Category: Travel Miscellany

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah officially opens - the most lavish opening ceremony ever?

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah officially opens – the most lavish opening ceremony ever?

If you were in Dubai last night, you would be hard pressed to believe there was a global financial currently taking place. Kylie Minogue –  along with the world’s most rich and famous – performed at a £20m party that marked  the opening of the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah. Among the guests were 2,000 celebrities and […]

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at  St. Nicolas Bay Resort a few weeks ago.  The focal point of this beautiful resort – approximately 2 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos – is undoubtedly the central pool area.  This consists of the main infinity pool, a children’s pool, an abundance of sunbeds and a breakfast/dining […]

Start 2009 as you mean to go on!

Start 2009 as you mean to go on!

New Year’s hotel offers in London and Leeds – from The Eton Collection – to make the start of 2009 go swimmingly… The Academy, London – walk to Trafalgar square to see in the New Year at the famous London countdown. Price from £232 per room which includes a full English breakfast, a late check […]

Centre Pompidou, Paris… as you’ve never seen it before

A visionary look at the futuristic Centre Pompidou in Paris courtesy of a fieldtrip conducted by the Manchester School of Architecture.

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort... online!

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort… online!

OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it.  An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the  Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]

Luxury Asset Trader

Luxury Asset Trader is a free, online trading house for upscale items such as yachts, exotic vehicles, motorcoaches, properties, aircrafts, luxury services, jewellery and more. This site allows investors to   bargain their assets in any manner they desire – full, partial, or   cash trade. This website is free of charge and exchanges are […]

Good morning!

Good morning, everyone.   An early start today so I thought I’d post this beautiful sunrise from Punta Cana.

Special Hotels of the World 2009

The Great Hotels Organisation has officially launched the Special Hotels of the World 2009 Exclusive Travel Collection Directory. The latest edition includes a hand-picked selection of over 50 of the world’s best hotels that offer something special or unique to the discerning traveller. The new coffee-table style directory features breathtaking photography, hotel facts and tips […]

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries.   The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]

Luxury private cruise in Tahiti

Roa Yachting takes you aboard their 77ft private motor yacht to discover the Polynesian islands in a luxurious and authentic atmosphere.  

More time and space this winter with design hotels

More time and space this winter with design hotels

design hotels around the world are giving you more time and space this winter. Enjoy a free night or a guaranteed  upgrade to  a larger room. Follow the link for further details and to discover which hotels are participating in the offers. The promotion is running from 29th November 2008 until 29th March 2009.   […]

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

DesBarres Manor Inn, a luxury inn on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia has added to its list of culinary achievements with an award from Taste of Nova Scotia for the 2008 Cuisine of the Year. Featuring a seasonal menu with ingredients from the DesBarres Manor organic garden and local food suppliers, Chef Shaun Zwarun […]

Bad joke Thursday

Have you heard about the three-star restaurant on the Champs-Élysées that makes omelettes with only one egg? Apparently in Paris, one egg is un oeuf.

World Travel Market - is it worth it?

World Travel Market – is it worth it?

I didn’t go to the WTM this year. My reason is simply because I feel I can network with the people I need to from the comfort of my own office, rather than trekking the length of the country down to London to do so – such is the beauty of the internet. For me, […]

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