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Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Three of Wellington’s most prestigious bars were awarded and celebrated at the recent New Zealand Bar Awards. Co-ordinated by Spanton Media, creators of Australian and NZ Bartender magazines, the awards are voted for and judged by local bar industry and international judges. The Matterhorn was awarded the coveted title of finest drinking establishment in New […]

Malcolm's Specialty Food Tour of Italy

Malcolm’s Specialty Food Tour of Italy

Join world-renowned ice cream connoisseur and food expert áMalcolm Stogo on an intimate excursion that explores the finest fare of Italy. Malcolm’s Specialty Tours of Italy árun from the 5th to 14th October 2006 (Specialty Food Tour of Italy) áand from 18th to 29th January 2007 á(Gelato Tour of Italy). Definitely one for the foodies […]

Indulge in the Marriott experience

Indulge in the Marriott experience now for your chance to instantly win one of the 1,200 prizes. In a new microsite from Marriott, called Marriott Virtual Tour, the hotel brand is giving you the chance to experience Marriott anywhere in the world, a high-tech home threatre upgrade, á or a $5,000 dream bedroom shopping spree! […]

Northern Belle trip to celebrate Sir John Betjeman anniversary

Northern Belle trip to celebrate Sir John Betjeman anniversary

The Orient Express’ áNorthern Belle is operating a trip to celebrate this the 100th anniversary of Sir John Betjeman’s birth. On the 9th September 2006 áthe Northern Belle will leave London Paddington station to the sounds of a brass band and will slowly make its way to Bristol. A delicious brunch with bucks fizz will […]

Exclusive Resorts continues expansion

Exclusive Resorts continues expansion

Exclusive Resorts, a leading destination club, áhas announced that it plans to open 30 new luxury residences for its members before the end of 2006, including some dramatic glass-front homes in their Poro Poro development in Costa Rica. The ambitious plans mean the creation of two new residences a week. á They will add to […]

Quintess, Catch the Dream

Quintess, Catch the Dream

It has been announced that Quintess and Dream Catcher Retreats, two of the foremost luxury destination clubs, have merged to form Quintess, Catch the Dream. The huge $62 million merger is the largest consolidation in the industry to date and means a combined real estate portfolio, including properties under development, with an estimated ávalue of […]

Gleneagles Silversea Weekend

Gleneagles Silversea Weekend

Arrive to a legendary Caledonian welcome with this year’s áGleneagles Silversea Weekend for a memorable house party with a nautical flavour. As guests of Gleneagles and Silversea, you will receive a sought-after invitation to a presentation by Royal jewellers, Mappin & Webb and by the 400-year-old Edinburgh Crystal Glass Company, enjoy a sumptuous black tie […]

Record number of applicants for membership of The Leading Hotels of the World

Record number of applicants for membership of The Leading Hotels of the World

A árecord 355 hotels applied for membership áof The Leading Hotels of the World in the last year, the highest number ever in the company’s 78-year history. And of the hopeful applicants, only 24 (just 7%) were accepted. Business is clearly going from strength to strength for The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. but […]

Another refurbishment in store for Crystal Symphony

Another refurbishment in store for Crystal Symphony

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony is to get a makeover. The luxurious, 50,000-ton, 6-star vessel will have $23 million to make it even more extravagant than before. The transformation will see changes to the staterooms, the Tiffany deck, and to clubs and casinos. Completion is expected two weeks before the liner’s next departure date of 12th […]

Top yoga retreats

Top yoga retreats

According to a recent Concierge.com article, the top yoga retreats to be found worldwide áare: Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Begawan Giri, Bali, Indonesia Adventure Yoga Retreats (all over the Americas) Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California LifeTime Private áRetreats, Kangaroo Island, Australia Maya Tulum, […]

Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, Reno, Nevada

The former Reno Hilton has become the Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, a four-star world class resort and casino with a mere 1,995 guest rooms and suites, not to mention 200,000 sq ft of meeting and convention space. There are also condos with the hotel towers on the 148-acre resort, with prices ranging from […]

Back to School package from San Diego's Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Back to School package from San Diego’s Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel located outside San Diego is offering a special ‘Back to School’ hotel package with rates from $279 and sweepstakes valued at $3,500 to kick off the school year. ‘Back to School’ Sweepstakes provides a chance to enter to win a Dell Inspiron Laptop computer with video […]

Fido Friendly

Fido Friendly

Americans apparently spend nearly $40 billion a year on their pets, and the travel industry is starting to take notice. Fido Friendly – billed as the travel magazine for you and your dog – showcases resorts that add the golden paw of excellence to their pet clientele. Check out the current issue which lists the […]

Wynn Macau opens this week

Wynn Macau opens this week

The American billionaire Stephen Wynn, famous for his casino developments and most notably the Wynn Las Vegas, áwill make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau. á áThe Wynn Macau is áa small replica of the Las Vegas resort and is expected to attract the […]

Lynton Hall in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal: a diner's paradise

Lynton Hall in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal: a diner’s paradise

As one of South Africa’s leading boutique hotels, offering 5 star luxury in nine beautifully appointed rooms and two luxury suites, Lynton Hall in Umdoni Park is ideal for a luxury holiday, a vacation with special friends, a golf tour with a difference, a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon or that private and discreet get-away with a very […]

British Airways and The Naked Chef

British Airways and The Naked Chef

British Airways has teamed up with the famous UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, aka ‘The Naked Chef’. There are 10 pairs of BA tickets to see Jamie Oliver on tour in Sydney, áAustralia. All you have to do is sign up at ba.com/jamieoliver before this Friday (8th September 2006) for a chance to win the […]

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