Category: Spas & Pampering

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.

The Maldives post-tsunami

The Maldives post-tsunami

Tsunami-stricken coastlines are making a big comeback this year, particularly in the Maldives. In addition to the W Maldives, Como Hotels has re-opened its rooms designed as high-end fishing cottages on Cocoa Island; the Four Seasons has unveiled a new resort, Landaa Giraavaru, its second on the island; and the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prada Beauty and Ritz-Carlton partnership

Prada Beauty and Ritz-Carlton partnership

Prada Beauty, a leader in scientifically advanced skin care, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, a name synonymous with luxury and award-winning service, have joined forces to create a unique spa experience. Beginning  last month,  Prada Beauty treatments  are featured exclusively in all full-service Ritz-Carlton Spas in North America. Prada Beauty’s Special Care products are the […]

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

Spa du Sureau, Oakhurst CA

The new Spa du Sureau in Oakhurst  opened  a  few months ago  at Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst. The spa is equipped with a Hydrostorm shower system (only the third of its kind in the US), as well as all the kinds of facilities you might expect.  Elderberries are very much in favour here – […]

The Four Seasons Damascus, Syria

The Four Seasons Damascus, Syria

The first 5-star hotel in Damascus for over 25 years has just opened. The Four Seasons Damascus overlooks the ancient city and serves as a symbol of Syria’s growing prosperity.  It  is situated  alongside the Barada River and offers  stunning views of the historic Tekiyeh Al-Suleimaniyeh and Farouche Shah Mosque; it has a total of […]

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Located just 45 minutes leisurely  ferry ride from Singapore, Banyan Tree Bintan has just unveiled  their Golf and Spa Escape package. Guests on this package will be treated to an all-you-can-play golf session and a set lunch at the Greg Norman designed Laguna Bintan Golf Course as well as a 90-minute massage at award-winning Banyan […]

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel

Looking for quality in Montevideo?   Then look no further than the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel. As well as being home to Montevideo’s only luxury spa, the hotel offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and topnotch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. It is also conveniently  situated  in the […]

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

The Evason Hideaway hotel group is opening 54 villas on the island of Yao Noi, with private pools, a wine cellar and “spa village” towards the end of 2006. This little developed island in Phang Nga Bay offers great leisure opportunities such as sailing, excursions to the nearby rock islands, with secluded beaches and rock […]

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Looking for Wi-Fi and yoga in Bahrain? Then check in to the Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, an all-villa property scheduled to open in June near Al Areen wildlife sanctuary, home to the endangered Arabian oryx. For $1,375 a night for two, you’ll get an open-air villa complete with a stone-tiled pool, […]