Category: Hotels

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 […]

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya in Kuala Lumpur is in the busy heart of the Malaysian capital.   Despite being only 8 years old, the hotel re-opens after a $10 million makeover. Top local architect Sonny Chan has brought about an urban oasis with a stylish ambience. Just across the road is the city’s hippest night club, Zouk.

Arion Astir Palace

Arion Astir Palace

The Arion Astir Palace is one of three hotels forming an impressive modern resort. It is is the hallmark of exclusivity. The hotel features a prestigious, club atmosphere, in contemporary surroundings enhanced by spectacular views of the sea. Luxurious rooms and suites delight the senses with an aesthetic touch at every turn, designer furniture, and […]

Le Colbert Paris

Le Colbert Paris

Throughout January 2006, Le Colbert hotel in Paris has a winter special offer starting at €90 per person. The rate is for one night’s accommodation in a classic double room, is subject to availability, and does not include taxes. Discover the beauty of Paris this  winter!

Billy Zane at Cliveden House Hotel

Billy Zane at Cliveden House Hotel

‘Titanic’ star Billy Zane presented fiancée Kelly Brook with an antique necklace during a Christmas celebration with the bride-to-be’s family at Cliveden House Hotel, a Berkshire retreat once frequented by Queen Victoria. The hotel is  set amid 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands, yet is conveniently located near to London and London Heathrow […]

New $4 billion Las Vegas hotel

New $4 billion Las Vegas hotel

Boyd Gaming Corporation plans to tear down the old Stardust casino to make way for a $4 billion hotel and casino complex on 63 acres on the Las Vegas Strip  – one of the largest such developments planned in a town known for megaresorts. The complex, to be called Echelon Place, is scheduled to open […]

Hotelito Desconocido

Hotelito Desconocido

Hotelito Desconocido is situated at the end of a narrow road between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, near Cruz de Loreto in  Mexico. The brains behind this project came from Marcello Murzilli, an Italian fashion designer, so it is maybe  little  wonder  that this tiny gem (which incidentally runs on solar power)  recently made the cover […]