Category: Europe

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]

Private Dining Room at Nahm Restaurant, London

Private Dining Room at Nahm Restaurant, London

The award winning Nahm restaurant at The Halkin hotel has opened the new Private Dining Room, in direct response to customer demand for such a facility. Seating up to 30 people, The Private Dining Room is available to hire for breakfast, lunch  and dinner, as well as meetings, presentations and product launches. It is also […]

Mozart's 250th birthday

Mozart’s 250th birthday

A wave of Mozart’s music will ripple across to mark the 250th birthday of the composer Mozart.   In particular, all eyes will be his hometown of Salzburg in Austria. A day of music will start on the streets in the morning at 10.00 GMT with a concert at the Mozarteum after a speech by […]

duoMo hotel about to open in Rimini, Italy

duoMo hotel about to open in Rimini, Italy

Furniture designer Ron Arad has fashioned the duoMo hotel (rather annoyingly, every reference to the letter M on the website is in capitals, so you get  references such as  “riMini” and “rooM service”) which opens this Spring. A member of Design Hotels (no doubt they’ll curse me for giving that capitals), this 43-room hotel  will […]

Celebrity living in London

Celebrity living in London

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flew out of London Heathrow Airport today following a brief visit to the UK. They stayed at the famous Claridges hotel in Mayfair, London, last night after arriving that day. According to reports, Jolie stayed at the hotel while Pitt went out for dinner at Locanda Locatelli with […]

The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel

The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel

If you’re one of those that likes to save a few dollars but still enjoy luxury, then maybe The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred Customer Status is for you.   Written by Joel Widzer who developed an enduring love for luxury travel after a stay in an elegant suite […]

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss was photographed at her birthday bash in Paris at the weekend. The supermodel celebrated her 32nd birthday at the Ritz  Paris and then afterwards at a friend’s house in the Seine. This was supposed to be a quiet celebration for the supermodel, but she still managed to partake in “a 15 hour drinking […]

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

From now until 10th March 2006, Head Chef Steven Pidgeon invites you to sample  the new season lunch menu at The Arundell Arms in Devon, UK, at a special price of £12.50 for two courses. The hotel has been owned and run since 1961 by Anne Voss-Bark. A former winner of the Woman Hotelier of […]

Crillon - a new luxury hotel brand

Crillon – a new luxury hotel brand

The former chief executive of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Barry Sternlicht, has launched a new luxury hotel brand called Crillon. It is being launched by his Starwood Capital Group which is not related to the previous company. The flagship hotel is the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, with European-style hotels expected to follow in […]

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri - opens Easter 2006

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri – opens Easter 2006

It won’t be long before the weather turns sweet again in southwest Italy and the Spring travel season flourishes anew. Hotel Caesar Augustus on the Isle of Capri will be dressed up and ready for it when it opens its doors on 12th April 2006.   With this brand new Relais & Chateaux membership will […]

The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

The Beau Rivage Palace ‘Wine & Dine’ evenings

Can you imagine a more perfect match than a menu that has been perfectly  conceived and concocted to enhance the luscious aroma of a specific wine?  That’s exactly what the Restaurant La Rotonde at The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is doing on  the first Thursday of the month throughout 2006. The wine-maker  will […]

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse, an amazing chef with nine Michelin stars (three stars each in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York), not to mention three of the most expensive restaurants in the world, has an ever-growing miniempire. Two years ago, he took over Aux Lyonnais, a lovely little place that had seen better days. And last year […]

Kelly Brook and Billy Zane honeymoon

Kelly Brook and Billy Zane honeymoon

Kelly Brook and fiance Billy Zane are planning their dream honeymoon. They are due to marry in Greece later this year and expected to sail on a luxury yacht around the Western Isles of Scotland for their honeymoon. It is thought that Kelly fell in love with Scotland after attending Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s wedding […]

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan's, Paris

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s, Paris

Formerly a neo-classical private residence, Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s in Paris offers an excellent location between the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadéro.  A few minutes walk  from the most luxurious boutiques, the hotel offers chic and refined weekend breaks. As a special Valentine’s Day treat, the hotel is treating guests to a private tasting of […]

Michelin stars for UK and Ireland

Michelin stars for UK and Ireland

Michelin revealed today that there are no new three-star holders in its latest UK and Ireland guide. Instead, this year’s winners include 17 new one-star holders and one new two-star restaurant. This year’s only new two-star award went to Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder. It is the first Scottish restaurant to win a coveted two […]

New luxury spas in Wales

New luxury spas in Wales

Everybody deserves to indulge in the finer things in life, and it seems the Welsh are keen to recognise the growing trend for spas.   What better way to relax than a visit to one of Wales’s new spas and beauty suites? On your next visit, make sure you look up The Dunes Beauty Suite […]