Category: Travel Literature

Utah's first 5-star: Stein Eriksen Lodge

Utah’s first 5-star: Stein Eriksen Lodge

The first 5 star hotel to grace the state of Utah is officially Stein Eriksen Lodge. The news came this week with the publiation of the latest Mobil Travel Guide.   It is just one of 41 accommodation establishments across USA and Canada to achieve the top accolade. Stein Eriksen Lodge’s setting within a Rocky […]

Record achievement for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Record achievement for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Whilst the Mobil Travel Guide celebrates its 50th anniversary, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will mark its 48th consecutive  year on the  five star  list, making it the longest-running five star property in Mobil Travel Guide’s history.   That’s no mean achievement! Also  enjoying five star status in Colorado is The Little Nell in Aspen.

The Greenbrier fails to recapture 5th star

The Greenbrier fails to recapture 5th star

Not even a $50 million renovation has been enough for The Greenbrier to re-gain its five star status which it lost back in 2000. The Mobil Travel Guide was released this week with The Greenbrier – which has in the past hosted both Presidents and Royalty –  still stuck on four stars.   Minor improvements […]

A new owner for Zagat?

A new owner for Zagat?

With the growth of Web 2.0 and Travel 2.0 (both terms I despise, incidentally), people have talked about user-generated content as though it were the latest craze to grip the world.   However, the reality is quite different – Tim and Nina Zagat of Zagat Survey LLC, for instance, have been using this simple concept […]

Eos Class Magazine

Eos Class Magazine

Elite Traveler Magazine has announced the launch of  its second publication: Eos Class Magazine on behalf of Eos Airlines. With only 48 guests on board each flight, Eos has elevated the experience of international travel to a new level. Each of its 757s is outfitted with 48 personal suites that provide each guest 21 square […]

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

Waldorf Astoria cookbook

The Waldorf is world renowned for its elegant accommodation, grand galas, and, of course, its supreme dining, but many might not also realise that there’s a Waldorf Astoria cookbook. Within its pages, the hotel’s kitchen brigade offers closely guarded trade secrets and share the recipes for innovative and exciting new dishes as well as treasured […]

One year on: Sherman's Travel magazine

One year on: Sherman’s Travel magazine

From this month, to celebrate  its first anniversary, Sherman’s Travel  magazine is now being made available on newsstands at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores  throughout the United States.  The magazine targets sophisticated travellers but those that still seek good value. The newsstand cover price will be $4.99. In addition to newsstands, the magazine will […]

ultratravel

ultratravel

A new site from The Telegraph (new to me, at least!) bills itself as “your guide to heaven on earth”. ultratravel claims to be “unashamedly”  catering for those looking for a little luxury in their journey. There is also a  quarterly magazine that accompanies the site, available at a cost of £3 per issue.   […]

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi has been voted the city’s best business hotel in 2007 by the readers of the Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine. Each year readers selected the premium hotel of each city in Asia, and base their votes on criteria such as  location, room facilities, customer service, food and drink, and  technology. The […]

New York City guide from LUXE City Guides

LUXE City Guides have just launched  a New York City guide – their first foray onto US shores. The NYC guide is currently available online and in NYC Borders stores, as well as select travel stores around the US.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Get your hands on some Luxe City Guides Chill out  in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, at Amuleto Find seclusion at Missouri River Breaks Lodge, ND Check out the latest yachts from Hakvoort

Dubai - New Arabian Cuisine

Dubai – New Arabian Cuisine

In the award winning new cookbook Dubai – New Arabian Cuisine, four chefs from the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai have created an innovative gastronomic genre – also known as ‘haute’ Arabian cuisine – that bridges the culinary arts of Arabia and Europe to produce a cuisine rich in flavour and heritage but with global appeal. […]

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine.   While  his title is President and Editor-in-Chief,  his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that  you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the  editorial, sales and marketing,  with about 10% spent on […]

Chocolates on the pillow aren't enough!

Chocolates on the pillow aren’t enough!

Did you know that travel to the US is down 17% from pre-9/11 levels? Whilst the United States’ share of the international travel market shrinks, Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, has been striving to turn the tide through his new book Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience. As […]

Win a luxury trip courtesy of DK Travel!

Win a luxury trip courtesy of DK Travel!

DK Travel – the  people behind the Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness Travel Guides –  have launched a competition at dkdreamtrip.com. Visitors pick their favourite destinations and are in with the chance of winning £10,000 trip of a lifetime ( £5k of flights and £5k cash).   Once you’ve entered you can double, triple or quadruple […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Visit Auberge des Templiers  – just 1 hour from Paris! Discover the best in travel with Billionaire 500 Magazine The Oyster Circle:  exquisitive luxury, exclusive places Historic hotels and restaurants in Norway: De Historiske