Category: Hotels

The view from the very, very top of the Burj Dubai

This amateur video footage is taken from the very top of the Burj Dubai‘s spire and gives an interesting perspective over the surrounding area. Even some skyscrapers look miniscule in comparison.
New luxury coming to Rhodes in 2010

New luxury coming to Rhodes in 2010

Rhodes is continuing to shun its former reputation as a haven for young clubbers by focussing on attracting luxury travellers.  A number of five star hotels have opened on the island in the past two years, with three more due to open during 2010: The Kresten Royal Villas and Spa The five star Kresten Royal
An inspirational collection from White Line Hotels

An inspirational collection from White Line Hotels

White Line Hotels, recently launched by Iain Ainsworth (formerly of Design Hotels), offers a unique and inspirational collection of personally recommended international hotels. Each hotel has been defined by the individual owners, and characterised by the exceptional creative design and style. Acting as a curator, Iain seeks to bring these hotels together, which all have
Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay becomes Marigot Bay Hotel

Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay becomes Marigot Bay Hotel

From this month, the award-winning Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay has become known as the Marigot Bay Hotel. It’s a subtle change but one that marks the start of an exciting period of transformation for the hotel and surrounding area, including the launch of the Marigot Beach Club (opening in 2010) and the addition of new
Winter at Badrutt's Palace

Winter at Badrutt's Palace

If elegance and glamour are things you’re looking for this winter, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland is the place to go. The hotel will be sparkling with festive lighting and luxury jewellery when Badrutt’s lights its Christmas Tree and holds an exclusive exhibition of high-class jewelry and watches. The hotel will also be

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, Zambia

Legendary explorer, Sir David Livingstone, said “I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.” When the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa celebrated its opening on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, it was apparent that the hotel has more in common with this famous pioneer than just its name; it has

Hilton Beijing's Food & Wine Experience

The Hilton Beijing‘s Food & Wine Experience is back on 14th November 2009 for the 12th year, with a whole day of wine and food tasting and featuring over 100 world-famous food and wine suppliers such as Evian and  Aussino World Wines. Hilton Beijing Head Sommelier Julia Zhu, together with guest speakers, will be there
Win a luxury London hotel stay... and learn how to make a mean martini!

Win a luxury London hotel stay... and learn how to make a mean martini!

As many of you already know, A Luxury Travel Blog, although very popular, is more of a sideline for me.  During the day, I’m usually busy running our UK-based online tourism business and today we updated our competition page over on the UKhotel.com website. This month’s competition gives you the chance to win a fabulous
Starwood's 150th hotel in Asia Pacific now open

Starwood's 150th hotel in Asia Pacific now open

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened its 150th hotel in Asia Pacific – the ITC Royal Gardenia, a Luxury Collection hotel in Bengaluru, India. The opening of the 292-room hotel underscores Starwood’s long-term strategic growth plans in Asia Pacific, where it has executed 23 new deals in 2009 – seven hotels have been opened prior
Early booking offers at Paradise Island Villas, Crete

Early booking offers at Paradise Island Villas, Crete

Sitting on the hillside of Anissaras, Hersonissos, Paradise Island Villas offers easy access as it is  located just 23km from Heraklion airport. Family owned and run, the hotel is a chic retreat, combining the elegance and charm of a luxury boutique hotel, in a collection of 12 stylish villas, all with private pools with Jacuzzis
Pampered Pets Getaway Package at Swissôtel Chicago

Pampered Pets Getaway Package at Swissôtel Chicago

Guests travelling with pets may from now on offer their little friends a very important pet getaway at the Swissôtel Chicago. This memorable package, the Pampered Pets Getaway, spoils dogs in a true Swiss style with everything a dog would want to enjoy. Upon check-in, the VIP (Very Important Pet) receives a special greeting and
Book a 'room with a boo' at Omni Hotels this Halloween

Book a 'room with a boo' at Omni Hotels this Halloween

This Halloween, guests at Omni Hotels will be sipping on spooky signature cocktails, such as the Red Widow, Trick ‘R’ Treat, Bond’s Eye and Red Eye, while potentially sleeping in an ominously spirited suite from the luxury hotel brand’s “ghost-folio” of properties. Read on if you dare… The historic, and some say haunted, Omni Parker

Autumn menus at The Ritz London

The Restaurant and Rivoli Bar at The Ritz presents a new series of Autumn menus featuring some of the city’s finest cuisine and beverages from Executive Chef John Williams and his team. Indulge in a three course Lunch du Jour Menu (that changes daily) for £36. You may choose to treat yourself with our range
How not to use Twitter?

How not to use Twitter?

I know that it’s widely considered to be not ‘the done thing’ for luxury hotels to unveil which celebrities have stayed with them.  Whilst many don’t, there are some who will do so – but usually relatively discretely. I was a little surprised therefore when I stumbled upon @Grosvenor_House, a hotel in London, today and
Ibiza - an unlikely spa destination?

Ibiza - an unlikely spa destination?

Unbeknown to many, Autumn and Winter are perfect for those looking to discover Ibiza’s unique identity away from the crowds. The island offers a year-round mild climate, long sunny days and with two new state-of-the-art spas, Ibiza has now emerged as a firm contender as a top spa break destination. For a truly rural experience,

Unforgettable music encounter in Florence

The Stradivariuses of the Nippon Music Foundation, one of the most important collections of stringed instruments in the world, will be made available on Saturday 7th November 2009 to Florence’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale for an extraordinary fundraising concert held at Galleria dell’Accademia, in front of Michelangelo’s David. Paired with a stay at Four Seasons