On A Luxury Travel Blog, I’ve already brought you a $1000 sundae, a $5000 burger and a $90,000 bottle of white wine, so now it’s the turn of New York’s most expensive cocktail. Created by the head mixologist at Duvet, the cocktail is called the Duvet Platinum Passion and has at its heart L’ésprit de [...]
Sofitel is offering a Leonardo da Vinci VIP package as of yesterday until 6th January 2007, to celebrate the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery. Situated right in the heart of Florence city centre, Sofitel Firenze offers a warm welcome to those with a combined passion for art and travel. The package consists [...]
As a parent of two young boys, I suddenly find myself paying more attention with family-related travel matters, and so Emirates‘ recent annoucement caught my eye. The airline has launched a new complimentary service for passengers travelling with infants. High quality Pierre Cardin baby strollers will now be available to parents on arrival, located [...]
Connecticut’s own Premier Limousine, Inc. – winner of five ‘Best Limousine Company’ awards from the Hartford Advocate – has recently completed a full website upgrade harnessing the Internet’s global reach technology to provide each client with unmatched service. The website is equipped with Live Chat, and an online reservation tool. Premier Limousine’s network reaches 450 [...]
Why not get away next week (18th July 2006) for the Opera on the Lawn Getaway at the Relais & Chateaux Meadowood Napa Valley? This memorable experience will include one night’s accommodation on a private estate, breakfast for two (in the privacy of your room if you wish) and two Al Fresco tickets to Tosca, [...]
This is post one of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, [...]
Britain’s most visited museum outside London re-opens today after a 3-year, £28-million facelift. Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will welcome an expected 10,000 visitors today alone. The display space has been extended to accommodate 8,000 pieces (compared to 5,000 three years ago), as well as a temporary exhibition space, lecture theatre, restaurant and [...]
The Landhaus Milser had three unexpected, but nevertheless welcome, guests in one of its beds last night. Home to the Italian national football side for the last month, the hotel put on 350 bottles of spumante (note, not French Champagne!)… as if the celebrations needed a little help! And the three in a bed, [...]
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake have been spotted in the French capital, at the exclusive Faubourg Sofitel Demeure hotel. The three were seen leaving the hotel and enjoying an excursion on the River Seine on a bateau-mouche, the name given to cruise boats on the river.
Located in the heart of Peachtree Center, the award-winning, legendary Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is a leader in Atlanta’s emerging trend to continue the revitalization of one of the most popular convention destinations in the country. The has just unveiled a cutting-edge, $38 million renovation to all of its 1,675 rooms and suites with the [...]
The snow has arrived and the ski season has kicked off well and truly in Queenstown, New Zealand! Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona are fully operational with all lifts running and skiers and boarders raving about the excellent conditions. And Queenstown’s Millbrook has some fantastic winter deals and special offers and in-house guests can [...]
It’s ‘Summer Restaurant Week‘ in New York City. From 10th-14th and 17th-21st July 2006, New York’s finest restaurants work in unison, serving up three-course lunches for a fixed price of just over $24 and/or three-course dinners for $35, excluding drinks, tax and gratuities. Visit the website to search for participating restaurants across the city.
Condé Nast is running an excellent piece this month on the best islands in the world to visit… and, just as importantly, when to visit them. Over the next 12 days (one day for each month) I shall be listing the islands – and the places to stay at each – that they recommend.
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page bought an unusually large private jet last year: a Boeing 767-200. A plane like this normally carries 180 passengers but is being kitted out with hammocks and the like, and will only carry 50 people. However, the project has become riddled with legal problems with the interior aviation [...]
UnderSea Resort and Residences is a new, ocean-living concept incorporating the elegance of a luxury cruise ship atmosphere. The $400 million resort will be anchored 3 miles off the Miami coast line and claims that it will include the largest spa ever built. There will also be a large casino, some 600 suites, a golf [...]
Celebrate Saturday night amid the luxurious surroundings of The Jefferson and treat yourselves to Richmond’s finest Sunday Brunch in the morning. Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch for two, brunch gratuity, and valet parking. (Taxes not included.) A deluxe room on the Saturday night costs $275, or $375 for a studio suite.