Category: Hotels

Joint venture at Baha Mar, Bahamas

Harrah’s Entertainment, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Baha Mar Resort, have announced a joint investment venture for Baha Mar, located in Nassau in the Bahamas. The plans for the 1,000 acre site include six hotels, a 95,000sq ft casino and a championship golf course. A total of $1.6 billion will be invested in the […]

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotels just keep on getting pricier, according to industry analysts PKF Consulting. The average price of a room in the city hit $292 in November 2005, more than its previous record yearly average of $237, set in 2000. An estimated 22 million nights were sold at city hotels in 2005, surpassing the 21.4 […]

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is offering a fifth night free and a $100 to $200 per room per night resort credit (amount depends on room category) for stays between 1st March and 30th May 2006. Rates start at $430 a night before discount; taxes are an extra 16%. Ask […]

Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Oman

Opened in 1985, the Al Bustan Palace Intercontinental Muscat hotel has built a reputation as the best hotel in the Middle East and one of the finest hotels in the world. The hotel is identified as the Jewel of the Sultanate of Oman and the Middle East. Situated eight kilometres from the downtown business district […]

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Drop by at W San Francisco any Wednesday evening in February  and  sip for free from 6-7pm. Move into the XYZ bar, open all night, for select high-end wines by the glass. Enjoy grooving to the music of a live DJ as you savor any of the 10-15 wines (paired with canapes) from such producers […]

Silverpoint Villa Hotel, Barbados

Silverpoint Villa Hotel, Barbados

Opening this summer, Silverpoint is a trendy, four-star hotel villa in Barbados. It has four pools, spa, restaurant, bar and swim-up bar. With full security and gated access, the natural beauty and secluded location of this hotel offer the perfect blend of solitude and adventure. Three varieties of accommodation are planned, lavishly furnished with natural […]

Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, China

Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, China

Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific has announced the development of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, to be located in the Hedong District of Tianjin, one of  China`s largest industrial cities located approximately 90 minutes south-east of Beijing. Due to open in July 2007, the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin will be designed to cater especially for business […]

New luxury hotel on Lake Washington

New luxury hotel on Lake Washington

The Spring of 2006 will see the completion of the new Heathman Kirkland hotel, just a few miles from Seattle, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Like its award-winning sister location, the historic Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore.,   the Heathman Kirkland will provide guests with a unique Northwest luxury experience.   Plans call […]

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions, […]

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

2005 was another award-winning year for Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli near the small lakeside town of Gargnano in Lombardy (halfway between Milan and Venice). It was ranked among the world’s ‘Top 20 International Resort Hideaways’ in the Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report;   voted ‘Best Rooms’ among Condé Nast Traveller UK’s ‘Best Hotels in the […]

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has recognized the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers as the Best Hotel for the Sheraton Brand 2005 in the Asia-Pacific region.  This is the second consecutive year the Sheraton Saigon has won the award from the Starwood chain, which manages the five-star hotel overlooking the Saigon River in downtown […]

New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group. […]

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Located on 480 acres and surrounded by gardens and hidden sitting areas, The Tides Inn has undergone something of a transformation. Thanks to over $10 million of investment, there are now 106 impeccably appointed and spacious rooms and suites, as well as  four restaurants. But for golfers the real attraction of the Tides Inn is […]

Hyatt Grand Aspen opens

Hyatt Grand Aspen opens

Long known for its stunning beauty and legendary charm, Aspen is the perfect setting. Located just steps from the breathtaking grandeur of Ajax Mountain,  the newly opened Hyatt Grand  Aspen offers design with luxury and comfort in mind. Features  include multiple fireplaces, private balconies, grand kitchens, spa tubs and steam showers. Indeed, every room in […]

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Overlooking Charles Bridge and Prague Castle on the banks of the Vltava, baroque architecture, 21st-century comforts and intuitive Four Seasons service unite in an atmosphere of true luxury. The Four Seasons Hotel Prague features three historic buildings – the Classical Building, the Renaissance Building and the Baroque Building – united to create one architecturally unique […]