Category: Hotels

Yet more spam from Hotel ZaZa

Yet more spam from Hotel ZaZa

One normally associates the luxury industry with being honest and reputable in the manner in which they conduct their business.   Not so with Hotel ZaZa, it seems.   You may recall me writing about their spamming antics last year and it would appear that, despite writing to them on countless occasions and, despite my […]

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

As one of the co-developers of The Porches in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Bruce Shugart brings more than 40 years of custom home building and commercial development experience to the project. Bruce serves as co-principal and manager of Structural Associates, where he oversees all aspects of The Porches as well as projects in a variety of […]

Hotel Las Arenas in Valencia, Spain

Hotel Las Arenas in Valencia, Spain

Valencia is a growing and state-of-the-art destination, and Hotel Las Arenas is a good example of what’s available: pure luxury by the seaside. The hotel combines architectural beauty with the latest in elegance and comfort, just steps from vibrant Valencia. The hotel’s spa offers private, personalised treatments and includes facilities such as a  fitness centre, […]

Suite of the week: Tycho de Brahe Suite at the Golden Well Hotel, Prague

Suite of the week: Tycho de Brahe Suite at the Golden Well Hotel, Prague

Suite name: Tycho de Brahe Suite Hotel: Golden Well Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic Size of accommodation: 40 sq m Cost per night: €385 Who’s stayed there? Adriana Sklenarikova-Karambeau What makes it special? Experience authentic Alchemist Suite in the former residence of the famous Emperor Rudolf II and his famous astronomer Tycho de Brahe; take a […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at London’s new Langtry’s Restaurant Maldives beach bungalows from Dhoni Mighili Discover stylish hideaways from Santikios Hotels Why not Visit Finland?

Largest Marriott in the world just gets bigger

Largest Marriott in the world just gets bigger

The largest Marriott on Earth, the 2,000-room Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center will unveil the largest pillar-free resort ballroom in the country. With this latest phase of an extensive transformation, this premier meeting destination and Orlando conference centre resort will provide planners with more than 400,000 sq. ft. of flexible space almost […]

Spa Luce at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, LA

Los Angeles’  Renaissance Hollywood Hotel has broken ground on construction for its new Spa Luce. The world-class spa is part of the hotel’s $29 million grand renovation, which includes  a chic new bar and lounge, and a complete refurbishment of all guest rooms, the outside pool, and lobby. The name Spa Luce originates from the […]

Harbor Beach Marriott's Summer Spa Getaway package

Harbor Beach Marriott’s Summer Spa Getaway package

Relax and rejuvenate at a sumptuous Florida beach resort spa with Harbor Beach Marriott‘s Summer Spa Getaway package. The package includes deluxe guest room, two VIP spa passes and 20% off all spa services, starting  from $149 per night. Spa services include body scrubs, body wraps, facial treatments, fitness counselling, private spa pool, manicures/pedicures, massages, […]

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Small Luxury Hotels has renewed  its guaranteed dollar rate promotion. Book a stay at a participating hotel and you’ll get either a guaranteed dollar rate or fixed conversion, which can offer savings over typical prices in Euros or local currency. Participating hotels include the Dorset Square Hotel in London, the Hotel san Regis in Paris, […]

Suite of the week: The Chedi Club Suite at The Chedi Muscat

Suite of the week: The Chedi Club Suite at The Chedi Muscat

Suite name: The Chedi Club Suite Hotel: The Chedi Muscat, Oman Size of accommodation: 62.5 sq m Cost per night: RO 360++ inclusive of breakfast for two persons and subject to 17% tax and service charges What makes it special? This beautiful accommodation is on the stunning Boushar Beachfront in Oman, where crystal Gulf waters […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Gourmet romance at Furore Inn Resort, Italy Try houseboat vacations with Forever Houseboats Fine  Southern living at The Goodstone Inn, VA Choose from  travel-sized goodies from Sephora

The New York hotel of choice of the stars?

The New York hotel of choice of the stars?

New York’s 60 Thompson hotel appears to be the hotel of choice by the stars right now.   In the last week alone, it’s reportedly hosted Kate Bosworth  and James Rousseau, Hilary Swank and John Campisi, and  Lindsay Lohan and Callum Best. The hotel can be found in a great location between Spring and Broome […]

2007/2008 Zagat Survey: World's Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

2007/2008 Zagat Survey: World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

Zagat Survey‘s 2007/2008 World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas  has just been announced.   It’s based on the views of over 20,000 travellers and 1,600 travel professionals. The Top Large Hotel  goes to Four Seasons George V Paris, whilst Kruger’s Singita picks up Top Small Hotel. Top Resort and Top Spa  goes to Four Seasons […]

Milan has a new design hotel

Milan has a new design hotel

Milan has a new design hotel: The Chedi Milan.   It comes courtesy of GHM  Hotels which has hotels throughout Asia, but this is the group’s first foray into Europe. It has 78 suites, 124 king size rooms and 87 twin-bedded rooms,  and a spa is due to be added to the hotel in September. […]

Sofitel has a new homepage

Sofitel has a new homepage

Sofitel has re-designed its homepage. The navigational menu has been simplified, allowing the user to access all tabs no matter which page is currently being viewed. The new search engine is also  faster than before, allowing the user to find the desired hotel with just a few clicks.  Accessibility to all special offers of the […]

New Capital View ballroom Key Bridge Marriott, Washington DC

The legendary 582-room Key Bridge Marriott, Marriott International’s longest operating hotel,  has announced  that the Capital View Ballroom on its 14th floor is now open following a $5 million upgrade.   The new ballroom has a total of 6,000 square feet of ample function space and has floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed, panoramic views […]

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