Category: South America

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Rio Carnival - please share your experiences!

Rio Carnival – please share your experiences!

The main event of the Brazilian calendar is once again upon us.   Next week the Rio Carnival, known for its elaborate parades, will set Rio de Janeiro alight with a fantastic spectacle of costumes and colour. If you happen to be going, or have ever been to the event in the past, please share […]

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Ala Osmond is Managing Director of Exeter International,  a recognized leader in upscale luxury travel to Eastern Europe and Russia and one of the few companies listed on both Condé Nast Traveler’s and Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel specialists for Russia travel as well as Eastern Europe. What is it that  you do […]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy join forces

Abercrombie & Kent and The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization,  have joined forces to create conservation adventures in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.    Their journeys in  2007 include Brazil’s Pantanal (14th to 26th May); the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (17th to 29th June); the mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos […]

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental looking to upgrade in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterContinental Hotels Group  is investing a total of $95 million to upgrade, expand and renovate their hotels throughtout Latin America and the Caribbean. Renovations that began in 2005 cover a total of 22 properties and will be completed by the end of 2007. IHG is the second largest hotel operator in Latin 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 […]