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Luxury hotels in Greenland? Yes, they do exist!

Luxury hotels in Greenland? Yes, they do exist!

Greenland is one of the few places that I can tell people I’ve been to and  be quietly confident that they probably haven’t. It rarely gets covered in the travel press, so a recent mention on MSNBC naturally caught my eye. With doubles starting from $270 a night at Ilulissat’s four star Hotel Arctic, this […]

Free golf for guests of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Free golf for guests of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Autumn  and Winter are two of the best times of year for golf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and this year Sandestin is doing even more to make the fun affordable for guests. Stay at the resort between 16th November 2007 and 2nd February 2008 will receive one free round of golf at Baytowne […]

Flight Patterns by Aaron Koblin

Designer Aaron Koblin has used flight data from the US Federal Aviation Administration to produce this rather interesting video.

Cooking with Rosemary Barron

Attend  Rosemary Barron‘s cooking school on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini and learn recipes that date back thousands of years, demonstrating some great  flavours of our culinary past. Five days of tuition and tours start at around £500 and will allow you to immerse yourself in Greece’s fascinating food culture.

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Want to go on a skiing holiday but avoid the hordes of people with similar intentions? Then The Guardian has just the article for you. They identify the following locations as the best places to take to the slopes  if you want to avoid the crowds: Alta, Utah, USA Big Sky, Montana, USA Cortina, Italy […]

The Great Wheel of China

The Great Wheel of China

You’re probably already familiar with the likes of the London Eye and  the Singapore Flyer, but you might not have yet heard that a similar project is underway in Beijing. The Great Wheel of China, situated in Chaoyang Park to the north-east of the city centre,  will be the world’s tallest ferris wheel (and about […]

Cancun International Film Festival… coming soon

El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels is the proud patron of the Cancun International Film Festival.   It will be held from 14th to 18th November  2007 and will feature films from around the world with a special focus on Latin American movies.

Vibrant Rioja party time!

Vibrant Rioja party time!

Sign up to win a wine party for you and up to 20 friends, staffed by Choice Productions NYC. They’ll even throw in a model and co-host for the event. For a chance of winning, visit VibrantRioja.com. If you’re the lucky winner, an expert will take you through a tasting of some vibrant Crianzas, Reservas […]

Infamous Boston jail is now a luxury hotel

Infamous Boston jail is now a luxury hotel

After a five-year, $150 million renovation, the old Charles Street jail is now a luxury hotel for guests who can afford to pay anywhere from $319 a night for the lowest-priced room to $5,500 for the Presidential Suite. The Liberty Hotel, at the foot of Boston’s stately Beacon Hill neighborhood, opened in September of this […]

Luxury operators without "their" own domains

Luxury operators without “their” own domains

When blogging yesterday, I nearly fell into the trap of linking to http://www.orientexpress.com rather than http://www.orient-express.com – the former goes to a  company  with a similar name (Orient Express Racing)  selling high performance motor components rather than to the  world-renowned operator  of luxury hotels, trains and cruises.   It surprises me that  a business  of […]

Recipe of the week: Roasted, Marinated Lamb Rump

Recipe of the week: Roasted, Marinated Lamb Rump

…with minted parsnips  and lemon/chervil vegetables. Ingredients: • Lamb rump • Garlic • Olive oil • Rosemary Vegetables: • Sugar snaps • Baby corn, blanched in turmeric • Chinese sliced red onion • Chopped chervil • Lemon juice • Parsnips • Butter • Mint jelly   • Fresh mint   • Lamb Jus • Parsnip […]

L’Obsession du Chocolat

Sofitel has unveiled a limited edition culinary program – L’Obsession du Chocolat.  From the beginning of this month until 22nd December 2007, guests at all ten North American Sofitel properties will have the opportunity to savour the decadence of chocolate – a worldly obsession that began more than 2,000 years ago when the tasty secret […]

Hyatt special offer for Manhattan

Hyatt special offer for Manhattan

With an exclusive special rate of $229 per night at the Grand Hyatt New York, now is the time to plan an unforgettable getaway to the Big Apple. Enjoy deluxe accommodation in this remarkable city when you book by 14th November  2007 and travel between 18th-20th November  and 16th-26th December.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in South America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in South America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its presence in South America, announcing plans to open three new properties in Peru. In a franchise agreement with Inmobiliaria Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo S.A., Starwood will open its first Westin hotel (scheduled to open in early 2010) in South America in Lima, Peru, as well as two […]

New hotel in New York for Orient Express

New hotel in New York for Orient Express

Orient-Express is to build a New York City hotel on the current site of the Donnell New York Public Library, located at 24 West 53rd Street. The 150-room luxury hotel will house contemporary dining, spa and wellness facilities, as well as expanded banqueting and dining space for the company’s existing restaurant and dining business, ’21′ […]

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Enjoy the world’s greatest racing celebration over 50 glorious Spring days in Melbourne, Australia. Whether you come for the horses or the glamour, the jockeys or the fashion, you will love the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. This year’s carnival will be bigger and better than ever before.   It is on now, and continues […]

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