Category: Speciality Travel

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Further to a $40 million post-Hurricane Wilma renovation, the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort has re-opened. Already renowned for having one of the longest and widest beaches in Cancun, the Hilton Cancun’s beach was not only completely restored, but has had an additional 50 metres of soft, white sand. The Hilton Cancun Golf & […]

Marriott and Emirates partner in World Cup promotions

Marriott and Emirates partner in World Cup promotions

Marriott will partner with Emirates Airline on a number of promotions in conjunction with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany next month.   As an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, Emirates has made 200 match tickets available to support the various promotions being planned by Marriott and the airline. Emirates also […]

Boeing 787 interior pictures released

Boeing 787 interior pictures released

Boeing has released interior pictures of its luxury Boeing 787 aircraft.   The design gives an impression of ample space, with plenty of leg room, wide aisles and large overhead storage bins.   Boeing will be hoping that passengers are prepared to pay more for this space on longer haul trips.

Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, China

Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, China

The 500-room  Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa in Yalong Bay, Hainan Island, China, overlooks a beautiful 750-metre stretch of beach.    Opening in December last year, it was  the first Hilton Worldwide Resort in China and has already been recognised as the Annual Best New Hotel at the 3rd China Golden Pillow Awards. It has […]

One of Europe's largest luxury airport hotels

One of Europe’s largest luxury airport hotels

London Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 will have just one hotel. The Sofitel London Heathrow  will be  a £180-million, 600-bed luxury airport hotel and convention centre. It is due to open in March 2008 and will have excellent business facilities, with 30 meeting rooms, a lecture theatre for 150 people, and  the ability to accommodate 1500 […]

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

Enraged guest at five-star resort in Chile

From Ananova: A couple are suing a five star resort after its swimming pool allegedly turned a woman’s hair green. Carolina Carreno and Francisco Vargas were on their honeymoon at a top resort in Quinta Region, Chile. Carolina’s waist-length blonde hair turned green after the went for a swim on the first night, reports La […]

New seats with American Airlines

New seats with American Airlines

American Airlines will install new lie-flat seats and enhanced inflight entertainment in the Business Class cabins on all Boeing 767-300s and Boeing 777 aircraft. The enhancements to the Boeing 767-300s are due to commence midway through the year, with the new seats on the Boeing 777 fleet beginning in 2007. Investment is also being made […]

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

The Golden Door Australia has opened one of the country’s largest and most luxurious day spas at the newly completed Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast. The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village offers guests a full range of massage and beauty services which will leave your mind, body and […]

Festival of Food and Wine at Lake Placid

Festival of Food and Wine at Lake Placid

Next week the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa  at Lake Placid, NY will host the first annual Festival of Food and Wine (17th-19th  May, 2006). The event will teach and entertain food lovers amidst majestic views of the Adirondack high peaks. Paul Sorgule, the inn’s executive chef,  and six of his distinguished colleagues from […]

Best airport in Asia?

Best airport in Asia?

Changi Airport has been voted ‘Best Airport Asia’ for an impressive 20th time on the trot in  an annual survey conducted by the Hong Kong-based publication CargoNews Asia. It’s also received awards recently from both DestinAsian magazine, a luxury travel publication, and from the the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France […]

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston  has announced  a new V.I.B. “Very Important Baby” Program which offers special packages for babies and small children. The hotel – which is located near Boston’s historic sites and attractions –  invites families to leave stress at home and stay at the luxury property. The VIB Concierge ensures that Very Important Babies […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Ecuador team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Ecuador team hotel

The 2006 World Cup  team  of Ecuador  will be staying  at the four star Bristol Hotel Bad Kissingen.   It’s a family run hotel with a young team of staff, equipped with a Finnish sauna, beauty spa and physio centre.   There’s also a good-sized heated pool (measuring 12m x 6m). As far as the […]

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

The Caleo Resort & Spa, recently acquired by Kimpton Hotels, has just opened Jurlique Spa, a distinctly organic, nature-based experience using Jurlique products, that is available to guests on a priority basis as well as the public, subject to availability. Try ‘The Travelers Tonic Bath’ which  is designed to encourage circulation and stimulate the mind […]

American Spa Expo

American Spa Expo

Today and the next two days  sees the premier show dedicated to skin and spa professionals and the companies that serve them. Held in New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the American Spa Expo is co-located with the International Beauty Show. The event attracts top-level buyers from around the world.

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

The Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 is no ordinary watch.   It comes with a compass, altimeter, and barometer. In addition, it’s solar-powered (so no need for batteries), has  a world time feature and a great backlight for night visibility.   While it might not be the most elegant-looking watch in the world, it would be great […]