Category: Hotels

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 […]

Carlisle Bay - Tatler Hotel of the Year

Carlisle Bay – Tatler Hotel of the Year

Tatler has voted Antigua’s Carlisle Bay as their Hotel of the Year.   They  write: “modern and subversive, understated and slinky, [Carlisle Bay] has created a seismic shift in travel to the West Indies”. Carlisle Bay has been created by Gordon Campbell Gray and Mary Fox Linton, the same team that brought  us One Aldwych […]

Forbes recommendations

Forbes recommendations

Forbes has released a ‘Where we want to go in 2006’ travel feature, and the ten places that make their list are as follows: The Addison, Amelia Island, Florida L’Albergo della Regina Isabella, Ischia, Italy Hotel Basico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico The Huntley Santa Monica Beach, California Kú, Anguilla, British West Indies Mandarin Oriental Dhara […]

Katikies, Santorini

Katikies, Santorini

Small Luxury Hotels of the World honoured six member hotels at an awards ceremony in London recently. Small Luxury Hotel of the Year, the highest accolade of all, was awarded to Katikies in Santorini, Greece. This much coveted award is bestowed on a hotel that is deemed to have demonstrated a consistent and unwavering commitment […]

George V Paris

George V Paris

Steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, the Four Seasons George V Hotel redefines luxury service in the City of Light. The hotel has been named Top International City Hotel for five consecutive years in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. It is also where Zach Braff and Mandy Moore spent the holiday […]

Mischa Barton visits Miami

Mischa Barton visits Miami

According to the New York Post, Mischa Barton and boyfriend Cisco Adler were reportedly screaming at each other at the Hotel Victor in Miami’s  South Beach  on New Year’s Eve. “There was a lot of slamming doors and stomping around and dropping of F-bombs at their $5,000-a-night pool bungalow at the hotel.” In the end, […]

Château de Massillan, Provence

Château de Massillan, Provence

This former home of Henry II’s mistress – Diane de Poitiers – is now a beautiful hotel. Château de Massillan has immaculate rooms and generous bathrooms equipped with SpaceNK products and designer fittings. Ask for room number 15 – it has a large terrace and overlooks the courtyard fountain.

Celebrity New Year

Celebrity New Year

Ever wondered where the stars see in the New Year?   Well… whilst Lynn Redgrave is playing Scrabble with friends in Connecticut, director Mira Nair will be at the Taj Mahal in India and Jim Carrey with friends in Canada.   Supermodel Rachel Hunter stayed at Coral Sands in the Bahamas. Producer Russell Simmons, on […]

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria, star of Desparate Housewives, has been relaxing at the spa at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The Spa at the Crescent offers “77 one-of-a-kind treatments and services for men and women in 16 state-of-the-art treatment rooms”. Maybe she needed to wind down a little after harrassing a bike cop… Defamer – LA’s gossip […]

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Sadly, Lake Placid Lodge suffered a fire on 15th December 2005, resulting in substantial damage. This Relais & Chateau member is a historic Adirondacks landmark with  lots of elegance and character, not to mention beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Three guest rooms were destroyed along with the dining room, pub and porch overlooking […]

Discovery at Marigot Bay

Discovery at Marigot Bay

One of the latest additions to SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) for 2006 is Discovery at Marigot Bay.   It is the situated in one of the deepest and most sheltered natural harbours in the Caribbean. For those who enjoy sailing, from here you can explore the Grenadines, a day to the south, […]