Category: Speciality Travel

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys

Scotland's first castle of the 21st Century

Scotland’s first castle of the 21st Century

The first castle to have been built in Scotland in the 21st Century is a luxury hotel. Glenskirlie House & Castle is set in lush gardens in the village of Banknock, Stirlingshire. Owned by the Macaloney family, it caters well for wedding parties and has two sumptuous turreted honeymoon suites with four poster beds, separate […]

Ultimate Suites from Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Ultimate Suites from Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has recently unveiled its $3.2 million lakeside accommodations; featuring eleven Ultimate Suites.   The suites reside in the Colonial House which was recently rebuilt on the shores of Mirror Lake. The suites are complete with 9 ft. or 16 ft. cathedral ceilings and eight foot birch doors which […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Helicopter rides in the Canaries from Blue Canarias Cosy Kenyan homestay courtesy of Ngong House Dine at Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve  in Belgium Where one great experience leads to another: Dubai

A chance to be on the first scheduled flights of the Airbus 380

A chance to be on the first scheduled flights of the Airbus 380

Although delays have put the Airbus 380 back a little, the first scheduled flights are guaranteed of the aircraft are guaranteed to be by Singapore Airlines, probably in October 2007, running  between Singapore  and Sydney.   And what’s more, the seats on those flights will be auctioned on eBay!   The airline, the fuel supplier […]

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 […]

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

‘Get Stoned in London’ is how Silverjet is rather cheesily billing this one. Our friends on the other side of the pond may be interested to learn about this promotion which includes a business class round trip, admission to a pre-show cocktail party and tickets to a Rolling Stones  gig at the The O2 Arena […]

Wireless broadband coming to the skies near you?

Wireless broadband coming to the skies near you?

The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, has announced that it’s going to be testing in-flight high-speed internet access on its Boeing 767-200 aircraft next year.   They are partnering with AirCell using technology approved by the Federal Aviation Administration  with the aim of providing passengers with a high-speed connection, VPN access and e-mail capabilities through […]

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 […]

Stay longer and save with The Breakers Palm Beach

Stay longer and save with The Breakers Palm Beach

From now through until 30th September 2007, enjoy guaranteed savings on regular room rates at The Breakers Palm Beach, plus complimentary fitness classes and tennis court fees, and reduced summer pricing on Beach Bungalows, dining, spa, golf and Kids’ Day Camp.   Rates start from $229 per night on stays of 5 nights or longer.

The Jumeirah Hotel at Beetham Tower – in time for 2012 Olympics

Jumeirah has been granted planning approval for a luxury tower hotel in London’s Southbank area. The Jumeirah Hotel at Beetham Tower will  have 261 rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, a ballroom, meeting spaces  and a spa, health and leisure facility, and will open in 2011 – crucially in time for the London 2012 Olympics.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Yacht ownership experiences from Barton & Gray Enter to win The Starwood Grand Tour Retreat to the Maldives private island of Komandoo Enjoy a luxury lifestyle at Manhattan’s 60 Thompson

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Dublin

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Dublin

Etihad Airways – the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates – will begin non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and the Irish capital Dublin next month. The move will give Irish travellers their first one-stop travel option to Australia, as well as giving them convenient transfers for Asian destinations. The service will begin on 3rd […]

The luxury of being able to smoke at 40,000 feet

The luxury of being able to smoke at 40,000 feet

I’m not a big fan of smoking at all (never tried it, and never will!) but an article in the International Herald Tribune  entitled ‘Frequent Traveler: Lighting up in luxury may soon be latest in niche flying’ recently caught my eye.   It provides information on SMINTair, an airline for those that can’t kick the […]

Hospes Villa Paulita in the Spanish Pyrenees

Hospes Villa Paulita in the Spanish Pyrenees

Hospes has opened a unique luxury hotel in the Spanish Pyrenees. The five star Hospes Villa Paulita is located on a lake shore in the Catalan town of Puigcerdà with impressive views over the Pyrenees, only 150 km away from Barcelona or Toulouse. The hotel  is a remarkable Art Nouveau family mansion that combines a […]

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma, Northern California resort has partnered with Stone Tree Golf, Marin County’s 18-hole championship golf course,  to offer  guests the opportunity to play and relax with the new “Golf & Spa” package. Individuals and couples alike are welcomed to the tranquil 182-room Sonoma resort to rejuvenate in a plush deluxe Lodge guestroom, […]

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