Category: Attractions

Afternoon tea in London - with a difference

Afternoon tea in London – with a difference

TLSee (Tea, London and Sightseeing) – a pun on TLC (tender, loving care) is the new afternoon tea concept at Swissôtel The Howard, London and  treats guests to edible versions of the famous sights of the city on the Thames. With TLSee, nine different London landmarks, some in 3D, are served up alongside traditional finger […]

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

New to Puglia, Italy: Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, the Mediterranean’s newest luxury resort will open this Autumn, with a soft opening next month followed by an official launch in Spring 2010. Created by the owners of Masseria San Domenico, Borgo Egnazia is positioned to become one of the leading luxury family, spa and golf resorts in the Mediterranean, featuring a luxury […]

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island to open soon

The iconic Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island will open its doors shortly. The 428-room contemporary hotel is located along the new Links Championship Golf Course and is within five minutes walking distance of the latest Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit. This latest addition to IHG’s Crowne Plaza estate is situated on one of the […]

Enjoy Arizona’s natural wonders

The Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona, is having a special travel package which allows guests to enjoy two natural wonders of Arizona – Sedona Red Rocks and The Grand Canyon –   for the price of one. The Amara Grand Canyon Adventure package includes two nights’ accommodations, breakfast for two each morning at […]

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

The 3 AA star and 3 AA rosette Samling‘s reputation as one of the Lake District’s top hotels has been well earned. It describes itself as a luxury hotel in the country, not a country house hotel and has no ‘best room’. All but two have stunning views of the lake (Windermere), five having been […]

Devil’s Pool, Zambia

On the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls there is a natural pool known as Devil’s Pool, right next to the 1,708 metre drop. If you were visiting, would you dare to take a leap of faith into the pool?   Take a look at the video before answering!

Go green in Hong Kong!

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests  will be able to  enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being […]

Copenhagen... and all that jazz

Copenhagen… and all that jazz

Copenhagen is a long-standing favourite for Jazz enthusiasts from all over  the world. And from the 3rd to the 12th July 2009 there  will be the city’s 31st annual Jazz Festival, welcoming hundreds of artists to perform the best of all Jazz genres in the Danish capital. The main event on Saturday 4th July will […]

The Augustine Prague opens today

The Augustine Prague opens today

I’ve just received a note from The Rocco Forte Collection informing me that The Augustine Prague opens today.   It can be found in the Malá Strana district of the city close to Prague Castle, the Wallenstein Garden and the famous Charles Bridge. It has 101 rooms including 16 suites, all  offering views over the […]

New luxury comes to Cape Town

New luxury comes to Cape Town

Situated on the world famous Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town, the New Kings Hotel is centrally locatd in Sea Point with panoramic views of Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel comprises 42 designer rooms boasting all the high tech modern conveniences one would expect from such a sophisticated boutique hotel. This newly established […]

Private sale from The James Chicago

Private sale from The James Chicago

The James Chicago just released a private sale you’ll receive 25% best available rates when booking at www.jameshotels.com/privatesale.   There are no minimum-stay requirements, but it’s only valid for visits booked by 25th April 2009 (for stays through until 15th September 2009). Recognized on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, The James is centrally located […]

Sensational new Luxury Edinburgh experiences

Luxury Edinburgh has created a host of sensational experiences, giving visitors the perfect excuse to visit the magical city: Sensory Edinburgh: designed to awaken the senses through a potent combination of aphrodisiacal accommodation at the suites at The Witchery by the Castle, a sensuous spa experience at the award-winning One Spa, a blindfolded sensory dinner […]

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Fast food outlet to open at Machu Picchu

Despite local protests,  the opening of a fast food restaurant at Machu Picchu has been  given the green light  by Peruvian officials this morning.    Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca settlement 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction. In the interests of tackling obesity, the restaurant will be placed […]

Prague’s newest treasure

The Rocco Forte Collection‘s newest property, The Augustine in Prague  is taking bookings for 14th May onwards 2009. Created from a set of seven buildings, including the 13th Century St Thomas’s Monastery, The Augustine’s beautiful historic features have been restored and crafted into the hotel’s design. Located in the picturesque Malá Strana district, the 101-bedroom […]

The world's largest chocolate waterfall!

The world’s largest chocolate waterfall!

Chocolate lovers’ wildest fantasies are now coming true with the launch of the largest chocolate waterfall in the world.   Made from 400kg of chocolate descending in a mere five seconds and 4.5m wide, the new sweet attraction is part of Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate, the world’s first interactive chocolate exhibition on iconic Philip […]

Formula One heads for Korea

After successfully hosting the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup and Asian Games in 2002 and being shortlisted amongst the final three contenders for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Korea continues to rise as a venue for major international sporting events by hosting its first F1 Grand Prix in 2010. The circuit […]