Category: Resorts

Sample a little of Spain’s wine culture

Can Bonastre Wine Resort, one of the hotels selected by Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence,   and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World,  is offering  different wine style experiences to give for Christmas. Among them is a dreamy weekend with wine beauty treatments. Spend a weekend in this exclusive wine resort near […]

Refreshing Finland

Refreshing Finland

Discover the captivating region of Kuopio in eastern Finland, home to holiday resort Rauhalahti and Golden Resort Tahko. Explore the lakes by cruiseboat, enjoying lunch aboard, or stop off at Puijo Hill, for a meal at the revolving restaurant in Puijo Tower, 150m above Lake Kallavesi.   On land, an ideal way to explore the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, Las Vegas

Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection, is now accepting reservations from 22nd December  2008. Those looking to be among the first to experience Encore’s luxury accommodations  can reserve online by visiting their site. Located at Las Vegas’ most exclusive address, Encore is situated next door to flagship property Wynn Las Vegas and […]

Trump gets his way in Scotland

Trump gets his way in Scotland

Earlier this year, I documented that Donald Trump’s plans  for a new golf resort in Scotland were rejected.   Now it appears that that decision has been overturned.   According to the BBC, the $1 billion resort in Aberdeenshire will get the green light afterall. There remains significant opposition to the project for environmental reasons. […]

The ultimate in private dining at SALA Phuket

The award-winning SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has introduced three new and exciting private dining concepts, providing the ultimate intimacy for guests. Guests can choose from a selection of “grazing” platters and BBQs at a variety of idyllic dining locations. Dine under the stars on the romantic restaurant rooftop with stunning views of the sea […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Take a flight of fancy with Eastern Safaris The rustic-chic yoga resort of Amansala The finest chateau hotel in France?   Check out Bagnols! Find more… in Singapore

Bartender training in Krabi, Thailand

Bartender training in Krabi, Thailand

‘Sundowners’ at a remote tropical beach location conjurers up visions of sipping exotic island cocktails fanned with warm breezes and enjoying spectacular ocean sunsets. But all too often, reality doesn’t match the dream, with watered down cocktails of varying quality and poor service to boot. Recognising  the shortcomings in this area,  Krabi’s Layana Resort  & […]

Mexico’s Azul Sensatori Hotel

Disconnect from your daily routine with the  Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma – the first multi-niche Gourmet Inclusive hotel designed on the foundation of exceptional cuisine, luxurious all-Jacuzzi suites boasting awe-inspiring views.

Four Seasons Bora Bora video

A natural world of indescribable beauty melds with authentic South Pacific culture. Four Seasons comes to Bora Bora. Discover what local residents think about living in paradise.  

Pimalai Resort & Spa picks up ‘Best Spa’ award

Pimalai Resort & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has received the “Best Spa” award at the 19th TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Annual Travel Awards 2008.  A pioneer of deluxe hospitality on the of Lanta in Krabi province, Pimalai Resort and Spa’s magnificent beach property is set on 25 hectares of […]

New chef at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

New chef at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

Making his Las Vegas debut, nationally acclaimed chef Ludovic “Ludo” Lefebvre arrives at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino  to helm the newest creation by the team behind TAO New York and Las Vegas. LAVO, Latin for “to bathe or cleanse,” is inspired by ancient Mediterranean bathhouses with a menu that highlights the best of the […]

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveler  has announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts worldwide. The awards will appear in the November issue of the magazine which is available from newsstands tomorrow. Below are results for the top three winners in each category: Top Cities- United […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Journey back in time on the Royal Scotsman Five star luxury at its best, from Graycliff Marvel at Emperor penguins with Polar Cruises Discover thousands of years of civilization courtesy of Arts in Europe

The Mansfield Inn at Stowe

RockResorts International, LLC is going to expand its luxury property collection to the heart of the Northeast with the addition of The Mansfield Inn at Stowe. Nestled in the woods of Stowe, The Mansfield Inn at Stowe will have a number of residences to be sold to third party purchasers.   The property will also […]

Partners in Paradise

Partners in Paradise

La Samanna on St. Martin,  Carlisle Bay on Antigua, Cuisinart on Anguilla and Isle de France on St. Barts have teamed together to offer a  six night package at the Caribbean’s most beautiful properties. Stay three nights or more at any two properties; prices start from $1,275.