The Venetian in Las Vegas is offering two-night packages in the Rialto Suite (and other premium suites) for just $259 a night. As well as the accommodation, the package includes a private gondola ride, a gondala ride picture and gondola ride line passes. The offer is valid on bookings made before 19th September 2006.
Hit by Hurricane Wilma last year, the Presidente Intercontinental has been closed ever since. The resort is scheduled to re-open next month, however, after a $25 million renovation and expansion which includes a new pool, new restaurants and a Scuba certification-training centre. The 220 redesigned rooms and suites will feature state-of-the-art amenities including plasma televisions.
China’s †luxury hotel business is likely to grow strongly over the next five years, driven by booming business travel, property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle said Thursday… † †The number of four-star and five-star hotel rooms in Shanghai is likely to grow by some 8,000 rooms until 2008, and more investment should find its way to [...]
Wearing flip-flops in 50-degree weather? You obviously can’t let go of summer. And why should you, with sensational Royal Caribbean Interational †savings to hot spots like the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. They’ve got lots of deals on at the moment so you might want to take a look.
There are over a dozen wineries in Lake Chelan’s new wine country. Come tour the vineyards, experience the peak of the wine season, and relax at the end of your day at Darnell’s Lake Resort. From 11th to 30th September 2006, they are offering great midweek rates at $85 and weekend rates at $150 in [...]
More than 350 of †England’s †most familiar and important heritage sites will be opened for free by English Heritage, the National Trust and Historic Houses Association tomorrow, alongside more than 3,000 other fascinating properties of every period and style. As part of the History Matters – pass it on campaign and Heritage Open Days, the [...]
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia is scheduled to open next month. The brainchild of a Russian-Canadian architect, Nick Troubetzkoy, and owner of the Anse Chastanet Resort, †this new †resort has its own private spa, beaches and concierge desk. Like the Ladera resort also on St. Lucia, rooms are designed so that they have three walls, and [...]
Guido van den Elshout, the †owner of the fabulous Haagsche Suites (which I ran a special feature on last month), has started his own blog called Happy Hotelier. Guido has been blogging for two years already on weekendhotel.nl but this new blog gives him the opportunity to share some of those posts with us English [...]
Miami-based NCL †has reached a $2.8 billion deal with Aker Yards of France to build two new ships and possibly a third with the capacity for carrying up to 4,900 passengers each. The deal is the biggest in NCL’s history and marks a major step forward in its efforts to upgrade its fleet amid fierce [...]
M√∂venpick have opened a new hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. †Situated on the water’s edge in the Oostelijke Handelskade district, between the new Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and the Muziekgebouw/Bimhuis concert hall, M√∂venpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre †offers 362 standard and 14 executive rooms, as well as 31 Junior Suites and an Ambassador Suite all [...]
There’s a new website on the block called InStyle Hotels which offers a large database of bookable luxury hotels including design and boutique hotels. Using extensive research based on many of the travel industry’s accepted top hotel lists, InStyle Hotels’ team has selected the places recognized by the majority of hotel ratings as being the [...]
I just got an email from Wellbeing Escapes notifying me of the beautiful Natural Magic candles which they regularly enjoy in their office. They are made with only 100% organic wax base and scented only with pure essential oils, there are no chemicals, no synthetic scents and no paraffin wax. † Plus, as you breathe [...]
Three of Wellington’s most prestigious bars were awarded and celebrated at the recent New Zealand Bar Awards. Co-ordinated by Spanton Media, creators of Australian and NZ Bartender magazines, the awards are voted for and judged by local bar industry and international judges. The Matterhorn was awarded the coveted title of finest drinking establishment in New [...]
Join world-renowned ice cream connoisseur and food expert †Malcolm Stogo on an intimate excursion that explores the finest fare of Italy. Malcolm’s Specialty Tours of Italy †run from the 5th to 14th October 2006 (Specialty Food Tour of Italy) †and from 18th to 29th January 2007 †(Gelato Tour of Italy). Definitely one for the foodies [...]
Indulge in the Marriott experience now for your chance to instantly win one of the 1,200 prizes. In a new microsite from Marriott, called Marriott Virtual Tour, the hotel brand is giving you the chance to experience Marriott anywhere in the world, a high-tech home threatre upgrade, † or a $5,000 dream bedroom shopping spree! [...]
The Orient Express’ †Northern Belle is operating a trip to celebrate this the 100th anniversary of Sir John Betjeman’s birth. On the 9th September 2006 †the Northern Belle will leave London Paddington station to the sounds of a brass band and will slowly make its way to Bristol. A delicious brunch with bucks fizz will [...]