Category: Worldwide

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 […]

An inspirational collection from White Line Hotels

An inspirational collection from White Line Hotels

White Line Hotels, recently launched by Iain Ainsworth (formerly of Design Hotels), offers a unique and inspirational collection of personally recommended international hotels. Each hotel has been defined by the individual owners, and characterised by the exceptional creative design and style. Acting as a curator, Iain seeks to bring these hotels together, which all have […]

New Two-Year Trial Memberships in the Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club

New Two-Year Trial Memberships in the Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club

As the holidays fast approach, families have a number of options for celebrating. Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club is a great alternative way to vacation with family. Membership in the club offers the freedom to choose your perfect holiday getaway ­ from a warm-weather escape to the Turks & Caicos to a cozy retreat in […]

A new reward option: Flights Anywhere

A new reward option: Flights Anywhere

IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) Priority Club ® Rewards has unveiled a new reward option: Flights Anywhereâ„¢. This new program lets members redeem Priority Club ® points, or combine points and cash, to book flights on more than 400 airline carriers worldwide without restrictions on availability. It’s the first and only hotel loyalty program to offer […]

Beautiful beach huts from around the world

Slideshow of amazing beach huts from across the globe including Tahiti and Maldives.

Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards 2009

The 11th successful Conde Nast Traveller annual Readers’ Awards were announced on 2nd September 2009 and give the readers of the magazine the chance to voice their views on all things travel.  Over 40,000 entries were made this year with readers filling out questionnaires in April 2009, either in print or online. The replies were […]

Experience owning a Lamborghini racing team

Experience owning a Lamborghini racing team

Cool Victory, a Gran Turismo (GT) motorsport organization that races Lamborghinis internationally, has created a new fractional ownership package that gives its participants an all-inclusive travel and racing adventure experience.   The Fractional Owner chooses an international race location of his or her choice and is championed by the Cool Victory team for a trip […]

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