Category: Travel Equipment

iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

iPads provided for guests’ use in South African hotel

Iconic Cape Town Hotel Ellerman House will introduce Apple iPads to each of its eleven luxurious rooms and modernist villa over the coming months – the only hotel in South Africa to offer iPads for guests’ use. The iPad is fast becoming an indispensible item within the gadget market and a supremely useful tool in […]

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that †you do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the […]

A cool, new way to browse a travel bookshop online

Daunt Books, the travel specialists, has launched an online resource for discerning travellers. †Mimicking the unique design of the shops where the books are arranged by country, the user can browse the careful selection of guides, non-fiction and fiction which have all been personally recommended and reviewed by the knowledgeable staff. †Whether you’re looking for […]

LUXE City Guides go mobile

LUXE City Guides go mobile

The LUXE City Guides range which feature the best of the best of a city in one handy, unique pocket guide, has just introduced 10 of its most popular destinations in mobile format. The apps are compatible with a multitude of handsets including iPhone, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and HTC and can be downloaded […]

And the world's best restaurant is...

And the world’s best restaurant is…

Copenhagen gastronomy has reached new heights with Noma being awarded the prestigious accolade of the world’s best restaurant by the UK Restaurant Magazine, breaking the dominance of El Bulli which had previously won the title four times on the trot. With 11 Michelin-starred restaurants the city of Copenhagen is rightly priding itself on being in […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Craving for Travel: Celebrating Life’s Moments Check out the luxury spas portfolio from Johansens Rollable travel shoes (!) from Spare Pear Boutique chic from Villa Elena, Sicily

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

For those who aren’t already familiar, Shanghai Tang is a leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China, offering everything from luxury apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories and homeware. And now, if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can enjoy their latest collection courtesy of their free ‘City Chic’ […]

Win a fantastic  £50 voucher from Blurb!

Win a fantastic £50 voucher from Blurb!

We are delighted to announce a new competition. A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with Blurb to offer you a great chance to win one of five £50 vouchers to use on their website. An online creative book publishing platform, Blurb allows everyone and anyone to create their own coffee table book. Perfect for […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week. †There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe. †They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzb√ľhel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

More success for the Travelwrap

More success for the Travelwrap

Remember the Travelwrap that we reviewed earlier this year? Well, it sounds like the company is going from strength to strength. †In addition to winning Luxury Gift of the Year (UK) 2008, it’s now a recipient of the prestigious Best Company of the Year, International Women in Business at the 2009 Stevie Awards. Alongside the […]

First-ever Asian Culinary Summit at Halekulani

Halekulani, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed luxury resorts, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living, have gathered together leading Asian culinary masters for an unparalleled epicurean experience at this iconic Hawaiian resort. From 13th to 15th November 2009, connoisseurs from around the world are invited to join hosts Sara Moulton, Gourmet executive […]

Gourmet magazine loses its appetite

It was announced yesterday that Gourmet magazine, despite having almost one million subscribers, is to cease publication after 68 years. †A slump in ad revenue is being blamed for its demise although Wikipedia currently reads: On October 5, 2009 Condé Nast announced that †Gourmet will cease monthly publication by the end of 2009, due to […]

The latest desirables from Heathrow

The latest desirables from Heathrow

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, take the time to indulge in some serious retail therapy at Heathrow this Autumn. Catering for your every want and desire, the airport is home to a wide collection of premium brands including Paul Smith, Prada, Harrods, Gucci and Sony – all at airport prices. †Here are their picks […]

'Luxury' at its most basic level

‘Luxury’ at its most basic level

Ever been ‘caught out’ in the great outdoors? †These items are far from luxurious but marginally beat having to dig a hole for yourself in order to do the deed. †The amusingly named Brown Corporation has come up with the Shit Box (that’s the ‘bog standard’ version), the somewhat more acceptably-named Ploo and, for the […]

Leica's Duovid binoculars

Leica’s Duovid binoculars

If you’re planning on a safari or a hiking vacation, you probably want some good quality, lightweight binoculars so you don’t miss out on anything. †Step forward Leica‘s Duovid 10+ 15×50 binoculars. †With a retail price of around $2,400, you can expect something special. Firstly, they are not zoom binoculars which can exhibit poorer optical […]

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Fashion faux-pas by Rihanna?

Don’t you just hate it when you turn up somewhere, only to find someone else is wearing an identical garment? †I wonder how Rihanna felt when she emerged from the Hotel de Rome in Berlin today and found herself being upstaged by the doorman…

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