Category: Travel Miscellany

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas… in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version […]

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri - opens Easter 2006

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri – opens Easter 2006

It won’t be long before the weather turns sweet again in southwest Italy and the Spring travel season flourishes anew. Hotel Caesar Augustus on the Isle of Capri will be dressed up and ready for it when it opens its doors on 12th April 2006.   With this brand new Relais & Chateaux membership will […]

The Beau Rivage Palace 'Wine & Dine' evenings

The Beau Rivage Palace ‘Wine & Dine’ evenings

Can you imagine a more perfect match than a menu that has been perfectly  conceived and concocted to enhance the luscious aroma of a specific wine?  That’s exactly what the Restaurant La Rotonde at The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland is doing on  the first Thursday of the month throughout 2006. The wine-maker  will […]

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse, an amazing chef with nine Michelin stars (three stars each in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York), not to mention three of the most expensive restaurants in the world, has an ever-growing miniempire. Two years ago, he took over Aux Lyonnais, a lovely little place that had seen better days. And last year […]

Kelly Brook and Billy Zane honeymoon

Kelly Brook and Billy Zane honeymoon

Kelly Brook and fiance Billy Zane are planning their dream honeymoon. They are due to marry in Greece later this year and expected to sail on a luxury yacht around the Western Isles of Scotland for their honeymoon. It is thought that Kelly fell in love with Scotland after attending Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s wedding […]

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan's, Paris

Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s, Paris

Formerly a neo-classical private residence, Sofitel Trocadéro Dokhan’s in Paris offers an excellent location between the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadéro.  A few minutes walk  from the most luxurious boutiques, the hotel offers chic and refined weekend breaks. As a special Valentine’s Day treat, the hotel is treating guests to a private tasting of […]

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi plane involved in accident

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi plane involved in accident

US rockers Bon Jovi escaped injury early today when their private Boeing 707 jet skidded off a runway at Hamilton airport, west of Toronto, in a severe rain storm. Bon Jovi is currently on tour and today commands a global audience that has barely diminished since it first struck major commercial success  with 1986’s 14-million-selling […]

Alexandra Resort on Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos

Alexandra Resort on Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos

Spend at least five nights at The Alexandra Resort & Spa  on Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos and receive a discount worth $400 to $800 per room, depending on room category and length of stay. The deal is good through to 23rd April 2006. Taxes and resort fees are 20% extra. The credit […]

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is offering a fifth night free and a $100 to $200 per room per night resort credit (amount depends on room category) for stays between 1st March and 30th May 2006. Rates start at $430 a night before discount; taxes are an extra 16%. Ask […]

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay is a favourite hideaway of stars such as Julia Roberts, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand. Situated in the Turks and Caicos, it is the northern Caribbean’s pre-eminent private island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the region’s best spa and haute cuisine. It combines nature – 1000 unspoilt acres, including […]

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Come to this sunny island of love for the Touch of Romance, a total body wellness experience that comprises flower petal scrub, essence of flower massage and facial. Enjoy 10% savings on this package that is priced at US$130, available from 12 to 20 February 2006. Perfectly nestled in Tanjung Said Bay in Indonesia, overlooking […]

Bermuda's Cambridge Beaches to Celebrate Romance Month

Bermuda’s Cambridge Beaches to Celebrate Romance Month

The romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day is filling the whole month of February at Bermuda’s Cambridge Beaches. This romantic cottage colony has declared the entire month of February as Romance Month. To celebrate, couples can choose from either a special romance package, good for the entire month of February (including over Valentine’s Day!) or they […]

Andre Agassi and Stefie Graf open luxury mountain hotel

Andre Agassi and Stefie Graf open luxury mountain hotel

Andre Agassi and Stefie Graf, through their company Agassi Graf Development LLC have announced details of their luxury mountain hotel development at the new Tamarack ski resort, located in Donnelly, Idaho. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will manage the luxury hotel and residences which will be split across two locations: a classic resort hotel located in […]

St. Kitts expands island's tourism plan for 2006-2007

St. Kitts expands island’s tourism plan for 2006-2007

The end of 350 years of sugar production on the island of St. Kitts last August signalled the transition to a tourism-based and tourist-driven economy. The short term tourism plan for 2006-2007 will see a number of luxury developments.  There is a  $78 million project at Sandy Bank Bay developed by Auberge Resorts which will […]

Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

Barcelona’s Hotel Majestic is running a ‘3 for 2’ offer for the months of January, February, July, August and December 2006.   Stay for 2 nights and get the third free!   The hotel is located in the very  heart of Barcelona, on Paseo de Gracia, home to the best in shopping and Gaudí monuments, […]

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

There’s no need to shiver in chilly climates!   More than 40 members of The Leading Hotels of the World across Africa, Europe and the Middle East are offering heart-warming rates through the Leading Winter Sun program. For instance, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai has rates as low as AED 987 per room, […]