Category: Regions

The New York Palace Hotel - special offer on suites

The New York Palace Hotel – special offer on suites

For guests wanting to treat themselves for an extra special weekend stay in the Big Apple, The New York Palace Hotel has introduced a ‘Suite Sensations  Deal’, at 40% discount off all Tower Suites excluding  Towers Junior Suites. Located at 50th Street and Madison Avenue, the hotel is conveniently situated  in the heart of mid-town […]

Crillon - a new luxury hotel brand

Crillon – a new luxury hotel brand

The former chief executive of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Barry Sternlicht, has launched a new luxury hotel brand called Crillon. It is being launched by his Starwood Capital Group which is not related to the previous company. The flagship hotel is the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, with European-style hotels expected to follow in […]

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas… in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version […]

Queen Mary 2 protest

Queen Mary 2 protest

Some passengers on the Queen Mary 2 are threatening a sit-in when the cruise ship reaches port in Brazil to protest a last-minute change in itinerary. The world’s largest and most expensive ocean liner left New York on 15th January 2006 and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on 22nd February 2006. Carrying more […]

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri - opens Easter 2006

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri – opens Easter 2006

It won’t be long before the weather turns sweet again in southwest Italy and the Spring travel season flourishes anew. Hotel Caesar Augustus on the Isle of Capri will be dressed up and ready for it when it opens its doors on 12th April 2006.   With this brand new Relais & Chateaux membership will […]

The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

The Beau Rivage Palace ‘Wine & Dine’ evenings

Can you imagine a more perfect match than a menu that has been perfectly  conceived and concocted to enhance the luscious aroma of a specific wine?  That’s exactly what the Restaurant La Rotonde at The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is doing on  the first Thursday of the month throughout 2006. The wine-maker  will […]

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse, an amazing chef with nine Michelin stars (three stars each in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York), not to mention three of the most expensive restaurants in the world, has an ever-growing miniempire. Two years ago, he took over Aux Lyonnais, a lovely little place that had seen better days. And last year […]

Connoisseur Tours "Asian Icons 2006"

Connoisseur Tours “Asian Icons 2006”

Luxury tour operator Connoisseur Tours in conjunction with  Australian Airlines  is operating a 14 day fully inclusive tour to Asia, travelling by a privately chartered Australian Airlines jet. The tour – called Asian Icons 2006 –  leaves Australia on 31st May 2006 and will firstly travel to Vietnam where guests will visit Ho Chi Minh […]

Kelly Brook and Billy Zane honeymoon

Kelly Brook and Billy Zane honeymoon

Kelly Brook and fiance Billy Zane are planning their dream honeymoon. They are due to marry in Greece later this year and expected to sail on a luxury yacht around the Western Isles of Scotland for their honeymoon. It is thought that Kelly fell in love with Scotland after attending Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s wedding […]

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan's, Paris

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s, Paris

Formerly a neo-classical private residence, Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s in Paris offers an excellent location between the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadéro.  A few minutes walk  from the most luxurious boutiques, the hotel offers chic and refined weekend breaks. As a special Valentine’s Day treat, the hotel is treating guests to a private tasting of […]

Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

To really impress your  loved one this Valentine’s, take him or her Down Under to  Australia’s Chateau Yering, a Victorian estate set on 250 acres in the Yarra Valley north of Melbourne. Located in the heart of Australia’s wine country, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux property, dating to 1854, awaits with dazzling sunsets, vineyards ready […]

Michelin stars for UK and Ireland

Michelin stars for UK and Ireland

Michelin revealed today that there are no new three-star holders in its latest UK and Ireland guide. Instead, this year’s winners include 17 new one-star holders and one new two-star restaurant. This year’s only new two-star award went to Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder. It is the first Scottish restaurant to win a coveted two […]

New luxury spas in Wales

New luxury spas in Wales

Everybody deserves to indulge in the finer things in life, and it seems the Welsh are keen to recognise the growing trend for spas.   What better way to relax than a visit to one of Wales’s new spas and beauty suites? On your next visit, make sure you look up The Dunes Beauty Suite […]

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

The Australian Tourism Export Council has added its support for the Sydney Opera House with its bid to join UNESCO’s register of World Heritage-listed structures. As one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Opera House contributes millions of tourism dollars to Australia’s economy each year and is always on the ‘must see’ list of […]

Best travel books

Best travel books

The New Zealand Herald‘s travel editor, Jim Eagles, has provided his summary of the best books of last year.   The top 10 to make the list are: The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet) Traveller’s Atlas (Dorling Kindersley) The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand By Geographx (Craig Potton […]

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic Airways has unveiled the first phase of its new £11-million Sterling flagship business class lounge, the Clubhouse at Heathrow airport. The Clubhouse’s centrepiece is a spa, which will set new standards for the industry with the first spa pool, steam room and sauna in an airline lounge. The new look lounge, which is […]