Category: Speciality Travel

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

The full title of this book – Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous: How to See the USA in an Affordable Way: A Family Guidebook – gives a fuller insight into what this paperback is all about. It is a handy guide for anyone looking to save time and money in the US, without […]

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

Zimbali Lodge, Near Durban

With an idyllic location in a coastal forest reserve, this wonderful retreat just 40 minutes by road north of Durban, offers horse riding in the forest or on the beach and an 18-hole championship golf course.   But it is the superb spa and full butler service that makes Zimbali Lodge truly excel.

Win a stay at Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in SOMERSET

Celebrating the launch of a new website for romantic holidays and the release of “Imagine Me & You” on 31st March 2006, South West England has teamed up with UIP/Universal to give away the perfect romantic gift: 2 nights at the  fabulous award-winning Charlton House & Monty’s Spa in Somerset, with 1st class rail travel […]

Holland America's Noordam in New York

Holland America’s Noordam in New York

With more than 1,000 spectators on hand here to partake in the festivities, Holland America Line officially inaugurated its newest ship, the Noordam yesterday. The ceremony included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, the ship’s godmother, christening the vessel with the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle on the ship’s bow.  The Noordam, an 81,769-ton ship […]

Yangtze River cruises

Yangtze River cruises

In its third year in China, Viking River Cruises is swapping ships on its Yangtze River cruise tour series, adding a third ship while pulling out its earliest entry. Joining its twin sister ship, the Viking Century Sky, is the 306-passenger Viking Century Sun, which is replacing the 186-passenger Viking Century Star. According to Viking, […]

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

This ‘calendar of divine hotels around the world’ – as the book is sub-titled – provides a superb review of some of the top hotels in the most wonderful destinations in the world.  For the families out there, there’s also a  chapter on hotels that cater for children. Sir Richard Branson  said of  Sarah Siese’s […]

Top 10: Travelers' Choice luxury hotel winners

Top 10: Travelers’ Choice luxury hotel winners

No need to take a chance on your next vacation. Pamper yourself at the 10 most luxurious hotels, as chosen by TripAdvisor travelers. 1.   Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 2.   Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 3.   Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai 4.   Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest […]

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Distinguished by masterly architecture and exemplary interior design, the beach hotels introduced in the pages of this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book are the ultimate refuge for those needing respite from their hectic lives and everyday routines. Whether well-established names or hidden gems, the reader is presented with a visual tour of Oceanside resorts that range […]

Condé Nast / Gleneagles offer

Condé Nast / Gleneagles offer

Condé Nast Traveller readers are invited to live it up at Gleneagles at an exclusive event to be held on 18th-19th September 2006. This bespoke event will include  a complimentary clay-pigeon shooting session, a cookery demonstration, a Gala Dinner with accopmanying Scottish entertainment and accommodation in the best rooms at Gleneagles. Price is £785 per […]

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Voted #1 Upper Upscale Hotel Chain by readers of Business Travel News, Loews Hotels is a collection of unique hotels with distinct personalities. Each is high in quality, fun, and is unpretentious.  For instance, Loews Beverly Hills Hotel in the  high-powered Los Angeles neighbourhood, offers an upscale retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. Built […]

Oxia... coming to a minibar near you

Oxia… coming to a minibar near you

Here’s something you don’t normally expect to find in your minibar: oxygen. That’s right, oxygen!   These small cannisters are starting to appear in hotel minibars with greater frequency, with the aim of giving weary travellers a natural boost of energy. Keep an eye out for them… they’re already to be found at W Hotel […]

Motorized Pool Lounger

Motorized Pool Lounger

Excalibur Electronics have come up with the luxury leisure traveller’s ultimate gadget: a motorized pool lounger. Afterall, why float when you can drive? It has two powerful motors, and two easy-to-use joysticks, each controlling independent propellors. A built in cup holder is of course standard. Price is $149.95.

Fitness Phaeton rental car

Fitness Phaeton rental car

Who’d have thought it… a fitness car designed for corporate travellers. Allino Rent-a-car, have teamed up with DaimlerChrysler to develop the Fitness Phaeton. Built of the same components as the company’s popular stretch limousines, these specially-equipped vehicles will include everything from a racquetball court to stair-climbing machines to a sauna and a juice bar for […]

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Mega Crown International Cruise Lines, LLP have surprised the cruise industry with the launch of the first of a new fleet of Extreme-Ultra-Mega cruise ships. Much to the amazement of others, their new ship, called Brobdingnagian,  has been  built in secret over the past six years at the Yatzmar Shipyards hidden deep within Kyrgyzstan. The […]

SkiHaus

SkiHaus

Ever wished you could have your own house on a mountain?   Well, with the SkiHaus from Horden Cherry Lee Architects, you can do just that.   This lightweight, all-aluminium structure weighs only 315kg and can be lifted into position by helicopter. Despite its relatively compact size, it can sleep 4 people (in bunk beds). […]