Category: Middle East

Top 5 luxury clubs in Istanbul

Top 5 luxury clubs in Istanbul

There are many entertaining activities to participate in Istanbul during the day, and you can follow the Istanbul event calendar to find something new every day of the week. However, Istanbul is also a city that never sleeps. Make the most of your luxurious vacation by taking advantageous of everything the city has to offer at […]

Suite of the week: The Presidential Suite, Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Israel

Suite of the week: The Presidential Suite, Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Israel

Suite name: The Presidential Suite Hotel: Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel Size of accommodation: 1,378 sq ft Cost per night: $1,420 Who’s stayed there? Madonna What makes it special? The long, private terrace with a beautiful view of the sea and the old city of Jaffa. Dan Tel Aviv, the luxury beach front […]

7 luxury restaurants in Istanbul that you really shouldn't miss

7 luxury restaurants in Istanbul that you really shouldn’t miss

Istanbul is a magical city with buzzing bazaars, impossibly grand mosques and smoky cafés coupled with a modern, ultra-dynamic metropolis where signs of a renewed cultural vibrancy come hand in hand with a physical renaissance. When visiting for the first time, Istanbul can be overwhelming with so many choices of where to stay, what to […]

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

Looking for somewhere really special to take your partner out for dinner? Tripadvisor have announced their 10 most romantic restaurants and for once there’s a good geographic spread with not one country represented more than once. Here’s the list they came up with, but please tell us your favourites that didn’t make the list but […]

The Varsano in Tel Aviv, Israel

The Varsano in Tel Aviv, Israel

Amidst the 21st Century Mediterannean hub of Tel Aviv, you’ll find The Varsano, one of Israel’s few, truly boutique hotels. Located in the charming neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek, The Varsano provides ultimate relaxation from the hedonist beach and nightlife just moments away. Offering unrivalled comfort and a 24 hour personal assistant service, each of the self-catering […]

A deluxe desert stay: The Chedi, Muscat

Hotel-hopping for a living has the tendency to reduce travelling to a hazy blur of feathery pillows and eiderdown throws. After all, comfort and luxury are hard to attain when you are forced to live out of a pint-sized suitcase and adhere to a lengthy itinerary looming over you like an overbearing wife. However, if […]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most […]

5 truly luxurious all-inclusive 5 star resorts in Turkey

5 truly luxurious all-inclusive 5 star resorts in Turkey

Want to know more about five star hotels in Turkey? Let us first dispel the myth that all-inclusive holidays in the Mediterranean are limited to budget and mid-market hotels. There are some exceptional five star resort hotels in Turkey if you know where to find them. Here’s a selection of some of the best all […]

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Anupam Dasgupta has been with the IHHR group for over 6 years in several roles and is now the General Manager at Ananda. Ananda, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a world-leading spa where a holistic approach is taken towards rejuvenation using the three ancient Indian philosphies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The award-winning retreat combines […]

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet earlier this year produced a list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011. It wasn’t just ‘yet another top 10 list’ – well, it was, but it at least gave some good reasons for why each place was worthy of visiting this year. Here’s their top 10 and, if you want […]

The latest pampering craze… fish pedicure anyone?

Instead of having your feet scrubbed to get rid of dead skin cells, how about a fish pedicure?  This is a practice that first became popular in Turkey before moving to other parts of Asia and on to the US where fish feed on the dead skins cells on your feet.  Supposedly, it’s therapeutic although […]

Turkey with all the trimmings for Easter

Turkey specialist Exclusive Escapes is opening its Kalkan programme for the Easter holidays, from 16th April 2011, including a range of hi spec private villas with pools and the Kalkan Regency boutique hotel. This news should appeal to hard working singles and parents, since as the Easter weekend is followed by the Royal Wedding and […]

5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

For some, the ‘perfect holiday’ involves relaxing and getting away from the stresses of modern life. For those people, staying in a luxury hotel is a great way of achieving this. Whilst this certainly isn’t a cheap holiday option, it is one of the best. If you are planning a trip to a luxury hotel […]

The new Sheraton Sharjah Hotel & Resort, UAE

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Sharjah, a business and leisure travel destination designated as an Arab Capital of Culture. The new Sheraton Sharjah will open beginning of 2013, and is part of the company’s commitment to growth in the Middle […]

A new beach club on its own castaway Turkish island

Neilson is opening its new Beachplus club in Turkey on its very own island in Marmaris Bay in May this year. The club is an addition to Neilson’s existing resorts in Ortakent, Teos and Foca. Club Adakoy will boast of all inclusive waterskiing, tennis, sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and mountain biking and is […]

Refurbished grandeur in Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel

Refurbished grandeur in Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel

Since 1st September 2010 and after several years of painstaking restorations, the Pera Palace, Istanbul’s most emblematic hotel, has opened its doors again to welcome discerning travelers who appreciate the ultimate in luxury and modern ammenities combined with an unequaled flair of art and history. Pera Palace, Orient Express and Agatha Christie are un inseparable […]