Category: Regions

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Looking for Wi-Fi and yoga in Bahrain? Then check in to the Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, an all-villa property scheduled to open in June near Al Areen wildlife sanctuary, home to the endangered Arabian oryx. For $1,375 a night for two, you’ll get an open-air villa complete with a stone-tiled pool, […]

duoMo hotel about to open in Rimini, Italy

duoMo hotel about to open in Rimini, Italy

Furniture designer Ron Arad has fashioned the duoMo hotel (rather annoyingly, every reference to the letter M on the website is in capitals, so you get  references such as  “riMini” and “rooM service”) which opens this Spring. A member of Design Hotels (no doubt they’ll curse me for giving that capitals), this 43-room hotel  will […]

Braais above Zorgvliet Wine Estate, South Africa

Braais above Zorgvliet Wine Estate, South Africa

Guests of the historic Zorgvliet Wine Estate can now indulge in one of the country’s favourite pastimes, but in an absolutely unique setting high up  on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain. Zorgvliet will host specialised monthly braais (barbecues) from January through to March 2006, with spectacular views over the wine estate and the picturesque […]

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Super Bowl XL is just 10 days away! The game is being played in Detroit, Michigan and will be between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Instead of watching on ABC, you could be there.  TicketsNow is advertising a 40-person luxury suite on the 40-yard line.   And the price for the suite?   […]

Celebrity living in London

Celebrity living in London

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flew out of London Heathrow Airport today following a brief visit to the UK. They stayed at the famous Claridges hotel in Mayfair, London, last night after arriving that day. According to reports, Jolie stayed at the hotel while Pitt went out for dinner at Locanda Locatelli with […]

Continental Airlines Vacations special offer

Continental Airlines Vacations special offer

Continental Airlines Vacations are offering up to 50% off at Couples Resorts in Jamaica.   The particpating resorts are Couples Negril, Couples Swept Away (also Negril), Couples Ochos Rios and Couples San Souci Resort & Spa (also Ochos Rios). From fine dining to luxury spa treatments to beach rendezvous to off-site excursions, you’ll find a […]

The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel

The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel

If you’re one of those that likes to save a few dollars but still enjoy luxury, then maybe The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred Customer Status is for you.   Written by Joel Widzer who developed an enduring love for luxury travel after a stay in an elegant suite […]

Abbey Manor, Cape Town

Abbey Manor, Cape Town

Abbey Manor is a luxury guesthouse set high on Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town city. Here you can enjoy dramatic views from sumptuous rooms, each individually decorated. Abbey Manor was built in 1905 in the Arts-and-Crafts style, and has been fully remodelled to ensure the highest level of comfort. It is an easy hop from […]

Takaro Peace Resort, New Zealand

Takaro Peace Resort, New Zealand

Takaro is the realization of a dream held by a young couple; a couple who decided to create a haven of luxurious relaxation and rejuvenation in New Zealand, a million miles from the pressure of city life. Takaro is a luxury wilderness lodge with only ten Element Chalet Suits. Each chalet has been designed by […]

Fort Worth restaurant seeks five star experience

Gunsmoke Grill in Fort Worth TX is already a great little steakhouse, but the new chef wants to make it even better.   She wants to make it a “five-star” fine-dining restaurant. In two years,  it has gone through three chefs and countless concepts, from college-area bar and grill to Southwestern dining to cowboy beef […]

The best of Mauritius

The best of Mauritius

Mark Twain  purported that Mauritius was made first, and heaven was later modelled on it.  It may be just a speck in the Indian Ocean, but the  idyllic island has more beautiful beaches and top-quality hotels than any other destination. In a recent article for The Telegraph, Teresa Levonian Cole picks her 10 favourites. They […]

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards

The votes are in for the 2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners!  The top 10 Caribbean hotels, as  picked by TripAdvisor travelers, are: Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis Coral Reef Club, Barbados Iberostar Costa Dorada, Dominican Republic Couples Negril, Jamaica Jamaica Inn, Jamaica CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Anguilla Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica […]

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Two luxury brands renowned for accommodating the discerning traveler are entering the second year of  a three-year marketing relationship. The marketing agreement between The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Mercedes-Benz USA, launched with the introduction of an exclusive  Key to Luxury package, has been popular with guests.  The package includes a deluxe guest room on […]

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss was photographed at her birthday bash in Paris at the weekend. The supermodel celebrated her 32nd birthday at the Ritz  Paris and then afterwards at a friend’s house in the Seine. This was supposed to be a quiet celebration for the supermodel, but she still managed to partake in “a 15 hour drinking […]

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and DCG Properties, Ltd., have announced plans for a major Westin hotel as the centerpiece of Le Paradis, a new luxury development on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The resort will have 232 guest rooms, an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, an international spa with 26 treatment […]

Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation has announced the name of the company’s new upscale extended stay brand as Hyatt Summerfield Suites. This follows their acquisition of the upscale extended-stay properties once operated by Wyndham Hotels. The company is spending more than $200 million to convert existing owned hotels to the Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites […]