Category: Accommodation

The best of Mauritius

The best of Mauritius

Mark Twain  purported that Mauritius was made first, and heaven was later modelled on it.  It may be just a speck in the Indian Ocean, but the  idyllic island has more beautiful beaches and top-quality hotels than any other destination. In a recent article for The Telegraph, Teresa Levonian Cole picks her 10 favourites. They
2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

The votes are in for the 2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners!  The top 10 Caribbean hotels, as  picked by TripAdvisor travelers, are: Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis Coral Reef Club, Barbados Iberostar Costa Dorada, Dominican Republic Couples Negril, Jamaica Jamaica Inn, Jamaica CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Anguilla Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica
Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Two luxury brands renowned for accommodating the discerning traveler are entering the second year of  a three-year marketing relationship. The marketing agreement between The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Mercedes-Benz USA, launched with the introduction of an exclusive  Key to Luxury package, has been popular with guests.  The package includes a deluxe guest room on
Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss was photographed at her birthday bash in Paris at the weekend. The supermodel celebrated her 32nd birthday at the Ritz  Paris and then afterwards at a friend’s house in the Seine. This was supposed to be a quiet celebration for the supermodel, but she still managed to partake in “a 15 hour drinking
Le Paradis, St Lucia

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and DCG Properties, Ltd., have announced plans for a major Westin hotel as the centerpiece of Le Paradis, a new luxury development on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The resort will have 232 guest rooms, an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, an international spa with 26 treatment
Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation has announced the name of the company’s new upscale extended stay brand as Hyatt Summerfield Suites. This follows their acquisition of the upscale extended-stay properties once operated by Wyndham Hotels. The company is spending more than $200 million to convert existing owned hotels to the Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites
Sandals heads for Grenada

Sandals heads for Grenada

The Grenada government has announced that the Sandals  group is to construct a multi-million dollar hotel on the island. Finance Minister Anthony Boatswain says advanced discussions  have been reached  for the construction of the US $60 million, 200-room hotel. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin by the middle of 2006.
Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

To get Valentines off to a flying start, the  Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa in The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok will run throughout February. For 6,800 baht per couple, you will get to enjoy a soak in a Jacuzzi, a silky body scrub and an aromatherapy massage. The hotel   is
The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

From now until 10th March 2006, Head Chef Steven Pidgeon invites you to sample  the new season lunch menu at The Arundell Arms in Devon, UK, at a special price of £12.50 for two courses. The hotel has been owned and run since 1961 by Anne Voss-Bark. A former winner of the Woman Hotelier of
The New York Palace Hotel - special offer on suites

The New York Palace Hotel - special offer on suites

For guests wanting to treat themselves for an extra special weekend stay in the Big Apple, The New York Palace Hotel has introduced a ‘Suite Sensations  Deal’, at 40% discount off all Tower Suites excluding  Towers Junior Suites. Located at 50th Street and Madison Avenue, the hotel is conveniently situated  in the heart of mid-town
Crillon - a new luxury hotel brand

Crillon - a new luxury hotel brand

The former chief executive of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Barry Sternlicht, has launched a new luxury hotel brand called Crillon. It is being launched by his Starwood Capital Group which is not related to the previous company. The flagship hotel is the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, with European-style hotels expected to follow in
Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version
Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri - opens Easter 2006

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri - opens Easter 2006

It won’t be long before the weather turns sweet again in southwest Italy and the Spring travel season flourishes anew. Hotel Caesar Augustus on the Isle of Capri will be dressed up and ready for it when it opens its doors on 12th April 2006.   With this brand new Relais & Chateaux membership will
The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

Can you imagine a more perfect match than a menu that has been perfectly  conceived and concocted to enhance the luscious aroma of a specific wine?  That’s exactly what the Restaurant La Rotonde at The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is doing on  the first Thursday of the month throughout 2006. The wine-maker  will
Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan's, Paris

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan's, Paris

Formerly a neo-classical private residence, Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s in Paris offers an excellent location between the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadéro.  A few minutes walk  from the most luxurious boutiques, the hotel offers chic and refined weekend breaks. As a special Valentine’s Day treat, the hotel is treating guests to a private tasting of
Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

To really impress your  loved one this Valentine’s, take him or her Down Under to  Australia’s Chateau Yering, a Victorian estate set on 250 acres in the Yarra Valley north of Melbourne. Located in the heart of Australia’s wine country, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux property, dating to 1854, awaits with dazzling sunsets, vineyards ready