I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their best hotels and resorts worldwide based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world. It’s an [...]
Category: Spas & Pampering
Jumeirah has been granted planning approval for a luxury tower hotel in London’s Southbank area. The Jumeirah Hotel at Beetham Tower will have 261 rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, a ballroom, meeting spaces and a spa, health and leisure facility, and will open in 2011 – crucially in time for the London 2012 Olympics.
Hospes has opened a unique luxury hotel in the Spanish Pyrenees. The five star Hospes Villa Paulita is located on a lake shore in the Catalan town of PuigcerdÃ with impressive views over the Pyrenees, only 150 km away from Barcelona or Toulouse. The hotel is a remarkable Art Nouveau family mansion that combines a [...]
The Lodge at Sonoma, Northern California resort has partnered with Stone Tree Golf, Marin County’s 18-hole championship golf course, to offer guests the opportunity to play and relax with the new “Golf & Spa” package. Individuals and couples alike are welcomed to the tranquil 182-room Sonoma resort to rejuvenate in a plush deluxe Lodge guestroom, [...]
The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa has earned the 2007 Gold Tee Award for Excellence in Golf and Meeting Facilities from Meetings & Conventions magazine, and has been recognized by Fox News and Brides magazine. The Alabama resort, recently reopened after a $50 million post-Katrina renovation, has also received accolades from Fox [...]
Orient Express-managed The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland, has a new spa. The Linden Spa offers a full range of spa services that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness. Signature treatments include a clay and flowers massage that moistures and balances the skin, and a bio peptide facial that draws on [...]
Solage Calistoga opens today in California’s beautiful wine country. This rustic Napa Valley resort has 89 guest rooms and a 20,000 sq ft spa called Spa Solage. Many rooms include nice extras such as telescopes for star-gazing. Visit before the end of the month and you can take advantage of their introductory rate [...]
Regent Hotels & Resorts will open a new luxury resort in the Maldives in 2008. The Regent Maldives will be a 50-villa luxury resort (23 beach villas and 27 over-water villas, including two Presidential villas) on the unspoiled Maalefushi Island, just 50 minutes by seaplane from the capital city of Male. All the villas will [...]
The 291-room Four Seasons Austin Hotel has a new, 5,500 sq ft spa. Signature treatments include a ‘lavender lemongrass journey’ which uses local ingredients (Texas Hill Country lavender) to offer an exfoliation, hydration wrap and full massage, and a ‘yellow rose of Texas body wrap’ which uses fresh rose petals and pure rose essential oil [...]
Jebel Ali International Hotels has announced that it has signed two hotel management contracts in the Seychelles with Trinity Estates and Trinity Waterfront. The two properties – Round Island and The Waterfront – will be managed on behalf of the Enchanted brand, a new Seychelles based hospitality company. Round Island will offer ten individual deluxe [...]
The Jefferson is currently making a summer two for one offer – either two nights for the price of one, or two rooms for the price of one. It’s $299 for a superior room or $339 for a deluxe room. You can also customise the offer (at an additional cost, of course) to include dinner [...]
One of the world’s largest collections of premier spas, The Starwood Spa Collection, has 10 new additions. They include Le Méridien Lav in Split, Croatia, with its superb sea views; Le Royal Méridien Beach Dubai with its unique, Roman theme; Hotel Schloss Fuschl in Austria with its glass faÃ§ade looking out to views of [...]
It’s hard to escape the constant media reminders regarding climate change and it appears that some of the leading resorts of the world are taking note. The Soneva Fushi & Spa resort in the Maldives is the latest to announce that it is going green. it aims to be carbon neutral by 2008 [...]
The highly anticipated $1.7 million, 7,000 square foot, full-service spa at Marriott’s Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington has officially opened its doors after 6 months of construction. The completion makes it the first and only hotel with a full service spa in Lexington, KY. The Spa at Griffin Gate has seven treatment rooms, [...]
A Texas ranch house where you’ll find “Hill Country ambience and resort-style luxury”. Welcome to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa.
The Town House Company‘s new Glasgow Hotel has now officially been named ‘Blythswood Square’. The hotel is due to open in March 2008. When complete, the Georgian building will have 88 luxury bedrooms and will incorporate many aspects of the original building. It will also house a state-of-the art spa and extensive conference facilities.