Category: Worldwide

Send an e-card from Kempinski

Kempinski have added a new feature to their website: the ability to send e-cards.   Whether you’re staying at a Kempinski hotel or just want to drop someone a quick note to show them where you’re contemplating, then these new ecards might be just the ticket. To send a card, just follow this link. (Note: [...]

Embrace the weekend

Embrace the weekend

Enjoy your weekend longer. At each incomparable Le Meridien hotel and resort, discover your well-deserved weekend of style and unhurried relaxation. Guests who stay between Thursday and Sunday at a participating Le Meridien hotel or resort will savour a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning as well as a leisurely 3pm late checkout each afternoon.

Top 10 cities for foodies

Top 10 cities for foodies

What would you say are the top 10 cities for eating out? According to MSNBC, it’s Barcelona, Brussels, Hanoi, Las Vegas, Lyon, New York, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo and Vancouver. The choices are based on “cities chosen for their unique dishes”, “others for their celebrity chefs”, and “others for creating dishes known the world over”. [...]

Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge, [...]

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Gift Card

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Gift Card

With the new Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Gift Card you can give a one-of-a-kind experience – to be enjoyed at any Four Seasons hotel or resort in the world. Presented in an elegant folio of richly textured stock, the card comes wrapped as a gift for all seasons, ideal for Mother’s Day and other [...]

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France [...]

Travel + Leisure add restaurants to website

Travel + Leisure add restaurants to website

Published monthly by the American Express Publishing Corporation (a subsidiary of the American Express Company), Travel + Leisure is a highly respected magazine, with an excellent online presence.   They have recently added restaurants from all over the world to their site.   For now, the bulk of the content focuses on the US (1287 [...]

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2006

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – now in its fifth year – announced its ’50 Best’ for 2006 earlier this month. And, without further ado, the winners were: 1 El Bulli, Spain 2 The Fat Duck, UK 3 Pierre Gagnaire, France 4 French Laundry, USA 5 Tetsuya, Australia 6 Michel Bras, France 7 Alain Ducasse [...]

Tourism nominees for The Webby Awards

Tourism nominees for The Webby Awards

The nominees for the  Best Tourism Website 2006  category of The Webby Awards have been announced. Shortlisted are EarthCam, Great Australian Spaces, MadeinMTL.com, Select Italy and NewZealand.com/travel. The Webby Awards are given each year by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin [...]

Royal Caribbean 2007-2008 cruise season

Royal Caribbean 2007-2008 cruise season

Over the next few weeks, Royal Caribbean will be revealing their exciting 2007 and 2008 itineraries. If you sign up for their email updates, you will get information on new destinations as they open for reservations, special limited-time offers of $99 off per stateroom, and information on future sailings of their newest ship, Libert of [...]

Fairmont Hotels takeover

The earlier reported $3.3 billion takeover of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. by the Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal looks set to go ahead after dissent debtholders withdrew their objections to the deal. Opposition was withdrawn after an additional $675,000 was offered. Fairmont currently owns 49 city centre and resort hotels, including The Fairmont San [...]

The world’s hottest new luxury hotels for 2006

Luxury Travel Magazine has announced the world’s hottest new luxury hotels for 2006. Among the award-winning new hotels in the U.S. are the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco and The Setai in Miami. New Caribbean hotels include Le Sereno on St. Bart’s, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, and the Fairmont Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya [...]

The Tablet 10: Best Hotels Overall

The Tablet 10: Best Hotels Overall

Regular readers of A Luxury Travel Blog will already know that I’ve been running a regular feature for the past 2 to 3 weeks, highlighting the top picks as made by  Tablet Hotels  across a whole range of different categories.   This is the final post in that series and, what better way to close [...]

The Tablet 10: Traditional Elegant Hotels

The Tablet 10: Traditional Elegant Hotels

As the penultimate  item in  my ongoing series of  top 10 lists from  Tablet Hotels,  I take a look at the best ‘traditional elegant hotels’; this one has a strong European bias: Cotswold House Hotel – Gloucestershire, Chipping Campden, United Kingdom Chateau Eza – Eze, France Hotel Savoy Prague – Prague, Czech Republic Londra Palace [...]

The Tablet 10: Seduction Hotels

The Tablet 10: Seduction Hotels

If you’re thinking of popping the question, but not sure where to do it, then maybe  Tablet Hotels‘ top 10 ‘Seduction Hotels’ can help give you some inspiration: The Hotel – Luzern, Switzerland Claska – Tokyo, Japan 25 Hours Hotel – Hamburg, Germany Puro Hotel – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 101 Hotel – Reykjavík, Iceland [...]

The Tablet 10: Secluded Romantic Hotels

The Tablet 10: Secluded Romantic Hotels

Keep this lot up your sleeve for when Valentines next comes around.    Tablet Hotels‘ top 10 secluded, romantic hotels  should also serve as a useful list for anyone currently undergoing their honeymoon plans. Chateau de la Chevre d’Or – Eze Village, France Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco Le Manoir [...]

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