Author Archive for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel 'Best Travel Influencer' Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted "one of the world's best travel blogs" and "best for luxury" by The Daily Telegraph.

Special offers at Sandals for those who plan ahead

Special offers at Sandals for those who plan ahead

Currently, if you book a vacation at any Sandals or Beaches resort for 2007, you can enjoy special savings. By booking a three-night minimum stay (four nights for Sandals Royal Bahamian & Offshore Island) now, you can take advantage of 2006 rates, offering savings of up to 25 percent off on all published rack rates. […]

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

One of the last family-run oceanfront hotels on the fashionable west coast of Barbados, Little Good Harbour is located in a tranquil fishing village just north of Port St. Charles. The accommodation consists of  a cluster of luxury cottages, nestled around a central swimming pool and lush tropical gardens. This charming island hideaway is  home […]

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

One of the Western Cape’s latest luxury boutique hotels, Le Franschhoek has 63 rooms, and its own Camelot Spa and Le Verger restaurant.   Capturing the essence of four star luxury, this impeccably appointed  hotel offers unparalleled views of the spectacular Franschhoek Mountains. It is easily accessible, being just 50 kms from Cape Town International […]

Falaza game park, South Africa

Falaza game park, South Africa

Three hours’ drive from Durban, the four-star Falaza resort  consists of 15 luxury tents costing around R1500 per night per person. This game park is in Hluhluwe which is in the north of  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   This is the heart of Zululand. Tents are not locked here; the only intruders you can expert are […]

Dining at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof

Dining at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof

Adored by everyone, the elegant restaurant at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof  at Kitzbühel is under the direction of chef Thomas Ritzer, one of the best in Austria. Ritzer’s cuisine is based on classic Austrian cooking with a light Mediterranean-Asian accent. Menu includes a Brennessel (nettle) cream soup with sheep-cheese croutons, duck-liver tart with caramelized red-wine […]

Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel – developed by the Abu Dhabi based Aldar Properties – in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on the Dubai highway will not only be a landmark for the capital of UAE but also Dubai, the real estate hub of UAE. The hotel was opened last month with 110 rooms and 24 […]

Wildly romantic at Bushmans Kloof

Wildly romantic at Bushmans Kloof

Escape with your partner for a romantic 2 night getaway to the most heavenly and romantic hideaway of Bushmans Kloof, nestled and secluded in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains. Bushmans Kloof is a privately owned wilderness reserve and is world renowned for its 130 rock art sites.   In recognition of its rich cultural, […]

Be a Montana cowboy!

Be a Montana cowboy!

The ultimate Montana “cowboy” experience is a four-night package at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. This Relais & Château hideaway consists of luxurious  log and cedar cabins. For $3,870.80 per couple, you will get a luxury cabin (including taxes), meals, drinks and all on-ranch activities.   You will also be taken on an all-day […]

Luxury hotels in Tokyo

Luxury hotels in Tokyo

The “Big Three” in Tokyo (the Imperial Hotel, Hotel New Otani and Hotel Okura) are facing increasing competition. Last summer, Hilton’s Conrad Hotel brand introduce Conrad Tokyo to the newly developed Shiodome business district in Minato Ward. This was followed by Mandarin Oriental’s Tokyo hotel in Nihonbashi (in Chuo Ward).   The spring and summer […]

Washington DC's most expensive hotel

Washington DC’s most expensive hotel

Just months after the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown snagged its coveted fifth Mobil star, the hotel known for hosting many a celebrity, is for sale at nearly $170 million. That’s the highest price tag ever for a Washington DC hotel and equates to approximately $800,000 per room. The hotel is currently owned by New […]

Ballantyne Resort partners with Foreign Cars Italia

Ballantyne Resort partners with Foreign Cars Italia

Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, NC has forged an exclusive partnership with Foreign Cars Italia to offer  a Speed and Luxury Package. Within the package, guests will be chauffeured around throughout their stay in a Maserati Quattroporte, one of Italy’s most powerful exports. After cruising around town in a gorgeous car, guests will enjoy the elegant […]

The Dancing Gourmet

The Dancing Gourmet

Award-winning cookbook author/chef Linda Hymes (The Dancing Gourmet) premiers her luxury Loire Valley tour by special invitation of Paris-based organization, Routes François I. Join the Dancing Gourmet to visit the “valley of kings” with Relais & Châteaux accommodations, Michelin chef cooking and chocolate mini-courses, specialty wine tasting sessions and exclusive private guided visits to select […]

Special offer at The Legian, Bali

Special offer at The Legian, Bali

The Legian is set in lush tropical gardens in front of fashionable Seminyak Beach, Indonesia, offering extraordinary views of the Indian Ocean. Each suite is adorned with rich woods and marble and features modern amenities that redefine luxurious resort living. All suites are equipped with the latest Bose hi-fi system and Apple iPods. Book a […]

Elton John extends honeymoon

Elton John extends honeymoon

One honeymoon isn’t enough for Elton John and David Furnish. They’re avoiding the British winter and leaving their Venice honeymoon for a safari in South Africa.   Rather strangely, they’re also  invisting their friend, Liz Hurley (who you think would be concentrating on her own wedding plans), along with them.   The expression “two’s company, […]

Libya's first and only five star hotel

Libya’s first and only five star hotel

In a city that is prone to awarding itself top achievement for what is often, by western standards, not of the very highest quality, Libya’s first and only five star hotel doesn’t disappoint. The Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel is a stunning twin-tower property in the heart of Tripoli’s business district, 5 minutes from Green Square. […]

Starwood completes Le Méridien acquisition

Starwood completes Le Méridien acquisition

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has acquired the Le Méridien brand and the related management and franchise business for the portfolio of 130 hotels and resorts globally for approximately $225 million, roughly equal to the amount of Starwood’s current investment, including accrued interest, in the debt of Le Méridien. This acquisition will significantly increase the […]