Category: South America

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

New relaxation program at COMO Shambhala Estate

New relaxation program at COMO Shambhala Estate

Brazil’s COMO Shambhala Estate is introducing a new, exclusive  relaxation program called FUSION that combines all aspects of Pilates and Yoga. Sessions will centre on common problem areas, flexibility, posture, breathing and relaxation. The daily schedule incorporates 3 hours of Pilates (2 hours of practical and 1 hour of theory) and 2 hours of Hatha […]

Warapuru resort on the Bahia coastline of Brazil

Warapuru resort on the Bahia coastline of Brazil

There’s a new, lavish resort coming to Brazil’s Bahia coast next year. Designed by Anouska Hempel (designer to both the Hempel Hotel and Blakes Hotel in London), the Warapuru resort can be found in the resort town of Itacaré and consists of an elegant  hotel  with 40 pavilions and 18 private villas (with 3 to […]

Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua […]

South America by private jet

South America by private jet

Later this month, a small group of travellers will embark on an incredible 22-day journey across South America with Abercrombie & Kent, by private jet.  In  return for  $44,000 per person, you’ll depart Miami heading for Panama where you’ll board your private jet for the first time. The trip includes helicopter rides over rainforest, freshwater […]

Welcome to beautiful Peru

A former Miss World gives an insight into her country – Peru.

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, […]

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

The Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, situated in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valley, is running a Luxury Romance package where you can leap into a world beyond your imagination blending romance and elegance. As well as luxury accommodation, you’ll enjoy Champagne and flowers upon arrival and  a daily breakfast for two at their […]

Iberostar Bahia, Brazil opens

Iberostar Bahia, Brazil has just opened its doors for all inclusive vacations. This five star hotel is located in Praia do Forte, only 60 km north of Salvador, the capital of Bahia State. The resort is situated in a privileged location, near the Atlantic Forest, natural lagoons, wonderful beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs. […]

Spas of America welcomes 400th member from Brazil

Spas of America welcomes 400th member from Brazil

Spas of America have announced that their 400th spa listing and their first South American member spa will be the Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa, in Gramado, Brazil.   This spa has an international reputation for excellence in health and wellness. It is located in southern Brazil, in the town of Gramado, 126 km from […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island, […]

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The long-awaited  Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt has finally opened in Buenos Aires. Their website currently  states that you can enjoy their introductory offer for a limited time period until 31st August 2006. The rate is apparently per room per night excluding service charges and taxes, but they neglect to tell you what the rate is! […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]