Category: Hotels

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand gaffe

It’s been reported that managers at one of Britain’s most luxurious coastal hotels – the Grand Hotel in Brighton – have confessed that credit card numbers, signatures and addresses of thousands of guests had been thrown into a dumpster and left on a public street. Registration cards listing sensitive financial details of visitors to the […]

Fijian island resorts

Fijian island resorts

Five-star hotel, Vomo Island Resort, was relaunched under the Sofitel brand last year following a full refurbishment of its exclusive 29 beachside bures and resort facilities. Vomo is renowned for its world-class dining, luxury accommodation and charming Fijian culture. Fiji fanatics should also take a look at the new five-star Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa […]

New Campbell Gray hotel

New Campbell Gray hotel

The developers of Oman’s visionary Blue City complex have announced the signing of a deal to bring to the project one of the world’s finest luxury boutique hotels. This will be designed, equipped and managed by world-famous hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray. Gordon Campbell Gray shot to fame in 1998 when he opened a luxurious  London […]

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

It has emerged that Baltimore’s luxury Harbor Court hotel  will take on the prestigious InterContinental brand after the acquisition of the complex by Hospitality Properties Trust, a Massachusetts real estate trust, for $78 million. HPT has agreed to invest up to $2.3 million over the next two years in connection with the rebranding of the […]

Best Hotel in Sydney

Best Hotel in Sydney

For the second consecutive year Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has been named the Best Hotel in Sydney by the Travel + Leisure 500. A prestigious list, the T+L 500 is a compendium of the greatest hotels around the globe, as chosen by Travel + Leisure readers in the annual World’s Best Awards survey.

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

The ultra-modern Mondrian is known for its discreet location and movie-industry guests, including Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. Enjoy a drink and city views at the exclusive Skybar, located just off the sundeck – probably the most “Hollywood” way to spend an evening.

Expedia's "10 to know"

Expedia’s “10 to know”

The luxury section on Expedia currently lists ten hotels that they claim are ‘tops’ on their luxury list.   The shortlist is as follows: Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa Wynn Las Vegas Atlantis – Paradise Island Royal Towers, Bahamas Mandarin Oriental San Francisco The Waldorf Towers, New York City The Landmark London Prince de […]