Category: Health & Safety

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International takes no smoking stance

Marriott International has today declared that all its US and Canadian hotels as soon as this September. The move follows a growing trend in the industry with the Westin Hotel chain and Anaheim’s Disneyland resort having led the way earlier this year.   Marriott’s decision, however, is one of the largest of its kind, affecting […]

New suncare line from MAC Cosmetics, endorsed by Pamela Anderson

New suncare line from MAC Cosmetics, endorsed by Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson and MAC Cosmetics have joined forces to promote a new suncare line. It’s claimed that the products will allow you to get a tan and stay healthy. The former Baywatch star doesn’t prescribe to the view that pale skin is interesting or healthy. She adds, “If anyone knows about spending lots of the […]

The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four […]

A five-star tummy tuck, Madam?

A five-star tummy tuck, Madam?

Leela Palaces and Resorts is to start offering a real first: cosmetic surgery packages from the UK. The five-star Indian luxury hotel group has joined forces with Globe Health Tours to combine stays with costmetic enhancements. Whether you’re in the market for breast implants or a simple tummy tuck, the offering gives  overseas residents the […]

Luxury Spa Finder magazine

Luxury Spa Finder magazine

Luxury Spa Finder magazine is  your source on luxury spas and associated lifestyle pursuits, covering the full spectrum of spa travel, design, fashion, beauty and wellness. The magazine reflects the lifestyle approach of affluent spa goers integrating “luxury away” into luxury at home. Unique to the magazine is a special section devoted to the convergence […]

Lasagne given the OK at Marriott West India Quay

Lasagne given the OK at Marriott West India Quay

London’s  Marriott West India Quay found itself in the most unlikely of situations recently after hosting the English Premier League soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur, prior to their last game of the season.    Many of the Spurs players were hit with a virus just before the game,  enabling rivals  Arsenal to ‘pip them at the […]

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

If you’re a US cancer patient, did you know that you can fly to recognised treatment ceters around the country, absolutely free, in the empty seats of corporate jets? New York State-based Corporate Angel Network is a national public charity which works directly with patients and families to co-ordinate their travel needs with the flight […]

Chicken off the menu in some of Karachi's five star hotels?

Chicken off the menu in some of Karachi’s five star hotels?

Amid mounting fears following a report of outbreak of bird flu virus in Pakistan, some five star hotels in Karachi are taking time out to re-assess the situation. Hotel Pearl Continental  has brought the purchase of chickens to a halt and put  the task in  the hands of the hotel’s veterinary doctors. Marriott Hotel Karachi […]

Overberg fire rages in South Africa

Overberg fire rages in South Africa

A devastating fire is raging in the Overberg region of South Africa’s Western Cape. It started on a farm but rapidly spread to over areas destroying hundreds of acres. Sadly both the luxury guest lodge Farm 215 and the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are both affected. Waterbombing helicopters have been activated to fight the blaze.