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The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa to be converted into luxury condos

The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa to be converted into luxury condos

It was only the other day that I mentioned The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa at Telluride, CO. Now news is in that $60 million in renovations and refurbishments will see it be transformed into condominiums for individual ownership for those seeking a luxury mountain lifestyle. The conversion is due to be completed by […]

Interview with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain

Interview with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain

My  second interview is with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain, an agency which he runs independently.   Eduardo has worked in a number of luxury hotels (Cortijo Soto Real, Hacienda Boticaria  and San Roque Club), and had airline experiences in Barcelona and London. He ocassionally writes hotel reviews, co-operates in travel websites and blogs, and […]

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Hilton’s first ‘Worldwide Resort‘ in the UAE opens today. The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa has  151 villa suites right on the beach front, with mountain and sea views. There are two restaurants and two bars and, come March,  there will also be a  spectacular 2,000 square metre sea-facing spa with nine treatment […]

Rotana Resort Saadiyat Beach near Abu Dhabi

Rotana Resort Saadiyat Beach near Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island, a residential and tourism real estate development just 500m offshore from Abu Dhabi, is to get a five star Rotana Resort. The luxury Rotana Resort Saadiyat Beach will have a 400-450 room upscale hotel, a private stretch of beach, a variety of restaurants, meeting and conference facilities, a spa and a fully equipped […]

Space charter with a $1.76 million price tag

Space charter with a $1.76 million price tag

The famous luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is selling a space trip in their catalogue that includes the opportunity to experience weightlessness along with a spectacular view of Earth. Their space charter for you and five of your best friends  will set  you back  $1.76 million!   The fee  includes training, medical assessments and  a ride […]

Doubletree expands Canadian portfolio

Doubletree expands Canadian portfolio

Doubletree Hotels proudly announces the opening of their first, full-service hotel in the province of Québec, with the debut of the Doubletree Plaza Hotel Montreal. Perfectly positioned in the progressive Eastside of Montreal’s “Centre-Ville”, the hotel is just minutes from such legendary, year-round attractions as Old Montreal, Mont Royal, the Olympic Stadium, Biodome and Casino […]

Luxury Adventures Iceland

Luxury Adventures Iceland

Luxury Adventures Iceland offers clients a chance to travel in the style usually reserved for movie stars and heads of state. Guests are greeted at the airport by a guide that speaks their native language. From there they are chauffeured in a luxury vehicle to the destination of their choosing. The first stop is usually […]

Polaris World Beach Club at La Manga del Mar Menor

Polaris World – developers of luxury golf resorts in the Murcia region of Spain – have apparently located the ideal venue for their new beach club in Murcia. It is set to be located directly on the beach at La Manga del Mar Menor and will be an exclusive area with a superb Mediterranean style […]

America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007

Take note if you’re yet to book a stay for Valentines. We’re still only in January, but the the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007″ as chosen by the guidebook publisher, American Historic Inns, Inc, has been revealed as follows: Adobe & Pines Inn – Taos, NM McMillan Inn – Savannah, GA Magnolia Mansion […]

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

It’s been revealed by The Sunday Times that the leader of one of Africa’s poorest countries – the Republic of Congo – spent $400,000 on hotel bills as members of his entourage “drank Cristal Champagne and charged tens of thousands of dollars of room service”. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso enjoyed stays at a Waldorf Astoria suite […]

Miss Potter mania

Miss Potter mania

Last April, I told you about the Hollywood film crew  close to  my neck of the woods, filming for the Miss Potter movie. Now the film is out, it looks like it could be a very successful year for tourism in the English Lake District, and it seems everyone’s out to get a piece of […]

Renovations to Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas

Renovations to Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas

Thanks to $6 million worth of renovations, guests of the Renaissance Austin Hotel will now enjoy even more luxurious surroundings. Now with a more high-tech feel, the hotel has completed renovations of the lobby area, restaurant, ballroom, guest rooms, meeting rooms, Club Level and Presidential Suite over the past two years. All 492 guest rooms […]

Accessible only by helicopter: Sentry Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

Accessible only by helicopter: Sentry Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

Hailed as one of America’s 10 best adventure lodges, the Sentry Mountain Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia is accessible only by helicopter. Curiously not wishing to blow their own trumpted, on their own website they describe themselves as ‘functional rather than luxurious’. This understatement perhaps doesn’t give the full picture – the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fish for barramundi at Wrotham Park Lodge, Australia Experience the 18th Century at Ahilya Fort, India Devour Spanish tapas in London,  at Fino Get some retail therapy at The W Hotels Store

Westin is heading for Avon, CO

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas are to come to Avon, Colorado in 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has announced. The  former will be a 235-room full service hotel and resort facility and is  already under construction, slated to start operations for the 2008 ski season. This […]

Pisa to get new leaning tower

Pisa to get new leaning tower

Just read an interesting article about how there are plans for a second leaning tower in Pisa, visible from the original but approximately 3 miles away. This new attraction will house offices, shops and apartments. City officials have accepted the proposal which will cost $64.8 million. The new tower will only appear to be leaning […]

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