Category: Regions

New first class lounge from Qatar Airways

New first class lounge from Qatar Airways

Last week Qatar Airways revealed its new on-board first class lounge product. Showcased at the ITB Berlin travel convention, the airline’s new A340-600 fleet (delivery of which  will commence  later this year) will be equipped with  a dedicated first class lounge. Features include a stand-up bar with drinks rack and spotlight mood lighting, and cream […]

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Most Bahamian islands give you a beautiful beach… at Rum Cay, they’ll give you that and so much more. The planned 900-acre resort marina on the island will include a luxury hotel, spa, restaurants, shops and real estate, and is scheduled to open early next year. The island is situated 360 miles east of Miami, […]

James Bond, licensed to fly

James Bond, licensed to fly

Ever felt like donning your tux and imagining you were James Bond?   With Elan Experiential Design Inc., you can! (Sadly, their website is  rather slow to load.)   They are offering a 007 adventure as  one of their extreme luxury experience offerings. You’ll get to fly to Nice, France, by private jet or first […]

DJ Chef at W New York

DJ Chef at W New York

For those of you who love music and love food, DJ Chef Marc Weiss is here to help you mix both. Combining the fine art of cooking with a talent for the turntables, this new culinary spin-meister will give you tips at the W New York on how to whip up a delicious meal while […]

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

If you’re a US cancer patient, did you know that you can fly to recognised treatment ceters around the country, absolutely free, in the empty seats of corporate jets? New York State-based Corporate Angel Network is a national public charity which works directly with patients and families to co-ordinate their travel needs with the flight […]

Grand Cayman's The Waterford Private Residence Club

Grand Cayman’s The Waterford Private Residence Club

The Waterford will offer a new vacation home alternative to buyers who insist on all the advantages of luxury home ownership, without any of the hassles.   It is to be built in Crystal Harbour, overlooking beautiful North Sound in Grand Cayman and will consist of 50 two- and three-bedroom residences (up to 3,000 square […]

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Based in Long Island, NY, ExcelAire  is about to add  a Global Express plane to its private jet fleet.   The aircraft flies from New York City to Tokyo nonstop in 14 hours. There’s nothing that remarkable about the journey time but the level of comfort is second to none. The plane represents the pinnacle […]

Business Travel News’ annual US Hotel Chain Survey

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  has overcome Ritz-Carlton’s 6-year reign at the top of Business Travel News’ annual US Hotel Chain Survey. Mandarin Oriental came third and Starwood’s St. Regis fourth.

Marooned from my PC!

Regular readers might have noticed that updates to A Luxury Travel Blog, which normallly happen multiple times per day,  haven’t beeen too frequent over the last 36 hours or so.   The reason is because I’m currently away from home and ‘marooned’ by fairly heavy snowfall for the time of year.   I could travel […]

Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, UAE

Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, UAE

One of the best three  Le Meridien hotels in the Middle East (according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Middle East Hotel Satisfaction Index Study), Al Aqah Beach Resort is going from strength to strength following its recent award of the title of Middle East’s Leading Beach Resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards […]

Norwegian Cruise Line 3-in-1 cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line 3-in-1 cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line has again taken the industry by storm by offering its guests  three cruises rolled into one.   The new offering features two back-to-back  6- and  8-night cruises out of New York.  Norwegian Spirit will head out of New York, taking in Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The 16-night ‘BBC’ cruise, as […]

American Express RED

American Express RED

American Express has launched RED, a new credit card designed, they say, to raise funds for charity. It forms part of a partnership with Gap, Emporio Armani and Converse, through Joinred.com  with the join goal of combatting AIDS in Africa. Cardholders get a number of perks including three nights for the price of two with […]

LUXX - the smallest luxury hotel in Bangkok

LUXX – the smallest luxury hotel in Bangkok

The premium class  small LUXX hotel  caters specifically  for  the tastes of the young, hip and trendy. The 13 stylish and spacious rooms are individually designed, and serviced by an impeccable team of young professionals. Situated on the upmarket Decco Road in the heart of Bangkok, the hotel will soon be seeing the addition of […]

Hotel Madlein in Ischgl, Austria

Hotel Madlein in Ischgl, Austria

Situated just 100 metres away  from the  escalator for the ski runs and cable cars of the Silvretta ski  resort of Ischgl in Austria, the Hotel Madlein offers every luxury you could imagine, whether it be imagine-cuddle rooms (whatever they are!) or family apartments. The hotel also has a new spa offering relaxing thalasso therapies.

Experience the Adelaide Cup in style

Experience the Adelaide Cup in style

The Adelaide Cup is always a big event in Adelaide – attracting racing enthusiasts and party-goers from around Australia. Stamford Hotels and Resorts want you to celebrate the day in style.   Adelaide Cup comes early this year on 13th March 2006, so why not start celebrating early with a Champagne breakfast at TG’s Restaurant […]

Cape Grace, Cape Town

Cape Grace, Cape Town

The gentle elegance of a luxurious small hotel, combined with the allure of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, provides a unique experience of hospitality at Cape Grace. This  impressive hotel has 122 guest rooms, an interestingly named one.waterfront restaurant and  a spa, not to mention the popular Bascule Whisky Bar.