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Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro

There’s never a dull moment in Dubai.   If they’re not building whole archipelagos in the shape of palm trees (or even in the shape of the world), they’re building huge indoor ski domes or the world’s largest building and first 7-star hotel.   All this is placing a burden on Dubai’s infrastructure and most […]

World Cup 2006 - Group B: Paraguay team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group B: Paraguay team hotel

The 2006  Paraguay World Cup  team  will be staying  at Sportschule Oberhaching, 12 kilometres south of Munich. Established in 1994, this Bavarian  academy has excellent provision for a number of sports.   In addition to football facilities, there’s a running track, swimming pool, table tennis, sauna, solarium, etc.  Paraguay won’t expect to remain in the […]

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France […]

Chicago bans foie gras

Chicago bans foie gras

The City Council in Chicago has voted to ban the sale of foie gras by retailers and restaurants in the city. The ban comes into play in 90 days and a fine of $500 faces anyone who violates the regulations.   Reservations have been expressed by restaurant owners, unsurprisingly, but also by  Richard Daley, the […]

World Cup 2006 - Group B: England team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group B: England team hotel

The much-fancied England team  will be staying  at Schlosshotel Bühlerhöhe  for the duration of the 2006 World Cup. Nestled away high in the Black Forest, this renovated Baroque-style castle is one of the most famous spa resorts in Germany. And from 5th June to 9th July 2006, it will be home to the English Football […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston  has announced  a new V.I.B. “Very Important Baby” Program which offers special packages for babies and small children. The hotel – which is located near Boston’s historic sites and attractions –  invites families to leave stress at home and stay at the luxury property. The VIB Concierge ensures that Very Important Babies […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Ecuador team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Ecuador team hotel

The 2006 World Cup  team  of Ecuador  will be staying  at the four star Bristol Hotel Bad Kissingen.   It’s a family run hotel with a young team of staff, equipped with a Finnish sauna, beauty spa and physio centre.   There’s also a good-sized heated pool (measuring 12m x 6m). As far as the […]

Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Excellently located in the heart of Siem Reap, Hôtel de la Paix has 107 spacious rooms, including 9 Duplex Spa Suites with private terraces and oversized soaking tubs, and 5 Courtyard Garden Suites with large outdoor bathtubs on private garden terraces. The hotel is brought to you by the same people that were behind Bangkok’s […]

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

New website for Greywalls in East Lothian, Scotland

Greywalls, a country hotel at Muirfield in East Lothian, opened for the 2006 season in March, slightly earlier than normal.   And to co-incide with their opening, they announced the launch of the new Greywalls website.   The site has a simple design, with nothing too fancy, consistent with the ambience of this stylish property. […]

Margaret River's premium holiday accommodation, Western Australia

Margaret River’s premium holiday accommodation, Western Australia

Ron Roozen’s Place self-proclaims itself as “Margaret River’s premium holiday accommodation” on its website.   Designed by a Sydney architect named Dale Jones-Evans, it certainly looks stunning and  every room has amazing views of the Indian Ocean. And it’s not everywhere that has an in-house masseuse or your own personal chef all call. Room rates […]

Emirates to invest almost $500m in twin-tower hotel

It’s Dubai grabbing the headlines once again! At the recent Arabian Travel Market, Emirates Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a $490m twin-tower hotel. The new project  forms part of their aggresive  expansion plans over the next four years, adding 1,700 hotel rooms and apartments to Dubai. Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Spa in […]

Get a fine view of the Pope's Corpus Domini procession

Get a fine view of the Pope’s Corpus Domini procession

The Mecenate Palace Hotel offers an unforgettable opportunity to view the Pope’s majestic Corpus Domini procession next month, on 15th June 2006. The Mecenate is located directly in front of the Basilica of Santa Maggiore, one of the most important and ancient churches in Rome, which is where the procession takes place. With excellent views […]

World Cup 2006 - Group A: Poland team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group A: Poland team hotel

Although the Polish team is without any big-name stars,  and despite their failure to qualify for Euro 2004, they could still surprise a few people. The Poland squad will be staying  at  Hanover’s Sportschule Barsinghausen, a large, modern sport and conference centre with 102 guest rooms. With five playing fields (one with floodlighting), the players […]

Bawadi - the world's 'longest' hotel strip

Bawadi – the world’s ‘longest’ hotel strip

According to developers, Dubai will add another feather in its cap with the construction of the world’s longest hotel strip at a cost of $27 billion. “Bawadi” will feature 31 hotels along a 6-mile strip of land, offering more than 29,000 rooms projected to host 3.3 million guests by 2016. One of the hotels, AsiaAsia, […]

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

The Caleo Resort & Spa, recently acquired by Kimpton Hotels, has just opened Jurlique Spa, a distinctly organic, nature-based experience using Jurlique products, that is available to guests on a priority basis as well as the public, subject to availability. Try ‘The Travelers Tonic Bath’ which  is designed to encourage circulation and stimulate the mind […]