Category: Resorts

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
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
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.
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
The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group

The most distinctive properties in The Oberoi Group are the  luxury properties in India, which were developed relatively recently, including The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, Wildflower Hall in Mashobra in the Himalayan mountains, The Oberoi Vanyavilãs in Ranthambhore, The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla and The Oberoi Udaivilãs in Udaipur. There are also opulent properties in

Joint venture at Baha Mar, Bahamas

Harrah’s Entertainment, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Baha Mar Resort, have announced a joint investment venture for Baha Mar, located in Nassau in the Bahamas. The plans for the 1,000 acre site include six hotels, a 95,000sq ft casino and a championship golf course. A total of $1.6 billion will be invested in the
Alexandra Resort on Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos

Alexandra Resort on Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos

Spend at least five nights at The Alexandra Resort & Spa  on Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos and receive a discount worth $400 to $800 per room, depending on room category and length of stay. The deal is good through to 23rd April 2006. Taxes and resort fees are 20% extra. The credit
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is offering a fifth night free and a $100 to $200 per room per night resort credit (amount depends on room category) for stays between 1st March and 30th May 2006. Rates start at $430 a night before discount; taxes are an extra 16%. Ask
Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Asian Golf Monthly readers have voted Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort ‘Asia’s Best’ again in the 2005 awards which where announced this month. The resort is luxurious, and the Greg Norman designed golf course is stunning and challenging with a spectacular setting backed by volcanoes, peppered with rice terraces, coconut groves, lush tropical
Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, Oman

Opened in 1985, the Al Bustan Palace Intercontinental Muscat hotel has built a reputation as the best hotel in the Middle East and one of the finest hotels in the world. The hotel is identified as the Jewel of the Sultanate of Oman and the Middle East. Situated eight kilometres from the downtown business district
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay is a favourite hideaway of stars such as Julia Roberts, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand. Situated in the Turks and Caicos, it is the northern Caribbean’s pre-eminent private island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the region’s best spa and haute cuisine. It combines nature – 1000 unspoilt acres, including
Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Come to this sunny island of love for the Touch of Romance, a total body wellness experience that comprises flower petal scrub, essence of flower massage and facial. Enjoy 10% savings on this package that is priced at US$130, available from 12 to 20 February 2006. Perfectly nestled in Tanjung Said Bay in Indonesia, overlooking
Phuket Pavilions

Phuket Pavilions

Opened in June 2005, Phuket Pavilions is a resort on Phuket’s west coast, a short distance from Bang Tao and Layan beaches. Each of the 30 pool villas, one-bedroom pavilions and tree-bedroom villas feature a kitchen, dining area and living room that flow into an outdoor space with a private pool, sundeck and garden. The
The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions,
New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group.
dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort,