Category: Speciality Travel

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York […]

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

New for 2006, Benguerra Lodge in Mozambique now has a pool on the beach. Situated on Benguerra Island (approx 11 kms by 5 kms in extent), the lodge is in keeping with the ancient tradition of the Archipelago, once the playground of the Queen of Sheba and the trading route of old Arabia. Also new […]

Bora Bora Cruises

Bora Bora Cruises

For those who prefer island hopping without unpacking, Bora Bora Cruises‘ 226.4-foot yachts (Tu Moana and Ti’a Moana) offer seven-day luxury cruises to Bora Bora, Huahine, Raitea and Taha’a. Guests can also charter the yachts and determine their own itinerary. There are only 30 spacious cabins with soaring ceilings, large windows, glass-enclosed baths, plasma TVs […]

Lufthansa Private Jet

Lufthansa Private Jet

Global market leader NetJets and German airline Lufthansa have partnered to create Lufthansa Private Jet. This new service, available in Frankfurt and Munich, allows Lufthansa’s top 100 customers access to NetJets aircraft to make flight connections and offers NetJets US owners travelling to Europe seamless connections as well.

Bridgegate on Crowsnest Lake, Rockies, Canada

Bridgegate on Crowsnest Lake, Rockies, Canada

Bridgecreek Development‘s massive and  much-anticipated Bridgegate on Crowsnest Lake resort is apparently running ahead of schedule. The resort, a 26-acre lakefront property in the Rocky Mountains is located 200 kilometres southwest of Calgary and 10 minutes West of Frank Slide in the Crowsnest Pass. It will be the setting for a spectacular resort complete with […]

Canada leading the way in high-tech hospitality?

Canada leading the way in high-tech hospitality?

High-tech hotels are getting more and more sophisticated in Canada, in order to  secure the loyalty of  their visitors — especially the large percentage who travel on business.   Each room in the SoHo Metropolitan in Toronto, for instance, features state-of-the-art entertainment, heated marble floors, remote-control lighting, motorized drapes, laptop-compatible safes and wireless Internet access. […]

Gourmet food and fine wine weekend at Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Masham, North Yorkshire,  has planned an innovative weekend which is sure to delight the experienced food and wine connoisseurs – and convert the budding gourmet!   A packed but suitably leisurely weekend will allow guests to experience some of the finest local food, and the award-winning cuisine of Head Chef Andy Burton. […]

Top 10 business hotels opened in 2005

Top 10 business hotels opened in 2005

According to Forbes, the top 10 business hotels to open last year were: Intercontinental Financial Street, Beijing Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian Hotel Fox, Copenhagen Four Seasons Hotel  Hong Kong Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Park Hyatt, Seoul The Setai, Miami The Shoreham, New York City St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco Interestingly, all […]

New Norwegian Cruise Line ships

New Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced the names of its two newest ships: Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem, due to be delivered in   February 2007 and October 2007 respectively. Currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany, both the new ships will feature all the attributes of NCL`s unique modern Freestyle Cruising fleet with […]

Food fight in the sky

Food fight in the sky

There’s a food fight going on in the sky. Competing for premium customers who pay $5,000 and up for trans-Atlantic and Asian round trips, airlines are employing celebrity chefs and offering multicourse meals, long wine lists, caviar, crème brulée and goats’ cheese. Lufthansa have winter dishes conceived by Joachim Splichal, American Airlines are using Stephan […]

New business class seat designs

New business class seat designs

Business class air travel is poised to move into a new era of supreme comfort as the major airlines gear up to install more luxurious seats. UK airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have already launched fully flat business class beds, with the major US airlines set to follow. Such changes could pave the way […]

Best Hotel Chain in Asia

Best Hotel Chain in Asia

Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, was named Best Hotel Chain in Asia in the annual FinanceAsia Business Travel Poll Awards 2005.    The poll invited FinanceAsia readers to rate the best and worst elements of Asian travel. Of 768 responses, 25% of respondents spent more than 50 nights per year […]

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel

The 549-room Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel reopened Thursday after closing in June for a $40 million renovation, becoming the city’s third Hilton. The hotel was formerly a business-oriented Holiday Inn Select. The renovations included an entryway water sculpture and rooms with work desks and ergonomic chairs, and wired and wireless high-speed Internet access.

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

The Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove, FL has opened a new Jurlique spa. It covers 4,300 sq. ft. and has seven treatment rooms including a double room, a hydrotub, vichy water massage room and manicure and pedicure stations. The Mayfair has 179 suites with 42″ plasma televisions, LCD TVs in the bathroom, DVD/CD players, terrycloth […]

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

After 10 months of building and refurbishing, Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen is now  a more beautiful, larger and more accessible venue. Among its new attractions is the Tivoli Aquarium, Europe’s longest salt water aquarium holding approximately 1600 tropical fish and sharks. On the top floor of the concert hall, the new Balanchine Lounge Tivoli’s […]