A complimentary gift bag full of sensory trinkets, cookies and milk each night, and a suitcase full of books and games – what more could a kid ask for? Omni Hotels‘ kids program has received an extensive childlike makeover designed to create a memorable stay for its youngest travelers. The new Omni Sensational […]
Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas re-opens today after a multi-million dollar redevelopment. The tropical North Queensland resort features new spacious hotel rooms and apartments, ideal for business or leisure travel, a lagoon-style pool perfect for enjoying the sun, a modern restaurant and bar, serving sumptuous meals for all tastes, and extensive day spa facilities.
Equestrians looking for a vacation to pursue their passion need look no further than Half Moon, the only resort to boast its own equestrian centre in Jamaica and one of only three such resorts in the Caribbean. Led by skilled and passionate trainers, the centre offres exciting programmes for all ages. Guests can take advantage […]
One of the world’s largest collections of premier spas, The Starwood Spa Collection, has 10 new additions. They include Le Méridien Lav in Split, Croatia, with its superb sea views; Le Royal Méridien Beach Dubai with its unique, Roman theme; Hotel Schloss Fuschl in Austria with its glass faÃ§ade looking out to views of […]
Don’t forget… it’s the Luxury Travel Fair at Olympia, London this week. The event is presented by Condé Nast Traveller, in conjunction with British Airways, and runs from Wednesday 27th to Saturday 29th June 2007. This is a great event – I hope to be there on the Thursday so maybe I’ll see some […]
It’s hard to escape the constant media reminders regarding climate change and it appears that some of the leading resorts of the world are taking note. The Soneva Fushi & Spa resort in the Maldives is the latest to announce that it is going green. it aims to be carbon neutral by 2008 […]
Suite name: Bedroom Suite Resort: The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA Size of accommodation: 450 sq ft Cost per night: $295-$485 depending on time of year Who’s stayed there? Stephen King, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Geena Davis, Michael Winterbottom, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Carly Schroeder, Charlie Kaufman, Chris Cooper, Martin Scorcese, […]
An executive limousine company is preparing to equip its entire fleet of limos with wireless internet equipment. Carey Houston will be able to connect to the internet during their travels, through either a WiFi or Ethernet connection. The move is sure to be a hit with many business executives and VIPs.
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More than 30 Design Hotels are offering a Seasonal Spaces promotion, which allows guests to book an automatic upgrade to a higher room or suite category. Participating hotels include the Haymarket Hotel which opened in London last month, the Bel-Ami in Paris, The New Majestic in Singapore, The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland, and others in […]
Can you believe it’s been 10 years already since the hand-over of Hong Kong back to mainland China? The Langham Hotel, Hong Kong is recognising the anniversary from 1st July 2007 through until 31st August 2007 with a special Decennial Celebration package. For $1,997 (note the amount… clever, eh?), the package includes suite accommodation […]
Forbes has run an interesting feature on the world’s most expensive hotel suites, featuring geographically widespread hotels and resorts, from Mexico to the Maldives. To make their top 10, you’ve got to be charging at least $10,000 a night. Here is an abbreviated summary of the incredible suites that they list: Two Story Sky Villa, […]
The 4th of July has been a longstanding annual tradition at The Balsams in New Hampshire, and this year’s celebration promises to be bigger and better than ever. Be part of the fun and enjoy a full line-up of family-friendly activities and special entertainment. There’ll be an array of things to do and events to […]
Feeling creative? Here’s a contest with a challenge. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest resort area (just north of Puerto Vallarta) is running an online contest with six grand prizes of a free five-day, four-night all-inclusive vacation at Marival Resort & Suites. The contest has six categories with multiple photos; in each, you pick one photo and […]
Opening today at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 3 is Yo Sushi, with seats for 56 people as well as a take-away option. Hot and cold dishes are available, all under £5 and, if you’re running late, you can pre-order your take-away online or by calling +44 (0)8701 90 80 40; the menu is available […]
An original Frank Gehry-designed playground, costing $4 million, is to grace New York’s Battery Park. Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marqués De Riscal in Rioja wine country, among many other projects, is famous for his unique, modern style.