Category: Travel Miscellany

Christmas offers at Trianon Palace & Spa

Christmas offers at Trianon Palace & Spa

Versailles’ Trianon Palace & Spa from Westin is offering an exclusive Christmas break, with 99 rooms priced at 99 euros per person per night,  from 15th  to 28th December 2006. The offer is based on double occupancy of a Pavilion Standard room with a minimum 2 night stay required. This beautiful hotel is in the [...]

New Year on The Strip

New Year on The Strip

Still not finalised your plans for New Year?   If Vegas is your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear there are still rooms available on The Strip.   The five star Aladdin (deluxe rooms starting from $419) and the five star MGM Grand ($559.99 for a Grand Tower room or $579.99 for a West Wing [...]

New Year’s Eve at Hotel Gansevoort

New Year’s Eve at Hotel Gansevoort

Ring in 2007 at the Hotel Gansevoort‘s rooftop soiree with dazzling city and river views. The Manhattan hotel’s New Year’s Eve Rooftop Retreat Package includes accommodation for two, one bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne, two tickets to the private rooftop party, access to a premium open bar from 10pm to 1am and one or [...]

New relaxation program at COMO Shambhala Estate

New relaxation program at COMO Shambhala Estate

Brazil’s COMO Shambhala Estate is introducing a new, exclusive  relaxation program called FUSION that combines all aspects of Pilates and Yoga. Sessions will centre on common problem areas, flexibility, posture, breathing and relaxation. The daily schedule incorporates 3 hours of Pilates (2 hours of practical and 1 hour of theory) and 2 hours of Hatha [...]

Jalisco Magical Mystery Tours

A new tour company has just started in Jalisco, Mexico. Called the Tequila Magical Mystery Tour, Jalisco Magical Mystery Tours is offering a  tour  that gives an alternative hands-on experience in the tequila valley. The tour takes travelers to Guachimontones, the largest pyramids in western Mexico, an obsidian workshop, and the the popular 17th Century [...]

Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa

As if by magic, a replica of an old-fashioned Jamaican village welcomes you, with gingerbread architecture, a town square, skilled craftsmen and coconut vendors of selling their treasures on the cobble-stoned streets…

Lloyd History exhibition in Amsterdam

Lloyd History exhibition in Amsterdam

Get along to Amsterdam’s Lloyd Hotel on Monday, 11th December 2006 for the opening of the Lloyd History exhibition of graphical work by V. Wiertz. He is the calligrapher of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. The exhibition will be accompanied by a concert, with  Bozena Kopczynska on the cello and Anna Korealska on the [...]

Seasonal offers from Boscolo Hotels

Seasonal offers from Boscolo Hotels

The art, the cafés, the charm, the romance! This Christmas experience more of Italy’s most beautiful cities with great rates and exclusive benefits from Boscolo Hotels to make your stay really unique. For example, stay at the Astoria in Florence for two nights between 23rd and 26th December 2006 from €544 for 2 people (includes [...]

7-minute virtual Kenyan safari

Promotional video from Nairobi-based Private Wilderness.

Steamy deals at Malmaison from  £75

Steamy deals at Malmaison from £75

Winter… the perfect excuse to indulge.    Malmaison invites you to hibernate with them from £75 per night or £120 with dinner, bed and breakfast. (Rates are actually from £120 and £170 respectively for London.)   For more details of this promotion (and the opportunity to win a weekend for 2 at a Mail of [...]

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

Thanks to Inna Shamis from journeyPod who’s just made me aware of their new site aimed at “tastemakers, trendsetters and die-hard travelers” in search of the best places to go. They feature only 4 and 5 star hotels, have a weekly podcast and provide ‘VIP access’ to exclusive offers and tips. Sign up to their [...]

Join the mailing list… and you could win!

Join the mailing list… and you could win!

If you haven’t yet joined A Luxury Travel Blog’s mailing list, please do so.  I shall be running one or two competitions in 2007 and there are some great prizes in store.    To be in with a chance of winning, all you’ll need to do is be on the mailing list.   It’s as [...]

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymoon

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymoon

Have you been wondering where Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymooned after their lavish wedding in Bracciano, Italy?   Well, in case you have… they spent two weeks in the Maldives at the exclusive Kurumba Resort, on a private island, and relaxed on board a yacht owned by James Packer (heir to his late father’s [...]

Christmas is all wrapped up at Nirvana Spa

Christmas is all wrapped up at Nirvana Spa

It’s nearly Christmas… why not treat yourself? Enjoy a whole year of pampering and luxury at Nirvana Spa in Wokingham, Berkshire and, if you join before 31st December 2006, you will also save up to £100 by saving on the joining fee. See www.nirvanaspa.co.uk/4me  for details.

Brand new beachside resort in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Brand new beachside resort in Hervey Bay, Queensland

Peppers Pier Resort, Hervey Bay is due to open next month and is celebrating with a special opening offer of 3 nights’ accommodation for the price of two. The resorts sets a new high-water mark for beach holiday sophistication, featuring six levels of deluxe accommodation and sweeping bay views to the World Heritage listed Fraser [...]

Scrambled eggs, the Gordon Ramsay way

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef and one of only three chefs in the UK to have a restaurant rated at three Michelin stars. Here he gives his top tips on how to cook perfect scrambled eggs.

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