Category: Websites

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

Westin Renewal from Westin and MSN

In a collaboration between Starwood’s Westin and Microsoft’s MSN, a new site called Westin Renewal gives you the chance to take a quick break from the demands of your day. Escape wtih their favourite music and relaxation techniques, or explore the hidden treasures of the world’s great cities in stunning 360-degree views.

7-minute virtual Kenyan safari

Promotional video from Nairobi-based Private Wilderness.

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

Thanks to Inna Shamis from journeyPod who’s just made me aware of their new site aimed at “tastemakers, trendsetters and die-hard travelers” in search of the best places to go. They feature only 4 and 5 star hotels, have a weekly podcast and provide ‘VIP access’ to exclusive offers and tips. Sign up to their […]

Off Peak Luxury

Off Peak Luxury

If you’re looking for short breaks out of season to some of the finest romantic hotels, luxury country hotels and boutique townhouses in the UK and Ireland, be sure to check out Off Peak Luxury. This website covers many of Britain’s most popular destinations, including Bath, the Cotswolds, the Lake District, Yorkshire and Devon.

Happy Hotelier

Happy Hotelier

Guido van den Elshout, the  owner of the fabulous Haagsche Suites (which I ran a special feature on last month), has started his own blog called Happy Hotelier. Guido has been blogging for two years already on weekendhotel.nl but this new blog gives him the opportunity to share some of those posts with us English […]

InStyle Hotels

InStyle Hotels

There’s a new website on the block called InStyle Hotels which offers a large database of bookable luxury hotels including design and boutique hotels. Using extensive research based on many of the travel industry’s accepted top hotel lists, InStyle Hotels’ team has selected the places recognized by the majority of hotel ratings as being the […]

Indulge in the Marriott experience

Indulge in the Marriott experience now for your chance to instantly win one of the 1,200 prizes. In a new microsite from Marriott, called Marriott Virtual Tour, the hotel brand is giving you the chance to experience Marriott anywhere in the world, a high-tech home threatre upgrade,   or a $5,000 dream bedroom shopping spree! […]

UKseries.com using Google Maps

UKseries.com using Google Maps

This is a slightly shameless bit of self-promotion but an exciting development from the world of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd. where I work.   The company runs the UKseries.com network of sites which includes UK Hotel, UK Attraction, UK Eating Out and a whole host of other sites under the same umbrella, and a recent […]

Rick Steves joins the blogging community

Rick Steves joins the blogging community

Rick Steves – the famous and well-respected American travel writer and host of several travel shows –  has followed his son’s footsteps and joined the blogging world with his own blog  this month. Expect almost daily  updates between now and late August as he produces TV shows in Austria, updates guidebooks in Spain, Scandinavia and […]

Paris Luxe Apartments and the Da Vinci Code

Whether visitors want to embrace or escape Da Vinci Code mania in Paris, they can book in advance and reap the rewards of incentives with this  ultimate hotel alternative. The new ParisLuxeApt.com website lets visitors experience Paris their way. The photos, lifestyle property descriptions, objective reviews, mapped locations, and other essential information will make visitors […]

Online restaurant booking service extends to Rome, Italy

Online restaurant booking service extends to Rome, Italy

toptable, the free London & UK restaurant booking service, has just added Rome to its impressive stable of international cities, which already includes New York, Barcelona and Paris. Book through toptable and you can dine like a true Roman in the Eternal City’s most stylish restaurants, such as the  fashionable Supperclub Rome, or the Michelin-starred […]

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

Connecticut’s own Premier Limousine, Inc. – winner of five ‘Best Limousine Company’ awards from the Hartford Advocate – has recently completed a full website upgrade harnessing the Internet’s global reach technology to provide each client with unmatched service. The website is equipped with Live Chat, and an online reservation tool. Premier Limousine’s network reaches 450 […]

New website from Sheraton

New website from Sheraton

Sheraton has launched a new (and very orange!)  website with a greater emphasis placed upon user-generated content. Now visitors can engage in social networking and share travel experiences, photographs and tips. There will also be a ‘click-to-call’ option to enable visitors to contact a Sheraton employee and plans are apparently in the pipeline to facilitate […]

Picnic concerts with English Heritage

Picnic concerts with English Heritage

The outdoor theatre season is finally here. Open-air ‘picnic style’ events have become as much a part of the English Summer as croquet, strawberries and cream, and Pimms. Following last year’s success, English Heritage is once again hosting a series of informal plays and musical evenings in the tranquil surroundings of some beautiful and historic […]

Cork'd

Cork’d

I recently stumbled upon the website Cork’d. If you’re a wine-lover, this is a great place to get up-to-the-minute reviews on a whole variety of wines.   Details of grape variety, region, vintage, price and an overall rating are all supplied, along with a few words of wisdom from both the winemaker and the reviewers. […]

Send an e-card from Kempinski

Kempinski have added a new feature to their website: the ability to send e-cards.   Whether you’re staying at a Kempinski hotel or just want to drop someone a quick note to show them where you’re contemplating, then these new ecards might be just the ticket. To send a card, just follow this link. (Note: […]