Category: Travel Miscellany

Spring happenings at The Lodge at Geneva

Spring happenings at The Lodge at Geneva

In the midst of Ohio’s wine country and overlooking Lake Erie, The Lodge at Geneva offers a fantastic setting for warm weather fun. Their lakeside resort offers spacious accommodations, an indoor swimming pool and game room, fun activities and a convenient location close to the area’s best attractions. Experience it all for yourself this spring […]

Shoes, bags and beds at the Renaissance Austin Hotel

The Renaissance Austin Hotel  is currently offering  guests a weekend of luxury with a shopping bonus, as part of their “Shoes, Bags and Beds” package. Beginning  this month and running until the end of 2007, guests who book a weekend stay at the 492-room hotel get to take advantage of super savings at the hotel […]

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007

Thousands of musicians and fans will be heading for New Orleans shortly for the city’s premier music event. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007, or the more simply known ‘Jazz Fest’, will take place from 27th to 29th April and 4th to 6th May 2007. Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah […]

'Hop on a Hog' at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, New Mexico

‘Hop on a Hog’ at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, New Mexico

Inspired by the new movie ‘Wild Hogs‘ starring John Travolta et al, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fé, New Mexico, is offering an extravagant  ’Hop on a Hog’ package. As well as three nights deluxe accommodation, dinner for two at the award-winning The Old House Restaurant and – wait for it – a […]

Suite of the week: Room #32 at The Dylan Amsterdam

Suite of the week: Room #32 at The Dylan Amsterdam

Suite name: Room #32 Hotel: The Dylan Amsterdam, Netherlands Size of accommodation: 64 sq m Cost per night: €1600 per night, excl 5% city tax and breakfast Who’s stayed there? Mariah Carey What makes it special? A peaceful and luxurious room, on one of the most picturesque and prestigious canals of Amsterdam.       […]

Dine free at Linthwaite House Hotel, Windermere, UK

To celebrate their 3 AA Rosettes award this year, Linthwaite House Hotel is  bringing back  its incredibly popular “Dine Free” offer. Simply pay their normal bed and breakfast rates and for each night of your stay  they will include their 4 course evening meal with canapés, coffee and petit fours at no charge. (Normally £47 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hotels and tours courtesy of Luxury Latin America Simplicity and sobriety make  Restaurant Initiale Privileged resorts from Domaine Haut-Gardegan Luxury blogging from  Luxist

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

If you still haven’t decided what to do for Easter,  English Heritage  have a fun packed programme of events planned over the Easter bank holiday weekend, ranging from traditional Easter egg hunts to medieval knights’ trails at historic sites across the country. Fed up with Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs?  They’ve put together Bank Holiday […]

The art of Vietnamese cooking

The art of Vietnamese cooking

Join Echo Palm Beach for their final interactive evening of the season – ‘the art of Vietnamese cooking’ – where their most popular dishes will be prepared before your eyes. A demo and dinner starts at 6.30pm on 11th April 2007 in the Far East Room. The four-course dinner includes a half-price specialty drink to […]

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Mr. Bean visits France for his 2007 holiday… oh, I’ve just got to see this!

John Williams' Masterclass

John Williams’ Masterclass

On 21st April 2007 there will be a rare chance to see a master at work! Just eight privileged guests will join John Williams in the kitchens of The Ritz to witness the creation of a spectacular five course dinner, and then retire to one of the magnificent new banquet rooms in William Kent House […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite name: Royal Suite Hotel:  Hotel Imperial, Vienna Size of accommodation: 160 sq m Cost per night: 4,350 euros Who’s stayed there?   Crowned heads and state guests, personalities and celebrities from the worlds of arts and politics, such as Richard Wagner, Queen Elisabeth II, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Thomas Mann, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, […]

Special feature: Hilton Evian-les-Bains, France

Special feature: Hilton Evian-les-Bains, France

The Hilton Evian-les-Bains is a new  hotel, having opened in July 2006.   We had the pleasure of being one of its first guests, visiting at the back-end of the year.  The moment you step inside this hotel, you are immediately struck by the spaciousness of the public areas, and by the eye-catching  reception with […]

Fun with tourists

Since it’s April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d share this little piece of tourism-related practical joking with you all!

England football team's new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

England football team’s new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

At Heathrow Airport, off-duty England stars Michael Owen and Theo Walcott  have this morning  unveiled  the latest solution to the team’s recent dip in form. The English FA have purchased and customised an Airbus A380, complete with its own 5-a-side AstroTurf playing surface inside. This huge, state-of-the-art plane will offer the ultimate  environment  to ensure […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Great golfing  destinations worldwide  with Châteaux Golf Luxuriate with Lukimibi in the Kruger National Park Travel in contemporary style with Aspire Holidays Head for Wheel Farm Cottages in North Devon

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