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Royal Rendezvous for Cunard Queens

Royal Rendezvous for Cunard Queens

The year will start in celebration with the spectacular meeting of all three Cunard Queens (Queen Mary 2, QE2 and Queen Victoria) in New York harbour for a Royal Rendezvous, on 13th  January  2008.  The event  will mark the first time in the company’s 168-year history that three Cunard Queens have been in service simultaneously.

The future of luxury travel in 2008?

The future of luxury travel in 2008?

I’d be interested to hear your opinions on the outlook for the luxury travel industry in 2008.   On the one hand, we have the so-called ‘credit crunch’ with house prices in  the US and UK  expected to be in decline.   But on the other hand, there are predictions that 2008 won’t be such […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing all readers a very happy and prosperous New Year.   Please click on the comments link with this post and tell us about your travel plans for 2008.  Perhaps you’ve already booked, or perhaps your plans are in the early stages… but let us know regardless!   Also, have any of you made any […]

Stays Count Double promotion from Hyatt

Stays Count Double promotion from Hyatt

Get a jump start on the New Year and achieve Hyatt Gold Passportâ„¢ elite Platinum membership faster, and enjoy exclusive services and benefits. Your stays at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide between 1st January  and 31st March 2008, can count double toward achieving Platinum status. With their Stays Count Double promotion, you can achieve […]

Africa to welcome St. Regis

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.  is to introduce its  renowned St. Regis brand to Africa, with plans to debut a new property in the heart of downtown Cairo  in 2011. The St. Regis, Cairo will include 299 lavishly furnished rooms and 103 serviced apartments as part of a luxurious, mixed-use development overlooking the River […]

Japanese ski resort gives its name to a new Mazda MX5

Japanese ski resort gives its name to a new Mazda MX5

A Japanese ski resort on the island of Hokkaido, Niseko, is curiously behind a new Mazda MX5 that is about to be on sale in the UK. Only 240 soft tops and 560 roadsters of this limited edition Mazda will be on sale from 1st January 2008, with entry level prices starting from £17,995. Niseko […]

Five Star GL status for Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

Five Star GL status for Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

Barcelona’s  Hotel Majestic has been awarded the Grand Luxe distincation, placing it among the elite of the city’s luxury hotels. Located at 68 Paseo de Gracia, this 100% Spanish-owned hotel  receives the  recognition  because it meets all the  criteria set out by the General Board of Tourism of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The ongoing training […]

New Ritz-Carlton in New York

New Ritz-Carlton in New York

The new 118-room Ritz-Carlton, Westchester – a 44-story glass building designed by renowned architects Costas Kondylis and Partners –  opened in downtown White Plains, New York, just before Christmas.   It brings a new level of luxury and guest service to this fast-growing, cosmopolitan suburb  just half an hour from Manhattan. Located at Three Renaissance […]

MAXjet bankruptcy

MAXjet bankruptcy

If you’ve not heard it already, MAXjet declared itself bankrupt on Christmas Eve, leaving passengers scrambling to find alternative ways to make trips they thought they’d already safely booked. If you are one of these people, take note of the statement from their website which currently reads: IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM MAXJET Information below regarding those […]

The Lodge at Woodloch - a destination spa

The Lodge at Woodloch – a destination spa

The Lodge at Woodloch is more than the destination – it’s what you discover there: inner clarity and a smoother, calmer, more balanced you. This luxurious Adirondack lodge meets Asian philosophy in a spirit of wisdom without deprivation. Recalibrate with 40,000 square feet of spa possibilities plus rich choices in mind-body programming, wrapped in acres […]

Hot Winter Sports at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains

Hot Winter Sports at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains

Many people are often surprised and amazed as they happen upon Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains of PA. Don’t expect kitchy or heart shaped tubs –  expect 5,500 acres, great service and a luxury Poconos style. Check out their Hot Winter Sports package which currently weighs in at upwards of $399 a night (plus […]

Dining options at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Dining options at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

As well as exciting special event weekends and attractive packages, the New Year brings a variety of tempting culinary offerings to Kiawah Island Golf Resort  in South Carolina. As the holiday decorations come down and the season changes, so do the menus at the resort’s restaurants. At the Ocean Room, Chef de Cuisine Kevin Ives […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone.   Hope you all have a luxurious day, and that Santa has been good to you!

The Draycott offers complimentary tickets to Neil LaBute's latest plays

The Draycott offers complimentary tickets to Neil LaBute’s latest plays

One of London’s favourite boutique hotels, The Draycott is standing by its traditional affiliation with the theatre by offering guests the chance to catch the UK premiere of Neil LaBute‘s exciting new plays, Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead at The Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush. In two stunning companion pieces, award-winning playwright, screen writer and film […]

The Caribbean's newest tranquil experience

The Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience

Let the Caribbean’s newest tranquil experience pamper you in an all-inclusive tropical retreat where pristine surroundings rejuvenate your body and senses. Luxurious class accommodation awaits you at The Verandah Resort & Spa in  Antigua, as so a host of exciting resort amenities, two white sand beaches, multiple dining options, and of course the spa.   […]

'Maasai Mamas' Beaded Stars for Christmas

‘Maasai Mamas’ Beaded Stars for Christmas

CC Africa has purchased 600 beautiful beaded stars, handcrafted by the Memruti (meaning ‘the best’) Maasai Women’s Group in Tanzania’s Northern Serengeti, to give to its guests across Africa on Christmas Day, channelling approximately $2,000 back into the Ololosokwan community. Click here for to learn more about how they are helping to fund schooling, medical […]

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