Category: Resorts

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

West End Resort, Ltd. has taken title to 78 acres of land adjacent to the existing 150 acre project, including the balance of the Settlement Point land and all of the north shore beachfront land where the old Jack Tar hotel was located. Future expansion of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in West […]

Expedia's "10 to know"

Expedia’s “10 to know”

The luxury section on Expedia currently lists ten hotels that they claim are ‘tops’ on their luxury list.   The shortlist is as follows: Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa Wynn Las Vegas Atlantis – Paradise Island Royal Towers, Bahamas Mandarin Oriental San Francisco The Waldorf Towers, New York City The Landmark London Prince de […]

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace

It is difficult to give an apt description to  Dubai’s Emirates Palace which opened last year. String together a host of superlative adjectives, and somehow you still feel that you have fallen short of the mark. Its majesty and beauty is unrivalled. A palace for all seasons, it is certain to endure the sands of […]

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% […]