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My Yacht Monaco at the Monaco Grand Prix

My Yacht Monaco at the Monaco Grand Prix

The first race of the highly-anticipated 2010 F1 season is on 14th March 2010 in Bahrain. New teams and driver combinations will fill the grid in what’s sure to be an epic season and the must-attend race of the season – the one every driver wants to win – is the Grand Prix of Monaco. […]

Chopin Museum in Warsaw

2010 will signal a number of important cultural events in Poland, one of which is the opening of a new museum in Warsaw, dedicated to the life and works of Frederic Chopin. The world’s largest collection of Frederic Chopin related items includes musical manuscripts, printed scores, Chopin’s correspondence, personal items (such as cufflinks and diaries), […]

Oh You Lucky Bloggers 50

Oh You Lucky Bloggers 50

lastminute.com have started producing a list of the top 50 travel and lifestyle blogs this year, entitled ‘Oh You Lucky Bloggers 50’ and we’re delighted to see we’ve been included.  The list is being updated each month and we’re nicely positioned in 8th place for the months of January and February.  If you’d like to […]

Great Hotels Organisation welcomes new members

Great Hotels Organisation is welcoming a number of new members into its alliances (Great Hotels of the World, Special Hotels of the World and Metro Hotels).  Here’s a summary: Great Hotels of the World Eurostars Madrid Tower, Madrid, Spain Located in Madrid’s business district, the five-star Eurostars Madrid Tower offers 475 modern and luxurious rooms […]

Cruise excursions to Russia’s top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City

Crystal Cruises is announcing yet another industry first: one-night excursions to Russia’s former top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City. From extreme G Forces and weightlessness to the “Final Challenge” in the world’s largest hydrospace laboratory, intrepid Crystal guests can train like modern Russian Cosmonauts on some of the largest, most advanced space equipment in […]

New Phuket website from Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Asia has launched a dedicated website for its two resorts in Phuket. OutriggerPhuket.com makes it easy for holidaymakers to exchange information and comments about the two resorts on social media sites as well as get detailed information, browse photo galleries, and book latest offers from the two resorts.  To celebrate […]

New luxury hotel in Guilin offers luxury cruises on Li River

The Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin opened in Guilin, China this week. The newly opened hotel is also offering guests a luxury cruise experience along the Li River – the only luxury hotel in the city to provide this exclusive waterborne journey. From now until 31 October 2010, guests can book the Suite Cruise package and enjoy […]

New boutique art hotel in Taipei

Discreetly located in a quiet part of Taipei’s most fashionable district, Da-An, is Hotel Éclat, an eclectic, elegant new boutique art hotel which is the first new luxury hotel to open in the city for many years. The French word “Éclat” literally means “glorious accomplishment and honour”, and this aptly describes this stylish, avant-garde new […]

A Slow Life with Six Senses

Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses have long been pioneers in their celebration of Slow Life and Slow Life Cooking. Both Maldivian resorts along with their new sister, Soneva Kiri in Thailand, have organic gardens, world class chefs and take enormous pride in offering the freshest of ingredients, sourced locally and cooked to […]

New Pool Villas from Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa

New Pool Villas from Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa

Unveiling brand new Maldivian lifestyle experiences that appeal equally to friends, families and couples, Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa launches an exclusive quartet of two-bedroom Pool Villas, culminating in the hottest accommodation choice of the season. Landing in the world’s most famous natural paradise is undoubtedly a dream come true. But consider the wider allures […]

Witness an eclipse of a different kind

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until 11th July 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now.  The third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time […]

New destination management company from Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is expanding the range of services it offers business and leisure travellers with the launch of a new destination management company – Hala Abu Dhabi. The new company will be  based in the nation’s capital but offer travel products, services and activities throughout all seven […]

An 8 star hotel experience?

I’ve stated on this blog previously that some hotel star ratings are a bit of a nonsense, as new 6 and 7 star hotels continued to spring up.  Now one hotel is claiming to offer an “8 Star Gourmet Emotional Experience”.  The following is an extract from a press release from  Relais Santa Croce, the […]

A prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile, Phuket

Andara Resort & Villa Phuket, a new luxurious hideaway owned by Dr Allan Zeman, is Phuket’s prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile. The private beachside paradise is nestled in the lush tropical hillside above Kamala Beach on the pristine west coast of the Island, with breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.  With Thai-inspired design and […]

Relais & Châteaux officially launches in India

Relais & Châteaux has announced its official India launch at a press briefing.  Three new Indian properties – Sher Bagh in Ranthambore (Rajasthan), The Serai in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Neeleshwar Hermitage in Malabar Coast (Kerala) were accepted as members of the association, in addition to Malabar House (Fort Cochin) and Mahua Kothi (Bandhavgarh Park), already […]

New Black Sea voyages for Crystal Cruises

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has expanded its 2010 European cruise collection to include two Black Sea voyages this summer. The two new itineraries feature a maiden visit to Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as calls in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey. Steeped in artistic, military and architectural history, the 12-day cruises sail from Venice to Istanbul […]