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Arabian Travel Market 2006

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Leading international luxury hotels Arabella Sheraton, Sun International, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Solimer Golf Resort & Spa, Le Passage To India, Leading Hotels of the World, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, and Raffles have already committed their participation at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, four months before the region’s premier travel […]

Hassleblad digital camera with 39 megapixels!

Hassleblad digital camera with 39 megapixels!

Hassleblad have come up with a 39 megapixel digital camera.   Quite how that number of megapixels has its uses, I’m not sure, but at around $31,000 it’ll surely be beyond the budget of most buyers. The medium-format Hassleblad H2D-39 features a 2.2-inch OLED display, on which you can view your 78MB shots. You need […]

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Stay in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and you could shop, dine out and relax by the swimming pool without stepping outside the confines of the complex.   This 248-room hotel tower is connected by a walkway to the Ritz-Carlton Residence, and then to the Starhill Gallery, Malaysia’s newest and most exclusive shopping mall. It also […]

Setai condos

Setai condos

The Setai Resort announced today that it has started sales of hotel condominium units in its newest tower. This collection of 50 ultra-luxury hotel condo suites has been custom designed and built in the style of the Setai Hotel.   They that come equipped with Duxiana beds, Irish Linens, BOSE surround sound systems, Lavazza espresso […]

New luxury hotel in Valencia, Spain

New luxury hotel in Valencia, Spain

A new luxury hotel is set to become the centrepiece of Valencia’s increasingly sophisticated seafront. The five-star Hotel Balneario Las Arenas is set in the 19th Century Las Arenas spa building, beside Malvarrosa beach, and its 253 rooms offer hydromassage cabins and bathtubs, free minibars, plasma TV screens, wireless internet access and CD players.

Sidekick II

Sidekick II

The Sidekick II was launched by T-Mobile recently. At 13×6.5cm size makes it perfectly pocketable; it offers instant messaging, email and web on the go, accessible by a mini qwerty keyboard that works well for even the fattest of fingers.  It’s the gadget of choice by the likes of Paris Hilton and Justin Timberlake.

Food fight in the sky

Food fight in the sky

There’s a food fight going on in the sky. Competing for premium customers who pay $5,000 and up for trans-Atlantic and Asian round trips, airlines are employing celebrity chefs and offering multicourse meals, long wine lists, caviar, crème brulée and goats’ cheese. Lufthansa have winter dishes conceived by Joachim Splichal, American Airlines are using Stephan […]

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos Winter Wine Festival

There’s still time to grab tickets for the Taos Winter Wine Festival, held in New Mexico’s best ski country, Taos.   The 20th annual festival takes place from 18th to 28th January 2006. Winemaker dinners, vertical and blind tastings, seminars and panels fill the schedule, but you’ll be able to squeeze in time on the […]

Valentine's at Malmaison

Valentine’s at Malmaison

Malmaison will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a special offer for couples, available throughout its nine UK hotels. Spend the night in a luxurious Mal suite, and enjoy Champagne on ice, chocolate dipped strawberries, aromatic oils and candles, a chilled Mal CD and a Champagne breakfast in bed. The Valentine’s package at Malmaison […]

InterContinental Bahrain re-vamp

InterContinental Bahrain re-vamp

A  multi-million dinar renovation at one of Bahrain’s top hotels is due to get underway later this month. The five-star InterContinental Bahrain, previously known as the Regency InterContinental, is looking to modernise its facilities to keep its place as one of the leaders of the market. A 220-space car park facility will be constructed next […]

New business class seat designs

New business class seat designs

Business class air travel is poised to move into a new era of supreme comfort as the major airlines gear up to install more luxurious seats. UK airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have already launched fully flat business class beds, with the major US airlines set to follow. Such changes could pave the way […]

The Priory Inn, UK, gains restaurant recognition

The Priory Inn, UK, gains restaurant recognition

The Priory Inn gastropub in Tetbury, the Cotswolds, has recently been awarded a Remy Restaurant Award for 2006 for new talent within the UK restaurant scene. The 10 annual regional awards are made to restaurateurs who show a dedication to creating excellent cuisine and are based on 80,000 diners reviews submitted to the Harden’s Restaurant […]

Castello di Velona, Montalcino, Italy

Castello di Velona, Montalcino, Italy

Castello di Velona invites you to discover the beautiful Val d’Orcia with an exclusive offer valid from 23rd February 9th April 2006.   The 2006 Spring opening offer includes 2 nights accommodation in a double deluxe room, buffet breakfast, one dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant, wine tasting in a vineyard producing Brunello di […]

Sardinia wealth taxes

Sardinia wealth taxes

The government in Sardinia has  revealed that it’s planning to impose punishing wealth taxes on billionaire visitors such as Princess Caroline of Monaco  or Roman Abramovich (owner of Chelsea football club) who come to the island. Second homes  belonging to foreign visitors will attract a special council tax, and there will be  stiff new taxes […]

Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali special package

Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali special package

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has launched a special package to celebrate the Chinese New Year on 29th January 2006. Special three-night packages are now available from US $325 including daily breakfast, return airport transfers, and free late check-out until 4pm. In addition to the package, a complimentary one-time dinner for two at the […]

Special feature: Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania

Special feature: Grumeti River Camp, Tanzania

CC Africa’s Grumeti River Camp is located on the banks of the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.   Although there is the opportunity to travel on a rather bumpy road, most guests arrive by plane courtesy of Regional Air, landing on a make-shift airstrip (read: flat stretch of grass).   As […]

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