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Special rates at Darnell's Lake Resort, Lake Chelan WA

Special rates at Darnell’s Lake Resort, Lake Chelan WA

There are over a dozen wineries in Lake Chelan’s new wine country. Come tour the vineyards, experience the peak of the wine season, and relax at the end of your day at Darnell’s Lake Resort. From 11th to 30th September 2006, they are offering great midweek rates at $85 and weekend rates at $150 in […]

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

More than 350 of England’s most familiar and important heritage sites will be opened for free by English Heritage, the National Trust and Historic Houses Association tomorrow, alongside more than 3,000 other fascinating properties of every period and style. As part of the History Matters – pass it on campaign and Heritage Open Days, the […]

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia is scheduled to open next month. The brainchild of a Russian-Canadian architect, Nick Troubetzkoy, and owner of the Anse Chastanet Resort, this new resort has its own private spa, beaches and concierge desk. Like the Ladera resort also on St. Lucia, rooms are designed so that they have three walls, and […]

Happy Hotelier

Happy Hotelier

Guido van den Elshout, the owner of the fabulous Haagsche Suites (which I ran a special feature on last month), has started his own blog called Happy Hotelier. Guido has been blogging for two years already on weekendhotel.nl but this new blog gives him the opportunity to share some of those posts with us English […]

Norwegian Cruise Line to launch mega-ships

Miami-based NCL has reached a $2.8 billion deal with Aker Yards of France to build two new ships and possibly a third with the capacity for carrying up to 4,900 passengers each. The deal is the biggest in NCL’s history and marks a major step forward in its efforts to upgrade its fleet amid fierce […]

Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Mövenpick have opened a new hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Situated on the water’s edge in the Oostelijke Handelskade district, between the new Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and the Muziekgebouw/Bimhuis concert hall, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre offers 362 standard and 14 executive rooms, as well as 31 Junior Suites and an Ambassador Suite all […]

InStyle Hotels

InStyle Hotels

There’s a new website on the block called InStyle Hotels which offers a large database of bookable luxury hotels including design and boutique hotels. Using extensive research based on many of the travel industry’s accepted top hotel lists, InStyle Hotels’ team has selected the places recognized by the majority of hotel ratings as being the […]

Natural Magic promotion from Wellbeing Escapes

Natural Magic promotion from Wellbeing Escapes

I just got an email from Wellbeing Escapes notifying me of the beautiful Natural Magic candles which they regularly enjoy in their office. They are made with only 100% organic wax base and scented only with pure essential oils, there are no chemicals, no synthetic scents and no paraffin wax. Plus, as you breathe […]

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 Malcolm Stogo on an intimate excursion that explores the finest fare of Italy. Malcolm’s Specialty Tours of Italy run from the 5th to 14th October 2006 (Specialty Food Tour of Italy) and from 18th to 29th January 2007 (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, 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’ Northern Belle is operating a trip to celebrate this the 100th anniversary of Sir John Betjeman’s birth. On the 9th September 2006 the 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, has 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. 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 value of […]

Gleneagles Silversea Weekend

Gleneagles Silversea Weekend

Arrive to a legendary Caledonian welcome with this year’s Gleneagles 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 record 355 hotels applied for membership of 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 […]

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