Category: Speciality Travel

The Peninsula Tokyo makes its debut

The Peninsula Tokyo makes its debut

Situated in the business district of Marunouchi, and near the shopping  capital  of Ginza, The Peninsula Tokyo  opens today. The 24-storey hotel offers  commanding views of the  Tokyo skyline, Imperial Gardens and Hibiya Park; it has 314 guest rooms, including 47 suites.   If you want to be really lavish, go for The Peninsula Suite […]

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Pirate Adventure Package from Jumby Bay

Shiver me timbers! Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort in Antigua, is offering a Pirate Adventure Package until the end of October 2007. The package consists of 7 nights in an Oceanview Suite, all meals included, a Pirate Movie Night under the stars, a Private Island Treasure Hunt, a Caribbean Beach Party, a Sunday Pancake Party […]

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Escape  to the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa and enjoy some Southern hospitality with the Birmingham, AL hotel’s special rates for golf vacations. The summer presents the perfect opportunity for a relaxing round of Southern-style golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. Even more appealing is the stunning Birmingham, Alabama resort […]

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites opened its doors last month, making it the first luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, California. Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine region, La Bellasera is a full service experience, offering  60 luxury suites, restaurant, spa, and meeting facility. The hotel’s Enoteca Restaurant & Bar features “globally […]

Thai Airways International’s Royal Silk class flat-bed seat

Computer-generated video of the new Royal Silk class flat-bed seat from Thai Airways International.

GrandLuxe Limited

GrandLuxe Limited

From  this autumn, several Amtrak routes will include five-course meals, personal butler service and mahogany interiors, as part of the national operator’s new partnership with GrandLuxe Rail Journeys. Known as GrandLuxe Limited, the new service will enable Colorado-based GrandLuxe (formerly known as American Orient Express) to a wider customer base, whilst no doubt  acting as […]

Special feature: Lausanne Palace & Spa, Switzerland

Special feature: Lausanne Palace & Spa, Switzerland

In the heart of the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Lausanne Palace & Spa exudes elegance and class. It is perfectly situated – just 500 metres from the railway station and a mere 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, by car or train.   As it happened, though, we reached Lausanne by ferry, having ventured across Lake […]

Xôpana Jazz

Five years after its launch,  Madeira’s Choupana Hills Resort & SPA will be promoting a jazz festival on its premises during the course of three consecutive evenings, from the 30th of August to the 1st of September 2007. This initiative, named “Xôpana Jazz”, intends to leave its mark as a reference to music and jazz, […]

Free helicopter transfer service from Delta

Free helicopter transfer service from Delta

International BusinessElite ® passengers  with Delta Air Lines can now benefit from a free helicopter transfer to New York’s JFK International Airport from the city’s midtown heliports. The service is being  provided by US Helicopter  to premium passengers holding non-stop tickets for flights between JFK and destinations in Africa, Brazil, India or Europe, where BusinessElite […]

Orchidée Impériale treatment at the Guerlain Spa in the new Regent Bal Harbour

Orchidée Impériale treatment at the Guerlain Spa in the new Regent Bal Harbour

Orchids are to be the main ingredient in  a spa treatment  to be featured at the Guerlain Spa in The Regent Bal Harbour, a sophisticated 124-room beachfront resort set to debut this Autumn. The Exceptional Orchidée Impériale Treatment, a lavish two-hour treatment, consists of a deeply relaxing facial incorporating two targeted anti-aging masks on the […]

Tax-free in Texas

Now’s the time to visit Texas if you’re a shopaholic.   This weekend (17th-19th August 2007)  is the state annual tax-free weekend where Texas suspends state and local taxes on retail purchases. In short, this means that  for every $100 you spend, you’ll save $8.

More limos from Gulf Air

More limos from Gulf Air

Gulf Air, which already offers a free chauffeured limousine service to its first- and business-class passengers in Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai (DXB), Muscat (MCT) and London (LHR), is extending the service to five more countries. Gulf Air premium passengers in Bangkok (BKK), Frankfurt (FRA), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Manila (MNL) and Paris (CDG) can also now […]

$60 million Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago

The site of the former Dana Hotel in Chicago  is to  get a new, $60-million Dana Hotel & Spa, much to the ongoing  disgust of Preservation Chicago. The combined efforts of Chicago’s Neighborhood Development Corp. and Gold Coast Hotels Inc. (the same team that was behind the Hotel Indigo Chicago) should see the  26-floor, 216-room […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a 218-room hotel in a 21-story Regency-style building on the  historic McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas opens today. Sumptuous hotel guest rooms and suites have flat-panel HDTV, high-speed and wireless Internet, in-room safes with built-in laptop rechargers, Frette bed and bath linens, and high-end furnishings. The club level will have private secured […]

World's Best Luxury Hotels 2007 from Five Star Alliance

World’s Best Luxury Hotels 2007 from Five Star Alliance

Our friends over at Five Star Alliance have devised their own ‘best hotels’ list for the second year running. Their World’s Best Luxury Hotels 2007 sees the spectacular Four Seasons Punta Mita recognised as one of the  World’s Best Golf Resorts, and Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands as one of the World’s […]

Fancy a penthouse on the Four Seasons Ocean Residences? $39m and its yours!

Fancy a penthouse on the Four Seasons Ocean Residences? $39m and its yours!

A limited showing of 30 of the 112 residences aboard the Four Seasons Ocean Residences ship took place in London yesterday. The private 719-foot vessel  circumnavigates the globe and spends more than 250 nights a year in unique ports from Antartica to the Amazon. Each year’s itinerary will include major world events like the Rio […]

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