Category: Resorts

Arion Astir Palace

Arion Astir Palace

The Arion Astir Palace is one of three hotels forming an impressive modern resort. It is is the hallmark of exclusivity. The hotel features a prestigious, club atmosphere, in contemporary surroundings enhanced by spectacular views of the sea. Luxurious rooms and suites delight the senses with an aesthetic touch at every turn, designer furniture, and […]

New $4 billion Las Vegas hotel

New $4 billion Las Vegas hotel

Boyd Gaming Corporation plans to tear down the old Stardust casino to make way for a $4 billion hotel and casino complex on 63 acres on the Las Vegas Strip  – one of the largest such developments planned in a town known for megaresorts. The complex, to be called Echelon Place, is scheduled to open […]

Thac Ba Lake resort

Thac Ba Lake resort

Hung Dai Duong Company from Ho Chi Minh City has started the construction of a tourist resort in Thac Ba Lake, a candidate for world natural heritage site, in the northern province of Yen Bai, Vietnam. The resort will link tours from Hanoi, Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Yunnan of China and is expected to […]

Grande Lakes Orlando resort

Grande Lakes Orlando resort

CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the nation’s second largest hotel real estate investment trust, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando resort, comprising a 584-room Ritz-Carlton, a 998-room JW Marriott, a 40,000- square-foot spa and an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discovery at Marigot Bay

Discovery at Marigot Bay

One of the latest additions to SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) for 2006 is Discovery at Marigot Bay.   It is the situated in one of the deepest and most sheltered natural harbours in the Caribbean. For those who enjoy sailing, from here you can explore the Grenadines, a day to the south, […]

Cancun's Le Blanc Spa Resort

Cancun’s Le Blanc Spa Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort opened last August but sadly had to close for repairs in October due to hurricane Wilma. It will re-open in February 2006. The rooms come with an ocean or lagoon view, balcony, double Jacuzzi, flat screen satellite TV, and much more. If you book before April 2006, you receive a 20% […]

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

This month saw the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Situated on a prime stretch of the  scenic Seven Mile Beach, it has 365 guest rooms including 11 suites. In April 2006, a Greg Norman-designed golf course will be added to the complex. The resort is just 10 minutes from Owen Roberts International Airport and […]

Amanyara

Amanyara

Amanyara is a new resort opening in March 2006. It is situated in a secluded corner of the Island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, and consists of freestanding, contemporary ocean, beach and pond pavilions and two, three-bedroom villas. The island itself is small but can be explored on a […]

Most Expensive Hotels & Resorts of 2005

Most Expensive Hotels & Resorts of 2005

Forbes is running a special featuree on the most expensive things of 2005. Everything from jeans to cars but, or more interest here, also hotels and resorts.  According to the article, the  most expensive hotels of 2005 were… The Mansion at the MGM Grand – Las Vegas ($5,000 per night) North Island  – Seychelles ($3,217 […]