Category: Regions

Start 2009 as you mean to go on!

Start 2009 as you mean to go on!

New Year’s hotel offers in London and Leeds – from The Eton Collection – to make the start of 2009 go swimmingly… The Academy, London – walk to Trafalgar square to see in the New Year at the famous London countdown. Price from £232 per room which includes a full English breakfast, a late check […]

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

Renowned for its expansive meeting and event spaces, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel  has unveiled its brand new Athenee Crystal Hall. The pillarless ballroom is geared for social functions of up to 1,200 people. Bathed in natural light through its 8-metre tall bay windows, it can also seat 900 delegates theatre-style.

Centre Pompidou, Paris… as you’ve never seen it before

A visionary look at the futuristic Centre Pompidou in Paris courtesy of a fieldtrip conducted by the Manchester School of Architecture.

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort... online!

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort… online!

OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it.  An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the  Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

  The first new luxury property to have been built In Beverly Hills In more than 16 years opened yesterday.  The opening of Montage Beverly Hills,  Montage Hotels & Resorts’ long-awaited second property (follwing the Montage Laguna Beach which opened five years ago) brings a  201-room luxury hotel to the “golden triangle” of Beverly Hills. […]

Good morning!

Good morning, everyone.   An early start today so I thought I’d post this beautiful sunrise from Punta Cana.

Success for Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco at HANZ awards

Success for Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco at HANZ awards

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco has won the Supreme Overall Award for Excellence at the national HANZ awards for excellence. The resort was also judged to be the Best Hotel in New Zealand and in the top three finalists in the Best Restaurant in New Zealand and the award for Excellence in Customer Service. And it […]

2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winnners

AAA has announced the 2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winners. Ten establishments have been added for a total of 103 hotels and 59 restaurants that have achieved Five Diamond status, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants.  For 2009, six hotels were added to the list: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, Beverly […]

Special Hotels of the World 2009

The Great Hotels Organisation has officially launched the Special Hotels of the World 2009 Exclusive Travel Collection Directory. The latest edition includes a hand-picked selection of over 50 of the world’s best hotels that offer something special or unique to the discerning traveller. The new coffee-table style directory features breathtaking photography, hotel facts and tips […]

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries.   The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]

Luxury private cruise in Tahiti

Roa Yachting takes you aboard their 77ft private motor yacht to discover the Polynesian islands in a luxurious and authentic atmosphere.  

More time and space this winter with design hotels

More time and space this winter with design hotels

design hotels around the world are giving you more time and space this winter. Enjoy a free night or a guaranteed  upgrade to  a larger room. Follow the link for further details and to discover which hotels are participating in the offers. The promotion is running from 29th November 2008 until 29th March 2009.   […]

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

DesBarres Manor Inn, a luxury inn on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia has added to its list of culinary achievements with an award from Taste of Nova Scotia for the 2008 Cuisine of the Year. Featuring a seasonal menu with ingredients from the DesBarres Manor organic garden and local food suppliers, Chef Shaun Zwarun […]

World Travel Market - is it worth it?

World Travel Market – is it worth it?

I didn’t go to the WTM this year. My reason is simply because I feel I can network with the people I need to from the comfort of my own office, rather than trekking the length of the country down to London to do so – such is the beauty of the internet. For me, […]

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