Category: Hotels

Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, the first-class, full-service international brand of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, has announced the opening of the Radisson SAS Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The newly-built 120-room hotel offers a modern and stylish design with views of the Bosphorus strait. From here you can enjoy views of the strait and the world’s […]

Thailand's new 5 star hotel standards

Thailand’s new 5 star hotel standards

From now on, 5 star hotels in Thailand will have to be at least 30 cubic meters in size. Furthermore, 4-ft beds, 20-inch televisions with 12 operating channels, communication facilities and  large bathrooms are a must. The interior and exterior designs must also be extravagantly decorated. To be a five-star hotel, it must have more […]

Condé Nast Traveller magazine exclusive evening

Elegant Resorts, Condé Nast Traveller and Boodles would like to invite you to attend an exclusive evening of entertainment at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London on Wednesday 22nd February to celebrate Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s 100th ‘Gold’ issue. Enjoy the best in fine champagne on arrival at 7.30pm, followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner […]

Hilton Hotels $1 billion investment

Hilton Hotels $1 billion investment

Consistently recognized as one of the most powerful brands in the industry, Hilton Hotels is in the midst of a $1 billion re-ignition campaign. Guests of selected renovated Hilton properties will experience first-hand the new enhancements, including refurbished lobbies, guest rooms and meeting space. Across all hotels, healthful menu choices; productivity-enhancing business centers; and partnerships […]

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe has a winter package which includes two nights’ accommodation, a bottle of Champagne, souvenir Champagne glasses, a box of handmade truffles, a three-course dinner (bottle of house wine included)  and a full country breakfast daily. Luxury rooms and suites cost from $316-$470 per person with a two night minimum stay. […]

The Talei, Fiji

The Talei, Fiji

GHM has announced a new project, The Talei, placed atop the beautiful Fijian island of Nananu-I-Ra.   It is scheduled to be completed in 2008,  and will be a 60-room hotel with a nearby club, consisting of   20 1-bedroom Club Suites and 30 2-bedroom Club Suites. With six idyllic white sand beaches, two stunning […]

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai on Miami’s Collins Avenue is, without doubt, the most exclusive hotel ever to grace South Florida. (You’ve got to be good to be able to  command rates that start at over $1,000 a night, and have entrées on your restaurant menu that cost $72.)   A member of the Asian GHM Hotels, the […]

Bangkok luxury hotel news

Bangkok luxury hotel news

The luxury Bangkok Siam Intercontinental, once a top hotel in the heart of the city at Siam Square, has been torn down, and is being replaced by the Paragon (currently under construction).  Bangkok’s Inter-Continental hotel replaces a building that once housed Le Meridien. Also near the city centre, the Hilton Nai-Lert is rebranding and opening […]

New luxury hotels in Lahore, Pakistan

New luxury hotels in Lahore, Pakistan

Three new five star hotels will be constructed in the Punjab  provincial capital of Lahore, it has been revealed.   In a press conference arranged by  the organisers of the Lahore Marathon,  District Nazim Mian Aamer Mahmood  said the hotels would boost tourism because Lahore hosted several international events each year.   The traffic problems […]

New Millennium hotel in Shanghai

New Millennium hotel in Shanghai

Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels plc has added another prestigious property to its group of over 90 hotels – the Millennium Hongqiao Shanghai. The five-star projected property is expected to be completed in mid-2006 and is located in Hongqiao, Shanghai’s commercial and residential district which is also located nearby the Shanghai Exhibition and Convention Centre, […]

Hilton hotels lose ratings Down Under

Hilton hotels lose ratings Down Under

The Hilton hotels in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns have all  lost their coveted five-star ratings and been downgraded to 4.5 status, failing to make the grade on things like decor, maintenance and external appearance. This is the assessment by AAA Tourism, Australia’s only star-rating agency, AAA Tourism. A Hilton Hotel spokesman said the chain […]

New five star hotels in India

Ambattur Clothing (ACL), a garment exporter in India, is looking to diversify into the luxury hotel market. Vijay Mahtaney, managing director of ACL is close to finalising plans to establish a chain of five-star hotels in Chennai, Coimbatore and Hyderabad through Ambattur Developers, ACL’s group company. Work on the 2.5 acre Chennai  project will start […]

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

AAA Texas has released its elite list of AAA Five Diamond Rated properties for 2006. In all, five hotels and two restaurants have been chosen as Five Diamond recipients for the entire state of Texas. The hotels are the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Omni Houston Hotel, The St. Regis Hotel (also in Houston), The Mansion […]

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Looking for a place to stay when you’re next in Naples, FL?   Well, the only waterfront hotel in downtown Naples – the Bayfront Inn on Fifth (until recently a Comfort Inn) – has dropped its nationwide chain to go solo as a boutique hotel. Part of this transformation sees the addition of the Bayside […]

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel, the radical hotel concept unveiled at last year’s World Travel Market, confirmed in December that it will open its first two hotels at London Heathrow and London Gatwick in mid-2006. The move follows a major investment by Kuwaiti-based IFA Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of International Financial Advisors (IFA). At Heathrow, the Yotel will […]

Business Traveler magazine awards

Business Traveler magazine awards

Business Traveler magazine asked 60,000 of its subscribers to choose the best in the business travel industry, as part of its 17th annual Business Traveler Awards, including their favorite airlines, airports and hotels around the world. Among the winners are Singapore Airlines (Airline with the Best First Class Service), Four Seasons (Best Luxury Hotel Chain […]