Category: Speciality Travel

Bangkok luxury hotel news

Bangkok luxury hotel news

The luxury Bangkok Siam Intercontinental, once a top hotel in the heart of the city at Siam Square, has been torn down, and is being replaced by the Paragon (currently under construction).  Bangkok’s Inter-Continental hotel replaces a building that once housed Le Meridien. Also near the city centre, the Hilton Nai-Lert is rebranding and opening […]

SeaDream I South American itinerary

SeaDream I South American itinerary

The boutique SeaDream I – the world’s highest ranked cruise ship – will be running itineraries in South America from November 2006. The two 9-night itineraries have just been announced by SeaDream Yacht Club and will cover Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  Be sure to plan ahead if you wish to go on the  February 2007 […]

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel coming to London airports

Yotel, the radical hotel concept unveiled at last year’s World Travel Market, confirmed in December that it will open its first two hotels at London Heathrow and London Gatwick in mid-2006. The move follows a major investment by Kuwaiti-based IFA Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of International Financial Advisors (IFA). At Heathrow, the Yotel will […]

Business Traveler magazine awards

Business Traveler magazine awards

Business Traveler magazine asked 60,000 of its subscribers to choose the best in the business travel industry, as part of its 17th annual Business Traveler Awards, including their favorite airlines, airports and hotels around the world. Among the winners are Singapore Airlines (Airline with the Best First Class Service), Four Seasons (Best Luxury Hotel Chain […]

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, near Cape Town, South Africa

Video of the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa at Camp’s Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. I was in Camp’s Bay a few years ago now, but I understand it’s grown quite a lot in popularity more recently.

Queen Mary 2 given top accolades

Queen Mary 2 given top accolades

Cunard Line and its flagship Queen Mary 2 were recently awarded top travel industry accolades on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. publication Travel Weekly announced its annual Reader’s Choice Awards, naming Queen Mary 2 as “Best Luxury Cruise Ship” for the second consecutive year. In the U.K. earlier in the year, Travel Trade Gazette’s […]

Special offers at Sandals for those who plan ahead

Special offers at Sandals for those who plan ahead

Currently, if you book a vacation at any Sandals or Beaches resort for 2007, you can enjoy special savings. By booking a three-night minimum stay (four nights for Sandals Royal Bahamian & Offshore Island) now, you can take advantage of 2006 rates, offering savings of up to 25 percent off on all published rack rates. […]

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

One of the last family-run oceanfront hotels on the fashionable west coast of Barbados, Little Good Harbour is located in a tranquil fishing village just north of Port St. Charles. The accommodation consists of  a cluster of luxury cottages, nestled around a central swimming pool and lush tropical gardens. This charming island hideaway is  home […]

Be a Montana cowboy!

Be a Montana cowboy!

The ultimate Montana “cowboy” experience is a four-night package at Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. This Relais & Château hideaway consists of luxurious  log and cedar cabins. For $3,870.80 per couple, you will get a luxury cabin (including taxes), meals, drinks and all on-ranch activities.   You will also be taken on an all-day […]

Elton John extends honeymoon

Elton John extends honeymoon

One honeymoon isn’t enough for Elton John and David Furnish. They’re avoiding the British winter and leaving their Venice honeymoon for a safari in South Africa.   Rather strangely, they’re also  invisting their friend, Liz Hurley (who you think would be concentrating on her own wedding plans), along with them.   The expression “two’s company, […]

Silver Shadow world cruise

Silver Shadow world cruise

Silversea Cruises have announced that Silver Shadow will go on her first world cruise in 2007.   The 126-day voyage will start in Fort Lauderdale on 15th January and finish in New York City on 22nd May. Passengers will follow the trade winds from the island jewels of the Caribbean to the Incan treasures of […]

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

West End Resort, Ltd. has taken title to 78 acres of land adjacent to the existing 150 acre project, including the balance of the Settlement Point land and all of the north shore beachfront land where the old Jack Tar hotel was located. Future expansion of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in West […]

Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago

Join 500 passengers aboard the Spirit of Chicago‘s lunch and dinner cruises, which include entertainment and views of the famed skyline. The 192-foot-long luxury ship has three dining decks and two dance floors. If you’re looking for the ultimate private party, charter a deck for 100 – 350 guests.

Grootbos

Grootbos

Grootbos is a 1,200-hectare nature preserve in the Gansbaai region of South Africa. The cottages here are built of local stone overlook Walker Bay, where you can fish for giant black marlin, tuna and crayfish. Lie by the water and  watch the whales  breach in front of you: you’re in the front row of the […]

New luxury airline in India?

New luxury airline in India?

An Indian businessman, whose family dates back to the maharajahs, is to start a luxury airline that will target the rich and even have room for the servants. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, who lives in the  Mysore Palace,  southern India, believes his heritage and name will give the airline an aristocratic flavour that will set […]