Category: Celebrities

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 […]

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite name: Horizon Overwater Villa Resort: Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia Size of accommodation: 950 sq ft Cost per night: 140,000 CFP Who’s stayed there? Isaiah Washington, Christina Applegate, Alicia Silvestone, Rob Lowe What makes it special? The resort reflects a perfect balance between Polynesian authenticity and refined luxury.       […]

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Arthur Keith  is senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined Gaylord Entertainment in February 2004, from Harrah’s Entertainment, where he was vice president, hotel operations, for the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is it that  you do exactly? My […]

Fort Lauderdale's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

Fort Lauderdale’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

One hotel that’s really grabbing the headlines right now is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and, in particular, Room 607. It’s there that Anna Nicole Smith tragically died last Thursday, aged just 39. The hotel has gained notoriety because of the recent events and will join the likes […]

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Interview with Richard Beck of Classic Travel

Richard Beck is President of Classic Travel, a luxury travel website supported by a full service travel agency that has been operating in New York City since 1962. As well as enabling you to book hotels online, the website goes a step further and actually allows you to customize your room, letting you  decide what […]

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that  you do […]

'Kylie: The Exhibition' tours the UK

‘Kylie: The Exhibition’ tours the UK

The changing image of Kylie Minogue, one of the most popular contemporary style icons, is being depicted in an exhibition organised by The Arts Centre, Melbourne, and now touring the UK. You can catch the exhibition  at  London’s Victoria & Albert Musem (8th February to 10th June 2007),  Manchester Galleries (30th  June to 2nd September […]

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Interview with Richard Whitfield of Half Moon

Richard  Whitfield is  Managing Director  of Half Moon, a beautiful resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been welcoming guests for over 50 years.   Richard joined the resort as Financial Controller back in 1976 and became Director of Operations in 1986.   Following the retirement of Heinz Simonitsch in 2002, Richard was promoted to […]

Win a diamond pendant in the month of romance

Win a diamond pendant in the month of romance

Cumbria’s The Waterhead is making the ultimate romantic gesture  this month by placing a diamond pendant, worth nearly £2,000, on a bedroom pillow for one of our lucky guests to find. Managers at the hotel will randomly pick one of the rooms booked for a couple to stay in February. The diamond pendant has been […]

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite at Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Suite of the week: Imperial Suite at Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Suite name: Imperial Suite Hotel: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland Size of accommodation: 1524 sq ft Cost per night: on request Who’s stayed there? Empereur Hirohito, Nelson Mandela, Juan Carlos d’Espagne What makes it special? Double Jacuzzi facing the lake, golden swan tubwater, and an 80 sq mt terrace facing the Lake and the Alps beyond. […]

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Ala Osmond is Managing Director of Exeter International,  a recognized leader in upscale luxury travel to Eastern Europe and Russia and one of the few companies listed on both Condé Nast Traveler’s and Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel specialists for Russia travel as well as Eastern Europe. What is it that  you do […]

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel given 5-star rating

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel given 5-star rating

Oxford has its first five-star hotel. The Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford is the second five-star property  run by  the Scottish group, Macdonald Hotels and Resorts. The award comes after the chain has invested £160m into refurbishing its hotels. Rooms at the Randolph start from £140 per night. Pay more and you could stay in […]

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

David Hiatt is Managing Director of boutique New Zealand luxury travel agency, Lookout Point.  His background is in services marketing and  he has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and the world. Lookout Point was established to provide outstanding tailored holidays through New Zealand that allow visitors to experience the very best of  our scenery, personal […]

Hotel Babylon - series 2

Hotel Babylon – series 2

Remember the BBC drama, Hotel Babylon?   Well now it’s back for a new series… billed as “a tantalising and seductive insight into the sexy world of the five-star hotel industry”, Hotel Babylon stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson and Natalie Menoza. The new series will be screened next month and include […]

Santa Barbara International Film Festival package

Santa Barbara International Film Festival package

Stay at the legendary San Ysidro Ranch (where Jack and Jackie honeymooned, as did Danny Moder and Julia Roberts) for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and you can take advantage of some great packages. Their Platinum Package costs $6999 and is available from 25th to 27th January or 1st to 3rd February 2007 (additional […]

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Interview with Christine Gray of Luxury Travel Magazine

Christine Gray is founder and editor of Luxury Travel Magazine, a leading global information resource for high-end travellers, featuring the “A-List of Travel” – the world’s finest hotels and ultimate travel experiences. She was formerly a Beverly Hills travel agent to the stars. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m continually traveling every day […]