Category: Western Europe

Castello di Velona, Montalcino, Italy

Castello di Velona, Montalcino, Italy

Castello di Velona invites you to discover the beautiful Val d’Orcia with an exclusive offer valid from 23rd February 9th April 2006.   The 2006 Spring opening offer includes 2 nights accommodation in a double deluxe room, buffet breakfast, one dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant, wine tasting in a vineyard producing Brunello di […]

Sardinia wealth taxes

Sardinia wealth taxes

The government in Sardinia has  revealed that it’s planning to impose punishing wealth taxes on billionaire visitors such as Princess Caroline of Monaco  or Roman Abramovich (owner of Chelsea football club) who come to the island. Second homes  belonging to foreign visitors will attract a special council tax, and there will be  stiff new taxes […]

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs' Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc voted Chefs’ Chef of the Year

Raymond Blanc has received the AA’s Chefs’ Chef Of The Year Award 2005. This national award is voted by a poll of the 1800 chefs and hoteliers whose restaurants are featured in the AA Restaurant Guide.  To be awarded Chefs’ Chef of the Year, is the greatest recognition of a chef by his peers. He […]

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

After 10 months of building and refurbishing, Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen is now  a more beautiful, larger and more accessible venue. Among its new attractions is the Tivoli Aquarium, Europe’s longest salt water aquarium holding approximately 1600 tropical fish and sharks. On the top floor of the concert hall, the new Balanchine Lounge Tivoli’s […]

Cadiz Carnival special offer

Cadiz Carnival special offer

Experience the magic of this Andalusian carnival – probably the most dazzling carnival in Spain – during a 4 day luxury stay at Hotel Cortijo Soto Real. 571 € per person (taxes included). Offer valid between 22nd February and 6th March 2006. The hotel is also ideally located to visit the historical city of Seville, […]

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge in London

This Valentine’s day celebrate ‘love in luxury’ at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel, Knightsbridge, which has put together London’s most luxurious package for all those in love. The offer includes accommodation in a luxury penthouse suite, a sumptuous five course gourmet dinner, butler service, dozens of roses, aromatherapy couple’s massage and romantic surprises all for […]

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

New luxury hotel in Glasgow

Glasgow’s prestigious old Royal Scottish Automobile Club in Blythswood Square in the city centre has been bought by a luxury hotel group and will be turned into a luxury 109-bedroom hotel. Edinburgh firm The Town House Company intends to restore the  building to its former glory with conference facilities, restaurants, a bar and first class […]

Malmaison Edinburgh

Malmaison Edinburgh

HotelShark, an online lodging guide, has this week bestowed the Fin Award for Service Quality on the Malmaison Edinburgh. A recent guest of the hotel described it to HotelShark as a “trendy city hotel” with “power showers,” “sophisticated” guestrooms, and a “hotspot” of a bar.   With “young and friendly” employees, this “converted seaman’s hospital” […]

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Wings Over the Mediterranean and North Africa

Crisscrossing the Mediterranean in high style, this new adventure from INTRAV features the culture, history, and beauty of Europe and North Africa. After overnighting in London, guests begin the adventure in Sintra, Portugal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Two nights in Fès offer the mix of French, Arab, and Berber cultures, while a three-night trip […]

Waterfall spa in Leeds, UK

Waterfall spa in Leeds, UK

The new Waterfall spa in Leeds has just opened. Designed specifically for ladies only,  the spa  will pamper, indulge and delight  its guests  with their five-star facilities, outstanding treatments and little treats! From the moment you step into Waterfall, your troubles and aches will disappear as you are whisked away to heaven on earth. Walnut […]

Condé Nast Traveller magazine exclusive evening

Elegant Resorts, Condé Nast Traveller and Boodles would like to invite you to attend an exclusive evening of entertainment at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London on Wednesday 22nd February to celebrate Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s 100th ‘Gold’ issue. Enjoy the best in fine champagne on arrival at 7.30pm, followed by a sumptuous gourmet dinner […]

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel, the radical hotel concept unveiled at last year’s World Travel Market, confirmed in December that it will open its first two hotels at London Heathrow and London Gatwick in mid-2006. The move follows a major investment by Kuwaiti-based IFA Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of International Financial Advisors (IFA). At Heathrow, the Yotel will […]

Hotel Palace Berlin

Hotel Palace Berlin

The Hotel Palace Berlin is one of the leading 5-star hotels in the German capital and has an excellent reputation as Berlin’s private gourmet and convention hotel. Located in the city center, guests enjoy outstanding service and can now take advantage of low rates from January to April 2006. Rates are from EUR 109.00 per […]

Nicola Benedetti at Gleneagles Hotel

Nicola Benedetti at Gleneagles Hotel

Virtuoso violinist and BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004, Nicola Benedetti, is to give a private recital at Gleneagles on Sunday, 19th March 2006. The evening includes a Champagne and canapé reception, gourmet dinner with wine, overnight accommodation and breakfast.   Price is £620 per room, per night, based on two people sharing […]

Dining at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof

Dining at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof

Adored by everyone, the elegant restaurant at the Romantik Hotel Tennerhof  at Kitzbühel is under the direction of chef Thomas Ritzer, one of the best in Austria. Ritzer’s cuisine is based on classic Austrian cooking with a light Mediterranean-Asian accent. Menu includes a Brennessel (nettle) cream soup with sheep-cheese croutons, duck-liver tart with caramelized red-wine […]

The Dancing Gourmet

The Dancing Gourmet

Award-winning cookbook author/chef Linda Hymes (The Dancing Gourmet) premiers her luxury Loire Valley tour by special invitation of Paris-based organization, Routes François I. Join the Dancing Gourmet to visit the “valley of kings” with Relais & Châteaux accommodations, Michelin chef cooking and chocolate mini-courses, specialty wine tasting sessions and exclusive private guided visits to select […]