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The Dominican – a new hotel in Brussels

Part of the Carlton Hotel Collection, The Dominican will be a four star hotel in the Leopoldstraat at the back of the theatre La Monnaie. The high ceilings in the hotel and the cloisters will be reminiscent of the Dominican abbey that once stood on this location in the 15th Century. The hotel will have […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post  five of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

Online restaurant booking service extends to Rome, Italy

Online restaurant booking service extends to Rome, Italy

toptable, the free London & UK restaurant booking service, has just added Rome to its impressive stable of international cities, which already includes New York, Barcelona and Paris. Book through toptable and you can dine like a true Roman in the Eternal City’s most stylish restaurants, such as the  fashionable Supperclub Rome, or the Michelin-starred […]

The Cateys 2006

The Cateys 2006

The Cateys 2006, dubbed the Oscars of the hospitality industry by the Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine, were dished out this week.   Among the numerous winners were Gordon Ramsay (Restauranteur of the Year – Independent), The Soho Hotel, London (Hotel of the Year – Group) and Galvin Bistrot de Luxe (Newcomer of the Year). A […]

A year of island hopping: April

A year of island hopping: April

This is post  four of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For April, the following are recommended: Borneo: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Gayana Island Resort Corfu, Greece: Isabella Country House and Siorra Vittoria […]

Advertising on A Luxury Travel Blog

I’m increasingly finding my inbox being filled with queries about how to advertise on A Luxury Travel Blog. Thank you – I’m truly flattered given that the site is still in its first year. The latest of these communications has prompted me to do something about it, so I’ve created a sponsorship page with further […]

New air taxi service from DayJet

New air taxi service from DayJet

DayJet, a new Florida-based air taxi service with a fleet of Eclipse 500 aircraft, has announced that its offering will start by serving Gainesville, Boca Raton, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee (all in Florida). The cities have been selected owing to “strong business climates and limited transportation infrastructures”. Four more cities in Florida and 12 cities […]

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

I can’t really think why someone would spend over $1 million on a cellphone but the accessories maker Peter Aloisson wouldn’t be launching another (that’s right folks, this is  their second  cellphone  with a $1m+ price tag) if they didn’t think there was some merit in it. This latest creation – the Diamond Crypto Smartphone […]

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of  Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

Honeymoon package from the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok

Honeymoon package from the Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok

The Chaophya Park Hotel  in Bangkok  is calling on  all newlyweds to take advantage of their honeymoon package which will lavish couples with a rose petal laced bed in an executive suite.    Running until 31st August 2006, the package includes two nights in an executive suite, 2 hours of honeymoon spa at the Bali […]

Taycasa Villas, Dalaman, Turkey

Taycasa Villas, Dalaman, Turkey

International Property Specialists Taycasa Villas have dramatically reduced the price of their exclusive Lakeside Villas by 30%. These exceptional 3 bedroom triplex properties are situated in Dalaman, southern Turkey, 15 minutes from the airport. With the first golf course in Dalaman  expected to be  completed in 2007/2008, the rental from these properties could see significant […]

Central London's Bow Street Magistrates' Court to become a luxury hotel

Central London’s Bow Street Magistrates’ Court to become a luxury hotel

The buyers of Bow Street Magistrates’ Court have revealed plans to turn the building into a luxury hotel, along with some museum space that incorporates the existing cell block. The cells – which already have toilets – would be converted into guest rooms, and the hotel is expected to be named  The Bow. A planning […]

Hennessy Hammock

Hennessy Hammock

The Hennessy Hammock is a piece of kit that’s really worth a closer look  from the more intrepid travellers among us. These mid-air, hammock-like  tents come in a range of types and have picked up  all manner of awards: Best Camping Shelter 2005 from Sea Kayaker Magazine… Best of Show from the USA Today summer […]

A year of island hopping: March

A year of island hopping: March

This is post three  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For March, the following are recommended: Benguerra, Mozambique: Benguerra Lodge Bermuda: Fairmont Southampston Dominica Maldives: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island and […]

The future of space hotels?

The future of space hotels?

Hotels in space might not be just science fiction. A spacecraft called Genesis 1 has been launched into space from Siberia  by Bigelow Aerospace, a company set up by hotel tycoon Robert Bigelow. This folded craft is inflated once safely in orbit and apparently it is this principle that might be used in the future […]

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is one of the largest showcases of New York State wines. Enjoy one-stop tasting and shopping of over 500 wines from unique boutique wineries to the popular industry giants. The 2006 festival will be from the 14th to 16th July and the signature event will be the Great Western Chardonnay […]

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