Category: Accommodation

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
Hilton Hotels $1 billion investment

Hilton Hotels $1 billion investment

Consistently recognized as one of the most powerful brands in the industry, Hilton Hotels is in the midst of a $1 billion re-ignition campaign. Guests of selected renovated Hilton properties will experience first-hand the new enhancements, including refurbished lobbies, guest rooms and meeting space. Across all hotels, healthful menu choices; productivity-enhancing business centers; and partnerships
Musha Cay, Bahamas

Musha Cay, Bahamas

For $24,750 per day for up to 8 guests, Musha Cay allows you to truly leave the nine-to-five grind and enjoy a Caribbean island to yourself.   Arrive by private sea plane, you’ll  enjoy Champagne breakfasts and relax in the master cottage, with 30 staff at your beck and call. Originally bought as a family
Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe has a winter package which includes two nights’ accommodation, a bottle of Champagne, souvenir Champagne glasses, a box of handmade truffles, a three-course dinner (bottle of house wine included)  and a full country breakfast daily. Luxury rooms and suites cost from $316-$470 per person with a two night minimum stay.
Angsana Resorts & Spa expand

Angsana Resorts & Spa expand

Angsana Resorts & Spa is spreading its wings to the Middle East and Asia. In the years to come, you can look forward to experiencing our unique blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality in the following destinations: Angsana Spa Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai (2006) Angsana City Club & Spa Crescat City, Sri Lanka (2006)
The Talei, Fiji

The Talei, Fiji

GHM has announced a new project, The Talei, placed atop the beautiful Fijian island of Nananu-I-Ra.   It is scheduled to be completed in 2008,  and will be a 60-room hotel with a nearby club, consisting of   20 1-bedroom Club Suites and 30 2-bedroom Club Suites. With six idyllic white sand beaches, two stunning
The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai on Miami’s Collins Avenue is, without doubt, the most exclusive hotel ever to grace South Florida. (You’ve got to be good to be able to  command rates that start at over $1,000 a night, and have entrées on your restaurant menu that cost $72.)   A member of the Asian GHM Hotels, the
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