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Fort Worth restaurant seeks five star experience

Gunsmoke Grill in Fort Worth TX is already a great little steakhouse, but the new chef wants to make it even better.   She wants to make it a “five-star” fine-dining restaurant. In two years,  it has gone through three chefs and countless concepts, from college-area bar and grill to Southwestern dining to cowboy beef […]

The best of Mauritius

The best of Mauritius

Mark Twain  purported that Mauritius was made first, and heaven was later modelled on it.  It may be just a speck in the Indian Ocean, but the  idyllic island has more beautiful beaches and top-quality hotels than any other destination. In a recent article for The Telegraph, Teresa Levonian Cole picks her 10 favourites. They […]

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards

The votes are in for the 2005 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners!  The top 10 Caribbean hotels, as  picked by TripAdvisor travelers, are: Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis Coral Reef Club, Barbados Iberostar Costa Dorada, Dominican Republic Couples Negril, Jamaica Jamaica Inn, Jamaica CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Anguilla Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica […]

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Two luxury brands renowned for accommodating the discerning traveler are entering the second year of  a three-year marketing relationship. The marketing agreement between The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Mercedes-Benz USA, launched with the introduction of an exclusive  Key to Luxury package, has been popular with guests.  The package includes a deluxe guest room on […]

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss celebrates birthday at Hotel Ritz, Paris

Kate Moss was photographed at her birthday bash in Paris at the weekend. The supermodel celebrated her 32nd birthday at the Ritz  Paris and then afterwards at a friend’s house in the Seine. This was supposed to be a quiet celebration for the supermodel, but she still managed to partake in “a 15 hour drinking […]

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Le Paradis, St Lucia

Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and DCG Properties, Ltd., have announced plans for a major Westin hotel as the centerpiece of Le Paradis, a new luxury development on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The resort will have 232 guest rooms, an 18-hole Greg Norman designed golf course, an international spa with 26 treatment […]

Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation has announced the name of the company’s new upscale extended stay brand as Hyatt Summerfield Suites. This follows their acquisition of the upscale extended-stay properties once operated by Wyndham Hotels. The company is spending more than $200 million to convert existing owned hotels to the Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites […]

Sandals heads for Grenada

Sandals heads for Grenada

The Grenada government has announced that the Sandals  group is to construct a multi-million dollar hotel on the island. Finance Minister Anthony Boatswain says advanced discussions  have been reached  for the construction of the US $60 million, 200-room hotel. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin by the middle of 2006.

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

To get Valentines off to a flying start, the  Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa in The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok will run throughout February. For 6,800 baht per couple, you will get to enjoy a soak in a Jacuzzi, a silky body scrub and an aromatherapy massage. The hotel   is […]

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

The Arundell Arms, Lifton, Devon

From now until 10th March 2006, Head Chef Steven Pidgeon invites you to sample  the new season lunch menu at The Arundell Arms in Devon, UK, at a special price of £12.50 for two courses. The hotel has been owned and run since 1961 by Anne Voss-Bark. A former winner of the Woman Hotelier of […]

The New York Palace Hotel - special offer on suites

The New York Palace Hotel – special offer on suites

For guests wanting to treat themselves for an extra special weekend stay in the Big Apple, The New York Palace Hotel has introduced a ‘Suite Sensations  Deal’, at 40% discount off all Tower Suites excluding  Towers Junior Suites. Located at 50th Street and Madison Avenue, the hotel is conveniently situated  in the heart of mid-town […]

Looking for a good quality iPod case?

Looking for a good quality iPod case?

Made with leather and hand-stitched, Orbino make beautifully designed  iPod cases. Attention to detail is paramount in these luxury items. They also do a unique collection of innovative and finely crafted Italian leather accessories such as Palm cases, laptop cases and handbags. Free UPS Ground shipping on all US orders.

Crillon - a new luxury hotel brand

Crillon – a new luxury hotel brand

The former chief executive of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Barry Sternlicht, has launched a new luxury hotel brand called Crillon. It is being launched by his Starwood Capital Group which is not related to the previous company. The flagship hotel is the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, with European-style hotels expected to follow in […]

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 […]

Queen Mary 2 protest

Queen Mary 2 protest

Some passengers on the Queen Mary 2 are threatening a sit-in when the cruise ship reaches port in Brazil to protest a last-minute change in itinerary. The world’s largest and most expensive ocean liner left New York on 15th January 2006 and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on 22nd February 2006. Carrying more […]

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 […]