Category: Hotels

Getting away from it all in Zanzibar

Getting away from it all in Zanzibar

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all, only to arrive at your chosen destination and find that all have just arrived as well, or even worse that all are already there and all will be staying for some time yet? Yes, it does happen, and these days without a bit of intelligent […]

The new five star Makadi Spa Hotel in Egypt

The new five star Makadi Spa Hotel in Egypt

The five star Makadi Spa Hotel opening its doors next month is the ultimate getaway for those wanting to indulge in complete luxury and relaxation. Situated on its own private beach the adult’s only hotel is an upmarket and tranquil oasis on the Red Sea. The hotel has three large outdoor freshwater swimming pools including […]

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, it’s hard get away from summer’s annoying — and at times downright oppressive — heat and humidity. As a former resident of Charleston, South Carolina, I can attest to the crankiness that takes over in June and lasts until late September, when daily life becomes a […]

The Deluxe Spa Suite at the Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap

Special feature: Hôtel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The most popular tourist destination in Cambodia is the vast complex of temples at Angkor Wat. This is really a fascinating place to visit, but surprisingly it’s not on the usual lists of Wonders of the World. It should be! It is, however, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In my opinion the best way to […]

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Last week we stayed at the thousand year old Stoke Park estate in Buckinghamshire. The estate has an illustrious history with prestigious owners that have included Elizabeth I in the late 16th Century and the Penn family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Thomas Penn, son of William Penn (who founded Pennsylvania) purchased […]

Sleep soundly: Vancouver’s beautiful boutique hotels

Sleep soundly: Vancouver’s beautiful boutique hotels

Vancouver is a multi-cultural city that brims with all of life’s little luxuries from glamorous art galleries to chic cafes. And when it comes to staying in style, it is clear that Vancouver knows best. Home to some of the most unique, quirky and beautiful boutiques throughout all of British Columbia, you can sleep safe […]

The world's best pools

The world’s best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the […]

The Peninsula New York's Sun Terrace

The Peninsula New York’s Sun Terrace

The re-opening this summer of the wrap-around, 2, 700 sq. ft., outdoor Sun Terrace at the Peninsula New York, herald’s the arrival of New York’s next great urban oasis. The re-opened Sun Terrace, located between the 21st and 22nd floors of the hotel, features amazing views of the skyline and is on the mezzanine level of The […]

The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei: five star luxury and so much more

The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei: five star luxury and so much more

Brunei may be a small country but it punches above its weight when it comes to offering visitors somewhere “different”, with pristine rainforests, adventure sports, culture and one of Asia’s top five star resorts, the Empire Hotel & Country Club. Although considered to be one of the richest countries in the world, it’s Brunei’s natural […]

Suite of the week: Suite ME, ME by Melia Cancun, Mexico

Suite of the week: Suite ME, ME by Melia Cancun, Mexico

Suite name: Suite ME Hotel: ME by Melia Cancun, Mexico Size of accommodation: 9,757 sq ft Cost per night: 65,740.32 MXN Who’s stayed there? The cast of MTV’s Real World Cancun. What makes it special? Suite ME is the largest Suite in Cancun and was home to the Cast of MTV’s Real World Cancun during the show’s filming in 2009. A 9,757 square foot, bi-level suite, Suite ME was home to the cast of the 22nd season of The Real […]

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Some 20 miles outside of Charleston — and yet seemingly a world away — sits the infinite charms and unmatched natural beauty of Kiawah Island. A barrier island of the South Carolina coast, Kiawah has a long and storied ancient history marked by magnificent Native American culture, European conquest, sprawling agricultural pursuits, and more. But […]

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA

Suite name: The Ritz-Carlton Suite Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: $7,500 Who’s stayed there? International presidents, movie starts and entertainers. Celebrities spotted at the hotel have included Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Will I. Am (Black Eyed Peas), Matt Damon, Usher and Jennifer Lopez. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is unable […]

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850: still the ultimate ski resort in the French Alps

Courchevel 1850 has long been the St Tropez of the French Alps; this high altitude resort ensures a long snow sure season and is the most famous of all the resorts within the vast Three Valleys ski area. However it isn’t just the skiing which has turned this into a world renowned resort – the […]

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

It was deja vu all over again. We had visited Paris in November and now here we were at the Paris Hotel in Vegas, marveling at the fact that the Eiffel Tower looked exactly like the one we had just seen, albeit a trifle smaller. My expectations were honestly pretty low when it came to […]

Atlantis, The Palm gets social!

Atlantis, The Palm gets social!

Atlantis, The Palm is a hotel and resort that we first mentioned on A Luxury Travel Blog back in 2007 when the area was still a construction site. It opened at the back end of the following year to a lavish $35 million party and incredible $1.5 billion firework display. Now, almost three years on, […]

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

Olympic fever: 8 things to do on a luxury Summer break in London

With the Olympics coming to London next year there will be thousands more visitors than usual in an already busy city throughout the Summer. As well as the sports fans, competitors and accompanying family and friends, there will also be dignitaries, government officials, leaders of industry and a host of VIPs who will want to […]