Today sees Rocco Forte’s Villa Kennedy open in Frankfurt, one of the largest and most influential financial centres in Europe. Nestled just off the south bank of the Main River, the hotel combines tradition and innovation in a wonderful landscape. The opening comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup which will be held [...]
Opened in December 2000, Anjajavy l’Hôtel is so remote that it enjoys its own timezone! Located in an inaccessible fishing village on a peninsula on the western coast of Madagascar 120 kms north of Majunga, Anjajavy is a true paradise in an exceptional location. It is set in a private reserve of baobab trees, deciduous [...]
Named Luxury Hotel of the Year in the Scottish Hotels of the Year Awards at a sparkling ceremony attended by 350 guests in Edinburgh last year, Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae in South Ayrshire is currently offering a Spring Garden Break where you can enjoy a special two night stay from £170.00 per person per night, [...]
Compiled by Elizabeth Lluch, this guide gives a useful overview on a number of resorts worldwide with a view to finding the perfect location for the most romantic wedding ceremony or the most unforgettable honeymoon. Probably one of the most comprehensive guides of its kind, the book is available through Amazon.
ITTFA, the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, welcomes its newest member, Luxury Travel Expo. Luxury Travel Expo is the industry’s largest gathering of luxury travel professionals in the U.S. and during its last show in Las Vegas, December 2005, it attracted 4,376 visitors and 486 exhibitors over three days, serving both international and domestic [...]
Tanda Tula is a luxurious, East African style tented camp, located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. It offers the epitome of luxury and seclusion. A true bush experience is complemented by excellent service and expert staff offering a range of activities from bush walks to private [...]
Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, marvel at spectactular views of the Constantia Valley from this fabulous hotel. Constantia Uitsig is set among the vineyards of its own private wine estate and has 16 luxurious garden rooms, each offering peace and privacy. Also on-site is an award-winning restaurant with its own distinctive and [...]
Tsunami-stricken coastlines are making a big comeback this year, particularly in the Maldives. In addition to the W Maldives, Como Hotels has re-opened its rooms designed as high-end fishing cottages on Cocoa Island; the Four Seasons has unveiled a new resort, Landaa Giraavaru, its second on the island; and the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, [...]
Business travellers who occasionally have the need to scan material when on their travels might be interested in this one from Plustek. It’s a super-slim, sheetfed scanner that can be conveniently powered from the USB port. Known as the Plustek OpticSlim M12 Sheetfed Scanner, it retails at $179.
Shangri-La Asia, parent company of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, has acquired the historic Palais of Prince Roland Bonaparte with plans to convert it to the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris in late 2008, marking the group’s European debut. The Bonaparte family mansion in Paris’ 16th arrondissement will be converted into the [...]
The much-hyped Bulgari Resort in Bali is finally opening its oceanfront offering this Spring. Adding to a new breed of couture hotels that already includes Ferragamo’s Hotel Lungarno in Florence and Palazzo Versace in Queensland, Australia, the Bali Bulgari Resort is set on a 500-metre high plateau overlooking the Indian Ocean. It has a [...]
Step back to the roaring Twenties with a stay at the glorious InterContinental Chicago. One of the city’s Art Deco landmarks, it’s a fabulous place from which to explore the majestic architecture, superb shopping and vibrant nightlife of this scintillating city. The newly designed Zest Restaurant, together with innovative cuisine, takes fine dining to another [...]
Stay at Boardwalk Lodge between 15th April and 31st May 2006 and get the season’s lowest rate. The season spans Alaska’s peak Steelhead season and for just $495 per day you can be a part of it. Float plane, fishing license, tax and gratuities not included. Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge is a sportsman’s paradise and has [...]
The full title of this book – Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous: How to See the USA in an Affordable Way: A Family Guidebook – gives a fuller insight into what this paperback is all about. It is a handy guide for anyone looking to save time and money in the US, without [...]
The W950i Walkman from Sony Ericsson is a slim and stylish 3G phone with an advanced digital music player and large touchscreen for optimal ease of use. Using the W950i is easy. A touchscreen and stylus are a comfortable way to choose and open menu items. The keypad of the slim W950i is smooth and [...]
With an idyllic location in a coastal forest reserve, this wonderful retreat just 40 minutes by road north of Durban, offers horse riding in the forest or on the beach and an 18-hole championship golf course. But it is the superb spa and full butler service that makes Zimbali Lodge truly excel.