Category: Celebrities

2009 Barbados Jazz Festival

Celebrating the best in international and local jazz talent, The 16th Barbados Jazz Festival promises to get the crowd roaring with its spectacular 2009 line-up of world-renowned artists also featuring Harvey Mason, world renowned musician/producer & session drummer; as well as Diana Jarrett, David Burnett, Erroll Ince, Kite, the BBC Jazz Project and many more. […]

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah officially opens - the most lavish opening ceremony ever?

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah officially opens – the most lavish opening ceremony ever?

If you were in Dubai last night, you would be hard pressed to believe there was a global financial currently taking place. Kylie Minogue –  along with the world’s most rich and famous – performed at a £20m party that marked  the opening of the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah. Among the guests were 2,000 celebrities and […]

World Travel Market - is it worth it?

World Travel Market – is it worth it?

I didn’t go to the WTM this year. My reason is simply because I feel I can network with the people I need to from the comfort of my own office, rather than trekking the length of the country down to London to do so – such is the beauty of the internet. For me, […]

Stay at Caesars Palace and see Bette Midler for just $179!

Stay at Caesars Palace and see Bette Midler for just $179!

As fall turns to winter, Caesars Palace has an offer that’s sure to make you feel warm inside. Experience all the excitement of Bette Midler‘s The Showgirl Must Go On and the glamour of Caesars Palace from $179!   The offer includes one night Classic accommodation and two Rear Orchestra tickets to see Bette Midler. […]

Fancy chartering Giorgio Armani's yacht?

Fancy chartering Giorgio Armani’s yacht?

Giorgio Armani’s yacht, Mariu, is a 210-foot long and when not in use he rents it out with a price tag of €180,000 per week.   The boat has an owner’s suite plus 5 guest double bed cabins, and comes with a captain plus crew of 10. Capable of speeds up to 17.5 knots, it […]

New chef at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

New chef at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino

Making his Las Vegas debut, nationally acclaimed chef Ludovic “Ludo” Lefebvre arrives at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino  to helm the newest creation by the team behind TAO New York and Las Vegas. LAVO, Latin for “to bathe or cleanse,” is inspired by ancient Mediterranean bathhouses with a menu that highlights the best of the […]

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Last month Barack Obama stayed at the Belleview Biltmore Golf & Spa Resort  in Florida. But apparently, rather than staying in the Presidential Suite on the fourth floor, he instead opted for the much smaller  Governor’s Suite on the first floor.   Why would this be?   Some appear to be saying it’s for reasons […]

A new face for Louis Vuitton

A new face for Louis Vuitton

In a return to his modelling days of more than 50 years ago, former 007 agent and  screen legend Sean Connery has teamed up with Louis Vuitton for an ad campaign.   Simply dressed and sitting on a wooden jetty near his home in the Bahamas, Connery – who has now turned 78 – relaxes […]

W Hotels teams up with Gwen Stefani

W Hotels teams up with Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani isn’t just known for her music.   She’s also a fashion designer and was recently named ‘top celebrity designer’ by In Touch Weekly magazine, ahead of the likes of Justin Timberlake, Victoria Beckham and others. And her eye for design has clearly been noted by W Hotels who have commissioned her to design […]

Has Bono bought himself a new toy?

Has Bono bought himself a new toy?

Rumour has it that Irish rock star  Bono from U2 has bought himself a new yacht.   The Cyan is a 140-foot luxury yacht that he is said to have ‘test cruised’ last summer. Built my Italian yachtmakers Codecasa, the vessel  can accommodate 12 guests across six cabins  and even has an on-deck Jacuzzi.   […]

Lavish party for the opening of the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah

Lavish party for the opening of the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah

In what is probably the most expensive party to ever be staged, with an estimated cost of $35 million, Kylie Minogue will next week  be performing a one hour routine  to 2,000 guests for the not-so-modest fee of $4.4 million (that’s around $73,000 a minute for those of you that like it broken down). The […]

Karma Samui celebrates second birthday with stylish beach party

Karma Samui celebrates second birthday with stylish beach party

Karma Resorts‘ second property, Karma Samui on the idyllic Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its second year of operation with a stylish, beach-themed party on its golden sands. Over 100 guests were treated to a night of exquisite, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created by executive chef Stefano Leone, accompanied by flowing champagne and fireworks. Music to accompany […]

Luxury villas on the Kenyan coast

Luxury villas on the Kenyan coast

Alfajiri Villas luxury accommodation  on the Kenyan coast near Mombasa  is perhaps best-known for serving as a getaway for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie back in 2005, shortly after Pitt’s divorce from Jennifer Aniston. Described as “one of the most luxurious villas in the world” by Sarah Miller of Condé Nast Traveller magazine, it actually […]

Suite of the week: Beachfront Villa at Kiana Resorts at Playa Dominical, Costa Rica

Suite of the week: Beachfront Villa at Kiana Resorts at Playa Dominical, Costa Rica

Suite name:  Beachfront Villa Resort: Kiana Resorts at Playa Dominical, Costa Rica Size of accommodation:  1,500 sq ft Cost per night: $630  (soft opening rate of $475) Who’s stayed there? Nobody yet since it’s brand new, but several celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Sharon Stone, Christian Slater, Barry Manilow, Paris Hilton and many more were gifted […]

Ischgl ends its ski season in style

Ischgl ends its ski season in style

The upmarket Austrian ski resort of Ischgl  brought the ski season to a spectacular close recently, with Sir Elton John playing a two-hour set of his best music. The performer has played at stadia and venues the world over, but this time it was a little different.   He had his piano transported 2,320 metres […]

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Suite name: The Presidential Suite Hotel: Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco Size of accommodation:  525 sq ft Cost per night: $979 Who’s stayed there? Muhammad Ali, Clint Eastwood, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and several other sports celebrities. What makes it special? Spacious suite for lavish entertainment including wet bar, iHome stereo system, enhanced work […]