Enjoy your golf? Love Dubai? Then next time you’re there don’t miss The Montgomerie Dubai golf resort. With a course covering more than 200 acres, its own academy and facilities second to none, it’s perhaps little wonder that this wonderful resort recently acquired the title of Dubai’s Leading Golf Resort at World Travel […]
Jordan’s Leading Hotel is the Amman Marriott Hotel, and Jordan’s Leading Resort is the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa. The two Marriott properties enjoyed recent success at the World Travel Awards which are now in their 13th year and are based on the votes cast by more than 150,000 travel professionals.
I’m pleased to let you know that, in less than 12 months, A Luxury Travel Blog has progressed to being among the ‘Top 5′ luxury blogs, according to Technorati. Bear in mind that this isn’t just blogs that are specific to luxury travel, but encompasses other aspects of the luxury sector such as celebrities, shopping […]
Durban’s ICC (International Convention Centre) has been named Africa’s Leading Conference Centre for the 6th time in a row at the recent World Travel Awards. The centre is popular with business travellers since it is just 15 minutes from Durban International Airport and offers exceptional facilities. Speaking after hearing the news, the chief executive of […]
Rocco Forte Hotels is enjoying a sweet taste of victory over the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Conrad and Baglioni Hotels. Not only has the brand been voted Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand, but three individual hotels have also picked up awards. The Balmoral and Hotel Astoria won the awards for Leading Hotels in Scotland and Russia […]
It couldn’t get much better for Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE. Not only have they won the World’s Leading New Airline for the third year on the trot, but they’ve also scooped up the award for World’s Leading Flat-bed Seat at the 13th World Travel Awards. Their Diamond Seat which I blogged […]
The untouched beauty of Antarctica has begun to become one of the ‘must go’ places for the more intrepid luxury traveller. Orient Lines award-winning ship Marco Polo brings tourists closer than ever to the magical scenery, animals and unique contours of the forgotten continent. The ship has a specially designed hull that allows […]
Jamaica has picked up the award of Caribbean’s Leading Destination at the 13th World Travel Awards. The Hon. Aloun N’dombet Assamba, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Entertainment & Culture accepted not only this award but also the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist & Convention Bureau, won by the Jamaica Tourist Board. Further success for Jamaica came in the […]
Loyd and Townsend Rose have designed the ultimate luxury break for all those who love trains and Scotland, but hate the rush hour. This tailormade experience welcomes you aboard a private train which never has more than 36 passengers aboard, each and every one of them with their own large bedroom and access to […]
Short of time but want to experience Chinese culture at its finest? Then maybe Beijing’s Shangri-La Hotel‘s “Ultimate Chinese Experience” is just the ticket. A Chinese calligraphy class in the Spring Pavilion will be followed by a Tai Chi session. Feng Shui Master Zhang will explain how feng shui can be utilised to enhance the […]
According to news just in, Golden Tulip Hospitality are introducing a new luxury brand. The Royal Tulip, as it will be known, will be a five-star brand and be first introduced to Amsterdam, Berlin, Casablanca, Mirbat and Dallas TX. Golden Tulip Hotels and Golden Tulip Resorts will continue to cater for the four […]
The 16th Moncao Yacht Show begins today (running until 23rd September). Held at Port Hercules, the show will represent over 530 exhibitors from all sectors of luxury yachting – shipyards, brokers, engine makers, naval architects and designers, tenders, equipment manufacturers, service providers, etc. The event is open to professional visitors, the media and members of […]
Set in Knightsbridge, one of London’s prime locations, The Lowndes Hotel in Belgravia Village, is scheduled to re-open next month when it will be re-rebranded as Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel after a $14 million refurbishment programme. A new sixth floor has been added which is dedicated to suites (four one bedroom suites with sofa beds and […]
The opening of the Hotel Gleneagles - which I mentioned last month – happened yesterday. Don’t be misled by the name, though… this hotel is not in Scotland, but Torquay, south-west England. In fact, it’s the hotel that inspired the often awkwardly funny Fawlty Towers series from the BBC, starring John Cleese (Basil […]
Ever made the awful mistake of dropping your keys overboard? If the answer’s “yes”, then maybe the Key Buoy will be of interest to you. This simple device from Davis Marine Europe carries your keys to the surface in the event of them falling in water, and they are easily identifiable courtesy of a […]
It’s the 13th Annual World Travel Awards ceremony tomorrow so watch this space for further news! The event is this year being held in the idyllic Turks & Caicos islands.