Category: Accommodation

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

The new Spa du Sureau in Oakhurst  opened  a  few months ago  at Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst. The spa is equipped with a Hydrostorm shower system (only the third of its kind in the US), as well as all the kinds of facilities you might expect.  Elderberries are very much in favour here –
Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Construction should  later this year  on The Blue Rose Resort, Orlando’s tallest luxury hotel. This 39-story development will feature 1,300  rooms and condos, five restaurants, 75,000 square feet of meeting space and a 1,000-seater performing-arts theatre featuring  Broadway shows. It will be at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Carrier Drive, and is expected to
Best Hotels 2006, according to Luxury Link

Best Hotels 2006, according to Luxury Link

Luxury Link, a luxury travel auction site, has recently published its 50 best hotels for 2006.   Making up a US-dominated list (approximately 1 in 3 are in the United States)  are: Amandari, Bali, Indonesia Amankila, Bali, Indonesia Ana Mandara Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam Arizona Inn, Tuscon, Arizona Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada Biras Creek, Virgin
Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Switzerland

Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Switzerland

If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway for romance, take a train ride from Zurich through the Swiss Alps to the stunning village of St. Moritz, then let the gracious staff of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel pick you up in its Rolls Royce and whisk you to this historic five-star hotel that is a retreat for
Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel began welcoming its first guests this month.   Located in up and coming East Palo Alto, it is located approximately 5 minutes from Stanford University and close to a number of Silicon Valley  technology companies such as Sun Microsystems, making it a likely choice for many business travellers. This
Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

This might seem a pipe-dream at the moment, but imagine an aircraft that’s two football fields long. A kind of flying Queen Mary 2, if you like, where you can leisurely roam around as you fly to some far-flung destination. This perhaps far-fetched notion is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak, whose privately-funded California firm, Worldwide
Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own château in the middle of France, then there’s a stunning property in Limousin up for sale through Vladi Private Islands.   For $10,000 this splended building comes complete with three lakes, a moat, drawbridge and orangerie.   As you  might  expect, there’s also a number of out-buildings
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Currently Hollywood’s most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, recently booked into a suite at Q! Hotel in Berlin. Designed by Graft (known for its work on Brad Pitt’s Hollywood Hills studio), the hotel has a unique design and many unusual features, ranging from bathtubs fused to beds and bent-veneer walls running into benches
El Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

El Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

The Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a luxury hotel in Bilbao, Spain, opposite the stunning Guggenheim Museum.   With such a renowned neighbour, it’s perhaps not surprising that design is high on the hotel’s agenda.  It is the Silken Hotels‘ first five-star hotel and the chain’s pride. The Silken Hotel group was founded in 1995
Love on the Rocks with Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

Love on the Rocks with Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

If the Buckingham Hotel’s $150,000 Valentines offering doesn’t stretch your budget enough, give some consideration to the Love on the Rocks package at the Ritz-Carlton, Central Park. It includes roundtrip transportation by private jet from anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, three nights in a suite overlooking Central Park, a butler, chauffeur and a 10.14-carat
Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai

Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts  and IFA Hotels & Resorts have agreed to  bring a 5-star branded hotel residence  to Dubai, U.A.E. It  will be the  first independent hotel investment project in the Middle East. The Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai is  expected to open in 2008 and will offer a total of 120
Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

In true  Valentines spirit, MSNBC has published their list of the top 10 cross-country ski resorts for lovers. Making the  very US-biased  list are: Callaghan Country at Whistler, British Columbia Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Alberta Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Montana Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New
Follow Baltimore's famous sons

Follow Baltimore's famous sons

Baltimore celebrates its famous sons in atmospheric style. From Edgar Allen Poe’s house to the knockout Babe Ruth Museum, your concierge at the  recently opened Harbor Court Baltimore  InterContinental Hotel  could help you walk in their footsteps. Alternatively, join the locals watching the world go by over freshly caught seafood.
Valentines at Buckingham Hotel, New York

Valentines at Buckingham Hotel, New York

For $150,000, the Buckingham Hotel in New York is offering a Valentines package that includes a flight on a private jet, a limousine to the hotel and a night in the penthouse. A horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, a private piano concert and keepsakes from Tiffany and Bergdorf Goodman are also part of the
Follow your heart... to The Howard

Follow your heart... to The Howard

Sweep your loved one of their feet, by treating them to a romantic night at The Howard – a 5-star Georgian retreat in the city centre of Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh – and enjoy a stay filled with treats, including chilled pink Champagne and a rose petal turndown. Get loved up in the afternoon
Taste of Romance package at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka

Taste of Romance package at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka

February in Muskoka is the perfect time and place to snuggle up from the cold, and with the Deerhurst Resort‘s Taste of Romance package, you have the ideal opportunity. Guests staying the nights of 11th, 14th and 18th February 2006 will enjoy a guaranteed late check-out until 6pm the following day… so you can sleep