Category: Worldwide

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Some wonderful ideas for luxury breaks in 2011… be inspired!

January: Need a lift? Hot Air Ballooning in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland for the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. February: A romantic weekend escape to Paris, or a luxurious winter sports break in Portes du Soleil. March: A perfect month to immerse yourself in magical Morocco. Or indulge in some retail therapy in super stylish Milan. April: Experience […]

The world's top 10 airport approaches

The world’s top 10 airport approaches

Cameras at the ready… private jet booking network PrivateFly.com suggests the world’s Top 10 stunning and inspirational airport approaches. 1. Sion Airport Nestled in the heart of the Alps, the approach to Sion airport takes you down the Rhone valley. With the high mountain terrain to negotiate, your airline or private jet pilot will be […]

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world’s top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, […]

Your next luxury hotel booking could be free

Kiwi Collection’s latest promotion is now live which offers the opportunity to cover the cost of every 100th luxury hotel booking made through its site and call centre — each 100th booking will be covered regardless of its value. The program launched on 21st October 2010 and will run for 100 days. You can learn […]

The world's top 10 over-the-top rentals

The world’s top 10 over-the-top rentals

I’ve lost track of trying to work out how Tripadvisor determine its top 10 lists. Suffice to say, they seem to generate plenty of interest and discussion so here’s the latest in their series. This time it’s the turn of the most over-the-top rentals in the world: 1. MIT PED, $112K/week* 2. BS GRE, $105K/week* […]

Hotel Indigo just keeps growing... see where it's going next

Hotel Indigo just keeps growing… see where it’s going next

Hotel Indigo, IHG’s upscale boutique brand, continues to expand. In the last year, the brand has signed franchise agreements to open 13 new hotels in key global markets around the world, including London, Madrid, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York. As the first global branded boutique, Hotel Indigo has shown rapid growth since its inception […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume - are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Top 10 island escapes

Top 10 island escapes

There’s something magical about islands.  The isolation… the privacy… wonderful beaches and complete solitude.  According to Tripadvisor, the world’s top 10 island escapes are: 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Cook Islands 3. Mykonos, Greece 4. Maldives 5. Cyprus 6. Boracay, Philippines 7. Ko Lanta, Thailand 8. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia […]

First ever rewards program from Ritz-Carlton

First ever rewards program from Ritz-Carlton

It’s rather surprising that it hasn’t happened sooner but at long last, Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts has come up with its own loyalty scheme, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards.  The scheme starts with immediate effect and rewards guests who are regular visitors. Those participating in the program will be eligible for members-only tours, shopping experiences, photography workshops, […]

Win a copy of the fabulous book 'Dive in Style'!

Win a copy of the fabulous book ‘Dive in Style’!

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with the publishers Thames & Hudson to offer you a great chance to win one of 5 copies of the fabulous book ‘Dive in Style‘ by Tim Simmond. I have a copy of this beautiful book myself and it contains over 700 fabulous illustrations of where you can […]

LUXE City Guides go mobile

LUXE City Guides go mobile

The LUXE City Guides range which feature the best of the best of a city in one handy, unique pocket guide, has just introduced 10 of its most popular destinations in mobile format. The apps are compatible with a multitude of handsets including iPhone, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and HTC and can be downloaded […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Craving for Travel: Celebrating Life’s Moments Check out the luxury spas portfolio from Johansens Rollable travel shoes (!) from Spare Pear Boutique chic from Villa Elena, Sicily

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enriching lives through distinctive journeys: Big Five Luxury in the Lake District from Kendal Cottages Untamed wilderness from the Botswana Tourist Board See the exclusive  La Posada Villas with pools

30% off Swissôtel room rates to mark 30th anniversary

30% off Swissôtel room rates to mark 30th anniversary

To mark the 30th anniversary of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, guests who have stayed at one of the hotels in the international hotel chain before are getting a special thank-you: bookings made at least 30 days in advance qualify for a 30% discount on the best overnight rate available. The hotel chain with Swiss roots […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week.  There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.  They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

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