Category: Spas & Pampering

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at  St. Nicolas Bay Resort a few weeks ago.  The focal point of this beautiful resort – approximately 2 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos – is undoubtedly the central pool area.  This consists of the main infinity pool, a children’s pool, an abundance of sunbeds and a breakfast/dining [...]

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

  The first new luxury property to have been built In Beverly Hills In more than 16 years opened yesterday.  The opening of Montage Beverly Hills,  Montage Hotels & Resorts’ long-awaited second property (follwing the Montage Laguna Beach which opened five years ago) brings a  201-room luxury hotel to the “golden triangle” of Beverly Hills. [...]

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private [...]

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Anyone fond of the spa experience at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will be pleased to know the group has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers; one is at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, and the other is in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir. The ‘Amrita Spa & Wellness’ concept, if you are familiar [...]

Sundance Resort, Utah

Sundance Resort, Utah

Rocky Mountain highs are the speciality at Sundance Resort, a true retreat and revitalisation centre. Activities complement each season, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to fishing, hiking, biking and scenic lift rides in summer. The spa is open year-round, and yoga classes and art lessons are on the menu  - as well as [...]

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa reopens after US$ 45 million makeover

Set on the banks of one of the most breathtaking waterways in the world, in a town rich with ancient antiquities, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa will reopen for business this weekend, following a US$45 million dollar master makeover that has taken almost 3 years. Located within minutes of the Temple of Karnak and the [...]

Special 3 for 2 offer at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

Special 3 for 2 offer at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is a veritable oasis in one of the most exciting cities of Europe.   Surrounded by acres of private gardens, it offers the unusual combination of the sophistication of a city hotel and the comforts of a luxury resort.   The newly decorated entrance showcases the elegance of the [...]

Sample a little of Spain’s wine culture

Can Bonastre Wine Resort, one of the hotels selected by Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence,   and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World,  is offering  different wine style experiences to give for Christmas. Among them is a dreamy weekend with wine beauty treatments. Spend a weekend in this exclusive wine resort near [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, is now accepting reservations from 22nd December  2008. Those looking to be among the first to experience Encore’s luxury accommodations  can reserve online by visiting their site. Located at Las Vegas’ most exclusive address, Encore is situated next door to flagship property Wynn Las Vegas and [...]

Spa-For-A-Cause

The health and wellness professionals at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn are proud to introduce this season’s Spa-For-A-Cause promotion. Schedule any spa experience or service at the award-winning facility  between now and the end  of the year and $10.00 (per treatment) will be donated to one of the following Sonoma Valley philanthropic organizations:   The [...]

Mexico’s Azul Sensatori Hotel

Disconnect from your daily routine with the  Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma – the first multi-niche Gourmet Inclusive hotel designed on the foundation of exceptional cuisine, luxurious all-Jacuzzi suites boasting awe-inspiring views.

Holiday in Beverly Hills

Holiday in Beverly Hills

Standing majestically in 12 lush acres of grounds, The Beverly Hills Hotel is the glamorous Pink Palace of Los Angeles legend.   Royalty, world leaders and luminaries have all enjoyed its second-to-none service and graces its glitzy rooms, hideaway bungalows, Polo Lounge bar and restaurant, spa by La Prairie, tennis courts offering lessons with a [...]

Pimalai Resort & Spa picks up ‘Best Spa’ award

Pimalai Resort & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has received the “Best Spa” award at the 19th TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Annual Travel Awards 2008.  A pioneer of deluxe hospitality on the of Lanta in Krabi province, Pimalai Resort and Spa’s magnificent beach property is set on 25 hectares of [...]

Loden Vancouver opens today

Loden Vancouver opens today

The Kor Hotel Group, famous for its collection of distinctive hotels including the Viceroy chain, has made its first foray into Canada with the 77-room Loden Vancouver  which opens today. It joins the group’s ‘Urban Retreat’ portfolio, has an 80-seat  restaurant and lounge called ‘Voya’ led by local executive chef Marc-Andre Choquette and a second-floor [...]

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