Category: France

New dates for the International Luxury Travel Market

New dates for the International Luxury Travel Market

The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) has announced new dates for its 2006 show. The pre-exhibition conference will take place on 4th December 2006, at the Palais des Congrès, Cannes, with the   exhibition running from 5th to 7th December 2006 in the same venue.

James Bond, licensed to fly

James Bond, licensed to fly

Ever felt like donning your tux and imagining you were James Bond?   With Elan Experiential Design Inc., you can! (Sadly, their website is  rather slow to load.)   They are offering a 007 adventure as  one of their extreme luxury experience offerings. You’ll get to fly to Nice, France, by private jet or first […]

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome acquisition

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome acquisition

Global Hyatt Corporation have announced the acquisition of full ownership interest in Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, the prestigious five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Paris on Rue de la Paix. Global Hyatt’s outright ownership of the 178-guestroom property comes as a result of the purchase of the hotel from Bouygues Immobilier and Credit Foncier. […]

La Maison Rorqual, Corsica

La Maison Rorqual, Corsica

Close to the beaches of Saint Florent in Corsica, La Maison Rorqual is a special find. There are five luxurious rooms here and a superb infinity swimming pool. The property can be rented as a whole or rooms can be rented individually. The bedrooms are typically Corsican, complete with wrought-iron beds and driftwood showers. While […]

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Shangri-La Asia, parent company of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, has acquired the historic Palais of Prince Roland Bonaparte with plans to convert it to the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris in late 2008, marking the group’s European debut. The Bonaparte family mansion in Paris’ 16th arrondissement will be converted into the […]

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own château in the middle of France, then there’s a stunning property in Limousin up for sale through Vladi Private Islands.   For $10,000 this splended building comes complete with three lakes, a moat, drawbridge and orangerie.   As you  might  expect, there’s also a number of out-buildings […]

Hello! magazine's pick of the pistes

Hello! magazine’s pick of the pistes

With the Winter Olmypics now underway, Hello! magazine gives us their pick of the pistes. Chamnoix, Val d’Isère and the French resort of Tignes all get a special mention. Tignes has slopes galore for beginners, as well as more challenging runs for advanced boarders. They recommend you stay at the cosy converted farmhouse Chalet Trafalgar […]

Valentines at Pavilion de la Reine, Paris

Valentines at Pavilion de la Reine, Paris

The Pavilion de la Reine on the romantic Place des Voges in Paris has suites on special offer for the Valentines period (from 9th to 20th February 2006). Prices start from 385 euros per night and include a bottle of Champagne, fine chocolates and roses, as well as a surprise gift from Tiffany & Co. […]

Top 10 World's Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Luxury Travel Magazine  has unveiled what they regard to the be the Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways. The hotels that make the list are sublime escapes in pristine surroundings offering unparalleled seclusion for romance. The top ten are: Villa Le Scale, Capri, Italy Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado Hosteria Las […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]