Category: United Kingdom

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet  – a new business class-only airline – has begun offering its London-New York service today.   One flight a day is going from London’s Luton Airport to Newark, with a second expected to be in operation from July 2007. The airline joins the likes of Maxjet and Eos which both  target business travellers  and […]

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 […]

Hotel Babylon - series 2

Hotel Babylon – series 2

Remember the BBC drama, Hotel Babylon?   Well now it’s back for a new series… billed as “a tantalising and seductive insight into the sexy world of the five-star hotel industry”, Hotel Babylon stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson and Natalie Menoza. The new series will be screened next month and include […]

Malmaison The Dream

Malmaison The Dream

Malmaison are opening a hotel in Liverpool, England, and giving you a chance to win two exclusive invites to the VIP Malmaison Liverpool launch party on the 26th January 2007. Enter the Malmaison The Dream competition to be in with a chance of being one of the first to experience a night in the luxurious […]

Aultmore House - bought by Bob Dylan?

Aultmore House – bought by Bob Dylan?

Rumour has it that Bob Dylan has bought Aultmore House in Nethy Bridge, near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands.  Until recently,  the property  served as an upmarket B&B and wedding venue. The £2.2 million home offers views of the Cairngorms and Abernethy Forest.    The purchase is thought to come  from the man whose lyrics […]

The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon

The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon

Executive Chef at London’s The Ritz, John Williams, is delighted to reprise his special lunch menu for the New Year. The £38 three-course luncheon, including coffee is perfect for business people on the go or for a lunchtime catch up with friends and family. Visit  this link  for a sample menu.

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.   […]

Presidential Suite - did you know?

Presidential Suite – did you know?

Well, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for […]

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Michael Winfield, President and CEO of Cambridge Beaches and the Frascati Hotel Company, the organization that owns Cambridge Beaches and other assets, which makes  him responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that  you do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]

Upgrade to The Gourmand Menu at The Samling

Upgrade to The Gourmand Menu at The Samling

If your taste runs to spectacular scenery, air so fresh you feel healthier just breathing it, and food that leaves your palate pulsating with delight, then The Samling, perched high above Lake Windermere, was made for you. Book a room for two nights or more and they’ll welcome you with a roaring log fire, a […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at  Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco Subscribe to Luxury Travel Magazine online Have a Royal experience at Blue Palace, Crete Let Karen Brown’s Guides help plan your UK trip

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Enjoy a luxurious stay at Durley House this winter and take advantage of their special winter offer: £325 for a luxury one-bedroom suite or £375 for a luxury two-bedroom suite (VAT @ 17.5% not included).  Durley House is a charming  all suite-hotel on Sloane Street in the heart of London. The offer runs until 1st […]

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Like to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel?   Or maybe a few chocolates?   Not Kylie.   Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the […]

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Andrew Loyd co-founded Loyd & Townsend  Rose in 1999 in order to promote Scotland’s finest houses and castles for private and corporate use. He previously spent 10 years in hotel management for top London properties, followed by 8 years managing private estates for some prominent New York families, which took him throughout the US and […]

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. […]

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways has cut Club World fares by about $600 round-trip for summer travel from the United States to London, if you purchase tickets by 1st Feb 2007. The sale fares start at $2,888 round-trip New York (JFK)-London (LHR), not including taxes; there is a $30 surcharge for weekend travel. Travel dates to use these […]