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Thumbthing

Thumbthing

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that work. Next time, you’re sitting by your hotel pool and want to hold a glass of Champagne in one hand, and your book with the other, spare a thought for the Thumbthing.   This neat little accessory can also be used as a bookmark when you need to put […]

Golf Connoisseur goes digital

Golf Connoisseur goes digital

Golf Connoisseur is to begin distributing  its magazine in digital form to some of the most affluent households in the world. The print version of the magazine  can already be found at  top private golf clubs in the United States, as well as at the finest hotels, resorts, and spas; airline’s VIP lounges; private aviation […]

Villa Didon, Carthage, Tunisia

Villa Didon, Carthage, Tunisia

On top of a hill that overlooks the Bay of Tunis, Villa Didon has ten suites in an mipressive setting. The accommodation is also home to Tunisia’s best restaurant – Alain Ducasse’s Spoon Tunis. The best time to visit is in May and June, or September and October.   Villa Didon sadly doesn’t have its […]

A truly special offer from Dusit Laguna, Phuket

A truly special offer from Dusit Laguna, Phuket

Special offers aren’t always as special as they might seem, but the Dusit Laguna‘s current promotion is most certainly an exception. With rates starting from $90 for a Deluxe Lagoon View room, there’s been no better time to enjoy a luxury vacation. With an unrivalled location overlooking a sandy white beach and flanked by two […]

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Running from 9th February and until 13th March 2006, the 34th  Hong Kong Arts Festival celebrates the city’s cultural dynamism with theatre, opera, classical music and dance. Billed as the premier arts event in Hong Kong, it features overseas and local artists of renown in an eclectic array of music, theatre, dance, popular entertainment, film […]

Oslo – the most expensive city in the world

Welcome to Oslo, the most expensive city in the world, where a pint costs between £5 and £7 and a packet of cigarettes £6. Yes, that’s right… according to a biannual survey by the Economist Group, Tokyo no longer ranks as the world’s most expensive, after a reign of some 14 years at the top. […]

World's biggest cruise ship

World’s biggest cruise ship

I bet you thought the Queen Mary II – at 151,400 tons –  was a big ship. Not satisfied with the 160,000-ton Freedom of the Seas which is due in June, Royal Caribbean, the world’s second largest cruise operator,  has just ordered the world’s largest ship. This $1.24bn monster, dubbed Project Genesis,  will be 220,000 […]

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Schools across the UK will be breaking up for February half term very soon. And if you’re looking for something a little different to occupy them, get yourself along to Warwick Castle between 11th and 26th February 2006. During the two weeks there will be a series of displays and activities, highlighting the ‘terrible tortures […]

Giorgio Armani hotels in Dubai

Giorgio Armani hotels in Dubai

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has agreed to build as many as 30 luxury hotels with Dubai’s Emaar Properties, rather than the ten originally planned. The increase is said to be due to unexpected demand from investors. The Burj Dubai Tower, expected to be completed by 2008, will be the first hotel under the agreement, […]

The Informed Traveler

The Informed Traveler

A Luxury Travel Blog has  teamed up with Five Star Alliance who specialise in providing information on the world’s best luxury hotels. The company has close partnerships with a number of hotels including the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, New York’s Carlyle Hotel, Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda, the Burj al Arab in Dubai, One Aldwych […]

Motorola SLVR L7

Motorola SLVR L7

If you’re looking for a phone that’s slim but packed with features, then the new Motorola SLVR L7 (pronounced ‘Silver L7’ by the way) could be just the thing for you. It’s perfect also for those who aren’t into flip-tops but are jealous of RAZR owners. It remains to be seen whether it will stand […]

British Airways Prestige Collection

British Airways Prestige Collection

British Airways has used its superb global knowledge and long-standing travel expertise to compile the British Airways Prestige Collection. Their exclusive collection features hotels all chosen for their elegance, exclusivity and unmistakable but understated luxury. They range from classic, well-known names to some of the world’s most fabulous boutique hotels for those who desire something […]

Heated toilet seats

Heated toilet seats

Apparently heated toilet seats are becoming all the rage in the United States.   Originally from Japan, they are making their way into the US via a Canadian company called Toto. (You’d think the Canadians might be keeping them for themselves!) I wonder how long it will be before these are commonplace in luxury hotel […]

Central Krabi Bay Resort, Thailand

Central Krabi Bay Resort, Thailand

The first hotel to be built in Krabi since the tsunami has just opened and recently welcomed its first guests. The 192-room, 5-star  Central Krabi Bay Resort offers bright and contemporary accommodation with large terraces.   There are five restaurants on site, a kids’ club and  the Centara Spa. The resort enjoys stunning views of […]

Gaia Hotel & Reserve, Costa Rica

Gaia Hotel & Reserve, Costa Rica

On a beach fringing the Manuel Antonio Forest Reserve on the Pacific coast, the 20-room Gaia Hotel & Reserve has just opened. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World members offers accommodation in simple, box-like studio suites and vast villas.   There is also a tiered infinity pool and a spa. A wealth of native […]

The best of Bangkok dining

If you’re looking for great Thai food and good value, try Lemon Grass in Bangkok.   This restaurant can be found on Sukhumvit Road.   It’s been around for some years now but continues to get good reviews from local restaurant critics. Try the minced chicken and ginger served in cabbage leaves and the signature […]

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