Category: Spas & Pampering

The B.C. Weekend at The Benjamin

The B.C. Weekend at The Benjamin

Retreat to one of New York’s premier luxury hotels and recapture life “Before Children”. The Benjamin has a sleep concierge who will help you select from 11 types of pillows for the ultimate night’s sleep – something that every parent-to-be needs to ensure they get plenty of! Plus enjoy 20% off any spa treatment at […]

New levels of luxury for Canterbury’s Terrace Downs

One of New Zealand’s most sought after resorts might soon be Terrace Downs in Canterbury. á Situated just an hour from Christchurch International Airport, the resort is to undergo a multi-million dollar upgrade. New guest activities such as blokarts, archery and a jet boating operation will begin in the next few months, while a luxury […]

Grand opening for Palazzo Las Vegas

Grand opening for Palazzo Las Vegas

The first new resort on the Las Vegas strip in nearly three years has officially opened amid an impressive music, fireworks and light show that culminated with a concert headlined by Diana Ross. The new $1.9 billion áPalazzo Las Vegas from Las Vegas Sands Corp. celebrated its grand opening áat the áweekend with a star-studded […]

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, near Santa Fé

Experience a place of remarkable beauty and rich, cultural history where sunsets paint the mountains and warm breezes stir the imagination, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.

Hyatt Regency opens in Trinidad

Hyatt Regency opens in Trinidad

Hyatt’s first property in Trinidad defines a new standard of comfort and convenience for business travelers to Port of Spain, Trinidad’s capital city. The 428-room, five-star, high-rise hotel and conference centre that is the Hyatt Regency Trinidad boasts a 9,000-square-foot luxury spa, state-of-the-art Stay Fit gym and rooftop infinity pool.

Private beta of Kango.com

Private beta of Kango.com

Earlier this month I was invited to the private beta of Kango.com and have only just now got around to taking a look. á I must say that, from first impressions, I’m quietly impressed. á After getting around the initial geographical restrictions (a strong bias towards North and Central America), I entered a search for […]

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

Top 10 all-inclusives according to Tripadvisor

If you’re dreaming of a no-stress, relaxing-on-the-beach kind of vacation, then – according to Tripadvisor – the top 10 all-inclusive resorts are áto be found mostly in the Caribbean. á Their list is áas follows: Iberostar Bavaro, Dominican Republic á Excellence Riviera Cancun, Mexico á Royal Hideaway Playacar & Occidental Resorts, Mexico á East Winds […]

Bal Harbour Village's first luxury property in nearly half a century

Bal Harbour Village’s first luxury property in nearly half a century

The Regent Bal Harbour is the first luxury property to open in Bal Harbour Village in nearly half a century. Located just north of Miami Beach, and 15 minutes from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airports, Bal Harbour Village has been an enclave for the affluent since the 1940s. Property highlights include the first Guerlain spa […]

A new era of style for Miami's South Beach

A new era of style for Miami’s South Beach

In 2004, Hotel Gansevoort ushered in a new era of style and sophistication to New York’s once gritty Meatpacking District. Now we’re bringing the pulse of our premier property to the heart of Miami’s South Beach. Set to open this winter, this modern oceanfront resort introduces innovative style to most sought-after stretch of South Beach. […]

The Lodge at Woodloch - a destination spa

The Lodge at Woodloch – a destination spa

The Lodge at Woodloch is more than the destination – it’s what you discover there: inner clarity and a smoother, calmer, more balanced you. This luxurious Adirondack lodge meets Asian philosophy in a spirit of wisdom without deprivation. Recalibrate with 40,000 square feet of spa possibilities plus rich choices in mind-body programming, wrapped in acres […]

The Caribbean's newest tranquil experience

The Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience

Let the Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience pamper you in an all-inclusive tropical retreat where pristine surroundings rejuvenate your body and senses. Luxurious class accommodation awaits you at The Verandah Resort & Spa in áAntigua, as so a host of exciting resort amenities, two white sand beaches, multiple dining options, and of course the spa. á […]

Only in Ojai

Only in Ojai

In an oasis of privacy on California’s central coast, serenity and rejuvenation just come naturally. At Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, you can share a Champagne breakfast under 200-year-old oak trees, rest in your own cabana by their beautiful Moroccan pools, play on the legendary 18-hole golf course, take a sunset horseback ride at the […]

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site. á The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways á World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

The new Ritz-Carlton, Beijing – the company’s third property in China, and a timely addition given the forthcoming summer Olympics in the city next year á- is offering special introductory rates for as low as $200 per night until 29th áFebruary á2008. Designed by the renowned design consultants, Hirsch Bedner Associates of Atlanta, the hotel’s […]

Top 10 spa trends for the New Year

I’ve just received an email from Susie Ellis from Spafinder, predicting the top 10 spa trends for 2008. Here are her suggestions of what we can expect: The Feng Shui’d Gym: Spas will be offering new and unique gym designs. The Star Therapist: Spas and spa-goers will learn to recognize and appreciate the really gifted […]

$30 million transformation of The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

$30 million transformation of The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa has come a long way since its original days as a small waterfront motel catering to the upscale yachting crowd. Fifty years later, this Fort Lauderdale landmark complete with a 127-slip mega-yacht marina, is a stunning 22-acre vacation paradise fresh from a $30 million transformation and belongs […]

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