Category: Clubs

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

A new travel club is poised to cause quite a fuss among luxury travel goers – GoldSmith. The brainchild of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, purveyor of the much-loved guide books and website, this exclusive invitation-only level of Smith membership is a brand-new booking and concierge service that customises and coordinates its clients’ entire trip. From […]

Stingaree, San Diego

Stingaree, San Diego

Stingaree, San Diego’s sizzling restaurant and nightclub in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, is recognized this month in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual “Hot List” issue as one of the 25 hottest new nightclubs in the country. Located in a historic warehouse in the once taboo Red Light district, Stingaree is a state-of-the-art restaurant, […]

Leaders Club membership

Leaders Club membership

Leaders Club is an exclusive program offered by The Leading Hotels of the World, and its members enjoy exclusive benefits (such as room upgrades, special LHW offers,  partner offers, etc.) and recognition at over 420 luxury hotels and resorts. For more information and details of how to join online, see https://www.lhw.com/LeadersClub/LCHome.aspx

The Las Vegas of the UK? Manchester!

The Las Vegas of the UK? Manchester!

In case you missed this in the news, the decision to grant the UK’s first supercasino license recently went to Manchester, my city of birth.   The city was  a 16/1 outsider to get the green light, beating the more fancied alternatives of Blackpool and London.   16/1…!   Now, why didn’t I have a […]

Five best places to re-tox

Five best places to re-tox

The Guardian has a  brief article on the five best places to re-tax (as opposed to de-tox)… the shortlist includes: an Ecole du Vin weekend in March at Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin multi-course feasting at Li Licci in Sardinia a night out in London followed by a sleeper to Penzance and a stay at Rick […]

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney Spears  reportedly splashed out on the Hugh Hefner Fantasy Tower Suite at The Palms Casino Resort at the weekend, after a night at the Vegas gay club, 8 ½. For a mere $40,000 per night, she was able to impress her new boyfriend, Isaac Cohen, will the villa suite  with its own Jacuzzi pool […]

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney Spears has checked herself into Scottsdale’s Sanctuary spa at Camelback Mountain (which you might recall me blogging about last summer) after her alleged collapse at a New Year party at the Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Media speculation is suggesting that she’s visiting the Arizona resort for more than just a pedicure […]

Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Success for Wellington in inaugural New Zealand Bar Awards

Three of Wellington’s most prestigious bars were awarded and celebrated at the recent New Zealand Bar Awards. Co-ordinated by Spanton Media, creators of Australian and NZ Bartender magazines, the awards are voted for and judged by local bar industry and international judges. The Matterhorn was awarded the coveted title of finest drinking establishment in New […]

Wynn Macau opens this week

Wynn Macau opens this week

The American billionaire Stephen Wynn, famous for his casino developments and most notably the Wynn Las Vegas,  will make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau.    The Wynn Macau is  a small replica of the Las Vegas resort and is expected to attract the […]

New amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Altantic City NJ

New amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Altantic City NJ

Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. has announced that four new amenities at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ have or are scheduled to open during the month of July, 2006. The new facilities include: Ego, Trump’s new casino bar and lounge Trump Exchange, the new branded Trump retail store The Asian Pit, […]

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge near Marrakech

La Plage Rouge by La Compagnie des Comptoirs, 10 kilometres outside of Marrakech in Morocco, is a new restaurant from the Pourcel brothers of Le Jardin des Sens (in Montpellier, France) fame.  In addition to the  food and the restaurant’s party and club atmosphere is an 80m x 40m swimming pool, surrounded by sand  to […]

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

A new resort comes to Lake Tahoe in the form of the 440-room  MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (formerly known as Caesars Tahoe). In addition to having multiple restaurants, the Onsen Spa (with superb views of the Sierra Nevada mountains) and the Blu Nightclub.    They even have their own private yacht, The Bleu Wave, […]

No smoking at Sandals and Beaches resorts

No smoking at Sandals and Beaches resorts

As of today, there’s to be no smoking at Beaches and Sandals resorts. The ban will apply to all enclosed areas including nightclubs, bars, restaurants, lobbies, conference facilities and shops. Smoking is however still permitted both outdoors and in designated rooms at each resort.

LimoJet from ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago

LimoJet from ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago

A Chicago-based company, ExoticCoach Limosuites of Chicago, is converting old Lear Jets into limousines (or learmousines as they like to call them!). The vehicles can accommodate 16-18 passengers and will be in service in summer of this year.  The LimoJets come complete with 42″ plasma screen, theatre surround sound and even a disco ball.

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

Bergenfest 2006, Norway

One of Norway’s finest festivals is about to take place in the heart of Bergen. Starting on 28th April and running until 6th May 2006, Bergenfest was originally a blues festival but has since grown to accommodate other types of roots music. It is a festival with artistic impression and a wide music profile offering […]

Quintessentially Norwegian

Quintessentially Norwegian

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, Quintessentially has secured some of the best rates for the finest hotels and travel organisations around the world. In many hotels you receive an automatic upgrade, late checkout or even exclusive gift, treatment or excursion. This private members’ club and concierge service was launched in Oslo last month, […]