Category: Spas & Pampering

Desroches Island Resort

Desroches Island Resort

A recent visit by Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton has boosted the popularity of this previously little-known Seychelles resort.    Desroches Island Resort  has just 20 suites,  14 kilometres  of pristine, white beaches and offers superb cuisine through a Creole style restaurant by the name of Le Veloutier.   Also on hand is a […]

Bubbles with a view

Bubbles with a view

I expect many of you reading have probably experienced a Jacuzzi in an exotic location before, but I doubt many of you can top this… a Jacuzzi on the top of Mont Blanc.   These crazy people last month ascended Mont Blanc at night, assembled their ‘Jaccuzzi’ at the summit, melted some fresh snow and […]

Le Telfair

Le Telfair

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius, Le Telfair offers true colonial style, set against a backdrop of mountains and countryside.   Inspired by grand colonial architecture, the stylish rooms and suites are the perfect place to unwind and relax.   Allow yourself to be tempted by the decadence of the Six […]

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

The MGM Grand Detroit opens tonight amid a display of fireworks at the luxury casino.   The Vegas-style resort has 400 rooms and suites, a full-service spa and three restaurants operated by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina. It is the first of three major casinos in the city, with Greektown Casino and MotorCity […]

Improvements at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa now completed

Improvements at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa now completed

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa has recently enjoyed a $20 million investment which has seen the addition of Lexington’s Spa at Griffin Gate, a spectacular facility added in June. As part of the hotel renovation, the expansion of its meeting and event spaces are now complete.   Meeting space has been increased to a […]

The Fairplay Golf Hotel & Spa near Cadiz

The Fairplay Golf Hotel & Spa near Cadiz

Just a few minutes from the sandy beaches of the Cadiz coast in Benalup village, southern Spain,  The Fairplay Golf Hotel & Spa is an 82-room  and suite property with an excellent golf course, 6 restaurants and a stunning theatre, ideal for meetings and celebrations. Private villas managed by the hotel can also be purchased […]

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

Construction is due to commence early next year on The Island Resort and Residencies, an upscale resort at Spotters Bay, Grand Cayman, designed by Rafael Amuchastegui, one of the architects behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It will occupy some 800 ft of beachfront and will feature four inter-connected swimming pools, a pool bar […]

Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, Mauritius

A neatly-done video showing why the 5 star Mauritius Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is the perfect spot to nurture your body and soul.

Purify your body with Evian

Purify your body with Evian

It was with great delight that I visited the small town of Evian-les-Bains, home of Evian mineral water, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman, as the French like to call it)  last year. (You can read a little  more about that trip on the special features here and here.)   And it’s with  considerable interest […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fresh flavours from The Connoisseur Club Boutique travel services courtesy of L-In Style Relax at Joburg’s  Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxury events brought to us by Luxe Calendar

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

$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 […]

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