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News from The Palm Jumeirah

News from The Palm Jumeirah

There was an interesting article in last month’s Daily Mail about developments at Dubai’s various island projects. Andrew Dukes’ property on Palm Jumeirah has doubled in value in just a year whilst developments at The World interestingly haven’t fared anything like as well. Are the residents of these island resorts going to be left […]

Suite of the week: Executive Suite at the Sheraton Bahrain

Suite of the week: Executive Suite at the Sheraton Bahrain

Suite name: Executive Suite Hotel: Sheraton Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Size of accommodation: 91 sq ft Cost per night: BD500++ What makes it special? Tasteful design that offers a timeless yet contemporary feel. With breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf and the city, the suite is […]

Theme parks coming to Dubai

Theme parks coming to Dubai

Sometimes heralded as the fastest growing city in the world, Dubai will not only soon have the world’s tallest building, but also a number of world class theme parks. Universal Parks & Resorts have agreed a partnership to build University City Dubailand – Dubai’s own version of Orlando – and Marvel has plans for a […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Savour New York in Ottawa with Luxe Bistro Travel like a star with Celebrity Jet Charters Adventurous vacations from Alpine Ascents Delta’s luxury jet charter service: Delta AirElite

The Inn at Perry Cabin's new Linden Spa

The Inn at Perry Cabin’s new Linden Spa

Orient Express-managed The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland, has a new spa. The Linden Spa offers a full range of spa services that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness. Signature treatments include a clay and flowers massage that moistures and balances the skin, and a bio peptide facial that draws on […]

Recipe of the week: Tomato, Anchovy and Red Olive Salad

Recipe of the week: Tomato, Anchovy and Red Olive Salad

This is a quick and easy salad that highlights both fresh and preserved Moroccan ingredients. The Moroccan red olives and Moroccan preserved lemons are essential for authentic flavor, and of course you should use vine-ripe tomatoes – it will be even more flavorful after a few hours when all the flavors have had a chance […]

Chillout in Dubai

Chillout in Dubai

Remember Dubai’s snowdome? Well, it would appear that Dubaians’ love of ice knows no bounds as the city is now also home to an ice lounge called Chillout. Diners will sit on ice benches or chairs, eat at ice tables, off ice plates of course, and drink from ice glasses served from a bar […]

First boutique hotel in Brooklyn

First boutique hotel in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s much-awaited boutique hotel, Hotel Le Bleu, will finally open tomorrow, after a number of delays. The 48-room hotel on 4th Avenue in Park Slope has balconies in almost every room and amenities such as HD flat screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docks. Views of Downtown Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan and the harbour will be […]

Intelligent Travel blog from National Geographic Traveler

Intelligent Travel blog from National Geographic Traveler

If, like me, you have admired the amazing photographs in National Geographic ever since your childhood, you might be interested to learn that National Geographic Traveler now have a new blog. Well… it’s kind of new. They used to have a blog called ‘Inside Travel’ but have changed its name and its focus, but […]

The world's tallest building

The world’s tallest building

Dubai will soon be home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai (which is currently about 480 metres tall). It will unofficially become the world’s tallest when it surpasses the 509-metre mark set by the Taipei 101 early next month. However, it won’t be until 2008 – when construction has been completed – that […]

The Fairmont Monte Carlo's package for The Grace Kelly Years exhibition

The Fairmont Monte Carlo’s package for The Grace Kelly Years exhibition

If you’re a fan of Grace Kelly, Monaco royalty, or the casinos of Monte Carlo, here’s a chance to live the jet-set life as it was in Grace’s day. A new exhibit, The Grace Kelly Years, is being shown at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo from today through to 23rd September 2007. The Fairmont […]

Napa Valley's newest luxury hotel

Napa Valley’s newest luxury hotel

Solage Calistoga opens today in California’s beautiful wine country. This rustic Napa Valley resort has 89 guest rooms and a 20,000 sq ft spa called Spa Solage. Many rooms include nice extras such as telescopes for star-gazing. Visit before the end of the month and you can take advantage of their introductory rate […]

The Regent Maldives to open at Maalefushi Island in 2008

Regent Hotels & Resorts will open a new luxury resort in the Maldives in 2008. The Regent Maldives will be a 50-villa luxury resort (23 beach villas and 27 over-water villas, including two Presidential villas) on the unspoiled Maalefushi Island, just 50 minutes by seaplane from the capital city of Male. All the villas will […]

Indulge at Changi

Indulge at Changi

Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN), widely regarded as one of the best airports in the world, is holding a food festival which will run until 12th August 2007. During the event, more than 30 F&B outlets at the airport will discount their menu prices by between 10 and 50 per cent. The festival ties in with […]

The Wonder Bar, London

The Wonder Bar, London

Selfridges London, the famous department store on Oxford Street, has opened The Wonder Bar — a two-story wine bar in which visitors can serve themselves any of more than 50 different wines of various vintages. Table service is also available, with a staff of waiters led by the store’s new sommelier. A glass of wine […]

Keith Floyd's Cookery Theatre Masterclass

Keith Floyd’s Cookery Theatre Masterclass

Calling all budding gastronauts! Help is at hand as the original celebrity chef Keith Floyd, announces his Autumn 2007 ‘Cookery Theatre’ masterclass series at Linthwaite House Hotel in the Lake District. These exclusive events combine a relaxing break with a culinary masterclass to exceed everyone’s expectations. Floyd is set to return to Linthwaite after his […]

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