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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 MoÃ«t & Chandon Champagne, two tickets to the private rooftop party, access to a premium open bar from 10pm to 1am and one or [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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…
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 [...]
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 â‚¬544 for 2 people (includes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.