Category: Worldwide

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

T+L 500 2007

T+L 500 2007

Now in its fifth year, the Travel + Leisure 500  is the pick of the very best from around the world, as decreed by editors and reporters.   The Singita Private Game Reserve in  South Africa’s  Kruger National Park achieved the highest tally of 97.56. The winner of the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007, […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007

The Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2007 is out and top of the pile is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. It scores a perfect 100 in 5 of the 6 categories (rooms, service, food, location and design), “failing” only  on ‘activities’ where it scored 97.3, to give an overall score of 99.6 out […]

The changing face of Ritz-Carlton

For generations, Ritz-Carlton has been known for over-the-top luxury: old-money guests, crystal chandeliers and in-your-face service. But old-world stuffiness doesn’t play well with today’s jet-setters. They’re arriving in jeans and T-shirts, toting iPods and laptops, often checking in with kids. They don’t want to wear a jacket and tie to the hotel dining room, or […]

New Year recommendations from Tripadvisor

New Year recommendations from Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor, New York and Sydney aren’t the only ones that know how to put on a party.   They suggest the following ‘top 10′ for a different kind of New Year’s celebration: Edinburgh Rio de Janeiro Vienna Berlin Miami Shanghai Prague Madrid Vail, Colorado Brugge Where will you be seeing the New Year […]

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

In a collaboration between Starwood’s Westin and Microsoft’s MSN, a new site called Westin Renewal gives you the chance to take a quick break from the demands of your day. Escape wtih their favourite music and relaxation techniques, or explore the hidden treasures of the world’s great cities in stunning 360-degree views.

50 works of art to see before you die

50 works of art to see before you die

In an interesting article for The Guardian, Jonathan Jones takes a look at 50 works of art you really ought to see.   I’m ashamed to say I’ve seen only a few of them.  Making the list are, in no particular order: Piero della Francesca The Baptism of Christ (1450s), National Gallery, London Antony Gormley […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]

Special October promotions from Epoque Hotels

Epoque Hotels are running a  number of special promotions for the month of October.   Here’s a selection of them:   Hotel St. Paul, Montreal – Rooms starting at CAD 209.00 per night Golden Apple Boutique Hotel, Moscow – Rooms starting at RUB 6048.00 per night Hotel 987 Prague, Prague – Rooms starting at EUR […]

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua […]

10 restaurants worth getting on a plane for

10 restaurants worth getting on a plane for

Longtime New York Times correspondent, R.W. Apple Jr., sadly passed away this morning.   An article he filed with the newspaper outlining places to eat that he thought worthy of boarding a plane has been published today. Those selected in the article are: Auberge du Cep, Fleurie, France Don Alfonso 1890, Sant’Agata Sui Due Golfi, […]

See green with aloft

See green with aloft

Luxury travel sometimes has its  limitations for those wishing to be  environmentally conscious.  aloft, however, has announced a “see green” program with  this issue  in mind. The scheme promotes ecologically friendly products and services, and highlights green-friendly  options both inside and outside the hotels. The parking area outside is adorned with a variety of deciduous […]

Another new brand from Starwood: ELEMENT

Another new brand from Starwood: ELEMENT

Starwood Hotels & Resorts have a new extended stay hotel brand that goes by the name of ELEMENT. Inspired by the Westin brand, modern style, smart design and state-of-the-art fitness facilities will all be key components of the new brand. Locations such as urban centres, airports, business parks, resorts and lifestyle centres will be targeted […]

Key winners from the 2006 World Travel Awards

Key winners from the 2006 World Travel Awards

There are so many awards in the  World Travel Awards that it’s a little difficult to identify the big winners.   Here’s a summary of some of the key winners in 2006: World’s Leading Airline: British Airways World’s Leading Airport: Singapore Changi Airport World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company: Sandals Resorts International World’s Leading All-Suite Hotel: The […]

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