Category: Worldwide

Starwood Hotels & Resorts defies the recession with its 1,000th hotel on the horizon

Starwood Hotels & Resorts defies the recession with its 1,000th hotel on the horizon

Starwood Hotels & Resorts – known for its nine distinctive hotel brands – áhas revealed that it is áset to open its 1,000th hotel in 2009. á Among the brands, W Hotels is one that plans to triple in size in the next three years, opening 13 properties this year in markets that include Barcelona, […]

January Sale from ITC Classics

January Sale from ITC Classics

Still not yet decided where to go this year? á Maybe luxury travel specialists áITC Classics will give you some inspiration. á Here’s a selection of ideas from their January Sale: Indian Ocean Diva, Maldives Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5, plus book more than 45 days in advance and receive an extra […]

Earn up to 20,000 bonus points at any Hyatt worldwide

Earn up to 20,000 bonus points at any Hyatt worldwide

Now your nights at Hyatt are even more rewarding. Earn up to 20,000 bonus points at any Hyatt worldwide between ánow and 30th April á2009, and watch your bonus points add up to 20,000! You can redeem your 20,000 points to enjoy free nights with no blackout dates and upgrades at extraordinary Hyatt properties worldwide. […]

Three for free with Hyatt

Start planning your winter vacation now and treat your family or someone special to all the charm Hyatt‘s resorts have to offer. Enjoy a free night (based upon a minimum length of stay), a 1-category room upgrade and full American breakfast for 2 daily when you book the Three for Free package. Stay between 1st […]

Kiwi Collection teams up with Forbes Traveler

From early next year, the entire portfolio of hotels with Kiwi Collection (2,100 in total) will be available for online booking to visitors of Forbes Traveler. á Speaking of the partnership, Kiwi Collection áCEO Erik Haugen has said: This is a great fit. Forbes Traveler and Kiwi Collection are completely focused on providing luxury travelers […]

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 […]

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 áupgrade to áa 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. á […]

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveler áhas announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts worldwide. The awards will appear in the November issue of the magazine which is available from newsstands tomorrow. Below are results for the top three winners in each category: Top Cities- United […]

The world’s strangest restaurants

Below the sea, in the air, or on a bed, restaurants are going to extremes to attract attention. á Read more courtesy of Travel+Leisure.

New site from Peninsula

New site from Peninsula

Peninsula Hotels has launched a new website. The new site has been designed so that it is more user-friendly, so that it is easier to navigate through the various pages, and so that the new text and photography “will almost make you feel like you’re already staying at one of our hotels”. There’s extensive information […]

Come back different with iExplore

An enjoyable commerical from iExplore, leaders in privately guided and customizable adventure and luxury travel solutions.

Ultra Awards 2008

The ásecond annual Ultratravel 100, a consumer-driven survey in Ultratravel magazine (distributed monthly with The Daily Telegraph in the UK) has announced the following winners: Tour Operator Winner – Kuoni www.kuoni.co.uk Runners-up á Audley Travel áwww.audleytravel.com á Bales Worldwide áwww.balesworldwide.com Cox & Kings áwww.coxandkings.co.uk á ITC Classics áwww.itcclassics.co.uk Cruise Company Winner – áCunard www.cunard.co.uk Runners-up […]

Where's your shopping capital of the world?

Where’s your shopping capital of the world?

New York and its beautiful department stores… Paris with its boutiques… the elegance that is Milan… or the huge choice offered by London? á If you were going on a lavish áweekend shopping trip, where in the world would you choose and why? To share your shopping secrets, please click on the comments.

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular áinterest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my áPhD was in glaciology. á Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Serene luxury from Rikki Davis Yachts

Serene luxury from Rikki Davis Yachts

Enjoy the serenity of your own private world, courtesy of Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners. Their elite luxury yachting experiences are set in the world’s most beautiful locations. They’ll pamper you with a ádiscreet, personal service with every amenity with their chartered yacht services, working with partners in the Caribbean, New England, Italy, […]

It List 2008

It List 2008

Travel+Leisure have published their third annual It List á- their picks of where in the world we should be visiting next. Making the shortlist, from beach resorts to city hideaways, are the following 30 places: Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru J.K. Place Capri, Italy Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi, Thailand Qualia, […]

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