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Starwood to open first St. Regis in South America

Come 2010 Argentina will be home to the first St. Regis in South America. The St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Buenos Aires will have 160 guest rooms and suites, as well as residences. The news follows recent announcements that St. Regis properties will also be opening in Mexico City, Punta Mita and Costa Rica.

World Airline Entertainment Association's Avion Awards 2007

World Airline Entertainment Association’s Avion Awards 2007

Ever wondered which airlines offer the best in-flight entertainment (known in the industry as ‘IFE’)? The 19th WAEA Avion Awards, the presentation of which was held in Toronto earlier this month, exist to recognise this particular aspect of the airline industry. The best overall winners, large and small, are as follows: Best Overall IFE […]

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi has been voted the city’s best business hotel in 2007 by the readers of the Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine. Each year readers selected the premium hotel of each city in Asia, and base their votes on criteria such as location, room facilities, customer service, food and drink, and technology. The […]

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Less than half an hour’s drive from Baita International Airport, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened a new hotel: the Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot. It’s the Chinese city’s first five star international deluxe hotel, offering 375 guest rooms and suites, as well as 11 spacious apartments for long term guests, some with views of Qingcheng […]

Free helicopter transfer service from Continental

You may recall me mentioning a free helicopter transfer service last month, for passengers flying to JFK with Delta. Now business class travellers flying transatlantic to Newark with Continental Airlines are being offered free helicopter transfers into New York City. The shuttle service runs on weekdays and connects passengers to heliports in Downtown and Midtown […]

The continued global growth of the luxury hotel industry

Luxury travel seems to have prospered in recent years and luxury hotels in the US are enjoying high levels of occupancy, enabling them to push prices up rapidly – up 7.3% this year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. As Starwood Capital Group develops the Crillon chain and the new Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International is bringing […]

The world's most expensive dessert

The world’s most expensive dessert

Earlier this year, a dessert that is probably a little too rich for most, and where most are probably not rich enough for it, debuted at a resort in Sri Lanka. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence – as it has been not so succinctly named – is on the menu at Wine3 at The […]

The world's best beaches, according to The Telegraph

The world’s best beaches, according to The Telegraph

The Telegraph has put together a slideshow of the world’s most perfect beaches. Whether you’re seeking pounding surf, turquoise oceans or pristine sand, I find it hard to believe that Fistral Beach qualifies as one of the best ten in the world – rather, it’s probably just there to satisfy the newspaper’s UK readership. Here’s […]

Moscow still has the most expensive hotels in the world

Moscow still has the most expensive hotels in the world

According to a new survery carried out by HRG, Moscow has the most expensive hotels in the world for the second year running, with an average room rate of almost $500 a night – some distance ahead of second-placed New York with an average rate of $360. Mumbai, which doesn’t quite make the top 10, […]

There's nowt so queer as folk

There’s nowt so queer as folk

“There’s nowt so queer as folk” is a common saying from my part of the world and essentially just means “There’s nothing as strange as people”. And it’s the phrase that immediately sprang to mind when I read about the recent antics of a certain Scott Clark at the Embassy Suites St. Paul in […]

MegaBonus from Marriott Rewards

For every stay* between now and 18th January 2008, members of Marriott Rewards can earn an additional 2,500 bonus points. This applies to any hotels under the Marriott International umbrella. For more information, see the Marriott Rewards MegaBonus page. *The points do not apply to the very first stay during this timeframe – only […]

The most technologically-advanced bar in the world?

The most technologically-advanced bar in the world?

twentyfour london (argh… it’s a bit of a pet hate of mine when people use all lower case like that) is a bar and nightclub that opened near Oxford Circus in central London earlier this month. But this is a bar with a dramatic difference where the walls take varying forms according to your […]

Improvements at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa now completed

Improvements at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa now completed

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa has recently enjoyed a $20 million investment which has seen the addition of Lexington’s Spa at Griffin Gate, a spectacular facility added in June. As part of the hotel renovation, the expansion of its meeting and event spaces are now complete. Meeting space has been increased to a […]

Protests targeted at the new Hilton Evian-les-Bains

Protests targeted at the new Hilton Evian-les-Bains

You may recall me reviewing the newly-opened Hilton Evian-les-Bains earlier this year. Well, apparently it’s been creating something of a stir within the town, with residents living on la Rue des Grottes upset about the hotel’s air conditioning system which exceeds the legal decibel limits. They are unfurling large banners on their apartment balconies […]

Recipe of the week: Fillet of Scottish Beef, cep mushrooms, potato fondant, salsify and Madeira truffle sauce

Recipe of the week: Fillet of Scottish Beef, cep mushrooms, potato fondant, salsify and Madeira truffle sauce

Ingredients: • 4x Fillet Steaks • 4x Sticks Salsify • 12x Baby Onions • 6x Cep Mushrooms • 4x Potato Fondants • 4x Jerusalem Artichokes • 300ml Madeira Sauce Madeira Sauce: • 500gm Beef Trimmings (sautéed) Add • 1x Clove Garlic • 1x Bay Leaf • Carrot • 1x Celery Stick • x […]

The Fairplay Golf Hotel & Spa near Cadiz

The Fairplay Golf Hotel & Spa near Cadiz

Just a few minutes from the sandy beaches of the Cadiz coast in Benalup village, southern Spain, The Fairplay Golf Hotel & Spa is an 82-room and suite property with an excellent golf course, 6 restaurants and a stunning theatre, ideal for meetings and celebrations. Private villas managed by the hotel can also be purchased […]

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