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Spa V Happy Hour

Spa V Happy Hour

Starting today, Hotel Victor in Miami will be hosting a Spa Happy Hour event every Wednesday at the Spa V Lounge from 5pm to 9pm. á During this time, guests can rejuvenate and recharge their batteries by indulging in petit spa treatments while sipping Champagne and tasting delicious food from Vix Restaurant. Here’s the Spa […]

Naumi, Singapore

Naumi, Singapore

For the world class business traveller who is looking for comfort, privacy and convenience, the Naumi luxury hotel is an elegant abode nestled within áSingapore’s Central Business District. This 40-room haven functions more like a personal condo than a regular hotel. áIts rooms come equipped with a 50-inch plasma TV, espresso machines, a kitchenette and […]

Culinary tours in Italy and Spain

Culinary tours in Italy and Spain

Canadian travel agency Helen Thompson Travel is partnering with a culinary travel host to offer luxury gastronomic adventures to an elite clientele of food and wine enthusiasts, with the first two excursions planned to southern Italy and northern Spain in Spring 2008. Relish Culinary Tours, based in Toronto, specializes in providing privately escorted small-group adventures […]

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

I’ve mentioned underwater hotels on A Luxury Travel Blog before, but I think – until now – Jules Undersea Lodge has escaped the radar. It’s an underwater research base which has opened itself to the public. Featured in ‘Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous’, a stay here will set you back $475 per person per […]

Luxury travel in 2008

Are there tough times ahead for the luxury travel industry? Luxury consumers’ feeling of confidence tanked in the third quarter as measured by Unity Marketing’s Luxury Consumption Index. The index plummeted to 87.3 points, its lowest level since 2004, following a 4-point drop in the second quarter. The index is based upon a survey of […]

More on the sinking cruise ship in the Antarctic

More on the sinking cruise ship in the Antarctic

More details are starting to emerge on the cruise ship that is reportedly sinking somewhere near King George Island (near the South Shetland Islands between Antarctica and the southernmost átip of Argentina). á The 2,400-tonner liner, MV Explorer, áowned by Toronto-based Gap Adventures á[site seemingly very slow at present, perhaps understandably], áwas built in 1969 […]

Cruise ship crashes into iceberg off Antarctica

There’s breaking news just in that a cruise ship has crashed into an iceberg off Antarctica. It’s been reported that 154 passengers were on the vessel. A ship has been diverted to help collect passengers from lifeboats. á Let’s hope that everyone is safely accounted for. More later.

The most romantic and creative places to propose

The most romantic and creative places to propose

Apparently one of the latest trends in travel is the ‘proposal vacation’ which, as its name suggests, is when you go on a trip with the sole purpose of popping the question. MoonRings, Inc. believe they have identified the ten most romantic and creative places. “Choosing a location is not always as easy as it […]

The best golf course in the world?

Donald Trump has got his way in Scotland, the home of golf – planning permission to build a $2.1 billion (yes, you read that right) golf resort just north of Aberdeen, despite some local opposition. As well as what might prove to be the best course in the world, there will be a 450-room luxury […]

Don’t forget… ILTM 2007

This year’s International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) kicks off in Cannes shortly… the event is being held from 3rd to 6th áDecember 2007. á Remember, this is a pre-registration event only… without pre-registration, you won’t get in, without exception.

Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda

A very calming video from Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete.

InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort - a new $50 million luxury resort

InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort – a new $50 million luxury resort

An agreement between InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and áLateral Holdings will see a US$50 million luxury resort áreach the idyllic island of Mauritius in late 2008. The 210-room InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort, just 15 minutes from the island’s popular Grand Baie and 20 minutes north of the country’s capital Port Louis, áwill offer guests […]

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection. á It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Last week’s Dubai Air Show sounds like it was a great success with Airbus securing $28 billion commitments, followed ánext by áBoeing. There were also ámulti-million dollar deals áfor a number of airlines, including áEmirates, DAE Capital, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. Two deals that also caught the eye were Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s $300 […]

Ritz-Carlton's second project in Arizona

Ritz-Carlton’s second project in Arizona

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teamed up with Arizona-based Cottonwood Properties and Greenbrier Southwest Corporation to open a 250-room Ritz-Carlton resort hotel and spa, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, and a Ritz-Carlton branded residential community in northwest Tucson. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and The Residences at The áRitz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will […]

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving shopping, some limited-time luxury travel deals will be available starting next week on My WishList, American Express’ popular, seasonal e-tail web site. á áTheir storefront offers all card members the opportunity to buy limited quantities of the season’s most wished-for items at discounts of 24-80% (Ultimate Wish Giveaways discounted 100%) […]

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