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London's May Fair Hotel on YouTube

London’s May Fair Hotel on YouTube

London’s famous 5-star  May Fair Hotel is staying ahead of the times – and certainly not complying with an image that luxury hotels ‘don’t do’ this ‘kind of thing’, by launching the first ever independent UK hotel channel on YouTube. According to the hotel, the new channel is far from “corporate mish-mash of literature and […]

Luxury travellers can now benefit from a real opinion

Luxury travellers can now benefit from a real opinion

Customers looking for a luxury holiday can now tap into the expertise of travel journalist and contributor to A Luxury Travel Blog, Andrea Wren, when booking their next trip away. Andrea, a seasoned traveller with feet too itchy to keep still for very long, has recently launched her own agency Wren Elite Travel in a […]

Refreshing Finland

Refreshing Finland

Discover the captivating region of Kuopio in eastern Finland, home to holiday resort Rauhalahti and Golden Resort Tahko. Explore the lakes by cruiseboat, enjoying lunch aboard, or stop off at Puijo Hill, for a meal at the revolving restaurant in Puijo Tower, 150m above Lake Kallavesi.   On land, an ideal way to explore the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket

One of the world’s best travel blogs, according to The Telegraph

What a pleasant surprise landed in my inbox today.   A reader has kindly taken the trouble to draw my attention to this article that ran in The Telegraph yesterday, where A Luxury Travel Blog has been shortlisted as one of the top 25 travel blogs in the world. Wow – what a wonderful surprise. […]

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, is now accepting reservations from 22nd December  2008. Those looking to be among the first to experience Encore’s luxury accommodations  can reserve online by visiting their site. Located at Las Vegas’ most exclusive address, Encore is situated next door to flagship property Wynn Las Vegas and […]

Spa-For-A-Cause

The health and wellness professionals at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn are proud to introduce this season’s Spa-For-A-Cause promotion. Schedule any spa experience or service at the award-winning facility  between now and the end  of the year and $10.00 (per treatment) will be donated to one of the following Sonoma Valley philanthropic organizations:   The […]

Trump gets his way in Scotland

Trump gets his way in Scotland

Earlier this year, I documented that Donald Trump’s plans  for a new golf resort in Scotland were rejected.   Now it appears that that decision has been overturned.   According to the BBC, the $1 billion resort in Aberdeenshire will get the green light afterall. There remains significant opposition to the project for environmental reasons. […]

Dine on the Bateaux-Mouches

Dine on the Bateaux-Mouches

Perhaps the best way to see the city of light is to drift past the Seine’s gems (including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre), while enjoying French classic dishes and stellar seasonal wines. Sound like fun?   Then take a look at the Bateaux-Mouches  offering dinner cruises starting  from $130.

Enjoy a free night at Riviera Maya’s Esencia

Riviera Maya’s Esencia estate in Mexico, the former home of an Italian duchess, is offering guests a free night when staying five nights this winter.   Rates at the 29-room Esencia start at $605 per night for a Garden Suite with plunge pool and up to $1,729 per night for a private two-story cottage.   […]

Pop and fizz in Chicago

Pop and fizz in Chicago

Pops for Champagne will wow you at its central Chicago location with its delicious matches of bubbly with gourmet  treats and jazz. Here you can choose from over 100 bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine. For further sparkle, hit the new Bubble Bar at The Terrace at Conrad Chicago.

Loy Krathong, Thailand and Laos

Loy Krathong, Thailand and Laos

Gosh… it’s November already. And each November, on the full moon, Thailand and Laos are illuminated under a night sky as thousands of candlelit rafts or ‘krathongs’, are gently launched on Thai and Laotian waterways. It is a perfect time to visit not least as this colourful and picturesque festival really does captivate you, from […]

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa –  a company that established a reputation for luxury lodges and safaris across Africa – has grown beyond its African borders – with expansion into India and Latin America –  and changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.

Princess Cruises to make its mark in Europe

Princess Cruises to make its mark in Europe

Next year, Princess Cruises will sail its biggest ever fleet in Europe.   The 2,600-passenger Grand Princess will sail eight 14-night Mediterranean cruises and three 7-night cruises to Iberia and Scandinavia; the 3,110-passenger Crown Princess will travel around the British Isles and  sail further afield to Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords; the newest superliner, Ruby […]

Currently on our way back from Crete

We are currently on our way back from a relaxing stay on the beautiful island of  Crete, the largest of the Greek islands.   Come back over the next week for special features on the blog, detailing some of  the wonderful places we’ve stayed.

Park Hyatt Zurich introduces YogaAway

Ideally located in the heart of Zurich, across from the Congress Centre and steps from the Lake, Park Hyatt Zurich  is introducing  YogaAway for those who want to start off their morning invigorated or for those who need to recuperate at the end of a long day. YogaAway’s approach is unique – designed to offer […]