Category: Accommodation

Le Taha'a

Le Taha'a

£9 million was spent on Le Taha’a so it’s little wonder that it’s one of Polynesia’s most  beautiful  locations. As well as overwater villas have two glass walls, there are 12 beach villas  each with  private pools and walled tropical gardens.  Apparently the resort’s restaurants are built in the trees because mahi-mahi steak marinated in
Carlisle Bay - Tatler Hotel of the Year

Carlisle Bay - Tatler Hotel of the Year

Tatler has voted Antigua’s Carlisle Bay as their Hotel of the Year.   They  write: “modern and subversive, understated and slinky, [Carlisle Bay] has created a seismic shift in travel to the West Indies”. Carlisle Bay has been created by Gordon Campbell Gray and Mary Fox Linton, the same team that brought  us One Aldwych
Forbes recommendations

Forbes recommendations

Forbes has released a ‘Where we want to go in 2006’ travel feature, and the ten places that make their list are as follows: The Addison, Amelia Island, Florida L’Albergo della Regina Isabella, Ischia, Italy Hotel Basico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico The Huntley Santa Monica Beach, California Kú, Anguilla, British West Indies Mandarin Oriental Dhara
Katikies, Santorini

Katikies, Santorini

Small Luxury Hotels of the World honoured six member hotels at an awards ceremony in London recently. Small Luxury Hotel of the Year, the highest accolade of all, was awarded to Katikies in Santorini, Greece. This much coveted award is bestowed on a hotel that is deemed to have demonstrated a consistent and unwavering commitment
George V Paris

George V Paris

Steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, the Four Seasons George V Hotel redefines luxury service in the City of Light. The hotel has been named Top International City Hotel for five consecutive years in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. It is also where Zach Braff and Mandy Moore spent the holiday
Mischa Barton visits Miami

Mischa Barton visits Miami

According to the New York Post, Mischa Barton and boyfriend Cisco Adler were reportedly screaming at each other at the Hotel Victor in Miami’s  South Beach  on New Year’s Eve. “There was a lot of slamming doors and stomping around and dropping of F-bombs at their $5,000-a-night pool bungalow at the hotel.” In the end,
Champagne consumption boosted by holidaymakers

Champagne consumption boosted by holidaymakers

Queenslanders drink more vintage champagne per head than other Australians, a survey by the Champagne Information Centre of Australia has found. It’s thought that it might in part be due to holidaymakers at resorts such as Hayman Island and Lizard Island, as well as international guests to the Gold Coast. 1.7  million bottles of champagne
AAA Five Diamond rating

AAA Five Diamond rating

When you are awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating, you want people to know about it.   But how do you go about standing out from the others who also have the accolade? Well… the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Miami, has decided to place a $3,000  SABBIA diamond necklace under the pillow of one guest
Château de Massillan, Provence

Château de Massillan, Provence

This former home of Henry II’s mistress – Diane de Poitiers – is now a beautiful hotel. Château de Massillan has immaculate rooms and generous bathrooms equipped with SpaceNK products and designer fittings. Ask for room number 15 – it has a large terrace and overlooks the courtyard fountain.
Celebrity New Year

Celebrity New Year

Ever wondered where the stars see in the New Year?   Well… whilst Lynn Redgrave is playing Scrabble with friends in Connecticut, director Mira Nair will be at the Taj Mahal in India and Jim Carrey with friends in Canada.   Supermodel Rachel Hunter stayed at Coral Sands in the Bahamas. Producer Russell Simmons, on
Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria, star of Desparate Housewives, has been relaxing at the spa at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The Spa at the Crescent offers “77 one-of-a-kind treatments and services for men and women in 16 state-of-the-art treatment rooms”. Maybe she needed to wind down a little after harrassing a bike cop… Defamer – LA’s gossip
Cerulean Villa

Cerulean Villa

Why not take the family on a Caribbean dream  vacation at the airy, white, Moorish-looking Cerulean Villa estate on the island of Anguilla, about 4 miles off St. Maarten? It’s your’s for $42,000 from now through 30th April  2006 and $30,000 from 1st May to 13th November 2006. Price includes the villa, staff, breakfast and
The Palms Romance Package

The Palms Romance Package

The Palms at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, BWI is an incredible  $95 million, 720-suite resort and member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.   With their Valentine’s Day Romance Package, a luxury suite for four nights  will set you back  $2,950 per couple. Champagne on arrival and  one dinner for two at Parallel
Hollywood couple in Barbados

Hollywood couple in Barbados

It looks as though the New Year  could mean a new beginning for one Hollywood couple. Charlie Sheen and former Bond girl Denise Richards have just returned from vacation at the luxurious Sandy Lane in Barbados.   The tabloids are having a field day and speculation on the trip is rife. InTouch writes: They hoped
Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star Fardeen Khan and his new bride have begun their honeymoon at as the the Royal Davui Island Resort on the island of Fiji. The resort consists of 16 private villas offering dramatic views over Beqa lagoon. Guests can explore the hidden undersea world of the barrier reef, go catamaran sailing, or thrill to
Lake Placid Lodge fire

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Sadly, Lake Placid Lodge suffered a fire on 15th December 2005, resulting in substantial damage. This Relais & Chateau member is a historic Adirondacks landmark with  lots of elegance and character, not to mention beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Three guest rooms were destroyed along with the dining room, pub and porch overlooking