Category: Accommodation

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 […]

Cerulean Villa

Cerulean Villa

Why not take the family on a Caribbean dream  vacation at the airy, white, Moorish-looking Cerulean Villa estate on the island of Anguilla, about 4 miles off St. Maarten? It’s your’s for $42,000 from now through 30th April  2006 and $30,000 from 1st May to 13th November 2006. Price includes the villa, staff, breakfast and […]

The Palms Romance Package

The Palms Romance Package

The Palms at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, BWI is an incredible  $95 million, 720-suite resort and member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.   With their Valentine’s Day Romance Package, a luxury suite for four nights  will set you back  $2,950 per couple. Champagne on arrival and  one dinner for two at Parallel […]

Hollywood couple in Barbados

Hollywood couple in Barbados

It looks as though the New Year  could mean a new beginning for one Hollywood couple. Charlie Sheen and former Bond girl Denise Richards have just returned from vacation at the luxurious Sandy Lane in Barbados.   The tabloids are having a field day and speculation on the trip is rife. InTouch writes: They hoped […]

Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star Fardeen Khan and his new bride have begun their honeymoon at as the the Royal Davui Island Resort on the island of Fiji. The resort consists of 16 private villas offering dramatic views over Beqa lagoon. Guests can explore the hidden undersea world of the barrier reef, go catamaran sailing, or thrill to […]

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, […]

The Ritz London centenary

The Ritz London centenary

Happy New Year! 2006  marks 100 years since the  opening The Ritz London.   The hotel was founded by César Ritz and opened its doors on 24th May 1906. The hotel has a ‘Centennial Celebration’ package which is valid throughout the year. For two people, the two night package starts at £1,500 (for a superior […]

Mayflower Inn welcomes new spa

Mayflower Inn welcomes new spa

The Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT – the only AAA 5-diamond hotel in Connecticut – is adding a new spa in March 2006. The Mayflower Spa will have the ultimate in treatment and exercise rooms. Facilities also include a whirlpool and a glowing marble hammam – that’s a Turkish bath experience to you and me.

Cancun's Le Blanc Spa Resort

Cancun’s Le Blanc Spa Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort opened last August but sadly had to close for repairs in October due to hurricane Wilma. It will re-open in February 2006. The rooms come with an ocean or lagoon view, balcony, double Jacuzzi, flat screen satellite TV, and much more. If you book before April 2006, you receive a 20% […]

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

This month saw the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Situated on a prime stretch of the  scenic Seven Mile Beach, it has 365 guest rooms including 11 suites. In April 2006, a Greg Norman-designed golf course will be added to the complex. The resort is just 10 minutes from Owen Roberts International Airport and […]

Amanyara

Amanyara

Amanyara is a new resort opening in March 2006. It is situated in a secluded corner of the Island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, and consists of freestanding, contemporary ocean, beach and pond pavilions and two, three-bedroom villas. The island itself is small but can be explored on a […]

Most Expensive Hotels & Resorts of 2005

Most Expensive Hotels & Resorts of 2005

Forbes is running a special featuree on the most expensive things of 2005. Everything from jeans to cars but, or more interest here, also hotels and resorts.  According to the article, the  most expensive hotels of 2005 were… The Mansion at the MGM Grand – Las Vegas ($5,000 per night) North Island  – Seychelles ($3,217 […]

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List

Condé Nast Traveller Gold List

Condé Nast, the publishing company behind the up-market ‘Traveller’ magazine, has unveiled its ‘Gold List’ of the very best hotels for 2006. There are six categories – here’s a round-up: Best for Ambience/Design Devi Garh – Rajasthan, India (97.29%) Grand Hyatt Shanghai – Shanghai, China (97.15%) Singita Private Game Reserve – South Africa (96.49%) Huvafen […]