Category: Business Travel

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

Luxury hotel Celtic Manor Resort is now giving guests the opportunity to watch their Michelin-starred meal being cooked via a plasma screen at the head of chef’s table for ten! The five-star Celtic Manor Resort, located in the Usk Valley, Wales, has teamed up with The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, and its Michelin star Chef […]

The Avenue Hotel Chicago is now officially open

The Avenue Hotel Chicago offically opens today.   Situated in the Magnificent Mile and just off Michigan Avenue, it has 200 guest rooms and 120 suites, many with great views. Business travellers will particularly like their Tech Rooms which come equipped with an iMac, T1 connection and printer.

Silicon Valley's Domain Hotel - ideal for the business traveller

Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel – ideal for the business traveller

A former Radisson hotel has been added to the Joie de Vivre Hospitality chain.   Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel is great for business travellers since it occupies a prime Sunnyvale location close to most Silicon Valley corporate headquarters.   Following its transformation, the hotel now has 124 rooms and 12 suites, with two themes – […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

Elegance and beauty in the form of the Park Hyatt Zurich

Elegance and beauty in the form of the Park Hyatt Zurich

Innovational, stylish and chic, this hotel is in the centre of Zurich’s bustling business district. Not to be overlooked for leisure visitors, however, Zurich also boasts a proud artistic history which is certainly worth exploring. Zurich witnessed, for example, the birth of the eccentric Dada art movement with the creation of the ‘artist tavern’ known […]

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100.   Flights […]

A new hotel on Boston's waterfront

A new hotel on Boston’s waterfront

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, the first Renaissance property in downtown Boston, opens this week.   The $165 million hotel project is the next chapter in the fast-paced development story of the South Boston Waterfront’s Seaport District.    It has 471 guestrooms, including 21 suites, and features over 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, […]

Fairmont makes its mark in Cairo

Fairmont makes its mark in Cairo

Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis is a new high-rise hotel in Cairo with 247 rooms and suites, three restaurants and more than 30,000 square feet of function and meeting space. It has a large atrium with tropical gardens and palm trees, and will have a spa added by the end of the year.   Next door is […]

Crowne Plaza comes to Costa Rica

Crowne Plaza comes to Costa Rica

InterContinental Hotels  has opened a 213-room Crowne Plaza hotel in the city of San Jose. The  Crowne Plaza Corobici San Jose Costa Rica is the third IHG hotel in the city, following in the footsteps of the Real InterContinental Costa Rica and the Holiday Inn Aurola San Jose. Formerly affiliated with Sol Melia, it has […]

Pan Pacific Orchard opens in Singapore

Pan Pacific Orchard opens in Singapore

As of tomorrow, the Negara on Claymore will be rebranded as the Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. It  is the brand’s second property to be established in the city state of Singapore, within the commercial, retail, dining and entertainment enclave of Orchard Road. The 20-storey hotel offers this close proximity  to retail therapy at nearby shopping […]

Very sivilised

The world’s most sivilised airline campaign from Silverjet.

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site.   The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways   World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

The new Ritz-Carlton, Beijing – the company’s third property in China, and a timely addition given the forthcoming summer Olympics in the city next year  – is offering special introductory rates for as low as $200 per night until 29th  February  2008. Designed by the renowned design consultants, Hirsch Bedner Associates of Atlanta, the hotel’s […]

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Last week’s Dubai Air Show sounds like it was a great success with Airbus securing $28 billion commitments, followed  next by  Boeing. There were also  multi-million dollar deals  for a number of airlines, including  Emirates, DAE Capital, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. Two deals that also caught the eye were Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s $300 […]

Silverjet, Maxjet and L'Avion compared

Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion compared

Seasoned traveller and A Luxury Travel Blog reader,  Gianugo Rabellino, contacted me recently to say that, thanks to a recent trip to Atlanta,  he’d now flown with Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion.   He’s therefore well-poised to compare the three all-business airlines and has done so quite thoroughly with this entry on his own blog.   […]

Business Select from Southwest

Business Select from Southwest

In a bid to get more business class passengers, Southwest Airlines has raised its last minute fares and now calls them ‘Business Select’. For an extra $10 TO $20 you’ll get Group A priority boarding, a free on-board drink and extra Rapid Rewards credits, but you’ll still be in a one-class cabin with no assigned […]