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Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. is a romantic Bollywood comedy about six couples who are on their honeymoon package tour to Goa. Written and directed by Reema Kagti,  the film is due to be released tomorrow; it  has a star cast that includes Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Vikram […]

Michelin's Top British Pub of 2007

Michelin’s Top British Pub of 2007

The Bell Inn at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire – close to the  border between England and Wales – is the proud recipient of Michelin’s Top British Pub of 2007 award. It is the first pub in Wales to win the award. The Bell has a restaurant that offers a good selection of food that is sourced […]

Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

Monty Small Design Hotel, Brussels

If you’re in Brussels and looking for somewhere a little different to stay, try the Monty Small Design Hotel is a hip, boutique hotel with just 18 rooms.   Don’t expect the same level of facilities, attention and service of the bigger hotels in Brussels, but do expect something that’s contemporary and different to where […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

Lorenzo il Magnifico, Florence

Lorenzo il Magnifico, Florence

This fine villa, recently restored to its original splendour, is designed to be a home for visitors staying in Florence for business or for pleasure. It is a place where everything centres on the guest and his or her  wishes, while  their only wish is to offer a sojourn which is truly “magnifico”. Success is […]

Extra Mile Scotland

A new website called Extra Mile Scotland is acknowledging those tourism businesses in Scotland that ‘go that extra mile’.   If you’ve experienced special service on your travels in Scotland, let them know and help build the site  so that it can  become a resource that can be useful to future visitors too.

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]

The most expensive meal in the world?

The most expensive meal in the world?

15 paying customers and 25 invited guests  received a $1m bill  (yes, you read that right – $1,000,000) for a meal in a Bangkok hotel this month.   They jetted in from all over the world and enjoyed a charity  evening  dubbed “Epicurean Masters of the World” on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel […]

Book the best in Paris, and save online

Book the best in Paris, and save online

Ahhhh… Paris… how romantic! If you are visiting  Paris and would like nothing but the best, then check out this selection of five star hotels in France’s capital city. Book online and make great savings! Hotel de Crillon Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Marriott Champs Elysées Hotel Paris Ritz Hotel Paris

Masai Mara migration

Inspiring footage of the migration from Kenya’s Masai Mara to the Serengeti, courtesy of CAT Safaris.

Discover world wines with Malmaison

Discover world wines with Malmaison

Ruby reds, sparkling whites and a sumptuous three course meal. Mmm… prepare your palate for a wine tour of the world. You’ll meet some of the finest winemakers and discover the legend behind the labels. All this for only £49 per person, including aperitif, three course meal and wine – carefully selected for each course. […]

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at […]

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite name: Horizon Overwater Villa Resort: Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia Size of accommodation: 950 sq ft Cost per night: 140,000 CFP Who’s stayed there? Isaiah Washington, Christina Applegate, Alicia Silvestone, Rob Lowe What makes it special? The resort reflects a perfect balance between Polynesian authenticity and refined luxury.       […]

Maverick at Cedar Point

Cedar Point has announced plans for a new roller coaster for the summer, named Maverick. Located in Frontiertown, Maverick will treat riders to multiple terrain-hugging elements that have never been experienced on this historic amusement park.

Truffles at The Ritz, London

Quick… put 21st February 2007 in your diary! Mr Jacques Chibois, Chef Patron of the Michelin Star Bastide St Antoine Restaurant in Grasse; Dr Michel Bourdin, President of the Master of Culinary Arts and Mr Jacques Pebeyre, the “Truffle King” from France will join The Ritz Chef John Williams in preparing a veritable feast of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Make time for  Timeless Africa Escorted vacations from Norwegian Coastal Voyage Custom luxury vacations re-defined by Pure Kauai Discover the benefits of I Prefer membership

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