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L'Europe recognised for its wines

L’Europe recognised for its wines

Grand Hotel Europe‘s L’Europe has been presented with Wine Spectator‘s 2008 “Award of Excellence” which is given to restaurants that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. The city’s leading gourmet restaurant, L’Europe offers over 367 wine selections. Its menu is influenced […]

Man buys $53.5 million Plaza Hotel suite, then sues

The buyer of a $53.5 million penthouse apartment in New York’s famed Plaza Hotel says the apartment turned out to be an “attic-like space” with low ceilings and obstructed views, and he is suing for a refund plus damages. ? Read more at Reuters.

The world’s 2nd 7-star hotel?

From World’s 2nd 7-star hotel will be in China A management agreement to build China’s first seven-star hotel was signed over the weekend, Beijing Times reports. China’s real-estate company Antaeus Group and the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, signed the agreement to build the hotel in Sanya, a tourism hotspot in southern China’s […]

Experience la dolce vita in Rome

Experience la dolce vita in Rome

Experience la dolce vita in Rome from just 100 euros per person per night. Enjoy a weekend soaking in the ambience of St Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Indulge yourself in a city of superlatives, an open air museum with some of Europe’s top restaurants. ? This offer is available from the […]

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones ?(priced at ?199). ? As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look […]

A taste of chocolate luxury

With ingredients that include horseradish, olives and curry, there is no such thing as ordinary when it comes to luxury chocolate maker, Vosges Haut-Chocolat. WSJ‘s Raymund Flandez reports.

What do you look for in a luxury hotel room?

Beyond the usual minibar and toiletry goodies, what do you look for in a hotel room? For you, is it more about privacy, service ?and comfort than necessarily a 42″ plasma TV, ?2,000 audio/visual channels and free WiFi? ? Or is it something else? ? ?Please tell us what you look for in a luxury […]

Perrier-Jouët Champagne dinner at The Ritz, London

Perrier-Jouët Champagne dinner at The Ritz, London

Next month, on 8th October 2008, The Ritz‘s Executive Chef, John Williams, has created a five course gastronomic menu cleverly matching each course to one of the Champagne House’s finest offerings, resulting in the most remarkable experience. Experts from the House of Perrier-Jouët will be on hand to advise diners on how best they can […]

If you’ve been wondering why it’s been a little quiet…

If you’ve been wondering why it’s been a little bit quiet this past couple of weeks, it’s because I’m on ?holiday in France. ? I am on my way home now, so expect the posts to start flowing a little more freely again in September.

El Tovar's restaurant overlooking the Grand Canyon

El Tovar’s restaurant overlooking the Grand Canyon

Set close to the edge of the Grand Canyon’s southern rim, the El Tovar Hotel has a restaurant where the views are to die for. Here, Southwestern flavours prevail throughout the menu, whether it be buffalo carpaccio on roasted crostini or wild Alaskan salmon tostada with a tequila vinaigrette. The best tables go quickly on […]

Embassy Suites: 62 hotels in the next 3 years

Embassy Suites Hotels, an upscale Hilton brand, is planning to open 62 franchised hotels in the next three years. ?It currently has 192 hotels, and officials say the planned properties represent the strongest development pipeline in the brand’s 24-year history. New properties will include locations in Memphis, Denver, New Orleans, Houston, St. Louis and Miami. […]

8 luxury breaks to be won in Hadrian's Wall Country

8 luxury breaks to be won in Hadrian’s Wall Country

Enjoy England have got 8 luxury Escape to Hadrian’s Wall Country 2-night breaks for 2 people to give away in a free prize draw. Stay in one of 4 Marriott hotels in the region (Newcastle Gosforth Park, Newcastle MetroCentre, Sunderland, Durham) – and they’ll even throw in a year’s free pass to all English Heritage […]

You'll fall for fall

You’ll fall for fall

Celebrate fall at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. After a long, hot summer, there’s nothing like the refreshing crisp air and legendary fall colours of the Fraser Valley. Enjoy the serenity of nearby Minter Gardens, with its inspiring views and breathtaking surroundings. Or, just relax in our hot springs pools and enjoy the incredible […]

Vineyard Fest 2008

Vineyard Fest 2008

Don’t miss your last chance to attend Atlanta’s Premier Wine Tasting Festival, the 12th Annual Vineyard Fest at Chateau Elan. More than 100 domestic and international wines will be available for guest tastings with wineries from Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and New Zealand plus regional wineries from California, New York, Washington, Oregon, […]

Private dining at Rosewood Corniche

One of Jeddah’s leading luxury hotels, the Rosewood Corniche, will be offering private dining suites for guests during Ramadan. Three VIP suites will feature private dining rooms in which diners will be served Iftar and Sohour meals created especially for the suite guests. Each suite has its own Majlis, decorated in the style of a […]

Cuban flavour meets Miami style

Cuban flavour meets Miami style

The newly opened Havana Nines store in Miami’s Aventura Mall mixes the glamour and suaveness of Cuba with the Miami luxe lifestyle. It’s tropical yet contemporary, just like the décor: espresso wood, crisp white lines and just a few palm trees. If you’re in the area, drop by to admire their linen shirts in bright […]

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