Category: France

Mandarin Oriental continues to expand

Mandarin Oriental has announced three new management contracts for luxury hotels – in Paris, Taipei and Guangzhou – moving the group  closer to  its goal of at least 10,000 rooms worldwide. Mandarin Oriental, Paris, will be one of the largest in the city with 150 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou  will feature 340 […]

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Bring Paris to your doorstep instead this Valentines

Bring Paris to your doorstep instead this Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, GourmetStation  has unveiled  their Valentine Dinner Delivered – Eiffel Tower Menu. The menu has been designed with authenticity and convenience in mind. With about thirty minutes preparation time, any romance seeker can enjoy a romantic Valentine dinner at the most comfortable place on earth – home. To sweeten […]

The Pompidou Centre, 30 years after it all began

The Pompidou Centre, 30 years after it all began

The Pompidou Centre celebrates its 30th birthday in Paris tomorrow and the Musée National d’Art Moderne will be re-opened to mark the occasion, displaying works from the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Miró.  If you’ll be there for lunch, try Georges at the top of the centre, or savour oysters and other delights at […]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

The editors at ShermansTravel.com have sorted through the ever-increasing number of Valentine’s Day travel promotions and picked their five best Valentine’s getaway deals…   including one for singles! Celebrate Love in the City of Lights for $569 La Dolce Vita in Venice this Valentine’s from $439 Valentine’s Sojourn on the Snow for $595 Romantic Beach […]

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

Excess in the City

Excess in the City

I’m currently watching ITV‘s ‘Excess in the City’ which gives an interesting insight into the daily lives of London’s City workers (who are no strangers to very large annual bonuses) and the industries that  cater for  them, from personal shoppers to luxury car sellers.   Of course, luxury travel is getting a look-in, too.   […]

Hotel heaven and hell

The Independent has an article that lists celebrities’ own highs and lows when it comes to hotels, as part of a pre-amble to a competition.   Here are the ‘high’ from the list: Kim Wilde, singer turned gardener: If you want a really romantic setting, stay on the eighth floor at the Terrass Hotel in […]

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith are giving the inside scoop on “coastal cool and countryside chic” with their newest guidebook. The European Coast and Country guidebook contains 300 pages and over 350 stunning images, featuring 22 detailed destination guides, from the Aeolian Islands to Vaucluse, as well as information on 33 favourite hotels in France, Greece, […]

Q&A: Château Les Crayères?

Q&A: Château Les Crayères?

Tina L. contacted me with the following question: Hi Paul, Thank you for running this blog, I’ve found it very useful.   Doing a bit of research for a journalist friend on the so called “best luxury” hotel in France.   Found that both T+L and CNT both awarded Chateau Les Creveres in Rheims, as […]

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Experience beach resorts, mountain escapes, and more with these package deals originating from the UK or the US, courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World: The Halkin, London, England – 4-night stay in a Deluxe King Room, return Business Class airfare, tax and service charges included, available from 10th January to 31st March 2007. […]

International Luxury Travel Market 2007

The dates for the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) 2007 have now officially been set; the event is scheduled to take place from 3rd to 6th  December 2007. ILTM allows you to meet both worldwide buyers and suppliers of luxury travel within  the village atmosphere of Cannes, France.

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

My first interview is with Randy Antin, Director of Interactive and Social Media at Perfect Escapes, a luxury hotel start-up focussing on 4- and 5-star hotels. Randy previously worked at Travelocity for 8 years as a travel writer/editor and then progressed into Search Engine Marketing. What is it that  you do exactly? Mostly, I spend […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]