Category: Worldwide

Expedia Insiders' Select

Expedia Insiders’ Select

I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their  best hotels and resorts worldwide  based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world.   It’s an […]

World Airline Awards 2007

World Airline Awards 2007

The World Airline Awards are based on the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax and the results  are just out. Among the 2007 winners are: Singapore Airlines (Airline of the Year and Best Business Class Award) Qatar Airways (Best First Class, and Best Airline and Best Cabin Staff in the Middle East) Malaysia Airlines (World’s […]

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!   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 […]

Blackstone Group takes over Hilton

Blackstone Group takes over Hilton

The $26 billion takeover of Hilton Hotels Corporation by the giant  Blackstone Group probably hasn’t escaped you this week.   It makes Blackstone the biggest hotel concern in the world due to its purchase of hotels over the last two years, overtaking InterContinental Hotels which has occupied the position for the past four years.   […]

Luxury travel group on Facebook

Luxury travel group on Facebook

I’ve been a bit slow on the uptake with Facebook.   Although I had heard about it some time back, having previously tried out MySpace  and not been  all that  impressed, I was a little hesitant about joining another social networking site.   However, Facebook doesn’t appear to focus only on teenagers with nothing better […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enjoy combining golf and gourmet? See 64 Players Andy Hayler’s excellent Michelin Restaurants Guide Boutique luxury from Gothenburg’s Elite Plaza Hotel Luxury real estate from Opus Panama

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

Sensational Kids from Omni Hotels

A complimentary gift bag full of sensory trinkets, cookies and milk each night, and a suitcase full of books and games – what more could a kid ask for?   Omni Hotels‘ kids program has received an extensive childlike makeover designed to create a memorable stay for its youngest travelers.   The new Omni Sensational […]

10 more spas join Starwood Spa Collection

10 more spas join Starwood Spa Collection

One of the world’s largest collections of premier spas, The Starwood Spa Collection, has 10 new additions.   They include Le Méridien Lav in  Split, Croatia, with its superb sea views; Le Royal Méridien Beach Dubai with its unique, Roman theme; Hotel Schloss Fuschl in  Austria with its glass façade  looking out to  views of […]

Upgrade with Design Hotels

Upgrade with Design Hotels

More than 30 Design Hotels are offering a Seasonal Spaces promotion, which allows guests to book an automatic upgrade to a higher room or suite category. Participating hotels include the Haymarket Hotel which opened in London last month, the Bel-Ami in Paris, The New Majestic in Singapore, The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland, and others in […]

Win a  £50,000 continental journey of a lifetime!

Win a £50,000 continental journey of a lifetime!

Start using your MasterCard abroad and you could win a £50,000 continental trip of a lifetime. So whether you’ve always dreamt of discovering the ancient temples and remote jungles of Cambodia, or want to witness Scandinavia’s magical Northern Lights, this could be your chance of a lifetime. See here for more.

World's 50 Best Restaurants for 2007

World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2007

Originally published by Restaurant magazine and now in its sixth year, the the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2007 have been revealed.   Of course, this is all very much down to personal opinion (even though they make the bold  claim that “The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants is recognised around the world as the […]

World Cruise 2008 from Silversea

World Cruise 2008 from Silversea

Silversea, a name synonymous with luxury, announced today that  it is teaming up with such high-end brands as Men’s Vogue, Ferragamo, Travel + Leisure and Bon Appétit to offer guests aboard its World Cruise 2008 – an enticing enrichment program specially designed for those who want to live life to the fullest. For this very […]

Breakfast is on Stein Hotels And Resorts!

Breakfast is on Stein Hotels And Resorts!

The luxurious properties across the Stein Hotels And Resorts stable are offering a complimentary breakfast laid on every morning during the duration of your stay this Spring. And not only this, you will also receive a fabulous 20% discount off the published rate across all room categories.

A little thin on the ground

For those of you that have been wondering why the posts have not been pouring in in their usual numbers this past couple of weeks… I’ve been busy!   Well, yes… I did put my feet up a little over the Easter break, but work has been pretty hectic.   We’re in the process of […]

Get ready to bid on your ultimate dream vacation with Going Once

Get ready to bid on your ultimate dream vacation with Going Once

American Express  is offering  more than 25 amazing travel packages, including a luxury RV trip across America, an adventure in  Antarctica and a South African safari.   Travellers daydreaming about their next luxurious  getaway need  look no further. From 17th to 27th April 2007, US and UK American Express card holders will have the opportunity […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Great golfing  destinations worldwide  with Châteaux Golf Luxuriate with Lukimibi in the Kruger National Park Travel in contemporary style with Aspire Holidays Head for Wheel Farm Cottages in North Devon

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