Category: Spas & Pampering

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

Boracay Island in the Philippines could be welcoming  more luxury hotels to its shores before long. Representatives of both Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons are said to have been looking for a site, according to Samie Lim who is Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce. The island is already seeing the construction of a Shangri-La […]

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 40% sale

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa – a couples-only resort located on the best stretch of Negril’s beautiful 7-mile beach  – is offering a 40% sale for minimum 3-night visits made before 31st August 2006. All-inclusive rates begin at $247 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

Grand Hotel Miramare – Portofino, Italy

The Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Ligure has announced the opening of “e’SPAce”, a centre dedicated to physical and mental wellbeing through the senses. Several treatments  are on offer, including  hot stone massage, the multisensory room where sounds and smells accompany treatments, floatation treatment, the dry bath and the vitaminizing antioxidant bath.

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, & Golf Spa, is making progress with the construction of 42 new rooms with stunning views of Moreno Lake and Mount Tronador. The work began a year ago and is expected to finish in March 2007. Construction is taking place outside the main hotel building so service continues as normal.

The Tablet 10: Best Spas

The Tablet 10: Best Spas

The spa industry has grown enormous over the past decade.  In my daily summary, today I  look at the Tablet 10 Best Spas as judged by Tablet Hotels. Making the list are: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco The Peninsula – […]

Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles

Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles

Hilton have opened a new resort on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles  – the Northolme Resort & Spa. Formerly the Hilton Seychelles, it is now jointly managed by Hilton and the Crowne Company. It has 40 villas, each with king size beds, rainfall showers and spa baths. There’s also two restaurants on site […]

Special feature: Orient-Express Gift Certificates

Special feature: Orient-Express Gift Certificates

Orient-Express  offer a wide choice of options  to help you select the perfect gift,  whether it be  a journey aboard the Orient-Express, the ultimate dining experience  or a spa treatment at one of their luxurious hotels.      Gift certificates can also be purchased which is available for any journey aboard their trains and cruises, […]

The Spa at Brown's in London

The Spa at Brown’s in London

The newly-refurbished Brown’s Hotel in  Mayfair, London, has announced the opening of its new spa. This Rocco Forte hotel  provides a tranquil  haven from which to escape the pressures of city life. The Spa at Brown’s provides  technologically advanced health and beauty treatments, designed to relax and pamper while of course also  providing maximum benefit. […]

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Most Bahamian islands give you a beautiful beach… at Rum Cay, they’ll give you that and so much more. The planned 900-acre resort marina on the island will include a luxury hotel, spa, restaurants, shops and real estate, and is scheduled to open early next year. The island is situated 360 miles east of Miami, […]

Hotel Madlein in Ischgl, Austria

Hotel Madlein in Ischgl, Austria

Situated just 100 metres away  from the  escalator for the ski runs and cable cars of the Silvretta ski  resort of Ischgl in Austria, the Hotel Madlein offers every luxury you could imagine, whether it be imagine-cuddle rooms (whatever they are!) or family apartments. The hotel also has a new spa offering relaxing thalasso therapies.

Cape Grace, Cape Town

Cape Grace, Cape Town

The gentle elegance of a luxurious small hotel, combined with the allure of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, provides a unique experience of hospitality at Cape Grace. This  impressive hotel has 122 guest rooms, an interestingly named one.waterfront restaurant and  a spa, not to mention the popular Bascule Whisky Bar.

Sun Village Resort and Spa

Sun Village Resort and Spa

A new spa has been created at Sun Village-Cofresi, a Canadian-owned resort in the Dominican Republic. It has indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, tropical gardens, and a spa-only pool and sundeck. There are also 25 Oasis Spa rooms that offer private Jacuzzis and views into the Spa gardens, pool or ocean. And for $299, you can treat […]

Beyond five stars

From last Sunday’s Observer newspaper: The Shangri-La hotel and resort chain claims to have now opened its first six-star hotel, the Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat. The One&Only Le Touessrok in Mauritius made the same claim when it reopened after a £32m renovation in 2002, while the Burj Al Arab in Dubai […]

Mexico's Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort

Mexico’s Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort

The Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond all-inclusive resort on the Mexican Pacific Riviera. This sophisticated brand new resort features all oceanfront one- and two-bedroom suites, with terraces and spectacular oceanfront views. Each suite is splendidly furnished and offers the utmost in luxurious amenities and services and a […]

Swag bags for Oscar nominees

Swag bags for Oscar nominees

Celebrities at events like the Oscars and Golden Globes are traditionally given a goody bag with all manner of lavish gifts from companies eager to have the big names use their products.   This year’s Oscars will be no exception.   Presenters such as George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep  and Nicole Kidman  will receive […]

New spa at The Old Course Hotel approaches completion

New spa at The Old Course Hotel approaches completion

Phase 2 of the Kohler Water Spa will be completed this month at The Old Course Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland. The spa has 11 treatment rooms, a thermal suite and a 20-metre pool with waterfall.   There is also a roof terrace with an 8-person whirlpool. Treatments start from £45.