Category: Celebrities

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Tanya Schliff is  founder of DirectoryofHotels.com, a unique hotel guide focusing on global travel.    She started the site  because  she found that,  when researching  her own travels, there were very few resources that gave  her direct access to the hotel for questions and reservations.  She favours independent travel rather than using booking agents or […]

The New York hotel of choice of the stars?

The New York hotel of choice of the stars?

New York’s 60 Thompson hotel appears to be the hotel of choice by the stars right now.   In the last week alone, it’s reportedly hosted Kate Bosworth  and James Rousseau, Hilary Swank and John Campisi, and  Lindsay Lohan and Callum Best. The hotel can be found in a great location between Spring and Broome […]

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow will depart New York on the 22nd May 2007 and head across the Atlantic to Southampton on a 16-day long voyage, calling at Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, and Plymouth. Aboard the vessel as guest of honour will be John Cleese, actor and comedian; he’ll be hosting the Silversea Film Festival  featuring […]

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007

Thousands of musicians and fans will be heading for New Orleans shortly for the city’s premier music event. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2007, or the more simply known ‘Jazz Fest’, will take place from 27th to 29th April and 4th to 6th May 2007. Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah […]

Suite of the week: Room #32 at The Dylan Amsterdam

Suite of the week: Room #32 at The Dylan Amsterdam

Suite name: Room #32 Hotel: The Dylan Amsterdam, Netherlands Size of accommodation: 64 sq m Cost per night: €1600 per night, excl 5% city tax and breakfast Who’s stayed there? Mariah Carey What makes it special? A peaceful and luxurious room, on one of the most picturesque and prestigious canals of Amsterdam.       […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite of the week: Royal Suite at the Hotel Imperial, Vienna

Suite name: Royal Suite Hotel:  Hotel Imperial, Vienna Size of accommodation: 160 sq m Cost per night: 4,350 euros Who’s stayed there?   Crowned heads and state guests, personalities and celebrities from the worlds of arts and politics, such as Richard Wagner, Queen Elisabeth II, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Thomas Mann, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, […]

Weiland bust-up at Burkbank boutique hotel

Weiland bust-up at Burkbank boutique hotel

Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland reportedly had a major bust-up with his wife at the weekend  whilst staying at the Graciela Hotel on Pass Avenue, Burbank, CA. The hotel is allegedly pressing charges for the damages to their suite. Mary Weiland was arrested later that day after setting fire to the rocker’s clothes outside their […]

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Michael Jackson in London?

Michael Jackson in London?

Rumour has it that Michael Jackson is staying at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower at London’s Cadogan Palace in fashionable Knightsbridge. No doubt he’ll being staying in the hotel’s 170 sq. m. Presidential Suite which offers panoramic views of the city, has a separate living room, bedroom, spacious dressing room and superbly equipped kitchenette. Amenities in […]

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott open B&B

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott open B&B

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have opened Chateau La Rue, a bed and breakfast about 45 minutes north of San Diego, in Fallbrook, CA.   The accommodation consists of just four bedrooms in an 8-acre retreat. If opening the property to the public wasn’t enough, they’ve also just had a baby boy and are about […]

The most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas?

The most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas?

Think what the most popular tourist attraction in the Bahamas is, and you’d be forgiven for saying something like  Atlantis Paradise Island or  Long Island’s deserted beaches.   However, you’d be wrong.   Apparently, the most popular tourist attraction there right now is the grave of Anna Nicole Smith and it’s bringing visitors over in […]

Sylvester Stallone's hotel room and private jet searched

Sylvester Stallone’s hotel room and private jet searched

Sylvester Stallone has had his luxury room at the Park Hyatt Sydney hotel and his private jet searched by Australian customs officials.   The event follows a search of luggage belonging to his entourage in which it is alleged that prohibited substances were being carried, possibly steroids.   In Australia, the unlicensed importation of a […]

Jade Goody checks into luxury Indian hotel

Jade Goody checks into luxury Indian hotel

Those of you that followed the latest UK Celebrity Big Brother will surely have heard about the racial controversy stirred up by the not-so-bright,  big-mouthed  Jade Goody.   She made verbal attacks on the Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty which had India – and the Indian government – up in arms.   Well now she’s checked […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at […]