Category: Accommodation

Sydney hotel takeover

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which operates 73 hotels in India and abroad, has announced the purchase of a 100-room, five-year old hotel, located in close proximity to the central business district of Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney for Australian $36 million. The hotel is currently operated by the Starwood Group and is amongst the top […]

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotels  has opened  the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport. More than a year has been spent on transforming the former Ramada Inn into the airport corridor’s newest full-service conference center hotel. Situated less than 10 minutes from the terminals of Pittsburgh International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, this 135-room hotel provides convenient access […]

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

This Valentine’s day celebrate ‘love in luxury’ at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel, Knightsbridge, which has put together London’s most luxurious package for all those in love. The offer includes accommodation in a luxury penthouse suite, a sumptuous five course gourmet dinner, butler service, dozens of roses, aromatherapy couple’s massage and romantic surprises all for […]

Luxury hotels contribute to good year for Hungarian tourism

A 15% increase in the number of guest-nights spent at four- and five-star hotels paved the way for a successful 2005 tourism year in Hungary, according to an article published in  a recent  issue of the economic daily Magyar Gazdasag. According to the Regional Development Minister Istvan Kolber, Hungary registered its best year for tourism […]

Raffles Resort Canouan Island jet package

Raffles Resort Canouan Island jet package

Raffles Resort Canouan Island has revealed its Jet Package for 2006, promising guests the most stylish transfers in the Caribbean. Raffles’ guests will be the envy of Barbados Airport as a resort representative whisks them straight through to their own private jet for a breathtaking twenty-minute flight over the Grenadines. For guests staying ten or […]

Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam

Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam

$10 million is to be invested in Furama Resort Danang, according to The Bac My An Tourism Joint Venture Company, the resort’s  major investor.  The investment will expand the five-star resort to meet the increasing demand for local and international tourists.   As part of the investment, an International Conference Centre will be built with […]

Four Seasons in Guangzhou

Four Seasons in Guangzhou

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is in talks to manage a luxury hotel on the upper floors of the 432-meter high West Tower being built in Guangzhou, China. Their entry into Guangzhou’s high-end hotel market follows similar moves over the past year by other chains including Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La Resorts, Sofitel, Sheraton and Westin.

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

Glasgow’s prestigious old Royal Scottish Automobile Club in Blythswood Square in the city centre has been bought by a luxury hotel group and will be turned into a luxury 109-bedroom hotel. Edinburgh firm The Town House Company intends to restore the  building to its former glory with conference facilities, restaurants, a bar and first class […]

White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China

White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China

Tight security  surrounding the  five-star White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, southern China, has today fed speculation that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting as part of his diplomatic efforts to restart talks on the North’s nuclear program gathered pace. Hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes police have swarmed in and around the hotel, putting […]

Malmaison Edinburgh

Malmaison Edinburgh

HotelShark, an online lodging guide, has this week bestowed the Fin Award for Service Quality on the Malmaison Edinburgh. A recent guest of the hotel described it to HotelShark as a “trendy city hotel” with “power showers,” “sophisticated” guestrooms, and a “hotspot” of a bar.   With “young and friendly” employees, this “converted seaman’s hospital” […]

Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas

Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas

After spending two shuttered years living up to its name, the Castaways hotel and casino in Las Vegas went out with a bang. A series of planned explosions reduced the 19-story tower to a 20,000-ton heap of rubble and raised a huge cloud of dust about three miles from the Strip. A $4 billion hotel, […]

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 […]

Islas Secas, Panama

Islas Secas, Panama

A tropical eden off the coast of Panama, Islas Seclas is a privately owned archipelago of 16 small islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui. If you’ve ever dreamt of being shipwrecked on a romantic island in the serene blue Pacific, with gentle breezes, swaying palms, lazy afternoons in a hammock and brilliant sunsets, then maybe […]

Villas of Morocco

Villas of Morocco

Live like a prince in Morocco! Villas of Morocco combines unparalleled services with a breathtaking collection of villas. Their unrivalled experience brings together the warmth of spirit that is at the heart of Moroccan home and culture, with a striving for excellence. Each of their villas needs to meet the highest level of comfort, style, […]

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 […]