Category: Spas & Pampering

Purify your body with Evian

Purify your body with Evian

It was with great delight that I visited the small town of Evian-les-Bains, home of Evian mineral water, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman, as the French like to call it)  last year. (You can read a little  more about that trip on the special features here and here.)   And it’s with  considerable interest
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fresh flavours from The Connoisseur Club Boutique travel services courtesy of L-In Style Relax at Joburg’s  Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa Luxury events brought to us by Luxe Calendar
The Peninsula Tokyo makes its debut

The Peninsula Tokyo makes its debut

Situated in the business district of Marunouchi, and near the shopping  capital  of Ginza, The Peninsula Tokyo  opens today. The 24-storey hotel offers  commanding views of the  Tokyo skyline, Imperial Gardens and Hibiya Park; it has 314 guest rooms, including 47 suites.   If you want to be really lavish, go for The Peninsula Suite
Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Escape  to the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa and enjoy some Southern hospitality with the Birmingham, AL hotel’s special rates for golf vacations. The summer presents the perfect opportunity for a relaxing round of Southern-style golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. Even more appealing is the stunning Birmingham, Alabama resort
Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites opened its doors last month, making it the first luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, California. Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine region, La Bellasera is a full service experience, offering  60 luxury suites, restaurant, spa, and meeting facility. The hotel’s Enoteca Restaurant & Bar features “globally

Xôpana Jazz

Five years after its launch,  Madeira’s Choupana Hills Resort & SPA will be promoting a jazz festival on its premises during the course of three consecutive evenings, from the 30th of August to the 1st of September 2007. This initiative, named “Xôpana Jazz”, intends to leave its mark as a reference to music and jazz,
Orchidée Impériale treatment at the Guerlain Spa in the new Regent Bal Harbour

Orchidée Impériale treatment at the Guerlain Spa in the new Regent Bal Harbour

Orchids are to be the main ingredient in  a spa treatment  to be featured at the Guerlain Spa in The Regent Bal Harbour, a sophisticated 124-room beachfront resort set to debut this Autumn. The Exceptional Orchidée Impériale Treatment, a lavish two-hour treatment, consists of a deeply relaxing facial incorporating two targeted anti-aging masks on the

$60 million Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago

The site of the former Dana Hotel in Chicago  is to  get a new, $60-million Dana Hotel & Spa, much to the ongoing  disgust of Preservation Chicago. The combined efforts of Chicago’s Neighborhood Development Corp. and Gold Coast Hotels Inc. (the same team that was behind the Hotel Indigo Chicago) should see the  26-floor, 216-room
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a 218-room hotel in a 21-story Regency-style building on the  historic McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas opens today. Sumptuous hotel guest rooms and suites have flat-panel HDTV, high-speed and wireless Internet, in-room safes with built-in laptop rechargers, Frette bed and bath linens, and high-end furnishings. The club level will have private secured
Ultimate Suites from Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Ultimate Suites from Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has recently unveiled its $3.2 million lakeside accommodations; featuring eleven Ultimate Suites.   The suites reside in the Colonial House which was recently rebuilt on the shores of Mirror Lake. The suites are complete with 9 ft. or 16 ft. cathedral ceilings and eight foot birch doors which
Expedia Insiders' Select

Expedia Insiders' Select

I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their  best hotels and resorts worldwide  based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world.   It’s an

The Jumeirah Hotel at Beetham Tower - in time for 2012 Olympics

Jumeirah has been granted planning approval for a luxury tower hotel in London’s Southbank area. The Jumeirah Hotel at Beetham Tower will  have 261 rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, a ballroom, meeting spaces  and a spa, health and leisure facility, and will open in 2011 – crucially in time for the London 2012 Olympics.
Hospes Villa Paulita in the Spanish Pyrenees

Hospes Villa Paulita in the Spanish Pyrenees

Hospes has opened a unique luxury hotel in the Spanish Pyrenees. The five star Hospes Villa Paulita is located on a lake shore in the Catalan town of Puigcerdà with impressive views over the Pyrenees, only 150 km away from Barcelona or Toulouse. The hotel  is a remarkable Art Nouveau family mansion that combines a
Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma, Northern California resort has partnered with Stone Tree Golf, Marin County’s 18-hole championship golf course,  to offer  guests the opportunity to play and relax with the new “Golf & Spa” package. Individuals and couples alike are welcomed to the tranquil 182-room Sonoma resort to rejuvenate in a plush deluxe Lodge guestroom,
Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa has earned the 2007 Gold Tee Award for Excellence in Golf and Meeting Facilities from Meetings & Conventions magazine, and has been recognized by Fox News and Brides magazine. The Alabama resort, recently reopened after a $50 million post-Katrina renovation, has also received accolades from Fox
The Inn at Perry Cabin's new Linden Spa

The Inn at Perry Cabin's new Linden Spa

Orient Express-managed The  Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland, has a new spa. The Linden Spa offers a full range of spa services  that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness.   Signature treatments  include a clay and  flowers massage that moistures and balances the skin, and a bio peptide facial that draws on