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Motorized Pool Lounger

Motorized Pool Lounger

Excalibur Electronics have come up with the luxury leisure traveller’s ultimate gadget: a motorized pool lounger. Afterall, why float when you can drive? It has two powerful motors, and two easy-to-use joysticks, each controlling independent propellors. A built in cup holder is of course standard. Price is $149.95.

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

I mentioned the New Orleans Jazz Fest a few days ago, but the details then were  a little unknown. More information is now emerging and it’s been revealed that Bob Dylan and Blues legend Fats Domino  will be among the line-up. Rock veteran Elvis Costello, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon,  Keith Urban, Yolanda Adams, the Dave […]

Disposable video cameras

Disposable video cameras

If you thought digital cameras were a bit of an extravagance for those last-minute moments, then think again.   Pure Digital – the company behind a number of budget single-use cameras, has come up with a line of disposable video cameras retailing through the CVS pharmacy chain for $29.95 (plus $12.95 for burning the video […]

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

New-York based hotelier Vikram Chatwal is to tie the knot with Indian model Priya Sachdeva today. The celebrations are taking place at ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi and will  last several days. The wedding is being attended by former US President Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford, Naomi Campbell, P. Diddy and Deepak Chopra.  Chatwal […]

New Smartphone from HTC

New Smartphone from HTC

HTC  – the global leader in Windows Mobile-based devices  –  has unveiled the world’s first DAB-IP enabled Smartphone, the Trilogy.  It runs on Windows Mobile version 5.0 and has all the features you’d expect: Pocket Media player, Push Email, Office suite, etc. What is special about this Smartphone, though, is that it can receive Digital […]

Celadon Hotel Hue, Vietnam

Vietnam’s first international hotel management group, Celadon International Hotels, has signed an agreement to manage a new luxury hotel in Hue, the ancient capital and UNESCO-listed World Heritage city. The new Celadon Hotel Hue, with 238 luxuriously appointed suites and rooms,  is the first hotel to come under the new company’s branding, and  will be […]

Fitness Phaeton rental car

Fitness Phaeton rental car

Who’d have thought it… a fitness car designed for corporate travellers. Allino Rent-a-car, have teamed up with DaimlerChrysler to develop the Fitness Phaeton. Built of the same components as the company’s popular stretch limousines, these specially-equipped vehicles will include everything from a racquetball court to stair-climbing machines to a sauna and a juice bar for […]

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Three new luxury hotels are to be built in Abu Dhabi on the Gulf within the next two years. The  Al-Gurm Resort, scheduled to open in 2007,  will be created on an offshore island and  will have 161 suites and 59 luxury apartments, along with three restaurants, a lounge bar and several swimming pools. Secondly, […]

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Mega Crown International Cruise Lines, LLP have surprised the cruise industry with the launch of the first of a new fleet of Extreme-Ultra-Mega cruise ships. Much to the amazement of others, their new ship, called Brobdingnagian,  has been  built in secret over the past six years at the Yatzmar Shipyards hidden deep within Kyrgyzstan. The […]

Ritz-Carlton Rose Island, Bahamas - opening 2009

Ritz-Carlton Rose Island, Bahamas – opening 2009

Scheduled to open in 2009, The Ritz-Carlton Rose Island, Bahamas will be an integral part of a Ritz-Carlton-branded, private, 230-acre enclave which will eventually include, in addition to the hotel, a sheltered marina for yachts, estate homes, condominiums, and townhouses. It will provide a new level of luxury in one of the Caribbean’s most idyllic […]

SkiHaus

SkiHaus

Ever wished you could have your own house on a mountain?   Well, with the SkiHaus from Horden Cherry Lee Architects, you can do just that.   This lightweight, all-aluminium structure weighs only 315kg and can be lifted into position by helicopter. Despite its relatively compact size, it can sleep 4 people (in bunk beds). […]

Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube

Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube

New from Eagle Creek Travel Gear is the Pack-It Cube. These simple luggage accessory allows you to organise your T-shirts and socks for easy access upon arrival or for quick security checks at airports. They’re also ideal if you want to keep a few items of clothing wrinkle-free. A must-have for those who like to […]

Sofitel Macau@Ponte16

Accor has been awarded the management contract for Sofitel Macau@Ponte16 in one of Macau’s most significant and historic precincts. The hotel is being developed by Pier 16 – Property Development Limited as part of an estimated HK $2.4 billion (US $300 million) total investment completed in two phases, with a casino development targeting operation by […]

Le Méridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand

Le Méridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Asia with the signing of Le Méridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand. This brand new resort is located along Jomtien Beach in Pattaya, just one and a half hours from Bangkok, and is  expected to open in January 2009.

Qatar Airways notches up another award

Qatar Airways notches up another award

Qatar Airways has picked up yet another award: the Inflight Service Consistency Excellence Award  from Skytrax, the world’s leading air transport research organisation. Qatar Airways is growing at great speed and is one of only four airlines in the world ranked Five Star for service and excellence. The airline’s cabin crew have been voted the […]

Prada Beauty and Ritz-Carlton partnership

Prada Beauty and Ritz-Carlton partnership

Prada Beauty, a leader in scientifically advanced skin care, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, a name synonymous with luxury and award-winning service, have joined forces to create a unique spa experience. Beginning  last month,  Prada Beauty treatments  are featured exclusively in all full-service Ritz-Carlton Spas in North America. Prada Beauty’s Special Care products are the […]

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