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.

Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

Celebrating 25 years of operation this winter season, Deer Valley Resort has become known for revolutionizing ski area service and has being named the number one ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI magazine. You can visit their website for the latest conditions and to view their mountain cam.
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons is pleased to introduce their newest addition to their portfolio of Hawaiian properties. Long a coveted destination, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay is perched above a white-sand beach that borders a protected marine preserve. Natural discoveries continue on land with hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Two world-ranked golf courses offer
It pays to be a celebrity!

It pays to be a celebrity!

At the Golden Globes Awards ceremony on 16th January 2006, presenters including Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Natalie Portman and Emma Thompson will receive swag bags filled with complimentary luxury items valued at more than $62,000. Among the goodies, a cruise to mingle with the penguins in Antarctica; Quark Expeditions whisks a VIP and

Cheers awards

Cheers magazine, a publication of the Adams Beverage Group, has announced the winners of its coveted Cheers Awards for Beverage Excellence for 2006. Among the winners are Interstate Hotels, Arlington, Virginia (for Best Hotel Beverage Program) and Seafood Restaurants, Baltimore, Maryland (for Best Chain Non-Alcohol Program). The winners were selected from entries submitted by many
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