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British Tourism Week re-visited

British Tourism Week re-visited

Today marks the start of the second annual British Tourism Week, a scheme organised by VisitBritain and UKinbound with the support of others, to promote Britain. Lots of different events are listed on the site; the varied program áincludes such items as áChester Film Society Film Festival, the Alfred Hitchcock London Locations Walk and áthe […]

Flying casinos from Airbus?

Flying casinos from Airbus?

Airbus are said to be holding talks with a number of interested parties, with a view to adapting an Airbus A380 superjumbo into a flying casino. With the advantage of 50% more floor space over Boeing 747s, Airbus’ David Velupillai has said that such a casino could become a reality by 2012.

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Asia, according to Tripadvisor

Layana Resort and Spa – áKo Lanta, Thailand Shangri-La Hotel – áSingapore Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Rangali Island, Maldives Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel – Ko Samui, Thailand Oriental Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Lebua at State Tower – Bangkok, Thailand Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India Kurumba Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives Royal Park […]

Express Lunch Menu from Fig & Olive

Express Lunch Menu from Fig & Olive

New York is well-known for being one of the busiest cities in the world. If you are juggling many tasks including reports that are due to your clients or boss, a last minute shopping emergency or an important appointment and you have only a 30 minute break for lunch, the new Fig & Olive Express […]

The first ANdAZ hotel - but will the concept catch on?

The first ANdAZ hotel – but will the concept catch on?

Formerly The Great Eastern Hotel, the first of Hyatt’s ANdAZ hotels is located directly beside Liverpool Street Station in the heart of London’s financial and cultural district, the colourful East End. Standing proud in a splendid 19th century red brick building, prepare to be impressed at the innovative 21st century contrast that lies within! Once […]

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100. á Flights […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Europe, according to Tripadvisor

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin – Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Mykonos, Greece Hotel Le Palais – Prague, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel – London, England Hotel Prinsenhof – Brugge, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary Rudding Park Hotel – Harrogate, England Swissotel Berlin – Berlin, Germany Four Seasons Hotel George […]

30% off at The Tides Zihuatanejo, Mexico

30% off at The Tides Zihuatanejo, Mexico

The Tides on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and the only luxury resort on the water’s edge in Zihuatanejo, is this year’s ideal last-minute Spring Break destination. á The Tides Zihuatanejo is offering guests an opportunity to book last minute deals as low as 30% off regular rates. And if the offer comes as too last minute, […]

Wildflower package from La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort & Day Spa

Wildflower package from La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort & Day Spa

Until 4th April 2008, the four-diamond áLa Casa del Zorro Desert Resort & Day Spa, which is situated about 90 miles east of San Diego, áis offering a áwildflower package. You’ll be given a field guide on desert wildflowers and áa hiking book on Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and be accommodated in a deluxe poolside […]

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Some have questioned whether the likes of Silverjet can survive in the aftermath of MaxJet’s bankruptcy, yet the business class only airline has áannounced its átraffic figures for February 2008 which show another record month. Out of the 13,800 available seats in the month of February, 64% were filled – up almost 10% when compared […]

A landmark year for The Peninsula Hong Kong

A landmark year for The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong is running a number of themed activities this year, to celebrate its 80th anniversary of service excellence. á áTheir 80th Anniversary Rejuvenation Package is for 2 people, using the Private Spa for Two, and includes a 30-minute salt and oil full body exfoliation, an 80-minute Aromatherapy massage and Oriental head massage, […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the US, according to Tripadvisor

Signature at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada Sofitel New York – New York City, New York Omni San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco, California Affinia Dumont – New York City, New York The Orchard Hotel – San Francisco, California Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea, Hawaii The Villas at Grand Cypress – […]

Wine and chocolate heaven at Hong Kong's Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Wine and chocolate heaven at Hong Kong’s Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Tailor-made wine and culinary programmes are being launched at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, later this month. Their first áWeekend Connoisseur package takes place on the weekend of 21st-24th March 2008 and includes 2 nights’ deluxe accommodation, a bottle of Ruinart Champagne, a 3-course lunch, an 8-course dinner, a Champagne brunch, daily breakfast, a […]

Travelers' Choice 2008, from Tripadvisor

Travelers’ Choice 2008, from Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor has published its “Travelers’ Choice” list for 2008, outlining the best hotels on the site according to its readers’ reviews. á Categories include everything from Best Hotel Pools to Best Hotel Service. Over the next week and a bit, I’ll be listing the top 10 Best Luxury Hotels for each region, posting a new […]

Special feature: The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, UK

Special feature: The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, UK

Just before Christmas, I had the pleasure of staying at Manchester’s only 5-star hotel, The Lowry. á áBranded as áone áof The Rocco Forte Collection, The Lowry Hotel is located on the banks of the River Irwell, in the Chapel Wharf area between Manchester city centre and Salford. á Being on the fringe of the […]

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme gets new spa

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme gets new spa

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is a truly luxurious Parisian hotel, located in the heart of the city on the prestigious Rue de la Paix. It is within walking distance of the Place Vendôme, the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are also nearby. This is the place to be seen in one […]

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