Category: Italy

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

As one of the co-developers of The Porches in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Bruce Shugart brings more than 40 years of custom home building and commercial development experience to the project. Bruce serves as co-principal and manager of Structural Associates, where he oversees all aspects of The Porches as well as projects in a variety of […]

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Small Luxury Hotels has renewed  its guaranteed dollar rate promotion. Book a stay at a participating hotel and you’ll get either a guaranteed dollar rate or fixed conversion, which can offer savings over typical prices in Euros or local currency. Participating hotels include the Dorset Square Hotel in London, the Hotel san Regis in Paris, […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Gourmet romance at Furore Inn Resort, Italy Try houseboat vacations with Forever Houseboats Fine  Southern living at The Goodstone Inn, VA Choose from  travel-sized goodies from Sephora

Luxury tax in Sardinia

The President of Sardinia has succeeded in passing luxury taxes on the island’s second homes, private yachts, aircraft and hotel rooms. Naturally, it’s been opposed by the wealthy but also by local businesses who fear that visitors might be driven elsewhere.   You can read more about the furore in this article courtesy of The […]

Milan has a new design hotel

Milan has a new design hotel

Milan has a new design hotel: The Chedi Milan.   It comes courtesy of GHM  Hotels which has hotels throughout Asia, but this is the group’s first foray into Europe. It has 78 suites, 124 king size rooms and 87 twin-bedded rooms,  and a spa is due to be added to the hotel in September. […]

Suite of the week: De Luxe Lake Tower "Honey Room" at L'Albereta, Italy

Suite of the week: De Luxe Lake Tower “Honey Room” at L’Albereta, Italy

Suite name:  De Luxe Lake Tower “Honey Room” Hotel:  L’Albereta, Erbusco, Italy Size of accommodation: 30 sq m Cost per night:  390-500  Euros What makes it special?  It has  an opening roof and a view over the lake from the bed.                     The room is in […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hadleigh boutique accommodation in Christchurch, NZ Hotels of distinction from Welsh Rarebits Learn to cook at the Villa San Michele, Italy Private luxury from Fiji’s The  Wakaya Club

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Elegant luxury from Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel Taste the Med  with GourMed The Luggage Club  – changing the way people travel Dine at Osteria dell’Acquasanta in Genoa

Crystal Adventures Hotel Program

Crystal Adventures Hotel Program

There are some new additions to Crystal Cruises‘ 2007 European Crystal Adventures Hotel Program. Four new hotels – Venice’s venerable Hotel Cipriani and Hotel Danieli, Istanbul’s Ritz-Carlton and Athens’ Hotel Grande Bretagne – join an expanded collection of Europe’s most prestigious properties  (15 in all) offering savvy travelers luxurious options to extend their Crystal vacations […]

Beware of the overhead cabins

On boarding a flight at Milan’s Malpensa Airport last year, I was taken aback by what happened. Whilst I was speaking to a stewardess about getting a child seat beat for our younger son when suddenly I got an almighty “THWACK!” on the side of the head. A half second passed whilst I tried to […]

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Milan's Gold Restaurant from Dolce & Gabbana

Milan’s Gold Restaurant from Dolce & Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana clearly aren’t content with just four stores, a bar and a barber shop, so they’ve added a restaurant to their business interests in Milan. Gold Restaurant has a bistro downstairs which opens for lunch and dinner and, upstairs, a more formal restaurant serving just dinner. Gold, as you might expect, […]

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine.   While  his title is President and Editor-in-Chief,  his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that  you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the  editorial, sales and marketing,  with about 10% spent on […]

A home away from home

A home away from home

Travel + Leisure  has named  the Top 100 Real Estate Developments for those seeking the ultimate home away from home. Ignore your to-do list and linger a few minutes over their slideshow of the top 100 places to find a home away from home… I like the sound of Castello di Casole in Tuscany myself: […]

First W Hotel coming to Italy

First W Hotel coming to Italy

Starwood is opening its first W Hotel in Italy, in Milan’s Brera district. The region is a former artists’ district and, as well as being home to galleries, is also a region with a number of popular restaurants, cafés and shops. The hotel will have 76 rooms, a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and a […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Drench your desire with Molton Brown Indulge in Italian luxury with Villa San Michele Visit Northern Sonoma County’s Hotel Healdsberg Find exclusive luxury Croatia hotels and villas