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Phuket Pavilions

Phuket Pavilions

Opened in June 2005, Phuket Pavilions is a resort on Phuket’s west coast, a short distance from Bang Tao and Layan beaches. Each of the 30 pool villas, one-bedroom pavilions and tree-bedroom villas feature a kitchen, dining area and living room that flow into an outdoor space with a private pool, sundeck and garden. The […]

Sentient Jet partners with the PGA Tour

Sentient Jet partners with the PGA Tour

Sentient Jet, Inc., an industry leader in private jet membership, has become the “Official Private Aviation/Jet Provider of the PGA Tour” through a four-year marketing partnership that was announced today. As part of the relationship, Sentient Jet will provide PGA Tour members with a variety of benefits tailored to fit the unique demands of a […]

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions, […]

Hawaii's best secret beaches

Hawaii’s best secret beaches

Courtesy of the latest issue of Travel + Leisure, here’s a list of Hawaii’s best secret beaches: Pololu Beach, Big Island Polihale Beach, Kauai Polihua Beach, Lanai Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui Bellows Field Beach, Oahu

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

2005 was another award-winning year for Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli near the small lakeside town of Gargnano in Lombardy (halfway between Milan and Venice). It was ranked among the world’s ‘Top 20 International Resort Hideaways’ in the Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report;   voted ‘Best Rooms’ among Condé Nast Traveller UK’s ‘Best Hotels in the […]

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has recognized the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers as the Best Hotel for the Sheraton Brand 2005 in the Asia-Pacific region.  This is the second consecutive year the Sheraton Saigon has won the award from the Starwood chain, which manages the five-star hotel overlooking the Saigon River in downtown […]

New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group. […]

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has won the “Best Airline To Asia” award in the 2006 Travel Weekly Globe Awards polls conducted by Travel Weekly, a United Kingdom (UK) based magazine. Currently operating 111 aircraft, Malaysia Airlines’ fleet is one of the world’s youngest, flying more than 48,000 passengers to over 110 destinations across six continents everyday. Malaysia […]

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York […]

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 […]

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Located on 480 acres and surrounded by gardens and hidden sitting areas, The Tides Inn has undergone something of a transformation. Thanks to over $10 million of investment, there are now 106 impeccably appointed and spacious rooms and suites, as well as  four restaurants. But for golfers the real attraction of the Tides Inn is […]

Hyatt Grand Aspen opens

Hyatt Grand Aspen opens

Long known for its stunning beauty and legendary charm, Aspen is the perfect setting. Located just steps from the breathtaking grandeur of Ajax Mountain,  the newly opened Hyatt Grand  Aspen offers design with luxury and comfort in mind. Features  include multiple fireplaces, private balconies, grand kitchens, spa tubs and steam showers. Indeed, every room in […]

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Overlooking Charles Bridge and Prague Castle on the banks of the Vltava, baroque architecture, 21st-century comforts and intuitive Four Seasons service unite in an atmosphere of true luxury. The Four Seasons Hotel Prague features three historic buildings – the Classical Building, the Renaissance Building and the Baroque Building – united to create one architecturally unique […]

Hull (UK) welcomes new Village Hotel

Hull (UK) welcomes new Village Hotel

The UK’s 16th Village Hotel & Leisure Club (part of the De Vere Group) will opening in Hull in February 2006, bringing a fantastic range of facilities to the area. Businesses of all sizes will find the purpose-built conference and meeting rooms ideal venues. There will also be a choice of three dining experiences – […]

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

Benguerra Lodge pool and honeymoon suites

New for 2006, Benguerra Lodge in Mozambique now has a pool on the beach. Situated on Benguerra Island (approx 11 kms by 5 kms in extent), the lodge is in keeping with the ancient tradition of the Archipelago, once the playground of the Queen of Sheba and the trading route of old Arabia. Also new […]