Category: Accommodation

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 […]

Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort, Vietnam

Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort, Vietnam

A  new five-start resort with 110 rooms and 3 restaurants has opened in the Central Highlands’ city of Da Lat. The Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort is owned by the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group and the first phase of the project has been completed on an area of 5 hectares  at a cost of […]

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 […]

Argyle Resort Fiji

Argyle Resort Fiji

Argyle Hotels International and Suzhou Youth Travel have announced a deal on the soon to be built Argyle Resort Fiji. Suzhou Youth Travel having purchased beach front property from the Fijian Government, will transport materials and workers from China to construct a brand new 5 star 700 room resort. Work is  experted to commence in […]

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 […]

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, near Cape Town, South Africa

Video of the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa at Camp’s Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. I was in Camp’s Bay a few years ago now, but I understand it’s grown quite a lot in popularity more recently.

El Banco

El Banco

Tim Koogle, the founding CEO of Yahoo! Inc., is creating a luxury development called El Banco on the coast of Mexico. Part of the community will consist of an all-suite luxury boutique hotel. In addition, there will be oceanfront lots and 14 beach villas, with starting prices of $3 million. Completion is expected by the […]

Hotel Palace Berlin

Hotel Palace Berlin

The Hotel Palace Berlin is one of the leading 5-star hotels in the German capital and has an excellent reputation as Berlin’s private gourmet and convention hotel. Located in the city center, guests enjoy outstanding service and can now take advantage of low rates from January to April 2006. Rates are from EUR 109.00 per […]

Nicola Benedetti at Gleneagles Hotel

Nicola Benedetti at Gleneagles Hotel

Virtuoso violinist and BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004, Nicola Benedetti, is to give a private recital at Gleneagles on Sunday, 19th March 2006. The evening includes a Champagne and canapé reception, gourmet dinner with wine, overnight accommodation and breakfast.   Price is £620 per room, per night, based on two people sharing […]

Playacar Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Playacar Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The lates addition to Palace Resorts‘ line of all-inclusive luxury properties is Playacar Palace which lies along the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The resort, which opened only last month, offers luxurious accommodation set in a peaceful tropical paradise that is steeped in deep-rooted Mexican culture. It is located just steps […]