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Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite name: Bedroom Suite Resort: The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA Size of accommodation: 450 sq ft Cost per night:  $295-$485 depending on time of year Who’s stayed there? Stephen King, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Geena Davis, Michael Winterbottom, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Carly Schroeder, Charlie Kaufman, Chris Cooper, Martin Scorcese, […]

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

An executive limousine company is preparing to equip its entire fleet of limos with wireless internet equipment. Carey Houston will be able to connect to the internet during their travels, through either a WiFi or Ethernet connection. The move is sure to be a hit with many business executives and VIPs.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets

Upgrade with Design Hotels

Upgrade with Design Hotels

More than 30 Design Hotels are offering a Seasonal Spaces promotion, which allows guests to book an automatic upgrade to a higher room or suite category. Participating hotels include the Haymarket Hotel which opened in London last month, the Bel-Ami in Paris, The New Majestic in Singapore, The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland, and others in […]

Decennial Celebration at The Langham, Hong Kong

Decennial Celebration at The Langham, Hong Kong

Can you believe it’s been 10 years already since the hand-over of Hong Kong back to mainland China?   The Langham Hotel, Hong Kong is recognising the anniversary from 1st July 2007 through until 31st August 2007 with a special Decennial Celebration package. For $1,997 (note the amount… clever, eh?), the package includes suite accommodation […]

The world's most expensive hotel suites

The world’s most expensive hotel suites

Forbes has run an interesting feature on the world’s most expensive hotel suites,  featuring  geographically widespread hotels and resorts,  from Mexico to the Maldives. To make their top 10, you’ve got to be charging at least $10,000 a night. Here is an abbreviated  summary of the  incredible suites that  they list: Two Story Sky Villa, […]

4th July celebrations at The Balsams, Dixville Notch NH

4th July celebrations at The Balsams, Dixville Notch NH

The 4th of July has been a longstanding annual tradition at The Balsams in New Hampshire, and this year’s celebration promises to be bigger and better than ever. Be part of the fun and enjoy  a full line-up of family-friendly activities and special entertainment. There’ll be an array of things to do and events to […]

Win a trip to Mexico's Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Win a trip to Mexico’s Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Feeling creative? Here’s a contest with a challenge. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest resort area (just north of Puerto Vallarta) is running an online contest with six grand prizes of a free five-day, four-night all-inclusive vacation at Marival Resort & Suites. The contest has six categories with multiple photos; in each, you pick one photo and […]

Yo Sushi at Heathrow Terminal 3

Yo Sushi at Heathrow Terminal 3

Opening today at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 3 is Yo Sushi, with seats for 56 people as well as a take-away option. Hot and cold dishes are available, all under £5 and, if you’re running late, you can pre-order your take-away online or by calling +44 (0)8701 90 80 40; the menu is available […]

Frank Gehry-designed playground

Frank Gehry-designed playground

An original Frank Gehry-designed playground, costing $4 million,  is to grace New York’s  Battery Park. Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marqués De Riscal in Rioja wine country, among many other projects,  is famous for his unique, modern style.  

Starwood plans to put an end to trans-fats

It’s not happened yet but apparently  Starwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, Inc plan to elimiate trans-fats from food, catering, room service, bar and lounge menus at  many of its  properties by the end of 2007.   Their press release states that: [Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.'s] goal [is] to eliminate all artificial trans-fats from […]

4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

For just the price of a Private Pool Casita, Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort is offering a 4-night 4th of July special with a snorkel tour aboard Novia Mia, Marquis’ 80 foot Turkish Schooner; one dinner for two at Vista Ballenas restaurant and $100 USD credit at Spa Marquis.  On-land accommodation […]

Fiji's first ever overwater bungalows

Fiji’s first ever overwater bungalows

It seems hard to believe that Fiji hasn’t yet cashed in on the ever-growing trend for overwater bungalows but apparently it hasn’t… until now, at least. Likuliku Lagoon Resort, an exclusive resort off the west coast of the island of Viti Levu,  has opened its doors to offer the first true overwater bungalow experience in […]

Re-opening of the West Baden Springs Hotel

Re-opening of the West Baden Springs Hotel

The historic West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana has re-opened more than 100 years after it originally opened  (1902) and some 75 years since it last welcomed any guests.   The grand opening follows an investment of $90 million.   With 246 luxury guest rooms and suites, the hotel is now situated in […]

Renovated luxury in Mayfair, London

Renovated luxury in Mayfair, London

In  January 2008 the German hotel group Althoff Hotels will open the St. James Hotel & Club in Mayfair. The townhouse  hotel, with its 61 rooms and suites, is currently being completely renovated. The Cologne-based group expanded into France with the takeover of Villa Belrose in St. Tropez and now extends its international growth to […]

Growing gourmet scene in Bangkok?

According to the Mail & Guardian, Bangkok is achieving a growing reputation as  a centre for  the gourmet lifestyle that could soon rival the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. The city  already hosted the Epicurean Masters of the World event which I blogged about earlier this year, and will host the World Gourmet […]

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