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Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

This year, the Chelsea Flower Show takes place between 23rd and 27th May. The event, held by the Royal Horticultural Society, is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. The show  will present an  opportunity to see work from the world’s leading garden designers, including Jinny Blom, Chris Beardshaw, Andy Sturgeon and [...]

World Cup 2006 – Group E: USA team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group E: USA team hotel

The USA national soccer squad have made a great choice in the form of the  Hotel Park Hyatt, Hamburg. Situated on Hamburg’s famous Mönckebergstraße, this beautiful hotel combines maritime tradition with 21st Century design. The hotel’s impressive health club, Club Olympus Spa & Fitness, has all the latest equipment to ensure the players will be [...]

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America, a spa travel website showcasing the best resort, hotel and destination spas in North America,  has announced a new content relationship with the almighty Google, to use their interactive maps to illustrate the location of their premium member spas. Whether guests fly from Europe, Asia or within North America, or choose a [...]

Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve [...]

New luxury terminal at Changi Airport

New luxury terminal at Changi Airport

Changi Airport, recently voted the Best Airport in Asia for the twentieth time in a row, is to open Asia’s first luxury terminal, designed for CIPs (Commercially Important Person). The terminal will allow those who are prepared to pay to board much more quickly and cut on otherwise long immigration and security checks.   The [...]

New Mandarin Oriental luxury resort and spa in Grand Cayman

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage an exclusive hideaway resort currently under development in the secluded Barefoot Beach area of Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies. The project will extend the Group’s successful hideaway concept, designed for sophisticated travelers in search of tranquillity, serenity and luxury, to a premier [...]

World Cup 2006 – Group E: Ghana team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group E: Ghana team hotel

Directly situated on the banks of the River Main, the Hotel Maritim, Würzburg, will be host to the Ghana national football team for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. The players will enjoy superb views of Marienberg, the local fortress, from the rooms of this 4-star hotel. Fitness facilities within the hotel are a little limited [...]

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

As the summer sun fills the sky,  The Greenbrier  at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, invites you and  your family to relax among the quiet of the Allegheny Mountains. Here, cool breezes calm the soul, and the rush of life simply fades. They have just announced their  summer getaway which  is only $446 inclusive per [...]

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa is the latest addition  to the Kimpton Hotels collection. Located minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona,  the Caleo offers guests style and tranquillity whether poolside or at the resort’s lovely Jurlique Spa.  They are currently running an  exclusive offer which includes complimentary wireless internet access, evening wine reception, and 15% off [...]

2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania

2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania

Precision Air have been given the 2005/6 Airline of the Year award in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam after being announced as winners by the Tanzania Tourist Board at the Africa Travel Association annual general assembly. The airline has outpaced its key competitor, Air Tanzania, and now offers an extensive domestic network that covers Zanzibar [...]

Diamond-covered Mercedes

Diamond-covered Mercedes

I don’t think you’ll be able to  hire this diamond-covered Mercedes  spotted at a recent car show from your average Avis or Hertz dealer, but I couldn’t resist giving it a mention anyway for its sheer over-the-top extravagance.   I’m sure the  bad news (if you wanted such an ugly looking vehicle in the first [...]

Five star to truly mean five star in Uganda

Five star to truly mean five star in Uganda

Uganda has just two truly five star properties, the Kampala Sheraton Hotel and the soon-to-be-opened Kampala Serena Hotel, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it. Until now, five star ratings have been self-allocated rather than state-decreed.   All this looks set to change, however, as the Ugandan Ministry of Tourism looks set to present a bill [...]

Sofitel Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok now open

Sofitel Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok now open

The new Sofitel Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok opened on Wednesday in the prestigious Soi 6 area of Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The accommodation consists of 386 rooms (of which 241 are suites) and the hotel’s facilities include 24-hour dining at Café de Nimes, which specialises in Mediterranean cuisine – ideal for the jet-lagged traveller wanting something to eat [...]

Embrace the weekend

Embrace the weekend

Enjoy your weekend longer. At each incomparable Le Meridien hotel and resort, discover your well-deserved weekend of style and unhurried relaxation. Guests who stay between Thursday and Sunday at a participating Le Meridien hotel or resort will savour a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning as well as a leisurely 3pm late checkout each afternoon.

Switzerland bound

Switzerland bound

Just finalised some plans and I’m off to Switzerland for about 10 days next month but, don’t worry… the blog will still receive regular updates during my travels.   And of course, I’ll be telling you all about where I’ve stayed when I get back!   There’s a couple of other trips also in the [...]

World Cup 2006 – Group E: Italy team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group E: Italy team hotel

Italy will be one of eight teams lodging in the North Rhine Westphalia. They are going to be staying at Landhaus Milser  in Duisburg. (Druisburg, incidentally, was host to the World Games 2005, the world’s biggest multi-sport event for non-Olympic disciplines.) Leisure facilities at the hotel include whirlpool, tennis courts and gymnasium. Rooms are well [...]

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