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Best hotel bar in the world?

Best hotel bar in the world?

Blu Horizon Bar occupies a breathtaking location on the top floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney and offers unrivalled harbour views.  It has been voted ‘Best Hotel Bar 2005’ at the Hotel Management Magazine Awards and ‘Best Hotel Bar in Sydney’ by Forbes Magazine. Always up to the minute with fashion, Blu Horizon Bar has […]

Best Hotel Chain in Asia

Best Hotel Chain in Asia

Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, was named Best Hotel Chain in Asia in the annual FinanceAsia Business Travel Poll Awards 2005.    The poll invited FinanceAsia readers to rate the best and worst elements of Asian travel. Of 768 responses, 25% of respondents spent more than 50 nights per year […]

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel

The 549-room Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel reopened Thursday after closing in June for a $40 million renovation, becoming the city’s third Hilton. The hotel was formerly a business-oriented Holiday Inn Select. The renovations included an entryway water sculpture and rooms with work desks and ergonomic chairs, and wired and wireless high-speed Internet access.

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

The Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove, FL has opened a new Jurlique spa. It covers 4,300 sq. ft. and has seven treatment rooms including a double room, a hydrotub, vichy water massage room and manicure and pedicure stations. The Mayfair has 179 suites with 42″ plasma televisions, LCD TVs in the bathroom, DVD/CD players, terrycloth […]

Raffles Resort Canouan Island hosts Trump Million Dollar Invitational

Raffles Resort Canouan Island hosts Trump Million Dollar Invitational

Donald Trump has issued the challenge to 100 golfers to participate in the Trump Million Dollar Invitational. The Trump Million Dollar Invitational is a new golf tournament being held in May 2006 at the Trump International Golf Club at the Raffles Resort Canouan Island in the Grenadines. The resort is set on 300 acres of […]

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver invites diners to experience the city’s spectacular food and wine scene. From 20th January to 2nd February 2006, enjoy a three-course dinner at 144 of Vancouver’s hottest restaurants for $15, $25, or $35 per person (exclusive of alcohol, taxes and gratuities) complemented by fabulous BC VQA wine pairing suggestions. Tables book up fast, […]

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs' Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs’ Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc has received the AA’s Chefs’ Chef Of The Year Award 2005. This national award is voted by a poll of the 1800 chefs and hoteliers whose restaurants are featured in the AA Restaurant Guide.  To be awarded Chefs’ Chef of the Year, is the greatest recognition of a chef by his peers. He […]

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

After 10 months of building and refurbishing, Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen is now  a more beautiful, larger and more accessible venue. Among its new attractions is the Tivoli Aquarium, Europe’s longest salt water aquarium holding approximately 1600 tropical fish and sharks. On the top floor of the concert hall, the new Balanchine Lounge Tivoli’s […]

Cadiz Carnival special offer

Cadiz Carnival special offer

Experience the magic of this Andalusian carnival – probably the most dazzling carnival in Spain – during a 4 day luxury stay at Hotel Cortijo Soto Real. 571 € per person (taxes included). Offer valid between 22nd February and 6th March 2006. The hotel is also ideally located to visit the historical city of Seville, […]

Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Amansara, formerly the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk,  is a 24-suite resort, with the addition of 12 pool suites and a 25m lap pool. A spa, with private treatment and relaxation rooms,  is joining the  existing facilities 15th January, 2006. Situated in Siem Reap only 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor, this private […]

Sydney hotel takeover

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which operates 73 hotels in India and abroad, has announced the purchase of a 100-room, five-year old hotel, located in close proximity to the central business district of Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney for Australian $36 million. The hotel is currently operated by the Starwood Group and is amongst the top […]

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotels  has opened  the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport. More than a year has been spent on transforming the former Ramada Inn into the airport corridor’s newest full-service conference center hotel. Situated less than 10 minutes from the terminals of Pittsburgh International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, this 135-room hotel provides convenient access […]

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

This Valentine’s day celebrate ‘love in luxury’ at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel, Knightsbridge, which has put together London’s most luxurious package for all those in love. The offer includes accommodation in a luxury penthouse suite, a sumptuous five course gourmet dinner, butler service, dozens of roses, aromatherapy couple’s massage and romantic surprises all for […]

Elite Traveler magazine column

Elite Traveler magazine column

Acclaimed fashion journalist Jessica Michault, who covers the fashion  industry for the International Herald Tribune based in Paris, will be starting a dynamic and visually oriented fashion column for Elite Traveler, the luxury and lifestyle magazine distributed worldwide aboard private jets and mega-yachts. She will serve as a Contributing Editor for Elite Traveler.

Luxury hotels contribute to good year for Hungarian tourism

A 15% increase in the number of guest-nights spent at four- and five-star hotels paved the way for a successful 2005 tourism year in Hungary, according to an article published in  a recent  issue of the economic daily Magyar Gazdasag. According to the Regional Development Minister Istvan Kolber, Hungary registered its best year for tourism […]

Raffles Resort Canouan Island jet package

Raffles Resort Canouan Island jet package

Raffles Resort Canouan Island has revealed its Jet Package for 2006, promising guests the most stylish transfers in the Caribbean. Raffles’ guests will be the envy of Barbados Airport as a resort representative whisks them straight through to their own private jet for a breathtaking twenty-minute flight over the Grenadines. For guests staying ten or […]