Overlooking the heart of Dubai on the 24th Floor of the Dusit Dubai Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, the new Pax Romana restaurant now reveals a marvelous brand new dining concept – combined with even more stylish and dynamic Italian setting for fun and gregarious evenings with groups of friends or colleagues. The interior décor, [...]
Having been acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in November 2005, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai opened its doors this week, between historic Nanjing Road East and the greenery of People’s Square. Designed by Bilkey Llinas & Associates to adhere to strict Feng Shui design principles, the 66-storey, 770-room hotel will be the tallest building [...]
I’m having a less than pleasant experience trying to book a hotel in Geneva with NH Hoteles for later this month. According to this corporate page on their site, they proudly claim that they pay attention to the finer details: NH Hotels is known for its motto, “Eye for detail”. Customers appreciate and have come [...]
A $110 million expansion at Las Vegas’ Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino has just been unviled. It’s the property‘s third major expansion since opening in December 2001 and includes a new 22-table 24-hour non-smoking poker room, a new state-of-the-art 170-seat race & sports book, which boasts a 96-foot video wall powered by 18 [...]
A couple of days ago, I posted a video of The Palm Jumeirah. Today, it’s the turn of one of Dubai’s other incredible island projects: The World.
The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua [...]
What happens when the Twin Cities area’s leading limousine service and Minnesota’s premier wine tour service partner? A luxury tour of the St. Croix and Hiawatha Valley Vineyards that will long be remembered. Cities Limousine and Vintage Ventures 4U have teamed together to offer a memorable experience in the form of Luxury Limousine Wine Tours. [...]
The AAA 4-diamond Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is celebrating the area’s magnificent fall foliage with a special ‘Fall Escape’ package. It consists of a two night stay, two breakfasts, a 50-minute French aromatherapy massage, a 1-hour trail ride and more, for as little as $407 per person for [...]
Longtime New York Times correspondent, R.W. Apple Jr., sadly passed away this morning. An article he filed with the newspaper outlining places to eat that he thought worthy of boarding a plane has been published today. Those selected in the article are: Auberge du Cep, Fleurie, France Don Alfonso 1890, Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, [...]
Travel to Singapore and Mumbai for 8 days and shop. Find the right things to buy for yourself, home and ‘shopping list others’. Discover the cultural spirit of these cities by joining Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc. Part of the swish things they do is create bespoke shopping and spirit tours to some of [...]
Journey in luxury and romance aboard America’s premier train. GrandLuxe Rail Journeys is offering a GrandLuxe Mexico tour from Texas to Mexico, taking in Copper Canyon (pictured), Mazatlan, the Pyramids of the Sun and the ancient city of TeotihuacĂˇn. The first trip departs on 29th October 2006 and will cost anything from $4,490 for the [...]
FortyTwo is a luxurious lakeside retreat in Queenstown, New Zealand. A mixture of glass and concrete, these uniquely-designed three-level apartments combine the expertise of architects Mason and Wales with the interior design know-how of Jewell Cassells. Adding to the sense of space are floor tiles that continue from inside to outside, and balconies with views [...]
Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers in Mauritius is offering a second person stay for half price to entice visitors to the Indian Ocean. The exotic resort enjoys white sand beach frontage, and offers guests an exhilarating range of included watersports, from sailing and kayaking to snorkeling, waterskiing and windsurfing. The offer is valid until [...]
Happy Birthday! New York’s Waldorf Astoria reaches the grand old age of 75 today. Over those years, the hotel has entertained countless US Presidents and international dignitaries. In fact, since 1931 every single US President has stayed there, making it arguably one of the most recognised Presidential suites in the world.
The Mandara Spa opens at Musket Cove Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands this month. This four-star resort is easily accessible via a short Sun Air flight or a catamaran transfer from Denerau marina. This beautiful resort is located on Malolo Lailai island and offers you a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes.