Category: Celebrities

U2's Bono upsetting people in Dublin

U2’s Bono upsetting people in Dublin

An Taisce and Dublin traditionalists such as the Irish Georgian Society are expressing grave concerns about co-owner Bono‘s plans to transform The Clarence hotel. Hardly surprising, perhaps, when the  proposal is for  “a dramatic structure with a spaceship-shaped glass dome at the summit of an extraordinary atrium extending from the basement to the rooftop”.   […]

In video: last night's lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

In video: last night’s lavish opening of the MGM Grand Detroit

MGM Grand Detroit have issued a multimedia news release with a Windows Media download, information and a variety of hi-res images from the evening.   Looks like it was quite a spectacle with plenty of celebrities in attendance, including Kid Rock, Ashanti and Anita Baker, not to mention celebrity chefs and local dignitaries.

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

MGM Grand Detroit debuts tonight

The MGM Grand Detroit opens tonight amid a display of fireworks at the luxury casino.   The Vegas-style resort has 400 rooms and suites, a full-service spa and three restaurants operated by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina. It is the first of three major casinos in the city, with Greektown Casino and MotorCity […]

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Heather Holman is the owner and architect of Hotels of the Rich and Famous. She currently resides in the United States near the Capital of Washington D.C., has travelled to over 20 countries and visited hundreds of luxury hotels. Her hobbies include wine tasting, shopping, photography and, of course, travelling. Heather hopes to one day […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, CA

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, CA

Suite name: Presidential Suite (#415) Resort: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows Size of accommodation: 1,932 sq ft Cost per night:  $6,500 Who’s stayed there? Everyone from Howard Hughes to Marilyn Monroe to Donald Trump What makes it special?  The Five Star “Pink Palace” is a classic, and this suite reflects that heritage, with Deco […]

Château Val-Joanis up for sale?

The restored, fully-functioning Château Val-Joanis estate in southern France is thought to be up for sale. It produces its own wines and olive oil in an eco-friendly setting  just east of Avignon and north of Aix-en-Provence.   If tabloid rumours are anything to go by, though, you might have to be quick.  None other than […]

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

Silverjet and the Rolling Stones

‘Get Stoned in London’ is how Silverjet is rather cheesily billing this one. Our friends on the other side of the pond may be interested to learn about this promotion which includes a business class round trip, admission to a pre-show cocktail party and tickets to a Rolling Stones  gig at the The O2 Arena […]

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Suite name: The Ritz-Carlton Suite Resort: The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Size of accommodation: 210 sq m Cost per night: 5,000 Euros Who’s stayed there? Robbie Williams, Christopher Lee, Leonardo Di Caprio What makes it special? Standing just a short distance from what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall The 2.260 sq.ft. Ritz-Carlton Suite offers […]

The Fairmont Monte Carlo's package for The Grace Kelly Years exhibition

The Fairmont Monte Carlo’s package for The Grace Kelly Years exhibition

If you’re a fan of Grace Kelly, Monaco royalty, or the casinos of Monte Carlo, here’s a chance to live the jet-set life as it was in Grace’s day. A new exhibit, The Grace Kelly Years, is being shown at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo from today through to 23rd September 2007. The Fairmont […]

Keith Floyd's Cookery Theatre Masterclass

Keith Floyd’s Cookery Theatre Masterclass

Calling all budding gastronauts! Help is at hand as the original celebrity chef Keith Floyd, announces his Autumn 2007 ‘Cookery Theatre’ masterclass series at Linthwaite House Hotel in the Lake District. These exclusive events combine a relaxing break with a culinary masterclass to exceed everyone’s expectations. Floyd is set to return to Linthwaite after his […]

Do & Co Hotel, Vienna

Do & Co Hotel, Vienna

A  hip, new design hotel  has arrived  in the very heart of Vienna in the pedestrian zone opposite St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The glass and steel Do & Co Hotel is brought to us by chef and restauranteur-come-celebrity Attila Dogudan. It offers 44 guest rooms with superb views of Stephansplatz, Graben and the Kärtnerstrasse.  At the […]

Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite name: Bedroom Suite Resort: The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA Size of accommodation: 450 sq ft Cost per night:  $295-$485 depending on time of year Who’s stayed there? Stephen King, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Geena Davis, Michael Winterbottom, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Carly Schroeder, Charlie Kaufman, Chris Cooper, Martin Scorcese, […]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Suite name: Presidential Suite Hotel: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano Size of accommodation: 5,400 sq ft Cost per night: €14,500 Who’s stayed there? Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Woody Allen, George Clooney, President George H. W. Bush, United States, Bill Gates, President Vladimir Putin, Russia, Francis Ford Coppola and more. […]

Charity lunch at Fifteen Cornwall

Charity lunch at Fifteen Cornwall

On  22nd June 2007 Fifteen Cornwall at Newquay’s Watergate Bay would like you to join  them for a charity lunch, hosted by Jamie Oliver. As well as congratulating their trainees on completing the programme, Jamie and the Fifteen Cornwall team will be officially welcoming their second intake of trainees into the restaurant.  Their 4-course menu […]

Taste of Edinburgh

Taste of Edinburgh

A  ‘Taste’ festival is coming to Edinburgh this week; Taste of Edinburgh follows the success of similar events in London, Dublin and Birmingham,  and will  soon  make its Scottish debut (7th-10th June 2007). In a bid to promote Edinburgh as the culinary capital of Scotland, the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have been […]

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. Ten years on, the luxury collection consists of ten hotels in ten key cities across Europe, with two new hotels due to open this summer (The Charles Hotel in Munich and Le Richemond in Geneva). Here are some quirky facts about the group’s ten hotels: The […]