Category: Business Travel

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award […]

Special feature: Hilton Evian-les-Bains, France

Special feature: Hilton Evian-les-Bains, France

The Hilton Evian-les-Bains is a new  hotel, having opened in July 2006.   We had the pleasure of being one of its first guests, visiting at the back-end of the year.  The moment you step inside this hotel, you are immediately struck by the spaciousness of the public areas, and by the eye-catching  reception with […]

Renovations underway at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Renovations underway at the Boston Harbor Hotel

The Boston Harbor Hotel is in the midst of a $12-million renovation project which will include a dramatic remodelling of all 230 guest rooms and a complete overhaul of the largest function space, the Wharf Room. The most important components of the project are expected to be complete in early May 2007.

Reval Hotel Olümpia recognised for its conference facilities

Reval Hotel Olümpia recognised for its conference facilities

In a recent poll conducted by leading Estonian business newspaper Äripäev, top  conference organisers have overwhelmingly selected Reval Hotel Olümpia‘s conference centre in Tallin as the best conference venue in Estonia. The hotel’s conference centre has 13 multifunctional conference rooms with a total space of over 900 square metres.  

Say 'goodnight' to sleepless flights!

Say ‘goodnight’ to sleepless flights!

British Airways has launched an exciting series of six podcasts all about sleep. The podcasts feature one of the UK’s leading sleep experts, Dr Chris Idzikowsky.   British Airways’ ‘Dr Sleep’, looks at the impact travel has on our sleeping patterns and gives useful tips to help travellers –  in particular business travellers –  arrive […]

Hope Lake Lodge development in Cortland, NY

Hope Lake Lodge development in Cortland, NY

Construction on Hope Lake Lodge in Cortland, NY will begin shortly. The year-round family resort will include the renowned Greek Peak Ski Resort, a new 106-room Lexington Resort and Villas, an indoor water park, restaurant, and a Cascades International Spa. The second phase of the development will include an 18-hole championship golf course, a corporate […]

New extended stay hotel in Arlington, VA

New extended stay hotel in Arlington, VA

Arlington Residence Court Hotel, an upscale extended stay hotel, opens in Arlington, Virginia today, just a stone’s throw from the seats of government, military, university and business headquarters. The hotel has 187 suites with bedrooms using premium linens, full kitchens, and oversized work areas with free high-speed wired and wireless DSL internet connections.

The new Legends Ballroom at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami

Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott resort, rings in 2007 with the debut of the 60,000-square-foot Legends Ballroom. The new $25 million facility features a 24,000-square-foot ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pre-function space. Accommodating up to 2,000 attendees, the Legends Ballroom is the ideal location for corporate […]

The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon

The Ritz Restaurant Luncheon

Executive Chef at London’s The Ritz, John Williams, is delighted to reprise his special lunch menu for the New Year. The £38 three-course luncheon, including coffee is perfect for business people on the go or for a lunchtime catch up with friends and family. Visit  this link  for a sample menu.

Rotana Resort Saadiyat Beach near Abu Dhabi

Rotana Resort Saadiyat Beach near Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island, a residential and tourism real estate development just 500m offshore from Abu Dhabi, is to get a five star Rotana Resort. The luxury Rotana Resort Saadiyat Beach will have a 400-450 room upscale hotel, a private stretch of beach, a variety of restaurants, meeting and conference facilities, a spa and a fully equipped […]

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 […]

Golden Tulip's first venture into Bulgaria

Golden Tulip’s first venture into Bulgaria

Golden Tulip Hospitality has entered into its first agreement in Bulgaria  with the Golden Tulip Varna. The hotel can be found at the heart of Bulgaria’s fastest growing city, Varna,  a harbour to the Black Sea. A short stroll from the Assumption Cathedral and just 20 minutes from Varna Airport, this stylish hotel has 90 […]

Discount for new Nine Zero Hotel, Boston

Discount for new Nine Zero Hotel, Boston

Reserve Boston’s Nine Zero Hotel, the latest addition to the Kimpton Collection, between now and March 2007 and receive 15% off the best available rate. Centrally located on Tremont Street, just steps away from the Boston Common, the Financial District, Faneuil Hall, and many other key attractions in the city, Nine Zero is the perfect […]

Royal Tulip Amsterdam Symphony

On the same day that Golden Tulip Hospitality unveiled its plans for its new Royal Tulip brand, work began on Amsterdam Symphony, the name given to a development  project that consists of two residential towers, an office building and a hotel in the  financial business district of Amsterdam Zuidas.  The hotel will be named the […]

Africa's Leading Conference Centre - yet again!

Africa’s Leading Conference Centre – yet again!

Durban’s ICC (International Convention Centre) has been named Africa’s Leading Conference Centre for the 6th time in a row at the recent World Travel Awards.  The centre is popular with business travellers since it is just 15 minutes from Durban International Airport and offers exceptional facilities. Speaking after hearing the news, the chief executive of […]

Orlando's new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort now open

Orlando’s new Rosen Shingle Creek Resort now open

Orlando Florida’s newest resort – the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort – is a $300-million, 230-acre, 1,500-room  resort from Rosen Hotels & Resorts. Equipped with an 18-hole golf course designed by David Harman, nine lounges and restaurants, a truly enormous ballroom, a full-service spa and no less than four outdoor pools, the resort is superbly equipped. […]