Category: Leisure Travel

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa has earned the 2007 Gold Tee Award for Excellence in Golf and Meeting Facilities from Meetings & Conventions magazine, and has been recognized by Fox News and Brides magazine. The Alabama resort, recently reopened after a $50 million post-Katrina renovation, has also received accolades from Fox
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enjoy combining golf and gourmet? See 64 Players Andy Hayler’s excellent Michelin Restaurants Guide Boutique luxury from Gothenburg’s Elite Plaza Hotel Luxury real estate from Opus Panama
Jamaica's only resort with an equestrian centre

Jamaica's only resort with an equestrian centre

Equestrians looking for a vacation to pursue their passion need look no further than Half Moon, the only resort to boast its own equestrian centre in Jamaica and one of only three such resorts in the Caribbean. Led by skilled and passionate trainers, the centre offres exciting programmes for all ages. Guests can take advantage
Frank Gehry-designed playground

Frank Gehry-designed playground

An original Frank Gehry-designed playground, costing $4 million,  is to grace New York’s  Battery Park. Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marqués De Riscal in Rioja wine country, among many other projects,  is famous for his unique, modern style.  
4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

4-night 4th of July special from Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort

For just the price of a Private Pool Casita, Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort is offering a 4-night 4th of July special with a snorkel tour aboard Novia Mia, Marquis’ 80 foot Turkish Schooner; one dinner for two at Vista Ballenas restaurant and $100 USD credit at Spa Marquis.  On-land accommodation
Steamboat Ski Resort opens for summer season

Steamboat Ski Resort opens for summer season

With Intrawest‘s recent $239.1 million acquisition of Steamboat Ski Resort, now is the perfect time to experience the allure and excitement of Steamboat Springs’ endless entertainment and unmatched real estate offering.  It’s  fast becoming the most sought-after mountain destination in Colorado and sales  are up and continue to climb! Steamboat opens for the summer season

Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival is held at Lake Skinner every year on the first weekend of June. There is an admission fee to the festival which includes the entertainment.
Pestana Palace in Lisbon - a golfer's paradise?

Pestana Palace in Lisbon - a golfer's paradise?

Ideally located in the heart of Lisbon and just a short drive from the Estoril Coast, the luxurious Pestana Palace seamlessly blends the natural beauty of its surroundings with the excitement and culture of Lisbon. With magnificent views of a private subtropical park, as well as the Tagus River, this is a great place for
Swim with the Dolphins Experience, courtesy of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Swim with the Dolphins Experience, courtesy of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Discover a once in a lifetime adventure with the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort‘s “Swim with the Dolphins Experience,” an exhilarating Florida resort package. This unforgettable package encompasses one-night deluxe accommodations at the Orlando resort complete with a complimentary upgrade to a pool-view room, buffet breakfast in Solaris Restaurant and one-day all-inclusive admission to Discovery
Online helicopter tour of The Sagamore's golf course

Online helicopter tour of The Sagamore's golf course

Thanks to modern technology, golfers can now take a ‘helicopter tour’ of The Sagamore’s historic and award-winning championship New York golf course without leaving their desk. The tour, available on The Sagamore website, provides a hole-by-hole overview of the famed Donald Ross course, with detailed audio descriptions of each hole’s design and challenges.
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Great golfing  destinations worldwide  with Châteaux Golf Luxuriate with Lukimibi in the Kruger National Park Travel in contemporary style with Aspire Holidays Head for Wheel Farm Cottages in North Devon
New brand from Ritz-Carlton: Ritz-Carlton Reserve

New brand from Ritz-Carlton: Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Ritz-Carlton is launching a new brand, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, to cater for those who prefer more unusual destinations. The first such resort within the brand will be Molasses Reef in the Turks & Caicos Islands, scheduled to open in 2008 with 125 suites, 60 villas starting from $2.6 million, two restaurants and a spa. Over 50%

Fairmont Fit

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts now offers  Fairmont President’s Club Members  easy access to adidas training gear through Fairmont Fit. This newest guest benefit for loyalty club members will deliver workout apparel, footwear and accessories directly to your accommodation for use in your room, in the gym or to enjoy in the great outdoors. It is
Free active programme every day at the Evian Royal Resort

Free active programme every day at the Evian Royal Resort

Discover the patisserie secrets of  an Evian Royal Resort  chef, try wine tasting, go snowshoe walking with your family or take up golf, taste chocolate or try salsa dancing… for any stay of 5 consecutive nights at the resort’s two hotels – the  Évian Royal Palace or at the Évian Royal Ermitage, you’ll enjoy a
Who loves Chaka Khan?

Who loves Chaka Khan?

Let music legend and 2006 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Chaka Khan show you how to add funk to your fun with W Hotels‘ Wonder Women package at a W Hotel of your choice before 20th March 2007. Enjoy Chaka’s autobiography, an exclusive CD, Chakatini cocktails, special offers and more. Get the funk!
Swim with sharks in Vegas!

Swim with sharks in Vegas!

If you were ever in doubt about Vegas being “over the top”, then think again.   The Golden Nugget  Las Vegas has a new attraction called ‘The Tank’, its $20-million swimming pool. Here you can thrill in the excitement of swimming just inches away from sharks.   You don’t come into direct contact with them,