Category: Regions

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

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 of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

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 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei Darussalam Natural, season foods courtesy of Forman & Field Hip, cool, lifestyle hotels in the US: Hotel Indigo Fine Kyoto cuisine in London, from Umu

VisitBritain now has dedicated luxury section

VisitBritain now has dedicated luxury section

VisitBritain, formerly known as the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council before they merged, now has a dedicated áluxury section on its website. á Whilst it has some useful information within it, it is also sadly lacking in some areas. á For instance, click on ‘First Class Travel’ under ‘Luxury experiences’ and you […]

Ducks to complete luxury trip of a lifetime!

Ducks to complete luxury trip of a lifetime!

Britain needs to brace itself for a duck invasion! á 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 […]

Expansion of Hotel Indigo

Expansion of Hotel Indigo

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 áafter the first opened in Atlanta. The Hotel Indigo Buffalo-Amherst is a six-story, $6 million renovation of a Hampton Inn, and will […]

A Taste of Edmonton

A Taste of Edmonton

One of áEdmonton’s largest and most anticipated summer festivals is A Taste of Edmonton, held at áSir 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.

Breaking news: explosion in New York

News just in… there’s been an explosion áon the east side of ámidtown Manhattan, near where 42nd and 43rd Streets (reports seem to vary) meet Lexington Ave. á By my estimations, this must be quite close to the Chrysler Building. áEarly reports are saying it’s not suspicious, but that a transformer has exploded. Let’s hope […]

New restaurant at The Tides South Beach in Miami

New restaurant at The Tides South Beach in Miami

One of Miami’s hottest luxury hotels – áThe Tides South Beach – áhas a new Mediterranean restaurant. áLa Marea Restaurant áfeatures the cuisine of Executive Chef Pietro Rota, formerly of the cosy Italian áIl Sole restaurant in West Hollywood. The restaurant’s menu gives particular attention to local produce and seafood.

Four Seasons Maui just gets better

Four Seasons Maui just gets better

Last month the Four Seasons Maui completed a $50 million renovation programme that included ánew 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 […]

New York City guide from LUXE City Guides

LUXE City Guides have just launched áa 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.

Six cheeses to savour at the Park Hyatt Washington

Six cheeses to savour at the Park Hyatt Washington

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 á2007 Wyke Farms Trophy and the 2007 World Cheese […]

News from The Palm Jumeirah

News from The Palm Jumeirah

There was an interesting article in last month’s Daily Mail about developments at Dubai’s various island projects. á 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 of the week: Executive Suite at the Sheraton Bahrain

Suite of the week: Executive Suite at the Sheraton Bahrain

Suite name: áExecutive Suite Hotel: Sheraton Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Size of accommodation: á91 sq ft Cost per night: BD500++ What makes it special? Tasteful design that offers a timeless yet contemporary feel. á á á á á á á á á á With breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf and the city, the suite is […]

Theme parks coming to Dubai

Theme parks coming to Dubai

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 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Savour New York in Ottawa with Luxe Bistro Travel like a star with Celebrity Jet Charters Adventurous vacations from Alpine Ascents Delta’s luxury jet charter service: Delta AirElite

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