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray is called The Sound of The Sea. It consists of shellfish, foam and edible sand, and is to be […]

ME Cabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

ME Cabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Earlier this month Meliá Cabo San Lucas relaunched as ME Cabo.   Following on from the opening of ME Madrid in October 2006 and ME Cancun last month, this is the third property under the new brand ME by Meliá. The latest hotel has 150 rooms and suites, which have been created by Rebeca Perez […]

Turkey 2007

See Turkey in a way you’ve possibly never seen it before, with this 40-second clip. The video is very nicely done.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. is a romantic Bollywood comedy about six couples who are on their honeymoon package tour to Goa. Written and directed by Reema Kagti,  the film is due to be released tomorrow; it  has a star cast that includes Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Vikram […]

Michelin's Top British Pub of 2007

Michelin’s Top British Pub of 2007

The Bell Inn at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire – close to the  border between England and Wales – is the proud recipient of Michelin’s Top British Pub of 2007 award. It is the first pub in Wales to win the award. The Bell has a restaurant that offers a good selection of food that is sourced […]

Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

If you’re in Brussels and looking for somewhere a little different to stay, try the Monty Small Design Hotel is a hip, boutique hotel with just 18 rooms.   Don’t expect the same level of facilities, attention and service of the bigger hotels in Brussels, but do expect something that’s contemporary and different to where […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

Lorenzo il Magnifico, Florence

Lorenzo il Magnifico, Florence

This fine villa, recently restored to its original splendour, is designed to be a home for visitors staying in Florence for business or for pleasure. It is a place where everything centres on the guest and his or her  wishes, while  their only wish is to offer a sojourn which is truly “magnifico”. Success is […]

Extra Mile Scotland

A new website called Extra Mile Scotland is acknowledging those tourism businesses in Scotland that ‘go that extra mile’.   If you’ve experienced special service on your travels in Scotland, let them know and help build the site  so that it can  become a resource that can be useful to future visitors too.

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]

The most expensive meal in the world?

The most expensive meal in the world?

15 paying customers and 25 invited guests  received a $1m bill  (yes, you read that right – $1,000,000) for a meal in a Bangkok hotel this month.   They jetted in from all over the world and enjoyed a charity  evening  dubbed “Epicurean Masters of the World” on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel […]

Book the best in Paris, and save online

Book the best in Paris, and save online

Ahhhh… Paris… how romantic! If you are visiting  Paris and would like nothing but the best, then check out this selection of five star hotels in France’s capital city. Book online and make great savings! Hotel de Crillon Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Marriott Champs Elysées Hotel Paris Ritz Hotel Paris

Masai Mara migration

Inspiring footage of the migration from Kenya’s Masai Mara to the Serengeti, courtesy of CAT Safaris.

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