Category: Speciality Travel

A rather unique gift offering from the Plaza Athénée in Paris

A rather unique gift offering from the Plaza Athénée in Paris

Surrounded by the luxury boutiques of the Avenue Montaigne, the Plaza Athénée is the place where fashion, business and celebrity crowds meet to beautiful effect. At its heart lies the peaceful, creeper-hung Cour du Jardin, around which are arrayed its stylish rooms, including the gorgeous Royal and Eiffel Suites. Now the hotel is recognising its […]

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

Luxury hotel Celtic Manor Resort is now giving guests the opportunity to watch their Michelin-starred meal being cooked via a plasma screen at the head of chef’s table for ten! The five-star Celtic Manor Resort, located in the Usk Valley, Wales, has teamed up with The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, and its Michelin star Chef […]

The Avenue Hotel Chicago is now officially open

The Avenue Hotel Chicago offically opens today. á Situated in the Magnificent Mile and just off Michigan Avenue, it has 200 guest rooms and 120 suites, many with great views. Business travellers will particularly like their Tech Rooms which come equipped with an iMac, T1 connection and printer.

Agave The Arizona Spa, Westin Kierland Resort

Enjoy a relaxing day at Agave The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale Arizona.

$500 off at The Greenhouse spa

$500 off at The Greenhouse spa

Devoted exclusively to women, Arlington’s áThe Greenhouse has been a leader in luxury spa life, luscious cuisine, inventive health programmes and expert staff dedicated to unparalleled and personalised attention. From 22nd to 25th May 2008, The Greenhouse invites you to áenjoy $500 off your stay. á Contact them for details.

Luxurious 'Platinum' service introduced Down Under on The Ghan

Luxurious ‘Platinum’ service introduced Down Under on The Ghan

Known for making the epic journey from Darwin through to Adelaide, legendary Australian train The Ghan is introducing a ‘platinum’ service in September that aims to be exceptional in luxurious standards. Passengers will be able to rest their heads on deluxe pillows from a menu, stretch out in cabins with fresh flowers that are twice […]

Silicon Valley's Domain Hotel - ideal for the business traveller

Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel – ideal for the business traveller

A former Radisson hotel has been added to the Joie de Vivre Hospitality chain. á Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel is great for business travellers since it occupies a prime Sunnyvale location close to most Silicon Valley corporate headquarters. á Following its transformation, the hotel now has 124 rooms and 12 suites, with two themes – […]

Color - a salon by Michael Boychuck

Color – a salon by Michael Boychuck

Introducing the newest beauty destination in Las Vegas: Color, A Salon by Michael Boychuck. áBoychuck has been entrusted with the locks of everyone from Paris Hilton to Kirsten Dunst. Drape yourself in luxurious experiences from head to toe with their exclusive two-night salon package. á áWith prices starting from $150 per night plus tax, you’ll […]

Summer at the Pines, Austin TX

Summer at the Pines, Austin TX

Book the Summer at the Pines package at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa to receive a $50 resort credit for family activities and dining, two opulent Lost Pines beach towels, two “Old Buck’s Place” water bottles for bottomless non-alcoholic beverages and 20% savings on spa and golf green services.

EOS files for bankruptcy

First it was MAXjet. á Now it’s the turn of EOS. Having launched their service back in 2005, the airline is planning to operate its final flights London’s Stansted Airport and New York’s Kennedy Airport today. The current economic climate was cited as a reason for the bankruptcy by CEO Jack Williams. A statement on […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

IHG to manage new beachfront Crowne Plaza in Nha Trang

IHG áhas signed an agreement to manage a new Crowne Plaza in Nha Trang, the Vietnamese coastal city which will host Miss Universe 2008. Crowne Plaza Nha Trang will have 305 rooms and suites, and 113 serviced residences, and will feature contemporary tropical design by renowned Singapore-based architect Tan Hock Beng. It is scheduled to […]

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Shenandoah National Park stays just got cheaper

Savings of up to 33% can be enjoyed at Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge for stays between now and 26th June 2008, áif avoiding áFridays and Saturdays and 23rd-25th May 2008. Their Early Bird Spring Weekday promotion starts at just $99 a night for a double, with breakfast included. á This offers an ideal […]

T5: a story of failed promises

A video about Heathrow Terminal 5, made around a year ago. They make a big thing about how efficient the baggage system is, and how the new terminal will “relieve the chaos”. With the benefit of hindsight, it makes for rather ironic viewing now.

Celebrity chefs are making their mark on US airlines

Celebrity chefs are making their mark on US airlines

Should you compromise on food just because your 30,000 feet up in the air? á An increasing number of airlines in the US áthink you shouldn’t if you’re travelling first class. á USA Today has an article today about how the airlines have enlisted the help of celebrity chefs to raise their profile. á United […]

Would you pay extra for a preferred seat?

Would you pay extra for a preferred seat?

I know there’s been a lot of hoo-hah recently about airlines charging extra for preferred seating, with US Airways being the latest to say that preferred aisle and window seating in the front of its economy cabins will cost an extra $5 (unless you’re a Dividend Miles Preferred member). á But isn’t it just inevitable […]

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