Category: Accommodation

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 […]

Special offers at Sandals for those who plan ahead

Special offers at Sandals for those who plan ahead

Currently, if you book a vacation at any Sandals or Beaches resort for 2007, you can enjoy special savings. By booking a three-night minimum stay (four nights for Sandals Royal Bahamian & Offshore Island) now, you can take advantage of 2006 rates, offering savings of up to 25 percent off on all published rack rates. […]

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

One of the last family-run oceanfront hotels on the fashionable west coast of Barbados, Little Good Harbour is located in a tranquil fishing village just north of Port St. Charles. The accommodation consists of  a cluster of luxury cottages, nestled around a central swimming pool and lush tropical gardens. This charming island hideaway is  home […]

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

Le Franschhoek, Western Cape

One of the Western Cape’s latest luxury boutique hotels, Le Franschhoek has 63 rooms, and its own Camelot Spa and Le Verger restaurant.   Capturing the essence of four star luxury, this impeccably appointed  hotel offers unparalleled views of the spectacular Franschhoek Mountains. It is easily accessible, being just 50 kms from Cape Town International […]

Falaza game park, South Africa

Falaza game park, South Africa

Three hours’ drive from Durban, the four-star Falaza resort  consists of 15 luxury tents costing around R1500 per night per person. This game park is in Hluhluwe which is in the north of  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   This is the heart of Zululand. Tents are not locked here; the only intruders you can expert are […]