Category: Resorts

The latest stunning addition from CC Africa

The latest stunning addition from CC Africa

CC Africa‘s newest exclusive-use safari villa, Melton Manor, is now open. Located within the Relais & Châteaux Big Five Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, Melton Manor offers the perfect safari destination for families or groups of up to eight people celebrating a special occasion. It has 4
Re-opening of Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas, Australia

Re-opening of Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas, Australia

Rydges Sabaya Resort Port Douglas  re-opens today  after a multi-million dollar redevelopment.  The tropical North Queensland resort  features new spacious hotel rooms and apartments, ideal for business or leisure travel, a lagoon-style pool perfect for enjoying the sun, a modern restaurant and bar, serving sumptuous meals for all tastes, and extensive day spa facilities.
Jamaica's only resort with an equestrian centre

Jamaica's only resort with an equestrian centre

Equestrians looking for a vacation to pursue their passion need look no further than Half Moon, the only resort to boast its own equestrian centre in Jamaica and one of only three such resorts in the Caribbean. Led by skilled and passionate trainers, the centre offres exciting programmes for all ages. Guests can take advantage
Six Senses Soneva Fushi & Spa going green

Six Senses Soneva Fushi & Spa going green

It’s hard to escape the constant media reminders regarding climate change and it appears that some of the leading resorts of the world are taking note.   The Soneva Fushi & Spa resort in the Maldives is the latest to announce that it is going green.   it aims to be carbon neutral by 2008
The world's most expensive hotel suites

The world's most expensive hotel suites

Forbes has run an interesting feature on the world’s most expensive hotel suites,  featuring  geographically widespread hotels and resorts,  from Mexico to the Maldives. To make their top 10, you’ve got to be charging at least $10,000 a night. Here is an abbreviated  summary of the  incredible suites that  they list: Two Story Sky Villa,
4th July celebrations at The Balsams, Dixville Notch NH

4th July celebrations at The Balsams, Dixville Notch NH

The 4th of July has been a longstanding annual tradition at The Balsams in New Hampshire, and this year’s celebration promises to be bigger and better than ever. Be part of the fun and enjoy  a full line-up of family-friendly activities and special entertainment. There’ll be an array of things to do and events to
Win a trip to Mexico's Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Win a trip to Mexico's Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Feeling creative? Here’s a contest with a challenge. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest resort area (just north of Puerto Vallarta) is running an online contest with six grand prizes of a free five-day, four-night all-inclusive vacation at Marival Resort & Suites. The contest has six categories with multiple photos; in each, you pick one photo and

Starwood plans to put an end to trans-fats

It’s not happened yet but apparently  Starwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, Inc plan to elimiate trans-fats from food, catering, room service, bar and lounge menus at  many of its  properties by the end of 2007.   Their press release states that: [Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s] goal [is] to eliminate all artificial trans-fats from
4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

For just the price of a Private Pool Casita, Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort is offering a 4-night 4th of July special with a snorkel tour aboard Novia Mia, Marquis’ 80 foot Turkish Schooner; one dinner for two at Vista Ballenas restaurant and $100 USD credit at Spa Marquis.  On-land accommodation
Fiji's first ever overwater bungalows

Fiji's first ever overwater bungalows

It seems hard to believe that Fiji hasn’t yet cashed in on the ever-growing trend for overwater bungalows but apparently it hasn’t… until now, at least. Likuliku Lagoon Resort, an exclusive resort off the west coast of the island of Viti Levu,  has opened its doors to offer the first true overwater bungalow experience in
Re-opening of the West Baden Springs Hotel

Re-opening of the West Baden Springs Hotel

The historic West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana has re-opened more than 100 years after it originally opened  (1902) and some 75 years since it last welcomed any guests.   The grand opening follows an investment of $90 million.   With 246 luxury guest rooms and suites, the hotel is now situated in
$95m transformation for Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

$95m transformation for Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

World-renowned for its outstanding location and services, the AAA Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui  will have  a $95m transformation in order to maintain its reputation as one of Hawaii’s top destinations. The project will begin early next month and will  include a  new interior design that reflects the area’s vibrant colours of the lush mountains,
Mina Al Fajer Resort, UAE

Mina Al Fajer Resort, UAE

A new mountain-sea front community is heading to  the Hajar Mountains of Fujairah in the UAE. The $163 million Mina Al Fajer Resort will  include a 200 room five-star hotel managed by the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. The resort will also boast a marina, 48 mountain villas, 13 solarium villas, and 80 marina apartments. Building

Great Summer Vacation Packages at KSL Resorts

Make this summer one for the memory books with great summer vacation packages at KSL Resorts: Hotel del Coronado – Coronado, California Relax and renew at San Diego’s hottest new spa, just steps from the “best family beach in America” (Travel Channel). Click here for offers La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, California Legendary
Marriott's Crystal Shores on Marco Island

Marriott's Crystal Shores on Marco Island

Marriott Vacation Club International, the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc.,  has announced  the development and sales start of its first resort on Marco Island, Florida. Slated for occupancy in March 2009, Marriott’s Crystal Shores on Marco Island is proposed to include 219 two- and three-bedroom villas. Initial pricing ranges from approximately $20,000 to
Changes afoot in Fort Lauderdale

Changes afoot in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as a destination for drunken college parties is changing rapidly with an influx of superior hotel accommodation. Three new hotels have replaced a sea-front previously cluttered with cheap motels. There’s The Atlantic, the  Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and  a  St Regis Resort, as well as W Hotel and a Donald Trump