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2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winnners

AAA has announced the 2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winners. Ten establishments have been added for a total of 103 hotels and 59 restaurants that have achieved Five Diamond status, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants. áFor 2009, six hotels were added to the list: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, Beverly […]

Special Hotels of the World 2009

The Great Hotels Organisation has officially launched the Special Hotels of the World 2009 Exclusive Travel Collection Directory. The latest edition includes a hand-picked selection of over 50 of the world’s best hotels that offer something special or unique to the discerning traveller. The new coffee-table style directory features breathtaking photography, hotel facts and tips […]

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries. á The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete álast month. á á The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos, áthey are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]

Luxury private cruise in Tahiti

Roa Yachting takes you aboard their 77ft private motor yacht to discover the Polynesian islands in a luxurious and authentic atmosphere. á

More time and space this winter with design hotels

More time and space this winter with design hotels

design hotels around the world are giving you more time and space this winter. Enjoy a free night or a guaranteed áupgrade to áa larger room. Follow the link for further details and to discover which hotels are participating in the offers. The promotion is running from 29th November 2008 until 29th March 2009. á […]

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

Nova Scotia luxury inn receives Cuisine of the Year Award

DesBarres Manor Inn, a luxury inn on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia has added to its list of culinary achievements with an award from Taste of Nova Scotia for the 2008 Cuisine of the Year. Featuring a seasonal menu with ingredients from the DesBarres Manor organic garden and local food suppliers, Chef Shaun Zwarun […]

Right on course

Right on course

Navigate the fairways in style with the Segway x2 Golf, a personal transporter that’s part chauffeur, part caddy. Step on, lean in the direction you want to travel and, thansk to innovative LeanSteer technology, the x2 Golf delivers you to your destination. The unit offers wirless control, a scorecard holder that keeps game stats, golf […]

Bad joke Thursday

Have you heard about the three-star restaurant on the Champs-Élysées that makes omelettes with only one egg? Apparently in Paris, one egg is un oeuf.

World Travel Market - is it worth it?

World Travel Market – is it worth it?

I didn’t go to the WTM this year. My reason is simply because I feel I can network with the people I need to from the comfort of my own office, rather than trekking the length of the country down to London to do so – such is the beauty of the internet. For me, […]

A grand dram

A grand dram

The Macallan, makers of some of the finest single malts, teamed with the masters of glassmaking, Lalique, to create an elegant new á$12,000 áhome for its very rare 55-year-old whiskey. The “natural colour” decanter was designed with a stunning amber-hued stopper and a subtle colour gradient to enhance the spirit held within. And what a […]

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Anyone fond of the spa experience at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will be pleased to know the group has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers; one is at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, and the other is in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir. The ‘Amrita Spa & Wellness’ concept, if you are familiar […]

Culinary delights reach new heights in Colorado Springs

Culinary delights reach new heights in Colorado Springs

Culinary delights reach new heights at Summit, a recent addition to The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs. á Designed by Adam Tihany, Summit is a symphony of curving windows, steel beams and wood-panelled columns, all echoing the dramatic angles of the neighbouring Rockies. Executive Chef Bertrand Bouquin’s American brasserie fare emphasises fresh, seasonal ingredients. For the holidays, […]

Sundance Resort, Utah

Sundance Resort, Utah

Rocky Mountain highs are the speciality at Sundance Resort, a true retreat and revitalisation centre. Activities complement each season, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to fishing, hiking, biking and scenic lift rides in summer. The spa is open year-round, and yoga classes and art lessons are on the menu á- as well as […]

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