Category: Spas & Pampering

Raffles Resort Marrakech, Morocco

Raffles Resort Marrakech will comprise 150 luxurious rooms and suites, and 36 luxury villas. In addition,  the resort  will offer three exquisite dining options, state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, and the signature RafflesAmrita Spa. The resort will enjoy an exceptional location, just one kilometre away from the old city of Medina, well-known for its ancient
New to Rhodes: Port Royal Villas & Spa, Afandou

New to Rhodes: Port Royal Villas & Spa, Afandou

The luxury five-star Port Royal Villas & Spa  will be new on the scene in Rhodes in 2009.   It is  located on the Blue Flag-awarded sand beach of Kolymbia in Afandou on the island’s east coast. The 185 rooms include four suites with private pools and a presidential suite with private pool. The hotel

Kate Moss heads for medical spa resort in Thailand

2008  has obviously been a bit much for Kate Moss. She’s said to be heading off to Thailand today for a 7-day detox holiday in Thailand, with her daughter and boyfriend Jamie Hince. According to a source: The spa she’s booked into is one of the strictest and most stringent in the world. She won’t
New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

New 5-star hotel at Machu Picchu

SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel has been certified with five stars by the Regional Government of Cusco in Peru, adding to the luxury accommodation available. Only open to the public for one year, SUMAQ has 60 luxurious rooms split between superior deluxe, junior suites and Sumaq Suites. The architecture, infrastructure and interior projects have been designed

The Peninsula takes New York spas to a new level

The Peninsula is raising the bar for New York spas with this month’s  unveiling of The Peninsula Spa by ESPA. The chic and elegant new spa will feature a stunning collection of 12 treatment rooms, including a spacious Private Spa Suite; men’s and women’s private relaxation lounges; Asian tea lounge; and changing rooms featuring luxurious
The changing face of Rhodes

The changing face of Rhodes

New hotels and additional flights are set to give the Greek island of Rhodes a bumper 2009. It is continuing to shed its party image and building a more luxury focused tourism; the island will have four new five star hotels opening next year.   The new hotels opening in 2009 include the eagerly awaited

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa launches exclusive whisky club

With a vision to add zest and zeal to the lives of passionate whisky drinkers in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa  is launching its very own exclusive Whisky Club today at the resort’s Borneo Lounge and Bar. The essence of the resort’s Whisky Club is to give its members the opportunity
Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at  St. Nicolas Bay Resort a few weeks ago.  The focal point of this beautiful resort – approximately 2 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos – is undoubtedly the central pool area.  This consists of the main infinity pool, a children’s pool, an abundance of sunbeds and a breakfast/dining
The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

  The first new luxury property to have been built In Beverly Hills In more than 16 years opened yesterday.  The opening of Montage Beverly Hills,  Montage Hotels & Resorts’ long-awaited second property (follwing the Montage Laguna Beach which opened five years ago) brings a  201-room luxury hotel to the “golden triangle” of Beverly Hills.
Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private
European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts open two new Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers

Anyone fond of the spa experience at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will be pleased to know the group has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers; one is at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, and the other is in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir. The ‘Amrita Spa & Wellness’ concept, if you are familiar
Sundance Resort, Utah

Sundance Resort, Utah

Rocky Mountain highs are the speciality at Sundance Resort, a true retreat and revitalisation centre. Activities complement each season, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to fishing, hiking, biking and scenic lift rides in summer. The spa is open year-round, and yoga classes and art lessons are on the menu  – as well as

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa reopens after US$ 45 million makeover

Set on the banks of one of the most breathtaking waterways in the world, in a town rich with ancient antiquities, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa will reopen for business this weekend, following a US$45 million dollar master makeover that has taken almost 3 years. Located within minutes of the Temple of Karnak and the
Special 3 for 2 offer at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

Special 3 for 2 offer at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is a veritable oasis in one of the most exciting cities of Europe.   Surrounded by acres of private gardens, it offers the unusual combination of the sophistication of a city hotel and the comforts of a luxury resort.   The newly decorated entrance showcases the elegance of the

Sample a little of Spain's wine culture

Can Bonastre Wine Resort, one of the hotels selected by Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence,   and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World,  is offering  different wine style experiences to give for Christmas. Among them is a dreamy weekend with wine beauty treatments. Spend a weekend in this exclusive wine resort near