Renowned for its expansive meeting and event spaces, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel has unveiled its brand new Athenee Crystal Hall. The pillarless ballroom is geared for social functions of up to 1,200 people. Bathed in natural light through its 8-metre tall bay windows, it can also seat 900 delegates theatre-style.
Category: Speciality Travel
OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it. An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]
The first new luxury property to have been built In Beverly Hills In more than 16 years opened yesterday. The opening of Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Hotels & Resorts’ long-awaited second property (follwing the Montage Laguna Beach which opened five years ago) brings a 201-room luxury hotel to the “golden triangle” of Beverly Hills. […]
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco has won the Supreme Overall Award for Excellence at the national HANZ awards for excellence. The resort was also judged to be the Best Hotel in New Zealand and in the top three finalists in the Best Restaurant in New Zealand and the award for Excellence in Customer Service. And it […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group
Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete
I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete last month. The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos, they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]
Roa Yachting takes you aboard their 77ft private motor yacht to discover the Polynesian islands in a luxurious and authentic atmosphere.
Navigate the fairways in style with the Segway x2 Golf, a personal transporter that’s part chauffeur, part caddy. Step on, lean in the direction you want to travel and, thansk to innovative LeanSteer technology, the x2 Golf delivers you to your destination. The unit offers wirless control, a scorecard holder that keeps game stats, golf […]
Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.
Anyone fond of the spa experience at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will be pleased to know the group has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers; one is at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, and the other is in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir. The ‘Amrita Spa & Wellness’ concept, if you are familiar […]
Rocky Mountain highs are the speciality at Sundance Resort, a true retreat and revitalisation centre. Activities complement each season, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to fishing, hiking, biking and scenic lift rides in summer. The spa is open year-round, and yoga classes and art lessons are on the menu - as well as […]
Set on the banks of one of the most breathtaking waterways in the world, in a town rich with ancient antiquities, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa will reopen for business this weekend, following a US$45 million dollar master makeover that has taken almost 3 years. Located within minutes of the Temple of Karnak and the […]
The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is a veritable oasis in one of the most exciting cities of Europe. Surrounded by acres of private gardens, it offers the unusual combination of the sophistication of a city hotel and the comforts of a luxury resort. The newly decorated entrance showcases the elegance of the […]
Can Bonastre Wine Resort, one of the hotels selected by Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence, and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is offering different wine style experiences to give for Christmas. Among them is a dreamy weekend with wine beauty treatments. Spend a weekend in this exclusive wine resort near […]
Discover the captivating region of Kuopio in eastern Finland, home to holiday resort Rauhalahti and Golden Resort Tahko. Explore the lakes by cruiseboat, enjoying lunch aboard, or stop off at Puijo Hill, for a meal at the revolving restaurant in Puijo Tower, 150m above Lake Kallavesi. On land, an ideal way to explore the […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket