Category: Speciality Travel

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem...

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

A new follower of A Luxury Travel Blog on Twitter caught my eye this morning. Mangia  (Twitter account, @Mangia_Inc) is an online service where you can order food from your stadium seat  by cell phone and have it brought straight to you.   Sheeesh… and they wonder why they have an obesity problem in the […]

The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. ZĂĽrich 5. MĂĽnchen 6. […]

Luxury yoga retreat in Hungary

Luxury yoga retreat in Hungary

Take time out and enjoy a seven-day yoga and meditation holiday at the picturesque baroque style Castle Hotel in Szirák, just an hour outside of Budapest. This stunning castle hotel is surrounded by five acres of pristine evergreen forest and is the perfect location to relax and restore body and mind with daily yoga classes […]

Re-vamped wellness centre at Badrutt's Palace Hotel, St. Moritz

Re-vamped wellness centre at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is investing 50 million Swiss Francs in a wellness centre upgrade. The first phase, ready by August 2009, includes  a new wet zone, two saunas of different temperature, mist room,  ice room, and renovated oval pool with new swim-up bar. Photographs can be viewed on Flickr. The following two phases will include […]

An unparalleled experience is coming to the Maldives

An unparalleled experience is coming to the Maldives

The previously untouched southern Maldives is to get its first boutique luxury resort. Alila Villas Hadahaa  will open  in the Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll in August 2009, an atoll which is rich in history yet unknown to all but the most intrepid divers. It is one of the largest natural atolls in the world […]

Go green in Hong Kong!

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests  will be able to  enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being […]

Copenhagen... and all that jazz

Copenhagen… and all that jazz

Copenhagen is a long-standing favourite for Jazz enthusiasts from all over  the world. And from the 3rd to the 12th July 2009 there  will be the city’s 31st annual Jazz Festival, welcoming hundreds of artists to perform the best of all Jazz genres in the Danish capital. The main event on Saturday 4th July will […]

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin's great great grandson

Sail the Galapagos with Darwin’s great great grandson

To  mark a number of special Galapagos themed anniversaries, Reef & Rainforest Tours is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Charles Darwin’s great, great grandson Randal Keynes on a special, exclusive fundraising cruise (in aid of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos Conservation Trust)  around the Galapagos. The trip  sets sail on 24th October […]

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach recently unveiled its new $100 million plus transformation, with the addition of a lavish 19-treatment room Eau Spa. The renovations also included redesign of all 310 guest rooms and suites, including the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, as well as the restaurants and pool areas.     The all-new Eau Spa offers a […]

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

One of the world’s best beaches is now home to a luxury resort; opening on 1st June 20009, the  InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Natadola Beach will be  the pride of Fiji’s Coral Coast.   Spread across 35 acres of tropical gardens, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is the sole destination resort […]

The Palazzo unveils AZURE: the exclusive daytime luxury pool experience

The Palazzo Las Vegas  is bringing  the opulence of the French Riviera to the Las Vegas Strip with the opening of AZURE.  This is a  fresh and exciting pool concept created for the guest who enjoys the finer things in life. Contemporary and stylish decor with lush greenery, plush daybeds, seasonal floral and tranquillity will […]

Masseria San Domenico - complete with medical spa

Masseria San Domenico – complete with medical spa

Embracing mud and water comes naturally at Masseria San Domenico‘s Thalasso-therapy Spa, a medical spa in the Puglia region of Italy where guests are relaxed, revived and rejuvenated in more ways than one.  You arrive via a winding driveway embraced by wild flowers, olive groves and lemon trees; with the Adriatic behind and an Italian […]

Anantara Resorts makes its first move in Africa

Anantara Resorts is making its first move in Africa  with the management of  two unique five-star resorts in Morocco. Anantara Marrakech Resort & Spa and Anantara Mogador Resort & Spa will both open in 2011. Construction work will begin in late 2009. Owned by the Thailand-based Minor International, Anantara offers indigenous and culturally evocative luxury […]

New Fairmont bicycle programme in Canada, with BMW Cruise Bikes

New Fairmont bicycle programme in Canada, with BMW Cruise Bikes

In its continued quest to provide guests with a healthy environment to stay fit and maintain a balanced lifestyle, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced an extension of its partnership with German automaker BMW to include a complimentary hotel bicycle service featuring BMW Cruise Bikes. Beginning Spring 2009, Fairmont hotels across Canada will introduce these […]

Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife

Hidden away on a little-known corner of Tenerife is a world unlike any other. A place wehre the traditions of Spain and Africa blend together as effortlessly as nature and architecture. A subtropical paradise where tranquillity mingles with five-star indulgence. A world that’s close to home, and yet feels a million miles away.   Take […]

Beauty in Botswana

Beauty in Botswana

Tuli Safari Lodge was voted Botswana’s Leading Safari Lodge in the World Travel Awards and  consists of  just 8 individually-designed suites and an established team of very friendly staff. Set in stunning scenery with spectacular wildlife, a rich history, sites of archaeological and spiritual significance and fascinating geology, it offers an action-packed adventure that will […]

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