Category: Spas & Pampering

Big Five Tours & Expeditions offers a new approach to luxury Galapagos travel

For years, countless luxury cruise ships have carried curious travelers to and through the Galapagos Islands. With the arrival of a few select luxury properties, demanding travellers now have the opportunity to enjoy a land-based luxury Galapagos travel experience. Big Five Tours and Expeditions now offers Galapagos travel opportunities that include the Galapagos Safari Camp, […]

New Leela Palace to debut in New Delhi in 2010

New Delhi’s newest five-star hotel is rising on three acres of prime land in India’s capital. Just in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts will welcome its newest luxury property in a convenient location at the cover of Africa Avenue and Vinay Marg in Chanakyapuri, the Central Business District […]

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

In October we had the pleasure of staying at the Blue Palace Resort & Spa near Elounda on the Greek island of Crete. Since we arrived quite late in the evening, it wasn’t until morning that we could appreciate the full beauty of the resort’s position with its stunning view of the island of Spinalonga, […]

Special feature: Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, UK

Last summer we enjoyed a very relaxing week at the five star Gwel an Mor resort on the outskirts of Portreath in mid Cornwall. After a pleasant welcome, we settled into lodge number 40, also known as ‘Tehidy’. All the lodges are named after the local area and Tehidy Country Park is a 250-acre estate […]

Inauguration of the Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel

Inauguration of the Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel

Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts is to inaugurate a new five star hotel in China today. The new jewel in the company’s Asian crown, Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel is located in the district of Lujiazui, the financial and commercial heart of the city, with easy access to the most popular attractions and entertainment such as […]

Now open: the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

Now open: the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

The snow is flying across the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and the highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe opened its doors this week following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Northstar-at-Tahoe received over 24 inches of snowfall at the summit in just 24 hours, setting the stage with near-perfect winter conditions for the launch. The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake […]

Finland: spa treatments at 110  below zero!

Finland: spa treatments at 110 below zero!

If the idea of traditional winter swimming fails to excite you, try spending three minutes in temperatures of up to 110 degrees below zero! The luxurious Finnish Haikko Spa located less than 50km east of Helsinki has turned an old pain relieving method into an energising spa treatment subjecting the body to extremely cold conditions […]

The world's first Raison d'Etre Spa

The world’s first Raison d’Etre Spa

Raison d’Etre has opened the doors to its first own branded spa at the landmark Grand Hôtel Stockholm in Sweden. The Nordic-inspired Raison d’Etre spa celebrates the history and landscape of the Swedish archipelagos and expertly blends Swedish materials, design traditions and natural resources with a contemporary design. Spread over two floors in the Burmanska […]

Pampering perfection at Pezula

Pampering perfection at Pezula

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is situated on the Eastern Head of Knysna in South Africa, just a short drive from George Airport and only a 40-minute flight from Cape Town. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, ancient forests and sheltered beaches Pezula is perfect for a romantic break away for you and your loved one in […]

State-of-the-art spa for Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

State-of-the-art spa for Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

A 3,000 square metre state-of-the-art health spa has opened at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. The €4 million spa is the largest in any five-star hotel in Lisbon, and offers an extensive array of facilities and treatments for relaxation, well-being, aesthetics and fitness. The spa will be operated by the internationally-renowned Malo Clinic Health & Wellness, […]

Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa just got better

Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa just got better

The five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town was recently voted the No. 1 City Hotel and No. 1 Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East in Travel & Leisure’s 2009 World’s Best Awards, and gained an impressive score of 94.2 in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. And this […]

Enjoy a fairytale New Year at Dromoland Castle, Ireland

Enjoy a fairytale New Year at Dromoland Castle, Ireland

Celebrate the New Year in style at Dromoland Castle, County Clare and experience a five-star fairytale at one of Ireland’s most distinguished and historic castle hotels. Located near the delightful city of Limerick, Dromoland Castle is easily accessed from Shannon International Airport. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a relaxing spa getaway or an […]

No news and no shoes in the Maldives

No news and no shoes in the Maldives

‘No news and no shoes’ is the motto in the Maldives, especially when staying at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, and those choosing to visit for their holiday will delight in the sheer ease of life. Whether for winter sun, Christmas, a honeymoon or a break away with the whole family, the Maldives has something […]

New luxury coming to Rhodes in 2010

New luxury coming to Rhodes in 2010

Rhodes is continuing to shun its former reputation as a haven for young clubbers by focussing on attracting luxury travellers. A number of five star hotels have opened on the island in the past two years, with three more due to open during 2010: The Kresten Royal Villas and Spa The five star Kresten Royal […]

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, Zambia

Legendary explorer, Sir David Livingstone, said “I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.” When the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa celebrated its opening on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, it was apparent that the hotel has more in common with this famous pioneer than just its name; it has […]

Check out the Energy Pool at the Paresa Resort, Phuket

Have you heard about the newly launched Paresa Resort in Phuket? The resort as 49 luxury villas and suites all with private pools and located on Phuket’s ‘Millionaires Mile’. Following its launch Paresa has unveiled its Energy Pool. Designed to recharge and vitalise the body and mind, the pool is made from black terrazzo and […]

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