Category: Speciality Travel

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts ventures into India

For the first time, the international hotel chain Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is to open a Swissôtel in India.  The new deluxe hotel will be in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and a city that is home to the country’s second-largest stock exchange, the Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE). It will […]

New Thai spa: a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe

New Thai spa: a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe

For a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe the new Thai Spa at the chic 5 star Barceló Asia Gardens, which opened on the Costa Blanca earlier this year, a short distance from Alicante and its airport, as well as the picturesque Costa Blanca towns of Altea and Villajoysa. The new spa  brings together […]

New luxury in Glasgow, Scotland: Blythswood Square

One of Glasgow’s most famous and historical buildings is being transformed into the breathtakingly luxurious five star hotel,  Blythswood Square. Formerly headquarters to the  Royal Scottish Automobile Club, this landmark property has been redeveloped by Scotland’s stylish luxury boutique hotel group,  The Town House Collection, to capture the glamour of a bygone era whilst showcasing […]

Dining options on Silversea's new Silver Spirit

Dining options on Silversea’s new Silver Spirit

On 23rd December, 2009 the world’s newest ultra-luxury, all-suite ship, Silver Spirit, will take to the seas on her maiden “Holiday Spirit” voyage from Barcelona to Lisbon.  The 540-guest ship is to offer a multitude of dining experiences as detailed below: The Restaurant Situated midship on Deck 4, The Restaurant features sumptuous culinary fare in […]

The rejuvenation of the award-winning Jiwa Spa at Conrad Bali

The rejuvenation of the award-winning Jiwa Spa at Conrad Bali

Conrad Bali‘s award-winning Jiwa Spa has been rejuvenated with the addition of stunning new garden spa pavilions, an expanded holistic wellness programme and a new level of skincare pampering using marine-inspired Thalgo beauty products.  Drawing inspiration from Bali’s natural beauty, the five new spa garden pavilions feature indoor and outdoor treatment areas surrounded by a […]

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, the Mediterranean’s newest luxury resort will open this Autumn, with a soft opening next month followed by an official launch in Spring 2010. Created by the owners of Masseria San Domenico, Borgo Egnazia is positioned to become one of the leading luxury family, spa and golf resorts in the Mediterranean, featuring a luxury […]

Oasis of the Seas – a shopper’s paradise!

Delivering the very best in overall guest experiences is the central motivator behind the design of Royal Caribbean International‘s newest ship, Oasis of the Seas.  You can learn more about the ship in this video: When she debuts in December 2009, the most cutting-edge amenities and activities ever seen at sea will be complemented with […]

Does travel have a future on Twitter?

Does travel have a future on Twitter?

There have been some interesting uses of Twitter within the travel industry. Whilst JetBlue and United have used the medium to offer discounted flights, Hyatt have been using it as a concierge desk to answer questions from past, present or future guests.  That said, there are still many in the industry who aren’t using it, […]

New hydrothermal experience at Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

New hydrothermal experience at Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, located in the vibrant Riviera Maya and just 40 minutes’ drive from Cancun International Airport, is home to the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa set in a perfect synthesis of modern Asian and Mexican tropical design.  And in another first, Banyan Tree Spa introduces The Rainforest concept to this resort. The Rainforest presents […]

The award-winning Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

St. Maarten’s Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino has been honoured with its third consecutive Incentive Magazine Platinum Partner Award for outstanding meetings services. The award has become the benchmark of achievement in the areas of motivation, corporate gifting and incentive travel for the past 17 years. With more than 16,000 square feet of meeting […]

Freedom Trail Suite for families at Omni Parker House

Freedom Trail Suite for families at Omni Parker House

Young travellers and their parents can now experience the new Freedom Trail Suite at America’s longest continuously operating hotel. Along with the brand’s irresistible Omni Sensational Kids program, the Omni Parker House now provides another great ways for children and their families to travel in a unique kid-friendly style while also learning about Boston’s vital […]

Congress to spend $200 million on three private jets

Watch the video and tell us what you think of US taxpayers’ money being spent on private jets that will be used, at least in part, to fly members of Congress in luxury. Are you concerned by this? Post a comment and let us know!

New spa at  Grand Hotel & La Pace in Montecatini, Italy

New spa at Grand Hotel & La Pace in Montecatini, Italy

The venerable Grand Hotel & La Pace in Montecatini, Italy, has announced the recent opening of a new health centre. The 600-square-metre spa facility features a heated indoor pool and separate wet area with Rasul bath and a relaxation corner for guests to use before and after their sessions. There are also seven treatment rooms, […]

A new menu every day at Princess d'Annam Resort & Spa

A new menu every day at Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa

Unlike most hotels and resorts that roll out new menus seasonally, the new restaurant at the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa debuts a new card every single day. Whether guests voice a hankering for pan-fried snapper, grilled cobia on a lemongrass skewer, bouillabaisse or any of dozens of other dishes in Chef La Thuan An’s […]

Improved spa facilities at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland has completed an extensive renovation and expansion of its spa and wellbeing facilities. Called To B. Wellbeing & Spa, it offers guests selected treatments from around the world – from Tam Tam gong massages from Tibet and Nepal to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi ceremonies to Japanese Shiatsu to its own […]

Group incentives at Chateau On The Lake Resort, Branson, Missouri

Group incentives at Chateau On The Lake Resort, Branson, Missouri

Chateau On The Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri is offering unique incentives for group bookings.  The AAA Four-Diamond resort, which sits on an Ozark mountaintop overlooking Branson, is offering many enticing incentives for groups booking and holding a new program by 1st May 2010. The 301-room resort boasts one of Missouri’s […]

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