Luxury travel news for the week ending 13th February 2022

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive regular updates from A Luxury Travel Blog, please make sure you subscribe to our mailing list.

With several new luxe hotels, Madrid is now also Spain’s capital of 5-star travel

For decades, Barcelona has been Spain’s unassailable city-break destination. But with notable new and reimagined properties from the likes of Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Rosewood Hotels, plus upcoming debuts from Edition Hotels and JW Marriott, the long-maligned capital of Madrid now boasts serious luxury-travel clout… [read more]

Exclusive luxury experiences await travelers to Japan

What does luxury travel mean to you? Perhaps an extravagant all-inclusive resort with high quality service and cuisine, a tailor-made itinerary, or an opportunity to engage in the local culture. Japan has many qualities that make it a meaningful choice for an exclusive and bespoke vacation – the pride its people take in their work, the unparalleled levels of service, and the country’s rich traditions and cultures… [read more]

Flying high! Teen says he won’t stop tracking Elon Musk’s hi-tech private jet

He’s been offered a car worth R1,6 million and R76 000 in cash. The richest man in the world knows his name and has pleaded with him to leave him alone and stop tracking his $70 million (R1,06 billion) private jet. But student Jack Sweeney (19) won’t budge… [read more]

Private jet flying

Luxury liner Crystal Cruises is reportedly shutting down US operations: What happens to your bookings?

Crystal Cruises is reportedly shutting down at least its U.S. operations weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for one of its ships over unpaid fuel bills, according to Bloomberg, Travel Weekly and numerous other trade publications… [read more]

Inside luxury Qatar hotel picked by Gareth Southgate as England‘s World Cup base

England’s star-studded squad will be treated like royalty when they stay in the Souq Al Wakra hotel for the World Cup later this year. The Three Lions players will be unable to enjoy any boozy celebrations, given the hotel’s alcohol-free status, but they can expect a private beach, fitness centre and hydro pool as well as a spa and multiple restaurants. According to Sportsmail, a provisional booking has been made… [read more]

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Comments (2)

  1. Rob says:

    It will be interesting to see what the Qatar tourism industry makes of the opportunities presented by the football World Cup. Will people find enough to do there to encourage them to return?

  2. James says:

    Once you’ve visited Japan you appreciate that their culture is very different to the west. It will be interesting to see if Japan reinvents luxury.

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