The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa has earned the 2007 Gold Tee Award for Excellence in Golf and Meeting Facilities from Meetings & Conventions magazine, and has been recognized by Fox News and Brides magazine. The Alabama resort, recently reopened after a $50 million post-Katrina renovation, has also received accolades from Fox […]
Suite name: The Ritz-Carlton Suite Resort: The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Size of accommodation: 210 sq m Cost per night: 5,000 Euros Who’s stayed there? Robbie Williams, Christopher Lee, Leonardo Di Caprio What makes it special? Standing just a short distance from what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall The 2.260 sq.ft. Ritz-Carlton Suite offers […]
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VisitBritain, formerly known as the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council before they merged, now has a dedicated †luxury section on its website. † Whilst it has some useful information within it, it is also sadly lacking in some areas. † For instance, click on ‘First Class Travel’ under ‘Luxury experiences’ and you […]
Britain needs to brace itself for a duck invasion! † Some 29,000 ducks have been on a luxury trip of a lifetime for the past 15 years and are expected to wash up on the Cornish coastline very soon. Back in 1992, they fell overboard from a container ship that was travelling from China to […]
Hotel Indigo is a branded boutique hotel experience from the InterContinental Hotels Group which appears to growing quickly. The ninth Hotel Indigo will open this summer in Amherst, NY, less than 3 years †after the first opened in Atlanta. The Hotel Indigo Buffalo-Amherst is a six-story, $6 million renovation of a Hampton Inn, and will […]
One of †Edmonton’s largest and most anticipated summer festivals is A Taste of Edmonton, held at †Sir Winston Churchill Square and other locations in the Capital Region. It begins today and will run until 28th July 2007, with some 600,000 people expected to attend.
News just in… there’s been an explosion †on the east side of †midtown Manhattan, near where 42nd and 43rd Streets (reports seem to vary) meet Lexington Ave. † By my estimations, this must be quite close to the Chrysler Building. †Early reports are saying it’s not suspicious, but that a transformer has exploded. Let’s hope […]
One of Miami’s hottest luxury hotels – †The Tides South Beach – †has a new Mediterranean restaurant. †La Marea Restaurant †features the cuisine of Executive Chef Pietro Rota, formerly of the cosy Italian †Il Sole restaurant in West Hollywood. The restaurant’s menu gives particular attention to local produce and seafood.
Last month the Four Seasons Maui completed a $50 million renovation programme that included †new furnishings, carpet and wallpaper in all 380 guest rooms and suites, 42″ LG flat screen HD TVs and iHome iPod docking stations with DVD players in all rooms, Braun Tassimo coffee machines in every room, a new steak and seafood […]
LUXE City Guides have just launched †a New York City guide – their first foray onto US shores. The NYC guide is currently available online and in NYC Borders stores, as well as select travel stores around the US.
If you’re a lover of cheese, then head for the Park Hyatt Washington. They have just unveiled a seasonal artisanal cheese menu which is available in the hotel’s lounge each night from 5.30pm to 11pm. Six different handcrafted cheeses, including Bandaged Wrapped Cheddar (winner of the †2007 Wyke Farms Trophy and the 2007 World Cheese […]
There was an interesting article in last month’s Daily Mail about developments at Dubai’s various island projects. † Andrew Dukes’ property on Palm Jumeirah has doubled in value in just a year whilst developments at The World interestingly haven’t fared anything like as well. Are the residents of these island resorts going to be left […]
Suite name: †Executive Suite Hotel: Sheraton Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Size of accommodation: †91 sq ft Cost per night: BD500++ What makes it special? Tasteful design that offers a timeless yet contemporary feel. † † † † † † † † † † With breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf and the city, the suite is […]
Sometimes heralded as the fastest growing city in the world, Dubai will not only soon have the world’s tallest building, but also a number of world class theme parks. Universal Parks & Resorts have agreed a partnership to build University City Dubailand – Dubai’s own version of Orlando – and Marvel has plans for a […]
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