Category: Hotels

Luxury tourism in Tanzania

Luxury tourism in Tanzania

Tourism in Tanzania is booming, thanks in part to the numerous recent investments by major luxury hotels such as the Kempinski Hotels and Resorts, Movenpick and Sun International. Kempinski has opened its first properties in East Africa, the Kilimanjaro Kempinski on the Dar es Salaam waterfront and the Zamani Kempinski Resort Hotel on the Island […]

Saville South Bank Hotel, Brisbane

Saville South Bank Hotel, Brisbane

A new 161-room deluxe hotel has opened on Brisbane’s South Bank. The $90 million Saville South Bank Hotel has as one of its key architectural features a 25m heated lap pool which boasts a transparent wall looking on to Grey Street, and views from the pool deck to South Bank and the city. The hotel’s […]

Hilton's Waldorf-Astoria brand

Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria brand

Hilton Hotels, which has owned the Waldorf since 1949, is expected to announce today that  it will launch a chain of luxury hotels under the Waldorf-Astoria brand. The new brand will include business hotels and resorts worldwide and match or exceed the chain’s current luxury leaders, Hiltons and Conrads, for its level of amenities. Starting […]

New 5 star hotel in Barcelona

Metrovacesa has acquired a five-star hotel in Barcelona and plans to prepare it for opening at the beginning of 2009 at a cost of 52 million euros.   The hotel has 251 rooms, 80% of which have sea views, and  it will be operated by Barceló Hotels & Resorts when it opens.   The hotel […]

The Westin Arlington Gateway, Virginia

The Westin Arlington Gateway, Virginia

Development of the Westin Arlington Gateway has reached completion. It marks the debut of the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand in the state of Virginia. The 336-room hotel, carrying a $75-million development price tag, sits off Interstate 66 in the Ballston submarket. The 15-story structure encompasses 238,700 sq. ft.  and offers 10,000 sq. ft.  of […]

Canada leading the way in high-tech hospitality?

Canada leading the way in high-tech hospitality?

High-tech hotels are getting more and more sophisticated in Canada, in order to  secure the loyalty of  their visitors — especially the large percentage who travel on business.   Each room in the SoHo Metropolitan in Toronto, for instance, features state-of-the-art entertainment, heated marble floors, remote-control lighting, motorized drapes, laptop-compatible safes and wireless Internet access. […]

Gourmet food and fine wine weekend at Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Masham, North Yorkshire,  has planned an innovative weekend which is sure to delight the experienced food and wine connoisseurs – and convert the budding gourmet!   A packed but suitably leisurely weekend will allow guests to experience some of the finest local food, and the award-winning cuisine of Head Chef Andy Burton. […]

Top 10 business hotels opened in 2005

Top 10 business hotels opened in 2005

According to Forbes, the top 10 business hotels to open last year were: Intercontinental Financial Street, Beijing Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian Hotel Fox, Copenhagen Four Seasons Hotel  Hong Kong Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Park Hyatt, Seoul The Setai, Miami The Shoreham, New York City St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco Interestingly, all […]

Starwood Hotels exploring Punta Gorda

Starwood Hotels exploring Punta Gorda

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. may be interested in establishing one of its hotels in Punta Gorda, Florida. City Manager Howard Kunik and Charlotte County Tourism Director Becky Bovell met with Starwood representatives who expressed interest in establishing a hotel on what will become the Harbor Inn Resort & Yacht Club fronting the Peace […]

Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005

Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005

Winners of the second  Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005 have just been unveiled (yes, I know we’re already well into 2006 now!).  The awards recognise online marketing excellence demonstrated by hotel, guesthouse, B&B and self-catering accommodation suppliers around Ireland. The overall honour went to the  Esplanade Hotel & Fitness Centre in Bray.

Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi

Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and the Al Jaber Establishment today officially announced that their iconic joint venture project, Between the Bridges (BTB) – a complex comprising a five Star hotel, luxury villas, executive apartments and a full service retail and spa facility – is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi. The first phase […]

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Leading international luxury hotels Arabella Sheraton, Sun International, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Solimer Golf Resort & Spa, Le Passage To India, Leading Hotels of the World, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, and Raffles have already committed their participation at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, four months before the region’s premier travel […]

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Stay in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and you could shop, dine out and relax by the swimming pool without stepping outside the confines of the complex.   This 248-room hotel tower is connected by a walkway to the Ritz-Carlton Residence, and then to the Starhill Gallery, Malaysia’s newest and most exclusive shopping mall. It also […]

Setai condos

Setai condos

The Setai Resort announced today that it has started sales of hotel condominium units in its newest tower. This collection of 50 ultra-luxury hotel condo suites has been custom designed and built in the style of the Setai Hotel.   They that come equipped with Duxiana beds, Irish Linens, BOSE surround sound systems, Lavazza espresso […]

New luxury hotel in Valencia, Spain

New luxury hotel in Valencia, Spain

A new luxury hotel is set to become the centrepiece of Valencia’s increasingly sophisticated seafront. The five-star Hotel Balneario Las Arenas is set in the 19th Century Las Arenas spa building, beside Malvarrosa beach, and its 253 rooms offer hydromassage cabins and bathtubs, free minibars, plasma TV screens, wireless internet access and CD players.

Valentine's at Malmaison

Valentine’s at Malmaison

Malmaison will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a special offer for couples, available throughout its nine UK hotels. Spend the night in a luxurious Mal suite, and enjoy Champagne on ice, chocolate dipped strawberries, aromatic oils and candles, a chilled Mal CD and a Champagne breakfast in bed. The Valentine’s package at Malmaison […]