Category: Regions

Win a trip to Mexico's Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Win a trip to Mexico’s Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Feeling creative? Here’s a contest with a challenge. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest resort area (just north of Puerto Vallarta) is running an online contest with six grand prizes of a free five-day, four-night all-inclusive vacation at Marival Resort & Suites. The contest has six categories with multiple photos; in each, you pick one photo and […]

Yo Sushi at Heathrow Terminal 3

Yo Sushi at Heathrow Terminal 3

Opening today at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 3 is Yo Sushi, with seats for 56 people as well as a take-away option. Hot and cold dishes are available, all under £5 and, if you’re running late, you can pre-order your take-away online or by calling +44 (0)8701 90 80 40; the menu is available […]

Frank Gehry-designed playground

Frank Gehry-designed playground

An original Frank Gehry-designed playground, costing $4 million,  is to grace New York’s  Battery Park. Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marqués De Riscal in Rioja wine country, among many other projects,  is famous for his unique, modern style.  

Starwood plans to put an end to trans-fats

It’s not happened yet but apparently  Starwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, Inc plan to elimiate trans-fats from food, catering, room service, bar and lounge menus at  many of its  properties by the end of 2007.   Their press release states that: [Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.'s] goal [is] to eliminate all artificial trans-fats from […]

4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

For just the price of a Private Pool Casita, Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort is offering a 4-night 4th of July special with a snorkel tour aboard Novia Mia, Marquis’ 80 foot Turkish Schooner; one dinner for two at Vista Ballenas restaurant and $100 USD credit at Spa Marquis.  On-land accommodation […]

Fiji's first ever overwater bungalows

Fiji’s first ever overwater bungalows

It seems hard to believe that Fiji hasn’t yet cashed in on the ever-growing trend for overwater bungalows but apparently it hasn’t… until now, at least. Likuliku Lagoon Resort, an exclusive resort off the west coast of the island of Viti Levu,  has opened its doors to offer the first true overwater bungalow experience in […]

Re-opening of the West Baden Springs Hotel

Re-opening of the West Baden Springs Hotel

The historic West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana has re-opened more than 100 years after it originally opened  (1902) and some 75 years since it last welcomed any guests.   The grand opening follows an investment of $90 million.   With 246 luxury guest rooms and suites, the hotel is now situated in […]

Renovated luxury in Mayfair, London

Renovated luxury in Mayfair, London

In  January 2008 the German hotel group Althoff Hotels will open the St. James Hotel & Club in Mayfair. The townhouse  hotel, with its 61 rooms and suites, is currently being completely renovated. The Cologne-based group expanded into France with the takeover of Villa Belrose in St. Tropez and now extends its international growth to […]

Growing gourmet scene in Bangkok?

According to the Mail & Guardian, Bangkok is achieving a growing reputation as  a centre for  the gourmet lifestyle that could soon rival the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. The city  already hosted the Epicurean Masters of the World event which I blogged about earlier this year, and will host the World Gourmet […]

Poolside barbecue at lebua

Poolside barbecue at lebua

Barbecue in style while staying 2 nights in a Superior Suite at lebua at State Tower – one of the most spacious suites in Bangkok, complete with river and city views. Enjoy their daily international  breakfast each morning and on one evening of your choice partake in their live barbecue poolside and choose from the […]

QE2 to become a floating hotel in Dubai

QE2 to become a floating hotel in Dubai

The QE2 has hit the headlines this morning.   The 70,000-tonne Cunard liner, which was launched by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967,  is to cease operating as a cruise  ship and will become a luxury floating hotel at The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The move follows a $100m deal between Cunard  and Dubai government owned […]

$95m transformation for Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

$95m transformation for Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

World-renowned for its outstanding location and services, the AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui  will have  a $95m transformation in order to maintain its reputation as one of Hawaii’s top destinations. The project will begin early next month and will  include a  new interior design that reflects the area’s vibrant colours of the lush mountains, […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Suite name: Presidential Suite Hotel: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano Size of accommodation: 5,400 sq ft Cost per night: €14,500 Who’s stayed there? Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Woody Allen, George Clooney, President George H. W. Bush, United States, Bill Gates, President Vladimir Putin, Russia, Francis Ford Coppola and more. […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Yacht ownership experiences from Barton & Gray Enter to win The Starwood Grand Tour Low-priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Hire a Ferrari from Red Travel

New spa at Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington, KY

New spa at Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington, KY

The highly anticipated $1.7 million, 7,000 square foot, full-service spa at Marriott’s Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington has officially opened its doors after 6 months of construction. The completion makes it the first and only hotel with a full service spa in Lexington, KY. The Spa at Griffin Gate has seven treatment rooms, […]

Mina Al Fajer Resort, UAE

Mina Al Fajer Resort, UAE

A new mountain-sea front community is heading to  the Hajar Mountains of Fujairah in the UAE. The $163 million Mina Al Fajer Resort will  include a 200 room five-star hotel managed by the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. The resort will also boast a marina, 48 mountain villas, 13 solarium villas, and 80 marina apartments. Building […]

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